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  • Author:
    Unwin, Peter
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    Paul Prescot’s desire to catalogue and comprehend the aboriginal rock paintings of the Canadian Shield is told through the eyes of the woman he loves, and who, for her own reasons, accompanies him on his travels to the deep north. Her...

  • Author:
    Miller, John
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    Paulette and Danni grew up miles apart — Paulette in Hamilton and Danni in North Toronto — but they might as well have been worlds apart. Paulette's family emigrated from Jamaica. Danni grew up Jewish in an affluent neighbourhood...

  • Author:
    Vryenhoek, Leslie
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    **CANADA BOOK AWARD WINNER****NEXT GENERATION INDIE BOOK AWARDS WINNER, SUSPENSE****NEWFOUNDLAND AND LABRADOR BOOK AWARDS FICTION LONGLIST**In 1977, a young woman swipes a duffel bag of drug money and flees her bad-news boyfriend,...

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    Béchard, Deni Ellis
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    La deuxième fois qu'Andrew voit Hugh, son demi-frère, c'est à l'enterrement de leur père. Si Andrew accorde peu d'intérêt à l'homme auprès duquel il a grandi, Hugh, lui, a développé une fascination pour cet être...

  • Author:
    Hemming, Deborah
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    In this coming-of-age story, sixteen-year-old Winnie and her three best friends-all boys-find themselves changing quickly and dramatically to impress Caleb, their strange and charismatic new companion. Under Caleb's influence,...

  • Author:
    Martin, Samuel
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    This Ramshackle Tabernacle is a collection of short stories set in and around the fictional villages of St. Lola and St. Olga in northeastern Ontario. Whether reflecting on the broken lives of others in the community or mourning the...

  • Author:
    Baudot, Laure
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    Laure Baudot's This One Because of the Dead is a collection of stories about the power of what goes unsaid – of the truths people keep hidden from each other, which guide their relationships and their decisions in unexpected ways....

  • Author:
    Gom, Leona
    Summary:

    The Y Chromosome challenges the reader to meet an all-woman society of the future. The few remaining men live in hiding. When one of these men is discovered, the resulting conflict threatens both worlds.

    The futurist society was...

  • Author:
    Courtemanche, Gil
    Summary:

    Claude Tremblay works as a political analyst at the International Criminal Court at The Hague. But when the Congolese warlord Kabanga, accused of crimes against humanity, is released from trial due to a procedural error, Claude resigns...

  • Author:
    Donoghue, Emma
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    "Lib Wright, a young English nurse trained by legendary Florence Nightingale, arrives in an impoverished Irish village with a strange mission. Eleven-year-old Anna O'Donnell is said to have eaten nothing for four months. With...

  • Author:
    Sooley, Jill
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    Prissy Montgomery goes to great lengths to avoid having sex with her husband, Howie. So when he confesses to having an affair, and requests a divorce, she shouldn’t be all that surprised. With her fourteen-year-old son in tow she leaves...

  • Author:
    Choyce, Lesley
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    Winner, Dartmouth Book Award. Shortlisted, Atlantic Booksellers Choice Award. A small Canadian island declares its independence to the world and benign anarchy reigns. A god-like ocean deposits many a thing, yet it also takes away. The...

  • Author:
    Matthews, James
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    The Mean Time is a work of literary fiction set in Corner Brook about how people allow their pasts to shape and define them – in holding on to dread, regret, and pain. The death of Will Johnston shakes the community to its foundations,...

  • Author:
    Enguehard, Francoise
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    In 1913 Dr. Louis Thomas and his family settle on the French islands of St. Pierre and Michelon. Enchanted by how this French land navigates the harsh climate of the Atlantic Ocean, he immerses himself in his passion for photography and...

  • Author:
    Manley, Rachel
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    The recipient of a prestigious Gunter Fellowship, Jessica leaves behind Jamaica, the only country she’s ever known, for Cambridge, Massachusetts, near the end of the twentieth century. In her fellowship year, she is to write a memoir...

  • Author:
    Swan, Susan
    Summary:

    Dale Paul is a witty, self-absorbed rogue and the hedge fund whale. He enjoys a life of self-delusion that allows him to gamble other people’s money for his personal enrichment. When his biggest gamble — involving the pensions of the...

  • Author:
    Wedderburn, Andrew
    Summary:

    Selling Points for The Crash Palace:The author's previous book, The Milk Chicken Bomb, was longlisted for the IMPAC Dublin Literary Award and was shortlisted for the Amazon/Books in Canada First Novel Award.For fans of Willy...

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    Summary:

    Following an unprecedented explosion of literary talent in Newfoundland over the past twenty years, The Breakwater Book of Contemporary Newfoundland Short Fiction assembles the very best work by the island’s most accomplished fiction...

  • Author:
    Anton, Bernard
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    Basées sur des faits réels et peignant des archétypes humains fascinants, ces nouvelles décrivent l'univers intimiste de personnages qui se débattent avec les ennuis et surprises de chaque jour. Leur courage de vivre ou de survivre...

  • Author:
    Canning, Bridget
    Summary:

    ***BMO WINTERSET AWARD FINALIST*** ***BRONZE, THE MIRAMICHI READER'S THE VERY BEST! FICTION AWARD*** ***49TH SHELF EDITOR'S PICK*** Imogene Tubbs has never met her father, and raised by her grandmother, she only sees her mother...

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