Quadra Books

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Quadra Books, based in Victoria, BC, is a new kind of publisher, but one with roots that reach back to the cooperative efforts of publishers like the Hogarth Press and Coach House Books: publishers whose main goal is to build a community of good writers and thoughtful readers.

Our goals are to:
• build a small, independent literary publisher with a reputation for publishing quality work
• create a network of good BC writers who are willing to help promote both their own and each others’ work
• maximize royalties for our authors by using modern, Internet-based distribution avenues.

The publishing world is changing so quickly and so drastically that we believe there is real opportunity in reimagining how good novels and poems find their way to readers. We will do this by focusing on identifying wonderful books that deserve to find an audience and on working with our authors to help them connect with the readers they most want to reach with their stories.

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Times and Places
Price: $7.99 USD. Words: 46,000. Language: English. Published: October 6, 2014 by Quadra Books. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary, Fiction » Historical » General
A captivating short story collection that confronts universal questions in an array of vivid landscapes and cultures, in war and peace. Bridge's stories take us to China, Russia, Germany, England, Zambia and Brunei - and to the living center of the human heart.
The Best Soldier's Wife
Price: $7.99 USD. Words: 58,840. Language: English. Published: September 14, 2013 by Quadra Books. Categories: Fiction » Literature » War
The Best Soldier's Wife is the deeply personal story of one woman trying to cope with the shocks and aftershocks of Canada’s war in Afghanistan, told in a series of letters from a military wife in Victoria to the wife of a fictionalized Chief of Defense Staff. In her letters she uses a number of real events to ground her story in the nitty-gritty of the actual war as it unfolded.
Power Failures
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 77,550. Language: English. Published: August 11, 2013 by Quadra Books. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Historical
Power Failures by Katrin Horowitz explores the always unequal power relationships between men and women, father and daughter, the first and third world. The setting is a coastal village in Sri Lanka, just weeks before the tsunami of 2004.
Convenient Lies
Price: $7.99 USD. Words: 76,870. Language: English. Published: June 21, 2013 by Quadra Books. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Urban
Convenient Lies follows the lives of three very different women - a Conservative Cabinet Minister, a lawyer and an Iranian wife - as their lives intersect following a suicide in a shelter for abused women in Toronto.


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