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A Perfect Night To Go To China

By: David Gilmour

Price: $6.99

Publisher: Thomas Allen Publishers: 2006

Seller ID: 0021065

ISBN: 0887622518

Condition: Very good


This astonishing novel - unlike anything Gilmour has ever written before - begins with every parent's worst nightmare: the disappearance of a child. A father makes a casual error of judgement one evening and leaves his six-year-old son alone for fifteen minutes. When he returns the child is gone and three lives are changed forever. Has the boy been kidnapped? Spirited out of the country? Is he dead? The story that unfolds is told by the novel's narrator, a televisi... View more info

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Forms of Devotion

By: Diane Schoemperlen

Price: $6.99

Publisher: HarperPerennial: 1998

Seller ID: 0001254

ISBN: 0006481558

Condition: Good


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Cool Water

By: Dianne Warren

Price: $6.99

Publisher: HarperCollins: 2010

Seller ID: 0008748

ISBN: 1554685591

Condition: Good


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Elle

By: Douglas Glover

Price: $6.99

Publisher: Goose Lane Editions: 2003

Seller ID: 0014876

ISBN: 0864923155

Condition: Good


Imagine a 16th-century society belle turned Robinson Crusoe, a female Don Quixote with an Inuit Sancho Panza, and you’ll have an inkling of what’s in store in Douglas Glover’s outrageously Rabelaisian new novel — his first in ten years. Elle is a lusty, subversive riff on the discovery of the New World, the moment of first contact. Based on a true story, Elle chronicles the ordeals and adventures of a young French woman marooned on the desolate Isle of De... View more info

A Song For Nettie Johnson

By: Gloria Sawai

Price: $6.99

Publisher: Coteau Books: 2002

Seller ID: 0007549

ISBN: 1550502239


As Sawai deftly turns over the stones of these people's lives and reveals the squalor, the fear and the unhappiness that lie beneath, she also uncovers that most precious of human qualities - hope. View more info

The Roaring Girl: Stories

By: Greg Hollingshead

Price: $6.99

Publisher: Somerville House: 1995

Seller ID: 0006671

ISBN: 189589753X


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The Englishman's Boy

By: Guy Vanderhaeghe

Price: $5.99

Publisher: M&S: 1997

Seller ID: 0001417

ISBN: 077108692X

Condition: Fair


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The Underpainter

By: Jane Urquhart

Price: $9.99

Publisher: M&S: 1997

Seller ID: 0001426

ISBN: 0771086644

Condition: Good


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The Underpainter

By: Jane Urquhart

Price: $6.99

Publisher: M&S: 1998

Seller ID: 0001425

ISBN: 0771086547

Condition: Good


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The Golden Spruce: A True Story Of Myth Madness And Greed

By: John Vaillant

Price: $7.99

Publisher: Vintage Canada: 2006

Seller ID: 0012858

ISBN: 0676976468

Condition: Good


The Golden Spruce""is the story of a glorious natural wonder, the man who destroyed it, and the fascinating, troubling context in which his act took place. A tree with luminous glowing needles, the golden spruce was unique, a mystery that biologically speaking should never have reached maturity; Grant Hadwin, the man who cut it down, was passionate, extraordinarily well-suited to wilderness survival, and to some degree unbalanced. But as John Vaillant shows in this g... View more info

Elizabeth And After

By: Matt Cohen

Price: $6.99

Publisher: Vintage Canada: 1999

Seller ID: 0006080

ISBN: 0676972578


Two love stories, one past, one present, mirror each other in this highly acclaimed story of ambition, sex, memory and marriage. Set in small-town Ontario -- vintage Matt Cohen territory -- "Elizabeth and After" is rich in insights about human foibles and aspirations, and an unforgettable portrait of a place and the people who live there. View more info

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A Complicated Kindness

By: Miriam Toews

Price: $6.99

Publisher: Vintage Canada: 2004

Seller ID: 0001375

ISBN: 0676976131

Condition: Good


Sixteen-year-old Nomi Nickel longs to hang out with Lou Reed and Marianne Faithfull in New York City's East Village. Instead she's trapped in East Village, Manitoba, a small town whose population is Mennonite: "the most embarrassing sub-sect of people to belong to if you're a teenager." East Village is a town with no train and no bar whose job prospects consist of slaughtering chickens at the Happy Family Farms abattoir or churning butter for tourists at the pioneer vill... View more info

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The Origin of Species

By: Nino Ricci

Price: $6.99

Publisher: Anchor Canada: 2009

Seller ID: 0001233

ISBN: 0385663617

Condition: Good


"The crater held a circle of stars above them as if they were closed up in a snow globe, a private cosmos. He thought of Darwin sleeping out on the pampas during his Beagle trip, a middle-class white kid traveling the world, the first of the backpackers. It was only afterwards, really, that he had made any sense of what he had seen. Alex wondered what, in the fullness of time, he himself would make sense of, what small, crucial detail might be lodging itself in his brain... View more info

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A Discovery Of Strangers

By: Rudy Wiebe

Price: $6.99

Publisher: Vintage Books: 1995

Seller ID: 0007897

ISBN: 0394280830

Condition: Good


"A Discovery of Strangers" tells of the meeting of two civilizations - the first encounter of the nomadic Dene people with Europeans - in an imaginative reconstruction of John Franklin's first map-making expedition in 1819--21 in what is now the Northwest Territories. At the heart of the novel is a love story between twenty-two-year-old midshipman Robert Hood, the Franklin expedition's artist, and a fifteen-year-old Yellowknife girl known to the British as Greenstockings... View more info