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This debut novel from the author of A Complicated Kindness is about two moms who leave their housing project and head out on a summer road trip to Colorado where they find amazing luck and adventure.
Set during the summer of the Ojibway occupation of Anicinabe Park in Kenora, this novel is about a family that spends a summer at a Retreat and the eldest daughter falls in love with a native boy.
This 2007 Giller Prize winner is about a small radio station in Yellowknife and the group at the station head out one summer on a canoe trip into the Arctic wilderness to follow in the steps of legendary Englishman John Hornby.
This Lesley Choyce novella is about two friends who rent Apartment X for the summer in a beach resort town but their summer doesn’t go according to plan.
This novel is about a Summer Between childhood and adulthood as 12-year old Dougaldo Montmigny falls with love with Tomahawk Clark, a 13-year old Metis boy.
One of the crime novels in Peter Robinson's Inspector Banks series, this novel is about a summer that never happened.
This novel is one of Matt Cohen’s Salem quartet novels, about Kitty Malone and set in a second summer in a fictional town of Salem in eastern Ontario.
Illustrated by graphic novelist Nate Powell, this book is about the closing of a small town video arcade and a summer of teenage lust, violence and search for new entertainment. The title of this book is also the name of a short fiction magazine.
A 2003 Giller Prize finalist and John Bemrose's debut novel, this novel tells the story of a southwestern Ontario mill town in the mid-1960s and a labour dispute that forces the protagonist to choose between loyalty to his friend and his own advancement at the local textile mill.
Set among the islands and lakes of cottage country, this David Macfarlane novel explores the stories of three generations of lost summers.
This Janice Kulyk Keefer novel tells the story of young mothers who spend the summer at beach cottages and get together to drink gin and to gossip about the characters in the books they exchange as part of their lending library.
The title of this coming-of-age novel is what students are often asked to write about their first day back from summer vacation.
This book tells the story of a Doomed summer holiday. When the Mallory family rents a shabby cottage on Ontario's Rideau Lakes, they are faced with an ancient curse.
The title of this picture book is the name of a freshwater insect, sometimes referred to as a lake fly or fishfly.
Short-listed for the Governor General's Literary Award, this book is about Terence who, while hanging around the park in the summer, meets Lucy who insists that she is a Bat.
A summer twist on the Christmas classic, The 12 Days of Christmas.
This Heidi Jardine Stoddart picture book tells the story of Gus and his dog, Sam, who head Back to the Beach to find beach treasures.
This modern classic is about a young man's first Summer on Saltwater as a commercial salmon fisherman. The book was written by the renowned fisherman and outdoor adventure writer Roderick Haig-Brown.
The title of this book of poetry refers to that lovely summer smell of “fresh cut __ __”
A poetry collection written by Laisha Rosnau about Buggy Explorers.
Chefs Jeff Crump and Bettina Schormann have written an essential (and Earth-y) cookbook for local and sustainable eating.
This book explores the new ways that urban dwellers are getting closer to their food with things like backyard vegetable plots and rooftop gardens. Not for the country farmer.
Charles Gordon's study of our national obsession with that special summer place at the lake - the cottage.
Written by Allan Casey, this Governor General winner celebrates Canada's Lake Country.