Book List in Order: 13 titles

  • Hatchet meets Maybe a Fox in this piercing novel about Edgar, a boy who has lost the ability to speak and can only bark, and his dog Benjamin as they travel through the freezing Yukon wilderness in order to stop Edgar’s mother from making a huge mi...


  • Prepare to be blown away―or rather, carried away on huge muscular wings―by this blissfully outlandish, bracingly-smart, tour de force about a teen who has to come to terms with relinquishing control for the first time as she falls for the hot new...


  • This high-interest, low-vocabulary novella is intended for adult basic education (ABE) and English as a Second Language (ESL) readers. Jess and Gregor live in a basement apartment. Gregor is a comedian and Jess is a struggling actor. The sudden death...


  • Stan is an intense sixteen-year-old loner who desperately wants to make the junior varsity basketball team. And it seems that he may be about to do so, until he’s blindsided by the unexpected attentions of Janine Igwash. Suddenly Stan is no longer ...


  • After surviving a terrifying ordeal at the hands of terrorists in the South Pacific island of Santa Irene, Bill Burridge returns home to Ottawa and casts himself single-mindedly into building a human-rights organization to stand watch over the world'...


  • Owen Skye can’t forget about his true love Sylvia, even though she’s moved away. He still has the stationary set she gave him for his birthday, and so he decides to use it to write her. Owen is a true writer in his head but getting the right word...


  • The Skye brothers — skinny, quiet, big-eared Owen and his smart older brother Andy — live in a rural village with their parents and weird Uncle Lorne, a shy bachelor who sleeps on a cot in the basement and takes out his teeth at night. On his way h...


  • In this follow-up to the award-winning The Secret Life of Owen Skye, young Owen Skye's first true love, Sylvia Tull, is moving away to the small town of Elgin. To distract himself from the heartache, Owen teams up with his brothers and dives into a s...


  • By the award-winning author of Burridge Unbound, a finalist for the Giller PrizeA Globe and Mail Notable Book of the YearHighly praised as one of the best novels of the First World War, Alan Cumyn’s The Sojourn tells the story of a young Canadi...






  • Sometimes those who have the most seem bent on throwing it away. Meet Bob Sterling, a comfortable middle-aged professor, a specialist in the life of Edgar Allan Poe, married to a former student with whom he has a young son. In the space of a week his...


  • A father's untimely death, a gothic grandfather who falls in love with his son's beautiful widow, a mysterious girl, a rogue golfer, and the watchful eyes of two young people trying to overcome the quirky gravity of their own families — these are t...


  • While Teachers' College officials argue over him, Rudy Seaborn waits nervously in an antiquated limousine. As he stares through the windows at the strange sights surrounding him, a curious crowd stares back at the foreigner who has come to Laozhou to...


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    Man of Bone has a thriller's taste for blood, but Alan Cumyn delivers something more: a heart-wrenching portrait of an ordinary Canadian jerked into third-world terrorism. Bill Burridge, his wife and their little son have moved to the "island paradis...