Category: Canada

The Chimney Stone

October 15, 2010 | 72 pages
In this eagerly anticipated follow-up to his award-winning, critically lauded debut, Rob Winger's sophomore collection, The Chimney Stone, bends the contemporary lyric into startling new shapes. Concentrating on a splendid mess of headlines, wars, politics, relationships and artistic influences,... More Info

Over The Wire

Wiley | June 28, 2011 | 288 pages
A POW's Journey from Hell to Freedom "His story exemplifies the courage and integrity of the generation that sacrificed so much for the cause of freedom ... The greatest single attribute these men who enlisted possessed was the virtue of high moral character and a willingness to do their duty ...... More Info

Crushing Debt

Wiley | December 13, 2011 | 160 pages
As the majority of Canadians are now spending much more than they make, their debt levels are reaching crisis proportions. Excluding mortgage debt, the average Canadian owes over $25,000 in consumer debt, which poses massive risks not only for the individuals carrying that financial load, but for... More Info

Jobs and Justice

January 30, 2012 | 256 pages
Despite acute labour shortages during the Second World War, Canadian employers-with the complicity of state officials-discriminated against workers of African, Asian, and Eastern and Southern European origin, excluding them from both white collar and skilled jobs. Jobs and Justiceargues that, while... More Info

Canadian Television

Wilfrid Laurier Univ Pr | December 30, 2011 | 210 pages
This book explores the creation and circulation of entertainment television in Canada from the interdisciplinary perspective of television studies. Each chapter connects arguments about particular texts of Canadian television to critical analysis of the wider cultural, social, and economic contexts... More Info

Cultural Grammars of Nation, Diaspora, and Indigeneity in Canada

Wilfrid Laurier Univ. Press | January 30, 2012 | 285 pages
Cultural Grammars of Nation, Diaspora, and Indigeneity in Canada considers how the terms of critical debate in literary and cultural studies in Canada have shifted with respect to matters of race, nation, and difference. In asking how Indigenous and diasporic interventions have remapped these... More Info

Beyond Bylines

Wilfrid Laurier Univ. Press | July 1, 2011 | 328 pages
This book explores the ways in which several of Canada's women journalists, broadcasters, and other media workers reached well beyond the glory of their personal by-lines to advocate for the most controversial women's rights of their eras. To do so, some of them adopted conventional feminine... More Info

The Sisters Brothers

Ecco | April 26, 2011 | 336 pages
From a young writer whose stop-you-in-your-tracks writing has snuck up on the world ("Los Angeles Times"), comes a darkly comic novel about the picaresque misadventures of two hired guns, the fabled Sisters brothers, set against the backdrop of the great California Gold Rush.  More Info

Goodbye, Ukulele

Mansfield Pr | September 14, 2010 | 72 pages
Leigh Nash Mansfield Press 2010 Paperback, 65 pages 9781894469500 Leigh Nash’s first full-length poetry collection is jamm  More Info

One Bird's Choice

House of Anansi Pr | March 1, 2011 | 264 pages
The author, accepting a part-time job near his childhood home, describes his experiences after he moves back home to live with his parents.  More Info


House of Anansi | July 30, 2008 | 305 pages
The novel takes place during one month of a bitterly cold winter in Montreal's restless immigrant community, where a self-described "thief" has just tried but failed to commit suicide by hanging himself from a tree in a local park. Rescued against his will, the narrator is obliged to attend... More Info


Ecw Press | April 1, 2009 | 180 pages
Part graphic novel, part journal, this tale follows one young man's embarrassing and hilarious journey to literary awareness. Jonny lives and works in a suburban strip mall but dreams of being a writer. He already possesses most of the elements needed to realize his dream--a supportive girlfriend,... More Info


Gorsky Pr | April 15, 2006 | 252 pages
Grrrl is the story of a young girl searching for herself in the midst of the riot grrl movement. For young Marlie, music is more than just something to listen to. It's her salvation from the banality of the suburbs. She dreams of one day becoming a rock star and taking music back for the girls, but... More Info

Beatrice & Virgil

Random House Digital, Inc. | April 6, 2010 | 224 pages
When Henry receives a letter from an elderly taxidermist, it poses a puzzle that he cannot resist. As he is pulled further into the world of this strange and calculating man, Henry becomes increasingly involved with the lives of a donkey and a howler monkey--named Beatrice and Virgil--and the epic... More Info

Not Being on a Boat

Freehand Books | October 1, 2011 | 347 pages
Rutledge, an aging, divorced man, has treated himself to a Cruise on the Mariola. The Cruise is not just any cruise. It's the whole shebang. It's around the world. It's a lifestyle change: G & Ts and tuxedos and cigars and cognac galore. The service is top-rate. And Rutledge's steward, Raoul,... More Info

The Wife's Tale

Random House of Canada Ltd | August 18, 2009 | 384 pages
In Lori Lansens' Leaford, Ontario - home of Rose and Ruby Darlen, the sorrowing parents of Larry Merkel, and not far from Rusholme where Addy Shadd once looked after an abandoned child - love and grief combine to awaken an obese woman from her loneliness. When her husband doesn't come home on the... More Info


House of Anansi Pr | January 30, 2010 | 310 pages
In 1982, the oil rig Ocean Ranger sank off the coast of Newfoundland during a Valentine's Day storm. All eighty-four men aboard died. February is the story of Helen O'Mara, one of those left behind when her husband, Cal, drowns. It begins in the present-day, but spirals back again and again to the... More Info

The Golden Mean

Random House of Canada Limited | August 11, 2009 | 304 pages
Aristotle must postpone his dream of succeeding Plato at the Academy in Athens when he is forced to tutor Alexander, a prince of Macedon. Aristotle's resentment at his situation is soon overcome by the boy's intellectual potential and his capacity for surprise.  More Info

And Also Sharks

March 15, 2011 | 240 pages
The forlornly funny stories in And Also Sharks celebrate the socially awkward, the insecure, the unfulfilled, and the obsessed. A disgruntled follower of a self-esteem blog posts a rambling critical comment. On the hunt for the perfect coffee table, a pregnant woman and her husband stop to visit... More Info

Confessions of a small press racketeer

Anvil Pr | February 1, 2005 | 127 pages
Confessions of a Small Press Racketeer is equal parts literary memoir, advice for the emerging writer, and reckless tirade. Ross has been active in the Canadian literary underground for a quarter of a century: he's sold thousands of his books in the streets, published and edited magazines, trained... More Info

8 X 10

Random House Digital, Inc. | September 29, 2009 | 176 pages
Shockingly original and intensely intelligent,8 x 10is a series of snapshots of a world torn apart by war and migration. Fearless in form, Michael Turner's8 x 10casts aside traditional narrative structure and characterization to delve deeper into the issues gnawing at today's global society.  More Info

Through black spruce

Penguin Group Canada | September 9, 2008 | 360 pages
From internationally acclaimed author Joseph Boyden comes an astonishingly powerful novel of contemporary aboriginal life, full of the dangers and harsh beauty of both forest and city. When beautiful Suzanne Bird disappears, her sister Annie, a loner and hunter, is compelled to search for her,... More Info

Holding still for as long as possible

House of Anansi Press | August 10, 2009 | 301 pages
Three twenty-five-years-olds - two women and a man - who grew up on anti-anxiety meds and who now spend their time text-messaging each other truncated emotional reactions to events they cannot control or even comprehend. A portrait of life in the seedy but gentrifying Toronto neighbourhood of... More Info