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  • Atwood, Margaret.
    SECOND WORDS: Selected Critical Prose.

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

    Boston: Beacon Press, (1984.). First edition - Fifty essays, lectures, and reviews written over a 20 year period -including selections on Al Purdy, Adrienne Rich, Marge Piercy, Erica Jong, Nadine Gordimer, E. L. Doctorow, Mordecai Richler, African American women writers, human rights and the woman's movement, Tillie Olsen, Sylvia Plath, Marie-Claire Blais, Northrup Frye, and much more. Index. 444 pp. ISBN: 0-807063592.

    Condition: Fine condition.

    Book ID: 35976
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  • MORAL DISORDER: Stories. by Atwood, Margaret.
    Atwood, Margaret.
    MORAL DISORDER: Stories.

    Edition: First US printing.

    New York: Doubleday, (2006.) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - SIGNED on the title page (personally, not by her remote device.) A collection of interrelated stories that trace a life through the decades. 225 pp. ISBN: 0-385-503849.

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

    Book ID: 80681
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  • PEOPLE WHO MAKE A DIFFERENCE / LES GENS PEU ORDINAIRES. by Atwood, Margaret, preface; Photographers and Friends United Against Aids.
    Atwood, Margaret, preface; Photographers and Friends United Against Aids.
    PEOPLE WHO MAKE A DIFFERENCE / LES GENS PEU ORDINAIRES.

    Edition: First printing.

    Toronto: Viking Press, (1995) dj. Hardcover first edition - A collection of full page black and white photographs of more than one hundred Canadians who have excelled in the arts, as entrepreneurs, as athletes and more - including Leonard Cohen, Wayne Gretzky, k.d. lang, Yousouf Karsh and many others. A bilingual edition with brief introductions to each person in both English and French. A project of the Photographers and Friends United Against Aids. List of photographers with notes on each. Large format, approx 9 1/2 inches by 12 inches. 216 pp. ISBN: 0-670-864757.

    Condition: Very good+ in very good+ dust jacket (a bit of shelfwear, remainder dot on bottom edge, but otherwise a clean, tight copy)

    Book ID: 60186
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  • FEAST OF STEPHEN. by Aubert, Rosemary.
    Aubert, Rosemary.
    FEAST OF STEPHEN.

    Edition: First printing.

    Bridgehampton, NY: Bridge Works Publishing, (1999) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - The second novel in the uncommon and award-winning Ellis Portal series featuring a disgraced judge, the son of Italian immigrants, who is now homeless and living in a makeshift shelter in a river valley that is a wilderness preserve running through the center of Toronto. In this, his friend Queenie tells him of a person who apparently froze to death. SIGNED on the title page. Winner of the 1999 Arthur Ellis Award. Review copy with publisher's slip laid in. 321 pp. ISBN: 1-882593278.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 83863
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  • THE FERRYMAN WILL BE THERE. by Aubert, Rosemary.
    Aubert, Rosemary.
    THE FERRYMAN WILL BE THERE.

    Edition: First printing.

    Bridgehampton, NY: Bridge Works Publishing, (2001) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - The third novel in the uncommon and award-winning Ellis Portal series featuring a disgraced judge, the son of Italian immigrants, who was homeless and living in a makeshift shelter in a river valley that is a wilderness preserve running through the center of Toronto. In this, he is recruited by the Toronto police after a movie director is gunned down and his teenage daughter disappears. SIGNED on the title page. 258 pp. ISBN: 1-882593448.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 84593
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  • THE HERO'S WALK. by Badami, Anita Rau.
    Badami, Anita Rau.
    THE HERO'S WALK.

    Edition: Advance Reading Copy (trade paperback format. )

    Chapel Hill, NC: Allan Swallow, Publisher, (2001). First edition - Second novel by this award-winning writer who was born in India, now lives and writes in Canada. "In a small town by the Bay of Bengal in India, Sripathi Rao, a headstrong man and disenchanted copywriter, lives in his crumbling ancestral home, uncomfortably aware of the encroaching modern world. Then, early one morning, Sripathi is awakened by a call from Canada: his long-estranged daughter and her husband have been killed in a car accident. Their surviving seven-year-old child, Nandana, is about to become his reluctant ward. Yet Nandana has never met her grandfather, has never been to India, and hasn't spoken a word since the tragedy." 359 pp. ISBN: 1-565123123.

    Condition: Near fine in glossy illustrated wrappers (lower corner of front cover clipped).

    Book ID: 82859
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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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  • BEHIND THE GLORY. by Barris, Ted.
    Barris, Ted.
    BEHIND THE GLORY.

    Edition: First printing.

    Toronto: Macmillan Canada, (1992.) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - Based on the author's interviews with more than 200 instructors, this is the story of the British Commonwealth Air Training Plan - "the plan that won the allied air war." In five years, the BCATP turned over 200,000 young men and teenagers into seasoned aircrew. SIGNED on the title page with "All the best" and dated in the year of publication. Sixteen pages of photographs. Notes, sources, index. Map endpapers. viii, 358 pp. ISBN: 0-771591764.

    Condition: Near fine in a fine dust jacket (inscription on front endpaper.)

    Book ID: 42430
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  • MIDNIGHT AT THE DRAGON CAFE. by Bates, Judy Fong.
    Bates, Judy Fong.
    MIDNIGHT AT THE DRAGON CAFE.

    Edition: Advance Reading Copy (trade paperback format. )

    New York: Counterpoint, (2005.). First edition - Author's excellent first novel (and second book), the story of a young Chinese girl who is torn apart by family secrets and divided loyalties in a small Canadian town in the 1950's. Originally published in Canada - where the author, like the narrator in this novel, came as a young girl - this is being published as a trade paperback original in the United States. 315 pp.

    Condition: Fine in illustrated wrappers. (a new copy.)

    Book ID: 30762
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  • MANY TRAILS. by Batten, H. Mortimer. Illustrated by Morgan Stinemets.
    Batten, H. Mortimer. Illustrated by Morgan Stinemets.
    MANY TRAILS.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Henry Holt, 1921. dj. Hardcover first edition - Stories of many animals, most wild but a few domestic pets- dedicated to 'The Canadian Forest Rangers.' Illustrated with a glossy frontispiece, 4 plates and several small vignettes by Morgan Stinemets. 357 pp.

    Condition: Very near fine in illustrated blue cloth in a very good dustjacket (pages supple and white, binding firm, uncommon especially in this condition.)

    Book ID: 42143
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  • THE FLYING SQUAD. by Bishop, William A., Colonel and Major Rothesay Stuart-Wortley.
    Bishop, William A., Colonel and Major Rothesay Stuart-Wortley.
    THE FLYING SQUAD.

    Edition: Reprint.

    Garden City, NY: Sun Dial Press, (c 1927). Hardcover - A boys' adventure novel centered around flying, set in Canada, near Ontario, shortly after the first World War. A title in the "Young Moderns Book Shelf." 260 pp.

    Condition: Good overall in dark blue cloth with orange lettering on the spine, no dust jacket (a bit of soiling to edges of textblock, but a tight and straight copy)

    Book ID: 75411
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  • DIGGING UP THE MOUNTAINS: Selected Stories. by Bissondath, Neil.
    Bissondath, Neil.
    DIGGING UP THE MOUNTAINS: Selected Stories.

    Edition: 1st trade paperback printing.

    New York: Penguin, (1987.). First book by the nephew of V. S. Naipul, a collection of short stories set either in the author''s native Trinidad or dealing with Trinidadian immigrants in Canada. 247 pp. ISBN: 0-14-0089357.

    Condition: Very good (usual toning to the pages.)

    Book ID: 52429
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  • YOU CAN'T WIN. by Black, Jack.
    Black, Jack.
    YOU CAN'T WIN.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Macmillan, 1926. Hardcover first edition - The autobiography of a professional burglar and hobo, Jack Black, this book describes describes his days on the road and as a professional thief, convict and escaped prisoner (his mother died when he was 10, and after a few years in a convent school, he hit the road at 14, was in the dock for burglary before he was 20 and by age 25 he was expert house robber) but it is even more an indictment of the criminal justice system. While this book was influential to writers like William S. Burroughs (who mentioned it in "Junkie" and who also wrote the foreword to the 1988 trade paperback) and the Beats,…

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    New York: Macmillan, 1926. Hardcover first edition - The autobiography of a professional burglar and hobo, Jack Black, this book describes describes his days on the road and as a professional thief, convict and escaped prisoner (his mother died when he was 10, and after a few years in a convent school, he hit the road at 14, was in the dock for burglary before he was 20 and by age 25 he was expert house robber) but it is even more an indictment of the criminal justice system. While this book was influential to writers like William S. Burroughs (who mentioned it in "Junkie" and who also wrote the foreword to the 1988 trade paperback) and the Beats, it is perhaps even more relevant to us now with its discussion on how the prison system can be a force for good - the library in a Canadian prison - and also something which dehumanize prisoners - including his experiences of flogging in Canada,and being constrained by a strait jacket at Folsom. Foreword by Robert Herrick. xi, 394 pp.

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    Condition: Very good in red cloth with gold lettering on the spine (offsetting to the endpapers, bookplate on front pastedown, corners somewhat bumped), no dust jacket.

    Book ID: 81836
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  • BLACKFLY SEASON. by Blunt, Giles.
    Blunt, Giles.
    BLACKFLY SEASON.

    Edition: First UK printing.

    London: Harper Collins, (2005) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - The third atmospheric psychological thriller in the award-winning series featuring homicide detectives John Cardinal and Lisa Delorme set in the decaying small city of Algonquin Bay, about 250 miles north of Toronto, during the height of the spring black fly season. A thoughtful and well-written series. SIGNED on the title page. Lee Child called Blunt a "tremendous crime novelist" while Val McDermid described his books as "humane, intelligent and gripping." 372 pp. ISBN: 0-007151349.

    Condition: Very near fine in a like dustjacket.

    Book ID: 80768
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  • THE DELICATE STORM. by Blunt, Giles.
    Blunt, Giles.
    THE DELICATE STORM.

    Edition: First UK printing.

    London: Harper Collins, (2003) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - The second atmospheric psychological thriller in the award-winning series featuring homicide detectives John Cardinal and Lisa Delorme set in the decaying small city of Algonquin Bay, about 250 miles north of Toronto, as it experiences a once in a hundred years ice storm. A thoughtful and well-written series. SIGNED on the title page. Lee Child called Blunt a "tremendous crime novelist" while Val McDermid described his books as "humane, intelligent and gripping." 283 pp. ISBN: 0-007115725.

    Condition: Very near fine in a like dustjacket (light toning to pages)

    Book ID: 80769
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  • FORTY WORDS FOR SORROW. by Blunt, Giles.
    Blunt, Giles.
    FORTY WORDS FOR SORROW.

    Edition: First UK printing.

    London: Harper Collins, (2001) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - A complex and atmospheric psychological thriller, the first in this series introducing homicide detectives John Cardinal and Lisa Delorme set in the decaying small city of Algonquin Bay, about 250 miles north of Toronto, where four teenagers have gone missing. A thoughtful and well-written series. SIGNED on the title page. Lee Child called Blunt a "tremendous crime novelist" while Val McDermid described his books as "humane, intelligent and gripping." Winner of the Crime Writers' Association Silver Dagger in 2001, and was shortlisted for the Arthur Ellis Award for Best Novel. 326 pp. ISBN: 0-007115725.

    Condition: Very near fine in a like dustjacket (usual toning to pages). Wraparound band promising that this is "as chilling as James Patterson or your money back." In reality, it is far better than Patterson's books.

    Book ID: 82666
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  • Brand, Dionne.
    AT THE FULL AND CHANGE OF THE MOON.

    Edition: First US printing.

    New York: Grove Press, 1999. dj. Hardcover first edition - Highly acclaimed novel by this Trinidadian-born poet and writer who now lives in Canada, and has been the recipient of the Governor-General's and other awards. The novel begins in Trinidad in 1824 with a secret society of slaves, headed by Marie Ursule, plotting a mass suicide as an act of revolt against slavery. ISBN: 0-8021-16493.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 19339
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  • Brand, Dionne.
    AT THE FULL AND CHANGE OF THE MOON.

    Edition: Advance Reading Copy (trade paperback format. )

    New York: Grove Press, 1999. Highly acclaimed novel by this Trinidadian-born poet and writer who now lives in Canada, and has been the recipient of the Governor-General's and other awards. The novel begins in Trinidad in 1824 with a secret society of slaves, headed by Marie Ursule, plotting a mass suicide as an act of revolt against slavery.

    Condition: Fine (as new.)

    Book ID: 22856
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  • GREENWOOD. by Christie, Michael.
    Christie, Michael.
    GREENWOOD.

    Edition: Advance Reading Copy (trade paperback format. )

    New York: Hogarth / Random House, (2020). First edition - Multigenerational novel by this award-winning Canadian writer, spanning the years from the Great Depression to 2038 and set against the devasation of the natural world. "ItÕs 2038 and Jacinda (Jake) Greenwood is a storyteller and a liar, an overqualified tour guide babysitting ultra-rich vacationers in one of the worldÕs last remaining forests." 501 pp.

    Condition: Fine in illustrated wrappers.

    Book ID: 80706
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  • THE ENCHANTED CARIBOU by Cleaver, Elizabeth.
    Cleaver, Elizabeth.
    THE ENCHANTED CARIBOU

    Edition: First printing.

    Toronto & Oxford, Oxford University Press, 1985. Hardcover first edition - Charming Inuit folktale illustrated with scenes from shadow puppets. Includes a page on how to create your own shadow puppet theater and 2 pages of templates. Oblong format. 32 pp. ISBN: 0-19-5404920.

    Condition: Fine in glossy illustrated boards.

    Book ID: 65110
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  • THE CHIEF OF THE RANGES: A Tale of the Yukon. by Cody, H.A.
    Cody, H.A.
    THE CHIEF OF THE RANGES: A Tale of the Yukon.

    Edition: Reprint.

    New York: Grosset & Dunlap, (c 1912.). Hardcover - An adventure novel set in the Yukon, in the far Canadian North, with warring Indian tribes and Ranger Dan of the trading post. 303 pp.

    Condition: Good condition in illustrated red cloth covers, lacking the dj. (prev owner's name, some fraying to the ends of the spine, but otherwise tight and clean.)

    Book ID: 43864
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  • Conway, Jill Ker.
    TRUE NORTH: A Memoir.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1994. dj. Hardcover first edition - A continuation of her autobiography which began with 'The Road from Coorain.' - in this book, she arrives at Harvard as a graduate student, meets her husband, historian John Conway - the 'true north' of her life - and moves to Canada. This volume ends with her accepting the presidency of Smith College in Massachusetts. 250 pp. ISBN: 0-679-420991.

    Condition: Fine in a near fine dust jacket. (price-clipped.)

    Book ID: 35669
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  • MURDER GOES MUMMING. by Craig, Alisa (pseudonym of Charlotte MacLeod, 1922 - 2005)
    Craig, Alisa (pseudonym of Charlotte MacLeod, 1922 - 2005)
    MURDER GOES MUMMING.

    Edition: First printing.

    Garden City, NY: Doubleday, 1981. dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - Suspense novel featuring Inspector Madoc Rhys, set at Christmas time on the New Brunswick coast. SIGNED on the title page. The third novel by this Canadian writer. 180 pp. ISBN: 0-385-178875.

    Condition: Very good+ in a very good dust jacket (remainder spray to bottom edge, some edgewear to the dj.)

    Book ID: 60249
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  • MURDER GOES MUMMING. by Craig, Alisa (pseudonym of Charlotte MacLeod, 1922 - 2005)
    Craig, Alisa (pseudonym of Charlotte MacLeod, 1922 - 2005)
    MURDER GOES MUMMING.

    Edition: Book club edition.

    Garden City, NY: Doubleday, 1981. dj. Hardcover - Suspense novel featuring Inspector Madoc Rhys, set at Christmas time on the New Brunswick coast. The third novel by this Canadian writer. 180 pp. ISBN: 0-385-178875.

    Condition: Near fine in near fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 74922
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  • A DISMAL THING TO DO. by Craig, Alisa (pseudonym of Charlotte MacLeod, 1922 - 2005)
    Craig, Alisa (pseudonym of Charlotte MacLeod, 1922 - 2005)
    A DISMAL THING TO DO.

    Edition: Book club edition.

    Garden City, NY: Doubleday, 1986. dj. Hardcover - FIfth suspense novel featuring Detective Inspector Madoc Rhys of the RCMP and his wife, Janet, set in New Brunswick coast. A Doubleday Crime Club Choice. 179 pp. ISBN: 0-385-178875.

    Condition: Near fine in near fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 74923
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  • A DISMAL THING TO DO. by Craig, Alisa (pseudonym of Charlotte MacLeod, 1922 - 2005)
    Craig, Alisa (pseudonym of Charlotte MacLeod, 1922 - 2005)
    A DISMAL THING TO DO.

    Edition: First printing.

    Garden City, NY: Doubleday, 1986. dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - FIfth suspense novel featuring Detective Inspector Madoc Rhys of the RCMP and his wife, Janet, set in New Brunswick coast. SIGNED on the title page. A Doubleday Crime Club Choice. 179 pp. ISBN: 0-385-178875.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 74400
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  • CHILD OF THE NORTH. by Cullum, Ridgwell [pseudonym for Sidney Groves Burghard, 1867 Ð1943].
    Cullum, Ridgwell [pseudonym for Sidney Groves Burghard, 1867 Ð1943].
    CHILD OF THE NORTH.

    Edition: First US printing.

    New York: George H. Doran, 1926. Hardcover first edition - Novel of mystery, romance and adventure set among the gold miners of the Yukon in Northwestern Canada, by this British writer-adventurer who traveled extensively in the remote northwest.

    Condition: Very good+ in beige cloth with dark green lettering and illustration on the front cover and spine - some spine slant, light wear to edges of boards.

    Book ID: 13366
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  • ELIJAH OF BUXTON. by Curtis, Christopher Paul.
    Curtis, Christopher Paul.
    ELIJAH OF BUXTON.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Scholastic, (2007.) dj. Hardcover first edition - Novel for older children and young adults based on a true story by this award winning writer. Elijah was the first child born into freedom in Buxton, Canada, a settlement of runaway slaves just over the border from Detroit. This book also garnered many awards; the 2008 Coretta Scott King Award], the 2008 Newbery Honor, the 2008 Scott O'Dell Award for Historical Fiction], and the 2008 Book of the Year for Children Award of the Canadian Library Association. 341 pp plus author's note. ISBN: 9780439023443.

    Condition: Very near fine in a like dustjacket.

    Book ID: 53324
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  • ELIJAH OF BUXTON. by Curtis, Christopher Paul.
    Curtis, Christopher Paul.
    ELIJAH OF BUXTON.

    Edition: 3rd printing.

    New York: Scholastic, (2007.) dj. Hardcover - Novel for older children and young adults based on a true story by this award winning writer. Elijah was the first child born into freedom in Buxton, Canada, a settlement of runaway slaves just over the border from Detroit. This book also garnered many awards; the 2008 Coretta Scott King Award], the 2008 Newbery Honor, the 2008 Scott O'Dell Award for Historical Fiction], and the 2008 Book of the Year for Children Award of the Canadian Library Association. 341 pp plus author's note. ISBN: 9780439023443.

    Condition: Near fine in a fine dustjacket (gift inscription on front endpaper).

    Book ID: 81798
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  • ELIJAH OF BUXTON. by Curtis, Christopher Paul.
    Curtis, Christopher Paul.
    ELIJAH OF BUXTON.

    Edition: Advance Reading Copy (trade paperback format. )

    New York: Scholastic, (2007.). First edition - Novel for older children and young adults based on a true story by this award winning writer. Elijah was the first child born into freedom in Buxton, Canada, a settlement of runaway slaves just over the border from Detroit. This book also garnered many awards; the 2008 Coretta Scott King Award], the 2008 Newbery Honor, the 2008 Scott O'Dell Award for Historical Fiction], and the 2008 Book of the Year for Children Award of the Canadian Library Association. 341 pp plus author's note. ISBN: 9780439023443.

    Condition: Fine in illustrated wrappers.

    Book ID: 63122
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