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    Perimeter's Ridge Marks, Musings and Machinations of F. Spina Fred Spina Canada
    9781988440378 Paperback ART / Canadian Publication Date: June 25, 2019
    $15.95 CAD 5 x 7.5 x 0.3 in | 64 pages Carton Quantity: 50 Canadian Rights: Y Bayeux Arts Inc.
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      This collection of paintings and writings by Fred Spina is a much-awaited sequel to his "Arctic Notes and Prairie Places" published by Bayeux Arts.
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      Fred Spina is an artist and poet whose vibrant artistic creations are widely admired. He divides his time between his home in Calgary and the Arctic
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    Destination Prairie Two Years to a Lifetime: A Young Highlander's Journey in her New Land Cathie Bartlett Canada
    9781988440392 Paperback FICTION / Women Publication Date: July 01, 2019
    $17.95 CAD 5.5 x 7.5 x 0.3 in | 144 pages Carton Quantity: 48 Canadian Rights: Y Bayeux Arts Inc.
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      Story of new beginnings by a Scottish woman in a small Canadian Prairie town. Her loneliness, challenges, tragedies, and a friendship that gives her strength and sees her through.B
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      Born and raised in Ontario, Cathie Bartlett graduated from Western University with an Honours Bachelor of Arts degree in journalism. She was a news reporter at the London Free Press, Regina Leader-Post and Edmonton Journal for a total of 12 years, and a freelance writer in Edmonton for many years thereafter. She particularly enjoyed writing about her travels with her husband - whether it be jaunts in their RV across the prairies or trips to foreign lands. Bartlett has two children and two grandchildren and now lives with her husband in Camrose, where she is a member of the Battle River Writing Centre. Destination Prairie is her first novel.
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    Justin Bieber Steps to Stardom John Kastner, Justin Bieber
    9781988279794 Paperback JUVENILE NONFICTION / Music Publication Date: April 01, 2019
    $29.99 CAD 8 x 8 x 0 in | 144 pages Carton Quantity: 24 Canadian Rights: Y Blue Moon Publishers
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      Are you a Belieber? Step inside the Justin Bieber museum exhibit in Stratford with Justin Bieber: Steps to Stardom. This visual journey through the exhibit and the life of Justin Bieber tells the story of his rise from busking on the steps of local theatres to performing at the largest and most well-known venues in the world.This book brings the museum to you, featuring 100 colour photos of some of the most iconic exhibit items, along with exclusive insights from Stratford Perth Museum general manager John Kastner. Read the never-before-revealed tales of the treasured display items, the story behind the creation of the exhibit itself, and the journeys of fans who have travelled from all over the globe to visit this homage to an icon. Justin Bieber: Steps to Stardom is a must-have collector's item for Beliebers all over the world.
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      John Kastner is a lifelong writer, having spent 33 years as a journalist. He began his career as a sports writer at the Stratford Beacon Herald and retired as the managing editor in 2012. In 2013 he began a second career as the general manager of the Stratford Perth Museum. He is a life-long resident of the Stratford area and a graduate of Wilfrid Laurier University with majors in History and English. John is very involved in sports and is the Commissioner of the Intercounty Baseball League and he is also on the board of the Ontario Hockey Federation, a branch of Hockey Canada.

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      "The exhibit Steps to Stardom was not just humbling for me; it also brought back all sorts of memories..." - Justin Bieber
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    Up From Garlic Flats Victor Cicansky Canada
    9781989274149 Paperback BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Artists, Architects, Photographers Publication Date: June 21, 2019
    $20.00 CAD 5.5 x 8.5 x 0.65 in Carton Quantity: 75 Canadian Rights: Y Radiant Press
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      "I hope that telling and preserving my Garlic Flats stories will keep the past alive. I want to chronicle what it was like to grow in this place. Life was simpler back then. Basic. No indoor plumbing. We hauled water from a local standpipe. Our houses were simple and functional. We planted big gardens and we ate well. We were people of several cultures, each with its own peculiarities, exuberant inventiveness and unorthodox thinking. We were a family of makers. Our hands were always making things. The prairie landscape and my love of gardening shaped my life and how I look at the world and how I express myself through art. And that is part of this story too." Vic Cicansky, 2018
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      Victor Cicansky is a graduate of the University of Saskatchewan (B.Ed. 1964), the University of California at Davis (M.F.A. 1970). He also studied at Haystack Mountain School of Art at Deer Isle, Maine. In 2007, Cicansky received an Honorary Doctorate of Fine Arts from the University of Regina. He is the recipient of many Canada Council grants and awards including the Victoria and Albert Award for Sculpture and the Saskatchewan Order of Merit. His bronze and ceramic sculptures have been exhibited extensively across Canada, the United States, Japan, and Europe and his work is found in numerous museum and corporate collections including: the Remai Modern (Saskatoon), Montreal Museum of Fine Art, Museum of Fine Arts (Tokyo), and the National Gallery of Canada. Victor Cicansky lives and works in Regina, Saskatchewan.
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    9781989274026 Paperback FICTION / General Publication Date: April 21, 2019
    $20.00 CAD 5.5 x 8.5 x 0.23 in | 70 pages Carton Quantity: 50 Canadian Rights: Y Radiant Press
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      Death Train of Provincetown is the dystopian history of a small prairie city where two improbable heroes, named Virginia and Mistigris, emerge. They resist the establishment and manage to thrive in a rigidly controlled society, sometimes exploiting others in order to live. The narrator is an author of tourist guides who is writing his latest guidebook, A Walking Tour of Virginia's Theological Cemetery. He realizes that the woman named Virginia is as important and neglected as any of the influential artists of the time. While piecing together the few records that remain, he discovers that she operated a brothel and proceeds to document her heroism amid the hypocritical world she inhabited.
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      Trent Portigal is a writer of political tales and urban anecdotes. His second novel, A Floating Phrase, was shortlisted for the Robert Kroetsch City of Edmonton Book Prize in 2017. Trent spends his days planning cities on the Canadian prairies. He lives in Edmonton, Alberta.
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    Adam's Tree Gloria Mehlmann Canada
    9781989274057 Paperback FICTION / Native American & Aboriginal Publication Date: July 16, 2019
    $22.00 CAD 5.5 x 8.5 x 0.75 in | 220 pages Carton Quantity: 40 Canadian Rights: Y Radiant Press
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      Adam's Tree is a fictional account of life on the Cowesses First Nation in Saskatchewan during the 1940's and 50's.This period in history finds forces like regulatory policy, World War II, systemic racism, and the long reach of the depression defining reserve life and rural relationships. These short stories are told from the perspective of various characters on the reserve: an Indigenous teenage girl named Sophie, men who return to Cowesses after the war, struggling with untreated and unacknowledged PTSD, settlers like the local school teacher and the "Indian agent". This book contributes to the dialogue on reconciliation, freeing Indigenous voices during a period of time that is rarely written about. It encourages readers to examine the sources and meaning of today's inheritance of complex relations.
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      Gloria Mehlmann grew up on the Cowessess First Nation in Saskatchewan, before striking out to become a public school teacher (1962-1983). Her various careers include serving as a public library trustee and as Director of Aboriginal Education. Mehlmann has been recognized repeatedly for her contributions to educational, aboriginal, and civic initiatives, culminating in the Saskatchewan Centennial Medal in 2005. Author of Gifted to Learn, a memoir, 2008. Recipient of an SLTA honorary Lifetime Membership 2004. She is now a full-time writer and lives in Nanoose Bay, BC.
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      "If, since Hemingway, the benchmark for complex short stories is their "iceberg"-quality--i.e. the fact that the largest part of what informs a complex and well-written story is actually hidden underneath the surface of what appears on the page -- then Mehlmann's stories easily reach this level of complexity. Her characters and conflicts have profound psychological depth, but only a fraction of that complexity is manifest on the surface, while underneath there is an entire world of what is displaced, repressed, "forgotten," dis-remembered and untold; with nuanced dialogues and roaring silences, this book will captivate and be of interest to all readers, regardless of their ethnicity, nation, gender or socio-cultural standing. Indigenous authors in Canada today are producing world literature that does what oral traditions and literature in any language have always done: teaching us who we are, who the others are, and how we must live as good human beings so that coming generations can also live meaningful lives on this planet." Dr. Hartmut Lutz, professor emeritus and former chair of American and Canadian Studies: Anglophone Literatures and Cultures of North America at the University of Greifswald, Germany. "The stories and memories contained in this book are honest, gritty, harsh, and uncensored. They depict a reality that needs to be told. It is about the resilience of a People, who have lived through racism, poverty, hatred and blame - but in the end - continue to build with unwavering pride." Carol Rose Daniels, author of Bearskin Diary
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    Kiskajeyi- I AM READY A Hermeneutic exploration of Mi'kmaq komqwejwi'kasikl poetry Michelle Sylliboy Canada, Michelle Sylliboy Canada, Michael Calvert Canada
    9781775301929 Paperback POETRY / Canadian Publication Date: April 22, 2019
    $19.99 CAD 6 x 9 x 0.2 in | 76 pages Carton Quantity: 120 Canadian Rights: Y Rebel Mountain Press
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      This hieroglyphic poetry book is the first of its kind. Aboriginal artist and writer, Michelle Sylliboy blends her poetry, photography, and Mi'kmaq (L'nuk) hieroglyphic poetry in this unprecedented book. Publication is timed to coincide with the 2019 Year of Indigenous Languages, and the launch of Michelle Sylliboy's Mi'kmaq hieroglyphic art exhibit in Nova Scotia.
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      Michelle Sylliboy, a L'nuk (Mi'kmaq) artist/author, was raised on unceded territory in We'koqmaq, Cape Breton. PhD Candidate, Michelle is working on her Philosophy of Education Doctorate Degree fieldwork where she will combine her artistic background and education by creating a L'nuk Komqwejwi'kasikl (Hieroglyphic) curriculum with L'nuk teachers and Elders in Cape Breton.

      Michelle Sylliboy, a L'nuk (Mi'kmaq) artist/author, was raised on unceded territory in We'koqmaq, Cape Breton. PhD Candidate, Michelle is working on her Philosophy of Education Doctorate Degree fieldwork where she will combine her artistic background and education by creating a L'nuk Komqwejwi'kasikl (Hieroglyphic) curriculum with L'nuk teachers and Elders in Cape Breton.

      Michael's publishing credits include the 2016 anthology, In Our Own Aboriginal Voice, and in Portal 2012 magazine. Michael won the Pat Bevan Award for fiction writing in 2012 and a Meadowlarks Award. Michael is a graduate of VIU's Creative Writing and Journalism program and has a Master of Publishing degree from SFU. He currently teaches at VIU.
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      Crystalline and fluid, the word art and visuals of Michelle emerges sharp, poignant and catalytic moving us between our world and the one surrounding us. - Lee Maracle, author of Celia's Song; -is a cultural basket filled with the poet's harvest in words, in ancient komqwej'wikasikl hieroglyphics and perfectly accented photographs. -Janet Rogers, author of As Long as the Sun Shines
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    Nootka Sound In Harmony Aboriginal Connections Spencer Sheehan-Kalina Canada, Kim Nixon Canada, Cheryl Kelly Canada
    9781775301936 Hardcover JUVENILE NONFICTION / Poetry Age (years) from 3 - 8 Publication Date: May 31, 2019
    $14.95 CAD 9 x 8 x 0 in | 28 pages Canadian Rights: Y Rebel Mountain Press
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      Metis author, Spencer Sheehan-Kalina, uses poetry to highlight the beauty of the Nootka Sound and the animals who live there. Each verse has adjoining pages of Aboriginal connections to the poem's content. These connections align with the curricular competencies of kindergarten, and grades one and two. Parents will also love to read this beautifully illustrated book of poetry to their preschoolers and be able to share the Indigenous connections.
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      Spencer Sheehan-Kalina is a Metis artist and author living in Courtenay on Vancouver Island, BC.

      Kim Nixon is an artist based in Victoria, B.C. who enjoys illustrating children's books.

      Cheryl Ann Kelly has been an educator for over 33 years and promotes literacy across BC. She resides in Nanoose Bay.
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    Spirited Away Fairy stories of old Newfoundland Tom Dawe Canada, Veselina Tomova Canada
    9781927917220 Paperback JUVENILE FICTION / Fairy Tales & Folklore Age (years) from 9 - 14 Publication Date: April 27, 2019
    $15.95 CAD 8 x 11.5 x 0.6 in | 60 pages Carton Quantity: 60 Canadian Rights: Y Running the Goat, Books & Broadsides
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      Now in paperback

      In this companion volume to An Old Man's Winter Night, Tom Dawe and Veselina Tomova present a fascinating, tantalizing, and chilling collection of fairy lore. No benign tooth fairies here; these fairies are amoral, tricky, dangerous, and beguiling.

      A young school teacher learns about strange lights in a foreboding marsh; a nurse in a remote outport visits the baby she delivered weeks before to find a devastating change; a woman meets a mysterious funeral procession late one evening; a musician falls thrall to a group of strange little people and can't stop playing; a young girl is entranced by an odd green butterfly. The pages of Spirited Away are populated by those who wander onto fairy paths or fall under the spell of mysterious music; by the fairy-led; by changelings; by people who stray onto fairy turf and experience unnerving events.

      These liteary renderings of stories and anecdotes Dawe has collected from across the province offer an accessible and engaging introduction to one of Newfoundland and Labrador's most powerful and peculiar folk traditions. Tomova's darkly poetic wood-cut illustrations plumb the fascinating heart of thse strange and affecting tales.

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      One of Newfoundland's finest poets, Tom Dawe is also an editor, former teacher, visual artist and award-winning children's author. He spent years collecting folklore throughout Newfoundland and Labrador; many of these stories have found their way into this collection of tales. He lives in Conception Bay South, Newfoundland.



      Born in Sofia, Bulgaria, Veselina Tomova graduated from Leipzig's School of Graphic Art and Book Design before moving to Newfoundland. She has illustrated books in Germany, Bulgaria, and Canada, including the children's books Star's Island, Maggie and Hero, A Dozen Silk Diapers, and . She and Tom Dawe have collaborated on a pair of books for older children celebrating Newfoundland folklore and stories. She divides her time between St. John's, Newfoundland, and rural Bulgaria.

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      Aesop Accolade 2018, Commended
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      Dawe is a poet, which is reflected in his simple, but lyrical, text. Tomova's sinister woodcuts, with their muted colours and grotesque figures, draw the reader deeper into the unsettling world of these dark fairies. Together, they've perfectly captured the sweet terror that comes when sitting by a flickering light and listening to unearthly tales. ~ Charis Cotter, in Quill & Quire
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    Old Man's Winter Night, An: Ghostly tales Tom Dawe Canada, Veselina Tomova Canada
    9781927917237 Paperback JUVENILE FICTION / Fairy Tales & Folklore Age (years) from 9 - 14 Publication Date: May 31, 2019
    $15.95 CAD 8 x 11.5 x 0.6 in | 60 pages Carton Quantity: 60 Canadian Rights: Y Running the Goat, Books & Broadsides
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      Now in paperback

      An Old Man's Winter Night: Ghostly tales is the most recent gathering of ghost tales by Tom Dawe, one of Newfoundland and Labrador's most distinguished writeres.

      It includes tales of visitations both malevolent and benign. There are stories of ghostly galleons, of unsettling graves, of srange omens and fetches; an eerie tale of a notoriously haunted house, and another of a ghostly sled dog that returns to save its master who has been lost in a blizzard. All the stories are based on ones Dawe himself has collected over the years.

      Targeted to middle readers, the book includes original wood-cut illustrations by acclaimed artist Veselina Tomova. As powerful as the stories themselves, Tomova's haunting images capture perfectly the book's dark moodiness.

      These are chilling tales--perfect for reading or telling by the fireside on a cold winter's night.

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      One of Newfoundland's finest poets, Tom Dawe is also an editor, former teacher, visual artist and award-winning children's author. He spent years collecting folklore throughout Newfoundland and Labrador; many of these stories have found their way into this collection of tales. He lives in Conception Bay South, Newfoundland.



      Born in Sofia, Bulgaria, Veselina Tomova graduated from Leipzig's School of Graphic Art and Book Design before moving to Newfoundland. She has illustrated books in Germany, Bulgaria, and Canada, including the children's books Star's Island, M

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      Newfoundland and Labrador Heritage and History Award 2015, Short-listed
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