Fiction

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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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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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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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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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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