An American super-fan and an A-list British actor struggle with the consequences of obsession and celebrity.Newly divorced, Kristin chafes against her sister’s concerns about how she’s faring. After all, she’s redecorated her ex-husband out of her home, taken up yoga, and has a new love interest: a man she met by chance in the airport, to whom she felt an instant connection, a fated love she describes to him in letter after letter--but except for the single envelope his agent’s new assistant mistakenly passes along to him, Henry Banks, star of ... + Read More
Political corruption forces a former White Army counterintelligence officer to choose between love and the emerging Lithuanian state.After the collapse of Czarist Russia, former White counterintelligence office Justas Adamonis returns to his hometown in a fragment of the shattered Empire, not entirely sure what he’ll find. His parents are dead, he hasn’t seen his sister since she was a teenager, and Kaunas has become the political center of the emerging state of Lithuania. He’s barely off the train when he’s recruited back into service, this ti... + Read More
Series: Untold Lives SeriesThey Call Me GeorgeThe Untold Story of Black Train Porters and the Birth of Modern CanadaPaperbackCecil Foster9781771962612$22.95HISTORY Feb 05, 2019
A historical work that chronicles the true stories of black railway porters – the so-called “Pullmen” of the Canadian rail lines.A historical work of non-fiction that chronicles the little-known stories of black railway porters – the so-called “Pullmen” of the Canadian rail lines. The actions and spirit of these men helped define Canada as a nation in surprising ways; effecting race relations, human rights, North American multiculturalism, community building, the shape and structure of unions, and the nature of travel and business across the US... + Read More
Series: Biblioasis International Translation SeriesRainAnd Other StoriesPaperbackMia Couto9781771962667$18.95FICTION Feb 19, 2019
A new translation of brilliant stories by Man Booker-finalist and author of Confession of the Lioness.Written in the aftermath of civil war, these early stories are among Mia Couto’s freshest, most original fiction. In tales that mingle playful comedy with surprising plot twists and magical events, fishermen, fortune-tellers, widows, small-town drinkers and even an errant hippopotamus rediscover life's possibilities and the ability to dream. A new translation of brilliant stories by Man Booker-finalist and author of Confession of the Lioness.
Poems about perception across the sensory spectrum and the arc of learning about the outer world and the inner self.Mike Barnes' Braille Rainbow is about perception across the sensory spectrum and the arc of learning about the world and about oneself. These poems, organized in four sections, engage first with infant appetites, others, and social justice, before turning inward to traverse the perilous heights and depths of the mind, drawing on Barnes' own experience of mental illness and his years of caring for his mother in her dementia. The la... + Read More
Collected stories from the noted wordsmith Keath Fraser, author of the memoir The Voice Gallery: Travels With A Glass Throat.A literary titan of Canadian short fiction, Keath Fraser’s influence has been felt long and wide since the publication of his first collection Taking Cover in 1982. Damages collects the finest of Fraser’s work across decades. Moving, complex, and with the emotional complexity of a true master, these stories showcase Fraser as one of the best story writers of the last fifty years.
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