Category Archives: Canadian fiction

Throwback Thursday (an old favorite recommended)

Renee at It’s Book Talk began this meme as a way to share old favorites. I haven’t posted for the last two Thursdays, so I hope that you will appreciate my pick for this week. I’ve chosen “Walt” by Russell Wangersky for my Throwback Thursday … Continue reading

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“Malagash” by Joey Comeau

As soon as I saw this title offered on NetGalley, I just knew I had to read it. The place name alone cinched it. As I sit in my cottage on a warm, though blustery day, I am just a … Continue reading

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Canada’s 150th birthday!

As a proud Canadian book blogger I would be remiss to not take note of my country’s 150th birthday celebration. And because I always have to mention books… here is a list of 100 novels that make you proud to … Continue reading

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“Strange things done” by Elle Wild

There are strange things done in the midnight sun By the men who moil for gold; The Arctic trails have their secret tales That would make your blood run cold… – Robert W. Service poem, “The Cremation of Sam McGee” … Continue reading

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20 Questions with Margaret Gracie (#Authorinterview)

Today Fictionophile welcomes Canadian debut author Margaret Gracie.  Margaret has generously agreed to answer my questions and share her writing journey with us. Margaret’s book has recently been published by The Porcupine’s Quill. F  Congratulations on the publication of “Plastic”! … Continue reading

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Series to Savour 8 – Louise Penny’s Armand Gamache mysteries

I can’t believe that I have not yet written about the fabulous Louise Penny on my “Series to Savour” blog series. Well, that must be remedied immediately!  Set in the charming small town of Three Pines, the series features police Chief Inspector … Continue reading

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Canadian “Authors for Indies Day” is almost here!

Why do Canadians love their neighbourhood independent bookstores? Indie bookstores build community, make for great spots to hang out, celebrate literary diversity and serve as that place where anyone can go and experience the stories of our lives as Canadians. … Continue reading

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“The goldfish bowl” by Laurence Gough

“The Goldfish Bowl“, winner of the Arthur Ellis Award for Best First Novel from the Crime Writers of Canada is the first of thirteen police procedural novels featuring Detectives Willows and Parker. It was originally published in 1987. The blurb: An elusive … Continue reading

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Book mail from the brilliant Annie Daylon!

I have just returned home from a twelve day road trip (we drove 6,232 km.) and I was delighted to have this wonderful package in my mailbox. I found not one, but two of Annie Daylon’s novels with wonderful inscriptions … Continue reading

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“At the heart of the missing” by Annie Daylon

Set in the beautiful city of Vancouver,  “At the heart of the missing” introduces the reader to some very interesting characters. Life has not treated them fairly, but then, is life ever fair? “What good are memories if there is … Continue reading

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Series to Savour 5 – Peter Robinson’s Inspector Banks mysteries

Back in 1988, when my children were tiny, I belonged to one of those book clubs where you bought a book every month and it was delivered in the mail.  One of my treasured deliveries was “Gallow’s View”, the very … Continue reading

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Series to savour 3 – L. R. Wright’s Karl Alberg mysteries

The late Laurlai Rose Wright was a talented novelist who passed away much to soon. She was one of the first Canadian novelists to become renown within the mystery genre. She was called “Canada’s Queen of Crime Fiction” by Chatelaine magazine … Continue reading

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A seasonal short, short story by Annie Daylon

Have you ever wondered how writers can evoke such emotion is just a few words? Annie Daylon has risen to the task. Read her moving little ‘flash fiction’ story “The end of the harvest“. http://www.anniedaylon.com/2016/10/21/the-end-of-the-harvest/ You can follow Annie via her blog … Continue reading

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“The couple next door” by Shari Lapena

This seems to be the year for debut novels that are very well crafted.  “The couple next door” is a riveting suspense novel that keeps readers turning the pages frantically to follow the plight of its characters.  With a fast-paced plot … Continue reading

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“Safe as houses” by Susan Glickman

If you’re looking for the perfect combination of ‘cozy mystery’ and women’s fiction, then “Safe as houses” might just be for you! Set in the Hillcrest Village area of Toronto, the novel features as protagonist a former librarian turned bookshop … Continue reading

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