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Mooncalves

Mooncalves

by Victoria Hetherington
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Mooncalves follows the bloody implosion of a cult in Sainte-Pétronille, Quebec, understood through the urgent voices of the living and a ring of ghostly, shape-shifting watchers. Sensing the impending dissolution of society by technological progress, the charismatic, utterly unhinged Joseph Reiser forms "Walden", a collective of Luddite devotees-- …

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Damaged at Daybreak

by Trevor Clark
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Although Evan Marshall has done time, he is more of a freelance hack and fly-by-night adventurer than a criminal. His life takes yet another detour when he becomes involved with an over-the-top personality named Lawson--not only a playwright, actor, novelist, would-be priest and teacher, but a self-destructive alcoholic, drug addict and part-time m …

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Vita

by Susan E Lloy
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Angst, seduction, escape and extinction control these many tales--a whisper in the ear convinces a lady to take the plunge, another to take up surfing, and a young man to jump in front of a moving train--and there is joy in settling a score with despised neighbours and a conspiracy under the California sun. Some sketches are laced with passion and …

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Strange September of Levi Pepperfield, The

Strange September of Levi Pepperfield, The

by Matthew Manera
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This is the story of Levi Pepperfield, who tries to navigate his future as a retired English professor while indulging in the sorrow of lost possibilities that define his past. It's about the intersection of parallel worlds, of age and youth, of teacher and student, of man and woman, of real and fictional characters. Levi needs to discover his guid …

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Poplar Lake

Poplar Lake

by Ron Thompson
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Jake's fallen for Genny, and now he's bringing her home to meet his family. On the long trip to the prairies, he amuses her with childhood anecdotes--but he's careful what he says. There are things he doesn't want to acknowledge, even to himself, when he tours her around town, regaling her with stories of its founding on land stolen from the Cree, …

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Oldness; Or the Last-Ditch Efforts of Marcus O

Oldness; Or the Last-Ditch Efforts of Marcus O

by Brett Josef Grubisic
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With the rapid approach of the end of his professional life, Marcus O is quietly wondering what's next. Well first there's a workplace nemesis he aspires to humiliate. And then there's a style-conscious student whose shallow interests seem calculated to aggravate Marcus alone. And finally there are the nights scouring the web and composing attracti …

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Going Fly

Going Fly

by Christian McPherson
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Christian McPherson's second collection of short stories serves up a boozy menu of mixed cocktails. Whether it be funny twisted tales of suburban marriages on the rocks, glue sniffing felons looking to win a radio contest, or Humpty Dumpty drinking the greatest cup of coffee in the world, these stories will have you reading and laughing to the last …

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Shatter the Glass, Shards of Flame

Shatter the Glass, Shards of Flame

by Gerald Arthur Moore
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Shatter the Glass, Shards of Flame contains a wide array of narrative and confession-lyric poems written over the last fifteen years, examining the various joys and tragedies, the losses and redemptions, of the poet's life. These poems span a diverse range of Moore's experience, from his time in the Canadian military and on humanitarian work projec …

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Oldness; or, the Last-Ditch Efforts of Marcus O

Oldness; or, the Last-Ditch Efforts of Marcus O

by Brett Josef Grubisic
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Meet Marcus O, a man who’s feeling older but not much wiser as he sets jaded eyes on that last vigorous stretch before the dreaded sunset years. With the approach of the terminal semester of a long-winded career, he’s wondering “What next?” and closing down leftover business. First, there’s Judaea, a workplace nemesis inspiring Marcus’ …

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13 Lives

13 Lives

Stories of Others
by Michael Pawlowski
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With stories that chronicle the abused, the homeless, the suicidal, those seeking a world away from the reserve, and those returning to the indigenous community to improve themselves, 13 Lives is a fact-based account of events affecting thirteen indigenous persons. In each of these narratives nature plays a pivotal role, and against that backdrop 1 …

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Chameleon (Days)

Chameleon (Days)

by Dean Seravalle
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What happens when the narrator is removed from a story? When the author's real life is fictionalized instead, so that creator and creation relate on the same existential ground with no middleman? Chameleon (Days) is such an experiment in storytelling, a literary novel that explores an author's psychotic break as he prepares to write an idea he has …

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Higher the Monkey Climbs, The

Higher the Monkey Climbs, The

by Bruce Geddes
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Twenty-five years after his father Gord died in a car accident, Richard gets a call from his cousin Tony, who is working on a theory that Gord's death was orchestrated by Al Forzante, Gord's former boss and a powerful union leader. With his own career and marriage sputtering, Richard is reluctant to believe Tony, inclined instead to cling to the on …

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At this Juncture

At this Juncture

A Book of Letters
by Rona Altrows
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Alarmed that Canada Post keeps losing money, Ariadne Jensen, a woman in her fifties, pitches the CEO with a scheme to save the corporation: she will get people to start writing and mailing letters again. As an inspiration to others, Ariadne writes bundles of letters for all to see; some are historical fiction, while others are drawn from her own co …

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At This Juncture

At This Juncture

A Book of Letters
by Rona Altrows
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Alarmed that Canada Post keeps losing money, Ariadne Jensen, a woman in her fifties, pitches the CEO with a scheme to save the corporation: she will get people to start writing and mailing letters again. As an inspiration to others, Ariadne writes bundles of letters for all to see; some are historical fiction, while others are drawn from her own co …

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Pug Called Poppy, A

Pug Called Poppy, A

by Paul Nicholas Mason
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Grade: 3 to 5
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One day Poppy the Pug meets Smudge the Maine Coon cat at the park, and so begins an extraordinary friendship and a series of adventures ranging from a disastrous coffee-and-play group to a terrible house fire. These eight linked stories also introduce Poppy's human companion Danielle, cheeky Jackson, Baby Gillian, the dog-hating Wenda, and the drea …

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As The Current Pulls the Fallen Under

As The Current Pulls the Fallen Under

by Daryl Sneath
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Vector Sorn--intellectual and athletic prodigy--witnesses the tragic death of his mother when he is just fourteen years old. For the next four years, he does his best to maintain a sense of purpose, and at eighteen sets his sights on Quest University. The night before he departs, his grandparents give him his mother's journal, a tome filled with da …

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Slouching Towards Innocence

Slouching Towards Innocence

by Ron Norman
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Malcolm Bidwell is young, smart, and ambitious--and he's just been hired by mistake by newly elected Premier Steven Davis as his "go-to guy" for every political mess that needs cleaning up. And there are plenty of messes--from a cabinet minister caught in a vice sting to the premier's animal cruelty charge for killing a crow. Negotiating his way th …

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One Poem

One Poem

by Christian McPherson
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If you could write only one poem, what would it be? What should it say? Christian McPherson's One Poem explores these questions and by doing so delves into a self-examination of the artistic process, what it means to be an artist, and the expectations placed upon the artist. His exploration takes him from the Big Top to the far edges of the galaxy, …

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But When We Look Closer

But When We Look Closer

by Susan E Lloy
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Though But When We Look Closer is a collection of eighteen stories that approaches its subjects from a parade of landscapes, running through these tales is a singular motif--taking control. Characters find themselves in skins they wish to shed, with vices held close and with voices that must be heard. Whether it be seeking a life in a foreign land, …

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Touching Strangers

Touching Strangers

by Stacey Madden
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Aaron Cordic and Samantha Riske are a couple of twenty-something hypochondriacs living in east-end Toronto. While Aaron works part-time at a bathroom supply store, donning surgical masks, plastic gloves, and a backpack full of sanitary products, Samantha hides herself away in their apartment, tip-toeing around naked and spying on the neighbours. Be …

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Pretend to Feel

Pretend to Feel

by Richard Rosenbaum
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A naïve and unbalanced teenage girl with claims of extraterrestrial origins only wants two things in the whole world--family and fame--but she can't help getting entangled in the lives of the eccentric and troubled humans she meets along the way: Alisen Eden, a pill-popping, unemployed waitress who finds the girl strangely familiar; Neil Manson, t …

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Nobodies

Nobodies

by Chris Gilmore
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What does it mean to be a nobody? How does it feel to be a somebody? And why is it so hard to be ourselves? These are the questions at the heart of Nobodies, a darkly comedic collection in which a neurotic teenager experiences his first rejection; a stalker emails her favourite movie star; a young man wages war against God; and an aspiring philosop …

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Skyward

Skyward

by Philip David Alexander
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In this dark and gritty crime novel, the vacant Skyward Fairgrounds loom in the background as regional police officers pursue a stolen car and its unpredictable driver. A dangerous, high-speed chase unfolds. A few miles from the frozen highways, relentless Detective Kyle McVeigh pushes the boundaries to arrest local troublemaker Stan Hill; McVeigh …

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Fatalists, The

Fatalists, The

by Patrick Blennerhassett
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Cell: no service. Email: down. Internet: off. TV: nothing. Radio: static. Communication: minimal. Chaos: unstoppable. Press Any Key to Start. PR hack Tristan Schultz is buried deep in the endless code of Millennial life, slogging away for a major pharmaceutical company in Seattle. Hopelessly drowning in a world of texts, emails, Tweets and status u …

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Slouching the Dream

Slouching the Dream

by Spencer Butt
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Slouching the Dream: Poems about love. Poems about lust. Poems about heartbreak and professional wrestling. Poems about getting fat and poems about ghosts. Poems about tattoos. Poems about losing your hair and losing your lunch. Poems about getting married. Poems about getting rejected. Poems about Bigfoot, heavy metal and watching too much TV. Poe …

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From Up River and for One Night Only

From Up River and for One Night Only

by Brett Josef Grubisic
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Meet The Gorgons The Legionnaires Chicken Treblinka The Statistics . . . Meet Dee, Gordyn, Em, and Jay, indecisive members of the greatest New Wave band to ever spring from River Bend City. Before they graduate from high school and flee a mill town that's seen better days, these ambitious friends (two sets of siblings) aim to make something from no …

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Harshly Purring

Harshly Purring

by Michael Knox
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A heartbroken derelict. An abruptly idealistic executive. A father trying to reconnect with his daughters. Three men inhabiting the same neighbourhood with completely divergent lives come together in a collision that will leave each of them changed forever. In his debut novel, Michael Knox evokes, in cinematic prose, a glimpse of the complexity of …

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Forgotten Legend, A

Forgotten Legend, A

Balbir Singh Sr., Triple Olympic Gold & Modi's New India
by Patrick Blennerhassett
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Imagine you're one of India's most decorated athletes, a country of more than a billion people. You were largely responsible for your homeland's first Olympic gold medal as an independent nation after a violent, murderous Partition, yet you walk the streets anonymously, and your contributions have been all but forgotten. What if your statistics, aw …

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Meet You There

Meet You There

by Jessica Wallace
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Robin Kent doesn't understand how everyone around her, including her husband, is so certain of everything. The only explanation is that they're all following the same Guidebook--a copy of which Robin has yet to receive. When a co-worker at her call centre reveals his secret, Robin is sure he's offering more than just a way out of a depressing job, …

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Saving Her

Saving Her

by Christian McPherson
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Christian McPherson's exciting new novel is a portrait of a woman coming unglued after devastating events send her spiraling out of control. Between popping pills and drinking vodka, Julie Cooper tries her best to do what she has always done: carry on. But when the line between what is real and what is imaginary becomes blurred, a psychotic breakdo …

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Vandal Confession

Vandal Confession

by Mitchell Gauvin
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This is the manuscript of Xavier Bernard, an average, mundane and altogether unexceptional author who has attempted to claw back his lackluster life story by writing it himself. Free to invent the facts and improve on truth, he will stop at nothing to get the ending he desires. But when his closest friend begins to separate truth from fiction, spot …

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Secrets Men Keep, The

Secrets Men Keep, The

by Mark Sampson
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The Secrets Men Keep is about the secrets men keep, and the comic possibilities that arise from our shifting sense of what it means to be a man. Taking an off-kilter approach to revealing the intricacies of modern relationships--relationships that can be at times funny, sensual, or tense--it's about the lies that men tell themselves and others to k …

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Bodies, The

Bodies, The

And Other Political Poems
by Calvin White
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To Calvin White, "political" means taking a stand on issues that matter, wading into the nitty-gritty of who we are as humans and the lives we live and are sometimes forced to live. Poetojournalism is commentary and exposure: words create the imagery; poems create the photo; the photo tells the story. Our wars, our crimes, our relationships to othe …

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Night Drummer, The

Night Drummer, The

by Paul Nicholas Mason
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The Night Drummer is the story of two teenage friends--white, middle-class Peter Ellis, and Otis James, a native boy adopted by an older evangelical Christian couple. Peter and Otis grow up in small town Ontario in the 1970s, and the novel follows them through their high school years where both confront challenges that require them to decide who th …

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Seeing Red

Seeing Red

by Shawn Sutherland
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Ethan Reid is a 24-year-old alcoholic who spends his nights drifting between bars, drinking excessively to the point where he can no longer remember. In Toronto he meets a beautiful girl named Natalie, who forces him to question his solitary lifestyle. But when their relationship turns sour, Ethan retreats into the city's underground drug world, sp …

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Peacefield

Peacefield

by Philip David Alexander
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A once blue-collar town, Peacefield has surrendered to the illusion of affluence. But for some, the newcomers and their wealth are not welcome. Tension and division are a way of life. One night, the otherwise bucolic town explodes with gunfire. Hostages are taken and the local police department, hampered by budget cuts, is caught flat-footed. Const …

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Rewrite

Rewrite

by Temenuga Trifonova
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Rewrite, an intellectual mystery, follows Bruno Leblon, a history lecturer at a Paris university, during a six week long winter break as he tries to do research at the Public Library for his new book--a history of his family, one of the last aristocratic families in France. Bruno is shocked to find out that another library patron--"X"--is manipulat …

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In the Silhouette of Your Silences

In the Silhouette of Your Silences

by David Groulx
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David Groulx's latest book of poems is as smooth as a mirror, but as cutting and dazzling as shards of glass, reflecting back to us the collective voice of fractured lives. Weaving the ephemeral with the infinite, and the present with the past, he speaks with the strength and confidence of scarred experience, drawing the reader into a compelling na …

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Hair-Trigger

Hair-Trigger

by Trevor Clark
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Well into his forties, Derrick Rowe finds himself chasing stray women and stealing cash from the bookstore he manages. Having decided it’s time to stop spinning his wheels, he’s recently turned to robbing banks. Meanwhile, he bails his friend Jack Lofton out of jail, a burly fellow in an alcoholic free-fall of his own. Rowe soon enlists both Lo …

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All My Sins

All My Sins

by Daryl Sneath
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Ben Dunn has not been trafficking marijuana to his high school students. He has, however, been intimate with one, which is probably why the authorities come looking for him one afternoon. After a night spent in the drunk-tank, Ben commissions his friend’s help in planning a revenge-plot against the fellow teacher he blames for his forced removal …

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This Location of Unknown Possibilities

This Location of Unknown Possibilities

by Brett Josef Grubisic
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When English Professor Marta Spëk is offered a film consultant's contract, she's fighting a bad case of year-end doldrums. She signs on, imagining that exotic hands-on work at the sandy location shoot for a made-in-Canada biopic will open doors of opportunity and spark her creativity - or at the very least supply interesting material for her famil …

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This Location of Unknown Possibilities

This Location of Unknown Possibilities

by Brett Josef Grubisic
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When English Professor Marta Spëk is offered a film consultant’s contract, she’s fighting a bad case of year-end doldrums. She signs on, imagining that exotic hands-on work at the sandy location shoot for a made-in-Canada biopic will open doors of opportunity and spark her creativity – or at the very least supply interesting material for her …

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Edgar Gets Going

Edgar Gets Going

The rise and fall and rise and fall of a fairly decent bass player
by Trevor Strong
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As bass player for the ‘80s one hit wonder, Rock Viper, Edgar Martin toured the world, had sex with groupies and made thousands of people deaf. But the band broke up years ago and Edgar’s now middle-aged, out of work and desperate for cash. His luck seems about to change however when his old manager calls and offers him a hot new gig. There’s …

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PostApoc

PostApoc

by Liz Worth
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Sole survivor of a suicide pact, Ang has fallen into an underground music scene obsessed with the idea of the end of the world. But when the end finally does come, Ang and her friends don’t find the liberation they expected. Instead, those still alive are starving, strung out and struggling to survive in a world that no longer makes sense. As Ang …

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