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Father Duncan MacAskill is sent to a rural parish in his native Cape Breton. There, he encounters a troubled young man who appears to be the victim of a notorious priest. MacAskill is determined to help this man, regardless of the consequences for the church. Winner of the 2009 Giller Prize.
This collection of stories connects the relationships that develop among a group of young medical school students and doctors in Toronto as they move from the challenges of medical school to the world of emergency rooms, evacuation missions, and new viruses.
Abducted from her African village, Aminata Diallo is sent to live as a slave in America. This novel follows her on a brutal, incredible journey, including her eventual return to Sierra Leone.
In mid-1970s India, four characters' lives intersect: a middle-aged widow running a sewing business in her home; two tailors, formerly Untouchables, who work for her; and a college student, the son of one of her school friends. Winner of the Giller Prize.
The 1858 abduction of a young woman, who is sold into slavery, is connected to a murder case 38 years later. Detective Murdoch's investigation puts his own life in danger and it will take all of his resourcefulness to solve the case.
A young girl flees the law in 1903, after killing her husband. She races toward the Rocky Mountains while being tormented by visions of the cold-blooded brothers-in-law who pursue her, forcing her to retreat deeper into the wilds of the West and her own imagination.
Xavier, the nephew of a Canadian Oji-Cree Indian, who is the last of a line of healers and diviners, enlists in the military during World War I with his friend, Elijah. They become celebrated for their marksmanship yet disdained for their aboriginal heritage.
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In 1840, the theatre world in London is shocked by the brutal killing of one of its youngest and most successful entrepreneurs. Inspector Owen Endersby is called upon to apprehend the culprit, without the help of any modern-day techniques. Winner of the 2008 Arthur Ellis Award.