Artists and immigrants

Recent Canadian historical fiction

Compiled by Canada’s History

Posted October 26, 2020

Each of the novels presented here revolves around aspects of Canadian history. These recently published books include stories about an artist at a prairie mental asylum, the decline of a wealthy Montreal family, teenagers after their release from a residential school, and a young Irish immigrant to Canada.

A Song from Faraway, by Deni Ellis Béchard

Kate Wake, by Mariianne Mays Wiebe

Written in Stone, by Peter Unwin

Five Little Indians, by Michelle Good

Orphans of Empire, by Grant Buday

Forest Green, by Kate Pullinger

Cursed! Blood of the Donnellys, by Keith Ross Leckie

At the Mountain’s Edge, by Genevieve Graham

The Place, by Gary Collins

The Green Chamber, by Martine Desjardins

Firebird, crossover novel by Glen Huser

The Shining Fragments, by Robin Blackburn McBride

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