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The Robber Bride

By Atwood, Margaret

Toronto: McClelland & Stewart, 1993. "The Robber Bride," set mainly in Toronto in the present day,is the wise, unsettling, drastic story of three women-Roz, Charis, and Tony-whose lives share a common wound: Zenia, a woman they first met as university students in the sixties. Zenia is smart and beautiful, by turns manipulative and vulnerable, the turbulent centre of her own never-ending drama. She has at various points entered into their separate lives to ensnare their sympathy, betray their trust, and exploit their weaknesses.". 1st Can Ed. Hardcover. Fine/Fine.

$20.00

Alias Grace
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Alias Grace

By 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.

$5.00

The Whirlpool
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The Whirlpool

By Urquhart, Jane

Toronto: McClelland & Stewart, 1993. "'In her debut novel, Canadian poet Urquhart finds that the landscape and society on the Canadian side of late-19th-century Niagara Falls furnishes ample metaphor for an exploration of themes of obsession, withdrawal and the relationship of individuals to both society and nature. Bracketed by scenes of Robert Browning's last days in Venice, the story traces the interwoven lives of Patrick, a chronically ill clerk and would-be poet; blustery military historian and Americaphobe David MacDougal; his eccentric wife, Fleda, who spends her days in the woods, reading Browning's poetry; and Maude, the undertaker's widow with a mute four-year-old son. Urquhart reminds us that this era saw the end of romanticism as, against the backdrop of the river, its whirlpool and the forest, Patrick chooses to take refuge in his fantasies of Fleda rather than accept her offer of a real relationship. Fleda casts off social conventions and goes to live in the woods, at the same time that Maude, discarding the tokens of mourning, renews contact with her son, who begins in his own way to speak. Atmospheric and original, Urquhart's ambitious tale may cause readers to strain after its significance, but her accomplished prose and subtle characterization reward the effort. ". Reissue. French Wraps. Near Fine.

$10.00

Changing Heaven
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Changing Heaven

By 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.

$5.00

Anil's Ghost
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Anil's Ghost

By Ondaatje, Michael

Toronto: McClelland & Stewart, 2000. The time is our own time. The place is Sri Lanka, the island nation formerly known as Ceylon, off the southern tip of India, a country steeped in centuries of cultural achievement and tradition--and forced into the late twentieth century by the ravages of civil war and the consequences of a country divided against itself. Into this maelstrom steps a young woman, Anil Tissera, born in Sri Lanka, educated in England and America, a forensic anthropologist sent by an international human rights group to work with local officials to discover the source of the organized campaigns of murder engulfing the island. Bodies are discovered. Skeletons. And particularly one, nicknamed 'Sailor.' What follows is a story about love, about family, about identity, about the unknown enemy, about the quest to unlock the hidden past--all propelled by a riveting mystery. Donor inscription in ffep, else near fine. Reprint. Hardcover. Very Good/Fine.

$7.50

Hide and Seek : The Search for the Hidden Child

By Little, Jean

Toronto: Toronto Public Library, 1999. A lecture given at the Osborne Collection in Lillian H Smith Branch, November 12th 1998 and issued as the Helen E Stubbs Memorial Lecture Number Eleven.20p.. 1st Can Ed. Original Wraps. New.

$20.00

Dark Swirl
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Dark Swirl

By Dabydeen, Cyril

Leeds: Peepal Tree, 1989. Guyanese-Canadian author. 1st UK Ed.. Original Wraps. As New.

$20.00

Writers in transition : the proceedings of the First National Conference of Italian-Canadian Writers
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Writers in transition : the proceedings of the First National Conference of Italian-Canadian Writers

By Minni, S Dino & Ciampolini, Anna Foschi

Toronto: Guernica Editions, 1990. Conference held at Vancouver, September 15-19 1986 Includes articles translated from French and Italian. 236p.. 1st Can Ed. Softcover. New.

$20.00

Writers in transition : the proceedings of the First National Conference of Italian-Canadian Writers
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Writers in transition : the proceedings of the First National Conference of Italian-Canadian Writers

By Minni, S Dino & Ciampolini, Anna Foschi

Toronto: Guernica Editions, 1990. In November 1985, several writers, including Joseph Pivato, Antonio D'Alfonso, Pasquale Verdicchio and Dino Minni thought a national conference to take stock and discuss future directions might be a good idea. The Italian Cultural Centre graciously offered its premises, the Italian Cultural Institute agreed to help, and an ad hoc Literary Committee quickly came together. The Committee decided to interpret the word writer in the widest possible way to include novelists, poets, playwrights, historians, film makers and critics. It also decided that the emphasis of the Vancouver gathering would be on literature. This collection of the proceedings contains most of the scholarly papers delivered, plus a sampling of round-table seminar presentations, in the three languages of the conference. The editors have arranged them under common topics: the ethnic viewpoint, literary criticism, poetry. As these proceedings show, the 23 writers (including two guests from Italy) who participated in the conference agree that (1) Italian-Canadian writing is more than immigrant literature, (2) Italian-Canadian writing is about to enter its second stage of development, (3) Italian-Canadian writing is expanding the tradition of Survival to include the tradition of the Journey, (4) literary criticism of Italian-Canadian writing should take more than a thematic approach, and (5) the options for tomorrow are varied.. Conference held at Vancouver, September 15-19 1986 Includes articles translated from French and Italian. 236p.. 1st Can Ed. Softcover. New.

$20.00

Making a Difference : Canadian Multicultural Literatures

By Kamboureli, Smaro (Ed

Toronto: Oxford University Press, 1996. "A landmark anthology ...offers a wide range of writing styles in fiction and poetry, with a focus on Native and immigrant experiences, and the complex spectrum of cultural differences." This first comprehensive anthology of ethnic and aboriginal writing in Canada offers a wide range of writing styles in fiction and poetry, with a focus on Native and immigrant experiences, ethnic ancestry, and the complex spectrum of cultural differences. It begins with the first ethnic authors who wrote ethnic literature in English, and includes established and new voices that have made a difference to our understanding of Canadian identity. 457p. bibliography.index. Includes poem by Zaffi Gousopoulos pp.532-533.. 1st.Can Ed.. Soft Cover. Fine.

$30.00

Alice Munro: Paradox and Parallel
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Alice Munro: Paradox and Parallel

By Martin, W. R.

Edmonton: University of Alberta Press, 1987. eginning with Alice Munro's earliest, uncollected stories and including some of the stories that appear in The Progress of Love, Martin critically examines Munro's writing career from 1950 to 1986. He discusses each story individually and the way her stories relate to one another, especially her collected works. Author inscription ontitle page. Signed by Author. 1st Can Ed. Hardcover. Fine/Near Fine.

$40.00

The Journals of Susanna Moodie
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The Journals of Susanna Moodie

By Atwood, Margaret

Toronto: MacFarlane Walter & Ross, 1997. First Thus. Hardcover. As New/Very Good. Illus. by Charles Pachter.

$20.00

Alice Munro and Her Works

By Dahlie, Hallvard

Toronto: E C W Press, 1985. Short monograph in the Canadian Author Studies series. 42p. bibliography. 1st Can Ed. Original Wraps. As New.

$20.00

Margaret Laurence (Twayne's world authors series)

By Morley, Patricia A

U.S.A.: Twayne Publishers, 1981. Hardcover. As New/No Jacket.

$25.00

Hateship, Friendship, Courtship, Loveship, Marriage
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Hateship, Friendship, Courtship, Loveship, Marriage

By Munro, Alice

Toronto: McClelland & Stewart, 2001. 1st Can Ed. Hard Cover. Near Fine/Near Fine.

$20.00

Reflections on Culture: An Anthology of Creative and Critical Writing

By Canton, Licia; Fazio, Venera & Zacchero, Jim [eds]

Toronto: Frank Iacobucci Centre for Italian Canadian Studies, 2010. A collection of literary and academic presentationsmade at the conference of the Assocaition of Italian-Canadian Writers held Nov.14-16 2008 at the University of Toronto. 192p. illus. Published by Frank Iacobucci Centre for Italian Canadian Studies . 1st Can Ed. Softcover. New.

$95.00

The Progress of Love

By Munro, Alice

Toronto: McClelland & Stewart, 1986. This collection of short stories won the Governor General's Award for fiction 1986 (this was the third time she won that prize) Her collection of literary honours includes Giller Prize [1998 and 2004] the Man Booker International Prize (2009) the Rea Award for the Short Story, the Lannan Literary Award, the W. H. Smith Literary Award, and the National Book Critics Circle Award and finally the Nobel Prize for Literature 2013. . 1st Can Ed. Hardcover. Fine/Near Fine.

$75.00

The Anthology of Italian-Canadian Writing (Prose Series 52)
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The Anthology of Italian-Canadian Writing (Prose Series 52)

By Pivato, Joseph [ed]

Toronto: Guernica Editions, 1998. Introduction by Joseph Pivato. The most inclusive collection of its kind in North America, this anthology includes a wide variety of genres, from fiction and poetry to essays, plays, film scripts and memoirs. The more than fifty authors represented come from across Canada and have backgrounds in all regions of Italy. Organized in three sections, "Writers from Our Past," "Writers for Our Time," and "Ironies of Identity," the book presents both published and unpublished excerpts from the work of writers of various ages and literary styles. 387p. biographies, bibliography.i. First Thus. Softcover. Near Fine.

$20.00

The Bloody Man
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The Bloody Man

By Amberhill, Bevan

Stratford ON: Mercury Press, 1993. A Jean-Claude Keyes Mystery sEt in Stratford Ontario . Signed by Author. 1st Can Ed. Softcover. As New.

$20.00

Margaret Atwood and Her Works

By Mallinson, Jean

Toronto: E.C.W., 1985. 1st Can Ed. Softcover. As New.

$25.00

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