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North Coast Collected

edited by Dave Speck
edition: Paperback
tagged: anthologies (multiple authors)

These articles, stories and poems are selected from ten years' worth of work by the Prince Rupert Writers' Group. Some of the contributors have since moved away from Prince Rupert; others are as deeply rooted in the North Coast as lily pads in a creek bed; still others roam. The contributions to this anthology come from as far away as the Queen Cha …

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The Apple Eaters

A Jimmy Sung Mystery

by Ernest Langford
edition: Paperback
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This light-hearted murder mystery features Jimmy Sung, an unsuccessful private investigator who was once a certified whiz kid but has since sunk into a dreamy existential malaise.

When schoolgirl Janet MacDougall hears that her playboy brother Martin has committed suicide, she doesn't believe it. Desperate to learn the truth, Janet hires Jimmy Sung, …

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The Rain Barrel

by George Bowering
edition: Paperback
tagged: short stories (single author)

Here are twenty-one user-friendly tales, set in the Okanagan Valley, Austria, Washington, Nanaimo, the Yukon, Iceland, Germany, the future — and Daphne’s Lunch Diner. The Rain Barrel is George Bowering’s first collection of short stories since 1983. Ten years in the making, these stories display Bowering’s meticulous attention to the detail …

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Tchipayuk

or The Way of the Wolf

by Ronald Lavalee, translated by Patricia Claxton
edition: Paperback
tagged: literary

As a child, Askik Mercredi, a Métis, attends the French-Canadian Catholic school in St. Boniface?an education that conflicts with the Native ways and beliefs that shape his home life. Later, in the world of colonial Montreal, where he hopes to fulfill his dream of becoming “a great man,” he finds he is not welcomed by the white society he wish …

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DeeJay & Betty

by Anne Cameron
edition: Paperback
tagged: lesbian

Donna Jean ("Deejay") Banwin and Betty Fiddick - ordinary working women and the heroines of this novel by bestselling writer Anne Cameron - are living proof that the common woman is about as common as a thunderstorm.

When the story opens, DeeJay and Betty don't know each other. They're about the same age, and they're both growing up low-rent in smal …

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Under Glass

by Grant Buday
edition: Paperback
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Parksville

by William Lynch
edition: Paperback
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Coast Connection

by Robert Harvey
edition: Paperback
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Nehanda

by Yvonne Vera
edition: Paperback
also available: Paperback eBook
tagged: literary

In the late nineteenth century white settlers and administrators arrive to occupy the African country of Zimbabwe (Rhodesia). Nehanda, a village girl, is recognized through omens and portents as a saviour. The resulting uprising by the Africans is brutally crushed but looks forward to the war of independence that succeeded a century later. Told in …

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An Island Christmas Reader (old ed)

by David Weale
edition: Paperback
tagged: short stories (single author)

Now a Christmas tradition, bestselling author David Weale invokes the spirit of Christmas past and present in this collection of 17 stories about Christmas on Prince Edward Island. In some homes, the book comes out with the Christmas decorations!