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Brian Francis

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Brian Francis’s most recent novel, Break in Case of Emergency, was a finalist for the 2019 Governor General’s Literary Awards. Apple Books called it a “knockout” and The Globe and Mail said it “beautifully explores issues around mental health and suicide.”

His previous novel, Natural Order, was selected by the Toronto Star, Kobo and Georgia Straight as a Best Book of 2011.

His first novel, Fruit, was a 2009 Canada Reads finalist and is an Amazon and 49th Shelf “100 Canadian Books to Read in a Lifetime” title.

He writes a monthly writing advice column, “Ask the Agony Editor,” for Quill & Quire magazine, a retro recipe column called “The Kitch” for Taddle Creek magazine and is a regular contributor to CBC Radio's The Next Chapter.

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Bazaar-o-Rama Week 4

Well, I’ve put on 12 pounds worth of Mars Bars Slices and Peanut Butter Porcupines – and just in time for the holiday season! That can only mean one thing. Bazaar-o-Rama is coming to a close for another year. I’m just as sad as you are, dear reader. The only thing getting me through is my new Kleenex holder (see below).

I’ll be back next year, but stay tuned for Caker Christmas, my annual holid...

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Average rating: 3.72 · 2,458 ratings · 340 reviews · 3 distinct worksSimilar authors
Fruit

3.62 avg rating — 1,690 ratings — published 2004 — 11 editions
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Natural Order

3.90 avg rating — 671 ratings — published 2011 — 4 editions
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Break in Case of Emergency

4.23 avg rating — 97 ratings — published 2019 — 5 editions
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“It's weird when you hear teachers call each other by their first names. It's like they're friends or something.”
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“I can't believe she's lived this long. God must be avoiding her.”
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“On the drive up here, I saw a goose," he says. "A Canada goose. Fred told me they shit something horrible. They migrate between the north and the south, don't they? Like seniors.”
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