It is a fabulous idea, the melding of the internationally famous Group of Seven Canadian landscape artists with some of the finest award-winning writers on the Canadian and international fiction scene today.
Toronto author Carole Giangrande's newest novel, The Tender Birds (Inanna Publications) is a type of sequel to her outstanding 2017 novel All That is Solid Melts Into Air in that it expands on the character of Matthew Reilly, the lover of Valerie who leaves her with child and goes off to the Vietnam War.
At the heart of John Delacourt's Butterfly is a simple enough story: blackmail and robbery gone very wrong with the principle characters fleeing the law as well as each other. But there is much more to Butterfly, for it is an exceptional literary crime-suspense novel.
The author of "Send More Tourists...the Last Ones Were Delicious" talks to The Miramichi Reader about her love of libraries, favourite authors and stories, and raising plants.
Here are some "gift books" that will appeal to those that like history, photography, art and transportation, on land or water.
The Place is actually a prequel to his 2018 book The Crackie, which was on my 2019 longlist for "The Very Best! Book Awards in the Fiction category.
Andrea Gunraj is the author of The Sudden Disappearance of Seetha (2009, Knopf Canada), her first novel. The Lost Sister (2019, Vagrant Press) is two stories (or really two separate novels) which Ms. Gunraj has cleverly interleaved and zipped up into one considerable read, so that we have two stories, both with a "lost sister."
Award-winning author Sonia Saikely's newest novel, The Allspice Bath is an enjoyable, yet emotional story about a Lebanese family living in Ottawa in the 70s-90s.