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The No-Sale Sale Shopping Suggestion: Shop by Author

Shop our books by author

From now till December 31, when you buy two Invisible Publishing books from your favourite indie booksellers, we’ll send you a free, limited-edition SURPRISE in the mail! It’s all part of The No-Sale Sale and our invitation to you to buy local! All details here.

We promised suggestions, and here we go! First up: shop by author! This is for the reader who wants to do a deep dive into an author’s (Invisible) catalogue.

Book covers for Daniil and Vanya & I Am a Truck

Michelle Winters
Daniil and Vanya: As translator for Marie-Helene Larochelles’ debut, this novel is an “unflinching psychological horror story, both sinister and awe-inspiringly good.”—Chatelaine

A finalist for the Scotiabank Giller Prize, I Am a Truck is “at once charming, funny, bizarre and highly original with a feel-good ending reminiscent of Thelma and Louise’s iconic finale, the book is… driven by mystery, emotion and wholly likeable characters.”—Canadian Living

Book covers for Eaten Back to Life & Food and Trembling

Jonah Campbell
Eaten Back to Life: “[O]ffers crisp observations about cuisine and food writing that make this collection a must for the reader who likes to play with their food, conceptually, as well as eat it.”—Montreal Review of Books

Food and Trembling: “[A] love song of food and language written by a lover of gravy and a hater of brunches.”—The Coast

Book covers for Fallsy Downsies & Homing

Stephanie Domet
Fallsy Downsies, winner of the Dartmouth Book Award for Fiction: “[A] tender portrayal of aging and an entertaining, compassionate story of an unlikely crew negotiating fraught and complicated friendships and finding meaning in each other.”—Quill & Quire

Homing, a classic work of award-winning Atlantic fiction: “Stephanie Domet’s writing is lyrical and profound, wired with amplified moments of wonder and grace.”—John K. Samson, The Weakerthans

Book covers for Migration Songs & Low

Anna Quon
Migration Songs: “Anna Quon tackles two weighty subjects…the hidden lives of immigrants and the lonely isolation of mental illness, and she steps up to the challenge with grace and sensitivity.”—Atlantic Books Today

Low: “An empathetic coming-of-age story about the redemptive power of love.”—Globe and Mail

Book covers for Bats or Swallows & Escape Plans

Teri Vlassopoulos
Bats or Swallows: “Vlassopoulos has found a way to carry over the wide-eyed curiosity and innate goodness of childhood into the mysterious, often sad, often tragic world of adulthood.”—Montreal Review of Books

Escape Plans: “While Escape Plans has its basis in tragedy, it’s not without humour and even, sometimes, optimism of a sort. As is often the case in modern fiction, the plot is almost a backdrop to the discovery of how and why things came to be as they are. Escape Plans is a promising debut and hopefully the first of more to come.”—Beach Metro

Book covers for Jim Guthrie & The Cloaca

Andrew Hood
The Cloaca: “Hood finds some impossible way to marry the deadpan pessimism of Raymond Carver with the humour of South Park.”—Broken Pencil

Jim Guthrie: Who Needs What: “[Hood] doesn’t overdose on the sorts of adoringly hyperbolic adjectives that often overwhelm fan-generated appreciations of an artist’s career. … [By] the end of Who Needs What, it’s likely that readers will share it, even if they still wouldn’t be able to pick its subject out of a lineup of Canadian rock stars.”—Quill & Quire

Book covers for Lands and Forests, What You Need, & The Utility of Boredom

Andrew Forbes
What You Need, finalist for the Trillium Book Award and shortlisted for the Danuta Gleed Literary Award: “[E]very story sparkles with granular detail and the kind of profound emotional insight that only comes with having lived the difficult passage between the expectations of youth and the ambiguities of adulthood.”—The Fiddlehead

The Utility of Boredom: Baseball Essays: “[Andrew] Forbes’s writing is almost invisibly stunning, clear, with romantic flourishes equal to his subject matter. But what he’s really able to articulate is how a love of baseball is really about a love of, or at least an acceptance of, the fact that losing is part of the game.”—National Post (Psst, did you know there’s a follow-up collection of baseball essays coming from Forbes, April 2021?)

Lands and Forests: “[Andrew Forbes’s] shows us what the short story was made to do: delight us, surprise us, and prompt us to more fully recognize ourselves.”—Johanna Skibsrud, winner, Scotiabank Giller Prize

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