When a snowstorm cancels Clint Dokic’s flight to Thompson where his pregnant wife Kaly waits, Clint forces his mother and brother into an ill-advised road trip. The blizzard outside is nothing compared to the storm brewing within the 4 x 4.
Whether it’s hiding an affair only to become a suspect in a police investigation, or confusing a.m. with p.m. and showing up for work at the wrong time, life is full of funny events, and sometimes all we can do is laugh.
WINNER: Margaret Laurence Award for Fiction
"A Rose on Corydon" is a bridal shop like no other. After an encounter with a patch of ice and a broken hip, Mildred and Gertrude, the owners, decide to close the store with style by throwing one last wedding - a lavish ceremony right in the store.
Autumn, One Spring is a humour-infused drama that takes truthfulness in relationships seriously. In the fallout of this strangest of romances, forgiveness emerges as the biggest challenge.
Connie heads up north to find solace in the Yukon until she stabs a man who's beating up his girlfriend. He’s hurt, but the pain he promises Connie is to be much worse. Through sleet and snow, the relentless Dale tracks city-girl Connie to an epic, action-filled, climactic chase scene accross the savage and unforgiving Great White North.
In the spring of 1966 Ken Leishman stepped onto the tarmac of the Winnipeg Airport and into the pages of Canadian history. By then, the mastermind behind the country’s largest gold heist had already gained Dillingeresque notoriety as a gentlemanly bank robber. Toronto headlines had spread the news about the brazen and polite ‘Flying Bandit’. This time, he almost got away. Almost.
Is faith only for the devout? Can faith be shared across religious boundaries? These are the questions that Paul Mason explores in this hilarious, wise, and utterly fictional account of a pilgrimage from Peterborough to St. John's Church in Lakefield, Ontario.
WINNER: McNally Robinson Book of the Year
An epic Canadian survival tale finds Reinhold Kaletsch, a German doctor, trapped in the middle of a northern Manitoba winter, running low on food and hope.
Beatrice, Alberta is about to lose its livelihood after it is announced that the grain elevator will be demolished. Now a group of townspeople must rally together to save the life they know before they are forgotten forever.
Winner: Margaret Laurence Award for Fiction.
Being naughty has its perks, and Beautiful Girl Thumb and other stories offers the perfect advice on how to accomplish just that.