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  • Blind Spot

    Blind Spot

    “Some days I wish something truly bad would happen so that I would have something genuine to worry about.” When his parents’ car is hit by a train, Luke, a failed actor, returns to his Edmonton ho...

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  • Between Clay and Dust

    Between Clay and Dust

    In an old ruined city, emptied of most of its inhabitants, Ustad Ramzi, a famous wrestler past his prime, and Gohar Jan, a well-known courtesan whose kotha once attracted the wealthy and powerful, ...

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  • After Alice

    After Alice

    "After retiring from the heady world of academia, Sidonie von Täler has returned to the small Okanagan Valley town she escaped in her youth for the lights of the big city. The family orchard has si...

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  • Chorus of Mushrooms

    Chorus of Mushrooms

    "Hiromi Goto’s debut novel has become a Canadian classic. The winner of the 1995 Commonwealth Writers’ Prize for Best First Book Canada and Caribbean Region and co-winner of the Canada-Japan Book A...

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  • Boundary Problems

    Boundary Problems

    In his confident debut, Greg Bechtel offers ten charged stories about the impossible-turned-possible — secrets, paranoia, sex, conspiracies, and magic — as he effortlessly shatters the boundaries b...

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  • Shallow Enough to Walk Through

    Shallow Enough to Walk Through

    "“Three weeks it’s been raining, but no puddles…” Author Sara Pierce is slowly drowning in Windsor, a city where water will seemingly not stay put long enough to form puddles. While living with he...

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  • The Insistent Garden

    The Insistent Garden

    "Edith Stoker’s father is building a wall in their backyard. A very, very high wall—a brick bulwark in his obsessive war against their hated neighbour Edward Black. It is 1969, and far away, prepar...

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  • The Dilettantes

    The Dilettantes

    Alex Belmont is in his fourth and final year at Simon Fraser University. But instead of looking forward to a bright future, he's wondering what the hell he's going to do with a humanities degree. A...

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  • Rupert's Land

    Rupert's Land

    "At the height of the Great Depression, two Prairie children struggle with poverty and uncertainty. Surrounded by religion, law, and her authoritarian father, Cora Wagoner daydreams about what it w...

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  • Are You Ready to be Lucky?

    Are You Ready to be Lucky?

    Meet Roslyn, the plucky divorcée eager for new beginnings. Meet Duncan, the British conman with a penchant for collecting ex-wives. Meet Floyd, the lovable, foul-mouthed contractor who can fix anyo...

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  • Roost

    Roost

    Claudia, single mom of two, pines for her past independent life. Her ex, after all, has moved on to a new wardrobe, new hobbies and—worst of all—new adult friends. But in Claudia's house she's stil...

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  • The Green and Purple Skin of the World

    The Green and Purple Skin of the World

    paulo da costa's stories get under your skin, bruise your consciousness with their exploration of the forces that hold us together, not always benignly, and those that pull us apart. A hunter and c...

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  • Every Wolf's Howl

    Every Wolf's Howl

    This is the story of Barry and Lupus. Barry, an exhausted newspaper owner physically and economically on the ropes, meets Lupus, a wolf-German Shepherd cross, at an animal shelter. Despite a naggin...

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  • The Crimes of Hector Tomas

    The Crimes of Hector Tomas

    Enrique Tomás lives a quiet life with a large, loving family in an unnamed South American country. But Enrique has secrets. When his second eldest son, Hector, and Hector's beloved friend Nadia unc...

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  • Some Extremely Boring Drives

    Some Extremely Boring Drives

    From the multi-talented author of Inventory and Open Pit comes a new collection of short stories, filled with lost souls drifting through exotic locales, reinventing themselves on the fly. Margueri...

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  • Swallow

    Swallow

    p>You wake up, and your sister is dead. With an absent father and their mother constantly ill, sisters Darcy and Carly Nolan were forced to rely on each other growing up. While unpredictable Carly...

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  • Dance, Gladys, Dance

    Dance, Gladys, Dance

    WINNER OF THE 2013 Stephen Leacock Award for Canadian Humour Writing! 27-year-old Frieda Zweig is at an impasse. Behind her is a string of failed relationships and half-forgotten ambitions of being...

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  • People Who Disappear

    People Who Disappear

    People Who Disappear is the haunting debut book of short fiction from one of Canada's brightest literary up-and-comers, Alex Leslie. In polished, poetic prose Leslie intelligently explores the noti...

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  • While the Sun is Above Us

    While the Sun is Above Us

    While The Sun Is Above Us takes readers deep into the extraordinary world of Sudan through the intertwined narratives of two women. In the midst of a bloody civil war, Adut is brutally captured and...

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  • Western Taxidermy

    Western Taxidermy

    "Roadkill stuffed and presented as art, an OB/GYN appointment gone horribly wrong, and government spies with a weakness for salmon bagels and Timmy Ho’s.Tender, satirical, and occasionally absurd, ...

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  • The Cast Stone

    The Cast Stone

    Ben Robe is a retired political science professor who has returned to his reserve at Moccasin Lake, Saskatchewan, to live out his life in relative peace and solitude. But the complications of a sud...

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  • The Shore Girl

    The Shore Girl

    Rebee Shore’s life is fragmented. She’s forever on the move, ricocheting around Alberta, guided less than capably by her dysfunctional mother Elizabeth. The Shore Girl follows Rebee from her todd...

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  • Treasure Island

    Treasure Island

    The adventure story told in Treasure Island has become a part of popular folklore. John Sutherland discusses the novel’s place in Stevenson's biography and oeuvre in his learned and lively critical...

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  • House of Spells

    House of Spells

    Robert Pepper-Smith's graceful follow-up to The Wheel Keeper follows the friendship between teenagers Rose and Lacey and their search for self-confidence, acceptance, and love in a small village in...

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  • Hold Me Now

    Hold Me Now

    One Friday, Vancouver lawyer Paul Brenner has dinner with his son, Daniel. They talk about work, health, money, and music, and part ways. The following evening, Paul receives the phone call that is...

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  • Not Being on a Boat

    Not Being on a Boat

    Rutledge, an aging, divorced man, has treated himself to a Cruise on the Mariola. The Cruise is not just any cruise. It's the whole shebang. It's around the world. It's a lifestyle change: G & Ts a...

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  • The Reverse Cowgirl

    The Reverse Cowgirl

    Keen, intense, and darkly comic, the short fictions of David Whitton are full of misfits, oddballs, dropouts, klutzes, and loners. You might dress em up, but it's just a matter of moments till they...

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  • Body Trade

    Body Trade

    Body Trade weaves together two stories of survival. The main narrative follows Rosie and Tanya, two young Canadian women who decide to leave the Northwest Territories and head south on an ill-conce...

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  • The Setting Lake Sun

    The Setting Lake Sun

    The Setting Lake Sun, J.R. Léveillé's first novel set in his native Manitoba, describes the unforgettable encounter of Angèle, an aspiring young Métis architect, with Ueno Takami, an older Japanese...

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  • In Search of April Raintree

    In Search of April Raintree

    The powerful and moving life stories of two Métis sisters who suffer the breakdown of their family relations and the injustices of the social services system. Ten critical essays accompany one of t...

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  • Arrhythmia

    Arrhythmia

    "Joelle is about to lose her husband Marc, who has become obsessed with Ketia, a young Haitian woman. Ketia lies to her family to conceal her liaison with Marc. Joelle’s friend Diane does not reali...

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  • Santa Rosa

    Santa Rosa

    What is real when seen through the eyes of a child? When does the harshness of reality transform idyllic memories? The young narrator of Santa Rosa seeks the answers to these questions as she tries...

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  • A Description of the Blazing World

    A Description of the Blazing World

    After Morgan Wells's wife leaves him, a postcard from France arrives. It is addressed to a Morgan Wellsbut not the Morgan Wells who receives it. Desperate to be led out of his despair, Morgan decid...

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  • Not Anyone's Anything

    Not Anyone's Anything

    Ian Williams's Not Anyones Anything is a trio of trios: three sets of three stories, with three of those stories further divided into thirds. Mathematical, musical, and meticulously crafted, these ...

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  • And Me Among Them

    And Me Among Them

    Ruth grew too fast. As a young girl over seven feet tall, she looms over adults and has a unique birds-eye perspective. She does not just remember but watches her past play out: her ongoing strugg...

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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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  • 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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  • 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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