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THE IOWA BASEBALL CONFEDERACY

by W.P. KINSELLA

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Published
1986
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Fine
Edition
First
ISBN
9780395389522
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This is a mint-condition first edition of The Iowa Baseball Confederacy, a 1986 novel written by the Canadian author W.P. Kinsella (1935-2016). Kinsella is best known for his novel Shoeless Joe, which became the film Field of Dreams. The Iowa Baseball Confederacy tells the story of Gideon Clark, a man on a quest. He is out to prove to the world… Read more
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CAROL SHIELDS: THE COLLECTED STORIES

by CAROL SHIELDS

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Published
2004
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Fine
ISBN
9780679313267
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This is a pristine copy of Carol Shields: The Collected Stories. Shields (1935-2003) was the Pulitzer Prize-winning Canadian author of the novels Unless, The Stone Diaries and Larry's Party was also a renowned short story writer. This volume contains all three of her short story collections: Various Miracles, The Orange Fish and Dressing Up for the Carnival, along with the… Read more
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THE OXFORD BOOK OF HUMOROUS PROSE

by Frank Muir

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Published
1990
Condition
Fine
Edition
First Reprint
ISBN
9780192141064
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This is a first reprint of the Oxford Book of Humorous Prose, a 'Conducted Tour' by the English comedy writer Frank Muir (1920-1998). It is not a true anthology; it is a stroll through various humorists of various nationalities writing in English: the standard (Dickens, Twain), the expected (Dorothy Parker, Benchley, Shaw), the unexpected (Edgar Allen… Read more
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WORLD OF WONDERS

by ROBERTSON DAVIES

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Published
1975
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Near Fine
Edition
First
ISBN
9780770513191
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World of Wonders is a 1975 novel by one of Canada's preeminent authors, Robertson Davies (1913-1995). It is a stand-alone novel but is the third book in the Deptford Trilogy, called 'one of the most ambitious works of fiction of the 20th century'. The first two are Fifth Business and The Manticore; this one tells the story of… Read more
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THE SPAWNING GROUNDS

by GAIL ANDERSON-DARGATZ

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Published
2016
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Fine
Edition
First
ISBN
9780345810816
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This is the fifth novel from the brilliant Canadian novelist Gail Anderson-Dargatz, published in 2016. It takes place in the Thompson-Shuswap region of British Columbia, specifically around a bend in the river where the salmon run. On one side of the river is a ranch once owned by Eugene Robertson, who came in the gold rush around 1860. On the other… Read more
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RACHEL, RACHEL aka A JEST OF GOD

by MARGARET LAURENCE

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Published
1968
Condition
Fine
Edition
First w new name
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This is a pristine first edition of the book club edition of Rachel, Rachel, published by Knopf in 1968. The book was the award-winning third novel by renowned Canadian author Margaret Laurence, and was originally published in 1966. It is about the sexual awakening of a 30-something New England schoolteacher. Its original title was A Jest of God.… Read more
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MORE DIE OF HEARTBREAK

by SAUL BELLOW

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Published
1987
Condition
Fine
Edition
First, 1st Printing
ISBN
9780688069353
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Saul Bellow (1915 –2005) was a Canadian-American writer and academic who won the 1976 Nobel Prize, as well as a Pulitzer. He is the only writer to win the National Book Award for Fiction three times. Bellow wrote 14 novels; More Die of Heartbreak was his 10th. It is the story of an intellectually gifted and philosophically tortured man attempting to… Read more
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MURTHER & WALKING SPIRITS

by ROBERTSON DAVIES

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Published
1991
Condition
Fine
Edition
First
ISBN
9780771025662
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This is a first edition (1991) of Murther and Walking Spirits, the second-last novel by the brilliant Canadian novelist Robertson Davies (1913-1995). It is a ghost story; after a film critic is murdered, his ghost attends a strange film festival. While the attendees see actual films, the critic's ghost sees films detailing the lives of his ancestors—one was a… Read more
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THE IOWA BASEBALL CONFEDERACY

by W.P. KINSELLA

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Published
1986
Condition
Fine
Edition
First
ISBN
9780395389522
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This is a mint-condition first edition of The Iowa Baseball Confederacy, a 1986 novel written by the Canadian author W.P. Kinsella (1935-2016). Kinsella is best known for his novel Shoeless Joe, which became the film Field of Dreams. The Iowa Baseball Confederacy tells the story of Gideon Clark, a man on a quest. He is out to prove to the world… Read more
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THE LOVE OF A GOOD WOMAN

by ALICE MUNRO

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Published
1998
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Near Fine
Edition
First
ISBN
9780771066856
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The Love of a Good Woman is a collection of short stories by Canadian writer Alice Munro (1931 - ), who won the Nobel Prize in Literature in 2013. The eight stories of this collection, was which published by McClelland and Stewart in 1998 after originally appearing in Saturday Night and The New Yorker), deal with Munro's typical themes: secrets, love,… Read more
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SON OF A SMALLER HERO & A CHOICE OF ENEMIES (2 books)

by MORDECAI RICHLER

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Published
1982
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Fine
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This is two matching paperbacks of early works of the Canadian novelist Mordecai Richler (1931-2001).They're a bit hard to find. Son of a Smaller Hero is Richler's 2nd novel, published in 1955. It is gritty and realistic and is about an idealistic young Jewish man rebelling against the social and cultural divides in Montreal. A Choice of Enemies is his 3rd novel,… Read more
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MODEL MEMOIRS

by Stephen Leacock

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Published
1940
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Fine
Edition
1st Edition, 4th Printing
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Stephen Leacock (1869-1944) was a Canadian teacher, political scientist, writer, and humorist. From 1915 to1925, he was the best-known English-speaking humorist in the world. He is famous for his not-unkind criticisms of people's follies and foibles and is still called 'the funniest man who ever lived.' Leacock wrote 22 works of non-fiction, 2 biographies and… Read more
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