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House of Anansi Press

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  • Becoming Humanby Jean Vanier

    House of Anansi Press 2011; US$ 16.95

    Acclaimed as a man "who inspires the world" (Maclean's) and a "nation builder" (Globe and Mail), Jean Vanier has made a difference in the lives of countless people -- including those with disabilities and the many young people who have been moved by his life's work. Becoming Human is a modern classic that continues to resonate among the generations.... more...

  • Annabelby Kathleen Winter

    House of Anansi Press 2011; US$ 14.95

    In 1968, into the beautiful, spare environment of remote coastal Labrador, a mysterious child is born: a baby who appears to be neither fully boy nor girl, but both at once. Only three people are privy to the secret -- the baby's parents, Jacinta and Treadway, and a trusted neighbour, Thomasina. Together the adults make a difficult decision: to raise... more...

  • A Short History of Progressby Ronald Wright

    House of Anansi Press 2011; US$ 16.95

    Each time history repeats itself, so it's said, the price goes up. The twentieth century was a time of runaway growth in human population, consumption, and technology, placing a colossal load on all natural systems, especially earth, air, and water -- the very elements of life. The most urgent questions of the twenty-first century are: where will... more...

  • English-Speaking Justiceby George Grant; Robin Lathangue

    House of Anansi Press 2011; US$ 18.95

    George Grant's magnificent four-part meditation sums up much that is central to his own thought, including a critique of modern liberalism, an analysis of John Rawls's Theory of Justice, and insights into the larger Western philosophical tradition. This edition contains an introduction by Grant scholar Dr. Robin Lathangue. more...

  • Beauty and Sadnessby Andre Alexis

    House of Anansi Press 2011; US$ 19.95

    Award-winning novelist and critic Andre Alexis explores worlds with names such as Henry James, Maupassant, and Kawabata, trying, like any traveller, to faithfully convey what he sees and feels in those places while giving a convincing portrait of himself. At the same time, Beauty and Sadness is an autobiography. Alexis's intent is to give a sense... more...

  • Paybackby Margaret Atwood

    House of Anansi Press 2011; US$ 15.95

    Legendary poet, novelist, and essayist Margaret Atwood gives us a surprising look at the topic of debt -- a timely subject during our current period of economic upheaval, caused by the collapse of a system of interlocking debts. Atwood proposes that debt is like air -- something we take for granted until things go wrong. Payback is not a book about... more...

  • The O'Briensby Peter Behrens

    House of Anansi Press 2011; US$ 16.95

    The O'Briens follows the family from The Law of Dreams two generations later: Joe O'Brien is coming of age in a new century in remote Pontiac County, Quebec, with his brothers and sisters by his side. Their father has abandoned the family and died in the South African war; their frail mother has remarried the abusive and lecherous Mick Heaney. Joe... more...

  • Player Oneby Douglas Coupland

    House of Anansi Press 2011; US$ 15.95

    International bestselling author Douglas Coupland delivers a real-time, five-hour story set in an airport cocktail lounge during a global disaster. Five disparate people are trapped inside: Karen, a single mother waiting for her online date; Rick, the down-on-his-luck airport lounge bartender; Luke, a pastor on the run; Rachel, a cool Hitchcock blonde... more...

  • The Wayfindersby Wade Davis

    House of Anansi Press 2011; US$ 15.95

    Every culture is a unique answer to a fundamental question: What does it mean to be human and alive? Anthropologist and National Geographic Explorer-in-Residence Wade Davis leads us on a thrilling journey to celebrate the wisdom of the world?s indigenous cultures. In Polynesia we set sail with navigators whose ancestors settled the Pacific ten centuries... more...

  • Die With Meby Elena Forbes

    House of Anansi Press 2011; US$ 11.99

    Die. Die with me. Be mine forever. That's what he had said. When fourteen-year-old Gemma Kramer's broken body is found on the floor of St. Sebastian's Church in a quiet London suburb, the official ruling is that she jumped to her death from the organ gallery. But when a witness claims to have seen Gemma kissing a much older man outside shortly beforehand,... more...