02 – Fiction

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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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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Crossing Borders
Bruce Kauffman

Crossing Borders

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.

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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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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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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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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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Grandfather, Father and Me:  Memories, Poetry, and Good Food
Donna Goodrich

Grandfather, Father and Me: Memories, Poetry, and Good Food

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.

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Grandmother, Mother and Me: Memories, Poetry, and Good Food
Donna Goodrich

Grandmother, Mother and Me: Memories, Poetry, and Good Food

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.

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Celebrating Christmas with… Memories, Poetry, and Good Food
Donna Goodrich

Celebrating Christmas with… Memories, Poetry, and Good Food

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.

It will make a fine Christmas gift that will give joy for years to come.

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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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