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City of Vancouver Book Award Finalists

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Since 1989, the annual City of Vancouver Book Award has been recognizing authors of excellence of any genre who contribute to the appreciation and understanding of Vancouver's history, unique character, or the achievements of its residents. Also on the list is Susan Point: Spindle Whorl, by Grant Arnold, Ian M. Thom, Susan Point, Kathryn Bunn-Marcuse, Thomas Cannell, Myrtle Mckay, and William McLennan.
Invisible Dead

Invisible Dead

A Wakeland Novel
edition:Paperback

A gritty, private-eye series begins on the streets of Vancouver, from an award-winning new crime writer.

Dave Wakeland isn't the usual PI. A 29-year-old ex-cop, he makes a habit of bad ideas. Chelsea Loam falls squarely into that category. Chelsea disappeared eleven years ago, leaving a trail leading towards career criminals and powerful men. Taking her case quickly starts to look like a good way to get killed. 
   Whatever ghosts drive Wakeland, they drive him inexorably, addictively toward dang …

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Pandas on the Eastside

Pandas on the Eastside

edition:Paperback
also available: eBook

When ten-year-old Journey Song hears that two pandas are being held in a warehouse in her neighborhood, she worries that they may be hungry, cold and lonely. Horrified to learn that the pandas, originally destined for a zoo in Washington, might be shipped back to China because of a diplomatic spat between China and the United States, Journey rallies her friends and neighbors on the poverty-stricken Eastside. Her infectious enthusiasm for all things panda is hard to resist, and soon she's getting …

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Bad Endings

Bad Endings

edition:eBook
also available: Paperback

“… Baker pushes readers to reconsider their desire for resolution. Eschewing the easy, the neat, the smoothed over, allows us to consider the things about ourselves we might not like. There’s a political dimension to this. One thread running through this book is the threat of environmental collapse – drought, massive bee death, dwindling salmon stock – and humans’ awkward interventions. …” (The Globe and Mail)

“Her characters possess an abundance of hard-luck stories, true, but …

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