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  • Author:
    Young, Terence
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    Fergus, owner of Goodlake's Deli, is having an affair with a much younger woman - a relationship that starts out carefree but eventually collapses the foundations of everything in his life. The crisis is by turns humourous, tragic...

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    Deverell, William
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    Now, after six years of retirement, Arthur Beauchamp, the scholarly, self-doubting legend of the B.C. criminal bar, is dragged back to court to defend an old client, Nick "the Owl" Faloon. He must nail the right suspect in a...

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    Carey, Betty Lowman
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    The author's spirited account of her solo two-month journey by canoe to Alaska and through some of the most treacherous waters of the Inside Passage, at a time when much of the area was wild and inaccessible. The travels with...

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    Bridge, Kathryn Anne
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    Four nineteenth century women, Florence Agassiz, Eleanor Fellows, Violet Sillitoe and Helen Kate Woods lived and traveled in British Columbia very much as a minority - white and female. Bridge looks at each of these pioneering women,...

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    Knighton, Ryan
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    Knighton tells the story of his 15-year descent into blindness. Stumbling literally and emotionally into darkness, into love, and into adulthood, he provides a window into the human condition. He is powerful and irreverent in words...

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    Southin, Gwendolyn
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    Vancouver, 1960. A growing city with a suspicious underbelly. After a veterinarian's assistant's body turns up in a local cranberry bog, details about the victim's double life emerge and a seemingly endless list of...

  • Author:
    Converse, Cathy
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    M. Wylie Blanchet's book "The Curve of Time", introduced an adventurous woman who cruised the coast in a 25-foot boat with her five children and their dog. Who was this skipper, this mother, this writer? These questions motivated Cathy...

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    Scoones, Anny
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    In her best-selling first book, Home: Tales of a Heritage Farm (2005), Anny Scoones introduced readers to historic Glamorgan Farm. In Home and Away, Anny presents more stories about the joys and sorrows, excitements and mishaps and also...

  • Author:
    Whyte, Jack
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    In 1088, one young knight, Hugh de Payens, is inducted into a secret society in his father's castle in Anjou. He is commanded by the Order to join the Crusade to redeem the Holy Land. Sickened by the slaughter of innocents, Hugh...

  • Author:
    Fraser, Gail
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    Tucked into the foothills of the Rockies lies the charming village of Lumby, where quirky and tolerant townsfolk usually make the best of any situation. How Lumby has come to host a hot-air balloon festival is a long story, but the...

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    Hauka, Donald J.
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    Could a horde of American miners have delivered British Columbia into the hands of the U.S. in 1859? The author argues that the new colony was a rifle shot away from war and annexation. This is a rollicking tale of corruption, greed,...

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    Boudreau, Jack
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    In the backwoods of British Columbia, Boudreau tells of adventures gone awry, bizarre encounters with creatures in the wilds, and the results of friendships gone sour. When men went missing, or furs were stolen, it was often up to the...

  • Author:
    Mitchell, Margaret
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    Margaret Mitchell is a social activist who pioneered community development in Vancouver, was a courageous feminist MP for Vancouver East, and an international adventuress. Her book is a testament to the struggles and achievements of...

  • Author:
    Kogawa, Joy
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    Through the eyes of a child, the novel tells the moving story of Japanese Canadians during W.W.II. Naomi is five years old when Pearl Harbour changes her life and she watches bewildered as she and her family become enemy aliens,...

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    Nicol, Eric
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    Is impotence contagious? At what age should a senior be surgically separated from his automobile, or obligate to donate his sex toys to the Salvation Army? These and other timely questions are among those not answered in Nicol's...

  • Author:
    Poole, Michael
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    The story of two young lovers, Nathan and Leah, who meet in 1913. Defying the strict morality of the day, they run off to spend a few months together amid the splendour of the rural coast before being banished to separate continents....

  • Author:
    Levy, Paul E
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    Lucille Johnstone was a living legend in the BC business world. In 1948, Lucille was working as a "girl Friday" for River Towing ... forty years later Rivtow was $250 million corporation, Lucille its president and CEO. This...

  • Author:
    Hume, Stephen
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    In 1808, seeking a route to the western sea, Simon Fraser descended the great river that now bears his name. Stephen Hume followed in Fraser's footsteps for four years. He studied fading maps and diaries, interviewed the...

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    Gaston, Bill
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    Called to the deathbed of Claude, her long-ago first love, Evelyn succumbs to a cascade of grief for Claude, and their estranged son Tom. She embarks by kayak on a quest into the West Coast wilderness in search of thier son in the...

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    Fraser, Gail
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    Just a dot on the map of the Northwest, Lumby looms big in the hearts of its residents. When one of the most important paintings of the twentieth century, "The Barns of Lumby" is stolen, a media frenzy descends on the town....

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