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

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

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

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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.

Lauren's Blog

Books I loved in 2018

December 7, 2018

I don’t know how I managed to read over a hundred books this year, especially since it’s been a publishing year. My own novel, THE GRIMOIRE OF KENSINGTON MARKET, was published by Buckrider Books/Wolsak & Wynn in October and has thankfully been well received by critics and readers alike. But, what does a writer do…

CBC and The Globe & Mail

December 3, 2018

I’m beyond thrilled that THE GRIMOIRE OF KENSINGTON MARKET has been named one of the Best Books of the Year by the Globe & Mail.  Also delighted to be chatting about the book on CBC’s “The Riff” with Shelagh Rogers. It’s only three minutes… so if you’re interested, please click here and have a listen!


November 9, 2018

Sometimes one says the review’s so good one could have written it oneself. In this case, I don’t think I could have. I suspect Ms. McCauley has been wandering around my head while I sleep. Lauren B. Davis’ The Grimoire of Kensington Market Reviewed by Marcie McCauley   Wolsak & Wynn, 2018 Dear Reader: a book…