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War and After - 1945 to 1970s

These novels are set in Toronto during 1945 to the 1970s.

Denoon, Anne, 1944-
In Toronto in 1967, a painting by a young artist is selected for a prestigious exhibition, thereby setting off a power struggle between the artist and his dealer.
Atwood, Margaret, 1939-
Beginning ten days after the end of the Second World War, when Laura drives her car off a bridge, Iris tells about her sister's life and apparent accidental death in a tale that spans the decades between the First World War and the 1990s.
Cohen, Matt, 1942-1999.
Paul Stevens is a bookseller in a used books shop in 1970s Toronto. He begins to frequent the seedy pool halls and motels of 'Toronto the not-so-good' when he falls for the drug-addicted Judith.
Atwood, Margaret, 1939-
Returning to her native Toronto for a retrospective of her art work, Elaine Risley is forced to seek release from the haunting memories of her forgotten post.
Alexis, André, 1957-
Thomas MacMillan recalls his childhood growing up black in the largely white world of 1950s Ontario. Being an outsider stemmed more from his family's peculiar social circumstances and his relatives' eccentricities than from racial issues.
Taylor, Kate, 1962-
The intertwining stories of three women, set in Paris and Toronto, create a haunting story that spans the twentieth century. Winner of the 2004 Toronto Book Award.
Clarke, Austin, 1934-2016.
A black immigrant from Barbados, who has lived in Toronto for many years, suddenly runs into his best boyhood friend whom he has not seen in 50 years.
Lakoseljac, Bianca, 1952- author.
The saga of Blossom's unconventional family is told against the hippie subculture of Yorkville. Her family becomes involved with David, a Vietnam War draft dodger, who has an affair with Blossom's mother. At the 1967 Art Symposium, a block of marble intended for a sculpture is taken from High Park, this becomes an intriguing mystery in the Toronto arts community.
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Young, Phyllis Brett.
The Torontonians realistically portrays the lives of the city's upper-middle class in the 1950s from the point of view of Karen Whitney, who has lived her whole life in Toronto.