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Caustic and Roses

By Ed Brennan

Edmonton: Beartrap Publishing, 1980. 62 pp. With forward written by Percy Wickman, an Edmonton alderman confined to a wheelchair. Due to a vehicle accident Ed Brennan was confined to a wheelchair. A collection of poems (some prose). Softcover has very little wear, clean and bright. No former owner's name. Text is clean. Last page has had a coupon clipped from it.. Soft Cover. V. Good. 8 x 4 1/4.

$8.00

On Mountaintop Rock

By John McLay

Edmonton: Cobblestone Creek, 2001. 186 pp. A novel from the Canadian Rockies. Set in Jasper in 1954 this is a work of fiction but is based on the history of the region. A mountain mystery. Softcover has no creases or tears - in excellent condition. Text is tight, very clean and unmarked. Overall cond: v. good-near fine.. Signed by Author. First Edition. Soft Cover. Illus. by Diane Way. 9 x 6.

$10.00

Shaking it Rough

By Andreas Schroeder

Toronto, and N.Y.: Doubleday, 1976, 1976. HC and DJ. First Edition. Signed by Author. 5 3/4 x 8 1/2. ISBN:0-385-12310-8. 214 pp. subtitled: A Prison Memoir. With inscription and signature of author: "For B_____and N_____(Just so you won't hav e to find this out for yourself) With Best Wishes, Andreas Schroeder". The extraordinary memoir of the author's time in prison. Written with sensitivity, humor and passion the eight months he spent i n the British Columbia correctional system: Oakalla Maximum Security, Haney Correctional Centre, Pine Ridge Camp and Stave Lake Camp - each one is different and memorable. A fine writer. DJ has severa l small tears along edges, min nicks and rubbing - overal dj clean. Not price clipped. New mylar cover. Binding bright, clean, 2 bumped corners. Text as new. An amazing signed copy of this remarkable p rison memoir. Dj: v. good, Binding: v. good, Text: fine. Signed by Author. HC and DJ. Good/Good.

$20.00

A Fine and Private Place

By Morley Callaghan

Toronto: Macmillan of Canada, 1975. 213 pp. Callaghan 17th published work. The story of an elderly writer that is perhaps autobiographical in tone. Dustjacker has a wee tear along front top spine-very little other wear. Wonderful green cloth paper on boards binding has a bump to bottom corner but is beautifully bright with bright gold gilt lettering. Former owner's name on ffep. Text is clean, tight and unmarked.. HC and DJ. Very Good/Very Good. 8 1/2 x 5 3/4.

$10.00

Home Country
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Home Country

By Peter C. Newman

McClelland and Steward Limited: , 1973, 1973. HC and DJ. Presumed First. 9 1/4 x 6 1/4. ISBN:0-7710-6756-9. 244 pp. Subtitled: People, places, and political power. A collection of Peter C. Newman's articles most of which were first published in t he Toronto Star or Maclean's Magazine. Introduction by Hugh Maclennan. Newman takes us from Czechoslovakia to Laos; from the political campaigns of Pierre Trudeau to John Diefenbacker; from the lives of Willy Brandt to Lester Pearson. An exciting discourse on his observations and experiences. Dustjacket is in good condition-3 small tears to top edge and a faint coffee stain on back cover. Price no t clipped. New mylar cover. Chartreuse paper on board binding has slight bumps to front corners. Gift inscription on front free endpaper. Also signed by author on front free endpaper. Text is very cle an. Overall cond: v. good+..

$35.00

Thirty Acres

By Ringuet

Toronto: McClelland and Stewart Ltd., 1970. 249 pp. Originally published in Paris in 1938. Ringuet is a French-Canadian writer. This is #12 in the New Canadian Library series. The story of Euchariste Moisan, a French Canadian peasant farmer who is faces adapting to modern conditions. Introduction by Albert LeGrand. General Editor: Malcolm Ross. Softcover has some minor scuffing and evidence of a sticker pulled from bottom front corner. No creases or tears. Shamrock stamp on ffep. Text is clean, secure and unmarked. A nice copy.. 11th Printing. Mass Market Paperback. Good +. 7 x 4 1/4.

$5.00

Voice-Over
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Voice-Over

By Carole C Orbeil

Don Mills, ON, Canada: Stoddart Publishing, 1993. 288 pp. The acclaimed national bestseller. Softcover is in v. good cond. just a wee bit of rubbing to top of spine and a faint bump to bottom front. No former owner's name. Text is clean, tight, unmarked. Gently read if at all. Overall cond: v. good - near fine.. Soft Cover. 8 1/2 x 5 3/8.

$10.00

Random Descent
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Random Descent

By Katherine Govier

Toronto: MacMillan, 1979, 1979. HC and DJ. Presumed First. Signed by Author. 9 x 5 3/4. ISBN:0-7705-1719-6. 228 pp. A young woman sets off on a journey of discovery to find her roots and with it the history of her family. This is Ca nadian Katherin Govier's first novel. Dj has one 3/4" tear to front top and two tears to back top. 2 tiny tears to bottom, a few small scuffs to front edge. Looks good in plastic cover. Yellow-orange cloth like binding has black lettering on spine and is in excellent cond. Tan endpapers have the main character's family tree. Author has signed the title page.Text is very clean-pristine and very tight. DJ: good Text and endpape rs: fine.. HC and DJ. V. Good/Good.

$20.00

Pluck

By Jonathan Webb

Toronto: McClelland and Stewart, 1983. HC and DJ. 8 5/8 x 5 3/4. ISBN:0-7710-8900-7. 362 pp. Author's first novel. Co-winner of the 1983 Seal First Novel Award. The story of 5 youths who share a strong bond of friendship centered on their admiration and love for the charismatic, sometimes feckless John Pluck. Mush later in their lives, they are bound by a terrible secret. Webb's novel explores the dynamics of a long-standing loyalty an d charts the tensions and violence that eventually splits it apart. Dj has a bit of wear to edges - small tears and creases, otherwise bright and clean. New mylar protector. Price clipped. Binding in near lovely cond. Slight spine tilt. Beige endpapers - pristine. No former owner's name. Text in good clean, unmarked cond. A lovely copy of this important first novel, first edition.. First Edition. HC and DJ. Good/Good.

$14.50

Sarah Bastard's Notebook

By Marion Engel

Don Mills, ON, Canada: Paperjacks, 1974. 181 pp. "With eloquence and sharp wit, Marian Engel creates a Canadian heroine, a woman not so much "feminine", as intensely and eternally female." Softcover has some faint creasing but no major creases, no creases to spine. Scuffing/sticker pull to side front edge. Former owner's name written on first page. Text is clean and unmarked.. First Paperback Printing. Mass Market Paperback. Good.

$7.00

It All Began With Daisy
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It All Began With Daisy

By Sonia Jones

N.Y.: E.P Dutton, 1987, 1987. Soft Cover. First. Galley/Proof. 8 1/4 x 5 3/8. ISBN:0-525-24540-5. 225 pp. Subtitled: A delightful true story of one couple's move from the city to the country and their unexpected, multimillion-doll ar success - Peninsula Farm Yogurt. Sonia Jones is professor of Spanish at Dalhousie University, Nova Scotia. Light blue paper cover of this Advance Uncorrected Proof has min corner wear. No former ow ner's name. Text is very tight and very clean. Overall cond: v. good - near fine..

$25.00

Grant MacEwan's Journals

By Foran, Max; MacEwan, Grant

Edmonton, AB, Canada: Lone Pine Publishing, 1986. 160 pp. Preface by Hugh Dempsey. b/w photos throughout. Six decades of Journals kept by Grant MacEwan are edited by his son-in-law, Max Foran. Through these entries wee see the dignitary, farmer and man of letters. "He expects much of himself but he also expects something from society." Softcover has a bright, clean, unmarked front cover, back cover has a crease along bottom edge. No former owner's name. Text is tight, clean, unmarked. A nice copy.. Presumed First. Soft Cover. Very Good. 8 1/2 x 5 1/2.

$10.00

You Went Away

By Timothy Findley

Toronto: Harper Collins, 1996, 1996. HC and DJ. First Edition. 7 3/4 x 5 1/4. ISBN:0-00-224385-7. 218 pp. Timothy Findley is one of Canada's best loved and most respected writers. You Went Away is a poignant, lyrical tale set in 1942. A dashing, romantic young RCAF pilot captures the heart of a married woman and her eleven year old son. A story about the homefront, and the possibility of forgiveness, even after loss and betrayal. Thi s copy in mint cond. DJ is flawless - not price clipped. New mylar cover. Entire book super-bright, tight and clean. No former owner's name. An exceptionally fine copy of Findley's powerful work. Dj: v. fine, Endpapers, binding and text: v. fine..

$20.00

The House

By Barbara Villy Cormack

Toronto: The Ryerson Press, 1955. 255 pp. "To an old Alberta farmhouse comes a succession of occupants whose lives and those of their neighbors, are linked in a deeply moving drama of tragedy and happiness." Signed by author on ffep. Dustjacket has a tear to front on edge and a chip to spine top. Some moisture stain to back flap. Looks good in new mylar cover. Mustard yellow paper on boards binding is in good condition. Text is very nice, clean, and unmarked. No corner folds or tears.. Signed by Author. HC and DJ. Good/Fair. 8 x 5 1/2.

$25.00

Beyond the Second Mile

By Frank J. Moore

Toronto: Initiative Publishing House, 1982. 161 p. Subtitled: A novel of the Canadian West 1941. DJ has some wear to edges. Wee chips along bottom edge, a couple of small tears. Looks good in new mylar cover. Maroon paper on boards cover is in very nice condition. Signed by author on first page. Text is clean and tight. A nice copy.. Signed by Author. Presumed First. HC and DJ. Very Good/Good. 8 1/2 x 5 1/2.

$25.00

Aftermath Travels in a Post-War World
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Aftermath Travels in a Post-War World

By Farley Mowat

Toronto: Key Porter Books Ltd, 1995, 1995. HC and DJ. First Edition. 8 3/4 x 5 3/4. ISBN:1-55013-716-6. 239 pp. In the spring of 1953, Farley Mowat returned to Europe to retrace his wartime footsteps and search for peace. He traveled to the fi elds where he had seen his Canadian comrades and friends die. He wanted to revisit the land and its people in peace time. "What he found was a world that was- after so many years of misery, tragedy, a nd destruction-over whelmingly and energetically embracing life, nature, and hope." DJ is in near new condition-crisp, clean, bright. Binding is black paper on boards. Endpapers-front and rear are m ap s of his travels - pristine condition. Text in mint cond. Mowat is a much esteemed Canadian writer. Aftermath is vintage Mowat: lively, moving, and beautifully told. This is a superb copy of his f i ne work. Dj: Fine, Binding: v. good, Text: v. good. New mylar cover..

$18.00

Wilderness Tips
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Wilderness Tips

By Atwood, Margaret

New York, NY, U.S.A.: Bantam Books, 1996. 228 pp. A collection of 10 stories . "By superimposing the past on the present, Atwood paints interior landscapes shaped by time, regret, and life's lost chances, endowing even the banal with a sense of mystery." Book has very tiny bumps to corners. No former owner's name. In near new condition.. Soft Cover. Near Fine. 8 1/4 x 5 1/4.

$6.00