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Read an excerpt from Swimmers in Winter

Certain Women meets The Mars Room in Swimmers in Winter, a sharp and stylistic debut collection by Faye Guenther published in August 2020. Swimmers in Winter swirls between real and imagined pasts and futures to delve into our present cultural moment. These are soul-searching, plot-driven character studies. Read an excerpt from the story “Flood Lands”… Continue Reading Read an excerpt from Swimmers in Winter

Five Novels That’ll Raise Your Blood Pressure

A list of five books that delve into horror-tinged family experiences. Image features a black and white close-up photo of a person holding hands to their face.

This October, we’ll publish our first translation, the psychological family thriller Daniil and Vanya, by Marie-Hélène Larochelle, translated from the original French by Giller Prize finalist Michelle Winters. Chatelaine calls it an “unflinching psychological horror story, both sinister and awe-inspiringly good.” Read an excerpt here. Pre-order the book now, and in the meantime, check out some other titles that delve… Continue Reading Five Novels That’ll Raise Your Blood Pressure

Read an excerpt from Daniil and Vanya

Scrapbook-style image of the cover for the novel Daniil and Vanya to introduce a free excerpt.

In October 2020, we published the English translation of Daniil and Vanya, by Marie-Hélène Larochelle, translated by Michelle Winters (finalist for the Scotiabank Giller Prize for I Am a Truck). Emma and Gregory travel to Russia to adopt a pair of twin boys. As the children become teenagers, they display a worrying lack of empathy,… Continue Reading Read an excerpt from Daniil and Vanya

Editor’s View: On Swimmers In Winter

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To celebrate the publication day for Swimmers in Winter, editor Bryan Ibeas reflects back on the characters and circumstances that make Faye Guenther’s book so compelling. It’s been a few months and an eternity since I last worked with Faye on Swimmers in Winter, so looking back at the book is proving to be an… Continue Reading Editor’s View: On Swimmers In Winter

County Heirlooms Contributor Map

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So what if Sandbanks is full? We’ve put together a Google map to help you find many of the contributors featured in County Heirlooms: Recipes and Reflections from Prince Edward County. This map features farmers, chefs, restaurants, and other producers of delicious things. We hope you’ll visit them in person as their opening hours permit… Continue Reading County Heirlooms Contributor Map

October in the Soo

Shelly (Tal) Bressette portrait

October in the Soo       Poetry and photography by Shelly (Tal) Bressette Staring out the hotel window at choppy river water rippling fast below, cold as Algoma Steel. Tom Thomson shades of muted rust and gold rim distant shorelines and unseen winds billow beneath playful gulls’ wings. Stacks of spongy clouds climb above… Continue Reading October in the Soo

Flash Sale: Searching for Terry Punchout

Cover of book titled Searching for Terry Punchout by Tyler Hellard against a blue background overlaid by a book club stamp

Tyler Hellard was interviewed for The Athletic about his award-nominated hockey novel, Searching for Terry Punchout. Read the interview here (with subscription). We’ve included a short excerpt below. Grab your own copy of Searching for Terry Punchout during our Flash Sale! We’re selling the book from our website for just $10 (and the ebook for… Continue Reading Flash Sale: Searching for Terry Punchout

Extracting Hope from Poison: On Quitting the Writer’s Life

Art by author: Ashley Obscura

Extracting Hope from Poison: On Quitting the Writer’s Life Essay and artwork by Ashley Obscura When I was presented with the opportunity and encouragement to write this essay I was in the midst of a personal crisis. I had just received my first, hard-earned travel grant to attend my first AWP Conference last year in… Continue Reading Extracting Hope from Poison: On Quitting the Writer’s Life

Recommended Reads by Black Canadian Writers

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Actions speak louder than words, but we hope the two can be complementary. If you’ve arrived on this website looking to purchase an Invisible book, we ask that you also consider purchasing a book by a Black Canadian author. We’ve provided a list below to get you started. This list is not meant to be… Continue Reading Recommended Reads by Black Canadian Writers