Canadian Authors

Sleeping Giants

Longlisted Canada Reads 2017 A page-turning debut in the tradition of Michael Crichton, World War Z, and The Martian, Sleeping Giants is a thriller fueled by an earthshaking mystery—and a fight to control a gargantuan power.   A girl named Rose is riding her new bike near her home in Deadwood, South Dakota, when she … Continue reading Sleeping Giants

Canadian Authors

Knucklehead

Longlisted  Canada Reads 2017 Ashley Rosco works as a bouncer at the only nightclub in a small town, spending his off-hours training as a bodybuilder. He occasionally acts as muscle for his best friend, Darren, a small-time drug dealer whose business is growing under the influence of his criminal father. Darren’s girlfriend, Chass, short for … Continue reading Knucklehead

Canadian Authors

even this page is white

Longlisted for Canada Reads As a writer, musician, performance artist, and filmmaker, Vivek Shraya has, over the course of the last few years, established herself as a tour de force artist of the highest order. Vivek’s body of work includes ten albums, four short films, and three books, including the YA book God Loves Hair … Continue reading even this page is white

Canadian Authors

Quantum Night

Longlisted Canada Reads 2017 Robert J. Sawyer has proven himself to be “a writer of boundless confidence and bold scientific extrapolation” (The New York Times). Now, the Hugo and Nebula Award-winning author explores the thin line between good and evil that every human being is capable of crossing… Experimental psychologist Jim Marchuk has developed a … Continue reading Quantum Night

Canadian Authors

Today I Learned It Was You

Longlisted  Canada Reads 2017 When a retired actor who frequents a city park is purported to be transitioning from man to deer, municipal authorities in St. John’s, Newfoundland, find themselves confronted by an exasperatingly difficult problem. Complications mount as advocates, bureaucrats, police, and local politicians try to corral the situation, which escalates into an even … Continue reading Today I Learned It Was You

Canadian Authors

Waiting for First Light

Longlisted Canada Reads 2017 At the heart of Waiting for First Light is a no-holds-barred self-portrait of a top political and military figure whose nights are invaded by despair, but who at first light faces the day with the renewed desire to make a difference in the world. Roméo Dallaire, traumatized by witnessing genocide on … Continue reading Waiting for First Light

Canadian Authors

The Just City

Longlisted Canada Reads 2017 Here in the Just City you will become your best selves. You will learn and grow and strive to be excellent.” Created as an experiment by the time-traveling goddess Pallas Athene, the Just City is a planned community, populated by over ten thousand children and a few hundred adult teachers from … Continue reading The Just City

Canada Reads

The Right To Be Cold

Now in paperback, one of Canada’s most passionate environmental and human rights activists addresses the global threat of climate change from the intimate perspective of her own Arctic childhood The Arctic ice is receding each year, but just as irreplaceable is the culture, the wisdom that has allowed the Inuit to thrive in the Far … Continue reading The Right To Be Cold

Canada Reads

The Break

Longlisted for Canada Reads 2017 2016 Rogers Writers’ Trust Fiction Prize Finalist 2016 Governor General’s Literary Award Finalist When Stella, a young Métis mother, looks out her window one evening and spots someone in trouble on the Break — a barren field on an isolated strip of land outside her house — she calls the … Continue reading The Break

Canada Reads

Nostalgia

In the indeterminate future in an unnamed western city, physical impediments to immortality have been overcome. The prospect of eternal life, however, presents a new problem: rejuvenated bodies require rejuvenated identities. To make the transition, traces of a person’s past are erased and new, complete fictions are implanted in their stead. On occasion, though, cracks … Continue reading Nostalgia

Canada Reads

Fifteen Dogs

An utterly convincing and moving look at the beauty and perils of consciousness. WINNER OF THE 2015 GILLER PRIZE WINNER OF THE 2015 ROGERS WRITERS’ TRUST FICTION PRIZE FINALIST FOR THE 2015 TORONTO BOOK AWARDS – I wonder, said Hermes, what it would be like if animals had human intelligence. – I’ll wager a year’s … Continue reading Fifteen Dogs

Canada Reads, Uncategorized

Company Town

Madeline Ashby’s Company Town is a brilliant, twisted mystery, as one woman must evaluate saving the people of a town that can’t be saved, or saving herself. Elegant, cruel, and brutally perfect, Company Town is a prize of a novel.” – Mira Grant, New York Times Bestselling and Hugo-Award nominated author of the Newsflesh series … Continue reading Company Town

Bestsellers

The Woman in Cabin 10

From New York Times bestselling author of the “twisty-mystery” (Vulture) novel In a Dark, Dark Wood, comes The Woman in Cabin 10, an equally suspenseful and haunting novel from Ruth Ware—this time, set at sea. In this tightly wound, enthralling story reminiscent of Agatha Christie’s works, Lo Blacklock, a journalist who writes for a travel … Continue reading The Woman in Cabin 10

Bestsellers

Daring Greatly

The #1 New York Times bestseller. 1 million copies sold! From thought leader Dr. Brené Brown, a transformative new vision for the way we lead, love, work, parent, and educate that teaches us the power of vulnerability. “It is not the critic who counts; not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles, or where the … Continue reading Daring Greatly