In response to overwhelming requests from his fan base around the world, bestselling home cook and food blogger Barry Parsons has compiled his ultimate collection of cookie recipes. From mouthwatering no-bake cookies to drop cookies chalk full of warm comfort, Rock Recipes Cookies includes all you’ll ever need when seeking a delectable bite-sized delight. And your cookie jar will never be the same when you try Barry’s quintessential guide to afterschool cookie glee. There’s even a section dedicated to milk and cookies as Barry reveals all the t... + Read More
In the small hours of October 14, 1942, a German U-boat sank the passenger ferry SS Caribou in the Gulf of St. Lawrence. Of the 237 people on board, 136 perished, including 49 civilians. In Land Beyond the Sea, bestselling author Kevin Major reimagines the events of that fateful night from the perspectives of both those aboard the doomed vessel and the German U-boat commander who gave the order. With his characteristically sharp, evocative prose style, Major delivers an epic work of historical fiction, detailing a life-and-death conflict in the... + Read More
Series: Shiny and NewHardcoverRobert Chafe9781550817492$14.95JUVENILE FICTION Nov 15, 2018
Abigail Maureen Margaret-Rose Davis was the very best singer to ever grace the stage in Belbin’s Bight, Newfoundland. But this year, young Abigail would have to perform in her Christmas concert without her beloved Nan in the audience. Then Amira, a child from a faraway land, is introduced to the community, and, together with Amira, Abigail will learn the true spirit of the holidays. In Shiny and New, acclaimed writer Robert Chafe crafts an instant modern-day classic for children and parents alike, reaffirming the traditional values of the seaso... + Read More
For almost fifty years, Tom Dawe has stood as one of the most respected and admired poets in Newfoundland. This definitive, necessary collection spans five decades of poetic achievement, reprinting each of Dawe’s published collections while gathering previously uncollected poems along with a stunning body of new work. This volume stands as a testament to a monumental achievement for readers both at home and abroad.
In twelve dialed-in and exceptionally honed short stories, Terry Doyle presents an enduring assortment of characters channelled through the chain reactions of misfortune and redemption. A construction worker’s future is bound to a feckless and suspicious workmate. A young woman’s burgeoning social activism is constrained by hardship and the desperation of selling puppies online. A wedding guest recognizes a panhandler attending the reception. And a man crafts a concealed weapon with which to carry out his nightly circuit of paltry retribution... + Read More
Series: transVersingStories by Today's Trans YouthPaperbackFor the Love of Learning9781550817621$19.95DRAMA Oct 30, 2018
Originally produced for the stage by Artistic Fraud of Newfoundland and For the Love of Learning, transVersing features some of Newfoundland’s most vibrant and necessary trans-youth voices. Gathering the work of Violet Drake, Daze Jefferies, Fionn Shea, Perin Squires, Taylor Stocks, and Dane Woodland, and including the dramatic text by Berni Stapleton and Sharon King-Campbell, transVersing is where Shakespeare meets slam poetry and the fiddle meets soapbox rant. These are the creative and courageous voices charting our course to understanding ... + Read More
Series: About FaceEssays on Addiction, Recovery, Therapies, and ControversiesPaperbackDouglas Gosse9781550816884$19.95PSYCHOLOGY Jan 15, 2019
About Face: Essays on Addictions, Recovery, Therapies, and Controversies seeks to broaden the conversation around addiction in Canada. Featuring essays by a diverse group of writers, About Face delves into the major categories of addiction: drugs, alcohol, sex, pornography, video games, gambling, body dysmorphia, and eating disorders. With stories by those suffering from addictions, experts in the field, and service providers, this anthology is a far-reaching intervention into one of our country’s most rapidly expanding social problems.
Series: A Woman's Almanac: 2019PaperbackSt. John's Status of Women Council9781550817584$22.95BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY Oct 30, 2018
Beautifully and functionally designed—and complete with a calendar, important dates, and empowering art and narratives by women—the 2019 edition of Breakwater’s annual Women’s Almanac is a day planner, a celebration of feminism, and a guide to a year of productivity, inclusivity, and activism.
Series: Hell's Flames to Heaven's GateA History of the Roman Catholic Church in NewfoundlandPaperbackJack Fitzgerald9781550817225$19.95RELIGION Jan 15, 2019
From Newfoundland’s role as a sanctuary for the displaced immigrants of the Irish-Catholic diaspora to a Catholic Bishop’s plea to an English monarch, and from the stories of relics and cultural artifacts to the building of the magnificent Basilica-Cathedral of St. John the Baptist, Jack Fitzgerald returns to chronicle the most socially and politically powerful institution in Newfoundland history.
Paul, an aspiring writer in his mid-twenties, marries Carlos, a boyfriend he lived with in Guatemala; brings him to Montreal, and looks forward to a life of bliss. Things go wrong from the beginning. The trouble Carlos causes leaves Paul little time for much else, and they break up. Bill, whom Paul sees as the father he always wanted, helps him overcome his guilt about his sexuality. At the peak of Paul's troubles Bill dies. Then fate, in the form of a brain tumour, strikes Paul. He receives support from his brother Jay, Lionel (himself a brain... + Read More
Ramya immigrated to Canada from India with her husband about fifteen years ago. She typifies the first generation immigrant - a person who straddles two cultures, two countries, two continents, even perhaps two different worlds altogether.The novel has two intertwined threads of narration simultaneously unspooling. The one set in the present is about Ramya's battle to rebuild her life. The other, a series of sorties into the past, examines Ramya's sundry relationships. One narrative skein is Canadian, modern and multicultural, while the other i... + Read More
Series: Essential ProseThe Shining FragmentsPaperbackRobin Blackburn McBride9781771832663$25.00FICTION Oct 01, 2018
The Shining Fragments is a family saga about the Irish in Canada that explores the ramifications of abandonment, obsession, love, memory, and visionary power. Spanning the years 1882-1904, it follows Joseph Conlon from his early childhood in Ulster to his experiences of youth and adulthood as an immigrant. Left behind as a small boy on a Toronto train-station platform like so much forgotten luggage, Joseph grows up in a city bleak with bigotry. He discovers that he has artistic talent and becomes a designer of stained-glass windows. He is haunt... + Read More
A Schizo-Philosopher's Colouring Book is a playful experiment in what the philosopher Gilles Deleuze might call ?crowned anarchy.? The crown of authority is worn by the format ?colouring book,? in a style that repeats with difference. Anarchy enters via a swarm of figures from philosophical, literary, theological, and art history, each with a quotation. These distribute themselves over fifty-two drawings, producing little machines that are desirous of colour and driven by paradox, whose ?organization of surface ... assures the resonance between... + Read More
Myth, folklore, and magic permeate the stories in Marianne Micros' collection Eye. Set in ancient and modern Greece, and in contemporary Europe and North America, these tales tell of evil-eye curses, women healers, ghosts, a changeling, and people struggling to retain or gain power in a world of changing beliefs. Here you will find stories of a nymph transformed into a heifer, a young soldier who returns home to discover that his brother is a changeling, an ancient temple uncovered during the construction of a church, a betrayed woman lost in a... + Read More
Series: Essential ProseA Rogue's DecameronPaperbackStan Rogal9781771831055$20.00FICTION Oct 01, 2018
A Rogue's Decameron consists of ten stories - tales - that loosely follow the fabliaux style and are based within the spirit of Chaucer's The Canterbury Tales and Boccaccio's The Decameron: extravagance, joy and ribald humour around sex, lust, vice, death and other ?hungers' of human beings. Using similar framing technique as these works - a prologue, a short description of each story and an epilogue, the stories explore themes such as social commentary and satire aimed at personal politics, societal mores and customs, hierarchies, and religiou... + Read More
Portrait of a Husband with the Ashes of His Wife addresses themes of destiny and the repercussions of our choices. Before she dies, actress Alma Joncas instructs her husband to bury her ashes where she was happiest. He decides that was their garden. But relatives, friends and Alma's colleagues disagree. After they tell him where they think she was happiest, not only is he no longer sure about the garden, he wonders if he truly knew the woman he was married to for twenty-four years.
A Voluntary Crucifixion traces the story of 20th century Canada through the MacKinnon clan and David J MacKinnon?s life. Disillusioned with the slow death of the soul promised by life at a major Montreal law firm, MacKinnon ripped himself untimely from the profession, making a personal vow to discover society "from the bottom up". A Voluntary Crucifixion recounts the tale of MacKinnon?s adventures and misadventures from post-Tiananmen Hong Kong to various ports of call in the Indian Ocean, offering MacKinnon?s views on everything from censorshi... + Read More
Series: Essential Essayssmall things(a random selection of anti-essays)PaperbackSky Gilbert9781771832939$20.00LITERARY COLLECTIONS Oct 01, 2018
Small things is a book of mini-anti-essays, part of Sky Gilbert's project to dismantle and challenge the rigid classifications of genre, thus challenging 21st century notions of truth. Inspired by Oscar Wilde, Foucault, and the post-structuralist project, the small writings in small things are story, essay, and memoir combined. They question the notion that an essay is necessarily fact, or fair opinion, or even informed opinion, while at the same time challenging the dictum that fiction might necessarily be free of didacticism, or at least, ideas.
Series: Guernica World EditionsA Life Out of WhackConfessions and Reflexions of an Un-American All-AmericanPaperbackLes Essif9781771833158$25.00BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY Sep 01, 2018
A Life Out of Whack has two parts. The first part is autobiographical and sketches the atypical early life of a future academic scholar from family poverty to marriage and divorce at nineteen, from eight years in big-city and federal law enforcement to starting college at the age of twenty-six, culminating with a doctoral fellowship in French Studies at Brown U. The second part presents an alternative critical look at contemporary life and ethos: aging, nature, corporate capitalism, and American, French, and global cultures.
Series: Essential WritersDavid HelwigEssays on His WorksPaperbackIngrid Ruthig9781771832908$20.00LITERARY CRITICISM Sep 01, 2018
To date, Canadian poet, novelist, and essayist David Helwig has published close to fifty books and edited numerous others. He has also written for television and radio, worked at the CBC, taught at Queen's University, been Poet Laureate of Prince Edward Island, and was named to the Order of Canada. Yet, he remains little known. This volume is the first to gather new essays, an interview, and earlier material - by George Fetherling, Douglas Glover, D.G. Jones, Simon Lloyd, Tom Marshall, rob mclennan, Shane Neilson, Ingrid Ruthig, Mark Sampson, a... + Read More
Series: MiroLandIn the BackyardRelearning the Art of Aging, Dying and Making LovePaperbackMary Melfi9781771832366$20.00BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY Sep 01, 2018
Attempting to make sense of her life, and change her sad disposition to a happy one, the author of In the Backyard: Relearning the Art of Aging, Dying and Making Love seeks out the help of her in-house therapist/husband, Dr. George Nemeth. The accredited psychologist's answers to the big questions provide a compassionate and humorous backdrop on to how to seize the day and not give up hope when faced with the nasty realities of poor health and unrealized aspirations.
Jennifer Zilm's poetry collection, The Missing Field, concerns themes of translation, preservation and the engagement with the transitory documents of everyday life, whether a snapshot of a Vancouver bus, postcards from the Middle East, lecture notes on Euripides, a van Gogh museum catalogue or marginalia in a water-damaged collection of Rilke poems.
Carol Barbour's new book of poetry, Infrangible, is a heady concoction of sumptuous beauty and dangerous relations - by turns playful, refined, and ferocious. Nudging at the edge of being, the poems evoke the cadence and tremour of a beating heart. The idea of breakage resonates throughout, alluding to the necessity of dismantling patterns, and acknowledging vulnerability.
Series: Essential PoetsFleshPaperbackSonia Di Placido9781771832762$20.00POETRY Oct 01, 2018
Flesh - a composite of poems perceived, evoked, discovered, moving between and among sensory boundaries as they eschew forward, backward or around exterior life to interior. Here Flesh of person, nature, language, spaces meet separate and become one. Flesh as surfaces, layers, textures, beings with sense memory perceptions of an unforgiving Flesh that scars and the forgiving Flesh that rebuilds itself.
I Sleep in the Arms of Your Eyes is a reflection on love, freely given and loss fully lived. These poems are a contemplation on family life, and on the navigation through attachment, devotion and attempts at connection. They convey in brave simplicity of grounded language a sense of self where it belongs: "nose-touching-close," "sustained and articulate."
Coming out in South Africa. Kabelo Mosala has been the perfect child, bright and attractive. In his small South African community, it is expected that he will return after university to join his father?s medical practice. But all the while Kabelo and his schoolmate Sediba have harboured a strong mutual attraction that dare not show itself in the open. As they mature into young adulthood, and Kabelo becomes a doctor, they form a strong romantic relationship of intermittent secret encounters. But Kabelo is torn between his love for Sediba and hi... + Read More
Series: New Land Same SkyPaperbackC Fong Hsiung9781988449463$20.95FICTION Sep 15, 2018
To love and to lose: from Calcutta to Toronto. The Sino-Indian war has recently ended. The Chinese community in Calcutta (Kolkota), feeling threatened and facing discrimination, begin to look for ways to emigrate. Wen-Lung, a young man in his twenties, goes away on a tourist visa to Toronto, where he marries Megan, a white Canadian woman, in order to obtain his legal papers. He leaves behind his pregnant wife, Maylei and a two-year old son. When Maylei arrives in Toronto a few years later, the union is far from ideal because Wen-Lung is still ... + Read More
Series: Thin Line, ThePaperbackPerparim Kapllani9781988449500$20.95FICTION Oct 15, 2018
How do you remember? How do you live the rest of your life? One morning in the 1990s in Kosovo, the Albanian population of Gjakova find their front doors marked with a white cross. Fearful for their lives, the Albanians in one neighbourhood hide their women and children inside a basement. In a few days, however, Serbian forces wearing wolf masks arrive accompanied by tanks, demolishing houses and killing people. The occupants of the basement are found and shot down in cold blood. Ten-year-old Ermal, shielded by his dead mother, remains alive. ... + Read More
Series: RougePaperbackAdrian De Leon9781988449487$19.25POETRY Oct 26, 2018
This series of poems is a response to the 2012 mass shooting at a block party on Danzig Street, Scarborough (Toronto). The city?s east end becomes a source of poetic inspiration, and the intersecting subway lines provide the organizing structure. From west to east, and north to south?Kipling to McCowan, Finch to Downsview?the stations on the way inspiring form, voice, and content, meditation, commentary, and geometry. The City is the Poem. The Discovery Walk, inviting my well-worked Clarks to pry my feet from the confines of the station, wasn... + Read More
These creative works and brief essays by accomplished immigrant writers offer fresh perspectives, images, and insights that richly enhance our cultural imagination. Short creative works in a variety of genre--poetry, fiction, drama, and screenplay--address issues of truth, secrecy, love, loss, connections, and community. The essays in this volume grapple with the impact of immigration on art. Several of the contributors are well known in their counties of origin but endure obscurity here in Canada, their new home. This collection should serve a... + Read More
Series: NehandaPaperbackYvonne Vera9781988449548$20.95FICTION Nov 30, 2018
New edition, with an introduction by MG Vassanji. In the late nineteenth century white settlers and administrators arrive to occupy the African country of Zimbabwe (Rhodesia). Nehanda, a village girl, is recognized through omens and portents as a saviour. The resulting uprising by the Africans is brutally crushed but looks forward to the war of independence that succeeded a century later. Told in lucid, poetic prose, this is a gripping story about the first meeting of a people with their colonizer.
New edition, with an introduction by MG Vassanji. The place is white-ruled Rhodesia of the seventies (now Zimbabwe), the exile the African in his or her own land. Young men and women flee from their villages to join the freedom fighters in the forests. These stories, set during the years of the armed struggle, tell of the other struggle, that of survival of those who stayed behind. Told essentially from the women's point of view, in lyrical but unaffected prose, the stories recreate the dark atmosphere of those months full of fear and hope.
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