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  • ALIAS GRACE by Atwood, Margaret
    Atwood, Margaret
    ALIAS GRACE

    Edition: First US printing.

    New York: Doubleday, 1996. dj. Hardcover first edition - A novel which explores the life and mind of Grace Marks, one of the most notorious women of her day, convicted of involvement in the murder of her employer. ISBN: 0-385-475713.

    Condition: Near fine in a near fine dustjacket.

    Book ID: 15551
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  • THE INDISCERNIBLE MOVEMENT. by Aude.
    Aude.
    THE INDISCERNIBLE MOVEMENT.

    Edition: First printing, a trade paperback.

    Toronto: Exile Editions, (1998). First edition - A "Novella comprised of carefully observed short fictions." The first English language edition of this winner of the Governor's General award. Translated and with an afterword by Jill Cairns. 111 pp. ISBN: 1-550962469.

    Condition: Near fine in glossy illustrated wrappers.

    Book ID: 54524
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  • Barrie, J. J. ; Blashill, Charles H.; Brumley, Laurie Milne and others.
    SAAMIS REVIEW, Volume 3, Winter 1978.

    Edition: First appearance in print of these works.

    Alberta, Canada: 1978. The Saamis Review is an interdisclipinary journal of the arts, humanities and social sciences, but this entire issue is devoted to the local history and pre-history of south eastern Alberta. Included are articles on the one of the region's early railways, the 'turkey-Trail' railway, reminiscences of a ranch-hand and farmer in the early years of the 20th century, another on rural schools, the growth of the German population, etc. Illustrated with photographs. 118 pgs.

    Condition: Near fine in stiff illustrated wrappers

    Book ID: 15662
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  • Birdsell, Sandra.
    AGASSIZ: A Novel in Stories.

    Edition: First US printing.

    Minneapolis: Milkweed Editions, (1991.) dj. Hardcover first edition - Stories which follow three generations of a family in the fictional small town of Agassiz in Manitoba. Dust jacket praise from Michael Ondaatje, Alice Munro and W. P. Kinsella. Jacket art and frontispiece by R. W. Scholes. 346 pp. ISBN: 0-915943611.

    Condition: Very near fine in a like dustjacket.

    Book ID: 36677
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  • Birdsell, Sandra.
    AGASSIZ: A Novel in Stories.

    Edition: First US printing.

    Minneapolis: Milkweed Editions, (1991.) dj. Hardcover first edition - Stories which follow three generations of a family in the fictional small town of Agassiz in Manitoba. Dust jacket praise from Michael Ondaatje, Alice Munro and W. P. Kinsella. Jacket art and frontispiece by R. W. Scholes. 346 pp. ISBN: 0-915943611.

    Condition: Near fine in very good dust jacket.

    Book ID: 36659
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  • Birney, Earle
    SELECTED POEMS, 1940-1966

    Edition: First printing.

    Toronto: McClelland & Stewart, 1966. dj. Hardcover first edition - A selection of his best work, introduced by the author, who has twice won Canada's Governor General Award for poetry. Illustrated by Leonard Brooks.

    Condition: VG/VG- (prev owner's name, boards slightly bent, edgewear and chips to rather fragile dj.)

    Book ID: 5984
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  • Blais, Marie-Claire
    ST LAWRENCE BLUES.

    Edition: First US printing.

    New York: Farrar, Straus & Giroux, 1974. Hardcover first edition - Novel by this highly acclaimed French Canadian writer, translated by Ralph Manheim.

    Condition: VG+/NF (hint of spine slant.)

    Book ID: 8188
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  • THUNDER AND LIGHT. by Blais, Marie-Claire
    Blais, Marie-Claire
    THUNDER AND LIGHT.

    Edition: First printing.

    Toronto: Anansi Press, (2001) dj. Hardcover first edition - The second novel in her trilogy chronicling the apocalyptic mood of the times; the first novel in the trilogy - These Festive Nights - won with the Governor General Award. Translated from the French by Nigel Spenser. 188 pp. ISBN: 0-887841767.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 81700
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  • THE MANUSCRIPTS OF PAULINE ARCHANGE. by Blais, Marie-Claire (1939-2021)
    Blais, Marie-Claire (1939-2021)
    THE MANUSCRIPTS OF PAULINE ARCHANGE.

    Edition: First US printing.

    New York: Farrar, Straus & Giroux, (1970). dj. Hardcover first edition - An early book by this award-winning French-Canadian novelist, poet and playwright, one which forms a diary of Pauline's youthful years "reproved by her mother for her wayward and hardhearted independence; rebuked by Mother Sainte-Scholastique who has a 'cruel sovereignty' over the sisters and children until threatened, just a little, by Miss Leonard who is more interested in saving bodies than souls; loving first Seraphine who dies and later Louisette, sent away to a sanatorium; and growing up in the dark, dank city where 'mankind, hardly able to breathe, seemed to have simply given up existing.' Once again the imminent lyrical talent which distinguishes everything Marie-Claire Blais has…

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    New York: Farrar, Straus & Giroux, (1970). dj. Hardcover first edition - An early book by this award-winning French-Canadian novelist, poet and playwright, one which forms a diary of Pauline's youthful years "reproved by her mother for her wayward and hardhearted independence; rebuked by Mother Sainte-Scholastique who has a 'cruel sovereignty' over the sisters and children until threatened, just a little, by Miss Leonard who is more interested in saving bodies than souls; loving first Seraphine who dies and later Louisette, sent away to a sanatorium; and growing up in the dark, dank city where 'mankind, hardly able to breathe, seemed to have simply given up existing.' Once again the imminent lyrical talent which distinguishes everything Marie-Claire Blais has written glances off page after lovely page - she's an incomparably gentle but decisive writer." (Kirkus) Winner of the Governor General's Prize. Translated from the French by Derek Coltman. 217 pp. Dust jacket design by Charles Skaggs. ISBN: 0-374202524.

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    Condition: Fine in magenta boards with gilt lettering on the spine in a very near fine dustjacket (a hint of toning to the spine of the dj

    Book ID: 89307
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  • Boyle, Harry J.
    MOSTLY IN CLOVER.

    Edition: First US printing.

    New York: Dutton, 1964. dj. Hardcover first edition - Author's first book, an account of his boyhood on a farm in Huron County, Ontario. Foreword by Burton T. Richardson.

    Condition: Very good in very good dust jacket.

    Book ID: 21527
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  • A LOT TO MAKE UP FOR. by Buell, John.
    Buell, John.
    A LOT TO MAKE UP FOR.

    Edition: First US printing.

    New York: Farrar, Straus & Giroux, (1990). Hardcover first edition - The fifth novel by this Canadian writer. A story of "alienation and reintegration set in small-town Canada. Hoping to atone for past mistakes, Stan Hagan, a young recovering alcoholic, comes to Ashton seeking Adele Symons, his former girlfriend. . the novel has a gritty honesty about it that lends its well-worn truths the air of fresh discovery."(Library Journal). ISBN: 0-374191778.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 86925
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  • Bullock, Michael.
    GREEN BEGINNING BLACK ENDING: FABLES.

    Edition: First printing.

    Port Clements, B.C.: Sono Nis Press, 1971. dj. Hardcover first edition - A collection of very short surrealistic stories by this award winning poet and translator. Praise on back cover from Anais Nin, among others.

    Condition: Fine in very good dust jacket (fading to the green background on the spine and upper edge of the d, one short closed tear.)

    Book ID: 22651
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  • Burke, Martyn.
    IVORY JOE.

    Edition: First US printing.

    New York: Bantam, 1991. dj. Hardcover first edition - Third book by this Canadian writer, a story set in the 1950's at the beginning of rock and roll - Ivory Joe is a black singer in a world dominated by white singers and mob-controlled record companies. 303 pp. ISBN: 0-553-071823.

    Condition: Fine in a near fine dustjacket (crease on front flap, sunning to spine of dj.)

    Book ID: 13094
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  • IVORY JOE. by Burke, Martyn.
    Burke, Martyn.
    IVORY JOE.

    Edition: First US printing.

    New York: Bantam, 1991. dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - Third book by this Canadian writer, a story set in the 1950's at the beginning of rock and roll - Ivory Joe is a black singer in a world dominated by white singers and mob-controlled record companies.SIGNED on the title page. 303 pp. ISBN: 0-553-071823.

    Condition: Fine in a near fine dustjacket (sunning to spine of dj.)

    Book ID: 50873
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  • CASINO & OTHER STORIES. by Burnard, Bonnie.
    Burnard, Bonnie.
    CASINO & OTHER STORIES.

    Edition: First printing.

    Toronto: Harper Collins, (1994.) dj. Hardcover first edition - Award-winning Canadian writer's second book, a collection of nine short stories. Short listed for the Giller Prize. 160 pp. ISBN: 0-00-2242559.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 43499
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  • CASINO & OTHER STORIES. by Burnard, Bonnie.
    Burnard, Bonnie.
    CASINO & OTHER STORIES.

    Edition: First printing.

    Toronto: Harper Collins, (1994.) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - Award-winning Canadian writer's second book, a collection of nine short stories. SIGNED on the title page. Short listed for the Giller Prize. 160 pp. ISBN: 0-00-2242559.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 61715
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  • Burnard, Bonnie.
    A GOOD HOUSE.

    Edition: First US printing.

    New York: Henry Holt, (2000.) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - The author's first novel (preceded by two collections of short stories), winner of the 1999 Giller Prize, Canada's most prestigious literary award. Begins in Ontario in 1949 during the height of the post-war boo, a year filled with promise, and follows a single family over the next fifty years. 307 pp. Dustjacket praise from Alice Munro (to whom Burnard has been compared), Carol Shields and Elizabeth Strout. SIGNED by the author on title page. ISBN: 0-8050-64958.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket (a new copy.)

    Book ID: 31009
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  • THE RULES OF ENGAGEMENT. by Bush, Catherine.
    Bush, Catherine.
    THE RULES OF ENGAGEMENT.

    Edition: First US printing.

    New York: Farrar, Straus & Giroux, (2000) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - Canadian author's highly praised second novel, the story of a researcher who specializes in contempory warfare, and who has also walled off her own life. Signed on the title page. 302 pp. ISBN: 0-374-252807.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 61275
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  • MINUS TIME. by Bush, Catherine.
    Bush, Catherine.
    MINUS TIME.

    Edition: First printing.

    Toronto: Harper Collins, (1993) dj. Hardcover first edition - Canadian author's highly praised first novel - it "traces the desire of a young woman to make a place for herself in a media-mad, toxic-scare-filled world. HelenÕs mother is an astronaut trying to set an endurance record in a space station. Her father, a disaster-relief specialist, circles the world saving people from catastrophe. What kind of family is possible when your parents are in constant motion and thereÕs so much space separating you from them? With risks of disaster all around, how do you dream a future for yourself? " 338 pp. ISBN: 0-00-2242516.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 70072
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  • THE RULES OF ENGAGEMENT. by Bush, Catherine.
    Bush, Catherine.
    THE RULES OF ENGAGEMENT.

    Edition: First printing.

    Toronto: Harper Flamingo Canada, (2000) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - Canadian author's highly praised second novel, the story of a researcher who specializes in contempory warfare, and who has also walled off her own life. SIGNED on the title page. 300 pp. ISBN: 0-374-252807.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 61276
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  • THE BLACK QUEEN STORIES. by Callaghan, Barry.
    Callaghan, Barry.
    THE BLACK QUEEN STORIES.

    Edition: First US printing.

    Princeton, New Jersey: The Ontario Review Press, (1982.) dj. Hardcover first edition - Collection of short stories by this Canadian writer, poet and translator, founder and editor of the literary magazine, Exile, and an award winning journalist. 165 pp. ISBN: 0-865380171.

    Condition: Near fine in near fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 46453
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  • Callaghan, Barry.
    THE BLACK QUEEN STORIES.

    Edition: First US printing.

    Princeton, New Jersey: The Ontario Review Press, (1982.) dj. Hardcover first edition - Collection of short stories by this Canadian writer, poet and translator, founder and editor of the literary magazine, Exile, and an award winning journalist. 165 pp. ISBN: 0-865380171.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 38196
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  • Callaghan, Morley.
    MORE JOY IN HEAVEN.

    Edition: Paperback.

    Toronto: McClelland & Stewart, 1970. #17 in the New Canadian Library, introduction by Hugo McPherson.

    Condition: Good condition - corner slightly bumped, a few ink marks on first page.

    Book ID: 14742
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  • Callaghan, Morley.
    CLOSE TO THE SUN AGAIN.

    Edition: First US printing.

    New York: St Martin's, (1977.) dj. Hardcover first edition - The 18th book by this noted Canadian writer, a moving novel about a man who - facing death many years later - remembers what he cut out of his life back during World War II , and realizes that by that decision he had 'committed high treason against himself.' 169 pp. ISBN: 0-312144830.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 33993
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  • Cameron, Anne
    WEDDING CAKES, RATS AND RODEO QUEENS

    Edition: First printing.

    Toronto: HarperCollins, 1994. Hardcover first edition - Canadian novelist takes us into "a world that is as raucous and as full of injustice as the Wild West."

    Condition: F/F (as new.)

    Book ID: 6072
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  • Cameron, Anne.
    DAUGHTERS OF COPPER WOMAN.

    Edition: Trade paperback.

    Vancouver, British Columbia: Press Gang Publishers, (1988.). Stories based on the myths of the native women of Vancouver Island. 150 pp plus an afterword. ISBN: 0-889740224.

    Condition: Very good in stiff illustrated wrappers.

    Book ID: 33771
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  • THE VICTORY OF GERALDINE GULL. by Clark, Joan.
    Clark, Joan.
    THE VICTORY OF GERALDINE GULL.

    Edition: First printing.

    Toronto: Macmillan, (1988) dj. Hardcover first edition - The author's first novel for adults (preceded by several books for children and a collection of short stories), shortlisted for the 1988 Governor General's Award for Fiction. Set in a small First Nations community on the shores of Hudson Bay, this is a story which "reveals the hardship and tenuousness of northern Native life while offering a message of hope and of the dignity of self-determination.". ISBN: 0-771592817.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 88880
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  • THE CHIEF OF THE RANGES: A Tale of the Yukon. by Cody, H.A. (Hiram Alfred, 1872-1948)
    Cody, H.A. (Hiram Alfred, 1872-1948)
    THE CHIEF OF THE RANGES: A Tale of the Yukon.

    Edition: First American edition.

    New York: Hodder & Stoughton / George H. Doran Company, (1913). Hardcover first edition - A romanticized tale of the Yukon Indians by this Canadian clergyman who was also a prolific and popular writer of novels. 303 pp.

    Condition: Good only in brown cloth with an illustration of a young First Nations woman and a totem pole on the front cover - fraying to the ends of the spine and corners, both hinges cracked. .

    Book ID: 77709
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  • Cohen, Matt
    THE COLORS OF WAR

    Edition: First US printing.

    New York: Methuen, 1977. Hardcover first edition - Novel by this prolific Canadian writer set in the not too distant future when revolution and starvation sweep across North America

    Condition: F/NF.

    Book ID: 9822
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  • Cohen, Matt.
    NADINE.

    Edition: First US printing.

    New York: Crown, 1986. Hardcover first edition - Novel by prize-winning Canadian writer.

    Condition: F/NF.

    Book ID: 3800
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