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The Weavers A Tale of England and Egypt of Fifty Years Ago

By: N/A

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Toronto, Copp Clark Co. Limited: 1908

Edition: First Canadian Edition; Second Printing

Seller ID: 14720

Condition: Very Good- with no dust jacket


Light edge wear to green cloth covered boards, bottom fore corner worn through, light soil. Gift notation on FFEP, small hole top dedication page. A little foxing early pages. Front hinge intact, back hinge started but solid. Page edges show a little soil. ; Black stamped design and gilt stamped titles front and spine. A tight solid book. View more info

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The Outlander

By: Adamson, Gil

Price: $16.95

Publisher: Toronto, House of Anansi Press: 2007

Edition: First Edition; First Printing

Seller ID: 15800

ISBN: 0887842100

Condition: 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: monstr... View more info

Remembering Leacock An Oral History

By: Anderson, Allan

Price: $16.50

Publisher: Ottawa, Deneau: 1983

Edition: Stated First Edition; First Printing

Seller ID: 13284

ISBN: 0888790937

Condition: 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. View more info

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Rough Layout

By: Anderson, Doris

Price: $18.50

Publisher: Toronto, McClelland and Stewart: 1981

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 16201

ISBN: 0771007426

Condition: Very Good in Very Good- dust jacket


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. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 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. View more info

Tamarind Mem

By: Badami, Anita Rau

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Toronto, ON, Viking: 1996

Edition: First Edition; First Printing

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 11397

ISBN: 0670869163

Condition: Very Good+


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 View more info

The Hero's Walk

By: Badami, Anita Rau

Price: $12.50

Publisher: Toronto, Knopf: 2000

Edition: First Canadian Edition

Seller ID: 14510

ISBN: 067697225x

Condition: 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 in... View more info

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Tell It to the Trees

By: Badami, Anita Rau

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Toronto, Knopf Canada: 2011

Edition: First Edition; First Printing

Seller ID: 15485

ISBN: 0676978932

Condition: 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 – inclu... View more info

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Tamarind Mem

By: Badami, Anita Rau

Price: $18.50

Publisher: London, Viking: 1997

Edition: 1st UK; First Printing

Seller ID: 17615

ISBN: 0670874558

Condition: 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 C... View more info

Getting Over Edgar

By: Barfoot, Joan

Price: $8.50

Publisher: Toronto, ON, Key Porter Books: 1999

Edition: First Edition; First Printing

Seller ID: 11118

ISBN: 1552630110

Condition: 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 an... View more info

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DANCING IN THE DARK

By: Barfoot, Joan

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Toronto, ON, Macmillan of Canada: 1982

Edition: First Canadian Edition

Seller ID: 4847

ISBN: 0771597231

Condition: 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 ... View more info

Army Without Banners; a vivid social comedy about pioneering life in the Northwest at the turn of the century

By: Beames, John

Price: $8.95

Publisher: Vancouver, BC, Western Producer Prairie Books: 1988

Edition: Reprint

Seller ID: 11557

ISBN: 0888332629

Condition: 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 View more info

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A Place Called Hecla

By: Benson, Doris

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Manitoba, Self Published: 2007

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 16902

ISBN: 0978302508

Condition: Very Good


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. View more info

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Judgment Glen

By: Bird, Will R.

Price: $40.00

Publisher: Toronto, Ryerson: 1947

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 19392

Condition: Very Good in Good dust jacket


Signed by Author; Dustjacket chipped with some tears, creasing and scuffing, 1/2" tear top of spine ; Signed by author on front free endpaper. A tight solid book. Dust jacket in Mylar jacket protector. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 315 pages; Ryerson Fiction Award co-winner. View more info

TURVEY - A Military Picaresque

By: Birney, Earle

Price: $12.50

Publisher: Toronto, ON, McClelland & Stewart: 1976

Edition: Revised Edition

Seller ID: 12020

ISBN: 0771014120

Condition: 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. View more info

TURVEY; A Military Picaresque

By: BIRNEY, EARLE

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Toronto, McClelland and Stewart: 1949

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 12736

Condition: 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. View more info

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A Candle to Light the Sun

By: Blondal, Patricia

Price: $35.00

Publisher: Toronto, ON, McClelland & Stewart: 1960

Edition: First Edition; First Printing

Seller ID: 10103

Condition: 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 View more info

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Breaking Lorca

By: Blunt, Giles

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Toronto, Random House Canada: 2009

Edition: First Edition; First Printing

Seller ID: 15786

ISBN: 0307357007

Condition: 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 haunt... View more info

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Caprice

By: Bowering, George

Price: $15.95

Publisher: Markham, ON, Viking: 1987

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 15765

ISBN: 0670812072

Condition: 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 sh... View more info

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Three Day Road

By: Boyden, Joseph

Price: $19.50

Publisher: Toronto, Viking Adult: 2005

Edition: First Edition; Third Printing

Seller ID: 19164

ISBN: 0670063622

Condition: Near Fine in Very Good- dust jacket


DJ has small tears on top edge, front flap creased. ; A bright, solid book, dustjacket in Mylar, unclipped.; 9.2 X 6.2 X 1.3 inches; 354 pages; "It is 1919, and Niska, the last Oji-Cree woman to live off the land, has received word that one of the two boys she saw off to the Great War has returned. Xavier Bird, her sole living relation, is gravely wounded and addicted to morphine. As Niska slowly paddles her canoe on the three-day journey to bring Xavier home, travelling through the stark but stunning landscape of Northern Ontario, their respective stories emerge—stories of Niska’s lif... View more info

Claire's Head

By: Bush, Catherine

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Toronto, McClelland & Stewart: 2004

Edition: First Edition; First Printing

Seller ID: 12969

ISBN: 0771017529

Condition: 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 w... View more info