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The Strange Scent of Saffron

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 ...

Growing Up Trans

What does it mean to be young and transgender today?

Growing Up Trans shares stories, essays, art and poetry created by trans youth aged 11 to 18. In their own words, the works illustrate the trans experience ...

love, life

Do you love life? In this hilarious frolic through the hills of Italy, our heroine discovers the past is never really gone: it runs beside us our entire lives, just waiting to bite us in the arse. Love, ...

The Queer Evangelist

By (author) Cheri DiNovo
Foreword by Kathleen Wynne
Categories: Biography: general

In The Queer Evangelist, Rev. Dr. Cheri DiNovo (CM) tells her story, from her roots as a young socialist activist in the 1960s to ordained minister in the ’90s to member of provincial parliament. As ...

The Adventures of Isabel

Book one in a new playful and trope-bending mystery series featuring a queer, nameless amateur detective.

“Candas Jane Dorsey’s terrific mysteries are what would happen if Raymond Chandler and Frank ...

The Name I Call Myself

A sweet and moving picture book depicting Ari’s gender journey from childhood to adolescence in order to discover who they really are, made meaningful by self-acceptance and unconditional love.

Butter Honey Pig Bread

The acclaimed intergenerational saga about three Nigerian women—twin sisters, Kehinde and Taiye, and their mother—set across three continents: a novel about food, family, and forgiveness. | 2021 Canada ...


By (author) Sherrill Grace
Categories: Biography: writers

“Once before I die, I hope to know I’ve been heard. That’s all. ” —Timothy Findley. Tiff: A Life of Timothy Findley is the first full biography of one of Canada’s foremost writers (The Wars, ...

All I Ask

By (author) Eva Crocker
Categories: Fiction: general and literary

Like Sally Rooney’s Conversations with Friends and Eileen Myles’s Chelsea Girls, All I Ask by the award-winning and highly acclaimed author Eva Crocker is a defining novel of a generation, a bold ...


By (author) David Bateman
Categories: Fiction: general and literary
Series: ISSN

DR SAD is a cross-country, cross-campus tragicomedy of manners. Leaping between queer Toronto and small-town BC, this novel interrogates art, aging, teaching, and how we create ourselves within an ever-changing ...