Book of the Week: Montreal Noir

Montreal Noir Edited by John McFetridge and Jacques Filippi 9781617753459 | $22.95 CAD PB | 320 pp. | Available Now Akashic Books, distributed by Publisher’s Group Canada With reviews in the Globe and Mail and Quill and Quire, it’s easy to say that Montreal Noir is hitting the right spots. This collection of fifteen short stories is…

Book of the week: Bad Endings

Bad Endings Carleigh Baker 9781772140767 | $18.00 CAD PB | 168 pp. | Available Now Anvil Press Publishers, distributed by Publisher’s Group Canada Winner of the City of Vancouver Book Award Finalist for the Rogers Writers’ Trust Fiction Prize Not all stories end perfectly, and not all revelations are good ones. Carleigh Baker tackles these…

Book of the Week: A Century of NHL® Memories

A Century of NHL® Memories: Rare Photos From The Hockey Hall Of Fame | La LNH : un siècle d’histoire – Des photos exceptionnelles du Temple de la renommée du hockey Jim Hynes and Phil Pritchard 9780995863002 (EN) | 9780995863019 (FR) | $49.95 CAD HC | 160 pages | Available Now Griffintown Media, distributed by Georgetown Publications…

Book of the Week: Minds of Winter

Minds of Winter Ed O’Loughlin 9781487002343 | $22.95 CAD PB | 496 pages | Available Now House of Anansi Press Shortlisted for the 2017 Scotiabank Giller Prize Longlisted for the 2017 Walter Scott Prize for Historical Fiction Minds of Winter has gotten more and more press lately, and rightly so—shortlisted for the Scotiabank Giller Prize,…

Book of the Week: Seven Fallen Feathers

Seven Fallen Feathers Tanya Talaga 9781487002268| $22.95 CAD PB | 376 pages | Available Now House of Anansi Press Finalist for the Hilary Weston Writer’s Trust Prize for Nonfiction 2017 You’ve probably heard about Seven Fallen Feathers by now…or you should have! This is an important book for everyone in Canada, because we’re all in…

Book of the Week: Glorious & Free

Featuring original illustrations by Frank Viva, Glorious & Free is an inspiring, timely and ultimately enduring testament to an expanding image of who we are today, and who we can be tomorrow, a beautiful and ever-changing kaleidoscope that is glorious and free.

BOOK OF THE WEEK: IN BETWEEN DAYS

  When Teva Harrison was diagnosed with metastatic breast cancer at the age of 37, she did everything she could to turn back the clock: she became vegan, started juicing, smoking pot, burning incense, and drinking potions made of flaxseed oil and  turmeric. When she learned that the cancer was incurable and had to scale…

BOOK OF THE WEEK: GOOD PIRATE

In the follow up to Bad Pirate (May 2015, Pajama Press), Augusta Garrick is yet again out to prove that a pirate can be anything she wants. The sea pup is still under pressure to fit in, this time by abandoning her love for fancy things. After all, says her father the captain, a good…

BOOK OF THE WEEK: MALAIKA’S COSTUME BY NADIA HOHN & IRENE LUXBACHER

“The Caribbean and Canada; a daughter separated from her mother; the dream of a beautiful dress to show off for Carnival. This is the story beautifully recounted in Malaika’s Costume.” — CM Magazine Malaika’s Costume is a vibrant celebration of life against the odds. A young girl — whose mother is working hard to establish…

BOOK OF THE WEEK: CARRY ME BY PETER BEHRENS

From bestselling author Peter Behrens (The Law of Dreams and The O’Briens) comes a new historical novel that explores love and family against a violent backdrop as Europe staggers between the two world wars. Beginning in 1909, Carry Me tells the story of Billy Lange, the son of a horse groom living on a lush…

BOOK OF THE WEEK: WASTE BY ANDREW F. SULLIVAN

Larkhill, Ontario. 1989. A city on the brink of utter economic collapse. On the brink of violence. Driving home one night, unlikely passengers Jamie Garrison and Moses Moon hit a lion at fifty miles an hour. Both men stumble away from the freak accident unharmed, but neither reports the bizarre incident. Haunted by the dead…