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  • Desertsby Wayne Grady

    Greystone Books 2009; US$ 22.99

    Next to rain forests, deserts are the most biologically diverse ecosystems on Earth. In fact, a desert is never a single ecosystem but a concentration of dozens, ranging from arid flatlands to high mesas to canyons, and oases. Filled with unexpected life and unforgiving conditions, the desert evokes a vivid and passionate response from those who experience... more...

  • Where the Silence Ringsby Wayne Grady

    Greystone Books 2009; US$ 22.99

    From Edward Whymper?s ascent of the Matterhorn in the 1860s to Jon Krakauer?s vivid profiles of modern mountaineers, this collection offers indelible impressions from writers who experienced the mystery and the grandeur of the mountains and who lived to tell about it. Highlights include John Muir?s A Perilous Night on Mount Shasta? and Belmore Browne?s... more...

  • Dark Waters Dancing to a Breezeby Wayne Grady

    Greystone Books 2009; US$ 22.99

    Humans? fascination with water finds full expression in this stellar collection. Included are writings from Mark Twain, who marvels at the teeming humanity on the Ganges; Henry Stanley, searching for Livingston and discovering instead Lake Albert Edward; selections from A Compleat Angler and A River Runs Through It; and more than a dozen other... more...

  • Emancipation Dayby Wayne Grady

    Doubleday Canada 2013; US$ 17.95

    How far would a son go to belong? And how far would a father go to protect him? With his curly black hair and his wicked grin, everyone swoons and thinks of Frank Sinatra when Navy musician Jackson Lewis takes the stage. It's World War II, and while stationed in St. John's, Newfoundland, Jack meets the well-heeled, romantic Vivian Clift, a local... more...

  • Obomsawin of Sioux Junctionby Daniel Poliquin; Wayne Grady

    D & M Publishers 2010; US$ 9.99

    One fine spring morning, a float plane lands on a lake near the northern Ontario town of Sioux Junction, and three men get out: a judge, a Crown prosecutor and a defence attorney. The trial of Thomas Obomsawin, a native painter who has been accused of setting fire to his mother's house, is scheduled to begin. It soon becomes clear that it is not only... more...

  • Breakfast at the Exit Cafeby Wayne Grady; Merilyn Simonds

    Greystone Books 2010; US$ 13.99

    What begins as a road trip through America soon becomes a journey of discovery into themselves and into the heart of the next-door neighbour they thought they knew. For Wayne Grady , the thrill of landscape and history is tempered by memories of racism and his own family roots. Merilyn Simonds , her ear tuned for the offbeat, finds curious echoes... more...

  • Heading Southby Dany LaFerrière; Wayne Grady

    D & M Publishers 2010; US$ 14.99

    On the sun-drenched island of Haiti in the 1970s, under the shadow of Baby Doc? Duvalier?s notorious regime, locals eke out an existence as servants, bartenders and panderers to the white elite. Fanfan, Charlie, and Legba, aware of the draw of their adolescent, black bodies, seduce rich, middle-aged white tourists looking for respite from their colourless... more...

  • The Quebec Anthologyby Matt Cohen; Wayne Grady

    University of Ottawa Press 1997; US$ 12.99

    The Quebec Anthology: 1830-1990 provides a complete overview of the Quebec short story from its beginnings to the 1990s and offers a unique opportunity for English readers to discover the essence of this fascinating literature. In addition, a detailed biography of each author and an assessment of each story's place in the larger canvas of Quebec... more...

  • The Great Lakesby Wayne Grady; Emily Damstra

    Greystone Books 2011; US$ 23.99

    The Great Lakes have been central to the development of eastern North America. In this beautifully designed, comprehensive gem of a guide to the ecosystem at the heart of Canada? (The Tyee), award-winning science and nature writer Wayne Grady makes scientific concepts accessible as he reveals how human impact has changed this life-giving region.... more...

  • A Good Deathby Gil Courtemanche; Wayne Grady

    D & M Publishers 2012; US$ 11.99

    On Christmas Eve, a family has gathered around the table for the obligatory dinner. The father, once an imposing figure who terrorized his children, has suddenly fallen prey to Parkinson?s. Yesterday?s tyrant is now trapped inside a disintegrating body. André, the eldest child, is nearing 60. He has never loved the father who lied too much, abused... more...