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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

Never More Helpless

July 25, 2019

The signs had been there for months and months. All those conversations we had about how terrible her life was, how persecuted she was, how much she regretted this and that, how injustice was burning her alive, how it was all painful and hopeless. In short, depression was a heavy, cold, wet, woolen blanket over…

Quiet Grace

May 12, 2019

This wet and green May morning I’m sitting in a log cabin next to the Bushkill Creek, drinking coffee, dog by my side, My Best Beloved in the chair by the big window, which is filled with the sweet green leaves of spring. It’s raining today, so green is greener, tree trunks are browner, the…

The First Cathedral, With Angels

April 21, 2019

It’s Easter Sunday morning and I am sitting behind my house, near the liminal space marking the border between the garden and the Wild Wood. I am watching for the foxes. The vixen and her three kits. For several years a family of foxes has taken up residence in the complicated, many-entranced den where once…