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Rubble Children

In seven-and-a-half interlinked stories, Aaron Kreuter’s Rubble Children tackles Jewish belonging, settler colonialism, Zionism and anti-Zionism, love requited and unrequited, and cannabis culture, ...

Peacocks of Instagram

By (author) Deepa Rajagopalan
Categories: Short stories

Engrossing, witty yet devastating stories about diasporic Indians that deftly question what it means to be safe, to survive, and to call a place home.

An underappreciated coffee shop server haunted by ...

This Is How You Start to Disappear

By (author) Astrid Blodgett
Categories: Short stories
Series: Robert Kroetsch Series

These twelve new short stories from Astrid Blodgett explore the consequences of grief and denial and single moments that change perceptions, lives, and attachments forever. Crisp prose and unexpected ...


By (author) Anuja Varghese
Categories: Short stories

Winner, 2023 Governor General's Literary Award
Winner, 2023 Writers Trust Dayne Ogilvie Prize for LGBTQ2+ Emerging Writers
Longlisted for the 2024 Carol Shields Prize for Fiction

Genre-blending stories ...

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 ...

Her First Palestinian

By (author) Saeed Teebi
Categories: Short stories

Finalist for the 2022 Atwood Gibson Writers' Trust Fiction Prize

Elegant, surprising stories about Palestinian immigrants in Canada navigating their identities in circumstances that push them to the emotional ...

Rang de la Dérive

By (author) Lise Tremblay
Categories: Short stories

La nuit ce ne sont pas les chaleurs qui me réveillent mais la honte, et cela dure depuis des mois. Le plus dur, c’est que je sais qu’elle est là depuis longtemps. Je l’ai combattue. Il y avait ...

Letters to Amelia

By (author) Lindsay Zier-Vogel
Categories: Epistolary fiction

Grace Porter is reeling from grief after her partner of seven years unexpectedly leaves. Amid her heartache, the 30-year-old library tech is tasked with reading newly discovered letters written by Amelia ...


By (author) Kate Cayley
Categories: Short stories

Linked short stories about families, nascent queers, and self-deluded utopians explore the moral ordinary strangeness in their characters’ overlapping lives. Householders moves effortlessly from the ...