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A Day in June
Marisa Labozzetta
2019
When thirty-two-year-old Eric Boulanger returns to his Vermont hometown to care for his mother, he attempts to revive the town's failing economy by drumming up a contest that will offer a free wedding. The winner is Bostonian Ryan Toscano whose fiancé has left to become a Jesuit, but whose beloved,...
A Voluntary Crucifixion
David MacKinnon
2019
A Voluntary Crucifixion traces the story of 20th century Canada through the MacKinnon clan and David J MacKinnon's life. Disillusioned with the slow death of the soul promised by life at a major Montreal law firm, MacKinnon ripped himself untimely from the profession, making a personal vow to discover society...
Antonio D'Alfonso: Essays On His Works
Antonio D'Alfonso
Essays On His Works
Licia Canton
2019
This collection of essays is devoted to the work of Antonio D'Alfonso, a pivotal figure in the bilingual history of Canadian literature. This much anticipated volume gives Antonio D'Alfonso recognition for the enormous contribution he has made to Canadian writing, over nearly fifty years. He has worked as a writer,...
Bonavere Howl
Caitlin Galway
2019
It is 1955, and the three Fayette sisters have lived their whole lives in the enchanting French Quarter of New Orleans. Though neglected by their parents, they share a close bond with one another--from afternoons in their small, shared bedroom, to trying to speak with ghosts beneath the sweeping trees...
Dead Voices
F.G. Paci
2019
Dead Voices is a collection of stories that are both seriously realistic and comically whimsical. They have everything from superheroes who get sick on words, to the appearance of dead playwrights, to the visit of saints and sinners from the past, to a hot stove discussion on hockey and love....
Downtown Flirt
Peter Jickling
2019
In October 2016 Peter Jickling left the Yukon to write in Toronto. His resulting poems document subjects ranging from subletting to subways -- illuminating quiet moments amidst noise. Sometimes sad, often funny, and always humane, Downtown Flirt is an outsider's account of urban life.
Falconi's Tractor
Dave LeBlanc
2019
Like his three siblings, 32-year-old Alfredo “Freddy Flowers” Falconi has led two lives: the idyllic one before “The Incident”--his mother's 1984 death--and the complicated one afterward. He was just eight-years-old when his father abandoned the family, and nine when his oldest brother, “Small Carm,” covered up the circumstances of...
Insult to the Brain
Nicola Vulpe
2019
We breathe, then we don't. We are, then we are not. Dark, despairing, wry, comical -- suprising, Vulpe's Insult to the Brain engages with the great and not-so-great poets of the last century to ask as only a poet can: What does it mean to die? What does it mean...
Philipovna: Daughter of Sorrow
Philipovna
Daughter of Sorrow
Valentina Gal
2019
Philipovna: The Daughter of Sorrow is a creative non-fiction based on the author's mother's surviving the holodomor [the Ukrainian starvation] in the early 1930's. It is the story of an orphan who goes to live with her aunt in a rural village in the Ukrainian countryside. The aunt swears on...
Plastic's Republic
Giovanna Riccio
2019
In 2019 Barbie turns 60. Never only a toy, she defines the stellar. In Plastic's Republic, Giovanna Riccio delves into Barbie's impact on female beauty highlighting how plasticity in body and persona have allowed the doll to remain top-diva. Other poems bring to life, Mattel's movers-n-shakers who created Barbie to...
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...
Revolt/ Compassion: Six Scripts for Contemporary Performance
Revolt/ Compassion
Six Scripts for Contemporary Performance
Michael Springate
2019
Revolt/Compassion gathers together six important works by Michael Springate: Historical Bliss, Dog and Crow, The Consolation of Philosophy, Freeport Texas, Kareena, and Kut: Shock and Awe. Written and produced over a twenty-five year period, they capture an expansive range of interests and influences, and reflect the artistic interdisciplinarity which has...
Rivers Applaud Forever
Raymond Filip
2019
In Rivers Applaud Forever, Raymond Filip, the craftsman and musician, showcases his spoken-word texts that perform on a silent page, as well as his "say then play" recitals on stage. This collection features free verse and end rhymes; satire and nature studies; a concrete poem and a proem; a linked...
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...
Seeker: A Sea Odyssey
Seeker
A Sea Odyssey
Rita Pomade
2019
Seeker: A Sea Odyssey begins as a fairy tale dream of finding Shangri la, and transforms along the way because of unrealistic expectations and a disintegrating marriage. It's a story about venturing into an unknown and more exciting life, and the heartbreak and growth that comes with the risks. The...
Swinging Between Water and Stone is a collection of poems comprising four sections. Each section roughly represents the four stages of the never-ending reincarnation cycle: birth, life, death and rebirth. These themes recur in each section, propelling these poems the way smaller wheels turn within larger wheels. Settings, both urban...
Tenacity: How Two Mums Fought a War Against Drugs
Tenacity
How Two Mums Fought a War Against Drugs
M.L. Cowell, S.J. Cowell, Julie Rose
2019
The two true life stories contained in Tenacity span decades-- and two worlds, Australia and Britain. Told through the painful words of mothers Julie Rose and Marilyn Cowell (as recorded by her daughters, Michelle and Sarah), this compelling read has no sugar coating as it takes you through Julie's and...
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 Oulipo Challenge
Hillar Liitoja
2019
The adventure of discovering, then diving into the world of that esoteric and fascinating French “literary club”, the Oulipo -- and the perils of trying to reconfigure the world's most famous monologue while abiding by their fiendishly challenging rules.
Trapped: A Mother's Quest to Reclaim Her Daughters
Trapped
A Mother's Quest to Reclaim Her Daughters
Alexandra Karb
2019
Imagine that the charming, seemingly Westernized immigrant man that you fell in love with turns out to be self-centred, controlling, and cruelly manipulative-- but only when no one is around to witness this behaviour. To stop you from divorcing him, he kidnaps your infant children and leaves them in...