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From the Country: Writings About Rural Canada

By: N/A

Price: $49.95

Publisher: Canada, Camden House Pub: 1991

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 35808645

ISBN: 0921820216

Condition: Fine


0921820216 303 pages. Takes on the accepted wisdom about rural existence, sometimes challenging it, sometimes affirming it and sometimes turning it on its head. Fiction appears beside non-fiction, Canadian authors beside American, and eccentric and unpredictable characters jostle conventional citizens. Powerful authors such as Matt Cohen and Edna Staebler articulate the powerful relationship between the land and the people who live on it. Unmarked. Negligible wear. Glossy illustrated covers. Attractive copy. View more info

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Margaret Laurence - Al Purdy, A Friendship in Letters: Selected Correspondence

By: N/A

Price: $49.95

Publisher: Canada, McClelland & Stewart: 1993

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 358A3938

ISBN: 0771052561

Condition: Very Good


0771052561 380 pages. "The letters are like a workshop in creative writing, providing inside information on the process of transmuting experiences into art." - The Financial Post. Bit of liquid paper upon title page else tight, clean and unmarked. Nice copy. View more info

Defy the Raven?

By: N/A

Price: $49.95

Publisher: North Vancouver, BC, Self-Published: 1989

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 35800251

ISBN: 0889259682

Condition: Good


0889259682 208 pages. "There is no Tamarac River Station on Vancouver Island, but there have been military installations resembling it. The physical setting certainly exists, with the same heavy rainfall and dense bush, inhabited by cougars, bears, trumpeter swans and ravens. The actors in the book are imaginary, involved in incidents which very often took place in a different time and different locality, and have been added to, or borrowed from, to suit the demands of the story. Gift greetings upon title page else unmarked. Moderate wear. Binding sound. View more info

The CTR Anthology: Fifteen Plays from Canadian Theatre Review (Heritage)

By: N/A

Price: $57.30

Publisher: Toronto, ON, Canada, University of Toronto Press, Scholarly Publishing Division: 1996

Edition: Reprint

Seller ID: 86902353

ISBN: 080206812X

Condition: Very Good


080206812X 683 pages. Brings together fifteen of the most significant plays published in Canadian Theatre Review between 1974 and 1991. Most have been out of print since their appearance in the journal. Includes lost classics such as Ten Lost Years and This is For You, Anna. Moderate wear. Average quantity of markings to contents. Rubber stamp upon half-title page. Solid copy in bright red covers. View more info

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The Fitzhenry & Whiteside fireside book of Canadian Christmas

By: N/A

Price: $49.95

Publisher: Markham, ON, Canada, Fitzhenry & Whiteside: 1986

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 86203058A

ISBN: 0889029903

Condition: Fine


0889029903 219 pages. "Lucy Maud Montgomery, Stephen Leacock, Grey Owl, Mazo do la Roche, Hugh MacLennan, and Robertson Davies - these and many other Canadian writers are featured in this distinguished anthology of stories, poems, recollections, recipes and games: a truly warmhearted collection of the finest of Canadian Christmas from the 17th century to the present day. - from dust jacket. Clean, bright and unmarked with very light wear. Excellent copy. View more info

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The Hatchwell Papers *SIGNED BY AUTHOR*

By: N/A

Price: $49.95

Publisher: Canada, Stellar Desktop: 1995

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 869A6911

ISBN: 0969640927

Condition: Very Good


0969640927 123 pages. "In this his first book of fiction, the author draws upon extensive experiences in war service and medical practice to create The Hatchwell Papers... In short, it is the life and times of The Rev. James Robin Hatchwell, B.D., M.M. (Military Medal)." - from back cover. Clean and unmarked but for ink stamp atop title page. Light wear. Nice copy. View more info

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The Best of Hopscotch

By: N/A

Price: $49.95

Publisher: Manitoba, Canada, Norquay Printers: 1985

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 217C5071

ISBN: 0969227604

Condition: Good


0969227604 179 pages. Archival black and white illustrations. A compilation of the author's newspaper columns. In this book "... readers can experience the best of life in a particular corner of Manitoba and abroad - written, as it was lived, with liberal dashes of Stewart humour." - Helen Mulligan. Average wear. Unmarked. A sound copy. View more info

The Wizard Within

By: Albert Thor

Price: $49.95

Publisher: Winnipeg, MB, Canada, SoulPurpose Publishing: 1991

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 35800402

ISBN: 0969587309

Condition: Good


0969587309 487 pages. Author's signature upon title page. "This book is frightening for it questions every aspect of your life - it pushes all of your buttons so to speak - and because my arguments are novel you will be tempted to dismiss them out of hand as mere flights of fancy, but do not be daunted, do not reject that which is simple and explains everything, because if truth is anything it is simple, and because at the end of it all, at the end of surrendering up your false fears and your false ideas you will have found yourself, that precious being you probably know little of and wh... View more info

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Porcupines and China Dolls

By: Alexie, Robert

Price: $179.95

Publisher: Canada, Theytus Books: 2009

Edition: Reprint

Seller ID: 358H3550

ISBN: 1894778685

Condition: Very Good


1894778685 306 pages. "A haunting story that explores with frank and honest words the dark legacy of the residential school system and its impact on individuals, families and communities." - dust jacket. Author was a member of the Gwich'in tribe. Clean, bright and unmarked with light wear. Dust jacket now preserved in glossy new archival-grade cover. A nice copy. View more info

Snakes and Ladders

By: Ann, Kathryn

Price: $49.95

Publisher: Canada, Impertinent Pr: 1993

Edition: First Printing

Seller ID: 86903450

ISBN: 189534901X

Condition: Very Good


189534901X 132 pages. "Exposes the perils of lesbian relationships in this collection of 10 provocative and unusual stories. Author writes convincingly about loss, longing, betrayal, and even the occasional lucky break. Weaving the corporeal with the spiritual, she demonstrates that love is, ultimately, the bond that holds the universe together." - from back cover. Clean and unmarked with light wear. Nice copy. View more info

The Colour of Water

By: Armstrong, Luanne

Price: $49.95

Publisher: Prince George, BC, Canada, Caitlin Press Inc.: 1998

Edition: Reprint

Seller ID: 35800248

ISBN: 0920576702

Condition: Very Good


0920576702 302 pages. A novel which probes the depth and complexity of human emotions that shape people's lives. Prior owner's details upon half-title page else unmarked. Light wear. Clean. Nice copy in illustrated glossy covers. View more info

Nineteenth century Canadian stories

By: Arnason, David (ed)

Price: $49.95

Publisher: Toronto, Macmillan: 1976

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 86902354

ISBN: 077051345X

Condition: Very Good


077051345X 212 pages including biographical notes. "Modern Canadian writing is far more rooted in the past than we usually care to admit." - from introduction. Crisp and clean with very light wear. Very nice copy. View more info

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Battle On!

By: Arthur, Alan

Price: $49.95

Publisher: Canada, Wilson Freelance: 1997

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 869A6910

ISBN: 0968302009

Condition: Good


0968302009 128 pages. Stories include: Clambake, The Engineer, The Cowboy Hat, Elmer Saves the Day, and many more. Ink stamp atop title page else unmarked with average wear. Binding intact. Sound working copy. View more info

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The Handmaid's Tale

By: Atwood, Margaret Eleanor

Price: $1,500.00

Publisher: Toronto, Canada, McClelland and Stewart: 1985

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 869H1629

ISBN: 0771008139

Condition: Good


0771008139 Signed, without inscription, by Margaret Atwood upon half-title page. True first printing. "Set in the near future in a locale resembling Cambridge Massachusetts, this work describes life in what was once the United States - A Clockwork Orange, as seen by women." - dust jacket. Unmarked with moderate wear. Binding tight. Dust jacket now preserved in glossy new archival-grade Brodart. (Spadoni & Donnelly 3587) View more info

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The Handmaid's Tale

By: Atwood, Margaret Eleanor

Price: $695.00

Publisher: Toronto, Canada, McClelland and Stewart: 1985

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 869H1630

ISBN: 0771008139

Condition: Very Good


0771008139 True first printing. "Set in the near future in a locale resembling Cambridge Massachusetts, this work describes life in what was once the United States - A Clockwork Orange, as seen by women." - dust jacket. Unmarked with light wear. Binding tight. Two cm opening atop dust jacket front panel neatly taped on back. Small spot of soiling on half-title has transferred to leaf opposite. Dust jacket now preserved in glossy new archival-grade Brodart. A quality copy. SPADONI & DONNELLY 3587 View more info

Hidden Structure

By: Barton, John

Price: $49.95

Publisher: Victoria, BC, Canada, Ekstasis Editions: 1984

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 35800252

ISBN: 0969128959

Condition: Very Good


0969128959 40 pages. "Poetry investigating the theme of dual sexuality with both sensitivity and courage, and relates it to the even larger themes of the nature of individual human identity... In its combination of the confessional and the philosophical, and in its fusion of the meditative and narrative modes, this book is a step forward in author's poetry and therefore a step forward for poetry in Canada." - Robin Skelton. Very light wear. Unmarked. Nice copy. View more info

Hamilton Romance: A Hamilton-Toronto Nexus

By: Beasley, David

Price: $49.95

Publisher: Simcoe, ON, Canada, Davus Pub: 1996

Edition: Special Sesquicentennial Edition

Seller ID: 35800075

ISBN: 0915317052

Condition: Very Good


0915317052 220 pages. "It is V.E. Day in Hamilton, Ontario. Tom Davis, 20 year-old law student at Osgoode Hall, runs into Skip Burke, his ice-hockey hero before the War, invites him to dinner, and introduces him to dinner, and invites him to Hamilton society with romantic consequences - complicated by perceptions of class." Very light wear. Attractive illustrated covers. One inch crease to bottom corner of back cover. Gift greetings beneath introduction signed by "Viola and Dave." This may be a presentation copy from author and his wife. Excellent copy. View more info

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The Canadian Don Quixote: The life and works of Major John Richardson, Canada's first novelist

By: Beasley, David R

Price: $79.95

Publisher: Canada, Porcupine's Quill: 1978

Edition: Second Printing

Seller ID: 342H4720

ISBN: 0889840202

Condition: Fair


0889840202 219 pages. Oblong 18 x 20cm. Checklist of Richardson's works. Index. Black and white illlustrations. "Richardson died in poverty in New York after leading a tempestuous life in the British Army, and publishing several novels. After a decade of searching for details of Major Richardson in various countries, Mr. Beasley has pieced together a fascihnating story of Canada's first distinguished author." - back cover. Unmarked with somewhat above-average wear. Binding intact. Two minor blemishes where stickers were removed. A sound reference copy. View more info

Common Ground: Stories by Women

By: Berge, Marilyn

Price: $49.95

Publisher: Vancouver, B.C., Women's Press: 1980

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 35809289

ISBN: 0889740143

Condition: Good


0889740143 173 pages. A personal and revealing selection of twelve new stories by Canadian women. Ranging from warmth and grace to the bitingly angry, these stories share the clarity and honesty of women describing women's lives. Average wear. Unmarked. View more info

The Innocence of Age

By: Bissoondath, Niel

Price: $59.95

Publisher: Canada, Alfred A. Knopf Canada: 1992

Edition: First Canadian Edition

Seller ID: 86904016

ISBN: 039422289X

Condition: Fine


039422289X 308 pages. "Takes us into the heart of a city, into the lives of men and women struggling with the lives of everyday life, with the lure of corruption and high living, and with the meaning of faithfulness, betrayal and love." - from dust jacket. Book virtually as new; clean, bright and unmarked with minimal wear. Dust jacket in excellent condition but for one inch by one-half inch chip from base of back panel. Very nice copy overall. View more info