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    • 2018

      Death by Dinosaur

      A Sam Stellar Mystery

      by Jacqueline Guest

      Fourteen-year-old Sam Stellar is spending her summer in a work-study program at the Royal Tyrrell Museum of Palaeontology in Drumheller, Alberta, with her cousin, Paige. What begins as a routine summer job quickly turns sour as Sam, a detective in the making, begins to unravel the mystery of a missing dinosaur fossil. The closer Sam gets to finding the thief, the deeper she gets into hot water. A thrilling new YA novel by recent Order of Canada inductee Jacqueline Guest. To learn more about this publisher, click here:

    • May 2014

      The Comic Book War

      by Jacqueline Guest

      “Built around a timely (ever timely, unfortunately) theme, this wartime tale featuring young characters with complementary strengths and vulnerabilities shines in a sharply rendered setting.” —Kirkus Reviews “The Comic Book War completes author Jacqueline Guest’s trilogy, which also includes Belle of Batoche and Outcasts of River Falls, though it stands well on its own... Guest’s sensitive writing has a satisfying depth.” —Quill & Quire

    • Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)

      The Small Things that End the World

      by Jeanette Lynes

      From the Giller-longlisted author of The Factory Voice comes a new novel. Beginning in 1954, as Sadie Wilder gets her big break babysitting for the posh Bannister family in Toronto on the eve of Hurricane Hazel—to this day one of Canada’s worst natural disasters—The Small Things that End the World tells the story of the strength and resilience of three women on the margins who must come face-to-face with calamities outside their control. To learn more about this publisher, click here:

    • September 2015

      Wild Rose

      by Sharon Butala

      Wild Rose, an epic story of the West, now long gone, charts Sophie’s journey from underloved child in religion-bound rural Québec, to headstrong young woman to exhausted homesteader to deserted bride and mother to independent businesswoman finding her way in a hostile, if beautiful, landscape. Sophie’s West comes vividly alive in the pages of Butala’s most unforgettable novel.

    • 2018

      Zara's Dead

      by Sharon Butala

      Fiona Lychenko, now 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 20. Fiona had finally given up hope that the killer would ever be caught, until a brown manila envelope turns up under her door and she once again finds herself embroiled in an elaborate cover-up. Zara’s Dead is loosely inspired by an unsolved murder in 1962. To learn more about this publisher, click here:

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