Precocious ten-year-old Vanessa Dudley-Morris knows lots of secrets. In 1949 when she and her family are forced to move into two rooms on the second floor of 519 Jarvis Street in Toronto, a genteel but somewhat rundown rooming house owned by a reclusive pianist, she learns a lot more.
Built on the plain pleasure of examining small domestic items and happenings, Little Housewolf by Medrie Purdham is a delightful new image in each line of poetry.
These poems are unapologetically Atlantic Canadian. Even though King-Campbell’s collection traverses the world, it is centred with these roots in Atlantic Canada.
This autobiographical novel traces a woman's journey from her youth in Socialist Eastern Europe to her transplanted life in Montreal, Canada.
Post-World War I, the small town of Newcombe, Ontario, is in danger of dying. Remote and with fewer than 200 inhabitants, its future is spelled out: slow, drawn-out, painful death as a community. A chance meeting between Francis Barrett, an employee of the Canadian National Railway (CNR), and Cal Bannatyne, a major on his way home from the front, leads to an opportunity: getting a railway station to Newcombe, linking it to the rest of Canada, and perhaps keeping it from dying.
The Undertaking of Billy Buffone is the story of friendship: the bonds of childhood friends, the betrayal of trusted adults, and the lengths people go to protect and save their loved ones.
Every so often, Canada Reads introduces you to a book that you absolutely needed to read, it opens the world to a new voice and story and gives a book that needed a wider platform that boost. Jonny Appleseed is one of those books.
If I had to pick one book that managed to capture the essence of 2020 without trying to speak about 2020 – a year we’ll be processing for decades to come – Hour of the Crab by Patricia Robertson would be up there.
Still Waters is a Poetic Memoir of the sorrows and stress of a loving daughter watching her mother deteriorate into the throes of the dreaded ‘disease of the decades’, Alzheimer's Disease.
A collection of prose and poetry exploring the practical knowledge, life lessons and personal experiences of women of color in North America and Ghana.