Deer Life – Ron Sexsmith

Genre: Adult Fairy Tale Publisher: Dundurn A wicked fairy tale of witchcraft, bullying, revenge, and a mysterious bowler hat. Includes Ron’s own whimsical illustrations. Deer Life is an adult fairytale written by an award-winning recording artist that doesn’t quite hit the mark. Deer Life is full of whimsical characters and circumstances that you would find … Continue reading Deer Life – Ron Sexsmith

The Trickster’s Lullaby – Barbara Fradkin

Genre: Mystery, Thriller Publisher: Dundurn A winter camping trip turns deadly as two missing teenagers, a twisted love triangle, and the spectre of radicalism create turmoil in the remote Laurentian wilderness. Amanda Doucette’s cross-Canada charity tour is in for a cold snap when she organizes a winter camping trip for inner-city young people in the … Continue reading The Trickster’s Lullaby – Barbara Fradkin

After the Bloom – Leslie Shimotakahara

Genre: Literary Fiction Publisher: Dundurn A daughter’s search for her mother reveals her family’s past in a Japanese internment camp during the Second World War.  Lily Takemitsu goes missing from her home in Toronto one luminous summer morning in the mid-1980s. Her daughter, Rita, knows her mother has a history of dissociation and memory problems, … Continue reading After the Bloom – Leslie Shimotakahara

If This is Home by Kristine Scarrow

Publisher: Dundurn Genre: Young Adult Contemporary Jayce Loewen has had to take on a lot of responsibility over the years. Her single mom works two jobs and long hours, leaving Jayce in charge of her four-year-old sister most of the time. When her mom is diagnosed with cancer, Jayce decides to track down her long-absent father … Continue reading If This is Home by Kristine Scarrow