Book Clubs

Has your book club ever read a Coach House book? Had the pleasure of arguing about the reasons for Eugenia Ledoux's father's disappearance, of describing why Aline is your favourite member of the Lacuna Cabal Montreal Young Women's Book Club or practicing the Depression-era slang you learned from pickpocket Mona Kantor and her lover, Daily Star reporter Eli Morenz. By picking a Coach House title for your book club selection, you'll not only be reading compelling, Canadian-authored books, you'll also be able to discuss how a book is made, and the kind of paper it's printed on – Coach House is one of only three Canadian publishers that prints its books in house, and the virtual tour on our website can add a new dimension to your book club's literary discussions.

So grab a glass of wine, take a look through our book club titles and accompanying Q&As and let us know if anything strikes your fancy. We offer a 15% discount for book club purchases made through our website – email mail@chbooks.com to arrange for a bulk purchase or to discuss whether one of our authors could visit your next book club meeting!

Featured Book Club Title

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ISBN-13: 9781552451953
248 pp, Paperback
Apr 15 2008
$19.95 CAD
Eugenia Ledoux, nine years old, wakes to a note from her father: ‘gone to save the world. sorry. yours, sheb wooly ledoux. asshole.’ When her mother Mink climbs into the family car and vanishes too, Eugenia doubles in age overnight. This book is part dirge, part cowboy poetry and part love letter to the wilder corners of Toronto and of ourselves.
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ISBN-13: 9781552452516
288 pp, Paperback
Oct 15 2011
$20.95 CAD
Maintenance is a apocalyptic journey to the suburbs of 1999, complete with ex-volleyball champs, Empowerment Expos, Robitussin binges and the Do It Dynamic! self-improvement campaign. But it's more than just that: it's a look at a suburban family falling apart, people losing their grip on what it means to live in a world that exists in a continual state of conflict.
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ISBN-13: 9781552452523
200 pp, Paperback
Oct 15 2011
$19.95 CAD
A nuanced portrait of a family, of the devastating reach of childhood grief. 
The Combals are not unacquainted with death: they have never quite recovered from the loss of one of them in childhood. And now, on Valentine's Day, they are losing another.

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ISBN-13: 9781552452271
160 pp, Paperback
Apr 11 2010
$18.95 CAD
Told in a stark, minimalist voice, <em>Isobel and Emile</em> is the hypnotizing story of two lovers without each other. It is a story of struggling with loss and a loneliness that threatens to consume them. It is about staying true to what they hold dear, no matter that it is hopeless and that nothing will ever come of it, because sometimes that is all that is left.
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ISBN-13: 9781552452288
216 pp, Paperback
May 1 2010
$19.95 CAD
Set in rural Arkansas during a terrible blizzard, The Drifts follows the stories of four characters: Julie, unexpectedly expectant at forty-six; her husband, Charlie, who had an affair with his best friend Wilson, who's now in love with Dol; and Dol, a divorced transsexual father of two.
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ISBN-13: 9781552451298
232 pp, Paperback
Oct 20 2003
$19.95 CAD
Join Matron Giggy Andrews and her brood for a summer of cold cocktails and sultry afternoons, occasionally interrupted by one whippet, two peacocks, a seductive veterinarian and some very mysterious circumstances.
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ISBN-13: 9781552452141
216 pp, Paperback
Apr 15 2009
$19.95 CAD
Cheer for nine-year-old Phin and his best friend Bird as they launch a top secret mission to save Cuddles the tree frog from a life in captivity.