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: 9781552452028
176 pp, Paperback
Oct 1 2008
$19.95 CAD
A comic novel about AIDS? Follow Auden as he flees the small town of Capreol for Toronto, and tries to create a life his illness won’t stick to.
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ISBN-13: 9781552451960
272 pp, Paperback
Apr 15 2008
$20.95 CAD
Nominated for the City of Toronto Book Award, this is a novel not of bold actions but of small gestures, showing how easy and gentle is the slide into paranoia, and how enormous and terrifying is the slide into love.
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ISBN-13: 9781552451854
232 pp, Paperback
Oct 1 2007
$19.95 CAD
When his easygoing boss Al retires and the tyrannical Dan takes over, Pulpy's life takes a turn for the worse. And then Dan’s oversexed wife, Beatrice, takes a shine to Pulpy, and Dan starts to think Pulpy's wife Midge is one hot tamale. For once, Pulpy just might have to take a stand.
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ISBN-13: 9781552451847
320 pp, Paperback
Apr 1 2007
$21.95 CAD
Read a book about book clubs! The members of The Lacuna Cabal Montreal Young Women’s Book Club love to bring to life tableaux from the stories they read. But what will happen when a book begins to enact them instead?
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ISBN-13: 9781552451809
296 pp, Paperback
Apr 1 2007
$21.95 CAD
In small-town Alberta there are just too many roman-candle fights, black-market submarines, meat-packing-plant suicides and recess-time lightning strikes for one lonely kid to get any attention. But the Milk Chicken Bomb will change everything.
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ISBN-13: 9781552451731
224 pp, Paperback
Oct 1 2006
$21.95 CAD
Join Hazel as she leaves everything behind to search for a fresh start at the Evening and Morning Star Trailer Park.