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  • TENDRE CAPTURE: Poesie. by Champeau, Nicole V.
    Champeau, Nicole V.
    TENDRE CAPTURE: Poesie.

    Edition: First printing, a trade paperback.

    Ottawa, Canada: Les Editions du Vermillion, (1994.). SIGNED first edition - Early and uncommon collection of poems by this award-winning writer, SIGNED on the first page with the words "Tous my vieux du bonheur" and dated le 3 septembre in the year of publication. Text in French (en francais.) 112 pp plus table of contents. ISBN: 1895873029.

    Condition: Very near fine in glossy illustrated wrappers.

    Book ID: 54296
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  • THE MONARCHS ARE FLYING. by Foster, Marion.
    Foster, Marion.
    THE MONARCHS ARE FLYING.

    Edition: First US printing, a trade paperback original.

    Ithaca, NY: Firebrand Books, (1987). First edition - The first novel by this Canadian author, a courtroom drama of a woman charged with murdering the woman who was her ex-lover, set in an intolerant small town, with a homophobic police detective. 217 pp. ISBN: 0-932379338.

    Condition: Fine in glossy illustrated wrappers.

    Book ID: 79469
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  • Hazelton, Hugh.
    CROSSING THE CHACO.

    Edition: First printing, a trade paperback, not issued in hardcover.

    Montreal: White Dwarf Editions, (1982). First edition - First book by this Canadian author and translator (although born in Chicago, he emigrated to Canada during the Vietnam War), founder of the White Dwarf small press. Includes one fold-out poem. The poems in this collection are mostly typographical and related to Latin America - the cover, which Hazelton designed - has a map-poem of Central and South America on the back cover. In 2006 Hazelton received the Governor General's award for the translation of VŽtiver, by Jo‘l Des Rosiers. 84 pp. ISBN: 0-969107218.

    Condition: Near fine in stiff light blue wrappers (a little rubbing to the spine.) Uncommon.

    Book ID: 38733
    Keywords: canadian, first book, Poetry
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  • THIS PLACE CALLED ABSENCE. by Kwa, Lydia.
    Kwa, Lydia.
    THIS PLACE CALLED ABSENCE.

    Edition: First US printing.

    New York: Kensington, (2002) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - The first novel by this Singapore born, Canadian writer - in it, four narrators tell two stories, one that of a contemporary Chinese-Canadian psychologist mourning the death of her father, another of two Chinese prostitutes in early 20th-century Singapore. The novel opens just after Wu Lan's father has committed suicide at his home in Singapore, and Wu Lan has had a breakdown after returning from the funeral. To distract herself, she begins researching the sex trade in Singapore. Three other women are given voices in this novel: Lee Ah Choi, sold into prostitution by her parents for three sacks of rice; Chow Chat Mui, who fled her father's sexual…

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    New York: Kensington, (2002) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - The first novel by this Singapore born, Canadian writer - in it, four narrators tell two stories, one that of a contemporary Chinese-Canadian psychologist mourning the death of her father, another of two Chinese prostitutes in early 20th-century Singapore. The novel opens just after Wu Lan's father has committed suicide at his home in Singapore, and Wu Lan has had a breakdown after returning from the funeral. To distract herself, she begins researching the sex trade in Singapore. Three other women are given voices in this novel: Lee Ah Choi, sold into prostitution by her parents for three sacks of rice; Chow Chat Mui, who fled her father's sexual abuse only to find herself tricked into prostitution; and finally Mahmee, Wu Lan's mother, who is grieving over her husband's death and her separation from her daughter. SIGNED on the title page. 218 pp. ISBN: 0-758201478.

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    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 82222
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  • THE LOVE OF A GOOD WOMAN. by Munro, Alice.
    Munro, Alice.
    THE LOVE OF A GOOD WOMAN.

    Edition: First printing.

    Toronto: McClelland & Stewart, (1998) dj. Hardcover first edition - A collection of eight short stories by this Nobel prize winning Canadian writer. This collection won Canada's Giller Prize, and the National Book Critics Circle Award in the United States. 340 pp. ISBN: 0-375-403957.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 83085
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  • THE LOVE OF A GOOD WOMAN. by Munro, Alice.
    Munro, Alice.
    THE LOVE OF A GOOD WOMAN.

    Edition: First printing.

    Toronto: McClelland & Stewart, (1998) dj. Hardcover first edition - A collection of eight short stories by this Nobel prize winning Canadian writer. This collection won Canada's Giller Prize, and the National Book Critics Circle Award in the United States. 340 pp. ISBN: 0-375-403957.

    Condition: Near fine in a fine dust jacket (upper corner of front endpaper torn, signs of being read)

    Book ID: 83086
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  • SMALL IN THE CITY. by Smith, Sydney.
    Smith, Sydney.
    SMALL IN THE CITY.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Neal Porter Books / Holiday House, (2019) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - A charming story, with only a few words and many evocative illustrations, the first book both written and illustrated by this award-winning Canadian illustrator, and itself the recipient of many honors. A young child reassures his lost cat that he knows how scary it can be to be small in a big city, especially as the snow is falling, but here are some tips which might help. Named by the New York Public Library as the Best Illustrated Book of the Year, Winner of the Governor General's Literary Award, a New York Times Best Children's Book of 2019, an NPR Best Kids Book of…

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    New York: Neal Porter Books / Holiday House, (2019) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - A charming story, with only a few words and many evocative illustrations, the first book both written and illustrated by this award-winning Canadian illustrator, and itself the recipient of many honors. A young child reassures his lost cat that he knows how scary it can be to be small in a big city, especially as the snow is falling, but here are some tips which might help. Named by the New York Public Library as the Best Illustrated Book of the Year, Winner of the Governor General's Literary Award, a New York Times Best Children's Book of 2019, an NPR Best Kids Book of the Year, a Washington Post Best Children's Book of the Year and more. INSCRIBED by the author on the front endpaper with a small drawing. A book which should become a classic. Unpaginated. ISBN: 978-0823442614.

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    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket (a new copy, in the first issue dust jacket without any award medallions.)

    Book ID: 80953
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