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    Re:Union Sean Devine Canada
    9781897289907 Paperback DRAMA / Canadian Publication Date: September 20, 2013
    $15.95 CAD 5.55 x 8.45 x 0.27 in | 94 pages Carton Quantity: 68 Canadian Rights: Y Scirocco Drama
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      November 2, 1965. Norman Morrison drives to the Pentagon with his infant daughter, a jug of kerosene and a box of matches. With Secretary of Defense Robert McNamara looking on, the young Quaker carries out a final act of witness against the horrors of the Vietnam War. Thirty-six years later, in the wake of 9/11, his daughter returns to confront the aging McNamara, the memory of her father, and the costly legacy of sacrifice.
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      Sean Devine is a playwright and actor, as well as a co-artistic director of VancouverÕs Horseshoes & Hand Grenades Theatre. His first play Re:Union premiered in 2011 and is set to tour to various cities in Canada and the U.S. in 2013. His second play Except in the Unlikely Event of War will be co-produced by Horseshoes & Hand Grenades Theatre and Pi Theatre in 2013. He is currently developing Daisy, a political drama about the advertising campaign for the 1965 U.S. Presidential election.
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      ÒAs society struggles, with Occupy Wall Street, to articulate coherent resistance to institutionalized power, Re:Union feels particularly relevantÉ Re:Union provides a thorough moral and intellectual workout.Ó
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    Skin & Liars 2nd edition Dennis Foon Canada
    9781770911505 Paperback DRAMA / Canadian Age (years) from 14 - 18 Publication Date: August 15, 2013
    $16.95 CAD 5.15 x 7.67 x 0.46 in | 112 pages Carton Quantity: 72 Canadian Rights: Y Playwrights Canada Press
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      Skin introduces us to a group of Canadian teenagers who are coming of age in the late 1980s. Faced with racial discrimination, Phiroza, Jennifer, and Tuan must navigate the choppy waters of high school, each confronting his or her own set of challenges. Ranging from academic difficulties, to budding relationships, to the trials of adapting to a foreign language and culture, the three share their stories of struggle, survival, and defiance of negative expectations and racist attitudes. Lenny is at the top of her class. Jace seemingly couldn’t care less. By all appearances these two classmates are polar opposites, but despite all their differences they are inexplicably drawn towards one another. When it is revealed that each has been trying to hide the same dark secret - that they share a home with an alcoholic parent - each decides to take action and confront the demon they call "Mom" or "Dad."
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      Dennis Foon was co-founder of Vancouver’s acclaimed Green Thumb Theatre and served as artistic director for twelve years. As a playwright, his body of plays continues to be produced internationally in numerous languages and he has received the British Theatre Award, two Chalmers Canadian Play Awards, the Jesse Richardson Career Achievement Award, and the International Arts for Young Audiences Award. In 2007 he was made a lifetime member of the Playwrights Guild of Canada for his "outstanding contribution to Canadian Playwriting and Theatre." He’s won a Gemini, two WGC Awards, three Leos, and a Robert W. Wagner Award for his screenplays, which include Little Criminals, White Lies, Torso, and Terry. He is also the co-writer of Long Life, Happiness and Prosperity, and A Shine of Rainbows, which won a Leo and received a Genie Nomination for Best Adapted Screenplay. He wrote the screenplay for the feature Life Above All, Prix Francois Chalais winner at the 2010 Cannes Film Festival, 2011 Academy Award Shortlist for Best Foreign Language Film, and a Leo winner for Best Screenplay. His novel Skud (Groundwood Books, 2003) received a BC Book Prize, and his sci-fi/fantasy trilogy, The Longlight Legacy, has been published in five languages.

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    The Red Album Chris Eaton Canada
    9781927040652 Electronic book text FICTION / General Publication Date: May 20, 2013
    $24.00 CAD 6 x 9 in | 248 pages Carton Quantity: 42 Canadian Rights: Y BookThug
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      In the tradition of Borges, Nabakov, and Bolano, The Red Album is a work of fiction that turns itself inside out. Divided into two parts, the book begins with an edited and footnoted narrative of dubious origins. In the second part, a section of "documents" (including essays, memoires, a short play and a filmography) shed light on the first narrative. Familiar characters are revealed to be writers, and the writer and editors of the initial narrative are revealed to be characters. As the ghosts of revolutions past are lifted from the soil in Catalonia, and a new revolution unfolds in South America, the number of mysteriously missing author/characters appears to grow almost as fast as new author/characters appear to complicate and scatter the threads of the story.
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      Chris Eaton is a novelist and songwriter/musician from Sackville, NB, currently living in Toronto, Ontario. He is the author of two published novels called the inactivist and The Grammar Architect, and a retrospective book of short fiction called Letters to Thomas Pynchon. He has also recorded a half dozen CDs under the name Rock Plaza Central, including the critically acclaimed Are We Not Horses.
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      In The Red Album, the scene of Spain and the fragile legacy of a poet occasion a series of astonishing entries into the archives and affects of revolution. Stephen Collis turns sharply away from “the department of historical memory,” exploring, instead, those alternative theatres of language and social struggle within which the past may be recovered and critically animated. This is a moving and also a challenging book, precisely because it confronts this enduring imperative: “We must see again what ways we can be together.”
      – David Chariandy
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    9781897141496 Paperback FICTION / General Publication Date: September 15, 2012
    $20.00 CAD 5 x 7 x 0.4 in | 112 pages Carton Quantity: 28 Canadian Rights: Y Pedlar Press
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      What Frog is saying about the Book of Frog:The Book of Frog is probably the best book ever written, right up there with The Divine Comedy and Gilgamesh. Except it's short and in English! A cinch, huh? You will like it. In addition to being action-packed and by me, it has some great pictures (also of me). And it has some excellent emails from my friend Al, who is extremely smart. You will learn stuff you never knew, maybe even be enlightened. (It's possible.) If you think that because it is a book by a frog, it has nothing for you, you are wrong. Frogs are the best. Even Al thinks so. It talks about Schubert and baseball and green onion pancakes. With ponzu sauce! And there are heaps of tips on how to manage the humans in your life. What are you waiting for? Get your copy today! Get copies for all your friends! Release your inner amphibian! It's like they say: small, gutsy and gorgeous. Also green! On real paper with real ink. Accept no substitutes. Ask for Genuine Frog. - from Frog Previous books • Wittgenstein Elegies - 1986 • The New Room - 1989 • Lyric Philosophy - 1992 • Songs for Relinquishing the Earth - 1996, 1998 (winner of the 1999 Governor General's Award for Poetry) • 21 Small Songs - 2000 • Wisdom & Metaphor - 2003 (shortlisted for the 2004 Governor General's Award for Nonfiction) • Robinson's Crossing - 2004 (winner of the Dorothy Livesay Poetry Prize, shortlisted for the 2004 Governor General's Award for Poetry) • Thirty-seven Small Songs & Thirteen Silences - 2005 (shortlisted for the Dorothy Livesay Poetry Prize and the Pat Lowther Award) • Plato as Artist - 2009 • Forge - 2011
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      JAN ZWICKY is a Canadian philosopher, poet, essayist and musician. Zwicky taught both philosophy and interdisciplinary humanities courses at the University of Victoria, from 1996 until 2009. She has served as a faculty member at the Banff Centre Writing Studio, has conducted numerous writing workshops and edits regularly for Brick Books. Zwicky's poetry deals frequently with music, as well as the natural world, and has often been cited for its intense lyricism. Her recent collection, *Forge*, was nominated for the 2012 Griffin Poetry Prize. Zwicky lives in British Columbia.
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      Here is what is paradoxical: that a significant part of the meaning of words rests in wordlessness. — Jan Zwicky
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    Relentless Pursuit Anthony Dalton Canada
    9781926956596 Paperback FICTION / Action & Adventure Publication Date: October 15, 2013
    $24.95 CAD 5.5 x 8.5 x 0.8 in | 240 pages Carton Quantity: 24 Canadian Rights: Y Bookland Press
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      Canadian zoologist Gray Pendennis is pushing his limits. Desperate to find and protect a man-eating Royal Bengal tiger in a Bangladesh jungle, he is on a race against time as two bereaved fathers, whose daughters were killed by the striped predator, team up to hunt the menace. Working far from civilization, the three men are on a collision course beyond the boundaries of conscience. While they track the tiger from different directions, the tiger is tracking two of them. A poacher – a high-ranking military officer – throws himself into the mix, adding another, deadlier force to the potent equation. The tiger, top of the food chain in his environment, uses stealth and cunning to gain the advantage, only to lose it as nature darkens the world.
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      A former expedition leader working in Africa, the Middle East and the Arctic, Anthony Dalton is the author of 13 non-fiction books, co-author of two others and has had his articles published in magazines and newspapers in 20 countries and 9 languages. During the 1990s he travelled extensively in Bangladesh, visiting the country many times over six years. Anthony is Past President of the Canadian Authors Association, a Fellow of the Royal Geographical Society and a member of Literature Wales. He has won numerous awards and honours in Canada for his writing and for his services to other writers. He lives on the coast of British Columbia near Vancouver.
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    9781894994682 Paperback FICTION / Historical Publication Date: June 12, 2012
    $20.00 CAD 6 x 9 x 1 in | 300 pages Carton Quantity: 30 Canadian Rights: Y Conundrum Press
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      This story, told through fact and fiction, is about the life and times of the ancestors of one Canadian family in their journey from deep in the mountains of Austria to the shores of Hay Bay on Lake Ontario.In the year 1620 Joerg leaves his father's house in the midst of religious chaos and war. He joins the army of the Catholic League. During the war he meets Katarina and between battles they start a line of tough survivors. Escaping religious persecution their offspring seek peace in the Neckar valley of Germany.In 1738 six-year-old Eberhardt leaves Germany to sail to America. After a terrifying sea voyage Eberhardt grows up amid internecine chaos on the lower Hudson River. A generation later Eberhardt, now a farmer, is uprooted by the American rebellion against British rule. He joins a British Provincial Regiment, the Loyal Volunteers. Surviving the Battles of Bennington and Saratoga he escapes to Canada to build fortifications on the St. Lawrence River. Meeting a young Mohawk / Irish woman Eberhardt takes her as a country wife and learns to walk in her tracks. At Cataraqui he is re-united with his oldest son, and given a grant of land they settle near the site of the ancient Native village and former French mission, Ganneious. Here begins a new life on a new frontier. This is the story of one immigrant family but it portrays the heartaches and hardships of many thousands of Euro-American peoples who came to a land they thought of as a wilderness but eventually made their home.
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    Rupert's Land Meredith Quartermain Canada
    9781927063361 Paperback FICTION / Historical Publication Date: September 01, 2013
    $20.95 CAD 6 x 9 x 0 in | 280 pages Carton Quantity: 25 Canadian Rights: Y NeWest Press
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      At the height of the Great Depression, two Prairie children struggle with poverty and uncertainty. Surrounded by religion, law, and her authoritarian father, Cora Wagoner daydreams about what it would be like to abandon society altogether and join one of the Indian tribes she's read so much about.

      Saddened by struggles with Indian Agent restrictions, Hunter George wonders why his father doesn't want him to go to the residential school. As he too faces drastic change, he keeps himself sane with his grandmother's stories of Wîsahkecâhk.

      As Cora and Hunter sojourn through a landscape of nuisance grounds and societal refuse, they come to realize that they exist in a land that is simultaneously moving beyond history and drowning in its excess.

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      Growing up in Toronto, Iqaluit, Midland and then backcountry BC, Vancouver's MEREDITH QUARTERMAIN was always intrigued by her mother's stories about growing up in Stettler, AB. Quartermain is the author of several poetry collections, including BC Book Prize winner Vancouver Walking, and Vancouver Book Prize finalist Nightmarker.
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    Insinuendo Murder in the Museum Miriam Clavir Canada
    9781897411384 Paperback FICTION / Mystery & Detective Publication Date: October 21, 2012
    $19.95 CAD 8.25 x 5.5 x 0 in | 288 pages Carton Quantity: 32 Canadian Rights: Y Bayeux Arts Inc.
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      A murder mystery set within the complex world of an anthropological museum. Berry Cates has undergone a "radical lifectomy," remaking her life at fifty-three, newly single and in a new career at a museum. However, she soon becomes the target of serious accusations at the museum. Determined to prove these as false, Berry gets into deeper trouble. Her sleuthing uncovers museum staff casting illicit bronzes and blackmail being delivered via a Roman curse tablet. Curatorial fraud and accusations by aboriginal people of poisoning their heritage regalia with toxic pesticides come to light as well. Only when Barry realizes she has been asking the wrong questions does she stop her slide into a web of deceit.
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      Miriam, the first conservator at the UBC Museum of Anthropology, worked for the National Historic Service and the Royal Ontario Museum. Rsident of British Columbia, author f many articles and the scholarly book, 'Peserving What is Valued: Museums, Conservation, and First Nations'. Miriam's character-driven mystery series is set in museums and archaeological excavations.
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    Miah Julia Lin Canada
    9781894770996 Paperback FICTION / Short Stories Publication Date: October 15, 2012
    $20.95 CAD 5.97 x 8.77 x 0.53 in | 160 pages Carton Quantity: 40 Canadian Rights: Y TSAR Publications
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      "Half century under Japan then half century under Kuomintang . . .too much,? my mother would sigh and shake her head." Miah means "fate" in Taiwanese. Spanning much of the twentieth century, these linked, subtly understated stories trace the destinies of simple folk from the brutal Japanese occupation of the early twentieth century through to the "White Terror" of the exiled Chinese Mainlanders and the Kuomintang, and finally to modern Taiwan and Canada. In the powerfully gripping "Miah," a woman from Vancouver accompanies her mother to Taiwan for her grandmother Ah Mah?s funeral. There she discovers the tragic story of Fifth Uncle, who was hounded by Kuomintang forces until he took pesticides and died . . . In "The Colonel and Mrs Wang" a Mainlander officer and his Taiwanese-raised son confront each other over politics. One day, the son is betrayed to the authorities. Who was the anonymous informer? . . . In the touching story "Lysander," a modern day Taiwanese boy is sent to Vancouver for his education. A diamond cannot be polished without friction, he has been taught. He must bear the hardship in an alien teenage culture where he tries to desperately cope and eventually loses himself. Miah is a rare look at Taiwanese and modern Canadian life, historical, and personal, and completely honest.
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      Julia Lin was born in Taiwan and lived there and in Vietnam before her family immigrated to Canada when she was nine. Since then, Julia has lived in Vancouver and its environs, Toronto, and northern British Columbia. She holds a graduate degree in Immunology (M.Sc., University of Toronto) and a post-graduate degree in computing education (University of British Columbia) and has taught high school math, science, and computing science in British Columbia for a number of years. Julia lives in Vancouver.
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      "These engaging and poignant stories provide a window into complexities of lives divided between Taiwan and Canada in the twentieth century. With each story another layer is peeled, moving us closer to understanding the price of survival under cruel and repressive regimes. A fine debut." - JUDY FONG BATES, author of China Dog and Other Stories "Julia Lin uses the short story form successfully to handle the subject of a novel---family saga. These intriguing short narratives engage the readers in an exploration of four generations of an extended family living across the Pacific Ocean in Taiwan and Vancouver; the narrative journey connects history, cultures and languages to detect and disclose both what the characters call a Taiwanese resilience and the skeletons in the family closet. Miah is a rich, interesting book to read about largely unknown aspects of Taiwanese Canadian culture." --LIEN CHAO, author of The Chinese Knot and Other Stories and Tiger Girl
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    9781927494257 Paperback FICTION / Short Stories Publication Date: April 01, 2014
    $20.95 CAD 5.76 x 8.54 x 0.34 in | 160 pages Carton Quantity: 57 Canadian Rights: Y TSAR Publications
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      Riveting stories from the heart of the Vancouver Sikh experience. Set among people who emigrated in the late twentieth century, facing racial animosity and economic insecurity, and moving forward as their lives became more settled, Fauji Banta Singh gives us rare glimpses into the private lives of the Sikh community - the successes and failures, the growing and painful irrelevance of the old, changing values and the conditions of the women, the place of religion and tradition, and the ever-present echoes of distant Indian politics and national extremism. Unique and powerful, brutally honest yet compassionate, these stories present us with characters that are empathetic and vividly real.
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      Sadhu Binning was born in India and immigrated to Canada in 1967. His published works include two books of poetry and two collections of short stories. He edited a literary monthly Watno Dur from 1977 to 1982 and currently co edits Watan, a Punjabi quarterly. Sadhu is the founding member of the Vancouver Sath and Ankur collective. He has co-authored and produced a number of plays about the South Asian Community. He teaches Punjabi at the Asian Studies Department at U.B.C.
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      "Fauji Banta Singh and Other Stories portrays the migrant Punjabi, Sikh community in vivid colors and vibrant voices with empathy and irony. Binning captures these South Asian arrivants in their chequered humanity as they wrestle with rural customs in an urban culture, gender and generational divides, and homeland ghosts of the distant and recent past. " - Amritjit Singh, Langston Hughes Professor of English, Ohio University
      Praise for No More Watno Dur: "Sadhu Binning's poetry gently provokes and evokes. He uses the tools of language, both Punjabi and English, to guide the reader through a private journey of public relevance. Rooted in a history of cultural and labour activism, this collection questions our notions of home, family and community. No More Watno Dur (Watno Dur means "far away from the mother land") firmly establishes Binning as an essential poet who must be read in order to understand this continually unfolding experience of home and homeland in the Western world..." -- Zool Suleman, Editor, Rungh Magazine

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