A well written Canadian novel set in Canada that carries interesting charictors set in 1818.Read More
Santiago’ Purple Skies at Morning’s Light is a ghostly coming of age Speculative Fiction novel. The story is seen through the eyes of Irish-Canadian teenager, Kathleen Dunkley, who is confronted by apparitions that haunt her all the way to Jamaica where dramatic events unfold.Read More
These poems will make you inhale with delight at Kauffman’s transparent gift of light. They are
predominantly rich, full of push and pull between marvel and reflective expectation.
Donna Wootton, in her new novel, What Shirley Missed, had woven a realistic web of people, their circumstances, their secrets and their fates. You should not miss this thought provoking story of intergenerational characters that will make you think about life and death.Read More
Welcome to the eclectic world of The Prince of Leroy, a rousing, comic tale of action and adventure where kidnapping, murder, mayhem and philosophical enquiry ensue. ‘Pulp Fiction’ meets ‘Casablanca’ in The Prince of Leroy, a stunning book, an off-the-wall romp, a wild and unpredictable matinee for the postmodern silver screen.Read More
Jim Christy Author: Jim Christy Title: The Heart of the World ISBN: 978-1-927725-57-3 Trade Paperback: 168 pages Suggested Retail (Paperback): $19.95 E-Stores: Amazon, Barnes & Nobel, Indigo and other e-stores worldwide. Check each e-store for the best price on book and shipping as prices tend to vary from store to store. 22 Words: Heart of the World, is...Read More
Out of Darkness, Light is a book of poetry written in the voices of fictional Cambridge, Ontario women who practice feminist worship by the Grand River. These poems of light are some of April Bulmer’s best work. Wind, water, moon, sun, earth and rain are all celebrated as spiritual inspirations for this new collection of poems.Read More
John Di Leonardo’s masterful ekphrastic project involves the writing of a collection of fine poems each of which is inspired by an original work of art. Although he is working in the poetic tradition of Keats’s “Ode on a Grecian Urn,” and Auden’s “Musée des Beaux Arts,” Di Leonardo is first and foremost a painter who brings to bear the eye of a man whose primary art is visual.
John B. Lee
Author of over 60 titles.
Inundations looks back at the past – childhood and growing up – with wry humour and an ironic eye. Gutteridge’s poems pack an emotional punch.Read More
Home Ground, is considered to be one of the best of Don Gutteridge’s almost 60 books. Gutteridge has a divine gift; he crafts visions with an elegant ease, splashing colors on canvas of the mind’s eye. Home Ground recreates the past so vividly it argues for the concept of time standing still.Read More
‘These Are the Words’ is one of Canada’s finest double author collections with George Elliott Clarke and John B. Lee. Their work is outstanding.Read More
The inspiring transformation and heart-warming stories told in Stories Inked are almost all inextricably linked to the transformative work of ORT. The stories tell much about the human spirit, how given an opportunity it can soar above a past that tried to obliterate it.Read More
Two Holocaust survivors that cross paths, fall in love and start a family together.Read More
Family Ties: Memories, Poetry, and Good Food is a perfect gift for any family member, young or old. It is a moving collection of short stories, poems and recipes about family ties. It is truly a loving tribute to family and good times. Read this warm and inviting book aloud at the dining room table with the whole family. It will make young and old laugh and cry.Read More
You will grow if you read this book as slowly as it was intended to be read. Don’t be in a hurry. Enjoy the gentle rain of these poems.Read More
The Silence Before the Whisper Comes Author – Bruce Kauffman Publisher – Hidden Brook Press ISBN – 978-1-897475-98-0 Page Count = 112 Suggested Retail Price: $17.95 These quiet meditations offer lovely moments of clarity and expansion that “sew / history to future / with the fine needle of...Read More
ZenRiver Poems & Haibun Chris Faiers Hidden brook Press (www.hiddenbrookpress.com) 2008 ISBN: 978-1-897475- 25-6 perfectbound, English language, $15.95 CDA Shaving his head and donning the robes of a Zen monk, Matsuo Basho and his travelling companion and fellow monk, Sora, set out on a...Read More
Destination Cuba is a wonderful Cuba memoir by world traveller Richard M. Grove. It is a socially enlightening, sometimes funny, always interesting. President of the Canada Cuba Literary Alliance, Richard has travelled and taught in Cuba for 20 years.Read More
Title – Trapped In Paradise: Views of My Cuba Author – Richard M. Grove Genre – Short Stories / Memoir / Canadian ISBN – 978-1-897475-57-7 Pages – 150 Retail Price – $15.95 Distributors – CND – Hidden Brook Distribution Free Shipping http://www.hiddenbrookpress.com/hidden-brook-distribution/ – USA – Ingram – To set up an...Read More
In ‘Psycho Babble and the Consternations of Life’ there is a tremendous emphasis placed on the passing of time. It even pervades the very setting, where “Clouds wander gracefully from the northeast over spring-filled hills. Toes tap to a song that swims through mind like a leaf gliding on glistening ripples of a gentle creek.” The clouds are moving slowly forward, and toes tap a rhythm that may only exist in the mind, but still counts out time as surely as the undulations of a swaying pendulum.Read More
Title – A Small Payback: An Ode to Victoria Lake Author – Richard M. Grove Genre – Photography – FULL Colour / Poetry / Canadian ISBN – 978-1-927725-31-3 Pages – 120 Binding – Hardcover / Case Bound / Full colour every page. Retail Price – $32.95 Distributors – CND – Hidden Brook Distribution Free Shipping ...Read More
Title – Living in the Shadow Author – Richard Grove / Tai Publisher – Hidden Brook Press ISBN – 978-1-927725-35-1 Size – 5.5 X 8.5 Genre – Psycho-Realism, Memoiresque Fiction / General Reader Retail Price – $12.95 Pages – 118 Distributors – CND – Hidden Brook Distribution Free Whole Sale Shipping...Read More
Title – The Importance of Good Roots Author – Richard M. Grove Genre – Short Stories / Poetry / Canadian ISBN – 978-1-897475-97-3 Pages – 100 Retail Price – $19.95 Distributors – CND – Hidden Brook Distribution Free Shipping http://www.hiddenbrookpress.com/hidden-brook-distribution/ – USA – Ingram – To set up an account –...Read More
Richard M. Grove (Tai) Title – The Family Reunion – 3rd Edition Author – Richard M. Grove Genre – Short Stories / Humour / Canadian ISBN – 978-1-897475-35-5 Pages – 77 Retail Price – $12.95 Distributors – CND – Hidden Brook Distribution Free Shipping http://www.hiddenbrookpress.com/hidden-brook-distribution/ – USA – Ingram –...Read More
Title – Tall Stuff Author – Norma West Linder ISBN – 978-1-927725-38-2 Size – 6 X 9 Genre – Novel / Canadian / Romance / General Reader Retail Price – $22.95 Pages – 170 Distributors – CND – Hidden Brook Distribution – Free Whole Sale Shipping http://www.hiddenbrookpress.com/hidden-brook-distribution/ – USA – Ingram – To...Read More
‘Fruit Wedge Moon’ is Zap, grackle, pop! East meets west in these contemporary urban micro poems. Whether exploring haikai forms or improvising jazz renku pops, these poems swing and bop!Read More
Rick Jackson Author: Rick Jackson Title: Encyclopedia of Rock, Pop & Folk Music in Canada – 2nd Edition ISBN: 978-1-927725-44-3 Trade Paperback: 584 pages Suggested Retail : $34.95 E-Stores: Amazon, Barnes & Nobel, Indigo and other e-stores worldwide. (Check each e-store for the best price on book and shipping as prices...Read More
Author: Felicity Sidnell Reid Illustrator: Jiřina Marton Title: Alone: A Winter in the Woods ISBN: 978-1-927725-18-4 Trade Paperback: 296 pages Suggested Retail : $24.95 E-Stores: Amazon, Barnes & Nobel, Indigo and other e-stores worldwide. (Check each e-store for the best price on book and shipping as prices tend to vary from store to...Read More
Author: John B. Lee Title: Island on the Wind-Breathed Edge of the Sea ISBN: 978-1-897475-19-5 Trade Paperback: 86 pages Suggested Retail: $16.95 E-Stores: Amazon, Barnes & Nobel, Indigo and other e-stores worldwide. (Check each e-store for the best price on book and shipping as prices tend to vary from store to store.) ...Read More
More Naked Than Ever is the first full collection of poetry by Gary Rasberry. This collection will not let you down.Read More
The Iron Shoes is a fine collection of poems inspired by Kingston’s streets and haunted houses. Elizabeth Greene also journeys through her past, invoking and laying to rest some of her old ghosts.Read More
In the Café du Monde, may very well challenge the reader but don=t hesitate to trust it even if you are a new poetry lover.Read More
There is a sureness here, a confidence, that seduces the reader. The language flows as naturally as the rivers her mother lived beside… The main things that make these poems so moving are the highly developed sense of empathy and ability to invoke the ineffable with the...Read More
This novella, set in Eastern Ontario, bubbles with the details of everyday life.Read More
Poems in A Breeze You Whisper speak of love – earthy and sensual. This collection of Kathryn MacDonald’s poems explores nature and relationships, many reflecting on the universal experience of change. Her passion for the spirit of place like the wind over sun-warmed rocks is deepened by the myths she lives by.Read More
Bitches With Problems interrogates with wisdom, joy, and a true sense of how to create self-preservation within a poetic memoir form. Ranging from engaging poetry to direct tell-all memories of past escapades, Bridget Ryan takes her reader on a ride they will never forget.Read More
Byzantium was the polyglot, culturally Hellenic Roman world, which strattled continents and worldviews. byzantium uses multiple voices and dialects, trespassing generations, exploring the heritage and memory of a single mind.Read More
‘Things I Will Tell You When I Am Dead’ employs a direct form of storytelling in order to bring to life a series of stories that are at once life affirming and starting in their testament to lives that attempt to follow simple paths add end up creating complex routes toward poignancy, affirmation, deception, and self-revelation.Read More
‘Window Fishing: The Night we caught Beatlemania’ is so populare it is now in the third edition with new stories, poems and essays. It will be cherished by anyone that lived in the Beatles eara or wants to understand the significance of the pop fanomenon called Beatlemania.Read More
‘In This We Hear the Light’, is an exceptional collection of Cuba theme poetry by award winning poet, John B. Lee, – without a doubt some of his most outstanding work, juxtaposed with an equally splendid assembly of Cuba theme photography by Richard M. Grove (Tai). The poems and photographs represent the inspiration from many years of travelling in Cuba.Read More
Like a semi-autobiographical novel in over forty chapters, the stories that make up ‘A Mad Bent Diva’ range from intimate portraits of a queer childhood, to lengthy narratives about a group of friends who engage in annual holidays at a favourite beach property where ‘bitchiness’ prevails, carnal knowledge raises its frequently campy head, and life affirming camaraderie reigns supreme.Read More
Crossing Borders brings you a splendid collection of poetry and micro-prose from an eclectic assembly of authors. Cross the sands of time and swim in the ocean of this impressive work. You will not be let down.Read More
In her new book, And With Thy Spirit, award-winning poet and mystic, April Bulmer, speaks in the tongues of many women based on her visions of past lives. Even her favourite tree is a familiar old soul and “bows his stiff knees/ to weather.”Read More
Looking for Light ponders how to create beauty and meaning in our troubled world, considering the arts, spirituality, even particle physics, and life’s ultimate transformation.Read More
Rain Dance is a beautifully illustrated fireside story from Kenya. A realistic thunderstorm experience for the reader!Read More
Over the past four decades, the short stories of Norma West Linder have appeared in leading magazines, such as Chatelaine and Horizon, at home and internationally. Her fiction has been anthologized numerous times. In No Common Thread, Ms. Linder has selected 33 of her personal favourites from well over 100 published pieces.Read More
When a spaceship appeared over Manitoulin Island, Caleb Larkin and his step-sister Katie Lambert were the only two humans who saw it land. After thinking it over for a few days, they decided to be brave. A great surprise awaited them on Terra Turquoise.Read More
Raccoons are curious by nature and love to eat just about anything. Robbie and Ricki are no different. When mother raccoon is not around they learn a valuable lesson when they take off on an adventure to find out what smells so scrumptious. Robbie Raccoon and The Big Black Blob is a fun, lesson‐filled story told from an inquisitive raccoon’s perspective.Read More
“We are reading our way out of sadness.” So writes Linda Rogers in her fine poem, “Paper Stairs.” And as our relationship with home and family is a complicated and varied one, Ursula Pflug’s Hidden Brook Press anthology They Have to Take You In, provides the reader with ample evidence of the profound complexity of blood and clan.Read More
Power and Possessions opens with an armed bank robbery by a crystal meth addict named Marlowe seeking to feed his addiction. At the centre of the novel is a romantic triangle between the three main characters. Stolen paintings, a skull, and an important archaeological find all come into play.Read More
Jim Christy’s newest collection of short stories, Bad Day for Ralphie, published by Hidden Brook Press, is sometimes idiosyncratic and quirky, often funky and strange but always poignant and emotionally provocative. Even though they often have a funny twist they are none the less moving and will appeal to just about everyone. Jim Christy has been described as a master story teller. This collection proves the point.Read More
The settings for David Pratt’s poetry are as diverse as their content and form, including Canada, Cuba, the Czech Republic, Israel, France, Norway, Spain, and the isles of Greece. Certain themes recur: war is one of them, reflecting the poet’s childhood under German bombers in wartime England. Another theme is art and artists, celebrating the work of the Canadian Fred Varley, the Czech Jakub Schikaneder, the Norwegian Edvard Munch, and the Dutch van Gogh. Other poets and writers are memorialized: Irving Layton, Al Purdy, Isaac Babel, André Frénaud. Interspersed among these pieces are personal poems that record the heart`s journey across the decades.Read More
From its innovative sonnet sequence on Canada’s Prime Ministers to myriad ruminations on matters local and intimate, national and universal, Way’s redirection is a Canadian book of poetry that seeks, unceasingly, to lay bare the Canadian psyche and that of the world beyond.Read More
The deeper subjects of these fifty-eight spare poems—minute observations over some sixteen years of a single stretch of swamp and bush, and of the self that does the observing—include the alien/ kindred lives and deaths of birds, animals and trees; the miraculous gift of light; the relationship between ourselves and the world we observe (what difference does it make that, in us, the natural realm both is and is known?); and our troubled sense of time carrying us and our world ineluctably towards the known end of death and decay, and perhaps too the unknown we always sense beyond the surface of things. These poems are to be read carefully, turned over in the mind, and savoured with a slow and complex delight.Read More
Sid’s a war-hero and a bum, Gloria’s a beautiful luckless lover, Andrew’s a writer whose favourite haunt is the cemetery, and Julia is a priest with a dying congregation in a booming suburb. What have they in common? They are the Fringe Dwellers – people who once led normal lives until a sudden twist in the road sent them out onto the fringes of society. From the fringe they claw back meaning and redemption for their altered lives.Read More
In A Month Without Snow six people choose to live together for one month in an isolated farmhouse. Their time is documented on tape, in notes and through internal monologues, they are here for a reason, but what is it? Never Cry, Woolf, is a one act play that asks the question: Where do we go after we die – at...Read More
A love story of inner conflict for a TV reporter painted around the corporate landscape of the communication media. A former cop, now private detective, weaves through the story testing the bounds of a relationship. Characters find who they really are despite themselves.Read More
A tale of love, loss and lust in a fundamentalist society formed in the aftermath of a giant flood that destroyed most of the earth in 2012.Read More
The mystique of the Antarctic enthralls everyone, but few dare venture to its icy shores. But for those who do, a myriad of questions arise – what do I wear? What will I do? What will I see? How do I prepare? Geoff Carpentier, a veteran expedition guide, brings you his knowledge and experience through the pages of this fun and informative guide.Read More
The most significant book of translated Cuban poetry ever published.Read More
“In the Muddy Shoes of Morning!” is a wonderful book of poems- I see here the influences of your years on the farm, and this newer influence of the lake! – Mary Ann MulhernRead More
A marvellous family friendly book that will lift your spirits. Once Upon a Sandbox, by C. R. Wilker, is a warm and gentle memoir about family life on a farm. It is about the farm and the individuals, the personalities, and the ties that bind them to each other.Read More
With ‘A Thief of Impeccable Taste’ Glen Sorestad adds to his growing stature as one of Canada’s most enduring poets. A Thief of Impeccable Taste is poetry for people who may not think of themselves as poetry readers.Read More
Grandfather, Father and Me:
Memories, Poetry, and Good Food
is a perfect gift for any father or grandfather, in fact any family member.
It is a moving collection of short stories, poems and recipes about
grandfathers and fathers and men of influence. It is truly a loving tribute.
Read this warm and inviting book aloud at the dining room table with the whole family.
It will make young and old laugh and cry.
It will make a fine gift that will give joy for years to come.
It is a loving tribute to our Grandfathers and fathers for their fostering, nurturing, cherishing, for their encouragement.Read More
Grandmother, Mother and Me
Memories, Poetry, and Good Food
is a perfect gift for any mother or grandmother. It is a touching collection of short stories, poems and recipes about grandmothers and mothers. It is truly a loving tribute.
Read this warm and inviting book aloud at the dining room table with the whole family. It will make young and old laugh and cry.
It will make a fine Christmas gift that will give joy
for years to come.Read More
Celebrating Christmas with… Memories, Poetry, and Good Food is a tradition-filled book of memories in prose, poetry and recipes. Read this book aloud at the dining room table with the whole family. It will make young and old laugh and cry.Read More
Award-winning haiku poet, James Deahl, teams up with photographer Richard M. Grove (Tai) to create this striking full colour collection of haiku and photography. This noteworthy volume brings you ten haiku sequences and photographs, both celebrating the beauty of Ontario, especially Hastings and Wellington Counties – North of Belleville.Read More
Theodore Christou’s lucid, experimental poetry collection an overbearing eye offers a mind thinking and feeling in language and a voice of distinctive tonal vulnerability and self-irony.Read More
Bruce Kauffman doesn’t establish his voice as a grand authority, but rather, as a seeker, a sojourner; his is a poetry of both wisdom. The poems in this book are timeless mirrors to be read slowly with thought.Read More
Tara Kainer ISBN: 978-1-897475-68-3 Trade Paperback: 101 pages Publication Date: June 1, 2011 Suggested Retail (Paperback): $17.95 Amazon: http://www.amazon.ca/When-I-Think-Your-Lives/dp/1897475683 Tara Kainer is a writer who pulls no punches – deeply self-examining, she takes on the natural world, love, war, and poverty, and insists on a human...Read More
The poetic voices in ‘That Not Forgotten’ have rallied together to paint a deeply personal portrait hand-tipped with nostalgia. The pulse of Lake Ontario’s north shore is felt on every page. Mimicking the historic and contemporary landscape, the pendulum swings from seasoned bards to freshly scratched voices worthy of an undivided eye.Read More
I like books that open new worlds for me. This is one. It will take you on a tour of the weird and wonderful world of hippies—not as seen by an outsider or imagined by us ordinary people, but as remembered by a genuine draft-resisting, love-making, pot-smoking 1960s hippie.
Things like that couldn’t happen today. The world has changed. I remember going to a love-in on a California beach in 1966, where the security was provided by the Hells Angels and everything went swimmingly. Even with the brutality of the Vietnam War in the background, in some ways our society was more innocent then.Read More
Bottle and Glass is a story of survival and escape told from the barstools of two dozen boisterous Kingston taverns at the close of the War of 1812.Read More
The Last Stoic is a story of appetite and fear, both modern and ancient. Half of the story’s narrative occurs in the time and place of the ancient Roman Empire; the other half occurs in the present-day United States. The parallels between the two eras are so strong that the narrative continues uninterrupted as the setting shifts from historic Rome to modern America, alternating from chapter to chapter.Read More