Born "on the wrong side of the double dike" in the mythical Mennonite village of Gutenthal, Yasch Siemens seems destined for a life as a hired hand in love with the wrong girl. But all of that changes when he meets Oata Needarp. Oata is determined to make Yasch hers, and it only takes some chokecherry wine and the fragrance of Oata's "Evening in Schanzenfeld" perfume to seal Yasch's fate. Shortlisted for both the Stephen Leacock Memorial Medal for Humour and the Books in Canada First Novel Award, The Salvation of Yasch Siemens is an outrageous,... + Read More
Ella Zetsermann\'s latest collection of poetry pushes and pulls, stretches taught and snaps back upon the weight of history and the struggle to place oneself in the here and now. From her motherÃ¢â'¬â"¢s kitchen to medieval Granada, The Air Is Elastic follows a life exiled from the familiar into the unexplored. SeasonÃ¢â'¬â"¢s melt into ritual, raucous waxwings crash on glass and hearts are hidden in jars of jam along with the private details of our lives. Wistful and aching, loving and tender, ZeltsermannÃ¢â'¬â"¢s poems are charged with the po... + Read More
A star shines bright, fades and even dies. When it is gone we have the memory of the warmth and light it bathed us in. Williams, Cash, Cohen, Bowie, Marx, Kong and more weave their way throughout Brenda SciberrasÃ¢â'¬â"¢ new collection of poems, Starland. Within its pages is a deep fascination with popular culture, how it moves us, frees us and is often a trap. With the lure of gilded theatres and velvet seats we are drawn like flies to honey. Similarly, the stars we worship are drawn to the light and cannot escape, victims of their own success... + Read More
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