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  • Social Acupunctureby Darren O'Donnell

    Coach House Books 2002; US$ 13.95

    Theatre doesn?t have much relevance anymore. Or so acclaimed playwright Darren O?Donnell tells us. The dynamics of unplanned social interaction, he says, are far more compelling than any play he could produce. So his latest show, A Suicide-Site Guide to the City , isn?t really a show; it?s an interactive chitchat about memory, depression, and 9/11,... more...

  • A Distant Shoreby Caryl Phillips

    Random House 2010; US$ 14.38

    The English village is a place where people come to lick their wounds. Dorothy has walked away from a bad thirty-year marriage, an affair gone sour and a dangerous obsession. Between her visits to the doctor and the music lessons she gives to bored teenagers, she is trying to rebuild a life. It's not immediately clear why her neighbour, Solomon,... more...

  • Reckoningby Magda Szubanski

    The Text Publishing Company 2015; US$ 29.99

    Heartbreaking, joyous, traumatic, intimate and revelatory, Reckoning is the book where Magda Szubanski, one of Australia's most beloved performers, tells her story. In this extraordinary memoir, Magda describes her journey of self-discovery from a suburban childhood, haunted by the demons of her father's espionage activities in wartime Poland... more...

  • Opereren in de werkelijkheidby Patricia Pisters

    Amsterdam University Press 2005; US$ 10.50


  • Mordecaiby Charles Foran

    Knopf Canada 2010; US$ 21.95

    Foran's book is IT: the definitive, detailed, intimate portrait of Mordecai Richler, the lion of Canadian literature, and the turbulent, changing times that nurtured him. It is also an extraordinary love story that lasted half a century. The first major biography with access to family letters and archives. Mordecai Richler was an outsized and outrageous... more...

  • Frauenrollen in Margaret Laurences Romanenby Sybille Huck

    Diplomica Verlag 2008; US$ 30.04

    Fiktion und Realität sind keine Gegensätze. Vielmehr bilden sie eine Einheit. Das eine existiert ohne das andere nicht. Robert Kroetsch sagte einmal, dass wir keine wahrhaftige Identität besitzen, bis jemand unsere Geschichte erzählt. Die Fiktion erweckt uns zum Leben. Auf diesem Hintergrund versteht man das Interesse der Kanadier, ihre Geschichte... more...

  • Le mal-néby Pierre Chatillon

    Presses de l''niversite du Quebec 2004; US$ 18.75

    Pour redécouvrir la poésie québécoise à travers l'imaginaire de seize poètes québécois, leur époque et leurs valeurs. Un livre au caractère éminemment accessible pour les étudiants du collégial et de l'université. more...

  • Robertson Daviesby Camille La Bossičre; Linda M. Morra

    University of Ottawa Press 2001; US$ 10.99

    This collection of essays on the writing of Robertson Davies addresses the basic problems in reading his work by looking at the topics of doubling, disguise, irony, paradox, and dwelling in "gaps" or spaces "in between." The essays present new insights on a broad range of topics in Davies' oeuvre and represent one of the first major discussions devoted... more...

  • The Ethel Wilson Symposiumby Lorraine McMullen

    University of Ottawa Press 1982; US$ 9.99


  • Recklessby Lesley Choyce

    Orca Book Publishers 2010; US$ 9.95

    While riding his dirt bike on an abandoned logging road, Josh encounters a Vietnam veteran who has been living in the wilderness for forty years, and the two develop an unusual friendship. more...