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2015 Canadian Authors Association Literary Awards

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CAA notes: "The winners will be announced at our annual literary awards dinner & gala being held in Orillia on June 13th. The event is open to the general public. Be sure to purchase a ticket to the 2015 Canadian Authors Literary Awards!"
Adult Onset

Adult Onset

edition:Paperback
also available: Hardcover Hardcover

From the acclaimed, bestselling author of two beloved classics, Fall On Your Kneesand The Way the Crow FliesAdult Onset is a powerful drama that makes vividly real the pressures of life and love, and the undercurrents that run deep through even the most devoted families.
     Mary Rose MacKinnon--nicknamed MR or "Mister"--is a successful author who has opted to put aside her career in her 40s and devote herself to her young family. She lives in a comfortable urban neighbourhood with her partn …

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Us Conductors

Us Conductors

edition:Hardcover
also available: Paperback Paperback

Winner of the 2014 Scotiabank Giller Prize
A beautiful, haunting novel inspired by the true life and loves of the famed Russian scientist, inventor and spy Lev Termen – creator of the theremin.
Us Conductors takes us from the glamour of Jazz Age New York to the gulags and science prisons of the Soviet Union. On a ship steaming its way from Manhattan back to Leningrad, Lev Termen writes a letter to his “one true love”, Clara Rockmore, telling her the story of his life. Imprisoned in his ca …

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All My Puny Sorrows

All My Puny Sorrows

edition:Hardcover
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SHORTLISTED 2014 – Scotiabank Giller Prize
Miriam Toews is beloved for her irresistible voice, for mingling laughter and heartwrenching poignancy like no other writer. In her most passionate novel yet, she brings us the riveting story of two sisters, and a love that illuminates life.
 
You won’t forget Elf and Yoli, two smart and loving sisters. Elfrieda, a world-renowned pianist, glamorous, wealthy, happily married: she wants to die. Yolandi, divorced, broke, sleeping with the wrong men as …

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The Necessary War, Volume 1

The Necessary War, Volume 1

Canadians Fighting The Second World War:1939-1943
edition:Hardcover
also available: Paperback

Co-winner of the 2014-2015 Charles P. Stacey Award

Tim Cook, Canada’s leading war historian, ventures deep into World War Two in this epic two-volume story of heroism and horror, of loss and longing, sacrifice and endurance.

Written in Cook’s compelling narrative style, this book shows in impressive detail how soldiers, airmen, and sailors fought—the evolving tactics, weapons of war, logistics, and technology. It gauges Canadian effectiveness against the skilled enemy whom they confronted in …

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Acting for Freedom

Acting for Freedom

Fifty Years of Civil Liberties in Canada
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tagged : civil rights

The Canadian Civil Liberties Association celebrates its fiftieth anniversary with this overview of its activities--sometimes quiet and sometimes strident--as a watchdog and safeguard for Canadians and their rights as citizens. Through a series of discussions and interviews, a picture of Canada over the last half-century evolves. From the Charter of Freedoms to life and death matters such as abortion and the death penalty through to public security vs. the right to privacy, and a look forward int …

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The Night Canada Stood Still

The Night Canada Stood Still

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NATIONAL BESTSELLER

The night of October 30, 1995, was like no other in Canadian history. The young, modern nation that the UN Human Development Index had ranked #1 for the two previous years now faced its greatest challenge: the possibility of fracturing as Quebecers made a fateful decision—whether to separate from Canada—in a referendum that pollsters estimated would be as close as close could be.

The Quebec-sovereignist juggernaut that began with the creation of the Parti Quebecois in 1968 …

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Congotronic

Congotronic

edition:Paperback
also available: eBook
tagged : canadian

The second collection from Canadian poet and filmmaker Shane Book.

At once original, strange, funny, and unnerving, Shane Book’s Congotronic takes the reader into unstable territory, where multiple layers of voice, diction, and music collide. Some of these poems have the sparse directness of a kind of bleak prayer; others mingle the earthbound rhythms of hip-hop with the will-to-transcendence of high Romanticism.

Harnessing techniques of the cinematic and audio arts, Book’s poems splice, sampl …

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Circa Nineteen Hundred and Grief

Circa Nineteen Hundred and Grief

edition:Paperback
tagged : canadian

In childhood, the world seems vast, mysterious and unsettling as we attempt to meaningfully locate ourselves in its midst, and what belonging we find in adulthood is often but a veneer covering that irresoluble desire to understand “the desperate invocations of your little wanting heart.” In his poems, Tim Bowling writes with unapologetic honesty about our complex consciousness of the world and of the increasingly disconnected state of human experience, seeking always to snag on something el …

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