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The Outlander, Adamson, Gil
1 Adamson, Gil The Outlander
Toronto House of Anansi Press 2007 0887842100 / 9780887842108 First Edition; First Printing Hardcover Near Fine in Very Good dust jacket 
Some creasing top DJ spine ; A bright, solid book, DJ in protective Mylar sleeve, unclipped. ; 8 X 5.40 X 1.30 inches; 312 pages; On a moonlit night in 1903, a mysterious young woman flees alone across the Canadian wilderness, one quick step ahead of her pursuers. Mary Boulton is nineteen years old, half mad, and widowed - by her own hand. Tearing through the forest with dogs howling in the distance, she is desperate, her nerves burning, and she is certain of one thing only - that her every move is being traced. Two red-headed brothers, rifles across their backs, lurch close behind her: monstrous figures, identical in every way, with the predatory look of hyenas. She has murdered their brother, and their cold lust for vengeance is unswerving. "As the widow scrambles to stay ahead of them, the burden of her existence disintegrates into a battle in which the dangers of her own mind become more menacing than the dangers of the night. Along the way, the steely outlaw encounters a changing cast of misfits and eccentrics. Some, like the recluse known as 'The Ridgerunner', provide a brief respite from her solitude; others, like the Reverend Bonnycastle, offer support only to reveal that they too have their own demons raging inside. As she is plunged further away from civilisation, her path from retribution to redemption slowly unfurls." 
Price: 16.95 CDN
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2 Anderson, Allan Remembering Leacock An Oral History
Ottawa Deneau 1983 0888790937 / 9780888790934 Stated First Edition; First Printing Hardcover Very Good+ in Very Good+ dust jacket 
Slight wear, some toning of pages ; A bright, solid book, DJ in Mylar ; B&W Illustrations; Small 4to 9" - 11" tall; 229 pages; Anderson, a former student of Leacock's from the 1930's has collected an impressive number of personal reminiscences from people across the country from all walks of life. 
Price: 16.50 CDN
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Rough Layout, Anderson, Doris
3 Anderson, Doris Rough Layout
Toronto McClelland and Stewart 1981 0771007426 / 9780771007422 First Edition Hardcover Very Good in Very Good- dust jacket Signed by Author
Signed by Author; Light wear to extremities. Price-clipped dust jacket has short tears top of spine, small chip missing at base of DJ on spine. Previous owner's stamp on front free end paper and half title page ; Signed by author on title page. DJ in protective Mylar sleeve. A bright, solid book. ; 221 pages; The story line about the editor of Canadian women's magazine, trying to keep her responsibilities as wife, mother and businesswoman from devolving, lightly resembles Anderson's own life. Anderson was, for a time editor, of Chatelaine magazine. 
Price: 20.00 CDN
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Tamarind Mem, Badami, Anita Rau
4 Badami, Anita Rau Tamarind Mem
London Viking 1997 0670874558 / 9780670874552 1st UK; First Printing Hardcover Near Fine in Near Fine dust jacket 
As new; A bright, solid book, dustjacket in Mylar, unclipped.; 8.60 X 5.60 X 1.10 inches; 272 pages; "Having moved to Canada from India, Kamini tries to make sense of the eccentric family she has left behind. Recounting the story of her mother's life, Kamini reveals the desires, secrets and fears that link different generations, exploring the bond between mothers and daughters." "A beautiful and brilliant portrait of two generations of women. Set in India's railway colonies, this is the story of Kamini and her mother Saroja, nicknamed Tamarind Mem due to her sour tongue. While in Canada beginning her graduate studies, Kamini receives a postcard from her mother saying she has sold their home and is travelling through India. Both are forced into the past to confront their dreams and losses and to explore the love that binds mothers and daughters everywhere." 
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5 Badami, Anita Rau Tamarind Mem
Toronto, ON Viking 1996 0670869163 / 9780670869169 First Edition; First Printing Paperback Very Good+ Signed by Author
Signed by Author; Light wear to card covers, a little creasing base of front cover, some tanning of pages ; Card covers have french flaps which contain the blurbs. ; Trade PB; 266 pages; This is the first novel by the Indo-Canadian writer 
Price: 15.00 CDN
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Tell It to the Trees, Badami, Anita Rau
6 Badami, Anita Rau Tell It to the Trees
Toronto Knopf Canada 2011 0676978932 / 9780676978933 First Edition; First Printing Hardcover Near Fine in Near Fine dust jacket 
Only slight wear.; A bright, solid book. DJ in protective Mylar sleeve, unclipped. ; 8.40 X 6 X 1.10 inches; 255 pages; One freezing winter morning a dead body is found in the backyard of the Dharma family’s house. It’s the body of Anu Krishnan.For Anu, a writer seeking a secluded retreat from the city, the Dharmas’ “back-house” in the sleepy mountain town of Merrit’s Point was the ideal spot to take a year off and begin writing. She had found the Dharmas’ rental through a happy coincidence. A friend from university who had kept tabs on everyone in their graduating year – including the quiet and reserved Vikram Dharma and his first wife, Helen – sent her the listing. Anu vaguely remembered Vikram but had a strong recollection of Helen, a beautiful, vivacious, social and charming woman.But now Vikram had a new wife, a marriage hastily arranged in India after Helen was killed in a car accident. Suman Dharma, a stark contrast to Helen, is quiet and timid. She arrived from the bustling warmth of India full of the promise of her new life – a new home, a new country and a daughter from Vikram’s first marriage. But her husband’s suspicious, controlling and angry tirades become almost a daily ritual, resigning Suman to a desolate future entangled in a marriage of fear and despair.Suman is isolated both by the landscape and the culture, and her fortunes begin to change only when Anu arrives. A friendship begins to form between the two women as Anu becomes a frequent visitor to the house. While the children, Varsha and Hemant, are at school, Anu, Vikram’s mother, Akka, and Suman spend time sharing tea and stories. But Anu’s arrival will change the balance of the Dharma household. Young Varsha, deeply affected by her mother’s death and desperate to keep her new family together, becomes increasingly suspicious of Anu’s relationship with her stepmother. Varsha’s singular attention to keeping her family together, and the secrets that emerge as Anu and Suman become friends, create cracks in the Dharma family that can only spell certain disaster. 
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7 Badami, Anita Rau The Hero's Walk
Toronto Knopf 2000 067697225x / 9780676972252 First Canadian Edition Hardcover Very Good- in Good+ dust jacket 
Some wear to extremities, a light lean.; A bright, solid book, DJ in protective Mylar sleeve, unclipped. ; 1.42 x 8.11 x 5.67 Inches; 359 pages; "As The Hero's Walk opens, Sripathi's life is already in a state of thorough disrepair. His mother, a domineering, half-senile octogenarian, sits like a tyrant at the top of his household, frightening off his sister's suitors, chastising him for not having become a doctor, and brandishing her hypochondria and paranoia with sinister abandon. It is Sripathi's children, however, who pose the biggest problems: Arun, his son, is becoming dangerously involved in political activism, and Maya, his daughter, broke off her arranged engagement to a local man in order to wed a white Canadian. Sripathi's troubles come to a head when Maya and her husband are killed in an automobile accident, leaving their 7- year-old daughter, Nandana, without Canadian kin. Sripathi travels to Canada and brings his granddaughter home, while his family is shaken by a series of calamities that may, eventually, bring peace to their lives." 
Price: 12.50 CDN
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Toronto, ON Macmillan of Canada 1982 0771597231 / 9780771597237 First Canadian Edition Hardcover Very Good in Good+ dust jacket 
8vo 8" - 9" tall; 183 pages; Dust jacket in Mylar. DJ is chipped, scuffed with tiny tears. Second novel by the author of 'Abra'. Edna Cormick, forty-three, is incarcerated in a mental hospital for murdering her husband. For twenty years, Edna escaped the world by devoting herself to the health and welfare of her husband and home, so when she learns he’s been having an affair, her sense of betrayal is devastating and literally maddening. And so she sits, silently filling notebooks, trying to find where and how her life went wrong. Dancing in the Dark is a tightly woven psychological novel, which explores the idea that madness is not necessarily self-destructive, and may lead to a kind of wisdom. 
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9 Barfoot, Joan Getting Over Edgar
Toronto, ON Key Porter Books 1999 1552630110 / 9781552630112 First Edition; First Printing Paperback Very Good+ 
Top back corner of card cover bumped, pages unaffected ; A bright solid, book ; Trade PB; 270 pages; ..an ordinary woman deflected from the course of her life by an extraordinary event. Gwen Stone thought her life had taken an abrupt nose-dive when Edgar, her husband of twenty years, suddenly decided he wasn't suited to marriage and left her, for freedom and a shiny red convertible. Edgar's freedom, however has been short-lived - and so has he. Seven weeks later, he and his convertible have been mowed down by a train, and Gwen is attending his funeral, swinging between caustic rage, despair and an unfamiliar sense of possibility. "So, 'For the last time, Edgar, good-bye,' Gwen says in a clear, impatient, exasperated voice. She gives the casket an encouraging pat, straightens and marches briskly out of the room, past everyone gaping, through one set of doors, and down a hallway to a heavy set of wooden doors, out into the parking lot and sunshine ...... She's had enough. More than enough. She spreads her arms and lets loose a whoop into the shining, hot sky." From Edgar's funeral Gwen moves on to her new life, and a few hours' solace in the arms of David, a friendly young bartender. David has his own troubles, and the brief encounter between the newly widowed Gwen, and the misunderstood (in his opinion) David, unexpectedly alters both of their destinies. Gwen and David's alternating stories, both humorous and surprising, have wonderfully satisfying resolutions. 
Price: 8.50 CDN
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10 Beames, John Army Without Banners; a vivid social comedy about pioneering life in the Northwest at the turn of the century
Vancouver, BC Western Producer Prairie Books 1988 0888332629 / 9780888332622 Reprint Paperback Very Good- 
Some edge wear to card covers, some yellowing of pages ; A tight solid book. ; Trade PB; 286 pages; This is a reprint of the 1931 book is a humorous fictional account of pioneering in northern Saskatchewan 
Price: 8.95 CDN
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A Place Called Hecla, Benson, Doris
11 Benson, Doris A Place Called Hecla
Manitoba Self Published 2007 0978302508 / 9780978302504 First Edition Softcover Very Good Signed by Author
Signed by Author; Some wear to corners of card covers ; Signed by author on front fly leaf, A bright, solid book ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 240 pages; Hecla Island, located in Lake Winnipeg in Manitoba is a very real place, once home to an Icelandic community, now dispersed. This is a post WWII novel about a young man from that community who was a bomber pilot. He falls in love with an Irish Canadian, city-bred woman and feels the need for her to love the island he grew up on. 
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12 Birney, Earle TURVEY - A Military Picaresque
Toronto, ON McClelland & Stewart 1976 0771014120 / 9780771014123 Revised Edition Hardcover Very Good in Good+ dust jacket 
Price clipped DJ is chipped and scuffed with short tears, book shows light edge wear ; A tight solid book. DJ in Mylar ; 288 pages; Private Thomas Leadbeater Turvey is nobody's idea of a capable recruit. Shifted from regimental pillar to post, Turvey tries and fails at every odd job in the army with a remarkable genius for mishap. A casualty before he has a chance to see action, Turvey watches the maimed and dying return from the front; thus Earle Birney's comic masterpiece becomes an unforgettable indictment of war. 'Turvey' won the Stephen Leacock Medal for Humour in 1949. 
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13 BIRNEY, EARLE TURVEY; A Military Picaresque
Toronto McClelland and Stewart 1949 First Edition Hardcover Very Good+ in Good dust jacket 
DJ chipped and worn, light soil, short tears with some creases, only light wear to book ; DJ in Mylar, tight solid book. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 288 pages; A humorous novel about life in the army by one of Canada's most distinguished poets. 
Price: 15.00 CDN
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Mad Shadows (La Belle Bête), Blais, Marie-Claire
14 Blais, Marie-Claire Mad Shadows (La Belle Bête)
London Jonathan Cape 1960 First British Edition Hardcover Very Good+ in Very Good dust jacket 
DJ shows some edge wear, scuffing, previous owner's name on FFEP. ; DJ in Mylar, unclipped, hinges intact. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 125 pages; Only date given is the copyright date. This is the first book by the renowned French-Canadian novelist, published when she was 20. Translated from French by Merloyd Lawrence. 
Price: 15.95 CDN
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A Candle to Light the Sun, Blondal, Patricia
15 Blondal, Patricia A Candle to Light the Sun
Toronto, ON McClelland & Stewart 1960 First Edition; First Printing Hardcover Very Good+ in Good+ dust jacket 
DJ worn, chipped creased with a few tears, small ink mark top FFEP ; A bright solid, book, DJ in Mylar, black cloth covered boards with silver and red titles on spine ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 316 pages; This first novel was published posthumously after the author, a young mother, died of cancer 
Price: 35.00 CDN
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Breaking Lorca, Blunt, Giles
16 Blunt, Giles Breaking Lorca
Toronto Random House Canada 2009 0307357007 / 9780307357007 First Edition; First Printing Hardcover Near Fine in Near Fine dust jacket 
Only slight edge wear ; A bright, solid book, DJ in protective Mylar sleeve, unclipped. ; 8.27 X 5.75 X 1.42 inches; 272 pages; "In 1980s El Salvador, a young woman is detained in a government torture squad’s head-quarters, suspected of supporting guerilla forces. There, a bookish new recruit, Victor Peña, is assigned to assist in her interrogation. Before they learn so much as her name – Lorca – the squad relentlessly break her, body and soul. It is a terrifying journey into human cruelty and courage, one which years later – in the pinnacle of cosmopolitan America – still haunts the tormentor as dramatically as it does his victim." 
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Caprice, Bowering, George
17 Bowering, George Caprice
Markham, ON Viking 1987 0670812072 / 9780670812073 First Edition Hardcover Very Good+ in Very Good dust jacket 
Slight edge wear, crease on front flap. ; A bright, solid book, DJ in protective Mylar sleeve, unclipped. ; Large 8vo 9" - 10" tall; 266 pages; It's the mid 1890s in Kamloops, British Columbia. Two men argue over a bottle of whisky and Frank Spencer, an American outlaw-turned-farmhand, kills Pete Foster. Enter Caprice. Almost six feet tall, with black stallion, flaming red hair, long legs, and a lethal bullwhip, she sets out to avenge her brother's murder. Caprice leaves an indelible impression on the people she encounters: Gert, the whore with a heart of gold; Gert's son, for whom she provides affirmation, and not the least Frank Smith, her lover, a teacher and amateur baseball player who wants her to leave the law enforcement to the professionals and marry him. 
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The Channel Shore, Bruce, Charles
18 Bruce, Charles The Channel Shore
Toronto Macmillan 1957 1st; Second Printing Hardcover Very Good in Very Good dust jacket Illustrated by Jocelyn Taylor jacket art 
DJ and boards show edge wear, boards are sun-faded on top edge.; A tight solid book. Dust jacket in Mylar jacket protector. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 398 pages; Charles Bruce was a Governor-General Award winning poet who hailed from Nova Scotia. This fictional work, set in Nova Scotia, takes a look at three generations of a family from 1919 to 1946 
Price: 20.00 CDN
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19 Bush, Catherine Claire's Head
Toronto McClelland & Stewart 2004 0771017529 / 9780771017520 First Edition; First Printing Hardcover Near Fine in Very Good- dust jacket 
Light wear to DJ, 1 inch tear bottom edge ; DJ in protective Mylar sleeve, unclipped. A bright, solid book ; 321 pages; Claire "is the youngest of three sisters, two of whom are second-generation migraine sufferers. A childhood of dark bedrooms & an ever-increasing number of food and air-quality restrictions have made Claire cautious and fastidious. This mild-mannered Toronto cartographer cannot enter a room without mentally mapping its dimensions & keeps putting off telling her boyfriend that she doesn't want a baby. When she receives an unexpected phone call, however, asking about the whereabouts of her eldest sister Rachel, Claire suddenly finds herself on a risky journey of emotional and spiritual self-discovery. Strong-willed, passionate, & unpredictable, Rachel has always refused to give in to her own headaches. A freelance medical journalist based in New York City, she dared to have a child on her own (though she eventually gave her to the care of her middle sister, Allison), & she has experimented with every migraine cure imaginable--no matter how dangerous or off the wall. As Claire follows Rachel's rapidly vanishing trail--from a New Age healer in Amsterdam to Las Vegas's nightmare "Strip"--she gradually comes to a new understanding of her own headaches." 
Price: 15.00 CDN
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South of an Unnamed Creek, Cameron, Anne
20 Cameron, Anne South of an Unnamed Creek
Madeira Park, BC Harbour Publishing 1989 1550170139 / 9781550170139 1st Hardcover Very Good+ in Very Good dust jacket 
Boards show light shelf wear, dust jacket also shows light ceasing.; A bright, solid book, dustjacket in Mylar, unclipped.; 9.10 X 6 X 0.90 inches; 199 pages; "Anne Cameron writes with uncompromising candidness of the relationships between men and women. Her stories combine wit and gritty realism with a clear sense of the storyteller's art. Quite simply she is willing to venture into uncharted territory and speak of the things she finds there in a voice that is clear and at times unsettling.In South of an Unnamed Creek, Cameron once again tackles mostly unexplored material in her quest for a unique feminist perspective on traditional story-telling. This novel focuses on five women from diverse backgrounds who find common ground in the dance halls of the Klondike Goldrush. From the author of The Journey and Child of Her People, another unusual and enlightening approach to the frontier tale." 
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