Books: Five spring books on our reading radar by Toronto authors


Published:

The Change Room by Karen Connelly
What’s better on a warm spring day than a book with a little sex? Toronto writer Karen Connelly tells the story of Eliza Keenan —  mother of two, devoted wife to a professor — whose life (and, yes, sex life) is turned upside down by a chance encounter with a woman in a store change room. Sounds like some good cottage reading from a Governor General’s Award winner.

Fugue States by Pasha Malla
One of many talented young writers in the GTA, Malla is set to publish his second novel this May. Fugue States tells the story of two friends — one grieving over the death of his father, one a pot-head — on a journey from Canada to Kashmir, India. Expect serious hilarity in this road trip tale from the writer behind such books as People Park and The Withdrawal Method.

Roughneck by Jeff Lemire
Acclaimed graphic novelist Jeff Lemire, of Essex County fame, returns with Roughneck following on the heels of his Secret Path project with Gord Downie. His new work has Lemire returning to his hockey roots from Essex County with a story of a former hockey player facing his demons and reconnecting with his troubled sister in a small town in the north. 

Baseball Life Advice by Stacey May Fowles
Think baseball is boring? Think again, as Fowles has penned an instant classic on the grand old game with the heart of a true fan. This book is candid and personal and talks about everything Toronto baseball fans enjoy, from bat flips to the art of the boo. Fowles is an award-winning journalist who also writes for the Globe and Mail and Walrus, among other publications. 

The New Farm by Brent Preston
Going back to the land and giving up on all this city living is a dream that never seems to go out of style. But few rarely dive into the dirt. Brent Preston did 10 years ago, moving from Toronto with his wife and two children to start an organic farm on an empty plot of land. Their adventures, chronicled in his new book, will surely fuel the dream for another generation. 

Edit Module

Join the conversation and have your say by commenting below. Our comment system uses a Facebook plugin. Please note that you'll have to turn off some ad-blockers in order to see the comments.

Edit Module

Follow us on Twitter @PostCity for more on what to eat, where to shop and what to do in Toronto.

Edit ModuleShow Tags

You may also like...

Rapper Cadence Weapon on his favourite reads

Rapper Cadence Weapon on his favourite reads

Toronto rapper Cadence Weapon chats about his favourite books.
Posted 1 day ago
The Toronto Interior Design Show 2018 combines brains with beauty

The Toronto Interior Design Show 2018 combines brains with beauty

The Toronto Interior Design Show runs from Jan 18-21 at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre.
Posted 1 day ago
Bahamas' Afie Jurvanen on overcoming burnout to create his best album yet

Bahamas' Afie Jurvanen on overcoming burnout to create his best album yet

The T.O. musician kicked off the North American leg of his Earthtones tour earlier this month.
Posted 1 day ago
Richmond Hill teen Hannah Alper is one of  2018's ones to watch

Richmond Hill teen Hannah Alper is one of 2018's ones to watch

Fourteen-year-old Hannah Alper is the youngest person on Bloomberg's Ones to Watch in 2018 list.
Posted 1 day ago
Edit Module
Edit ModuleShow Tags
Edit ModuleEdit Module