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City of Victoria Butler Book Prize

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Shortlists for the City of Victoria Butler Book Prize and the Bolen Books Children’s Book Prize were announced on September 28. http://victoriabookprizes.ca/
Afflictions & Departures

Afflictions & Departures

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'Afflictions & Departures' is a collection of first-person experiential essays by writer and academic Madeline Sonik. Although Sonik explores some of the salient personal experiences of her young life, the essays in 'Afflictions & Departures' are not traditional memoir. In addition to incidents and feelings recaptured from memory, Sonik seeks out connections between the microcosm of of the daily events of her childhood and the social, historical, and scientific trends of the time. 'Afflicitons & …

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Breakout from Juno

Breakout from Juno

First Canadian Army and the Normandy Campaign, July 4-August 21, 1944
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"a fast-paced, highly readable account of one of Canada's major Second World War campaigns." -- Chronicle Herald

"Zuehlke eloquently narrates the intensity of each battle from a Canadian perspective..." -- Toronto Quarterly

"...a story of heroism, endurance and sacrifice by Canada's volunteer army." -- Globe and Mail

The ninth book in the Canadian Battle Series, Breakout from Juno, is the first dramatic chronicling of Canada's pivotal role throughout the entire Normandy Campaign following the D-Day …

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Nowhere Else on Earth

Nowhere Else on Earth

Standing Tall for the Great Bear Rainforest
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The Whole Truth

The Whole Truth

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"After it happened they were sent away.” So begins Kit Pearson’s new novel of mystery and family loyalty. It is 1932. Polly, almost ten, and her older sister, Maud, travel by train and boat from Winnipeg to an island between Vancouver and Victoria. There they will live with their grandmother, who will be their guardian. Maud will go to boarding school in Victoria, while Polly will live with her grandmother and attend the small school on the island.

Their grandmother and other family members w …

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I'll Be Watching

I'll Be Watching

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Shortlisted for the Sheila A. Egoff Children’s Literature Prize

In a small prairie town like Argue, Saskatchewan, everyone knows everybody else’s business. Everyone knows that the Loney family has been barely hanging on -- the father, George, reduced to drink and despair since the loss of his farm and the death of his wife, Margaret. That the four Loney children do not get along with George’s second wife, the pious, bitter Effie. Then George dies in a drunken stupor -- locked out, it seems, …

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