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  • Wild Wordsby Donna Coates; George Melnyk

    Athabasca University Press 2009; US$ 34.95

    As the first collection of literary criticism focusing on Alberta writers, Wild Words establishes a basis for identifying Alberta fiction, poetry, drama, and nonfiction as valid subjects of study in their own right. By critically situating and assessing specific Alberta authors according to genre, this volume continues the work begun with Melnyk's... more...

  • A Woman's Dilemmaby Rosemarie Zagarri

    Wiley 2014; US$ 79.95

    The second edition of A Woman's Dilemma: Mercy Otis Warren and the American Revolution updates Rosemarie Zagarri's biography of one of the most accomplished women of the Revolutionary era. The work places Warren into the social and political context in which she lived and examines the impact of Warren's writings on Revolutionary politics and the... more...

  • Written in Bloodby John Wilson

    Orca Book Publishers 2010; US$ 9.99

    A young man's search for the father who abandoned him takes him through the wilds of the Arizona Territory and northern Mexico during the 1870s and brings him in contact with an assortment of intriguing characters. more...

  • The dust of just beginningby Don Kerr

    Athabasca University Press 2010; US$ 16.95

    Don Kerr knows prairie culture better than most?he knows it from the inside out. He has made us aware of ourselves through his numerous volumes of poetry, his fiction, his many plays, his histories, and his interest in heritage. In this mature, accomplished collection, we can once again admire his unique prairie voice?minimalist, self-effacing, direct... more...

  • The Bird Bookby Brian Cohen; Holiday Eames

    Green Writers Press 2013; US$ 19.95

    The Bird Book is a children's alphabet book by artist and educator, Brian D. Cohen, with rhyming couplets written by Holiday Eames. Created for their son, David, each letter of the alphabet in both uppercase and lowercase, corresponds to the bird illustrated on each page. The description can be read aloud to especially inquisitive children, or... more...

  • Brave New Avant Gardeby Marc James Leger

    John Hunt Publishing 2012; US$ 16.99

    Brave New Avant Garde is a collection of essays that ask the questions: what is an adequate model of contemporary avant garde practice and what are its theoretical premises? With this it asks the related question, echoing Alain Badiou: must the avant garde hypothesis be abandoned? Brave New Avant Garde stands in opposition to postmodern... more...

  • Dreamworkby Jonathan Locke Hart

    Athabasca University Press 2010; US$ 19.95

    Dreamwork is a poetic exploration of the then and there, here and now, of landscapes and inscapes over time. It is part of a poetry series on dream and its relation to actuality. The poems explore past, present, and future in different places from Canada through New Jersey, New York and New England to England and Europe, part of the speaker?s journey.... more...

  • Essential Shit - Facts That Will Scare the Total Shit Out of You!by Cary McNeal

    F+W Media 2012; US$ 11.99

    Disturbing phenomena are everywhere we turn and this book is jam-packed with facts that will truly horrify you but undoubtedly entertain and educate at the same time. From the ugly truth about food and drink, to the human body exposed to the beastly tales of creatures that outnumber us - no subject is off limits. Did you know there is a sneaky fish... more...

  • Ghosts of James Bayby John Wilson

    Dundurn 2009; US$ 8.99

    Fourteen-year-old Al, spending the summer near James Bay with his father, is startled to see a ship he recognizes as the Discovery , whose captain was the ill-fated Henry Hudson. more...

  • Marian Engel's Notebooksby Christl Verduyn

    Wilfrid Laurier University Press 2006; US$ 48.95

    Marian Engel emerged as a writer during that period in Canada when nationalism increased and "new feminism" dawned. Although she is recognized as a distinguished woman of letters, she has not been widely studied; consequently we know relatively little about her and her craft. The material collected in Marian Engel's Notebooks: "Ah, mon cahier, écoute..."... more...