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By Anna Pitoniak. 2017
Falling in love as Yale students and moving to New York City in 2008, hedge fund employee Evan is embroiled… in a deal that risks everything he has worked for, while nonprofit employee Julia reconnects with someone from her past who represents a different kind of life. 2017.
By David Rotenberg. 2014
Decker Roberts was born with a gift: he always knows when you’re telling the truth. Over time, however, that gift… has become a burden. Struggling to find his way, Decker has retreated into isolation in Namibia. But a man like Decker can only live off the grid for so long before someone comes looking. When Decker’s estranged son, Seth, is kidnapped, it sets in motion a chain of events as unstoppable as it is mysterious. Yslan Hicks of the NSA desperately needs to find Seth and Decker, so he turns to Decker’s old friends for help. Soon they find themselves confronting an ancient conspiracy as they are inescapably drawn towards a conclusion that will change both themselves and the world around them. Sequel to "A murder of crows". 2014.
By Melodie Campbell. 2013
When jewellery-store owner Gina Gallo and her boyfriend Pete take a week's vacation, she leaves the store in the hands… of her cousin from New York. After all, cousin Carmine is a certified gemologist—but Carmine is also in the Mob. When Gina gets back, she discovers that her cousin has spent his time switching real gems for fakes in the jewellery of some of her best customers. With her reputation on the line, what's a Mob goddaughter to do? Sequel to "The goddaughter". 2013.
By H. J Hutchins. 2013
The summer is off to a lousy start when Levi's bike is stolen from outside the corner store. But when… his best friend Riley's locked bike is stolen the very next day, the boys are determined to get both bikes back. Upon discovering there have been a string of bike thefts in the area, the friends hatch several plans to find the culprit. There are so many potential suspects - Steve Morrow and his gang, the tattooed guy who sits at the bus stop, the owners of the secondhand bike store. There's also Emily Grimshaw, Levi's childhood nemesis, who keeps popping up and showing a peculiar interest in the thefts. Does she really want to help or is she involved somehow? Grades 2-4. 2013.
By Philippa Dowding, Allister Thompson. 2012
Christopher has a problem. He has just moved to Toronto; he’s now in a new school and has no friends.… But even worse, the park next door is creepy: voices whisper in the bushes, and something throws apples at his window and howls at the moon. But what? Gargoyles! Grades 3-6. 2012.
By Iain Lawrence. 2010
When her eight-year-old neighbour is stricken with polio in 1955, eleven-year-old Laurie discovers that there is power in her imagination… as she weaves a story during her visits with him and other patients confined to iron lung machines. Grades 3-6. 2010.
By Lesley Choyce. 1994
Tara and her boyfriend Ron want to write an alternative newspaper about how street kids like Tara's friend Janet are… forced to live on the streets by their parents, teachers, and the police. Suddenly the situation becomes all too real for Tara when her own life falls apart and she finds herself drawn into Janet's world. Junior and Senior High.1994.
By Susin Nielsen-Fernlund. 2010
Violet's TV-director dad has traded a job in Vancouver for one in LA, their old house for a sleek ranch-style… home, and, worst of all, Violet's mother for an actress trophy wife. Violet's younger sister reacts by bed-wetting, her mother dates loser after loser looking for love, and Violet just gets angry. But when her mother takes up with the unfortunately named Dudley Wiener, Violet and her friend Phoebe decide to help her snag George Clooney. Grades 5-8. 2010.
After the harrowing experience of losing his mother while solving a brutal murder in London's East End, young Sherlock Holmes… commits himself to fighting crime. While visiting his father at the magnificent Crystal Palace, Sherlock stops to watch a remarkable and dangerous trapeze performance high above, when suddenly, the troupe's star is dropping toward the floor, landing with a sickening thud just a few feet away. In the mayhem that follows, Sherlock notices something that no one else sees - something is amiss with the trapeze bar! His discovery will put him on a frightening, twisted trail that leads to an entire gang of notorious criminals. Grades 3-6. 2008.
By Cyndi Sand-Eveland. 2008
When sixth-grader Gene Tucks moves south, she dreads being the new kid at school, and her teacher's hundred-day journal-writing assignment… - he wants to lock the journals in the town museum's vault for forty years so future grade-sixers will read them. At first, Gene has trouble writing to someone who isn't even born yet, but little by little, Dear Nobody becomes Dear Somebody, who evolves into Dear Toni. And bit by bit, Toni, a good listener, becomes a best friend to whom Gene tells everything - and there's lots to tell. Grades 5-8. Winner of the Silver Birch Express Award 2010. 2008.
By Veronika Martenova Charles. 2007
Having been warned to stay away from the high waters of the local creek, the boys' imaginations run as swiftly… as the stream. Before they know it, they have scared themselves silly with stories like The Children with Green Teeth, from Britain; The Deadly Beach, from Hawaii; and The Waterman, from Central Europe. Some descriptions of violence. Grades K-3. 2007.
By Sharon Pollock. 1984
By Carol Shields. 2000
By Mary Soderstrom. 2013
Soderstrom’s characters put themselves in peril by straying from expected or safe avenues. In “Ancient Faults,” danger, both natural and… man-made, is narrowly escaped, or at least deferred. In “Wrong Address,” a young musician considers two life paths, one fairly conventional, the other exotic. There are stories of travel, both physical and emotional, and stories that examine the consequences of going to extremes. 2013.
By Marjory Gordon. 2001
Amy goes on an archaeological dig with her adoptive father on the Thelon River in the Northwest Territories. A teenager… of mixed ancestry with a white adoptive father, Amy knows nothing about the customs of her tribe and the skills she needs for survival. With help from her grandmother, she discovers what life would have been like for her among the Dene people who lived there 1600 years ago. Some descriptions of violence. For senior high readers. 2001.
By Marilyn Halvorson. 1988
When his grandmother dies, 16-year-old Dare fears that he and his brother, 12-year-old Ty, will be put in foster homes.… They are taken in by a teacher, Laura McConnell. Ty, quiet and studious, settles into his new life, but rebellious Dare is haunted with the belief that he was responsible for his mother's death. Junior and Senior High. 1988.
By Hugh Garner, Paul Stuewe. 1992
On an east end Toronto street, a young woman and two plainclothes police officers are gunned down. The force is… outraged and Inspector McDumont and his cronies investigate. Some strong language. 1992.
By Neil Bissoondath. 1985
Focusing on contemporary themes of dislocation, revolution and the shifting politics of the third world, the author voices the stories… of people in the grip of circumstances beyond their control: political change, restraints of tradition and society, the alienation of the immigrant, and the despair of the refugee. 1985.
By Joan Barfoot. 1985
By Madeleine Thien. 2011
Cambodia, 1975. The Khmer Rouge take control, and in the terror that follows, when to remember one's own past becomes… a crime against the revolution, Janie and her brother manage to escape. Thirty years later in Montreal, Janie abruptly leaves her family and retreats to the home of her friend and mentor, neurologist Hiroji Matsui, who has mysteriously disappeared. As she moves among Hiroji's belongings, Janie salvages fragments of his past and her own. Some descriptions of sex and violence, some strong language. 2011.