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Par Anna Pitoniak. 2017
Falling in love as Yale students and moving to New York City in 2008, hedge fund employee Evan is embroiled…in a deal that risks everything he has worked for, while nonprofit employee Julia reconnects with someone from her past who represents a different kind of life. 2017.
Par David Rotenberg. 2014
Decker Roberts was born with a gift: he always knows when you’re telling the truth. Over time, however, that gift…has become a burden. Struggling to find his way, Decker has retreated into isolation in Namibia. But a man like Decker can only live off the grid for so long before someone comes looking. When Decker’s estranged son, Seth, is kidnapped, it sets in motion a chain of events as unstoppable as it is mysterious. Yslan Hicks of the NSA desperately needs to find Seth and Decker, so he turns to Decker’s old friends for help. Soon they find themselves confronting an ancient conspiracy as they are inescapably drawn towards a conclusion that will change both themselves and the world around them. Sequel to "A murder of crows". 2014.
Par Melodie Campbell. 2013
When jewellery-store owner Gina Gallo and her boyfriend Pete take a week's vacation, she leaves the store in the hands…of her cousin from New York. After all, cousin Carmine is a certified gemologist—but Carmine is also in the Mob. When Gina gets back, she discovers that her cousin has spent his time switching real gems for fakes in the jewellery of some of her best customers. With her reputation on the line, what's a Mob goddaughter to do? Sequel to "The goddaughter". 2013.
Par H. J Hutchins. 2013
The summer is off to a lousy start when Levi's bike is stolen from outside the corner store. But when…his best friend Riley's locked bike is stolen the very next day, the boys are determined to get both bikes back. Upon discovering there have been a string of bike thefts in the area, the friends hatch several plans to find the culprit. There are so many potential suspects - Steve Morrow and his gang, the tattooed guy who sits at the bus stop, the owners of the secondhand bike store. There's also Emily Grimshaw, Levi's childhood nemesis, who keeps popping up and showing a peculiar interest in the thefts. Does she really want to help or is she involved somehow? Grades 2-4. 2013.
Par Philippa Dowding, Allister Thompson. 2012
Christopher has a problem. He has just moved to Toronto; he’s now in a new school and has no friends.…But even worse, the park next door is creepy: voices whisper in the bushes, and something throws apples at his window and howls at the moon. But what? Gargoyles! Grades 3-6. 2012.
Par Iain Lawrence. 2010
When her eight-year-old neighbour is stricken with polio in 1955, eleven-year-old Laurie discovers that there is power in her imagination…as she weaves a story during her visits with him and other patients confined to iron lung machines. Grades 3-6. 2010.
Par Gail Bowen. 2013
Jo and Zack are both proud and a little concerned when their youngest daughter Taylor has two paintings chosen for…a high-level fund-raising auction. One they've seen; the other, Taylor has carefully guarded in her studio. When the hidden painting is finally revealed it sparks a new kind of relationship between Taylor and her model, and becomes the centre of a series of troubling incidents. Includes sex and violence. c2013.
Par Betty Neels. 1990
Lucy wasn't a bright career girl like her two sisters. All she wanted was to find a man she loved…and settle down with him. But Mr Right seemed to be peculiarly elusive. Until the day she encountered paediatrician William Thurloe. Not that she had the faintest hope of ever attracting his interest with the glamorous Fiona as direct competition! 1990.
Par Howard A Norman. 1997
Ten stories from Inuit oral tradition include portrayals of tundra wildlife - puffins, a wolverine, a seagull, a narwhal, and…geese. The Biblical Noah appears in "Noah Hunts a Woolly Mammoth." In the title piece, a young girl's ability to help maintain the village food supply by dreaming about geese is challenged by a shaman. Grades 4-7. 1997.
Par Heather O'Neill. 2014
Gorgeous twins Noushcka and Nicolas Tremblay live with their grandfather Loulou in a tiny, sordid apartment on St. Laurent Boulevard.…Hopelessly promiscuous, wildly funny and infectiously charming, they are also the children of the legendary Québécois folksinger Étienne Tremblay, who was as famous for his brilliant lyrics about working-class life as he was for his philandering bon vivant lifestyle and his fall from grace. Known by the public since they were children, the two siblings have never been allowed to be ordinary. On the eve of their twentieth birthday, the twins’ self-destructive shenanigans catch up with them when Noushcka agrees to be beauty queen in the local St. Jean Baptiste Day parade. The media spotlight returns, and the attention of a relentless journalist exposes the cracks in the family’s relationships. Bestseller. 2014.
Par Beth Goobie. 2014
It's 1977, and Mary-Eve Hamilton is plodding through her final year at Eleusis High School. Mary-Eve's mother, famed prophetess at…the Waiting for the Rapture End Times Tabernacle, regularly has visions, foams at the mouth, and falls down rigid. Her father, a popular deacon, hides his abuse behind a Sunday morning facade. Mary-Eve herself appears to be a dutiful teenager, her entire life regulated by the rules of their church. But inside she’s biding her time, waiting for emancipation from her family's strictures and secrets. That day comes when she befriends Dee Eccles, an eighteen-year-old pagan goddess from the other side of everything. 2014.
Par Kathleen Winter. 2014
Par Susan Hughes. 2013
It's the start of winter, and Patrick is beginning to feel crowded out of his own family. His father's friend,…Linda, and her seven-year-old daughter, Claire, are coming for dinner again. By the time spring arrives, not only is Patrick's father planning to marry Linda, but she and Claire will be coming to live with them at the summer's end. That just won’t do. So Patrick comes up with a big idea. He'll build a tree house where he can stretch out his arms and breathe. Grades 3-6. 2013.
Par Adrienne Kress. 2012
Cora, Nellie, and Michiko, teenaged assistants to three powerful men in Edwardian London, meet by chance at a ball that…ends with the discovery of a murdered man, leading the three to work together to solve this and related crimes without drawing undue attention to themselves. For junior and senior high readers. Includes violence and strong language. 2012.
Par Donna Morrissey. 2016
Kyle is still mourning his dead older brother, Chris. But soon the murder and drowning of a local bully, Clar…Gillard, proves more than distracting as the police cordon off the Now house. The victim's blood was found on the family's pier, and suspicion falls first on Clar's alienated wife, then in the Now family. Behind the turmoil is the quieter but no less intense drama of the aftermath of Chris's death. Father Sylvanus Now drowns his sorrow in a bottle, and mother Addie is facing breast cancer. Tension exists between Kyle and Sylvie Now, unresolved as long as Kyle fails to confront his anger over his sister's role in getting Chris a job on the oil rig. As the mystery of who killed Clar Gillard unfolds, other deeper secrets are revealed. Bestseller. Winner of the 2017 Arthur Ellis Best Crime Novel Award and the 2017 Thomas Raddall Atlantic Fiction Award.. 2016.
Par Ali Bryan. 2018
Meet the Figgs. June, the family's matriarch, looks forward to a quiet retirement--if only she can get her three adult…children to finally, finally, move out of the house. But her dreams are shattered when her son Derek unexpectedly becomes a single father. Now there's a newborn baby at home, and Derek's older siblings are showing no sign of going anywhere either. In the midst of the chaos, June's husband, Randy, has a shocking revelation--he has another son, who was given up for adoption. With family life flying fast and furious around her, June finds herself thinking about her own adoptive parents. Where did she come from? Does Randy's adopted son experience the same longing she's always felt? Will her new grandson be traumatized without his mother? And why in the world are all the kids still at home, anyway? 2018.
Par Gisela Tobien Sherman. 2015
Six girls just out of high school live together during the summer of 1943 on an Ontario farm as part…of the Farm Services - doing the work of the men who are off fighting the war in Europe. We follow the stories of Helene, who sends her wages home to support her single mother; Peggy, a flirt with a secret she must keep; Binxie, whose rich family doesn't approve of her; Isabel, who pines for her fiance off fighting in Europe; and Jean, whose family farm has been taken over by the “farmerettes”, as they were known. Friendship, romance, hardship, and heartbreak shape their summer, all against the backdrop of the Second World War. For junior and senior high readers. 2015.
Par Shashi Bhat. 2013
When Mira Acharya's father dies, the challenges facing her Indo-Canadian family become that much more daunting. Ravi, her autistic older…brother, requires special care but longs to be just like other children. Their mother must work full time to keep a roof over their heads and still make time to be a parent to an over-achiever and a developmentally challenged child. As much as Mira loves her mother and brother, she resents the situations in which living with them places her. It is only when Mira is older that she realizes a truth she has been missing all along. 2013.
Par Leonard Cohen. 2018
Cohen chronicles the youth and early manhood of Lawrence Breavman, only son of an old Jewish family in Montreal. His…coming of age brings him to the adult games of love and war, with their infinite capacity for fantasy and cruelty, to literary fame as a college student, and a discovery of the totality of love and its demands and sacrifices. 2018.
Par Rick Blechta, Matt Baker. 2012
Marta Hendriks is onstage at the Metropolitan Opera in New York when she learns of her beloved husband's death in…a house fire. Fast-forward two years and countless therapy sessions, and Marta is ready to resume her career. In a stroke of luck, she's hired at the last moment to sing Violetta for the Paris Opera. She manages to keep her emotions under tight control and triumphs in the opening-night performance. But during one of her rare days off, Marta is caught in a sudden downpour, and dashing for the shelter of a subway station, she spots someone doing the same - her husband. Includes strong language. 2012.