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Boring Girls

Boring Girls

by Sara Taylor
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Boring Girls

by Sara Taylor

The Daydreams Of Angels

The Thunder of Giants

The Thunder of Giants

A Novel
by Joel Fishbane
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The Thunder of Giants

What You Need

What You Need

by Andrew Forbes
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What You Need

by Andrew Forbes

Secrets Men Keep, The

Beulah Kettlehole and the Patriarchal

Only By Blood

Only By Blood

by Renate Krakauer
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Only By Blood

by Renate Krakauer
Undone

Undone

by John Colapinto
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Undone

by John Colapinto
This is the Cat

This is the Cat

by Berni Stapleton
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This is the Cat

by Berni Stapleton

The Man Who Saved Henry Morgan

The Winter Family

The Winter Family

A Novel
by Clifford Jackman
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The Winter Family

by Clifford Jackman
Vancouver Blue

Vancouver Blue

A Life Against Crime
by Wayne Cope
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Vancouver Blue

by Wayne Cope
Bitter Rose

Bitter Rose

by Martine Delvaux
translated by David Homel
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Bitter Rose

by Martine Delvaux
translated by David Homel

Against A Darkening Sky

Daddy Lenin and Other Stories

Cantata

Cantata

by Clare Goulet
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Cantata

by Clare Goulet
Fifteen Dogs

Fifteen Dogs

by Andre Alexis
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Fifteen Dogs

by Andre Alexis
The Affinities

The Affinities

by Robert Charles Wilson
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The Affinities

by Robert Charles Wilson
Nothing Like Love

Nothing Like Love

by Sabrina Ramnanan
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Nothing Like Love

by Sabrina Ramnanan
I, Bartleby

I, Bartleby

by Meredith Quartermain
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I, Bartleby

by Meredith Quartermain
The Keeper's Daughter

The Keeper's Daughter

Rose and the Archipelago of Shifting Memories
by Jean-Francois Caron
translated by Don Wilson
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The Keeper's Daughter

The Acolyte

The Acolyte

by Nick Cutter
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The Acolyte

by Nick Cutter
Confidence

Confidence

by Russell Smith
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Confidence

by Russell Smith

Capacity for Infinite Happiness, The

War In My Town

by Graziani
The Night Stages

The Night Stages

by Jane Urquhart
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The Night Stages

by Jane Urquhart
The Mayor of Côte St. Paul

The Mayor of Côte St. Paul

by Ronald J. Cooke
introduction by Brian Busby
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The Mayor of Côte St. Paul

The Mountain Story

by Lori Lansens
This Week's Lists
Perished

Perished

The 1914 Newfoundland Sealing Disaster
edition:Book
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Fire in the Belly

Fire in the Belly

How Purdy Crawford rescued Canada, and changed the way we do business
edition:eBook
tagged : business
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Equal as Citizens

Equal as Citizens

The tumultuous and troubled history of a great Canadian idea
edition:Paperback
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Dear Canada: Flame and Ashes

Dear Canada: Flame and Ashes

The Great Fire Diary of Triffie Winsor, St. John's, Newfoundland, 1892
edition:Hardcover
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A Sudden Sun

A Sudden Sun

edition:Paperback
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Music is for Everyone

Music is for Everyone

by Jill Barber
illustrated by Sydney Smith
edition:Hardcover
tagged : music
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The Once and Future Great Lakes Country

The Once and Future Great Lakes Country

An Ecological History
edition:eBook
tagged : north america
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Journeys Through Eastern Old-Growth Fore

Journeys Through Eastern Old-Growth Fore

A narrative guide
edition:Paperback
tagged : trees
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Seashore Life of Eastern Canada

Seashore Life of Eastern Canada

A guide to identifying intertidal marine species
edition:Paperback
tagged : marine life
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[April 16, 2015] | By [Kerry Clare]

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