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2014 Amazon First Novel Award Finalists

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On March 5, Amazon.ca and Quill & Quire announced the finalists for the 38th Annual First Novel Award which recognizes the outstanding achievement of Canadian first-time novelists. “We’re thrilled to again be a part of a program that supports and cultivates Canadian authors,” said Alexandre Gagnon, country manager for Amazon.ca. “The First Novel Award program has an incredible history honouring Canada’s beloved novelists and we look forward to seeing these finalists’ careers flourish and inspire new writers as they join the ranks of First Novel Award success stories.”
The Lion Seeker

The Lion Seeker

edition:Paperback
also available: Paperback Hardcover
tagged : literary

A brawny, brilliant debut novel about the epic struggles of an immigrant son in a darkening world.
Johannesburg, South Africa. The Great Depression. In this harsh new country, young Isaac Helger burns with fiery determination— to break out of the inner city, to buy his scarred mother the home she longs for, to find a way to realize her dream of reuniting a family torn apart. But there are terrible, unspoken secrets of the past that will haunt him as he makes his way through a society brutaliz …

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Eliot Girls, The

Eliot Girls, The

A Novel
edition:Paperback

Short-listed for the Rogers Writers' Trust Fiction Prize and the Amazon First Novel Award.

A gripping debut teeming with drama and scathing insight into the world of an all-girl private high school. For years, Audrey Brindle has dreamed of attending George Eliot Academy, the school where her mother, Ruth, has taught for a decade. But when she is finally admitted, she discovers a place of sly bullying and ferocious intolerance. Ruth, meanwhile, finds her world upended by the arrival of a new teach …

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Juanita Wildrose: My True Life

Juanita Wildrose: My True Life

edition:Paperback
tagged : literary

Finalist for the Amazon.ca First Novel Award.

In 1904, in Wichita, Kansas, Mallie gave birth to a baby girl, whom she named Juanita (after a Spanish novel) and Wildrose (for "the most beautiful of the flowers"). So began the long life of Juanita Wildrose, who lived, vividly, every ounce and minute of her one hundred and two years. And who died, inquiring of us in the room, "Where's my mother?" Juanita, in her wonderful voice, tells the story of the little family's moving from Wichita to Elk Creek …

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Emancipation Day

Emancipation Day

edition:Paperback
also available: Paperback
tagged : literary, sagas

How far would a son go to belong? And how far would a father go to protect him?

With his curly black hair and his wicked grin, everyone swoons and thinks of Frank Sinatra when Navy musician Jackson Lewis takes the stage. It's World War II, and while stationed in St. John's, Newfoundland, Jack meets the well-heeled, romantic Vivian Clift, a local girl who has never stepped off the Rock and is desperate to see the world. They marry against Vivian's family's wishes--hard to say what it is, but ther …

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Ballistics

Ballistics

A Novel
edition:Hardcover
also available: Paperback
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Ballistics is a family drama with two narratives, both set in Western Canada, thirty years apart. In 2003, while the firestorm rages through Kelowna, Alan West is asked to rescue his estranged father, Jack, who abandoned him as a baby. Alan’s grandfather has suffered a heart attack and wants to see his son once more before he dies. So Alan sets off with Puck, a three-legged English mastiff, and a boxful of photographs, newspaper clippings, and other items that once belonged to his father. His …

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