Series: Buried TruthPaperbackAlice Walsh9781771030090$11.95JUVENILE FICTION Age (years) from 12 - 14May 01, 2013
After her mother dies, fourteen year old Zoe is whisked away to Newfoundland to live with a father she has never met. In the tiny village of Port au Choix, she gets caught up in solving the mystery of finding the habitation site of the Maritime Archaic Indian, an ancient culture that lived in the area more than four thousand years ago. At the same time, Zoe has her own mystery to solve. Going through her mother's journals, she discovers secrets that baffle and confuse her. Could Zoe's life have been nothing more than an elaborate lie?
Series: LowPaperbackAnna Quon9781926743325$19.95FICTION Jun 30, 2013
Low is a novel about family, identity, illness, love and loss. Lyrical, personal prose draws readers into the world of Adriana Song. We feel our way through Low with her as she navigates lopsided friendships, failed romances and tries to to weather the storm that is her life.
Series: Essential Anthologies SeriesUntying The ApronDaughters Remember Mothers of The 1950sPaperbackLorri Neilsen Glenn9781550717297$25.00FICTION Mar 31, 2013
Mothers of the 1950s were wasp-waisted, dutiful, serene, and tied to the kitchen with apron strings. Or so we thought. This collection of searing and startling poetry and prose unties the stereotype and reveals women who were strong, wild, talented, wise, mad, creative, desperate, angry, courageous, bitter, tenacious, reckless and beautiful, sometimes all at once. The fifty-six contributors from across Canada and the world include multi-award-winning poets, novelists, and essayists, as well as compelling new literary voices. Authors include Jud... + Read More
Series: CottonopolisPaperbackRachel Lebowitz9781897141533$20.00POETRY Mar 15, 2013
A corrupt mining company, repossessed gravestones, a man’s fractured past, mysterious notes posted to lampposts and murder deep in the highlands of Guatemala. In Tailings of Warren Peace, Stephen Law effortlessly weaves these elements into a powerful story of love and memory, exploring how the past haunts us and how solidarity can save us all. Mysterious, passionate and powerful, Tailings of Warren Peace shows us the interconnections that exist between us, transcending social class, culture and geography.
One day as the great Eagle flew high above the forest he came upon a small bundle containing seven teachings, teachings that will bring balance harmony and peace to all who practice them. But the teachings come with a simple warning: beware of envy and greed. As Eagle spreads the seven teachings throughout the forest, he forgets to heed their warning and soon the forest is lost to jealousy, greed and selfishness. Eagle must save the forest, and he soon learns the most important teaching of all: truth. “When you see Eagle flying high in the be... + Read More
Church of the Exquisite Panic: The Ophelia Poems is a study of how "song by song down the long corridor" we feel our way through this life. The book's point of view shifts through several sections, building narrative; and at the center of the narrative lies an old question: how do we each find our voice? "Journey / is a type of singing.../ The great lie is this: that voyage means / going. Each time I venture out, / I am always led inward, hurtling..." Previous booksWhen I Always Wanted Something (Short Stories), Mercury Press, 2008Late In A S... + Read More
This collection of selected pen and graphite drawings range from the whimsical to the hyper-realistic, with some looking as though they were lifted from a turn-of-the-century catalogue. Many include captions, which convey humourous narrative arcs and add a sometimes bizarre dimension to the work. The Blaring House is inspired by children's book illustrations, absurdist humour, and late Victorian portrait photography. "Adept, antiquated draughtsmanship, atypical humour, Seringhaus is a Van Leeuwenhoek's flask of broth comprised of the DNA from t... + Read More
Series: Rock RejectPaperbackJim Williams9781552665169$19.95FICTION Sep 01, 2012
Though still a young man, Peter has experienced a life’s worth of heartache. Unable to face the reminders of his loss, he flees Toronto, exiling himself to a mountaintop mine in northern British Columbia. Into the stark, grey land of Stikine Peter arrives, broken and withdrawn. “Abandon all hope, ye who enter here,” reads the sign to Rock Reject, the dusty, noisy area of the mine where Peter shovels spilt rock and dust onto a conveyor belt. The year is 1974 and the Company is mining asbestos, which it claims poses no health risks to either mi... + Read More
Series: BibliophonicNoMeansNoGoing NowherePaperbackMark Black9781926743271$12.95BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY Oct 25, 2012
NoMeansNo: Going Nowhere, looks at a band whose career has spanned three decades, 14 albums and produced an alter ego that’s become as much a part of the Canadian consciousness as SCTV. Through interviews with band members, bit players and fans, the book will explore how one punk band from Victoria, B.C. influenced musicians across the world and continue to be force in punk rock.
Both Boys Climb Trees They Can’t Climb Down is Stephanie Yorke’s homage to lost homes. The poems in the collection commemorate a home that is at turns too ugly to look at, and too profound to ignore. The remembered home is both a depleted space where “women climb flimsy ladders/ to rag and harangue mildew from awnings/ over the doors,” and a potent space where a “volcano spits like a roast pig/ initial ash on your window.” Yorke approaches her subject obliquely, giving a monolithic topic the sidelong glance it demands: home looms on the periph... + Read More
Series: High-Water MarkPaperbackNicole Dixon9780889843561$18.95FICTION Oct 15, 2012
Ten varied stories – many published in Canada's best literary journals – of contemporary women learning what they want from sex, love and partnership make up the debut collection from Bronwen Wallace Award–winner Nicole Dixon.
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
From a master poet, meditative lines running like veins through the dark grace of being alive.Governor General's Award-winning poet Don Domanski's new collection, Bite Down Little Whisper, delves into the interconnectedness of all life with spiritual gravitas and powerful mindfulness. These are poems brimming with mythological and scientific energies, with a multi-dimensionality that opens itself to both complexity and clarity. Domanski shows us seams and fastenings that unite our longings with the earth itself, with the nonhuman vitality that ... + Read More
Series: Glow, Not GoldPaperbackLucie Chan9781894994781$20.00ART Nov 01, 2013
Glow, not Gold, inspired by the expression “All that glitters is not gold” is an artist book produced by the Centre for Art Tapes and Conundrum Press on the artistic practices of Lucie Chan (Toronto), Barry Doupé (Vancouver), and Libby Hague (Toronto). The book also invites two animation artists and critical writers: James MacSwain and Steve Reinke who write on the relationship of animated moving image practices within the visual art exhibition. Chan, Doupé and Hague utilize digital media in tandem with a visual art practice, and use drawing, p... + Read More
Series: Far WoodsPaperbackSarah Burwash9781894994767$20.00ART Jul 30, 2013
Sarah Burwash has been visiting rural communities and remote areas to attend artist residencies, travelling to different cities for art and craft sales, volunteering on farms and working at lodges in the rocky mountains. The Far Woods is a collection of watercolours and other works she produced during these residencies and travels. These drawings celebrate the wilderness, rural lifestyles and resourcefulness. Burwash turns to past generations who, by necessity, had to be self-sufficient and create systems of mutual dependence among community me... + Read More
Series: Fallsy DownsiesPaperbackStephanie Domet9781926743417$21.95FICTION Oct 11, 2013
Lansing Meadows has one last shot to get it right. With the clock ticking, he sets out on the road one last time, to sing his songs to anyone who’ll listen, and to try to right his wrongs, before it’s too late. Fallsy Downsies is a novel about aging, art, celebrity and modern Canadian culture, told through the lens of Lansing Meadows, the godfather of Canadian folk music; Evan Cornfield, the up and comer who idolizes him; and Dacey Brown, a young photographer who finds herself along for the ride.
What is it like to have the fixed assumptions of your world suddenly shaken? The people of Waldenstein, a tiny, isolated German community in early 20th-century Nova Scotia, survive lives of intolerable hardship through their unquestioning belief in a pre-Enlightenment Lutheranism. But when the most prominent man in the community fathers the child of his neighbour?s daughter, Erika, and a new clergyman from Europe arrives to shake the certainties of faith, their firm ideas are overturned. Erika flees to England, to encounter her own uncertaintie... + Read More
Series: Hat GirlPaperbackWanda Campbell9781927426203$17.95FICTION Sep 30, 2013
Pertice McIlveen, a young Ontario woman who loves Hemingway and hates hats, receives a mysterious key in the mail. Accompanied by her best friend Es, she travels to Gannet Island off the coast of New Brunswick to find the door it fits into. There she discovers a charming cottage by the sea has been willed to her by a secret benefactor identified only as PM, on the condition she wears the hats that come with it. She accepts the challenge, leaving behind her life in Toronto and moving into Honeysuckle Cottage. As she seeks to solve the mystery of... + Read More
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