Category Archives: Paperback Fiction

But wait, there’s more! Author contributor book pictorial.

Thank you to all the contributors for this inaugural Advent Book Blog project. What a tremendous and pleasant surprise this has turned out to be. We hope you’ve enjoyed sharing your favourite reads from the past year, and that you’ve … Continue reading

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The Outlander by Gil Adamson. Recommended by Janice Beley.

The Outlander by Gil Adamson Published November 2008 by House of Anansi Press ISBN: 978-0887848285 The Recommend: I fell in love with the strong and fiesty young widow in this book and her often trecherous journey in the wild. Beautifully … Continue reading

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Jennifer Abel Recommends 2 Books. Tinkers by Paul Harding and Into the Beautiful by Louis Alberto Urrea.

TINKERS by Paul Harding Published January 2009 Bellevue Literary Press ISBN: 978-1-934137-12-3 The Recommend Bleak and beautiful, the evocative language alone makes this book worthy of a spot in your stocking. The characters are heartbreaking, and I stopped reading this … Continue reading

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Doubting Yourself to the Bone by Thomas Trofimuk. Recommended by Melanie Owen.

Doubting Yourself to the Bone by Thomas Trofimuk Published September 2005 by Cormorant Books ISBN: 978-1896951867 The Recommend: People getting lost, people trying to be found, a broken down van of Buddhist monks in the BC interior – this novel … Continue reading

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Bone #9: Crown of Horns by Jeff Smith. Recommended by John Maxwell

Bone #9: Crown of Horns by Jeff Smith Published January 2009 by Scholastic ISBN: 978-0439706322 The Recommend: This is the 9th and final installment of the Bone graphic novels (not counting the ‘prequel,’ Rose, which also appeared this year but … Continue reading

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I, Tania by Brian Joseph Davis. Recommended by Robbie MacGregor.

I, Tania by Brian Joseph Davis Published 2007 by ECW Press (Misfit ) ISBN: 978-155022-782-6 The Recommend: I, Tania is the story of an aesthetic jihad. Absurd and seductive, the experimental narrative tracks an heiress-come-terrorist from kidnapping through the talk … Continue reading

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Pieces for the Left Hand by J. Robert Lennon. Recommended by Jared Bland

Pieces for the Left Hand by J. Robert Lennon Published in 2005 by Graywolf Books/Granta ISBN: 978-1862077409 The Recommend: Equal parts fairy tale and twisted realism, the hundred very short stories in this little book are bizarre but polished gems. … Continue reading

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