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The Corpse with the Golden Nose

The Corpse with the Golden Nose

edition:Paperback
also available: eBook
tagged : women sleuths

A heartfelt plea to look into the death of a world-famous vintner goes hand in hand with the opportunity to attend an exclusive gourmet event in British Columbia's stunning wine country. How can overindulgent foodie and criminologist Cait Morgan resist?

Sure that the award-winning owner of a family-run vineyard was murdered, Cait shares her findings with Bud Anderson, a retired homicide cop. But he is convinced that the woman took her own life, whatever her grief-stricken sister might say. That i …

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Flicker Tree, The

Flicker Tree, The

Okanagan Poems
edition:eBook
also available: Paperback

How do we learn to be where we live? How can a 21st-century mind, saturated with the culture and metaphors of contemporary life, connect to the natural world that surrounds us? In Nancy Holmes’ new book of poetry, these questions are asked of her home, the Okanagan valley in the southern interior of British Columbia. In these poems, as Holmes comes to terms with personal grief, she tries to find consolation in the place she shares with other beings. Holmes’ poetry looks for relationships wit …

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Okanagan Odyssey

Okanagan Odyssey

Journeys through Terrain, Terroir and Culture
edition:eBook
also available: Paperback

Okanagan Odyssey is a quirky and lyrical examination of British Columbia’s Okanagan Valley. Sticking to the backroads and byways, Gayton gently pokes and prods local ecosystems, histories, vineyards and people. From Osoyoos in the south to Armstrong at the head of the Valley, the author revels in the biological and social diversity while sampling local wines and fruit along the way. In his unique version of wine pairing, Gayton matches up local books and landscapes with local vintages, giving …

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Roadside Nature Tours through the Okanagan

Roadside Nature Tours through the Okanagan

A Guide to British Columbia's Wine Country
edition:Paperback
also available: eBook

Road trips to introduce the diverse geography, flora and fauna, and historical landmarks of British Columbia's spectacular wine country.

Biologist Richard Cannings, who was born and raised in the Okanagan Valley, guides the reader along his favorite road trips through this fascinating region. The Okanagan attracts thousands of visitors each year to enjoy its beaches and wine, but more and more people are discovering its natural beauty. With desert sands and deep lakes, towering rock cliffs and ri …

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The Salish People: Volume I

The Salish People: Volume I

The Thompson and the Okanagan
edition:Paperback
also available: eBook
tagged : cultural

Charles Hill-Tout was born in England in 1858 and came to British Columbia in 1891. A pioneer settler at Abbotsford in the Fraser Valley, he devoted many years of fieldwork to his studies of the Salish and published in the scholarly periodicals of the day. He was honoured as president of the Anthropological Section of the Royal Society of Canada and as a fellow of the Royal Anthropological Institute of Great Britain. In The Salish People, his field reports are collected for the first time.

In The …

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Harry Robinson: Living by Stories

Harry Robinson: Living by Stories

A Journey of Landscape and Memory
edition:Paperback
tagged : cultural

Following on two previous collections” Write It on Your Heart: The Epic World of an Okanagan Storyteller (1989) and Nature Power: In the Spirit of an Okanagan Storyteller (2004)?Talonbooks is pleased to announce the release of this third volume of oral narratives by Okanagan storyteller Harry Robinson.

Living by Stories includes a number of classic stories set in the “mythological age” about the trickster/transformer, Coyote, and his efforts to rid the world of bad people” spatla or “mo …

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Harry Robinson: Nature Power

Harry Robinson: Nature Power

In the Spirit of an Okanagan Storyteller
edition:Paperback
tagged : cultural

Many of the stories in Harry Robinson’s second collection feature the shoo-MISH, or “nature helpers” that assist humans and sometimes provide them with special powers. Some tell of individuals who use these powers to heal themselves; others tell of Indian doctors who have been given the power to heal others. Still others tell of power encounters: a woman “comes alive” after death; a boy meets a singing squirrel; a voice from nowhere predicts the future.

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Harry Robinson: Write It on Your Heart

Harry Robinson: Write It on Your Heart

The Epic World of an Okanagan Storyteller
edition:Paperback
tagged : cultural

Write It on Your Heart is a celebration of the late Harry Robinson, one of the great storytellers of the Interior Salish people of North America.

Collected over a ten-year period, the stories selected for this volume tell from a First Nations point of view about the origin of the world; the time of the animal people; the time before the coming of the white man; the stories of power; the prophet cult and its predictions of profound cultural and economic change; and the post-contact world. The coll …

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