Nothing Trivial

John Haney, one of the creators of the beloved board game Trivial Pursuit, walks us through his life — his hockey career, his time in Europe, his theatre career, and much more — and how it all led him to acquire the plethora of knowledge that later became the fodder for quality cutthroat game nights around the world.

As We Forgive Others

A woman vanishes from a café in a northern town and all the witnesses have different accounts. Local police officer Alice Morrow and former New York homicide detective Hugh Mercer, troubled by their own need for forgiveness and justice, uncover a bizarre crime.

White World

Zealots have implemented martial law in Pakistan, 2083 A.D. A rebel group promises civil war and a militia boss wants him dead. To Avaan, what matters is that his lover, once thought dead, is alive. But the only path to her is through the army, the rebels, and the mob.

Felt

In this story of a son, his mother, and her Alzheimer’s disease, a small Maritime town provides transforms into the loom on which the shared and contested memories of three generations are woven, unraveled, and rewoven.

Channel Surfing in the Sea of Happiness

Channel Surfing in the Sea of Happiness is an iconoclastic romp through the end of the twentieth century. The misfit characters in this funny, poignant collection of stories find themselves adrift in an increasingly absurdist world, a world they must reinvent for themselves in order to find hope.

Claws of the Panda

In this expanded and updated edition of Claws of the Panda, Jonathan Manthorpe explores Canada’s ongoing relationship with the Chinese Communist Party – and the collapse of this relationship in light of the CCP’s attempts to infiltrate and influence Canadian and global politics.

Who by Fire

Dame Polara has spent her adult life in the shadow of her father, a shady private investigator. Now, she must rely on the skills he taught her if she’s to protect herself and the people she cares about most.

Autokrator

In an autocratic society where women — Unmales — have been relegated to the shadows, two of them break sacred laws, risking their lives, to achieve their goals. Cera vows to reunite with her son, taken at birth; Tiresius, seeking power, poses as male to rise through the ranks.

The Sulphur Springs Cure

Eighty-four-year-old Violet’s unexpected return to the scene of a murder she was inadvertently involved with seventy years earlier brings up long-buried memories, a much-missed girlhood friend, and of her own sexual awakening. But the past brings hurtful truths, leaving Violet to think that perhaps some mysteries are better left unsolved …

Magdaragat

Since first arriving on Canada’s shores over 150 years ago, Filipinos have contributed invaluably — though too often invisibly — to Canadian society. This anthology by members of the Filipino-Canadian community explores Filipino-Canadian identities, histories, presents, and futures, and serves to re-enforce their cultural contributions.

Breathing the Page

Accomplished writer, poet, and teacher Betsy Warland explores the writing process while on a quest to articulate the powerful forces beneath the craft of language, including materials, tools, and processes.

The Uncaged Voice

Edited By: Keith Ross Leckie
Foreword by: Mary Jo Leddy

Fifteen writers in exile were asked for pieces of writing about their experiences in the home countries that they were forced to escape. These brutal and heart-rending stories show the strength and resilience of human beings from all over the world who continue to seek truth, justice, and freedom of expression.

The Great Goldbergs

When working-class Sean McFall is ushered into the dazzling world of the wealthy Goldberg family, he slowly uncovers the dark secrets underlying their shining lives and learns how far he’s willing to go for wealth and acceptance, and for love.

Semi-Detached

Semi-Detached is a love story that spans time and crosses classes to explore the meaning of home. Set during two paralyzing ice storms (one in 1944 and one in 2013) that are connected by a murder, a house, and the real estate agent who pieces the puzzle together.

Untethered

Raised in a loving but lacking household by their Holocaust survivor-grandparents and their godfather, the lives of twins Petal and Rose change drastically after a summer trip to Israel. Twenty years later, Petal is called back to Toronto from New York to help Rose during a crisis and is forced to confront her prejudices about her sister’s life.

Radio Jet Lag

Stephen Millburn is barely holding it together. Balancing his parenting duties with a new job as an early-morning radio host is much harder than he anticipated. He needs his job to support his growing family and pay down his crippling mortgage, but if he doesn’t find a way to cope soon, he’ll lose it all.

The Merry Widow Murders

Lucy Revelstoke, unconventional heiress and daughter of a Canadian mobster twice removed, is crossing the Atlantic on a state-of-the-art ocean liner in 1928. On the first night, Lucy discovers a murdered man in her stateroom. To keep the authorities from looking too deeply into her past, she must find the killer before they reach port.

Double Karma

Burmese-American photographer Min Lin’s first trip to Burma in 1988, during an uprising, sends him on a journey of self-examination and stirs up a secret family history when he comes face-to-face with a Burmese army captain that looks just like him.

Lost Dogs

In this darkly funny debut from Lucie Pagé, characters collide in the most unexpected ways as they search to create meaning and relationships in their lives.

What begins as a search for a lost dog propels a group of unconnected characters into a difficult journey of self-discovery.

Shadow Life

Delivering a not guilty verdict at the end of a trial for the disturbing murder of a child, Matthew Rice’s life begins to unravel. As he searches for his place in a world that has changed in ways he doesn’t understand, he goes into survivalist mode and tries to sit out whatever cataclysmic event awaits the world.

Sins of the Daughter

A story of heartbreak and hope, guilt and redemption, Sins of the Daughter explores the fragility of the bond between mothers and daughters and the domino effect that the choices of one generation have on the next.