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In a Land Without Dogs the Cats Learn to Bark

In his energetic and darkly funny debut novel, Jonathan Garfinkel probes the fractured nature of identity, the necessity of lies, and the bloody legacy of the Soviet Empire.   

 

Moscow, 1975. Gary ...

Five Stalks of Grain

In 1932, as famine rages across Ukraine, the Soviet government calls for the harshest punishment for those who keep for themselves even five stalks of grain. When their mother is accused of hoarding and ...

The Animals

By (author) Cary Fagan
Categories: Fiction: general and literary

In a quaint tourist village, Dorn makes miniature scale models displayed in the local shops. Yet life is far from idyllic; he suffers under the thumb of a rich, philandering younger brother and an unloving, ...

The Sleeping Car Porter

When a mudslide strands a train, Baxter, a queer Black sleeping car porter, must contend with the perils of white passengers, ghosts, and his secret love affair

The Sleeping Car Porter brings to life an ...

Taste of Hunger, The

A family saga about Ukrainian immigrants in the early 20th century, the power of desire, Baba Yaga fairytales, and a moment that changes everything.

In Saskatchewan in the late 1920s, a fifteen-year-old ...

Beneath the Willows

By (author) Marie Hess
Categories: Crime and mystery fiction

The Wright family was sharecropping in Alcott, New York. After years of plowing fields and hanging tobacco, they had an opportunity to own a small farm in southern Ontario. Beth, their only daughter, ...

The Boy's Marble

The Boy's Marble tells the story of experiencing a war through the eyes of a child. Separated as children during the Sarajevo Siege, the narrator meeets someone who reminds her of the boy even twenty ...

Her First Palestinian

By (author) Saeed Teebi
Categories: Short stories

Elegant, surprising stories about Palestinian immigrants in Canada navigating their identities in circumstances that push them to the emotional brink.
Saeed Teebi’s intense, engrossing stories plunge ...

We Have Never Lived On Earth

By (author) Kasia Van Schaik
Categories: Short stories
Series: Robert Kroetsch Series

“Love in the age of microplastics.”
Kasia Van Schaik’s debut story collection follows the journey of Charlotte Ferrier, a child of divorce raised by a single mother in a small town in British Columbia ...

The Crooked Knife

Distraught by the murder of a popular teacher on a First Nations reserve in Labrador, Constable Nell Munro battles deception and prejudice in this gripping "Canadian northern noir".