New Canadian Fiction Books for Fall 2020 + Giveaway

Enter to win these Canadian fiction books for fall 2020.
Enter to win these Canadian fiction books for fall 2020.

We are well into fall and the pandemic does not appear to be going anywhere. You may already be planning ways to spend your winter indoors. For bibliophiles, COVID-19 means more time to catch up on reading. While many people like to stock up on frozen food and canned goods for the winter, I prefer stocking up on some new Canadian fiction books to be read over the colder months. I am hosting a giveaway of three new Canadian fiction books for one lucky winner. Two of these books were on the longlist for the 2020 Giller Prize. See giveaway details below.

Enter to win these Canadian fiction books for fall 2020.
Enter to win these Canadian fiction books for fall 2020.

The Pull of the Stars by Emma Donoghue

The Pull of the Stars is on the Scotiabank Giller Prize 2020 longlist. Emma Donoghue’s thirteenth novel focuses on the intense happenings at a Dublin maternity ward, over three days during the 1918 Great Flu pandemic. You probably know Donoghue from her international bestseller Room, which was a finalist for the Man Booker Prize. Room was also made into a movie starring Brie Larson and Jacob Tremblay. Don’t miss Emma Donoghue who will be appearing online at the Toronto Public Library Appel Salon on Wednesday, October 28, 2020 from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m.

The Narrows of Fear by Carol Rose GoldenEagle

The Narrows of Fear (Wapawikoscikanik) weaves the stories of a group of women committed to helping one another. Despite experiencing abuse in their own community and in residential schools, these women learn to celebrate their culture, its stories, its music and its elders. Nina, the principal elder and advisor at the women’s shelter uses Indigenous practices to heal the traumatized women.

Carol Rose GoldenEagle is an award-winning author, poet, playwright, musician and journalist.

The Glass Hotel by Emily St. John Mandel

At a five-star glass hotel on an island in British Columbia, bartender Vincent rubs shoulders with the hotel owner Jonathan Alkaitis. This marks the beginning of their life together. Later, Vincent’s half-brother, Paul, scrawls a note on the window of the hotel: “Why don’t you swallow broken glass.” Leon Prevant, a shipping executive for a company called Neptune-Avramidis, becomes shaken when he sees the note. Thirteen years later, Vincent disappears from the deck of a Neptune-Avramidis ship. These characters are linked by a common thread as the story moves between the ship, the ship, the skyscrapers of Manhattan, and the remote northern Vancouver Island in this novel of money, greed, and white-collar crime. The Glass Hotel is longlisted for the 2020 Scotiabank Giller Prize.

Enter our giveaway to win a copy of each of these books, value $87. Open to Canada only, 18+.


I hope you enjoy these Canadian fiction books for fall 2020. You might be interested in reading “The Word on the Street 2020 Goes Viral” Good luck!

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  1. Right now, I’m reading the Game of Thrones series. I haven’t seen any of the shows and I want to read the books before I binge watch it.

  2. I am currently reading Me by Elton John. I’ve been so busy decluttering that I have had to put it aside. However, I am nearing the end of my decluttering project that I look forward to finishing my current book and starting new ones.

  3. I am actually reading To Kill a Mockingbird. My bestie found out that I had never read it and loaned me her very well worn copy. I am loving it.

  4. I am currently reading Lisa See’s “Snow Flower and the Secret Fan.” I read her other book “The Island of Sea Women” and really enjoyed it! I would absolutely love to read “The Narrows of Fear” by Carol Rose GoldenEagle.

  5. I am just about to start reading The Outsider, Stephen King. I like to read the book before I see any movies/shows about it.

  6. I hadn’t read Elizabeth Berg for a dog’s age and found a ton of e-copies at the library. Just finished one (Arthur Truluv) and starting another (Night of Miracles).

  7. I’m reading the Giver of Stars by JoJo Moyes. I started it in June but reading has been slow going since the pandemic started. Love it though!

  8. I’d love this!! I’m a huge bookworm. I just finished Christine by Stephen King and am now in the middle of Throwaway Girls by Andrea Contos.

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