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  • BEYOND FORGET: Rediscovering the Prairies. by Abley, Mark
    Abley, Mark
    BEYOND FORGET: Rediscovering the Prairies.

    Edition: First US printing.

    San Francisco: Sierra Club, (1986) dj. Hardcover first edition - The author's first book - he grew up in the Canadian West and in 1985 he revisited the Prairie Provinces of Manitoba, Saskatchewan and Alberta. He includes accounts of the various colonies of immigrants, the treatment of Indians, and of the countryside itself. Index. viii, 260 pp. ISBN: 0-871567059.

    Condition: Very good in very good dust jacket (corners bumped, bookstore line on top edge)

    Book ID: 68251
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  • Ahearn, Catherine.
    LUNA-VERSE: Love Poems.

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

    Toronto: Aya Press, 1984. First edition - By the poet laureate of Ottawa. Aya Press Poetry series number 6. ISBN: 0-920544-38x.

    Condition: Very near fine in illustrated wrappers.

    Book ID: 22928
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  • Alexis, Andre.
    FIFTEEN DOGS: An Apologue.

    Edition: First edition, fifth printing, a trade paperback.

    Toronto: Coach House Press, (2015). An unusual novel by this award-winning writer who born in Trinidad and grew up in Canada. It begins with a bet between the gods Hermes and Apollo which leads them to grant human consciousness and language to a group of dogs who had been left overnight at a Toronto veterinary clinic. Suddenly capable of more complex thought, the pack is torn between those who resist the new ways of thinking, preferring the old 'dog' ways, and those who embrace the change. In awarding this book the Giller Prize, the jury commented "What does it mean to be alive? To think, to feel, to love and to envy? Andre Alexis explores all of this and…

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    Toronto: Coach House Press, (2015). An unusual novel by this award-winning writer who born in Trinidad and grew up in Canada. It begins with a bet between the gods Hermes and Apollo which leads them to grant human consciousness and language to a group of dogs who had been left overnight at a Toronto veterinary clinic. Suddenly capable of more complex thought, the pack is torn between those who resist the new ways of thinking, preferring the old 'dog' ways, and those who embrace the change. In awarding this book the Giller Prize, the jury commented "What does it mean to be alive? To think, to feel, to love and to envy? Andre Alexis explores all of this and more in the extraordinary Fifteen Dogs, an insightful and philosophical meditation on the nature of consciousness. Its a novel filled with balancing acts: humour juxtaposed with savagery, solitude with the desperate need to be part of a pack, perceptive prose interspersed with playful poetry. A wonderful and original piece of writing that challenges the reader to examine their own existence and recall the age old question, whats the meaning of life?" 171 pp. ISBN: 978-1552453056.

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    Condition: Very near fine - appears unread, but part of a poem has been printed inside the back cover.

    Book ID: 83192
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  • Anderson-Dargatz, Gail.
    A RECIPE FOR BEES .

    Edition: First US printing.

    New York: Harmony, (1998) dj. Hardcover first edition - Highly praised Canadian writer's second novel. Finalist for the Giller Prize for fiction. Illustrated with photographs. ISBN: 0-609-604511.

    Condition: Fine in near fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 25406
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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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  • A RECIPE FOR BEES . by Anderson-Dargatz, Gail.
    Anderson-Dargatz, Gail.
    A RECIPE FOR BEES .

    Edition: First printing.

    Toronto: Alfred A. Knopf Canada, (1998) dj. Hardcover first edition - Highly praised Canadian writer's second novel. Finalist for the Giller Prize for fiction. Illustrated with photographs. 311 pp. ISBN: 0-676971008.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 87653
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  • Appignanesi, Richard.
    ITALIA PERVERSA: Part one: Stalin's Orphans

    Edition: First edition.

    London: Quartet, 1985. dj. Hardcover first edition - The first volume in a remarkable trilogy that chronicles the histories of Piero Orsini and Madame Castigny de Nichel.. . . 'a complex story of jealousy, vendetta, memory and terror, in which the characters are uncompromising, always driven to 'see passion in the end.'. ISBN: 0-7043-24946.

    Condition: Near fine in a fine dust jacket (binding flaw to front endpaper.)

    Book ID: 22596
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  • Appignanesi, Richard.
    ITALIA PERVERSA: Part Two, The Mosque.

    Edition: First edition.

    London: Quartet, 1985. dj. Hardcover first edition - The second volume in a remarkable trilogy - one called 'a piece of infinite fascination.'. ISBN: 0-7043-2508x.

    Condition: Near fine in near fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 22597
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  • WHORE. by Arcan, Nelly (pseudonym of Isabelle Fortier, 1973-2009)
    Arcan, Nelly (pseudonym of Isabelle Fortier, 1973-2009)
    WHORE.

    Edition: First US printing, a trade paperback original.

    New York: Grove Press / Black Cat, (2005). First edition - Canadian author's semi-autobiographical first novel, a look at the world's oldest profession by a writer who worked within it. "Cynthia," as the nameless narrator calls herself professionally, is a French-Canadian Catholic who escapes her strict upbringing and schooling by the nuns, and moves to Montreal where she finds work in a bar. One day she answers the ad of an escort agency, and so she is found by new calling. Translated from the French by Bruce Benderson. Finalist for both the Prix MŽdicis and the Prix FŽmina. 172 pp. ISBN: 0-802170021.

    Condition: Fine in illustrated wrappers.

    Book ID: 79690
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  • THE YEAR OF THE FLOOD. by Atwood, Margaret.
    Atwood, Margaret.
    THE YEAR OF THE FLOOD.

    Edition: 2nd printing.

    Toronto: McClelland & Stewart, (2009) dj. Hardcover - The second book in her MaddAddam trilogy, sequel to Oryx and Crake, and like that book set in a near future in which the world has been devastated by a global pandemic which set across the earth like a waterless flood. While there appear to be few human survivors, gene-spliced life is beginning to proliferate. 434 pp. ISBN: 978-0771008443.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 83071
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  • Atwood, Margaret.
    THE ROBBER BRIDE

    Edition: Advance Reading Copy (trade paperback format. )

    New York: Doubleday, 1993. First edition - An "intricate and subversive novel" by this award-winning writer. This novel won the Trillium Award and the Commonwealth Writers Prize . 542 pp.

    Condition: Fine in glossy illustrated wrappers.

    Book ID: 20648
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  • WILDERNESS TIPS. by Atwood, Margaret.
    Atwood, Margaret.
    WILDERNESS TIPS.

    Edition: First printing.

    Toronto: McClelland & Stewart, (1991) dj. Hardcover first edition - The true first edition of this collection of ten short stories (Atwood's third collection.) 247 pp. ISBN: 0-7710-08198.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 77513
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  • BLUEBEARD'S EGG and Other Stories by Atwood, Margaret.
    Atwood, Margaret.
    BLUEBEARD'S EGG and Other Stories

    Edition: First American edition.

    Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1986. dj. Hardcover first edition - Contains two stories not included in the Canadian edition. 281 pp. ISBN: 0-385-40424x.

    Condition: Near fine in a good only dust jacket (tears and some creasing to corners of folds of dj.)

    Book ID: 45514
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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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  • 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: Very good in very good dust jacket (glue remnants under dj flaps)

    Book ID: 22725
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  • BODILY HARM. by Atwood, Margaret.
    Atwood, Margaret.
    BODILY HARM.

    Edition: First American printing.

    New York: Simon & Schuster, 1982. dj. Hardcover first edition - Atwood's fifth novel, described as 'by turns, comic, satiric, relentless and terrifying,' this is the story of a woman's attempt to come to grips with a series of rude shocks that overturned her world and her expectations. ISBN: 0-671-441531.

    Condition: Near fine in a fine dust jacket (remainder mark)

    Book ID: 23399
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  • BODILY HARM. by Atwood, Margaret.
    Atwood, Margaret.
    BODILY HARM.

    Edition: First US printing.

    New York: Simon & Schuster, 1982. dj. Hardcover first edition - Atwood's fifth novel, described as 'by turns, comic, satiric, relentless and terrifying,' this is the story of a woman's attempt to come to grips with a series of rude shocks that overturned her world and her expectations. ISBN: 0-671-441531.

    Condition: Near fine in a near fine dust jacket (rem mark)

    Book ID: 31266
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  • GOOD BONES and Simple Murders. by Atwood, Margaret.
    Atwood, Margaret.
    GOOD BONES and Simple Murders.

    Edition: First US printing.

    New York: Doubleday, (1994.) dj. Hardcover first edition - A collection of 27 brief pieces - stories, prose, prose-poems. 164 pp. Cover design by Amy C. KIng. ISBN: 0-385-471106.

    Condition: Good in good dust jacket (glue remnants and discoration under dj flaps)

    Book ID: 78562
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  • Atwood, Margaret
    BODILY HARM

    Edition: First US printing.

    New York: Simon & Schuster, 1982. dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - SIGNED on title page. Atwood's fifth novel, described as 'by turns, comic, satiric, relentless and terrifying,' this is the story of a woman's attempt to come to grips with a series of rude shocks that overturned her world and her expectations. ISBN: 0-671-441531.

    Condition: Very near fine in a like dustjacket (remainder mark on bottom of textblock)

    Book ID: 26282
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  • BLUEBEARD'S EGG by Atwood, Margaret
    Atwood, Margaret
    BLUEBEARD'S EGG

    Edition: First edition.

    Toronto: McClelland & Stewart, 1983. dj. Hardcover first edition - The true first edition of Atwood's second collection of short stories. 285 pp. ISBN: 0-7710-08082.

    Condition: Very near fine in a very good dustjacket (short closed tears on upper edge of front cover of dj, sunning to spine of dj.)

    Book ID: 13838
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  • CAT'S EYE by Atwood, Margaret
    Atwood, Margaret
    CAT'S EYE

    Edition: Book of the Month Club edition (same size and quality as trade edition).

    New York: Doubleday, 1989. dj. Hardcover - Novel short-listed for the Booker Prize. ISBN: 0-385-260075.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 41335
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  • THE ROBBER BRIDE by Atwood, Margaret.
    Atwood, Margaret.
    THE ROBBER BRIDE

    Edition: First printing.

    Toronto: McClelland & Stewart, (1993) dj. Hardcover first edition - True first edition. An "intricate and subversive novel" by this award-winning writer. This novel won the Trillium Award and the Commonwealth Writers Prize. 546 pp. ISBN: 0-77100821X.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket (appears unread.)

    Book ID: 77080
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  • LIFE BEFORE MAN. by Atwood, Margaret
    Atwood, Margaret
    LIFE BEFORE MAN.

    Edition: 2nd printing.

    Toronto: McClelland & Stewart, (1979) dj. Hardcover - Her fourth novel, a story of three people, stranded behind walls of their own making, forced to make choices after the rules have changed. 317 pp. ISBN: 0-7710-08074.

    Condition: Near fine in near fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 88497
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  • Atwood, Margaret.
    SELECTED POEMS: 1965 - 1975.

    Edition: Trade paperback.

    Boston: Houghton Mifflin, (1987.). Originally published in the US in 1976, this was being re-issued simultaneously with a volume of her poems from 1976-86. Includes selections drawn from 'The Circle Game', 'The Animals from That Country', the entire long poem of 'The Journals of Susanna Moody', etc. 240 pp. ISBN: 0-395-404223.

    Condition: Very good in stiff illustrated wrappers.

    Book ID: 35571
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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: Fine in a fine dustjacket.

    Book ID: 10655
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  • BODILY HARM. by Atwood, Margaret.
    Atwood, Margaret.
    BODILY HARM.

    Edition: First US printing.

    New York: Simon & Schuster, 1982. dj. Hardcover first edition - Atwood's fifth novel, described as 'by turns, comic, satiric, relentless and terrifying,' this is the story of a woman's attempt to come to grips with a series of rude shocks that overturned her world and her expectations. ISBN: 0-671-441531.

    Condition: Very near fine in a like dustjacket.

    Book ID: 52025
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  • Atwood, Margaret.
    BODILY HARM.

    Edition: First American printing.

    New York: Simon & Schuster, 1982. dj. Hardcover first edition - Atwood's fifth novel, described as 'by turns, comic, satiric, relentless and terrifying,' this is the story of a woman's attempt to come to grips with a series of rude shocks that overturned her world and her expectations. ISBN: 0-671-441531.

    Condition: Near fine in near fine dust jacket (old price on front endpaper, prev owner's last name, price-clipped dj.)

    Book ID: 26281
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  • THE BLIND ASSASSIN. by Atwood, Margaret.
    Atwood, Margaret.
    THE BLIND ASSASSIN.

    Edition: First printing.

    Toronto: McClelland & Stewart, (2000) dj. Hardcover first edition - A complex and multi-layered story, set in the 30s and 40s - but also including a science fiction novel (the title 'The Blind Assassin' refers to this novel) within the novel. Winner of the Dashiell Hammett award and the Booker Prize. 521 pp. ISBN: 0-771008635.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 82978
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  • BLUEBEARD'S EGG by Atwood, Margaret
    Atwood, Margaret
    BLUEBEARD'S EGG

    Edition: First edition.

    Toronto: McClelland & Stewart, 1983. dj. Hardcover first edition - The true first edition of Atwood's second collection of short stories. 285 pp. ISBN: 0-7710-08082.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 83048
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  • BLUEBEARD'S EGG and Other Stories by Atwood, Margaret.
    Atwood, Margaret.
    BLUEBEARD'S EGG and Other Stories

    Edition: First American edition.

    Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1986. dj. Hardcover first edition - Contains two stories not included in the Canadian edition. 281 pp. ISBN: 0-385-40424x.

    Condition: Near fine in a very good dust jacket (1 closed tear to back cover.)

    Book ID: 4475
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