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2018 Ontario Morning Book Picks

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The books recommended by our editor, Kerry, on her CBC Ontario Morning books column.
The Lost Girls of Camp Forevermore

The Lost Girls of Camp Forevermore

A Novel
edition:Paperback
also available: eBook Paperback
tagged : literary

“An ambitious and dynamic portrayal of the harm humans—even young girls—can do.” Kirkus Reviews

A gripping, evocative novel about a group of young girls at a remote camp—and the night that will shape their lives for decades to come

A group of young girls descends on Camp Forevermore, a sleepaway camp in the Pacific Northwest, where their days are filled with swimming lessons, friendship bracelets and camp songs by the fire. Bursting with excitement and nervous energy, they set off on …

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Find You in the Dark

Find You in the Dark

In this bestselling debut thriller, reminiscent of Dexter and The Talented Mr. Ripley, a family man obsessed with digging up the undiscovered remains of serial killer victims catches the attention of a murderer prowling the streets of Seattle.

For years, Martin has been illegally buying police files on serial killers and using them to locate long-lost victims. After he uncovers the bodies, he calls the police anonymously and taunts them with his finds. He sees his work as a public service, a rig …

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Hysteria

Hysteria

A Novel
edition:Paperback
also available: eBook Paperback

One of The Globe and Mail’s “Favourite Books of the Year”

The closer she gets to the truth, the faster it slips away.

In the spring of 1945, fifteen year-old Heike circles in the mountains high above Switzerland. Pushed out the door by a worried mother, Heike and her little sister, Lena, have escaped Dresden only days ahead of the firebombs that will destroy that city, to cross a war-torn Germany on their own. But now, Lena is lost and Heike is alone, stalked by a feral dog.

Eleven years late …

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The Red Word

The Red Word

A Novel
edition:Paperback
also available: eBook

 

Winner of the 2018 Governor General's Literary Award for Fiction

The battle of the sexes goes to college in this nervy debut adult novel by a powerful new voice

A smart, dark, and take-no-prisoners look at rape culture and the extremes to which ideology can go The Red Word is a campus novel like no other. As her sophomore year begins, Karen enters into the back-to-school revelry — particularly at Gamma Beta Chi. When she wakes up one morning on the lawn of Raghurst, a house of radical feminists …

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A Dangerous Crossing

A Dangerous Crossing

A Novel
edition:Hardcover

From Ausma Zehanat Khan,critically acclaimed author ofThe Unquiet Dead, comes the devastatingly powerful new thrillerA Dangerous Crossing.
For Inspector Esa Khattak and Sergeant Rachel Getty, the Syrian refugee crisis is about to become personal. Esa’s childhood friend, Nathan Clare, calls him in distress: his sister, Audrey, has vanished from a Greek island where the siblings run an NGO. Audrey had been working to fast-track refugees to Canada, but now, she is implicated in the double-murder …

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Lady Franklin of Russell Square

Lady Franklin of Russell Square

edition:Paperback

Spring, 1847, and Lady Franklin is back in London expecting to greet her hero husband, polar explorer Sir John Franklin, upon his triumphant return from the Northwest Passage. But as weeks turn to months, she reluctantly grows into her public role as Franklin's steadfast wife, the "Penelope of England." In this novel that imagines a rich interior life of one of Victorian England's most intriguing women, the boundaries of friendship, propriety, and love are bound to collide.

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Kiss the Joy as it Flies

Kiss the Joy as it Flies

Tenth-anniversary edition
edition:Paperback
also available: eBook Paperback Paperback

With all the wisdom, humor and joy we've come to expect from Sheree Fitch, Kiss the Joy As It Flies, first published in 2008, marked the well-loved author's move from children's literature to adult fiction.

Set in the fictional Maritime town of Odell, with a cast of exasperating but lovable characters, Kiss the Joy As It Flies promises to be a remarkable debut and a reader's favorite. Panic-stricken by the news that she needs exploratory surgery, forty-eight-year-old Mercy Beth Fanjoy drafts a mo …

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Dear Evelyn

Dear Evelyn

edition:Paperback
also available: Audiobook (CD)

WINNER OF THE 2018 ROGERS WRITERS' TRUST FICTION PRIZE • WINNER OF THE 2019 CITY OF VICTORIA BUTLER BOOK PRIZE • A 2018 KIRKUS BEST BOOK OF THE YEAR • A GLOBE AND MAIL BEST BOOK OF 2018 • A TORONTO STAR TOP TEN BOOK OF THE YEAR • A WINNIPEG FREE PRESS FAVOURITE BOOK OF THE YEAR • A QUILL & QUIRE BEST BOOK OF 2018

Inspired by the author’s family history, this forthright love story unflinchingly portrays the trials and tensions of a lifelong marriage.

Born between the wars on a workin …

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