This weekend, our Book Lovers’ Holiday Gift Guide Saturday Spotlight is on 12 hot new fiction books perfect for gift-giving! These books and more can be found in our Book Lovers’ Holiday Gift Guide. A list of participating retailers can be found here.
A Circle on the Surface
A powerful swell of a novel from one of Canada’s master storytellers, set amongst a backdrop of wartime paranoia in a fictional coastal Nova Scotia community.
A tender novel from bestselling author Lesley Crewe, exploring a sprawling Cape Breton family’s vulnerabilities and values, darkest fears, and greatest hopes.
Catching the Light
Though Cathy is a talented artist, she yearns for social acceptance. Hutch is everything she is not: charismatic, popular, smart. The slow burn and extraordinary lives of two ordinary people.
An epic tale of war and triumph by award-winning author Gary Collins, winner of the inaugural NL reads literary competition, administered by the CBC.
Growing up Next to the Mental
Wish Mooney’s earliest memory is finding a corpse in the Waterford River. Jarring stuff for a four-year-old, yet far from the most shocking thing he would witness.
The Honey Farm
Harriet Alida Lye
After beekeeper Cynthia offers young artists free room and board in exchange for help on her Edenic farm, strange things start happening: taps run red and frogs swarm the pond. This psychological thriller paints a dark portrait of creation and possession in the natural world.
In The Wake
Set on the shores of modern-day Nova Scotia, two women are stagnated by grief and their own flawed versions of the past. Can the truth set them free?
Miss Nackawic Meets Midlife
Chocolate River Publishing
Miss Nackawic 1981 hasn’t lost sight of her Miss World vision board. Her hilarious observations of her attempts to stay runway ready while she tries to cope with midlife will make you chuckle and relate.
Helen C. Escott
Doctors race against time to determine the cause of Wormwood: a mysterious disease that some believe was created by God to kill the worst criminals among us.
The Smeltdog Man
A rollicking novel about how a Cape Bretoner marshalled his accidental invention, a marijuana-induced, munchies-inspired Smeltdog, into the most successful franchise in Canada.
An action-packed novel of revenge that begins in the deserts of Iraq, where a US Marine dies and the circumstances surrounding his death are shrouded in mystery.
Some Days Run Long
Boularderie Island Press
From the winner of the Stephen Leacock Medal for Humour, this new collection is like a stroll along the aisles of a rural general store, stocked with whimsy, humour, ire, reflection, tall tales, and passion.