"One of the Best Books of 2021" Quill & Quire 
"Lauren B. Davis never misses. Even So is a book filled with beautiful sentences; it dives deep into the mess that is the human condition. But for all its artistry, the novel moves like a cheetah. This is as good as the modern novel gets."
–David Worsley, Words Worth Books

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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 Even So

"Lauren B. Davis' story follows the soul journey of a privileged woman as she learns, as a result of her tragic mistakes, to truly love others."

Praise for Lauren's Works

“Davis is without a doubt an exceptionally talented writer.”

Globe & Mail
(The Empty Room)

“A fine novel in the great Canadian storytelling tradition, Lauren B. Davis’s voice is as authentic, compelling and deep as a Mordecai Richler or Robertson Davies at their best.”

The Paris Voice
(The Stubborn Season)

“Lauren B. Davis’ vivid prose and empathetically developed characters will remain in the reader’s mind long after the final chapter has been read.”

—Jane Urquhart, prize winning author of Away and The Stone Carvers
(Our Daily Bread)

The Grimoire of Kensington Market is an enchantment, a forgiveness, and an entertainment.”

The Temz Review
(The Grimoire of Kensington Market)

“Set against an otherworldly, intimate backdrop, Davis's tale vividly brings to life a near-mythic period of British history while speaking to universal human experience.”

Publishers Weekly
(Against a Darkening Sky)

“Davis’s passion for her characters makes them achingly real...”

—Bev Sandell Greenberg, Winnipeg Free Press
(An Unrehearsed Desire)

Awards & Recognitions

"One of the Best Books of the Year:"
Quill & Quire, The Boston Globe, The Globe & Mail, The National Post, The Winnipeg Free Press, Amazon.ca.

"Rogers Writers' Trust Award" Finalist
"Scotiabank Giller Prize" Longlisted
"Relist Award for Short Fiction" Longlisted
"CBC Short Story Award" Finalist
Canadian Writers' Association" Finalist

Also by Lauren

Lauren's Blog

Dogs and Heaven and Alice McDermott

In her wonderful book about writing, What About the Baby? Alice McDermott tells us a story she read in an Irish magazine about a man who finds himself walking along a road with his childhood dog. The man realizes he’s dead, because of how long the dog’s been dead. How glad he is to see his old pal! They walk until they come to a set of pearly with alabaster pillars beyond which are streets paved with gold. There, a gatekeeper rises from his…