WE ALL LOVE THE BEAUTIFUL GIRLS
We All Love the Beautiful Girls is literary fiction by Joanne Proulx - a heart wrenching, emotional rollercoaster that captures the privileged lives of matron Mia Slate, her husband Michael, and Finn, their damaged son who is in love with a girl he cannot have.
SEVEN FALLEN FEATHERS
Seven Fallen Feathers is a well-written, eye-opening work of investigative journalism that focuses on the deaths of seven First Nations teenagers from the Nishnawbe Aski Nation in Thunder Bay, Ontario. The seven students died between 2000 and 2011. Near the end of the book, it also references a painting of the same name by one of the parents of the teens.
ONE BROTHER SHY
One Brother Shy follows Alex MacAskill, a shy computer programmer who works for a tech company that produces facial recognition software. After the death of his mother, he discovers that she has been receiving monthly payments of $5,000. He also finds out he has a twin brother, and sets out to find both him and his father in a wild ride from Canada, to the UK, to Russia, and back.
MY CONVERSATIONS WITH CANADIANS
My Conversations with Canadians is a collection of non-fiction essays by novelist Lee Maracle examining coloniztion and its effects on Canada’s First Nations, counterbalancing colonial myths and exposing cultural stereotypes perpetuated by media. It also discusses, globalization, global warming, exploitation of First Nations cultures and natural resources by multinational companies dominating industries where First Nations people are often under- or unemployed, and the differences between First Nations and European worldviews.
BIG FIT GIRL
Green’s book is one-part autobiography, one-part motivational/self-help, and one-part activism. She shares her struggle to be taken seriously as an athlete while also being a plus size woman. In an effort to put plus-size athleticism on the table, she highlights other women of size who have accomplished feats that have been seen as exceptional by the media rather than a result of hard work and dedication.
Arrival is the story, history, and biography of Canada’s “literary boom” from the late 1950s to the mid 1970s, as told by Nick Mount, a professor of English literature at the University of Toronto. Mount aims to tackle all aspects of this explosion of works, from the authors and their new successes, to the publishers, to an emerging national storytelling scene.
ALL OUR WRONG TODAYS
Tom Barren lives in the futuristic world of 2016, not the 2016 that you and I have lived through, no. Tom lives in an alternate timeline, a technological utopia where cars fly, meals are synthesized, and time travel is the next big scientific breakthrough. In All Our Wrong Todays, Elan Mastai guides us on a journey through Tom’s experiences with love, loss, self-discovery, and of course, time travel.