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  • THE CURE FOR DEATH BY LIGHTNING . by Anderson-Dargatz, Gail.
    Anderson-Dargatz, Gail.
    THE CURE FOR DEATH BY LIGHTNING .

    Edition: First US printing.

    Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1996 dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - Highly praised Canadian writer's first novel, second book.Shortlisted for Canada's Giller Prize for Fiction. An offbeat coming of age novel set against the backdrop of a farm in remote Turtle Valley, British Columbia. INSCRIBED on the title page. Laid in is a bookmark of handmade paper also SIGNED by the author. Index to more than 40 remedies and recipes. 294 pp. Dust jacket art by Wendell Minor. ISBN: 0-395-271846.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 64759
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  • (Brown, Robert) Haymon, John, editor
    ROBERT BROWN AND THE VANCOUVER ISLAND EXPLORING EXPEDITION

    Edition: First printing.

    Vancouver: University of British Columbia Press, 1989. dj. Hardcover first edition - Diary of a young Scotsman who arrived on Vancouver Island in 1863 for the purpose of collecting roots and seeds. 211 pgs with extensive notes, appendices, many illustrations, index. ISBN: 0-7748-03223.

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

    Book ID: 9346
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  • THE DANCE OF SHIVA. by Deverell. William.
    Deverell. William.
    THE DANCE OF SHIVA.

    Edition: First printing.

    Toronto: McClelland & Stewart, (1984.) dj. Hardcover first edition - The author's fourth thriller. A young attorney in Vancouver is asked to assist in the defence of Shiva Ram Acharaya, the leader of a cult who has been accused of the mass slaughter of his followers on a small island off the coast of British Columbia. 451 pp plus 2 pp on The Legend of Tandiva. ISBN: 0-77102665X.

    Condition: Near fine in very good dust jacket. (a bit of rubbing and wear to the dj at the folds)

    Book ID: 77518
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  • POWER PLAY. by Finder, Joseph.
    Finder, Joseph.
    POWER PLAY.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: St Martin's, (2007) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - A group of top executives from an aerospace corporation on a "team-building retreat" in remote British Columbia find themselves held hostage. SIGNED on the title page. 371 pp. ISBN: 978-0312347482.

    Condition: Very near fine in a like dustjacket.

    Book ID: 66679
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  • POWER PLAY. by Finder, Joseph.
    Finder, Joseph.
    POWER PLAY.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: St Martin's, (2007) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - A group of top executives from an aerospace corporation on a "team-building retreat" in remote British Columbia find themselves held hostage. 371 pp. ISBN: 978-0312347482.

    Condition: Near fine in a near fine dust jacket (usual toning to the pages)

    Book ID: 77148
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  • NELLIE CASHMAN: Prospector and Trailblazer. by Ledbetter, Suzann.
    Ledbetter, Suzann.
    NELLIE CASHMAN: Prospector and Trailblazer.

    Edition: First printing, a slim trade paperback.

    El Paso, TX Texas Western Press / The University of Texas at El Paso, (1993). First edition - Biography of Irish-born Nellie Cashman (1850-1925) who, after arriving in Boston in the 1860s, soon went West and became a prospector and boarding house proprietor in mining towns ranging from Californian to Nevada to Tombstone, Arizona, . She was the first Caucasian woman to trek British Columbia's rugged Cassiar Mountain region and half a century later was the first woman to fly there in an airplane. Southwestern Studies No. 98. Winner of the Western Writers of America Spur Award Illustrated with vintage photographs throughout,Notes, bibliography. xii, 83 pp. ISBN: 0-87404-1945.

    Condition: Fine in glossy illustrated wrappers.

    Book ID: 60769
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  • Scott, Victoria and Jones, Ernest.
    SYLVIA STARK: A Pioneer.

    Edition: First printing in wrappers, issued simultaneously with hardcover.

    Seattle: Open Hand Publishing, 1991. First edition - A biography for older children - the story of a woman, born in slavery, brought to California during the days of the gold rush, where her father was able to purchase the freedom of himself and his family. After living in Placerville during the 1850's she and her husband became one of a group of about 600 African Americans who emigrated to Vancouver Island in British Columbia in 1858. Illustrated with drawings by Karen Lewis. ISBN: 0-940880-385.

    Condition: Near fine in glossy illustrated wrappers (prev owner's name inside front cover)

    Book ID: 18227
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  • THE PURIFICATION CEREMONY. by Sullivan, Mark T.
    Sullivan, Mark T.
    THE PURIFICATION CEREMONY.

    Edition: Advance Reading Copy (trade paperback format. )

    New York: Avon, (1997) dj. First edition - Author's third novel, a thriller set in the snowbound interior of British Columbia. Diana Jackmanhad learned to track deer as a child from her shaman father, but when she agrees to lead a group of rich hunters on a trip after whitetail deer, she discovers that someone is hunting the hunters. After two members of the group are killed and gutted, she has to use all her skills to track down the murderer. In addition to writing highly praised suspense novels, Sullivan has been twice nominated for the Pulitzer for investigative journalism. 385 pp.

    Condition: Very near fine in illustrated wrappers.

    Book ID: 79217
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  • STANLEY PARK. by Taylor, Timothy.
    Taylor, Timothy.
    STANLEY PARK.

    Edition: First US printing.

    Washington, D.C.: Counterpoint, (2002) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - The author's first novel, a finalist for the Giller prize. "Aspiring young chef Jeremy Papier will do almost anything to keep his Vancouver restaurant afloat. Jeremy, who views cooking as gang warfare, is a self-styled "Blood" - a believer in preparing innovative dishes from fresh, local ingredients. He has only contempt for the "Crips" who bend to every passing food fad. But when his latest financial scam fails, Jeremy is forced to strike a deal with the devil in the form of a powerful coffee-shop magnate who transforms his beloved bistro into a pretentious "Crip" palace. Mix in Jeremy's eccentric professor father, a group of homeless men with a…

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    Washington, D.C.: Counterpoint, (2002) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - The author's first novel, a finalist for the Giller prize. "Aspiring young chef Jeremy Papier will do almost anything to keep his Vancouver restaurant afloat. Jeremy, who views cooking as gang warfare, is a self-styled "Blood" - a believer in preparing innovative dishes from fresh, local ingredients. He has only contempt for the "Crips" who bend to every passing food fad. But when his latest financial scam fails, Jeremy is forced to strike a deal with the devil in the form of a powerful coffee-shop magnate who transforms his beloved bistro into a pretentious "Crip" palace. Mix in Jeremy's eccentric professor father, a group of homeless men with a taste for stewed raccoon, and the decades-old mystery of two children murdered in Stanley Park, and you have a tantalizing concoction of satire and suspense." SIGNED on the title page and dated in the year of publication. 423 pp. ISBN: 1-582432074.

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    Condition: Very near fine in a like dustjacket.

    Book ID: 77466
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  • THE FOREST LOVER. by Vreeland, Susan.
    Vreeland, Susan.
    THE FOREST LOVER.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: The Viking Press, (2004.) dj. Hardcover first edition - Novel set on the coast of British Columbia in the early years of the 20th century, and based on the life of Emily Carr, painter and naturalist. Illustrated with reproductions of some of Carr's work, author's afterword. Map endpapers. 331 pp. ISBN: 0-670-032670.

    Condition: Very near fine in a like dustjacket.

    Book ID: 62922
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  • Wilson, Eric.
    THE KOOTENAY KIDNAPPER: A Tom Austen Mystery.

    Edition: First printing.

    Toronto: Collins, 1983. dj. Hardcover first edition - Mystery set in a lonely ghost town in the mountains of British Columbia. ISBN: 0-00-2226421.

    Condition: Fine in glossy illustrated boards, no dj as issued.

    Book ID: 17343
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  • THE SLOW FARM. by Wilson, Tarn.
    Wilson, Tarn.
    THE SLOW FARM.

    Edition: First printing, a trade paperback original.

    Port Townsend, WA: Ovenbird Books, (2014). SIGNED first edition - The author's account of her early years on a Gulf island north of Vancouver in British Columbia - an attempt to look back and understand them, and also an account of revisiting this island - reconnecting with her father. "In the early 1970s, Tarn Wilson's father quit his job as the Brookings Institution's first computer programmer, packed his family into a converted school bus with 'Suck Nixon' painted on the side, and headed for the Canadian wilderness. He planned to give his two young children an Edenic childhood, free from the shadows of war, materialism, and middle class repression. Between each lyric chapter, told from the child's point of…

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    Port Townsend, WA: Ovenbird Books, (2014). SIGNED first edition - The author's account of her early years on a Gulf island north of Vancouver in British Columbia - an attempt to look back and understand them, and also an account of revisiting this island - reconnecting with her father. "In the early 1970s, Tarn Wilson's father quit his job as the Brookings Institution's first computer programmer, packed his family into a converted school bus with 'Suck Nixon' painted on the side, and headed for the Canadian wilderness. He planned to give his two young children an Edenic childhood, free from the shadows of war, materialism, and middle class repression. Between each lyric chapter, told from the child's point of view, Wilson incorporates 'artifacts' that reveal larger cultural forces shaping her parents' decisions: letters, photographs, timelines, newspaper clippings, excepts from radical approaches to child rearing." INSCRIBED on the title page. Foreword by Judith Kitchen. Photographs. 367 pp. ISBN: 978-1940906065.

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    Condition: Very good in illustrated wrappers (some curling to the edges of the covers) .

    Book ID: 79578
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