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Masham Means Evening

Masham Means Evening

edition:Paperback
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tagged : canadian

It is six years since Canadian forces began their long struggle to hold Kandahar province. Ten years since Canada opened its embassy in Kabul and launched Operation ATHENA to establish security in the city. Twelve years since Canadian forces were committed to Operation Enduring Freedom to dismantle al-Qaeda's network and remove the Taliban from power. As Canada prepares to bring its troops home for good, Masham Means Evening is a poetry collection that takes the reader inside army camps, convoys …

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Just Pretending

Just Pretending

edition:Paperback
also available: eBook

A debut short story collection from one of Canada's most exciting new Aboriginal voices. "In our family, it was Trish who was Going To Be Trouble; I was Such a Good Girl." At times haunting, at times hilarious, Just Pretending explores the moments in life that send us down pathways predetermined and not-yet-forged. These are the liminal, defining moments that mark irreversible transitions n girl to mother, confinement to freedom, wife to murderer. They are the melodramatic car-crash moments n th …

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Every Happy Family

Every Happy Family

edition:Paperback
also available: eBook
tagged : family life

A family is only as functional as its parts. Humorous and heartbreaking, wise and demented, Every Happy Family explores the colourful n and sometimes repurposed n fabric of the Wright family. The stories mark turning points in the lives of the individual family members, as well as in their relationships with each other. Married parents Jill and Les are the warp of the Wright family tapestry n Jill beginning to lose her mother to Alzheimer's, Les diagnosed with a cancer he initially keeps secret …

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Creating the Prairie Xeriscape

Creating the Prairie Xeriscape

Low maintenance, water-efficient gardening
edition:Paperback
also available: eBook
tagged : techniques

Over the last ten years 'xeriscape' has become a watchword for water-conscious gardeners. Extensively revised and updated, Creating the Prairie Xeriscape moves on from the basics to give today's gardeners a complete guide to planning, designing and maintaining their own xeriscape gardens. Full-colour throughout, Creating the Prairie Xeriscape contains a reference section of ideal plants for the xeriscape garden. These descriptions, with advice on culturing and best growing conditions, enable gar …

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Taking the Reins

Taking the Reins

edition:eBook

A new life in Canada! What could be better? Plenty of land to farm and even gold to be found in the hills! Well…except Katherine’s parents aren’t farmers. Having spent everything on sailing from England to Canada and setting up their homestead, they’re struggling to make ends meet. In fact, Katherine’s going to have to sell her horse because the cost of keeping her is just too high.

And as for Emma, the promise of gold is nothing but bad luck. Her father left her and her mother back in …

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Literary History of Saskatchewan

Literary History of Saskatchewan

edited by David Carpenter
edition:Paperback
tagged : reference

A valuable addition to any bibliophile's collection! The rich history of a province's literature, in the essays of well-known writers from across the Prairie and Canadian literary landscapes. Saskatchewan's literary history is both colourful and complex. It is also mature enough to deserve a critical investigation of its roots and origins, its salient features and its prominent players. This collection of scholarly essays, conceptualized and compiled by well-known Saskatchewan novelist,essayist …

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Brovko's Amazing Journey

Brovko's Amazing Journey

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Can Brovko’s family really be leaving him behind as they go to make a new life in Canada? 12-year-old Andrei is furious and upset at having to leave his wonderful companion behind – and Brovko isn’t happy either. He tries to make the best of life with a new family, but it soon becomes clear what he has to do: find a way to get to Canada himself and be reunited with his true owner. With a little help from a mysterious hermit, Brovko embarks on his adventurous mission and sets out to find An …

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