The Break

The Break begins with Stella, a woman who witnesses a violent crime from her kitchen window late at night.  Through alternating narratives, the author takes the reader through the lives of those connected with the victim, shining a light on both the violence and struggles within Winnipeg’s North End neighborhood. Katherena Vermette’s novel, is in…

The Right To Be Cold

In The Right to be Cold, Sheila Watt-Cloutier recalls her childhood in the Canadian Arctic and her fight against the threat of climate change as an adult. The author takes us through her travels to Nova Scotia and Ontario at a young age, as well as her time in a residential vocational school in Churchill,…

Rowdy

On July 31st, 2015, Roddy Piper tragically passed away at the age of 61.  Prior to his death, Roddy was writing a new book about his early years and subsequent career both in the ring and in Hollywood.  As a tribute to their father, daughter, Ariel, and son Colton, picked up where he left off…

The Drop

“Cities,” Bob’s father once told him, “aren’t run from the capitol building. They’re run from the cellar. The First City? The one you see? That’s the clothes they put over the body to make it look better. But the Second City is the body. That’s where they take the bets and sell the women and…

99: Stories of the Game

In 99: Stories of the Game, Wayne Gretzky celebrates the 99th anniversary of the NHL by penning short stories that help to illuminate the history of the league.  Intertwining his own career with that of several legendary players like Maurice Richard, Gordie Howe, Mark Messier and Bobby Orr, Gretzky presents a compelling take on the…

Live By Night

Live By Night begins in the thick of the roaring 20s.  The advent of prohibition has normalized corruption among the police and criminals with an explosion of illegal distilleries and speakeasies popping up all over the country.  Despite the government’s best efforts to keep liquor out of the hands of the population, consumption has more…

Sinner Man

Sinner Man tells the story of small town insurance-peddler Don Barshter, and how after a few too many drinks, inadvertently murders his wife following an errant strike.  Rather than call the police and turn himself in, Don decides to cram his wife’s body into a closet and flee town.  It’s during his aimless travels that…

She-Hulk: Law & Disorder

After discovering her employer only hired her as a publicity stunt, Jennifer Walters (a.k.a. She-Hulk) leaves to open her own practice.  Unfortunately, her green skin kind of makes it impossible to hide that she’s a superhero and because of this, she begins racking up enemies quicker than a hiccup. As with most collections, this volume…