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Nineteen sixties

  • Author:
    Murakami, Haruki
    Summary:

    In the spring of 1978, a young Haruki Murakami sat down at his kitchen table and began to write. The result: two remarkable short novels-Hear the Wind Sing and Pinball, 1973-that launched the career of one of the most acclaimed authors...

  • Author:
    McDougall, Carol
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    Set in a small northern town, under the mythical shadow of the Sleeping Giant, Wake the Stone Man follows the complicated friendship of two girls coming of age in the 1960s. Molly meets Nakina, who is Ojibwe and a survivor of the...

  • Author:
    Macdonald, Frank
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    Colourful characters, subtle satire and social conscience is omnipresent in the hilarious adventures of Cape Breton pals Tinker and Blue in late-sixties San Francisco. It was Blue's idea to drive their fourth-hand 1957 push-button...

  • Author:
    Reid, Donalda
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    It’s the 1960s – the time for equal rights, peace, and love. But for Ellen Manery, it’s the time to work hard and finish high school early. She’d rather be helping out at the university’s medical lab than listening to rock and roll and...

  • Author:
    Nason, Riel
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    Winner, Commonwealth Book Prize, Canada and the Caribbean, Margaret and John Savage First Book Award, and Frye Academy Award. Shortlisted, CLA Young Adult Book Award, Red Maple Award, and University of Canberra Book of the Year....

  • Author:
    Cameron, Eoin
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    With great wit and irony and with no insight whatsoever, popular ABC radio personality Eoin Cameron recalls the people, fashions, films, in fact everything that made the Sixties such a fabulous decade.

  • Author:
    Egan, Jennifer
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    Phoebe is obsessed with the memory and death of her sister Faith, a beautiful idealistic hippie who died in Italy in 1970. In order to find out the truth about Faith's life and death, Phoebe retraces her steps from San Francisco...

  • Author:
    McCabe, Patrick
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    "Now entering his sixty-seventh year, Chris McCool can confidently call himself a member of the Happy Club: he has an attractive and exceedingly accommodating Croatian girlfriend and has been told he bears more than a passing...

  • Author:
    Benick, Gail
    Summary:

    The Girl Who Was Born That Way is the story of the Berk family, not exactly an ordinary Jewish family, trying to bury its Holocaust past while starting over in post-war USA. The novel centers on the dynamics between the family’...

  • Author:
    Swanson, Cynthia
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    Denver, 1962. Kitty Miller has come to terms with her unconventional single life. She loves the bookshop she runs and enjoys complete control over her day-to-day existence. Then the dreams begin. Soon she must reconcile her reality with...

  • Author:
    Samson, Jennifer
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    Las Vegas, 1966.  There are parts of Sin City the neon lights don't reach, and only the desperate and dangerous venture into the city's seedy backstreets, where gangsters rule, the floating poker games never stop, and people disappear...

  • Author:
    Christy, Jim
    Summary:

    Real Gone turns the myth of the Sixties on its head. The protagonist may be a peripatetic young man on an intense search but he knows that the gaff is in. There are sex and drugs, of course, and politics, even a little rock and roll....

  • Author:
    Ross, Stuart
    Summary:

    Brilliant experimental, surrealist fiction from the award-winning author of Snowball, Dragonfly, Jew

    A wonderful dream and a horrific nightmare, a fuzzy consciousness of pain and family, Pockets is a novel of...

  • Author:
    Borys, Debra R.
    Summary:

    Jo Sullivan just wanted some new material for her column in Winds of Change, a weekly rag willing to dust the dirt off the seamier side of Chicago. Then she meets 15-year-old Lexie Green, with her haunting eyes, eerie tale, and the...

  • Author:
    Murakami, Haruki
    Summary:

    Toru Watanabe, a quiet and preternaturally serious young college student in Tokyo, is devoted to Naoko, a beautiful and introspective young woman, but their mutual passion is marked by the tragic death of their best friend years before...

  • Author:
    Worth, Liz
    Summary:

    When Andy Warhol's a, A Novel was first published in 1968, The New York Times Book Review declared it "pornographic." Yet over four decades later, a continues to be an essential documentation of Warhol's seminal Factory scene. And...

  • Author:
    Haugland, Bill
    Summary:

    In 1969, a call for revolution and an explosion at the home of Montreal Mayor Jean Drapeau draws Ty Davis, a young television reporter, into the realm of underworld chaos and violence. A colleague is accused of a crime he did not commit...

  • Author:
    Belliveau, Joel
    Summary:

    Quatre notables acadiens reçus tels des chefs d’État par Charles de Gaulle au palais de l’Élysée. Plus de 2000 personnes qui manifestent dans les rues de Moncton scandant « on veut du français ! ». Une confrontation très médiatisée à l’...

  • Author:
    Belliveau, Joel
    Summary:

    The 1960s were a victorious decade for francophones in New Brunswick, who witnessed the election of the first Acadian premier and the opening of a French-language university. But in 1968, students took to the streets, demanding further...

  • Author:
    Yamashita, Karen Tei
    Summary:

    Beginning in 1968, a motley cast of students, laborers, artists, revolutionaries, and provocateurs from San Francisco's Chinatown make their way through the history of the day, becoming caught in a riptide of politics and passion,...

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