Sponsored Collection

Atlantic Books for the Holidays

Recommended Reading List
Fruitful Bounty
Download list
Please login or register to use this feature.

Fruitful Bounty

By 49thShelf
0 ratings
rated!
rated!
tagged:
Books whose readings will prove entirely fruitful.
The Watermelon Social

The Watermelon Social

edition:Paperback

Elaine McCluskey’s debut collection contains ten comical and aggressively human slices of suburban life. From grocery aisles to strip-mall parking lots to school hallways and waiting rooms, these stories pulse with the bizarre and sometimes annoying trappings of in-between places and the people we encounter there.

In the title story a mother of two observes as the team of supermoms at her children’s school limps through the volunteer event of the season, propped up by Prozac and estrogen supp …

More Info
Oranges and Lemons

Oranges and Lemons

edition:Paperback
tagged : lesbian

In the glamorous world of advertising, image is everything as intrepid lesbian PI Calli Barnow finds out when she goes undercover at a top Toronto agency.Following a twisted money trail, she stumbles across the body of a hot young copywriter, dead of a drug overdose at his desk. Just another casualty of the Bay Street rat race? Calli doesn’t think so and when she follows her intuition, trouble usually follows her.

More Info
Lemon

Lemon

edition:Paperback
also available: Audiobook (CD) eBook
tagged : literary

Lemon has three mothers: a biological one she's never met, her adopted father's suicidal ex, and Drew, a school principal who hasn’t left the house since she was stabbed by a student. She has one deadbeat dad, one young cancer-riddled protege, and two friends, the school tramp and a depressed poet. Figuring the numbers are against her, Lemon just can't be bothered trying to fit in. She spurns fashion, television, and even the mall. She reads Mary Wollstonecraft and gets pissed off that Jane Ey …

More Info
Fruit

Fruit

A novel about a boy and his nipples
edition:Paperback
also available: Audiobook eBook
tagged : literary

What do you get when you cross the Virgin Mary with Brooke Shields, add a trash-talking beauty queen wannabe and throw in a couple of talking nipples? One of the most laugh-out-loud books you’ll read all year.
Peter Paddington is 13, overweight, the subject of his classmates’ ridicule, and the victim of too many bad movie-of-the-week storylines. When Peter’s nipples begin speaking to him one day and inform him of their diabolical plan to expose his secret desires to the world, Peter finds …

More Info
Banana Boys

Banana Boys

The Play
by Leon Aureus
introduction by Terry Watada
edition:Paperback
also available: eBook

Banana Boys is one story, fragmented into five and reconstructed throughout the course of the lives of the five young men it follows. Adapted from the novel by Terry Woo, Banana Boys is a “meditation for the restless” and a call to anyone who has felt out of place in the world.

More Info
Strawberries in January

Strawberries in January

edition:Paperback
tagged : canadian

If only life could be like the movies! This fizzy concoction takes the classic ingredients of romantic comedy, love, humour, coincidence and fantasy and serves them up with a surprisingly touching twist in this tender and witty comedy by an extraordinary new voice from Quebec.

More Info
Windfall Apples

Windfall Apples

Tanka and Kyoka
edition:Paperback
also available: eBook
tagged : canadian

The venerable tanka and her upstart cousin kyokamingle with Kerouac’s American pop haiku in five-liner imagistpoems and linked sequences. In Windfall Apples, RichardStevenson mixes east and west with backyard barbecue and ruefulreflection.

More Info
comments powered by Disqus

There are two ways to make a reading list

This way:

  1. Click the "Create a New List" button just above this panel.
  2. Add as many books as you wish using the built-in search on the list edit page.

Or that way:

  1. Go to any book page.
  2. In the right-hand column, click on "Add to List." A drop-down menu will appear.
  3. From the drop-down menu, either add your book to a list you have already created or create a new list.
  4. View and edit your lists anytime on your profile page.
X
Contacting facebook
Please wait...