Book List in Order:27 titles

  • “There are things that it is impossible to learn when you are young, no matter how much you read and study.” The season of fury and wonder, in Sharon Butala’s world, is the old age of women. These stories present the lives of old women – wome...


  • Fiona Lychenko, now a woman in her late sixties, has spent years researching the death of her high school classmate Zara Stanley, who was brutally murdered at the age of twenty. Determined to solve the crime, something the police weren’t able to do...


  • From the author of the Number 1 best-selling The Perfection of the Morning. “The first night she hardly noticed he was gone, and even though she had expected him back before the moon rose, she slept soundly.” So begins acclaimed novelist and lite...


  • Ginny spends her days caring for her mother, Emmaline, and her mother-in-law, Babette, both of whom are elderly and ailing. Though she feels guilty about it, Ginny often finds herself slipping into thoughts of her lover—of the way he kisses and tou...


  • A woman examines a box of her mother's personal photos that has been sitting unopened in her basement since her mother's death. Now, as she discovers images once meaningful to her mother, she begins to piece together stories of the girl her mother on...


  • On a very dark night, Janet attends a party with her friends Livie and Nathan, where she meets Baker and begins a relationship with him. It is not until much later that Janet begins to unravel his nice-guy exterior and learns that Baker is perhaps no...


  • Driving across the city to have dinner with old friends, Marion finds herself suddenly reminded of an experience she had long forgotten. As the night progresses, the memories surface one after another, some more easily recalled and others feeling as ...


  • A woman recounts her childhood growing up with four sisters, little money, and parents who fought constantly until her father finally left. Even as adults, the sisters do not know how to cope with harmony, and not one of them is able to fully escape ...


  • Though Jeanne hasn’t seen or spoken to her ex-husband in years, learning of his death brings up memories of their past. Jeanne remembers the happiness of their early days together and how alive they had been, the memories contrasting with the life ...






  • With his farm suffering due to drought, his wife incapacitated by depression after a miscarriage, and the house—which seems to be haunted—likely to be foreclosed, Gabriel cannot keep up with all the things going wrong in his life. It soon seems t...


  • Dr. Mowbray no longer feels that he is a healer, but instead believes that he carries death with him. Mr. Baker, dying in the hospital, dreams of being surrounded by the beauty of nature—a bamboo forest, the Sahara Desert, a sunny glade. Watching o...


  • Though happy in her current marriage, a woman remains unable to truly move past her first marriage—feeling constantly like she is living a double life: one internal and one external. Her struggles with the breakup stem not from the loss of love, bu...


  • After her marriage deteriorates, Joan's life also seems to be falling apart. Irked by living in the suburbsfar from downtown and alone in a neighbourhood of familiesJoan moves into a room in a shared house where the other occupants are all young and ...


  • Charlotte's life is in disarray after her fifteen-year-old daughter moves in with her deadbeat, squatter boyfriend. Charlotte's husband stops going to work, and instead spends his days watching the Iran-Contra hearings; the police can do little to br...


  • After winning a literary prize, George Barrett is pulled from obscurity and into the spotlight. When the attention impedes his ability to write, George buys an old house that once belonged to a writer he admires, intending to shut himself away and wr...


  • When her father-in-law dies, Carol prepares to go through the process of grieving with her husband. What she does not expect is to become entrenched in memories of her own father and their distant relationship, an experience that leads her to conside...


  • When Alexis and her son, Jamie, are interviewed about a play based on their lives, Alexis recalls meaningful moments throughout their relationship and learns that she and Jamie do not share the same opinions about the events defining their lives. Thr...


  • As a child, Charlotte spent her summers with her cousins in a house that was the polar opposite of her own. Where her household was organized and ran according to schedule, her cousins lived in a state of constant chaos. For Charlotte, this was both ...




  • While on a business trip in Calgary, Cecilia's husband, Colin, falls suddenly and seriously ill. With Colin in the hospital in a fevered sleep, Cecilia feels stunned and disconnected, and she finds herself striking up a sexual relationship with anoth...




  • Luna is bestselling author Sharon Butala's second brilliant novel in her loosely linked trilogy that begins with The Gates of the Sun , and ends with The Fourth Archangel . Selling out its first printing within months when it was first re-issued i...



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    The perfection of the novel: a sweeping tale of a woman's loss and discovery from the best-selling author of The Perfection of the Morning.Sharon Butala achieved that magical combination of critical acclaim and popular sales success with her #1 natio...


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    In 1961, a country singer named Johnny Cash picked her as his 'Girl in Saskatoon' and sang to her in front of a home-town crowd. A few months later she was murdered. The author was a friend of the murdered girl....