"Enthralling. . . . A story that burns with intensity and daring." —Iain Reid
A propulsive novel about the power and paradoxes of desire, from the acclaimed author of The Amateurs.
As small children, Francine and her twin Philip shared a seemingly unbreakable bond—but in adolescence the connection frayed, and in adulthood the ... Read more
Prophecies, Love Notes and Mourning Songs
In The Future Is Disabled, Leah Laksmi Piepzna-Samarasinha asks some provocative questions: What if, in the near future, the majority of people will be disabled—and what if that's not a bad thing? And what if disability justice and disabled wisdom are crucial to creating a future in which it's possible to survive fascism, climate change, and... Read moreAudiobook details Add to Wish List
Rachel is a young single mother living with her son, Tristan, on a lake that borders the unchannelled north — remote, nearly inhospitable. She does what she has to do to keep them alive. But soon, and unexpectedly, Tristan will have to live alone, his youth unprotected and rough. The wild, open place that is all he knows will be overrun by... Read moreAudiobook details Add to Wish List
Lucy tries so hard to be good. She was always a good student, tries to be a good friend, a good citizen, a good feminist, and now she wants a lover who will give her a good beating, preferably after tying her up.Dating swings from the sublime to the humiliating, but then Lucy hooks up with someone who challenges her to pursue the writing... Read moreAudiobook details Add to Wish List
*FINALIST FOR THE CITY OF CALGARY W.O. MITCHELL BOOK PRIZE*
“A deeply generous and honest gift to the world.”
The author of I’m Afraid of Men lets readers in on the secrets to a life of reinvention.
Vivek Shraya knows this to be true: people change. We change our haircuts and our outfits and our minds. We change names, titles, labels.... Read more
A NEW YORK TIMES NOTABLE BOOK OF THE YEAR • From the widely acclaimed, bestselling author of American War—a beautifully written, unrelentingly dramatic, and profoundly moving novel that looks at the global refugee crisis through the eyes of a child.
"Told from the point of view of two children, on the ground and at sea, the story so astutely... Read more
Letters, Connections, and Cures
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“What a beauty this book is, and read by Ivan, it's that much better. They are *such* a powerful reader. I had chills from the writing and the reading, over and over again. Whether or not you've read anything by Ivan or know who they are, this is such an excellent introduction to their writing and work. It's maybe 20 exchanges between Ivan and... Read more
A “beautifully written, poignant exploration of family, art, culture, immigration…and love” (Jean Kwok, author of Searching for Sylvie Lee and Girl in Translation) set against the backdrop of China’s Cultural Revolution that follows a father’s quest to reunite his family before his precocious daughter’s momentous birthday, which Garth Greenwell... Read moreAudiobook details Add to Wish List
Love, Solitude, and Searching for Wildfire in the Boreal Forest
A page-turning memoir about a young woman's grueling, revelatory summers working alone in a remote lookout tower and her eyewitness account of the increasingly unpredictable nature of wildfire in the Canadian north.
While growing up in Peace River, Alberta, Trina Moyles heard many stories of Lookout Observers--strange, eccentric types who spent... Read more
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“Two unreliable narrators, and an incredible exploration of mental illness and the struggles of so many people. Written from multiple points of view, the reader still won't know quite what happened, which is the best way to end this book- left wondering what parts were real. Read more
Amanda Leduc's brilliant new novel, woven with fairy tales of her own devising and replete with both catastrophe and magic, is a vision of what happens when we ignore the natural world and the darker parts of our own natures.
Heather is sleeping peacefully after the birth of her twin daughters when the sound of the world ending jolts her awake.... Read more