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Lost Paradise: Emily Pushinsky's Triumphs and Tragedies

By Warring, Molly Anne

Borealis. Fine in Fine dust jacket. 2006. First Edition. Hardcover. 0888873239 . Hardcover edition. Signed by author on title page: "Molly A. Warring, Enjoy the Read" HC/DJ - fine. Excellent condition. Hardcover is clean, with no markings. Jacket has slight scuffing, slight crinkling to spine ends, autographed sticker on front. The riveting saga of the Stry-Ker family, set in Western Canada, spanning the period from 1931 to 1976. This heartwarming tale reveals the the richness of human nature and the never-ending strength of the human spirit which survives in all of us and weaves through generation after generation in the tapestry of life. Sequel to Paradise Acres. (765) ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 411 pages; Signed by Author .

$22.50

Paradise Acres

By Warring, Molly-Ann

Borealis Press, Limited. Fine in Fine dust jacket. 2005. First Edition; Second Printing. Hardcover. 0888873123 . Hardcover edition. Signed by author on title page: "Molly A. Warring, Enjoy the read!". HC/DJ - fine. Excellent condition. Hardcover is clean and unmarked. Dustjacket has slight scuffing and autographed sticker on front. The story of the Stry-Ker family, Evan and Tainka, who move their family from their small Austrian village to the pioneer prairies of Alberta. (880) ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; Signed by Author .

$32.50

TAY JOHN
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TAY JOHN

By O'Hagan, Howard

McClelland & Stewart. Very Good. 1987. Softcover. 0771098502 . McClelland & Stewart edition 1987, ISBN: 0771092059. Cover has light edge and corner wear, light creasing, age tanning to rear and spine and a light stain on front and inside front cover. A few pages within book have highlighting and/or pencil underling. ; 12mo 7" - 7½" tall; (*lower shipping avail to most locations) [160-osl? ] .

$3.05

SHANDY
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SHANDY

By Williamson, David. S.

Winnipeg: Queenston House Publishing. Near Fine in Good dust jacket. 1980. First Edition. Hardcover. 0919866506 . Hardcover Edition 1980. HC/DJ - near fine/good. Hardcover interior is clean and tight other than a couple light red pencil marks on first page. Bumping to spine ends and a little soiling to bottom edge. Spine slightly cocked. Jacket is scuffed with moderate ink rubbing and numerous small edge tears/chips. "Sometimes raunchy, sometimes sad and nostalgic, this comic novel follows one middle-aged man's frantic attempts to make his fantasies come true. ". [520]; 8vo .

$15.95

OLDER THAN RAVENS

By Reimer, Douglas

Turnstone Press. Very Good. 1989. First Edition. Softcover. 0888011377 . Pages clean & tight, light age tanning to page edges. Cover has light scuffing & very light edge/corner wear. The first collection of short stories by Douglas Reimer, revealing the writer's hypnotic fascination with truth. Many are stories about a boy's maturing vision in a world skewed by smalltown sensibilities and ideological pressures..... (246os) ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 158 pages .

$9.50

OTHER VOICES Volume 3, Number 1, Spring 1990

By Woodbury, Mary (editor)

Alberta Foundation for the Literary Arts. Near Fine. 1990. First Edition. Softcover. Excellent condition, clean & unmarked. Light edge wear to cover. 22 stories & poems from Alberta writers including: Suzanne Longbottom, Kim Morrissey, Mary Billy, Seanna Quressette, Mair, Kathleen G. Hayes, Beth Goobie, Dianne Linden, Luanne Armstrong & others. [osl-145]; 8vo 8" - 9" tall .

$13.00

SCAR TISSUE
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SCAR TISSUE

By Ignatieff, Michael

Penguin Canada. Very Good+. 1994. First Edition. Softcover. 0140179720 . Great condition, clean & unmarked, light wear to cover corners & a little scuffing to cover. "At the heart of this riveting novel about a woman's descent into Alzheimer's are the tangled threads of a Midwestern family, frayed by time and tragedy yet still connected--as much by pride, embarassed love, and sibling rivalry as by the painful ties of familial loyalty and self-identity. " Author's 2nd novel, shortlisted for the 1993 Booker prize. [osl-181] ; 8vo .

$7.95

THE FLARE OF A MATCH
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THE FLARE OF A MATCH

By Young, Jim

Nfld.: Breakwater Books. Good. 1981. First Edition. Softcover. 0919948952 . Breakwater Books 1981. SOFTCOVER (Not Hardcover) , same ISBN number. Ex-library book, with usual ex-lib type of markings, laminated cover. Cover has light wear and soiling to edges, light soiling outer edge of pages. Interior has a few library stamps and one page has a small corner chip. Back pocket glue residue has soaked through a bit to previous page. 157 pages. A fictionalized account of a young teacher, a former draft dodger from the Vietnam War, who goes to the isolated community of Black Rock on the Labrador/Quebec border and falls in love-with the land, the children and a beautiful young girl..... [300-osl]; 8vo .

$7.50

THE ROLE OF WOMAN IN CANADIAN LITERATURE Themes in Canadian Literature
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THE ROLE OF WOMAN IN CANADIAN LITERATURE Themes in Canadian Literature

By McCullough, Elizabeth (editor)

Macmillan. Near Fine. 1975. First Edition. Softcover. 0770512658 . Excellent condition, overall wear is very light. Pages clean & tight except for name written on 1st page. A sampling of stories of the Canadian woman's view of herself over the years. Includes: Phyllis Gotlieb, Catherine Parr Traill, Miriam Waddington, Mararet Atwood, Emily Carr, Marie-Claire Blais, Margaret Laurence, Gail Fox, Doris Anderson, Anne Hebert, Judy LaMarsh & others. (*shipping will be reduced to all locations) ; 8vo .

$16.50

THE URBAN EXPERIENCE Themes in Canadian Literature
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THE URBAN EXPERIENCE Themes in Canadian Literature

By Stevens, John (editor)

Macmillan of Canada. Very Good+. 1975. First Edition. Softcover. 0770512674 . Clean, tight copy. Very light cover wear, a little creasing to rear. Interior pages are clean & tight except for name written on 1st page. B/w illus. A sampling of Canadian urban writing including authors - Hugh Garner, Margaret Atwood, Milton Acorn, Alexander McLachlan, Louis Dudek, Ken Mitchell, Stephen Leacock, Lawren Harris, Jack Ludwig, James H. Gray & others. (*shipping will be reduced to all locations) ; 8vo .

$14.50

CANADIAN HUMOUR AND SATIRE Themes in Canadian Literature
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CANADIAN HUMOUR AND SATIRE Themes in Canadian Literature

By Ford, Theresa M. (editor)

Macmillan. Very Good. 1976. First Edition. Softcover. 0770512631 . Very light edgewear, light creasing. Internal pages are tight & clean other than 3-4 pages with pencil writing. "Within the ranks of its professional writers and cartoonists, Canada has always enjoyed a splendid corps of humorists and satirists who have consistently entertained us, diverted us, and chided us" Includes humourous writings by Eric Nicol, T. C. Haliburton, Stephen Leacock , Don Harron, Robert Service, Max Ferguson, Irvin Layton, Dave Broadfoot, Ethel /wilson, Robertson Davies, Mordecai Richler and several others. (*shipping will be reduced to all locations) ; 8vo .

$13.50

SHUTTER SPEED
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SHUTTER SPEED

By Krotz, Larry

Winnipeg, MB: Turnstone Press. Near Fine. 1988. First Edition. Softcover. 0888011342 . Light corner wear, a little scuffing to cover. Interior pages tight and unmarked. 242 pages. The author of A Likely Story, Larry Krotz is back with Shutter Speed, a novel set in contemporary times. A young photographer is hungry for success, adventure and interesting subjects to help him achieve his dreams. Wanting to create a valid body of work, the photographer searches in vain for the subjects he so desperately wants. Gradually, his friends and family come into focus as the answer to his dreams... (*Shipping will be reduced to most locations) ; 8vo .

$9.55

Great Canadian Animal Stories, Sixteen Stories By Sixteen Masters

By Muriel Whitaker (editor)

Edmonton, Alberta: Hurtig Pub.. Near Fine in Very Good dust jacket. 1979. Hardcover. 0888301650 . HARDCOVER edition, Hurtig Pub. 1979. ISBN: 0888301693. HC/DJ - near fine/VG. Hardcover is clean and tight, light edge/corner wear, small inscription inside cover. Beautifully illustrated in colour throughout by Vlasta van Kampen. Jacket has light edgewear and a couple of small tears, not price clipped. Stories Included: How the Human People Got the First Fire by George ClutesiThe Springfield Fox by Ernest Thompson SetonThe One-Horned Mountain Goat by Christie HarrisThe Blind Man and the Bird by Kerry WoodOn the Roof of the World by Charles G. D. RobertsThe Call of the Tame by Francis DickieKana Kree and the Skunk War by H. Mortimer Batten and several others. ; 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall .

$13.95

HOLDING PATTERN
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HOLDING PATTERN

By Rhodes, Shane

Edmonton, AB: Newest Press. As New. 2002. First Edition. Softcover. 189630060X . Softcover in excellent condition, clean, no markings. Holding Pattern follows Shane Rhodes's widely successful debut collection, The Wireless Room, winner of the 2000 Alberta Book Award for poetry. "Rhodes is a real find, a versatile writer who can frisk about in lyric wordplay (reminiscent of Governor General Award winner Don McKay) or whittle language down to a plain but rhythmic vernacular. " --Toronto Star" (*shipping will be reduced to most locations); 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall .

$11.50

DAY OF WRATH
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DAY OF WRATH

By Philip Child

Toronto: Ryerson Press. Very Good in Fair dust jacket. 1943. First Edition. Hardcover. Winner of The All Canada Fiction Award. HC/DJ - very good/fair. Hardcover clean, minor edgewear, light soiling outside edge of pages, pages clean and intact other than 2nd endpage has small paper split at spine, no loose pages. Name and small booksellers plate on inside cover. Jacket has wear to edges and several edge chips and tears, tear up the spine and minor soiling on rear. Jacket intact but somewhat fragile. " The story of this magnificent novel centres in the city of Tuom, Germany. But it might be any city. It is the story of a great love in a world that want only to hate. It is the story of what happens to simple people trapped and enslaved, body and soul, by their masters, the Great Planners, Leaders, Overseers, Directors-General. Man wants so little - a bit of bread, a little love. Here is the story of a young man and a girl, who have faith in life, who have no great plans for the world, do not want to rule or dominate anybody, who desire only to live and love and hand on life to another generation! ..." ; 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" Tall .

$13.50

ZOOM
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ZOOM

By Brycht, Andrew

Toronto: Simon & Pierre. Fine in Very Good dust jacket. 1978. First Edition. Hardcover. Scarce Title. Translated from the Polish by Kevin Windle. Cover has little or no wear and pages are clean & tight. DJ has light edgewear and a few very small tears/chips, a little bit of sticker residue. 154 pages. SUMMARY: Zoom is the story of four men, their ambition, and how fate deals with each. The Young man's camera zooms in, focuses on the men, and shows how each life is altered as it crosses the path of another.... ; 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall .

$14.95

A DISCOVERY OF STRANGERS
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A DISCOVERY OF STRANGERS

By Wiebe, Rudy

Canada: Knopf. Near Fine in Fine dust jacket. 1994. First Edition. Hardcover. 0394280504 . Hardcover & jacket in excellent, condition. - wear is very light. Interior clean & tight except for small inscription on first blank page. 317 pages. Description: A Discovery of Strangers tells of the meeting of two civilizations - the first encounter of the nomadic Dene people with Europeans. In an imaginative reconstruction of John Franklin's first map-making expedition in 1819-21 in what is now the Northwest Territories. At the heart of the novel is a love story between twenty-two-year-old midshipman Robert Hood, the Franklin expedition; s artist, and a fifteen-year-old Yellowknife girl known to the British as Greenstockings. ; 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall .

$12.50

THE IMMORTALS
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THE IMMORTALS

By Kleiman, Ed

Edmonton, AB: Newest Press. Very Good+. 1980. First Edition. Softcover. 0920316034 . Very good. Light wear to cover edges, light soiling, some age tanning to covers. Pages clean and intact, no markings. "Ed Kleiman has a rare ability to capture the life and likeness of a place he know well - Winnipeg's North End. Touching, humourous and sometimes tragic, the people of his stories are vividly alive with the energy of an unique Canadian community...." (300osl) ; 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall; 154 pages .

$10.95

MAID OF THE MIST
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MAID OF THE MIST

By Colin Bateman

Harper Collins. Very Good. 1991. First Edition. Softcover. 0002254182 . Cover has light wear to edges and corners, light soiling outer edge, couple small creases on cover, pages clean and unmarked. 250 pages. ; 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall; Nothing much happens in Niagara Falls. It's a sleepy Canadian town full of honeymooners and tourists, and that's how Inspector Frank Corrigan likes it. He saw enough trouble as a cop in Northern Ireland and now he's happy dealing with parking offences and the odd drunk, although since his wife left him and took their daughter, 'happy' may not be quite the word. But then a reincarnated Native American princess by the name of Lelewala canoes over the Falls - and survives. Or so she says. And Frank falls in love. And finds himself confronting the greatest terrorist of the age at an international gathering of drug dealers. And that's before the music starts.. . .

$8.95

PRETENDING
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PRETENDING

By Spettigue, Douglas O.

Canada: Oberon Press. Very Good+ in Very Good+ dust jacket. 1993. First Edition. Hardcover. 0887509215 . Scarce Title. Ex-library book in excellent condition, mylar cover, usual stamps & stickers, clean & tight, only light wear overall. From the Back Cover: These stories are the work on an experienced hand, the work of a man who understands life and understands the craft of fiction. Douglas Spettigue takes time with such old-fashioned things as character, place, point of view, tone on colour. He is a master of mood and atmosphere. He tells stories of all kinds, exploring each nuance, writing with grace and a sure sense of style. (*shipping will be reduced after checkout to some locations) ; 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall; 102 pages .

$20.95

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