Mud Lilies

Mud Lilies is on this list!

Available at your local bookstore, Indigo, Amazon, Barnes & Noble

Order directly from the publisher:

Cormorant Books

Or Shop Local:

 Edmonton: Audrey’s Book’s, 10702 Jasper Avenue, Edmonton, AB (780) 423-3487

Calgary: Shelf Life Books (Dog Friendly!) 1302 4 ST. SW, Calgary, AB  (403) 265-1033


Mud Lilies tells the story of Chanie Nyrider. Chanie runs away from her abusive home at the age of fourteen and is turned out as a prostitute by dangerous predators masquerading as friends. Chanie succumbs to her lifestyle until she is arrested at the age of eighteen at which time, she is given two options: jail or a high school program for troubled youth. She reluctantly agrees to go to school so she can maintain her freedom to continue drinking and getting to know her new love interest, Blue. But when her English teacher quotes Victor Hugo, Chanie finds her mind opening in ways she never expected. As Chanie begins to discover her intelligence and potential, Blue proves he is not the man she thought he was. Her home life becomes violent and unstable, and Chanie is torn between her higher and lower self. She tries to balance both worlds at a great cost to her safety. Through the devotion of her teachers, counsellors, and friends, Chanie forges through and finds hope and heroes in the darkest of places.


Mud Lilies can be found on the following lists for Canadian fiction 2022


Scotiabank Giller Prize: Craving CanLit 2022


To celebrate Canadian authors, we’ve put together this list of fiction and graphic novels published between October 2021 and September 2022.



Scotiabank Giller Prize

The Ultimate Canadian Summer Reading Guide