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The Small Things that End the World

by Jeanette Lynes Coteau Books (May 15, 2018)

It?s 1954 and young Sadie Wilder gets her big break at last ? a chance to babysit for the posh Bannister family whose regular babysitter, Wanda Keeler, is down with the mumps. Sadie is certain she can deal with...


by Rachel Wyatt Coteau Books (August 01, 2012)

Candace Alison Wilson is missing. As the hours since her disappearance build into days, a small town?s certainty that a simple domestic spat has led her to walk out gives way to suspicion. Everyone knows everyone...


by Connie Gault Coteau Books (September 01, 2009)

A bond between a young girl and an abandoned baby encompasses eastern and western Canada, from 1890s Toronto to the Regina Cyclone.

A historical novel that chronicles the life of Gladdie McConnell and her seemingly...

Just Pretending

by Lisa Bird-Wilson Coteau Books (April 02, 2013)

A powerful short story collection from Cree-Métis author Lisa Bird Wilson.

A nitanis (daughter) invents the mother she never knew. A fourteen-year-old girl struggles to come to terms with her feelings of abandonment....

A Large Harmonium

by Sue Sorensen Coteau Books (August 01, 2011)

English Lit professor Janey Erlicksen wonders if she's coming unravelled, as her daily life progresses through the onslaught from work, friends and family, and her despotic toddler Little Max.

Janey knows she...

The Cult of Quick Repair

by Dede Crane Coteau Books (January 01, 2012)

A sassy collection of vivid and moving stores portraying edgy modern lives in highly-charged relationships.

Not for the faint of heart, Crane's humour has a dark, almost sinister, edge. However, her tired pessimism...

Time to Love Again

by Roseanne Dowell Books We Love Ltd. (March 04, 2013)

The man next door, his granddaughter and her sister?s ghost help bring Rose Asbury out of her seclusion. Fifty-eight year old, Rose Asbury knows people think she?s a recluse, but she doesn?t care. She just wants...

Another Day

by Roseanne Dowell Books We Love Ltd. (October 20, 2015)

Never one to act impulsively, 40 year old Meg Baldwin succumbs to the seduction of the young, sexy bachelor next door. Guilt-ridden, ashamed, and afraid her family will find out, she tries to convince him it...


by Cristina Carvalho Linda Leith Publishing (March 10, 2018)

Rebellion is Portuguese literary celebrity Cristina Carvalho?s international debut. Born a rebel, Lena escapes her provincial existence and heads for Lisbon as a young woman to make a more exciting life for...

The Last Bullet Is for You

by Martine Delvaux & David Homel Linda Leith Publishing (September 09, 2016)

By Grand Central Station I Sat Down and Wept is the title of Canadian writer Elizabeth Smart?s classic hymn to love, which novelist Angela Carter once described as being ?like Madame Bovary blasted by lightning.?...

Bitter Rose

by Martine Delvaux & David Homel Linda Leith Publishing (April 18, 2015)

Her father has taken off, and the world is full of dangers she doesn?t understand. Her friends have names like Manon-just-Manon, BB, and Valence Berri, and things seem pretty okay, most of the time, except that...

The Unfinished Child

by Theresa Shea Brindle & Glass (April 02, 2013)

Finalist for a 2014 Alberta Literary Award

Shortlisted for the 2014Edmonton Public Library Alberta Readers' Choice Award

When Marie MacPherson, a mother of two, finds herself unexpectedly pregnant at thirty-nine,...

South of Elfrida

by Holley Rubinsky Brindle & Glass (March 12, 2013)

The nature of relationships is skilfully illuminated in this collection of stories by award-winning author Holley Rubinsky. South of Elfrida delves into the lives of those coming face to face with personal truths...

The Apple House

by Gillian Campbell Brindle & Glass (September 04, 2012)

Anglophone Imogene Jackson grew up in an English suburb on the uneasy edge of a francophone world. At the age of nineteen she quit college to marry a shoemaker from the close-knit French village of Saint-Ange-du-Lac....

Cadillac Couches

by Sophie B. Watson Brindle & Glass (September 04, 2012)

Winner of a 2012 Independent Publisher Book Award Gold Medal

Cadillac Couches is a picaresque road trip novel that journeys from prairie to big city and back again. A quixotic tale set in the late nineties and...

From Scratch

by Gail Anderson-Dargatz Rapid Reads (September 26, 2017)

Cookie is about to lose her job at the local bakery. She dreams of owning her own bakery but doesn't think she has the skills or money to do it. Most of all, she doesn't have the self-confidence. When she takes...

Worst Date Ever

by Melodie Campbell Rapid Reads (September 05, 2017)

Jennie has been a widow for two years. Her twelve-year-old son thinks it's about time she started dating, and so does her best friend, Angela. So with Angela's help, Jennie signs up to an online dating site....

Epic Game

by William Kowalski Rapid Reads (March 08, 2016)

Kat is a tough, independent woman who makes her living as a professional poker player. She is single, childless and happy about it. But when her best friend, Josie, commits suicide, she names Kat as the temporary...

When I Kill You

by Michelle Wan Rapid Reads (April 01, 2012)

Gina Lopez is twenty-six, a postal worker during the week, a mud wrestler on weekends. She's also a recent widow, though she is not exactly mourning the death of her abusive husband Chico. Instead, she's anxiously...

The Middle Ground

by Zoe Whittall Rapid Reads (April 01, 2010)

Missy Turner thinks of herself as the most ordinary woman in the world. She has a lot to be thankful for: a great kid, a loving husband, a job she enjoys and the security of living in the small town where she...

The Second Wife

by Brenda Chapman Rapid Reads (April 01, 2011)

Gwen Lake is a forty-five-year-old police officer with a desk job, an ex-husband and a future not even close to the American dream. A year after her divorce, and more out of boredom and curiosity than anything...

And Everything Nice

by Kim Moritsugu Rapid Reads (April 01, 2011)

Twenty-four-year-old Stephanie manages a clothing store and lives with her mother in the townhouse where she grew up. Her life isn't in a rut exactly, but it's not headed where she'd like it to be. At her mother's...

The Third Person

by Emily Anglin BookThug (November 02, 2017)

Two's company, three's a crowd—and sometimes it?s more than that.

In The Third Person, a collection of uncanny short stories by Emily Anglin, a sequence of tense professional and personal negotiations between...

Bridge Retakes

by Angela Lopes BookThug (May 18, 2017)

Bridge Retakes, the debut novel by Angela Lopes, is a whirlwind millennial tale of love and family and the distances that people will (or won't) go to secure what they want.

A Bahian man and a Brazilian-Canadian...

Bunny and Shark

by Alisha Piercy BookThug (September 02, 2014)

From award-winning author Alisha Piercy comes Bunny and Shark, a middle-aged coming-of-age story-cum-shark-adventure that reveals and celebrates women's power in the trenches. Plunging into the first thirteen...

Pillars of Avalon

by Catherine Pym & Jude Pittman Books We Love Ltd. (June 30, 2017)

David and Sara Kirke live in a time of upheaval under the reign of King Charles I who gives, then takes. He gives David the nod of approval to range up and down the French Canadian shores, burning colonies and...

Romancing the Klondike

by Joan Donadlson-Yarmey Books We Love Ltd. (April 30, 2017)

It is 1896 and nineteen-year-old Pearl Owens wants adventure just like her idols Anna Leonowens and Annie ?Londonderry? Choen Kopchovsky. In the 1860s, Anna Leonowens taught the wives, concubines, and children...

On a Stormy Primeval Shore

by Diane Scott Lewis & Nancy M Bell Books We Love Ltd. (January 07, 2018)

In 1784, Englishwoman Amelia Latimer sails to the new colony of New Brunswick in faraway Canada. She?s to marry a man chosen by her soldier father. Amelia is repulsed by her betrothed, refuses to marry, then...

Landmark Roses

by Nancy M Bell & Margaret Kyle Books We Love Ltd. (October 19, 2017)

Elsie Nuefeld loves to sit on her porch and watch the children grow in the Mennonite community near Landmark, MB. Returning to the area after moving to Paraguay for a time, Elsie is happy to be living on the...