Smoke River, 2014, McClelland & Stewart

winner: Hamilton Literary Award

short listed: The North American Hammett Award

“The best books destroy you, overwhelm you with deep feelings — despair, anger, love, defiance, frustration, yearning, bitterness, pain. In her debut novel, former journalist and two-time Journey Prize finalist Krista Foss elicits precisely this reaction … ” –Quill & Quire

“…even if the story were not a gripping exploration of town/reserve relations, Smoke River would be a glorious read just for Foss’s imagery, which conjures up a hot, humid Ontario summer that seems to shimmer off the page…” - The Toronto Star

 "...a morally complex, magnificently vivid novel full of characters who live and breathe. This is a dazzling debut.” –Lisa Moore, author of Caught and February