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  • Giant Killer

    Giant Killer

    After his prodigious success with the Giant of the Beanstalk, and then subsequent victories over the assorted ogres Cormoran of St. Michael’s Mount, Old Blunderbore (and his brother), Ods Splutter ...

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  • Zeus and the Giant Iced Tea

    Zeus and the Giant Iced Tea

    Crafting wings out of wax and poems from the underground, Zeus and the Giant Iced Tea is a dreamlike voyage through poetic narrative format, blurring the line between poetry and fiction. Exploring ...

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  • Divine Music

    Divine Music

    Set in the historic Indian city of Lucknow, rich in its classical musical and cultural traditions, this novel weaves in, exquisitely, the themes of spirituality and sensuousness, the divine and the...

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  • Kat Among the Tigers

    Kat Among the Tigers

    Exemplar of the Moderns, Katherine Mansfield (1888-1923), is reanimated by postmodern diva Kath MacLean in a tantric work of literary ventriloquism. But who is animating whom? "Sentences are punct...

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  • Gospel according to Clarence Thomas: A Libretto

    Gospel according to Clarence Thomas: A Libretto

    Crafted as a long poem, a libretto for stage presentations, “The Gospel according to Clarence Thomas” is less about Clarence Thomas than it is about the devastating reign of the Bush administration...

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  • Home Invasion

    Home Invasion

    This high-interest, low-vocabulary novella is intended for adult basic education (ABE) and English as a Second Language (ESL) readers. Kathy Brown suddenly wakes up. Was that a noise in the house, ...

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  • In From the Cold

    In From the Cold

    This high-interest, low-vocabulary novella is intended for adult basic education (ABE) and English as a Second Language (ESL) readers. Rose and her daughter Hazel are on the run in a big city. Duri...

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  • Missing

    Missing

    This high-interest, low-vocabulary novella is intended for adult basic education (ABE) and English as a Second Language (ESL) readers. Missing is based on a true story. Luc Caron lives in northern ...

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  • New Year's Eve

    New Year's Eve

    This high-interest, low-vocabulary novella is intended for adult basic education (ABE) and English as a Second Language (ESL) readers. On New Year's Eve, Dixie and her husband Grady set off on a ca...

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  • Picture This

    Picture This

    This high-interest, low-vocabulary novella is intended for adult basic education (ABE) and English as a Second Language (ESL) readers. Paul Stone is an artist. One day, a beautiful woman named Ze...

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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • subUrban Legends

    subUrban Legends

    Joan Crate’s much-anticipated third book of poetry is equal parts revision and reverie, offering a mid-life view of childhood influences and expectations that is stirring, startling, and wise. Deli...

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