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  • Author:
    Howard, Kat
    Summary:

    Kat Howard has already been called a "remarkable writer" by Neil Gaiman, and her "dark and enticing" (Publishers Weekly) debut novel, Roses and Rot, was beloved by critics and fans alike.Now you can experience her collected shorter works, including two new stories. In these stories, equally as beguiling as her novels, Howard expands into the enchanted territory of myths and saints, as well as Arthurian legend, with a novella set upon a college campus, retelling the story of King Arthur through women's eyes.Captivating and engrossing and adorned in gorgeous prose, Kat Howard's stories are a fresh and stylish take on fantasy.

  • Author:
    Quinn, Spencer
    Summary:

    Quinn delivers an original short story answering the question on all his fans' minds: How exactly did Chet (the dog) and Bernie (the PI) meet? Everyone knows that Chet met Bernie on the day he flunked K-9 police school, but the details--including a cat, some blood, and a dangerous gang of thieves--have to be heard to be believed.

  • Author:
    Brown, Peter
    Summary:

    Always on the verge of something better, Brown's characters in this short story collection are often hard drinking and fast driving--tending to be both violent and religious. And as they grasp for hope, they sometimes make a leap into a new life.

  • Author:
    Nowlan, Alden
    Summary:

    Alden Nowlan's "A Boy's Life of Napoleon" is a brilliant piece of short fiction adapted from Nowlan's first novel, The Wanton Troopers, written in 1960 but published posthumously in 1988. Published on the occasion of Goose Lane Editions's 60th anniversary, it is also available pas part of the six@sixty collection.

  • Author:
    Bruneau, Carol
    Summary:

    Carol Bruneau, author of six acclaimed works of fiction (most recently, These Good Hands), brings her finely honed voice to 12 new stories about shifting concepts of Nova Scotian identity. In "The Race," a war bride's remarkable life trajectory unfolds as she competes in an international swim marathon in the Northwest Arm. Strain erupts between a Haligonian couple in "Burning Times," while they struggle to keep track of one another, both physically and emotionally, on an Italian vacation. In "Polio Beach," cousins gather oceanside over the will of a recently deceased aunt who once saved one of them from drowning. Writing with empathy, humour, and linguistic precision, Bruneau follows characters who find themselves connected to Nova Scotia by birth, through attempts at escape and new beginnings, or as a temporary resting place, always carrying with them their own idiosyncratic and complex definitions of "home."

  • Author:
    Kawabata, Yasunari
    Summary:

    "The Dancing Girl of Izu" tells of the story between a young male student who is touring the Izu Peninsula and a family of traveling dancers he meets there, including their youngest girl on the onset of puberty. The student finds the nav̐e girl attractive even though he eventually have to part with the family after spending memorable time together.

  • Author:
    Leblanc, Maurice
    Summary:

    Maurice Leblanc, le créateur d'Arsène Lupin, est né le 11 novembre 1864 à Rouen et est décédé le 6 novembre 1941 à Perpignan. Les exploits d'Arsène Lupin se déroulent principalement à Paris et dans le pays de Caux, en Normandie : Étretat et le trésor des rois de France, Tancarville, le passage souterrain de Jumièges devant mener au trésor médiéval des abbayes ... Nouvelles : L'arrestation d'Arsène Lupin / Arsène Lupin en prison / L'Évasion d'Arsène Lupin / Le Mystérieux voyageur / Le Collier de la reine / Le Coffre-fort de madame Imbert / Sherlock Holmès arrive trop tard / La Perle noire / Le Sept de cœur

  • Author:
    Lovecraft, H.P.
    Summary:

    Works by Edgar Allan Poe, H.P. Lovecraft, Arthur Conan Doyle and Many More!

  • Author:
    Heath, Jack
    Summary:

    10 Histoires 10 Situations dangeureuses 10 Enfants braves 30 Minutes pour s'échapper George est coincé dans un avion en chute libre sans moteur et sans pilote. Milla est recouverte de déchets radioactifs et sa combinaison de sécurité commence à manquer d'oxygène. Otto est dans les plus sombres profondeurs de l'océan, où une chose affamée rôde... Lisez chaque histoire de 30 minutes de danger en 30 minutes* de temps de lecture! *Selon la vitesse moyenne de lecture

  • Author:
    Golden, Christopher
    Summary:

    The stellar stories in this volume include a tale set in the world of Daniel H. Wilson's Robopocalypse, the first published fiction by Sons of Anarchy creator Kurt Sutter, and a tale of love, family, and resurrection from the legendary Orson Scott Card. This new volume also includes stories from other award-winning and New York Times bestselling authors, such as Simon R. Green, Chelsea Cain, Jonathan Maberry, Duane Swiercyznski, Caitlin Kittredge, Brian Keene, Amber Benson, John Skipp, S. G. Browne, Thomas E. Sniegoski, Hollywood screenwriter Stephen Susco, National Book Award nominee Dan Chaon, and others.

  • Author:
    Anderson, Kevin J., McFetridge, John
    Summary:

    18 exhilarating journeys into Rush-inspired worlds

    The music of Rush, one of the most successful bands in history, is filled with fantastic stories, evocative images, and thought-provoking futures and pasts. In this anthology, notable, bestselling, and award-winning writers each chose a Rush song as the spark for a new story, drawing inspiration from the visionary trio that is Geddy Lee, Alex Lifeson, and Neil Peart.

    Enduring stark dystopian struggles or testing the limits of the human spirit, the characters populating 2113 find strength while searching for hope in a world that is repressive, dangerous, or just debilitatingly bland. Most of these tales are science fiction, but some are fantasies, thrillers, even edgy mainstream. Many of Rush’s big hits are represented, as well as deeper cuts . . . with wonderful results. This anthology also includes the seminal stories that inspired the Rush classics “Red Barchetta” and “Roll the Bones,” as well as Kevin J. Anderson’s novella sequel to the groundbreaking Rush album 2112.

    2113 contains stories by New York Times bestselling authors Kevin J. Anderson, Michael Z. Williamson, David Mack, David Farland, Dayton Ward, and Mercedes Lackey; award winners Fritz Leiber, Steven Savile, Brad R. Torgersen, Ron Collins, David Niall Wilson, and Brian Hodge, as well as many other authors with imaginations on fire.

  • Author:
    Jarman, Mark
    Summary:

    With characters ranging from the desperate to the obsessive to the wildly comic, Mark Anthony Jarman's 19 Knives employs dazzling linguistic verve and staggering metaphoric powers in every sentence. But Jarman doesn't just write about people, he puts us in their skin so that we feel their frailty and courage. No other contemporary Canadian short-story writer slices up the imaginative excitement, cultural hybridity, and Joycean play of language we see in 19 Knives. With one of the stories shortlisted for the U.S.'s prestigious O. Henry Prize and several others having won prizes or been published in magazines and journals across North America, this collection brings a major fiction writer to the fore.

  • Author:
    Pawlowski, Michael
    Summary:

    With stories that chronicle the abused, the homeless, the suicidal, those seeking a world away from the reserve, and those returning to the indigenous community to improve themselves, 13 Lives is a fact-based account of events affecting thirteen indigenous persons. In each of these narratives nature plays a pivotal role, and against that backdrop 13 Lives commemorates each character’s struggles and celebrates their successes.

  • Author:
    Stinson, Kathy
    Summary:

    A quirky collection of stories about teens in lust and in love. From the first stirrings of same-sex desire to paternity questions around a teen pregnancy, 101 Ways to Dance reflects the spectrum of teen sexuality from the sweet to the scary.

  • Author:
    Bowering, George
    Summary:

    Ten Women is a new collection of short fiction from one of Canada's preeminent writers. Each of these stories offers us a portrait of a woman with whom the author may or may not have had either an intimate and/or a meaningful relationship. You can't really tell for sure. Depending on your proclivities, some of them might even seem pretty hot - like the lurid fantasies that illustrate the covers of pulp fiction novels, the ethereal intellectual beauties that emanate from poetic fields of asphodels, or the petit bourgeois housewives that litter Alice Munro stories, these ten characters remind us that for every fetish there's a partner. -- from back cover.

  • Author:
    Bowering, George
    Summary:

    10 Women is a new collection of short fiction from one of Canada’s preeminent writers. Each of these stories offers us a portrait of a woman with whom the author may or may not have had either an intimate and/or a meaningful relationship. You can’t really tell for sure. Depending on your proclivities, some of them might even seem pretty hot, like the lurid fantasies that illustrate the covers of pulp fiction novels, the ethereal intellectual beauties that emanate from poetic fields of asphodels, or the petit bourgeois housewives that litter Alice Munro stories, these ten characters remind us that for every fetish there’s a partner.

    Praise for 10 Women: “Literary escapades enlighten and entertain in this boundary-pushing collection.” (Foreword Reviews) “The maestro is at it again” (The Vancouver Sun)

  • Author:
    Carr, Robyn
    Summary:

    Under the Christmas tree: When the folks of Virgin River discover a box of adorable puppies under the town's Christmas tree they call on local vet Nathaniel Jensen for help. But it's his budding romance with Annie McCarty that really has tongues--and tails--wagging!

  • Author:
    Grannan, Mary, Hume, Margaret Anne
    Summary:

    For twenty-three years during the golden age of radio in Canada, stories for children by Mary Grannan, "Just Mary," were broadcast by CBC and beloved across the country. She retired from broadcasting in 1962 and died in 1975, but her sweet-tempered and humorous stories still have the power to entertain, while recapturing the atmosphere of another time.Grannan published stories from Just Mary and Maggie Muggins in over thirty best-selling books, but she had other radio series that were never released in print. The "Just Mary" Reader presents for the first time a selection of her stories from two other radio drama series. Jubilee Road tells the adventures and misadventures of Johnny and Patty Little and their friend Salty Pickle. Or, as Johnny describes it: "We get into quite a few messes, but if you know us, you’ll know that it’s hardly ever our fault."In Land of Supposing, Grannan retold fairy tales and legends from around the world, as well as a few legends of her own making. Previously unpublished selections from Just Mary and Maggie Muggins complete the collection.

  • Author:
    Jarman, Mark Anthony
    Summary:

    Mark Anthony Jarman is one of Canada’s most original and compelling writers of short fiction. My White Planet is his latest collection of fourteen new stories, many of which have previously won or been short-listed for literary magazine awards. Jarman’s use of language and metaphor is unique in the Canadian literary pantheon. With extraordinary linguistic energy, he pushes the boundaries of fiction and story-telling. Every sentence reverberates with subtle meaning and every reading of a Jarman story brings out ever deeper layers of complexity and nuance. Here is a protean writer who bends form and enters into worlds and people with panache and a verve that is breath-taking. The range of his fiction is stunning: troops undertake a nightmarish march following Custer’s last stand; a father’s dogs tear apart his son and he is accused of cowardice and neglect; seven marooned men at a remote polar station save the life of a naked young woman; domestic squabbles and infidelity abound amidst west coast chainsaws and floatplanes; a dropout skateboarder falls off a railway bridge and drowns in the river; a city bus ride ends up crossing the entire country; a time traveler witnesses Louis Riel’s botched execution of Thomas Scott; a young woman removes her bra from under her shirt and her male friend is paralysed by possible meanings; an outsider plays old timer hockey in the wilds of New Brunswick; Victorian fashion is mixed up with the violent deaths of Custer, Louis Riel and Sitting Bull; a flight attendant is able to read passengers’ minds. A master of literary conceit and a hewer of breakneck language, Mark Anthony Jarman defies categorization and offers us instead a narrative freshness that surprises and offers up a world of wonders.

  • Author:
    Adderson, Caroline
    Summary:

    These nine razor-sharp stories herald the return of one of Canada’s most accomplished writers to the short story form. Stylistically varied and linguistically confident, here are compulsively readable stories that plumb the complexities of the human heart. A dying Finn, a philandering photographer recovering from an emergency splenectomy, a young woman heavy with an hysterical pregnancy - these are just some of the surprising characters that people these pages.

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