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Coming Ashore

Coming Ashore

A Memoir
by Catherine Gildiner
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Coming Ashore

by Catherine Gildiner
Born Out of This

Born Out of This

by Christine Lowther
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Born Out of This

by Christine Lowther
Let's Start A Riot

Let's Start A Riot

How A Young Drunk Punk became A Hollywood Dad
by Bruce Mcculloch
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Let's Start A Riot

by Bruce Mcculloch
Where I Belong

Where I Belong

by Alan Doyle
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Where I Belong

by Alan Doyle
And Home Was Kariakoo

And Home Was Kariakoo

A Memoir of East Africa
by M.G. Vassanji
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And Home Was Kariakoo

Into the Mystic

Into the Mystic

My Years with Olga
by Susan McCaslin
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Into the Mystic

by Susan McCaslin
Hurricane Hazel

Hurricane Hazel

A Life With Purpose
by Hazel B Mccallion
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Hurricane Hazel

by Hazel B Mccallion
Demonic to the Divine

Demonic to the Divine

The Double Life of Shulamis Yelin
by Shulamis Yelin; Nancy Marrelli & Gilah Yelin Hirsch
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Demonic to the Divine

Burqa of Skin

Burqa of Skin

by Arcan Nelly
introduction by Nancy Huston
translated by Melissa Bull
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Burqa of Skin

by Arcan Nelly
introduction by Nancy Huston
translated by Melissa Bull
Lost and Found

Lost and Found

Adrift in the Canadian Rockies
by Jamey Glasnovic
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Lost and Found

by Jamey Glasnovic
The Battlefield of Ontario Politics

The Battlefield of Ontario Politics

An Autobiography
by Greg Sorbara
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The Battlefield of Ontario Politics

Creatures of the Rock

Creatures of the Rock

A Veterinarian's Adventures in Newfoundland
by Andrew Peacock
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Creatures of the Rock

Rumours of Glory

Rumours of Glory

by Bruce Cockburn
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Rumours of Glory

by Bruce Cockburn
This Week's Lists
Flight of the Griffons

Flight of the Griffons

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Wereduck

Wereduck

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Birchtown and the Black Loyalists

Birchtown and the Black Loyalists

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Life Lines

Life Lines

The Lanier Phillips Story
edition:Paperback
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Complete Anne 8 Copy Boxed Set

Complete Anne 8 Copy Boxed Set

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Pirate's Passage

Pirate's Passage

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The Swallow: A Ghost Story

The Swallow: A Ghost Story

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Butterflies Don't Lie

Butterflies Don't Lie

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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

Gallery: Julie Morstad

[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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Strange Material

[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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Wilf Perreault In the Alley

Wilf Perreault at Work

[November 7, 2014] | By [Kerry Clare]

An excerpt from In the Alley, a new book that celebrates prairie artist, Perreault. 

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