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A/Z Does It

A/Z Does It

by Riddell, John

A/Z Does It is a collection of conceptual wordplays and concrete puns, by an innovative writer who literally draws the line between impractical fictions and improbable art.

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The Airplane Ride

The Airplane Ride

by White, Howard

"Recommended... 3 stars out of 4."
-Stephanie Yamniuk, CM Magazine.


Since its publication in 1993, thousands of children have enjoyed the whimsical text and illustrations of The Ferryboat Ride and its companion volume, The Ferryboat Ride Colouring Book...

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Allegheny, BC

Allegheny, BC

by DeCroo, Rodney

In this unsettling collection, Vancouver singer/songwriter Rodney DeCroo delivers raw footage of a childhood marred by violence, sudden uprootings, and abuse. Allegheny, BC is a candid, gritty tour through DeCroo's troubled past in a small coal town outside of Pittsburgh, PA, the bush of northern BC, and his young adult years in Vancouver...

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Arms

Arms

by Sonik, Madeline

We are mesmerized, enthralled. A young, armless girl, tangled in the brutal arrowhead wire of glistening ivy, stares with dead eyes. If I had arms, I would embrace my shaking body. I would lift my hands to my face, cover my eyes, hold the aching scream in my mouth...

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As Though the Gods Love Us

As Though the Gods Love Us

by Poh Seng, Goh

In As Though The Gods Love Us, Goh brings a lifetime of love, despair and passion to his work with the skill of a master craftsman. Amidst some of the world's most exotic locales, he uses graceful and lyrical language to understand his world and to bring us closer to ourselves and each other...

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Bad Ideas

Bad Ideas

by Smith, Michael V.

Nobody knows bad ideas quite like Michael V. Smith. In his new collection of poetry, he speaks to an intangibility of sense, or a sense beyond the rational. Bad Ideas explores the inevitability of loss and triumph with characteristic irony and tenderness...

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Basmati Brown

Basmati Brown

by Dulai, Phinder

Written mainly during the poet's travels through India, Basmati Brown represents a spiritual and social journey through Punjabi cultural roots while retaining a clear connection to a home in British Columbia. Phinder Dulai's poems have the ability to seduce with liquid words, caressing the reader with Punjabi rhythm and speech pattern in harmony with English voice...

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Bearskin Diary

Bearskin Diary

by Daniels, Carol

Raw and honest, Bearskin Diary gives voice to a generation of First Nations women who have always been silenced, at a time when movements like Idle No More call for a national inquiry into the missing and murdered Aboriginal women. Carol Daniels adds an important perspective to the Canadian literary landscape...

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Birch Split Bark

Birch Split Bark

by Guichon, Diane

Winner of the City of Calgary W.O. Mitchell Book Prize

In her debut collection of poems, Birch Split Bark, Diane Guichon uses a quintessentially Canadian image -- a birch bark canoe -- to speak of those private waters that make us universally human...

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Blue Himalayan Poppies

Blue Himalayan Poppies

by Ruzesky, Jay

With Blue Himalayan Poppies, Jay Ruzesky collects his best poetry of the past seven years. Acclaimed as one of Canada's most interesting and innovative contemporary poets for his first two books, Am I Glad to See You (Thistledown, 1992) and the highly praised and influential Painting the Yellow House Blue (Anansi, 1994), Ruzesky has produced his best collection...

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Bonk on the Head

Bonk on the Head

by Ford, John-James

Winner of the 2006 Ottawa Book Award for English Fiction

Bonk on the Head is the fictional account of a young man's strange and gruelling journey through military indoctrination, and the strange and gruelling family life that drives him to it...

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Boogie, Pete & the Senator

Boogie, Pete & the Senator

by Miller, Mark

Biographical essays on Nelson Symonds, Sonny Greenwich, Claude Ranger and eleven other influential Canadian jazz musicians. Essential to the library of every Canadian music buff.

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The Book Collector

The Book Collector

by Bowling, Tim

From the salmon fishing grounds to the Special Collections library, from the vanishing rural world of pheasant hunting and canning along the banks of the Fraser River to the deck of the Titanic and the famous book collector's tragic fate, Tim Bowling's startling and powerful eighth collection of poems moves seamlessly between the riches of nature and the riches of art.

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The Book of All Sorts

The Book of All Sorts

by Johnson, Marion

"... perfect. Marion Johnson has created a whimsical and provocative fictional mosaic ... a compassionately wicked satire."
--The Globe and Mail

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Breathing Fire 2

Breathing Fire 2

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Breathing Fire II is Lorna Crozier and Patrick Lane's new selection of Canada's finest young poets.

Nine years ago the first volume of Breathing Fire was published to rave reviews, introducing 31 of Canada's finest new poets to a wide and appreciative audience of readers...

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A Brief History of the Short-Lived

A Brief History of the Short-Lived

by Hutchinson, Chris

In his third poetry collection, A Brief History of the Short-Lived, Chris Hutchinson brings the full force of his linguistic dexterity to bear on the elusive subject of literature itself.

With his restless intellectual curiosity tempered by a dash of witty self-deprecation, Hutchinson deftly manoeuvres through hallowed halls of academia with humour and grace...

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The Canadian Girl

The Canadian Girl

by Stewart, Shannon

"Many of Stewart's poems honour the ordinary and domestic; others get dressed up and strut their stuff. The female body and mind, from adolescence to maturity, bask in their glory, seducing the reader from cover to cover...

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Canoodlers

Canoodlers

by bennett, andrea

The candid, direct poems of Canoodlers interrogate sexuality, friendship, family, language, and social, cultural and political phenomena. Straddling genders, sexualities and social positions, the collection hilariously but harrowingly follows the growth and class leaps of a "townie tomboy...

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Ch'askin

Ch'askin

by Sechelt Nation, The

Ch'askin is the great thunderbird whose appearance heralds rumbling thunder, a darkening sky and flashes of lightning -- as well as good luck for the people of the Sechelt Nation...

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Changes

Changes

by Neil, Al

A Canadian underground classic, an unredeemedly raw tale of sex, drugs and booze in the life of a Vancouver jazz musician in the early 1960s.

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The Chick at the Back of the Church

The Chick at the Back of the Church

by Livingston, Billie

Billie Livingston's poems drive straight for the sharp edges--from the rough, self-assured and brash voice of a woman who poses nude at seventeen while considering the 40-year-old photographer as her guinea pig, to the confidante of relatives and friends grappling with the torturing frustration of love, sexuality, adultery and death...

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The Chimney Stone

The Chimney Stone

by Winger, Rob

In this eagerly anticipated follow-up to his award-winning, critically lauded debut, Rob Winger's sophomore collection, The Chimney Stone, bends the contemporary lyric into startling new shapes...

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The Clothesline Swing

The Clothesline Swing

by Ramadan, Ahmad Danny

The Clothesline Swing is a journey through the troublesome aftermath of the Arab Spring. A former Syrian refugee himself, Ramadan unveils an enthralling tale of courage that weaves through the mountains of Syria, the valleys of Lebanon, the encircling seas of Turkey, the heat of Egypt and finally, the hope of a new home in Canada...

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Cool Blues

Cool Blues

by Miller, Mark

Featuring previously unpublished photographs of the great Charlie Parker, with Dizzy Gillespie, Max Roach, Bud Powell, Charles Mingus and others.

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Crazy to Kill

Crazy to Kill

by Cardwell, Ann

A rediscovered Canadian classic. What killer is stalking the nervous occupants of Restholme?
"... one of the most interesting of all the woman protagonists in detective fiction."
--Robin Skelton, Toronto Star

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Cruise Control

Cruise Control

by Howe, Ken

Cruise Control knows no borders, hurtling down BC's Coquihalla Highway, sightseeing in Regina, tearing through Windsor, "plunging beneath the Earth" in Chicago, visiting some eccentric characters in Germany and even exploring the "non-presence (i.e. lostness)" of Atlantis...

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The Cube People

The Cube People

by McPherson, Christian

Christian McPherson's debut novel The Cube People pokes fun at government cubicle culture through the life and times of a struggling computer programmer/novelist wannabe. McPherson surrounds his protagonist, Colin MacDonald, with a cast of screwball characters while he toils away at his government job, struggles with fertility and dreams of becoming a published writer...

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Cube Squared

Cube Squared

by McPherson, Christian

Cube Squared is the much anticipated follow-up novel from Christian McPherson, picking up where his darkly comic debut, The Cube People, left off. Returning to the seemingly mundane reality of government cubicle culture, McPherson finds more humour in the misadventures of a struggling computer programmer/wannabe writer...

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Cycling with the Dragon

Cycling with the Dragon

by Woo, Elaine

Cycling with the Dragon is a personal investigation of family,love, culture, self, and the helpless feeling of "smallness." Elaine Woo's poems take the form of the words that they speak: she forms an "o" for the buoy that is a child's safety-raft (found in the solitude of a notebook and Harriet the Spy), and weaves a poem about fearing snakes and dreams into a descending...

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Cyril the Seagull

Cyril the Seagull

by Lines, Patricia

Young Cyril the Seagull has an embarrassing problem: he gets seasick. But then there is a fierce storm off the west coast of BC and Cyril has a chance to prove himself.

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Darkness and Silence

Darkness and Silence

by Bowling, Tim

In his fourth collection of poetry, Tim Bowling continues his exploration of loss, heartache, joy and wonder. Employing a supple lyricism that is at turns tender and fierce, he draws on his experiences as a father and son, on his memories of childhood, and on his journeys into landscape as ways to explore the deep mysteries at the heart of consciousness...

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A Day Does Not Go By

A Day Does Not Go By

by Johnston, Sean

Johnston skillfully follows the twentieth-century realist tradition of stripping stories down to details and everyday conversations that represent accurate snippets of life, and he explores perception - our ability to discern between conclusions and reality, between misplaced trust and mirror-pane truth...

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  • Blue Himalayan Poppies
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