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The Kissing Fence

1950s, New Denver: Pavel and Nina are among 200 Russian Doukhobor children separated from their families and community, and placed in a residential facility in the Kootenay region of BC. Forcibly removed ...


By Joy Kogawa
Categories: Fiction

"Kogawa is a beautiful and elegant writer.'' —The Kingston Whig-Standard

''What is for you the breath of life?'' Someday — itsuka — Naomi Nakane will answer this question. In Obasan, Naomi's childhood ...

The Light a Body Radiates

By Ethel Whitty
Categories: Fiction

Eileen MacPherson is a child of eight when her beloved sixteen-year-old brother, Francis, leaves home after a violent family episode. Over the next 25 years, everything she understands to be true changes ...

A One-Handed Novel

By Kim Clark
Categories: Fiction

A hilarious and captivating novel that challenges expectations and assumptions about women's sexuality and living with disability. Hilarious, captivating and sexy, this new novel by Kim Clark challenges ...

Ghost Warning

By Kara Stanley
Categories: Fiction

On the day that Lou James finds her father dead on the garage floor, she leaves her small hometown and heads for Toronto on a Greyhound, initiating a series of events that will reshape her life. Lou moves ...

What We Once Believed

By Andrea MacPherson
Categories: Fiction

A coming-of-age novel contrasting a daughter's disappointment in her mother's abandonment with the generational differences around feminist values. Summer 1971. While women demand equality, protests erupt ...

The Day of the Dead

The Day of the Dead: Sliver Fictions, Short Stories & An Homage is a series of collisions between genders in the realms of sexuality, relationships, art and grief in three sections: Men & Women, Muses ...

Becoming Lin

By Tricia Dower
Categories: Fiction

It's 1965. Twenty-two-year-old Linda Wise despairs of escaping her overprotective parents and her hometown, where far too many know she was sexually assaulted as a teenager. Deliverance arrives in the ...

A Place Called Sorry

By Donna Milner
Categories: Fiction

Growing up in the 1930s, Adeline Beale knows little of the outside world or the looming shadows of a second world war. Addie-as her grandfather Chauncey Beynon Beale affectionately calls her- believes ...

Two Gun & Sun

By June Hutton
Categories: Fiction

In 1922 a lone woman arrives in a filthy frontier mining town in the Pacific Northwest. Her goal: to resurrect her dead uncle's newspaper. Within two days a naked man is shot dead, a famous man is rumoured ...