Books by Kristen den Hartog

Kristen den Hartog is 35 years old and lives in Toronto, where she works as a florist while writing her second novel. Her work has been published throughout Canada in literary magazines and short-story anthologies, including The Journey Prize Anthology an


THE GIRL GIANT by Kristen den Hartog
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 5, 2012

"Innocent and dreamy, combining fairy tale and true giants in history, den Hartog's simple story offers a sweetly insightful mix of anguish and tenderness."
The delicately-drawn portrait of an unlikely, fragile family comprising English war bride Elspeth, Canadian postman James and their giant daughter Ruth. Read full book review >
HISTORY
Released: April 28, 2009

"A full-bodied, moving story of a battered populace that refused to be annihilated."
Canadian novelist den Hartog (Origin of Haloes, 2005, etc.) and her older sister Kasaboski re-create the Nazi occupation of their grandparents' homeland. Read full book review >
ORIGIN OF HALOES by Kristen den Hartog
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 5, 2005

"Sketchy, toneless family drama in the Northern hinterland."
Patchily contrived tale about surviving abandonment, from Canadian novelist den Hartog (Water Wings, 2004, etc.). Read full book review >
WATER WINGS by Kristen den Hartog
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 5, 2004

"A sweetly pleasing though scarcely satisfying narrative."
Canadian den Hartog's first novel comes after the American publication of her second (The Perpetual Ending, p. 8) and is again about independent sisters and their pretty but vapid mother bereft of husband. Read full book review >
THE PERPETUAL ENDING by Kristen den Hartog
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 5, 2003

"A story of quiet beauty that doesn't require the contrived insertion of fairy tales to enchant. (Later this year MacAdam/Cage will publish den Hartog's debut novel, Water Wings, which has already appeared in Canada.)"
Canadian den Hartog follows a twin back to her ruptured childhood in 1980s Ontario, where she suffered the tragic loss of her sister. Read full book review >