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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
Dimensions: 8.5" x 5.5" x 0.375"
Fiction / FIC044000

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Walsh
By Sharon Pollock

A historical documentary of Sitting Bull’s exile in Canada after the Montana massacre at Little Big Horn. The play examines Sitting Bull’s relationship with superintendent Walsh of the North West Mounted Police and is the study of the disillusionment of a man who believes in his government’s integrity but who…


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ISBN: 9780889222151
Pages:136
Pub. Date: January 1 1983
Dimensions: 8.5" x 5.5" x 0.3125"
Non-Fiction / HIS028000

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Wanted
By Sally Clark

It is 1897, and word of gold on the Klondike has spurred a frantic rush of miners to cash in on the riches rumoured to be found there. But by the time the prospectors arrive, all the claims have been staked. Without enough supplies or expertise to endure the harsh…


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ISBN: 9780889225039
Pages:160
Pub. Date: August 1 2004
Dimensions: 8.5" x 5.5" x 0.5"
Drama / DRA013000

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Wanting Everything
By Gladys Hindmarch
Edited by Deanna Fong & Karis Shearer

Makes available for the first time the collected works of this significant feminist, experimental prose writer and member of the renowned TISH group.


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ISBN: 9781772012484
Pages:496
Pub. Date: March 15 2020
Dimensions: 9" x 6" x 1.25"
Non-Fiction / LCO019000

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War Cantata / Child Object
By Larry Tremblay
Translated by Keith Turnbull & Chantal Bilodeau

War Cantata translated by Keith Turnbull How far will humanity go in its quest for power? Why do we desire to eliminate each other through war? War Cantata looks at ways the impulse for violence is transmitted from one generation to the next; for example, when a father teaches his…


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ISBN: 9780889229068
Pages:144
Pub. Date: October 14 2014
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Drama / DRA013000

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Warriors
By Michel Garneau
Translated by Linda Gaboriau

Warriors enters the world of advertising where, even if the product is war, the product can be sold. Two ad men lock themselves in a room to work on a new slogan for The Canadian Armed Forces — the tension of creation is brilliantly and dangerously portrayed as they consider…


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ISBN: 9780889222823
Pages:104
Pub. Date: January 1 1989
Dimensions: 8.5" x 5.5" x 0.3125"
Drama / DRA013000

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WASPs
By Sally Clark

WASPs is one of those plays where the whole is quite literally much greater than the sum of its parts—so much so that it becomes, in retrospect, the subject of the play, “what the play is about,” and that doesn’t hit you until you are half-way home after a fun…


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ISBN: 9780889223981
Pages:128
Pub. Date: January 1 1998
Dimensions: 8.5" x 5.5" x 0.375"
Drama / DRA013000

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Wayside Sang
By Cecily Nicholson

Wayside Sang concerns entwined migrations of Black-other diaspora coming to terms with fossil-fuel psyches in times of trauma and movement. This is a poetic account of economy travel on North American roadways, across Peace and Ambassador bridges and through the Fleetway tunnel, above and beneath Great Lake rivers between nation…


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ISBN: 9781772011821
Pages:128
Pub. Date: October 16 2017
Dimensions: 8.5" x 5.5" x 0.25"
Poetry / POE011000

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We the Family
By George F. Walker
Introduction by Chris Johnson

Canada’s master playwright applies his trademark black humour and incredibly crisp dialogue to the family and multiculturalism. We the Family follows the ripple effects within two culturally and racially divergent families when their children wed. The list of characters in We the Family reads like an ethnic joke, which, indeed,…


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ISBN: 9780889229822
Pages:128
Pub. Date: March 15 2016
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Drama / DRA013000

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we the same
By Sangeeta Wylie

Inspired by a true story, we the same opens in 1979 Vietnam, where six children and a mother become separated from their father and husband as they flee their homeland by boat. Against all odds, they survive pirate attacks, typhoons, and starvation, ending up shipwrecked on a desert island. Thirty-five…


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ISBN: 9781772016161
Pages:112
Pub. Date: July 2 2024
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Drama / DRA005000

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Westray
By Chris O’Neill & Ken Schwartz

When the Westray mine exploded, the human tragedy and suffering that resulted were chilling proof that the age-old price paid for coal is human blood. After the dead were laid to rest, the bureaucratic back-stabbing and corporate refusal of responsibility were all too familiar to followers of the history of…


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ISBN: 9780889224919
Pages:96
Pub. Date: September 1 2004
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Drama / DRA013000

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Wet
By Leanne Dunic

In Wet, a transient Chinese American model working in Singapore thirsts for the unattainable: fair labour rights, the extinguishing of nearby forest fires, breathable air, healthy habitats for animals, human connection. She navigates place and placelessness while observing other migrant workers toiling outdoors despite the hazardous conditions. In photographs and…


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ISBN: 9781772016048
Pages:133
Pub. Date: April 24 2024
Dimensions: 9" x 6" x 0.5"
Poetry / POE024000

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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
Dimensions: 8.5" x 5.5" x 0.375"
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
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Drama / DRA013000

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what's left
By Rob McLennan

what’s left, a book in six related sections, presents us with cues and clues to the poet’s compositional strategies. The first section, “hazelnut,” measures time as the unfolding life of space. It alludes to mclennan’s long-term genealogy project, in which he discovers traces of the Sumerian flood, Etruscans, Icelanders, and…


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ISBN: 9780889224988
Pages:144
Pub. Date: April 1 2004
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Poetry / POE011000

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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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Whereverville
By Josh MacDonald

Dragging Newfoundland “kicking and screaming into the 20th century” (a quote attributed to Joey Smallwood), resettlement was a carrot-and-stick approach to depopulating the province’s fishing outports. Communities were encouraged to abandon themselves in exchange for financial aid and the promise of better services in centralized “growth” towns. Between 1954 and…


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ISBN: 9780889225060
Pages:96
Pub. Date: August 1 2004
Dimensions: 8.5" x 5.5" x 0.3125"
Drama / DRA013000

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White
By Deni Ellis Béchard

From the author of Into the Sun and Vandal Love, acclaimed for “prose that’s both lyrical and gritty, able to evoke big emotions with exquisite intimacy” (O, The Oprah Magazine), White is a riveting novel that explores whiteness, modern humanitarianism, and the lies of American exceptionalism and white supremacy.Assigned to…


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ISBN: 9781772012088
Pages:304
Pub. Date: May 7 2018
Dimensions: 8.5" x 5.5" x 0.75"
Non-Fiction / POL053000

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White Pebbles in the Dark Forests
By Jovette Marchessault
Translated by Yvonne M. Klein

The third volume in Marchessault’s autobiographically based trilogy. White Pebbles in the Dark Forests traces a reconciliation between men and women, children and parents, animals and humans, and the past and future as it looks at the connections between the visible and the invisible. Following Like a Child of the…


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ISBN: 9780889222809
Pages:128
Pub. Date: January 1 1990
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Fiction / FIC090000

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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…


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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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Willful Acts
By Margaret Hollingsworth

Willful Acts is an expanded and updated collection of Margaret Hollingsworth’s best-known and most popular plays, including The Apple in the Eye, Everloving, Diving, Islands, and War Babies (nominated for a Governor General’s Award); along with her latest play, Commonwealth Games. Hollingsworth’s earlier work showcases recurring women’s issues and themes…


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ISBN: 9780889223851
Pages:256
Pub. Date: January 1 1998
Dimensions: 9" x 6" x 0.625"
Drama / DRA013000

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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…


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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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Witness Back at Me
By Weyman Chan

Witness Back at Me is personal dissection that draws on the author’s childhood episodes of disembodiment, when, through the death of his mother from cancer at age two, he lost his ability to speak for nearly two years, which is also the time when he was placed in a foster home at a dairy farm outside Calgary, from age two to four. During this tim


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ISBN: 9781772014419
Pages:128
Pub. Date: September 27 2022
Dimensions: 9" x 6" x 0.75"
Poetry / POE023010

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Women in a World at War
By Madeleine Gagnon
Translated by Phyllis Aronoff & Howard Scott

In 1999, poet and novelist Madeleine Gagnon undertook to document the experience of women in the many war zones at the end of a “century of ashes” through their own eyes and in their own words. Her record of those encounters boldly confronts the harshest realities of and asks the…


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ISBN: 9780889224834
Pages:320
Pub. Date: October 1 2003
Dimensions: 8.5" x 5.5" x 0.8125"
Non-Fiction / SOC028000

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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;…


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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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Writing the Okanagan
By George Bowering

George Bowering was born in Penticton, where his great-grandfather Willis Brinson lived, and Bowering has never been all that far from the Okanagan Valley in his heart and imagination. Early in the twenty-first century, he was made a permanent citizen of Oliver. Bowering has family up and down the Valley,…


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ISBN: 9780889229419
Pages:320
Pub. Date: September 21 2015
Dimensions: 9" x 6" x 1"
Non-Fiction / LCO006000

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Written on Water
By Michel Marc Bouchard
Translated by Linda Gaboriau

Torrential rains have descended upon a small isolated village, and the overflowing river has washed away everything in its path. The mudslide has gutted the writing room, the place where a group of senior citizens used to meet to record their memories. It was after the exodus of their children…


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ISBN: 9780889224926
Pages:96
Pub. Date: January 1 2004
Dimensions: 8.5" x 5.5" x 0.25"
Drama / DRA013000