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  • Shipwreck

    Shipwreck

    This high-interest, low-vocabulary novella is intended for adult basic education (ABE) and English as a Second Language (ESL) readers. A retired police detective tells a story from his family's h...

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  • The Day the Rebels Came to Town

    The Day the Rebels Came to Town

    This high-interest, low-vocabulary novella is intended for adult basic education (ABE) and English as a Second Language (ESL) readers. The year is 1920, and all of Mexico is at war with itself. Gan...

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  • The Picture of Nobody

    The Picture of Nobody

    This high-interest, low-vocabulary novella is intended for adult basic education (ABE) and English as a Second Language (ESL) readers. Tommy lives with his family in Ajax, a small town close to Tor...

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  • The Hangman

    The Hangman

    This high-interest, low-vocabulary novella is intended for adult basic education (ABE) and English as a Second Language (ESL) readers. On a cold November morning, a jogger runs through the woods ...

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  • The Stalker

    The Stalker

    This high-interest, low-vocabulary novella is intended for adult basic education (ABE) and English as a Second Language (ESL) readers. Very early one Saturday morning, Mike's phone rings."Nice da...

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  • Maestro

    Maestro

    The tale of young Hannah, who loves above all else to sing. What worse curse could have been visited upon her than this: she has been sent to live with her aunt and uncle in a sorrowful town where ...

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  • The Bone Cage

    The Bone Cage

    Digger, an 85-kilo wrestler, and Sadie, a 26-year-old speed swimmer, stand on the verge of realizing every athlete’s dream – winning a gold medal at the Olympics. Both athletes are nearing the end ...

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  • La belle ordure

    La belle ordure

    À vingt ans, Ariane Morency s'interroge sur son avenir. Son jeune idéalisme vient se heurter au cynisme de son père, un artiste désabusé, qui croit que « le bonheur, c'est une belle ordure ». Penda...

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  • Murder in the Chilcotin

    Murder in the Chilcotin

    The third book in Roy Innes' mystery series sends RCMP Inspector Coswell and the newly promoted Sergeant Blakemore to the rugged district of West Cariboo in British Columbia, where a young Mountie ...

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  • Roy & Me

    Roy & Me

    Maurice Yacowar challenges genre and form in Roy & Me, a cross between memoir and fiction, truth and distortion. It is the exploration of Yacowar’s relationship with Roy Farran—soldier, politician,...

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  • Blue Sunflower Startle

    Blue Sunflower Startle

    Yasmin Ladha's experimental and provocative novel weaves story, essay, and poem together in an exquisite exploration of the ways in which one can love a country. Ladha playfully flirts with the id...

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  • Butterflies in Bucaramanga

    Butterflies in Bucaramanga

    Tanna Patterson-Z's fictionalized account of the 1998 kidnapping of Canadian diamond driller Edward Leonard by the leftist guerrilla forces of Colombia guides readers deep into the physical and pol...

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  • Extensions

    Extensions

    A chance discovery of a sepia photograph of her grandmother and her twin sister leads RCMP Constable Arabella Dryvynsydes on an investigation: how did a picture taken in 1914 in the mining town of ...

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  • Drift Child

    Drift Child

    Emma Phillips is a 35-year-old divorcee with an undemanding job, a rustic old house, and a friend who provides all the benefits she needs. She's comfortable, complacent, and accustomed to getting h...

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  • Here Is Where We Disembark

    Here Is Where We Disembark

    With her remarkable debut collection, Yukon poet Clea Roberts proffers a perceptive & ecological reading of the Canadian North's past & present. Roberts deftly draws out the moments that comprise a...

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  • The dust of just beginning

    The dust of just beginning

    Don Kerr knows prairie culture better than most?he knows it from the inside out. He has made us aware of ourselves through his numerous volumes of poetry, his fiction, his many plays, his histories...

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  • Measure of Paris (The)

    Measure of Paris (The)

    Paris remains one of the most fascinating cities in the world. It provides a measure of excellence in many areas of culture, and it is itself constantly being measured, both by its lovers and by it...

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  • The Doctrine of Affections

    The Doctrine of Affections

    A poverty-stricken, nineteenth-century guitar virtuoso navigates the tricky political landscape of Parisian society as he comes out of retirement for one final concert. A sessional instructor compe...

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  • Bitter Medicine

    Bitter Medicine

    In 1976, Ben Martini was diagnosed with schizophrenia. A decade later, his brother Olivier was told he had the same disease. For the past thirty years the Martini family has struggled to comprehend...

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  • Windfall Apples

    Windfall Apples

    The venerable tanka and her upstart cousin kyoka mingle with Kerouac’s American pop haiku in five-liner imagist poems and linked sequences. In Windfall Apples, Richard Stevenson mixes east and west...

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  • Hornbooks of Rita K (The)

    Hornbooks of Rita K (The)

    The Hornbooks of Rita K, Robert Kroetsch's first volume of new poetry in more than a decade, is a brilliant collection of mysterious fragments. Where has Rita gone and who is reconstructing her oeu...

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  • Too Bad

    Too Bad

    A prodigious body of innovative writing behind him, Robert Kroetsch turns to a starker lyrical mode in Too Bad: Sketches Toward a Self-Portrait. Oscillating between the many moods of a human heart ...

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  • Memory's Daughter

    Memory's Daughter

    This is a daughter’s poetic homage to her parents, both elegy and celebration, that explores the transformations wrought by history, biology, and the alchemy of love. In Greek myth, the daughters o...

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  • wild horses

    wild horses

    Cast during his year in the U of A's writer in residency, wild horses is Ottawan rob mclennan's deep lyrical engagement with Edmonton, Alberta. He sees the new terrain through his peculiar, sympath...

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  • Dreamwork

    Dreamwork

    Dreamwork is a poetic exploration of the then and there, here and now, of landscapes and inscapes over time. It is part of a poetry series on dream and its relation to actuality. The poems explore ...

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  • Crisp

    Crisp

    Crisp confronts the unspeakable parts of memory, meditating on characters caught in isolation and struggling to make sense of grief, disappointment, and the occasional dinner party gone wrong. Alon...

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  • Smoked

    Smoked

    Detective Lane returns for a fourth time in Smoked, Garry Ryan's darkest mystery to date. When Jennifer Towers is found dead in a graffiti-tagged dumpster, Detectives Lane and Harper must decipher ...

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  • The Darkening Archipelago

    The Darkening Archipelago

    After evading death while trying to save Alberta's breathtaking Cardinal Divide from the threat of coal mining, Cole Blackwater learns that his good friend and former client Archie Ravenwing is pre...

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  • Comptines bleues

    Comptines bleues

    Les comptines de ce recueil, tant originales que traditionnelles, veulent initier les tout petits au plaisir de jouer avec les mots. Elles offrent aussi aux parents l’occasion de faire découvrir à ...

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  • Le soleil du lac qui se couche

    Le soleil du lac qui se couche

    Angèle rencontre Ueno Takami. Comme prédestinés, ils se remarquent d’abord dans une galerie d’art, puis se retrouvent au parc ou à l’imprimerie, chez Rinella, où Ueno confectionne un livre d’art. ...

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  • Harmonics

    Harmonics

    Jesse Patrick Ferguson brings music and poetry into conversation with each other in this compelling debut collection. Modeled on the fundamental tones and overtones of the harmonic series, poems in...

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  • Seal Intestine Raincoat

    Seal Intestine Raincoat

    After a severe winter storm and extended power failure, thousands become trapped in their homes during one of the coldest weeks of the year. For one small group of people, thrown together by catast...

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  • Ruins and Relics

    Ruins and Relics

    These are short stories about people who harbour relics from their past: a postcard from Vienna, the cigarette burns that scar a boy's chest, a stolen USB pen, blue concentration camp numbers tatto...

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  • Incident at Willow Creek

    Incident at Willow Creek

    After her mother's death, Liz Thomas inherits the key to a bank lockbox containing the official government documents of Camp 10, a prisoner-of-war camp located in the sleepy town of Willow Creek, A...

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  • Poems for a Small Park

    Poems for a Small Park

    In this collection by the well-known Edmonton poet, E.D. Blodgett, is an ode to the wisdom and divinity of silence. The poet muses on the quiet of the outdoors and the mysterious relationship that ...

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  • The Cardinal Divide

    The Cardinal Divide

    Cole Blackwater's life isn't what it used to be. Once a political superstar within Ottawa's environmental movement, he now runs a nearly defunct conservation strategy consulting firm that distinctl...

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  • Le château qui puait trop

    Le château qui puait trop

    Quand la princesse qui ne se lavait jamais rencontre le prince qui ne se lavait pas davantage, c’est le coup de foudre ! Mais le couple pourra-t-il cacher pour toujours à ses enfants que le savon, ...

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  • Hot Thespian Action!

    Hot Thespian Action!

    In Hot Thespian Action! Robin Whittaker argues that new plays can thrive in amateur theatres, which have freedoms unavailable to professionalized companies. And he proves it with ten relevant, enga...

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