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Governor General's Literary Award Finalists 2016

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    Do Not Say We Have Nothing Hardcover Madeleine Thien 9780345810427 $35.00 FICTION May 31, 2016
    Winner of the 2016 Scotiabank Giller Prize and the Governor General's Literary Award for Fiction, shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize, and longlisted for the 2017 Andrew Carnegie Medal for Excellence in Fiction, this extraordinary novel tells the story of three musicians in China before, during and after the Tiananmen Square protests of 1989.   Madeleine Thien's new novel is breathtaking in scope and ambition even as it is hauntingly intimate. With the ease and skill of a master storyteller, Thien takes us inside an extended family in China, s... + Read More
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    Yiddish for Pirates Hardcover Gary Barwin 9780345815514 $32.00 FICTION Apr 05, 2016
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    The Parcel Hardcover Anosh Irani 9780345816740 $32.00 FICTION Sep 06, 2016
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    Willem De Kooning's Paintbrush Hardcover Kerry Lee Powell 9781443435772 $26.99 FICTION Apr 26, 2016
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    The Break Paperback Katherena Vermette 9781487001117 $23.99 FICTION Sep 17, 2016
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    Calvin Paperback Martine Leavitt 9781554987207 $14.95 YOUNG ADULT FICTION Age (years) from 12 Nov 15, 2015
    Winner of the 2016 Governor General's Literary Award for Young People's Literature — TextIn the town of Leamington, Ontario, a seventeen-year-old boy is suddenly stricken by a schizophrenic episode and wakes up in hospital. The boy’s name is Calvin, and he is plagued by hallucinations.As the hallucinations persist, Calvin comes to believe that the answer lies in performing one grand and incredible gesture.And so he decides to walk across Lake Erie. In January. The temperatures have been below freezing for weeks. The ice should hold…The lake, it... + Read More
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    The Unquiet Hardcover Mikaela Everett 9780062381279 $21.99 Age (years) from 14 Sep 22, 2015
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    A Thousand Nights Hardcover E. K. Johnston 9781484722275 $19.99 YOUNG ADULT FICTION Age (years) from 14 - 99 Oct 06, 2015
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    Once, in a Town Called Moth Hardcover Trilby Kent 9781101918111 $21.99 YOUNG ADULT FICTION Age (years) from 12 Sep 06, 2016
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    The Emperor of Any Place Hardcover Tim Wynne-Jones 9780763669737 $23.99 YOUNG ADULT FICTION Age (years) from 14 Oct 13, 2015
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    Tokyo Digs a Garden Hardcover Jon-Erik Lappano 9781554987986 $18.95 JUVENILE FICTION Age (years) from 3 - 7 Mar 01, 2016
    Winner of the 2016 Governor General's Literary Award for Young People's Literature — Illustrated Books Tokyo lives in a small house between giant buildings with his family and his cat, Kevin. For years, highways and skyscrapers have been built up around the family’s house where once there were hills and trees. Will they ever experience the natural world again? One day, an old woman offers Tokyo seeds, telling him they will grow into whatever he wishes. Tokyo and his grandfather are astonished when the seeds grow into a forest so lush that it ta... + Read More
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    The White Cat and the Monk A Retelling of the Poem “Pangur Bán” Hardcover Jo Ellen Bogart 9781554987801 $18.95 JUVENILE FICTION Age (years) from 4 - 8 Mar 01, 2016
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    A Hungry Lion, or A Dwindling Assortment of Animals Hardcover Lucy Ruth Cummins 9781481448895 $25.99 JUVENILE FICTION Age (years) from 4 - 8 Mar 15, 2016
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    Branch, The Hardcover Mireille Messier 9781771385640 $18.95 JUVENILE FICTION Age (years) from 3 - 7 Sep 01, 2016
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    Ooko Hardcover Esmé Shapiro 9781101918449 $19.99 JUVENILE FICTION Age (years) from 3 - 7 Jul 05, 2016
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    Pig Girl Paperback Colleen Murphy 9781770914469 $17.95 DRAMA Nov 01, 2015
    At 4:00 a.m. on a secluded farm, a woman fights to take her life back from a serial killer as her desperate sister and a haunted police officer reach across time and distance in an attempt to rescue her.
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    Kill Me Now Paperback Brad Fraser 9781770914384 $17.95 DRAMA Oct 06, 2015
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    A Man A Fish Paperback Donna-Michelle St. Bernard 9781770914346 $17.95 DRAMA Oct 01, 2015
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    Concord Floral Paperback Jordan Tannahill 9781770914957 $17.95 DRAMA Mar 07, 2016
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    Refuge Paperback Mary Vingoe 9781927922163 $15.95 DRAMA Jul 20, 2015
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    The Waking Comes Late Paperback Steven Heighton 9781487000936 $19.99 POETRY Apr 09, 2016
    2016 Governor General's Literary Award Winner2017 Raymond Souster Award FinalistGovernor General’s Literary Award finalist and bestselling author Steven Heighton returns with a collection of laments and celebrations that reflect on our struggle to believe in the future of a world that continues to disappoint us. The poet challenges the boundaries of sleep and even death in these meditations on what lies just beneath the surface of contemporary life. These are poems that trouble over the idea of failure even as they continually recommit to the p... + Read More
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    Regeneration Machine Paperback Joe Denham 9780889713178 $18.95 POETRY Oct 31, 2015
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    Throaty Wipes Paperback Susan Holbrook 9781552453285 $18.95 POETRY Apr 15, 2016
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    Prairie Harbour Paperback Garry Thomas Morse 9780889229402 $18.95 POETRY Sep 21, 2015
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    Marry & Burn Paperback Rachel Rose 9781550177183 $18.95 POETRY Oct 10, 2015
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    A World We Have Lost Saskatchewan Before 1905 Hardcover Bill Waiser 9781927083390 $70.00 HISTORY May 12, 2016
    2016 Governor General's Literary Awards winner in the adult non-fiction categoryA World We Have Lost examines the early history of Saskatchewan through an Aboriginal and environmental lens. Indian and mixed-descent peoples played leading roles in the story, as did the land and climate. Despite the growing British and Canadian presence, the Saskatchewan country remained Aboriginal territory. The region's peoples had their own interests and needs and the fur trade was often peripheral to their lives. Indians and M�tis peoples wrangled over terr... + Read More
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    Brown What Being Brown in the World Today Means (to Everyone) Hardcover Kamal Al-Solaylee 9781443441438 $32.99 May 10, 2016
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    In-Between Days A Memoir About Living with Cancer Paperback Teva Harrison 9781487001087 $19.95 BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY Apr 23, 2016
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    Firewater How Alcohol Is Killing My People (and Yours) Paperback Harold R. Johnson 9780889774377 $16.95 SOCIAL SCIENCE Sep 23, 2016
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    Marconi The Man Who Networked the World Hardcover Marc Raboy 9780199313587 $49.50 HISTORY Jul 21, 2016
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    Series: Biblioasis International Translation Series The Party Wall Paperback Catherine Leroux 9781771960762 $19.95 FICTION May 10, 2016
    SHORTLISTED FOR THE 2016 GILLER PRIZESELECTED FOR INDIES INTRODUCE SUMMER/FALL 2016WINNER OF THE PRESTIGIOUS FRANCE-QUEBEC PRIZENOMINATED FOR THE QUEBEC BOOKSELLER'S PRIZECatherine Leroux's The Party Wall shifts between and ties together stories about pairs joined in surprising ways. A woman learns that she may not be the biological mother of her own son despite having given birth to him; a brother and sister unite, as their mother dies, to search for their long-lost father; two young sisters take a detour home, unaware of the tragedy that awai... + Read More
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    Guano Paperback Louis Carmain 9781552453155 $19.95 FICTION Oct 19, 2015
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    The Goddess of Fireflies Paperback Genevieve Pettersen 9781550654370 $19.95 FICTION Mar 01, 2016

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