January 15, 2019
Read an Excerpt of Leon Rooke's The House on Major Street
Leon Rooke has been an important part of the Toronto literary scene for decades, so it is perfectly fitting that his newest novel, The House on Major Street (Porcupine's Quill) has an unapologetically ...
December 20, 2018
December Spotlight on Excerpts: Get a Taste of We All Need to Eat by Alex Leslie
We're counting down to the holidays the best way we know how - by gifting excerpts from fabulous books! Today is our final instalment for our December spotlight on excerpts and we're finishing with the ...
December 18, 2018
December Spotlight on Excerpts: Read a Section of Marina L. Reed's Primrose Street
How well do you know your neighbours? On Primrose Street, everyone knows each other, but no one is truly known. From neighbourhood patriarchs and matriarchs to mysterious newcomers, each character in Marina ...
December 11, 2018
December Spotlight on Excerpts: Read About the Maple Leaf from Symbols of Canada
Symbols of Canada, edited by Michael Dawson, Catherine Gidney and Donald Wright (Between the Lines Books), delves into the titular symbols, whether they're as storied as Indigenous carvings or as ...
December 03, 2018
Kicking off a December Spotlight on Excerpts: Read Three Poems from Adrian De Leon's Rouge
Whether you're looking for a creative and inspiring holiday gift, or just need a moment to yourself during the craziness of December, we've got you covered with our month-long spotlight on excerpts!Each ...
November 14, 2018
Read an Excerpt from Want by Barbara Langhorst, A Sharp, Funny Family Story
In Barbara Langhorst's Want (Palimpsest Press), Delphine's life is happy and calm. She and her husband, Hugo, live in peace on a small hobby farm in the Prairies, studiously oblivious to contemporary ...
October 24, 2018
Read an Exclusive Excerpt from Anita Kushwaha's Side by Side, a Story of Sibling Love and Loss
In Anita Kushwaha's Side by Side (Inanna Publications), Kavita Gupta is facing the unimaginable. When her brother disappears, she drops everything to find him -- but 10 days later, she's told he's ...
October 18, 2018
Read an Excerpt from The Children's War by Short Fiction Star C.P. Boyko
Power can be a strange, amorphous thing, tilting the dynamics between people in unexpected ways. Acclaimed short fiction author C. P. Boyko mines those strange dynamics in his arresting new collection, The ...
September 26, 2018
Read Excerpt from Marianne Micros's Eye, a Collection Where Magic Won't Stay Buried
Travelling from modern day Europe and North American to ancient Greece, the stories in Marianne Micros's collection Eye (Guernica Editions) are steeped in myth and magic. Her characters deal with changelings ...
September 21, 2018
Read an Exclusive Excerpt from A Skeletal Wand by Ruth Roach Pierson
Governor General's Literary Award nominated poet Ruth Roach Pierson's newest collection, A Skeletal Wand (Palimpsest Press), is a gorgeous book, full of poems that are uneasy and arresting, sketched ...