Recommended Reading List
9781897141564_cover
Download list
Please login or register to use this feature.

Best Loved Pedlar Press titles

By Pedlar Press
0 ratings
rated!
rated!
tagged:
Award-winning, or simply hailed by readers from 1997 to 2020
Strangers & Others

Strangers & Others

Newfoundland Essays
edition:Paperback
also available: Paperback
tagged : canadian

A new and exquisite volume of critical essays by Stan Dragland, one of Canada's best essayists, **Strangers and Others: Newfoundland Essays** is a collection of Dragland's writings on Newfoundland subjects, literary and otherwise. (Novelists Paul Bowdring and Lisa Moore, poet Agnes Walsh. . .) He has approached the material from the perspective of an inside/outsider in Newfoundland: a resident of Newfoundland originally from elsewhere who nevertheless finds the figure of the stranger inscribed i …

More Info
Stormy Weather: Foursomes

Stormy Weather: Foursomes

edition:Hardcover
tagged :

Stormy Weather is a lament in the aftermath of a failed relationship - twelve prose poems or "foursomes" working in a field of emotional turbulence with humour and curiosity. Each of the book's twelve sections fall into four paragraphs, and four companion quotations divide the sections; hence the subtitle, "foursomes," a term rassled away from the game of golf. The author, literary luminary Stan Dragland, confesses himself surprised at the diversity of fascinating material that gathers to his di …

More Info
Search for Heinrich Schlögel, The

Search for Heinrich Schlögel, The

edition:Paperback
tagged :

The story of a young man who escapes the claustrophobia of small-town Germany by travelling to Canada, where he sets out on a long solo hike into the interior of Baffin Island. Soon time begins to play tricks on him. Yanked from the twentieth century and deposited in the twenty-first, Heinrich lands in a disorienting, digital Present where a computer-nimble Pangnirtung teenager befriends him. She lives with her grandmother who rents Heinrich a room. | "Capacious, capricious, mischievous, The Sea …

More Info
Seeing Martin

Seeing Martin

edition:Paperback
tagged :

When art student Mira Samhain loses her father, she becomes preoccupied with images of flesh and anguish. Martin Zorn becomes her lover and muse, his body's every detail she commits to paper. It's not the first time Zorn has been curated. His sister, photographer Marie Claire Zorn, spent her career working to record every gesture her younger brother made, every emotion he expressed; she made them both famous, and eventually destroyed them. Seeing Martin is Su Croll's debut novel, a work that inv …

More Info
Excerpt

Mira stared out the window. All this rain had done something to the centre of winter. A change had come. The air had weight. Sidewalks and streets were nearly impassable, but underground, everything was still moving. Trains shuttling from station to station. That life never stopping. Under the city were colour-coded arteries and three forlorn trumpet notes at the beginning of each train ride. Concrete walls, inches from the windows, were dark and returned empty reflections of other riders. Some were just killing time, riding to the end of the line, then waiting for the cars to reverse. These riders never left, not really. They would sometimes get up from their seats and wander the platforms, but they never ascended the escalators to the upper air. It was as if they had forgotten where they were going. They travelled the length of the metro map, transferring from the yellow line to the green to the orange before switching to the blue line and its journey to the terminus where the cycle could begin again. This was how they used up all the hours inside their perpetual forgetting.

close this panel
Niagara & Government

Niagara & Government

edition:Paperback
tagged : canadian

"To tell what happened to you is not a poem," writes Governor General Award-winning poet Phil Hall in this, his latest collection, Niagara & Government. What a poem is: roaring calamity, wedding deceptions, sobriety, Charlottesville mobs, estranged sisters, folk art, poverty, puffery, work, names on cenotaphs, white space, white space, white space. These long sequential poems want to be spoken. They invite the reader to check her ego and sit with "the good stories that un-tongued us."

More Info
Excerpt

I am sick of keeping upa quaint pretense of language optimismor some sloppy nod to the experimentalas if I had a new plan besides this urge this compulsion // to not be silent & to pattern

close this panel
Sister Language

Sister Language

edition:Paperback

Sister Language is a collaboration, composed mainly of letters and other writings, between two sisters, one of whom, Christina, is schizophrenic. In the careful building of a bridge between sisters, a prose nonpareil is achieved, and a linguistic "bridge" created between readers and the authors, one of whom's deep isolation is in this way diminished.

"A playful duet, a radiant howl, a swirling portrait of schizophrenia and sisterhood--this beautiful, wildly-groomed book magnifies two brilliant mi …

More Info
Excerpt

I turn the key and push. The door begins to swing but bangs against its chain -- a barrier she's fashioned from a leash. This means she's home. Mouth to slit: "Sister, hello, sister." From some room she comes. The chain unfastened, I step inside -- admitted. Begin by admitting. A good beginning, but how much either party will admit (or admit to) is never a known factor. I've brought a desire. We begin, she and I; we've begun before, and often. It so happens, this day, our desires agree: to discuss language -- the many ways it rescues and fails her.

close this panel
Duke

Duke

edition:Paperback

DUKE, Sara Tilley's second novel, is inspired by the letters and diaries of her great-grandfather, William Marmaduke Tilly, who left Newfoundland in 1905 to try to earn enough money to get his father's business out of debt. Duke works his way across the United States, up to Vancouver, along the Yukon River and finally to Alaska, where he spends eight years in the interior toiling as a logger. When Duke returns home, his father turns inexplicably cold, locking Duke and his wife and newborn child …

More Info
Lady From Kent, The

Lady From Kent, The

a Story for Girls and Boys and Bees Dressed Up as Fleas and Crocodiles. Also Elves.
by Barbara Nichol
illustrated by Bill Pechet
edited by Beth Follett
edition:Hardcover

THE LADY FROM KENT, by Barbara Nichol, was written over a long period of time. First came a sketch, then a few verses. Then other verses came along. Nichol finished it on the coast of BC in the back kitchen of a house on Savary Island. Alone, she saw deer pass by. Unafraid. They would stop and graze. Nichol covered the old green wood kitchen table with post-it notes, each representing a verse, moving verses back and forth, around and around on the table, putting the poem together like a puzzle. …

More Info
comments powered by Disqus

There are two ways to make a reading list

This way:

  1. Click the "Create a New List" button just above this panel.
  2. Add as many books as you wish using the built-in search on the list edit page.

Or that way:

  1. Go to any book page.
  2. In the right-hand column, click on "Add to List." A drop-down menu will appear.
  3. From the drop-down menu, either add your book to a list you have already created or create a new list.
  4. View and edit your lists anytime on your profile page.
X
Contacting facebook
Please wait...