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Lucky Us
All Our Names
The Book of Unknown Americans
Medicine Walk
The Luminaries
2 A.M. at The Cat's Pajamas

In Memory of Mavis Gallant

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Your Fathers, Where Are They? And the Prophets, Do They Live Forever?

Essential Short Story Collections

Above the East China Sea

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The Brilliance of Lorrie Moore

The Age
Still Life with Bread Crumbs

New York Times Notable Fiction: 2013

The Anatomy Lesson
Life After Life
All the Broken Things
The Selected Stories of Mavis Gallant
Black Moon
Dept. of Speculation

Alice Munro: Winner of Nobel Prize for Literature

All That Is
The Lowland

[V]ivid and illuminating, astonishing in its range and toughness, and simultaneously an expression of love and regret for all that has been lost.

Antanas Sileika, author of Underground and Woman in Bronze and Director of the Humber School for Writers

The History of the Giller

The Hungry Ghosts
The Woman Upstairs
The Son of a Certain Woman
Dear Life

The Purchase is an epic novel in every way that matters – in scope, depth, and heart.”

Jury Citation, The Rogers Writers’ Trust Fiction Prize

Emancipation Day
A Marker to Measure Drift
A Constellation of Vital Phenomena

A novel in the shape of a poem, a classical story made contemporary–wry, poignant, beautiful and occasionally erotic. Carson writes like an angel …

Katherine Govier, Time

Middle C
The Blind Man's Garden

My theory is that hope is a form of madness. A benevolent one, sure, but madness all the same. Like an irrational superstition–broken mirrors and so forth…

The Globe & Mail Top 100 - International Fiction

The Dark

New in eBook: Julian Barnes

We entered [Obama’s] private study, its desk piled high with novels— on top is Julian Barnes’ The Sense of An Ending.

Michael Lewis

Paul DiPede
Vampires in the Lemon Grove

M.G. Vassanji

Good to a Fault

It’s simply baffling to me that such a book – that this book – appears on none of the major short lists this fall. It’s more than an oversight; it’s a crying shame.” 

The Globe and Mail

Broken Promises and Shattered Dreams


Bergen’s best writing evokes the absence of what has been lost and, even more terribly, what is not there to be found.

The Globe and Mail

The Cat's Table

We are formed by what we desire. In less than a minute of excited, secretive longing, I desired to become a writer and to have sex with Miss Frost—not necessarily in that order.

The Blind Assassin

Literary Dystopias

The Emperor's Children

[K]eeps repeating with quiet conviction that the human condition can, in spite of everything, be joyful. You are not alone, it says to the reader I understand you. I was there. I remember.

Alberto Manguel

Cinnamon Gardens
Sweet Jesus is more than a beautifully written book – it is a guide to being human in an ungodly world.

Miriam Toews

Albert Camus

Season of the Rainbirds

Featured Author: E.L. Doctorow

Of course there’s something there; unfortunately, there’s always something ‘there.’ Something you will one day be sorry you saw.


The Sea

The Works of Leonard Cohen

Tigers in Red Weather

Philip Roth

Independence Day

Literary Nightmares

“This haunting, slender novel is a kind of tiny Rosetta Stone to Toni Morrison’s entire oeuvre….”

Michiko Kakutani, The New York Times Book Review

Non-Fiction Literature

Above All Things
Incidents in the Life of Markus Paul

Literary Westerns

We Want What You Have.


A filigree of quests for loves that never were, of passions cut short and of romances that are about to be. I was heartbroken when the dense, dark tapestry was finished.

The Independent (UK)

The Dog Stars

Martin Amis

The mind abhors a vacancy and is wont to people it with phantoms.

Remembering Gore Vidal (1925-2012)

Repeatedly, Barnes reveals his ability to make the familiar look unfamiliar, holding pieces of writing up to the light and slowly turning them until they start to glint…

The Telegraph

Paul DiPede
Midnight's Children
Olive Kitteridge
Boy in the Twilight
On Being Blue