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Drama

carried away on the crest of a wave

by David Yee

On a First Name Basis

by Norm Foster
Michel and Ti-Jean

Michel and Ti-Jean

by George Rideout
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Michel and Ti-Jean

by George Rideout
War Cantata / Child Object

War Cantata / Child Object

by Larry Tremblay
translated by Chantal Bilodeau & Keith Turnbull
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War Cantata / Child Object

by Larry Tremblay
translated by Chantal Bilodeau & Keith Turnbull
Armstrong's War

Armstrong's War

by Colleen Murphy
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Armstrong's War

by Colleen Murphy
Butcher

Butcher

by Nicolas Billon
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Butcher

by Nicolas Billon
Under Wraps

Under Wraps

by Robert Chafe
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Under Wraps

by Robert Chafe
Christina, the Girl King

Christina, the Girl King

by Michel Marc Bouchard & Linda Gaboriau
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Christina, the Girl King

by Michel Marc Bouchard & Linda Gaboriau
Lion In The Streets

Lion In The Streets

by Judith Thompson
introduction by Ric Knowles
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Lion In The Streets

by Judith Thompson
introduction by Ric Knowles
Someone Else

Someone Else

by Kristen Thomson
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Someone Else

by Kristen Thomson
Einstein's Gift

Einstein's Gift

by Vern Thiessen
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Einstein's Gift

by Vern Thiessen
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Mantis Dreams

Mantis Dreams

The Journal of Dr. Dexter Ripley
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Atomic Storybook

Atomic Storybook

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Edgar Gets Going

Edgar Gets Going

The rise and fall and rise and fall of a fairly decent bass player
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Always Love a Villain on San Juan Island

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Stolen

Stolen

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Resurrection of Joseph Bourne

Resurrection of Joseph Bourne

Or, A Word or Two on Those Port Annie Miracles
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North of Here

North of Here

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Charlotte Gray: On Medicare, and the Paradox of Tommy Douglas

[October 24, 2014] | By [Kerry Clare]

Tommy Douglas, the longtime premier of Saskatchewan, was the father of medicare. Born almost exactly 110 years ago (Oct …

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Efficiency Expert: Lillian Gilbreth, Larger-Than-Life

[October 23, 2014] | By [Kerry Clare]

Mother of 11 children, Lillian Gilbreth was also a psychologist, a leading efficiency expert, industrial engineer, an au …

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Books About Amazing Pets

[October 22, 2014] | By [Kiley Turner]

For some reason there are more books about dogs than cats. Conspiracy?

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Canadian Spacewalkers: Messing Up Your Mind

[October 21, 2014] | By [Kerry Clare]

In this excerpt from Canadian Spacewalkers, Bob McDonald shares his own experience with simulated spacewalking, and spea …

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Bold Scientists: Science, and Wonder and Awe

[October 18, 2014] | By [Kerry Clare]

Nature enslaved no longer elicits wonder. Yet Bacon calls wonder 'the seed of knowledge.' Without seed, what can we expe …

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The Interruption: Sean Cranbury Chats With Carrie Snyder

[October 17, 2014] | By [Sean Cranbury]

Sean Cranbury chats with Carrie Snyder, whose novel, Girl Runner, has just been shortlisted for the 2014 Rogers Trust Fi …

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Great Companions

[October 16, 2014] | By [Kerry Clare]

We've made some great pairings of recent Canadian books of note, creating ideal cross-genre literary companions. 

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Quick Hits: Timeless Books With Amazing Raves

Quick Hits: Timeless Books With Amazing Raves

[October 15, 2014] | By [Kiley Turner]

In Quick Hits, a new 49th Shelf series, we look through our stacks to bring you books that, when they were published, el …

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Go Deeper with the Big Books of 2014

[October 13, 2014] | By [Kerry Clare]

Want to know more about the books and authors making waves this season? Just dive in to this great selection from 49th S …

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Daniel Francis: History or Myth?

[October 10, 2014] | By [Kerry Clare]

The struggle for control of the narrative keeps history a contemporary subject.

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