Narrative theme: Coming of age

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We Have Never Lived On Earth

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

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 after moving from South Africa. Mother ...

Letters From Johnny

Set in Toronto 1970, just as the FLQ crisis emerges to shake an innocent country, eleven-year-old Johnny Wong uncovers an underbelly to his tight, downtown neighbourhood. He shares a room with his Chinese ...

Chasing Painted Horses

When Ralph Thomas, an Indigenous policeman, comes across graffiti of a horse in an alleyway, he is stopped in his tracks. A half-asleep Indigenous homeless man sees Ralph’s reaction and over a hot coffee ...

Some People's Children

Imogene Tubbs has never met her father and, raised by her grandmother, she only sees her mother sporadically. But as she grows older, she learns that many people in her small, rural town believe her father ...

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 ...

Chocolate Cherry Chai

Young, free-spirited Maya Mubeen leaves behind the pressures of family, marriage, and tradition for a life of experience and adventure, proving to herself and her mother that she is anything but a typical ...


Shortlisted for the Scotiabank Giller Prize, the Governor General's Award for Fiction, and the Rogers Writers' Trust Fiction Prize

In 1968, into the beautiful, spare environment of remote coastal Labrador, ...

De Niro's Game ed 1 /tp

By (author) Rawi Hage
Categories: Fiction: general and literary

There is but one truly serious philosophical problem, and that is suicide. In Rawi Hage’s unforgettable novel, winner of the 2008 IMPAC Prize, this famous quote by Camus becomes a touchstone for two ...

The Milk Chicken Bomb

Longlisted for the IMPAC Dublin Literary Award

Shortlisted for the Amazon. ca/Books in Canada First Novel Award

The kid sells lemonade. Not a lot of people buy lemonade, especially now that it’s winter, ...