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This prestigious international short story award in the memory of Frank O’Connor is the single biggest prize in the world for a collection of short stories.
Psychology and Other Stories

Psychology and Other Stories

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"Boyko's stories boldly assert that the practice of psychology n along with its cousins, psychiatry, psychotherapy, and self-help n is a type of fiction O never preachy or didactic, the work retains a generous sense of humour throughout O However serious Psychology is in intent, it is playful in execution." - Quill & Quire

Finalist for the Victoria Butler Book Prize

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Canary

Canary

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An AMAZON.CA Top 100 Book of 2013

"Gas, grass, or ass: No one rides for free". So begins this cheeky and chirpy short story debut by Nancy Jo Cullen. Working-class, a little queer, and a lot funny, Cullen''s characters-from the hymn-singing Catholic merch salesman to the young lez, hitching rides beside a born-again pile of ashes-encounter the killer decisions that will invisibly, quietly, and quirkily shape our lives.

Nancy Jo Cullen mines humanity's beautiful fault-lines. There isnot one lousy …

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Siege 13

Siege 13

Stories
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2012 Rogers Writers’ Trust Fiction Prize — Winner
2012 Governor General’s Literary Award — Finalist, English-Language Fiction

 

In December of 1944, the Red Army entered Budapest to begin one of the bloodiest sieges of the Second World War. By February, the siege was over, but its effects were to be felt for decades afterward.

 

Siege 13 is a collection of thirteen linked stories about this terrible time in history, both its historical moment, but also later, as a legacy of silence, hauntin …

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Astray

Astray

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Goldminer. Counterfeiter. Slave. Dishwasher. Prostitute. Attorney. Sculptor. Mercenary. Elephant. Corpse.

The colourful, fascinating characters that roam the pages of Emma Donoghue's stories have all gone astray: they are emigrants, runaways, drifters, lovers old and new. They cross other borders too: those of race, law, sex and sanity. They travel for love or money, incognito or under duress.

With rich detail, the celebrated author of Room takes us from puritan Massachusetts to the Yukon gold rus …

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Bobcat and Other Stories

Bobcat and Other Stories

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At turns heartbreaking and wise, tender and wry, Bobcat and Other Stories establishes Rebecca Lee as one of the most powerful and original voices in Canadian literature.

A university student on her summer abroad is offered the unusual task of arranging a friend's marriage. Secret infidelities and one guest's dubious bobcat-related injury propel a Manhattan dinner party to its unexpected conclusion. Students at an elite architecture retreat seek the wisdom of their revered mentor but end up learn …

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Keeping the Peace

Keeping the Peace

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tagged : literary

A soldier's wife struggles to reconnect with her daughter after her husband is killed overseas. A prostitute refuses the help of the enigmatic and evangelical Jared. A heart attack survivor perplexes his family with his newfound religious euphoria. Character-driven, exploring grief and insularity, Colette Maitland''s short fiction debut shows us the price of keeping the peace in small-town America.

Profoundly Canadian, these residents of Tim Horton's Nation struggle with illness, deathand depress …

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Blood Secrets

Blood Secrets

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Shortlisted for the Ottawa Book Award for Fiction

"As a potential heir to the tradition of Margaret Atwood and Alice Munro, McInnis is off to a promising start." - Publishers Weekly

An affair that begins in an apothecary's garden brings Joyce to a hospice, where she tends to the dying alongside her own grief. A middle-aged woman recalls the lovable, lavable secret of the first night spent on her husband's farm. A mother and daughter discuss suicide while hiking a shipwreck survivor'strail.

In Nadin …

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The Best Place On Earth

The Best Place On Earth

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Confident, original and humane, the stories in The Best Place on Earth are peopled with characters at the crossroads of nationalities, religions and communities: expatriates, travellers, immigrants and locals.

In the powerfully affecting opening story, “Tikkun,” achance meeting between a man and his former lover carries them through near tragedy and into unexpected peace. In “Casualties,” Tsabari takes us into the military—a world every Israeli knows all too well—with a brusque, sexy …

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