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  • Petites Cendres ou la capture

    Petites Cendres ou la capture

    Juste avant les premières lueurs de l’aube, dans une petite ville du sud des États-Unis, un policier à cheval s’approche d’un itinérant noir couché dans la rue, vieil homme usé par la misère et par...

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  • Boat-People

    Boat-People

    Boat-People

    Traduit de l’anglais par Véronique Lessard et Marc Charron Résumé Mahindan et son fils de six ans accostent en Colombie-Britannique avec cinq cents compatriotes réfugiés, portés par le rêve de l...

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  • The Widows

    The Widows

    Refusing to accept being dismissed by a society that leaves little space for old women, three friends plan a daring and extraordinary adventure Hannelore, Clotilde, and Frau Schnadelhuber are tire...

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  • The Shore Girl

    The Shore Girl

    A Novel

    Winner of the 2013 Alberta Readers’ Choice Award Rebee Shore’s life is fragmented. She’s forever on the move, ricocheting around Alberta, guided less than capably by her dysfunctional mother Eliza...

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  • Advice for Taxidermists and Amateur Beekeepers

    Advice for Taxidermists and Amateur Beekeepers

    The sudden death of Margot Morris and her two young daughters in a house fire sends shock-waves through a small rural community. The Morrises are a close-knit family, long associated with the myste...

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  • The Work

    The Work

    When aspiring stage-manager Rebecca Weir falls for the married director of SenseInSound theatre company, she initiates a love triangle and working collaboration which go on for two decades. Set in ...

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  • The Wheaton

    The Wheaton

    A year after the early death of his wife, John Davies comes hesitantly out of retirement to take a job at The Wheaton, a senior’s residence. Having resisted ‘getting involved’ for his entire life, ...

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  • The Inquirer

    The Inquirer

    When an accident jeopardizing the family farm draws Amiah Williams back to Kingsley, Alberta, population 1431, she doesn’t expect her homecoming to make front-page news. But there she is in The Inq...

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  • The Towers of Babylon

    The Towers of Babylon

    Embracing the anxieties of contemporary urban life, The Towers of Babylon tracks a group of hapless Millennials trying to find meaning in a world that consistently rejects them. What do you do when...

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  • Arctic Smoke

    Arctic Smoke

    On the eve of his thirtieth birthday, aging punk Lor Kowalski is unsure of his sanity. He is haunted by hallucinogens and harbingers, strung out on broken stories that he cannot piece together into...

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  • This Has Nothing to Do With You

    This Has Nothing to Do With You

    The morning after her high school graduation, Mel and her older brother Matt drive by a crime scene. A few hours later, the police arrive at their door; it turns out the two siblings had witnessed ...

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  • Broke City

    Broke City

    Broke City, the final book in Wendy McGrath's Santa Rosa trilogy, follows young Christine as she edges into self-awareness in the now-vanished Edmonton neighbourhood of Santa Rosa. Budding with cr...

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  • Disappearing Moon Café

    Disappearing Moon Café

    A Novel

    Disappearing Moon Cafe was a stunning debut novel that has become a Canadian literary classic. An unflinchingly honest portrait of a Chinese Canadian family that pulses with life and moral tensions...

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  • In Search of April Raintree

    In Search of April Raintree

    Two young sisters are taken from their home and family. Powerless to change their fortunes, they are separated, and each put into different foster homes. Yet over the years, the bond between them g...

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  • The Student

    The Student

    The Student is a portrait of a life in two snapshots: 1957, 2005 LATE SUMMER – AUTUMN, 1957: Miriam Moscowitz is starting her final year of university with unwavering ambition. She is a serious an...

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  • Echolocation

    Echolocation

    In this provocative collection of short stories, Karen Hofmann creates characters who struggle to connect or disconnect from entanglements and relationships. With ironic accuracy and sensuous image...

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  • The Death of Annie the Water Witcher by Lightning

    The Death of Annie the Water Witcher by Lightning

    Finalist for the 2020 Robert Kroetsch City of Edmonton Book Prize!Three years into the second millennium, Majestic, Alberta is a farm town dealing with depressed crop prices, international borders ...

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  • The Melting Queen

    The Melting Queen

    Every year since 1904, when the ice breaks up on the North Saskatchewan River, Edmonton has crowned a Melting Queen—a woman who presides over the Melting Day spring carnival and who must keep the c...

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  • The Home for Wayward Parrots

    The Home for Wayward Parrots

    Accustomed to being an only child, adoptee Brian “Gumbo” Guillemot’s teenage hobby was searching for his birth parents. After years without a lead, when he finally finds his birth mother, Kim, he’s...

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  • Kiosque

    Kiosque

    Sept années durant, de 1983 à 1990, jusqu’à l’avant-veille du prix Goncourt, un apprenti-écrivain du nom de Jean Rouaud, qui s’escrime à écrire son roman  Les Champs d’honneur, aide à tenir rue de ...

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  • Emmanuel Le Magnifique

    Emmanuel Le Magnifique

    Un soleil nouveau s’est levé sur la France. Est-ce Austerlitz  ? Ou bien le sacre  ? Au printemps de l’an de grâce 2017, Emmanuel le Magnifique est entré dans l’histoire, costume de banquier et sce...

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  • Nous aurons été vivants

    Nous aurons été vivants

    Est-ce Lorette, partie il y a sept ans sans laisser la moindre trace ni mot d’explication, qui se tient, en ce matin d’avril 2017, de l’autre côté du boulevard ? Hannah, sa mère, croit un instant l...

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  • Une affaire de famille

    Une affaire de famille

    Au retour d’une expédition de vol à l’étalage avec son fils, Osamu recueille dans la rue une petite fille qui semble livrée à elle-même et qui lutte pour survivre dans le froid glacial. D’abord rét...

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  • Lady Franklin of Russell Square

    Lady Franklin of Russell Square

    My dearest love, Where are you now? Spring, 1847, and Lady Franklin is back in London expecting to greet her hero husband, polar explorer Sir John Franklin, upon his triumphant return from the Nort...

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  • All of Us in Our Own Lives

    All of Us in Our Own Lives

    A beautiful story of strangers who shape each other’s lives in fateful ways, All of Us in Our Own Lives delves deeply into the lives of women and men in Nepal and into the world of international ai...

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  • Hummingbird

    Hummingbird

    A compelling, haunting novel about a man experiencing gaps in time, and the pain of living inside an anxious mind. Felix wakes up one day to find he has a girlfriend he doesn’t recognize. He finds...

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  • Left

    Left

    Twenty-nine-year-old Natasha Bell went for an evening jog, just like any other night – except now no one knows where she is. Not her sister, Abby – eighteen, eight months pregnant, and without a ga...

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  • The Eavesdroppers

    The Eavesdroppers

    When social attitudes researcher Bill Harcourt puts an advertisement in the newspaper for ‘listeners’ to work on an unconventional project, he anticipates that his team of eavesdroppers will discov...

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  • Twin Studies

    Twin Studies

    An engrossing, timely, and contemporary novel about the bonds between twins, about sexuality and gender fluidity, and about the messy complexities of modern family life — the much-anticipated new n...

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  • Roost

    Roost

    Claudia, single mom of two, pines for her past independent life. Her ex, after all, has moved on to a new wardrobe, new hobbies and—worst of all—new adult friends. But in Claudia's house she's stil...

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  • Mountain Blues

    Mountain Blues

    Welcome to Eldorado, a small mountain town in the Kootenays, chock-a-block with aging hippies, eccentrics, loggers, and protestors. When Roy Breen moves to Eldorado after over a decade of working a...

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  • The Home for Wayward Parrots

    The Home for Wayward Parrots

    Accustomed to being an only child, adoptee Brian “Gumbo” Guillemot’s teenage hobby was searching for his birth parents. But when he finally finds his birth mother, Kim, he’s unprepared for the bois...

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  • Le Labyrinthe des esprits

    Le Labyrinthe des esprits

    "Cette nuit j’ai rêvé que je retournais au Cimetière des Livres Oubliés. J’avais de nouveau dix ans et je me réveillais dans mon ancienne chambre pour sentir que le souvenir du visage de ma mère m’...

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  • La Jeune Fille et la nuit

    La Jeune Fille et la nuit

    Un campus prestigieux figé sous la neigeTrois amis liés par un secret tragique Une jeune fille emportée par la nuit Côte d’Azur - Hiver 1992 Une nuit glaciale, alors que le campus de son lycée e...

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  • The Figgs

    The Figgs

    Meet the Figgs. June, the family’s matriarch, looks forward to a quiet retirement — if only she can get her three adult children to finally, finally, move out of the house. But her dreams are shatt...

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  • The Comedian

    The Comedian

    Titus Maccius Plautus' career is on the decline. Once renound for bringing Greek comedies to the Roman world, now he struggles to stage a single play. Unlucky with money and unlucky in love, Plautu...

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  • Friendly Fire Audiobook

    Friendly Fire Audiobook

    As a long, hot Saskatchewan summer dawns, Darby Swank’s life is forever changed when she finds her beloved aunt floating dead in a lake. All at once, her blinders are lifted and she sees the countr...

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  • Dance, Gladys, Dance Audiobook

    Dance, Gladys, Dance Audiobook

    WINNER OF THE 2013 Stephen Leacock Award for Canadian Humour Writing! 27-year-old Frieda Zweig is at an impasse. Behind her is a string of failed relationships and half-forgotten ambitions of being...

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