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Pillars of Lace: The Anthology of Italian-Canadian Women Writers
Pillars of Lace
The Anthology of Italian-Canadian Women Writers
Marisa De Franceschi
1999
Pillars of Lace is an eclectic collection of the finest writing by Italian-Candian women. It is the first anthology of its kind in Canada. This anthology showcases excerpts from a variety of genres: poetry, short stories, film scripts, novels, personal memoirs and journalism. The work, some of which is translated...
Playing Naomi
Erika Rummel
2009
Liz is waiting for her big break in Hollywood, when a different offer comes her way. The wealthy Naomi Baum, a best-selling author, asks Liz to impersonate her on the Ted Hillman Show. The reclusive Naomi cannot bear public appearances but is desperate to make contact with another guest on...
Playing To Win
F.G. Paci
2012
The game of life. Stories about competition in sports and games and activities. The Greek conception of the agon, competitive tests of skill and endurance and fortitude - and experiencing what an old TV show once called the thrill of victory and the agony of defeat. There is more, however,...
Polish[ed]: Poland Rooted in Canadian Fiction
Polish[ed]
Poland Rooted in Canadian Fiction
Kasia Jaronczyk, Małgorzata Nowaczyk
2017
Polish(ed): Poland Rooted in Canadian Fiction is the only anthology of Polish-Canadian writing in Canada and includes many internationally acclaimed and award-winning Canadian writers. What is the literary and cultural benefit of a diaspora anthology? It presents work from a community, a family of writers. It represents a cultural contribution...
Portrait of a husband with the ashes of his wife
Pan Bouyoucas, Sheila Fischman
2018
Portrait of a Husband with the Ashes of His Wife addresses themes of destiny and the repercussions of our choices. Before she dies, actress Alma Joncas instructs her husband to bury her ashes where she was happiest. He decides that was their garden. But relatives, friends and Alma's colleagues disagree....
Quill of the Dove
Ian Thomas Shaw
2019
French journalist Marc Taragon is at the apex of his career in 2007. A tenacious idealist, Taragon has spent the last thirty years attempting to bring to readers the truths about the wars and political intrigues of the region. He is unsparing in his criticism of extremists and has earned...
Radius Islamicus
Julian Samuel
2018
Joseph, the tactician behind the Piccadilly Circus bombing and many other such events, finds himself in a nursing home in Pierrefonds, Quebec, where he is losing his mind but regaining his conscience. In Radius Islamicus we see minds that cannot be located by drones carrying Hellfire missiles. These non-state actors,...
Ramya's Treasure
Pratap Reddy
2018
Ramya, an immigrant from India, is nearing her 50th birthday. But there's no cause to cheer. Recently separated, and laid off from work as well, she feels lonely, alienated, and despondent. Then one day she chances upon a sandalwood box containing her cherished childhood treasures, and this triggers the need...
Ricordi: Things Remembered
Ricordi
Things Remembered
Dino Minni
1989
This collection of stories is linked thematically by the writers' exploration of Ricordi: the impetus for each story springs from cultural memory, and the authors' attempts to reconcile it. Authors included: Nino Ricci, Dorina Michelutti, Alexandre L. Amprimoz, Liliane Welch, Marisa De Franceschi, Fiorella De Luca Calce, William Anselmi, Sante...
Rosemary Bluebell
Hadi Atallah
2019
When Rosemary grows tired of her father's overstatements and boasting with respect to her supernatural powers, which includes the ability to create flowers just by looking at their images, she decides to flee to a sanctuary far from Pandemville, her hometown. Together with a friend, and pursued by an angry...
Rust Is a Form of Fire
Joe Fiorito
2015
Joe Fiorito spent 18 hours in total, over the course of three days, on the corner of Victoria and Queen in downtown Toronto watching the city go by and recording what he saw. The rhythms of the city ebb and flow according to the time of day. The declarative sentence...
Sarrasine: A Screenplay
Sarrasine
A Screenplay
Paul Tana, Bruno Ramirez, Tony Nardi, Robert Gray
1996
In Montreal, at the beginning of the century, an Italian accidentally shot and killed a French Canadian. For this he was sentenced to death. The judge had intended to set an example: he wished to discipline those foreigners who had the regrettable habit of carrying weapons and taking justice into...
Secret Transfusions
Samuel Beckett, Marco Sonzogni
2010
Secret Transfusions is the first dual-language annotated edition of Samuel Beckett's translations of Italian literature (Comisso, Franchi and Montale) since these translations were published in the Modernist literary journal This Quarter in 1930. This early work already displays Beckett's genius for language and for translation as original writing.
Sex Therapy
Mary Melfi
1996
The comic and the tragic, sanity and insanity, merge in this microcosmic representation of a nightmare dynamics of a therapy group. Strange and sensuous, this play is imbued with caustic wit and irreverence toward the status quo of postmodern society and its teflonic psychotherapeutic establishment. Melfi takes a whimsical look...
Shadowshine
Johnny Armstrong
2019
On a quest to rescue his community from a fiery demise, possum and poet Zak, seeks assistance from rodents in the North and sets out on a journey into an ancient forest. But separated from his own surroundings and his bob-cat companion, Sena, he quickly loses his sense of direction...
Smile, you're getting old!
Évelyne Wilwerth, Christine Tipper
2011
Surely a woman who chooses a white rat as a pet and calls him Mr. Loverat is worthy of our attention. Ginny is slightly crazy - she takes her rat to a posh restaurant! And she jumps on the helter-skelter ride of life. In this fun and questioning journey from...
Sometimes It Snows in America
Marisa Labozzetta
2012
Born into Somali royalty and Saudi Arabian wealth, Fatma is given away in infancy and, at age 12, forced into an arranged marriage with a young Peace Corps worker. Prejudice and cultural demands lead to a number of painful promises that will dictate the course of her life on two...
Somewhere in the Stars
Frank Polizzi
2018
Taking place during World War II, Somewhere in the Stars is the story of three young men from San Francisco -- Nick Spataro, his cousin Paolo, and friend Nathan Fein -- and their adventures as members of an American tank battalion chasing the Germans up the Italian peninsula, while Nick's...
Stained Glass
Concetta Principe
1997
In Montreal in the spring of 1990, a woman named X falls in love with Christophe, a sometimes poet fifteen years her senior. As the political climate intensifies through the summer months, their relationship devolves into silence and her emotional stability begins to weaken. By the autumn she loses all...
Stay With Me, Lella
Marisa Labozzetta
1999
Johnny and Carla DiGiacomo are the hub of a big, extended conventional Italian American family. But a less than conventional choice made early in their marriage will test their notions of love and loyalty.
Stone Woman
Bianca Lakoseljac
2016
Stone Woman is a saga of Blossom's unconventional family of five women, whose lives are bound by a Vietnam-War draft dodger David, immersed in the Yorkville subculture of the hippie daze of Toronto. The novel draws the reader into a web of liaisons -- into David's love affair with Blossom's...
Subtitles & Other Stories
Domenico Capilongo
2012
From celebrated Toronto poet, Domenico Capilongo, comes a collection of powerful and humorous stories inspired by love: the love of family and tradition, the passion shared between two people when love is found, and the impact felt when it is misunderstood and lost. These stories travel the globe from Toronto...
Summer of the Dancing Bear
Bianca Lakoseljac
2012
Summer of the Dancing Bear is a historical novel about the "rite of passage"of 14-year-old Kata befriended by a gypsy clan. The novel explores Kata's search for a viable identity, acceptance of death, and understanding of love, through her journey of solving the mystery of the disappearance of a two-year-old...
Sweet Hope
Mary Bucci Bush
2011
Italians as indentured labourers in Southern cotton plantations at the turn of the twentieth century? Entire families scrabbling to survive, dying of malaria, building relationships with their neighbours, many the first generation of freed slaves? Sweet Hope unleashes the little known story of Italians who came looking for a better...
Take Me to Coney Island
Miriam Packer
1993
Take Me to Coney Island illuminates the changing perceptions and many initiations of Hanna Davidson, daughter of Jewish immigrants, born and raised on a slum block in the East Side of Montreal. The stories flash backward and forward in time, beginning with the twenty-year-old Hanna's lament for the defeats of...
Recruits in a boot camp go through tough training exercises to become an elite cadre of readers. The near-death experience of an atheist makes him re-evaluate his life. An academic abandons his two kids and meets them as adults. A chef uses his TV cooking show to re-connect with his...
Tattoo Joint
Jason Gileno
2005
A blind tattoo artist named Joint has his reclusive lifestyle turned on end when a woman of flawless beauty comes to him with a problem. Strange, dark and comic, Tattoo Joint explores the nature of art and beauty and its effects on the unsuspecting artist.
That Summer in Provincetown
Caroline Vu
2015
Daniel, a young French-Vietnamese man, lies dying in a Montreal hospital. Spurned by his family for contracting AIDS in Provincetown, Daniel spends his last months in despair. Only his cousin Mai stays by his side to record the darkest of family secrets. From French Indochina to present day North America,...
The Afrikaner
Arianna Dagnino
2019
Zoe Du Plessis's story unfolds against the backdrop of 1996 South Africa, caught in the turmoil of the transition from the Apartheid regime to the first democratically elected black government. A paleoanthropologist at Witwatersrand University in Johannesburg, her world collapses when her lover and colleague, Dario Oldani, is killed during...
The Alcoholic's Daughter
David Sherman
2017
For Annie and Evan it was love at first sight. To the outside world, Annie was vivacious and charming, a successful broadcaster and writer. But once they start living together, Evan discovers Annie works desperately to hide her all-consuming fears, obsessions and neuroses. And her alcoholism. Evan believes love is...
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