Circus - Claire Battershill - A great Canadian short story collection that has been compared to Neil Smith. Uplifting and gentle without ignoring the seriousness and pain of human experience. Includes a wonderful piece titled “Two-Man Luge: A Love Story.
Based on a True Story - by Elizabeth Renzetti - A delectable satirical novel about celebrity culture, journalism, truth, lies, consequences — about the fictions we tell ourselves and the fictions we tell others.
A woman, born in a brothel in the century and abused growing up, finds an outlet through bare-knuckled fighting in her city's prize rings. She meets another woman with a different cross to bear, and both discover their own strengths together in Anna
Last of the Independents by Sam Wiebe - A crooked detective is playing the justice system to protect a kidnapper, and the only viable lead takes private investigator Michael Drayton to a car-thieving junkie.