• Put Flowers Around Us and Pretend We're Dead (2023) by Catherine Graham

    Put Flowers Around Us and Pretend We’re Dead

    Put Flowers Around Us and Pretend We’re Dead selects poems from Catherine Graham’s works published over the last 20 years--Pupa (2003), The Red Element (2008), Winterkill (2010), Her Red Hair Rises with The Wings of Insects (2013), and The Celery Forest (2017)—and places them chronologically after new poems that open the collection for a total of six sections in the book

  • A Meditation on Murder (2024) by Susan Juby

    A Meditation on Murder

    Juby paints a picture of urban and sophisticated Vancouver and then switches to a ranch in the wilderness where Cartier, Helen, and the rest of the Deep Slaters navigate life without the internet.

  • Finding Edward (2022) by Sheila Murry

    Finding Edward

    Finding Edward, Sheila Murray’s debut novel, explores Canadian history through the eyes of a Black man in his 20s named Cyril Rowntree who immigrates to Canada from Jamaica in 2012. Cyril works while attending university until a chance encounter with an underhoused woman named Patricia, woman the pastor calls “an unlucky penny,” changes the course of his life.

  • All the Shining People (2022) Kathy Friedman

    All the Shining People

    All the Shining People is a compelling compilation that captures the nuances of cultural displacement and the yearning for fulfilling connections. With depth and profound empathy, Friedman examines oppressive structures, familial bonds, and cultural identity with a complexity that reframes real-life events.

  • The Matryoshka Memoirs (2023) Sasha Colby

    The Matryoshka Memoirs:

    Colby has created a deeply personal memoir about life-long connections, unlikely heroes, and the indomitable human spirit. These stories of a Ukrainian forced labourer and a German heiress and ally to the oppressed are a triumph of compassion over hate. The scars of war may never fully disappear, but perhaps they can be healed by honouring those who sacrificed everything for the chance of a better future, and cherishing the people we hold dear.

  • A Devil Every Day (2023) John Nyman

    The Devil Every Day

    John Nyman’s A Devil Every Day is a holy trinity—verse, rhythm, and form—compiled into a diabolical 3-part collection of poetry that examines classical Christianity through a modern lens: Becoming, Becoming Evil, and Praise God. Topics range from houseplants to dreams, government to whiteness, divinity to hellish incantations.

  • Call of the Void (2024) by J.T. Siemens

    Call of the Void

    Siemens’ gritty novel takes place during a hot summer when the skies are filled with the smoke of wildfires, the perfect setting for an uncomfortable, fast-paced, and gripping mystery heating up of as the race to find the culprit intensifies: “The smoke-filled night sky made the lights from the nearby skyscrapers seem faraway and otherworldly.”

  • Someone is Always Watching (2023) Kelley Armstrong

    Someone is Always Watching

    Read Someone is Always Watching to see how the teens uncover their own answers, who is ultimately culpable, and why they refuse to stop until they “expose the experiment” and hold CMT to account.

  • All is Well (2021) by Katherine Walker

    All is Well

    The title of Katherine Walker’s novel, All is Well, is intended to be ironic as we learn from the opening paragraph. There is a dead man lying on the rug in Reverend Christine Wright’s church office.