Winner of the McNally Robinson Award for Manitoba Book of the Year. Fox moves on quick and elegant feet through the terror and exhilaration of Winnipeg's 1919 General Strike, the most turbulent period of the city's history. In a novel of remarkably vivd, kinetic power, the collision of the wealthy and working classes after the First World War becomes a backdrop for the heady conflict between desire and human idealism.
Blessed with an ear for music and a fine voice, Baldur finds his fortune but not his love. Smitten at an early age, Baldur is haunted by Lara—a girl of fey spirit destined to be both his muse and tormenter. In this modern Icelandic saga set in early twentieth-century Winnipeg, Baldur is buffeted by chance and opportunity in a competitive, unforgiving new world, seeking his one true love. Written by David Arnason.
We may be lost but we are never alone. That is the message to be found in Adrift in unfamiliar surroundings, strangers to the strangers around them, the characters in each story feel lost even though they are inextricably tied to one another. A foreign student, mugged on the streets of Winnipeg, befriends his landlord. A young man bursting with rage shares a quiet moment with a sibling. The tears of a child who cannot find his way home are soothed by the voice of an elderly woman.
In Portraits of Winnipeg: The River City in Pen and Ink, Winnipeg artist and designer, Robert J. Sweeney, captures Winnipeg’s urban landscape in this remarkable collection of coloured sketches. Each portrait brings to life, in brilliant colour, the many faces of Manitoba’s “River City.”
In The Dead of Midnight by Catherine Hunter, members of the bookclub at the Mystery Au Lait Cafe in Winnipeg begin to get nervous as events from their favourite murder-mysteries start to come true - right in their own quiet neighbourhood of Wolseley.
It’s 1922 and business is booming for Saul and Lou Sugarman— thanks to prohibition. But business gets personal when the Sugarmans’ brother-in-law ends up dead. Looking for answers, private detective Sam Klein is called in to investigate. What appears to be nothing more than a deal-gone-bad quickly spirals out of control to threaten Sam’s own family. How can Sam prevent his loved ones from becoming enmeshed in a bootlegger turf war that’s bigger than even he can imagine?