Five Rivers Publishing is an independent micro-publisher of fiction and non-fiction, giving voice to new and established Canadian authors. Five Rivers is committed to bringing publishing back to uncompromising personal editors where it belongs, rather than focus-group marketing. We publish real books by real authors for real readers.
We employ print-on-demand technologies as part of responsible management of environmental and financial resources: by printing only the books required, rather than warehousing thousands, we save trees, energy and capital expenditures, while reducing pollution. We also produce eBooks as part of that mandate.
Five Rivers is committed to producing quality books that have benefited from the scrutiny of a good editor, with attention to layout and cover design. We work closely with our authors throughout the process. And we are very aggressive in our marketing, ensuring both our authors and our titles receive the best possible exposure in the global marketplace.
Rich with characters and character, Caliban marries gorgeous prose and emotional punch.
…an allegory of a person out of place who brings their anchor with them in the form of deep strength and clarity of character.
Candas Jane Dorsey
Author Lorina Stephens offers up three tender Christmas stories about Barbara Brown, from ages four through fifteen, set against the backdrop of the Great Depression, WWII, and the indigence of a fatherless home.
In this her fifth book, Lorina Stephens presents a provocative collection of speculative short fiction, from dystopia to utopia, written over the past twenty-five years. Some stories have appeared previously in publications such as On Spec and Sword & Sorceress X, while some make their debut.
Based upon a true tragedy, Shadow Song is set amid the economic ruin that occurred to so many émigrés and British pensioned officers of the 1830s. It is full of psychological and cultural contrasts of two cultures at odds with one another, and an intimate familiarity with pioneer and Ojibwa culture.