• My Ghosts

    A New Book From Award Winning Author Mary Swan

    From the bestselling author of the Scotiabank Giller finalist The Boys in the Trees, comes a dazzling and intricate new novel that tracks one family across 150 years, unearthing long-buried secrets and capturing moments that reverberate unexpectedly across the generations.

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About the Author

Mary Swan is a Canadian novelist and short story writer. She is also a researcher with a keen eye for history. Her novel The Boys in the Trees, a shortlisted nominee for the 2008 Scotiabank Giller Prize, was inspired by a 19th century newspaper clipping about a terrible crime. Swan is the winner of the 2001 O. Henry Award for short fiction for her short story "The Deep", which was published in The Malahat Review. That story later became the title story of her debut short story collection The Deep and Other Stories in 2002. A graduate of York University and the University of Guelph, she currently resides in Guelph, Ontario with her family.

"Mary Swan is the sort of writer that you just want to keep on reading."
Montreal Gazette

News

Paperback edition of My Ghosts available September 9, 2014

Abysses (The Deep) published by Les Allusifs, October, 2014

Abysses a finalist for 2015 Prix des libraires du Quebec

Speaking at The Heliconian Club (Toronto) May 14, 2015

Other Books By Mary Swan:

My Ghosts

This dazzling and intricate novel tracks one family across 150 years, unearthing long-buried secrets and capturing moments that reverberate unexpectedly across the generations.

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The Boys in the Trees

It is the turn of the twentieth century and William Heath, his wife and two daughters are new immigrants to a small town, and the picture of a devoted family. But ...

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Emma's Hands

The stories in this highly praised collection capture the complex, heartbreaking mysteries that make up a human life.

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The Deep

The Deep is a vivid, accomplished tale of twin sisters caught up in the mania that was World War I.

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