Books published by Thistledown Press

Hunting Piero

Thistledown Press | October 1, 2017 | 504 pages
This novel interweaves Renaissance artist Piero di Cosimo’s fifteenth-century viewpoint with the twenty-first-century reality of two young Canadian students: Agnes Vane, an art history major fascinated by di Cosimo’s multi-layered imagery, and Peter (Pinto) Dervaig, a student of philosophy... More Info

Oil Change at Rath's Garage

Thistledown Press | May 1, 2017 | 292 pages
After the move to Delwood, Matt Humphreys, sixteen, comes to understand that his father, Jack, is a broken man not looking to heal after the death of his wife. It has left him angry, bitter, and a drinker. Matt knows it falls on his shoulders to provide care and attention for his younger brother... More Info

The Fabric of Day

Thistledown Press | April 15, 2017 | 160 pages
Throughout the years, Anne Campbell's work has remained consistently engaging, her tone steady and trustworthy and her control of imagery precise. There are subtle changes in her presentation of the natural world and slight shifts in the metaphysical approach to space, time, and possibility. But in... More Info

Hanne and Her Brother

Thistledown Press | October 1, 2016 | 296 pages
A Belgian family moves to the post WWII Cowichan Valley and the daughter must adapt to their immigration, and situations of death, birth and survival in their new home.  More Info


Thistledown Press | October 1, 2016 | 240 pages
As the planet and the oceans warm, in the Antarctic a cool layer of newly minted ice shields the surface ocean from the warmer, deeper waters that are melting the ice shelves. New giant icebergs float off Antarctica — some the size of the Island of Montreal. On one eventful day in the... More Info

Rose's Run

Thistledown PressLtd | October 1, 2014 | 244 pages
Rose Okanese, a single mother with two kids, has been pushed into a corner by Rez citizens to claim some self-respect, and decides that the fastest way to do that would be for her to run the reserve's annual marathon. Though Rose hasn't run in twenty years, smokes and initially has little... More Info

She Draws the Rain

Thistledown PressLtd | March 15, 2013 | 76 pages
As an environmental activist and avid gardener Chambers has finely tuned her sensitivities to the magic and drama of nature. Her poetry uses this energy to describe the relationships that people have to the environment, to themselves and to each other. She Draws the Rain contains poems of both... More Info

Sound Off

Thistledown PressLtd | July 18, 2019 | 140 pages
Stephen Bett’s 12th book, Sound Off: a book of jazz, is loosely, a “serial” poem, a book of 76 linked poems, each responding (himself as a jazz fan) to the work of 76 very current jazz musicians. These “jazzers”, as he calls them, are not the old tried & true names we all know—they... More Info


Thistledown PressLtd | October 1, 2012 | 300 pages
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Nobody Cries at Bingo

Thistledown Press | September 15, 2011 | 136 pages
In Nobody Cries At Bingo, the narrator, Dawn, invites the reader to witness first hand Dumont family life on the Okanese First Nation. Beyond the sterotypes and clichés of Rez dogs, drinking, and bingos, the story of a girl who loved to read begins to unfold. It is her hopes, dreams, and... More Info

A Crowbar in the Buddhist Garden

Thistledown Press | October 1, 2012 | 140 pages
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