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All Saints

By K.D. Miller
Categories: Fiction
Series: Inspire

How You Were Born

By Kate Cayley
Categories: Fiction
Series: Inspire

How You Were Born is a collection of short stories looking at the bizarre, the tragi-comic and the unbelievable elements that run through our lives. An aging academic becomes convinced that he is haunted ...

In the Skin of a Lion

By Michael Ondaatje
Categories: Fiction
Series: Inspire

In the Skin of a Lion is a love story and an irresistible mystery set in the turbulent, muscular new world of Toronto in the 20s and 30s. Michael Ondaatje entwines adventure, romance and history, real ...

Modern Classics Hateship Friendship Courtship Loveship Marriage

By Alice Munro
Categories: Fiction
Series: Inspire

In this superb collection from one of our finest writers, nine stories draw us immediately into that special place known as Alice Munro territory—a place where an unexpected twist of events or a suddenly ...

Sweetland

By Michael Crummey
Categories: Fiction
Series: Inspire

From the award-winning, bestselling author of Galore comes another unforgettable novel. By turns darkly comic and heartbreakingly sad, Sweetland is a deeply suspenseful story about one man's struggles ...

The Book Of Negroes

By Lawrence Hill
Categories: Fiction
Series: Challenge

Abducted as an 11-year-old child from her village in West Africa and forced to walk for months to the sea in a coffle—a string of slaves— Aminata Diallo is sent to live as a slave in South Carolina. ...

The Colony Of Unrequited Dreams

By Wayne Johnston
Categories: Fiction
Series: Inspire

The Colony of Unrequited Dreams, a Canadian bestseller, is a novel about Newfoundland that centres on the story of Joe Smallwood, the true-life controversial political figure who ushered the island through ...

The Lonely Hearts Hotel

By Heather O'Neill
Categories: Fiction
Series: Inspire

NATIONAL BESTSELLER

Longlisted for the 2017 Baileys Women’s Prize for Fiction

A Globe and Mail Most Anticipated Book

A NOW Magazine Book You Have to Read

A Toronto Star Book We Can’t Wait to Read

“Heather ...

The Stone Diaries

By Carol Shields
Introduction by Penelope Lively
Categories: Fiction
Series: Inspire

The Stone Diaries is the story of one woman's life; a truly sensuous novel that reflects and illuminates the unsettled decades of our century.

Born in 1905, Daisy Goodwill drifts through the chapters of ...

What We All Long For

By Dionne Brand
Categories: Fiction
Series: Connect

“They were born in the city from people born elsewhere.”
What We All Long For follows the overlapping stories of a close circle of second-generation twenty-somethings living in downtown Toronto. There’s ...