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Since we’re all grounded by COVID-19, allow your imagination to take flight with new fiction guaranteed to transport you / BY Nathalie Atkinson / March 5th, 2021


March may come in like a lion and go out like a lamb, but this month’s best fiction adds talking ravens, monsters and even a robot from Nobel Prize-winning British author Kazuo Ishiguro in his new novel Klara and the Sun. There’s lots of mysticism, mystery and mayhem from Eden Robinson, S.J. Bennett and Stephen King, while Russell Banks is back with a novel about an aging draft dodger who lives in Montreal.

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1Return of the TricksterBy Eden Robinson

Robinson, a member of the Haisla and Heiltsuk First Nations from Kitamaat Village, B.C., concludes her groundbreaking trilogy with Return of the Trickster. The bestseller has been a finalist for the Giller Prize and her books were recently adapted into the acclaimed and but short-lived CBC series Trickster. The darkly imaginative work, populated with talking ravens, mysticism and monsters, follows Jared Martin, an Indigenous teen in recovery, as he confirms he is the only one of his father’s children with supernatural powers. (March 2)


2The Committed By Viet Thanh Nguyen

The ironic voice picks up where its Pulitzer-winning political satire The Sympathizer, about a communist agent hiding in the U.S., left off. This time the action takes place in the harsh world of ethnic violence and conflict that lurks beneath the elegance of 1981 Paris, where the agent works for a drug ring while posing as an Asian restaurant waiter. Nguyen, an English professor at the University of Southern California, infuses his hotly anticipated sequel with equal parts brutality and philosophy. (March 2)


3Half Life By Krista Foss

Like Foss’s debut novel Smoke River, the Hamilton, Ont.-based writer examines the clash of values in many sides of a conflict in Half Life. Here we meet Elin, a middle-aged high school physics teacher who is devoted to edifying and encouraging young women in her class to pursue careers in STEM (science, technology, engineering and math). The narrative explores complicated family dynamics, anchored by the unexpected death of Elin’s father in 1993, as she deals with a teenage daughter, a mean and obstinate aging mother and her estranged siblings. (March 2)


4Foregone By Russell Banks

Banks, 80, always wanted to write a novel about draft dodgers who fled to Canada during the Vietnam War. It’s been 10 years in the making and now the author of The Sweet Hereafter gives us Leo Fife, a Canadian documentarian so famous he refers to himself in the third person. Former students gather round the Montreal apartment where Fife is dying of cancer to record the story of his life and oeuvre in one grand, final interview. He plans to reveal the truth — at last — about his youth and the series of adventures that led him to Canada. The novel explores whether vanity, the unreliability of an aging memory and a morphine drip will allow Fife to strip back the self-mythology. (March 2)

 


5LaterBy Stephen King

King’s new novel is his third with Hard Case Crime, a niche imprint of pulp-styled crime fiction, and as fits the genre, it’s a retro coming-of-age horror. Everything about it is a nostalgic throwback in the best possible sense, from the pleasures of its original, pulp-inflected cover art to the suspenseful plot. In echoes of It, a young man with an unnatural ability to see beyond the real world reflects on his youth. Series editor Charles Ardai says it is about growing up and facing demons, “whether they’re metaphorical or (as sometimes happens when you’re in a Stephen King novel) the real thing.” (March 2)

 


6Klara and the SunBy Kazuo Ishiguro

In the citation awarding him the Nobel Prize in Literature in 2017, The Remains of the Day author is described as a writer who “has uncovered the abyss beneath of illusory sense of connection with the world.” For his first novel since the Nobel, the British laureate explores a near-future, dystopian America unsure of the ethics of its technological advances through Klara,  an enhanced sentient being. She’s an AF, or Artificial Friend — a solar-powered robot that humans buy to serve them. As Klara observes and absorbs the world around her, she mirrors aspects of the human experience such as self-interest and greed. Like the voice of its narrator, it’s a hopeful novel that Ishiguro has described as “an emotional reply to Never Let Me Go.” (March 2)


7The Windsor Knot By S.J. Bennett

What if the world’s foremost amateur sleuth was hiding in plain sight? That’s the premise of this delightful cozy mystery, the first in a new series. An amalgam of The Crown and Murder, She Wrote, Her Majesty The Queen has been living a double life, solving crimes since her 1953 coronation. Between the corgis, horses, official schedule and nips of gin, Bennett fleshes out the particulars of Her Majesty’s sense of humour and shrewd personality with warmth and reverence. (The depiction of the rapport with husband Prince Philip is particularly lovely.) It is set in 2016 amid preparations for the Queen’s 90th birthday celebrations. When a Russian pianist is found murdered in the loo at Windsor Castle the morning after performing at a party and suspicion falls on a member of the Royal household, what’s a monarch to do? With the help of private secretary Rozie Oshodi, a resourceful, British-Nigerian, ex-army assistant and her partner in crime solving, the Queen quietly investigates. A mix of international diplomacy, boldface cameos (like the Obamas) and daily palace gossip, it’s more Jane Marple than James Bond—but only just. (March 9)


8The Girls Are All So Nice Here By Laurie Elizabeth Flynn

A subset of campus novels called dark academia has recently come back into vogue. These descendants of Donna Tartt’s The Secret History, like Megan Abbott’s Give Me Your Hand and Emily Laydens’ All Girls, are psychological novels that examine the complicated and often toxic facets of intense female friendship. This one by London, Ont.-based Laurie Elizabeth Flynn explores the cult of personality around magnetic Sloane ‘Sully’ Sullivan, who is always surrounded by “girls and boys trailing her like a cape,” and the fallout from her friendship with the more naïve, fish-out-of-water protagonist Ambrosia Wellington during their freshman year at Wesleyan University in Connecticut. (March 9)


9The Impudent Ones By Marguerite Duras

This debut novel by the late Marguerite Duras, who won the French Prix Goncourt for her landmark erotic masterpiece The Lover, was published in 1943, but has just been translated into English. It concerns the star-crossed liaisons of 20-year-old Maud, living unhappily with her family in suburban France, and shares similar autobiographical elements of absent fathers and possessive mothers – and familiar themes of illicit desire, suicide and dysfunctional families – of Duras’ later and more enduring work, illuminated with an essay by her biographer Jean Vallier. (March 9)

 


10The Rose Code By Kate Quinn

The legacy of the women of Bletchley Park, the wartime base in the English countryside where the German Enigma codes were cracked during the Second World War, comes alive in this novel. Once again the San Diego author (The Alice Network) meticulously reconstructs elements of England’s secretive wartime past; here, Quinn introduces three very different female cryptanalysts before reuniting them several years after the war to piece together a new puzzle. It’s like a thrilling lost episode of The Bletchley Circle. (March 9)


11Shadow Life By Hiromi Goto

The buzz is deafening for this graphic novel by Japanese-Canadian writer and poet Goto (co-winner of the Canada-Japan Book Award for Chorus of Mushrooms) and Ignatz-nominated illustrator Ann Xu. Goto’s work centres on the lives of Asian Canadian women — in this case strong-willed, 76-year-old Kumiko, whose daughters want to move her into an assisted living facility. Independent-minded, she moves to an apartment in Vancouver’s gay village instead. The book takes an unconventional approach to queer narratives and infuses Kumiko’s daily routine with elements of magic realism and examples of self-reliance. It’s perfect for fans of Hayao Miyazki, Fun Home by Alison Bechdel and Art Spiegelman’s Pulitzer-winning Maus who love the possibilities of the comics form. Booklist praises it as “an empowering, emotional tribute to defiant, independent, kick-ass old women living their best lives.” (March 30)

 


12Libertie By Kaitlyn Greenidge

Inspired by one of the first Black female doctors in America, this literary novel of magic and history is about figuring out one’s destiny. Set in the 1860s, this Roxane Gay book of the month chronicles a free-born Black girl’s coming of age in post Civil War-era Brooklyn. Libertie Sampson’s mother is a doctor and she is on the same path until, worn down by the derision of her medical school classmates and spellbound by the stories of a man she meets, she accepts his marriage proposal and moves to Haiti with him. (March 30)


13Wild Women and the Blues By Denny S. Bryce

This vivid historical novel will satisfy those who were transfixed by Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom, the Netflix adaptation of August Wilson’s play. Novelist Bryce, a former marketing executive who now covers books for NPR, takes an original slant to conjure the gritty blues scene of Jazz Age Chicago. It’s evoked in a dual timeline, as super-centenarian Honoree Dalcour recounts her rise from sharecropper’s daughter to glamorous speakeasy chorus girl in the treacherous world of bootleggers. Miss Honoree’s youthful ambition intersects with well-known figures such as blues singer Alberta Hunter, Louis Armstrong, Al Capone and pioneering Black filmmaker Oscar Micheaux and explores the convergence of race, art, and ambition. (March 30)


THE SCROLL

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Duke and Duchess of Sussex Buy Film Rights to Canadian Author Carley Fortune’s ‘Meet Me at the Lake’Prince Harry and his wife Meghan have purchased the movie rights to the bestselling romantic novel, which was published in May this year.


Booker Prize Longlist ‘Defined by its Freshness’ as Nominees RevealedEsi Edugyan, chair of the 2023 judges, said each of the 13 novels "cast new light on what it means to exist in our time."


Barack Obama Releases His 2023 Summer Reading ListThe list includes the latest novel by Canadian-born New Zealand author Eleanor Catton.


David Suzuki Takes Inspiration From His Own Grandchildren for New Kid’s Book ‘Bompa’s Insect Expedition’The book features Suzuki and two of his grandchildren exploring the insect population in their own backyard.


Milan Kundera, Author of ‘The Unbearable Lightness of Being’, Dies at 94Kundera won global accolades for the way he depicted themes and characters that floated between the mundane reality of everyday life and the lofty world of ideas.


Cormac McCarthy, Pulitzer Prize-Winning Dark Genius of American Literature, Dead at 89McCarthy won the Pulitzer Prize for his 2006 novel 'The Road.'


Remembering the Life and Loves of Literary Bad Boy Martin AmisThe legendary British author has died at 73. His absence will be keenly felt, but Amis leaves behind a book shelf’s worth of novels, including 'London Fields', 'Money' and 'Success', filled with shambolic anti-heroes raising a finger at society. 


Sophie Grégoire Trudeau to Publish Two Books Related to Mental Health and Wellness With Penguin Random House CanadaThe upcoming releases include a wellness book for adults and a picture book for children, which will roll out over the next two years.


Queen Camilla Celebrated Her Love of Books by Having Some Embroidered on Her Coronation GownThe Queen's coronation gown also featured tributes to her children, grandchildren and rescue dogs embroidered into it.


Better Late Than Never: Gabriel Garcia Márquez’s Unpublished Novel Set for Release in 2024'En Agosto Nos Vemos' or 'We'll See Each Other in August' was deemed by the late author's family to be too important to stay hidden


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Five Canadian Writers Make the Long List for the Inaugural Carol Shields Prize for FictionThe US$150,000 English-language literary award for female and nonbinary writers redresses the inequality of women in the publishing world


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Here are the 5 Books on Bill Gates’ Holiday Reading ListThe billionaire philanthropist is giving hundreds of copies to little libraries around the world


Sheila Heti and Eli Baxter Among 2022 Governor General’s Literary Award WinnersToronto writer Sheila Heti took home the fiction award for 'Pure Colour,' a novel the GG peer assessment committee called "a work of genius."


Suzette Mayr Wins $100,000 Scotiabank Giller Prize for ‘The Sleeping Car Porter’The 2022 Giller Prize jury called Mayr's novel "alive and immediate — and eerily contemporary."


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Sri Lankan Author Shehan Karunatilaka Wins 2022 Booker PrizeKarunatilaka won the prestigious prize on Monday for his second novel ‘The Seven Moons of Maali Almeida’, about a dead war photographer on a mission in the afterlife.


Canadian Council for the Arts Reveals Governor General’s Literary Awards FinalistsThe finalists for the Governor General's Literary Awards spotlight books in both the English and French language, as well as translated works.


New Penguin Random House Award Named After Michelle Obama Will Honour High School WritersMichelle Obama Award for Memoir will provide a $10,000 college scholarship to a graduating public school senior based on their autobiographical submission.


French Author Annie Ernaux, 82, Becomes First French Woman to Win Nobel Prize for LiteratureThe author said, of winning, that "I was very surprised ... I never thought it would be on my landscape as a writer."


Hilary Mantel, Award-Winning British Author of ‘Wolf Hall’ Trilogy, Dies at 70Wolf Hall, published in 2009, and its sequel Bring Up the Bodies, released three years later, both won the Booker Prize, an unprecedented win for two books in the same trilogy and making Mantel the first woman to win the award twice.


Prince William “Cannot Forgive” Prince Harry, According to ‘The New Royals’ Author Katie NichollPrince William “just cannot forgive his brother,” according to Katie Nicholl, author of 'The New Royals: Queen Elizabeth’s Legacy and the Future of the Crown.'


Five Finalists Announced for Hilary Weston Writers’ Trust Prize for NonfictionThe winner — to be announced on November 2 — will take home the annual $60,000 prize.


Peter Straub, Bestselling American Horror Writer, Dies at 79Friend and co-author Stephen King has said the author's 1979 book, "Ghost Story," is his favourite horror novel.


Rawi Hage, Billy-Ray Belcourt and Sheila Heti Make the 2022 Scotiabank Giller Prize Long ListThe jury read 138 books to choose 14 titles for the long list, one of which will win the $100,000 prize, one of the richest in Canadian literature


Salman Rushdie, Novelist Who Drew Death Threats, Is Stabbed at New York LectureThe Indian-born novelist who was ordered killed by Iran in 1989 because of his writing, was attacked before giving a talk on artistic freedom.


Raymond Briggs, Creator of Beloved Children’s Tale ‘The Snowman’, Dies at 88First published in 1978, the pencil crayon-illustrated wordless picture book sold more than 5.5 million copies around the world while a television adaption became a Christmas favourite in Britain and was nominated for an Oscar.


Canadian Author Emily St. John Mandel Makes Barack Obama’s 2022 Summer Reading ListObama's list includes everything from fiction to books on politics, cultural exploration and basketball.


Canadian Author Rebecca Eckler to Launch RE:books Publishing House Focused on Female Authors and Fun ReadsThe former National Post columnist says her tagline is ‘What’s read is good, and what’s good is read.’”


Brian Thomas Isaac’s “All the Quiet Places” wins $5,000 Indigenous Voices AwardThe B.C. author, a retired bricklayer, drew on his childhood growing up on the Okanagan Indian reserve for his coming-of-age story set in 1956


Canadian-American Author Ruth Ozeki Wins Women’s Book Prize for “The Book of Form and Emptiness”The UK judges said her fourth novel, inspired in part by the Vancouver Public Library, contained "sparkling writing, warmth, intelligence, humour and poignancy."


The Bill Gates Summer Reading List Includes a Sci-Fi Novel On Gender Inequality Suggested by His DaughterBill Gates' summer reading list includes fiction and non-fiction titles that cover gender equality, political polarization and climate change.


American novelist Joshua Cohen wins the Pulitzer Prize for fiction for “The Netanyahus”The 2022 Pulitzer prizes include this satirical look at identity politics, focused on the father of former Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, at a crucial time in the Jewish state’s history


Margaret Atwood, Alice Munro Among Canadian Authors Recognized in Commemorative Reading List Marking Queen’s Platinum JubileeThe authors are among six Canadian scribes included on the The Big Jubilee Read list.


Queen Elizabeth II’s Aide Reveals Details of Life in Royal Pandemic Lockdown in New Addition to BookAngela Kelly, who's worked for the Queen for 20 years, discusses everything from cutting the Queen's hair to "the light and laughter that was shared ... even in the darkest moments."


New Leonard Cohen Story Collection, ‘A Ballet of Lepers,’ Set for October ReleaseThe collection features a novel, short stories and a radio play written between 1956 and 1961.


Archived Letters Reveal How Toni Morrison Helped MacKenzie Scott Meet Future Husband Jeff BezosBezos hired Scott at the hedge fund where he worked after receiving a recommendation from Morrison. Shortly thereafter, the pair married and Scott helped Bezos launch Amazon.


Prince Harry’s Memoir is Set to Rock the MonarchyFriends say the California-based royal got a million-pound book deal to write "an intimate take on his feeling about the family."


European Jewish Congress Asks Publisher to Pull Anne Frank BookThe Congress says 'The Betrayal of Anne Frank' has "deeply hurt the memory of Anne Frank, as well as the dignity of the survivors and the victims of the Holocaust."


Canadian Author Details Anne Frank Cold-Case Investigation That Named Surprise Suspect in Her Family’s Betrayal in New BookAhead of the 75th anniversary of the publication of Frank's 'The Diary of a Young Girl' in June, a team that included a retired FBI agent and around 20 historians, criminologists and data specialists identified a relatively unknown figure as a leading suspect in revealing her family's hideout.


Man Who Tricked Authors Into Handing Over Unpublished Manuscripts Arrested by FBI in New YorkFilippo Bernardini, an employee of a well known publication house, has been arrested for stealing hundreds of unpublished manuscripts.


Hollywood Legend Betty White Has a Last Laugh in New Biographic Comic BookThe creators of the biographical comic book have released similar books about Hollywood legends like Carrie Fisher, Lucille Ball, David Bowie and Elizabeth Taylor.


Barack Obama Reveals His List of Books That Left “A Lasting Impression” in 2021Obama's favourite 2021 reads include two-time Pulitzer Prize-winning author Colson Whitehead's 'Harlem Shuffle' and 'Klara and the Sun,' by Nobel Prize-winning author Kazuo Ishiguro


“Interview With the Vampire” Author Anne Rice Dies at 80 — Tributes Pour in From Stuart Townsend and OthersThe author, who was best known for her work in gothic fiction, died on Saturday evening as a result of complications from a stroke.


Norma Dunning wins $25,000 Governor General’s English fiction prize for ‘Tainna’The Edmonton-based Inuk writer explores themes of displacement, loneliness and spirituality in six short stories


Omar El Akkad wins $100,000 Giller prize for “What Strange Paradise”The former Globe and Mail reporter, who published "American War" to acclaim in 2017, tackles the global migrant refugee crisis in his second novel


South African Author Damon Galgut Wins the Booker Prize For ‘The Promise’Galgut received nominations for his 2003 and 2010 works before finally taking home the prize this year. 


Hollywood Legend Paul Newman Discusses Life, Acting and Aging Gracefully in Newly Discovered MemoirPublishers of the newly discovered memoir say the Hollywood legend wrote the book in the 1980s in response to the relentless media attention he received during that time.


Here’s What You Need to Know About the Toronto International Festival of AuthorsDirector Roland Gulliver lands in Toronto to open his second, much-expanded virtual festival with more than 200 events


Tanzanian Novelist Gurnah Wins 2021 Nobel Prize in Literature for Depicting the Impact of Colonialism and Refugee StoriesGurnah, 72, is only the second writer from sub-Saharan Africa to win one of the world's most prestigious literary awards


Miriam Toews Garners Third Giller Prize Nomination for “Fight Night” after Shortlist AnnouncedSophomore efforts from novelists Omar El Akkad and Jordan Tannahill join debut books from Cheluchi Onyemelukwe-Onuobia and Angélique Lalonde


Tina Brown’s New Book, ‘The Palace Papers’, Covers the Royal Family’s Reinvention After Diana’s Tragic DeathTina Brown's sequel to her 2007 release 'The Diana Chronicles' is set to hit shelves April 12, 2022. 


Audible.ca Releases Andrew Pyper’s Exclusive Audiobook “Oracle” For New Plus Catalogue LaunchThe thriller about a psychic FBI detective is one of 12,000 titles now available for free to members


Barack Obama and Bruce Springsteen to Release Book Based On Their “Renegades” PodcastThe new book will feature a collection of candid, intimate and entertaining conversations


Prince Harry Will Publish a Memoir in Late 2022Harry says he's writing the book "not as the prince I was born but as the man I have become."


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