Series: Tombstone BluesPaperbackChadwick Ginther9780888014450$16.00FICTION Oct 10, 2013
Series: There Can Never be EnoughNew and Selected Stories of David ArnasonPaperbackDavid Arnason9780888014504$21.00FICTION Jun 20, 2014
David Arnason is one of the most loved and prolific short story authors on the prairies. Over a lifetime of writing David Arnason has crafted some of the most memorable stories in the Canadian literary canon and now for the first time the very best of Arnason's stories have been compiled into a single volume, There Never Can be Enough: New and selected stories of David Arnason.
Stones . . . hewn by nature and the hand of man. They shelter us, record our grief, provide hope, joy and provide a window into the past. Dennis Cooley's latest collection of poetry brings his trademark playfulness and wit to the very foundations of the earth. He stretches his prairie eyes far across the ocean to the cathedrals and monuments of Europe and connects our curling rinks and skipping stones to places rich in history.
A woman poisons her husband, who sputters and keels over but will not die. A man has his restaurant burned down, then retraces the steps, certain he has made a mistake. A tightrope walker slips off the cable and dangles over the crowd by her fingers. Despite their best efforts, people always screw up.Riedel writes about fools and low-lifes who cannot help but make mistakes. His stories are taut and perversely funny, often punctuated with moments of heartbreak, and his characters are classic scumbags who put their own interests before all others... + Read More
Series: Chris McCubbinsRunning the DistancePaperbackJoe Mackintosh9781897289945$22.95BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY Sep 20, 2013
From biographer Joe Mackintosh comes a second work of non-fiction, an inspirational and heart-rending story of an icon in the world of running.
Series: Happiness ThreadsThe Unborn PoemsPaperbackMelanie Dennis Unrau9781897289952$15.95POETRY Sep 20, 2013
Happiness Threads: The Unborn Poems, Melanie Dennis UnrauÕs debut collection, is an elegantly spare, thoughtful, and fiercely tenacious meditation on the trials and tribulations of modern motherhood. Written in response to the platitude ÒYour children are your poetry now,Ó Happiness Threads explores the struggle of a young mother to balance the demands of raising young children with her desire to make art. Unrau wastes neither words nor sentiment; often brief and wonderfully compact, these poems shy away from nothingÑdelving into every challeng... + Read More
Series: The Secret MaskPaperbackRick Chafe9781770911901$16.95DRAMA Nov 07, 2013
This heartwarming and often hilarious play tells the story of Ernie and George, an estranged father and son who are reunited when a debilitating stroke leaves Ernie with a speech disorder and memory loss. While George is undeniably hurt and betrayed by the man who abandoned him as a child, Ernie can't remember his words, or where he lives. Together they must find a way to make sense of their past and their future through fractured memories and muddled language.
Series: Quivering LandPaperbackRoewan Crowe9781894037907$19.95POETRY Oct 15, 2013
Roewan Crowe's compelling and haunting literary debut, Quivering Land, is a rather queer Western, engaging with poetics and politics to reckon with the legacies of violence and colonization in the West.Written in a sparse style, this lonely, sometimes brutal book invites the reader on a powerful journey with Clem, Violet, and a dead girl in a red dress. Clem, a lone cowboy, caught in the inevitable violence of the Western, compulsively rides through ghost towns and Monument Valley. Violet is an artist who pulls dead bodies, guns, and memory int... + Read More
Edith Stoker's father is building a wall in their backyard. A very, very high wall--a brick bulwark in his obsessive war against their hated neighbour Edward Black. It is 1969, and far away, preparations are being made for man to walk upon the moon. Meanwhile, in the Stokers' shabby home in the East Midlands, Edith remains a virtual prisoner, with occasional visits from her grotesque and demanding Aunt Vivian serving as the only break in the routine.But when shy, sheltered Edith begins to quietly cultivate a garden in the shadow of her father's... + Read More
In a flash, the world Ted Callan knew exploded. The fire on the patch had burned everything to the ground, including his marriage. Now he’s on the road looking for a fresh start. What he finds is a mysterious young woman named Tilda who tells him he’s destined to be a hero or die a quick and painful death.When three stout men break into his hotel room, bind him to the bed and carve his skin with a stylus it appears she was right. The next thing Ted knows, his body is covered in an elaborate norse tattoo, complete with the power of the Gods. As ... + Read More
Series: Henry's GamePaperbackDavid Elias9781926710181$15.95FICTION Oct 14, 2012
With the elements of a ‘road story’ this novella by David Elias reveals his particular craft for seamlessly grounding a compelling narrative in the authentic and off-putting details in lives of his characters, in this case, Henry and his troubled family. Elias takes on a broad scope in this darkly humorous take on Henry, a chess columnist who finds himself under attack by realities he would rather not think about. An alcoholic friend has died and his wife has just been diagnosed with breast cancer. When Henry’s family insists the situation call... + Read More
Series: State OrgansTransplant Abuse in ChinaPaperbackDavid Matas9781927079119$19.95HISTORY Jul 14, 2012
China's organ transplant numbers are second only to the United States. Unlike any other country, virtually all Chinese organs for transplants come from prisoners. Many of these are prisoners of conscience. The killing of prisoners for their organs is a plain breach of the most basic medical ethics. State Organs explores the involvement of Chinese state institutions in this abuse. The book brings together authors from four continents who share their views and insights on the ways to combat these violations. State Organs aims to inform the reader... + Read More
Elizabeth Smart, author of By Grand Central Station I Sat Down and Wept (1945), has been heralded as a complicated and passion fuelled artist who dared to live in disregard of the burdensome expectations for women in the first half of the last century. 97 Positions of the Heart is a lyrical travelogue through the courageous life of this Canadian writer. Poet Jaik Josephson mines both her biography and literary catalogue to escort the reader into her remarkable world. Each poem charts SmartÕs persistent quest to resist the forces that sought to ... + Read More
John C. Courchene was born in Sagkeeng First Nation in 1914, where he attended the Fort Alexander Indian Residential School. Courchene’s time in the residential school was short; his brothers, "Joejay" and Louis, took John out school so he could help them cut wood in the bush. While this helped John make a lifetime commitment to hard work, it also resulted in John being “illiterate” in the European sense of the word. In the ways of the forest and his native language, Anishanabemowin, however, John was far from illiterate. Sagkeeng Legends is a ... + Read More
Series: Food for the GodsPaperbackKaren Dudley9780888014016$16.00FICTION Sep 15, 2012
Pelops’ troubles began when his father chopped him into stewing meat and served him to the gods for tea. Although he’s been remade, and gifted with a talent for the culinary arts, there are downsides--namely a missing shoulder and sea god with an infatuation. Poseidon’s nice enough, but he just doesn’t take no for an answer. Not only that, a wealthy, but mysterious patron has been causing Pelops’clients to cancel their engagements. Meanwhile, a rival chef is doing his best to destroy Pelops’ reputation, the woman Pelops loves appears oblivious... + Read More
Series: Boreal Dragon, TheEncounters with a northern landPaperbackKatherine Bitney9781894987691$19.00NATURE Jun 08, 2013
Katherine Bitney is in love with her ecosystem. From the boreal forest to her vegetable garden Bitney writes of the beauties of a northern natural world, drawing the reader deeply into the dance of the seasons. But it is not all raindrops and flowers. Bitney also challenges the reader to think ethically about the environment. She looks at the uncomfortable parts of nature, and ourselves, and prods us to re-evaluate our own place in the ecosystem. A beautiful and thought-provoking book.
Series: Indigena AwryPaperbackAnnharte9781554200672$19.00POETRY Nov 30, 2012
NDN word warrior Marie Annharte Baker's fourth book of poems, Indigena Awry, is her largest and wildest yet. It collects a decade's worth of verse -- fifty-nine poems.Set noticeably in Winnipeg and Vancouver, but in many other places on either side of the Medicine Line as well, the poems are a laser-eyed meander through contested streets filled with racism, classism, and sexism. Shot through with sex and violence and struggle and sadness and trauma, her work is always set to detect and confront the delusions of colonialism and its discontents. ... + Read More
Aboriginal rights do not belong to the broader category of universal human rights because they are grounded in the particular practices of aboriginal people. So argues Peter Kulchyski in this provocative book from the front lines of indigenous people's struggles to defend their culture from the ongoing conquest of their traditional lands. Kulchyski shows that some differences are more different than others, and he draws a border between bush culture and mall culture, between indigenous people's mode of production and the totalizing push of stat... + Read More
Series: On the FlyA Hockey Fan's View from the BarnPaperbackWayne Tefs9780888014023$22.00BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY Sep 30, 2012
To tether is to join or hold together. It often involves placing, or accepting, constraints in order to continue in relationship. Or in order to protect and safeguard. Ultimately, tethering has to do with coherence and continuation, rather than separation or dissipation. In these poems, many things serve to tether: gravity and touch; history and memory; listening and dreams.
Into their re-imaginings of colonial North American myths, artists Shawna Dempsey and Lorri Millan have inserted women who question puritanical values of good and evil, right and wrong, and the sense of promise, space, resource, and opportunity that the so-called New World has traditionally implied. The eight short stories of this volume span the 18th, 19th and 20th centuries, exploring the distinctly North American fictions that justice and equality exist, that infinite growth is feasible and desirable, and that anything is possible. Pirate qu... + Read More
Series: Manitoba ButterfliesA Field GuidePaperbackSimone Allard9780888014139$39.00NATURE Jun 10, 2013
Manitoba Butterflies is one of the most unique and accessible field guides to feature Manitoba's winged ambassador, the butterfly. Novices and experts alike will be engrossed with over 600 full colour photos featuring full colour life-size specimens as well as images of the entire butterfly lifecycle from egg to mature butterfly of over 100 butterfly species found in Manitoba. The combination of scientific fact and anecdotal information make for a thoroughly engaging way to learn about butterflies.