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  • The Left-Handed Dinner Party and Other Stories

    The Left-Handed Dinner Party and Other Stories

    Secrets aren’t good for families. — from “Big Luck Island” In The Left-Handed Dinner Party and Other Stories—a collection of new, delightful, distinctive short stories—everyone is missing somethin...

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  • Redemption

    Redemption

    In this sweeping saga, Yvonne Harris tells the poignant stories of Robert and Alice, two young people who join the 1846 wagon train to cross North America on their way to the West Coast. Seeking a ...

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  • This Wound is a World

    This Wound is a World

    Part manifesto, part memoir, This Wound is a World is an invitation to “cut a hole in the sky to world inside.” Billy-Ray Belcourt issues a call to turn to love and sex to understand how Indigenous...

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  • The Riparian

    The Riparian

    The Riparian is a dangerous shimmering chimeric space where “Things broken wash up.” “Did you expect,” a bartender asks, “a constant party here in the drowned city of the joyful damned?” Pasold str...

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  • A Tincture of Sunlight

    A Tincture of Sunlight

    This collection honours the stories about Old Man as Cree/white soldier, biologist, father, son and lover. Old Man assumes an extraordinary character as a trickster. He is mythic, enigmatic, and sy...

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  • Walking Through Turquoise

    Walking Through Turquoise

    Laurie MacFayden’s third book of poetry continues to explore the flirtations and secrets mined in her previous titles, White Shirt and Kissing Keeps Us Afloat: The clumsy intricacies of relationshi...

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  • There Goes the Neighbourhood

    There Goes the Neighbourhood

    There Goes the Neighbourhood is a collection of ten dark-humoured stories that explore the urban setting and portray not only what might go on behind closed doors, but also in front. The stories ar...

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  • A Wake in the Undertow

    A Wake in the Undertow

    A Wake in the Undertow contains poems from the imaginations of Rich Theroux and Jess Szabo, the creative spirits behind Calgary’s Rumble House Gallery. Illustrated with drawings that emerge from “a...

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  • Annie Muktuk and Other Stories

    Annie Muktuk and Other Stories

    Eskimo, now that’s a word. White word. White word for white people to wrap around their pink tongues. Esquimaux. Spell it any way you want and it still comes out the same, skid row and all. – from ...

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  • When Big Bears Invade

    When Big Bears Invade

    Manitoba artist Nyco Rudolph and Alberta writer Alexander Finbow join creative forces to reveal the myth behind how the Benevolent Bears came to rule over us all. An illustrated children's book for...

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  • Listen. If

    Listen. If

    first snow falling slow hangs in the air a curtain drifting there thickening sight —“Winter” In this new collection, Douglas Barbour experiments with what he calls “rhythmically intense open form...

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  • Throwing the Diamond Hitch

    Throwing the Diamond Hitch

    In 1951 two intrepid women, Phyllis and her best friend, Anne, set off on a journey from Victoria, British Columbia, to Red Deer, Alberta, and back again. Travelling first by 1927 MG Roadster to Al...

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  • The Book of Sensations

    The Book of Sensations

    The Book of Sensations by Sheri-D Wilson embodies an intricate ecosystem of language and feeling. These poems reach their roots down into the depths of what it means to be-to connect to one another...

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  • Nuala

    Nuala

    “Shh, my Nuala. I am with you. Today I shall teach you the newness of you.” As the Engine breathes life into Nuala, her gaze falls on Teacher-Servant, the chosen one. He alone will be able to hear...

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  • Spirit of Place

    Spirit of Place

    An injured dragonfly is picked from a car grill and placed on a rock to recuperate, only to materialize at a distant trailhead to usher the hiker toward a set of ancient pictographs he might have o...

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  • Spark of Light

    Spark of Light

    Spark of Light is a diverse collection of short stories by women writers from the Indian province of Odisha. Originally written in Odia and dating from the late nineteenth century to the present, t...

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  • Ten Canadian Writers in Context

    Ten Canadian Writers in Context

    Ten years, ten authors, ten critics. The Canadian Literature Centre/Centre de littérature canadienne reaches into its ten-year archive of Brown Bag Lunch readings to sample some of the most diver...

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  • silent sister: the mastectomy poems

    silent sister: the mastectomy poems

    More than a narrative of breast cancer diagnosis and treatment, silent sister: the mastectomy poems bears witness to social and psychological impacts, for better or worse, of the altered body and m...

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  • Cemetery Compost

    Cemetery Compost

    By turns garrulous and gnomic, playful and foreboding, tender and raucous, these poems plumb our daily contradictions and divided natures. Treading a taut line between bemusement and despair, they ...

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  • The Bone Weir

    The Bone Weir

    Exploring the intersection of language, culture, and history, D.S. Stymeist’s The Bone Weir is an eclectic collection that gives voice to the dead, the obscured, and the forgotten. One of the book’...

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  • Blood Orange

    Blood Orange

    Blood Orange ponders the resilience of the human spirit as it explores the meaning of home (Heimat) and homelessness, and circles themes such as forced displacement and loss. Memory is interrogated...

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  • The Shame Trilogy

    The Shame Trilogy

    When the purest woman on earth allows herself one selfish wish, it is enough to conceive the most evil woman the world has ever known. Collecting Lovern Kindzierski and John Bolton’s acclaimed fant...

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  • Rising Abruptly

    Rising Abruptly

    Gisèle Villeneuve’s short stories test the elastic pull between passion and terror. For inspiration, Villeneuve turned to her personal history to examine what lures urban dwellers outdoors, to test...

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  • 5000 Dead Ducks

    5000 Dead Ducks

    Set in the near future, this savage satire is about how a group of unscrupulous lawyers seize the Alberia Government and scheme a disastrous takeover of the Oilsands. To bankroll their enterprise, ...

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  • L'Île-au-Crâne

    L'Île-au-Crâne

    Les Trois Mousquetaires devraient se prélasser sur les plages de Shédiac, au Nouveau-Brunswick, mais Gabriel ne peut s’empêcher de s’imaginer les pires scénarios autour d’une île qui ne porte pas...

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  • Arctic Comics

    Arctic Comics

    The book contains five tales of myth, adventure, and humour told at the top of the world, written and drawn by Inuit and northern Canadian comic creators. Stories include On Waiting, award-winning...

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  • Stampede and the Westness of West

    Stampede and the Westness of West

    Calgary was the Cultural Capital of Canada in 2012 when the Stampede hosted Aritha van Herk as Artist in Residence, providing her with a privileged insider’s view of the Greatest Outdoor Show on Ea...

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  • Les quatre commères de la rue des Ormes

    Les quatre commères de la rue des Ormes

    Elles sont quatre, Berthe, Gertrude, Mathilde et Lucille et, comme dirait Vigneault, elles parlent pour parler, d’autrui surtout, mais sans se l’avouer, d’elles-mêmes. Elles forment un cercle si ré...

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  • Déclinaisons masculines

    Déclinaisons masculines

    De son Île Maurice natale à Haida Gwaii en passant par l’Amérique latine, Eileen Lohka nous convie à visiter une galerie de portraits d’hommes aux teintes sombres. Dans des textes aux formes diver...

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  • Nouvelles orphelines

    Nouvelles orphelines

    Nouvelles orphelines, première œuvre de l’auteur franco-manitobain Robert Nicolas, offre une collection de textes inspirés de petits drames, survenant souvent dans la banalité de la vie quotidienne...

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  • Dept. of Monsterology: Sabbaticals

    Dept. of Monsterology: Sabbaticals

    Gordon Rennie, PJ Holden, Steven Denton and Jim Campbell return to campus with the next instalment of cryptozoological adventure. Sabbaticals picks up after the events of Monsterology 101, with sev...

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  • FM Youth

    FM Youth

    Oeuvre de fiction qui se penche sur la relation de trois amis sur le point de se séparer, le ciné-roman FM Youth, comme le film, livre un portrait réaliste de la jeunesse franco-manitobaine, dans s...

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  • Jacqueline the Singing Crow

    Jacqueline the Singing Crow

    The uplifting tale of a crow called Jacqueline who lives to sing. After a bruising encounter with opinionated people that crushes her confidence and self-belief, Jacqueline flies south to escape th...

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  • Shame: Redemption

    Shame: Redemption

    Virtue is once more a prisoner of her daughter. Her only ally, Merritt, seems firmly under Shame's control, and Slur's plan to unleash his demon hordes is about to be put into action. Can Virtue ou...

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  • Robbie Burns: Witch Hunter

    Robbie Burns: Witch Hunter

    Robbie Burns is one of the most well known and celebrated poets worldwide. However, little is ever written about the man's sideline career as one of Scotland's most renowned Witch Hunters. The sto...

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  • Lost and Found

    Lost and Found

    For many people, moving to a mountain town is the realization of a dream, the final step in a pilgrimage to a relaxed lifestyle in a rugged and beautiful setting. After a long journey that began wh...

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  • Dept. of Monsterology: Monsterology 101

    Dept. of Monsterology: Monsterology 101

    Officially, it's the Department of Cryptozoology, Mythological Studies, Parapsychology and Fortean Phenomena. But to the rest of the students and staff at the Dunsany College, baffled by the cloak of...

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  • abecedarium

    abecedarium

    would you believe me when i make consorts of alphabet runaways & stayathomes i have rounded up where they wandered all over the page Dennis Cooley masterfully extends the genre of the abecedary to ...

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  • Through Dust and Darkness

    Through Dust and Darkness

    Jeremy Kroeker is a Mennonite with a motorcycle. He doesn’t have a funny beard and he’s never even driven a buggy, but his family hails from the same Mennonite community that Miriam Toews fictional...

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