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By Andrew O'Hagan. 2006
When an English priest, David Anderton, takes over a small Scottish parish, not everyone is ready to accept him. He… does make friends with two local youths, Mark and Lisa, but the town seems to grow darker each night as he clashes with a world and a language that he barely understands. Fate comes calling, and before the summer is out David's quiet life is the focus of public hysteria. Some strong language and descriptions of sex. 2006.
By Jane Rule. 1989
Four women sense that love has failed them. As they try to put their lives in order, they come to… value their friendship with each other. Set in an island community off the British Columbia coast. Some strong language. Winner of the 1991 CNIB Torgi Award. 1989.
By Samuel Larochelle. 2013
'' À l'aube de ses 20 ans, Émile Leclair quitte sa Gaspésie natale et déménage à Montréal, pressé de vivre… ses premières expériences amoureuses. S'il laisse avec peine son amie Lilie et son incomparable mamma, c'est dans la joie qu'il arpente les rues de la métropole... et les fiches des sites de rencontres. Lucide et naïf, démonstratif et mal assuré, assoiffé d'authenticité, mais en pleine crise d'identité, le jeune photographe tentera de répondre aux questions qui suis-je ? et quand est-ce qu'on frenche ? , sans perdre de vue l'amoureux-amant-ami qu'il rêve de rencontrer. Confronté aux multiples joies, déceptions et humiliations du dating, Émile devra affronter en parallèle les effets collatéraux engendrés par la mort de son père, survenue quatre ans plus tôt. " -- 4e de couv.
By Gail Bowen. 2010
A young woman hands her baby to a perfect stranger - the daughter of Delia Wainberg, a lawyer in the… same firm as Joanne Kilbourn's husband - and disappears. One close look at the child suggests a family relationship, and soon the truth about the child Delia gave up for adoption years ago comes out. The boy must be Delia's grandson, but then his mother is found dead, sexually assaulted and murdered. Not only is there a killer on the loose, but the dead woman's partner is demanding custody of the child. Some descriptions of sex and violence, some strong language. 2010. (A Joanne Kilbourn mystery)
By Edeet Ravel. 2008
When Maya and Rosie meet, their instant friendship quickly blossoms into an inseparable bond. Both are children of Holocaust survivors,… but Maya refuses to become entangled in her mother's past, while Rosie is drawn into her parents' haunted world. A novel about the strength and nature of friendship, the weight of the secrets we keep, and whether or not we are ever able to truly live beyond the past. Some descriptions of sex and violence and some strong language. 2008.
By Sarah Waters. 1999
In the bawdy music halls of the late-19th century, Nan is captivated by Kitty Butler, a male impersonator. She manages… to meet her heroine and soon after becomes her dresser. Heading for the bright lights of London they form a double act while privately, a love affair begins. Descriptions of sex and strong language. 1999.
By Lindsay Moynihan. 2013
Eighteen-year-old Simon Peters wants to stand up for the truth about who he is. His love for Stephen is unwavering,… but does he have the courage to defend it when his entire church community, including his eldest brother Paul, have ostracized him? And will Stephen’s feelings change now that he’s been banished to the Waverly Christian Center to learn how to be normal again? For junior high and older readers. 2013.
By David Watmough. 2002
After decades in Canada, Davey Bryant returns to his native Cornwall for the funeral of a mysterious relative, and lands… in the middle of a property-inheritance fight that threatens to escalate into something worse. Distraught by this and all the changes around him, Davey begins wandering the nearby moors. He soon gets embroiled in a mystery concerning two midgets in a minivan, which leads him back into the time of King Arthur, all the while pondering his gay family tree. 2002.
By Alan Hollinghurst. 2004
"The line of beauty" traces the further history of a decade of change and tragedy. A time when drugs, gay… sex and AIDS are rife. In the summer of 1983, 20-year-old Nick Guest moves into an attic room in the Notting Hill home of the Feddens as the Thatcher boom-years unfold. Some descriptions of sex and some strong language. 2004 Man Booker Prize. 2004.
By Oscar Wilde, Robert Mighall. 1890
"If it were I who was to be always young, and the picture that was to grow old...I would give… my soul for that!" The wish uttered by Dorian Gray as he gazes on his portrait forms the basis of this story, of a gilded and spoilt hedonist who is willing to sell his soul for his beauty. 1890.
By Téa Mutonji. 2019
In this story collection, a woman contemplates her Congolese traditions during a family wedding, a teenage girl looks for happiness… inside a pack of cigarettes, a mother reconnects with her daughter through their shared interest in fish, and a young woman decides to shave her head in the waiting room of an abortion clinic. These punchy, sharply observed stories blur the lines between longing and choosing, exploring the narrator's experience as an involuntary one. Tinged with pathos and humour, they interrogate the moments in which femininity, womanness, and identity are not only questioned but also imposed. 2019.
By Alana Wilcox, Beth Follett. 2001
"Tell It Slant" channels the lesbian couple of Djuna Barnes' "Nightwood", resetting their charged romance from 1920's Paris to contemporary… Montreal's Plateau district. Nora Flood, indigent in body and soul, searches for love through a confused adolescence in Vancouver and a lonely stint in Toronto, before settling in Montreal. There, she meets Robin, a lover whose passionate nature teaches Nora that she must make a life for herself in the midst of uncertainty. Strong language and descriptions of sex. 2001.
By Shyam Selvadurai. 2005
Sri Lanka, 1980. There is mystery surrounding the death of Amrith's beloved mother and alcoholic father, and because of the… circumstances of his parents' marriage, his extended family shuns him. So when his Canadian cousin Niresh turns up with his father, Amrith is anxious to make a connection. Eventually, he realizes his feelings for Niresh go beyond friendship. For senior high readers. Some descriptions of sex, violence and some strong language. 2005.
By Michelle Tea. 2005
With a hypochondriac mother, an older sister who dreams of being on reality TV, and Mom's live-in, unemployed slacker boyfriend… passing for a family, it's no wonder Trisha is a loner. Tiring of never leaving her bedroom, the 14-year-old makes a plan for the summer: meet someone and make a friend. That friend turns out to be chain-smoking Rose, the classic dangerous friend, who introduces Trisha to life on the edge. Descriptions of sex, some descriptions of violence, and explicit strong language. 2005.
By Amélie Dumoulin. 2015
C'est un peu le chaos autour de Fé présentement : dans sa famille, dans sa tête, dans son coeur surtout.… En fait, si elle cherche ce qui la définit, tout ce qui lui vient en tête, c'est une équation simple mais non résolue : Fé M Fé . Une fille qui se demande qui elle est et qui elle aime. Une fille qui aime une fille. C'est simple... ou c'est compliqué? Pour les lecteurs d’école secondaire. 2015.
By Ellen Wittlinger. 2004
A combination of e-mails, instant messages, postcards, and 'old-fashioned' pen-and-paper letters tell the story of Chloe, of Massachusetts, and Julian,… from Florida, who meet during a visit to the college each plans to attend. Back home, they cope with how to treat current or potential love interests, best friends, parents, and sisters who have their own baggage. For senior high readers. 2004.