"In Even So, Lauren B. Davis brings enormous compassion and intelligence to her portrayal of characters trying to live right and live fully in this messy, murky yet blazingly redemptive world. I was engrossed." —    Catherine Bush, author of Blaze Island and The Rules of Engagement.

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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

Angela Morrison has it all. She’s married to a wealthy man, adores her son, grows orchids, and volunteers at Our Daily Bread Food Pantry. What more could she want? More. Much more. And she’s willing to risk everything after meeting Carsten, the landscaper with the glacier-blue eyes.

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:"
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

A Writer Responds: The Supreme Challenge Of An Inaccurate Review.

A few years ago I had the pleasure of meeting “Handsome” Colum McCann at a literary event. We were chatting, as writers often do, about reviews, mostly the bad ones. Some wit had written a dreadful review of one of Colum’s novels. Colum and the reviewer found themselves at the same soiree a few months later. The reviewer lurked at the bar, clearly concerned Colum might take a swing at him, and to be fair, Colum does give the air of a pugilist,…