How Does a Single Blade of Grass Thank the Sun? Doretta Lau presents an updated and whimsical new take on what it means to be Canadian. Lau’s stories feature the children and grandchildren of immigrants, transnational adoptees and multiracial adults who came of age in the 1990s—all struggling to find a place in the Western world and using the only language they know to express their hopes, fears and expectations.
In Paradise and Elsewhere questions are asked, is there a garden at the beginning? Was it an island? A bargain? Certainly there was sex. In these mythical, magical stories Kathy Page parts company from traditional wisdom to blaze a new trail through the wild, lush, half-fantastic and half-real terrain of origin stories.
In Empress of the Night, Catherine the Great takes center stage as she relives her astonishing ascension to the throne, her rule over an empire, and the sacrifices that made her the most feared and commanding woman of her time. Gorgeously written with vivid detail and lyrical prose, Stachniak’s novel is an intensely intimate portrayal of a woman in charge of her fortunes.
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Wednesday 2 April
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