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The Collected Stories

By: Shields, Carol

Price: $19.50

Publisher: Toronto, ON, Random House Canada: 2003

Edition: First Edition; First Printing

Seller ID: 10838

ISBN: 0679313265

Condition: Very Good+ in Very Good dust jacket


Light edge wear; DJ in Mylar, unclipped with bound in satin bookmark ; 593 pages; A collection of previously published short fiction by Shields along with 'Segue', appearing for the first time in this book View more info

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Swann

By: Shields, Carol

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Toronto, Random House of Canada, Limited: 1996

Edition: 1st Thus; First Printing

Seller ID: 14139

ISBN: 0679307710

Condition: Very Good in Very Good dust jacket


Some edgewear to book & DJ; This is a reprint of the 1987 novel from Stoddart Publishing. DJ in protective Mylar sleeve, unclipped. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 397 pages; Although best known for The Stone Diaries, which won both the Pulitzer Prize and the Governor General's Award, Carol Shields has anointed Swann as her favourite offspring. Swann, a literary mystery that won the Arthur Ellis Award for best Canadian mystery, is among Shields's most eccentric works. It revolves around the papers of a fictional Canadian poet named Mary Swann, the stifled, uneducated, and almost friendless wife o... View more info

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HANGMAN

By: Slade, Michael

Price: $14.95

Publisher: Toronto, ON, Penguin Books Canada, Limited: 2000

Edition: First Canadian Edition; First Printing

Seller ID: 14262

ISBN: 067089480X

Condition: Near Fine in Near Fine dust jacket


Special X; 379 pages; DJ in mylar. DJ has very light scuff marks, slight edge wear. Another book featuring Zinc Chandler in the Special X mystery series from the Vancouver lawyer, Jay Clarke and his daughter Rebecca. Definitely not for the squeamish. "The first victim was found in Seattle. The second in Vancouver-just the first two in a grisly puzzle that's turning the child's game of hangman into a nightmare of escalating horror...." View more info

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HANGMAN

By: Slade, Michael

Price: $15.95

Publisher: Toronto, ON, Penguin Books Canada, Limited: 2000

Edition: First Canadian Edition; First Printing

Seller ID: 14471

ISBN: 067089480X

Condition: Near Fine in Near Fine dust jacket


Special X; 379 pages; DJ in mylar. DJ has very light scuff marks, slight edge wear. Another book featuring Zinc Chandler in the Special X mystery series from the Vancouver lawyer, Jay Clarke and his daughter Rebecca. "The first victim was found in Seattle. The second in Vancouver-just the first two in a grisly puzzle that's turning the child's game of hangman into a nightmare of escalating horror...." Definitely not for the squeamish. View more info

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The Old Judge or Life in a Colony

By: Slick, Sam (pseud. of Thomas Haliburton)

Price: $60.00

Publisher: London, Hurst and Blackett: 1860

Seller ID: 8725

Condition: Very Good-


8vo 8" - 9" tall; (vii) 350 [2] pp. pages; Undated, but probably published circa 1860. Extremities worn, some fraying to head and tail of spine. Water stain to top half of frontispiece. Appears that the signatures may have been restitched (some evidence of glue at hinges). Bookplate on front pastedown. Purple cloth covers, elaborate blind stamped design on front and back covers with gilt stamps on front and spine. Frontispiece is of negroes dancing in costume - protected by tissue guard. Book is tight & solid. Two of the other titles listed on the title page (Nature and Human Nature [... View more info

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The Glistening Furrow

By: Slobodian, Sophia

Price: $17.50

Publisher: Edmonton, AB, Reidmore: 1983

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 14825

ISBN: 0919091350

Condition: Near Fine in Very Good- dust jacket


Light chipping and edge wear of DJ head & tail of spine, some scuffing. ; A bright solid, book DJ in Mylar ; 236 pages; A novel about the Ukrainian immigrants who helped open up the Canadian prairie provinces View more info

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Blackfoot Crossing

By: Sluman, Norma

Price: $19.50

Publisher: Toronto, Ryerson Press: 1959

Edition: 1st

Seller ID: 17193

Condition: Very Good+ in Good dust jacket


DJ has tears, creasing and chipping, with 1" wedge piece missing from front bottom. Tape repaired tear on back flap of DJ. ; Dust jacket in Mylar jacket protector. A tight solid book. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 255 pages; A novel set in the 1870s about Crowfoot, chief of the the Siksika First Nation and his dealings with the white man, the Northwest Mounted Police and the railway View more info

Dragon's Breath

By: Smith, Frank

Price: $16.50

Publisher: Don Mills, ON, Nelson Foster & Scott: 1980

Edition: First Edition; First Printing

Seller ID: 13878

ISBN: 0919324460

Condition: Very Good+ in Very Good dust jacket


Only light wear; Inscribed by author on title page. A bright, solid book, DJ in protective Mylar sleeve, unclipped. View more info

Lightning

By: Stenson, Fred

Price: $18.50

Publisher: Vancouver, BC, Douglas & Mcintyre: 2003

Edition: First Edition; First Printing

Seller ID: 11695

ISBN: 1553650107

Condition: Near Fine in Very Good+ dust jacket


Only slight wear to DJ; A bright solid, book DJ in protective Mylar sleeve, unclipped. ; 431 pages; A Western novel set in 1880's Alberta. This is a follow-up to 'The Trade' View more info

THE KINGDOM OF THE SUN

By: Stephen, Alexander M.

Price: $16.95

Publisher: London, J. M. Dent & Sons Ltd.: 1927

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 3525

Condition: Very Good


Signed by Author; Small 8vo 7½" - 8" tall; 285 pages; Signed by author on FFEP. Black cloth boards have some light soiling, very light shelfwear to edges and corners, damp stain lower back cover. Some foxing on FFEP, half-title and title pages as well as end pages, previous owner's name on front free end paper. A.M. Stephen’s first novel, the Kingdom of the Sun, is an historical romance about a gentleman adventurer named Richard Anson who sailed on Sir Francis Drake’s Golden Hind but was abandoned amongst the Haida on Canada's West coast. View more info

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Marine Life

By: Svendsen, Linda

Price: $13.50

Publisher: Toronto, Harpercollins: 1992

Edition: First Edition; First Printing

Seller ID: 14251

ISBN: 0002238896

Condition: Near Fine in Near Fine dust jacket


Only slight wear ; A bright, solid book DJ in protective Mylar sleeve, unclipped. ; 0.9 x 8.6 x 5.7 Inches; 165 pages; When it was first published in 1992, Linda Svendsen’s Marine Life was welcomed with exceptional reviews on both sides of the border. The eight seamlessly interwoven stories charted the longings, pleasures and terrors of Adele Nordstrom, a child who looks unsparingly at the failures of her family, and as an adult is destined to repeat them. Now these powerful stories have beentransformed into a film, directed by Anne Wheeler and starring Cybil Shepherd, making its debut in M... View more info

Story House

By: Taylor, Timothy

Price: $14.50

Publisher: Toronto, Knopf Canada: 2006

Edition: First Edition; First Printing

Seller ID: 13692

ISBN: 0676977642

Condition: Fine in Near Fine dust jacket


Only slight wear ; A bright, solid book DJ in protective Mylar sleeve, unclipped. ; 1.6 x 8.2 x 5.8 Inches; 464 pages; Graham and Elliot Gordon are half-brothers, six months apart, the only sons of Packer Gordon, a famous architect. Graham is the natural son of Packer and his wife. Elliot is the product of Packer’s dalliance with a mistress. The boys are openly hostile towards each other, always have been, and when they reach their mid-teens, Packer decides they will settle their differences in a boxing ring. After eight weeks of training, the brothers box three rounds that will change thei... View more info

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The Blue Light Project

By: Taylor, Timothy

Price: $19.95

Publisher: Toronto, Knopf Canada: 2011

Edition: First Edition; First Printing

Seller ID: 17243

ISBN: 0307399303

Condition: Near Fine in Near Fine dust jacket


A bright, solid book. Dust jacket in Mylar jacket protector. ; 9.10 X 6.10 X 1.30 inches; 368 pages; "An unidentified man storms a television studio where KiddieFame, a controversial children’s talent show wherein kids who are too talented are “killed off,” is being filmed. He is armed with an explosive device, and issues only a single demand: an interview with journalist Thom Pegg. It’s a strange request, everyone agrees. A disgraced former investigative journalist, caught fabricating sources, Pegg is down on his luck and working for a lowly tabloid. The demand surprises everyo... View more info

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Swallow

By: Thomas, D. M

Price: $18.50

Publisher: Toronto, Lester & Orpen Dennys: 1984

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 19335

ISBN: 0886190568

Condition: Very Good+ in Very Good+ dust jacket


DJ and boards show light shelf wear.; A bright, solid book. Dust jacket in Mylar jacket protector. ; International Fiction List #24; 8.3 X 5.7 X 1.2 inches; 312 pages View more info

The Flying Troutmans A Novel

By: Toews, Miriam

Price: $14.50

Publisher: Berkeley, CA, Counterpoint: 2008

Edition: First US Edition; First Printing

Seller ID: 13703

ISBN: 1582434395

Condition: Fine in Near Fine dust jacket


1.1 x 8.1 x 5.3 Inches; 275 pages; Meet the Troutmans. Hattie’s boyfriend has just dumped her, her sister Min’s back in the psych ward, and Min’s kids, Logan and Thebes, are not talking and talking way too much, respectively. Then there’s the past, in which Min tried to kill Hattie once and to kill herself a lot, in which Min threw the kids’ father out of the house, in which Hattie dropped out of school, in which Logan and his friends kidnapped a friend and drove around town with him in the trunk, and in which Thebes frequently impersonated their insane mom in order to cut class. Whe... View more info

The Flying Troutmans

By: Toews, Miriam

Price: $12.50

Publisher: Toronto, Knopf Canada: 2008

Edition: First Edition; First Printing

Seller ID: 14366

ISBN: 0307397491

Condition: Very Good+ in Very Good+ dust jacket


A crease down DJ spine, only light wear to book. ; A bright, solid book, DJ in protective Mylar sleeve, unclipped. ; 0.98 x 8.31 x 5.51 Inches; 274 pages; "A road novel helped along by a lovably nutty cast, Toews's latest (after A Complicated Kindness) follows a ragtag crew as they crisscross America. Hattie, recently dumped in Paris by her moody, adjective-hating boyfriend, returns home to Canada after receiving an emergency phone call from her niece. Turns out, Hattie's sister, Min, is back in the psych ward, and her kids, 11-year-old Thebes and 15-year-old Logan, are fending for themsel... View more info

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The Five Books of Moses Lapinsky

By: Tulchinsky, Karen X.

Price: $14.50

Publisher: Vancouver BC, Polestar/Raincoast Books: 2003

Edition: First Edition; First Printing

Seller ID: 15011

ISBN: 1551925567

Condition: Very Good+ in Very Good+ dust jacket


1.7 x 8.6 x 5.6 Inches; 495 pages; "In researching the life of his boxer father Sonny, historian Moses Lapinsky uncovers a pivotal event. On a hot Toronto night in 1933, at an amateur baseball game at Christie Pits field, four Nazi youths flashed a large black swastika, shouting "Heil Hitler!" Within seconds, a group of Jewish youths charged at them, trying to grab the flag. One of the Nazi youths snatches back the banner and breaks free, running with the flag through the park, setting off a four-hour race riot involving 15,000 people, injuring hundreds, and sending scores to the h... View more info

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The Englishman's Boy

By: Vanderhaeghe, Guy

Price: $14.50

Publisher: Toronto, McClelland & Stewart: 1996

Edition: First Edition; First Printing

Seller ID: 15387

ISBN: 0771086938

Condition: Near Fine in Very Good+ dust jacket


Light edge wear to DJ. ; A bright, solid book, DJ in protective Mylar sleeve, unclipped. ; 1.3 x 9.1 x 5.6 Inches; 333 pages; "The Englishman's Boy pivots nicely between the end of the Western frontier in the late nineteenth century and the dawn of movie-making. In the 1920s, the frontier was fresh in Hollywood's memory and became a natural subject for legions of cheap silent films. In another departure from earlier work, Vanderhaeghe asks some discomforting intellectual questions. For example: To what degree must great fictional narratives, be they books or movies, sacrifice the facts in ... View more info

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AMRiiKA

By: Vassanji, M G

Price: $18.50

Publisher: Toronto, McClelland and Stewart: 1999

Edition: 1st; First Printing

Seller ID: 17027

ISBN: 0771087233

Condition: Near Fine in Very Good+ dust jacket


Light edge wear to dust jacket ; A bright, solid book, dustjacket in Mylar, unclipped.; 9 X 6.30 X 1.60 inches; 412 pages; "Amriika is a novel of betrayal, disillusionment, and discovery set in America during three highly charged decades in the nation’s history. In the late sixties, Ramji, a student from Dar es Salaam, East Africa, arrives in an America far different from the one he dreamed about, one caught up in anti-war demonstrations, revolutionary lifestyles, and spiritual quests. As Ramji finds himself pulled by the tumultuous currents of those troubled times, he is swept up in eve... View more info

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The Book of Secrets A Novel

By: Vassanji, M. G.

Price: $12.50

Publisher: New York, Picador USA: 1996

Edition: First American Edition; First Printing

Seller ID: 14250

ISBN: 0312140835

Condition: Near Fine in Very Good dust jacket


Light creasing top edge of DJ.; A bright, solid book, DJ in protective Mylar sleeve, unclipped. ; 1.3 x 8.3 x 5.7 Inches; 337 pages; "This complex novel is at once a story of the British Empire in Africa and a very postmodern meditation on the allures and pitfalls of narrative. It's set in the racial melting pot of East Africa, where African, Arab, Indian, English and German cultures mesh. The plot has two major strands: the present, in which an Indian-born retired history teacher, Pius Fernandes, discovers a diary written by Alfred Corbin, an English consul stationed in British East Afric... View more info