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Wickerby: An Urban Pastoral

Wickerby: An Urban Pastoral

Author(s): Charles Siebert

Location(s): Brooklyn, Quebec

Genre(s): Autobiography/Memoirs

Era(s): Modern

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“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?...

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Black Rock

Black Rock

Author(s): John McFetridge

Location(s): Montreal

Genre(s): Crime, Thriller

Era(s): 1970s

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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....

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Winter Wonderland

Winter Wonderland

Author(s): Belinda Jones

Location(s): Montreal, Quebec

Genre(s): Romance

Era(s): Modern

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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...

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Dead Cold (Chief Inspector Gamache)

Dead Cold (Chief Inspector Gamache)

Author(s): Louise Penny

Location(s): Quebec

Genre(s): Crime, Suspense

Era(s): Modern

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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...

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Glass Houses

Glass Houses

Author(s): Louise Penny

Location(s): Quebec, Vermont

Genre(s): Crime, Thriller

Era(s): Contemporary

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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...

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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

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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...

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Still Life

Still Life

Author(s): Louise Penny

Location(s): Quebec

Genre(s): Crime

Era(s): Modern

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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?...

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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

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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...

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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

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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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We Were the Salt of the Sea

We Were the Salt of the Sea

Author(s): Roxanne Bouchard

Location(s): The Gaspé Peninsula

Genre(s): Fiction

Era(s): Modern

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As Montrealer Catherine Day sets foot in a remote fishing village and starts asking around about her birth mother, the body of a woman dredges up in a fisherman’s nets. Not just any woman, though: Marie Garant, an elusive,...

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