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Laundry on the Line

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Riel Street

Riel Street

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Sensitive but unsentimental, this novel about a Canadian military family in the period between Expo 67 and the assassination of Pierre LaPorte in 1970, is a totally realistic story of the small everyday triumphs and occasional not-so-small tragedies that make up daily life. Colette Maitland received warm praise for her first book, a collection of short stories; Riel Street is her first novel, and her first book with Frontenac House.

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The Spoon Stealer

The Spoon Stealer

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Born into a basket of clean sheets—ruining a perfectly good load of laundry—Emmeline never quite fit in on her family's rural Nova Scotian farm. After suffering multiple losses in the First World War, her family became so heavy with grief, toxicity, and mental illness that Emmeline felt their weight smothering her. And so, she fled across the Atlantic and built her life in England. Now she is retired and living in a small coastal town with her best friend, Vera, an excellent conversationalis …

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The Clothesline Swing

The Clothesline Swing

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The Clothesline Swing is a journey through the troublesome aftermath of the Arab Spring. A former Syrian refugee himself, Ramadan unveils an enthralling tale of courage that weaves through the mountains of Syria, the valleys of Lebanon, the encircling seas of Turkey, the heat of Egypt and finally, the hope of a new home in Canada.

 

Inspired by One Thousand and One Nights, The Clothesline Swing tells the epic story of two lovers anchored to the memory of a dying Syria. One is a Hakawati, a storyt …

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Out to Dry in Cape Breton

Out to Dry in Cape Breton

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Like the laundry that greets readers at the start of Anita Laheys astonishing debuthanging on clothelines and bodied out in breezesthe poems in Out to Dry in Cape Breton exist in a state of thrumming levitation. Laheys scampish play with idioms, her accelerated sense of traditional forms, and her omnivorous eye for fresh imagery lead to a poetry constantly streaming with surprises. These are musical, hyperstimulated, shape-shifting poems that draw on their subjectsa high diver, World War I femal …

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