Now an annual holiday tradition, this fifth collection of Cape Breton's Christmas delivers a batch of memories and rich holiday stories rooted in a beloved island. Here are the moments that take you back, the stories that encourage us to be all we can be. From family gatherings to loneliness to the joy of getting home in time—from parents who give even when they seem to have nothing—this is a generous book that will last.
Series: QuiverPaperbackAnna Chatterton9781770919419$17.95DRAMA Nov 19, 2018
Shy fourteen-year-old Maddie wasn’t expecting to have to worry about taking care of herself just yet. Her sixteen-year-old party girl sister Bea has scandalously moved in with their mom’s ex-boyfriend, and in turn, their brassy mother Sheila has run straight to the comfort of another lover. Maddie is finding that an empty apartment is quiet and lonely even though her time is normally spent reading comics in her closet. Feeling abandoned and vulnerable, she turns to her favourite superhero, Arrowette, arms her school backpack with a bow and arro... + Read More
Series: Magpie, ThePaperbackDouglas Durkin9781988784137$19.95FICTION Nov 15, 2018
Craig Forrester is newly home following World War I, newly married, and newly mired in social upheaval. Will he choose complacency alongside his peers, or his personal moral code? Originally published in 1923, The Magpie is a social commentary turned novel about the disillusionment that developed after the war. Set against the backdrop of the Winnipeg Grain Exchange, The Magpie offers an articulate and perceptive examination of the greed, hypocrisy, and intolerance of the 'decent' classes, the agrarian myth, the role of women in post-war societ... + Read More
The continuing adventures of the starship A.S.F.Willful Child. Its ongoing mission: to seek out strange new worlds on which to plant the Terran flag, to subjugate and if necessary obliterate new life-forms.We join the not terribly bright but exceedingly cocksure Captain Hadrian Sawback and his motley crew on board the StarshipWillful Child for a series of devil-may-care, near-calamitous and downright chaotic adventures through “the infinite vastness of interstellar space.”TheNew York Timesbestselling author of the acclaimed Malazan Book of the ... + Read More
Only days have passed since a freak accident granted four college students superhuman powers. Now Jools and her friends (who haven’t even picked out a name for their superhero team yet) get caught up in the hunt for a Mad Genius’s misplaced super-weapon. But when Jools falls in with a modern-day Robin Hood and his band of super-powered Merry Men, she finds it hard to sort out the Good Guys from the Bad Guys—and to figure out which side she truly belong on.Especially since nobody knows exactly what the Gun does . . . .
A short, punchy, debut story collection A bush party leads to self-immolation. A cab ride ends in warfare. A squirrel is eviscerated. A universally impossible dare is accepted and proves not to be fatal. The weird kid triumphs. The stories in H.B. Hogan's debut collection sizzle like butter on hot cast iron--they're rich and dark and full of scrappy, sordid and sparkling humanity.
A literary journey around Calgary as seen through the eyes of writers, from its frontier beginnings to today’s contemporary city.Shaun Hunter tours readers and urban explorers through a place that has captivated writers since 1792. She has selected excerpts from over 150 novels, stories, poems and essays that sing the city’s human and natural terrain, plumb its past, and question its prevailing mythologies.Writers take us beyond the city’s familiar stereotypes of cowboys and oil barons and reveal Calgary’s multiple worlds and its interiors. The... + Read More
Series: The Tildon ChroniclesNo QuarterA NovelPaperbackJohn Jantunen9781770412057$19.00FICTION Nov 06, 2018
In this blistering new novel from visionary author John Jantunen, three young men with a history of violence are on a collision course set against the idyllic backdrop of northern Ontario’s cottage country. Rene Descartes, a recently released ex-con, is living in a ramshackle trailer only a short distance from Hidden Cove, a secluded paradise where the country’s rich and famous relax in opulent gated summer retreats. A savage attack against Rene by the son of the fourth richest man in the country spurns a brutal act of revenge that will ignite... + Read More
Revisit the world of Jane Austen’sPride and Prejudice, through the eyes of the woman who rivals Elizabeth Bennet for Mr. Darcy’s affections, in this sumptuous and romantic novel.To Jane Austen’s faithful readers, it is a truth universally acknowledged that the hearts of Elizabeth Bennet and Fitzwilliam Darcy are forever entwined. But if Miss Caroline Bingley has her way, all will transpire much differently.Ever since girlhood, Caroline has intended to wed Mr. Darcy. Intelligent and well-educated, Caroline is an ambitious rising star in fashiona... + Read More
Series: Tell Me MorePaperbackBrad Kelln9781554832163$19.95FICTION Nov 01, 2018
Thirty years ago the military created a top secret program to assist military personnel and assets from around the world when they're experiencing stress, mental health problems, or other issues at a base in Halifax, Nova Scotia. The people the program helps cannot go thru mainstream military or civilian channels because of the extreme classified nature of their jobs. Enter Dr. Blake Waiter, psychologist, who works for the program and has above top secret level clearance as a result. When a new patient from a research project in the Nevada dese... + Read More
Series: The X GangNew Dark AgesThe X GangPaperbackWarren Kinsella9781459742154$14.99FICTION Nov 10, 2018
The X Gang face off with Earl Turner, a presidential candidate straight out of their nightmares. It is a dangerous, divisive time in America. A far-right political candidate is seeking the presidency and stirring up hatred against minorities. The X Gang, meanwhile, have lost one of their friends to that presidential candidate — and are encountering manifestations of hate practically everywhere they go. With his band, the Hot Nasties, about to embark on their first North American tour, and several recent murders in the punk scene linked to th... + Read More
Arty Wall is crumbling. Like a city on the verge of collapse, his life has become a fragmented and chaotic mess, destined for ruin. He can barely hang onto his job as an urban planner in Toronto. Though his city is thriving, he is failing. He's broke and overweight. He's addicted to food and slot machines. He spends hours in public washrooms, deciphering messages written on the walls. His wife, star of the home renovation show, Reno T.O., leaves him. His father dies building condos. His mother--walled in by Alzheimer's--lives in a nursing home ... + Read More
Series: Literature in Translation SeriesFaerie Devouring, ThePaperbackCatherine Lalonde9781771664271$20.00FICTION Nov 01, 2018
A modern-day fable and mythic bildungsroman, The Faerie Devouring tells the story of a young girl raised by her grandmother (a stalwart matriarch and wicked fairy godmother) following her mother's death during childbirth. The absent mother haunts the story of this girl whose greatest misfortune is to have been born female.In this critically-acclaimed coming-of-age story by Quebecois author Catherine Lalonde, and translated by Oana Avasilichioaei, questions of what it means to be born female and grow into a woman are explored. The story is rife ... + Read More
Series: BunnyPaperbackHannah Moscovitch9781770919259$17.95DRAMA Nov 19, 2018
“In one school year she kissed nineteen boys and won all the science awards.” From one of Canada’s boldest playwrights comes an intimate look into the sexual life of a young woman as she struggles with the power of her desires. Sorrel grew up with professor parents, where carob was dessert, reading passages of Canadian poetry aloud was entertainment, and canoeing was the only sport encouraged. No one really noticed the studious Sorrel until she turned seventeen, when late puberty suddenly transformed her into a hot dork. Boys wanted her and g... + Read More
Series: Once There Were GiantsThe Modern Montreal Poets Who Set Out to Build a National LiteratureHardcoverDavid O'Rourke9781770864696$36.95LITERARY COLLECTIONS Nov 30, 2018
When Patrick Anderson, P.K. Page, F.R. Scott and others set up Preview Magazine, they were doing more than creating a vehicle to publish their high modernist poetry, which they were having difficulties publishing elsewhere. They were taking the first steps towards consciously building a Canadian literature. When John Sutherland established First Statement, he was taking the next step - publishing Louis Dudek and Irving Layton, poets from Montreal`s working class. Between the establishment of the first magazine and the decline of the second, man... + Read More
Series: The Jack Palace SeriesYard DogPaperbackA.G. Pasquella9781459742284$19.99FICTION Nov 24, 2018
Honourable ex-con Jack Palace struggles to repay an unstable criminal who saved his life. What does a man do when he gets out of jail? Jack Palace hits the streets, plunging back into a violent world of crime and corruption. Jack wants out, but first he must repay his debt to Tommy, the man who saved his life in prison. Tommy’s dad, an old school mob boss, is on his deathbed, and Tommy wants to take over the old man’s rackets. Jack and his new girlfriend, Suzanne, are soon caught in the middle of a mob war. Now Jack must fight to defend the pe... + Read More
Rapid-flowing and detailed, Heather Paul's debut novel follows Serena, a narrator who at the story's start, is back in the town she couldn't wait to leave. Dumped by her boyfriend and living in her parents' basement, she takes a job at her small town's main employer, an institution for people with developmental disabilities. When one of her residents dies in her arms, she flees the trauma, ultimately embarking on a journey that pushes and pulls her between constraint and freedom, despair and hope. Set in small-town Ontario, Australia, northern ... + Read More
Series: Chief Inspector Gamache NovelKingdom of the BlindA Chief Inspector Gamache NovelHardcoverLouise Penny9781250066206$35.99FICTION Nov 27, 2018
The new Chief Inspector Gamache novel from the #1New York Times bestselling author.
Series: Chrome KissesPaperbackJamie Popowich9781554832156$19.95FICTION Nov 01, 2018
We live in the times of Chrome Kisses. A generation set adrift, with broken hearts, empty pockets, and pestering mothers. Where the only way to make a buck is to rob banks or wrestle robot-parts, and where two dying ex-lovers pass death jokes to one another in their last days. Chrome Kisses is a collection of stories, a series of loosely connected pulp fiction comedies, about our aggressively anxious times, when a car bumper collision feels like a kiss.
While Dilpreet Singh is trying to make sure everything is in order for the opening day of his family’s new sari shop, his daughters are focused on other concerns. Jasmeet, the youngest, has big ideas for the new store, but she’s also thinking about her upcoming prom, and her new boyfriend. Simran is too anxious waiting on her LSAT results to fully comprehend anything else and is faltering under the pressure to be the family’s first lawyer. And the trauma of their mother’s death simmers unattended under all of their thoughts. When Simran’s menta... + Read More
Series: MustardPaperbackKat Sandler Sandler9781770919211$17.95DRAMA Nov 05, 2018
Mustard shouldn’t still be here, but he is. Imaginary friends don’t normally stay with their person until that person is a teenager. Imaginary friends don’t suddenly become visible to their person’s mom and then go on a date with them, either. But when those people—such as the troubled Thai and her dangerously upset mother, Sadie—need help, they’re lucky that Mustard’s there with a goofy smile on his face. But Mustard has his own peculiar problems. Since he’s still around, he has to abide by some rules enforced by unsavoury characters. And, oh ... + Read More
In 2002, Nightwood published Where the Words Come From: Canadian Poets in Conversation, a successful first-of-its-kind collection of interviews with literary luminaries like Margaret Atwood, Michael Ondaatje, Margaret Avison, Patrick Lane, Lorna Crozier and P.K. Page, conducted by “the younger generation” of poets of the day. Sixteen years later, What the Poets Are Doing brings together two younger generations of poets to engage in conversations with their peers on modern-day poetics, politics and more. Together they explore the world of Canadi... + Read More
Series: The MacNeice MysteriesVantage PointA MacNeice MysteryPaperbackScott Thornley9781487003326$19.95FICTION Nov 27, 2018
Two bodies have been found in the master bedroom of a mansion in Dundurn’s old-money neighbourhood under the mountain. Howard Terry and his son Matthew have both been shot twice in the chest. Under Matthew’s body is a doll with blood red cotton wadding spilling out of its head. Nearby, a female mannequin in a nightshirt lies on its back with two bullet holes in the chest. On the other side of town, a body is discovered below the Devil’s Punch Bowl waterfall. Leaning against an enormous rock is a man in a cotton nightshirt wearing a papi... + Read More
Series: SOLACE ISLAND SERIESSolace IslandPaperbackMeg Tilly9780440000525$20.00FICTION Nov 06, 2018
A contemporary novel with a strong suspense element from Oscar-nominated actress Meg Tilly set on a peaceful island village in the Pacific Northwest.Dumped on the eve of her wedding and looking for a quiet place to lick her emotional wounds, Maggie Harris joins her sister on Solace Island, where she hopes to recover from the stunning betrayal. At first, Maggie resists Eve’s impassioned argument about relocating permanently so the sisters can open their own local bakery. What she definitely doesn’t need on her road to recovery are Eve’s efforts ... + Read More
Series: Dark SeedBeyond ControlThe seed has been sownPaperbackLawrence Verigin9781773740102$17.95FICTION Nov 13, 2018
The explosive conclusion to the award-winning Dark Seed trilogy. The mysterious cabal has been thwarted, their laboratory destroyed and their leadership in chaos. But for Nick Barnes the situation is only getting worse. Jail time is a certainty, his powerful foes are still free, and there are now indications that their evil scheme is getting beyond even their control. If so, it could threaten all human life on earth.
Series: A Scandal in ScarletA Sherlock Holmes Bookshop MysteryHardcoverVicki Delany9781683317906$40.50FICTION Nov 23, 2018
Sherlockians will delight at the latest charming installment of national bestselling author Vicki Delany’s fourth Sherlock Holmes Bookshop mystery.Gemma and Jayne donate their time to raise money for the rebuilding of a burned out museum—but a killer wants a piece of the auction.Walking her dog Violet late one night, Gemma Doyle, owner of the Sherlock Holmes Bookshop, acts quickly when she smells smoke outside the West London Museum. Fortunately no one is inside, but it’s too late to save the museum’s priceless collection of furniture, and dama... + Read More
Series: A DREAM OF EAGLESClothar The FrankA Dream of Eagles Book VI, The Golden Eagle Volume IPaperbackJack Whyte9780735237285$23.00FICTION Nov 27, 2018
Now available in trade paperback.Here begins an epic tale of love, loyalty, and betrayal that has endured for centuries—that of Arthur, High King of All Britain, his dearest friend Clothar, and a woman named Guinevere…With the Roman Empire a dying relic of the past, outer provinces that once thrived under the rule of law are now open to attack. In Gaul, Clothar, the son of one Frankish king and the nephew of another, grows to manhood vowing to uphold the concepts of justice and righteousness and to help his people live in peace. But Clothar’s v... + Read More
Series: A DREAM OF EAGLESMetamorphosisA Dream of Eagles Book V, The Sorcerer Volume IIPaperbackJack Whyte9780735237278$23.00FICTION Nov 27, 2018
Now available in trade paperback.Action, adventure, and drama abound in this second volume of The Sorcerer mini-series, as Jack Whyte continues to bring to life a compelling history of England’s greatest legend.Merlyn returns to Camulod with his young charge, Arthur, to present him as the Riothamus—the High King of Britain. But there is little time to enjoy their homecoming. Peter Ironhair’s ambitions are once again threatening peace in Britain, and soon Merlyn and Arthur must ride into battle to defend their land from both Ironhair and invader... + Read More
Series: Toward the NorthAnd Other Stories by Chinese Canadian AuthorsPaperbackHua Laura Wu9781771335652$22.95FICTION Nov 15, 2018
Toward the North is the first anthology of thirteen short fiction pieces written and translated by Chinese-Canadian writers during the last two decades, each of which depicts the contemporary lives of new Chinese immigrants to Canada, and illustrates newcomers' perspectives of multicultural Canada. The theme of the anthology is Chinese transnational and cross-cultural life experience. A fundamental concern shared by most of the authors is to redefine their characters' cultural identity in their acculturation across times and space. In these sto... + Read More
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