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Lependu

Don McKay Gift Package

edition:Paperback
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Enter to win a gift package containing three collections by Order of Canada-appointed poet Don McKay. This giveaway includes Lependu, along with two other poetry collections, Aria and The Song of Extinction, which are not available in stores.

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A prose/poetry sequence concerning the hanged man of London, Ontario, by the award-winning author of Birding, or Desire; Sanding Down This Rocking Chair on a Windy Night; Night Field; Apparatus and Another Gravity.

The Figgs

The Figgs

edition:Paperback
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The Figgs combines the quirkiness of Miriam Toews, the startling humour and fierce energy of Heather O'Neill, the heart of Little Miss Sunshine, and the unruly family dynamics of Jonathan Tropper's This Is Where I Leave You into one hilarious, immensely fun novel.

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Meet the Figgs. June, the family's matriarch, looks forward to a quiet retirement - if only she can get her three adult children to finally, finally, move out of the house. But her dreams are shattered when her son Derek unexpectedly becomes a single father. Now there's a newborn baby at home, and Derek's older siblings are showing no sign of going anywhere either. In the midst of the chaos, June's husband, Randy, has a shocking revelation.

With family life flying fast and furious around her, June finds herself thinking about her parents - adoptive and biological. Where did she come from? Will her new grandson be traumatized without his mother? And why in the world are all the kids still at home, anyway?

The Figgs combines the quirkiness of Miriam Toews, the startling humour and fierce energy of Heather O'Neill, the heart of Little Miss Sunshine, and the unruly family dynamics of Jonathan Tropper's This Is Where I Leave You into one hilarious, immensely fun novel.

Crow Jazz

Crow Jazz

edition:Paperback
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A long awaited dazzling collection of short fiction from one of Canada's most accomplished poets.

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A long awaited dazzling collection of short fiction from one of Canada's most accomplished poets.

These incandescent stories in Crow Jazz come from tree level, the corvid community, where sex and death are celebrated with mirth and compassion. They have clever crow energy, selecting beak sized twitter-bits from life on earth below, with an eye to the bigger picture. Highly inventive; children, families, crows, and the old, bewitch and astonish the imagination. Improvisation, syncopation; all the jazz words come into word play. “Mud Pies”, “The Child City,” “Darling Boy,” The Tea Party,” “Lucy Laughed,” “Elusive Beauty, Virginia Sat Down,” are a few of the twenty-plus polished tales in Linda Roger’s quirky and clever short fiction collection. A wild breath of fresh air for literary Canada.

Frank

Frank

illustrated by Ben Rankel
edited by Alexander Finbow
edition:Hardcover
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Eve Lee seeks to find out what really happened to her missing lover during the Frank Slide, one of Canada's deadliest natural disasters. A historical murder mystery. Eve Lee is in a self-destructive spiral. Her big plans for a new life in Frank have not turned out at all the way she had planned. Eve hits rock bottom when her former lover disappears under dubious circumstances. Pulling herself from the bottom of another bottle, Eve plays detective to find out the truth. Was it murder? And will she be able to find answers before the evidence and suspects are buried alongside her under Turtle mountain?

Book Description

Eve Lee seeks to find out what really happened to her missing lover during the Frank Slide, one of Canada's deadliest natural disasters. A historical murder mystery. Eve Lee is in a self-destructive spiral. Her big plans for a new life in Frank have not turned out at all the way she had planned. Eve hits rock bottom when her former lover disappears under dubious circumstances. Pulling herself from the bottom of another bottle, Eve plays detective to find out the truth. Was it murder? And will she be able to find answers before the evidence and suspects are buried alongside her under Turtle mountain?


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