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 in order to find hope.

Blue to the Sky

Multiple food allergies destroy 12-year-old Ella’s confidence, especially when it comes to public speaking. She plans to conquer her fear by participating in a CN Tower climb and reading her poetry when she gets to the top.

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 …

The Club

Star trumpet player Jaxson gets a duet partner, Liv, who has more in common with Jax than his best friend, his first girlfriend, or even his mom. Both the only child of single mothers, Jaxson and Liv soon learn they share something that makes them rethink the meaning of “family.”

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.

40 Days in Hicksville

Kate just wanted to meet her infamous, estranged grandfather, she didn’t expect to encounter skulls hidden on his property. And she didn’t expect Zach, the exasperating boy next door, to be the only person who can help her solve a thirty-five-year-old cold case.

More than Words

You are constantly communicating wherever you go, and that’s what this book will help you do – communicate effectively and with confidence by giving you essential tips and tricks. Communicating just might turn out to be your superpower!

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.

Life Expectancy

When a class play and her legal studies homework help her connect the dots, Sophie St. John makes some startling revelations about her life: she was born with a serious disease, might be very rich, and has a reduced life expectancy. Amid fear and grief, she learns how love and meaning make any life incredibly precious.

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.

Shamus the Urban Rez Dog, P.I.

Jewellery is missing from the store where Mom works and she’s the chief suspect. With Shamus’s help, the kids set out to catch the real thief, with surprising and hilarious results, including a false closet wall, a lucky bowling ball, and a vicious poodle named Hepzibah.

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.

A Mist of Memories

Charlotte is struggling to remember who she was before her accident and Ajay is trying to piece together what happened to a missing friend. Brought together by the whispering mists of Levay Island, Charlotte and Ajay must both face their trauma before the mist lays claim to them both.

Up for Grabs

Thirteen-year-old Frida discovers a mysterious painting hidden in a desk in the house she and her brother inherited from their late grandmother. She tries to find out who the woman in the painting is and why she was hidden away for so many years.

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.

Standing on Neptune

In fractured vignettes, Brooke Palinder describes the week she spends wondering if she’s pregnant after realizing her period is late. Her boyfriend is unable to offer support and Brooke can’t even tell her best friend. Feeling isolated, she reexamines her life and readies herself to take a pregnancy test.

Swept Away

Suspicious of her neighbor Beatrice’s untimely death, Ruth Mornay teams up with Bea’s godson Saul to figure out what happened that night on the flooded banks of the Teeswater River. Ruth, Saul, and Ruth’s pet chicken Dorcas scour the box of seemingly random junk that Bea left behind for clues.

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.

Some Unfinished Business

Gripping and evocative, Some Unfinished Business tells the story of a man determined to prevail through anti-Soviet resistance in occupied Lithuania, imprisonment in the Gulag, the hands of bureaucracy that attempt to thwart his love for a woman with a mysterious past, while chasing the back of a man who first dared him to dream.