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#postdildo
By Danielle LaFrance

Incendiary new poems working through the politics and theory of sexuality and desire by the author of JUST LIKE I LIKE IT.


$19.95
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ISBN: 9781772014372
Pages:176
Pub. Date: October 21 2022
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Non-Fiction / SOC065000

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

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ABC of Reading TRG
By Peter Jaeger
Edited by Frank Davey

ABC of Reading TRG examines the writings of Steve McCaffery and bpNichol, with a special focus on their collaborative work as the Toronto Research Group (TRG). The book expands what little criticism there is on the Group’s collaborations by exploring their engagements with literary theory, by differentiating between each writer’s…


$17.95
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ISBN: 9780889224230
Pages:160
Pub. Date: January 1 1999
Dimensions: 9" x 6" x 0.4375"
Non-Fiction / LIT004080

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After Completion
By Charles Olson
With Frances Boldereff
Edited by Sharon Thesen

Charles Olson had many correspondents over the years, but Frances Boldereff, a book designer and typographer, Joyce scholar, and single working mother, embodied a dynamic complexity of interlocutor, muse, Sybil, lover, critic, and amanuensis.After Completion: The Later Letters of Charles Olson and Frances Boldereff follows on from an earlier edition,…


$24.95
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ISBN: 9780889227064
Pages:256
Pub. Date: September 15 2012
Dimensions: 9" x 6" x 0.8125"
Non-Fiction / LCO015000

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Almost Islands
By Stephen Collis

Almost Islands is a powerfully introspective memoir of the author’s friendship with legendary Canadian poet Phyllis Webb – now in her nineties and long enveloped in silence – and his regular trips to see her. It is an extended meditation on literary ambition and failure, poetry and politics, choice and…


$24.95
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ISBN: 9781772012071
Pages:256
Pub. Date: September 6 2018
Dimensions: 8.5" x 5.5" x 0.875"
Non-Fiction / BIO001000

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American Notebooks
By Marie-Claire Blais
Translated by Linda Gaboriau

It is the spring of 1963. The young Quebec author Marie-Claire Blais, bursting with energy and talent, has just won a coveted Guggenheim fellowship. She chooses Cambridge, Massachusetts, as the place where she will begin her writer’s apprenticeship with her mentor, Edmund Wilson.American Notebooks is much more than a fascinating…


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ISBN: 9780889223585
Pages:208
Pub. Date: September 15 1996
Dimensions: 7.9375" x 5.5" x 0.625"
Non-Fiction / BIO022000

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Amigo's Blue Guitar
By Joan MacLeod

A college student’s life is given meaning when he chooses to sponsor Elias, a Salvadoran refugee, as a class project. When Elias arrives, his hosts Sander and his family learn what it means and feels to be a refugee and how to relate to someone who has endured such intense…


$15.95
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ISBN: 9780889223714
Pages:96
Pub. Date: January 1 1997
Dimensions: 9" x 6" x 0.25"
Non-Fiction / FAM000000

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An Error in Judgement
By Dara Culhane

On January 22, 1979, an eleven-year-old Native girl died of a ruptured appendix in an Alert Bay, B.C. hospital. The events that followed are chronicled here by Dara Culhane Speck, a member by marriage of the Nimpkish Indian Band in Alert Bay. She has relied mainly on interviews, anecdotes and…


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ISBN: 9780889222465
Pages:280
Pub. Date: January 1 1987
Dimensions: 9" x 6" x 0.75"
Non-Fiction / POL064000

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Anarcho-Modernism
Edited by Ian Angus

This volume is a collection of thirty-eight pieces unified by a combination of the playful, primitive aesthetic of literary modernism with the anti-authoritarian, anarchist praxis of radical democratic politics. This bipolar sensibility permeates the work of Jerry Zaslove, to whom the book is dedicated.Yet even if this sensibility pervades the…


$29.95
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ISBN: 9780889224575
Pages:512
Pub. Date: September 15 2001
Dimensions: 9.75" x 7" x 0.8125"
Non-Fiction / LIT006000

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Anatolia Junction
By Fred A. Reed

This book stands at the point where actuality and legend converge in a land as old as time. From it extends an arid landscape upon which are inscribed the stories of peoples, civilizations, ideas that enslave and beliefs that liberate. Anatolia Junction weaves together three narratives: that of Fred A.…


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ISBN: 9780889224261
Pages:320
Pub. Date: January 1 1999
Dimensions: 9" x 6" x 0.6875"
Non-Fiction / TRV012000

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Annihilated Time
By Jeff Derksen

Reading against the grain of global ideological flows, Derksen demonstrates how borders, identities, national literatures, urban territories, built space and the spaces of culture and politics have not simply been eroded by globalization, but how the traditional identity-determined scales of culture are being re-imagined as contested spaces for dynamic communities…


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ISBN: 9780889226128
Pages:304
Pub. Date: January 5 2009
Dimensions: 9" x 6" x 0.75"
Non-Fiction / LIT014000

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Anywhere but Here
By Carmen Aguirre

Anywhere but Here is an external representation of the inner turmoil of exile. Using magic realism tropes, it follows a family on a journey back toward Chile from Canada. They drive in a convertible along the desert border between the U.S. and Mexico, each with different emotions about the North…


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ISBN: 9781772012903
Pages:160
Pub. Date: May 4 2021
Dimensions: 8.5" x 5.5" x 0.4375"
Non-Fiction / SOC007000

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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…


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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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Asking For It
By Ellie Moon

Two plays from rising Canadian theatre star Ellie Moon. Asking For It looks at gender roles and sexual consent in the wake of the Ghomeshi scandal, and considers the various ways in which sexual consent is understood personally, culturally, and legally. In this documentary play, Moon speaks with people of…


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ISBN: 9781772012668
Pages:224
Pub. Date: December 17 2020
Dimensions: 8.5" x 5.5" x 0.5625"
Non-Fiction / SOC060000

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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…


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

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Baseball Love
By George Bowering

Having written books in practically every genre, George Bowering is often introduced as someone who adores baseball, yet ironically he did not begin this book about the game until he was appointed Canada’s first Poet Laureate for 2002–04. This picaresque memoir of a road trip with his fiancée through the…


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ISBN: 9780889225299
Pages:256
Pub. Date: April 1 2006
Dimensions: 9" x 6" x 0.625"
Non-Fiction / BIO007000

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Beating the Bushes
By Steven Bush

Steven Bush is a man on a mission—to confront the skeletons in his family closet. Did his very own cousins rule a country that, even today, after electing its ?rst African American president, still seems bent on world domination? What can he, a distant relation of the “Bushes” (so the…


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ISBN: 9780889226470
Pages:160
Pub. Date: October 1 2010
Dimensions: 8.5" x 5.5" x 0.4375"
Non-Fiction / ART015020

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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…


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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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Birth of a Bookworm
By Michel Tremblay
Translated by Sheila Fischman

In Birth of a Bookworm, Michel Tremblay takes the reader on a tour of the books that have had a formative influence on the birth and early development of his creative imagination. Included are his readings of and reactions to some of the great classics of world literature by such…


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ISBN: 9780889224766
Pages:192
Pub. Date: March 15 2003
Dimensions: 8.5" x 5.5" x 0.625"
Non-Fiction / BIO007000

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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…


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

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bpNichol
By Stephen Scobie

Scobie illuminates bpNichol’s relationship to Dadaism, contemporary French literary theory, and the writing of Gertrude Stein, and argues strongly for Nichol’s importance as a writer of fiction.Other titles in The New Canadian Criticism Series: ABC of Reading TRG Timothy Findley and the Aesthetics of Fascism Michael Ondaatje: Word, Image, Imagination…


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ISBN: 9780889222205
Pages:154
Pub. Date: January 1 1984
Dimensions: 9" x 6" x 0.5"
Non-Fiction / LIT004080

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bpNichol Comics
By bp Nichol
Edited by Carl Peters

The scope, innovation and depth (down to the heart) of bpNichol’s writing makes him one of the most important writers in English of the 20th century. He is widely known for his research into genres as diverse as the lyric, the long poem, sound poetry, concrete poetry, critical theory and…


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ISBN: 9780889224483
Pages:320
Pub. Date: January 1 1984
Dimensions: 9" x 6" x 0.75"
Non-Fiction / LIT004080

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

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Canada: A New Tax Haven
By Alain Deneault
Translated by Catherine Browne

In Canada: A New Tax Haven, Alain Deneault traces Canada’s relationship with Britain’s Caribbean colonies back through the last half of the twentieth century, arguing that the involvement of Canadian financiers in establishing and maintaining Caribbean tax havens has predisposed Canada to become a tax haven itself – a metamorphosis…


$29.95
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ISBN: 9780889228368
Pages:224
Pub. Date: July 25 2015
Dimensions: 8.5" x 5.5" x 1"
Non-Fiction / BUS011000

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Canadian Drama and the Critics
Edited by L. W. Conolly

The editor of this lively, updated assortment of reviews, interviews and other critical deliberations on contemporary Canadian drama has gathered material from books, theatre and scholarly journals; from major daily newspapers in Canada and abroad; from critics, academics, journalists and playwrights. This new expanded and updated edition of Canadian Drama…


$29.95
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ISBN: 9780889223592
Pages:384
Pub. Date: January 1 1995
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Non-Fiction / LIT004080

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Capital Tales
By Brian Fawcett

The survivors and victims inhabiting the pages of Capital Tales dash forever the romantic myth that our peerless captains of industry are guiding us through the mists of progress to a shining land of prosperity. Tough, uncompromising portraits of people discovering the illusions they live by, the stories culminate in…


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ISBN: 9780889222212
Pages:204
Pub. Date: January 1 1984
Dimensions: 8.5" x 5.5" x 0.625"
Non-Fiction / LIT025030

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Charles Olson at the Harbor
By Ralph Maud

Charles Olson was quite possibly the greatest, and without question the most influential, of the “New American Poets” published by Grove Press in the mid-twentieth century.Synthesizing the experimental avant-garde of Black Mountain College with the uncompromising existentialism of the Beat generation, the new structuralism of the San Francisco Renaissance and…


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ISBN: 9780889225763
Pages:224
Pub. Date: July 1 2008
Dimensions: 9" x 5.9375" x 0.625"
Non-Fiction / BIO007000

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Circumstances Alter Photographs
By Michael Barnholden

On Friday, April 24, 1885, Captain James Peters took the world’s first battlefield photographs under fire at the battle of Fish Creek in the Canadian Northwest Territory of Saskatchewan. As Captain of the Royal Canadian Artillery’s “A” Battery—part of the North West Field Force—he subsequently managed to expose over seventy…


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ISBN: 9780889226210
Pages:144
Pub. Date: November 16 2009
Dimensions: 10" x 8.25" x 0.875"
Non-Fiction / PHO015000

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Cissy
By Dave Deveau

Cissy is a collection of three plays on gender and young LGBTQ+ folk by the acclaimed playwright Dave Deveau. In Nelly Boy, an unknown man sits in a nondescript room trying to discover how Nelly came to be running naked along the side of a six-lane highway. Nelly’s world slowly…


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ISBN: 9781772012521
Pages:176
Pub. Date: March 1 2020
Dimensions: 8.5" x 5.5" x 0.4375"
Non-Fiction / YAF047050

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Coast Salish Essays
By Wayne Suttles

Wayne Suttles has devoted much of his professional life to research on the cultures of the Native peoples of the Pacific Northwest, especially the Coast Salish of the Georgia Strait-Puget Sound Basin. Born and raised in this region, he has been guided by a life-long love of its natural environment…


$29.95
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ISBN: 9780889222120
Pages:336
Pub. Date: January 1 1987
Dimensions: 9" x 6" x 1"
Non-Fiction / SOC002010

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Cold Comfort
By Gil McElroy

When his father died, award-winning poet and curator Gil McElroy was given a box of photographs that documented his father’s military career. Beginning in the Second World War and continuing right through to the end of the Cold War, the senior McElroy staffed Canada’s network of electronic defence, including the…


$18.95
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ISBN: 9780889226845
Pages:272
Pub. Date: May 15 2012
Dimensions: 8.5" x 5.5" x 0.5625"
Non-Fiction / BIO008000

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Consecrated Ground 2nd Edition
By George Boyd

In 1965, Africville, the largest and oldest black community in Canada was bulldozed into memory. What was lost to the politicians of Halifax was an inconvenience, an eyesore. But what was lost to the people whose roots ran deep through the once-vibrant community was an entire way of life. The…


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ISBN: 9780889226661
Pages:80
Pub. Date: January 15 2011
Dimensions: 8.5" x 5.5" x 0.25"
Non-Fiction / HIS006040

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Conversations in Tehran
By Jean-Daniel Lafond & Fred A. Reed

In early 2004, filmmaker Jean-Daniel Lafond (Salam Iran, a Persian Letter) and author Fred A. Reed (Persian Postcards: Iran after Khomeini) returned to Iran after a two-year absence—on the eve of the parliamentary elections that were to seal the political defeat of the Reform movement. They had come to interview…


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ISBN: 9780889225503
Pages:224
Pub. Date: September 1 2006
Dimensions: 9" x 6" x 0.625"
Non-Fiction / POL012000

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Conversations with Khahtsahlano, 1932–1954 Hardcover
By August Jack Khahtsahlano & J.S. Matthews

Conversations with Khahtsahlano, 1932–1954 contains twenty-two years of conversations between Sḵwx̱uwú7mesh Chief X̱ats’alanexw, a.k.a. Chief August Jack Khahtsahlano, and Major J.S. Matthews. Originally published in 1955 by the Vancouver City Archives, Conversations with Khahtsahlano received a limited publication and is reproduced here in facsimile. Chief X̱ats’alanexw’s reminiscences travel as far…


$65.00
Hardback
ISBN: 9781772014914
Pages:488
Pub. Date: November 3 2022
Dimensions: 8.4375" x 5.8125" x 1.25"
Non-Fiction / LCO013000

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Conversations with Khahtsahlano, 1932–1954
By August Jack Khahtsahlano & J.S. Matthews

Conversations with Khahtsahlano, 1932–1954 contains twenty-two years of conversations between Sḵwx̱uwú7mesh Chief X̱ats’alanexw, a.k.a. Chief August Jack Khahtsahlano, and Major J.S. Matthews. Originally published in 1955 by the Vancouver City Archives, Conversations with Khahtsahlano received a limited publication and is reproduced here in facsimile. Chief X̱ats’alanexw’s reminiscences travel as far…


$45.00
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ISBN: 9781772014907
Pages:448
Pub. Date: September 13 2022
Dimensions: 8.0625" x 5.5" x 1.1875"
Non-Fiction / LCO013000

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Crabdance
By Beverley Simons

Crabdance is a tragicomedy in three acts in which a lonely, middle-aged woman plays elaborate, ritualistic games with three men whom she forces to play the roles of her son, her husband and her lover.


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ISBN: 9780889220164
Pages:128
Pub. Date: January 1 1972
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Non-Fiction / HUM012000

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Crimes and Mercies
By James Bacque

More than 9 million Germans died as a result of deliberate Allied starvation and expulsion policies after World War II—one quarter of the country was annexed, and about 15 million people expelled in the largest act of ethnic cleansing the world has ever known. Over 2 million of these alone,…


$24.95
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ISBN: 9780889225671
Pages:320
Pub. Date: September 15 2007
Dimensions: 9" x 6" x 0.9375"
Non-Fiction / HIS027100

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Dispatches from the Occupation
By Stephen Collis

Somewhere at the core of almost every intellectual discipline is an attempt to explain change – why and how things change, and how we negotiate these transformations. These are among the most ancient of philosophical questions. In this collection of essays, award-winning poet Stephen Collis investigates how the Occupy movement…


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ISBN: 9780889226951
Pages:256
Pub. Date: August 15 2012
Dimensions: 8" x 5" x 0.625"
Non-Fiction / POL007000

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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…


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

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Entering Time
By Colin Browne

During the groundbreaking Charles Edenshaw exhibition at the Vancouver Art Gallery in 2013, poet Colin Browne found himself returning often to study three large argillite platters carved by the Haida master in the late 1800s. Produced several years apart, each depicts an identical scene at the same moment: two frightened…


$19.95
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ISBN: 9781772010398
Pages:196
Pub. Date: January 2 2017
Dimensions: 8.5" x 5" x 0.5"
Non-Fiction / SOC008040

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Essays on George F. Walker
By Chris Johnson

From his plundering of elements from B-movies and melodrama in early plays like Zastrozzi and Beyond Mozambique to the uneasy satire and the class politics of the East End and the Power plays, and now most recently in the shape of “Suburban Motel,” a cycle of six new plays, George…


$29.95
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ISBN: 9780921368823
Pages:272
Pub. Date: January 1 1999
Dimensions: 8" x 5" x 0.8125"
Non-Fiction / LIT013000

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EX MACHINA
By Patrick Caux & Bernard Gilbert
Translated by Neil Kroetsch

In 1993 when Robert Lepage suggested to his colleagues that a specific identity and image be found for his next working group, he imposed one condition. The word “theatre” was not to be part of the name of the new company. This gorgeous full-colour book documents the results of that…


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ISBN: 9780889226173
Pages:84
Pub. Date: September 15 2009
Dimensions: 10" x 8" x 0.4375"
Non-Fiction / PER011000

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Falling Shadows
By Christian Guay-Poliquin
Translated by David Homel

In Falling Shadows, a lone man walks in the forest towards the hunting camp where his family has taken refuge to escape the upheaval caused by a widespread power failure. He knows he is threatened. One day, having lost his way, a twelve-year-old boy, mysteriously fearless and familiar, calls out…


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ISBN: 9781772014518
Pages:224
Pub. Date: June 6 2022
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Non-Fiction / YAF001020

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Finding Mr. Wong
By Susan Crean

Susan Crean’s memoir Finding Mr. Wong chronicles her effort to piece together the life of the man she knew as Mr. Wong, cook and housekeeper to her Irish Canadian family for two generations. Reminiscing, Crean writes, “I grew up in Mr. Wong’s kitchen …”A Chinese Head Tax payer hired by…


$19.95
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ISBN: 9781772011944
Pages:272
Pub. Date: June 15 2018
Dimensions: 8.5" x 5.5" x 0.75"
Non-Fiction / SOC031000

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Flow
By Roy Miki
Edited by Michael Barnholden

A stunning collection from Governor General’s Award winner Roy Miki, Flow presents all of this critically acclaimed writer’s poetry – from his collections Saving Face, Random Access File, Surrender, There, and Mannequin Rising – as well as a substantial chapter of new, previously unpublished works. Including a foreword by poet…


$29.95
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ISBN: 9781772012170
Pages:640
Pub. Date: August 15 2019
Dimensions: 9" x 6" x 1.8125"
Non-Fiction / ART015040

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Flow
By Roy Miki
Edited by Michael Barnholden

A stunning collection from Governor General’s Award winner Roy Miki, Flow presents all of this critically acclaimed writer’s poetry – from his collections Saving Face, Random Access File, Surrender, There, and Mannequin Rising – as well as a substantial chapter of new, previously unpublished works. Including a foreword by poet…


$49.95
Hardback
ISBN: 9781772012101
Pages:640
Pub. Date: January 3 2019
Dimensions: 9" x 6.5" x 3"
Non-Fiction / ART015040

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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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Forever Yours, Marie-Lou
By Michel Tremblay
Translated by John Van Burek & Bill Glassco

This second revised edition of Forever Yours, Marie-Lou, which played at the 1990 Stratford Festival, is John Van Burek and Bill Glassco’s new translation of Michel Tremblay’s original French text.


$16.95
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ISBN: 9780889223493
Pages:80
Pub. Date: January 1 1994
Dimensions: 8.25" x 5.25" x 0.25"
Non-Fiction / FAM041000

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From Oral to Written
By Tomson Highway
Edited by Jordan Abel

Aboriginal Canadians tell their own stories, about their own people, in their own voice, from their own perspective.If as recently as forty years ago there was no recognizable body of work by Canadian writers, as recently as thirty years ago there was no Native literature in this country. Perhaps a…


$39.95
Hardback
ISBN: 9781772011883
Pages:432
Pub. Date: August 15 2017
Dimensions: 9" x 6" x 1.375"
Non-Fiction / LIT004080

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From Oral to Written
By Tomson Highway
Edited by Jordan Abel

Aboriginal Canadians tell their own stories, about their own people, in their own voice, from their own perspective.If as recently as forty years ago there was no recognizable body of work by Canadian writers, as recently as thirty years ago there was no Native literature in this country. Perhaps a…


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ISBN: 9781772011166
Pages:432
Pub. Date: August 15 2017
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Non-Fiction / LIT004080

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Gabriel Dumont Speaks 2nd Edition
By Gabriel Dumont
Translated by Michael Barnholden

In 1903, eighteen years after leading the Métis Army against the Northwest Expeditionary Force and the Northwest Mounted Police at Fish Creek, Duck Lake and Batoche, Louis Riel’s Adjutant General Gabriel Dumont dictated his memoirs to a group of friends, one of whom is thought to have written Dumont’s stories…


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ISBN: 9780889226258
Pages:96
Pub. Date: August 31 2009
Dimensions: 8.4375" x 5.5" x 0.3125"
Non-Fiction / BIO006000

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Gabriel Dumont's Wild West Show
By Jean Marc Dalpé & David Granger & Laura Lussier & Alexis Martin & Andrea Menard & Yvette Nolan & Gilles Poulin-Denis & Paula-Jean Prudat & Mansel Robinson & Kenneth T. Williams

Gabriel Dumont’s Wild West Show is a flamboyant epic, constructed as a series of tableaux, about the struggles of the Métis in the Canadian West. It is a multilayered and entertaining saga with a rodeo vibe, loosely based on Buffalo Bill’s legendary outdoor travelling show. In 1885, following the hanging…


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ISBN: 9781772013191
Pages:304
Pub. Date: May 4 2021
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Non-Fiction / HIS006010

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Gaman – Perseverance
By Art Miki

This revealing memoir by the former president of the National Association of Japanese Canadians describes the long journey towards resolution for the historic injustice that deprived Japanese Canadians of their basic human rights during and after World War II. Gaman – Perseverance details the intense negotiations that took place in…


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ISBN: 9781772015416
Pages:350
Pub. Date: December 15 2023
Dimensions: 9" x 6" x 1"
Non-Fiction / HIS027100

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Great Lakes Suite
By David W. McFadden

Specially edited, updated, revised and rewritten by the author, and for the first time complete in one volume, Great Lakes Suite includes A Trip Around Lake Ontario, first published in 1988, as well as A Trip Around Lake Erie and A Trip Around Lake Huron, both of which were first…


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ISBN: 9780889223820
Pages:416
Pub. Date: January 1 1997
Dimensions: 9" x 6" x 1"
Non-Fiction / BIO007000

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griddle talk
By Carol Malyon & bill bissett

For 52 weeks, bill bissett and Carol Malyon met for brunch and conversation at the Golden Griddle in Toronto.This sustained conversational encounter between Carol Malyon, who writes within the objective bounds of standard English usage, and bill bissett, one of contemporary writing’s most exotic practitioners, working with the visual forms…


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ISBN: 9780889226067
Pages:144
Pub. Date: June 1 2009
Dimensions: 9" x 6" x 0.4375"
Non-Fiction / BIO007000

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He Speaks Volumes
By Rebecca Wigod

This biography of George Bowering, first Canadian Parliamentary Poet Laureate, reveals the intimate, intellectual, and artistic life of one of Canada’s most prolific authors, offering an inside look at the people and events at the centre of the country’s literary and artistic avant-garde from the 1960s to the present.A distinguished…


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ISBN: 9781772012064
Pages:336
Pub. Date: November 13 2018
Dimensions: 8.5" x 5.5" x 0.8125"
Non-Fiction / LIT004080

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Hell & Other Novels
By Beverley Daurio

Behind our everyday, apparently rational preoccupations lie the traces of a longing for sanctity and redemption. In these haunting, often chilling short stories, Beverley Daurio maps the sub-atomic space of contemporary alienation: a woman celebrates her divorce; a photographer trying to stay off drugs visits a monastery; an historian avoids…


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ISBN: 9780889104211
Pages:160
Pub. Date: January 1 1990
Dimensions: 8.5" x 5.5" x 0.5"
Non-Fiction / LCO006000

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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"
Non-Fiction / LAN005000

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I Saw Three Ships
By Bill Richardson

“By June, Philip’s view of English Bay, what’s left of it, will be utterly gone. It was always going to happen. For years now, it’s been getting harder and harder to see what’s out there. For years now, it’s been getting harder and harder to know what to do.” Eight…


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ISBN: 9781772012330
Pages:264
Pub. Date: September 15 2019
Dimensions: 8.5" x 5.5" x 0.8125"
Non-Fiction / LCO006000

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Imperial Canada Inc.
By Alain Deneault & William Sacher
Translated by Fred A. Reed

Imperial Canada Inc. sets out to ask a simple question: why is Canada home to more than 70% of the world’s mining companies?Created by the British North America Act of 1867, Canada, rather than turning away from its colonial past, actively embraced, appropriated, and perpetuated the imperial ambitions of its…


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ISBN: 9780889226357
Pages:256
Pub. Date: November 15 2010
Dimensions: 8.5" x 5.5" x 0.5"
Non-Fiction / BUS069020

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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
Dimensions: 9" x 6" x 0.375"
Non-Fiction / SOC021000

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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
Dimensions: 8.5" x 5.5" x 0.5"
Non-Fiction / LIT025050

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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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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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Iron Peggy
By Marie Clements

Peg is struggling for survival at her boarding school. Three über-cool “it” girls take aim at Peg and make her life utterly miserable. When her beloved Grandmother dies she just wants to disappear. Then an unexpected gift arrives; inside it, Peg finds three cast-iron Canadian soldiers. In despair, she throws…


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ISBN: 9781772012538
Pages:112
Pub. Date: June 25 2020
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Non-Fiction / HUM022000

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Jigsaw
By M.A.C. Farrant

Celebrated humorist and short-story writer M.A.C. Farrant’s new non-fiction work comprises ninety-three puzzle pieces that mimic the actual practice of assembling a jigsaw puzzle. By turns whimsical, insightful, meditative, funny, and factual, the “pieces” of Jigsaw touch on themes readers of the celebrated humorist and fiction writer M.A C. Farrant…


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ISBN: 9781772015430
Pages:157
Pub. Date: October 17 2023
Dimensions: 8.5" x 5.5" x 0.8125"
Non-Fiction / LCO019000

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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
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Justice in Our Time
By Roy Miki & Cassandra Kobayashi

From 1942 to 1949, a group of innocent Canadians were uprooted from their homes and businesses on the west coast, dispossessed, and forced to disperse across Canada, merely on the basis of their Japanese ancestry. Some 4,000 were even exiled to wartorn Japan.These injustices remained unresolved for nearly forty years.…


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ISBN: 9780889222922
Pages:160
Pub. Date: January 1 1991
Dimensions: 11.25" x 9.25" x 0.625"
Non-Fiction / POL004000

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King Arthur's Night and Peter Panties
By Marcus Youssef & Niall McNeil
Introduction by Al Etmanski

Among the first by a writer with Down syndrome, these two plays demonstrate an ability to riff and shift perspective, with disarming, hilarious, and occasionally heart-stopping results. Based on the iconic stories of King Arthur and Peter Pan, they are modern-day mash-ups that meld the fictional, the meta-fictional, and the…


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ISBN: 9781772012033
Pages:160
Pub. Date: May 4 2018
Dimensions: 9" x 6" x 0.4375"
Non-Fiction / PER011030

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Kisses Deep
By Michel Marc Bouchard
Translated by Linda Gaboriau

A stunning new play by star Québec playwright Michel Marc Bouchard.


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ISBN: 9781772014457
Pages:95
Pub. Date: October 28 2022
Dimensions: 8.5" x 5.5" x 0.75"
Non-Fiction / SOC012000

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Kuei, My Friend
By Deni Ellis Béchard & Natasha Kanape Fontaine

Kuei, My Friend is an engaging book of letters: a literary and political encounter between Innu poet Natasha Kanapé Fontaine and Québécois-American novelist Deni Ellis Béchard. Choosing the epistolary form, they decided to engage together in a frank conversation about racism and reconciliation.Intentionally positioned within the contexts of the Idle…


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ISBN: 9781772011951
Pages:176
Pub. Date: April 15 2018
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Lasagna
By Ronald Cross & Hélène Sévigny

The events at Oka in 1990 saw the might of the Canadian Armed Forces in the service of the governments of both Quebec and Canada confront some 40 armed Mohawk “Warriors” who were defending their local community’s resistance against a further colonial encroachment on their native lands. The events of…


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ISBN: 9780889223486
Pages:248
Pub. Date: January 1 1994
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Non-Fiction / HIS006020

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Les Belles Soeurs
By Michel Tremblay
Translated by John Van Burek & Bill Glassco

Germaine Lauzon has won a million trading stamps from a department store. Her head swimming with dreams of refurbishing and redecorating her working-class home from top to bottom with catalogue selections ranging from new kitchen appliances to “real Chinese paintings on velvet,” she invites fourteen of her friends and relatives…


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ISBN: 9780889223028
Pages:112
Pub. Date: January 1 1992
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Non-Fiction / HIS006090

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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
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Non-Fiction / HIS006090

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Lha yudit’ih We Always Find a Way
By Lorraine Weir
With Chief Roger William

Eight years in the making, Lha yudit’ih We Always Find a Way is a community oral history of Tsilhqot’in Nation v. British Columbia, the first case in Canada to result in a declaration of Aboriginal Rights and Title to a specific piece of land. Told from the perspective of the…


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ISBN: 9781772013825
Pages:405
Pub. Date: October 31 2023
Dimensions: 9.5" x 6.5" x 1.25"
Non-Fiction / BIO028000

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Lily Briscoe
By Mary Meigs

Taking as her alter-ego Lily Briscoe–the painter in Virginia Woolf's To the Lighthouse–Mary Meigs paints a portrait of herself, her family and her friends in Lily Briscoe: A Self-Portrait, a book that is both autobiography and memoir. In it, she describes the three major decisions of her life: "not to…


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ISBN: 9780889221956
Pages:264
Pub. Date: January 1 1981
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Non-Fiction / BIO022000

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Limbinal
By Oana Avasilichioaei

Limbinal, as its hybrid title suggests, speaks in the porous space between a limb’s articulations and a liminal border. Formally diverse, the pieces in Limbinal intersect prose fragments with incantatory dialogues, poetic footnotes with photographic phrases, rebellious translations with liquid transpositions.Against a backdrop of globalization fantasies heralding the new utopia,…


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ISBN: 9780889229242
Pages:136
Pub. Date: April 14 2015
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Non-Fiction / LAN009000

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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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Living by Stories
By Harry Robinson
Edited by Wendy Wickwire

Following on two previous collections— Write It on Your Heart: The Epic World of an Okanagan Storyteller (1989) and Nature Power: In the Spirit of an Okanagan Storyteller (2004)—Talonbooks is pleased to announce the release of this third volume of oral narratives by Okanagan storyteller Harry Robinson.Living by Stories includes…


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ISBN: 9780889225220
Pages:288
Pub. Date: September 15 2005
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Non-Fiction / SOC002010

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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…


$39.95
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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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Margaret Atwood
By Frank Davey

Margaret Atwood’s writing, according to Davey, reveals not only an extraordinary facility with language, but also a deep mistrust of it as something shaped by an instrumental and largely male culture. Her language directs its readers to a hidden level of itself – unspoken, symbolic, gestural – and away from…


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ISBN: 9780889222175
Pages:178
Pub. Date: January 1 1984
Dimensions: 8.5" x 5.5" x 0.5"
Non-Fiction / LIT004290

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Meanwhile
By bp Nichol
Edited by Roy Miki

For bpNichol, who called himself a writer who writes about the act of writing,” criticism was not only a means to address his own poetics and the textual practices of his generation; it was just as essential to his imagination as were his poems themselves.Finally, after years of readers struggling…


$34.95
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ISBN: 9780889224476
Pages:496
Pub. Date: September 15 2002
Dimensions: 9" x 6.6875" x 1.125"
Non-Fiction / LCO006000

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Megantic
By Anne-Marie Saint-Cerny
Translated by W. Donald Wilson

Lac-Mégantic, Québec, Canada – July 6, 2013. On a hot summer night, a driverless, out-of-control train descends the slope that leads to the scenic town below and explodes, pulverizing the downtown area and killing forty-seven unsuspecting victims. The devastation, which leaves the people of Lac-Mégantic dazed and in mourning, is…


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ISBN: 9781772012590
Pages:336
Pub. Date: August 26 2020
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Non-Fiction / HIS006020

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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
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Non-Fiction / BIO007000

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Moving the Centre
By Andrew Kushnir & Khari Wendell McClelland

Moving the Centre is a two-play anthology exploring the problems and possibilities of verbatim theatre and undertake questions of justice, identity, and the history all around us.


$19.95
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ISBN: 9781772013948
Pages:192
Pub. Date: May 25 2022
Dimensions: 8.5" x 5.5" x 0.5625"
Non-Fiction / PER020000

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Muthologos
By Charles Olson
Edited by Ralph Maud

Charles Olson’s insistence that the public value of any articulation is inseparable from the particulars of the time and place of its origins resulted in the proprioceptive methodology of his composition—in his speech and his writing, in both poetry and prose. Olson did not “lecture”—he “talked.” His encyclopedic knowledge of…


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ISBN: 9780889226395
Pages:496
Pub. Date: October 31 2010
Dimensions: 9" x 6" x 1.1875"
Non-Fiction / LIT014000

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My Favourite Crime
By Deni Ellis Béchard

A collection of essays that are at once personal and political, covering a variety of topics, ranging from the author's tumultuous relationship with his criminal father and the ways writing can help us transform our own understanding to long-form journalistic dispatches from around the globe.


$24.95
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ISBN: 9781772012323
Pages:232
Pub. Date: September 15 2019
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Non-Fiction / LCO010000

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My Turquoise Years
By M.A.C. Farrant

**Twentieth anniversary edition of Farrant’s beloved memoir of coming of age with an absent mother in a vanished time**The setting is Vancouver Island, the year 1960. It is the era of The Three Stooges and the Red Menace, the apex of plastic, Arborite, and everything turquoise: high heels, pedal pushers,…


$21.95
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ISBN: 9781772016369
Pages:208
Pub. Date: August 20 2024
Dimensions: 9" x 8.5" x 0.5625"
Non-Fiction / LCO006000

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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.…


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

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NEWS
By Drew Hayden Taylor

In this collection of short humourous essays originally written for the popular media, playwright, novelist and screenwriter Drew Hayden Taylor sends his readers fascinating and exotic postcards from his globetrotting adventures, always on the lookout for the NEWS about aboriginal peoples around the world. Organized around the thematics suggested by…


$24.95
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ISBN: 9780889226432
Pages:288
Pub. Date: November 30 2010
Dimensions: 8.5" x 5.5" x 0.75"
Non-Fiction / TRV010000

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No More Harveys
By Chantal Bilodeau

The third play in the award-winning Arctic Cycle on the impact of climate changeHarveys suck. Whether hurricanes or Hollywood producers, Harveys are overpowered forces primed to prey on vulnerable people and ecosystems. Harveys especially prey on women, including the woman in No More Harveys, who flees her abusive husband and…


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ISBN: 9781772015201
Pages:69
Pub. Date: May 31 2023
Dimensions: 8.5" x 5.5" x 0.3125"
Non-Fiction / SCI092000

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No Plaster Saint
By Nancy Knickerbocker

Throughout her life, Mildred Osterhout Fahrni walked with J.S. Woodsworth, Mahatma Gandhi and Martin Luther King. She heard Ghandi tell the British of his dream of a free India in 1931. When the Co-operative Commonwealth Federation was born in Regina in 1933, Fahrni was there. As a reporter she covered…


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ISBN: 9780889224520
Pages:288
Pub. Date: March 15 2001
Dimensions: 9" x 7.8125" x 5.0625"
Non-Fiction / BIO022000

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No White Picket Fence
By Robin C. Whittaker & Sue Mckenzie-Mohr

A powerful verbatim play about young women’s resilience through foster care, No White Picket Fence is drawn from a research project involving in-depth interviews.


$16.95
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ISBN: 9781772012415
Pages:96
Pub. Date: September 30 2019
Dimensions: 8.5" x 5.3125" x 0.3125"
Non-Fiction / PER011000

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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,…


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ISBN: 9780889221024
Pages:112
Pub. Date: January 1 1976
Dimensions: 8.5" x 5.5" x 0.375"
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One and Half of You
By Leanne Dunic

A work exploring sibling and romantic love, and the complexities of being a biracial person looking for completion in another


$16.95
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ISBN: 9781772012866
Pages:88
Pub. Date: March 15 2021
Dimensions: 9" x 6" x 0.25"
Non-Fiction / SOC008000

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One Good Thing
By M.A.C. Farrant

Written in sixty short epistolary chapters, award winning author M.A.C. Farrant’s latest offering represents a search for hope and appeasement in a rapidly changing and often perplexing society.


$19.95
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ISBN: 9781772012842
Pages:200
Pub. Date: February 15 2021
Dimensions: 7.5" x 5" x 0.5"
Non-Fiction / LCO011000

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Orwell in Cuba
By Frédérick Lavoie
Translated by Donald Winkler

Orwell in Cuba: How ‘1984’ Came to Be Published in Castro’s Twilight is a personal account of today’s Cuba at a pivotal point in its history, with the Castro brothers passing power on to a new generation. The book is akin to a detective story, as the author investigates how and why a state-run publishing house has come to release a new translatio


$24.95
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ISBN: 9781772012453
Pages:304
Pub. Date: May 6 2020
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Non-Fiction / HIS041010

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Other Losses
By James Bacque

Other Losses caused an international scandal when first published in 1989 by revealing that Allied Supreme Commander Dwight Eisenhower’s policies caused the death of some 1,000,000 German captives in American and French internment camps through disease, starvation and exposure from 1944 to 1949, as a direct result of the policies…


$24.95
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ISBN: 9780889226654
Pages:392
Pub. Date: May 15 2011
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Non-Fiction / HIS027100

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Outsider Notes
By Lynette Hunter
Edited by Frank Davey

How does an “outsider” feminist read a contemporary Canadian literature that is profoundly inscribed with the contradictions of late 20th-century capitalism, nationalism and globalism, and with vigorous class, race and gender struggles for access to power and representation? What does “literature” become when its own strategies variously place history, genre,…


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ISBN: 9780889223639
Pages:320
Pub. Date: January 1 1996
Dimensions: 8.5" x 5.5" x 0.8125"
Non-Fiction / POL056000

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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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Paul Martin & Companies
By Alain Deneault
Translated by Rhonda Mullins

The more one reads about Paul Martin’s business affairs, the more troubling they appear. In Paul Martin & Companies, Alain Deneault offers a piercing look at what it means when a Canadian prime minister puts his private interests outside the laws he has been elected to apply. Using Martin’s business…


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ISBN: 9780889225381
Pages:96
Pub. Date: January 2 2006
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Pell Mell
By Robin Blaser

Pell Mell, the middle voice, the syntax meeting its astonishments in its forward stride looking backwards, imagining an image nation where the heart is always torn—to pieces possessed by the other(s). A book so sure of itself that Blaser can begin, after the act of said-and-done, a series called Great…


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ISBN: 9780889226012
Pages:120
Pub. Date: June 6 2009
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People Live Here
By George F. Walker

People Live Here is a collection of three exciting new plays by George F. Walker, Canada’s king of black comedy and a winner of two Governor General’s Literary Awards for Drama. The Chance, Her Inside Life, and Kill the Poor complete the the author’s Parkdale Palace trilogy of plays that deal with issues of soc


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ISBN: 9781772012392
Pages:224
Pub. Date: September 20 2019
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Performing National Identities
Edited by Sherrill Grace & Albert-Reiner Glaap

If you have ever wondered why the Scots love Michel Tremblay or what Sharon Pollock has to say to Japanese audiences, or just how a Canadian play—or being Canadian—is viewed in England or the United States, you should read this volume. Each author holds a mirror up to Canadian theatre,…


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ISBN: 9780889224759
Pages:324
Pub. Date: March 15 2003
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Persian Postcards
By Fred A. Reed

In an age when visual images have become infinitely manipulable, and have thus forfeited their credibility, words alone can convey the multifaceted, fleeting, elastic yet intractable truth of memory and events. Persian Postcards, the fruit of ten years of travel to the Islamic Republic as both journalist and impassioned observer,…


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ISBN: 9780889223516
Pages:288
Pub. Date: January 1 1994
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Phyllis Webb and the Common Good
By Stephen Collis

Phyllis Webb is a poet around whom archetypes tend to cluster: the reclusive artist; the distraught, borderline suicidal Sapphic woman poet. While on the surface she seems someone supremely disinterested in the public sphere, argues Stephen Collis in this brilliant and revealing new celebration of her work, Webb is no…


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ISBN: 9780889225596
Pages:224
Pub. Date: February 23 2007
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Non-Fiction / LIT014000

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Poet to Publisher
Edited by Ralph Maud

Donald M. Allen’s anthology The New American Poetry, published by Grove Press / Evergreen in the U.S.A. and the U.K., burst onto the literary scene in 1960 to become the single most important and influential book of poetry in the English language published in the second half of the 20th…


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ISBN: 9780889224865
Pages:192
Pub. Date: March 15 2005
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Non-Fiction / LIT007000

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Pots and Other Living Beings
By annie ross

Pots and Other Living Beings is made up of poems with paired photographs, each describing an aspect of living in the postmodern, neoliberal age, with its promised and failed utopia, ruin, and dispossessions.


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ISBN: 9781772012361
Pages:208
Pub. Date: October 1 2019
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Non-Fiction / HIS038000

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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
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Rational Geomancy
By Steve McCaffery & bp Nichol

The Toronto Research Group was an eighteen-year collaboration and friendship between the late bpNichol and Steve McCaffery. In addition to reports on translation; the book-as-machine; and the search for non-narrative prose; this collection includes an informative introduction by McCaffery; a report on performance; ‘Reading and Writing: The Toronto Research Game’;…


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ISBN: 9780889223004
Pages:320
Pub. Date: February 15 1992
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Non-Fiction / LAN005000

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Re: Producing Women's Dramatic History
By D.A. Hadfield

Traces the process of creating theatrical "success” and investigates how the politics involved influence what we perceive as "good” playwriting.


$32.99
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ISBN: 9780889225633
Pages:288
Pub. Date: April 2 2007
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Non-Fiction / POL011000

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Redpatch
By Sean Harris Oliver & Raes Calvert

Private Jonathan Woodrow is a young Indigenous soldier fighting on the Western Front during World War I. Thanks to his experience in hunting and wilderness survival, he quickly becomes one of the 1st Canadian Division’s most feared trench raiders. But as the war and the fighting stretch on with no end in sight, Woodrow begins to realize that he will never go


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ISBN: 9781772012293
Pages:96
Pub. Date: March 15 2019
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Saga of the Wet Hens
By Jovette Marchessault
Translated by Linda Gaboriau

One night in the Promised Land of the North of the Americas, at the centre of a fabulous vortex, four women—Laure Conan, Germaine Guèvremont, Gabrielle Roy and Anne Hèbert—meet, and perform six tableaux. Onstage, the women talk and gallop, they sit and rock; they descend from the heavens like angels,…


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ISBN: 9780889222137
Pages:136
Pub. Date: January 1 1983
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Sainte-Marie among the Hurons
By James W. Nichol

Sainte-Marie Among the Hurons is James W. Nichol’s play concerning the disastrous mission that the Jesuits made to the Huron Indians in the 17th century. The play is about the conscience of a priest who refuses to accept salvation of his soul through the destruction of a proud people.


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ISBN: 9780889221475
Pages:80
Pub. Date: January 1 1980
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Salonica Terminus
By Fred A. Reed

A vivid, contemporary travelogue, Salonica Terminus explores a current landscape thronged with figures bent beneath the weight of history. It peers beneath the rotting logs of ideology, and prods the decomposing hulks of historical corpses that litter this region of dark mountains and misty valleys. Through its pages lurch extremists,…


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ISBN: 9780889223684
Pages:272
Pub. Date: January 1 1996
Dimensions: 8.4375" x 6.5625" x 0.6875"
Non-Fiction / POL060000

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Shattered Images
By Fred A. Reed

Fred A. Reed’s fifth book on the Middle East and “the wars of the Ottoman succession” traces the roots of Islamic fundamentalism, as currently enacted by Hezbollah and other Islamic fundamentalist organizations, to the iconoclasts of sixth- and seventh-century Damascus.The emergence of Iconoclasm, as sudden and overwhelming as it was…


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ISBN: 9780889224858
Pages:260
Pub. Date: September 15 2003
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Non-Fiction / REL037010

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Signs of Literature
By Kenneth James Hughes

This language primer begins with a suitably esoteric-looking chapter called "The Language of Time." It isn’t until the second paragraph that the unsuspecting reader realizes Hughes is talking about the language of Time magazine, which he analyzes as a piece of fiction. Indeed, for Hughes, there is no such thing…


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ISBN: 9780889222366
Pages:232
Pub. Date: January 1 1986
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Non-Fiction / LAN005000

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Six Plays by Mavor Moore
By Mavor Moore

Here is a collection intended to showcase Mavor Moore’s dramatic talent—these are theatre pieces stripped to the bare essentials of character sketches in quick, subtle lines; dramatic conflict, development and resolution with a minimum of props; and an emphasis on the performer’s resources as an actor, rather than the externals…


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ISBN: 9780889222717
Pages:208
Pub. Date: January 1 1989
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Speaking through the Night
By Wajdi Mouawad & Linda Gaboriau

Isolating in Nogent-sur-Marne, Wajdi Mouawad embarks upon a spectacular inner voyage, travelling from his own microcosm to the eye of the Big Bang. We follow him from Peter Handke’s office to his father’s retirement home, from the banks of the Saint Lawrence to Montréal, Greece, Greenland, and the Lebanon of…


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ISBN: 9781772015393
Pages:157
Pub. Date: February 20 2024
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Sticks & Stones
By George Bowering
Preface by Robert Creeley
Drawings by Gordon Payne

The publication of Sticks & Stones, George Bowering’s first book of poems, has been one of Canada’s great literary mysteries for almost three decades. Rumoured to have been published by the Rattlesnake Press in 1962, yet only ever found in the darkened vaults of secretive bibliophiles in the form of…


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ISBN: 9780889222687
Pages:64
Pub. Date: January 1 1989
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Still • Falling and The Code
By Rachel Aberle

Two young-adult plays exploring anxiety and depression, the complexities of gender dynamics, bullying, and the challenges that arise when the lines between friendship and romance are blurred.


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ISBN: 9781772013993
Pages:96
Pub. Date: February 28 2022
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Strange Comfort
By Sherrill Grace
Preface by Richard J. Lane

Strange Comfort collects the best of Sherrill Grace’s many published essays on the novelist and writer Malcolm Lowry, along with new pieces that incorporate her contemporary approach to his work. There are essays on Under the Volcano, on some of the stories in Hear us O Lord from heaven thy…


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ISBN: 9780889226180
Pages:224
Pub. Date: December 1 2009
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Non-Fiction / LIT004080

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Studies in Description
By Carl Peters

Difficult writing has its way of illuminating the part of the world that counts. One such difficult text is Gertrude Stein’s highly experimental Tender Buttons: objects, food, rooms – long considered the single most groundbreaking literary work of twentieth-century art, literary criticism, and art history. One hundred years since publication,…


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ISBN: 9780889229617
Pages:408
Pub. Date: April 12 2016
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Non-Fiction / LIT014000

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Subject to Change
By Renee Rodin

Composed of stories that sketch the resonant heights and depths of an auto- biography, Subject to Change is a series of portraits along the road of a life well lived. Each story is an articulate, intelligent, passionate record of how an encounter with a significant “other,” be it a parent,…


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ISBN: 9780889226449
Pages:160
Pub. Date: October 1 2010
Dimensions: 8.5" x 5.5" x 0.4375"
Non-Fiction / BIO001000

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Summerland
By George Ryga
Edited by Ann Kujundzic

Summerland completes the publication project Talonbooks began in 1990, with the publication of The Athabasca Ryga, a collection of Ryga’s early writings from his Alberta years until 1963. The 1960s, after the Rygas moved to Summerland, British Columbia, were a period of growing artistic strength and commercial success for Ryga,…


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ISBN: 9780889223134
Pages:448
Pub. Date: January 1 1992
Dimensions: 8.5" x 5.5" x 1.125"
Non-Fiction / BIO007000

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Takeover in Tehran
By Massoumeh Ebtekar
With Fred A. Reed

An insider account by Iran’s first female vice-president, Massoumeh Ebtekar, of the 1979 takeover of the American Embassy in Tehran.


$20.99
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ISBN: 9780889224438
Pages:244
Pub. Date: January 1 2000
Dimensions: 9" x 6" x 0.75"
Non-Fiction / POL029000

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TENDER
By Laiwan

Seminal collection by one of Canada’s pioneering figures in racial, feminist, and queer politics.


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ISBN: 9781772012514
Pages:144
Pub. Date: March 1 2020
Dimensions: 9" x 6" x 0.3125"
Non-Fiction / BIO032000

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textual vishyuns
By Carl Peters

Although internationally recognized as a pioneer of visual, concrete, sound and performance poetry, few people recognize bill bissett’s work in the visual arts to be of equal aesthetic importance. While his drawings, paintings, collages and three-dimensional assemblages were the subject of a 1984 Vancouver Art Gallery solo exhibition, Fires in…


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ISBN: 9780889226616
Pages:224
Pub. Date: May 15 2011
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th last photo uv th human soul
By bill bissett

bissett has remained on a permanent world tour for more than thirty years, writing this book while on a European reading circuit that included performances in London, Manchester, Cardiff, Dublin, Paris, Mainz, Trier and Berlin.


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ISBN: 9780889223226
Pages:144
Pub. Date: January 1 1993
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The Angel of Solitude
By Marie-Claire Blais
Translated by Laura Hodes

The Angel of Solitude presides over the lives of eight young lesbian women who strive to achieve an all-female utopia within which homophobia, their pasts and their differences are abolished. As the narrative unfolds, we realize that none of the women are present directly—they come into being, and live their…


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ISBN: 9780889223370
Pages:144
Pub. Date: January 1 1993
Dimensions: 8.5" x 5.5" x 0.5"
Non-Fiction / POL051000

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The Athabasca Ryga
By George Ryga
Edited by E. David Gregory

The Athabasca Ryga presents essays, short stories, plays, and selections from a novel that George Ryga wrote in Athabasca and in Edmonton before his move to British Columbia in the early 1960s. Very little of this work has ever been published before. Almost all these early writings evoke and portray…


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ISBN: 9780889222762
Pages:244
Pub. Date: January 1 1990
Dimensions: 8.5" x 5.5" x 0.625"
Non-Fiction / LCO010000

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The Battle of Batoche
By Walter Hildebrandt
Foreword by Jean Teillet

The Battle of Batoche is the best-known confrontation between Métis and British soldiers in the Northwest Resistance of 1885. It remains one of Canada’s most emotion-laden memories, eloquently revisited in this revised and expanded edition.The strategies of both sides are thoroughly examined, and numerous maps and photographs offer detailed description…


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ISBN: 9780889226937
Pages:144
Pub. Date: May 15 2012
Dimensions: 8" x 10" x 0.375"
Non-Fiction / PHO010000

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The Box Closet
By Mary Meigs

The box closet was a real closet in the attic of the family house in Washington, D.C. in which Mary Meigs grew up. Bags and boxes of letters and diaries were found there after her mother’s death in 1958, and when Meigs read them she decided that they were the…


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ISBN: 9780889222533
Pages:224
Pub. Date: January 1 1987
Dimensions: 8.5" x 5.5" x 0.75"
Non-Fiction / FAM058000

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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 on 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…


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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 Burden of Office
By Joseph Tussman

Joseph Tussman’s The Burden of Office is a book about the nature of political authority. Consider the symptoms of our present dilemma: leadership reduced to media “sound bites,” legitimate public power sold off to the marketplace in the name of “privatization,” citizens transformed into dubiously literate consumers in a Global…


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ISBN: 9780889222656
Pages:168
Pub. Date: January 1 1989
Dimensions: 8.5" x 5.5" x 0.5"
Non-Fiction / LIT020000

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The Chilliwacks and Their Neighbors
By Oliver N. Wells

Oliver Wells, naturalist, writer, ethnographer, farmer, and stock breeder, was born in 1907 at the pioneer farm established by his family three generations before in the valley of the Chilliwack River. The name of this farm, Edenbank, echoes the rich heritage and idealist aspirations of the pioneer family who came…


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ISBN: 9780889222557
Pages:228
Pub. Date: January 1 1987
Dimensions: 10.25" x 8.5" x 0.625"
Non-Fiction / SOC062000

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The City That Is Leaving Forever
By Rahat Kurd & Sumayya Syed

The City That Is Leaving Forever is a unique twenty-first-century time capsule: an instant-message exchange between Kashmir and British Columbia spanning more than five years in the lives of two Muslim Kashmiri women poets. In 2016, as India’s military carries out extrajudicial killings and imposes a lengthy curfew in Srinagar,…


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ISBN: 9781772013573
Pages:280
Pub. Date: September 14 2021
Dimensions: 8.5" x 5.5" x 0.625"
Non-Fiction / HIS058000

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The Cure for Death by Lightning
By Daryl Cloran

The fifteenth summer of Beth Weeks’s life is full of strange happenings: a classmate is mauled to death, children go missing on the nearby reserve, and an unseen predator pursues Beth. Not to mention Beth is becoming aware that there is darkness in her own home: her mother’s relationship with…


$18.95
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ISBN: 9781772012057
Pages:144
Pub. Date: April 21 2017
Dimensions: 8.5" x 5.5" x 0.4375"
Non-Fiction / SOC011000

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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 Ecstasy of Rita Joe
By George Ryga

Rita Joe is a Native girl who leaves the reservation for the city, only to die on skid row as a victim of white men’s violence and paternalistic attitudes towards First Nations peoples. As perhaps the best-known contemporary Canadian play and a poetic drama of enormous theatrical power, The Ecstasy…


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ISBN: 9780889220003
Pages:128
Pub. Date: January 1 1970
Dimensions: 8.5" x 5.5" x 0.3125"
Non-Fiction / SOC062000

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The Empress Has No Closure
By Adeena Karasick

The Empress Has No Closure contains, as a centre-piece, the “Alefbet Transfers,” a meditative, spacial explication of the 22 figures of the Hebrew alphabet.


$16.95
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ISBN: 9780889223073
Pages:100
Pub. Date: January 1 1992
Dimensions: 9" x 6" x 0.3125"
Non-Fiction / LAN001000

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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…


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ISBN: 9780921368564
Pages:64
Pub. Date: January 1 1995
Dimensions: 8.5" x 5.5" x 0.25"
Non-Fiction / BIO001000

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The Fighting Days
By Wendy Lill

The Fighting Days is set in Winnipeg during 1910-1917. The play focuses on the life and work of Francis Marion Beynon, a Manitoba journalist and political activist. When the play opens, Francis is on her way to Winnipeg, leaving behind a sheltered and religious rural childhood. Soon after she arrives…


$15.95
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ISBN: 9780889222267
Pages:96
Pub. Date: January 1 1985
Dimensions: 8.5" x 5.5" x 0.3125"
Non-Fiction / SOC010000

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The First Quarter of the Moon
By Michel Tremblay
Translated by Sheila Fischman

It is June 20, 1952, a decade after the events described in The Fat Woman Next Door Is Pregnant, the first volume of Michel Tremblay’s series of autobiographical fiction. The mystic, yet palpable instant of summer’s arrival is experienced simultaneously by the fat woman’s son (who is never named) and…


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ISBN: 9780889223523
Pages:240
Pub. Date: January 1 1994
Dimensions: 8.5" x 5.5" x 0.625"
Non-Fiction / FAM039000

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The Great Wave of Civilization
By Herschel Hardin

The Great Wave of Civilization is Herschel Hardin’s play about the destruction of the people of the Blackfoot Confederacy by the liquor trade in Montana and Alberta in the 19th century. Little Dog of the Northern Blackfoot tribe vs. Snookum Jim, free trader, I.G. Baker, merchant-prince of Fort Benton and…


$16.95
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ISBN: 9780889221062
Pages:128
Pub. Date: January 1 1976
Dimensions: 8.5" x 5.5" x 0.375"
Non-Fiction / HIS037060

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The Impromptu of Outremont
By Michel Tremblay
Translated by John Van Burek

Each year, the Beaugrand sisters meet for their sister Yvette’s birthday party—and to have a little “impromptu”—at which they lash out at each other’s personal failures and at the failure of society to support them in their opinions about the world. The four sisters represent the French-Canadian intelligentsia of the…


$15.95
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ISBN: 9780889221857
Pages:96
Pub. Date: January 1 1981
Dimensions: 8.5" x 5.5" x 0.3125"
Non-Fiction / FAM041000

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The Lil'wat World of Charlie Mack
By Dorothy Kennedy & Randy Bouchard

Early in their ethnographic work, Randy Bouchard and Dorothy Kennedy were privileged to meet Charlie Mack. Born on the Mount Currie Reserve in 1899, he was a fascinating character and a font of wisdom, exemplifying by his way of life, his skills in trapping and canoe-making, and his knowledge of…


$24.95
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ISBN: 9780889226401
Pages:288
Pub. Date: February 10 2010
Dimensions: 9.75" x 6.75" x 0.75"
Non-Fiction / SOC021000

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The Living
By Colleen Wagner

The Living is a documentary play inspired by the actual stories of women and girls who survived trauma in post-conflict zones. It examines the lives of victims and perpetrators, post-genocide, who live side-by-side in government-issued housing, as well as the role of NGO-funded campaigns.


$18.95
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ISBN: 9781772012316
Pages:160
Pub. Date: April 7 2019
Dimensions: 8.5" x 5.5" x 0.5"
Non-Fiction / SOC028000

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The Middle
By Stephen Collis

Written in the midst of wildfires and atmospheric rivers, The Middle extends award-winning poet Stephen Collis’s investigation of threatened climate futures into a poetics of displacement and wandering. The fulcrum of a trilogy begun with A History of the Theories of Rain, The Middle hikes the shifting treelines of our…


$18.95
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ISBN: 9781772016420
Pages:112
Pub. Date: October 15 2024
Dimensions: 9" x 6" x 0.5"
Non-Fiction / NAT045000

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The Monument Cycles
By Mariner Janes

The Monument Cycles investigates our relation to monuments and works of public art, ranging from memorials to cenotaphs, expressing our desire to capture the fleeting and intangible. Speaking specifically to the city of Vancouver, these poems focus explicitly on the impoverished Downtown Eastside, exploring the narrator’s experiences working in the…


$16.95
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ISBN: 9780889227514
Pages:88
Pub. Date: April 15 2012
Dimensions: 9" x 6" x 0.5"
Non-Fiction / SOC025000

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The Moustache
By George Bowering

George Bowering and Greg Curnoe became friends in London, Ontario, in 1966. Bowering was a 30-year-old poet and university student and Curnoe was a 29-year-old painter who had dropped out of art school in Toronto to return to his place of birth. Their art was in its youth, their eyes…


$16.95
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ISBN: 9780889104570
Pages:128
Pub. Date: January 1 1993
Dimensions: 8.5" x 5.5" x 0.4375"
Non-Fiction / FAM021000

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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.

$16.95
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ISBN: 9781772014020
Pages:96
Pub. Date: May 11 2022
Dimensions: 8.5" x 5.5" x 0.375"
Non-Fiction / MUS006000

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The Pleasure of the Crown
By Dara Culhane

Anthropologists have traditionally studied Europe’s “others” and the marginalized and excluded within Europe’s and North America’s boundaries. This book turns the anthropologist’s spyglass in the opposite direction: on the law, the institution that quintessentially embodies and reproduces Western power.The Pleasure of the Crown offers a comprehensive look at how Canadian,…


$34.95
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ISBN: 9780889223158
Pages:416
Pub. Date: January 1 1998
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The Porcupine Hunter and Other Stories
Edited by Ralph Maud
By Henry W. Tate

Henry W. Tate (d. 1914) was a Tsimshian informant to ethnographer Franz Boas. Tate first wrote these stories in English before giving Boas the Tsimshian equivalent during the decade of 1903-1913. Boas published the stories in the much-consulted classic of ethnology, Tsimshian Mythology, in 1916. Through Ralph Maud’s selection of…


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ISBN: 9780889223332
Pages:176
Pub. Date: January 1 1994
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Non-Fiction / SOC002010

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The Recovery of the Public World
Edited by Charles Watts & Edward Byrne

The Recovery of the Public World is a collection of texts and talks which address the work of poet Robin Blaser and the field inhabited by his work. It is a field in which the private and the public are grounded in a poetic thinking that operates within the problematics…


$39.95
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ISBN: 9780889223882
Pages:464
Pub. Date: January 1 1999
Dimensions: 9.5" x 6.5" x 1"
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The Salish People: Volume I
By Charles Hill-Tout
Edited by Ralph Maud

Charles Hill-Tout was born in England in 1858 and came to British Columbia in 1891. A pioneer settler at Abbotsford in the Fraser Valley, he devoted many years of fieldwork to his studies of the Salish and published in the scholarly periodicals of the day. He was honoured as president…


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ISBN: 9780889221482
Pages:176
Pub. Date: January 1 1978
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The Salish People: Volume II
By Charles Hill-Tout
Edited by Ralph Maud

Charles Hill-Tout was born in England in 1858 and came to British Columbia in 1891. A pioneer settler at Abbotsford in the Fraser Valley, he devoted many years studying the Salish and publishing in the scholarly periodicals of the day. He was honoured as president of the Anthropological Section of…


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ISBN: 9780889221499
Pages:176
Pub. Date: January 1 1978
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Non-Fiction / HIS006050

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The Salish People: Volume III
By Charles Hill-Tout
Edited by Ralph Maud

Charles Hill-Tout was born in England in 1858 and came to British Columbia in 1891. A pioneer settler at Abbotsford in the Fraser Valley, he devoted many years of fieldwork to his studies of the Salish and published in the scholarly periodicals of the day. He was honoured as president…


$18.95
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ISBN: 9780889221505
Pages:176
Pub. Date: January 1 1978
Dimensions: 8.5" x 5.5" x 0.5"
Non-Fiction / HIS006050

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The Salish People: Volume IV
By Charles Hill-Tout
Edited by Ralph Maud

Charles Hill-Tout was born in England in 1858 and came to British Columbia in 1891. He was a pioneer settler at Abbotsford in the Fraser Valley, where he raised his family in a log cabin. He devoted many years of field work to his studies of the Salish and published…


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ISBN: 9780889221512
Pages:192
Pub. Date: January 1 1978
Dimensions: 8.5" x 5.5" x 0.5"
Non-Fiction / HIS006050

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The School-Marm Tree
By Howard O’Hagan

In 1919, Howard O’Hagan went east to study law at McGill University. There, Stephen Leacock was one of his professors, and, with A.J.M. Smith, he edited the McGill Daily. Graduating in 1925 with a B.A. and a L.L.B., he came back west where, without being called to the bar, he…


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ISBN: 9780889221291
Pages:256
Pub. Date: January 1 1977
Dimensions: 8.5" x 5.5" x 0.5625"
Non-Fiction / BIO030000

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The Terror of the Coast
By Chris Arnett

On April 20, 1863, the British naval gunboat Forward attacked a Native village on Kuper Island. The naval officers believed that the village harboured individuals involved in two recent assaults against European transients in the Gulf Islands. The gunboat fired on the village and was repulsed with casualties after a…


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ISBN: 9780889223189
Pages:382
Pub. Date: January 1 1999
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Non-Fiction / HIS006050

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The Time Being
By Mary Meigs

From Mary Meigs, the celebrated author of In the Company of Strangers, comes an autobiographical novel, The Time Being. An affair born of a correspondence with a distant admirer leads the lovers to an arranged meeting in Australia. With a lifetime of relationships already behind them, the two women approach…


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ISBN: 9780889223745
Pages:160
Pub. Date: January 1 1997
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Non-Fiction / BIO007000

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The United States of Wind
By Daniel Canty
Translated by Oana Avasilichioaei

Raise the windsock. Read the compass. Ride where the wind wills it.Late 2010. From the end of fall to the beginning of winter, Daniel Canty becomes a wind seeker. Aboard the Blue Rider, a venerable midnight-blue Ford Ranger crested with a weathervane and a retractable windsock, he surrenders himself to…


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ISBN: 9780889229426
Pages:192
Pub. Date: September 21 2015
Dimensions: 9" x 6" x 0.5"
Non-Fiction / BIO007000

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The Visual Laboratory of Robert Lepage
By Ludovic Fouquet
Translated by Rhonda Mullins

For more than three decades, Robert Lepage’s dynamic multimedia performance works have been produced on stages worldwide. Celebrated for his bold, visionary aesthetic, Lepage has received several high-profile commissions in recent years, including two Peter Gabriel world tours, Cirque du Soleil’s KÁ in Las Vegas, a dramatic staging of Wagner’s…


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ISBN: 9780889227743
Pages:416
Pub. Date: October 31 2014
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The Weekend Healer
By Bryden MacDonald

On a Friday morning in a “frighteningly well-groomed living room” in Scarborough, Lindalou, 31, is packing up to return to Cape Breton after visiting her mother, Betina, for the first time in five years. Mother and daughter have a turbulent relationship, exchanging refrains of put-downs as a way of avoiding…


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ISBN: 9780889223608
Pages:128
Pub. Date: January 1 1995
Dimensions: 8.5" x 5.5" x 0.3125"
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Theatre and AutoBiography
Edited by Sherrill Grace & Jerry Wasserman

That both autobiography and biography have acquired a position of unprecedented importance over the past 30 years is now obvious. Less obvious are the reasons for this phenomenon. Theorists and students of AutoBiography, a research subject now viewed as respectable in academic circles, have recently mapped the contours and shifting…


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ISBN: 9780889225404
Pages:352
Pub. Date: February 1 2006
Dimensions: 9.625" x 6.625" x 0.8125"
Non-Fiction / PER011020

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Then We Were One
By Fred A. Reed

Shocked by his brother's death from psychological trauma sustained in the Vietnam War, Fred A. Reed sets out on a journey of personal discovery. By way of Greece, the Balkans, and the mystical Anatolian highlands, in pursuit of iconoclasts in Syria and Lebanon, he comes under the spell of Islam.…


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ISBN: 9780889226678
Pages:288
Pub. Date: October 11 2011
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Non-Fiction / BIO025000

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Theogony / Works and Days
Translated by C.S. Morrissey
By Hesiod

C.S. Morrissey’s brilliant translations bring a modern, lyrical sensibility to Theogony and Works and Days, Hesiod’s two great poems that paved the way for subsequent achievements in Greek philosophy. Theogony tells of the first generations of the gods and recollects how Zeus established his cosmic reign of justice. Works and…


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ISBN: 9780889227002
Pages:144
Pub. Date: August 15 2012
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Non-Fiction / LAN023000

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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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They Write Their Dream on the Rocks Forever
By Annie York & Richard Daly & Chris Arnett

In They Write Their Dreams on the Rock Forever, ‘Nlaka’pamux elder Annie York explains the red-ochre inscriptions written on the rocks and cliffs of the lower Stein Valley in British Columbia. This is perhaps the first time that a Native elder has presented a detailed and comprehensive explanation of rock-art…


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ISBN: 9781772012200
Pages:200
Pub. Date: August 18 2020
Dimensions: 10" x 8" x 0.5"
Non-Fiction / HIS028000

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They Write Their Dreams on the Rock Forever
By Annie York & Richard Daly & Chris Arnett

In They Write Their Dreams on the Rock Forever, ‘Nlaka’pamux elder Annie York explains the red-ochre inscriptions written on the rocks and cliffs of the lower Stein Valley in British Columbia. This is perhaps the first time that a Native elder has presented a detailed and comprehensive explanation of rock-art…


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ISBN: 9780889223318
Pages:320
Pub. Date: January 1 1993
Dimensions: 10.25" x 8.125" x 1.3125"
Non-Fiction / HIS006050

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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
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Non-Fiction / POL035010

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Timothy Findley and the Aesthetics of Fascism
By Anne Geddes Bailey

Timothy Findley and the Aesthetics of Fascism: Intertextual Collaboration and Resistance investigates the troubling relationship between narrative meaning and representations of violence within Timothy Findley’s novels, throughout which writing and reading literature are portrayed as dangerous and political acts.Findley’s novels often expose the ideological underpinnings of the cultures in which…


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ISBN: 9780889223868
Pages:256
Pub. Date: January 1 1998
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Non-Fiction / LIT004080

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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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Tracing the Lines
Edited by Maia Joseph & Christine Kim & Larissa La & Christopher Lee

Passionate critic, principled citizen, attentive reader and editor, and energizing teacher – Roy Miki is all these and more, a poet whose writing articulates a moving body of work. The two main areas of his passionate research and writing – social critique and poetics – inform each other in these…


$24.95
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ISBN: 9780889226944
Pages:256
Pub. Date: October 15 2012
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Non-Fiction / SOC070000

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Tracing the Paths
Edited by Roy Miki

bpNichol’s The Martyrology is one of the most outrageous, challenging, intriguing and accomplished long poems written in Canada. No other poem of its length has raised the major concerns of our time with such urgency and brilliance. Initially recognized by only a few, this luminous continuing work has attracted more…


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ISBN: 9780889222564
Pages:344
Pub. Date: January 1 1988
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Non-Fiction / LIT014000

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Transmission Difficulties
By Ralph Maud

It has been well known since Marius Barbeau’s review of the first edition of Franz Boas’s Tsimshian Mythology in 1917, that something was seriously amiss with Boas’s alleged “translations” of the stories gathered by his chief Tsimshian informant, Henry Tate. But what, exactly, was it that Boas was doing with…


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ISBN: 9780889224308
Pages:176
Pub. Date: January 1 2000
Dimensions: 9" x 5.9375" x 0.5"
Non-Fiction / SOC021000

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Trees Are Lonely Company
By Howard O’Hagan

Available for the first time in one volume, Trees Are Lonely Company is a collection of Howard O’Hagan’s short stories previously published to critical acclaim in The Woman Who Got on at Jasper Station & Other Stories and Wilderness Men.spanning decades of O’Hagan’s experience—as mountain guide, gentleman adventurer and storyteller—this…


$24.95
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ISBN: 9780889223271
Pages:320
Pub. Date: January 1 1993
Dimensions: 8.5" x 5.5" x 0.9375"
Non-Fiction / NAT041000

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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…


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ISBN: 9780889224667
Pages:192
Pub. Date: January 1 2002
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Non-Fiction / BIO007000

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Twenty Years at Play
Edited by Jerry Wasserman

Vancouver’s New Play Centre led the way in developing and producing the work of playwrights from Western Canada for the emergent Canadian theatre in the 1970s. The New Play Centre has been a major force in Canadian cultural life for two decades; it retains its dual role as playwrighting workshop…


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ISBN: 9780889222755
Pages:346
Pub. Date: January 1 1990
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Non-Fiction / LCO006000

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Two Houses Half-Buried in Sand
Edited by Chris Arnett
By Beryl Mildred Cryer

A vital collection of writings about First Nations people and culture as it existed on the island coasts of the Depression-era Pacific Northwest and originally published in the pages of Victoria’s oldest newspaper, the Daily Colonist, the sixty stories included here are the result of a unique collaboration between a…


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ISBN: 9780889225558
Pages:352
Pub. Date: December 15 2008
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Non-Fiction / HIS028000

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Untimely Passages
By Jerry Zaslove

These essays emerge from years of reading, writing, and teaching through the exemplary controversies, commitments, and atmosphere of the crises of modernism that accompany the author’s reading of European literature as a world literature. The author imagines the collection through the image of the Colporteur, who appears along the streets…


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ISBN: 9781772012606
Pages:560
Pub. Date: February 2 2022
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Non-Fiction / PHI040000

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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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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…


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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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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…


$18.95
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ISBN: 9780889222151
Pages:136
Pub. Date: January 1 1983
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Non-Fiction / HIS028000

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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
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Non-Fiction / LCO019000

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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
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Non-Fiction / POL053000

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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
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Non-Fiction / ANT000000

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Withrow Park
By Morris Panych

Three people gaze out their living room window as the days pass. Across the street in Withrow Park, life goes on – or is it a dream?Then comes a knock at the door. Time has found them, hiding in plain sight. Or possibly it’s just a man in a wrinkled…


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ISBN: 9781772016208
Pages:128
Pub. Date: October 22 2024
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Non-Fiction / FAM030000

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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
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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,…


$18.95
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ISBN: 9780889229419
Pages:320
Pub. Date: September 21 2015
Dimensions: 9" x 6" x 1"
Non-Fiction / LCO006000