CARLEIGH BAKER

Award-winning author of Bad Endings

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books that I’ve blurbed or that I’m really excited about

The Cine Star Salon, Leah Ranada, NeWest Press, 2021

Blurbing has its benefits! Leah has been hard at work on this gem for years, and I was so excited to get an advance reading copy!

Get Cine Star Salon at: NeWest Press, Book Warehouse, Iron Dog Books, Massy Books, Paperhound Bookshop, Pulp Fiction Books, Vancouver Public Library, or any independent bookstore or public library near you.

Astra, Cedar Bowers, McClelland and Stewart, 2021

I read all of Astra in two solid days, and then went back and took my time with it. The way Cedar weaves narrative is breathtaking.

Check out Cedar’s website: www.cedarbowers.com

Get Astra at: Penguin Random House, Galiano Island Books, Munro’s Books, Book Warehouse, Iron Dog Books, Massy Books, Paperhound Bookshop, Pulp Fiction Books, Vancouver Public Library, or any independent bookstore or public library near you.

Five Little Indians, Michelle Good, Harper Collins, 2020

Good has earned every last one of her many brilliant accolades. This book is one of those instant classic kind of novels.

Check out Michelle’s website: www.michellegood.ca

Get a copy of Five Little Indians at: Harper Collins Canada, Book Warehouse, Iron Dog Books, Massy Books, Paperhound Bookshop, Pulp Fiction Books, Vancouver Public Library, or any independent bookstore or public library near you.

A Mind Spread Out on the Ground (US Edition), Alicia Elliott, Melville House, 2020

This book is on everybody’s must-read list, and still the most talked about personal essay collection in the country.

Exciting to see a quote from my Globe and Mail review used as a blurb for the US edition!

Get it at: McClelland and Stewart, Book Warehouse, Iron Dog Books, Massy Books, Paperhound Bookshop, Pulp Fiction Books, Vancouver Public Library, or any independent bookstore or public library near you.

There There (Canadian Edition), Tommy Orange, McClelland and Stewart, 2018

Tommy Orange’s writing knocks you on your butt and then politely helps you up. This book is an absolute powerhouse exploration of urban Native American identities and relationships.

Get it at: McClelland and Stewart, Book Warehouse, Iron Dog Books, Massy Books, Paperhound Bookshop, Pulp Fiction Books, Vancouver Public Library, or any independent bookstore or public library near you.

on/me, Francine Cunningham, Caitlin Press, 2018

Francine is an immensely talented poet and artist, who does a ton of work in remote communities with Indigenous youth. I have so much respect for this bright star!

Check out Francine’s website: https://www.francinecunningham.ca/

Get it at: Caitlin Press, Book Warehouse, Iron Dog Books, Massy Books, Paperhound Bookshop, Pulp Fiction Books, Vancouver Public Library, or any independent bookstore or public library near you.

People Like Frank, Jenn Ashton, Tidewater Press, 2020

Jenn Ashton makes us care deeply about her characters. She makes us want to invest, care, keep reading. Every single story.

Check out Jenn’s website: https://jenniferashton.ca/

Get it at: Tidewater Press, Book Warehouse, Iron Dog Books, Massy Books, Paperhound Bookshop, Pulp Fiction Books, Vancouver Public Library, or any independent bookstore or public library near you.