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The Abandoned

The Abandoned

by Harness, Kyp

Among the strip malls, industrial parks and overpasses of Southwestern Ontario, Tim is a young misfit with an overactive imagination and a heavy-drinking father, surrounded by bullies at school and wondering if he’ll ever be normal. He experiences first love with another high school student, Sherrie, and at the same time he meets his first friend, Russ...

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After the Hatching Oven

After the Hatching Oven

by Alexander, David

After the Hatching Oven explores chickens: their evolution as a domesticated species; their place in history, pop culture and industrial agriculture; their exploitation and their liberation. Alexander takes us deep into the world of this common species, examining every conceivable angle: chicken politics, antics, pretenses and pleasures...

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Army of the Brave and Accidental

Army of the Brave and Accidental

by Boyd, Alex

A genre-bending retelling of The Odyssey, Army of the Brave and Accidental is a modern fable: a story about relationships, parenthood, and trying to have an impact on the world told from the shifting perspectives of ten characters...

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Bec and Call

Bec and Call

by Albert, Jenna Lyn

Rife with colloquialisms, irony and a healthy dose of sass, the poems collected in Bec and Call refuse to be silent or subtle; instead they delve into the explicit, the audacious, the boldly personal...

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Cop House

Cop House

by Shelstad, Sam

Cop House is a short story collection about people desperately trying to recapture--or replace--the things they've lost. There are secret vacations, library book fetishes, women who participate in "fully-clothed, free-form touching and explorative play experiences" in exchange for protection from teenage vandals, and a doomsday cult operating out of an aquatic centre...

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Cruise Missile Liberals

Cruise Missile Liberals

by Gordon, Spencer

WARNING: Cruise Missile Liberals contains few proper poems. That is, poems with proper manners, proper etiquette, or proper service to our national narratives. Poems that reassure the powerful.Poems that lie inert--with the smell of the museums. Poems that are, in a word, nice...

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Difficult People

Difficult People

by Wright, Catriona

Manipulators and liars, egomaniacs, bullies, interrupters, condescenders, ice queens, backstabbers, hypocrites, withholders, belligerents, self-deceivers, whiners, know-it-alls, nitpickers: these are some of the characters you’ll encounter in Difficult People, a collection of stories that investigates and celebrates difficult people (and some animals)...

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The Ferryboat Ride

The Ferryboat Ride

by Perry, Robert

"Greta Guzek's 'child's paint-box' renderings ... effortlessly convey some of the beauties and magic of this world of islands and boats and whales...

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Landfall

Landfall

by Denham, Joe

In Landfall, Governor General's Award-nominated poet Joe Denham revisits the plaguing environmental issues in the poetic journey he began ten years ago with his second collection, Windstorm...

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Listening to the Bees

Listening to the Bees

by Winston, Mark

Listening to the Bees is a collaborative exploration by two writers to illuminate the most profound human questions: Who are we? Who do we want to be in the world? Through the distinct but complementary lenses of science and poetry, Mark Winston and Renée Saklikar reflect on the tension of being an individual living in a society, and about the devastation wrought by overly intensive management...

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Little Wild

Little Wild

by LeBlanc, Curtis

Little Wild explores the performance of masculinity in contemporary Canada, with a focus on how toxic masculinity relates to mental health, aggression, substance abuse and crises of identity...

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O Canada Crosswords Book 18

O Canada Crosswords Book 18

by Sjogren, Gwen

Climb aboard the O Canada Crosswords express and embrace the adventure of 100 new crosswords...

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O Canada Crosswords Book 19

O Canada Crosswords Book 19

by Sjogren, Gwen

Featuring 2,600-plus Canadian clues—that’s over 20 per cent of the total—the nineteenth instalment of this popular series offers a motherlode of national content, puns and fun...

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Our Familiar Hunger

Our Familiar Hunger

by Rosnau, Laisha

This Familiar Hunger is a book about the strength, will, struggle and fortitude of generations of women and how those relationships and knowledges interact, inform, transform and burden. These poems are memories of reclaimed history and attempts at starting over in a new place...

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The Panic Room

The Panic Room

by Papucaru, Rebecca

Preoccupied with the complexities of identity and selfhood, memory, embodiment, loss, and family, Rebecca Păpucaru carefully examines details that make up one's lived experience.
"Lobster Dinner" describes a happy childhood memory of eating an entire lobster with an admiring father as her audience...

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Take the Torch

Take the Torch

by Waddell, Ian

Take the Torch is a compelling memoir from one of BC’s most widely accomplished and animated politicians, Ian Waddell, QC...

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What the Poets Are Doing

What the Poets Are Doing

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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...

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What Your Hands Have Done

What Your Hands Have Done

by Bailey, Chris

What Your Hands Have Done looks at how life spent in a close-knit fishing family in rural Prince Edward Island marks a person. The book is rooted in PEI but moves from there to Toronto where the malaise of life proves to be unbound to the sameness of small-town days spent hauling gear on the Atlantic or toiling in rust-red potato fields...

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Similar Titles

  • After the Hatching Oven
  • Army of the Brave and Accidental
  • Bec and Call
  • Cop House
  • Cruise Missile Liberals
  • Difficult People
  • The Ferryboat Ride
  • Landfall
  • Listening to the Bees
  • Little Wild
  • O Canada Crosswords Book 18
  • O Canada Crosswords Book 19
  • Our Familiar Hunger
  • The Panic Room
  • Take the Torch
  • What the Poets Are Doing
  • What Your Hands Have Done
  • The Abandoned
 

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