Series: MotherishPaperbackLaura Rock Gaughan9780888016416$19.00FICTION Sep 15, 2018
The women who populate Laura Rock Gaughan's debut collection, Motherish, veer from playful to distraught, reckless to restrained, anchored to unmoored. Gambling grandmas, athletes and organists, pregnant bus passengers and punitive bank tellers are pushed to the brink by Gaughan's distinctively precise prose, while they grapple with what it means to mother and be mothered. With various perspectives, Gaughan creates box after box--and actual chicken coops--for her characters to explode from, hide in, emerge, and ultimately transform.
Series: Glitter and FallPaperbackDi Brandt9780888016454$17.00POETRY Sep 04, 2018
Celebrated poet Di Brandt returns with her latest collection of poetry, Glitter and Fall. Inspired by the Dao de Jing, Brandt's responses explore the intersections of east and west, male and female, bringing her prairie sensibilities to the second most translated work in the world. The result is an ecstatic poetic experience that is deeply feminine, celebrating a rich culture filled with woman mystics and Divine beings.
Series: A Randy Craig MysteryEye of the BeholderPaperbackJanice MacDonald9780888016492$16.95FICTION Oct 15, 2018
Randy and Steve have finally tied the knot. With the snow blowing and temperatures dipping well below zero they are looking for an escape from the frigid Edmonton winter. Like so many others, they head south to Puerto Vallarta, along with a crush of University of Alberta students, looking for a goodtime during spring break. When a student is found dead in an elaborately staged scene, Randy's romantic beach walks and candlelit dinners will have to wait. Instead Randy and Steve will have find meaning in the murder to catch the culprit. If they do... + Read More
During the Second World War, approximately 4,000 Japanese-Canadians were "repatriated" to Japan. Among those Canadians sent back to were members of author and poet, Sally Ito's family. As a Japanese Canadian child growing up in the suburbs of Edmonton, Alberta, Ito's early life was a lone island of steamed tofu and vegetables amidst a sea of pot roast and mashed potatoes. Through the Redress movement of the late 80s, the eventual Parliamentary acknowledgment of wartime injustices, and the restoration of citizenship to those exiled to Japan she... + Read More
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