As the weather cools and literary awards season draws nearer, there’s no time like fall to curl up with a great book. Each title on our list of top fall reads has been hand-picked by Indigo’s team of book buying experts, to ensure readers of every genre can discover brand new books that suit their interests. This fall, look forward to gripping tales told from innovative perspectives; novels and memoirs by beloved Canadian authors
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Look forward to new releases from some of our favourite Canadian authors.
Hag-Seed by Margaret Atwood
Bestselling and multiple award-winning author Margaret Atwood retells The Tempest, one of Shakespeare’s most stirring and unforgettable plays. In her retelling, theatre director Felix has been unceremoniously ousted from his role as Artistic Director of the Makeshiweg Festival. When he lands a job teaching theatre in a prison, the possibility of revenge presents itself – and his cast find themselves taking part in an interactive and illusion-ridden version of The Tempest that will change their lives forever.
Wenjack by Joseph Boyden
Based on a true story, the acclaimed author of The Orenda gives us a powerful and poignant look into the last moments of Charlie Wenjack, a residential school runaway trying to find his way home. During his journey, Charlie is followed by Manitous, spirits of the forest who comment on his plight, cajoling, taunting, and ultimately offering him a type of comfort on his difficult journey back to the place he was so brutally removed from.
The Best Kind of People by Zoe Whittall
What if someone you trusted was accused of the unthinkable? George Woodbury, an affable teacher and beloved husband and father, is arrested for sexual impropriety at a prestigious prep school. The story that follows is his family’s attempt to pick up the pieces with George behind bars. With exquisite emotional precision, award-winning author Zoe Whittall explores issues of loyalty, truth, and the meaning of happiness through the lens of an all-American family on the brink of collapse.
The Wonder by Emma Donoghue
A village in 1850s Ireland is baffled by Anna O’Donnell’s fast. A little girl appears to be thriving after months without food, and the story of this ‘wonder’ has reached fever pitch. Tourists flock to the O’Donnell family’s cabin, and an international journalist is sent to cover the sensational story. A magnetic novel written with all the spare and propulsive tension that made Room a huge bestseller,The Wonder works beautifully on many levels—as a simple tale of two strangers who will transform each other’s lives, a powerful psychological thriller, and a story of love pitted against evil in its many masks.
Mad Enchantment by Ross King
We have all seen—live, in photographs, on postcards—some of Claude Monet’s legendary water lily paintings. They are in museums all over the world, and are among the most admired paintings of our time. Yet nobody knows the extraordinarily dramatic story behind their creation. Acclaimed historian Ross King paints the most nuanced, riveting and humane portrait yet of Claude Monet, arguably the most famous artist of the 20th century.