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Rose's Run

Rose's Run

by Dawn Dumont
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Rose's Run

by Dawn Dumont
Bunny and Shark

Bunny and Shark

by Alisha Piercy
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Bunny and Shark

by Alisha Piercy

After You've Gone

by Lori Hahnel
Over Our Heads

Over Our Heads

by Andrea Thompson
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Over Our Heads

by Andrea Thompson
Stony Point

Stony Point

by S. Noél McKay
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Stony Point

by S. Noél McKay
Bird's Eye View

Bird's Eye View

by Elinor Florence
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Bird's Eye View

by Elinor Florence
River Music

River Music

by Mary Soderstrom
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River Music

by Mary Soderstrom
The Legacy of Grazia dei Rossi

The Legacy of Grazia dei Rossi

Book 2
by Jacqueline Park
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The Legacy of Grazia dei Rossi

Roses for a Diva

Roses for a Diva

by Rick Blechta
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Roses for a Diva

by Rick Blechta
Motherwild

Motherwild

by Ken Rivard
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Motherwild

by Ken Rivard
Squall

Squall

by Sean Costello
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Squall

by Sean Costello

The Fourth Betrayal

by Bruce Burrows
An Irish Doctor in Peace and at War

An Irish Doctor in Peace and at War

An Irish Country Novel
by Patrick Taylor
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An Irish Doctor in Peace and at War

Punishment

Punishment

by Linden MacIntyre
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Punishment

by Linden MacIntyre
Would I Lie to You”

Would I Lie to You”

by Mary Lou Dickinson
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Would I Lie to You”

by Mary Lou Dickinson
Black Sun Descending

Black Sun Descending

by Stephen Legault
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Black Sun Descending

by Stephen Legault
Celia's Song

Celia's Song

by Lee Maracle
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Celia's Song

by Lee Maracle
Cipher

Cipher

by John Jantunen
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Cipher

by John Jantunen
Peacefield

Peacefield

by Philip David Alexander
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Peacefield

by Philip David Alexander
Rewrite

Rewrite

by Temenuga Trifonova
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Rewrite

by Temenuga Trifonova
Savour

Savour

The Obsessions of a Murderer
by Jackie Bateman
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Savour

by Jackie Bateman
Treasure on Lilac Lane

Treasure on Lilac Lane

A Jewell Cove Novel
by Donna Alward
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Treasure on Lilac Lane

Wintermen, The

Wintermen, The

by Brit Griffin
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Wintermen, The

by Brit Griffin

A Dark and Promised Land

Bridge to Normal

Bridge to Normal

by Wilhelmina Fitzpatrick
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Bridge to Normal

by Wilhelmina Fitzpatrick
Crossing the City

Crossing the City

by Michel Tremblay & Sheila Fischman
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Crossing the City

by Michel Tremblay & Sheila Fischman
Alphabetique, 26 Characteristic Fictions

Alphabetique, 26 Characteristic Fictions

The Lives of the Letters
by Molly Peacock
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Alphabetique, 26 Characteristic Fictions

This Week's Lists
The End Of Absence

The End Of Absence

Reclaiming What We've Lost in a World of Constant Connection
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Age of Minority

Age of Minority

Three Plays by Jordan Tannahill
edition:Paperback
also available: eBook
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Bodies and Sole

Bodies and Sole

A Shores Mystery
edition:Paperback
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Chloe Sparrow

Chloe Sparrow

a novel
edition:Paperback
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Keeper of Tides

Keeper of Tides

edition:Paperback
also available: eBook
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Phoebe’s Way

Phoebe’s Way

edition:Hardcover
also available: eBook
tagged : family life
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Maclean (2nd edition)

Maclean (2nd edition)

edition:Paperback
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Blue Tattoo

Blue Tattoo

A Novel
edition:Paperback
tagged : historical
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Clyde

Clyde

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Grey Eyes

Grey Eyes

edition:Paperback
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On Our Radar: Art Books Spectacular

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

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Sarah Elton: The Rise and Fall and Rise Again of Canadian Farmers' Markets

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

What's old is new again in the age of the 100 Mile Diet

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Ursula Pflug on Motion Sickness

[November 20, 2014] | By [Kerry Clare]

She talks to us about flash fiction, how she sees with her extra eyes, and stories "on the verge of now." 

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Shelf Talkers for November

Shelf Talkers for November

[November 19, 2014] | By [Rob Wiersema]

Our cross-country panel of Canadian indie booksellers is back with their picks leading into the busy holiday season.

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Notes from a Children's Librarian: Art Books

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

Six books to appeal to the young artist.

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Julie Morstad: How to Be Brave

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[November 17, 2014] | By [Kerry Clare]

A gallery of illustrations by Julie Morstad, winner of the 2014 Marilyn Baillie Picture Book Prize.

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

This excerpt from Leanne Prain's new book explores the ways that textile artists are using digital and social media to f …

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Books for the Holidays Contest

[November 13, 2014] | By [Kiley Turner]

We've got a new contest, and the winner gets a $500 shopping spree on 49th Shelf!

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How We Remember

How We Remember

[November 11, 2014] | By [Kiley Turner]

This selection of books, which we highlight on Remembrance Day, runs the gamut from fiction to non-fiction to poetry to …

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The Interruption: Sean Cranbury Interviews Michael Winter

The Interruption: Sean Cranbury Interviews Michael Winter

[November 11, 2014] | By [Sean Cranbury]

Today, I chat with award-winning author, Michael Winter, whose new book is Into the Blizzard.

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