Series: Curb AngelsPaperbackChris Ducharme9781988168265$24.95COMICS & GRAPHIC NOVELS Oct 24, 2019
Series: What Fox KnewPaperbackMary Barnes9781988168203$19.95POETRY Nov 05, 2019
"His voice was as thick as pine resin when he began to read and as the words travelled down my spine." Mary Barnes has identified beauty in subtlety. What Fox Knew captures our gentle world in rich poems that calm and awaken. Amid landscape and truth, the quiet world we take for granted is revealed anew with tempered grace. Bringing her Ojibwe roots to the fore, the poet has constructed a first collection that settles on masterful.
Series: DakgharThe House that callsHardcoverAshis Gupta9781988440354$21.95FICTION Sep 15, 2019
Based on true incidents, this complex novel remembers the staging of Tagore's play 'Dakghar' in a Warsaw ophanage run by Dr Janusz Korczak, days before 200 orphange children, staff and Dr Korczak were sent by railcars to the Treblinka Death Camp.
An enchanting book for young children which says:"A is for Ant, B is for...Join Crocodile, Duck, Elephant andother animals on their truly magicaladventures and learn to recogniseyour first letters.Get to know life values such assharing, kindness, friendship, offeringa helping hand and others whilst youlearn your alphabet."
Series: Ananda CoomaraswamyA Life in ArtHardcoverPratapaditya Pal9781897411872$21.95BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY Sep 15, 2019
An engaging and authouritative biography of one a remarkable man who has left a lasting impression on art in the world
In engaging prose as smooth and colourful as her Juno-nominated melodies, Dayna Manning's memoir provides a window into the world of her songwriting. In Many Moons, Manning depicts her collaborations with Canadian legends such as Burton Cummings, Chris Hadfield, and William Lishman, providing readers with an intimate view of a musician's life and up-close encounters with some of Canada's greatest personalities. Manning's charming debut memoir is a fascinating read, spanning Canada itself as well as a three-decade career in an ever-changing musi... + Read More
Series: Ancient FallPaperbackJaime Lee Mann9781988279855$16.99JUVENILE FICTION Sep 10, 2019
Vengeful Mother Earth has finally decided to fight back against the humans who, under the power of a dark curse, have been abusing her for centuries.
Series: Take FlightPaperbackMark Burley9781988279879$19.99YOUNG ADULT FICTION Sep 10, 2019
Deep inside a mountain far to the north, Eric will find out which myths and legends are true, and which are just stories; but the answers only matter if he makes it out alive.
Series: The BeleagueredPaperbackLynne Golding9781988279831$19.99FICTION Oct 25, 2019
Welcome to the world of Jessie Stephens, a young Canadian girl coming of age in a time of war, when peace, contentment, and innocence are lost.
What kind of caregiver are you? The Doormat? The Fighter? The Judge? What if you knew which style would be best for your own health and the health of your loved one? It is THAT important to decide now... on the way IN to the caregiving journey, one that often begins abruptly.Lise LeBlanc carefully constructs a step by step, easy to absorb plan for working through the illness of a loved one. As a therapist she has seen the exhaustion and devastation this honourable role can cause, and she has also experienced caregiving first-hand in her own lif... + Read More
Series: Caregiving InsightsLessons LearnedPaperbackLise LeBlanc9781988279930$19.99MEDICAL Nov 05, 2019
Caregiving can be lonely, no matter what stage you're at. Millions of people worldwide struggle with caring for loved ones while still trying to care for themselves. You don't need to learn about caregiving all on your own. In Caregiving Insights, author Lise Leblanc has compiled brief stories and lessons from experts in the field and people just like you who have been caregivers themselves.Focusing on what other caregivers have learned, from setting boundaries and self care to being vulnerable and taking time to listen, the short stories in Ca... + Read More
Looking for the right words to comfort a caregiver? Gentle Quotes on Caregiving is a thought-provoking collection of quotes that will encourage, inspire, and restore. The brief passages, chosen for the harried caregiver who may only have time to read a line or two, will be a source of reassurance and support. Gentle Quotes on Caregiving is the ideal companion to other books in the "Wish I Knew" series, and is designed to help grown children, spouses, friends, neighbours, or anyone looking after a loved one.
Series: Caregiving JournalRecharge, Remember and ReflectPaperbackBlue Moon Publishers9781988279978$19.99REFERENCE Nov 05, 2019
The Caregiving Journal offers a chance to reflect and recharge and set aside time for collecting precious memories and focusing on your own self care.
This workbook is your essential companion to Lise LeBlanc's Conscious Caregiving Guide. Each chapter in the workbook corresponds to a chapter in the book, providing space and graphic elements to work through the practical exercises, checklists, reflective questions, self assessments and more that Lise has outlined. The workbook provides a simple framework for Lise's step by step, easy to absorb plan for working through the illness of a loved one. Wish I Knew: Conscious Caregivers Guide Workbook will provide the help you need to tackle the careg... + Read More
Series: Dome, ThePaperbackSuzanne Craig-Whytock9781772311013$19.95FICTION Oct 15, 2019
It is the year 2135, almost four decades since the Water Wars ended. Much of the continent is a desert wasteland, and the powerful Consortium rules Adanac, one of the few habitable areas remaining, with an iron fist. Cee and Dee, 16-year-old twins who share a special, almost psychic bond, are runaways from a Consortium workhouse. Now living as Freeworlders in the largest tent city in Trillium province, they are determined to survive--Dee spends her days thieving with her best friend Rogan, and Cee makes a living selling his handmade woodcarving... + Read More
Series: Secret of the Azure StonePaperbackRaymond McGregor9781772311044$19.95JUVENILE FICTION Age (years) from 8 - 14Nov 15, 2019
Although evil terror nearly brought Uthgar to his demise, Owen was able to save his friend from death, reconcile with his long-lost sister Elsa and free the town from the Evil King. With his family reunited, the Dwarf King wishes to share a secret known only by very few humans or dwarves. However, with this knowledge also comes a new quest and new challenges to ensure humans and dwarves can finally live in peace. As Owen and his friends seek ancient pieces of a hidden, mystical artifact for Stephanie, the young hero worries about his mother and... + Read More
"Yemít and Merímstn" is an autobiographical collection of short stories that reflects own experiences of the author as an Indigenous girl and woman who works continuously to transform and achieve resurgence through traditional sports, personal healing, education, and in particular, cultural and traditional practices and teachings. In this book, Nicola Campbell creatively weaves elements of land, water, language, identity, resistance, and understanding throughout her work as a powerful effort to illustrate rootedness as a decolonizing practice. ... + Read More
A collection of letter and prayer poems in which an Indigenous speaker engages with non-Indigenous famous Canadians. D.A. Lockhart's stunning and subversive fourth collection gives us the words, thoughts, and experiences of an Anishinaabe guy from Central Ontario and the manner in which he interacts with central aspects and icons of settler Canadian culture. Riffing off Richard Hugo's 31 Letters and 13 Dreams, the work utilizes contemporary Indigenous poetics to carve out space for often ignored voices in dominant Canadian discourse (and in p... + Read More
Series: Sotto VocePaperbackMaureen Hynes9781771315128$20.00POETRY Sep 15, 2019
Poems that give full attention to a world in shambles, a world in which "mercy is failing." Maureen Hynes, in her fifth book of poetry, speaks tenderly yet vehemently about the threatened worlds that concern her. From Toronto, where she lives and walks the city's afflicted watershed, she turns her attention to the near and far, shifting it from the First Nations' stolen lands to Syria and the refugee crisis in the Mediterranean; from the deaths of family and friends to the newborns into whose care our endangered planet will pass; and from lov... + Read More
Series: MowingPaperbackMarlene Cookshaw9781771315159$20.00POETRY Nov 01, 2019
An award-winning poet's day-book of poems, where both bounty and loss are tenderly assigned value. Marlene Cookshaw, in her first collection of poetry in more than a decade, invites her readers to partake in a long-anticipated harvest that comes in many forms. Whether she's haying June-high grasses, relishing a neighbour's gift of new potatoes with her husband, logging fragments of poetry she's read in a notebook, or honouring the deaths of her parents, Cookshaw works an open field. Through this pastorale wander dogs, horses, chickens, and d... + Read More
Series: River ReveryPaperbackPenn Kemp9781554832385$19.95POETRY Nov 15, 2019
Series: The Best of the Worst NewsTales from Around the World and My Life with ALSPaperbackNorm McIsaac9781554832392$19.95BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY Nov 15, 2019
Series: The RussianPaperbackBrad Kelln9781554832415$19.95FICTION Nov 15, 2019
Series: FireweedPaperbackTunchai Redvers9781928120186$16.00POETRY Aug 31, 2019
Fireweed is a collection of poetry that explores the rawness, trauma, and realities of adolescence compounded with the experience of being a young, Indigenous, and two-spirit intergenerational residential school survivor. Rooted in the symbolism and growth of fireweed, a flower native to the northwest of Canada, this collection takes readers through the hurt, healing, love, and spreading that encompassed the first 23 years of the author's attempt to find truth, safety and connection. Grounded in the simplicity of words and the illustration of t... + Read More
Series: Stories from the AnishinaabegTrail of Nenaboozhoo, Theand Other Creation StoriesPaperbackIsaac Murdoch9781928120193$24.95FICTION Sep 30, 2019
Nenaboozhoo, the creator spirit-being of Ojibway legend, gave the people many gifts. This collection of oral stories presents legends of Nenaboozhoo along with other creation stories that tell of the adventures of numerous beloved animal spirits. The Trail of Nenaboozhoo is a book of art and storytelling that preserve the legends of the Anishinaabe people. Each story is accompanied by strikingly beautiful illustrations by revered Indigenous artists Isaac Murdoch and Christi Belcourt.
A collection of words and imagery from diverse voices grounded in the land that explore community in relation to time. Filmmaker/writer, Darlene Naponse, curates a gathering of expression about time that has passed, time that is now and time that comes.
Series: UntoldNortheastern Ontario's Military Past, Volume 2, World War 11 to PeacekeepingPaperbackDieter Buse9781988989167$22.95HISTORY Oct 04, 2019
Brought together for the first time, the remarkable and mostly unacknowledged contributions, experiences, and remembrances of warfare by the people of Northeastern Ontario. In the second volume of this series, authors Dieter Buse and Graeme Mount explore the contributions and experiences of those who served in WW11 to modern day Peacekeeping missions.
Series: The Responsehow to practice mindfulness in your daily lifePaperbackGary Petingola9781988989228$22.95BODY, MIND & SPIRIT Sep 28, 2019
The regular practice of Mindfulness Meditation can enrich our lives with enhanced calm, clarity, insight, emotional intelligence, creativity, productivity, and wellness. Mindfulness practices are useful in addressing illness, stress, and pain. In his first book Gary Petingola walks you through easy exercises using personal narratives to incorporate mindfulness into your daily life.
Experimental novel Little Blue Encyclopedia (for Vivian) tells the unrequited love story of two trans women. Using humour, meticulous character sketches, memories, and interludes with others who knew Vivian, our narrator painstakingly reveals the woman she loved, why she loved her, and the depths and details of what she has lost. Little Blue asks, what do we value about those we admire? How do the tastes of those we've lost infuse our own? And how do we bend our lives to fit those we love, even as we can never know them completely?
Series: Dear TwinPaperbackAddie Tsai9781999058807$18.95YOUNG ADULT FICTION Nov 15, 2019
Poppy wants to go to college like everyone else, but her father has other ideas. Ever since her twin sister, Lola, mysteriously vanished, Poppy's father has been depressed and forces her to stick around. She hopes she can convince Lola to come home, and perhaps also procure her freedom, by sending her twin a series of nineteen letters, one for each year of their lives.When not excavating childhood memories, Poppy is sneaking away with her girlfriend Juniper, the only person who understands her. But negotiating the complexities of queer love and... + Read More
Series: South AwayThe Pacific Coast on Two WheelsPaperbackMeaghan Hackinen9781988732633$20.95TRAVEL Oct 15, 2019
South Away is an adventure story of the author's bicycle trip with her sister from Terrace, BC along the West coast to (almost) the tip of the Baja Peninsula. Meaghan Marie Hackinen experiences apprehension and determination as she camps in the dense forests of northern Vancouver Island and in frigid Mexican deserts; encounters strange men, suicidal highways and monster trucks; strong winds and violent storms; flat ties and broken spokes. Her couch-surfacing adventures provide an insight into the "kindness of strangers" en route. Accompanying t... + Read More
On the eve of his thirtieth birthday, aging punk Lor Kowalski is unsure of his sanity. He is haunted by hallucinogens and harbingers, strung out on broken stories that he cannot piece together into a lucid whole. Forced to join his old band from a life he'd rather forget, he is dragged north under the spell of a mysterious ad for an Arctic festival tour. As the band members unspool across the surreal snowscapes and frozen wastelands, rogue CSIS agents are hot on their increasingly iced-over heels. But what are ageing punks to rogue agents? Subv... + Read More
Series: Nunatak First Fiction SeriesThe InquirerPaperbackJaclyn Dawn9781988732671$19.95FICTION Oct 01, 2019
When an accident jeopardizing the family farm draws Amiah Williams back to Kingsley, Alberta, population 1431, she doesn't expect her homecoming to make front-page news. But there she is in The Inquirer, the mysterious tabloid that is airing her hometown's dirty laundry. Alongside stories of high school rivalries and truck-bed love affairs, disturbing revelations about Amiah's past and present are selling papers and fuelling small-town gossip. As the stakes get higher, Amiah must either expose the twisted truth behind The Inquirer or watch her ... + Read More
Broke City, the final book in Wendy McGrath's Santa Rosa trilogy, follows young Christine as she edges into self-awareness in the now-vanished Edmonton neighbourhood of Santa Rosa.Budding with creativity that her working-class parents do not understand, Christine questions her parents' fraught relationship, with alcoholism and implicit violence bubbling just under the surface of their marriage. Her insight turns beyond her family to her neighbourhood, nicknamed Packingland, a community built on meat-packing plants and abattoirs, on death.Writte... + Read More
Peter Midgley's let us not think of them as barbarians is a bold narrative of love, migration, and war hewn from the stones of Namibia. Sensual and intimate, these evocative poems fold into each other to renew and undermine multiple poetic traditions. Gradually, the poems assemble an ombindi--an ancestral cairn--from a history of violent disruption. Underlying the intense language is an exploration of African philosophy and its potential for changing our view of the world. Even as the poems look to the past, they push the reader towards a futur... + Read More
Series: Cheap ThrillsPaperbackDavid Kloepfer9781988098869$19.95FICTION Oct 15, 2019
Cheap Thrills takes place over the course of a single weekend, beginning with the incessantly stoned Ethan and his roommate Phil discovering the body of their weed dealer in a Vancouver alley alongside a box of porno magazines and crime noir paperbacks. Tasked by his eccentric boss with locating the money the dealer had been carrying, gang member Wynne Duncan is led to the two roommates. But things don't add up--for anybody. Cheap Thrills is about Vancouver, weed, lust, crime stories, a missing bag of money, an American conspiracy to invade Can... + Read More
Series: Please Stand ByPaperbackCarolyn Bennett9781988098852$19.95FICTION Oct 15, 2019
"Donate to ABS. Do it for Courtney. Do it for his safety." Preying on loving parents is second nature to Suzanne Foley. So is drinking to oblivion while shilling for the publicly-supported Alberta Broadcasting System (ABS). When new management from Toronto threatens to gut the station, Suzanne rallies reluctant coworkers to fight back. Sex with a younger man, intrusive memories and regular trips to the prescription counter aside, she pins all her hope on ABS surviving another day because as she tells Leslie, "It's all I have." Set in the throes... + Read More
Series: ViaticumPaperbackNatelle Fitzgerald9781988098876$19.95FICTION Oct 15, 2019
When Annika Torrey is diagnosed with cancer, she has no one in her life she can turn to. Divorced and estranged from her fundamentalist family, she sells her life insurance policy for cash, hoping to live out her final days in peace. But then Annika is given a rare second chance. Meanwhile, struggling real-estate agent Matt Campbell is drowning in debt. Desperate to save his career and marriage, he lets an old friend invest his money, but the big payout he's promised never materializes. Suspecting fraud, his search for answers leads him to the... + Read More
Highlighting the tension between insiders and outsiders, and set against a sinister backdrop, Fireweed and Bracken follows the life of Effie Cambridge who, awkward and searching, leaves her complicated life in Ontario to work as a high school teacher in Charlottetown, PEI, where she makes friends, courts rejection, finds love, and struggles to come to terms with not only herself but with the life she is attempting to build in a place she doesn't belong. Drawing on an inner strength and the humour to explore the pleasures and challenges of livin... + Read More
In poems that could double as paintings, M. Travis Lane harnesses the brush strokes of language to form a bridge between the artist and natural world in A Tent, A Lantern, An Empty Bowl. This is work that sees "the reds / that glitter in the shaggy firs, / the yellow-mauves in shadowed snow, / the orange-hatched pine tops quivering" and captures it all in vivid detail. A Tent, A Lantern, An Empty Bowl is a vital new collection from one of Canada's most important living poets.
Butterflies, Zebra, Moonbeams is a semi-autobiographical story of B, a young non-binary woman coming of age in the Montreal music scene. As she witnesses her friends struggling with mental illness and drug addiction, she also must deal with her own craft, the nepotism of the industry, and maintaining her transient lifestyle. Lucid, subconscious, introverted, and taking B from Montreal to Los Angeles, is an intimate perspective on the life of making music.
Series: Constructive NegativityPrize Culture, Evaluations, and Disability in Canadian PoetryPaperbackShane Neilson9781989287347$19.95LITERARY CRITICISM Oct 15, 2019
Constructive Negativity is a book of criticism without precedent in Canadian Literature. The result of over twenty years of participation in the nation's poetry community, it combines Shane Neilson's lived experience of disability with prize culture theory in order to create that rarest of creatures: criticism as page-turner. In the first section of the book, Neilson repurposes Rilke's famous admonition, saying to poets "You must change your genre" - meaning, you must write criticism - in order for poetry to have a life in an era dominated by p... + Read More
Melanie Janisse-Barlow's second book of poetry, Thicket, is a treatise on risk and the uncertainties of language in the modern world. In poems that gather and collect force page after page, Thicket negotiates humankind's overwhelming desire to communicate, and the discomfort that comes with the process of entanglement/disentanglement. When Janisse-Barlow writes of a "thousand awkward conversations," she's working away at the knots of language, unraveling and recombining the threads to create self-styled lyric essays. Thicket is a linguistic tou... + Read More
Series: Causes, TheFirst EditionPaperbackCathy Stonehouse9781897141953$22.00FICTION Aug 23, 2019
Cathy Stonehouse was a teenager in the UK when Argentina invaded the Falkland Islands. Opening salvos in April 1982 would go on to become a 74-day war over who owned the British-held territory in the southernmost reaches of the Atlantic Ocean. Stonehouse, a young peace activist, was deeply affected by living in a country at war, one that seemed to happen only on television. Thirty years later, she began work on The Causes. This complex and unsettling debut novel follows the young Argentine conscript José Ramirez from his torture on the bleak pl... + Read More
Sister Language is a collaboration, a back-and-forth, composed mainly of letters and other writings, between two sisters, one of whom, Christina, is schizophrenic. She can barely function in the "real" world, partly because, though brilliant, she has an intense, all but all-consuming relationship with language that is English, but mostly an exploded English of her own. For her, oral communication using everyday English with almost anyone other than her sister, is terribly difficult. On the other hand, and a Real Big Other Hand it is, when she c... + Read More
Series: Difficult, TheFirst EditionPaperbackStan Dragland9781897141977$22.00LITERARY CRITICISM Oct 17, 2019
The Difficult was at first a footnote to an essay on Lisa Moore's novel, February. I was defending that novel against an absurd charge that it was anti-feminist. That quite accessible novel had been so superficially and insensitively read that I began to wonder how any such reader could begin to cope with more challenging books. From the essay on February, that was too great a detour, certainly for the book (Strangers & Others: Newfoundland Essays) it appeared in, so I cut it. I let the subject of reading and writing about difficult texts lie ... + Read More
Series: Local HauntsFirst EditionPaperbackDavid White9781897141960$20.00POETRY Oct 26, 2019
The growth of a poet's mind through the darkness of remembered trauma into the light of creativity. It ends with "Sunrise On The Coldstream Road" originally written almost 40 years ago
Series: Little RussiaPaperbackFrancis Desharnais9782924049587$24.95COMICS & GRAPHIC NOVELS Oct 10, 2019
The poetry in this collection explores insights that paradoxes point to in our lives, as energizing antidotes to bland generalities. What's the present, when past and future erupt into it? Can truth be found among our very errors? Can we speak beyond the limits of language? Do we all live in the same world, if different animals see it differently? There are many sorts of poems here, about love, family, farming, war, nature ... seeking a wider view of life in our age.
This book "plays" with Christian scripture toward a specifically meta-physical description of the experience of G-d not unlike - though perhaps only in this regard - Leonard Cohen's Book of Longing. It also takes up doctrinal foci and liturgical forms historically important for Christian thinking, including Augustine's Confessions, Luther's Small Catechism, the topos of Christology, Karl Barth's Dogmatik im Grundriss, the O-antiphons of Advent, Augustine's City of God. Under the aegis of the athlete as traditional model for the Christian asceti... + Read More
The poems in this collection were written in and about three continents. They attempt to address the question of belonging versus the universality of experience. Writing in vey spare language and using metaphors drawn from both Western and Eastern sources, Chatterjee pares down the complexity of existence in today's global reality into simple moments of truth.