“One of the 2018 Best Books of the Year!"
The Globe & Mail

"Compelling... a timely and important read."
The Toronto Star 

"A wildly creative, moving, and absorbing novel!"
- Open Book

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About Lauren

Lauren B. Davis is the critically acclaimed author of such works as The Grimoire of Kensington Market,  Against a Darkening Sky, The Empty Room, and Our Daily Bread.

About The Grimoire of Kensington Market

The downtown core of Toronto is being consumed by Elysium, a drug that allows its users to slip through the permeable edges of this world into the next, before consuming them utterly. Peddled by the icy Srebrenka, few have managed to escape the drug and its dealer. But Maggie has.

Praise for The Grimoire of Kensington Market

“The Grimoire of Kensington Market is an enchantment, a forgiveness, and an entertainment."
- The Temz Review

"...a powerful fantasia for those adult daydreamers and bibliophiles who, as C.S. Lewis foretold, are now old enough to start reading fairy tales again."
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Lauren's Blog

So here we are…

March 14, 2020

So here we are, in turbulent seas and howling winds. So here we are, in a pandemic. What to do with our fragile selves, our fragile hearts? Where do we put our fears? This first: look at the person next to you (animal or human) and say thank you for not fleeing. Tell your neighbor:…

‘Tis The Season To Be Bookish #4 and final

January 14, 2020

These are some of the books I read and loved this year. The fourth and final post. You can pursue the other selections here and here and here. THE INNOCENTS by Michael Crummey. An astonishingly good book. I can see why it was nominated for every prize, although I can’t see why it hasn’t won…

‘Tis The Season To Be Bookish #3

January 9, 2020

These are some of the books I read and loved this year. The third post. You can pursue the other selections here and here. THE OLD WAYS by Robert Macfarlane.  My dear friend, Nathan Turoff, turned me on to Macfarlane. Thank you, Nathan! I could devote an entire blog to Macfarlane’s work. I am haunted…