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The Cure for Death by Lightning

Written by Gail Anderson-Dargatz


Format: Trade Paperback, 304 pages
Publisher: Anchor
On Sale: January 8, 2002
Price: $15.95
ISBN: 978-0-385-72047-2 (0-385-72047-5)

Gail Anderson-Dargatz’s evocative first novel–a richly atmospheric coming-of-age tale novel set on a remote Canadian farm in the midst of World War II–reveals an assured and original voice.

The Cure for Death by Lightning is the story of Beth Weeks, a young girl whose life is thrown into turmoil by her abusive... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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A Recipe for Bees
A Novel
Written by Gail Anderson-Dargatz


Format: Trade Paperback, 320 pages
Publisher: Anchor
On Sale: April 3, 2001
Price: $13.00
ISBN: 978-0-385-72048-9 (0-385-72048-3)

Gail Anderson-Dargatz's evocative novel of one woman's simple but passionately lived life reminds of us of the pleasure to be found in human contact and simple, natural things.

Raised by her silent but companionable father and a mother who kept bees, headstrong Augusta marries shy, deferential Karl, twelve years her senior, and... Read more >
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Alias Grace
A Novel
Written by Margaret Atwood


Format: Trade Paperback, 480 pages
Publisher: Anchor
On Sale: October 13, 1997
Price: $15.95
ISBN: 978-0-385-49044-3 (0-385-49044-5)

Grace Marks, imprisoned-perhaps wrongly-for a vicious murder, is brought by an early expert in mental illness nearer to the moment she insists she has forgotten. Atwood's most disturbing and satisfying work since The Handmaid's Tale, this captivating new novel set in the 1840s explores the complex relationships between the entitled classes... Read more >
Also available as an abridged audiobook download and an eBook.

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The Blind Assassin
A Novel
Written by Margaret Atwood


Format: Trade Paperback, 544 pages
Publisher: Anchor
On Sale: August 28, 2001
Price: $16.00
ISBN: 978-0-385-72095-3 (0-385-72095-5)

The Blind Assassin opens with these simple, resonant words: “Ten days after the war ended, my sister Laura drove a car off a bridge.” They are spoken by Iris, whose terse account of her sister’s death in 1945 is followed by an inquest report proclaiming the death accidental. But just as... Read more >
Also available as an unabridged audiobook download and an eBook.

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Bluebeard's Egg
Stories
Written by Margaret Atwood


Format: Trade Paperback, 256 pages
Publisher: Anchor
On Sale: January 20, 1998
Price: $14.95
ISBN: 978-0-385-49104-4 (0-385-49104-2)

In Atwood's second short story collection she covers a dramatic range, from the desolate to the hilarious. The stories concern themselves with relationships of various sorts. Among them are the bonds between a
political activist and his kidnapped cat, a woman and her dead psychiatrist, a potter and a group of... Read more >

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Bodily Harm

Written by Margaret Atwood


Format: Trade Paperback, 304 pages
Publisher: Anchor
On Sale: April 13, 1998
Price: $14.95
ISBN: 978-0-385-49107-5 (0-385-49107-7)

A powerful and brilliantly crafted novel, Bodily Harm is the story of Rennie Wilford, a young journalist whose life has begun to shatter around the edges. Rennie Wilford flies to the Carribean to recuperate, and on the tiny island of St. Antoine she is confronted by a world where her rules... Read more >

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Cat's Eye

Written by Margaret Atwood


Format: Trade Paperback, 480 pages
Publisher: Anchor
On Sale: January 20, 1998
Price: $15.95
ISBN: 978-0-385-49102-0 (0-385-49102-6)

Cat's Eye is the story of Elaine Risley, a controversial painter who returns to Toronto, the city of her youth, for a retrospective of her art. Engulfed by vivid images of the past, she reminisces about a trio of girls who initiated her into the fierce politics of childhood and its... Read more >
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Dancing Girls

Written by Margaret Atwood


Format: Trade Paperback, 256 pages
Publisher: Anchor
On Sale: May 18, 1998
Price: $14.95
ISBN: 978-0-385-49109-9 (0-385-49109-3)

This splendid volume of short fiction testifies to Margaret Atwood's startlingly original voice, full of a rare intensity and exceptional intelligence. Her men and women still miscommunicate, still remain separate in different rooms, different houses, or even different worlds. With brilliant flashes of fantasy, humor, and unexpected violence, the stories reveal... Read more >

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The Edible Woman

Written by Margaret Atwood


Format: Trade Paperback, 336 pages
Publisher: Anchor
On Sale: March 16, 1998
Price: $15.95
ISBN: 978-0-385-49106-8 (0-385-49106-9)

A brilliant and powerful work rich in irony and metaphor, The Edible Woman is an unforgettable masterpiece by a master of contemporary literary fiction. Ever since her engagement, the strangest thing has been happening to Maria McAlphin: she can’t eat. First meat. Then eggs, vegetables, cake, pumpkin seeds—everything! Worse yet, she... Read more >

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The Handmaid's Tale

Written by Margaret Atwood


Format: Hardcover, 392 pages
Publisher: Everyman's Library
On Sale: October 17, 2006
Price: $25.00
ISBN: 978-0-307-26460-2 (0-307-26460-2)

A gripping vision of our society radically overturned by a theocratic revolution, Margaret Atwood’s The Handmaid's Tale has become one of the most powerful and most widely read novels of our time.

Offred is a Handmaid in the Republic of Gilead, serving in the household of the enigmatic Commander and his bitter... Read more >
Also available as a trade paperback.

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The Handmaid's Tale
A Novel
Written by Margaret Atwood


Format: Trade Paperback, 320 pages
Publisher: Anchor
On Sale: March 16, 1998
Price: $15.00
ISBN: 978-0-385-49081-8 (0-385-49081-X)

Set in a frightening America of the near future where women--categorized in terms of whether or not they are able to bear children--function only in the strictly defined roles assigned to them by men. It is the world of the near future, and Offred is a Handmaid in the home of... Read more >
Also available as a hardcover.

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In Other Worlds
SF and the Human Imagination
Written by Margaret Atwood


Format: Trade Paperback, 272 pages
Publisher: Anchor
On Sale: August 21, 2012
Price: $15.95
ISBN: 978-0-307-74176-9 (0-307-74176-1)

The author of The Handmaid’s Tale and Oryx and Crake engagingly explores her lifelong relationship to science fiction, both as a reader and as a writer.

At a time when the borders between literary genres are increasingly porous, Margaret Atwood maps the richly fertile crosscurrents of speculative and science fiction, slipstream, utopias... Read more >
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Lady Oracle

Written by Margaret Atwood


Format: Trade Paperback, 352 pages
Publisher: Anchor
On Sale: April 13, 1998
Price: $15.95
ISBN: 978-0-385-49108-2 (0-385-49108-5)

Joan Foster is the bored wife of a myopic ban-the-bomber. She takes off overnight as Canada's new superpoet, pens lurid gothics on the sly, attracts a blackmailing reporter, skids cheerfully in and out of menacing plots, hair-raising traps, and passionate trysts, and lands dead and well in Terremoto, Italy. In this... Read more >

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MaddAddam

Written by Margaret Atwood


Format: Trade Paperback, 416 pages
Publisher: Anchor
On Sale: August 12, 2014
Price: $15.95
ISBN: 978-0-307-45548-2 (0-307-45548-3)

A New York Times Notable Book
Washington Post Notable Book
A Best Book of the Year: The Guardian, NPR, The Christian Science Monitor, The Globe and Mail
A GoodReads Reader's Choice

In this final volume of the internationally celebrated MaddAddam trilogy, the Waterless Flood pandemic has wiped out most of the population. Toby is part of a small band of... Read more >

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MaddAddam
A Novel
Written by Margaret Atwood


Format: Hardcover, 416 pages
Publisher: Nan A. Talese
On Sale: September 3, 2013
Price: $27.95
ISBN: 978-0-385-52878-8 (0-385-52878-7)

Bringing together Oryx and Crake and The Year of the Flood, this thrilling conclusion to Margaret Atwood's speculative fiction trilogy points toward the ultimate endurance of community, and love.

Months after the Waterless Flood pandemic has wiped out most of humanity, Toby and Ren have rescued their friend Amanda from the vicious... Read more >

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Moral Disorder and Other Stories

Written by Margaret Atwood


Format: Trade Paperback, 240 pages
Publisher: Anchor
On Sale: February 12, 2008
Price: $14.95
ISBN: 978-0-385-72164-6 (0-385-72164-1)

Margaret Atwood’s latest brilliant collection of short stories follows the life of a single character, seen as a girl growing up the 1930s, a young woman in the 50s and 60s, and, in the present day, half of a couple, no longer young, reflecting on the new state of the world... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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Oryx and Crake

Written by Margaret Atwood


Format: Trade Paperback, 400 pages
Publisher: Anchor
On Sale: March 30, 2004
Price: $15.95
ISBN: 978-0-385-72167-7 (0-385-72167-6)

With the same stunning blend of prophecy and social satire she brought to her classic The Handmaid’s Tale, Margaret Atwood gives us a keenly prescient novel about the future of humanity—and its present.

Humanity here equals Snowman, and in Snowman’s recollections Atwood re-creates a time much like our own, when a... Read more >
Also available as an unabridged audiobook download and an eBook.

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The Robber Bride

Written by Margaret Atwood


Format: Trade Paperback, 528 pages
Publisher: Anchor
On Sale: January 20, 1998
Price: $15.95
ISBN: 978-0-385-49103-7 (0-385-49103-4)

Margaret Atwood's The Robber Bride is inspired by "The Robber Bridegroom," a wonderfully grisly tale from the Brothers Grimm in which an evil groom lures three maidens into his lair and devours them, one by one. But in her version, Atwood brilliantly recasts the monster as Zenia, a villainess of demonic... Read more >
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Surfacing

Written by Margaret Atwood


Format: Trade Paperback, 208 pages
Publisher: Anchor
On Sale: March 16, 1998
Price: $14.95
ISBN: 978-0-385-49105-1 (0-385-49105-0)

When a talented artist sets out for a weekend trip, she has no idea she's beginning a journey that will change her life. With her lover and another couple, she returns to the isolated log cabin of her childhood and embarks on a profound journey of pain, revelations, and reawakening. Read more >

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The Tent

Written by Margaret Atwood


Format: Trade Paperback, 176 pages
Publisher: Anchor
On Sale: May 8, 2007
Price: $14.00
ISBN: 978-1-4000-9701-2 (1-4000-9701-0)

A delightfully pointed m?lange of fictional pieces from one of the world’s most acclaimed and incisive authors, The Tent is a sparkling addition to Margaret Atwood’s always masterful work.

Here Atwood pushes form once again, with meditations on warlords, pet heaven, and aging homemakers. She gives a sly pep talk to the... Read more >
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Wilderness Tips

Written by Margaret Atwood


Format: Trade Paperback, 240 pages
Publisher: Anchor
On Sale: March 16, 1998
Price: $15.00
ISBN: 978-0-385-49111-2 (0-385-49111-5)

In each of these tales Margaret Atwood deftly illuminates the single instant that shapes a whole life: in a few brief pages we watch as characters progress from the vulnerabilities of adolescence through the passions of youth into the precarious complexities of middle age. By superimposing the past on the present... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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The Year of the Flood

Written by Margaret Atwood


Format: Trade Paperback, 448 pages
Publisher: Anchor
On Sale: July 27, 2010
Price: $15.95
ISBN: 978-0-307-45547-5 (0-307-45547-5)

Set in the visionary future of Atwood’s acclaimed Oryx and Crake, The Year of the Flood is at once a moving tale of lasting friendship and a landmark work of speculative fiction. In this second book of the MaddAddam trilogy, the long-feared waterless flood has occurred, altering Earth as we know... Read more >
Also available as an unabridged audiobook download and an eBook.

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As Long as the Rivers Flow

Written by James Bartleman


Format: Trade Paperback, 272 pages
Publisher: Vintage Canada
On Sale: November 1, 2011
Price: $17.95
ISBN: 978-0-307-39875-8 (0-307-39875-7)

From the accomplished memoirist and former Lieutenant-Governor of Ontario comes a first novel of incredible heart and spirit for every Canadian.

The novel follows one girl, Martha, from the Cat Lake First Nation in Northern Ontario who is “stolen” from her family at the age of six and flown far away to... Read more >
Also available as an eBook and a hardcover.

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As Long as the Rivers Flow

Written by James Bartleman


Format: Hardcover, 272 pages
Publisher: Knopf Canada
On Sale: February 15, 2011
Price: $25.99
ISBN: 978-0-307-39874-1 (0-307-39874-9)

From the accomplished memoirist and former Lieutenant-Governor of Ontario comes a first novel of incredible heart and spirit.

The novel follows one girl, Martha, from the Cat Lake First Nation in Northern Ontario who is “stolen” from her family at the age of six and flown far away to residential school. She... Read more >
Also available as an eBook and a trade paperback.

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The Ash Garden

Written by Dennis Bock


Format: Trade Paperback, 304 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: January 7, 2003
Price: $13.00
ISBN: 978-0-375-72749-8 (0-375-72749-3)

Emiko Amai is six years old in August 1945 when the Hiroshima bomb burns away half of her face. To Anton, a young German physicist involved in the Manhattan Project, that same bomb represents the pinnacle of scientific elegance. And for his Austrian wife Sophie, a Jewish refugee, it marks the... Read more >
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