"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
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.
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.”
(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
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