Whales, researchers, and colourful ancestors play key roles in Aquariums, a novel by J.D. Kurtness. Aquariums follows the story of protagonist Émeraude Pic, a biologist who creates habitats for specimens of endangered species.
Runs with the Stars is entertaining and touching in its own right. It also offers a glimpse of history and an acknowledgement of the dedicated efforts of those who are working to bring back the Ojibwe horse.
The house cleaner of a famous author must carry out her employer's shocking last wish in this delightful new novel from beloved author Phaedra Patrick.
In A Life Spent Listening, Dr. Hassan Khalili reflects on four decades of being a frontline community psychotherapist and shares the wisdom he has learned over the years. By inviting the reader into his own life and the lives of his patients, Dr. Khalili explores the human condition and explains his concept of the grid as a guiding principle in his psychological practice.
Through forty-two personal essays, Resonance: Essays on the Craft and Life of Writing brings together insights from writers and publishers across Canada on the practices that fuel their work.
Though State of Terror revolves around a different cast of characters, and different settings, than most of Penny’s other books, many of the core elements that make the Gamache series so appealing remain.
As anyone familiar with Nayman’s work might expect, Bad Actors is steeped in humour in a variety of forms, including ridiculous situations, slapstick, tangential digressions, and word play.
Bruce Meyer: “I am not sure poetry can save the world, but it is as good a place as any to start.”
All the Seas of the World . . . provides the reader with the opportunity to immerse themselves in a richly detailed and convincingly rendered imaginary world.
Ingenious, smoothly written, and funny, at times bitingly so, Terri Favro's The Sisters Sputnik is well worth a read.
Lucy and Bonbon is the story of mother and child, and of the controversy that swirls around them over the course of the child’s first fourteen years. It is a story of freedom and captivity, of love and friendship, of borders and of border crossings, and of what it means to be a human animal.
The ability to distill a wealth of information into the cogent facts, and then weave those facts into a story that reads logically and builds to a conclusion is a skill, and Mansbridge and Bulgutch have executed it well.
The celebrated author of Anne of Green Gables and Emily of New Moon receives much-deserved additional consideration in L.M. Montgomery and Gender.
Five years after their initial meeting at a Lindsay coffee shop, a writing group known as The Outliers has released an anthology of their work, Matters of Time. This mixed-genre collection draws on an array of fantastically complex characters, drops them in strange and unusual places, and gives them free rein to explore Time.
“We must face reality. The robots are coming. They’re already here and they’re not going away.”--Bill Bishop, in Dancing With Robots