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  • Abra

    by Joan Barfoot ...
    Abra Phillips has achieved the right and comfortable life – the one that by all accounts, she belongs in – with a successful and kind husband, two beloved children, a home that reflects prosperity and satisfaction.But is it the right life for her?On what looks like a desperate, maybe crazy impulse, she decides that it’s not. Instead she takes off and creates a radically solitary, self-sufficient ... Read more

    $4.99 USD

  • Duet for Three

    by Joan Barfoot ...
    Aggie is 80, overweight, rebellious, and contrary. Her daughter June is strict, burdened, and resentful. When Aggie’s body begins to betray her in particularly difficult ways, June becomes even more overwhelmed and bitter – and begins to plot a route to her own freedom.The two are coming to the end of a lifetime of being at odds, but what sort of end will it be? The prospect of a nursing home ... Read more

    $4.99 USD

  • Critical Injuries

    by Joan Barfoot ...
    From the author of the Scotiabank Giller Prize finalist Luck comes the Man Booker Prize nominated Critical Injuries.Isla and her second husband Lyle are heading out in Lyle’s truck for a celebratory ice cream treat. Teenaged Roddy is finally carrying out a plan he sees leading to a new, more hopeful life away from his hometown.They’ve never met. After a catastrophic first marriage, Isla is ... Read more

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  • Some Things About Flying

    by Joan Barfoot ...
    For the very first time, middle-aged lovers Lila and Tom are going on a proper getaway, flying overseas for a few anonymous days of being together. Tom is married, Lila is not, so a real holiday isn’t the sort of thing that’s possible at home.The much-anticipated journey is supposed to be a treat, a kind of suspension of time in their real lives and their otherwise complicated relationship. But ... Read more

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  • Getting over Edgar

    by Joan Barfoot ...
    Gwen Stone's life takes an abrupt nosedive when Edgar, her husband of twenty years, decides he isn't suited to marriage and leaves her for freedom and the cliché of a shiny new red convertible. But Edgar's own life takes a considerably worse nosedive when he and his new car are mowed down at a level crossing by a passenger train, shocking Gwen once again. Moments after Edgar's very funny funeral, ... Read more

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  • Charlotte and Claudia Keeping in Touch

    by Joan Barfoot ...
    One old woman crouches in a hedge, spying on a long-ago married lover. The other is the recent widow of a lifelong philanderer. Charlotte and Claudia have had quite different lives, one a single career social worker, the other a married career mother, but they've been friends since their youth, with the sort of bone-deep affection that comes of decades-long knowledge. Now at seventy, they're ... Read more

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  • Family News

    by Joan Barfoot ...
    Susannah is a journalist who considers herself something of a war correspondent from the front lines of domestic distress. Teddy, an ex-lover, is an artist and a protester on behalf of causes of peace — and the man Susannah chooses to father the child she wants. That turns out to be Lizzie, now 13 and a sort of wise child, who's beginning to figure out her own ideas and desires. As all three ... Read more

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  • Plain Jane

    by Joan Barfoot ...
    What sort of woman sees an ad for a prison penpal and sets out to correspond with a convict she knows nothing of? It seems an unlikely number of women do exactly that in real life. In fiction, one of them is Jane Smith, an unusually withdrawn but otherwise unremarkable library clerk, who is propelled, for reasons she doesn't pause to identify, to begin a correspondence with a stranger named Brian ... Read more

    $4.99 USD

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    Thorne Manor has always been haunted…and it has always haunted Bronwyn Dale. As a young girl, Bronwyn could pass through a time slip in her great-aunt's house, where she visited William Thorne, a boy her own age, born two centuries earlier. After a family tragedy, the house was shuttered and Bronwyn was convinced that William existed only in her imagination.Now, twenty years later Bronwyn inherits ... Read more

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  • The Other Me

    Sometimes it is the people we think we know the best who surprise us the most.1986, London: Klaudia is about to start high school. She’s embarrassed by her German father—he’s the janitor at her school, he has a funny accent and a limp. And when the kids at school taunt her by saying he was a Nazi during the war, she can’t dispute them with confidence. She’s never known exactly what he may or may ... Read more

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  • The Winter Children

    by Lulu Taylor ...
    The Winter Children is a haunting mystery from Lulu Taylor, author of The Snow Angel.Behind a selfless act of kindness lies dark intentions . . .Olivia and Dan Felbeck are blissfully happy when their longed-for twins arrive after years of IVF. At the same time, they make the move to Renniston Hall, a huge, Elizabethan house that belongs to absent friends. Living rent-free in a small part of the ... Read more

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  • Yes, My Darling Daughter

    A Novel

    Every once in a blue moon, a masterful writer dives into gothic waters and emerges with a novel that—like Daphne du Maurier's Rebecca*, Minette Walters's* The Breaker*, and Donna Tartt's* The Little Friend—simultaneously celebrates and transcends the tradition. Welcome Margaret Leroy to the clan.What's the matter with Sylvie?Such a pretty girl. Four years old; well loved by her young mother, Grace ... Read more

    $8.89 USD