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Watermelon Kindness

Watermelon Kindness

Poetry
edition:Paperback
also available: eBook
tagged : canadian

Detailing a point of view that is both contentious and genial'somewhere between the outlooks of Archie Bunker and Dale Peck?the wide-ranging poems in this honest collection ponder questions concerning art, history, and psychology while reveling in the sensory experiences of everyday life. Whether exploring the modus operandi of other writers or paralleling the trajectory of a satellite with a badly ended love affair, these conversational and intellectual poems present a unique voice with a compr …

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Watermelon Row

Watermelon Row

edition:Paperback
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Twenty-four hours is a lot of time to kill. Tomorrow, a life will hang in the balance. Watermelon Row, a suspenseful, intricately plotted novel, tracks a day in the life of three men on the brink of violence and ruin.
It tails Ed Harrison, a tough old man in his seventies, Scott Venn, a yuppie lawyer/sports agent, and Peter James, an unemployed loser, surveilling their dubious stories 'round the clock, from the relative sanctuary of their own beds to the place where they all fell most at home …

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Stone Watermelon

Stone Watermelon

edition:Paperback

These unsentimental, passionate stories of modern rural life were nominated for the 1986 Governor General’s Award. Retired farmers cruise and booze around the countryside; a farm wife contemplates an affair with the hired hand; a cropduster opens the No Place Bar and Grill.“... a diamond hard realism and authenticity.”—Books in Canada

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The Watermelon Social

The Watermelon Social

edition:Paperback

Elaine McCluskey’s debut collection contains ten comical and aggressively human slices of suburban life. From grocery aisles to strip-mall parking lots to school hallways and waiting rooms, these stories pulse with the bizarre and sometimes annoying trappings of in-between places and the people we encounter there.

In the title story a mother of two observes as the team of supermoms at her children’s school limps through the volunteer event of the season, propped up by Prozac and estrogen supp …

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One Watermelon Seed

One Watermelon Seed

edition:Hardcover

On the Toronto Public Library's 10 best books of 2008 list for Children up to 5 years of age

On Resource Link's "Best of 2008" List

Canadian Children's Book Centre Our Choice, 2009

First published in 1986 and a staple ever since for parents of preschool children and teachers of primary grades, One Watermelon Seed is presented in a new edition with a bold new cover and interior art.
In this deceptively simple counting book, Max and Josephine tend their garden while readers follow along, counting fr …

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Watermelon Syrup

Watermelon Syrup

A Novel
edition:eBook
also available: Paperback

Lexi, a young Mennonite woman from Saskatchewan, comes to work as housekeeper and nanny for a doctor’s family in Waterloo, Ontario, during the Depression. Dr. Gerald Oliver is a handsome philanderer who lives with his neurotic and alcoholic wife, Cammy, and their two children. Lexi soon adapts to modern conveniences, happily wears Cammy’s expensive cast off clothes, and is transformed from an innocent into a chic urban beauty. When Lexi is called home to Saskatchewan to care for her dying m …

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Watermelon Madness

Watermelon Madness

by Taghreed Najjar
translated by Michelle Hartman
illustrated by Maya Fidawi
edition:Hardcover

Noura is crazy about watermelon. She wants to eat nothing else, every day, at every meal. In fact, Noura thinks there is no such thing as too much watermelon. Until one night, when the watermelon she has hidden in her room to eat all by herself begins to grow and Noura get taken on a wild watermelon adventure!

A story that can be the springboard for a discussion on favorite foods, eating a balanced diet, sharing with others and trying new foods.

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