Books published by Cormorant Books


Catullus' Soldiers

Cormorant Books | April 1, 2015 | 80 pages
Catullus' Soldiers, Daniel Goodwin's first poetry collection, takes aim at traditional dichotomies: love and war, the personal and the public, high culture and pop culture, the ancient and modern worlds. In accessible but finely crafted poems that are both understated and energetic, the poet moves... More Info


Cormorant Books | May 11, 2015 | 288 pages
Loaded with grit, heart, murder, and desire, Griffintown harnesses the style of a Spaghetti Western to tell the exhilarating story of the coachmen of Old Montreal, the city's urban cowboys.  More Info

A Secret Music

Cormorant Books | April 21, 2015 | 288 pages
Set in 1936 Montreal, A Secret Music is the story of Lawrence Nolan, a sensitive fifteen-year-old piano prodigy who grows up in the shadow of his mother's mental illness. Forced to keep this shameful secret, he attempts to raise himself and his ten yearold brother. He counteracts the deep ache and... More Info

River Music

Cormorant Books | May 23, 2015 | 200 pages
Gloria Murray's daughter jokes that Gloria would have sold her first born to further her musical career - a reproach closer to the truth than anyone but Gloria suspects. Gloria, born just before the Great Depression, knows from the moment she hears a soaring song played on the piano that she must... More Info

The Illustrated Journals of Susanna Moodie

Cormorant Books | September 1, 2014 | 120 pages
The finest example of two great artists working together to explore the soul of their nation. The Journals of Susanna Moodie, arguably Margaret Atwood's finest work of poetry, was first published by Oxford University Press in 1970. In it, she adopts the voice of Susanna Strickland Moodie, an... More Info

Canada Counts

Cormorant Books | August 1, 2009 | 64 pages
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The Tiny Wife

Cormorant Books | May 1, 2014 | 100 pages
A flamboyantly-dressed man enters a bank, and proceeds to commit a most curious robbery. Rather than demanding money or jewelry, he asks each of his thirteen victims to surrender that which they hold most valuable: a calculator, a cheap watch, photographs of children, a copy of Camus' The Stranger,... More Info


Cormorant Books | April 30, 2011 | 432 pages
After experiencing the disintegration of their parents’ marriage, Claudine and Janine Beaulieu’s lives are further complicated when their mother Odette remarries to an Anglophone and they are forced to “turn English.” Now, years later, Claudine has made a career out of documentary... More Info