Goose Lane Editions Fall 2014

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    Colville First Hardcover Andrew Hunter 9780864920171 $45.00 ART Aug 12, 2014
    "At the window, the sound of waves crashing on the beach has a rhythm, and as you close your eyes, that sound begins to vibrate, it blurs into a heavy pulsing sound of wheels pounding over the gaps in the steel rails. It passes. You hear the wind rush through the tall dry marsh grass, feel it pull at your clothes, drawing you inland, after the dark horse, and the girl keeps watching. The sound peaks, it becomes a cry. It is the last thing you will ever and always hear." — Andrew Hunter A book like no other. Designed to accompany a... + Read More
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    Black Ice David Blackwood: Prints of Newfoundland First Paperback Dr. Katharine Lochnan 9780864928542 $45.00 ART Oct 07, 2014
    David Blackwood was born in 1941 in the outport community of Wesleyville, to a family with a long seafaring history. Recognized as an artistic prodigy, he was awarded a Government of Newfoundland Centennial scholarship to study at the Ontario College of Art, in Toronto. By the age of twenty-three, one of his etchings had been purchased by the National Gallery of Canada. Blackwood has been telling stories about Newfoundland in the form of epic visual narratives for 30 years. To bring this narrative to life, the book situates Blackwood's prints i... + Read More
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    six@sixty First Paperback Alden Nowlan 9780864928535 $9.99 FICTION Oct 07, 2014
    And now we are 60. To mark this momentous occasion, the editors at Goose Lane have selected six tiny perfect stories for your reading pleasure. Authored by some of Canada's finest writers, they come from the sweep of Goose Lane's publishing history. Each story will be individually bound and gathered with the others in a nifty sleeve as a collection, or they may be purchased individually in eBook singles. Here's what you can expect to find in this sexagenarian sextet: ALDEN NOWLAN's "A Boy's Life of Napoleon," a brilliant piece of short fiction ... + Read More
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    Angular Unconformity Collected Poems 1970-2014 First Hardcover Don McKay 9780864922403 $45.00 POETRY Oct 07, 2014
    Angular unconformity: a discordant surface of contact between the deposits of two episodes of sedimentation in which the older, underlying strata have undergone folding, uplift, and erosion before the deposition of the younger sediments, so that the younger strata truncate the older. — Michael Allaby, ed., A Dictionary of Earth Sciences, 3rd ed. (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2008) Angular Unconformity shows us a life's work in cross-section, a restless and humane intelligence, ever searching, ever shifting, finding meaning in our blink-of-a... + Read More
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    [Sharps] First Paperback Stevie Howell 9780864922045 $19.95 POETRY Oct 07, 2014
    Shortlisted for the Gerald Lampert Memorial AwardEmergencies, faith, truancy, and poverty intersect in this wry debut that volunteers a transfusion of the unpredictable for those who yearn to transition beyond a muralized Olive Garden world. Stevie Howell's [Sharps] takes its cue from an Egyptian hieroglyph used interchangeably to represent "waters," the letter N, and all prepositions within a sentence. Similarly, [Sharps] alters its structure and functionality from page to page. The Queen launches an advertising campaign to procure our envy. T... + Read More
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    Last Hockey Game First Hardcover Bruce McDougall 9780864923783 $29.95 SPORTS & RECREATION Oct 28, 2014
    Shortlisted, Toronto Book AwardsOn May 2, 1967, Montreal and Toronto faced each other in a battle for hockey supremacy. This was only the fifth time the teams had ever played each other in the Stanley Cup finals. Toronto led the series 3-2. But this wasn't simply a game. From the moment Foster Hewitt announced "Hello Canada and hockey fans in the United States," the game became a turning point in sports history. That night, the Leafs would win the Cup. The next season, the National Hockey League would expand to twelve teams. Players would form ... + Read More
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    Home Chronicle of a North Country Life First Hardcover Beth Powning 9780864928528 $24.95 NATURE Oct 07, 2014
    "In a world increasingly cynical and numb, Powning puts a light in the window for us all, wherever we call home." — The Chicago Tribune
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    Next Big Thing The Dalton Camp Lectures in Journalism First Paperback Philip Lee 9780864923486 $19.95 SOCIAL SCIENCE Oct 28, 2014
    Canadian journalist and political insider Dalton Camp left behind a powerful legacy, including books, essays, and newspaper columns on Canadian politics and public policy. To both celebrate his career and continue his passionate efforts to encourage and support the practice of journalism, St. Thomas University has held the annual Dalton Camp Lecture in Journalism since 2002. In cooperation with CBC Radio's Ideas, the series has become an annual highlight for listeners across the country. Now, for the first time, the Dalton Camp Lectures have be... + Read More
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    104th (New Brunswick) Regiment of Foot in the War of 1812 First Paperback John R. Grodzinski 9780864924476 $18.95 HISTORY Jul 15, 2014
    A long-awaited history of this important Canadian regiment, The 104th (New Brunswick) Regiment of Foot in the War of 1812 looks at this military unit from its beginnings in the early days of the 19th century to its disbanding in 1817. Best known for its perilous Winter March through the wilderness of New Brunswick to the battlefields of Upper Canada, the 104th was a British unit whose early role in the War of 1812 was to defend the Maritimes. In 1813, it was ordered to Upper Canada and took part in a raid on the American naval base at Sackets H... + Read More
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    Canadians at War, Vol. 2 A Guide to the Battlefields and Memorials of World War II First Paperback Susan Evans Shaw 9780864924445 $22.95 HISTORY Aug 05, 2014
    Dieppe. The Battle of Hong Kong. The Mora River Campaign. The Invasion of Normandy. The Siege of Dunkirk. The constant gunfire, the whistle of bombs, the hiss of gas, the cold, the wet, the fear, the loneliness, and the anguish of losing friends and colleagues. Outside of the military, no one can quite imagine how the soldiers endured all of this. But endure they did. Canadians fought on several fronts during World War II, proving the mettle of soldiers, airmen, and their commanders. Canadians at War: A Guide to the Battlefields and Memorials o... + Read More
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    Will Starling First Hardcover Ian Weir 9780864926470 $32.95 FICTION Sep 23, 2014
    Shortlisted, Sunburst Award for Excellence in Canadian Literature of the FantasticLonglisted, IMPAC Dublin Literary AwardFrom the acclaimed author of Daniel O'Thunder comes a rollicking, bawdy, and haunting novel about love and redemption, death and resurrection. The great metropolis of London swaggers with Regency abandon as nineteen-year-old Will Starling returns from the Napoleonic Wars having spent five years assisting a military surgeon. Charming, brash, and damaged, Will is helping his mentor build a medical practice — and a life — in the... + Read More
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    Mr. Jones First Hardcover Margaret Sweatman 9780864929143 $32.95 FICTION Sep 16, 2014
    Winner, Margaret Laurence Award for FictionShortlisted, McNally Robinson Book of the Year and Relit Award (Novel)Award-winning author Margaret Sweatman has proven herself a virtuoso writer of historical fiction. Yet nothing she has written can prepare you for Mr. Jones. Emmett Jones is adrift. Having firebombed civilians as a pilot during World War II, Emmett searches for something to cling to when life loses focus. Post-war, he becomes compulsively drawn to John Norfield, a former POW who has found his focus in communism. Set in a time of ramp... + Read More
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    Accusation Paperback Paperback Catherine Bush 9780864928504 $21.95 FICTION Sep 23, 2014
    Selected as an Best Book of 2013, a Canada Reads Top 40 Pick, and a NOW Magazine Book of the YearAn accusation, regardless of truth, has its own life when let loose in the world. Accusation, hailed by the Globe and Mail as "a psychological thriller . . . deeply considered, calm on the surface yet, on closer reading, full of ambiguities," again proves Bush to be one of Canada's finest authors. Examining the impracticability of determining "truth," Bush crafts a tale the Montreal Gazette believes "could almost be a crime novel of the Sc... + Read More
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    Savage Love Paperback Paperback Douglas Glover 9780864928511 $19.95 FICTION Sep 23, 2014
    The Globe and Mail Top 100 Quill & Quire Book of the Year Editors' Pick, Top 100 Now magazine, Top 10 Books Chatelaine, Favourite Books of 2013 Hailed over and over as the best book of 2013. "This was, hands down, the best book I read in 2013." — Steven W. Beattie,The National Post The return of Douglas Glover, one of Canada's most lauded and brilliant authors. "Douglas Glover, the mad genius of Can Lit." — Caroline Adderson, The Globe and Mail Savage Love shatters then transforms every conventional notion we've ever held about that c... + Read More


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