30 years after he broke her heart the first time, he walked into her book signing and back into her life. They reconnect through e-mails, but love has left her with a nasty case of writer's block. While trying to escape it, she recognizes that truth and fiction can be one and the same in matters of the heart, and that in a "he said, she said" story, the writer always gets the last word.
Marit Laurence is a British woman living on a farm with her husband on the border between South Africa and another country. Violence and tragedy in the area force Marit to turn to a black maid for friendship and support. The encroaching civil war brings out their conflicting loyalties and the fight for the farm becomes a fight for their lives.
Forensic sculptor Eve Duncan reconstructs a victim's face - one who eerily resembles Eve's adopted daughter Jane. While a serial killer targets Jane look-alikes, Jane's recurrent nightmares track the path of the murderer to her door.
Grania is deaf, a victim of scarlet fever at age five in early 1900s Canada. After learning sign language and speech she meets and marries Jim, with whom she develops a special vocabulary. World War I erupts, and they attempt to sustain their love in a world as brutal as it is beautiful.
Six British women who have been meeting regularly on Friday nights over the years have formed complex friendships. The group's dynamics change when single mom Paula begins dating Jackson, who becomes part of all of their lives in different ways.
The River Thames has frozen solid only forty times. These stories are based on actual events between 1142 and 1895. From Queen Matilda trying to escape her besieged castle in a snowstorm to a farmer persuading his oxen the ice is safe to Queen Bess discovering the rare privacy afforded by the ice.
In 1899 the British are trying to wrest control of South Africa from the Boers, who have turned out to be more resilient than expected. When the British send out a call to arms, men from the Canadian prairies answer. As they confront the arrogance and indifference of those who have led them into conflict they realize the bounds of their own loyalty and courage.
Special Agent Steven Thatcher is in search of a killer who targets high school cheerleaders. When he meets teacher Jenna Marshall, their chemistry takes over and they fall in love, despite their troubled romantic pasts and the fact that Jenna may be next on the killer's list.
A man walks into a bank, puts a gun to a cashier's head and when he doesn't get his money in time, she is executed. Detective Hole is assigned to the case but complications arise when an old flame gets in touch. He goes to dinner at her house and wakes up at home with no memory. The girl is found dead in her bed. It seems as though someone is trying to frame Harry for her death.
England, 1990s. Kathy H., Ruth, and Tommy attended Hailsham, one of the better academies where human clones bred to be organ donors are sheltered from reality. Now thirty-one, Kathy has been a donor caregiver for eleven years. As her own time to donate nears, Kathy appreciates her privileged upbringing.
A collection of 12 short stories, most of which take place in the Australian rainforest and the American South, exploring estrangement and connection. A set of four stories looks at the relationship of Philippa and Brian, while "Frames and Wonders", a photographer chases his lover through an ancient forest, to capture her in photographic images.
Twenty-four literary memoirs by well-known Canadian writers. Selections include Michael Ondaatje's "Running in the family," Margaret Atwood's "Remembering Marian Engel," Timothy Findley's From "Stage to page," and Mordecai Richler's "A sense of the ridiculous".
Rossmore is not longer a sleepy Irish town. It's now so busy and prosperous that a new bypass has been proposed. The people of Rossmore are divided, particularly since the road will go right through the Whitehorn Woods and the well dedicated to St. Ann- a well thought by some to have spiritual properties.