Awards by Book

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15 Seconds
By François Archambault
Translated by Bobby Theodore

Winner 1998 Governor General’s Award for Drama

Brimming with a dark and brittle humor, 15 Seconds is a play about a young female advertising copy writer, her pro-sports-fan ex-boyfriend, a Gen-X welfare-bum loser and his brother handicapped by cerebral palsy. These four characters are constantly making choices about reality and illusion; imagination and fantasy; the hale and…


$15.95
Paperback / softback
ISBN: 9780889224278
Pages:96
Pub. Date: March 15 2000
Dimensions: 9" x 6" x 0.3125"
Drama / DRA013000

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7 Stories
By Morris Panych

Winner 1998 Jessie Richardson Award for Outstanding Original Play, The Sydney Risk Award

In this fast-paced, sophisticated and hilarious play, a man contemplating suicide on a seventh-storey building ledge confronts the stories of the people who live inside the building. These “seven stories” lead to a charming and surprising ending.Cast of 2 women and 3 men.


$17.95
Paperback / softback
ISBN: 9780889222816
Pages:104
Pub. Date: January 1 1990
Dimensions: 9" x 6" x 0.4375"
Non-Fiction / PSY037000

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A Line in the Sand
By Guillermo Verdecchia

Winner 2009 MECCA Awards

Winner 2010 MECCA Award

Winner 1997 Floyd S. Chalmers Canadian Play Award

In the autumn of 1990, during Operation Desert Storm, two young men, one a troubled Canadian soldier, the other a teenage Palestinian black-marketeer, meet in the scorched Qatari desert. Breaching the divide of a profound cultural misunderstanding and against a backdrop of massive global conflict, these two become unlikely and…


$16.95
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ISBN: 9780889223752
Pages:128
Pub. Date: January 1 1997
Dimensions: 9" x 6" x 0.4375"
Non-Fiction / HIS027160

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A Record of Writing
By Roy Miki

Winner 1990 Gabrielle Roy Prize, Best Critical Book in English (Winner, 1990)

Canada’s first poet laureate George Bowering is one of the best known writers and literary personalities in the nation. Poet, novelist, essayist, historian, critic and teacher, he is a prolific, irrepressible writer whose works have been published and produced in an extraordinary variety of forms. A Record of Writing traces…


$39.95
Hardback
ISBN: 9780889222632
Pages:404
Pub. Date: January 1 1990
Dimensions: 9" x 6" x 1.3125"
Non-Fiction / BIO007000

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A Slight Case of Fatigue
By Stéphane Bourguignon
Translated by Phyllis Aronoff & Howard Scott

Short-listed 2009 Governor General's Literary Award for Translation

At age 41, Eddy is in existential extremis. He once had an enviable life—a wife he adored, a young son, a cozy suburban house surrounded by carefully planted and sculpted gardens, the luxury to pursue his passion and become a professional horticulturalist. Now he’s separated from his wife, estranged from…


$19.95
Paperback / softback
ISBN: 9780889225961
Pages:224
Pub. Date: January 10 2008
Dimensions: 8.5" x 5.5" x 0.5"
Fiction / FIC019000

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All Fall Down
By Wendy Lill

Short-listed 1994 Governor General's Award for Drama

A “crucible-inspired” drama surrounding an inquiry into a doubtful molestation incident in a small town daycare, All Fall Down is a play about witch-hunting in the late 20th century.The rumours and whispers in the community—every suspicion of the unusual, the eccentric, the unexplained—are added to the growing body of evidence…


$16.95
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ISBN: 9780889223363
Pages:128
Pub. Date: January 1 1994
Dimensions: 9" x 6" x 0.5"
Drama / DRA013000

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All That Glitters
By Martine Desjardins
Translated by Fred A. Reed & David Homel

Short-listed 2005 Governor General's Literary Award for French Fiction

In 1914, Simon Dulac enrolls in a Canadian contingent of military police, a perfect cover for his real ambition—to comb the battlefields of Europe unhindered in his search for the legendary Templar treasure said to have been buried in Flanders in 1307. An inveterate and uncannily lucky gambler, Dulac encounters…


$17.95
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ISBN: 9780889225206
Pages:160
Pub. Date: March 15 2005
Dimensions: 9" x 6" x 0.4375"
Fiction / FIC019000

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Amuse Bouche
By Adeena Karasick

Joint winner 2009 One of the Best Books of 2009 (About.com)

Winner 2009 Exuberance is Beauty Award

Adeena Karasick’s startling and arresting work constantly de-contextualizes and re-contextualizes language: its signs, signifiers, images, ideograms, pictograms, lexicography and syntax. In doing so, it leads us into the subliminal, where it foregrounds memories, associations, archetypes, metaphors and other elements of the subconscious usually well and deeply suppressed in the communications…


$19.95
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ISBN: 9780889226043
Pages:108
Pub. Date: May 21 2009
Dimensions: 9" x 6" x 0.3125"
Poetry / POE011000

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An Honest Woman
By Jónína Kirton

Short-listed 2018 BC Book Prize: Dorothy Livesay Poetry Prize

An Honest Woman by Jónína Kirton confronts us with beauty and ugliness in the wholesome riot that is sex, love, and marriage. From the perspective of a mixed-race woman, Kirton engages with Simone de Beauvoir and Donald Trump to unravel the norms of femininity and sexuality that continue to adhere…


$16.95
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ISBN: 9781772011449
Pages:104
Pub. Date: April 14 2017
Dimensions: 9" x 5.9375" x 0.3125"
Poetry / POE015000

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And Slowly Beauty
By Michel Nadeau
Translated by Maureen Labonté

Short-listed 2014 Governor General's Literary Award for Translation

Everything changes on what begins as a typical day in the life of the aptly named Mr. Mann, a forty-eight-year-old, buttoned-down, middle-management type in a pinstriped grey suit, who feels himself losing touch with his job, his wife, his children, and the rest of his urban life. He wins tickets…


$17.95
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ISBN: 9780889227866
Pages:144
Pub. Date: October 15 2013
Dimensions: 8.5" x 5.5" x 0.3125"
Drama / DRA013000

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Another Home Invasion
By Joan MacLeod

Short-listed 2009 Governor General’s Literary Award for Drama

We, each of us in the civilized Western world, live in a space inviolate. “Our home is our castle,” as the saying goes: our shelter from the intrusion of the weather and other “outside influences;” our defence against physical and mental threats, real and imagined, to our private space; vault…


$16.95
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ISBN: 9780889226227
Pages:64
Pub. Date: July 24 2009
Dimensions: 8.5" x 5.5" x 0.25"
Drama / DRA013000

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As Always
By Madeleine Gagnon
Translated by Phyllis Aronoff & Howard Scott

Short-listed 2015 Cole Foundation Prize for Translation (Quebec Writers' Federation Awards

One of Canada’s greatest literary figures reflects on life at the centre of Quebec literary arts. Re-examining the influences of her early life in a large, rural Catholic family, Madeleine Gagnon not only explores her rejection of unexamined values as part of her intellectual development but also her refusal to…


$22.95
Paperback / softback
ISBN: 9780889228962
Pages:232
Pub. Date: May 15 2015
Dimensions: 8.5" x 5.5" x 0.875"
Non-Fiction / BIO007000

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Balconville
By David Fennario

Winner 1980 Floyd S. Chalmers Canadian Play Award

Balconville is Canada's first bilingual play. Three families and Thibault, the neighbourhood rubbie, sit on their balconies in the heat of a Montreal summer. It is election time and Gaétan Bolduc is running for re-election for the Liberals. His broadcast truck roams the streets making election promises in English and…


$17.95
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ISBN: 9780889221451
Pages:128
Pub. Date: January 1 1980
Dimensions: 9" x 6" x 0.4375"
Drama / DRA013000

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Bambi and Me
By Michel Tremblay
Translated by Sheila Fischman

Winner 1998 Governor General’s Literary Award for Translation

Bambi and Me consists of 12 autobiographical pieces about how movies shaped the young life of Michel Tremblay, one of their biggest fans. Among others, he talks about Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea, Cinderella, Snow White and the Seven Dwarves, Parade of the Wooden Soldiers, Orphée and the Night…


$17.95
Paperback / softback
ISBN: 9780889223806
Pages:160
Pub. Date: January 1 1997
Dimensions: 9" x 6" x 0.5"
Non-Fiction / BIO026000

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BASH'd
By Chris Craddock & Nathan Cuckow

Winner 2007 GLAAD Media Award for Outstanding New York Theater

Winner 2007 Musical Award of the New York Fringe Festival

When naïve small-town boy Dillon meets the sophisticated urban Jack in a gay bar, it’s love at first sight, and not just for a one-night stand either! While these star-crossed lovers manage to bring their initially dubious if not downright disowning families together in celebration of their marriage, their unblemished…


$16.95
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ISBN: 9780889226562
Pages:96
Pub. Date: January 12 2011
Dimensions: 8.5" x 5.5" x 0.25"
Drama / DRA017000

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beholden
By Fred Wah & Rita Wong

Short-listed 2019 Dorothy Livesay Poetry Prize

Comprised of two lines of poetic text flowing along a 114-foot-long map of the Columbia River, this powerful image-poem by acclaimed poets Fred Wah and Rita Wong presents language yearning to understand the consequences of our hydroelectric manipulation of one of North America’s largest river systems. beholden: a poem as…


$24.95
Paperback / softback
ISBN: 9781772012118
Pages:160
Pub. Date: December 1 2018
Dimensions: 8.25" x 10" x 0.5625"
Poetry / POE023040

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Beyond Recall
By Mary Meigs
Edited by Lise Weil

Short-listed 2006 Lambda Literary Award

An exquisite painter, intellectual, social activist and articulate lesbian feminist, Mary Meigs did not begin her writing career until age sixty. While her books are grounded in the particulars of her personal relationships, they are difficult to categorize. So luminous are they with her painter’s recognition of the dance of…


$19.95
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ISBN: 9780889225053
Pages:160
Pub. Date: October 1 2005
Dimensions: 9.75" x 6.75" x 0.375"
Non-Fiction / BIO007000

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Billy Bishop Goes to War 2nd Edition
By John MacLachlan Gray
With Eric Peterson

Winner 1982 Governor General’s Literary Award for Drama

Winner 1999 Jessie Richardson Award: The Sun Readers' Choice Award (Vancouver Playhouse)

Winner 1980 Floyd S. Chalmers Canadian Play Award

One of Canada’s most successful and enduring musical plays, Billy Bishop Goes to War was first published in 1982 and went on to win the Los Angeles Drama Critics’ Award and the Governor General’s Award for Drama. In 2010, the celebrated story of the World War One flying ace –…


$17.95
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ISBN: 9780889226890
Pages:128
Pub. Date: September 15 2012
Dimensions: 8.5" x 5.5" x 0.3125"
Drama / DRA013000

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Birth of a Bridge
By Maylis de Kerangal
Translated by Jessica Moore

Winner 2010 Prix Médicis

Winner 2010 Franz Hessel Prize

From one of the most exciting novelists writing in France today comes Birth of a Bridge – the story of a handful of men and women of various backgrounds and classes, who assemble around the construction of a giant suspension bridge in Coca, a fictional city somewhere in a mythical…


$16.95
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ISBN: 9780889228894
Pages:256
Pub. Date: September 9 2014
Dimensions: 8.25" x 4.25" x 0.75"
Fiction / FIC019000

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Bonbons Assortis / Assorted Candies
By Michel Tremblay
Translated by Linda Gaboriau

Short-listed 2006 Governor General’s Literary Award for Translation

Bonbons Assortis / Assorted Candies is Michel Tremblay’s fourth (and he says last) book of autobiographical narratives inspired by his childhood and youth. Like the previous three volumes, which celebrate the books, plays and films that shaped his imagination and writing life, this collection of eight delightful stories takes us…


$17.95
Paperback / softback
ISBN: 9780889225411
Pages:160
Pub. Date: September 1 2006
Dimensions: 9" x 6" x 0.375"
Non-Fiction / BIO007000

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Building the West
Edited by Donald Luxton

Winner 2004 Winner of the 2004 BC Book Prize: Roderick Haig-Brown Regional Prize

Winner 2004 City of Vancouver Heritage Award

Printed in two colours throughout and richly illustrated with over 600 photographs and duotones of these architects’ most important works, Building the West tells the stories, discovers the hopes and aspirations, and celebrates the successes and accomplishments of the early architects of British Columbia as it illustrates their lives and…


$39.95
Paperback / softback
ISBN: 9780889225541
Pages:560
Pub. Date: November 15 2007
Dimensions: 11" x 8" x 1"
Non-Fiction / BIO001000

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Burning Vision
By Marie Clements

Winner 2004 Canada Japan Literary Award English-Language

Short-listed 2003 Governor General’s Literary Award

Short-listed 2002 Jessie Richardson Award for Outstanding Original Play or Musical: Small Theatre (Rumble Productions)

Marie Clements’s acclaimed play sears a dramatic swath through the reactionary identity politics of race, gender and class, using the penetrating yellow-white light, the false sun of uranium and radium, derived from a coal black rock known as pitchblende, as a metaphor for the invisible, malignant evils everywhere poisoning our…


$17.95
Paperback / softback
ISBN: 9780889224728
Pages:128
Pub. Date: March 15 2003
Dimensions: 9" x 6" x 0.375"
Drama / DRA013000

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Cariboo Magi
By Lucia Frangione

Winner 2002 Jessie Richardson Award for Outstanding Original Play or Musical: Small Theatre (Pacific Theatre)

A drunken Anglican minister who has failed to convert anyone in ten years, an avaricious saloon keeper with a murder in her past, a pregnant child star who has become too old for her roles and a man who claims to be the last of the Mohicans all need a…


$15.95
Paperback / softback
ISBN: 9780889225275
Pages:96
Pub. Date: September 15 2005
Dimensions: 8.5" x 5.5" x 0.25"
Drama / DRA013000

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Christina, The Girl King
By Michel Marc Bouchard
Translated by Linda Gaboriau

Short-listed 2013 Governor General's Literary Award (French drama)

Short-listed 2014 Governor General's Literary Award for Translation

Michel Marc Bouchard’s latest play tells the story of Queen Christina of Sweden, who wreaked havoc throughout northern Europe in the middle of the seventeenth century. An enigmatic monarch, a flamboyant and unpredictable intellectual, a woman eager for knowledge, and a feminist before her time, Christina reigned over an empire…


$16.95
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ISBN: 9780889228986
Pages:96
Pub. Date: July 27 2014
Dimensions: 8.5" x 5" x 0.3125"
Drama / DRA013000

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Coping with Emotions and Otters
By Dina Del Bucchia

Short-listed 2014 ReLit Awards, Poetry

Taking as her guide the structure of the contemporary pop psychology how-to book, with its neatly numbered and ordered rules regarding how to change and improve our lives, and also flirting with a concept found in serial poems such as Jack Spicer’s “Psychoanalysis: An Elegy,” Dina Del Bucchia fashions incredibly…


$16.95
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ISBN: 9780889227644
Pages:96
Pub. Date: April 15 2012
Dimensions: 9" x 6" x 0.5"
Poetry / POE011000

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Copper Thunderbird
By Marie Clements

Short-listed 2008 Governor General’s Literary Award

Copper Thunderbird is a play on canvases based on the life of Norval Morrisseau. Inside the power-lines which Morrisseau boldly defined in his art were the colours he experienced between his Ojibwa cosmology, his life on the street, and his spiritual and philosophical transformations to become the Father of Contemporary…


$16.95
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ISBN: 9780889225688
Pages:84
Pub. Date: September 15 2007
Dimensions: 9" x 6" x 0.25"
Drama / DRA013000

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Corker
By Wendy Lill

Short-listed 1999 Governor General’s Literary Award for Drama

Corker uses the familiar but difficult and treacherous nineteenth-century device of representing the family as a microcosm of the nation state. Opening with the extended family’s awkward attendance at the funeral of Serena, aging flower child of the sixties, the symbolic conflicts build quickly. Serena’s sister Merit, the hard-driving, social-program-budget-slashing…


$16.95
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ISBN: 9780889223943
Pages:128
Pub. Date: January 1 1998
Dimensions: 9" x 6" x 0.4375"
Drama / DRA013000

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Cul-de-sac
By Daniel MacIvor
Foreword by Daniel Brooks

Short-listed 2005 Governor General’s Literary Award for Drama

Co-founder of Toronto’s groundbreaking theatre company da da kamera, Daniel MacIvor is Canada’s most influential post-modern playwright.In his latest collaboration with director Daniel Brooks, MacIvor plays the role of Leonard, who narrates the events leading up to his murder while trying to understand them himself. Through the course of the…


$16.95
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ISBN: 9780889225152
Pages:80
Pub. Date: March 15 2005
Dimensions: 9" x 6" x 0.25"
Drama / DRA013000

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Daisy
By Sean Devine

Short-listed 2016 Broadway World Seattle CriticS' Choice Award for Best New Play

Short-listed 2016 Nominated for the Gregory Award for Outstanding New Play

Based on true events, Daisy is a political drama that presents the moment in TV history that ushered in the age of negative advertising and forever changed how we elect our leaders. It also tells the more cynical tale of how a nation got led into war, distracted by the…


$19.95
Paperback / softback
ISBN: 9781772011852
Pages:192
Pub. Date: October 23 2017
Dimensions: 8.5" x 5.5" x 0.5"
Drama / DRA013000

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Death of the Spider
By Michèle Mailhot
Translated by Neil B. Bishop
Preface by Marie-Claire Blais

Short-listed 1992 Governor General’s Literary Award for Translation

“Neil Bishop has … revived this novel, Death of the Spider, in the true light of its prophecy (be it but dreamed), in the bright light too of its modernism, for this novel is both a poetic indictment of our contemporary society and a forerunner of the feminist novel—while admirably…


$15.95
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ISBN: 9780889222984
Pages:64
Pub. Date: January 1 1991
Dimensions: 9" x 6" x 0.25"
Fiction / FIC019000

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Decompositions
By Ken Belford

Short-listed 2011 BC Book Prize: Dorothy Livesay Poetry Prize

If language is an index of belonging, then Decompositions is the writing of an exile, a tribe of one.For much of his life, Ken Belford has lived in the north, in the pristine region of the headwaters of the Nass River. His careful (de)compositions disclose the land as a complex…


$16.95
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ISBN: 9780889226319
Pages:96
Pub. Date: April 15 2010
Dimensions: 9" x 6" x 0.3125"
Poetry / POE011000

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Discovery Passages
By Garry Thomas Morse

Short-listed 2011 Governor General’s Literary Award for Poetry

Short-listed 2012 BC Book Prize: Dorothy Livesay Poetry Prize

Joint winner 2012 One of the Best Ten Aboriginal Books from the past decade CBC - 8th Fire

With breathtaking virtuosity, Garry Thomas Morse sets out to recover the appropriated, stolen and scattered world of his ancestral people from Alert Bay to Quadra Island to Vancouver, retracing Captain Vancouver’s original sailing route. These poems draw upon both written history and oral tradition to reflect all of the respective…


$17.95
Paperback / softback
ISBN: 9780889226609
Pages:96
Pub. Date: March 15 2011
Dimensions: 9" x 6" x 0.4375"
Poetry / POE011000

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Doctor Thomas Neill Cream
By David Fennario

Short-listed 1994 Arthur Ellis Award

In 1876, Jack the Ripper, otherwise known as Canadian Doctor Thomas Neill Cream, graduated with merit from McGill’s faculty of medicine. Cream was a backstreet abortionist and managed an exclusive brothel called The Elite Club. His notorious reputation eventually forced him to flee Canada for London. He was hanged in…


$16.95
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ISBN: 9780889223325
Pages:112
Pub. Date: January 1 1994
Dimensions: 9" x 6" x 0.4375"
Fiction / FIC022060

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Down Dangerous Passes Road
By Michel Marc Bouchard
Translated by Linda Gaboriau

Short-listed 2000 Governor General’s Literary Award for Translation

Fifteen years to the day after the death of their father, three brothers get together and drive out to the place where it happened: an old fishing spot on the river down Dangerous Passes Road. Each sibling is facing a crucial rite of passage: Carl, the youngest, is to be…


$15.95
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ISBN: 9780889224407
Pages:96
Pub. Date: September 15 2000
Dimensions: 9" x 6" x 0.3125"
Drama / DRA013000

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Down Time
By Jeff Derksen

Winner 1991 Winner of the 1991 BC Book Prize: Dorothy Livesay Poetry Prize

Down Time proposes a social self that is able to recognize the ironies and restrictions we live in without returning to a garrison mentality.


$16.95
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ISBN: 9780889222786
Pages:96
Pub. Date: January 1 1990
Dimensions: 9" x 6" x 0.3125"
Poetry / POE011000

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Dream Pool Essays
By Gil McElroy

Short-listed 2002 Gerald Lampert Memorial Award

Lifted from an ancient Chinese astronomical text, the title Dream Pool Essays hints at Gil McElroy’s interest in cosmology: always a construct made visible between the elements of chaos.These poems constitute an active multiple streaming of sources usually considered quite disparate: the physical sciences, particularly astronomy, theoretical cosmology, and quantum…


$16.95
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ISBN: 9780889224544
Pages:128
Pub. Date: September 15 2001
Dimensions: 9" x 5.9375" x 0.375"
Poetry / POE011000

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Dwell
By Jeff Derksen

Short-listed 1994 Alberta Writer's Guild Award

A long poem that blends and bends the lyric, procedural poetry, the travelogue and extended forms, Dwell lives in, or dwells on, the interaction of a restless subjectivity with the seemingly transparent, yet identifiable, social codes that encase us.


$15.95
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ISBN: 9780889223288
Pages:112
Pub. Date: January 1 1994
Dimensions: 9" x 6" x 0.375"
Poetry / POE011000

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Dyssemia Sleaze
By Adeena Karasick

Winner 2000 Bumbershoot Book Fair Award for Most Adventurous Publication

Adeena Karasick’s fourth book of poetry achieves an astonishing layered complexity and maturity. Dyssemia Sleaze is at one and the same time Karasick’s most political and most personal book to date. Its performance is that of an inter-folded language, woven (shuffled) back and forth between the perpetual absence of intimations…


$24.95
Paperback / softback
ISBN: 9780889224346
Pages:96
Pub. Date: March 15 2000
Dimensions: 9" x 6" x 0.3125"
Poetry / POE011000

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eat salt | gaze at the ocean
By Junie Désil

Short-listed 2021 Dorothy Livesay Poetry Prize (BC and Yukon Poetry Prizes)

eat salt | gaze at the ocean explores the themes of Black sovereignty, Haitian sovereignty, and Black lives, using the Haitian (original) zombie as a metaphor for the condition and treatment of Black bodies. Interspersed with information about zombies, Haiti, and policies is the author’s personal narrative of growing up…


$17.95
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ISBN: 9781772012651
Pages:96
Pub. Date: October 3 2020
Dimensions: 9" x 6" x 0.3125"
Poetry / POE024000

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Eight Track
By Oana Avasilichioaei

Short-listed 2020 Governor General's Literary Award for Poetry

Poet and intermedia artist Oana Avasilichioaei’s Eight Track is a transliterary exploration of traces. Sound recordings, surveillance cameras, desert geoglyphs, drone operators, refugee interviews, animal imprints, and audio signals manifest moments of inspired wonder, systems of power, slippages, debris. In “the great era of seeing” when the boundary between tracking…


$19.95
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ISBN: 9781772012385
Pages:208
Pub. Date: October 15 2019
Dimensions: 8" x 6" x 0.5"
Poetry / POE024000

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Empire of Desire
By Thierry Hentsch
Translated by Fred A. Reed

Short-listed 2009 Governor General’s Literary Award for Translation

Empire of Desire, the second volume of Thierry Hentsch’s epic survey of the formative texts of the Western narrative tradition, completes the work he began in the first: Truth or Death. It traces western civilization’s quest for immortality across a further four centuries—from Molière to Proust, by way of Voltaire…


$29.95
Paperback / softback
ISBN: 9780889225879
Pages:416
Pub. Date: September 1 2008
Dimensions: 9" x 6" x 0.75"
Non-Fiction / LIT007000

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Empire of the Son
By Tetsuro Shigematsu
Foreword by Donna Yamamoto
Introduction by Jerry Wasserman

Short-listed 2016 Six Jessie Richardson Awards

Empire of the Son is an original one-hander that blurs the boundaries between artistic disciplines and continents. It is a unique theatrical hybrid that combines cinematography with the raw immediacy of a performance piece intimately connected to real life in real time. Through a series of audio interviews, playwright Tetsuro…


$16.95
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ISBN: 9781772011043
Pages:80
Pub. Date: January 9 2017
Dimensions: 8.5" x 5.5" x 0.25"
Drama / DRA013000

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Espresso
By Lucia Frangione

Short-listed 2003 Jessie Richardson Award for Outstanding Original Play or Musical: Small Theatre (Pacific Theatre)

Sexy, provocative and challenging, Espresso is a rich, dark, bitter hit of comedy and sensuality. One of Lucia Frangione’s blasphemy plays,’ it inverts the Catholic stereotypes of feminine sexuality to boldly examine their corresponding masculine sexual emblems of Father, Son and Holy Ghost. In an erotic world where men are…


$16.95
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ISBN: 9780889224957
Pages:96
Pub. Date: March 15 2004
Dimensions: 8.5" x 5.5" x 0.25"
Drama / DRA013000

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Fairy Ring
By Martine Desjardins
Translated by Fred A. Reed & David Homel

Winner 2001 Governor General’s Literary Award for Translation

In 1895, the arctic explorer Captain Ian Ryder has let his house in Blackpool on the Nova Scotia coast to the recently married Clara Weiss, who is about to become the compass of a social circle far too intimate for its own good. Lost in a maze of obsessive Victorian…


$24.95
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ISBN: 9780889224490
Pages:224
Pub. Date: March 15 2001
Dimensions: 8" x 5" x 0.625"
Fiction / FIC019000

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False Starts
By Louis Patrick Leroux
Translated by Alexander Rock & Katia Grubisic

Short-listed 2017 Patrick O'Neil Award (Best Collection of Plays), awarded by the Canadian Association for Theatre Research

False Starts presents a series of determining moments between two people stuck reliving the same moment over and over, but in unexpected ways and in different genres (from diary to dramatic dialogue, film script to sound installation). Their interdependence and fundamental inability to say how they feel for one another…


$18.95
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ISBN: 9781772010275
Pages:144
Pub. Date: November 18 2016
Dimensions: 8.5" x 5.5" x 0.375"
Drama / DRA013000

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For the Pleasure of Seeing Her Again
By Michel Tremblay
Translated by Linda Gaboriau

Winner 2000 Dora Mavor Moore Award General Theatre: Outstanding New Play

For the Pleasure of Seeing Her Again is Tremblay’s homage to his mother, who nurtured his imagination, his reclusive reading habits and his love for the theatre and the arts, yet who did not live to witness the performance of Les Belles Soeurs—the first successful play written in joual with…


$15.95
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ISBN: 9780889223899
Pages:96
Pub. Date: January 1 1998
Dimensions: 9" x 6" x 0.25"
Non-Fiction / BIO007000

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From the Poplars
By Cecily Nicholson

Winner 2015 Dorothy Livesay Poetry Prize (BC and Yukon Poetry Prizes)

BC Book Prize, Poetry: Cecily Nicholson, From the Poplars (Winner)In the North Arm of British Columbia’s Fraser River lies an uninhabited island. Guarded by water from the city of New Westminster’s bustling industrial and shipping district, Poplar Island is lush and unspoken, but storied. It is the traditional territory of…


$16.95
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ISBN: 9780889228566
Pages:104
Pub. Date: April 15 2014
Dimensions: 9" x 6" x 0.3125"
Poetry / POE023060

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Fronteras Americanas 2nd Edition
By Guillermo Verdecchia

Winner 1993 Governor General’s Award for Drama

Winner 1994 Floyd S. Chalmers Canadian Play Award

Fuelled by equal parts outrage, intelligence and wit, Fronteras Americanas re-creates one person’s struggle to construct a home between two cultures, while exploding the images and constructs built up around Latinos and Latin America. This one-person play works through bold juxtapositions and satiric reference points: Simón Bolívar and Speedy Gonzales;…


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ISBN: 9780889227057
Pages:80
Pub. Date: September 15 2012
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Drama / DRA013000

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full-metal indigiqueer
By Joshua Whitehead

Short-listed 2018 Indigenous Voices Award for Most Significant Work of Poetry in English by an Emerging Indigenous Writer

Short-listed 2018 Stephan G. Stephansson Award for Poetry (Alberta Literary Awards)

Joint winner 2017 One of the 10 best books of Canadian poetry of 2017 (CBC Books)

This poetry collections focuses on a hybridized Indigiqueer Trickster character named Zoa who brings together the organic (the protozoan) and the technologic (the binaric) in order to re-beautify and re-member queer Indigeneity. This Trickster is a Two-Spirit / Indigiqueer invention that resurges in the apocalypse to haunt, atrophy, and to…


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ISBN: 9781772011876
Pages:136
Pub. Date: September 22 2017
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Girl in the Goldfish Bowl
By Morris Panych

Winner 2004 Governor General’s Literary Award for Drama

Winner 2002 Winner of the 2002 Jessie Richardson Award for Outstanding Original Play or Musical: Large Theatre (Gateway Theatre)

Winner 2003 Winner of the 2003 Dora Mavor Moore Award General Theatre: Outstanding New Play (Tarragon Theatre)

As Morris Panych’s latest comedy opens, we hear Iris, a precocious girl of ten, saying: “These are the last few days of my childhood.” The death of her goldfish, Amal, she is sure, has been announced by the air-raid sirens during the day’s school drill. For Iris, there remain a…


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ISBN: 9780889224810
Pages:128
Pub. Date: September 15 2003
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Go Figure
By Réjean Ducharme
Translated by Will Browning

Short-listed 1994 Governor General's French Fiction Award

Go Figure is the hauntingly beautiful tale of a Montreal couple alienated from each other after suffering the miscarriage of twin girls. Mammy, the wife of Rémi Vavasseur, has gone away. Not because she no longer loves him but because she no longer loves herself. She is criss-crossing Europe and…


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ISBN: 9780889224827
Pages:256
Pub. Date: September 15 2003
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Fiction / FIC019000

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Goodnight Disgrace
By Michael Mercer

Winner 1986 The Floyd S. Chalmers Canadian Play Award

From his wheelchair in a nursing home, the aging Conrad Aiken recalls his long, stormy friendship with Malcolm Lowry. When Aiken is 40, Lowry’s father pays him to tutor the young Malcolm. But the protegé becomes Aiken’s friend, and, gradually, a real literary contender. Mercer’s powerful play reveals the shifts…


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ISBN: 9780889222380
Pages:120
Pub. Date: January 1 1986
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Drama / DRA013000

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Ground Water
By Colin Browne

Short-listed 2002 Governor General’s Literary Award for Poetry

Short-listed 2003 BC Book Prize: Dorothy Livesay Poetry Prize

Colin Browne’s exciting new work Ground Water received a glowing review in The Georgia Straight (June 6-13, 2002 issue). In all map making, one begins with the representation of ‘ground’ and ‘water,’ and what grows or is constructed on these representations is rendered by a series of conventional symbols-the ‘elements…


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ISBN: 9780889224650
Pages:208
Pub. Date: March 15 2002
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Gypsy Guitar
By David W. McFadden

Winner 1988 Governor General's Literary Awards for Poetry

David McFadden has set for himself, in this sequence of one hundred poems, a task both breathtaking in its scope and stunning in its accomplishment. By echoing with his gypsy guitar the troubadour tradition of the Languedoc, the great sonnet sequences of Petrarch and Shakespeare, the redefinitions of beauty and…


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ISBN: 9780889222502
Pages:112
Pub. Date: January 1 1987
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Halo
By Josh MacDonald

Short-listed 2004 Merritt Theatre Award for Best Play

When an image of Jesus appears on the side of a Tim Hortons restaurant in Nately, Nova Scotia, life is forever changed. The town’s inhabitants are challenged to ask difficult questions about faith, life and love with sometimes moving, sometimes hilarious results. Complicating the matter, of course, are the more…


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ISBN: 9780889224698
Pages:128
Pub. Date: September 15 2002
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Hanging Fire
By Phyllis Webb

Short-listed 1991 BC Book Prize: Dorothy Livesay Poetry Prize

Astonishingly beautiful entrances into the personae of lost companions who reappear, animated by a voice in love with the music of their speaking.


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ISBN: 9780889103917
Pages:80
Pub. Date: January 1 1990
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HARROWINGS
By Cecily Nicholson

Long-listed 2023 Fred Cogswell Award for Excellence in Poetry

Short-listed 2023 Dorothy Livesay Poetry Prize

Long-listed 2023 Pat Lowther Memorial Award

Set mainly in the rural, HARROWINGS connects with Black intellectual and art history in relation to agriculture. The poems include pulses of memoir from the poet's childhood growing up on a farm, as well as from more recent pandemic experiences volunteering for a local agricultural enterprise led by people who…


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ISBN: 9781772014051
Pages:112
Pub. Date: September 30 2022
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Heaven
By George F. Walker

Winner 2001 The Floyd S. Chalmers Canadian Play Award

Heaven is George F. Walker’s ‘millennium play.’ Well, sort of, if we can free ourselves from the expectation of the usual science-fiction-based projection and imposition of our current personal, cultural and spiritual values on the future of the coming millennium, considered almost mandatory for authors working in this particular genre.…


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ISBN: 9780889224292
Pages:144
Pub. Date: March 15 2000
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Drama / DRA013000

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How to Write
By Derek Beaulieu

Short-listed 2010 W.O. Mitchell Literary Prize

How to Write is a perverse Coles Notes: a paradigm of prosody where writing as sampling, borrowing, cutting-and-pasting and mash-up meets literature. This collection of conceptual short ?ction takes inspiration from Lautréamont’s decree that “plagiarism is necessary. It is implied in the idea of progress. It clasps the author’s sentence…


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ISBN: 9780889226296
Pages:72
Pub. Date: April 15 2010
Dimensions: 7" x 4.3125" x 0.25"
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hypoderm
By Weyman Chan

Short-listed 2010 W.O. Mitchell Literary Prize Finalist, 2010

The idea for this book, says Weyman Chan, is simple—approach the world as metaphor, and it will come to you. Subtitled “notes to myself,” Hypoderm is a manifesto of observations, intimations and recognitions of mortality that get under the poet’s skin—that remind the reader that poetry is documentation and speculation,…


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ISBN: 9780889226371
Pages:96
Pub. Date: April 15 2010
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Poetry / POE011000

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Impromptu on Nuns' Island
By Michel Tremblay
Translated by Linda Gaboriau

Winner 2002 Governor General’s Literary Award for Translation

An opera diva, Patricia, (almost 50) meets her Waterloo singing Salomé at the Opéra Bastille in Paris. In an impromptu get-together in her Nuns’ Island penthouse, on the afternoon of her return from Europe, her mother, a popular Montreal stage and television actress (pushing 70), and her idealistic committed-to-new-work daughter…


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ISBN: 9780889224704
Pages:96
Pub. Date: September 15 2002
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In a World Created by a Drunken God
By Drew Hayden Taylor

Short-listed 2006 Governor General’s Literary Award for Drama

Jason Pierce, a 31 year old Canadian half-Native man, is packing up his urban apartment to leave it all behind for his romanticized vision of a return to life on the reserve where he grew up. As he’s leaving, he is paid an unexpected visit by a 34 year old…


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ISBN: 9780889225374
Pages:128
Pub. Date: March 1 2006
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In Plain Sight
Edited by Leslie Robertson & Dara Culhane

Short-listed 2005 City of Vancouver Book Award

Short-listed 2006 The George Ryga Award for Social Awareness in Literature

Short-listed 2005 City of Vancouver Book Award

News stories of the less fortunate, the socio-economically disenfranchised in North America are too often presented to fascinate or horrify their consumers with a construct of stereotypes which commodify and intentionally erase the real lives of people “covered” by the popular media.In compiling this collection of seven life stories from…


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ISBN: 9780889225138
Pages:180
Pub. Date: March 15 2005
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In Search of New Babylon
Translated by W. Donald Wilson
By Dominique Scali

Winner 2015 First Novel Award in Chambéry

Short-listed 2015 Governor General's Literary Award (French Fiction)

Short-listed 2015 Grand Prix du livre de Montréal

Short-listed 2015 Prix des libraires du Québec

In this atmospheric, post–Cormac McCarthy western novel, four disparate characters criss-cross the desert in pursuit of an impossible ideal. Along the way, these wily characters captivate and intrigue as they seek the American dream in a lawless town in the 1860s.Reverend Aaron is found lying unconscious on the dusty trail…


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ISBN: 9781772011241
Pages:320
Pub. Date: April 15 2017
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In the Company of Strangers
By Mary Meigs

Winner 1992 QSPELL Award Winner for Non-fiction

Mary Meigs is one of the eight women who portray themselves in the film The Company of Strangers, a “semi-documentary” National Film Board production, released in 1990 to overwhelming critical and popular acclaim. Meigs spent two years writing this extraordinary narrative, which begins as her story of being in the…


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ISBN: 9780889222946
Pages:176
Pub. Date: January 1 1991
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Non-Fiction / LIT025050

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In the Shadow of the Vulture
By George Ryga

Short-listed 1986 BC Book Prize: Ethel Wilson Fiction Prize

Set in the desert on either side of the Mexico-U.S. border, this harrowing novel was inspired by an actual event: the abandonment to starvation and death of a “shipment” of Mexican immigrant workers. The sinister shadow of the vulture falls over every character in Ryga’s story—Ramon, the flesh-merchant; Juan, the…


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ISBN: 9780889222335
Pages:288
Pub. Date: January 1 1985
Dimensions: 8.5" x 5.5" x 0.875"
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Indian Myths & Legends from the North Pacific Coast of America
By Franz Boas
Edited by Randy Bouchard & Dorothy Kennedy

Short-listed 2003 BC Book Prize: Roderick Haig-Brown Regional Prize

Franz Boas (1858-1942), geographer, linguist, physical anthropologist and ethnologist, is considered the father of modern North American anthropology. The 1895 German publication of Indianische Sagen von der Nord-Pacifischen Küste Amerikasgathered together in a single volume his earliest research in British Columbia, consisting of 250 B.C. First Nations myths and legends…


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ISBN: 9780889225534
Pages:704
Pub. Date: October 1 2006
Dimensions: 9.75" x 6.75" x 1.625"
Non-Fiction / SOC002010

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Inheritance
By Daniel Arnold & Medina Hahn & Darrell Dennis

Short-listed 2022 Governor General’s Literary Award for Drama

You take your seat in the theatre. You are given a remote control. The play begins. An urban couple are on a getaway to visit her father at his vast rural estate. But when they arrive, they find him missing and a local Indigenous man staying there instead. They ask…


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ISBN: 9781772013627
Pages:288
Pub. Date: March 14 2022
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Fiction / FIC059000

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Injun
By Jordan Abel

Winner 2017 2017 Griffin Poetry Prize

Short-listed 2017 2017 ReLit Award for Poetry

Award-winning Nisga’a poet Jordan Abel’s third collection, Injun, is a long poem about racism and the representation of indigenous peoples. Composed of text found in western novels published between 1840 and 1950 – the heyday of pulp publishing and a period of unfettered colonialism in North America – Injun then…


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ISBN: 9780889229778
Pages:96
Pub. Date: March 25 2016
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Poetry / POE011000

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inkorrect thots
By bill bissett

Winner 1993 BC Book Prize: Dorothy Livesay Poetry Prize

WARNING each wun uv thees pomes may contain inkorrect thots these pomes have not bin kleerd by th ministree uv korrect thotsThs book contains reel storees that have reelee happend th mysteree uv pain has not bin adequatelee xplaind 2 us why memorees can cum crashing down on us robbing…


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ISBN: 9780889223035
Pages:136
Pub. Date: January 1 1992
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Non-Fiction / LAN005070

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is a door
By Fred Wah

Winner 2010 BC Book Prize: Dorothy Livesay Poetry Prize

Including poetry projects, a chapbook and incidental poems previously published in magazines and by small presses, is a door makes use of the poem’s ability for “suddenness” to subvert closure: the sudden question, the sudden turn, the sudden opening—writing that is generated from linguistic mindfulness, improvisation, compositional problem-solving, collaborative events,…


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ISBN: 9780889226203
Pages:120
Pub. Date: July 24 2009
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Poetry / POE011000

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Jabber
By Marcus Youssef
Foreword by Dennis Foon

Winner 2019 IKARUS Prize

Winner 2019 Best New Text, Montreal English Language Theatre Awards

Like many outgoing young women, Fatima feels rebellious against parents she sees as strict. It just so happens that she is Egyptian-born and wears a hijab. When anti-Muslim graffiti appears on the walls of her school, Fatima transfers to a new school. The guidance counsellor there, Mr. E., does his…


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ISBN: 9781772015010
Pages:80
Pub. Date: September 7 2022
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Drama / DRA013000

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Je me souviens
By Lorena Gale

Short-listed 2002 Governor General's Literary Award for Drama

In this powerful dramatic monologue, Lorena Gale remembers, by reconstructing for the audience, her childhood and coming of age as an African-Canadian in Montreal.Her autobiographical protagonist is unabashedly one of those spoil-sport “ethniques” who, for political factions led by the likes of Parizeau, undermined and destroyed the separatist “pur-laine” vision…


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ISBN: 9780889224537
Pages:96
Pub. Date: September 15 2001
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Drama / DRA013000

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Jitters
By David French

Winner 1980 Floyd S. Chalmers Canadian Play Award

Jitters, David French’s sophisticated backstage comedy, opens on the night of a preview of a new play, “The Care and Treatment of Roses.” Within minutes, the audience is plunged into the world of the theatre, a world of instant loves and hates, easily bruised egos, contradictory interpretations of role and…


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ISBN: 9780889222427
Pages:176
Pub. Date: January 1 1986
Dimensions: 8.25" x 5.25" x 0.5"
Non-Fiction / PER011000

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Joe Beef
By David Fennario

Winner 1987 United Steel Worker's Union Pauline Julien Prize

Desperately poor immigrants find refuge with Montreal’s legendary barkeep, Joe Beef. Cast of five women and five men.


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ISBN: 9780889222915
Pages:104
Pub. Date: January 1 1991
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Drama / DRA013000

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Judith's Sister
By Lise Tremblay
Translated by Linda Gaboriau

Short-listed 2013 Cole Foundation Prize for Translation (French to English) Quebec Writer's Federation Awards

In the seemingly endless small-town summer of 1968, a twelve-year-old girl contemplates with dread the social prospects of her fast-approaching enrollment in a class for gifted students at the local high school, arranged by her mother who “blows up” at the drop of a hat—she doesn’t intend to let her…


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ISBN: 9780889226777
Pages:160
Pub. Date: November 15 2011
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Fiction / FIC019000

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Kafka's Hat
Translated by Chantal Bilodeau
By Patrice Martin

Short-listed 2013 Typographic Translation Award (Typographic Era blog)

In Patrice Martin’s ticklish tip of the hat to the writing of Franz Kafka, we follow the misadventures of a bureaucrat – aptly named “P.” (pun intended) – as he embarks on the illustrious task of collecting the titular headgear. “P.” expects that the accomplishment of this seemingly simple task…


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ISBN: 9780889227439
Pages:144
Pub. Date: April 15 2012
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Drama / DRA013000

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La Maison Suspendue
By Michel Tremblay
Translated by John Van Burek

Winner 1990 Floyd S. Chalmers Canadian Play Award

A rich, emotional, sweeping drama of anger and sorrow spanning three generations. The family house in the country is the setting for the story of Victoire and her descendants through her husband and through her true love—who also happens to be her brother. It is Victoire’s anger at being forced…


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ISBN: 9780889222953
Pages:104
Pub. Date: January 1 1991
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Drama / DRA013000

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Last Scattering Surfaces
By Gil McElroy

Long-listed 2008 ReLit Award for Poetry

In the Standard Model of Big Bang Cosmology, about 300,000 years after its birth the temperature of the universe had dropped to the point where the first simple elements were formed, matter became cool enough for light to at last move freely, and the universe itself became transparent to radiation.…


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ISBN: 9780889225756
Pages:112
Pub. Date: November 15 2007
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Poetry / POE011000

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Les Canadiens
By Rick Salutin
Preface by Ken Dryden

Winner 1978 Floyd S. Chalmers Canadian Play Award

Les Canadiens begins on the Plains of Abraham in 1759 when a French-Canadian soldier throws his rifle to his son and it becomes a hockey stick. It ends in the Montreal Forum on the night of November 15, 1976, when Montreal Canadien fans turn a hockey game into an election…


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ISBN: 9780889221222
Pages:192
Pub. Date: January 1 1977
Dimensions: 8.5" x 5.5" x 0.5"
Non-Fiction / HIS006090

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Like a Child of the Earth
By Jovette Marchessault
Translated by Yvonne M. Klein

Winner 1976 Prix France-Québec

Like a Child of the Earth, the first volume of Jovette Marchessault’s autobiographical trilogy, won the Prix France-Québec in 1976. In it, the largely self-taught artist and author, who left school at the age of fourteen to work in a factory, reflects upon her “years of wandering before encountering painting…


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ISBN: 9780889222618
Pages:176
Pub. Date: January 1 1988
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Fiction / FIC090020

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Liquidities
By Daphne Marlatt

Short-listed 2014 ReLit Awards, poetry category

Liquidities: Vancouver Poems Then and Now gathers many of the poems from Daphne Marlatt’s 1972 Vancouver Poems, somewhat revised or in some cases substantially revised, and follows them with “Liquidities,” a series of recent poems about Vancouver’s incessant deconstruction and reconstruction, its quick transformations both on the ground and in…


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ISBN: 9780889227613
Pages:96
Pub. Date: April 15 2012
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Drama / DRA013000

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Little Red Warrior and His Lawyer
By Kevin Loring

Winner 2002 Jessie Award: Outstanding Original Script

Winner 2022 Jessie Award: Outstanding Empowering and Uplifting of Indigenous Artists and Narratives

Little Red Warrior is the last remaining member of the Little Red Warrior First Nation. One day, he discovers a development company has begun construction on his ancestral lands. In a fit of rage, Little Red attacks one of the engineers and is arrested for assault and trespassing on his…


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ISBN: 9781772012545
Pages:120
Pub. Date: June 29 2021
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Non-Fiction / YAF046010

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Local Boy Makes Good
By John MacLachlan Gray

Winner 1988 Canadian Authors Association Award

This book does more than collect three of John Gray’s musical plays in one volume. In his preface to each play, and in his charming and wide-ranging introduction, Gray takes this opportunity to offer his readers some startling insights into the process by which his plays have come about; into…


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ISBN: 9780889222489
Pages:208
Pub. Date: January 1 1987
Dimensions: 9" x 6" x 0.75"
Drama / DRA013000

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Making Theatre
By Sherrill Grace

Winner 2009 Ann Saddlemyer Award

In Making Theatre: A Life of Sharon Pollock, Sherrill Grace has written the story of Pollock’s life from her family roots in New Brunswick through her pioneering years as a Canadian playwright to the present as she continues to make theatre. It focuses attention on Pollock’s distinguished career as a…


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ISBN: 9780889225862
Pages:480
Pub. Date: June 1 2008
Dimensions: 9.75" x 6.75" x 1.125"
Non-Fiction / BIO005000

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Maleficium
By Martine Desjardins
Translated by Fred A. Reed & David Homel

Winner 2013 Sunburst Award

Winner 2010 Prix Jacques Brossard

Short-listed 2010 Governor General’s Literary Award (French Fiction)

Short-listed 2010 Prix des libraires du Quebec

Short-listed 2010 Prix des cinq continents de la Francophonie

Martine Desjardins delivers to readers of Maleficium the unexpurgated revelations of Vicar Jerome Savoie, a heretic priest in nineteenth-century Montreal. Braving threats from the Catholic Church, Savoie violates the sanctity of the confessional in a confession-within-a-confession, in which seven penitents, each afficted with a debilitating malady or struck with a…


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ISBN: 9780889226807
Pages:160
Pub. Date: April 15 2012
Dimensions: 8.5" x 5.5" x 0.4375"
Fiction / FIC019000

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Marion Bridge 2nd Edition
By Daniel MacIvor

Short-listed 1999 Governor General's Literary Award for Drama

This fascinating version of Daniel MacIvor’s most successful play to date lets the reader in on a secret: it was never primarily written as a work for live theatrical performance, but as a vehicle for his development of a screenplay, also included in this new edition. In his surprisingly revealing…


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ISBN: 9780889225527
Pages:192
Pub. Date: October 1 2006
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Drama / DRA013000

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Memewars
By Adeena Karasick

Short-listed 1995 BC Book Prize: Dorothy Livesay Poetry Prize

Merging autobiography, criticism, feminist theory and poetry in an economy of desire, Mêmewars puts a poetics of rupture, displacement, obsession and exile into praxis. This text writes against a sexist, imperialist discourse of mastery and idealization. It challenges the mythologies of cohesion, autonomy and stable identity—the capitalist vision of literary…


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ISBN: 9780889223448
Pages:120
Pub. Date: January 1 1994
Dimensions: 9" x 6" x 0.3125"
Non-Fiction / BIO007000

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Mend the Living
By Maylis de Kerangal
Translated by Jessica Moore

Winner 2017 Wellcome Book Prize

Long-listed 2016 Man Booker International Prize

Mend the Living is the story of a heart transplant, centred around Simon Limbeau, the boy whose heart is given, and his family. Taking place within exactly twenty-four hours, the novel traces the thrill of an early-morning winter surf session, the terrible accident that follows, and all the urgency and…


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ISBN: 9780889229730
Pages:224
Pub. Date: January 27 2016
Dimensions: 8.5" x 5" x 0.625"
Fiction / FIC019000

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Mile End
By Lise Tremblay
Translated by Gail Scott

Winner 1999 Governor General's French Fiction Award

The narrator of this Governor General’s Award-winning novel does not have a name. She is simply a grotesque “fat woman,” getting larger every day—a clown, a monster, in her own words, with no self, no identity save her enormous mound of flesh, its blubber, its perceived deformity. She is used…


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ISBN: 9780889224674
Pages:144
Pub. Date: March 15 2002
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Fiction / FIC019000

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Mimosa
By Bill Schermbrucker

Winner 1989 BC Book Prize: Ethel Wilson Fiction Prize

An authentic recreation of an extraordinary life set against the turbulent background of colonial Africa. Schermbrucker’s enigmatic prose creates a sweeping historical saga from Cairo to the Cape.Mimosa is Bill Schermbrucker’s second published work of fiction. His first book Chameleon was published by Talonbooks to high critical acclaim.


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ISBN: 9780889222540
Pages:320
Pub. Date: January 1 1988
Dimensions: 9" x 6" x 0.9375"
Fiction / FIC014080

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Minor Episodes / Major Ruckus
By Garry Thomas Morse

Short-listed 2013 ReLit Awards

In tribute to the surrealist narrative techniques of André Breton and Robert Desnos, Minor Episodes documents the serial adventures of Minor, the ubiquitous “everymogul” who embodies the economic 1% and keeps musically erotic quixotics on tap. Having entered a “rent in time” that gives each chapter an alternate reality, Minor…


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ISBN: 9780889226975
Pages:288
Pub. Date: August 15 2012
Dimensions: 8.5" x 5.5" x 0.75"
Fiction / FIC009040

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Mom's the Word
By Linda A. Carson & Jill Daum & Alison Kelly

Winner 1995 Jessie Richardson Award for Outstanding Original Play or Musical (Arts Club Theatre)

Mom’s the Word was created out of a Saturday morning writers’ support group. Getting together to share their experiences, six women performers struck upon the idea to write about what they were going through as mothers trying to maintain their careers, their individual identities and their relationships with their partners.…


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ISBN: 9780889224315
Pages:112
Pub. Date: March 15 2000
Dimensions: 8.5" x 5.5" x 0.3125"
Drama / DRA013000

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Music at the Heart of Thinking
By Fred Wah

Short-listed 2021 Dorothy Livesay Poetry Prize (BC and Yukon Poetry Prizes)

Life-long poem project from the Governor General's Award–winning former parliamentary poet laureate.


$24.95
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ISBN: 9781772012620
Pages:272
Pub. Date: August 25 2020
Dimensions: 9" x 6" x 0.6875"
Poetry / POE023000

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My Darling Nellie Grey
By George Bowering

Short-listed 2011 Shortlisted for the 2011 BC Book Prize: Dorothy Livesay Poetry Prize

In December 2005, stalled on a novel he was writing, George Bowering thought he needed a challenge. By the end of the year he had made a New Year’s resolution: write a poem a day for the 365 days of 2006. While working on Crows in the Wind, in January,…


$39.95
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ISBN: 9780889226340
Pages:416
Pub. Date: April 15 2010
Dimensions: 9" x 6" x 1"
Poetry / POE011000

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My Name Is Bosnia
By Madeleine Gagnon
Translated by Phyllis Aronoff & Howard Scott

Long-listed 2007 IMPAC Dublin Literary Award

Sabaheta is a literature student at the University of Sarajevo when war breaks out in Bosnia-Herzegovina. After her brother is taken from the family by armed thugs and her mother descends into madness, she goes into the forest with her father to join the guerrillas, where she dresses like a…


$19.95
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ISBN: 9780889225428
Pages:256
Pub. Date: September 1 2006
Dimensions: 9" x 6" x 0.625"
Fiction / FIC019000

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Nature Power
By Harry Robinson
Edited by Wendy Wickwire

Winner 1993 BC Book Prize: Roderick Haig-Brown Regional Prize

Many of the stories in Harry Robinson’s second collection feature the shoo-MISH, or “nature helpers” that assist humans and sometimes provide them with special powers. Some tell of individuals who use these powers to heal themselves; others tell of Indian doctors who have been given the power to heal others.…


$24.95
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ISBN: 9780889225046
Pages:272
Pub. Date: March 15 2004
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Non-Fiction / SOC002010

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Noise from the Laundry
By Weyman Chan

Short-listed 2009 Acorn Plantos Award for People's Poetry

Short-listed 2008 Governor General's Literary Awards for Poetry

Weyman Chan’s second poetry collection elaborates his singular and solitary work on the renaissance of the contemporary lyric form. Unmistakably present in these poems are the sensibilities of Li Po, wherein the powers of nature illuminating a meticulously built landscape articulate a poignant, harmonious but fleeting epiphany; Keats’ vision of…


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ISBN: 9780889226265
Pages:104
Pub. Date: June 10 2009
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Poetry / POE023000

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Odd Ducks
By Bryden MacDonald

Short-listed 2015 Governor General's Literary Award for Drama

Welcome to the small town of Tartan Cross, Nova Scotia, where skeletons rattle in closets and past histories are so intertwined that the lives of four fortysomething, eccentric characters have become so complicated that something needs to change. In the comedy, Odd Ducks, award-winning playwright Bryden MacDonald positions his four…


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ISBN: 9780889229341
Pages:128
Pub. Date: April 27 2015
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Drama / DRA013000

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On the Job
By David Fennario

Winner 1976 Chalmers Award for Best Canadian Play

It is Christmas Eve, 1970. In the shipping room of a Montreal dress factory, the workers get drunk and decide to go on strike.“So many of the guys I knew on the street are gone dead or crazy, man. There’s no escape. This whole country is just one big factory,…


$17.95
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ISBN: 9780889221024
Pages:112
Pub. Date: January 1 1976
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Non-Fiction / BUS038010

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On the Material
By Stephen Collis

Winner 2011 BC Book Prize: Dorothy Livesay Poetry Prize

Structured in three parts, On the Material is a meditation on language, geography, socio-economics and the body, moving from the glut of fossil-fuelled consumer excess to the materiality of a single book.Composed almost entirely of quatrains (each page being comprised of four four-line stanzas) and written while travelling through North…


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ISBN: 9780889226326
Pages:128
Pub. Date: April 15 2010
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Poetry / POE011000

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Once in Blockadia
By Stephen Collis

Short-listed 2017 George Ryga Award for Social Awareness in Literature

In this collection of long and serial poems, Stephen Collis returns to the commons, and to his ongoing argument with romantic poet William Wordsworth, to rethink the relationship between human beings and the natural world in the Anthropocene. Collis circumambulates Tar Sands tailings ponds and English lakes—and stands in the…


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ISBN: 9781772010152
Pages:148
Pub. Date: September 16 2016
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Poetry / POE011000

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Only Drunks and Children Tell the Truth
By Drew Hayden Taylor
Introduction by Lee Maracle

Winner 1996 Dora Mavor Moore Award (Small Theatre: Outstanding New Play)

Only Drunks and Children Tell the Truth is the emotional story of a woman’s struggle to acknowledge her birth family. Grace, a Native girl adopted by a White family, is asked by her birth sister to return to the Reserve for their mother’s funeral. Afraid of opening old wounds, Grace…


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ISBN: 9780889223844
Pages:112
Pub. Date: January 1 1998
Dimensions: 8.5" x 5.5" x 0.3125"
Drama / DRA013000

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Pacific Windows
By Roy K. Kiyooka
Edited by Roy Miki

Winner 1997 Association of Asian American Studies Poetry Award

Roy Kiyooka’s reputation as an artist has long been recognized. Such is not the case with his writing and poetry, even though his engagement with language as a medium of artistic consciousness had been a preoccupation all along. For Kiyooka the poet, the poetic text was not a supplement to…


$29.95
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ISBN: 9780889223783
Pages:320
Pub. Date: January 1 1997
Dimensions: 9.5" x 6.5" x 0.75"
Non-Fiction / LCO006000

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peter among th towring boxes / text bites
By bill bissett

Winner 2003 BC Book Prize: Dorothy Livesay Poetry Prize

bissett’s latest book marks some significant boundaries, draws some sharp, clear lines for this veteran of the evolving phonetic alphabet, and of sound, concrete and performance poetry. While the work remains overwhelmingly playful, subtly layered, and full of the astonishment and sheer delight at seeing and hearing things one has…


$17.95
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ISBN: 9780889224643
Pages:144
Pub. Date: March 15 2002
Dimensions: 9" x 6" x 0.4375"
Poetry / POE011000

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Playing Bare
By Dominic Champagne
Translated by Shelley Tepperman

Short-listed 1994 Governor General's Literary Award for Translation

Witty, prickly and fresh, Playing Bare is a mordant satire on the relation between theatre and life. An accomplished actress is on the verge of a nervous breakdown as she directs Samuel Beckett’s Waiting for Godot. In her deranged effort to expose the emptiness of playing fictional characters, she casts…


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ISBN: 9780889223356
Pages:112
Pub. Date: January 1 1993
Dimensions: 8.5" x 5.5" x 0.4375"
Fiction / FIC052000

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Pound @ Guantánamo
By Clint Burnham

Short-listed 2017 2017 ReLit Award for Poetry

Throughout these poems is a meeting of obscene or politically charged material, as well as commentary on language usage under extreme circumstances of duress such as the Arab Spring. This is poetry written under conditions of wartime. The title implies an analogy between Ezra Pound, imprisoned at Pisa after World…


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ISBN: 9780889229792
Pages:112
Pub. Date: April 6 2016
Dimensions: 9" x 6" x 0.25"
Poetry / POE011000

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Prairie Harbour
By Garry Thomas Morse

Short-listed 2016 Governor General's Literary Awards for Poetry

In this contrapuntal follow-up to Governor General’s Award finalist Discovery Passages, Garry Thomas Morse traces multiple lines of his mixed ancestry. These include the nomadic “pre-historical” movements of Wakashan speakers who were later to form various West Coast First Nations; the schismatic mindset of Jedidiah Morse, the “father of American…


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ISBN: 9780889229402
Pages:176
Pub. Date: September 21 2015
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Poetry / POE011000

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Price Paid
By Bev Sellars

Short-listed 20 weeks on the B.C. Bestsellers list in 2016 & 2017

Price Paid: The Fight for First Nations Survival untangles truth from some of the myths about First Nations at the same time that it addresses misconceptions still widely believed today.The second book by award-winning author Bev Sellars, Price Paid is based on a popular presentation Sellars created for treaty-makers, politicians,…


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ISBN: 9780889229723
Pages:187
Pub. Date: August 26 2016
Dimensions: 8.5" x 5.5" x 0.75"
Non-Fiction / HIS028000

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Prison Industrial Complex Explodes
By Mercedes Eng

Winner 2018 BC Book Prize: Dorothy Livesay Poetry Prize

Combining text from government questionnaires and reports, lyric poetry, and photography, Prison Industrial Complex Explodes examines the possibility of a privatized prison system in Canada leading up to then Prime Minister Harper’s Conservative government passing the Anti-Terrorism Act, also known as Bill C-51. This legislation criminalizes Indigenous peoples’ attempts to…


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ISBN: 9781772011814
Pages:112
Pub. Date: October 16 2017
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Poetry / POE011000

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Rogue Cells / Carbon Harbour
By Garry Thomas Morse

Short-listed 2014 2014 ReLit Awards, novel category

In Rogue Cells, Oober Mann emerges from his cryobed on high alert in New Haudenosaunee, a nation at war with the mysterious territory Nutella during a critical election year. Citizens here live in dread of celebrities who carry out terrorist actions in defence of their own fundamentalist belief systems, including…


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ISBN: 9780889227767
Pages:448
Pub. Date: October 15 2013
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Fiction / FIC028010

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Rom Com
By Dina Del Bucchia & Daniel Zomparelli

Commended 2015 Alcuin Awards for Book Design in Canada

Short-listed 2015 Alcuin Awards for Book Design in Canada 2015, Poetry (Honourable mention)

At precisely the cultural moment you were hoping for, a dream team of smart, sexy, brunette, West Coast poets of Italian descent has passionately co-authored an intelligent collection of poetry that both celebrates and capsizes the romantic comedy.From the origin of the genre (It Happened One Night) to its contemporary…


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ISBN: 9780889229600
Pages:128
Pub. Date: October 15 2015
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Poetry / POE011000

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Running on Fumes
By Christian Guay-Poliquin
Translated by Jacob Homel

Short-listed 2017 ReLit Award for a Novel

When the electricity inexplicably goes out nationwide, the mundanities of life gradually shift to the rigours of survival. In this post-apocalyptic setting, an unnamed mechanic jumps into his beat-up car and drives east, journeying 4,736 kilometres to reach his dying father.As the narrator’s journey becomes one of essentials – gasoline,…


$14.95
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ISBN: 9780889229754
Pages:160
Pub. Date: June 25 2016
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Fiction / FIC019000

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Salt-Water Moon
By David French

Winner 1985 Dora Mavor Moore Award (Outstanding New Play)

Winner 1985 The Floyd S. Chalmers Canadian Play Award

Winner Canadian Authors Association Literary Award

Winner Hollywood Drama-Logue Critics Award and ACTRA Award

It’s a splendid moon-filled night at Coley’s Point in August, 1926. Eighteen-year-old Jacob Mercer has returned from Toronto to the tiny Newfoundland outport, hoping to win back his former sweetheart, Mary Snow. But Mary has become engaged to wealthy Jerome McKenzie, and she is still hurt and bewildered by Jacob’s…


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ISBN: 9780889222571
Pages:88
Pub. Date: January 1 1988
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Fiction / FIC027200

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Same Diff
By Donato Mancini

Short-listed 2018 Griffin Poetry Prize

Same Diff by Donato Mancini meets at the intersection of contemporary poetry, art, and current politics. Influenced by documentary cinema such as the films of Frederic Wiseman, Dada poets, montage techniques, and a range of modern poets, Same Diff explores the way social and economic histories become imprinted within language…


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ISBN: 9781772011364
Pages:144
Pub. Date: May 9 2017
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Poetry / POE011000

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Scree
By Fred Wah
Introduction by Jeff Derksen

Joint winner 2015 One of the best 75 books of (CBC Books)

Fred Wah’s career has spanned six decades and a range of formal styles and preoccupations. Scree collects Wah’s concrete and sound poetry of the 1960s, his landscape-centric work of the 1970s, and his ethnicity-oriented poems of the 1980s. Fred was a founding member of the avant-garde TISH group, which helped…


$49.95
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ISBN: 9780889229471
Pages:648
Pub. Date: November 9 2015
Dimensions: 9" x 5" x 1.625"
Poetry / POE011000

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Scree
By Fred Wah
Introduction by Jeff Derksen

Joint winner 2015 One of the best 75 books of (CBC Books)

Fred Wah’s career has spanned six decades and a range of formal styles and preoccupations. Scree collects Wah’s concrete and sound poetry of the 1960s, his landscape-centric work of the 1970s, and his ethnicity-oriented poems of the 1980s. Fred was a founding member of the avant-garde TISH group, which helped…


$29.95
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ISBN: 9780889229488
Pages:648
Pub. Date: November 8 2016
Dimensions: 9" x 6" x 1.5625"
Poetry / POE011000

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Selected Poems
By Phyllis Webb

Winner 1982 Governor General's Literary Award for Poetry

This volume includes work selected from each of Phyllis Webb’s books of poetry published prior to 1982, including: Trio, Even Your Right Eye, The Sea Is Also a Garden, Naked Poems, Selected Poems 1954-1965, Wilson’s Bowl, Sunday Water, Thirteen Anti Ghazals and Talking.


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ISBN: 9780889222021
Pages:160
Pub. Date: January 1 1982
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Poetry / POE011000

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Seven Sacred Truths
By Wanda John-Kehewin

Short-listed 2019 Indigenous Voices Award

Seven Sacred Truths presents a powerful exploration of an Indigenous woman’s healing journey. Seeing the world through “brown” eyes, poet Wanda John-Kehewin makes new meaning of the past, present, and future through a consideration of Love, Wisdom, Truth, Honesty, Respect, Humility, and Courage. By sharing her views on these Seven…


$18.95
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ISBN: 9781772012132
Pages:136
Pub. Date: October 15 2018
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Poetry / POE024000

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Sisters
By Wendy Lill

Winner 1992 Gemini Award

Winner 1992 Newfoundland and Labrador Drama Festival, Labatt's Play Award

Sisters is a tough, uncompromising look at a convent-run Native residential school. While the play chronicles in graphic detail the by now well documented agenda of cultural genocide which motivated the establishment of Native residential schools in Canada, the daring triumph of this play is that it reveals the far…


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ISBN: 9780889222892
Pages:96
Pub. Date: January 1 1991
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Drama / DRA020000

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Taking My Life
By Jane Rule

Short-listed 2012 Annual Lambda Literary Award Finalist

With an afterword by Linda M. MorraDiscovered in her papers in 2008, Jane Rule’s autobiography is a rich and culturally significant document that follows the first twenty-one years of her life: the complexities of her relationships with family, friends, and early lovers, and how her sensibilities were fashioned by mentors…


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ISBN: 9780889226739
Pages:288
Pub. Date: April 15 2011
Dimensions: 8.5" x 5.5" x 1"
Fiction / FIC018000

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The Baby Blues
By Drew Hayden Taylor

Winner 1996 Native Playwrights Award, sponsored by the University of Alaska Anchorage

The Baby Blues is Drew Hayden Taylor’s highly wrought farce of patrimony in a stifling, politically correct, post-colonial milieu of “fancy dancers” of every stripe on the powwow trail. In juxtaposing three generations of careless wandering hedonists, progenitors of a string of offspring from their six-night stands, with their erstwhile…


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ISBN: 9780889224063
Pages:96
Pub. Date: January 1 1999
Dimensions: 8.5" x 5.5" x 0.3125"
Drama / DRA013000

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The Bicycle Eater
By Larry Tremblay
Translated by Sheila Fischman

Short-listed 2006 Governor General’s Literary Award for Translation

Singularly obsessed with his all-consuming passion for Anna, the object of his adolescent desire, the photographer Christophe Langelier is beside himself. Ten years ago, he failed the test of eating a bicycle for her as proof of his love and devotion. Since then, he has created a photographic catalogue of…


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ISBN: 9780889225282
Pages:224
Pub. Date: September 15 2005
Dimensions: 8.5" x 5.5" x 0.625"
Fiction / FIC019000

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The Boy in the Treehouse / The Girl Who Loved Her Horses
By Drew Hayden Taylor

Short-listed 1996 Chalmer's Award for Best Play for Young Audiences (Girl Who Loves Her Horses)

In this collection of two plays about the process of children becoming adults, Drew Hayden Taylor works his delightfully comic and bitter-sweet magic on the denials, misunderstandings and preconceptions which persist between Native and Colonial culture in North America.In “The Boy in the Treehouse,” Simon, the son of an Ojibway…


$18.95
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ISBN: 9780889224414
Pages:160
Pub. Date: September 15 2000
Dimensions: 8.5" x 5.5" x 0.4375"
Drama / DRA013000

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The Boys' Club
By Martine Delvaux
Translated by Katia Grubisic

Winner 2020 Grand Prix du Livre de Montréal

Acclaimed Québec feminist writer Martine Delvaux turns her sharp eye and sharper pen to the brazen misogyny of men in power in every field, including Hollywood, politics, tech, law enforcement, architecture, religion, and the military. In this piercing study of patriarchy, Delvaux points out the deleterious effects of the tunnel…


$24.95
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ISBN: 9781772016024
Pages:208
Pub. Date: June 25 2024
Dimensions: 8.5" x 5.5" x 0.875"
Non-Fiction / LCO019000

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The Days
By M.A.C. Farrant

Short-listed 2017 City of Victoria Butler Book Prize

It’s hard to worry about the future when you’re laughing at the hilarious absurdity of daily life. The days we live go by like slugs eating their way through leaves; everything changes, yet nothing changes, and the years soon accumulate. Who doesn’t read their daily horoscope, searching for guidance about…


$14.95
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ISBN: 9781772010077
Pages:128
Pub. Date: September 13 2016
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Fiction / FIC019000

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The Decline of the Hollywood Empire
By Hervé Fischer
Translated by Rhonda Mullins

Short-listed 2007 Governor General’s Literary Award for Translation

The Hollywood empire was built over the course of a century through hard-nosed business practices such as block booking, dumping and buying up the competition, turning the silver screen into a goldmine in the process. The business logic that has driven the industry since its beginnings has gone into hyperdrive…


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ISBN: 9780889225459
Pages:160
Pub. Date: September 1 2006
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Non-Fiction / PER004030

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The Diary of Dukesang Wong
Edited by David McIlwraith
Translated by Wanda Joy Hoe
By Dukesang Wong

Short-listed 2021 Roderick Haig-Brown Regional Prize (BC and Yukon Book Prizes)

Here is the only known first-person account from a Chinese worker on the famously treacherous parts of transcontinental railways that spanned the North American continent in the nineteenth century. The story of those Chinese workers has been told before, but never in a voice from among their number, never in…


$18.95
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ISBN: 9781772012583
Pages:144
Pub. Date: September 16 2020
Dimensions: 8.5" x 5.5" x 0.3125"
Non-Fiction / HIS008000

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The Dishwashers
By Morris Panych

Short-listed 2005 Finalist for the 2005 Jessie Richardson Award for Outstanding Original Play (Arts Club Theatre)

Of all our contemporary urban myths none is more absurd than the fiction of the “classless society,” and Morris Panych’s latest comedy penetrates ruthlessly to the shock and horror of the residue of hardened pesto soiling its porcelain heart.Haplessly determined to have his own miserable authority vindicated, chief dishwasher Dressler…


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ISBN: 9780889225244
Pages:128
Pub. Date: September 15 2005
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Drama / DRA013000

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The Ends of the Earth
By Morris Panych

Winner 1994 Governor General’s Literary Award for Drama

Frank, having dedicated his life to the unremarkable, and Walker, paranoid since being struck by lighting at age three, attempt to flee from each other and end up following each other instead. They find themselves in a run-down hotel operated by deaf and misdirected Willy and blind Alice, who has…


$17.95
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ISBN: 9780889223349
Pages:144
Pub. Date: January 1 1993
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Drama / DRA013000

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The Faraway Nearby
By John Murrell

Winner 1996 Floyd S. Chalmers Canadian Play Award

The enigmatic American artist Georgia O’Keeffe flourished in the desert solitude where her creativity and vision thrived and was challenged by its dangerous energies, its desolate and hard beauty. In John Murrell’s The Faraway Nearby, Georgia O’Keeffe resigns herself to an old age spent in the auburn and tawny light…


$10.95
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ISBN: 9780921368564
Pages:64
Pub. Date: January 1 1995
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Non-Fiction / BIO001000

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The Fat Woman Next Door Is Pregnant
By Michel Tremblay
Translated by Sheila Fischman

Short-listed 2009 Canada Reads Competition

It is the glorious second day of May, 1942. The sun is drawing the damp from earth still heavy with the end of a long Quebec winter, the budding branches of the trees along rue Fabre and in Parc Lafontaine of the Plateau Mont Royal ache to release their leaves…


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ISBN: 9780889221901
Pages:256
Pub. Date: January 1 1981
Dimensions: 8.5" x 5.5" x 0.75"
Fiction / FIC019000

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The Five Books of Moses Lapinsky
By Karen X. Tulchinsky

Short-listed 2004 Toronto Book Awards

2008 Vancouver Public Library One Book, One Vancouver Award

In 2003, a mild-mannered historian named Moses Lapinsky jots down notes for a biography. It is to tell the tale of his father Sonny, a famous Jewish- Canadian boxer. As Moses buries himself in his research, he is transported back in time to the pivotal events of his father’s life.…


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ISBN: 9780889226463
Pages:496
Pub. Date: September 1 2010
Dimensions: 8.5" x 5.5" x 1.125"
Fiction / FIC019000

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The Glace Bay Miners' Museum
By Wendy Lill

Short-listed 1996 Governor General's Literary Award for Drama

A story of the ill-fated romance between a wandering musician-social-idealist and a Cape Breton coal miner’s daughter, whose dreams are reawakened by their passion. The Glace Bay Miners’ Museum is a play in which the all-consuming brightness of dreams and memory are overshadowed by absentee greed, callousness and exploitation. It…


$17.95
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ISBN: 9780889223691
Pages:128
Pub. Date: September 15 1996
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Drama / DRA013000

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The Green Chamber
By Martine Desjardins
Translated by Fred A. Reed & David Homel

Short-listed 2018 Prix des Horizons imaginaires (for imaginative literature from Quebec)

Winner 2017 Prix Jacques-Brossard (for science fiction and fantasy from Quebec)

Long-listed 2017 Prix des libraires du Québec

Set between 1913 and 1963 in one of Montreal’s well-known, upper-middle-class suburban neighbourhoods, Martine Desjardins’s The Green Chamber is a fast-paced, highly atmospheric, riveting novel that chronicles the decline of a wealthy French-Canadian family over the course of three generations.Every house has its secrets, but none hides them better than…


$19.95
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ISBN: 9781772011968
Pages:208
Pub. Date: April 7 2018
Dimensions: 8.5" x 5.5" x 0.5625"
Fiction / FIC052000

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The Gull
By Daphne Marlatt
Translated by Toyoshi Yoshihara
Preface by Richard Emmert

Winner 2008 Uchimura Naoya Prize

Winner of the prestigious 2008 Uchimura Naoya Prize, The Gull is the first Canadian play staged in the ancient, ritualized tradition of Japanese Noh. Produced by Vancouver’s Pangaea Arts, and written by award-winning poet and novelist Daphne Marlatt, the play is set in 1950: wartime restrictions on interned Japanese Canadians…


$17.95
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ISBN: 9780889226166
Pages:128
Pub. Date: December 1 2009
Dimensions: 7.5" x 5" x 0.3125"
Drama / DRA013000

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The Hope Slide / Little Sister
By Joan MacLeod

Winner 1993 The Floyd S. Chalmers Canadian Play Award

Two plays by award-winning playwright Joan MacLeod. Little Sister was first performed at Theatre Direct in Toronto in 1994 and won the Chalmers Canadian Play Award, Theatre for Young Audiences in 1995. The Hope Slide was first performed at the Tarragon Theatre in Toronto in 1992 and won the Floyd…


$16.95
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ISBN: 9780889224117
Pages:128
Pub. Date: January 1 1999
Dimensions: 8.5" x 5.5" x 0.4375"
Drama / DRA013000

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The Invisibility Exhibit
By Sachiko Murakami

Short-listed 2008 Governor General’s Literary Award for Poetry

Short-listed 2009 Gerald Lampert Memorial Award

These poems were written in the political and emotional wake of the “Missing Women” of Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside. Although women had been going missing from the neighbourhood since the late 1970s, police efforts were not coordinated into a full-scale investigation until the issue was given widespread public visibility by Lori…


$16.95
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ISBN: 9780889225794
Pages:84
Pub. Date: May 15 2008
Dimensions: 9" x 6" x 0.25"
Poetry / POE011000

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The Noam Chomsky Lectures
By Daniel Brooks & Guillermo Verdecchia

Winner 1992 Floyd S. Chalmers Canadian Play Award

Short-listed 1992 Governor General's Literary Award for Drama

’Ordinarily, theatre relies on illusion in order to reveal truths; The Noam Chomsky Lectures relies on truths in order to reveal illusions. Following the impetus of Chomsky himself, Brooks and Verdecchia have recognized that mass media, mass spectacle, have trivialized and severed consciousness and conscience, separating both from a communal…


$15.95
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ISBN: 9780889224056
Pages:96
Pub. Date: January 1 1997
Dimensions: 8.5" x 5.5" x 0.5"
Drama / DRA013000

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The Occupation of Heather Rose
By Wendy Lill

Short-listed 1987 Governor General's Literary Award for Drama

Two epigraphs that frame The Occupation of Heather Rose, one from Alice in Wonderland and the other from Heart of Darkness, prepare the audience for the nightmare of dislocation and alienation this one-woman show evokes.Young, naïve, and inadequately trained, urban health care/social worker Heather Rose flirts with the pilot as…


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ISBN: 9780889225930
Pages:64
Pub. Date: January 9 2008
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The Piano Teacher
By Dorothy Dittrich

Winner 2022 Governor General's Literary Award for Drama

Winner of 2022 Governor General’s Literary Award for Drama

Dorothy Dittrich’s The Piano Teacher is a play about loss, love, friendship, and the healing power of music. When Erin, a classical pianist, experiences the loss of the life she knew, she meets an unconventional piano teacher who gives her new hope for the future.

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ISBN: 9781772014020
Pages:96
Pub. Date: May 11 2022
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The Place of Scraps
By Jordan Abel

Winner 2014 BC Book Prize: Dorothy Livesay Poetry Prize

Short-listed 2014 Gerald Lampert Memorial Award

George Ryga Award for Social Award: Jordan Abel, The Place of Scraps (Finalist)BC Book Prize, Poetry: Jordan Abel, The Place of Scraps (Winner)The Place of Scraps revolves around Marius Barbeau, an early-twentieth-century ethnographer, who studied many of the First Nations cultures in the Pacific Northwest, including Jordan Abel’s ancestral Nisga’a…


$24.95
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ISBN: 9780889227880
Pages:288
Pub. Date: September 15 2013
Dimensions: 9" x 6.75" x 0.75"
Poetry / POE011000

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The Properties
By Colin Browne

Short-listed 2013 BC Book Prize: Dorothy Livesay Poetry Prize

Poetry begins when the properties of things — and the correspondences among them — reveal themselves through language. Language is the veil that can pierce itself. The poems in The Properties record encounters between desire and the repressed or suppressed interstices of social, economic, political and unconscious forces. They’re alert…


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ISBN: 9780889226852
Pages:176
Pub. Date: March 15 2012
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The Queens
By Normand Chaurette
Translated by Linda Gaboriau

Winner 1993 Floyd S. Chalmers Canadian Play Award

London, 1483. From the aged Duchess of York, who is 99 years old and will never sit on the throne, to the young Lady Anne who will marry Richard III in order to reign, Chaurette traces the shifting passions and ambitions of six women drawn from Shakespeare’s theatre and portray…


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ISBN: 9780889224032
Pages:96
Pub. Date: January 1 1998
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Drama / DRA013000

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The Refugee Hotel
By Carmen Aguirre

Winner 2002 New Play Centre Award for Best New Play

Two events gave birth to this play: the 1998 arrest of Augusto Pinochet by the spanish courts and the 1995 death of Aguirre’s uncle, who drank himself to death on Vancouver’s skid row, never living to make a victorious return to his country. It has taken decades of silence for…


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ISBN: 9780889226500
Pages:128
Pub. Date: August 15 2010
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The Richard Brautigan Ahhhhhhhhhhh
By Rob McLennan

Short-listed 2000 Archibald Lampman Poetry Award

The Richard Brautigan Ahhhhhhhhhhh covers the range of love, loss and learning that have made rob mclennan one of the most exciting young poets in Canada. The language of the poems, though thoroughly grounded in the media culture of television and film, casts a deceptively familiar veil over the breadth…


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ISBN: 9780889224247
Pages:96
Pub. Date: January 1 1999
Dimensions: 9" x 6" x 0.375"
Poetry / POE011000

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The Secret Journal of Alexander Mackenzie
By Brian Fawcett

Short-listed 1986 BC Book Prize: Ethel Wilson Fiction Prize

An industrial biography that investigates personal myths and the great “machines” that drive the world to the abyss of development.


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ISBN: 9780889222274
Pages:208
Pub. Date: January 1 1985
Dimensions: 8.5" x 5.5" x 0.625"
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The Shoplifters
By Morris Panych

Winner 2015 Edgerton Foundation New Play Award

Edgerton Foundation New Play Award: Morris Panych, The Shoplifters (Winner)In this riotously funny new comedy from Morris Panych, we meet Alma, a seasoned career shoplifter who prefers the five-finger discount over some lousy seniors’ day deal. But it’s not just an empty wallet that leads Alma to a life of…


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ISBN: 9780889229266
Pages:128
Pub. Date: April 14 2015
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The Shovel
By Colin Browne

Short-listed 2008 ReLit Award for Poetry

Everything Colin Browne has made up or invented in The Shovel seems written in prose; everything in it he has “unearthed”—from research, the stories of others and source texts—appears as poetry. In this extraordinary book, he has inverted the way we have been defining and privileging forms of language in…


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ISBN: 9780889225749
Pages:190
Pub. Date: November 15 2007
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Poetry / POE011000

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The Strange Truth About Us
By M.A.C. Farrant

Short-listed 2012 One of the Top Twenty-Three Canadian Fiction Books (Globe and Mail)

“Anthropologist of the absurd” and “brave iconoclast,” M.A.C. Farrant positively bristles in this three-part novel-length work of prose fragments, snippets, questions, speculations, and meditations, by turns philosophical, dark, comedic, and lyrical in its attempts to imagine a multitude of possible futures for our accelerated age. It offers her readers nothing…


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ISBN: 9780889226685
Pages:208
Pub. Date: October 11 2011
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The Trigger
By Carmen Aguirre

Short-listed 2005 Jessie Richardson Award for Innovation Award (Touchstone Theatre)

“When I was thirteen I was raped by the Paper Bag Rapist. I was with my younger cousin at the time, and neither one of us ever saw him—he used a paper bag to cover his own head or those of his victims. Not that we would have seen him…


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ISBN: 9780889225916
Pages:64
Pub. Date: January 9 2008
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The Unnatural and Accidental Women
By Marie Clements

Winner 1998 Jessie Richardson Award for The P.T.C. Award - Outstanding Original Play in Development

The Unnatural and Accidental Women is a surrealist dramatization of a thirty-year murder case involving many mysterious deaths in the “Skid Row” area of Vancouver. All the victims were found dead with a blood-alcohol reading far beyond safe levels, and all were last seen in the company of Gilbert Paul…


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ISBN: 9780889225213
Pages:128
Pub. Date: January 1 2005
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The World Afloat
By M.A.C. Farrant

Winner 2014 City of Victoria Butler Book Prize

City of Victoria Butler Book Prize: M.A.C. Farrant, The World Afloat (Winner)In The World Afloat, a series of seventy-five “miniatures” that melds narrative with elements of prose poem and farce, master of the absurd and expert observer M.A.C. Farrant peers into the complexities of human experience – through the rear…


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ISBN: 9780889228382
Pages:112
Pub. Date: February 15 2014
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Fiction / FIC029000

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They Called Me Number One
By Bev Sellars

2014 44 weeks on the B.C. Bestsellers list in 2013 & 2014!

Short-listed 2018 First Nation Communities READ – Periodical Marketers of Canada Aboriginal Literature award

Short-listed 2014 Hubert Evans Non-Fiction Prize (B.C. Book Prizes)

Short-listed 2014 Burt Award for First Nations, Métis, and Inuit Literature

Short-listed 2017 Named one of 15 memoirs by Indigenous writers you need to read CBC Books

Short-listed 2018 First Nation Communities READ‚ Periodical Marketers of Canada Aboriginal Literature award

BC Book Prize, Non-Fiction, Bev Sellars, They Called Me Number One (Finalist) Burt Award for First Nations, Métis, and Inuit Literature: Bev Sellars, They Called Me Number One (Third Prize winner)Like thousands of Aboriginal children in Canada, and elsewhere in the colonized world, Xatsu'll chief Bev Sellars spent part of…


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ISBN: 9780889227415
Pages:227
Pub. Date: April 15 2012
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This Is My Own
By Muriel Kitagawa
Edited by Roy Miki

Short-listed 1986 Hubert Evans Non-Fiction Prize (BC Book Prizes)

This Is My Own: Letters to Wes and Other Writings on Japanese Canadians, 1941–1948 is a collection of letters written by Muriel Kitagawa during this period, as well as statements, essays and manuscripts which arose from Kitagawa’s commitment to write about the injustices of the government’s policies and to educate…


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ISBN: 9780889222304
Pages:304
Pub. Date: January 1 1985
Dimensions: 9" x 6" x 0.75"
Non-Fiction / POL035010

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This Tremor Love Is
By Daphne Marlatt

Short-listed 2002 BC Book Prize: Dorothy Livesay Poetry Prize

Daphne Marlatt’s latest book of poems is a memory book—an album of love poems spanning twenty-five years, from her first writing of what was to become the opening section, “A Lost Book,” to later, most recent sequences.These are love poems in the sense that in the meeting of our minds…


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ISBN: 9780889224506
Pages:112
Pub. Date: January 1 2001
Dimensions: 9" x 6" x 0.4375"
Poetry / POE021000

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Tom at the Farm
By Michel Marc Bouchard
Translated by Linda Gaboriau

Winner 2014 Lambda Literary Award for LGBT Drama

Lambda Literary Award, Drama: Michel Marc Bouchard, Tom at the Farm, translated by Linda Gaboriau (Winner)Following the accidental death of his lover, and in the throes of his grief, urban ad executive Tom travels to the country to attend the funeral and to meet his mother-in-law, Agatha, and her son,…


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ISBN: 9780889227590
Pages:96
Pub. Date: April 15 2012
Dimensions: 8.5" x 5.5" x 0.3125"
Drama / DRA013000

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Too Good to Be True
By Bev Christensen

Short-listed 1996 BC Book Prize: Hubert Evans Non-Fiction Prize

On January 23, 1995, British Columbia’s then premier announced that he was cancelling Alcan’s Kemano Completion Project. But is such a simple political announcement all it will take to cancel this $1.4 billion hydro megaproject? Many tough questions remain: about who will pay for the cost of cancelling this megaproject,…


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ISBN: 9780889223547
Pages:352
Pub. Date: January 1 1995
Dimensions: 8.5" x 5.5" x 0.875"
Non-Fiction / POL033000

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Toronto, Mississippi
By Joan MacLeod

Long-listed 2008 ReLit Award for Poetry

Jhana, is a beautiful eighteen-year-old who lives with her mother Maddie and their boarder Bill, a sometime poet. Jhana’s father, King, shows up partway through the first act and it is his presence for the first time in a long time in this unusual family that really galvanizes all four…


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ISBN: 9780889225831
Pages:96
Pub. Date: May 15 2008
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Drama / DRA013000

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Truth or Death
By Thierry Hentsch
Translated by Fred A. Reed

Winner 2005 Governor General’s Literary Award for Translation

In the tradition of James Frazer, Carl Jung and Joseph Campbell, Thierry Hentsch retells, with new urgency and a keen critical eye, “the story of the West” that shapes our perception of the world. Yet, “the story of the West” does not exist. Only a reading of its most seminal…


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ISBN: 9780889225091
Pages:416
Pub. Date: September 1 2004
Dimensions: 9" x 6" x 1.125"
Non-Fiction / LIT007000

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Twelve Opening Acts
By Michel Tremblay
Translated by Sheila Fischman

Short-listed 2002 Governor General’s Literary Award for Translation

Alongside his dozens of fascinating and award-winning plays, and in addition to this great Chronicles of the Plateau Mont-Royal series of six epic novels, his translations, adaptations, librettos, and acute portrayals of human emotions in a state of both crisis and redemption, Michel Tremblay has left his readers with three…


$18.95
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ISBN: 9780889224667
Pages:192
Pub. Date: January 1 2002
Dimensions: 8.5" x 5.5" x 0.5"
Non-Fiction / BIO007000

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Unity (1918)
By Kevin Kerr

Winner 2002 Governor General’s Literary Award for Drama

Winner 2001 Jessie Richardson Award for Large Theatre: Significant Artistic Achievement Nomin

Winner 2001 Jessie Richardson Award for Sydney Risk Award (Arts Club Theatre)

In the fall of 1918, a world ravaged by four years of war was suddenly hit by a mysterious and deadly plague—the “spanish Flu.” The illness struck not only the young and the elderly, but also people in the prime of their lives, advancing rapidly toward mortality in its victims.…


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ISBN: 9780889224612
Pages:128
Pub. Date: January 1 2002
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Drama / DRA013000

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Vancouver
By Bruce Macdonald

Short-listed 1993 BC Book Prize: BC Booksellers' Choice Award in Honour of Bill Duthie

Short-listed 1993 BC Book Prize: Roderick Haig-Brown Regional Prize

Winner 1993 City of Vancouver Book Award

Absolutely unique in its presentational style, Vancouver: A Visual History is a delightful and important book. This stunning, full-colour historical atlas brings to life Vancouver’s first fourteen decades, beginning with a map of the 1850s depicting the land use, economy and settlement patterns of its first peoples, and ending with…


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Hardback
ISBN: 9780889223110
Pages:96
Pub. Date: January 1 1992
Dimensions: 12" x 12.3125" x 0.625"
Non-Fiction / HIS006000

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Vancouver Anthology
Edited by Stan Douglas

Commended 2011 Alcuin Awards for Book Design

To commemorate its 25th Anniversary, the Or Gallery is co-publishing with Talonbooks a second, updated edition of Vancouver Anthology, edited by acclaimed artist Stan Douglas, first published in 1991. Featuring a larger format, new hardcover design and a new afterword by Stan Douglas, the republication of Vancouver Anthology coincides with…


$35.00
Hardback
ISBN: 9780889226142
Pages:368
Pub. Date: January 3 2009
Dimensions: 9.75" x 6.75" x 1.25"
Non-Fiction / ART015040

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Vigil
By Morris Panych

Winner 1996 Jessie Richardson Award for Outstanding Original Play or Musical (Arts Club Theatre)

Since Morris Panych’s classic black comedy, Vigil, premiered in 1996, it has been produced throughout North America, the United Kingdom and Europe, including a 2009 Off-Broadway production, which opened to rave reviews, a run as Auntie & Me in London and, most recently, shows at the Mark Taper Forum in…


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ISBN: 9780889226920
Pages:80
Pub. Date: May 15 2012
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Fiction / FIC060000

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Waiting for the Parade
By John Murrell

Winner 1980 Floyd S. Chalmers Canadian Play Award

Waiting for the Parade is John Murrell’s play, set in Calgary during World War II, in which five women gather to work for the war effort while their men are away. Waiting for the Parade was first performed by Alberta Theatre Projects, Calgary. Subsequently, it has been performed by Northern…


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ISBN: 9780889221833
Pages:112
Pub. Date: January 1 1980
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Fiction / FIC044000

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Whale Riding Weather
By Bryden MacDonald

Short-listed 1994 Governor General's Literary Award for Drama

A love story in which a faded old queen finds his life slipping away from him along with his young lover, who meets a new, younger man.“One day when I was sitting in a tiny little basement bar I noticed a man sitting alone at the bar—an elegant old queen…


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ISBN: 9780889223530
Pages:128
Pub. Date: January 1 1994
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Fiction / FIC027190

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What Lies Before Us
By Morris Panych

Short-listed 2007 Governor General's Literary Award for Drama

Two-time Governor General’s Award-winning playwright Morris Panych has done with What Lies Before Us the almost unthinkable: he has turned Waiting for Godot into a comedy while simultaneously heightening rather than minimizing the profound existential questions it asks. But this play is no mere parody of a theatre classic, nor…


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ISBN: 9780889225602
Pages:96
Pub. Date: December 8 2006
Dimensions: 8.5" x 5.5" x 0.25"
Drama / DRA013000

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Where the Blood Mixes
By Kevin Loring

Winner 2009 Governor General's Literary Award for Drama

Winner 2009 Jessie Richardson Award for Outstanding Original Script

Winner 2009 Sydney Risk Prize for Outstanding Original Script by an Emerging Playwright

Where the Blood Mixes is meant to expose the shadows below the surface of the author’s First Nations heritage, and to celebrate its survivors. Though torn down years ago, the memories of their Residential School still live deep inside the hearts of those who spent their childhoods there. For some,…


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ISBN: 9780889226081
Pages:96
Pub. Date: May 21 2009
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Drama / DRA013000

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Wigrum
By Daniel Canty
Translated by Oana Avasilichioaei

Short-listed 2014 Alcuin Award for Book Design in Canada ( Fiction category)

Winner 2012 Grafika Grand Prize (Typography)

It’s October 1944. During a brief respite from the aerial bombardment of London, Sebastian Wigrum absconds from his small flat and disappears into the fog for a walk in the Unreal City. This is our first and only encounter with the enigmatic man we come to discover decades later through…


$14.95
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ISBN: 9780889227781
Pages:200
Pub. Date: October 15 2013
Dimensions: 9" x 6" x 0.5625"
Non-Fiction / ANT000000

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Winners and Losers
By Marcus Youssef & James Long

Short-listed 2015 Governor General's Literary Award for Drama

Two buddies, theatre artists and long-time friends Marcus and James, sit at a table and pass the time together playing a made-up game in which they name people, places, or things – Pamela Anderson, microwave ovens, their fathers, Goldman Sachs – and debate whether they are successful or not; in…


$16.95
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ISBN: 9780889229327
Pages:96
Pub. Date: May 15 2015
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Drama / DRA013000

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With Bated Breath
By Bryden MacDonald

Short-listed 2011 Lambda Literary Awards (Drama)

Winner Winner of 5 MECCA Awards, including for Best Text

With Bated Breath asks questions about memory—how and why it plays such a prominent role in our lives: how time affects it, how it fractures, how we often reinvent it depending on the situation—and why it is that certain things stay with us with a blistering clarity, while the shadows…


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ISBN: 9780889226517
Pages:128
Pub. Date: August 15 2010
Dimensions: 8.5" x 5.5" x 0.3125"
Drama / DRA017000

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Write It on Your Heart
By Harry Robinson
Edited by Wendy Wickwire

Short-listed 1990 BC Book Prize: Roderick Haig-Brown Regional Prize

Write It on Your Heart is a celebration of the late Harry Robinson, one of the great storytellers of the Interior Salish people of North America.Collected over a ten-year period, the stories selected for this volume tell from a First Nations point of view about the origin of the world;…


$29.95
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ISBN: 9780889225022
Pages:320
Pub. Date: February 1 2004
Dimensions: 9" x 6" x 1"
Non-Fiction / SOC002010

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Zora, A Cruel Tale
By Philippe Arseneault
Translated by Fred A. Reed & David Homel

Winner 2013 Winner of the 2013 Robert-Cliche Prize

Winner 2014 Prix Jacques-Brossard

Arsenault’s Rabelaisian fantasy is a gothic tale of the macabre and the bizarre, of black magicians and alchemists, and of the life and times of Zora Marjanna Lavanko, the daughter of a brutish tripe-dresser who dies for love. This surreal novel is set in the murky fictional domain of the…


$29.95
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ISBN: 9781772011753
Pages:392
Pub. Date: August 10 2017
Dimensions: 8.5" x 5.5" x 1"
Fiction / FIC019000