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  • Parvanaby Deborah Ellis

    Allen & Unwin 2002; US$ 14.50

    Based closely on real life, this is the exciting and inspiring story of Parvana, a young girl growing up in Afghanistan, as she struggles to make a life for herself and her family under the harsh rule of the Taliban. more...

  • Conversations with a Dead Manby Mark Abley

    D & M Publishers 2013; US$ 32.95

    As a poet and citizen deeply concerned by the Oka Crisis, the Idle No More protests, and Canada?s ongoing failure to resolve First Nations issues, Montreal author Mark Abley has long been haunted by the figure of Duncan Campbell Scott, known both as the architect of Canada?s most destructive Aboriginal policies and as one of the nation?s major poets.... more...

  • For As Far as the Eye Can Seeby Robert Melançon; Judith Cowan

    Biblioasis 2013; US$ 16.95

    "I shall settle for the paradise of what I see … this rectangle of twelve lines … a window." more...

  • 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...

  • Nightwood Theatreby Shelley Scott

    Athabasca University Press 2010; US$ 39.95

    Nightwood Theatre is the longest-running and most influential feminist theatre company in Canada. Since 1979, the company has produced works by Canadian women, providing new opportunities for women theatre artists. It has also been the ?home company? for some of the biggest names in Canadian theatre, such as Ann-Marie MacDonald.In Nightwood Theatre,... 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...

  • Footprintsby Margaret Fishback Powers

    HarperCollins Canada 2010; Not Available

    "Footprints? has appeared in books and on plaques, cards,calendars and posters, and its inspiring message is treasured by millions all over the world. The poem was composed by Margaret Fishback, a young woman searching for direction at a crossroads in her life. In this inspiring story, the creation of the poem, its subsequent loss and its astonishing... more...

  • André Malraux - An Age of Oppression (Le Temps du mepris)by Roberta A. E. Newnham

    Intellect 2003; US$ 10.00

    Aimed to coincide with the centenary of Malraux's birth, André Malraux: An Age of Oppression is the first translation/annotated edition of Le Temps de mépris in a comprehensive format. The story (with the emphasis upon the psychological trauma suffered by a German political prisoner of the Nazis in the early 1930s) marks a significant moment in Malraux's... more...

  • Martyrology Book 6 Booksby bp Nichol

    Coach House Books 1994; US$ 12.95

    'All of Nichol's work is stamped by his desire to create texts that are engaging in themselves as well as in context, and to use indirect structural and textual devices to carry meaning. In The Martyrology different ways of speaking testify to a journey through different ways of being. Language is both the poet?s instructor and, through its various... more...

  • Going Homeby Tim Lilburn

    House of Anansi Press 2011; US$ 18.95

    Tim Lilburn has long been recognized for his ability to explore issues of ecology from a variety of viewpoints ? philosophical, moral, ethical, even poetic. This new collection expands on his thoughts in surprising and enlightening ways, concentrating on how we relate (often uneasily) to our physical landscape in Canada and the United States. Going... more...