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The Coral Bride

The Coral Bride
  • Author(s): Roxanne Bouchard, David Warriner (translator)
  • Location(s): The Gaspé Peninsula, Quebec
  • Genre(s): Fiction, Crime, In Translation
  • Era(s): Contemporary

When an abandoned lobster trawler is found adrift off the coast of Quebec’s Gaspé Peninsula, DS Joaquin Moralès begins a straightforward search for the boat’s missing captain, Angel Roberts – a rare female in a male-dominated world. But Moralès...

Wickerby: An Urban Pastoral

Wickerby: An Urban Pastoral
  • Author(s): Charles Siebert
  • Location(s): Brooklyn, Quebec
  • Genre(s): Autobiography/Memoirs
  • Era(s): Modern

“Outside my window, the city lights are taking hold now, the breeze-brushed, gently pulsating grid. Why is a cemented aggregate of homes arranged in a tall, tight cluster any further from nature than one wood home within the woods?...

Black Rock

Black Rock
  • Author(s): John McFetridge
  • Location(s): Montreal
  • Genre(s): Crime, Thriller
  • Era(s): 1970s

An artfully told police procedural set in an explosive era in recent history Montreal 1970. The “Vampire Killer” has murdered three women and a fourth is missing. Bombs explode in the stock exchange, McGill University, and houses in Westmount....

Winter Wonderland

Winter Wonderland
  • Author(s): Belinda Jones
  • Location(s): Montreal, Quebec
  • Genre(s): Romance
  • Era(s): Modern

Imagine waking up in a snow globe. . . That’s how travel journalist Krista feels when she arrives in magical Quebec to report on Canada’s glittering Winter Carnival. Over ten sub-zero days Krista’s formerly frozen heart begins to melt...

Dead Cold (Chief Inspector Gamache)

Dead Cold (Chief Inspector Gamache)
  • Author(s): Louise Penny
  • Location(s): Quebec
  • Genre(s): Crime, Suspense
  • Era(s): Modern

Winter in Three Pines, and the sleepy village is carpeted in snow. It’s a time of peace and goodwill – until a scream pierces the biting air. A spectator at the annual Boxing Day curling match has been fatally...

Glass Houses

Glass Houses
  • Author(s): Louise Penny
  • Location(s): Quebec, Vermont
  • Genre(s): Crime, Thriller
  • Era(s): Contemporary

One cold November day, a mysterious figure appears on the village green in Three Pines, causing unease, alarm and confusion among everyone who sees it. Chief Superintendent, Armand Gamache knows something is seriously wrong, but all he can do...

Ru

Ru
  • Author(s): Kim Thuy
  • Location(s): Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon), Malaysia (Malaya), Montreal
  • Genre(s): Autobiography/Memoirs, Fiction
  • Era(s): Mid 1970s onwards

Ru: In Vietnamese it means lullaby: in French it is a small stream, but also signifies a flow – of tears, blood, money. Kim Thúy’s Ru is literature at its most crystalline: the flow of a life on the...

Still Life

Still Life
  • Author(s): Louise Penny
  • Location(s): Quebec
  • Genre(s): Crime
  • Era(s): Modern

Jane Neal, 76 year old former school teacher, is found dead on Thanksgiving Sunday in the woods. The police quickly suspect she was killed by an arrow. it is the hunting season, so could it have been an accident?...

The Dogs at the Perimeter

The Dogs at the Perimeter
  • Author(s): Madeleine Thien
  • Location(s): Cambodia, Montreal
  • Genre(s): Fiction
  • Era(s): Looking back at the 1980s

One starless night Janie’s childhood was swept away by the terrors of the Khmer Rouge. Exiled from Phnom Penh, Janie and her family were forced to live out in the open: cold, hungry and under constant surveillance. Caught up...

The Girl Who Was Saturday Night

The Girl Who Was Saturday Night
  • Author(s): Heather O'Neill
  • Location(s): Montreal
  • Genre(s): Fiction
  • Era(s): Modern

At birth, Nouschka forms a bond with her twin that can never be broken. At six, she’s the child star daughter of Quebec’s most famous musician. At sixteen, she’s a high-school dropout kicking up with her beloved brother. At...

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