Family life fiction

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These Songs I Know By Heart

Married and divorced in her 20s, looking for friendship in her 30s, and contemplating pregnancy at 40, our narrator wonders if she’s going through life out of order. But Alice, The Turtle, The Kid, ...


By (author) Shelley Thompson
Categories: Family life fiction

A novel inspired by the original screenplay for the award-winning feature film Dawn, Her Dad & the Tractor, about a young trans woman who returns to her family farm in the wake of her mother's death, ...

Me prendre dans mes bras, 1

Alex est un solitaire aux bras assurément trop longs, qui se cache derrière une guitare électrique et son Cahier noir dans lequel il vomit ses états d’âme. Il passe la majeure partie de son temps ...

Fake It So Real

Fake it so Real takes on the fallout from a punk-rock lifestyle—the future of “no future. ” It’s 1983, and Gwen, a Nancy Spungen look-alike, meets Damian, the enigmatic leader of a punk band. ...

Why Birds Sing

A charming novel about a disgraced opera singer, her cancer-plagued brother-in-law, a temperamental parrot named Tulip, and a competitive whistling group called the Warblers.

The Desirable Sister

Gia and Serena Pirji are sisters, the first-generation born in Canada to immigrant parents. Gia’s fair skin grants her membership to cliques of white kids as a teen, while Serena’s dark skin means ...

Finding Callidora

A horrific betrayal sets the destiny of the Alevizopoulos family, farmers who dare to choose a side, first in the Great War of 1914-1918, then in the Greco-Turkish war of 1919-1922. Theodore, the patriarch, ...

Even Weirder Than Before

By (author) Susie Taylor
Categories: Family life fiction

The early 1990s: there’s no internet, VHS is still a thing, and Daisy Radcliffe’s family is disintegrating. As the stability of her old life disappears, she is set adrift into the odd territory between ...

Coconut Dreams

By (author) Derek Mascarenhas
Categories: Short stories

Coconut Dreams takes a fresh look at the world of the new immigrant and the South Asian experience. Starting with a ghost story set in Goa, India, in the 1950s, the linked stories explore the lives of ...

Crocuses Hatch From Snow

By (author) Jaime Burnet
Categories: Relating to lesbians

When Ada falls for a body piercer named Pan, Ada’s cheeky grandmother, Mattie, says Pan looks like a caught trout with all those hooks in her mouth. But Ada soon discovers Mattie is also caught in a ...