The Invisible Library is a book of poems that reframes the presence of the book in the in our collective imagination, and in the increasingly frenetic world we live in. The term “invisible books” refers to book titles that only appear in other books, that is to say all manner of books unwritten, unread, unpublished, and unfound. Wilson, a poet, editor and publisher has written a collection of invisible book poems that are at once startling and revelatory in their imagistic and metaphorical intent. Each poem captures the nature of a compelling ... + Read More
A new series from the author of the much-loved Russell Quant books The work of a Disaster Recovery Agent is unforgiving. Brutal. Violent. And rarely glamorous. But Adam Saint quietly travels the world, cleaning up after other people’s catastrophes and keeping the mess away from his well-ordered private life. This time, however, the blood is seeping closer and closer to home. When a respected colleague is murdered at a disaster site, Saint is entrusted with the clean up… or is it a cover up? Author Anthony Bidulka introduces a new hero in the mo... + Read More
A mother's pain. A million dollars. A missing son. Desperate to right old wrongs, a new client hires Russell Quant to locate her son, Matthew, lost to her for twenty years. But can money relieve remorse? Through good old-fashioned detective work, Russell peels away the layers of a carefully concealed life, grown from the seeds of traumatic childhood violence. Tracking Matthew's life from the schoolyard drug culture of a pleasant prairie city's underbelly to the stunning vistas, vibrant townships, and tinderbox safaris of Africa, Russell finds m... + Read More
Series: Stealing HomeBaseball PoemsPaperbackDwayne Brenna9781926710211$17.95POETRY May 15, 2013
Stealing Home is not so much about baseball as it is about relationships, childhood, and integrity Brenna approaches the game though the personal and universal, with engaging poems that a son’s relationship with his father, a girlfriend seducing a player on a baseball diamond in the dead of night or a reaction to a particular major league stadium. While Stealing Home takes the reader behind the scenes in major league ballparks giving voice to icons like Babe Ruth, Mickey Mantle, and Jackie Robinson, but at its heart are poems about baseball a... + Read More
Series: Cafe DaughterPaperbackKenneth Williams9781897289853$15.95DRAMA Jan 15, 2013
CafZ Daughter is a one-woman drama inspired by a true story about a Chinese-Cree girl growing up in Saskatchewan in the 1950s and 60s.
Series: Red CeilingPaperbackBridget Keating9781926710174$17.95POETRY Oct 14, 2012
Bridget Keating with her urgent and devotional poems has created a first book that is both essential and moving in the ways it reveals that all our loves and our fates are inexorably intertwined. With a deftness for illuminating personal and public myths she evokes the beasts and angels that exist within our internal thoughts and dreams. In Red Ceiling Keating writes unblinkingly of human intimacies close at hand and also of lives outlined with clarity yet witnessed from a distance. Red Ceiling is full of poems that are both precise and startli... + Read More
Everyone has their Boogeyman. But who—or what—is scaring Saskatoon locals to death? Private detective Russell Quant is roused from sleep only to fall into a nightmare case when the family of a suicide victim hires him to uncover the real cause of death. But what is real and what is imaginary? Quant works to narrow his list of suspects only to find the number of victims growing. Russell is mystified as the trail of fear connects him to a vast landscape of people, including an elegant potash miner, dubious trailer park denizens, reticent farm fol... + Read More
From twirling tassels to dead playmates Archive of the Undressed is a sharp, darkly comic look at the image of women in a society between changing sexual mores. Jeanette Lynes brings her iconic style to these poems, fearlessly critiquing attitudes towards women, poking at Canadian identity and finding something sexy in the settlement of "The Queen's Bush," Northern Ontario. A wickedly pointed and funny collection, Archive of the Undressed will overturn any reader's belief that poetry is boring.
From the calm Pacific to the storm-tossed prairie, a teasing puzzle turns into a frightening game of cat and mouse for gay PI Russell Quant. Russell can’t be sure whether a dead man’s surprising last gift will take him on a treasure hunt or a treacherous game of life or death. With a series of clues spanning decades—from a shocking modern-day murder to Saskatoon’s dark, hidden past—he revisits the harsh realities of early homesteading, investigates the blackmail of one of the literary world’s most esteemed writers, and digs for clues at the sit... + Read More
Two boats float aimlessly on an ocean that conceals the remains of civilization and history. One boat carries a father and daughter, the last survivors of an unspeakable catastrophe; the other carries the only hope for a new beginning. Daniel Macdonald crafts a stunning tale of myth and reality at the end of the world and at its creation.
R.D. Symons was a cultural giant, and this book presents his life and art for a new generation of readers. Featuring an illuminating essay on his life and art practice by esteemed curator and painter Terry Fenton, Robert David Symons, Countryman also features thirty exceptional water colours.Homeschooled in an artistic family in England, Symons emigrated to Canada at the age of sixteen to work as a cowboy in south-west Saskatchewan. As an artist, Symons worked primarily on paper, frequently in watercolours, drawing upon direct observation and a... + Read More
Series: Country Boy, AFrom Sussex to the Canadian WestPaperbackR.D. Symons9781926710242$17.95BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY Sep 15, 2013
R.D. (Robert David) Symons was a Saskatchewan naturalist, and painter, revered for his memoirs, nature writing, paintings, and illustrations. He was also a rancher and game warden. For the first time in print, Symons' memoir of his formative years, and his early years in Canada, are captured in the same compelling style and flair that brought him to the forefront as an author. In A Country Boy, Symons writes of his remarkable upbringing in Sussex, England, learning to paint at his father’s knee, and nurturing a love of nature that would become ... + Read More