Books published by Patrick Crean Editions

The Well-Lived Life

Patrick Crean Editions | January 15, 2019 | 256 pages
Legacy is about who we are and how we will be remembered. In this thought-provoking book, bestselling author Lyndsay Green compels us to think about our legacy and consider how we would feel if we knew our life would soon be over. We assume that we’ll have time to think about our legacy; time to... More Info

Dam Busters

Patrick Crean Editions | September 11, 2018 | 464 pages
It was a night that changed the Second World War. The secret air raid against the hydroelectric dams of Germany’s Ruhr River took years to plan, involved an untried bomb and included the best aircrews the RAF Bomber Command could muster—many of them Canadian. The raid marked the first time the... More Info

Washington Black

Patrick Crean Editions | September 4, 2018 | 432 pages
A dazzling, original novel of slavery and freedom, from the author of the international bestseller Half-Blood Blues. When two English brothers arrive at a Barbados sugar plantation, they bring with them a darkness beyond what the slaves have already known. Washington Black – an eleven year-old... More Info

The Ghost Keeper

Patrick Crean Editions | May 22, 2018 | 368 pages
Winner of the HarperCollins/UBC Prize for Best New Fiction, this powerful, sweeping novel set in Vienna during the 1930s and ’40s centres on a poignant love story and a friendship that ends in betrayal. In the years between the two world wars, Josef Tobak builds a quiet life around his... More Info


Patrick Crean Editions | May 1, 2018 | 272 pages
The successes of feminism have led to greater opportunities for girls, by challenging stifling stereotypes about femininity and broadening the understanding of what it means to be female. While boys have travelled alongside this transformation, narrow definitions of masculinity and manliness... More Info

The Dutch Wife

Patrick Crean Editions | April 24, 2018 | 400 pages
Amsterdam, May 1943. As the tulips bloom and the Nazis tighten their grip across the city, the last signs of Dutch resistance are being swept away. Marijke de Graaf and her husband are arrested and deported to different concentration camps in Germany. Marijke is given a terrible choice: to suffer a... More Info

The Healthy Brain

Patrick Crean Editions | December 19, 2017 | 320 pages
The Healthy Brain makes the compelling case that most people’s brains are underperforming because they are undernourished. As the most metabolically active organ of the body, the brain’s nutritional needs are ten times higher than those of any other organ. That means the brain is the first... More Info

A Number of Things

Patrick Crean Editions | October 10, 2017 | 248 pages
National bestseller From one of our nation’s most beloved and iconic authors comes a lyrical 150th birthday gift to Canada Award-winning author Jane Urquhart explores fifty Canadian objects that tell us who we are in a way never before done.  More Info

Dead Reckoning

Patrick Crean Editions | September 26, 2017 | 448 pages
With this book—his most ambitious yet—Ken McGoogan delivers a vivid, comprehensive recasting of Arctic-exploration history. Dead Reckoning challenges the conventional narrative, which emerged out of Victorian England and focused almost exclusively on Royal Navy officers. By integrating... More Info

The Dictator

Patrick Crean Editions | May 9, 2017 | 320 pages
From the author of The Bird Factory, a new novel about an estranged father and son forced together under the same roof—one losing his grip on reality and the other discovering a secret past that he may never fully understand. Aaron, unhappy in middle age, must deal with the reverberations of the... More Info

Little Sister

Patrick Crean Editions | April 18, 2017 | 312 pages
The farthest place you can go is closer than you can imagine. Rose is a sensible woman, thirty-four years old. Together with her widowed mother, Fiona, she runs a small repertory cinema in a big city. Fiona is in the early stages of dementia and is beginning to make painful references to Rose’s... More Info

A Number of Things

Patrick Crean Editions | October 11, 2016 | 248 pages
From one of our nation’s most beloved and iconic authors comes a lyrical 150th birthday gift to Canada. Jane Urquhart chooses 50 Canadian objects and weaves a rich and surprising narrative that speaks to our collective experience as a nation. Each object is beautifully illustrated by the noted... More Info

I Carried You Home

Patrick Crean Editions | April 26, 2016 | 256 pages
A poignant, lyrical story about a boy’s love for his grieving mother and his determination to bring her back from despair, I Carried You Home is a novel about coming of age through the experience of loss and a return to life. A single mother of two teenage boys locks herself away in grief over... More Info

A Good Death

Patrick Crean Editions | April 26, 2016 | 256 pages
We can’t avoid death, but the prospect is a lot less terrifying since the Supreme Court of Canada legalized physician-assisted death. Competent adults, suffering grievously from intolerable medical conditions, will have the right to ask for a doctor’s help in ending their lives. That much is... More Info

The Killing Game

Patrick Crean Editions | March 8, 2016 | 288 pages
On January 21, 2015, a pro-ISIS Twitter account reported that John Maguire, a 23-year-old university drop-out from the Ottawa Valley town of Kemptville, had been killed fighting Kurds in the Syrian city of Kobani. A few weeks before, Maguire had starred in a YouTube video threatening Canada for... More Info