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The Grand Melee

The Grand Melee

by Michel Tremblay, translated by Sheila Fischman
edition:Paperback
tagged : literary, family life, historical, sagas
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Little Red Warrior and His Lawyer

Little Red Warrior and His Lawyer

A Trickster Land Claim Fable
by Kevin Loring
edition:Paperback
tagged : canadian, aboriginal & indigenous, historical
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A Perfect Likeness

A Perfect Likeness

Two Novellas
by Richard Wagamese, foreword by Waubgeshig Rice
edition:Paperback
also available: eBook
tagged : native american & aboriginal, magical realism, supernatural, cultural heritage, short stories (single author)
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Outside

Outside

A Novel
by Sean McCammon
edition:Paperback
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tagged : psychological, small town & rural, literary
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The Renter

The Renter

by Michael Tregebov
edition:eBook
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tagged : jewish, literary, coming of age
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Angel Wing Splash Pattern

Angel Wing Splash Pattern

20th Anniversary Edition
by Richard Van Camp
edition:Paperback
also available: Paperback eBook
tagged : native american & aboriginal, short stories (single author)
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Sky BurialPain seared up Icabus' leg forcing him to stop and wince. He wheezed through one lung, and the mall blurred around him. Hecoughed and his chest sounded and felt as if it were stuffed with thebroken glass of grey light bulbs. This was it: he was dying. The Creemedicine had him.In his reflection, Icabus hated what he saw. I'm not that skinny,am I? He was bleeding inside and felt so weak. "I seen betterlookin' corpses." Something had blown behind his left eye earlier thatmorning, causing his ears to ring.The bird. It was dying in front of him. He didn't know what thebird was called but was awed at how bright and blue the feathers were.Parakeet? Parrot? No, he knew it wasn't the true name of thebird's tribe, and he wished he knew. He thought of all the shampoo bottleshis daughter Augustine had and chose the one that smelled the best."Papaya," he said. "That's your Dogrib name now: Papaya."The pet store, which showcased the bird, held it in a cage. Thebird measured three feet from black beak to bright blue tail, yet the cageonly offered four. A sign read: "Do Not Tap Cage." The bird was upsidedown, shitting on itself and biting at the chain that sliced into its leg.The bird, he thought, deserved something far better than this.Oh, how Icabus wished to be around fire. He was sure thebird was a woman. She panted; her black tongue licked at her swollenankle. She hung awkwardly, rested, shivered, tried to bite at the chain,fell back, shivered again. It looked as if she were drowning. Icabuswatched the bird and felt under his shirt where he was bleeding inside.It was as if he had been force-fed thousands of porcupine quills that37were growing with each breath. He pressed into his left rib cage as hestrained to open the cage."Macaw," a voice said suddenly behind him."Huh?""It's a Macaw."Icabus turned to look at the wielder of such a firm voice. Itwas a child. An Indian girl. Tall, slim. She was beautiful. Her eyes werelarge and round. She wore a T-shirt with a huge white owl with yelloweyes on it. A younger white boy with a runny nose came up and startedbanging on the cage. The girl left as fast as she had appeared. Icabuswanted to talk to her, but he was hit again with pain. He coughed andcoughed and coughed. He held himself up against the glass and lookeddown until the reddest blood dripped from his mouth. He had to hurry,but where was the sign?

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Kuroko

Kuroko

by Tetsuro Shigematsu
edition:Paperback
tagged : canadian, japanese, urban life
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Notice

Notice

by Dustin Cole
edition:Paperback
tagged : literary, urban life, city life
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Fake It So Real

Fake It So Real

by Susan Sanford Blades
edition:Paperback
tagged : family life, literary, contemporary women
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Picket Fences

Picket Fences

A Novel
by Emma L.R. Hogg
edition:Paperback
tagged : contemporary women, coming of age, romantic comedy
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People Like Frank

People Like Frank

And other stories from the edge of normal
illustrated by Jenn Ashton
edition:Paperback
tagged : short stories (single author), literary, disabilities & special needs
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The Crooked Thing

The Crooked Thing

Stories
by Mary MacDonald
edition:Paperback
tagged : short stories (single author), literary, contemporary women
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Arborescent

Arborescent

by Marc Herman Lynch
edition:Paperback
tagged : asian american, literary, gothic
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Always Brave, Sometimes Kind

Always Brave, Sometimes Kind

A Novel
by Katie Bickell
edition:Paperback
also available: eBook
tagged : small town & rural, urban life, literary
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Orphans of Empire

Orphans of Empire

A Novel
by Grant Buday
edition:eBook
also available: Paperback
tagged : historical
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Butter Honey Pig Bread

Butter Honey Pig Bread

by Francesca Ekwuyasi
edition:Paperback
also available: Audiobook
tagged : sagas, literary, lesbian, contemporary women
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Love after the End

Love after the End

An Anthology of Two-Spirit and Indigiqueer Speculative Fiction
edited by Joshua Whitehead
edition:Paperback
tagged : anthologies (multiple authors), short stories, native american & aboriginal
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Borderline

Borderline

by Marie-Sissi Labrèche, translated by Melissa Bull
edition:Paperback
tagged : literary
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Never Going Back

Never Going Back

by Sam Wiebe
edition:eBook
also available: Paperback
tagged : amateur sleuth, crime
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The Ray Robertson Series Ebook Bundle

The Ray Robertson Series Ebook Bundle

Books 1-3
by Vicki Delany
edition:eBook
tagged : international mystery & crime, police procedural, crime
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The Gina Gallo Mysteries Ebook Bundle

The Gina Gallo Mysteries Ebook Bundle

Books 1 - 6
by Melodie Campbell
edition:eBook
tagged : women sleuths, humorous, amateur sleuth
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A One-Handed Novel, A

A One-Handed Novel, A

by Kim Clark
edition:eBook
tagged : humorous, bisexual, feminist
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Searching for Sam

Searching for Sam

by Sophie Bienvenu, translated by Rhonda Mullins
edition:Paperback
tagged : poverty & homelessness, urban life, homelessness & poverty, animals
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The Kissing Fence

The Kissing Fence

by B.A. Thomas-Peter
edition:eBook
also available: Paperback
tagged : cultural heritage
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Campfire Stories from Coast to Coast

Campfire Stories from Coast to Coast

by Barbara Smith
edition:Paperback
also available: eBook
tagged : fairy tales, folk tales, legends & mythology, supernatural, folklore & mythology
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The Hawk and the Hare

The Hawk and the Hare

Based On a True Story
by Janet Love Morrison
edition:Paperback
tagged : world war ii
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A Match Made for Murder

A Match Made for Murder

A Lane Winslow Mystery
by Iona Whishaw
edition:eBook
also available: Paperback
tagged : historical, women sleuths
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In the Beggarly Style of Imitation

In the Beggarly Style of Imitation

by Jean Marc Ah-Sen
edition:Paperback
tagged : short stories (single author), literary, epistolary
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Impurity

Impurity

by Larry Tremblay, translated by Sheila Fischman
edition:Paperback
tagged : literary, psychological
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Panegyric

Panegyric

by Logan Macnair
edition:eBook
also available: Paperback
tagged : literary
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Seven Floors Down

Seven Floors Down

by Trevor Clark
edition:eBook
also available: Paperback
tagged : literary
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Mad Cow

Mad Cow

by Alexis Kienlen
edition:eBook
also available: Paperback
tagged : literary
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Wanting Everything

Wanting Everything

The Collected Works
by Gladys Hindmarch, edited by Deanna Fong & Karis Shearer
edition:Paperback
tagged : contemporary women, women authors, family life, canadian, literary, short stories (single author)
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We Had No Rules

We Had No Rules

by Corinne Manning
edition:Paperback
tagged : literary, contemporary women
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Vanishing Monuments

Vanishing Monuments

by John Elizabeth Stintzi
edition:Paperback
also available: Audiobook
tagged : literary
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Disabled Voices Anthology

Disabled Voices Anthology

edited by sb smith, introduction by Leah Lakshmi Piepzna-Samarasinha
edition:Paperback
tagged : own voices, disabilities & special needs, anthologies (multiple authors)
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Dear Wheels: A Letter of Thanks to My Wheelchair, by Rebecca Johnson

Dear Wheels,

You help me move freely in this world and soar to the highest peaks, but why can't others see how you help me fly? Instead, they see a woman in a chair who needs help with every single thing in her life. In reality, you give me the independence to rise above that ignorance and know that I am capable and eager to live my life to the fullest.

While other parents taught their infants to walk, mine patiently taught me how to use my hand to direct you. I would win races against other children who did not see the difference between their running and my moving. My childhood friends didn't even notice you. They only saw a girl who was fun to play games and dolls with.

As a teenager, I started to hate you for you scaring the boys away. They would only pay attention to the wheels, not the girl who had a crush on them. I hated you for pushing them away, making them disgusted at how different I was from all the other girls. If only I was not tethered to you, if only I could walk then I would have a boyfriend too and the rest of my life would be easy, right? Even though I directed all my hatred at you, you still rolled me forward and never left me helpless. You took me across the stage to graduate high school and then rolled me into adulthood.

I liked you again in college. You waited patiently as I was stationary at the computer desk with my studies. You understood that we would not go anywhere in this country as a Disabled woman without an secondary education. So, we went across stage together again twice more, shocking the crowds and receiving loud cheers because we inspired them. But we didn't do it to inspire others. We did it out of necessity to survive in a world that looks only at the aid, not the person sitting in it.

We became one during those years, ignoring crushes and doing what was cool. I was never ashamed of you as people stared at us in public, prayed over us without approval, or took pity on my life. You empowered me to ignore those who didn't understand and to keep going forward in life.

Now, we live a full life. You get me to work where I counsel those who are able but discouraged by their normal struggles. Then, you get me to the classroom to teach freshmen in college. They say, "those who can't, teach," but I definitely can because of you!

After work, you bring me home to a man who loves me, wheels and all, and parents who would give their lives so my own would flourish. I love my life and it is only possible because of how you move me.

Thank you, Your loving passenger

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Cissy

Cissy

Three Gender Plays: Nelly Boy, My Funny Valentine, and Ladies and Gentlemen, Boys and Girls
by Dave Deveau
edition:Paperback
tagged : gay & lesbian, gay, theater & musicals
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Black Star

Black Star

by Maureen Medved
edition:eBook
also available: Paperback
tagged : literary
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Kawai Scrolls

Kawai Scrolls

by Louis Druehl
edition:Paperback
tagged : biographical, literary, cultural heritage
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San Josef

San Josef

A Novel
by Harold Macy
edition:Paperback
tagged : civil war era, literary
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Coral Reef Views

Coral Reef Views

An Ashley Grant Mystery
by Vicki Delany
edition:eBook
also available: Paperback
tagged : women sleuths, amateur sleuth, crime
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The Italian Cure

The Italian Cure

by Melodie Campbell
edition:Paperback
also available: eBook
tagged : contemporary women, holiday, humorous
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In Our Own Aboriginal Voice 2

In Our Own Aboriginal Voice 2

A collection of Indigenous authors & artists in Canada
edited by Michael Calvert, introduction by Edmund Metatawabin
edition:Paperback
tagged : native american & aboriginal, own voices, anthologies (multiple authors)
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The Aboriginal Identity, by Jeremy Ratt

Being raised in alienation of your own culture is a very strange experience, to say the least, and the coming together of many individuals to celebrate their culture's history was something I could never feel truly ingrained with. There was a sense of dissociation throughout my childhood, where I found myself in a position that belonged to neither side, but somewhere in the middle. And with more and more birthday candles being placed on the cake, I developed an askew perspective of my own people and the people around my people.

New Ways, by Connie Fife

now as a grown woman
I have passed through the brief solitudes
brought on by the changing of another season

the slow movement of shifting colours
and the loping arrival of winter
your absence has been replaced
by the warmth of full bellied poems
who have slept nestled against my spine
their tongues peeling back on old skin

I am trying to find new ways to live
original means by which to feel alive
the breathing in and out of a
politic by which to free a heart
that the stars have already caught in their throats.

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Rite of Passage

Rite of Passage

by Michel Tremblay, translated by Linda Gaboriau
edition:Paperback
tagged : coming of age, family life, literary, sagas
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Rejoice, a Knife to the Heart

Rejoice, a Knife to the Heart

by Steven Erikson
edition:Paperback
also available: Hardcover Audiobook (CD)
tagged : alien contact, literary, political
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Bone Black

Bone Black

by Carol Rose GoldenEagle
edition:Paperback
tagged : native american & aboriginal, contemporary women, literary
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Return to Spinner's Inlet

Return to Spinner's Inlet

Stories
by Don Hunter
edition:eBook
also available: Paperback
tagged : small town & rural, short stories (single author)
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Fireweed and Bracken

Fireweed and Bracken

by Jennifer Coffey
edition:eBook
also available: Paperback
tagged : literary
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Cheap Thrills

Cheap Thrills

by David Kloepfer
edition:eBook
also available: Paperback
tagged : literary
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The Blue Road

The Blue Road

A Fable of Migration
text by Wayde Compton, illustrated by April dela Noche Milne
edition:Paperback
tagged : literary, emigration & immigration
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