FICTION BOOKS

Title: The Blue Knight

Author: Raymond McGregor

Genre: Fiction/Young Adult

Format: Trade Paperback, 5.5 x 8.5, 160 pp.

ISBN: 9781772310290

Price: $19.95

 

The Blue Knight reveals problems in our society related to racism and bullying, which is an important topic that is currently at the forefront of many lives and is being discussed at great lengths around the world. The main character, a teenage boy named Owen, lives in a small village with his mother. He is chastised by everyone he encounters until the day he meets an unusual friend who lives in the mountains nearby. Both outcasts must gain each other’s trust and learn self-worth, mutual respect, and tolerance. During their adventures, both friends learn to overcome the harshness of racism and hate while challenging others to do the same.

    

Title: Free Like Sunshine

Author: Christina Kilbourne

Genre: Fiction/Young Adult

Format: Trade Paperback, 5.5 x 8.5, 176 pp.

ISBN: 9781926956879

Price: $19.95

 

All Katrina really wants is a home, a forever home where she can live with her three sisters. But giving up her birth parents for the possibility of a predictable life isn’t an easy choice, no matter what they’ve done. After five years of fending for herself and her little sisters, six foster homes, and an eighteen-hour car ride to their new lives, Katrina lives in constant fear that one of her sisters will get in trouble and get them sent back home. It takes years before she believes her adopted parents will love her no matter what happens. Even then it takes her older sister running away to make Katrina understand that real parents never give up on their children, and there is no time limit on forever.

    

Title: Relentless Pursuit

Author: Anthony Dalton

Genre: Fiction/Thriller

Format: Trade Paperback, 5.5 x 8.5, 240 pp.

ISBN: 9781926956596

Price: $24.95

 

Canadian zoologist Gray Pendennis is pushing his limits. Desperate to find and protect a man-eating Royal Bengal tiger in a Bangladesh jungle, he is in a race against time as two bereaved fathers, whose daughters were killed by the striped predator, team up to hunt the menace. Working far from civilization, the three men are on a collision course beyond the boundaries of conscience. The rogue tiger’s kills escalate and the zoologist’s work is complicated by his fascination for a beautiful woman and her underwater archaeologist husband as they too join the hunters and the hunted where the mangrove forest meets the Bay of Bengal. The tiger, top of the food chain in his environment, uses stealth and cunning to gain the advantage, only to lose it as nature darkens the world.

    

Title: One Way Ticket

Author: David Tucker

Genre: Short Stories

Format: Trade Paperback, 5.5 x 8.5, 136 pp.

ISBN: 9781926956138

Price: $17.95

 

Years after a near-miraculous birth imposes impossible life expectations on him, a lonely and unaccomplished man tries to radically reinvent himself. A prominent female author is stricken with writer’s block hours before she is to deliver the keynote speech of her life. On a train, a struggling former advertising executive becomes paralyzed by the silent presence of a young woman who reminds him of a lost love who derailed his life and career. One Way Ticket is a riveting collection of stories that explore the jagged psychic journey of characters forced by circumstance and fate to rewrite their life narrative or be destroyed by it.

    

Title: The Flickering Light

Author: Christina Kilbourne

Genre: Fiction/Young Adult

Format: Trade Paperback, 5.5 x 8.5, 272 pp.

ISBN: 9781926956565

Price: $24.95

 

Being an only child with eccentric parents in the 1950s makes life a challenge for Will Cassidy, but it is nothing compared to how difficult life gets when Penny, his two-year-old cousin, comes to live with his family. Then, just when life returns to normal again, his relatives appear out of thin air to reclaim Penny and her father turns up dead in the trunk of his flashy new car. It is many years before Will discovers the truth about the murder and who had a hand to play in it, but not before he can make amends and understand the past for what it was. The Flickering Light reveals the story about the strengths and the weaknesses of families, about how relationships ride parallel tracks for years and then one day merge, how lost time can be recaptured, and how the truth can make up for what once was lost.

    

Title: Wild Red Love

Author: Pierre Chatillon

Translator: Kathe Roth

Genre: Fiction

Format: Trade Paperback, 5.5 x 8.5, 176 pp.

ISBN: 9781926956695

Price: $17.95

 

An old house painter learns that he probably has an incurable disease. While the doctors try to save his life, the old man, who has never ventured beyond his small town, dreams of going to spend his final days living intensely in a sunny Florida that is transfigured by his feverish desire not to die. And it is this overwhelming desire that brings back the memory of the redheaded young woman who was the great love of his life. Wild Red Love is full of passion, tenderness, and fiery love. Set in Nicolet, Quebec in the 1920s and taking the reader through landscapes of the American South, this novel is a hymn to the beauty of the world.

  

Title: Curry is Thicker than Water

Author: Jasmine D’Costa

Genre: Fiction/Short Stories

Format: Trade Paperback, 5.5 x 8.5, 136 pp.

ISBN: 9780978379391

Price: $16.95



A cobra flies in through an open window. Wives form a pact against their bigamous, abusive husband. A mother and son battle over eagles’ eggs. A homeless guest with a secret. An elephant protests on a highway. A woman marries a pumpkin. Diverse people - one country! This is the teeming, hectic world of India. It is also the vivid, startling world that Jasmine D’Costa gives us in Curry is Thicker than Water.

  

Title: Twice in a Blue Moon

Author: Marianne Paul

Genre: Fiction

Format: Trade Paperback, 5.5 x 8.5, 208 pp.

ISBN: 9780978379339

Price: $24.95



When Aley Pierce writes, her words don’t stay on the page but spill into reality. Or so her neighbours think, who see her words as evil. Tensions escalate into an organized campaign of book banning and book burning, until Aley herself doubts who she is and what she does. A century and a half earlier, Elizabeth Barnes talent for water dowsing unearths a body in her neighbours field. Under growing accusations that she is a witch, Elizabeth is blamed for the drought that puts a stranglehold on the small farming community. But water dowsing isn’t Elizabeth only talent she is a clairvoyant. Does she see the future or create it? Even Elizabeth doesn’t know. Beneath the unfolding of the blue moon, events resurface across time, and the lives of the two women interlink. Does Aley create Elizabeth, or is Elizabeth dreaming Aley?

  

Title: The Water Buffalo that Shed Her Girdle

Author: Reva Leah Stern

Genre: Fiction

Format: Trade Paperback, 5.5 x 8.5, 240 pp.

ISBN: 9780978379353

Price: $24.95



Rachel Morganstein forages through her library of muddled thoughts to try and find some semblance of sanity in the odd turn her life has taken. She has just discovered that her youngest child, Aaron, is about to get married and she has not been invited. While pondering the depth of her son’s rejection, Rachel begins to scrutinize her own childhood memories in the hope of finding a clue as to what could cause such vitriol to surface after so many years. The tumultuous train wreck of Rachel’s life steams down the track carrying us through tunnels of dry wit, untapped sadness and sanguine arrivals.

 

Title: Silent River

Author: Jacques Lefebvre 

Genre: Fiction

Format: Trade Paperback, 5.5 x 8.5, 288 pp.

ISBN: 9780978379315

Price: $24.95



Silent River is a captivating novel that questions the actions we choose, the moral questions we often ask ourselves, and the consequences we have to face. This pulse-pounding book is packed with ruthless killers, sneaky thieves, shady private investigators, vicious betrayals, and shocking twists. It is a fascinating literary thrill-ride into the wickedly clever, frightening, and exhilarating world of suspense, murder, and deceit.



Title: Puzzle of Murders

Author: Brandon Pitts

Genre: Fiction

Format: Trade Paperback, 5.5 x 8.5, 208 pp.

ISBN: 9781926956077

Price: $24.95

 

When disinherited loser Sam Giltine catches pneumonia, stemming from depression over his sister’s rape, he emerges from his feverish state changed. Believing his body to be inhabited by a malevolent angel, he embarks on a spiritual journey that devolves into a series of random murders. After discovering the FBI’s top profiler is assigned to the case and following two close encounters with police, Sam decides to quit his murder spree. He returns home to tackle the challenges of his past. He must confront the guilt-ridden, rejected love he has harbored for so long and face the murdering angel who resides within him.

 

Title: Dead Girl Diaries            

Author: Marianne Paul

Genre: Fiction

Format: Trade Paperback, 5.5 x 8.5, 192 pp.

ISBN: 9780978379384

Price: $24.95



When a young university student is assigned the task of writing her obituary by her journalism professor, she procrastinates. Who wants to think about their own death? An obituary is really about life - how one has lived it - and the assignment sends Maxine down a road of hopes and dreams, what she imagines her life to be. But life doesnt unfold in the way Maxine thinks it will. Stopping along a dark highway to help a stranger with car trouble, Maxine is attacked and left for dead at the side of the road. But like her life, Maxine’s death is full of unexpected twists of fate.

 

Title: When the Drums Cried

Author: John Maar

Genre: Fiction/Adventures

Format: Trade Paperback, 5.5 x 8.5, 304 pp.

ISBN: 9780978439590

Price: $24.95



Roll up your swag, pack your sense of adventure, and hit the roads of South Pacific outback and Australia. Get ready to be entertained, scared, and amused. When the Drums Cried will help you to discover the secrets of this visually stunning, culturally rich, and spiritually fascinating countryside. This book is an enthralling story of dreams and desires, secrets desperately hidden, and exhilarating adventures of unforgettable characters.

  

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