Fiction - Cultural

Desert Skies, Rebel Souls

By M.P. Tonnesen

Olivia Margaux-Alexander, who is from a small town near Copenhagen, Denmark, embarked on an exciting adventure. Just shy of her nineteenth birthday, she became a volunteer at a kibbutz in Israel, although her parents did not support the idea. She became instant friends with Hannah...

The Journal

By R. D. Stevens

The Journal by R.D. Stevens is a heartwarming story that explores themes of family, adventure, and the quest for meaning. Meet eighteen-year-old Ethan Willis, who sets out on a journey to locate the sister who’s been gone for years, travelling across South East Asia. Follow...

Feast

A Gitksan Story
By Roy W. Russell

Angie must come to terms with the death of her best friend in Feast: A Gitksan Story by Roy W. Russell. Walt has died while in college in Toronto, halfway across the country from the reserve on which the Gitksan people live in the Pacific...

Judge by the Cover

High School, Drama & Deadly Vices - Hafu Sans Halo Book 1
By Melissa Abigail

Judge by the Cover: High School, Drama & Deadly Vices is the first book in the Hafu Sans Halo series by Melissa Abigail, a story that transports the reader into the complex worlds and relationships between high school characters. Haruna Mitsukai has great dreams, an...

All the Tomorrows

By Nillu Nasser

Where to begin reviewing a book as near perfect as All the Tomorrows by Nillu Nasser? Given this is literary fiction, which is character rather than plot driven, perhaps one should start there, with Jaya, the protagonist, and her husband, Akash, who love each other,...

The Boy in the Suitcase

The Concealing Sea, Book 1
By N. V. Baker

The Boy in the Suitcase: The Concealing Sea, Book 1 is a novel of suspense written by N.V. Baker. Lena Albright was no stranger to the concept of ending one’s life; indeed, she had made several foolish attempts when she was still a child. The...

Two Journeys Home

A Novel of Eighteenth Century Europe
By Kevin O'Connell

Two Journeys Home is a historical fiction story by Kevin O’Connell. In 1767, widowed Eileen O’Connell returns to Derrynane, Ireland after spending over five years in Austria. She acquired European traits and customs considered presumptuous by a few relatives and locals. Eileen meets Lieutenant O’Leary...

Beautiful Imperfections

By Marjorie Vernelle

Beautiful Imperfections is a literary fiction novel written by Marjorie Vernelle. Some might think that the Survey of Art History class that Keith James took to fulfill the Religious Knowledge class in her first year at the University of Toronto was the defining moment in...

Dancing with Sophia

By Ramalho Almeida

Baingana was a lost soul, wandering through life, unsure of himself and his place in the world. Whatever could go wrong in his life seemed to have gone wrong; he’d lost his job, his parents were furious with him, his friends seemed superficial and self-centred,...

The Shores of Our Souls

By Kathryn Brown Ramsperger

The Shores of Our Souls by Kathryn Brown Ramsperger follows a romantic affair between a forty-year-old Muslim diplomat in New York City and a young, fresh-out-of-college stunning beauty from the South, a story that explores the dynamics of family, war, and religion. The young beauty,...