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Launchpad: The Heart Beats In Secret, by Katie Munnik

by Kerry Clare

A novel that explores the wilderness of the heart, the secrets concealed with every beat and the many ways it is possible to be a mother.

Launchpad: Glass Float, by Jane Munro

by Kerry Clare

"Like glass floats themselves, these neat, clear poems contain Munro's breath. They cross oceans."—Ian Williams

Launchpad: You Are Not What We Expected, by Sidura Ludwig

by Kerry Clare

A gorgeous, highly visceral, deeply felt collection of linked stories about how families work—and don’t work—together. The Levine family is unforgettable.” …

Launchpad: The World is Mostly Sky, by Sarah Ens

by Kerry Care

"Whether she’s writing of girlhood or womanhood, of the prairies or the city, Ens’ vivid, forceful language fully engages and challenges her readers."— …

Launchpad: Devolution, by Kim Goldberg

by Kerry Clare

"Kim Goldberg is a climate-voyant, offering visions of time-warped ecologies and malignantly inverted processes of nature." —Sonnet L'Abbé

Launchpad: A Match Made for Murder, by Iona Whishaw

by Kerry Clare

"Full of history, mystery, and a glorious BC setting . . . a wonderful series." —Sleuth of Baker Street Bookstore

Launchpad: Swimmers in Winter, by Faye Guenther

by Kerry Clare

"Guenther traces the paths of women in the city, struggling to survive, keep themselves fed and afloat while also falling hard for each other. In turns …

Launchpad: Sweet Water, by Yvonne Blomer

by Kerry Clare

"Stop. Slow down. Suspend time. Let your soul come to rest in this haunting book as you take a quiet journey to a watershed that someone cherishes." —Maude …

Launchpad: The Library of Legends, by Janie Chang

by Kerry Clare

"A gorgeous, poetic journey threaded with mist and magic." —Kate Quinn

Launchpad: Music for Tigers, by Michelle Kadarusman

by Kerry Clare

"A middle-grade book that reads like a love letter to the unique flora and fauna of the Tasmanian Tarkine." —Booklist

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