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Yasei no Ichizoku = Kindred of the Wild

By Roberts, Charles G.D.

Tokyo: Rippu Shobo , 1993. Translation into Japanese By Yuko Katsura of "The kindred of the wild : a book of animal life." Spine title: Robatsu dobutsuki.. Charuzu G.D. Robatsu, cho ; Charuzu Ribingusuton Buru, 293p. illus.. 1st Japanese Edition. Illus. by Charles Livingston Bull.

$35.00

The Sharon Pollock Papers: First Accession (Canadian Archival Inventory, Literary Pa)

By Mortensen, Sharon & Onn, Shirley A [eds]

Calgary AB: University of Calgary Press, 1999. 1SSN 0831-1197 Inventory list of the Sharon Pollock archive at the University of Calgary, 110p, introducton index.. 1st Can Ed.. Softcover. As New.

$17.50

The Sharon Pollock Papers: First Accession (Canadian Archival Inventory, Literary Pa)

By Mortensen, Sharon & Onn, Shirley A [eds]

Calgary AB: University of Calgary Press, 1999. 1SSN 0831-1197 Inventory list of the Sharon Pollock archive at the University of Calgary, 110p, introducton index.. 1st Can Ed.. Softcover. As New.

$17.50

Mountain Shadows

By Eggleston, Magdelana

Toronto: William Heinemann / British Book Service (Canada), 1955. "...the story has as a background the hills and the Rocky Mountains of Alberta; in the foreground are the mining centre of Coaltown and, living in it, a young girl of nearly seventeen - not a fairytale heroine, but a delightful person, natural, impressionable and intensely alive. Her name is Maggy Mileris and she is the daughter of Lithuanian immigrants, for Coaltown is a 'little Europe' and contains no less than thirty-five different nationalities working and living there, not to mention the gypsies who come and go, and the pedlar, Eli Kharam. Like most communities, only a little more so, Coaltown is full of snobberies, and Maggy, who had never thought that nationality was important, soon finds that other people think it is..." Jackety now protexted in a plastic sleeve. First Edition.. Hardcover. Near Fine/Good (torn parts repaired).

$15.00

The Winter Vault
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The Winter Vault

By Michaels, Anne

Toronto: McClelland & Stewart, 2009. Set in Canada and Egypt, and with flashbacks to England and Poland after the war, The Winter Vault is a spellbinding love story that juxtaposes momentous historical events with the most intimate moments of individual lives.In 1964, a newly married Canadian couple settle into a houseboat on the Nile just below Abu Simbel. At the time of the building of the Aswam dam, Avery Escher is one of the engineers responsible for the dismantling and reconstruction of a sacred temple, a "Set in Canada and Egypt, and with flashbacks to England and Poland after the war, The Winter Vault is a spellbinding love story that juxtaposes momentous historical events with the most intimate moments of individual lives. In 1964, a newly married Canadian couple settle into a houseboat on the Nile just below Abu Simbel. At the time of the building of the Aswam dam, Avery Escher is one of the engineers responsible for the dismantling and reconstruction of a sacred temple, a "machine-worshipper" who is nonetheless sensitive to their destructive power. Jean is a botanist by avocation, passionately interested in everything that grows. They met on the banks of the St. Lawrence River, witnessing the construction of the Seaway as it swallowed towns, homes, and lives. Now, at the edge of another world about to be inundated in the name of progress, much of what they most believe in is tested tested. When a tragic event occurs, nearing the end of Avery’s time in Egypt, he and Jean return to separate lives in Toronto; Avery to school to study architecture and Jean into the orbit of Lucjan, a Polish émigré artist whose haunting tales of occupied Warsaw pull her further from her husband, while offering her the chance to assume her most essential life.Breathtaking, vivid in its exploration of both the physical and emotional worlds of its characters, intensely moving and lyrical.". Signed by Author. 1st Can Ed. Hardcover. As New/As New.

$12.50

Mountain Shadows

By Eggleston, Magdelana

Toronto: William Heinemann / British Book Service (Canada), 1955. "...the story has as a background the hills and the Rocky Mountains of Alberta; in the foreground are the mining centre of Coaltown and, living in it, a young girl of nearly seventeen - not a fairytale heroine, but a delightful person, natural, impressionable and intensely alive. Her name is Maggy Mileris and she is the daughter of Lithuanian immigrants, for Coaltown is a 'little Europe' and contains no less than thirty-five different nationalities working and living there, not to mention the gypsies who come and go, and the pedlar, Eli Kharam. Like most communities, only a little more so, Coaltown is full of snobberies, and Maggy, who had never thought that nationality was important, soon finds that other people think it is..." Jackety now protexted in a plastic sleeve. First Edition.. Hardcover. Near Fine/Very Good, Slight Chips & Tear.

$15.00

My Darling Dead Ones
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My Darling Dead Ones

By Vasconcelos, Erika D.

Torornto: Alfred A. Knopf Canada, 1997. Signed by Author. 1st Can Ed.. Hardcover. As New/As New.

$17.50

The Forest Lover
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The Forest Lover

By Vreeland, Susan Viking canada`

Toronto: Viking Canada, 2003. It was Emily Carr (1871?1945).[helped blaze] .a path for modern women artists. Overcoming the confines of late Victorian culture, Carr became a major force in modern art. Her boldly original landscapes are praised today for capturing an untamed British Columbia -and its indigenous peoples- just before industrialization would change it forever. In her latest novel, Susan Vreeland brings to life this fiercely independent and underappreciated figure. From illegal potlatches in tribal communities to prewar Paris, where her art was exhibited in the famed Salon d'Automne, Carr's story is as arresting as it is vibrant. Vreeland tells it with gusto and suspense, giving vivid portraits of Carr and the unconventional people to whom she was inevitably drawn: Sophie, a native basket maker; Harold, the son of missionaries, who embraces indigenous cultures; Fanny, a New Zealand artist who spends a summer with Carr painting in the French countryside; and Claude, a French fur trader who steals her heart. The result is a glorious novel that will appeal to lovers of art, native cultures, and lush historical fiction. Signed by author on title page. Signed by Author. 1st Can Ed.. Hardcover. As New/As New.

$25.00

Canadian Fiction Magazine # 57

Toronto: Canadian Fiction Magazine, 1986. Canadian Fiction Magazine # 57. Specail issue Feminist Fiction/Theory has a contribution by Smaro Kambourelli [Pages 13-17]. First Thus.. Softcover. As New. Periodical/Magazine.

$10.00

It Was Not a Dark and Stormy Night [IN Ccanadain Fiction #57}]

By Kamboureli, Smaro

Toronto: Canadian Fiction Magazine, 1986. Canadian Fiction Magazine # 57. Semail issue on Feminist Fiction/Theory has a contribution by Smaro Kambourelli {Pages 13-17]. First Thus.. Softcover. As New. Periodical/Magazine.

$10.00

Moral Disorder
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Moral Disorder

By Atwood, Margaret

Toronto: McClelland & Stewart, 2006. ".a series of interrelated stories that trace the course of a life, and also the lives intertwined with it - those of parents, siblings, children, friends, enemies, teachers, and even animals. As in a photograph album, time is measured in sharp, clearly ovserved moments - the birth of a baby, divorce and remarriage, old age and death. The settings are equally varied: large cities, suburbs, farms, northern forests. The book opens in the present, as a couple no longer young regard themselves in a larger world no longer safe. The narrative then leads us back in time to the 1940s and progresses chronologically toward the present.' Author inscription om title page. Signed by Author. 1st Can Ed.. Hardcover. As New/As New.

$30.00

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. Very Good/Near Fine.

$25.00

Noman (New Press Canadian Classics)

By MacEwen, Gwendolyn

Toronto: General Publishing, 1985. Clean crisp copy. Publisher's notice taped inside front wrap. Review Copy.. Softcover. Very Good.

$12.00

Noman (New Press Canadian Classics)

By MacEwen, Gwendolyn

Toronto: General Publishing, 1985. Clean crisp copy. Softcover. Fine.

$20.00

32 Short Views of Mazo de La Roche
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32 Short Views of Mazo de La Roche

By Bratton, Daniel

Toronto: ECW Press, 1996. This unconventional biography of the woman who wrote Jalna and other chronicles of the Whiteoak family, approaches her life from multiple angles, including an interview with an old neighbour of the subject; critical commentary on her texts; photographs; conversations with the last living relatives of Mazo and her cousin, Caroline Clement; and a chronology and bibliography. This book draws on the research of earlier biographers, but Daniel Bratton broadens the scope of the discussion to include new areas of investigation. Besides archival research, he has reinterviewed subjects interviewed by previous biographers, and tracked down previously withheld information. He has also explored, as no one else has done, the geographical settings of Mazo"s life and fictions, looking at them from a new perspective. The real strength of this book, however, which gives it an importance beyond de la Roche studies and Canadian literature, is its innovative format. Bratton"s approach will recommend the book to those interested in the theory and practice of biography. It can be read as a book about life-writing, as well as a writing of the life of Mazo de la Roche. $12.50. 1st Can Ed.. Softcover. New.

$12.50

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

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