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Time of Their Lives The Dionne Tragedy

By: Nihmey, John & Stuart Foxman

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Ottawa, NIVA Publishing: 1987

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 13652

ISBN: 0921043007

Condition: Very Good in Very Good dust jacket


A little bumped head & tail of spine ; A bright, solid book. Dust jacket in Mylar jacket protector. ; 0.9 x 9.3 x 6.2 Inches; 222 pages; "a fictionalized account of actual events. Research included studying hundreds of newspaper and magazine articles dating from the eight-year period covered in this book; viewing numerous newsreels and feature films from the same period; examining a number of post-mortem documentaries of the Dionne phenomenon; and conducting many personal and telephone interviews. During research authors discovered that although much is documented about the family, a grea... View more info

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Mine Inheritance

By: Niven, Frederick

Price: $21.50

Publisher: London, Collins: 1940

Edition: 1st UK

Seller ID: 12816

Condition: Very Good in Fair dust jacket


DJ heavily chipped, and creased with tears, missing a section from the bottom fore corner of the front panel and top of spine. Red cloth covered boards, faded top edge, light sticker damage top FFEP ; DJ stabilized in protective Mylar sleeve, unclipped, hinges intact; 1.3 x 8 x 5.5 Inches; 432 pages; This is a novel about the Red River Settlement - the first important settlement in the Canadian West - founded by Thomas Douglas, Earl of Selkirk who had bought the land from the Hudson's Bay Company. It was for the express purpose of providing homes for the Highlanders who were being evicted from... View more info

DIVISADERO

By: Ondaatje, Michael

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Toronto, McClelland & Stewart: 2007

Edition: First Edition; First Printing

Seller ID: 13184

ISBN: 0771068727

Condition: Fine in Near Fine dust jacket


Slight edge wear ; DJ in protective Mylar sleeve, unclipped, bright, solid book ; 273 pages; "In the 1970's in northern California, near Gold Rush country, a father and his teenage daughters, Anna and Claire, work their farm with the help of Coop, an enigmatic young man who makes his home with them. Theirs is a makeshift family, until it is riven by an incident of violence - both hand and heart - that sets fire to the rest of their lives." blurb View more info

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There's Always Another Year

By: Ostenso, Martha

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Toronto, Dodd, Mead & Company: 1933

Edition: First Canadian Edition

Seller ID: 14349

Condition: Very Good with no dust jacket


Some bumping of corners, crease on spine. ; Silver cloth covered boards with blue stamped titles ; 268 pages View more info

The Lane That Had No Turning And Other Associated Tales Concerning the People of Pontiac; Together with Certain 'Parables of Provinces'

By: Parker, Gilbert

Price: $14.50

Publisher: Toronto, Copp, Clark Company: 1900

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 14719

Condition: Very Good with no dust jacket


Book spine a little discoloured, a bend lower fore corner, some tanning of pages ; A tight solid book, hinges intact. Green cloth covered boards with black stamped design and titles front and spine. ; 12mo 7" - 7½" tall; 313 pages; a collection of short stories set in the fictional Quebec town of Pontiac View more info

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The Timeless Island and Other Stories

By: PERCY, H.R.

Price: $17.50

Publisher: Toronto, ON, The Ryerson Press: 1960

Seller ID: 12021

Condition: Very Good- in Good dust jacket


DJ chipped, scuffed with some creasing, top corner a little bumped, gift notation on verso of FFEP ; Signed by Percy on FFEP. DJ in Mylar A tight solid book. ; The stories run "the gamut of the storyteller's art - from tales of the supernatural... to simple narratives that catch the pathos of everyday life... stories reflecting the author's own experience as a ship's officer." View more info

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Conflict

By: PLENDERLEITH, William A.

Price: $22.50

Publisher: Toronto, ON, Ryerson Press: 1950

Edition: First Canadian Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 11713

Condition: Very Good+ in Fair dust jacket


Signed by Author; DJ heavily chipped with tears, creasing and scuffing with large chips head of spine & top front panel. Previous owner's name on FFEP. Slight lean to book ; Signed by Plenderleith on the FFEP. DJ in Mylar A tight solid book, hinges intact; The story revolves around the American Revolution and the United Empire Loyalists. Plenderleith was a teacher in British Columbia View more info

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The Aberhart Summer

By: Powe, Bruce

Price: $16.50

Publisher: Toronto, Lester & Orpen Dennys Limited: 1983

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 18753

ISBN: 0886190134

Condition: Very Good in Very Good dust jacket


DJ shows very light shelf wear.; A bright, solid book, Dust jacket in Mylar jacket protector. ; International Fiction List #18; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 215 pages; " The Aberhart Summer is a dark "coming of age" story where desperation, secrets, and tragedy affect the lives of the people in an Edmonton neighbourhood during the Depression. A mystery, a comedy, and a gripping look at Alberta history. " It is told through the memories of a veteran of WWII, looking back to his teen years growing up in Edmonton. The period in Alberta history refers to a time when a new political... View more info

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Where Mountains Touch Heaven

By: Powell, Ena Kingsnorth

Price: $16.50

Publisher: Surrey, BC, Hancock House: 1995

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 17996

ISBN: 0888393652

Condition: Very Good


Signed by Author; Card covers show light shelf wear, creasing .; Signed by the author on front fly leaf. A bright, solid book.; 8.35 X 5.51 X 0.47 inches; 222 pages; This is a novel about a young boy growing up in British Columbia's interior. He is faced with the death of his mother and finds solace in the wildlife, namely a Rocky Mountain bighorn sheep. View more info

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The Service

By: Quarrington, Paul

Price: $35.00

Publisher: Toronto, Coach House Press: 1978

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 15518

ISBN: 0889101167

Condition: Very Good in Very Good- dust jacket


Dust jacket lightly chipped, bottom fore corner bumped, short tear in DJ top of spine with attendant creasing, DJ spine faded ; A tight solid book, DJ in Mylar. Book has plain black card covers with no printing. ; Trade PB; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 182 pages; "Hilarious and bawdy, 'The Service' gives new di,emsions to the satiric portrayal of the little man overwhelmed by uncaring technology, & to the little man's shrink,guru, or master. While its characters are as small as those of Barth's The End of the Road, their fantasies are large - and boldly erotic." Jacket blurb. This is Qu... View more info

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Eve's Daughters

By: Ramshaw, Bette Stichbury

Price: $23.50

Publisher: Saskatoon, Self Published: 2006

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 15632

ISBN: 0978140001

Condition: Very Good-


Signed by Author; General edge wear, creased spine has a lean, one inch tear base of front cover near spine, light soil to white card covers. ; Signed by author on fly leaf. A tight solid book. ; Trade PB; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 236 pages; London's East End is the setting for this novel set during the years spanning 1901-1920 and devoted to the women, born to poverty but seeking to make a better life for themselves. View more info

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Notes on an Endangered Species

By: Richler, Mordecai

Price: $17.50

Publisher: New York, Alfred A. Knopf: 1974

Edition: First American Edition

Seller ID: 19385

ISBN: 0394489691

Condition: Very Good+ in Very Good+ dust jacket


DJ and boards show very light shelf wear.; Stated first edition. A bright, solid book. Dust jacket in Mylar jacket protector, unclipped. ; 8.6 X 5.7 X 1.1 inches; 212 pages; 15 essays by the Canadian master of wit, previously published in various magazines. View more info

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The Feet of the Furtive

By: Roberts, Charles George Douglas

Price: $22.50

Publisher: London, Ward, Lock & Co: 1915

Edition: 1st UK; Second Printing

Seller ID: 9989

Condition: Very Good with no dust jacket


Light wear, corners slightly bumped some foxing of first few pages and page edges ; Bright solid book. Red cloth covered boards with moosehead design blindstamped on front board, blindstamped design and gilt titles on spine. Decorative endpapers by Charles Livingston Bull, frontispiece with tissue guard and seven other plates by Paul Bransom. ; 277 pages; A series of ten stories, all related to nature. View more info

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Whir of Gold

By: Ross, Sinclair

Price: $40.00

Publisher: Toronto, McClelland and Stewart: 1970

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 14846

ISBN: 0771077459

Condition: Very Good+ in Very Good- dust jacket


Price clipped DJ is lightly chipped and soiled, spine discolored. Book only shows light wear head & tail of spine. ; A tight solid book, hinges intact; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 195 pages; Sinclair Ross was born on a homestead near Shelbrooke in northern Saskatchewan in 1908. He dropped out of school after grade eleven to work in a bank. After working in many small-town banks in Saskatchewan, he transferred to a bank in Winnipeg in 1933. In 1941 he published his first novel, As For Me and My House, with its evocation of prairie life during the Depression. The prairie is the major setting for ... View more info

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Sawbones Memorial

By: Ross, Sinclair

Price: $16.00

Publisher: Toronto, McClelland and Stewart: 1974

Edition: 1st

Seller ID: 17196

ISBN: 0771077475

Condition: Very Good+ in Very Good- dust jacket


DJ shows edge wear, has 1/2" tear on front top edge. Previous owner's bookplate on FFEP. ; A bright, solid book, dustjacket in Mylar, unclipped. ; 9 X 6 X 1 inches; 140 pages; On the eve of his retirement, Doctor "Sawbones" Hunter reflects on his career as a small-town physician. "With Sawbones Memorial, he perfectly captures the rhythms and realities of small-town life in the West....the book explores both the generosity and the hateful bigotry found in small towns everywhere. There is tenderness here, and bitterness, too...." View more info

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Enchantment and Sorrow The Autobiography of Gabrielle Roy

By: Roy, Gabrielle & Patricia Claxton translator

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Toronto, Lester & Orpen Dennys: 1987

Edition: First English Edition

Seller ID: 19338

ISBN: 0886191017

Condition: Very Good+ in Very Good+ dust jacket


DJ and boards show light shelf wear, light creasing of DJ. ; A bright, solid book. Dust jacket in Mylar jacket protector. ; 9.1 X 6.3 X 1.8 inches; 415 pages; In the years before her death Gabrielle Roy began her autobiography but unfortunately death took her before she could finish. "This, then, is the story of the first thirty years of Gabrielle Roy's life, her discovery of herself as an individual, and gradually, her vocation as a writer." The original French version was published in 1984 as 'La Détresse et l'enchantment'. View more info

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BALLAD OF A STONE PICKER

By: Ryga, George

Price: $15.95

Publisher: Toronto, ON, Macmillan: 1966

Edition: 1st

Seller ID: 5126

Condition: Very Good in Very Good dust jacket


8vo 8" - 9" tall; 160 pages; DJ has very light soiling, small tears, light waterstain on back fore-edge. Dust jacket in protective Mylar covering. Boards have very light shelfwear. Third book by the author of Ecstasy of Rita Joe. Ryga has written here of the brother who had to leave school so his brighter brother could go to school, the brother who was tied to the land so his brother could go to England to university, the brother who was old at 28 while his brilliant brother took his own life in a far off land. View more info

Forms of Devotion Stories and Pictures

By: Schoemperlen, Diane

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Toronto, ON, Harpercollins Canada: 1998

Edition: First Edition; Second Printing

Seller ID: 11442

ISBN: 0002245663

Condition: Fine in Near Fine dust jacket


Only slight wear; DJ in protective Mylar sleeve, unclipped. ; 223 pages; 'a captivating collection of stories illustrated with wood engravings and line drawings from the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. The subtle interplay of words and images creates a backdrop for Diane Schoemperlen's witty and intelligent exploration of devotion in its many forms--from material objects and daily rituals, to the pleasures of the body and the pains of romantic love, and even to the delicious stability of the status quo. The result is a playful, sometimes surreal, and often mysterious juxtapo... View more info

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Dustship Glory

By: Schroeder, Andreas

Price: $24.50

Publisher: Toronto, Doubleday: 1986

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 15236

ISBN: 038525038x

Condition: Very Good in Very Good dust jacket


Signed by Author; Book and dust jacket a little bumped head and tail of spine, light creasing top DJ. Small stain top back DJ. ; Signed by author on title page A bright, solid book DJ in protective Mylar sleeve, unclipped. ; 1 x 8.4 x 5.5 Inches; 215 pages; "It is true. More than one thousand miles from the sea, on the outskirts of Manybones, Saskatchewan, Tpm Sukanen is building a ship. At first people think the lumber and steel are new building materials for a granary or haystack, but when they discover its real purpose, Tom Sukanen's dream becomes the communities concern. In the mire ... View more info

Stories from Pacific & Arctic Canada A selection

By: Schroeder, Andreas & Rudy Wiebe

Price: $12.50

Publisher: Toronto, Macmillan of Canada: 1974

Edition: First Canadian Edition

Seller ID: 13541

ISBN: 0770511449

Condition: Very Good in Very Good- dust jacket


Light edge wear and short closed tears of DJ ; A bright, solid book, DJ in Mylar ; 284 pages; Seven stories about the Arctic and nineteen stories about Pacific Canada by various authors, such as Jack London, Malcolm Lowry, Ethel Wilson, Paul St. Pierre, James Houston, Andreas Schroeder and Rudy Wiebe. View more info