Starlight by Richard Wagamese (Ojibwe from the Wabaseemoong Independent Nations in northwestern Ontario) is the story of Frank Starlight who has long settled into a quiet life working his remote farm, but his contemplative existence comes to an abrupt end with the arrival of Emmy, who has committed a desperate act so she and her child can escape a harrowing life of violence. Starlight takes in Emmy and her daughter to help them get back on their feet, and this accidental family eventually grows into a real one. But Emmy's abusive ex isn't content to just let her go.
The Night Watchman by Louise Erdrich, an enrolled member of the Turtle Mountain Band of Chippewa Indians, is based on the author Louise Erdrich’s grandfather who worked as a night watchman and carried the fight against Native dispossession from rural North Dakota all the way to Washington, D.C. This powerful novel explores themes of love and death with lightness and gravity and unfolds with the elegant prose, sly humor, and depth of feeling of a master craftsman.
In Search of April Raintree is the story of two Métis sisters growing up in Winnipeg, Manitoba. After the girls are removed from their family, they are sent to separate foster homes. Métis writer Beatrice Culleton Mosionier recounts their struggle with loss, violence, racism, and search for identity in this moving narrative. This novel has become an important text in recent Canadian literature. This new critical edition includes the complete text of the novel and ten original essays.
Love After the End edited by Joshua Whitehead, Oji-Cree/nehiyaw, Two-spirit, Indigiqueer member of Peguis First Nation (Treaty 1), is an anthology of queer Indigenous speculative fiction. This groundbreaking fiction collection showcases a number of new and emerging 2SQ (Two-Spirit and queer) Indigenous writers from across Turtle Island. These visionary authors show how queer Indigenous communities can bloom and thrive through utopian narratives that detail the vivacity and strength of 2SQness throughout its plight in the maw of settler colonialism's histories.
Le baiser de Nanabush est écrit par Drew Hayden Taylor, Ojibwe et traduit par Eva Lavergne de l'anglais Motorcycles and Sweetgrass, A Novel. Rien ne se produit jamais dans la réserve anishinabe de Lac-aux-Loutres. Enfin, jusqu’à l’arrivée d’un séduisant étranger aux cheveux blonds porté par une rutilante moto Indian Chief 1953. Les intentions du bellâtre sont d’autant plus mystérieuses que celui-ci semble connaître la communauté sous toutes ses coutures. Si la cheffe Maggie tombe instantanément sous son charme, son fils Virgile est beaucoup moins enthousiaste.
Ligne brisée est écrit par Katherena Vermette, Métis, et traduit par Mélissa Verreault. Lorsque qu’une jeune Métisse est victime d’une violente agression, les contrecoups se font sentir dans toute la communauté du quartier North End de Winnipeg. Policiers chargés de l’enquête, famille, amis et connaissances voient leurs certitudes ébranlées à mesure que se précise le fil des évènements. Entre les femmes qui se relaient au chevet de l’adolescente et celles qui errent dans l’ombre, au dehors, des liens puissants se dessinent, esquissant le portrait d’une identité morcelée.
The Evolution of Alice is a reissued edition of The Evolution of Alice previously published in 2014. The author is David Alexander Robertson, of Swampy Cree heritage. This reissue features a new chapter by the author and a foreword by Shelagh Rogers. In this story, Alice is a single mother raising her three young daughters on the rez where she grew up. Life has never been easy, but she's managed to get by with the support of her best friend, Gideon, and her family.
This Town Sleeps is a novel by Dennis E. Staples, an Ojibwe writer from Bemidji, Minnesota. On an Ojibwe reservation called Languille Lake, within the small town of Geshig at the hub of the rez, two men enter into a secret romance. Marion Lafournier, a midtwenties gay Ojibwe man, begins a relationship with his former classmate Shannon, a heavily closeted white man. While Marion is far more open about his sexuality, neither is immune to the realities of the lives of gay men in small towns and closed societies.
Bone Black by Carol GoldenEagle, Cree and Dene with roots in Sandy Bay, northern Saskatchewan, is a story about Wren StrongEagle. There are too many stories about Indigenous women who go missing or are murdered, and it doesn’t seem as though official sources such as government, police or the courts respond in a way that works toward finding justice or even solutions. In Bone Black, Wren is devastated when her twin sister, Raven, mysteriously disappears after the two spend an evening visiting at a local pub.
Cold Skies is the third book in A DreadfulWater Mystery series by Thomas King, Cherokee/Greek. In Cold Skies, Thumps DreadfulWater has finally found some peace and quiet. His past as a California cop now far behind him, he’s living out his retirement as a fine-arts photographer in the small town of Chinook. His health isn’t great, and he could use a new stove, but as long as he’s got his cat and a halfway decent plate of eggs, life is good. All that changes when a body turns up on the eve of a major water conference and the understaffed sheriff’s department turns to Thumps for help.