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Winter's Skin

Winter's Skin

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Amid the heavy snow and cold one winter in southeastern B.C.'s mountains where Tom Wayman lives, he happened to reread the Chilean poet Pablo Neruda's posthumous volume Winter Garden in translation. Wayman decided to write a series of poems in response to a phrase, image, or entire poem of the Nobel laureate's. Wayman's series ranges across memory and the present, coastal and inland settings, and metaphorical as well as literal winters.

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For Today I Am A Boy

For Today I Am A Boy

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A stunning literary debut: Peter is the prized only boy in his Chinese-Canadian family. But inside, he knows he is a girl . . .

At birth, Peter Huang is given the Chinese name juan chaun, meaning powerful king. He is the exalted only son in a family of daughters, the one who will finally fulfill his father’s dreams of Western masculinity. But Peter has different dreams: he knows that he is a girl.

Peter and his sisters?elegant Adele, shrewd Helen and Bonnie the bon vivant?grow up in a house of …

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Dilettantes, The

Dilettantes, The

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The Peak: a university student newspaper with a hard-hitting mix of inflammatory editorials, hastily thrown-together comics and reviews, and a news section run the only way self-taught journalists know how--sloppily.

Alex and Tracy are two of The Peak's editors, staring down graduation and struggling to keep the paper relevant to an increasingly indifferent student body. But trouble looms large when a big-money free daily comes to the west-coast campus, threatening to swallow what remains of thei …

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Magnified World

Magnified World

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A beautiful New Face of Fiction debut from a stunningly gifted young novelist about what it means to be a daughter, a patient, a lover and a human being who can carry on after a massive loss.
 
What's a girl supposed to do after her mother kills herself by walking into the Don River with her pockets full of unpolished zircon stones? Maggie removes the zircon stones from the inventory of the family's New Age shop and opens up for another day of business. Then her blackouts beg …

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