The Best Kind of People
National Bestseller2016 Scotiabank Giller Prize finalistNational Post 99 Best Books of the YearIndigo Best Book of the YearGlobe and Mail Best 100 Books of 2016What if someone you trusted was accused of the unthinkable?George Woodbury, an affable teacher and beloved husband and father, is arrested for sexual impropriety at a prestigious prep school. His wife, Joan, vaults between denial and rage as the community she loved turns on her. Their daughter, Sadie, a popular over-achieving high…
Today I Learned It Was You
Longlisted for Canada Reads 2017When a retired actor who frequents a city park is purported to be transitioning from man to deer, municipal authorities in St. John’s, Newfoundland, find themselves confronted by an exasperatingly difficult problem.Complications mount as advocates, bureaucrats, police, and local politicians try to corral the situation, which escalates into an even bigger problem after the story blows up on Facebook. Leading the charge is the mayor himself. A former…
From a Good Home
Every family has its secrets. In 1935, Hannah Parsons left her home in Bonavista Bay, Newfoundland, at the age of seventeen to work in service for Charles and Virginia Sinclair, a wealthy St. John’s family. While working for them, Hannah catches the eye of the patriarch of the household, and her life takes an unexpected turn.
A story about one all-inclusive resort, the ghost of an unknown father, and the tragedies we can’t forget. What’s it like when everyone’s dream vacation is your job? Ameera works at a Mexican all-inclusive resort, where every day is paradise — if “paradise” means endless paperwork, quotas to meet, and entitled tourists. But it’s not all bad: Ameera’s pastime of choice is the swingers scene, and the resort is the perfect place to hook up with like-minded couples without all the hassle of…
Saints, Unexpected · Invisible Publishing
by Brent van Staalduinen Finalist for the Hamilton Literary Award for Fiction Finalist for the Kerry Schooley Award 256 pages / 8" x 5" Published 15 April 2016 FICTION / Coming of Age / Magical Realism / Literary Continue Reading Saints, Unexpected
The Society of Experience
"I'm in two places: here, but there still" – so begins this captivating literary thriller. When his father – a distinguished writer – unexpectedly passes away, Derrick van der Lem’s insulated world implodes, leaving it a much stranger and crueller place than the one he knew. In the midst of his downward spiral, the mysterious Society of Experience asks him to take part in a baffling science experiment involving time travel that promises to change his life and pull him out of his rut. When…
Strange Things Done
2017 Arthur Ellis Award, Best First Novel — Winner A dark and suspenseful noir thriller, set in the Yukon. As winter closes in and the roads snow over in Dawson City, Yukon, newly arrived journalist Jo Silver investigates the dubious suicide of a local politician and quickly discovers that not everything in the sleepy tourist town is what it seems. Before long, law enforcement begins treating the death as a possible murder and Jo is the prime suspect.