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  • Lily's Story

    From the Congo by

    In the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), inhuman conditions within its vast mining industry, and endemic corruption at the highest levels of government are hardly uncommon. But when native son, Jean Amani, rises to the role of minister of ...


  • To Walk in Their Footsteps

    Coming to Canada by

    Back in the 1960's tracing your Family Tree was just becoming an interesting hobby. Now, like a lazy little babbling stream merrily following the course of time, that stream has metamorphosed into a huge, directed waterfall and on to an almost out ...


  • Aunt Edwina's Fabulous Wishes

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    When free-spirited painter Julie Fincher discovers that her fiancé is a gold-digger, she reluctantly decides to go ahead with the wedding to please her ailing father. Sadly, the family’s beloved ninety-two-year-old Lady Edwina Greymore passes away ...


  • Frankie Ryan's Inheritance

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    Frankie Ryan leaves behind a small Newfoundland fishing community to study for the priesthood in Toronto. Within months seminary life begins to take a toll and he finds himself going through an intellectual and spiritual crisis that he can’t seem to ...


  • FanGong Seawall

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    THIS STORY RECEIVED YANGTZE RIVER NETWORK LITERATURE COMPETITION AWARD FOR 2020. Set 1,000 years ago (AD 1021-1026) during China’s Song Dynasty, it centres on the life and times of Fan Zhongyan, a real historical figure in ancient China. “Fan” is ...


  • Welcome to Martin House

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    Welcome to Martin House, a little bed and breakfast in Mark’s Point, Newfoundland. Grab a cup of tea, put your feet up, and share your troubles. This is where community happens. It’s 1971, a time of transition in Newfoundland. Newly widowed Bessie ...


  • In Truth

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    In the grinding poverty of the post-war prairies, little Amélie Marchand always seems to be in the way. The youngest daughter of dirt-poor French-Canadian farmers, she must negotiate linguistic tensions, familial secrets, and the coldness of her ...


  • Moonlight - The Journey Begins

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    When Chandni Rai turned thirteen, two things happened to change the course of her entire life. Her father died suddenly. And, she discovered a clue to the mystery of her missing grandmother who had been a child-bride - a piece of paper stuck behind ...


  • The Gods of Thought and Memory

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    A fresh start in Scotland's Orkney Islands is just what artist Caris MacLeod needs. Leaving British Columbia and a broken marriage behind for the wild coast of Orkney, Caris is immediately captivated by Mark Raffin, a mysterious, aloof neighbour who ...


  • I Only Make Love In Montreal

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    This stunning debut collection of stories draws heavily on the author’s memories of growing up in Trinidad and explores themes of family, faith, race, child abuse, sexuality, and otherness. In one story, a young boy experiences his first signs of ...