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By Kathryn Kuitenbrouwer

Kathryn Kuitenbrouwer prefaces her third novel by noting that some of its more putatively dubious plot points are in fact true. Namely, until the late 1970s, Ontario had a bear-wrestling circuit, the Canadian National...

January 28, 2014 | Filed under: Fiction: Novels

By Dan Vyleta

“When I set out to write The Crooked Maid,” says Dan Vyleta in the acknowledgements to his 2013 Scotiabank Giller Prize–nominated novel, “I had contracted the Balzacian bug.” Vyleta&rsquo...

November 5, 2013 | Filed under: Fiction: Novels

By Suzanne Sutherland

Binge-eating, suicidal thoughts, sexual frustration, alienated parents, best-friend-turned-mean-girl – in short, a good wallow in what one character calls a “drama pit” – are the components aut...

August 1, 2013 | Filed under: Book news

By Tamara Faith Berger

Brought back into the world as a single-volume reprint, Little Cat offers “substantially revised” versions of Tamara Faith Berger’s first two novels: 1999’s Lie with Me and 2001’s The Way...

June 3, 2013 | Filed under: Fiction: Novels

By Lemony Snicket; Jon Klassen, illus.

The Dark is a fantastic collision of literary phenomena: Lemony Snicket and Caldecott Medal winner Jon Klassen (This Is Not My Hat), who together create a story evoking the spooky old poem “In a Dark,…

May 21, 2013 | Filed under: Picture Books