"A novel that is wholly entertaining—there are some laugh-out-loud moments and countless smirky grins—and still leaves you with lots to think about? That's good stuff. A wholly entertaining novel that leaves you with something to believe in? That's grand." —Buried in Print, review of Shari LaPeña's Happiness Economics
"Virtually every beat of Shepard’s prose is bang on. His sharp dialogue, well-drawn characters, and incisive descriptions work to make this tale highly believable. He captures both the sclerotic inanity of grad school and the insularity of small-town life with equal gusto. The novel is tightly plotted, yet leaves room for convincing moments of reflection." —Quill & Quire Magazine's starred review of Aaron Shepard's debut novel,When is a Man
George Szanto's newest novel is a study of human nature. High on a cloud above Mount Washington, Ted watches the Earth below. Inspired by three particular families, he tells their stories to Lola, an Old Hollywood bombshell who was as much as a goddess in life as in the afterlife. While the families experience the thrills and sorrows of life, Ted's words capture Lola's heart.
This is a story about stories—those we tell others, those we tell ourselves, and those that make use who we are.
Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, is where Suzanne North now calls home, but she was born and raised in Calgary, which why the city comes to life in her novel Flying Time. Whether describing the city as it was in the time before WWII, or as it now stands, in the current century, Suzanne's descriptions of her beloved city transport the reader from wherever they are to the streets of Calgary, and hold them captive until the end of the book.
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through the Canada Book Fund (CBF), a part of the Department of Canadian Heritage, the Canada Council for the Arts and the BC Arts Council.