Celia's Song

The people of a small reserve on Canada's west coast grapple with a horrific crime, the result of inter-generational trauma caused by the residential school system, and overcome it by means of their traditions and own system of laws and punishment.

Earth and High Heaven

What happens when Erika Drake, protestant and of a wealthy family, falls in love with Marc Reiser, a young Jewish lawyer in anti-Semitic Montreal in 1944, set against the backdrop of the Second World War.

From Tolerance to Tyranny

A case study of how a diverse, multicultural society became an autocratic state. 1492 was the year that concluded the efforts of Ferdinand and Isabella to drive out all Jews and Muslims from Spain, forcing it to be a unified nation with one religion.

Molly O

A novel about a man's obsession with his missing sister and the alternative film star he believes she has become.

The Family Took Shape

A teenage girl describes her life in the Hindi community in Toronto, with a widowed mother, an autistic brother, and an auntie whose cooking show is something of a joke as she herself does not know how to cook.

The Pain Tree

In these ten stories, the great award-winning Olive Senior explores characters whose lives have been shaped, or twisted, by the African diaspora and centuries of colonization.

Delicate

A YA novel that deals frankly with the land mines and pitfalls of teen relationships and sexuality through the lives of two complex but relatable characters.

Transferral

A YA speculative fiction novel set in an alternate universe where sick people are made healthy by transferring their illnesses to criminals.

The Tiffin

Middle-grade novel about a boy in India who tries to find his birth mother years after he was separated from her by a message gone astray.