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  • Furr

    Furr

    Jimmy Finn is losing his mind or becoming a monster. His last hope is a long-buried family secret and a strange girl who haunts his memories.

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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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  • What is Going to Happen Next

    What is Going to Happen Next

    Karen Hofmann’s empathetic and cathartic novel, What is Going to Happen Next, pieces together the lives of five members of the Lund family following their enforced dispersal after the death of the ...

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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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  • To Me You Seem Giant

    To Me You Seem Giant

    It’s 1994 and Pete Curtis can’t wait to get out of Thunder Bay, Ontario. Already, he’s playing drums in a band whose songs belong on mix-tapes everywhere. Even though his new girlfriend seems under...

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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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  • Bad Rock Beat Down

    Bad Rock Beat Down

    A sci-fi crime novel set in a dirty, corrupt universe. The starship repossession agents of Milky Way Repo are sent to the desolate settlement of Bad Rock to retrieve a vessel. Once there, they bec...

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  • A Wake in the Undertow

    A Wake in the Undertow

    Rumble House Poems

    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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  • The Link Boy

    The Link Boy

    Our post-government future has no laws, but plenty of right and wrong. An assassin, a priest and a schoolteacher walk into a secret nuclear power plant – to Edwin McCallum, detective by trade and ...

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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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  • Disappearing Moon Cafe

    Disappearing Moon Cafe

    Disappearing Moon Cafe was a stunning debut novel that has become a Canadian literary classic. An unflinchingly honest portrait of a Chinese Canadian family that pulses with life and moral tensions...

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  • Encountering Riel

    Encountering Riel

    Willie Lorimer is a young poetry student who forgot to resign his commission in the Canadian militia. When he is called up to join the fight against the Métis rebel leader, Louis Riel, Willie is sc...

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  • Something Unremembered

    Something Unremembered

    One would hardly think an outlying college town on the prairies would be the place a woman from the 15th century would choose to reveal her story, but when Janine begins to discover the story of Ma...

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  • The Orchard Keepers

    The Orchard Keepers

    Robert Pepper-Smith’s trilogy of novels chronicling the lives of those with deep roots in the orchard lands of British Columbia comes full circle with this volume, collecting newly revised editions...

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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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  • Searching for Petronius Totem

    Searching for Petronius Totem

    Following a dramatic break-up with his long-suffering wife, Jack Vesoovian retreats to a Hamilton rooming house, where he impulsively decides to take to the road to track down his life-long colleag...

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  • The Bosun Chair

    The Bosun Chair

    Part family memoir, part poetry, part love letter to Newfoundland and its people, The Bosun Chair is a lyrical exploration of how we are fortified by the places of our foremothers and forefathers a...

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  • Glass Beads

    Glass Beads

    These short stories interconnect the friendships of four First Nations people — Everett Kaiswatim, Nellie Gordon, Julie Papequash, and Nathan (Taz) Mosquito — as the collection evolves over two dec...

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  • 59 Glass Bridges

    59 Glass Bridges

    In 59 Glass Bridges, an unnamed narrator travels through a maze that is at once mutable and immutable: walls fall to vine-filled forests, hallways to rivers, bridges to lamp-lit boats. What remains...

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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Fire Starters

    Fire Starters

    Looking for a little mischief after discovering an old flare gun, Ron and Ben find themselves in trouble when the local gas bar on Agamiing Reserve goes up in flames, and they are wrongly accused o...

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  • When We Were Alone

    When We Were Alone

    When a young girl helps tend to her grandmother’s garden, she begins to notice things that make her curious. Why does her grandmother have long, braided hair and beautifully coloured clothing? Why ...

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      Fixed-layout ebooks retain the layout and typography of the original document. Therefore, they are very suitable for comic books and recipe books, for example, and can sometimes include enhanced or interactive content. Note that ebooks in the fixed layout EPUB format are fully supported by Cantook Station Web Reader and Adobe Digital Editions. However, they are incompatible with e-readers and reading applications, and do not adapt to screen size, making them difficult to read on devices with smaller screens.
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  • Believing is not the same as Being Saved

    Believing is not the same as Being Saved

    Lisa Martin’s new poetry collection seeks the kind of lyric truth that lives in paradox, in the dwelling together of seeming opposites such as life and death, love and loss, faith and doubt, joy an...

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  • Little Wildheart

    Little Wildheart

    By turns quirky, startling, earthy, and hope-filled, Micheline Maylor’s poems slip effortlessly through topics ranging from what we give up as we age to regrets for love that has passed, the interp...

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  • Kalyna

    Kalyna

    Swept up in a whirlwind courtship, Katja and Wasyl begin life anew in a Ukrainian settlement of Western Canada. The dusty Canadian prairies promise hope and independence, but when war breaks out be...

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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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