7 Surprisingly Uplifting Novels by Canadian Authors that Aren't for the Faint of Heart

These novels are dark and scary and upsetting... and inspiring.

We get it. Some books aren't exactly comfortable to read, but they're important to read nonetheless. And a lot of times, even though the subjects might be a bit grueling and hard on the heart, we learn something amazing and precious. These seven books by Canadian authors are some of our favourites - and surprisingly uplifting - but you might need to read them with wine and chocolate.