Series: 1979PaperbackRay Robertson9781771960960$19.95FICTION Mar 06, 2018
Tom Buzby is thirteen years old and lives in Chatham. Set in the year that real newspaper headlines told of the rise of Reagan and North America’s hard turn to the right, 1979 is a novel of innocence not so much lost as smashed, and experience gained the hard way, the kind that brands memories forever and permanently changes lives.
Lydia’s life is in a downward spiral. Looking for respite, she takes her mother on a resort vacation to Mexico. But instead of sun and sand, what she found was a world of cartels and corruption, journalists under threat for revealing the truth, politicians looking to broker peace in exchange for power... and Bob, who works all the angles.
Series: ZolitudePaperbackPaige Cooper9781771962179$19.95FICTION Mar 01, 2018
Paige Cooper’s short stories catalogue moments in love. These are stories about women who built time machines when they were nine, or who predict cataclysm, or who think their dreams are reality. They include police horses with talons and giant eagles and weredeer. At the center of it all is love. And if love is the problem, what is the solution? Being closer? Or being alone?
Hugh Hood’s Light Shining Out of Darkness collects twenty-five of the best stories by this modern master of the form, whose work remains quite unlike anything else. Best understood as a suite of modern meditations that are everyday explorations of salvation, temptation, and damnation in an irreligious world, Hood balances insight into human failing with sympathy for people and their plight. Hugh Hood (1928-2000) was a Canadian novelist, short story writer, essayist and university professor. Hood wrote thirty-two books: seventeen novels, includi... + Read More
Series: Biblioasis International TranslationTransparent CityPaperbackOndjaki9781771961431$19.95FICTION Apr 10, 2018
A gripping portrait of contemporary urban Africa—by turns magic realist, deeply emotional, and savagely satirical. In a crumbling apartment block in Luanda, impoverished families hoard memories to survive a corrupt regime. Odonato—nostalgic for the days of socialism—searches for his son, a petty criminal. As his hope drains away, Odonato’s flesh becomes transparent and his body increasingly weightless. A captivating blend of magical realism, scathing political satire, and literary experimentation, Slow Red confirms Ondjaki as one of Africa’s ma... + Read More
In November of 2012, Robert Earl Stewart left a cardiologist’s office terrified of dying. He was 38 years old and weighed 368 pounds. Not so much an instructional manual on how to run, but a humorous meditation on what not to do, The Running-Shaped Hole examines how running affected Stewart as a husband, father, recovered alcoholic, journalist, bookseller, and writer, following him through various adventures, injuries, and spiritual epiphanies had while running.
On April 10th, 1815, Indonesia's Mount Tambora erupted. The resulting build-up of ash in the stratosphere altered weather patterns and led, in 1816, to a year without a summer. Instead, there were June snowstorms, food shortages, epidemics, inventions, and the proliferation of new cults and religious revivals.In these linked lyric essays, Lebowitz not only charts the events and effects of the apocalyptic year, but also weaves in history, fairytale, mythology, and memoir to ruminate on weather and the natural world, motherhood, transformation, w... + Read More
Series: Dark WoodsPaperbackRichard Sanger9781771962322$18.95POETRY Apr 03, 2018
Snow, canoes, frozen ponds, lonely conifers...Dark Woods takes the motifs and landscape of Canadian childhood and examines their place in a world of smartphones and overflowing inboxes. The result, Sanger’s first book in 16 years, is a striking new collection that includes sonnets linked and stray, wordplay and slang, meditations on parenthood and the “cracks in the granite”: the urges that won’t go away, the people who have.
A transfiguration of Die Gemeinschaftliche Liedersammlung—a collection of Protestant hymns originally compiled by a Pennsylvanian-born Swiss-German Mennonite—into heart-breaking lyric poems that bridge secular spirituality and holy reverence with the commonalities of life, death, love, hope, and pain. With a quiet musicality, Jernigan explores the connection between hymn and poem, between death and birth. In a sparse and tender meditation on the possibilities of translation that she describes as “an offering of words to music,” Jernigan celebr... + Read More
Biblioasis is thrilled to continue this series of beautifully illustrated, collectible, classic Christmas ghost stories designed and illustrated by world-famous cartoonist Seth. In How Fear Departed the Long Gallery, for the Peverils, the appearance of a ghost is no more upsetting than the appearance of the mailman at an ordinary house. Except for the twin toddlers in the Long Gallery. No one would dare be caught in the Long Gallery after dark. But upon this quiet and cloudy afternoon, Madge Peveril is feeling rather drowsy ...
Series: Christmas Ghost StoriesThe Toll HouseA Ghost Story for ChristmasPaperbackW.W. Jacobs9781771961967$8.95FICTION Oct 10, 2017
Biblioasis is thrilled to continue this series of beautifully illustrated, collectible, classic Christmas ghost stories designed and illustrated by world-famous cartoonist Seth. The Toll-House has a long and terrible history as a place of death. But Jack Barnes doesn't believe in spirits. His travelling companions, Messrs. Meagle, Lester, and White, wager that he might be convinced otherwise if they all spend a night together in the house. Four men go in, but will four come out?
Series: Christmas Ghost StoriesThe Empty HouseA Ghost Story for ChristmasPaperbackAlgernon Blackwood9781771961981$8.95FICTION Oct 10, 2017
Biblioasis is thrilled to continue this series of beautifully illustrated, collectible, classic Christmas ghost stories designed and illustrated by world-famous cartoonist Seth. Aunt Julia, an elderly spinster with a mania for psychical research, has the keys to the haunted house on the square. She invites her nephew to accompany her on a midnight investigation into what really happened a hundred years ago when a servant girl fell to her death. But the house may not be as empty as it seems ...
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