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  • 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...

  • Up Up Upby Julie Booker

    House of Anansi Press 2011; US$ 16.95

    Up Up Up heralds the arrival of a writer of astonishing range, compassion, and acuity. In this stunning short story collection, Julie Booker grabs the reins from writers like Lydia Millet and Miranda July and takes off at full speed, and in directions all her own. A pair of plus-sized friends make tracks for a kayaking trip in Alaska. A woman vacations... more...

  • Our Lady of Painby Elena Forbes

    House of Anansi Press 2011; US$ 11.99

    Hurting is her special skill. On a snowy February morning, London art dealer Rachel Tenison goes for a jog through Holland Park. Still giddy from the previous evening, her legs wobbly from too much drink and too little sleep, she falls at the bottom of an icy hill. Lying on her back, she savours the sensation of snowflakes melting on her skin and... more...

  • The New Entrepreneursby Andrew Heintzman

    House of Anansi Press 2011; US$ 19.95

    In The New Entrepreneurs , author and venture capitalist Andrew Heintzman introduces us to a burgeoning class of entrepreneurs who are at the forefront of the green-tech economy. From forestry to water to agriculture and oil, Heintzman maps out the leading enterprises that are developing cutting-edge, high-profit, clean-tech products and systems... more...

  • Race Against Timeby Stephen Lewis

    House of Anansi Press 2011; US$ 15.95

    In 2000, the United Nations laid out a series of eight goals meant to guide humankind in the new century. Called the Millennium Development Goals, these targets are to be met by 2015 and are to lay the foundation for a prosperous future. In Race Against Time, Stephen Lewis advances real solutions to help societies across the globe achieve the Millennium... more...

  • Holding Still for as Long as Possibleby Zoe Whittall

    House of Anansi Press 2011; US$ 15.95

    In this robust, scruffy, elegantly plotted, and ultimately life-affirming novel, rising star Zoe Whittall presents a dazzling portrait of a generation we?ve rarely seen in literature ? the 25-year-olds who grew up on anti-anxiety meds, text-messaging each other truncated emotional reactions, unsure of what?s public and what?s private. With this extraordinary... more...

  • La Guerre, Yes Sir!by Roch Carrier; Sheila Fischman

    House of Anansi Press 2011; US$ 14.95

    Vital, funny, moving and assured, La Guerre, Yes Sir! is a surrealist fable set in rural Quebec during WWI and one of the major achievements in Canadian fiction. Canadian Literature greeted its first appearance in these terms: It is the French-Canadian writer Roch Carrier who comes closest to the significance, power and artistry of Faulkner at his... more...

  • Perspectives on Our Ageby Jacques Ellul; William H. Vanderburg

    House of Anansi Press 2011; US$ 16.95

    Originally broadcast on CBC Radio's Ideas as a series of interviews, Jacques Ellul's first-person approach here makes his ideas accessible to readers looking for new ways of understanding our society, and also gives unique new insight into Ellul's life, his work, and the origins and development of his beliefs and theories. Jacques Ellul, historian,... more...

  • Ivan Illich in Conversationby David Cayley

    House of Anansi Press 2011; US$ 18.95

    For more than fifteen years, iconoclastic thinker Ivan Illich refused to be interviewed. Finally, in 1988, CBC's David Cayley persuaded Illich to record a conversation. This first interview led to additional sessoins that continued until 1992 and are now gathered in Ivan Illich in Conversation. In these fascinating conversations, which range over... more...

  • Leaving Home, Of the Fields, Lately, and Salt-Water Moonby David French

    House of Anansi Press 2011; US$ 19.95

    Leaving Home tells the story of the Mercers, a Newfoundland family that has lost its way after emigrating. The sequel, Of the Fields, Lately, finds son Ben returning home to find his mother trying to sustain his father after a heart attack. Rounding out the trilogy is the prequel, Salt-Water Moon, focusing on Mary, a fierce teenager with ?steel... more...