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THE BOOKSHELF 2013

A catalogue of books by members of the Canadian Authors Association

| FICTION

ABUNDANCE OF THE INFINITE Christopher Canniff A psychologist travels to a coastal fishing town in Ecuador, where his recently deceased father lived. There, he discovers unsettling truths about himself and his family that eventually transform his reality into a lucid, disparaging dream from which he may not be able to escape. ISBN 978-1-927443-07-1 • 100 pages • PB, EB $14.95 <Buy now> Quattro Books (Quattro Fiction)

BLACK LAKE CHRONICLES, VOLUME 3 The Ottawa Story Spinners Volume 3 of the Black Lake Chronicles is a mélange of masterful stories covering a spectrum of tales — some suspenseful, some fanciful, others funny or sad, some deeply emotional and thought-provoking — all delightful and entertaining. ISBN 978-0-9917199-0-7 • 189 pages • PB $20 <Buy now> Alder Book Publishing

BLACK WAR-BONNET James L. McWilliams The first volume of The MacHugh Memoirs introduces us to young Rory, who is captured by the Blackfoot. His tragic life becomes ever more calamitous as he matures into a warrior and uncovers the murder that forces his return to the white man’s world to seek vengeance. ISBN 9780991794904 • 245 pages • PB $19.95 <Buy now> Norgate Publishing

BLOOD RAPTURE Lee Pearce Victor must retrieve a life-giving elixir from his brother, Gerard. Gerard convinces Victor to stay to help isolate the vampire virus under the subterfuge of making vampires human once again, but Gerard needs the blood of an old vampire to create a race of were-vampires. ISBN 978-1-60820-480-9 (PB); 978-1-60820-481-6 (EB) • 340 pages PB $12.99, EB $8.99 <Buy now> Passion in Print Press

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CIRCUS w Claire Battershill A debut collection of award-winning stories that combine the emotional punch, sharp wit, and disarming charm of Rebecca Lee, Karen Russell, Zsuzsi Gartner, Neil Smith, Jessica Grant, and Miriam Toews. ISBN 978-0-7710-1279-2 (EB); 978-0-7710-1278-5 (PB) • 224 pages PB $22.00, EB $14.99 <Buy now> McClelland & Stewart

CLONED GENIUSES SPEAK Tom Ball Dead geniuses cloned from their bones. But they don’t know who they are. The narrator asks them questions about the modern world. ISBN 978-1-4257-7100-3 • 229 pages • PB $10, EB $3.08 <Buy now> Xlibris

DEAD AIR Scott Overton Someone is trying to kill radio morning host Lee Garrett. The suspects are many and Garrett is no hero, but when an assault meant for him claims an innocent victim, he knows he has no choice — he must find his persecutors and force a confrontation. ISBN 978-1-896350-51-6 • 315 pages • PB $20.00, EB $8.99 <Buy now> Scrivener Press

FINAL FLIGHT FROM SANAA Qais Ghanem A Yemeni doctor returns home but flees communist South Yemen when he uncovers suffocation, not drowning, as the cause of a rebel’s death. He escapes to North Yemen, only to prove that a sheikh was never in danger when he killed a burglar. He teams up with the burglar’s prostitute daughter. ISBN 978-1-926945-12-5 • 253 pages • PB, EB $15 <Buy now> Arabic translation available as EB from Smashwords Baico

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LIVING UNDERGROUND Ruth E. Walker Two childhoods. Two choices. One inevitable outcome. Moving back and forth through time, we follow a narrative journey through pre-WWII Germany and late-1960s Toronto, allowing a glimpse into what shaped these adults who must now make difficult and life-altering choices. ISBN-13 9781927079089; ISBN-10 192707908X • 288 pages PB $19.95, EB $8.92 <Buy now> Seraphim Editions

LORDS OF THE FRONTIER Bruce Kippen This historical novel tells the tale of three impoverished Canadian entrepreneurs from the Maritimes who migrate to western Canada at the turn of the century to make a stake in Calgary. Their exploits include railroad enterprises and other nefarious activities before returning to Montreal, New York and London. ISBN 978-1-43434-366-6 • 546 pages • HC $34.08, PB $28.00, EB $9.71 <Buy now> Author House

MADNESS AND LOVE IN THE YEAR A.D. 2155 Tom Ball In the Year 2155 people are required to improve their brains through various means, including genetic change. Meanwhile, there is war between androids and humans. The two protagonists are psychiatrists/lovers who finally flee to another star. ISBN 978-1-58982-733-2 • 300 pages • EB $3.08 <Buy now> American Book Publishing

MOONLIGHT RAPTURE Lee Pearce Vampire Julie, loved by werewolves Brad and Victor, needs both men to survive. To continue her own lineage she must convince Brad to share her with Victor, for without both she cannot live. ISBN 978-1-60820-319-2 (PB); 978-1-60820-320-8 (EB) 348 pages • PB $14.99, EB $8.99 <Buy now> Passion in Print Press

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P.S. DON’T TELL YOUR MOTHER Margo Bates This slice of Canadiana offers a unique look into the culture of northern British Columbia. The comical, quirky, and irreverent story chronicles the life of Maggie Mulvaney and her grandmother, Nana Noonan, a local legend in Telkwa, Pop. 852. ISBN 1-4208-9075-1 • 156 pages • PB $13.96, EB $9.50 <Buy now> AuthorHouse

RAPTURE’S CLAIM Lee Pearce Werewolf Lizzy and human Jeremy are in love. Jeremy, a pro football player, is given an illegal werewolf drug that kills humans. To save him, Lizzy bites Jeremy. But Lizzy has broken Rule One: never bite a human or face death. ISBN 978-1-60820-595-0 (PB); 978-1-60820-566-0 (EB) 352 pages • PB $14.99, EB $8.99 <Buy now> Passion in Print Press

SOLDIER OF THE HORSE w Robert W. Mackay Winnipeg, 1914. Tom Macrae, in training as a lawyer, is caught up in a scandal that propels him into the army. He leaves behind his sweetheart, Ellen, and finds himself in the Canadian cavalry, in the muddy battles of the Great War. ISBN 978-1-926741-24-6 • 234 pages • PB $19.95, EB $14.99 <Buy now> TouchWood Editions

STONY RIVER Tricia Dower Set in a decade we tend to think of as a more innocent time, Stony River shows in dramatic and unexpected ways how perilous it was to come of age in the 1950s, with its absent mothers, controlling fathers, biblical injunctions, teenaged longing, and small-town pretence. ISBN 978-0-14-318247-4 • 400 pages • PB $24.00 <Buy now> Penguin Group Canada

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SWARM Lauren Carter In the near future, Sandy ekes out an existence on an island with Marvin and their friend, Thomson. The arrival of a mysterious, thieving child triggers recollections of the collapsing city where she joined Marvin’s cause, initiating tragedy. Swarm is about persevering despite shrinking options and coming to terms with regret. ISBN 9781927366202 • 279 pages • PB, EB $19.95 <Buy now> Brindle & Glass

THE FUGITIVES James L. McWilliams Lieutenant Rory MacHugh, the British army’s only Blackfoot Highlander, is joined by a small band of fugitives, each with his own secret, and by a mysterious widow as they escape the French invaders of Portugal. ISBN 9780991794911 • 238 pages • PB $19.95 <Buy now> Norgate Publishing

THE HEADMASTER’S WAGER Vincent Lam Percival Chen is the headmaster of the most respected English academy in 1960s Saigon and is accustomed to bribing a forever-changing list of government officials to maintain the elite status of his school. He also harbours a weakness for gambling haunts and the women who frequent them. ISBN 978-0-38-566145-4 • 400 pages • HC $32.95 <Buy now> Doubleday Canada

THE HYPOTHETICAL HUMAN Tom Ball What begins as a futuristic adventure turns into a study of mindreading technology, and the solar system is examined in that light. The book ends with a shocking conclusion as to what might be possible for the hypothetical human. ISBN: 978-1-58982-667-0 • 309 pages • EB $3.08 <Buy now>; PB $28.50 <Buy now> American Book Publishing

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THE LAST HICCUP w Christopher Meades A young boy is incurably afflicted with the hiccups. Put through a series of treatments, he is spirited away from his home and doting mother. His physician’s rival, however, believes Vladimir to be evil, and he is removed from polite society. ISBN 978-1-55022-973-8 • 240 pages • PB $16.95 <Buy now> ECW Press

THE LOYALIST’S WIFE Elaine Cougler When American colonists war against Britain, John and Lucy risk their lives as he joins the British and leaves her alone in the wilderness. Ruffians roam the colonies looking for Loyalist land. Alone, pregnant, and vulnerable, Lucy must fight with every weapon she has. ISBN 978-1490414898 • 333 pages • PB, EB $20.99 <Buy now> Peache House Press

THE UGLY TRUCK AND DOG CONTEST AND OTHER TALES OF NORTHERN LIFE

Cathy Jewison All the glorious quirkiness of life in Yellowknife, Northwest Territories, is captured in this collection of short stories. Prospectors, bush pilots, marauding ravens, and demonic jackfish all tackle their challenges with humour, spirit and the occasional touch of magic. ISBN 978-0-88887-374-3 • 240 pages • PB $19.95 <Buy now> Borealis Press Ltd.

TWO BOYS FROM ADEN COLLEGE Qais Ghanem Dr. Hakim is hired to inspect equipment ordered by Yemen when an old classmate pleads with him to see his daughter about her intractable seizures. Hakim diagnoses rape by a security officer. This lands him in a dungeon, tortured by a vengeful old medical student. ISBN 978-1-4697-9626-0 • 294 pages • PB, HC, EB $18 <Buy now> iUniverse

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UNIVERSAL TIDES BARBED WIRE BLUES

M. J. Milne This exciting e-book with an international fan base includes a FREE downloadable game. Brave outlanders race to save the planet from corporate dictators and an invasion from a parallel dimension, and in the interim they discover the ancient secret of the 12 Golden Keys.

NON-FICTION

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ISBN 978-0-9739654-0-7 • 307 pages • EB $12.97 <Buy now> Blue Heron Productions

12 GOLDEN KEYS FOR A NEW WORLD UNLOCKING THE DOOR TO CONSCIOUS FREEDOM — CHANGE YOUR LIFE, CHANGE YOUR PLANET

M. J. Milne Prepare for a new world with this practical guide for handling changes. Twelve key principles help you overcome challenges. Includes personal insights, inspirational stories, and key exercises to access your personal oracle — Soul, your guide to living with freedom, passion, and purpose. ISBN 978-0-9739654-1-4 • 312 pages • PB $24.95 <Buy now> Blue Heron Productions

A BIOGRAPHY OF ROBERT BALDWIN w THE MORNING-STAR OF MEMORY

Michael S. Cross Decades of research by historian Michael Cross has unearthed new insight into this complex, troubled, and exceptional man. In Cross’s exploration, Baldwin inhabits an intricate emotional world entangled with reflections on past and future. ISBN 978-0-19-544954-9 • 448 pages • $39.95 <Buy now> Oxford University Press

ALL ABOUT ME OR IS IT I? BEWARE THE WILD PRONOUN! Gwynneth Heaton This book demystifies the placement and use of pronouns. Serious explanations are mixed with amusing discussions among the pronouns themselves. This comprehensive reference source, with its many examples and exercises, will help anyone who wants to speak or write good English. ISBN 1-4251-0760-5 • 135 pages • PB $20 <Buy now> Trafford Publishing

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ARCTIC JUSTICE w ON TRIAL FOR MURDER, POND INLET, 1923

Shelagh D. Grant Arctic Justice recounts the circumstances that led to the first murder trial held in the eastern Arctic, at which three Inuit were accused of killing a white fur trader. ISBN 0-7735-2337-5 (HC); ISBN 978-07773529298 (PB) • 368 pages HC $95.00, PB/EB $29.95 <Buy now> McGill-Queen’s University Press

AWED, AMUSED & ALARMED FAIRS, RODEOS AND REGATTAS IN WESTERN CANADA

Faye Reineberg Holt From small towns to big cities, organizers of rodeos and fairs showcased the best their communities offered. Deeply rooted in Western history, stampedes and local fairs grew far beyond their humble beginnings as agricultural exhibits to offer thrilling sports competitions, technological wonders, and outstanding entertainment. ISBN 1-55059-249-1 • 225 pages • PB $19.95 <Buy now> Detselig

BREAK FREE OF PARENTING PRESSURE w EMBRACE YOUR NATURAL GUIDANCE

Debbie Pokornik Many parents experience regular battles with self-doubt, frustration, and fear that their mistakes are damaging their kids for life. It’s time to throw off these shackles and recognize you already have everything you need to raise your child perfectly. ISBN 978-1-4502-1010-2 • 264 pages • PB/HC/EB $20.95 <Buy now> iUniverse

GAS! THE BATTLE FOR YPRES, 1915 James L. McWilliams & R. James Steel April 1915, Ypres, Belgium, was the scene of one of history’s most horrendous events. Stories of the first chlorine gas attack of modern times by the Germans upon soldiers of many lands, the Canadians’ refusal to retreat, and the disastrous counter-attacks are retold by the survivors. ISBN 0920277012 • 248 pages • PB $19.95 <Buy now> Norgate Publishing

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GPS YOUR BEST LIFE w Charmaine Hammond This guide helps you determine where you are now, provides practical strategies to clarify what you want in your personal and career life, and shows you how to expertly navigate through hidden fears and procrastination to get on the road to your best life. ISBN 978-1936332267 • 160 pages • PB $11.89 <Buy now> Bettie Youngs Books

JUAN DE FUCA’S STRAIT VOYAGES IN THE WATERWAY OF FORGOTTEN DREAMS

Barry Gough The search for the fabled Northwest Passage inspired explorers to seek out fame, adventure, knowledge and riches. Likewise, the empires of Spain and Great Britain were impelled by the hopes of finding a naval trade route that would connect Europe to Asia, thus securing power. ISBN 978-1-55017-573-8 • 288 pages • $32.95 <Buy now> Harbour Publishing

“JUST MARY” THE LIFE OF MARY EVELYN GRANNAN

Margaret Anne Hume Mary Grannan was a radio star in the pioneering days of Canadian broadcasting. She wrote and told children’s stories on CBC from 1939 to 1962 and published over 30 books. This book presents a detailed and intimate portrait of a dynamic, creative and stylish woman. ISBN 978-1-55002-597-2 • 351 pages • HC $35.00, EB $16.99 <Buy now> Dundurn Group

“JUST MARY” READER MARY GRANNAN, SELECTED STORIES

Selected, edited, and introduced by Margaret Anne Hume The reader presents a selection of Mary Grannan’s CBC broadcast scripts from children’s radio programs Just Mary, The Land of Supposing, and Jubilee Road, and television program Maggie Muggins. Broadcast from 1947 to 1962. ISBN 978-1-55002-598-9 • 161 pages • PB $24.99, EB $11.99 <Buy now> Dundurn Group

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KEN DAVIDSON A TRUE GENTLEMAN OF MUSIC

Evelyn Ann Davidson Crete Ken Davidson left an enduring legacy in music and beyond. His career spanned six decades, encompassing country, folk, rock’n’roll, pop, jazz, and classical. He also completed 160 oil paintings. Read about this remarkable multi-talented and truly unique Canadian musician. ISBN-13 978-1-482359-64-0; ISBN-10 1482359642 • 315 pages PB $24.95 <Buy now> CreateSpace

MY ARAB SPRING, MY CANADA Qais Ghanem and Elie Nasrallah A pocket guide for those who come from the Middle East to Canada as well as a useful reference for those already here. It examines immigration from the earliest days to today and looks to the future, after the Arab Spring, with great optimism. ISBN 978-1-478387299 • 160 pages • PB $12.00 <Buy now> Create Space

MY GRANDMOTHER’S HAIR Ann Elizabeth Carson A social memoir about how our family stories make our memories and shape our lives. ISBN 0-88866-654-3 • 238 pages • PB $19.40 <Buy now> (Edgar Kent) Dundurn

MY LIFE ADVENTURES OF AN RCAF FLYING OFFICER, EATON’S MANAGER, AND FAMILY MAN

Albert Mair MacLean with Margaret Anne Hume Central to MacLean’s life story and family history are the gripping details of his experiences as a World War II RCAF pilot on the Avro Lancaster bomber. With warmth and humour, he recounts family life and his career with Eaton’s. ISBN 978-0-9879925-0-5 • 152 pages • PB $25.00 <Buy now> Caissie Cape Publications

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POLAR IMPERATIVE w A HISTORY OF ARCTIC SOVEREIGNTY IN NORTH AMERICA

Shelagh D. Grant From the first inhabitants through to the present, the history of Arctic sovereignty in North America is told from a comparative point of view, highlighting the circumstances that challenged the ability to govern and why some countries were able to retain their sovereign authority. ISBN 978-1-55365-418-6 (HC); 978-1-55365-806-1 (PB); 978-1-55365-618-0 (EB) 560 pages • HC $39.95, PB $27.95, EB $22.95 <Buy now> Douglas & McIntyre

PRAIRIE TWINS ALBERTA & SASKATCHEWAN PHOTOGRAPHIC MEMORIES 1905–2005

Faye Reineberg Holt As much as Alberta and Saskatchewan are alike—similar landscape, First Nations, settlers, and experience—they are surprisingly different, too. The author applauds their shared history, honours their people, celebrates their landscapes, and hints at why and how each became unique. ISBN 1-55059267-X • 148 pages • PB $14.95 <Buy now> Detselig

SETTLING IN EARLY HOMES OF WESTERN CANADA

Faye Reineberg Holt This fascinating history showcases the phenomenal range of homes dotting the West from the early days to the end of the Second World War. Discover how First Nations, penniless settlers, and wealthy entrepreneurs erected homes as diverse as the geography and people themselves. ISBN 978-1-55059-418-8 • 106 pages • PB $12.95 <Buy now> Detselig

SHARING THE GOOD TIMES A HISTORY OF PRAIRIE WOMEN’S JOYS & PLEASURES

Faye Reineberg Holt Despite their legendary hard work, women of western Canada knew how to enjoy themselves. From romance to sports, fashion to photography, potluck card parties to local dances, theatre productions to singsongs, prairie women found pleasure in the culture and world around them. ISBN 1-55059-208-4 • 232 pages • PB $19.95 <Buy now> Detselig

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SOVEREIGNTY OR SECURITY? GOVERNMENT POLICY IN THE CANADIAN NORTH 1936-1950

Shelagh D. Grant Relative to the current debate over Arctic sovereignty and northern defence, this book provides important insight into the strategies and commitments of the 1940s, which are critical to understanding the basis of the dilemma facing Canadians today. ISBN 0-7748-0306-0 (HC); 0-7746-0485-8 (PB); 0-7748-0485-1 (EB) 400 pages • PDF e-book $20.00 <Buy now> University of British Columbia Press

STANDING IN YOUR POWER w A GUIDE FOR LIVING YOUR LIFE FULLY AWAKE

Debbie Pokornik Being perfect at being you does not mean you have to have all the answers. This book will guide you to awaken your inner wisdom, reconnect with your self-awareness and reduce that unrelenting pressure to “do it right.” ISBN 978-1-480297258 • 137 pages • PB/EB $19.95 <Buy now> Empowering NRG

THE PIRATES OF SOMALIA w INSIDE THEIR HIDDEN WORLD

Jay Bahadur Bahadur ventures to Puntland, a region in northeastern Somalia, and tells of the pirates’ lives beyond the attack skiffs: how they spend their money, how they conduct business, how they think, and why they risk their lives in what often become suicidal missions. ISBN 978-1-5546-8682-7 (HC); ISBN-10 155468-6822 (HC); ISBN 978-1-44340833-2 (EB) • 272 pages • HC $29.99, EB $11.99 <Buy now> HarperCollins

THE SUICIDE BATTALION James L. McWilliams & R. James Steel Meet the men — raw recruits — who would earn the bloody reputation as the world’s best fighting soldiers. Over 91 per cent would be killed or wounded, but they would never retreat, and they would never fail their country. ISBN 9780992018504 • 226 pages • PB $19.95 <Buy now> Norgate Publishing

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WARLORDS BORDEN, MACKENZIE KING, AND CANADA’S WORLD WARS

Tim Cook This fast-paced narrative humanizes the war effort through the eyes of the prime ministers. Looking at how our senior politicians governed themselves and the nation during these difficult times, it offers an invaluable perspective on war and war leaders. ISBN 978-0-670-06521-9 • 416 pages • $34.00 <Buy now> Penguin Group Canada

WE ALL BECOME STORIES Ann Elizabeth Carson Conversations with 12 elders about their experiences of aging, old age and memory. ISBN 978-0-9881478-2-9 (PB); 978-0-9881478-4-3 (EB); 978-0-9881478-5-0 (Kindle) • 286 pages • PB $15.51 <Buy now> Blue Denim Press

WORLD-BUILDING WORKSHOP WORKBOOK

Sandra Stewart The companion workbook to the World-Building Workshop with notes and questions to help you build your back story, your world, for your fiction work.

POETRY

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ISBN 978-0-9869436-0-7 • 100 pages • PB $19.99, EB $4.99 <Buy now> Volumes Publishing

BETWEEN DUSK AND NIGHT w Emily McGiffin There are many journeys encompassed in the pages of this mature and well-crafted first collection. Literal travels to different parts of the world, to Europe and Africa, are the outward manifestation of the inward quest, the asking of the old but still essential questions. ISBN 978-I-926829-73-9 • 87 pages • $19.00 <Buy now> Brick Books

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CARAVAGGIO’S DAGGER Hendrik Slegtenhorst Many come to evil; many others search for a different way to be. Animated by the work of Caravaggio, Hendrik Slegtenhorst’s poems ask What is a pursuit of right action? ISBN 978-1-77180-015-0 (PB); 978-1-77180-016-7 (EB); 978-1-77180-017-4 (Kindle) • 110 pages • PB $17.99, EB $4.99 <Buy now> Iguana Books

DOTS AND CROSSES Suparna Ghosh Dots and Crosses is an epic poem about love and loss and love regained, about life and death and life regained. It has a cyclic quality and dimension rare in contemporary art. Her drawings and paintings have the same deft touches and deep feeling. ISBN 978-1-55246-691-9 • 86 pages • PB $14.95 <Buy now> The Battered Silicon Dispatch Box

DREAMS LAID DOWN Janice Notland Notland’s poetry is infused with a love of nature. The poems in this collection range from the intensely personal and introspective to outpourings of universal joy. Her observations of the everyday and the extraordinary invoke memorable images. ISBN 978-0-9812451-9-5(EB); ISBN 978-0-9812451-7-1 (PB) • 150 pages PB $19.95, EB $8.95 <Buy now> Little White Publishing

FROM LEFT TO RIGHT—POEMS Qais Ghanem A collection of poems in both English and Arabic. Touching, sensitive, stirring and heartwarming. ISBN 978-0-9919412-0-9 • 140 pages • PB $10 <Buy now> Aditek Printing

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MONKEY RANCH w Julie Bruck Julie Bruck’s third book of poetry is a brilliant and unusual blend of pathos and play, of deep seriousness and wildly veering humour. She smartly avoids the shallow trap of mere indignation by infusing her lines with bright, nimble turns, the small yet indelible detail. ISBN 978-1-926829-74-6 • 85 pages • $19.00 <Buy now> Brick Books

PARADOXIES w Don McKay Perhaps his most stunning yet, it’s fossils and deep time that provide the awe. The landscape of Newfoundland has taken his linguistic virtuosity even further, sharpened his wit, and given him a lyric energy that sometimes feels as if he’s lifting the planet into song. ISBN 978-0-7710-5509-6 • 96 pages • $18.99 <Buy now> McClelland & Stewart

POETIC POTPOURRI Marc Mullo A collection of the poet’s favourite poems from the first decade of his career, with each piece containing various thoughts and emotions. It encompasses his personal take and perspective on life. ISBN 9781465397805 • 24 pages • PB $15.99, EB $3.99 <Buy here> Xlibris Corporation

SANDALWOOD THOUGHTS Suparna Ghosh Modern voices are heard amid the whispers of ancient sounds in poems exploring elements of surprise, joy, pathos, yearning, questioning, wondering and wandering, myths and fantasies. Her cover painting and black-andwhite drawings conceptualize these words in contemporary, urban life. ISBN 978-1-55246-576-9 • 108 pages • PB $14.95 <Buy now> The Battered Silicon Dispatch Box

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SHADOWS LIGHT Ann Elizabeth Carson This collection of Carson’s earlier poems is illustrated with colour photographs of her sculptures. Reviewed by Jan Bailey, American poet, as “confronting the silences; through poignant images grounded in daily life we fall wholly into uncensored emotion.” ISBN 0-9737699-0-4 • 89 pages • PB $17.95 <Buy now> Longboat Alliance

THE RISKS OF REMEMBRANCE Ann Elizabeth Carson Carson’s subtle, accessible poems risk “one fierce question at a time” as she excavates the “layered mulch of memory,” asking what is remembrance and what does it mean? ISBN 978-0-9865166-1-0 • 132 pages • PB $19.95 <Buy now> Words Indeed Publishing

YOUNG ADULT

The coming of age of 11-year-old Hannah in 1951. Lost people intrigue Hannah. They included her dad MIA in the war, Amelia Earhart, and now BJ Nealson in her own town, whose disappearance Hannah is trying to solve. A fantasized Earhart mentors this lost soul.

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CONVERSATIONS WITH AMELIA Kathleen Schmitt

ISBN 978-0-9917061-0-5 • 312 pages • EB $2.99 <Buy now> Just Tales Books

GETTING A LIFE Kathleen S. Schmitt Hildie Vasquez, daughter of a Canadian mother and Salvadoran father, lives on Vancouver’s streets, struggling with issues of identity, alienation, racism, war rape and her mother’s death. A complex coming of age story about a bi-racial teenager. ISBN 978-0-9917-61-1-2 • 175 pages • EB $4.99 <Buy now> Just Tales Books

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DOVES ON MY PORCH! A NANA AND NONO RUNABOUT ADVENTURE

Connie Ramsey Venturin Imagine discovering a nest with two tiny eggs on your porch! Nana, Nono and their pets Snizzy and Little G do just that. See how the babies hatch, how they eat, and how Peanut, the smallest member of the dove family, reluctantly learns to fly. ISBN 978-1-4918-2649-2 • 56 pages • PB $24.99, HC $39.99, EB $3.99 <Buy now> Author House

ON TOBY’S TERMS w Charmaine Hammond An endearing story of a beguiling creature who teaches his owners that, despite their trying to teach him how to be the dog they want, he is the one to lay out the terms of being the dog he needs to be. ISBN 978-0984308149 • 264 pages • PB $12.69 <Buy now> Bettie Youngs books

THE SHADOW OF THE UNICORN THE LEGACY

Suzanne de Montigny The unicorns’ way of life is dramatically changed when the great asteroid strikes the earth as predicted by Darius, the last surviving dinosaur. When the humans arrive and capture the herd, exploiting their healing powers, Darius teaches Azaria a secret to save them from extinction. ISBN 978-177127-225 • 112 pages • EB $4.50, PB $7.95 <Buy now> MuseItUp Publishing

TOBY, THE PET THERAPY DOG, AND HIS HOSPITAL FRIENDS w Charmaine Hammond Beautifully illustrated, Toby, The Pet Therapy Dog teaches young readers the wonders of being of service to others. This happy story also sends a positive message about community, as well as the importance of kindness to pets. ISBN 978-0983604501 • 36 pages • PB $9.72 <Buy now> Kendahl House Press

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TOBY, THE PET THERAPY DOG, SAYS BE A BUDDY, NOT A BULLY w Charmaine Hammond When Toby steps into the path of a dog who bullies him, we see the hurt feelings it creates. This beautifully illustrated book teaches children about the importance of kindness, respect, acceptance, and being considerate of others, including pets. ISBN 978-0983604556 • 30 pages • PB $12.95 <Buy now> Kendahl House Press

AWARD WINNERS denoted in listings by w

Fiction SOLDIER OF THE HORSE Robert W. Mackay • “IPPY” Gold Medal (Independent Publishers Award) for wartime/military fiction in 2011.

Nonfiction ARCTIC JUSTICE: On Trial for Murder, Pond Inlet, 1923 Shelagh D. Grant • Canadian Historical Association Clio Award for northern history

Children ON TOBY’S TERMS Charmaine Hammond

• Gold Reader’s Favorite Awards (2012)

TOBY, THE PET THERAPY DOG, AND HIS HOSPITAL FRIENDS Charmaine Hammond • Named among the best in family-friendly media, products and services by the Mom’s Choice Award • Mom’s Choice Awards® Gold Recipient

BREAK FREE OF PARENTING PRESSURE Debbie Pokornik • Editor’s Choice & Rising Star Award – iUniverse 2010

TOBY, THE PET THERAPY DOG, SAYS BE A BUDDY, NOT A BULLY Charmaine Hammond • Named among the best in family-friendly media, products and services by the Mom’s Choice Awards

• Mom’s Choice Awards 2010

• Mom’s Choice Awards® Gold Recipient

• Readers’ Favorite 5 Star Award

• Old Reader’s Favorite Awards

GPS YOUR BEST LIFE Charmaine Hammond

• Bronze in Reader’s Favorite 2013

POLAR IMPERATIVE Shelagh D. Grant • Lionel Gelber Prize for the best English language book on global affairs • J.W. Dafoe book prize for non-fiction • CAA Lela Common Award for Canadian

CAA Literary Award Winners A BIOGRAPHY OF ROBERT BALDWIN Michael Cross (Cdn History) PARADOXIES Don MacKay (Poetry) THE LAST HICCUP Christopher Meades (Fiction)

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THE PIRATES OF SOMALIA Jay Bahadur (Emerging Writers)

STANDING IN YOUR POWER Debbie Pokornik • Awards: Readers’ Favorite 5 Star Award – Readers’ Favorite 2013

CIRCUS Claire Battershill (Emerging Writers)

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