Spanning more than fifty years and ranging from some of his earliest published stories, such as "Dandelions" and "The Eastmill Reception Centre," to his latest, with "Ceazer Salad" and "The Museum at the End of the World," this current gathering shows a writer whose voice, at every stage of his career, is unmistakeable. These are elegant and brilliantly charged fictions, entertaining and moving and mischievous: taking the dross and straw of everyday life and transforming it, through some sort of alchemical process of sensibility, into art. With an introduction by Keath Fraser, Finding Again the World is a landmark collection, a sumptuous gathering of singular work: these are stories that will last.
E93 F57 Throughout a poetry career that has spanned almost forty years, Bruce Meyer has created remarkable, beautifully crafted poems, that speak to the nature of love, life, and the quest for happiness. In this volume, the work of an often-overlooked poet describes the intricacies of an examined life well-lived.
Each poem demonstrates a sense of wonder and inspiration that celebrates the discovery that resides in every moment we are alive. From love poetry to poetry that wrestles with tough questions, Meyer has captured those instants in life that often go unrecorded, but that comprise the complexity of our existence. I W55 Paulette and Danni grew up miles apart, Paulette in Hamilton and Danni in North Toronto, but they might as well have been worlds apart.
Paulette's family emigrated from Jamaica. Danni grew up Jewish in an affluent neighbourhood of Toronto. Now both women find themselves on the streets of Toronto, working in the sex trade. Paulette is a seasoned prostitute, working to support herself and her addiction. She acts as an unlikely and reluctant mentor and friend to Danni, who is new to the street and whose addiction has set her on a similar path to Paulette.
Their paths intersect again and again over the course of a difficult and troubled friendship that sees Paulette begin to pull herself together while Danni manages to survive everything that comes her way. Will her luck run out? Has Paulette learned to make her own luck? O S66 Internationally celebrated as one of writing's most gifted, unique stylists, Lisa Moore returns with her third story collection, a soaring chorus of voices, dreams, loves, and lives.
Taking us from the Fjord of Eternity to the streets of St. John's and the swamps of Orlando, these stories show us the timeless, the tragic, and the miraculous hidden in the underbelly of our everyday lives. A missing rock god may have jumped a cruise ship - in the Arctic. A grieving young woman may live next to a serial rapist. A man's last day on earth replays in the minds of others in a furiously sensual, heartrending fugue. Something for Everyone finds Moore fired with peak ambition - she seems bent on nothing less than rewiring the circuitry of the short story itself.
A74 R66 In a world where upside-down politics dovetails with the carnivalesque, a love triangle unfolds between a belligerent Rooster, a happy-go-lucky meth-addicted Dog, and a gender-fluid Crow. To hell with this stream of green, blue and youth. Last Song Sung by David A.
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Poulsen Call Number: PS O L38 A musical cold case has Cullen and Cobb back on the beat. On February 28, , a young singer named Ellie Foster stepped into the alley behind The Depression, a Calgary folk club where she shared the bill with Joni Anderson, later to become famous as Joni Mitchell. During a cigarette break in the back alley, Ellie was forced into a car and the musicians with her were shot and killed.
The investigation that followed turned up no sign of the kidnappers, and Ellie Foster was never seen again. Now, more than fifty years after the singer's disappearance, Ellie's granddaughter approaches Cullen and Cobb to try to find out what happened to her grandmother. The search for the truth about Ellie Foster takes the two investigators straight into the past.
They find themselves investigating a failed political assassination and discover that there are those who will stop at nothing, even half a century later, to ensure that certain secrets remain untold. E L54 When her late father's diaries are discovered after a tragic accident, Elizabeth, whose eyesight has failed, explores the diaries and the mysteries of her past with the help of Morgan, a delinquent teenager performing community service at Elizabeth's retirement home.
O O97 Our Familiar Hunger is a book about the strength, will, struggle and fortitude of generations of women and how those relationships and knowledges interact, inform, transform and burden. These poems are memories of reclaimed history and attempts at starting over in a new place.
They are the fractured reality of trickle-down inheritance, studies of the epigenetic grief we carry and the myriad ways that interferes or interprets our best attempts. T28 V57 These poems investigate what it means to live in this world, to flee from it, to return by its emotional gravity.
H B76 In this collection, Russell Thornton returns to the vital themes of intimacy and family, loss, fear and hope, bringing to each poem the essential quality of a myth or incantation. O W66 A major work by one of our most beloved and esteemed writers, the novel is based on real events that happened between and in a remote Mennonite community where more than girls and women were drugged unconscious and raped in the night by what they were told were "ghosts" or "demons. It takes place over 48 hours, as eight women hide in a hayloft while the men are in a nearby town posting bail for the perpetrators.
They have come together to debate, on behalf of all the women and children in the community, whether to stay or leave before the men return. Taking minutes is the one man invited by the women to witness the conversation--a former outcast whose own surprising story is revealed as the women talk. By turns poignant, furious, witty, acerbic, tender, devastating, and heartbreaking, the voices in this extraordinary novel are unforgettable. U A79 Disruption both terrifies and excites the poet--the stacked monotony of skyscrapers is broken both by the horror of people leaping out of buildings and by Mallarme's thrilling abandonment of vertical structure in 'Un coup de des jamais n'abolira le hasard' All the reflections and contemplative rhymes add up to a holographic text that begs repeated reading.
For Turner architecture is a form of poetic divination, and poetry is a form of architecture. A S73 The final novel from Richard Wagamese, centres on an abused woman on the run who finds refuge and then redemption on a farm run by an Indigenous man with wounds of his own. A radiant novel about the redemptive power of love, mercy, and compassion - and the land's ability to heal us.
With astonishing scenes set in the rugged backcountry of the B. Interior, and characters whose scars cut deep even as their journey toward healing and forgiveness lifts us, Starlight is a last gift to readers from a writer who believed in the power of stories to save us. H B87 From the bestselling author of the Dream of Eagles series and The Guardians trilogy comes a tale of revenge, dark secrets, and a mysterious cataclysm that decimated a Roman legion: the story behind the story that began it all.
Fleeing the massacre of his entire family save a single uncle, young Roman aristocrat Quintus Varrus arrives in fourth-century London not knowing who is to blame for the murders nor whom he can trust now. He fears for his life, but when he meets a young Irish woman named Lydia Mcuil, their lives quickly become intertwined and her father offers to set the young Roman up as a smith under an Irish alias in the town of Colchester while the young lovers get to know each other from a distance. But the assassins haven't forgotten Quintus and a deadly ambush is barely thwarted, bringing the young Roman into friendship with his rescuer, a hardened former military policeman known as Rufus Cato, who has his own score to settle with the powerful man behind the attack.
Quintus is introduced to the secrets of a powerful, ancient brotherhood that is trying to halt the rot that is destroying their beloved Empire--secrets that may finally reveal the identity of those who murdered his family, and expose the shocking reason why. Set against the backdrop of a world in turmoil, this prequel to The Skystone, first in the Dream of Eagles series, is richly textured, intricately plotted, and filled with action and adventure: a perfect addition to the works of this master storyteller.
O95 A72 Love is a boxcar going off the rails. For anyone who has experienced the highs and lows of love and wants to know they are not alone. Patricia Young's new collection confirms her status as one of Canada's great and most versatile contemporary poets. In Amateurs at Love, she explores the dynamic, liminal space between lovers, taking precise aim at the silent climacteric moments of the heart: the interrogating, persuading, confiding, reflecting moments that help us feel and understand that distance.
Her response is unexpected, unsettling and emotionally pungent. To the question of what is love, her interlocutor answers, I think it means a boxcar going off the rails, grain spilling down a gully, fermenting over summer, a bear gorging on that grain, passing out in a field, a bear that could wake any moment, hung-over and thirsty and ready to kill for a drop of water In forms ranging wildly from pangramic love songs to prose poems, Young guides her readers through the many layers of human relationship with unappeasable joy.
Her poetic voice, her bold and unconventional metaphors, her rich incantatory rhythms and linguistic dexterity, lure us into a pulsing universe that leaves no aspect of human nature unblemished. I B75 Such moments occur throughout the collection, as Zieroth explores the resonance built from layers of such ordinary moments as they accumulate throughout a lifetimeindistinct and imperceptible as they occur, but creating unseen undercurrents through memory and time.
Shifting fluidly through time, the speaker grows from a child to understand, reflect and then outlive his parents. With his characteristic humour, subtlety and ability to find transcendence in the everyday, Zieroth traces the delicate strands connecting the most minute and familiar details to the most profound mysteries, giving voice to the unknowable. K56 S65 It's Hal Sachs runs a used bookstore. Business isn't so great, and the store is in a part of Toronto that's about to be paved over with a behemoth expressway.
And then Hal meets Lily Klein, an activist schoolteacher who'll do just about anything to stop the highway. It's love at first sight. Until it isn't. And then Hal vanishes. A half-century later, Hal's nephew, Aitch, waits for his baby to be born as he tries to piece together facts and fictions about Hal's disappearance. Splitsville is a diamond-cut love letter to a city whose defining moment was to say 'no way' to a highway, and a look at the obsessions that carry down through a family.
L A76 Alexander takes us deep into the world of this common species, examining every conceivable angle: chicken politics, antics, pretenses and pleasures. L B43 These poems are fearless and precise in their aim, but are not without a sense of play: Menstrual synchrony's a bitch in a household of women: some sheets never see the line, endometrial tissue Javexed and tumble-dried.
To captains off-duty, solariums are wheelhouses. Antique binoculars magnify songbirds, deer and that one black squirrel. Close the blinds to neighbours. Girl, you're bodied, full-bodied, embodied. A W43 Bailey examines the world around him from the inside, observing the minute to account for the vast. These poems are laid bare and free of ornament, revealing the hard-won wisdom just below the surface: She was there, cooked for you. Helped clean the mess you'd become from decades spent on your father's ocean hauling lobsters from its depths, gulping down the sea air.
Even when the booze was too much, she knew you were more than the vomit caked to your shirt. Less than confessions made beneath the red summer moon. E C67 An on-the-scene report of a childhood abroad. A child's vision of real-world events made real and unreal by the presence of his father. Memories of snow falling on Quebec City's copper roofs; scientists tracking the location of a sinking submarine near the Russian Coast. Children flipping bright kopeks at a dancing bear outside a flea market; a translator awaking from a suicide bombing with ears ringing, surrounded by destruction.
A young boy watching his father report the news on TV as hostages hold wet handkerchiefs to their mouths, trying not to breathe too much. Across the street, a red sun sets the windows of the Hotel Ukraina on fire. The tallest of Stalin's seven sisters. We huddle on the couch in our pyjamas. My mother holding a remote in her lap. Static sky, bad reception. The TV clearing its throat.
My father's body, cut in half, moving up and down the screen. This remarkably confident debut collection offers three long prose poems, each divided into 19 sections, fusing images of bucolic coastal summers, a father fixed by a television broadcast, and the colours of a Moscow winter with vividly depicted scenes of gunfire, media scrums, and live reporting. In this unusual hybrid of the personal and the historical, Dominque Bernier-Cormier tenders alternating perspectives on what is said, what is seen, and where the silence begins.
U N67 Park warden Jenny Willson is in a dangerous race for answers that could create an irreparable rift in her own organization. When Park Warden Jenny Willson initiates a covert inquiry into a proposed ski hill in Yoho National Park, she's quickly drawn into a web of political, environmental, and criminal intrigue that threatens to tear apart a small B. Suddenly, neighbour is pitted against neighbour, friend against friend, and family against family. After a wolverine researcher dies in a mysterious fire, Willson forms an uneasy alliance with an RCMP corporal and an investigative journalist to expose the truth behind the project.
But all is not what it seems. In a showdown involving the ski hill proponent, her own agency, and mysterious political puppeteers, Willson must decide if she's willing to risk her career -- and perhaps the lives of herself and those close to her -- to reveal what lurks in the shadows. A94 M77 Poems that document the life of Alexandra Feodorovna, the last tsarina of Imperial Russia. She was the granddaughter of Queen Victoria, a dupe of the notorious mystic Grigory Rasputin and the loving wife of Tsar Nicholas II of Russia and the mother to their five children.
The poems give voice to her expectations and fears. The author, with great empathy and emotion, presents the portrait of a woman whose concerns prove startlingly domestic. The author captures Alexandra's devotion to her husband and her children, in particular her anxiety over your young haemophiliac son. But we also see a woman who attempts to bolster her politically inept husband and in the end sees revolution and an end to the monarchy and her family.
A H54 Behind the walls and under the floors lurk the dark secrets of the high-rise in Fort Fierce. His high-rise in Fort Fierce was a beacon of his ambition, but it also holds a family secret: a Cold War bunker omitted from the blueprints. Constructed amid the boiling tensions of the Cuban Missile Crisis, the underground bunker harbours an arsenal of guns and the secrets of more than one Franklin. In this visceral, emotionally raw and completely absorbing collection, Carlucci takes his readers through the ravaged history of this high-rise of the North.
Leading us into a dim, yet eerily familiar world, Carlucci immerses us into the violence that ravages the building's tenants as they slip into and out of each other's lives, the illness that radiates from the effects of too many floods and too much neglect, and the uneasy relationships that arise between indigenous and settler populations. Love and death, conflict and compromise, fear and determination thread the warp and weft of Carlucci's dark, yet irrepressible tapestry. We cannot look away. U B33 Tom Cull's debut collection is equal parts zoo, fun-house, and curio cabinet.
A mouthy badger tells off a search committee, a family of beavers conspire to commit murder, a celebrity seal slips his cage, and a flock of seabirds pay a visit to Ripley's Aquarium. In these poems, human and animal spaces overlap, often marking moments of transgression, rebellion, escape, and capture. The rural logic of everyday violence stands in relief to urban hyper-spectacles of animal incursion. Home and habitat are flooded with invasive species, cute animals videos, and rising tides. A45 M67 The first group deal with how we listen to the dying, respect their needs and choices, set our personal pain aside, try to ease their suffering while also confronting the inevitability of our own death and the impending loss of the one we love.
The experience is one very few people escape. The second set of poems in the collection deal with what happens following the death of a loved one, that is, how we who still live survive such a close brush with death, how we untangle our memories, and how we must turn our backs on that dark place to embrace acceptance and life.
This is no guide on how to die or how to support the dying. And perhaps a degree of acceptance, even healing will follow with a new willingness to forgive ourselves and others for being human, and a new appreciation for air, water, earth, sky. I F54 FLESH a composite of poems perceived, evoked, discovered, moving between and among sensory boundaries as they eschew forward, backward or around exterior life to interior.
A79 S38 A charismatic cast of misfits, losers, and bruisers animate this winning novel set in Niagara Falls, a. Cataract City--a slightly seedy, slightly magical, slightly haunted place, where seemingly ordinary lives are steeped in secrets, desires, troubled histories, and the occasional splash of mayhem.
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Saturday Night Ghost Club is a short, irresistible, and bittersweet coming-of-age story about a small group of kids who, under the leadership of an eccentric uncle, spend one summer investigating the validity of local ghost stories and macabre urban myths--in almost every instance getting in way over their heads. With warmth, skill, and striking, cinematic imagery, and a rare gift for conjuring totally original, unexpected, and unforgettable set pieces and tableaus that strike the reader as immediately iconic--Davidson draws us into his gritty world, reminding us that life's strange intensity and occasional magic is all around us.
A A6 Davis has guts; he trusts the voice of a poem to draw out those truths that in lesser hands might render us mute. The writing navigates the spaces between traditional male archetypes and 21st century possibilities, through the lenses of music, tribes, war, divorce, sex, and love. The Unmooring by Adebe D. E A6 What might it mean to be a "fish out of water," or for a siren to learn how to swim? In The Unmooring, this question has everything to do with coming to terms with one's supposed humanity-what anchors us as human beings to our sense of "self" in the singular, in light of inhabiting such a plural, turbulent world.
In ways both forthright and nuanced, The Unmooring is a short but powerful voyage into the heart of what it means to despair and keep going or, keep swimming ; it is a collection of "love poems,"-to the beloved, but also to the self-bearing an agenda both creative and political. In her third full-length collection she delivers on that promise. I E53 In The End of Music, Jamie Fitzpatrick's two mesmerizing, interwoven narratives circle the lives of Joyce, a modern young woman navigating the fraught social mores of a small town in its post-war heyday, and her son, Carter, more than fifty years later, whose days as an aspiring rock star are over.
As Joyce's memories of the past begin to escape her, her son's past returns to haunt him. Brilliantly and unflinchingly revealing the inner lives of his characters, Fitzpatrick offers an extraordinary novel, with two startling twists, about women, men, and reckoning with the past. L66 W55 A single mother.
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An abandoned farmhouse. An epic battle with the northern wilderness. Broke and desperate, Molly Bannister accepts the ironclad condition laid down in her great-aunt's will: to receive her inheritance, Molly must spend one year in an abandoned, off-the-grid farmhouse in the remote backwoods of northern Alberta. If she does, she will be able to sell the farm and fund her four-year-old daughter's badly needed medical treatment.
With grim determination, Molly teaches herself basic homesteading skills. But her greatest perils come from the brutal wilderness itself, from blizzards to grizzly bears. Will she and her child survive the savage winter? Will she outsmart the idealist young farmer who would thwart her plan to sell the farm? Not only their financial future, but their very lives are at stake. Only the journal written by Molly's courageous great-aunt, the land's original homesteader, inspires her to struggle on.
O42 L36 Four strong women: Anjali, an Indo-Canadian single mother who eagerly accepts an African posting with her non-profit organization; Grace, her dedicated but dominating colleague, who opposes her; Fatimah, a farmer ousted from her home and fertile farmland, whom Anjali befriends; and Mary, Anjali's kindly maid, who must secure the future of her son, Gabriel. In Land for Fatimah, Anjali involves herself in Fatimah's quest to find new land for her scattered community, and is thrown into a web of intrigue that upturns her safe, orderly world.
Capturing the warmth and vitality of Africa, illuminating everyday heroism, the novel explores expat life, the forced displacement of the poor and the complexities of development. A B45 Since publishing De Niro's Game more than a decade ago, Hage has followed up with two award-winning and acclaimed novels set in Montreal's immigrant community: Cockroach shortlisted for the Giller Prize , and Carnival shortlisted for the GG and Writers' Trust Fiction prizes.
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Our protagonist, Pavlov, is the twenty-something son of an undertaker and as such has watched funeral processions pass below his window throughout his childhood. When his father dies, Pavlov is summoned by his former teacher, Mr. Tarraff, and tasked with providing burials that, for a variety of reasons--because the deceased is homosexual, or an outcast, or abandoned by their family, or an atheist--must happen in secret.
The society that arranges such burials is a hidden anti-religious sect called the Beirut Hellfire Society. Pavlov accepts this assignment, and over the course of the novel acts as a survivor-chronicler of his torn and fading community, bearing witness to both its enduring rituals and its inevitable decline. As Hage writes: "This is my first novel in the third person. Combining tragedy and comedy, it draws together my thoughts on living through war I am questioning the importance of what we may seek, and what we are able to preserve--if anything--in the face of certain change and certain death.
A A82 Allow us to introduce you to the newest product from PINA, the world's largest tech company. Step inside a Port and find yourself transported to wherever and whenever your heart desires: a bygone youth, a dreamed-of future, the fabled past. In the near-future world of Liz Harmer's novel, Port becomes a phenomenon, but soon it is clear that many who pass through its portal won't be coming back--either unwilling to return or, more ominously, unable to do so. After a few short years, the population plummets.
The grid goes down. Among those who remain is Marie, a thirty-something artist living in a small community of Port-resistors camping out in the abandoned mansions of a former steel town. As winter approaches the group considers heading south, but Marie clings to the hope that her long lost lover will one day return to the spot where he disappeared. Brandon, the right-hand man to the mad genius who invented Port, decides to get out. He steals a car and drives north-east, where he hopes to find his missing mother. And there he meets Marie.
S53 H44 How does one inhabit a world in which the moon and the drone hang in the same sky? What might a daughter salvage within a fraught relationship with a cancer-stricken father? Uncannily at ease with both high lyricism and formal innovation and invention, these poems are unafraid to lift up and investigate burdens and ruptures of all kinds--psychic, social, cultural, physical, and political. Providing continuity over the poet's visually-arresting forms--including Islam's self-termed split sonnets, double sonnets, and parallel poems--is allied remembrance of the resilience of the Palestinian people.
Yet, the work doesn't always stray far from home, with a quintet of astro-poems that weave together myth and memory. Here is a poet small in stature, unwilling to abandon to silence small histories, small life forms, and the small courages and beauties of the ordinary hour. In these deftly wrought poems, the spirit of the everyday and the spirit of witness bind fiercely to one another.
A R83 To tell a story of my mother, her sisters, and their mother; a story of traditions, gesture, ritual, transformation, and self, is to persist against the erasure of the nuanced and tenacious feminine histories that co-exist with our troubled present and its bland stereotypes. O62 N67 Poems that explore the author's vision and First Nations roots.
A D74 Starting from an urge to reconcile the human need for stability with what's happening in a constantly fluid "now," Dreampad, Trillium Book Award for Poetry winner poet Jeff Latosik's startling new collection, ponders whether an ideal for living is viable when we're not sure we can say yes or no to anything in a world that's growing increasingly ephemeral and entangled with the virtual.
These poems, however, are a salvo--or "protest" in the most useful sense of that word--a reminder we might already own a verbal architecture to express the difficulty of being alive in a world that can, could, and might still even be humane, loving, habitable. A E94 Combining visuals and text, this collection of poems travels through territories as varied as daily and domestic activities; social relationships; literature, cinema, and art; as well as dreams, as it moves between the page and the exhibition. The Eyelash and the Monochrome asks: what happens when material becomes thought and thought becomes object?
At once a book of poetry and an artist's book, it gathers together poems, performance scripts, and parallel texts, illustrating the hybrid nature of these texts and trespassing upon the boundaries of genre. It is a book about enmeshment, about the potentiality of interplay. It is a conversation. It is not linear, but it interrogates and explores the line: lines of text, lines of dialogue, socio-economic lines drawn or crossed, lines that were the trails of snails Everything is a signifier, meaning is elastic, and references are multi-faceted.
This collection comes out of friendship; it is for other poets, artists, or for anyone interested in ecology, communication, contradiction, displacement, subjectivity, memory, art, reading, and writing. It is comfortably uncertain, contradictory, and reflective. In defiance of order, La Melia's haptic writing is as a riddle inquiring after our environment and our attempts to situate ourselves within our uncertain time.
The Eyelash and the Monochrome and Other Poems meshes conflicting modes of thinking to produce a collage of thought through the body, through the material, and through slippages of language. First and foremost, she is a poet" Canadian Art. I O35 Can poems mourn the unmourned? In Obits. She considers victims of mass deaths, fictional characters, and her own aunt, asking what does it mean to be an 'I' mourning a 'you' when both have been othered? Centring vulnerability, the various answers to this question pass through trauma, depression, and the experience of being a mixed-race queer woman.
Le visage originel: roman by Morissette, Guillaume, author. O O A novel about the gig economy. An under-employed internet artist. Modern love and a culture obsessed with the instantaneous satisfaction of selfies and self-identity. Goodbye Horses by Nathaniel G. Moore Call Number: PS O A6 Catullus c. At twenty he moved to Rome and fell in with a group of new poets, or neoteroi as Cicero called them, living a hedonistic existence for the better part of a decade.
After his brother's death, Catullus' thoughts migrated home, perhaps to help with the family business and make a living to support a wife and family, something he would never achieve before his death at thirty. The pain of his brother's death, coupled with the pain of Lesbia's rejection and her unwillingness to marry him followed him until his final days. In Goodbye Horses, Nathaniel G. Moore reanimates the lion's share of Catullus' surviving poems in an absorbing homage to the beloved romantic, his world, the friends he loved, his style elegy, anaphora, hyperbaton , the myths he riffed on Attis, Laodamia and Protesilaus , the writers he admired Sappho, Cicero and the family he left behind.
The book includes an afterword by the author with insight into Moore's more than twenty years studying, reading, thinking and dreaming with the late Latin bard, how his book differs from others, and why he's spent so many years with this particular dead poet. H54 D83 All her life, Lark Brossard has felt invisible, overshadowed by the people around her: first by her temperamental mother, Marianne; then by her sister, Robin, a brilliantly talented pianist as wild as the animals she loves; and finally by Lawrence Wheelock, a renowned filmmaker who is both Lark's employer and her occasional lover.
When Wheelock denies her what she longs for most--a child--Lark is forced to re-examine a life marked by unrealized ambitions and thwarted desires. As she takes charge of her destiny, Lark comes to rely on Robin in ways she never could have imagined. In this meditation on motherhood, sisterhood, desire, and self-knowledge, Alix Ohlin traces the rich and complex path towards fulfillment as an artist and a human being.
A U56 Tatiana and Sasha meet in a bookstore the night it is bombed. In the aftermath of the explosion, Sasha grabs Tatiana's hand and together they run to safety. They fall in love. A promising young scientist, Tatiana follows her mentor, Dr. Bekhterev, to the Institut Mozga, established to study the source of genius.
She thrives in the state-sponsored research institute, but Sasha, an artist, feels left behind in this new world where his art seems without place or function. A rift between them grows. When Bekhterev suddenly dies, Tatiana is prompted to speculate about the shadowy circumstances of his death. Disconcerted and unable to find answers to her questions, she plunges into doubt -- about her work as a scientist, her naivet ; about the Revolution, her faith in the state, and her relationship with Sasha.
Provocative and compelling, Uncertain Weights and Measurestakes place in the heady days of post-Revolution Russia, when belief in a higher purpose was everything. Written in beautifully incisive prose, Jocelyn Parr vividly captures the ambiance of s Moscow and the frisson of real-life events while also spinning a captivating tale of a love torn apart by ideology and high-stakes politics. U A6 Nightlight for Children of Insomniacs is a feminist collection of poetry that examines the legacies that echo through families.
It is an investigation of how myth responds to trauma, of how we love, how we hurt and how we recover. This collection engages with the possibility that in the absence of light we are able to summon our own profound and deeply personal magic. Nightlight for Children of Insomniacs is for anyone who has ever suspected there must be a guide book on how to live and they are the only ones who haven't read it. E R36 Ramya has immigrated to Canada from India along with her husband about fifteen years ago. She typifies the first generation immigrant - a person who straddles two cultures, two countries, two continents, even perhaps two different worlds altogether.
The novel has two intertwined threads of narration simultaneously unspooling. The one set in the present is about Ramya's battle to rebuild her life. The other, a series of sorties into the past, which examines Ramya's sundry relationships. One narrative skein is Canadian, modern and multicultural, while the other is Indian, steeped in myth and mysticism.
They are the two sides of the same coin, the obverse and the reverse - the world as seen through the bi-focal lens of immigrant reality. I29 M66 With winter looming, a small northern Anishinaabe community goes dark. Cut off, people become passive and confused. Panic builds as the food supply dwindles. While the council and community members struggle to maintain order, an unexpected visitor arrives, escaping the crumbling society to the south.
Soon after, others follow. Frustrated by the building chaos, a group of young friends and their families turn to the land and Anishinaabe tradition in hopes of helping their community thrive again. Guided through the chaos by an unlikely leader, they endeavour to restore order while grappling with a grave decision. I44 R46 In Tokyo, Charlie Hillier discovers you can't always bank on the truth. Fresh off a harrowing experience in Russia, Charlie is keen to lay low, and his latest posting to Tokyo offers him the chance to immerse himself in a truly foreign culture.
Charlie is soon drawn into his first consular case when a successful young investment banker winds up in a coma following acar accident. After a man claiming to be a friend of the banker's turns up dead, Charlie and the Tokyo Metropolitan Police inspector assigned to investigate the murder, Chikako Kobayashi, discover that trusting the banker -- who emerges from his coma with amnesia -- may be a dangerous decision. As Charlie tries to sift truth from deceit, he's unsure if he's dealing with a man whose accident has brought about a profound change for the better or a devious criminal lurking behind a convenient facade.
I52 M57 It concerns themes of translation, preservation and the engagement with the transitory documents of everyday life, whether a snapshot of a Vancouver bus, postcards from the Middle East, lecture notes on Euripides, a van Gogh museum catalogue or marginalia in water damaged collection of Rilke poems. I59 C58 From the Preface by A. Moritz: Joe Fiorito's powerful City Poems is new with the freshness of sudden light on what was always beside us, but we became dulled to it, or turned away: it was too constantly troubling, too difficult.
Searing in subject matter, profound in meaning and sympathy, the poems are also wonderfully inventive and skillful in poetic form, while remaining casual, colloquial: the art of the street's voice. They're very short: shooting stars. But they constitute pinpoint windows on vast regions, unknown or ignored worlds: struggling people, obscurely dying people, their full reality: the body-and-soul details of pain and loss, endurance, heroism, joys, ugliness and beauty, in the rough corners, wastelands, and crevices where insulted, injured life manages to persist amid the expanse of glass, steel, and money.
F76 A48 M58 K57 R6 D47 M3 L65 On suit ainsi le fil du temps. I43 M85 Q3 A23 Le Saint-Elias : roman by Ferron, Jacques, author. E72 S2 I24 C Une ville qui danse: roman by Apostolska, Aline, author. P V55 I E83 In this collection, she offers a series of portraits of modern-day life that combines penetrating analysis and infectiously delightful characterization. Meet bachelors looking for their true love, the needy wife, the young woman desperate to keep her freedom, and others aching to lose it — a full pageant of characters that fills these stories with humour, derision, and a great depth of feeling.
Nadine Bismuth revisits her favourite themes: the search for love and emotional commitment. Are these ideals still even possible in an era where things move so quickly and where individuals generally win out over couples? I L45 Et quel mensonge? Magalie, quarante ans, est designer de cuisines. Un tas de cendres? H I85 H D47 L B66 Words for the Traveler by Corriveau, Hugues, author. O75 P How to bring oneself to coincide with a foreign city?
How to experience everyday life found on the streets of Rome or any other city? Whether it be in poetic prose or in verse, the texts of Words for the Traveler become chanting and lament for beings in search of answers when faced with unexpected doubt. One is asked to find in this book a need to survive at all cost, a obstinate desire for joy and incarnation. The noises of the world become a call to resist any sign of collapse. Poetry is a crossing, a path that leads to reality.
O97 E5 H62 M Chiasson's poems denounced the narrow limitations of the past and traced the lines of a fresh collective vision. The poems were lyrical, referentially modern, and steeped in the rhythms and forms that had emerged from the Americas, Europe, and India. To Live and Die in Scoudoucis the first English edition of this seminal collection. It replicates Chiasson's design of the edition and features his own photographs as well as his new introductory essay. Although several of the poems have been previously translated, To Live and Die in Scoudoucfeatures fresh renditions by Jo-Anne Elder, who worked closely with Chiasson on the translations.
A C66 O76 Z46 Kennedy et Beethoven. U A8 U A75 Pourtant, qui dit assassinat dit assassin. Il faudra bien trouver le coupable. U B73 A writer is inspired by the work of another author, changing the ideas in order to not be accused of plagiarism. An exploration of literature, intellectual property and inspiration. U C Paula inherits fragments of her grandfather Paddock's journal, which leads her on a journey of the heart and mind where she must recreate her ancestor's troubled history.
This epic tale draws readers through the early frontier's hardships, through the Great War and the Depression and into the booming s. Plainsong evokes the tale of four generations in a family and brings to vivid life a prairie town sculpted by the overwhelming forces of change.
Award-winner Nancy Huston weaves a powerful and haunting tale that enhances readers' understanding of prairie life and history. U D36 U D66 Dolce Agonia is a sometimes sad yet openly comic work, a moral and social reflection on our times compressed into a few hours of a snowy Thanksgiving night in a small college town in New England. U D Screenwriter Milo Noirlac is dying. He lies in the dark of his hospital room, voices from Milo's past and present - real and imagined - swirl about his head, each taking on the rhythm of his favourite Brazilian fight-dance, the capoiera.
Seated next to him, Milo's partner, bumptious director Paul Schwartz, coaxes Milo through his life story, from the abuse he suffered as a foster child to his lost heritage - his great-grandfather's ostentatious wealth. As Milo narrates, his story becomes the couple's final screenplay, the movie that will be their masterpiece.
U E45 La petite famille s'installe alors dans une vie bourgeoise qui, pourtant, ne semble pas lui apporter le bonheur. U H57 Bref, de bons moments garantis avec ce CD. Naomi's Back! C'est la somme de celles-ci qui donne un beau son de groupe. Chapeau melon Daniel Chauvet. Jean-Pierre Alenda. Ils se connaissent depuis longtemps.
Terrasson y est Belle coda vive et tranchante. Une bonne surprise que ce musicien qui ne tourne jamais en France. Michel Antonelli. Serge Baudot. Dommage que tout le disque ne soit pas de ce tonneau. Les musiques sont essentiellement de Diederick Wissels. Exit Rosolino. Patrick Dalmace. Dans la musique des Moutin, pas de place pour les chuchotements. Yves Sportis. Mich el Antonelli. Records www. Aftermath vs. Que nenni!
Du grand art! Des extraits de certains de ces disques sont parfois disponibles sur Internet. Bob Mintzer All L. Al Strong Love S trong. Claude Bolling Big Band 60 ans. Le livret donne les indications de solistes qui permettent de se mettre dans l'oreille le son et style de chacun. Tous ces arrangements sont de premier ordre! Franck Jaccard y va aussi d'un solide solo. Le piano soul de Franck Jaccard est le seul soliste, de classe. Les amateurs de sax qui swingue seront aux anges!
Marc Benham Fats Food. Don Menza Quintet First Flight.