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Bitches with Problems

Bitches with Problems

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.

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byzantine
Theodore Christou

byzantine

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.

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Things I Will Tell You When I Am Dead
Kathleen Whelan

Things I Will Tell You When I Am Dead

‘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.

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In This We Hear The Light
John B. Lee

In This We Hear The Light

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 by an equally splendid assembly of Cuba theme photography by Richard M. Grove. The poems and photographs represent the inspiration from many years of travelling in Cuba. Since first traveling to Cuba, John B. Lee came to love the island and to admire her people.

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A Mad Bent Diva
David Bateman

A Mad Bent Diva

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.

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And With Thy Spirit
April Bulmer

And With Thy Spirit

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.”

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Looking For Light
Susan Ioannou

Looking For Light

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.

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Rain Dance

Rain Dance

Rain Dance is a beautifully illustrated fireside story from Kenya. A realistic thunderstorm experience for the reader!

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No Common Thread
Norma West Linder

No Common Thread

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.

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The Pastel Planet
Norma West Linder

The Pastel Planet

When a spaceship appeared over Manitoulin Island, Caleb Larkin and his step-sister Katie Lambert were the only two humans who saw it land. This magical event happened because Caleb dared Katie to leave their cottage and spend the night in a pup tent on the shores of Lake Mindemoya. He slipped out in the middle of the night in order to frighten her. Both of them were astonished to see a rainbow-coloured flying saucer hovering above them. When it landed, a strange figure approached, offering to take them for a ride. They’re too frightened to go. The weird creature tells them they’re welcome to change their minds. If they do, they should return to this spot when the moon is full. After thinking it over for a few days, they decided to be brave. A great surprise awaited them on Terra Turquoise.

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Bottle and Glass – Holiday Goodreads Giveaway
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Bottle and Glass – Holiday Goodreads Giveaway

Season’s Greetings! One of two copies of Bottle and Glass could be yours in the Holiday Goodreads Giveway… Goodreads Book Giveaway Bottle and Glass by Morgan Wade Giveaway ends December 31, 2015. See the giveaway details at Goodreads. Enter...

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Robbie Raccoon and the Big Black Blob
Irene Fisher

Robbie Raccoon and the Big Black Blob

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.

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Bottle and Glass Giveaway – Goodreads
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Bottle and Glass Giveaway – Goodreads

Enter to win one of two copies of Bottle and Glass in the November Giveaway. Details below… Goodreads Book Giveaway Bottle and Glass by Morgan Wade Giveaway ends November 23, 2015. See the giveaway details at Goodreads. Enter...

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They Have To Take You In
Ursula Pflug

They Have To Take You In

“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.

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Alone: A Winter in the Woods
Felicity Sidnell Reid

Alone: A Winter in the Woods

Alone: a Winter in the Woods is written in the spirit and quality of Fredrick Philip Grove’s, Governor General Award winning novel, “Settlers of the Marsh”. Felicity Sidnell Reid brings young readers a spell-binding story of pioneer survival. They will be captivated by vivid descriptions of the northern landscape. This historically accurate story of endurance will be equally enjoyed by girls and boys of any age.

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Power and Possessions
Jim Ronson

Power and Possessions

Power and Possessions opens with an armed bank robbery by a crystal meth addict named Marlowe seeking to feed his addiction. How long will his robbery spree last?
At the centre of the novel is a romantic triangle between the three main characters: Julie, Frank and Bjorn. When the high stakes world of video games clashes with the world of high art in the city of Toronto, secrets, lies and passions explode onto the scene. Stolen paintings, a skull, and an important archaeological find all come into play.

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Bad Day For Ralphie
Jim Christy

Bad Day For Ralphie

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.

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Apprehensions of Van Gogh: Selected Poems, 1960 – 2014
David Pratt

Apprehensions of Van Gogh: Selected Poems, 1960 – 2014

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.

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redirection
Brian Way

redirection

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. In the end, a galvanic collection of innovative poetry—a very good collection of poetry—unique, its aim grand and complex, minuscule and simplistic, its language sharp as a Canadian season. Matters personal and national, styles changeable, eclectic as lightning—eclectric, perhaps, like that marvellous heal-all elixir Dr. Thomas once sold across the country—different and diverse and Canadian as … well, as we Canadians.

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The Darker Edges of the Sky
Wayne Schlepp

The Darker Edges of the Sky

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.

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The Family Reunion
Richard Grove

The Family Reunion

General reader / family fun. The Family Reunion is a collection of vignettes and character sketches, that are woven together around a family reunion. Put your feet up and be ready to chuckle – A light read for the whole family.

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Fringe Dwellers
Shane Joseph

Fringe Dwellers

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.

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Iron Shoes
Elizabeth Greene

Iron Shoes

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.

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A Month Without Snow
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A Month Without Snow

M.E. Csamer      – Prose– ISBN – 978-1-894553-87-2– $15.95   Description: A Month Without Snow comprises a novella and a one act play. In the novella, 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,...

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Call Waiting
Merle Amodeo

Call Waiting

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.

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After the Flood
Shane Joseph

After the Flood

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.

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Island on the Wind-Breathed Edge of the Sea
John B. Lee

Island on the Wind-Breathed Edge of the Sea

“Island on the Wind-Breathed Edge of the Sea”, is a collection of poetry by, arguably, one of Canada’s finest living People’s Poets, John B. Lee. After numerous literary awards, over 50 books, over 500 anthologies and many trips to Cuba this is Lee’s first full collection of Cuba poems. They are the perceptions, perspectives and reflections on the Cuban landscape, its peoples, the sounds and sights, the sea and the wind and how they all fold into a poetic experience. These poems will bring you closer to the real Cuba than any guide or travel book could possibly do. This is one of John B. Lee’s finest books.

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In the Muddy Shoes of Morning
John B. Lee

In the Muddy Shoes of Morning

“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 Mulhern

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Once Upon A Sandbox
Carolyn Wilker

Once Upon A Sandbox

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.

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A Thief of Impeccable Taste
Glen Sorestad

A Thief of Impeccable Taste

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.

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North of Belleville
James Deahl

North of Belleville

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.

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an overbearing eye
Theodore Christou

an overbearing eye

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.

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North Shore Series 8 Coming Soon!
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North Shore Series 8 Coming Soon!

The North Shore Series 8 will be coming to book stores near you and e-stores around the world on Sunday, October 4.  The official launch will will take place at the Jailhouse Tavern and Inn in Cobourg, Ontario, October 4th, 2PM.   North Shore Series 8  ...

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When I Think On Your Lives
Tara Kainer

When I Think On Your Lives

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...

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Eel Pie Island Dharma
Chris Faiers

Eel Pie Island Dharma

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.

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The 4th Annual CCLA Art & Lit Fest 2010 – Saturday, July 17
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The 4th Annual CCLA Art & Lit Fest 2010 – Saturday, July 17

Events held at 66 King Street East (indoors in the banquet hall) All activities are free and open to the Public – All Are Welcome. 9:30 am – Meet and Greet and Visit Book Tables – reunite with your literary family – donuts, muffins and coffee provided 10 am to 12 noon – “The Future of Books and Publishing” an on stage interview and panel discussion with Nancy Bullis...

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The 4th Annual CCLA Art & Lit Fest 2010 – Friday, July 16
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The 4th Annual CCLA Art & Lit Fest 2010 – Friday, July 16

Exhibition Opening and Stage Performances Events held at 66 King Street East (indoors in the banquet hall) All activities are free and open to the Public – All Are Welcome. 6:00 pm – Exhibition Opening – Spirit of the Hills artists – Meet and Greet – come and see some of the finest art in Ontario – Author table displays 6:30 pm to 9pm – Performers – A mix of...

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Feature – Bottle and Glass
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Feature – Bottle and Glass

Bottle and Glass, by Morgan Wade, 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. Bottle and Glass launches this fall as part of the North Shore Series...

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Bottle and Glass
Morgan Wade

Bottle and Glass

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.

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The Last Stoic
Morgan Wade

The Last Stoic

** Long-listed for the 2012 ReLit Award for Fiction.**

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.

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