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  • Disappearing Moon Cafe

    Disappearing Moon Cafe

    Disappearing Moon Cafe was a stunning debut novel that has become a Canadian literary classic. An unflinchingly honest portrait of a Chinese Canadian family that pulses with life and moral tensions...

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  • The Orchard Keepers

    The Orchard Keepers

    Robert Pepper-Smith’s trilogy of novels chronicling the lives of those with deep roots in the orchard lands of British Columbia comes full circle with this volume, collecting newly revised editions...

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  • 59 Glass Bridges

    59 Glass Bridges

    In 59 Glass Bridges, an unnamed narrator travels through a maze that is at once mutable and immutable: walls fall to vine-filled forests, hallways to rivers, bridges to lamp-lit boats. What remains...

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  • Nuala

    Nuala

    “Shh, my Nuala. I am with you. Today I shall teach you the newness of you.” As the Engine breathes life into Nuala, her gaze falls on Teacher-Servant, the chosen one. He alone will be able to hear...

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  • Nuala

    Nuala

    “Shh, my Nuala. I am with you. Today I shall teach you the newness of you.” As the Engine breathes life into Nuala, her gaze falls on Teacher-Servant, the chosen one. He alone will be able to hear...

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  • Teardown

    Teardown

    The stories in Teardown seize on instances that, at the outset, appear benign—a woman encountering an old boyfriend on a BC ferry, a father chaperoning his daughter’s class on a field trip, a young...

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  • The Weather Inside

    The Weather Inside

    Avery Gauthier can’t get far enough away from her past: the death of her beloved father, the abuse she suffered as a teen, and the religion that tore her parents apart. A reality-refugee, she’s man...

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  • Border Markers

    Border Markers

    After the accidental death of a teenaged friend, the Lansing family has split along fault lines previously hidden under a patina of suburban banality. Every family has secrets, but for the Lansings...

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  • Lost Animal Club

    Lost Animal Club

    Runner-up in the Prose Fiction category at the 2016 Alcuin Society Awards for Excellence in Book Design in Canada! In his debut story collection, Kevin A. Couture creates a world where the veneer ...

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  • Paper Teeth

    Paper Teeth

    Shortlisted for the 2017 Alberta Readers' Choice Award! Finalist for the Georges Bugnet Award for Fiction at the 2017 Alberta Literary Awards! Winner of the Robert Kroetsch City of Edmonton Book ...

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  • White Elephant

    White Elephant

    Physician Richard Berringer, his wife, Ann, and their thirteen-year-old son, Torquil, have abandoned their home in Nova Scotia and moved to Sierra Leone, despite warnings that the West African coun...

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  • Perfect World

    Perfect World

    Tom Brackett has created the perfect world for himself: he has a good job, a perpetually supportive wife, two kids, a mini-van, and even a golden retriever. But then, his mental instability causes ...

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  • League of the Star

    League of the Star

    It is the dawn of the French revolution when masses of hungry peasants burn the chateaux of aristocrats throughout France. After the death of his estranged family, an 18 year-old nobleman, the Marq...

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  • Friendly Fire

    Friendly Fire

    As a long, hot Saskatchewan summer dawns, Darby Swank’s life is forever changed when she finds her beloved aunt floating dead in a lake. All at once, her blinders are lifted and she sees the countr...

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  • Meadowlark

    Meadowlark

    When her family’s car goes through the ice on Rainy Lake one cold March day in 1962, six-year-old Rebecca Archer is the only person her father is able to pull from the sinking vehicle. But as Rebec...

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  • Entropic

    Entropic

    In his second collection of stories, author and filmmaker R.W. Gray (Crisp) once again finds the place where the beautiful, the strange, and the surreal all meet—sometimes meshing harmoniously, som...

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  • Things You've Inherited From Your Mother

    Things You've Inherited From Your Mother

    "Everyone deals with grief in their own personal way. Take Carrie, for example. Getting over her mother’s death from ovarian cancer takes the form of ramping up passive-aggressive office warfare, c...

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  • The Mystics of Mile End

    The Mystics of Mile End

    Brother and sister Lev and Samara Meyer live in Montreal’s Mile End—a mashup of hipsters and Hasidic Jews. They have a fairly typical childhood, other than that around the corner Mr. Katz is trying...

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  • Welcome to the Circus

    Welcome to the Circus

    Rhonda Douglas's debut collection dazzles with its daring and dangerous prose. Welcome to the Circus, where every moment is a tight-rope act, precariously balancing on the edge of destruction. In t...

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  • The Guy Who Pumps Your Gas Hates You

    The Guy Who Pumps Your Gas Hates You

    “No one should ever work at a gas station long enough to get good at it,” observes Brendan, the narrator of the debut novel from Sean Trinder. Brendan is 20. He’s been pumping gas for three years,...

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  • North East

    North East

    In North East, Wendy McGrath expands on the story she began with Santa Rosa, as a working class couple living in 1960s Edmonton drift further apart while their young daughter tries to understand su...

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  • Blind Spot

    Blind Spot

    “Some days I wish something truly bad would happen so that I would have something genuine to worry about.” When his parents’ car is hit by a train, Luke, a failed actor, returns to his Edmonton ho...

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  • Between Clay and Dust

    Between Clay and Dust

    In an old ruined city, emptied of most of its inhabitants, Ustad Ramzi, a famous wrestler past his prime, and Gohar Jan, a well-known courtesan whose kotha once attracted the wealthy and powerful, ...

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  • After Alice

    After Alice

    "After retiring from the heady world of academia, Sidonie von Täler has returned to the small Okanagan Valley town she escaped in her youth for the lights of the big city. The family orchard has si...

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  • Chorus of Mushrooms

    Chorus of Mushrooms

    "Hiromi Goto’s debut novel has become a Canadian classic. The winner of the 1995 Commonwealth Writers’ Prize for Best First Book Canada and Caribbean Region and co-winner of the Canada-Japan Book A...

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  • Boundary Problems

    Boundary Problems

    In his confident debut, Greg Bechtel offers ten charged stories about the impossible-turned-possible — secrets, paranoia, sex, conspiracies, and magic — as he effortlessly shatters the boundaries b...

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  • Shallow Enough to Walk Through

    Shallow Enough to Walk Through

    "“Three weeks it’s been raining, but no puddles…” Author Sara Pierce is slowly drowning in Windsor, a city where water will seemingly not stay put long enough to form puddles. While living with he...

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  • The Insistent Garden

    The Insistent Garden

    "Edith Stoker’s father is building a wall in their backyard. A very, very high wall—a brick bulwark in his obsessive war against their hated neighbour Edward Black. It is 1969, and far away, prepar...

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  • The Dilettantes

    The Dilettantes

    Alex Belmont is in his fourth and final year at Simon Fraser University. But instead of looking forward to a bright future, he's wondering what the hell he's going to do with a humanities degree. A...

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  • Rupert's Land

    Rupert's Land

    "At the height of the Great Depression, two Prairie children struggle with poverty and uncertainty. Surrounded by religion, law, and her authoritarian father, Cora Wagoner daydreams about what it w...

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  • Are You Ready to be Lucky?

    Are You Ready to be Lucky?

    Meet Roslyn, the plucky divorcée eager for new beginnings. Meet Duncan, the British conman with a penchant for collecting ex-wives. Meet Floyd, the lovable, foul-mouthed contractor who can fix anyo...

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  • Roost

    Roost

    Claudia, single mom of two, pines for her past independent life. Her ex, after all, has moved on to a new wardrobe, new hobbies and—worst of all—new adult friends. But in Claudia's house she's stil...

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  • The Green and Purple Skin of the World

    The Green and Purple Skin of the World

    paulo da costa's stories get under your skin, bruise your consciousness with their exploration of the forces that hold us together, not always benignly, and those that pull us apart. A hunter and c...

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  • Every Wolf's Howl

    Every Wolf's Howl

    This is the story of Barry and Lupus. Barry, an exhausted newspaper owner physically and economically on the ropes, meets Lupus, a wolf-German Shepherd cross, at an animal shelter. Despite a naggin...

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  • The Crimes of Hector Tomas

    The Crimes of Hector Tomas

    Enrique Tomás lives a quiet life with a large, loving family in an unnamed South American country. But Enrique has secrets. When his second eldest son, Hector, and Hector's beloved friend Nadia unc...

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  • Some Extremely Boring Drives

    Some Extremely Boring Drives

    From the multi-talented author of Inventory and Open Pit comes a new collection of short stories, filled with lost souls drifting through exotic locales, reinventing themselves on the fly. Margueri...

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  • Swallow

    Swallow

    p>You wake up, and your sister is dead. With an absent father and their mother constantly ill, sisters Darcy and Carly Nolan were forced to rely on each other growing up. While unpredictable Carly...

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  • Dance, Gladys, Dance

    Dance, Gladys, Dance

    WINNER OF THE 2013 Stephen Leacock Award for Canadian Humour Writing! 27-year-old Frieda Zweig is at an impasse. Behind her is a string of failed relationships and half-forgotten ambitions of being...

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  • People Who Disappear

    People Who Disappear

    People Who Disappear is the haunting debut book of short fiction from one of Canada's brightest literary up-and-comers, Alex Leslie. In polished, poetic prose Leslie intelligently explores the noti...

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  • While the Sun is Above Us

    While the Sun is Above Us

    While The Sun Is Above Us takes readers deep into the extraordinary world of Sudan through the intertwined narratives of two women. In the midst of a bloody civil war, Adut is brutally captured and...

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