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Small Rain, Harris, John
1 Harris, John Small Rain
Vancouver BC New Star Books 1989 0919573940 / 9780919573949 First Paperback Edition Softcover Very Good 
Light shelfwear to card covers. Crease on lower foredge of front cover, includes half-title page.; A tight solid book. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 156 pages; A collection of stories about a post-boom boomtown. 
Price: 16.50 CDN
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Spinner's Inlet, Hunter, Don
2 Hunter, Don Spinner's Inlet
Ganges, BC Horsdal & Shubart Pub Ltd 1989 0920663060 / 9780920663066 First Edition Softcover Very Good+ Illustrated by Patricia Brown Signed by Author
Signed by Author; Light shelfwear to card covers.; A bright, solid book.; B&W line drawings; 3.15 X 2.68 X 0.55 inches; 163 pages; Inscribed by the author on the half-title page. A series of short stories about Spinner's Inlet, a fictional town located in the Gulf Islands of British Columbia. These stories originally appeared in The Province, a Vancouver, BC daily newspaper. 
Price: 15.00 CDN
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Miss Hobbema Pageant, Kinsella, W P
3 Kinsella, W P Miss Hobbema Pageant
Toronto HarperPerennial 1995 000647960X / 9780006479604 First Paperback Edition; First Printing Softcover Very Good 
Light edgewear to card covers, Previous owner's name stamp and date. Back card cover crease, pages lightly yellowed ; A bright, solid book ; Trade PB; 7.80 X 5.30 X 0.70 inches; 224 pages; "W.P. Kinsella's popular "Indian stories", mostly set on the Hobbema reserve of Alberta, have resulted in a remarkable string of highly entertaining tales that have been superficially attacked as racist. They feature a Cree narrator Silas Ermineskin, a would-be writer, and his outrageous entrepreneurial sidekick Frank Fencepost, as they invariably outwit white authorities. Despite the widespread appeal of these stories, Kinsella didn't receive the Leacock Medal for Humour until 1987, ten years after he made his debut. He flatly rejects criticism that he has demeaned Indians by resorting to stereotypes. Dance Me Outside, a superb story in his first collection, was made into a Canadian movie by director Bruce McDonald." ABCBookworld 
Price: 16.50 CDN
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Red Wolf, Red Wolf, Kinsella, W. P.
4 Kinsella, W. P. Red Wolf, Red Wolf
Toronto, ON Collins 1987 0002231832 / 9780002231831 1st Hardcover Fine in Near Fine dust jacket Signed by Author
Signed by Author; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 182 pages; Signed by author on front free end paper. Light edge wear, dustjacket in Mylar. "Dense with meaning, engagingly readable and with a universal truth at their core, these stories have the impact of well-wrought poetry. As in his novel Shoeless Joe , in which a long-deceased baseball player sets up a game in a startled fan's backyard, Kinsella's title piece explores the shifting borders of reality as Flannery O'Connor's character Enoch Emery comes to life and moves in with his creator. The stories' themes and characters are often fanciful, sometimes verging on the bizarre--the survivor of a freakish crime, as in "Oh, Marley," or a man who runs off with his daughter's teenage friend in "Evangeline's Mother"--but in Kinsella's hands they become poignantly credible. Profiling a wife's long-buried resentments as reflected in her "Driving Patterns," the author expertly sets a menacing mood. Narrated by the gunfighter's mild-mannered friend, "Billy in Trinidad" shows a sympathetic side of Billy the Kid. A disaffected baseball player finds true love in "Butterfly Winter," a tale that evokes the magical realism of South American fiction, while a yuppie ruefully recalls his carefree '60s days and his hippie girlfriend in the endpiece, "Mother Tucker's Yellow Duck." " (Publishers Weekly) 
Price: 16.50 CDN
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Edmonton, AB Newest Publishers 1981 0912316136 / 9780912316130 First Canadian Edition Hardcover Near Fine in Very Good dust jacket Signed by Author
Signed by Author; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 148 pages; Dust jacket in Mylar. Light wear, a couple of small dints front cover. Author inscription 'For Ruth Brown with all good wishes Henry Kreisel' on title page. Eight short stories in this 148 page book. 
Price: 15.95 CDN
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The Many Deaths of George Robertson, Little, George
6 Little, George The Many Deaths of George Robertson
Fredericton, NB Goose Lane Editions 1990 0864921241 / 9780864921246 First Edition Softcover Very Good+ Signed by Author
Signed by Author; Light wear to extremities of white glossy pictorial card covers ; Unpersonalized inscription on front fly leaf. A bright, solid book ; Trade PB; 8.30 X 5.50 X 0.20 inches; 137 pages; In this his first collection of stories, George Little examines the lives of parents, siblings, friends and politicians, offering fleeting glimpses into the moral complexity of contemporary relationships. In the title story, "The Many Deaths of George Robertson," a man rediscovers himself by rewriting his past; in "Marooned," an old woman is haunted by the memory of a shipwreck and her lost child; in "The Beauty of Holiness," a leather-bound book evokes memories of a man's boyhood relationship with his strict Presbyterian grandmother.Throughout these stories, George Little probes the gathering storm of moral dilemma where indecision is illuminated by flashes of astonished laughter. George Little was born and raised in Law, Scotland, and immigrated to Canada in 1964. He is the former leader of the New Democratic Party in New Brunswick and a teacher at Simonds High School in Saint John. His poems and stories have been published in several magazines and he regularly broadcasts his own humorous essays on CBC Radio. 
Price: 25.00 CDN
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