Turnstone Press Fall 2018

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    Motherish Laura Rock Gaughan Canada
    9780888016416 Paperback FICTION / Short Stories Publication Date: September 15, 2018
    $19.00 CAD 5.5 x 8.5 x 0.35 in | 198 pages Carton Quantity: 32 Canadian Rights: Y Turnstone Press
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      The women who populate Laura Rock Gaughan's debut collection, Motherish, veer from playful to distraught, reckless to restrained, anchored to unmoored. Gambling grandmas, athletes and organists, pregnant bus passengers and punitive bank tellers are pushed to the brink by Gaughan's distinctively precise prose, while they grapple with what it means to mother and be mothered. With various perspectives, Gaughan creates box after box--and actual chicken coops--for her characters to explode from, hide in, emerge, and ultimately transform.
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      Canadian-American writer Laura Rock Gaughan's work has appeared in numerous magazines including the Antigonish Review and The New Quarterly. Born in California, Gaughan honed her craft in Lakefield, Ontario, where she currently lives and writes. Motherish is her debut collection of stories.
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    9780888016454 Paperback POETRY / Canadian Publication Date: September 04, 2018
    $17.00 CAD 5.5 x 8.5 x 0.25 in | 92 pages Carton Quantity: 88 Canadian Rights: Y Turnstone Press
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      Celebrated poet Di Brandt returns with her latest collection of poetry, Glitter and Fall. Inspired by the Dao de Jing, Brandt's responses explore the intersections of east and west, male and female, bringing her prairie sensibilities to the second most translated work in the world. The result is an ecstatic poetic experience that is deeply feminine, celebrating a rich culture filled with woman mystics and Divine beings.
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      Di Brandt is one of Canada's most loved and admired poets. Her internationally celebrated and award-winning poetry titles include questions i asked my mother; Agnes in the sky; Jerusalem, beloved; Now You Care; and Walking to Mojacar. Her newest work, Glitter and Fall, examines the intersection of East and West, male and female and more through the Dao de Jing. Di Brandt has lived in Winnipeg, Edmonton, Toronto, Windsor (Ontario) and Berlin. Di Brandt is Winnipeg's inaugural Poet Laureate and currently teaches creative writing and Canadian literature at the University of Winnipeg. Di Brandt is also an award-winning essayist and literary critic, and has collaborated with numerous other writers, critics and artists, including Annie Jacobsen, Jane Finlay-Young, Barbara Godard, Aganetha Dyck, Rebecca Campbell, Carol Ann Weaver and Jana Skarecky.
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    Series: A Randy Craig Mystery
    Eye of the Beholder Janice MacDonald Canada
    9780888016492 Paperback FICTION / Mystery & Detective Publication Date: October 15, 2018
    $16.95 CAD 5 x 7.5 x 0.65 in | 350 pages Carton Quantity: 28 Canadian Rights: Y Ravenstone
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      Randy and Steve have finally tied the knot. With the snow blowing and temperatures dipping well below zero they are looking for an escape from the frigid Edmonton winter. Like so many others, they head south to Puerto Vallarta, along with a crush of University of Alberta students, looking for a goodtime during spring break. When a student is found dead in an elaborately staged scene, Randy's romantic beach walks and candlelit dinners will have to wait. Instead Randy and Steve will have find meaning in the murder to catch the culprit. If they don't, the honeymoon just might be over.
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      Janice MacDonald is the author of nine books, including novels, non-fiction titles, and a children's book. Janice's stories and essays have been widely anthologized, and her popular Randy Craig novels were the first mystery series set in Edmonton. She has taught English literature, communications and creative writing at both the University of Alberta and Grant MacEwan College and is currently the organizational storyteller for the Province of Alberta. She lives and writes in Edmonton
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    9780888015679 Paperback BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Personal Memoirs Publication Date: September 30, 2018
    $21.00 CAD 6 x 9 x 0.45 in | 300 pages Carton Quantity: 40 Canadian Rights: Y Turnstone Press
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      During the Second World War, approximately 4,000 Japanese-Canadians were "repatriated" to Japan. Among those Canadians sent back to were members of author and poet, Sally Ito's family. As a Japanese Canadian child growing up in the suburbs of Edmonton, Alberta, Ito's early life was a lone island of steamed tofu and vegetables amidst a sea of pot roast and mashed potatoes. Through the Redress movement of the late 80s, the eventual Parliamentary acknowledgment of wartime injustices, and the restoration of citizenship to those exiled to Japan she considers her work as an author of poetry and prose, meditating on themes of culture and identity.

      Later as a wife and mother of two, Sally returns to Japan and re-lives the displacement of her family through interviews, letters, and shared memories. Throughout herjJourney Ito weaves a compelling narrative of her family's journey through the darkest days of the Pacific War, its devastating aftermath, and the repercussions on cultural identity for all the Emperor's Orphans.
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      Born in Taber, Alberta, Sally Ito is a writer, editor, and translator. She is an instructor of Creative Writing and a former blog contributor to a children's multicultural literature blog, PaperTigers. She lives in Winnipeg with her husband and two children.

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