Fiction

  • Big Island, Small

    By Maureen St. Clair     April 2018

    Big Island, Small is a story of intimacy and friendship between two Caribbean/Canadian women with similar, yet vastly different, backgrounds who must dismantle their assumptions and biases around race, class, gender and sexuality in order to make amends with violent pasts, release shame, find joy and reconnect with themselves and each other.

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  • Insatiable Machine

    By Zoë Robertson and Jesse Life     April 2018

    A work of speculative fiction that explores how America’s growing economic inequalities and social unrest spiral into an empire in ruins.

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  • Chief Lightning Bolt

    By Daniel N. Paul     October 2017

    With We Were Not the Savages, Daniel Paul changed the way the world understood the history of Eastern Canada and the fully developed civilization that existed before the arrival of the European explorers and settlers, and the nature of the subsequent violent attack on that culture. With Chief Lightning Bolt, Paul shows us exactly what was lost, the beauty of the Mi’kma’ki that once existed, the culture that survived and is only now beginning to recover.

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  • Chocolate Cherry Chai

    By Taslim Burkowicz     September 2017

    “This book is a moving contribution to the growing body of fictional writings about migrants and racialized women across transnational borders. An authentic description of events and stories that is profoundly touching.”

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  • Under Her Skin

    By Stephen Law     September 2017

    Tucked away in her tattoo studio in the port city of Halifax, Shaz draws meaning and symbolism onto the bodies of her clients. After the ransacking of her home, the brutal attack on her friend and the sudden appearance of her white father, Shaz is compelled to explore the racial divides in her life and in the city around her. A chance encounter with Rashid, a parkour-performing refugee from Sri Lanka, provides a stabilizing counterpoint to the tumultuous relationships in her life.

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  • The Unlikely Redemption of John Alexander MacNeil

    By Lesley Choyce     March 2017

    The Unlikely Redemption of John Alexander MacNeil is a compelling, witty and heartwarming novel by renowned Nova Scotia author Lesley Choyce.

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    A Roseway Book
  • Wake The Stone Man

    By Carol McDougall     April 2015

    Winner of the 2014 Beacon Award for Social Justice Literature.

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  • Grey Eyes

    By Frank Christopher Busch     July 2014

    “With his novel Grey Eyes, Frank Busch taps into the traditional in a way I’ve not seen before. At once historical and fantastical, Grey Eyes reclaims some of our most powerful stories with authenticity and with heart and with that bit of magic that brings all of it to such beautiful life. Busch is amongst the new generation of voices so vital to our country.” — Joseph Boyden, author of The Orenda, Winner of CBC Canada Reads 2014

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  • Comment le Puma a fini par être appelé le Chat Fantôme / Ta’n Petalu Telui’tut Skite’kmujew

    By Michael James Isaac  Illustrated by Dozay (Arlene) Christmas     June 2014

    French and Mi’kmaw version of Michael James Isaac’s How The Ghost Came to Be Called the Ghost Cat / Ta’n Petalu Telui’tut Skite’kmujewey Mia’wj. Available exclusively from Fernwood Publishing.

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  • Grist

    By Linda Little     March 2014

    Penelope MacLaughlin marries a miller and gradually discovers he is not as she imagined. Penelope struggles with loss and isolation, and suffers the gradual erosion of her sense of self. A series of betrayals leaves her with nothing but the mill and her determination to save her grandchildren from their disturbed father. While she can prepare her grandsons for independence, her granddaughter is too young and so receives the greater gift: the story that made them all.

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