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: A Kind of Freedom

A Kind of Freedom Margaret Wilkerson Sexton 9781619029224 | $37.50 CAD HC | 256 pages | Available Now Counterpoint Press Distributed by Publisher’s Group Canada 2017 National Book Award Longlist A New York Times Book Review Editor’s Choice Chosen as 1 of 12 books to read this August by the Chicago Review of Books Chosen…

BOOK OF THE WEEK: THE BUTCHER’S HOOK BY JANET ELLIS

 Anne Jaccob is coming of age in late eighteenth-century London, the daughter of a wealthy merchant. Girls then were in many ways freer than their counterparts 100 years later: in the 1760s, they could at least venture out without a chaperone and spoke with a candour that would have scandalized a Victorian drawing room. But those…

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: MRS. ENGELS

As the old adage goes, “behind every great man is an even better woman,” and this is the story that first-time novelist, Gavin McCrea tells us in Mrs. Engels. Very little is known about Lizzie Burns, the illiterate Irishwoman and longtime lover of Frederick Engels, coauthor of The Communist Manifesto. The daughter of Communist Manifesto co-author…