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Heritage House Publishing Fall 2019

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The Group of Seven Reimagined
Contemporary Stories Inspired by Historic Canadian Paintings
Edited by: Karen Schauber

Edited by :

Karen Schauber



Product Form:


Form detail:

Paper over boards
Hardcover , Paper over boards


Oct 01, 2019
$24.95 CAD


10in x 10 x 0.25 in | 200 gr

Page Count:

112 pages
Heritage House
ART / Canadian

A celebration of Canada’s most famous group of painters, expertly blending visual artistry with evocative works of short fiction.

Founded in 1920, the Group of Seven has captured the imagination and hearts of Canadians for a century, helping to shape our national identity with their stunning landscape paintings representing every region of the country. In honour of the one-hundred-year anniversary of the Group’s formation, The Group of Seven Reimagined takes a fresh look at twenty-one paintings from the Group’s vast oeuvre, extracting narrative from landscape and uniting Canada’s most beloved works of art with some of its most distinguished names in contemporary literary fiction.

This gorgeous full-colour art book includes works by the original Group of Seven—Franklin Carmichael, Lawren Harris, A.Y. Jackson, Frank Johnston, Arthur Lismer, J.E.H. MacDonald, and Frederick H. Varley—as well as later members A.J. Casson, L.L. FitzGerald, and Edwin Holgate, plus their contemporaries Tom Thomson and Emily Carr. Each painting is accompanied by a short narrative—or “flash fiction” piece—written by critically acclaimed, award-winning authors, including Carol Bruneau, Waubgeshig Rice, Tamas Dobozy, and JJ Lee. Rather than analyze or interpret the art, these literary masters look deep inside each painting, crafting new layers of plot, setting, and emotion that feel at once entirely fresh and completely at home alongside these early-twentieth-century works. With a foreword by Sue and Jim Waddington, authors of the popular In the Footsteps of the Group of Seven, this innovative take on the Group of Seven is sure to inspire and delight Canadians from coast to coast to coast.

Born and raised in Montreal, Karen Schauber has called Vancouver home for the past three decades. Schauber cultivated a lifelong passion for the landscape paintings of the Group of Seven during her many visits to the McMichael Gallery in Kleinburg, Ontario, while she was a university student in Toronto in the early ’80s. Now, coupled with her obsession for flash fiction, her work appearing extensively in literary journals and anthologies including Brilliant Flash Fiction, Bending Genres, The Ekphrastic Review, and Fiction Southeast, she has brought this inspired artistic and literary project to life as The Group of Seven Reimagined: Contemporary Stories Inspired by Historic Canadian Paintings.

  • National, regional, and subject-specific print features, excerpts, review coverage, broadcast and television interviews. Targeted media includes: Vancouver Sun, Province, Times Colonist, Ottawa Citizen, Globe and Mail, Quill & Quire, Canadian Art, Galleries West, Preview Magazine, National Gallery of Canada Magazine, Literary Review of Canada, Literary Hub, Montreal Review of Books, Maisonneuve, Geist, Room Magazine, BC BookWorld, Ormsby Review, The Tyee; CBC Radio: North by Northwest, Writers and Company
  • Blogger outreach, online ads and social media campaigns
  • Advertising: BC BookWorld, ULS, LBI, Books for Everybody, Livres Canada Canadian Studies Collection
  • Publicity and promotion in conjunction with author's speaking engagements
  • Outreach to subject-specific organizations, markets, festivals, travel and tourism organizations
  • Excerpts available 

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ART015040    ART / Canadian
ART050020    ART / Subjects & Themes / Landscapes & Seascapes

BISAC Regional Themes Canada Alberta British Columbia Vancouver Vancouver Island Manitoba New Brunswick Newfoundland & Labrador Northwest Territories Nova Scotia Cape Breton Island Nunavut Ontario Toronto Golden Horseshoe Rural Ontario Prince Edward Island Quebec Montreal Saskatchewan Yukon Territory Prairies Canadian Rockies

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For more information contact
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"The writers bring the paintings to life with new insights into the human heart and our beautiful, fragile land." - David Wistow, author of Meet the Group of Seven; educator emeritus, Art Gallery of Ontario

"These sharp, imaginative evocations of the world of the Group of Seven are both a joy in themselves and a welcome prompt to make us look at the paintings again. It's refreshing to find that, a century later, they still speak to us about our lives and our country." - Ross King, author of Defiant Spirits: The Modernist Revolution of the Group of Seven

"As a disciple of the Group of Seven and an aficionado of Canadian wilderness, every page gives me a little leap of pleasure." - Robert Bateman

"Balance is found in The Group of Seven Reimagined both as an intelligent coffee table book and tangible source of meditation." - Cottage Life

"A most attractive book that any lover of art and literature would enjoy." - The Miramichi Reader

"The stories all compel the reader to dive beneath their surface and linger long after the reading is complete." - Ottawa Review of Books

"A lovely book - and an invitation to take a moment and indulge in a little reimagination of your own." - The Star

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