Contemporary Women

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All My Puny Sorrows

By Miriam Toews
Categories: Fiction
Series: Inspire

SHORTLISTED 2014 – Scotiabank Giller Prize
Miriam Toews is beloved for her irresistible voice, for mingling laughter and heartwrenching poignancy like no other writer. In her most passionate novel ...

Five Roses

By Alice Zorn
Categories: Fiction
Series: Thrill

2017 Evergreen Award, Forest of Reading — Nominated

A sister. A baby. A man who watches from the trees.

Fara and her husband buy a house with a disturbing history that reawakens memories of her own family ...

News From the Red Desert

By Kevin Patterson
Categories: Fiction
Series: Inspire

From the award-winning author of The Water in Between and Consumption, the definitive novel of the Afghanistan war.
News From the Red Desert begins in late 2001, when everyone believes the war is already ...

Night Ambulance

By Nicholas Ruddock
Categories: Fiction
Series: Thrill

Following an awkward sexual encounter under a wharf in outport Newfoundland, sixteen-year-old Rowena Savoury travels to St. John’s for a secret abortion. But in the early 1970s, the procedure is illegal, ...

Sweetest One

By Melanie Mah
Categories: Fiction
Series: Connect

Cosmopolitan and curious seventeen-year-old Chrysler Wong suffers from a debilitating fear brought on by belief in a family curse. Three of her siblings have died after turning eighteen and venturing ...