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Eleanor Abra

Fiction

Poetry

Jun 27, 2021

A slim volume of poetry and short stories, mainly set in Ottawa

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Alex Binkley

Fiction

Speculative fiction (sci-fi, fantasy, paranormal)

Nov 1, 2021

A brother and his two sisters discover they posses the power of imagination and use it to change their world.

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Ken Bickley

Fiction

Suspense/Thriller

Sep 7, 2022

Kerrie, a young successful international financial lawyer finds herself at war for her very soul.

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Paul Bennett

Non-Fiction

Autobiography/Biography/Memoir

Nov 15, 2021

Fascinating vignettes drawn from my family, youth, career, and travels across four continents, from mundane to unusual.

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Kathy Clark

Fiction

Coming of Age

Sep 29, 2021

13 year old Ivan works in secret behind his Nazi father's back, to save the lives of Jews in Budapest.

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Thomas Godfrey

Fiction

Speculative fiction (sci-fi, fantasy, paranormal)

Aug 31, 2021

The Carrion King has reigned for eternity, and for that eternity, The Jester has fought him.

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Seymour Hamilton

Fiction

Speculative fiction (sci-fi, fantasy, paranormal)

Jun 15, 2021

Ellie is a story about losing your way and finding it again.

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Wayne Jones

Non-Fiction

Biography

Mar 23, 2019

A biography of standup comedian Greg Giraldo (1965–2010), based on original research and over 60 interviews

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Peter King

Fiction

Suspense/Thriller

Feb 1, 2022

A geopolitical mystery thriller in the British tradition set in the current South China Sea

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R.E. Siliente (a book by Kumidini Nicholas W.U.C.)

Non-Fiction

Autobiography/Biography/Memoir

Apr 25, 2022

A heartbreaking and triumphant story of one woman's journey in her motherland, Sri Lanka, and in Canada.

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Nancy O'Brien

Fiction

Literary Fiction

Jan 1, 2021

Calista lands what seems like a dream job as a political assistant. Follow her through a gruelling election year.

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Ian Prattis

Fiction

Literary Fiction

Apr 21, 2021

One Human Story of struggling to live in this world. pointing toward truths about the way our species has evolved.

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Kelley Raab

Fiction

Children/Middle Grade

Jun 1, 2021

Dena hates her green hair. She thinks she's never going to have an adventure. Can rescuing an a dragon change her life?

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Jagjeet Sharma

Non-Fiction

Collection

Dec 15, 2021

The anthology is a collection of poems, articles, and short stories about how we are all coping with the pandemic.

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Jo Sorochinsky

Non-Fiction

Autobiography/Biography/Memoir

Mar 4, 2021

An escape from Nazi Vienna, a fierce determination to hide the past and an equally determined quest for the truth.

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Neil Turner

Fiction

Suspense/Thriller

Dec 1, 2021

Is divorce an option for a young immigrant on a visa when her marriage turns ugly?

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Pearl Williams

Fiction

Poetry

Oct 5, 2021

A compendium of poetry: covering Travel, Relationships and larger Societal Questions

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David Becker

Fiction

Literary Fiction

Jul 7, 2022

A chance encounter with an old man and the mysterious journal sends Scott down a path where a mystery is demanding to be solved.

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Robert Beriault

Non-Fiction

Travel

Nov 30, 2011

This is the true story of how for 13 years Robert chased after his dream of sailing on the world's great oceans.

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Joel Balkovec

Fiction

Children/Middle Grade

Apr 7, 2021

The first book in my Realmgard all-ages Fantasy series.

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Anna Blauveldt

Fiction

Literary Fiction

Oct 25, 2021

A fertility doctor who plays God, a mother and daughter locked down miles apart during COVID, two novellas in one debut.

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Jamie Chai Yun Liew

Fiction

Literary Fiction

Apr 26, 2022

Winner of the ACWW Jim Wong-Chu Emerging Writers Award, Dandelion is about motherhood, family secrets, and identity

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G.S. Fairbairn

Fiction

Thriller

Nov 29, 2018

Troubled pop megastar Kalynn Stearne uncovers dangerous secrets in this novel about love’s power to heal emotional wounds.

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Susan A. Jennings

Fiction

Historical Fiction

Apr 30, 2021

The Blue Pendant is the first book in the engaging Sackville Hotel historical family saga trilogy.

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Lorne Kent

Fiction

Suspense/Thriller

Aug 18, 2022

A gripping crime thriller where Ottawa Police Service Inspector Brian Golding investigates murders in the Ottawa region and across Europe.

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Daniel Lefebvre

Fiction

Speculative fiction (sci-fi, fantasy, paranormal)

Aug 8, 2021

Prophets and aliens? Yes, really. Demano is awakened, then is exposed to shocking truths. Will his faith survive?

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Meghan Negrijn

Fiction

Historical Fiction

Jul 14, 2021

Grenada 1892. Robert must discover if Julianne is a mad woman or just pushed beyond the limits of any human mind.

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Jon Peirce

Non-Fiction

Collection

Oct 15, 2021

A social history about how ordinary people's lives were affected by COVID in both Canada and the U.S.

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Lori Rosove

Non-Fiction

Biography

Oct 8, 2020

Twenty-three adopted youths share their stories with wisdom, insight, and passion.

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Ian Ross

Fiction

Speculative fiction (sci-fi, fantasy, paranormal)

Nov 19, 2021

The death of a king and schemes of the power-hungry lure three steadfast friends into the fight for a crumbling capital.

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Nick Shepherd

Non-Fiction

Cookbook/Manuals & Technical Books

Dec 4, 2021

This book shows how future reporting of human capital needs to be addressed to focus the strategic importance of people

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Sue Taylor-Davidson

Fiction

Historical Fiction

May 30, 2020

Historical mystery series re: Shakespeare Authorship Question. Set in present day and Elizabethan England.

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Ken Weston

Non-Fiction

Speculative fiction (sci-fi, fantasy, paranormal)

Jan 30, 2022

Weston applies Sexagenarian Law to his creative recollection of the fantastical situations in his life as he takes a wild fantasy romp like sex torture in the former Soviet Union and many others...

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Rem Westland

Non-Fiction

History/Law/Political Science (non-fiction)

Dec 17, 2021

Once Upon a Time tells the story of each set of owners of a house in St. Andrews NB dating back to 1753.

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Martin Bueno

Fiction

Speculative fiction (sci-fi, fantasy, paranormal)

Nov 15, 2012

A young girl Rachel, mutters a mysterious chemical formula in a trance. Is this a message from beyond?

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Tanya Bailey

Fiction

Poetry

Jun 20, 2020

A collection of inspiring poetry.

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Robert Barclay

Fiction

Historical Fiction

Oct 15, 2020

The story of the organization of the 1749 fireworks to Celebrate the Peace of Aix-la-Chapelle.

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Scott Bury

Fiction

Speculative fiction (sci-fi, fantasy, paranormal)

Nov 13, 2020

In the darkest of the Dark Age, a young barbarian fights mysterious powers threatening civilization.

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Michele Charrier

Fiction

Suspense/Thriller

May 1, 2020

Her athletic ambitions kicked off a new romance. When he vanishes without a trace, how far will she go to find him?

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Stephen H Garrity

Fiction

Speculative fiction (sci-fi, fantasy, paranormal)

Jun 1, 2021

There are four books to the series . . .

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Michael James

Fiction

Coming of Age

Mar 16, 2021

Two teens are looking to make it big in Hip-Hop music.

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Mike Keenan

Non-Fiction

Self-help

Nov 6, 2019

In this inspiring memoir, Mike writes about overcomes crises and cultivating his robust spirit.

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Anna Myatt

Non-Fiction

Children/Middle Grade

Dec 1, 2021

This wonderful children's book about a dog's love for his family now has a website! iamjackbook.ca

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Molly O'Connor

Fiction

Literary Fiction

May 15, 2021

Nearly everyone has a secret, it can be small and very personal. In Whispers Never Spoken one might save Ann's life.

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Rick Prashaw

Non-Fiction

Autobiography/Biography/Memoir

Feb 1, 2022

An eye-opening memoir shining a light on faith, religion, and the little-known life of priests.

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Deloris Russell

Non-Fiction

Collection

Nov 1, 2021

A book of essays

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Michele Sabad

Non-Fiction

Autobiography/Biography/Memoir

May 18, 2021

A personal diary of 2020. Stories of pain, suffering, even humour, but above all, for hope of one's spirit to persist.

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Ralph Smith

Fiction

Historical Fiction

Sep 15, 2021

Malcolm faces poverty and many challenges. He travels on a coffin ship from Ireland and winds up in Bytown in the 1840s.

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Mary Ann Tippett

Non-Fiction

Self-help

Jul 15, 2021

Find out how award winning novelists produce quality books in 3 days and how zone writing works according to experts.

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K.B. Sprague

Fiction

Speculative fiction (sci-fi, fantasy, paranormal)

Oct 12, 2021

A dimension-warping luminary fights for the survival of the human race.