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Sweet Agony
A Novel
Written by Nancy Huston


Format: Trade Paperback, 240 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: January 7, 2003
Price: $15.95
ISBN: 978-0-375-71366-8 (0-375-71366-2)

On a snowy New England evening in a small college town, Sean Farrell—a hard-drinking, libidinous poet and professor—hosts a Thanksgiving dinner. The eleven guests include two fellow professors (one a novelist, the other also a poet), two of Sean’s former lovers, his lawyer, his housepainter, and his baker. What none of... Read more >

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Baltimore's Mansion
A Memoir
Written by Wayne Johnston


Format: Trade Paperback, 288 pages
Publisher: Anchor
On Sale: May 15, 2001
Price: $16.00
ISBN: 978-0-385-72030-4 (0-385-72030-0)

In this loving memoir Wayne Johnston returns to Newfoundland-the people, the place, the politics-and illuminates his family's story with all the power and drama he brought to his magnificent novel, The Colony of Unrequited Dreams.

Descendents of the Irish who settled in Ferryland, Lord Baltimore's Catholic colony in Newfoundland, the Johnstons "went... Read more >
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The Colony of Unrequited Dreams
A Novel
Written by Wayne Johnston


Format: Trade Paperback, 592 pages
Publisher: Anchor
On Sale: May 2, 2000
Price: $17.00
ISBN: 978-0-385-49543-1 (0-385-49543-9)

A mystery and a love story spanning five decades, The Colony of Unrequited Dreams is an epic portrait of passion and ambition, set against the beautiful, brutal landscape of Newfoundland. In this widely acclaimed novel, Johnston has created two of the most memorable characters in recent fiction: Joey Smallwood, who claws... Read more >
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The Navigator of New York

Written by Wayne Johnston


Format: Trade Paperback, 496 pages
Publisher: Anchor
On Sale: September 9, 2003
Price: $15.95
ISBN: 978-1-4000-3109-2 (1-4000-3109-5)

Devlin Stead grows up a lonely orphan in late 19th century Newfoundland. When he begins receiving letters from the esteemed but mysterious explorer Dr. Frederick Cook, they entirely change his understanding of who he is and what he might become. Invited by Dr. Cook to become his apprentice, Dev eagerly heads... Read more >
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Where We Have to Go

Written by Lauren Kirshner


Format: Trade Paperback, 336 pages
Publisher: Emblem Editions
On Sale: March 6, 2012
Price: $17.95
ISBN: 978-0-7710-9576-4 (0-7710-9576-7)

Named NOW Magazine’s Best Emerging Local Author

Where We Have to Go is a luminous first novel about the last days of childhood in a family coming apart at the seams. At once wryly humorous and deeply affecting, this sparkling novel follows the irresistible Lucy Bloom as she searches for her... Read more >
Also available as an eBook and a trade paperback.

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Obasan

Written by Joy Kogawa


Format: Trade Paperback, 320 pages
Publisher: Anchor
On Sale: December 27, 1993
Price: $14.95
ISBN: 978-0-385-46886-2 (0-385-46886-5)

A winner of the American Book Award from the Before Columbus Foundation, Obasan powerfully explores the evacuation, relocation, and dispersal of Japanese Canadians during World War II.  Joy Kogawa's first novel, it is based on her own experiences. Read more >

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The Golden Mean
A Novel of Aristotle and Alexander the Great
Written by Annabel Lyon


Format: Trade Paperback, 304 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: September 6, 2011
Price: $15.95
ISBN: 978-0-307-74068-7 (0-307-74068-4)

Keenly intelligent and brilliantly rendered, The Golden Mean is a bold reimagining of one of history’s most intriguing relationships—that between the legendary philosopher Aristotle and his most famous pupil, Alexander the Great.

Aristotle is initially reluctant to set aside his own ambitions in order to tutor the rebellious son of his... Read more >
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The Sweet Girl

Written by Annabel Lyon


Format: Trade Paperback, 258 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: April 8, 2014
Price: $15.00
ISBN: 978-0-345-80366-5 (0-345-80366-3)

Aristotle’s strong-willed daughter shapes her own destiny in this captivating novel by the award-winning author of The Golden Mean.

Aristotle has never been able to resist a keen mind, and Pythias is certainly her father’s daughter: besting his brightest students and refusing a life circumscribed by the kitchen, the loom, and a... Read more >
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Summer Gone
A Novel
Written by David Macfarlane


Format: Trade Paperback, 288 pages
Publisher: Anchor
On Sale: August 21, 2001
Price: $13.00
ISBN: 978-0-385-72075-5 (0-385-72075-0)

David Macfarlane’s Summer Gone introduces a writer of incandescent literary skill and beautifully evokes the sometimes painful relationship between father and son.

When Bay Newby is twelve he is sent north for the first time, and he falls in love with the life of ritual, beauty, and stark privilege of summer camp... Read more >

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The Journey Prize Stories 23

Selected by Alexander MacLeod, Alison Pick and Sarah Selecky


Format: Trade Paperback, 176 pages
Publisher: Emblem Editions
On Sale: September 27, 2011
Price: $17.99
ISBN: 978-0-7710-9562-7 (0-7710-9562-7)

For more than two decades, The Journey Prize Stories has been presenting the best short stories published each year by some of Canada’s most exciting new writers. Previous contributors -- including such now well-known, bestselling writers as Yann Martel, Elizabeth Hay, Annabel Lyon, Lisa Moore, Heather O'Neill, Pasha Malla, Timothy Taylor... Read more >
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Station Eleven
A novel
Written by Emily St. John Mandel


Format: Hardcover, 352 pages
Publisher: Knopf
On Sale: September 9, 2014
Price: $24.95
ISBN: 978-0-385-35330-4 (0-385-35330-8)

2014 National Book Award Finalist

A New York Times Bestseller

An audacious, darkly glittering novel set in the eerie days of civilization’s collapse, Station Eleven tells the spellbinding story of a Hollywood star, his would-be savior, and a nomadic group of actors roaming the scattered outposts of the Great Lakes region, risking everything... Read more >

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Beatrice and Virgil
A Novel
Written by Yann Martel


Format: Trade Paperback, 240 pages
Publisher: Spiegel & Grau
On Sale: February 22, 2011
Price: $16.00
ISBN: 978-0-8129-8154-4 (0-8129-8154-5)

From the award-winning, bestselling author of Life of Pi comes another ingenious, provocative, and mesmerizing novel that explores big questions about humanity—about who we are and what we are capable of doing in order to survive.

Fate can take many forms. For Henry, it arrives in an envelope from a stranger containing... Read more >
Also available as an unabridged audiobook download and an eBook.

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Paradoxides

Written by Don McKay


Format: Trade Paperback, 96 pages
Publisher: McClelland & Stewart
On Sale: March 20, 2012
Price: $18.99
ISBN: 978-0-7710-5509-6 (0-7710-5509-9)

Multi-award-winning poet Don McKay returns with a startling collection of new poems, his first since his Griffin Poetry Prize winning book, Strike/Slip.

Don McKay is known, among other things, as Canada’s foremost poet of the natural world. Readers have come to expect a playful extravagance in his poetry. Most recently, he... Read more >
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Fugitive Pieces
A Novel
Written by Anne Michaels


Format: Trade Paperback, 304 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: May 26, 1998
Price: $16.00
ISBN: 978-0-679-77659-8 (0-679-77659-1)

A New York Times Notable Book of the Year
Winner of the Lannan Literary Fiction Award
Winner of the Guardian Fiction Award
Winner of the Harold U. Ribalow Prize for English Language Fiction on a Jewish Theme (administered by Hadassah Magazine)


In 1940, Jakob Beer, a seven-year-old boy, bursts from the mud of a war-torn... Read more >
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Poems

Written by Anne Michaels


Format: Trade Paperback, 208 pages
Publisher: Knopf
On Sale: September 4, 2001
Price: $19.95
ISBN: 978-0-375-70225-9 (0-375-70225-3)

Prior to her stunning first novel, Fugitive Pieces, Anne Michaels had already won awards and critical acclaim for two books of poetry: The Weight of Oranges (1986), which won the Commonwealth Prize for the Americas, and Miner's Pond (1991), which received the Canadian Authors Association Award and was short-listed for the... Read more >
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Family Matters

Written by Rohinton Mistry


Format: Trade Paperback, 448 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: November 18, 2003
Price: $16.95
ISBN: 978-0-375-70342-3 (0-375-70342-X)

Rohinton Mistry’s enthralling novel is at once a domestic drama and an intently observed portrait of present-day Bombay in all its vitality and corruption. At the age of seventy-nine, Nariman Vakeel, already suffering from Parkinson’s disease, breaks an ankle and finds himself wholly dependent on his family. His step-children, Coomy and... Read more >
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A Fine Balance

Written by Rohinton Mistry


Format: Trade Paperback, 624 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: November 30, 2001
Price: $17.00
ISBN: 978-1-4000-3065-1 (1-4000-3065-X)

With a compassionate realism and narrative sweep that recall the work of Charles Dickens, this magnificent novel captures all the cruelty and corruption, dignity and heroism, of India. The time is 1975. The place is an unnamed city by the sea. The government has just declared a State of Emergency, in... Read more >

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Such a Long Journey

Written by Rohinton Mistry


Format: Trade Paperback, 352 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: June 2, 1992
Price: $15.95
ISBN: 978-0-679-73871-8 (0-679-73871-1)

Winner of the Governor General's Award and the Commonwealth Writers Prize for Best Book of the Year

Through the best of motives, Gustad Noble becomes enmeshed in the corruption of the Indira Gandhi years.  Gustad's attempt to sort out his conflicting loyalties manages to be ribald and heartbreaking, deeply compassionate and unsparing, in... Read more >
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Swimming Lessons
and Other Stories from Firozsha Baag
Written by Rohinton Mistry


Format: Trade Paperback, 256 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: February 11, 1997
Price: $15.00
ISBN: 978-0-679-77632-1 (0-679-77632-X)

Firozsha Baag is an apartment building in Bombay. Its ceilings need plastering and some of the toilets leak appallingly, but its residents are far from desperate, though sometimes contentious and unforgiving. In these witty, poignant stories, Mistry charts the intersecting lives of Firozsha Baag, yielding a delightful collective portrait of a... Read more >

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The Beggar Maid
Stories of Flo and Rose
Written by Alice Munro


Format: Trade Paperback, 228 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: May 7, 1991
Price: $15.95
ISBN: 978-0-679-73271-6 (0-679-73271-3)

In this series of interweaving stories, Munro recreates the evolving bond between two women in the course of almost forty years. One is Flo, practical, suspicious of other people’s airs, at times dismayingly vulgar. The other is Rose, Flo’s stepdaughter, a clumsy, shy girl who somehow leaves the small town she... Read more >
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Carried Away
A Personal Selection of Stories
Written by Alice Munro
Introduction by Margaret Atwood


Format: Hardcover, 608 pages
Publisher: Everyman's Library
On Sale: September 26, 2006
Price: $26.00
ISBN: 978-0-307-26486-2 (0-307-26486-6)

Carried Away is a dazzling selection of stories–seventeen favorites chosen by the author from across her distinguished career.

Alice Munro has been repeatedly hailed as one of our greatest living writers, a reputation that has been growing for years. The stories brought together here span a quarter century, drawn from some of... Read more >

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Dance of the Happy Shades
And Other Stories
Written by Alice Munro


Format: Trade Paperback, 240 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: August 11, 1998
Price: $15.95
ISBN: 978-0-679-78151-6 (0-679-78151-X)

In these fifteen short stories—her eighth collection of short stories in a long and distinguished career—Alice Munro conjures ordinary lives with an extraordinary vision, displaying the remarkable talent for which she is now widely celebrated. Set on farms, by river marshes, in the lonely towns and new suburbs of western Ontario... Read more >
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Dear Life
Stories
Written by Alice Munro


Format: Trade Paperback, 336 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: July 30, 2013
Price: $15.95
ISBN: 978-0-307-74372-5 (0-307-74372-1)

A New York Times Notable Book
A Washington Post Notable Work of Fiction
A Best Book of the Year: The Atlantic, NPR, Vogue, AV Club

In story after story in this brilliant new collection, Alice Munro pinpoints the moment a person is forever altered by a chance encounter, an action not taken, or a... Read more >

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Dear Life
Stories
Written by Alice Munro


Format: Hardcover, 336 pages
Publisher: Knopf
On Sale: November 13, 2012
Price: $26.95
ISBN: 978-0-307-59688-8 (0-307-59688-5)

A brilliant new collection of stories from one of the most acclaimed and beloved writers of our time.

Alice Munro’s peerless ability to give us the essence of a life in often brief but always spacious and timeless stories is once again everywhere apparent in this brilliant new collection. In story... Read more >

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Family Furnishings
Selected Stories, 1995-2014
Written by Alice Munro


Format: Hardcover, 640 pages
Publisher: Knopf
On Sale: November 11, 2014
Price: $30.00
ISBN: 978-1-101-87410-3 (1-101-87410-4)

From the winner of the 2013 Nobel Prize in Literature—and one of our most beloved writers—a new selection of her peerless short fiction, gathered from the collections of the last two decades, a companion volume to Selected Stories (1968-1994).

Family Furnishings brings us twenty-four of Alice Munro’s most accomplished, most powerfully affecting stories, many of... Read more >
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