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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 Ian Hamilton

Now five books in, Toronto writer Ian Hamilton’s thriller series featuring Hong Kong–born, Toronto-based accountant Ava Lee has carved out a devoted following. Part of its appeal is due to a twice-yearly r...

February 19, 2013 | Filed under: Fiction: Novels

By Sophie B. Watson

Admit it: we’ve all had our share of celebrity crushes. In her quirky first novel, set in the late 1990s, author Sophie B. Watson explores the fantasy of meeting a fave celeb through her protagonists,…

September 11, 2012 | Filed under: Fiction: Novels

By Basil Papademos

It was the best of times, it was the worst of times: Montreal, 1989. For Johnny, a drug merchant and bisexual prostitute, the metropolis represents “one of the last big Western cities where you can…

August 15, 2012 | Filed under: Fiction: Novels