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Capacity for Infinite Happiness, The

Street Symphony

Street Symphony

by Rachel Wyatt
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Street Symphony

by Rachel Wyatt

Where Did You Sleep Last Night

Mystics of Mile End, The

Close to Hugh

Close to Hugh

by Marina Endicott
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Close to Hugh

by Marina Endicott

Welcome to the Circus

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

River Music

River Music

by Mary Soderstrom
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River Music

by Mary Soderstrom
These Good Hands

These Good Hands

by Carol Bruneau
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These Good Hands

by Carol Bruneau
Seep

Seep

by W. Mark Giles
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Seep

by W. Mark Giles
Giving Up

Giving Up

by Mike Steeves
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Giving Up

by Mike Steeves
Harmless

Harmless

by James Grainger
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Harmless

by James Grainger

Summer on Lovers' Island

Backspring

Backspring

by Judith McCormack
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Backspring

by Judith McCormack
Ledger of the Open Hand

Ledger of the Open Hand

by Leslie Vryenhoek
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Ledger of the Open Hand

Escape Artist, The

Escape Artist, The

by Anita Kushwaha
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Escape Artist, The

by Anita Kushwaha

Our Lady of Steerage

by Steven Mayoff
Canada Made Me

Canada Made Me

by Norman Levine
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Canada Made Me

by Norman Levine
Boo

Boo

by Neil Smith
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Boo

by Neil Smith
This is the Cat

This is the Cat

by Berni Stapleton
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This is the Cat

by Berni Stapleton
A Free Man

A Free Man

by Michel Basilières
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A Free Man

by Michel Basilières
Love Enough

Love Enough

by Dionne Brand
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Love Enough

by Dionne Brand
The Breaking Words

The Breaking Words

by Gilaine Mitchell
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The Breaking Words

by Gilaine Mitchell
This Week's Lists
Island Kitchen

Island Kitchen

An Ode to Newfoundland
by Mark McCrowe
photographs by Sasha Okshevsky
edition:Hardcover
tagged : natural foods
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Equal as Citizens

Equal as Citizens

The tumultuous and troubled history of a great Canadian idea
edition:Paperback
also available: eBook
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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
also available: Hardcover
tagged : business
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Perished

Perished

The 1914 Newfoundland Sealing Disaster
edition:Book
tagged :
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Punishment

Punishment

edition:Paperback
also available: Hardcover
tagged : literary
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Music is for Everyone

Music is for Everyone

by Jill Barber
illustrated by Sydney Smith
edition:Hardcover
also available: eBook
tagged : music
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Eating Habits of the Chronically Lonesome

Eating Habits of the Chronically Lonesome

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Cold Mourning

Cold Mourning

A Stonechild and Rouleau Mystery
edition:eBook
also available: Paperback
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None So Blind

None So Blind

An Inspector Green Mystery
edition:eBook
also available: Paperback
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Killing Pilgrim

Killing Pilgrim

edition:Paperback
also available: eBook
tagged : crime, thrillers
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A Quiet Kill

A Quiet Kill

edition:Paperback
also available: eBook
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A Siege of Bitterns

A Siege of Bitterns

A Birder Murder Mystery
edition:Paperback
also available: eBook
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I'm Not Scared of You or Anything

I'm Not Scared of You or Anything

edition:Paperback
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Bells of Memory, The

Bells of Memory, The

A Palestinian Boyhood in Jerusalem
edition:Paperback
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Us Conductors

Us Conductors

A Novel
edition:Paperback
also available: Hardcover
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Hate Mail

Hate Mail

edition:Hardcover
also available: Paperback eBook eBook
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The Morning After

The Morning After

The 1995 Quebec Referendum and the Day that Almost Was
edition:Hardcover
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Annaleise Carr

Annaleise Carr

How I Conquered Lake Ontario to Help Kids Battling Cancer
edition:Paperback
also available: eBook Hardcover
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The Rule of Three

The Rule of Three

The Neighborhood; Book 1
edition:Paperback
also available: Hardcover
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The Last Train

The Last Train

A Holocaust Story
edition:eBook
also available: Hardcover
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[May 22, 2015] | By [Kerry Clare]

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Safe as Houses: A List by Susan Glickman

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[May 20, 2015] | By [Sean Cranbury]

The first in a series of Interruptions with Griffin Poetry Prize finalists!

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[May 8, 2015] | By [Kerry Clare]

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[May 7, 2015] | By [Kerry Clare]

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The Recommend: May 2015

The Recommend: May 2015

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