Two Award Nominations for All the Quiet Places

Exciting news for this beloved Indigenous novel from TouchWood Editions (HGD):

TouchWood Editions is pleased to announce that All the Quiet Places by Brian Thomas Isaac has been shortlisted for both the Amazon First Novel Award and the Indigenous Voices Awards. This is Isaac’s debut novel, which has already garnered praise from fellow authors Gil Adamson (Ridgerunner, winner of the Writer’s Trust Fiction Prize), Waubgeshig Rice (Moon of the Crusted Snow), Richard Van Camp (Moccasin Square Gardens), and Drew Hayden Taylor (Chasing Painted Horses).

All the Quiet Places tells the coming-of-age story of a Sylix boy in the 1950s in the Southern Interior of British Columbia. In her praise for the book, Gil Adamson writes, “Young Eddie Toma’s passage through the truly ugly parts of this world is met, like an antidote, or perhaps a compensation, by his remarkable awareness of its beauty.” The novel has recently been longlisted for Canada Reads 2022, and was named as a Top 100 Book of 2021 and a Top 10 Canadian Fiction Book of 2021. It has received praise from CBC’s Carol Off, who calls it “a debut like no other” and CBC Unreserved’s Richard Van Camp, who says, “what a journey this book takes you on.” For more details on the novel, please visit, and for more information on the awards, please visit and respectively.

Regarding stock, a little bit is coming mid May, but I believe it is spoken for. A full reprint coming end of May.

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