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New York, New York, USA: Deltra Trade Paperback/Bantam Dell, 2003. Paperback. Very Good/No Jacket. Trade Paperback in Very Good Condition. Clean and unmarked wraps with a whisper of wear to some edges, tight & solid, internals clean, spotless, no creases. The story of the farming Pye family, set in the wild terrain of northern Ontario. Life has become like a Greek tragedy for the Pye family, where the sins of the father are visited on the sons, and terrible events occur--off stage; center stage are the Morrisons, whose tragedy is more immediate, if less brutal, but is insidious and divisive. The story os a universal drama of family love and misunderstandings, of resentments driven underground. A meditation on the power of loyalty and loss, settling old scores, and finally, what it means to love, to accept, to succeed. 291 pages. 5.5 x 8.25 inches. 2003, Deltra Trade Paperback/Bantam Dell, New York, New York, USA

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No Great Mischief: A Novel

MACLEOD, ALISTAIR

Canada: McClelland & Stewart Ltd, 2001. Paperback. Very Good/No Jacket. Trade Paperback in Near Fine Condition. Winner of the International IMPAC Dublin Literary Award, the Trillium Award, and the Canadian Booksellers Association Libris Award for the Book of the Year. A Canadian tale of truth about people who care for one another and for the living world around them. Alexander MaxDonald takes the reader into his family's mythic past as he tells the heroic stories of his Cpeople: loggers, miners, drinker, adventurers, men in exile. A story of family, loyalty, and blood ties. Clean, unmarked soundly bound volume, pictorial wrappers in grays, trace wear to front corners. Includes a story from Macleod's book, "Island". 283 pages. 5.4 x 8.4 inches. McClelland & Stewart Ltd., Toronto, Ontario, Canada, 2001.

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The Major

Connor, Ralph

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New York, New York, USA: A L Burt Company, 1917. Hardcover. Good/No Jacket. Type: Hardback 1917 Hardcover Book in Good Condition in dark red cloth with black titles, blind-stamped embossed figure nealry same size in height as the book, on front. Clean and unmarked, spine lightly sunned, slight wear to extremities. Tight and solid sewn binding. Frontis by F. Rogers Title page and two following pages have a small (half inch) spot along the fore-edge of the pages, a few spots on scattered pages, mostly clean and unmarked, pages toned. Ralph Connor is the pen name for Canadian Rev. Dr. Charles William Gordon, 1860-1937, who wrote under the pen name and was Presbyterian Church leader. A popular writer of his day, he wrote adventurous melodarma, often with religious messages, with characters dramatizing the conflict between good and evil, in frontier settings. 383 pages. 5.2 x 7.5 inches. 1917, A L Burt Company, New York, New York, USA

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  • Edition: Book Club (BCE/BOMC)
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U.S.A: Doubleday, 1958. Book Club (BCE/BOMC). Hardcover. Very Good/Good. Type: Hardback Hardcover BCE Book in Very Good Condition with a Good Dust Jacket in Mylar Cover. Selection chosen by George E. Nelson. Introduction by Thomas B. Costain. Many of the selections deal with Canadian locales and people; in others, the only link with Canada is the author's nationality. There are twenty-six pieces in all. Two complete novels and twenty-four shorter pieces. Bound in two green shades of cloth, with darker green writing on the lighter green spine. There is a slight indentation on the fore edge and the upper corner is slightly tipped down. Clean, tight, solid, square book. Rough cut. Interior is very clean and completely free from any markings, no creases, lightly toned pages. Jacket is clean, dark green, with illustration of an oak leaf, in rust colors. Edgewear and chipping of spine ends and corners, a tear in the front lower flap edge, a tear to the fore edge. Now has mylar protective cover. The two compl ... Read more

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The Waterworks

Doctorow, E.L

New York & Toronto: Random House, 1994. First Trade Edition. Hardcover. Very Good/Fine. Type: Hardback First Printing of First Trade Edition. Hardcover Book in Very Good Condition with a Fine Dust Jacket. Bound in black half cloth with gilt titles, greyish-white boards which are generally clean but have specks of foxing in lightly scattered areas. Sound and tight binding, with endbands, square with sharp corners. Former owner name of front endpaper. Internals are Fine. Glossy white and black with copper titles. not price-clipped. Set in post-Civil War New York, 1871, a city where every form of crime and vice flourishes, corruption is king, there are no limits to larceny. A city and time when maimed veterans beg in the streets, newsboys fight for their corners, the Tweed Ring operates the city for its own profits, and a conspicuously self-satisfied class of new wealth and weak intellect is all aglitter in a setting of mass misery. 253 pages. 9.5 x 6.5 inches. Random House, New York and Toronto, 1994.

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New York, New York, USA: Hodder & Stoughton, 1909. Hardcover. Good/No Jacket. Type: Hardback 1909 Hardcover Book in Good Condition in bright red cloth with gilt titles, blind-stamped embossed figures on front. Clean and unmarked, spine lightly sunned, spine heel and lower corners lightly scuffed, faint wear to other extremities. Tight and solid sewn binding. Pages quite clean, no markings of any kind. Ralph Connor is the pen name for Canadian Rev. Dr. Charles William Gordon, 1860-1937, who wrote under the pen name and was Presbyterian Church leader. A popular writer of his day, he wrote adventurous melodarma, often with religious messages, with characters dramatizing the conflict between good and evil, in frontier settings. This is the tale of the experiences of a foreigner in Saskatchewan in the early 1900s. "--it would be our wisdom to grip these peoples to us with living hooks of justice and charity till all lines of national cleavage disappear---". in the Preface. 384 pages. 5.2 x 7. ... Read more

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An Anthology of Canadian Literature in English: Volume II

Donna Bennett, Russell Brown (Editors)

Canada: Oxford University Press Canada, 1983. Paperback. Very Good/No Jacket. Trade Paperback in Very Good Condition. Brown and green cover is clean and bright, slight wear to corners, soundly bound and square. Internals spotless, no marks, no creases, not toned. Very nice volume. This is the first annotated anthology of Canadian poetry and prose from the eighteenth century to the present. Volume II contains extensive selections of works by some fifty writers, ranging from Sheila Watson (b. 1909) to Nichol (b, 1944). In addition to poetry and short fiction, there are eight essays of literary criticism and one full-length play. With introduction to the writers and their works, annotations,and a supplementary section: Poets for Further Reading.640 pages with index. 9 x 5.75 inches. Oxford University Press Canada, Toronto, 1983.

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USA: Viking Press, 1997. Hardcover. Fine/Fine. Type: Hardback Third Printing of First American Edition. Fine in a Fine Dust Jacket in Mylar Jacket Cover. Not price-clipped. As close to an autobiography as we can ever expect, this collection of reminiscences, speeches, book reviews, parodies, and essays tells much about the writer and the man. His discussions include art fakery, his schooldays, the differences between Canadians and Americans, Thackeray, 'The Little Red Hen', Ulysses, etc--his reflections on books, on writing, on reading. In pristine condition-clean, unmarked, tight, solid, square. Purple half cloth w/silver titles, with black boards. 385 pages. 6.5 x 9.4 inches. Publisher: New York. Viking Press, 1997.

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What's Bred In The Bone

DAVIES, ROBERTSON

USA: VikingPenguin, Inc, 1985. First US Edition. Hardcover. Fine/Fine. Type: Hardback Type: Hard Back First Printing of First American Edition. Hardcover Book and Dust Jacket As New. The second book in Robertson Davies' trilogy that explores the life and influences of Francis Cornish, born to a patrician family in a small Ottawa valley farm, who shaped a life that caused tremors in the art worl A rich mixture of Davies' delights--Soho prostitutes, secret agents, Bavarian countesses, and a small town embalmer people its pages, and the action takes the reader from an Ontario attic to King Arthur's Tintangel Castle and to a bizarre Toronto apartment where Francis meets his end. Black half cloth w/gilt titles, mustard colored boards. Very clean and unmarked, tight and solid, square with sharp corners. Jacket design by Bascove. Jacket not price-clipped. 436 pages. 5.5 x 8.75 inches. Publisher: New York. VikingPenguin, Inc. 1985.

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Salamander

Wharton. Thomas

Toronto, Ontario, Canada: McClelland & Stewart Ltd, 2001. First Edition. Hardcover. Fine/Fine. Type: Hardback First Edition. Hardcover and Dust Jacket in Fine Condition. Pale tan cloth binding with brown titles, very clean and unmarked, tight & solid volume. The central character of this novel is the salamander of myth and reality, combining history, magic and human desire. Set in the 18th century, the narrative revolves around a world-spanning quest for the infinite book. There are many stories along the way--a Chinese tale of jealousy and love; the history of Alexandria's other great library; moments on the battlefiellds of colonial America--and many more quite far-reaching stories. It is also the story of love and obsession, not only between people but between people and the printed word. Canadian author Thomas Wharton has produced a novel that celebrates the magical act of reading. 372 pages, 5.75 x 9 inches. 2001, McClelland & Stewart Ltd, Toronto, Ontario, Canada

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Toronto: McClelland & Stewart, 1989 Reprint.. Pbk. Near Fine.

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Toronto: Anansi, 1972 "When first published in 1972, Survival was considered the most startling book ever written about Canadian literature. Since then, it has continued to be read and taught, and it continues to shape the way Canadians look at themselves. Distinguished, provocative, and written in effervescent, compulsively readable prose, Survival is simultaneously a book of criticism, a manifesto, and a collection of personal and subversive remarks. Margaret Atwood begins by asking: "What have been the central preoccupations of our poetry and fiction?" Her answer is "survival and victims." Atwood applies this thesis in twelve brilliant, witty, and impassioned chapters; from Moodie to MacLennan to Blais, from Pratt to Purdy to Gibson, she lights up familiar books in wholly new perspectives. 287p, bibliography index. Neat unmrked copy, paper aluittle age-toned. Reprint. Softccover. Very Good.

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Shampoo Planet

Coupland, Douglas

New York: Simon & Schuster , 1992 "Shampoo Planet is the rich and dazzling point where two worlds collide - those of 1960s parents and their 1990s offspring 'Global Teens' the generation after 'Generation X." 299p. Tight, neat,unread copy, has black remainder mark. Male version of DJ is slightly wrinkled at back... 1st.US Ed.. Hard Cover. Near Fine/Very Good, Slightly Scuffed.

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Breeze From the Bosphorous

Ashton, Elizabeth

Toronto: Harlequin, 1978 [#2172 ] Harlequin romance where heroine encounters masterful Turk.. First Thus.. Pbk. Very Good.

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Democracy at 2500

Prattas, Zaharias Jack C.

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Toronto: Parnon Press, 1994 Text of address given in June 1993 for the "Celebrations of 2,500 Years of Democracy". 1st Can Ed.. Original Wraps. New. Brochure/Pamphlet.

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Democracy at 2500

Prattas, Zaharias Jack C.

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Toronto: Parnon Press, 1994 Text of address given in June 1993 for the "Celebrations of 2,500 Years of Democracy". 1st Can Ed.. Original Wraps. New. Brochure/Pamphlet.

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Alias Grace

Atwood, Margaret

Toronto: McClelland & Stewart, 2000 Alias Grace takes readers into the life of one of the most notorious women of the nineteenth century. It’s 1843, and Grace Marks has been convicted for her involvement in the vicious murders of her employer and his housekeeper and mistress. Some believe Grace is innocent; others think her evil or insane. Now serving a life sentence, Grace claims to have no memory of the murders. An up-and-coming expert in the burgeoning field of mental illness is engaged by a group of reformers and spiritualists who seek a pardon for Grace. He listens to her story while bringing her closer and closer to the day she cannot remember. What will he find in attempting to unlock her memories? . Reprint. Softcover. As New.

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London: Hippo/scholastic, 1996 "The Groovy Greeks" is full of fab facts about the hip and happening Greeks - who hung out all over 2000 years ago. Find out about horrible heroes, savage Spartan soldiers, phoolish philosophers and suffering slaves . Read on for some amazing information on awful ancient food, groovy Greek Olympic games, and the gruesome god who ate his own children.". First Pbk.Ed... Soft Cover. Near Fine. Illus. by Martin Brown.

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Changing Heaven

Urquhart, Jane

Toronto: McClelland & Stewart, 1996 Dedicated to Emily Bronte, this is a story of high winds and ballooning, of ghosts who talk about the vital details of life, of women who love too strongly and men who, stifled by passion, are nevertheless enthralled.. Reprint.. Softcover. Near Fine.

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The Lantern Bearers

Sutcliff,Rosemary

London: Puffin/Penguin., 1965 1959 Carnegie Medal winner. Fascinating and moving novel of the end of Roman rule in Britain.Overall celan tight copy, but marred by a few underlinings . Pbk. Very Good. Illus. by Illus. Charles Keeping.

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