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The English Patient
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The English Patient

By Ondaatje, Michael

New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1992. With ravishing beauty and unsettling intelligence, Michael Ondaatje's Booker Prize-winning novel traces the intersection of four damaged lives in an Italian villa at the end of World War II. Hana, the exhausted nurse; the maimed thief, Caravaggio; the wary sapper, Kip: each is haunted by the riddle of the English patient, the nameless, burned man who lies in an upstairs room and whose memories of passion, betrayal,and rescue illuminates this book like flashes of heat lightening.. 1st US Edition. Hardcover. As New/Near Fine - Price Clipped.

$20.00

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

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

Making a Difference : Canadian Multicultural Literatures
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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. The attractive trade edition of a collaborative work of Margaret Atwood and Charles Pachter that was first issued in a lavish fine press editona of only 120 copies. in 1980 .With a memoir by Charles Pachter and a Foreword by David Staines.Unpaginated. illustrated . First Thus. Hardcover. As New/Transparent Jacket. Illus. by Charles Pachter.

$25.00

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