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    Resilience Is Futile The Life and Death and Life of Julie S. Lalonde Julie S. Lalonde Canada
    9781771134699 Paperback BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Women On Sale Date:February 27, 2020
    $23.95 CAD 5.5 x 8.5 x 0.45 in | 271 gr | 192 pages Carton Quantity:60 Canadian Rights: Y Between the Lines
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      For over a decade, Julie Lalonde, an award-winning advocate for women’s rights, kept a secret.

      She crisscrossed the country, denouncing violence against women and giving hundreds of media interviews along the way. Her work made national headlines for challenging universities and taking on Canada’s top military brass. Appearing fearless on the surface, Julie met every interview and event with the same fear in her gut: was he there?

      Fleeing intimate partner violence at age 20, Julie was stalked by her ex-partner for over ten years, rarely mentioning it to friends, let alone addressing it publicly. The contrast between her public career as a brave champion for women with her own private life of violence and fear meant a shaky and exhausting balancing act.

      Resilience sounds like a positive thing, so why do we often use it against women? Tenacity and bravery might help us survive unimaginable horrors, but where are the spaces for anger and vulnerability?

      Resilience is Futile is a story of survival, courage and ultimately, hope. But it’s also a challenge to the ways we understand trauma and resilience. It’s the story of one survivor who won’t give up and refuses to shut up.

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      Julie S. Lalonde is an internationally recognized women’s rights advocate and public educator. Julie works with various feminist organizations dedicated to ending sexual violence, engaging bystanders and building communities of support. She is a frequent media source on issues of violence against women and her work has appeared on Al Jazeera, CBC’s The National, TVO’s The Agenda, Vice, WIRED magazine and FLARE, among others. She is a recipient of the Governor General’s Award in Commemoration of the Persons Case.

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      “Lalonde captures these moments of silencing, giving as much weight to her shame-fuelled decisions as the later journey of uplifting self-respect and sovereignty. These confessions convince us of the complicated, nuanced realities of being stalked, many of which are often dismissed as romantic or charming by those who are not privy to the fear they elicit.”


      “Lalonde is an engaging writer who mixes humour and horror, irony and moments of acute, brutally honest self-awareness to open the door to a world that receives too little attention.”


      “When reading Resilience is Futile, you can’t help but be motivated by Lalonde’s ability to regain control of her own life while improving the lives of countless other women.”

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    Taking the Rap Women Doing Time for Society’s Crimes Ann Hansen Canada
    9781771133555 Paperback LAW / Gender & the Law On Sale Date:May 15, 2018
    $22.95 CAD 4.75 x 7.5 x 0.72 in | 303 gr | 368 pages Carton Quantity:1 Canadian Rights: Y Between the Lines
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      When Ann Hansen was arrested in 1983 along with the four other members of the radical anarchist group known as the Squamish Five, her long-time commitment to prison abolition suddenly became much more personal. Now, she could see firsthand the brutal effects of imprisonment on real women’s lives.

      During more than thirty years in prison and on parole, the bonds and experiences Hansen shared with other imprisoned women only strengthened her resolve to fight the prison industrial complex. In Taking the Rap, she shares gripping stories of women caught in a system that treats them as disposable-poor women, racialized women, and Indigenous women, whose stories are both heartbreaking and enraging. Often serving time for minor offences due to mental health issues, abuse, and poverty, women prisoners are offered up as scapegoats by a society keen to find someone to punish for the problems we all have created.

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      Ann Hansen served seven years of a life sentence in federal prisons. She is a prison abolition activist and author of Direct Action: Memoirs of an Urban Guerrilla.

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    Releasing Hope Stories of Transition from Prison to Community Ruth Elwood Martin Canada, Mo Korchinski Canada, Lyn Fels Canada
    9781771337052 Paperback SOCIAL SCIENCE / Criminology Publication Date:November 25, 2019
    $24.95 CAD 9 x 6 x 0.75 in | 1 lb | 250 pages Carton Quantity:32 Canadian Rights: Y Inanna Publications
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      Releasing Hope was born out of the first book Arresting Hope, which describes participatory health research and the experience of women incarcerated inside a British Columbian provincial correctional centre from 2005 to 2007. Readers of Arresting Hope, moved by the stories written by incarcerated women, asked, "What happened next?" And, "How are the women doing, now that they are released from prison?" Starting in 2007, women who were released from prison formed a network called Women in2 Healing because they wished to continue participatory health research in the community. Their overarching research question was, "How can we improve the health of women in prison and following their release?" Releasing Hope describes the journeys of formerly incarcerated women and their encounters with the barriers (financial, emotional, familial, systemic) that they confronted during their reintegration in the community. Releasing Hope touches on the stories of individual women and the learning from participatory health research that made visible their lives, their hopes, their dreams and fears.

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      Ruth Elwood Martin worked as family physician in Vancouver from 1983 to 2009; she also worked part-time in the medical clinics of BC correctional centres for men and women for seventeen years. She is a Clinical Professor of the School of Population and Public Health, University British Columbia, and an Associate Faculty of the Department of Family Practice. Her experiences as a prison physician participatory health researcher during the time period of Arresting Hope changed her, such that her goal became to foster the improvement of prison health and to engage patients' voices in the process. She co-founded the Collaborating Centre for Prison Health and Education, which is a group committed to encouraging and facilitating collaborative opportunities for health, education, research, service, and advocacy, to enhance the social well-being and (re)integration of individuals in custody, their families, and communities. From 2011 to 2017, she served as Chair of the Prison Health Communities of Practice Group of the College of Family Physicians of Canada. Ruth continues to live and work in Vancouver, BC.



      Since writing Arresting Hope/Releasing Hope, Mo Korchinski is now a proud member of society. She graduated in 2014 from the Nicola Valley Institute of Technology with her Bachelor of Social Work degree and works as a project manager with the project Unlocking the Gates to Health peer health mentor program at the University of British Columbia. She spends most of her spare time helping others in her community and she feels that the key to turning one's life around and keeping it moving in the right direction is to help others turn their lives around. She co-directed several documentary films, which are about individuals' release from prison, and when the prison gate is unlocked, but the doors to society are kept locked. Her passion is to take her experience of addiction and the justice system and show people that changes are needed: to get the voices of women who are still inside prison heard; and, to get policy-makers to understand that change is needed in the prison system and in the communities. She lives in Vancouver and is a proud grandmother to two beautiful granddaughters, who have taught her what unconditional love is.



      Lynn Fels is an Associate Professor at Simon Fraser University, British Columbia, Canada, and former Academic Editor of Educational Insights, an open-access journal that reimagines curriculum, research and education. With George Belliveau, she co-authored Exploring Curriculum: Performative Inquiry, Role Drama and Learning (Pacific Educational Press, 2008), and has also authored numerous articles and chapters exploring performative inquiry, arts across the curriculum, and curriculum as lived experience. Alongside Ruth, Carl and Mo, she is co-editor of Arresting Hope: Women Taking Action in Prison Inside Out (2014). She is co-investigator in a five year SSHRC Partnership Grant, researching arts for social change in Canada.

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      "Anyone interested in women imprisoned or the value of participatory action research will find this book inspiring. Incarcerated women speak clearly and movingly of the challenges in their lives, and the value of the meaningful opportunities they were given to help themselves and others move beyond addictions, grief, and loss, to reflection, forgiveness, and productive lives. They share with us, the reader, their connection to their families and children and ultimately offer insight into the remarkable sameness we share as human beings and how we find meaning in our lives. Nine-in-ten women in Canada who go to jail do so for less than six months. Anyone reading this book can surely not help but reflect on how meaningful change came about for these women--in the community, engaged with others--actively addressing the problems in their lives. Releasing Hope illustrates the value of giving individuals the opportunity to have control over the determinants of their health and ultimately their lives."
      --Shawn Bayes, Executive Director, Elizabeth Fry Society of the Greater Vancouver

      "The book addresses the difficult journeys women face when released from prison and shows that in our current society, sentences do not stop upon release. The women's stories illustrate this in a sometimes shocking and sad, sometimes encouraging and hopeful, but always very open and honest way. It gives us a true insight into the lives of women released from prison. Great initiatives have been started to help women return to their life in the community in a way in which they can thrive and do well. Participatory health research as well as peer health mentoring are of great value in the period after release and should be conducted on a much broader scale across the world. I highly recommend reading this book to gain a deeper understanding of the reality women face upon their release from prison and of the ways in which we all have an important role in helping them on their journey to freedom."
      --Brenda van den Bergh, Health Department, DIGNITY Danish Institute against Torture, Denmark

      "No one sets out for a life of social exclusion, stigma, shame, or incarceration. The generous sharing of and learnings from these deeply impactful stories compiled by the editors are testimonials to the determination and courage of these women. They clearly express what women need to thrive outside the prison gates and the content will be of enormous value to policy makers, clinicians, system planners, and leaders. As health care providers, we are called to eliminate suffering and restore people to wholeness. The peer health mentors featured in these stories set a standard for everyone that cares about restoring the dignity of the whole person. We are compelled to act by their rich example of Cultural Safety and Humility in action. As a provider of health services to people in BC provincial corrections facilities, we will proudly use this book and the first, Arresting Hope, to guide our policy development, programming, and service delivery, and celebrate the team responsible for the research and their continued efforts to advocate for this population. Releasing Hope is a must read for people that need or want their heart stirred, their mind stimulated, and their soul refreshed. In these stories, you will see and hear very courageous women and perhaps think of many like them who can change their lives when empathy, trust, compassion, care, and companionship are a clear and present feature. The simple truth of it all is where there is love there is healing, where there is healing there is strength to face the challenges ahead and to sustain hope for tomorrow."
      --Carl Roy, President and CEO, British Columbia Provincial Health Services Authority

      "Releasing Hope gives amazing glimpses of anguish and triumph--of women released from prison--one who makes it after thirty years of addiction. Journal entries and poems are interspersed with observations from the physician who treated the women in prison and now guides a novel "Participatory Research" project with former inmates as co-editors and authors. They can write! Some have moved on to degrees and decent jobs. The social scientist in me asks, can this program be tried in other places?"
      --Lynn McDonald, professor emerita, University of Guelph, published author in criminology, and co-founder of the Campaign for the Abolition of Solitary Confinement

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    9781771337892 Paperback FICTION / Indigenous Publication Date:October 30, 2020
    $22.95 CAD 5.5 x 8.25 x 0.7 in | 0.6 lb | 240 pages Carton Quantity:48 Canadian Rights: Y Inanna Poetry & Fiction Series
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      Finalist for the 2021 Rasmussen & Co. Indigenous Peoples' Writing Award

      The Narrows of Fear (Wapawikoscikanik) weaves the stories of a group of women committed to helping one another. Despite abuse experienced by some, both in their own community and in residential schools, these women learn to celebrate their culture, its stories, its dancing, its drums, and its elders. Principal of these elders is Nina, the advisor at the women's shelter. With the help of Sandy and Charlene, Nina uses Indigenous practices to heal the traumatized Mary Ann. This is a powerful novel&151;sometimes brutally violent, sometimes healing, sometimes mythical, and always deeply respectful of the Indigenous culture at its heart.

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      Carol Rose GoldenEagle is Cree and Dene with roots in Sandy Bay, northern Saskatchewan. She is an award-winning published novelist, poet, playwright, visual artist, and musician. Her works has previously been published using the surname, Daniels. She now chooses to use her traditional name. She is the author of the award-winning novel Bearskin Diary (2015) and the recently published Bone Black (2019). Her debut poetry volume, Hiraeth, was published in 2018 and was shortlisted for the 2019 Saskatchewan Book Awards. As a visual artist, her work has been exhibited in art galleries across Saskatchewan and Northern Canada. As a musician, a CD of women's drum songs, in which Carol is featured, was recently nominated for a Prairie Music Award. Before pursuing her art on a full-time basis, Carol worked as a journalist for more than 30 years in television and radio at APTN, CTV, and CBC. She lives in Regina Beach, Saskatchewan.

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      Rasmussen & Co. Indigenous Peoples' Writing Award 2021, Short-listed
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      "Strong women united in friendship and solidarity are an unstoppable force. These characters will stay with you. This story is haunting in all the good ways."
      ?Katherena Vermette, author of The Break

      "Even though fiction, Narrows of Fear (Wapawikoscikanik) is an authentic telling of Truth as its characters wrestle with the trauma of inter-generational violence and abuse rooted in the colonization of Indigenous peoples. It is also an honouring of language, of culture, of dreams, and of Spirit. A story of courage, of hope and healing, it is a welcome addition to the widening and strengthening of Circle for all. Hiy Hiy Osawa Mikisew Iskwew."
      ?Lorrie Potvin, author of First Gear: A Motorcycle Memoir, and the forthcoming, Horses in the Sand

      "Carol Rose GoldenEagle's novel, The Narrows of Fear (Wapawikoscikanik) is a powerful and compelling novel about Aboriginal women reclaiming and celebrating our Indigenous culture, traditions, and ways of knowing. Collective knowledge can heal and strengthen humanity when women are given space to do so. A must read for all women!"
      ?Beverly Little Thunder, author of One Bead at a Time: A Memoir

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    Woman An Anthology 1st edition Alana Brooker Canada, Stephen King, Alice Munro Canada, Lynn Coady Canada, Charles de Lint Canada, Robert E. Howard, Anais Nin, M. C. Joudrey Canada, Peter S. Beagle, Emma LaRocque Canada, Van Kunder Canada, Peter O'Donnell, William Self Canada, Anders Homenick Canada, Dahlia Kurtz Canada
    9780991761036 Hardcover FICTION / Anthologies Publication Date:September 30, 2014
    $29.99 CAD 5.5 x 8.5 x 1 in | 450 gr | 354 pages Carton Quantity:25 Canadian Rights: Y At Bay Press
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      Fiction anthology collecting short stories by the best best short fiction authors. Included in the collection are: Stephen King Alice Munro M C Joudrey Emma LaRocque Peter S. Beagle Peter O'Donnell Lynn Coady Charles de Lint Robert E. Howard Van Kunder Anais Nin Dahlia Kurtz (Foreword)
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      M. C. Joudrey, Canadian writer, artist, and designer. His collection of short stories, Charleswood Road: Stories, received a Manitoba Book Awards nomination for Most Promising Writer. He has been a member of the selection committee for the CBC Short Fiction Prize and a jury member for the Manitoba Book Awards. He is also a bookbinder with works held in various galleries internationally.



























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      IPPY Award Book of the Year 2014, Winner
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      "A diverse collection of authors, celebrating the glory of women in literature." --Independent Publisher Awards
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    Sotto Voce Maureen Hynes Canada
    9781771315128 Paperback POETRY / LGBTQ+ Publication Date:September 15, 2019
    $20.00 CAD 6 x 8.75 x 0.32 in | 0.2 lb | 104 pages Carton Quantity:104 Canadian Rights: Y Brick Books
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      Poems that give full attention to a world in shambles, a world in which "mercy is failing."

      Maureen Hynes, in her fifth book of poetry, speaks tenderly yet vehemently about the threatened worlds that concern her. From Toronto, where she lives and walks the city's afflicted watershed, she turns her attention to the near and far, shifting it from the First Nations' stolen lands to Syria and the refugee crisis in the Mediterranean; from the deaths of family and friends to the newborns into whose care our endangered planet will pass; and from love's transient regrets to the sustaining love two women share. Hynes' is a gaze that grieves quietly, delights humbly, and, in the search for solace, never rests. Each poem in Sotto Voce is a recitative of healing. Hear the music in every word and, despite the damaged environments Hynes gives voice to, be restored.

      This is a book that bears witness to the "dynamite stick of injustice," one that balances fear and hope, misfortune and renewal, calamity and natural beauty. Sotto Voce carries the complexity and seriousness of its themes lightly--it's important to know when to speak loudly, and when to whisper.

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      Maureen Hynes lives in Toronto. Her first book of poetry, Rough Skin (Wolsak and Wynn, 1995), won the League of Canadian Poets' Gerald Lampert Award for best first book of poetry by a Canadian. Her second collection, Harm's Way (Brick Books, 2001), was followed by Marrow, Willow (Pedlar Press, 2011) and then The Poison Colour (Pedlar Press, 2015), which was a finalist for both the League of Canadian Poets' Pat Lowther Award and Raymond Souster Award. She is poetry editor for Our Times magazine.

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      Goldie Award for Poetry 2019, Short-listed
      Pat Lowther Memorial Award 2019, Short-listed
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      "...Sotto Voce is the sound of one of Canada's most accomplished poets writing at the height of her powers." --Jim Johnstone

      "Whether speaking about nature, or politics, or love, Maureen Hynes does so with candor and compassion. These poems are generous and assured, and the world they circumscribe is the urgent, beautiful, dangerous place where we all live. Read Sotto Voce. Maureen Hynes is a poet at the top of her game." --Helen Humphreys

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    Aurora Borealice Joan Steacy Canada
    9781772620375 Paperback COMICS & GRAPHIC NOVELS / Nonfiction Publication Date:May 24, 2019
    $20.00 CAD 6.5 x 9 x 0 in | 0 lb | 250 pages Carton Quantity:30 Canadian Rights: Y Conundrum Press
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      When Joan Steacy graduated from High School in 1974, she left her small town behind to embark on a lifelong quest for education. In Aurora Borealice, Steacy explores her personal journey through alter-ego Alice, a functional illiterate with a creative mind and artistic skill. The book is a lesson in perseverance and ultimately believing in yourself regardless of the challenges thrown your way.

      The story follows Alice as she winds her way through art college, marriage, an art career in Toronto, parenthood, and a major move to Victoria. Along the way, she draws encouragement from her partner, Canadian comics artist Ken Steacy, insight from media theorist Marshall McLuhan and mentor Eric McLuhan, and inspiration from Jean 'Moebius' Giraud, and Jack 'King' Kirby. The more Alice learns, the more confident she becomes--until she's accepted into the University of Victoria. There, she's faced with one of the most important questions of her life: what is the true value of a university education?

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      Joan Steacy is a visual artist who has worked in a variety of disciplines, including sculpture, illustration, and digital painting. She grew up in southern Ontario, and moved to Victoria in 1987. A graduate of Sheridan College, The Ontario College of Art & Design, and The University of Victoria, she currently teaches at Camosun College in Comics and Graphic Novels, a program she co-created with partner Ken Steacy. She is also the author/illustrator of So, That's That! the biography of her father, a scrap-metal dealer who lived to be 100. Most recently, she illustrated a short story for "A Minyen Yidn" by Trina Robbins.

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      "The Alice of Aurora Borealice is brilliant, talented, and a functional illiterate who believes what she's been told all her life, until with the aid of a supportive boyfriend and a healthy dose of Marshall McLuhan, she breaks free of her labels. Aurora Borealice is wittily written and charmingly drawn." --Trina Robbins

      "Joan Steacy's Aurora Borealice is a whimsical, heartfelt and insightful look at the burgeoning Toronto art scene of the 1970s. A natural storyteller, her vivid characters come to life with her beautiful cartooning." --Jeff Lemire, author of Essex County and Secret Path

      "Joan Steacy offers up an interesting new door into a moment in cultural history now up for re-evaluation. A gentle and thoughtful look at the recent past that feels far away at the same time." --Douglas Coupland

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    Blue Marrow Newly redesigned edition, published by Kegedonce Press, with an interview with the author as a new A Louise Halfe Canada
    9781928120254 Paperback POETRY / Canadian Publication Date:March 01, 2021
    $16.50 CAD 5.5 x 8.5 x 0.38 in | 0 lb | 120 pages Carton Quantity:5 Canadian Rights: Y Kegedonce Press
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      The voices of Blue Marrow sing out from the past and the present. They are the voices of the Grandmothers, both personal and legendary. They share their wisdom, their lives, their dreams. They proclaim the injustice of colonialism, the violence of proselytism, and the horrors of the residential school system with an honesty that cuts to the marrow. Speaking in both English and Cree, these are voices of hopefulness, strength, and survivance. Blue Marrow is a tribute to the indomitable power of Indigenous women of the past and of the present day.

      More than twenty years since its first publication, this critically acclaimed collection is available in a redesigned edition, including an all-new interview with its celebrated author, Louise B. Halfe - Sky Dancer.

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      Louise Bernice Halfe, whose Cree name is Sky Dancer, was born in Two Hills, Alberta. She was raised on the Saddle Lake Indian Reserve and attended Blue Quills Residential School. Halfe first published her poetry in Writing the Circle: Women of Western Canada. She has since published four poetry collections, with a fifth to be released in 2021. A retrospective of her work, Sôhkêyihta, was published by Wilfrid Laurier Press in 2018. Blue Marrow was first published in 1998 and was a finalist for the Governor General's Award for Poetry, Pat Lowther Award, and Saskatchewan Book of the Year Award.

      Halfe, whose works are well known for their inclusion of Cree language and teachings, served as poet laureate of Saskatchewan, only the second person to do so. She has been awarded three Honourary Degrees of Letters, from Wilfrid Laurier University (2018), the University of Saskatchewan (2019) and Mount Royal University (2021). She works as an Elder at the University of Saskatchewan where she is a consultant in several departments. In 2020 she won the Cheryl & Henry Kloppenburg Award for Literary Excellence and was awarded a lifetime membership with the League of Canadian poets. She lives just outside of Saskatoon.

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      Governor General's Award for Poetry 1998, Short-listed
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    If Tenderness be Gold Eleanor Albanese Canada
    9781988989174 Paperback FICTION / Literary Publication Date:May 09, 2020
    $22.95 CAD 5.5 x 8.5 x 0.56 in | 0.87 lb | 350 pages Canadian Rights: Y Latitude 46
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      If Tenderness Be Gold is set in 19th-century and early 20th-century northern Ontario and Manitoba. An Irish mother, an Italian herbalist, and a Scottish midwife come together on the night of a difficult birth, and the result of their union has effects that echo through the generations.
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      Eleanor Albanese is an award-winning writer, artist, playwright and filmmaker living in Thunder Bay, Ont. Her work has been published by Innana Publications, Playwrights Canada Press, Burning Books Press, Arctic Journal, as well as numerous journals and magazines. Many of her plays have been produced and/or toured extensively throughout Canada. The Novena Sisters was produced and aired nationally by CBC radio and her recent play Night Wings was produced by Superior Theatre Festival. If Tenderness Be Gold is her first novel.
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      Eleanor Albanese's debut novel, If Tenderness Be Gold, is a beautiful tapestry, woven on a loom formed by the waters of Black Bay and the boreal forests of northern Ontario, its warp strung by a mother whose loneliness and love for her child dared her to befriend an outsider. Jean E. Pendziwol, author of The Lightkeepers Daughter. If Tenderness Be Gold is a poetic, painterly novel about the mysteries of family - about generational memory and all its gifts and burdens. Albanese's writing is powerful magic. Natalie Morrill, author The Ghost Keeper.
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    A Joy To Be Hidden Ariela Freedman Canada
    9781773900087 Paperback FICTION / Coming of Age Publication Date:March 16, 2019
    $19.95 CAD 5.5 x 8.5 x 0 in | 0.88 lb | 310 pages Canadian Rights: Y Linda Leith Publishing
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      Alice Stein, a young graduate student living in a vivid and chaotic late-90s East Village, loses her father and grandmother in a single year and is given the task of cleaning out her grandmother's Brooklyn apartment. In the process of doing so, she begins to unlock a family secret. Accompanied by her precocious downstairs neighbour, a twelve-year-old girl named Persephone, she sets out on a quest to understand her family and herself. In the process, she will discover lost children and buried love affairs, histories she wants to believe and people she can't trust, a village in Hungary and an artist's loft in Harlem. A coming-of-age story about hidden pasts and the legacy of trauma and displacement, A Joy To Be Hidden is told with humour and insight. We can never quite forget the title quote -- "It is a joy to be hidden, and a disaster not to be found" D. W. Winnicott -- and we discover, over the course of the novel, that it applies to everyone.

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      Ariela Freedman was born in Brooklyn and has lived in Jerusalem, New York, Calgary, London, and Montreal. She has a Ph.D. from New York University and teaches literature at Concordia's Liberal Arts College in Montreal, where she lives with her family. Her first novel, Arabic for Beginners (LLP, 2017), was shortlisted for the QWF Concordia University First Book Prize and is the Winner of the 2018 J. I. Segal Prize for Fiction. A Joy to be Hidden is her second novel.

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      "Ariela Freedman writes with elegance and dark grace about family history, identity, and the human ache for connection. I loved this mysterious and engrossing story, and her beautiful rendering of how the past can both haunt us and help us move on." --Alix Ohlin

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