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CBC's Women Writers to Watch List (2014)

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In January 2014, CBC Books singled out ten women whose writing "you need to put on your radar." This list matches a book to each author. Enjoy, and read the full CBC article here: http://www.cbc.ca/books/2014/01/10-canadian-women-you-need-to-read.html
Beginning of Was

Beginning of Was

edition:Paperback
also available: Hardcover Paperback Hardcover

 

What would you do if you lost everything?

Following the deaths of her alcoholic husband and young daughter in a car crash, Marta Fett flees her small-town Ontario home for Toronto. She finds herself seeking refuge at a downtown church—not because she’s religious, but because she can think of no other place that would harbour a person as irredeemable as she imagines herself to be in her daughter’s death. She begins to develop tentative relationships at the margins of this community, gro …

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Susceptible

Susceptible

edition:Hardcover
tagged : literary

"...an aching clarity [is] evident in [Castrée's] sombre grey tones and her dexterous, serpentine lines."-Globe & Mail Best 100 Books of 2013

"With mesmerizing honesty Castrée resurrects the obscenely disorienting turning points of a childhood, the ones that haunt a person for a lifetime. After reading the last page I closed the book and wept a little bit about its simple, perfect ending."
-MIRANDA JULY, author ofIt Chooses YouandNo One Belongs Here More Than You

Goglu is a daydreamer with a you …

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The Blondes

The Blondes

edition:Paperback
also available: Hardcover
tagged : literary

A breakout novel for a young writer whose last book was shortlisted for the Trillium Prize alongside Anne Michaels and Margaret Atwood, and whom the Toronto Star called a "force of nature."

Hazel Hayes is a graduate student living in New York City when she learns that she is pregnant from an ill-advised affair with her married professor. More worrisome than the shock of this discovery is the apocalyptically bad timing: random but deadly attacks, all by women with light hair, have begun terrorizin …

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Red Girl Rat Boy

Red Girl Rat Boy

edition:Paperback
tagged : literary

A Quill & Quire Best Book of the Year

A Globe & Mail Best Short Fiction Title

A National Post Best Short Fiction Title

A January Magazine Best Book of the Year

Shortlisted for the 2014 Ethel Wilson Fiction Prize

"Complicated, passionate, genuine."- Chatelaine

Women. Young women, old women. The hair-obsessed, the politically driven, the sure-footed, the bony-butted, the awkward and compulsive and alone. Sleep-deprived and testy. Exhausted and accepting. Among the innumerablewives, husbands, sisters, a …

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North End Love Songs

North End Love Songs

edition:Paperback
tagged : canadian

For Katherena Vermette, Winnipeg's North End is a neighbourhood of colourful birds, stately elms, and always wily rivers. It is where a brother's disappearance is trivialized by local media and police because he is young and aboriginal. It is also where young girls share secrets, movies, cigarettes, Big Gulps and stories of love&emdash;where a young mother full of both maternal trepidation and joy watches her small daughters as they play in the park.

"In North End Love Songs, Katherena Vermette u …

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Bow Grip

Bow Grip

edition:Paperback
tagged : lesbian

Winner of the ReLit Award for Best Novel
Shortlisted for the Ferro-Grumley Award for Women's Fiction
An American Library Association Stonewall Honor Book

Ivan E. Coyote is acclaimed as one of North America's most beguiling storytellers; Ivan's honest, down-to-earth tales, many of which are based on personal experience, are compelling for their simple human truths. Ivan's 2005 story collection, Loose End, was also shortlisted for the prestigious Ferro-Grumley Award for Fiction.

Bow Grip, Ivan's lo …

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Ten Good Seconds of Silence

Ten Good Seconds of Silence

A novel
edition:Paperback
also available: eBook

Short-listed for the 2001 Rogers Writers’ Trust of Canada Fiction Prize and the Amazon.com/Books in Canada First Novel Prize
Lilith Boot’s life changes forever the night she drowns the flowers in her parents’ garden. Frightened by their daughter’s odd behaviour, and her recent pronouncements of psychic visions, the Boots send Lilith to a Vancouver mental hospital. It is there that she becomes pregnant, giving birth after her discharge.
Years later, Lilith uses her visions to help Toro …

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How to Get Along With Women

How to Get Along With Women

Short Stories
edition:Paperback
also available: eBook

A sharply original debut collection, How To Get Along With Women showcases Elisabeth de Mariaffi’s keen eye and inventive voice. Infused with a close and present danger, these stories tighten the knot around power, identity, and sexuality, and draw the reader into the pivotal moments where-for better or for worse-we see ourselves for what we truly are.

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