literary fiction

  • Such Miracles and Mischiefs

    Colonists come face to face with Indigenous Americans, enslaved Africans, and pirates as they struggle to build a life in North America. Such Miracles and Mischiefs, the second book in the Cupids trilogy, adventures...

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    Available September 1, 2021.
  • The Love Olympics

    Warm, funny, and stylistically savvy, these stories follow an interlocking set of characters and the people they love. Characters weave their way in and out of The Love Olympics, a collection of short fiction...

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    Available October 1, 2021.
  • Instructor

    When Ydessa Bloom’s husband dies in a Cessna crash in a mid-Ontario lake, she rents a cottage at that lake, without really comprehending why, and stays for three months. There she meets three people who will influence...

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  • Hard Ticket

    hard ticket noun (Nfld) a lively character, a tough or headstrong person, someone not easily controlled. Hard Ticket showcases thirteen of the most exciting emerging writers in Newfoundland. Selected by critically...

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  • Some People’s Children

    ***49th Shelf Editors' Pick*** Imogene Tubbs has never met her father, and raised by her grandmother, she only sees her mother sporadically. But as she grows older, she learns that many people in her small, rural...

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  • Dirty Birds

    *** LONGLISTED FOR CANADA READS 2021 *** In late 2007, as the world’s economy crumbles, the remarkably unremarkable Milton Ontario—not to be confused with Milton, Ontario—leaves his parent’s basement...

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  • We All Will Be Received

    In 1977, a young woman steals a duffel bag full of drug money and flees her bad-news boyfriend, hitching a ride with a long-haul trucker to the world’s edge. She intends to disappear forever, to redefine herself...

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  • A Roll of the Bones

    In 1610, John Guy established a small colony in Cupids, Newfoundland, on the very edge of a world unknown to Europeans. Two years later, he brought a shipment of supplies to his all-male settlement: 70 goats, 10...

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