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The Fiddlehead, January 1983, No./Number 135
1 The Fiddlehead, January 1983, No./Number 135
Fredericton University of New Brunswick (UNB)/St. Thomas University (STU) 1983 Stiff Card Wraps Very Good Octavo -- from 7.75" to 9.75" Tall 
The 135th issue of a magazine featuring a variety of literary fiction and poetry, with reviews and illustrations. This issue contains three poems by the incomparable Alden Nowlan. 146 pages. Light rubbing, thin scratches, impressions. Internally tight and clean. 
Price: 10.00 USD
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2 Amirault, Peggy, Barbara Cottrell, Robin Metcalfe, Donalee Moulton-Barrett (editors) THE POTTERSFIELD PORTFOLIO, New Writing from Atlantic Canada, Volume 8, 1986-87
Stiff Card Wraps Very Good Quarto -- from 9¾" to 12" tall 
Contains material from more than three dozen contributors, among them George Elliott Clarke, Joah Harmon, Susan Kerslake, Lesley Choyce, Silver Donald Cameron and Spider Robinson. 52 pages. Light general wear. 
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3 Anderson, Paul HUNGER'S BRIDES, A Novel of the Baroque
Toronto Random House of Canada 2004 0-679-31088-6 / 9780679310884 First Edition Hard Cover As New As New Octavo -- from 7.75" to 9.75" Tall 
1st printing w/complete number sequence. Winner of the Writer's Guild prize for best novel, and described in a starred review by Kirkus Reviews as "A 'Da Vinci Code' for the literate." The true first edition of a massive work restricted to only 5,000 hardcover copies. "An epic novel of genius and obsession," presenting a multi-layered novel at whose heart is Juana Inés de la Cruz, 17th century Mexico's most enigmatic figure, who died in 1695 at the age of forty-six. Brick cloth w/gilt spine lettering/design, 1,358 pages + acknowledgements. This tome is considerably heavier than the average title, and will require additional postage to get it from my corner of the playpen to yours. A nice unread copy. 
Price: 30.00 USD
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4 Anderson-Dargatz, Gail A Rhinestone Button
Toronto Alfred A. Knopf Canada/Random House of Canada 2002 0-676-97549-6 / 9780676975499 First Edition Hard Cover Near Fine Near Fine Octavo -- from 7.75" to 9.75" Tall Signed by Author
1st printing w/complete number sequence. Comes with a homemade (by the author and her husband) bookmark with a handwritten notation to that effect on reverse. This copy signed by Anderson-Dargatz on title page. White boards w/silver foil spine lettering. An unread copy. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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The Maverick (signed), Ault, O.E. (Orvill)
5 Ault, O.E. (Orvill) The Maverick (signed)
Toronto Initiative Publishing House 1984 0-88951-031-8 / 9780889510319 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Good to Very Good Small Octavo -- from 7.75" to 9.75" Tall Inscribed & Signed by Author
A novel set in WWI. Inscribed and signed ("To Gerry/with memories/Orvill E. Ault") on front end paper. Blue cloth w/silver spine lettering, 108 pages. Previous owner's gold foil stamp on front end paper, in dust jacket w/light chipping to top corners/top spine, sticker shadow to top right corner of front panel, some smudging to rear panel. 
Price: 30.00 USD
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The Castles in Spain (signed), Ault, Orvill E.
6 Ault, Orvill E. The Castles in Spain (signed)
Hicksville Exposition Press 1976 0-682-48496-2 / 9780682484961 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Good Small Octavo -- from 7.75" to 9.75" Tall Signed by Author
Ault's second novel, being "The hilarious adventues of a million-dollar lottery winner and the girls who help him spend it." Signed by Ault on front end paper. Maroon leatherette w/gilt lettering to front cover/spine, 204 pages. Glue stains to pastedown edges at spine, light general wear, in rubbed dust jacket w/impressions/scratches, mild chipping to spine ends/corners, diagonal 1" tear to top right corner of rear panel. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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ENGLISH LESSONS and Other Stories, Reader's Guide Edition (signed), Baldwin, Shauna Singh
7 Baldwin, Shauna Singh ENGLISH LESSONS and Other Stories, Reader's Guide Edition (signed)
Fredericton Goose Lane Editions 2007 0864925107 / 9780864925107 First Edition Stiff Card Wraps Near Fine Octavo -- from 7.75" to 9.75" Tall Signed by Author
First printing w/complete number sequence. The Reader's Guide Edition to Baldwin's well-received 1996 book of stories "dramatizing the lives of Indian women from 1919 to the present." The book won the 1996 Friends of American Writers Award. Afterword by Kuldip Gill. This copy signed by Baldwin, on title page. 216 pages. A hint of wear to corners. A nice, unread copy, internally tight and clean. 
Price: 45.00 USD
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ENGLISH LESSONS and Other Stories, Reader's Guide Edition (signed), Baldwin, Shauna Singh
8 Baldwin, Shauna Singh ENGLISH LESSONS and Other Stories, Reader's Guide Edition (signed)
Fredericton Goose Lane Editions 2007 0864925107 / 9780864925107 First Edition Stiff Card Wraps Near Fine Octavo -- from 7.75" to 9.75" Tall Signed by Author
First printing w/complete number sequence. The Reader's Guide Edition to Baldwin's well-received 1996 book of stories "dramatizing the lives of Indian women from 1919 to the present." The book won the 1996 Friends of American Writers Award. Afterword by Kuldip Gill. This copy signed by Baldwin, on title page. 216 pages. A hint of wear to corners. A nice, unread copy, internally tight and clean. 
Price: 45.00 USD
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9 Barclay, Pat Buy Canadian
Pocket 80208 1976 First Edition Paperback Good Duodecimo -- from 6¾" to 7¾" tall 
Paperback original. Ownership of Canada may be falling into the hands of foreigners unless a woman fanatic about the country can prevent it. 159 pages. 
Price: 7.50 USD
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10 Barfoot, Joan Duet For Three (signed)
Toronto Macmillan of Canada/Canada Publishing Corporation 1985 0-7715-9680-4 / 9780771596803 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Good Octavo -- from 7.75" to 9.75" Tall Signed by Author
Barfoot's third novel, probing "the unique and enduring bond that unites mother and daughter." Signed on title page. Maroon cloth w/gilt spine lettering, 252 pages, dust jacket by Michael Halliwell. Gently bumped corners/spine ends, light general wear, in moderately edgeworn dust jacket w/impressions/thin scratches. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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11 Bauer, Nancy Samara the Wholehearted (signed)
Fredericton Goose Lane Editions 1991 First Edition Stiff Card Wraps Very Good to Fine Octavo -- from 7.75" to 9.75" Tall Inscribed & Signed by Author
Bauer's fourth novel. This copy inscribed and signed ("For Nancy & Dan,/with my best wishes/Nan!/Nov '91"). 163 pages. 
Price: 8.00 USD
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12 Bennett, E.M. Granger Land for Their Inheritance
Toronto Ryerson Press 1955 First Edition Hard Cover Good Good Octavo -- from 7.75" to 9.75" Tall 
Historical fiction, telling of a man's struggle to found a settlement in New France while dealing with uncertainty and violence. Grey cloth, 317 pages, dust jacket illustration by Mario Cooper. Bumped spine ends, light corner wear, gift inscription on front pastedown, light tanning, in edgeworn dust jacket w/chipping to conrers/spine ends, 1" semi-circular tear to bottom edge of front panel, other shorter edge tears, general wear. Dust jacket now in protective mylar sleeve. 
Price: 14.00 USD
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13 Beresford-Howe, Constance Prospero's Daughter
Toronto Macmillan of Canada 1988 0-7715-9644-8 / 9780771596445 First Edition Hard Cover Good to Very Good Good to Very Good Octavo -- from 7.75" to 9.75" Tall Inscribed & signed by Beresford-Howe
After failing to escape her domineering father's need to influence and shape everything around him, a woman is drawn into his scheme to arrange the life of his eldest daughter, her half-sister. Dust jacket illustration by Karen Johnson. This copy inscribed and signed on title page ("For S---- and D---/affectionately,/Connie B-Howe"). A bit of slant, top corners bumped/worn, gently bumped spine ends/bottom corners, previous owner's surname in small black magic-marker letters to top edge of front end paper. Lightly edgeworn dust jacket w/rubbing, thin scratches, impressions. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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14 Bok, Christian (editor) GROUND WORKS, Avant-Garde For Thee
Toronto House of Anansi Press 2002 0-88784-180-5 / 9780887841804 First Edition Hard Cover Near Fine Near Fine Octavo -- from 7¾" to 9¾" Tall 
1st printing w/complete number sequence. A collection of "the wild and weird, transgressive and transformative, funny and fearless works at the root of our best writing." Includes selections from George Bowering, Leonard Cohen, Matt Cohen, Christopher Dewdney, Graeme Gibson, Dave Godfrey, Daphne Marlatt, Steve McCaffery, bpNichol, Michael Ondaatje, John Riddell, Andreas Schroeder, Chris Scott, Gail Scott, Ray Smith, Audrey Thomas, Martin Vaughn-James, Derk Wynand, J. Michael Yates, and Robert Zend. Introduction by Margaret Atwood. Red cloth w/black spine lettering, 236 pages (including Notes, Acknowledgements). Extremely mild bumps to spine ends, in jacket with microscopic wear to corners. An unread copy in near pristine condition. 
Price: 13.00 USD
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15 Bok, Christian (editor) GROUND WORKS, Avant-Garde For Thee
Toronto House of Anansi Press 2002 0-88784-180-5 / 9780887841804 First Edition Hard Cover Near Fine Near Fine Octavo -- from 7¾" to 9¾" Tall 
Contributors include George Bowering, Leonard Cohen, Matt Cohen, Christopher Dewdney, Graeme Gibson, Dave Godfrey, Daphne Marlatt, Steve McCaffery, bpNichol, Michael Ondaatje, John Riddell, Andreas Schroeder, Chris Scott, Gail Scott, Ray Smith, Audrey Thomas, Martin Vaughn-James, Derk Wynand, J. Michael Yates, and Robert Zend. Introduction by Margaret Atwood. Red cloth w/black spine lettering, 236 pages (including Notes, Acknowledgements). A teeny bump to bottom edge of front cover, in dust jacket w/a suggestion of wear to top spine. Unread. 
Price: 13.00 USD
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16 Bok, Christian (editor) GROUND WORKS, Avant-Garde For Thee (signed)
Toronto House of Anansi Press 2002 0-88784-180-5 / 9780887841804 First Edition Hard Cover Near Fine As New Octavo -- from 7¾" to 9¾" Tall Signed by Editor
1st printing w/complete number sequence. A collection of "the wild and weird, transgressive and transformative, funny and fearless works at the root of our best writing." Includes selections from George Bowering, Leonard Cohen, Matt Cohen, Christopher Dewdney, Graeme Gibson, Dave Godfrey, Daphne Marlatt, Steve McCaffery, bpNichol, Michael Ondaatje, John Riddell, Andreas Schroeder, Chris Scott, Gail Scott, Ray Smith, Audrey Thomas, Martin Vaughn-James, Derk Wynand, J. Michael Yates, and Robert Zend. Introduction by Margaret Atwood. Bok has signed this copy, on title page. Red cloth w/black spine lettering, 236 pages (including Notes, Acknowledgements). Gently bumped top corners. Dust jacket now in protective mylar sleeve. An unread copy in near pristine condition. 
Price: 40.00 USD
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ABEGWEIT, the novel of Prince Edward Island (signed), Boudreault, Joseph
17 Boudreault, Joseph ABEGWEIT, the novel of Prince Edward Island (signed)
Uigg Abby Press 0-9681171-0-4 / 9780968117101 First Edition Paperback About Very Good Sextodecimo -- from 5.75" to 6.75" Signed by Boudreault, on title page
No date (1996). Boudreault took fourteen years to write this novel, which tells the story of the beginnings of Canada's smallest province, Prince Edward Island, of "the Jolliets and Arsenaults, the first Acadians on its shores, and of the Mi'Kmaq people. And it is about the MacLachlans and McCallums and MacKays, and especially of the Stewarts and others who sweated for its salty bays and red soil." 497 pages (plus afterword, maps, brief author biography, Island chronology), back cover illustration by Vanessa A. Raven. Mild slant, a bit of rubbing, edgewear, two thinly creased corners, author's name/address stamp to inside back cover. Internally tight and clean. 
Price: 50.00 USD
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Beggar's Feast, Boyagoda, Randy
18 Boyagoda, Randy Beggar's Feast
Toronto Viking Canada 2011 0670065633 / 9780670065639 First Edition, 1st printing Hard Cover Near Fine Near Fine Octavo -- from 7.75" to 9.75" Tall 
Boyagoda's second novel, following 'Governor of the Northern Province,' which was longlisted for the 2006 Giller Prize. A child born in 1899 to low prospects in a Ceylon village and abandoned by his parents when they become "convinced by his horoscope that he'd be a blight upon the family," escapes his birthworld and eventually becomes a financial success, returning after almost a century "to the village he once called home," where "he tries to win recognition for his success in the world -- at any cost." Orange boards w/black spine lettering, 311 pages + 1 page of acknowledgements. Gently bumped spine ends, tiny/faint soil to fore-edge, in dust jacket w/light wear to spine ends. 
Price: 45.00 USD
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Blackouts, Boyko, Craig
19 Boyko, Craig Blackouts
Toronto McClelland & Stewart / M&S 2008 0-7710-1669-1 First Edition Hard Cover Fine Near Fine Octavo -- from 7.75" to 9.75" Tall 
First printing w/complete number sequence. Boyko's well-received first book, being a collection of eleven stories. Black cloth w/red foil spine lettering, 323 pages. Light surface wear to dust jacket. An unread copy. 
Price: 12.50 USD
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20 Brand, Dionne At the Full and Change of the Moon
Toronto Alfred A. Knopf Canada 1999 0-676-97101-6 / 9780676971019 First Edition Hard Cover Near Fine Fine Octavo -- from 7.75" to 9.75" Tall Signed by Brand, on title page
A Governor General's Award-winning poet here tells the six generations story of a Trinidadian slave's daughter and her children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren who "will spill out across the world to America, to Canada, to Europe." Dust jacket illustration by John David Hawver. Small bump to top edge of front cover. A very nice unread copy. 
Price: 14.00 USD
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21 Brewster, Elizabeth It's Easy to Fall on the Ice (inscribed and signed)
Ottawa Oberon 1977 0 88750 248 2 / 9780887502484 First Edition Stiff Card Wraps Very Good Duodecimo -- from 6.75" to 7.75" tall Inscribed & Signed by Author
Wraps edition published simultaneously with the hardcover. A collection of ten stories, following seven books of poetry and a novel. According to the back cover, these stories explore "the ways in which people reach out and touch each other: the things they say and the things they leave unsaid." This copy inscribed and signed by Brewster at top of title page. 127 pages. Light general wear. Internally tight and clean. Uncommon signed. 
Price: 35.00 USD
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22 Brunner, Astrid GLASS (signed)
Halifax AB collector publishing 1991 1-895466-00-8 / 9781895466003 First Edition Stiff Card Wraps/French Flaps Very Good Octavo -- from 7.75" to 9.75" Tall Signed by Author
a collection of short stories which, according to the rear panel, are "born of the fire and ice of World War Two [and] are dream evocations of lived reality."; this copy signed by author; cover illustration by William B. Ritchie; 71 pgs.; some rubbing, thin scratches, mild corner wear; 
Price: 25.00 USD
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23 Brunner, Astrid Glass (signed)
Halifax AB collector publishing 1991 1-895466-00-8 / 9781895466003 First Edition Wraps w/French flaps Very Good Octavo -- from 7.75" to 9.75" Tall Signed by Author
A collection of short stories which, according to the rear panel, are "born of the fire and ice of World War Two [and] are dream evocations of lived reality." This copy signed by author. Cover illustration by William B. Ritchie. 71 pages. Some rubbing, thin scratches, light general wear. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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Claire's Head (signed), Bush, Catherine
24 Bush, Catherine Claire's Head (signed)
Toronto McClelland & Stewart/M&S 2004 0-7710-1752-9 / 9780771017520 First Edition Hard Cover As New As New Octavo -- from 7.75" to 9.75" Tall Signed by Author
A woman who endures headaches attempts to track down her missing sister -- a medical journalist suffering from migraines -- the trip taking her first to Montreal, then to Amsterdam, Italy, Las Vegas and Mexico (how come when this woman's sister disappears she gets to go to all these neat places to track her down, but when one of my sisters disappears the best I can get is the inside of a mall?). Beige cloth w/red foil spine lettering, 321 pages + acknowledgements. This copy signed by Bush above her name on title page. An unread copy. 
Price: 17.50 USD
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25 Caron, Roger Jojo
Toronto Stoddart Publishing 1988 0-7737-2208-4 / 9780773722088 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good Octavo -- from 7.75" to 9.75" Tall Inscribed, signed and dated by Caron
Caron spent twenty-four years of his life in prison, producing two books about the experience (the first, 'Go-Boy!', won the Governor General's award, and the second, 'Bingo!' related the bloody riots at Kingston Penitentiary in the early '70's). This is his first novel, and not surprisingly, the central theme is a mixture of revenge, crime and prison. Inscription in an extravagant hand on first end paper reads "1/11/88/To Dave/(squiggle)with respect/(squiggle)smile/(squiggle)Roger Caron (squiggle/scribble." Cream boards, 180 pages. Gently bumped spine ends. Lightly rubbed dust jacket w/mild general wear. 
Price: 18.00 USD
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THE POTTERSFIELD PORTFOLIO (3 volumes), Fiction and Poetry From Atlantic Canada, Number One 1979-1980, Volume 2 1980-1981, and Volume 3, 1981-1982, Choyce, Lesley (editor)
26 Choyce, Lesley (editor) THE POTTERSFIELD PORTFOLIO (3 volumes), Fiction and Poetry From Atlantic Canada, Number One 1979-1980, Volume 2 1980-1981, and Volume 3, 1981-1982
Porter's Lake Pottersfield Press Magazines Quartos -- from 9¾" to 12" tall 
The first three issues of a yearly publication featuring both established writers and unknowns contributing prose and poetry. Volume One contains work by Harry Thurston, Spider Robinson, Fred Cogswell, Harold Horwood, Susan Kerslake, Alden Nowlan, Farley Mowat, H.R. Percy, Fraser Sutherland, James Irving, and many others. Volume 2 features Fraser Sutherland, Silver Donald Cameron, Alistair MacLeod, H.R. Percy, Harold Horwood, bill bissett, Michael Brian Oliver, Jeremy Akerman, John Steffler, Fred Cogswell, Alden Nowlan, Raymond Fraser, and many others. Volume 3 features Raymond Fraser, Robert Gibbs, Ann Copeland, Susan Kerslake, Fred Cogswell, Irving Layton, Alden Nowlan, Peter Sanger, David Satherley, Paul Tyndall, Michael O. Nowlan, Fraser Sutherland, and many others. Volume 1: 48 Pages, Volumes 2 & 3: 52 pages. All 3 issues about VG w/moderate general wear. 
Price: 85.00 USD
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27 Clark, Joan Latitudes of Melt
Toronto Alfred A. Knopf Canada 2000 0-676-97288-8 / 9780676972887 First Edition Hard Cover Fine Near Fine Octavo -- from 7.75" to 9.75" Tall Signed by Author
a story spanning a lifetime, beginning when two men from a small Newfoundland fishing community rescue a baby girl found floating on an ice pan in the North Atlantic, and continuing through the foundling's girlhood, adulthood and old age, when the mystery behind her survival on the ice is made clear; this copy signed, by author, on title page; dj illustration by Anne Meredith Barry; dj w/area to top right corner of front panel where sticker removal took some gloss with it; an unread copy, internally tight and clean; 
Price: 15.00 USD
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28 Conan, Laure Angeline de Montbrun
Toronto & Buffalo University of Toronto Press 1974 1st English-language edition Hard Cover Very Good to Fine Very Good Octavo -- from 7.75" to 9.75" Tall 
pseudonym of Marie-Louise-Felicite Angers (1845-1924); originally published serially in 'La Revue' from June, 1881 until August, 1882 before being published in book form in 1884, and re-issued several times prior to this first English-language edition; the author "was the first woman novelist in French Canada and the first writer in all Canada to attempt a roman d'analyse," in which she "eschewed the details of adventure and intrigue, the wooden, predictable characters, and the transparent intricacies of romantic love in favour of writing about the inner turmoil of an individual, live character, a young woman caught in a complex web of human appetites, aspirations, and relationships."; translated, with an introduction, by Yves Brunelle, and including 6 pgs. of bibliographical notes; gold cloth, 169 pgs.; bump to top edge of back cover, bumped spine ends, light general wear; dj w/sunned spine, light edgewear, bump to top edge of rear panel (corresponds to bump to top edge of back cover), moderate wear to spine ends; 
Price: 9.50 USD
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29 Copeland, Ann (pseudonym of Virginia Walsh Furtwangler) The Golden Thread
Toronto Harper Collins/HarperCollins 1989 0-00-223497-1 / 9780002234979 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good to Fine Very Good Octavo -- from 7.75" to 9.75" Tall Inscribed & Signed by Author
pseudonym of Virginia Walsh Furtwangler, New England-born writer who moved to New Brunswick; nominated for a Governor General's Award, this is a collection of eleven stories, each featuring Claire Delaney; dj illustration by Mary Ann Smith; this copy inscribed and signed (as Copeland: "For xxx and xxxx--/Ann Copeland") at bottom of front free end paper; gentle bumps to bottom spine, pencil price impressions to top right corner of front free end paper; lightly rubbed dj w/impressions/thin scratches; 
Price: 10.00 USD
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30 Crummey, Michael The Wreckage
Toronto Doubleday Canada/Random House of Canada 2005 0-385-66060-X / 9780385660600 Uncorrected Proof Stiff Card Wraps Near Fine Octavo -- from 7.75" to 9.75" Tall 
An award-winning writer offers "a story of love crossed by the blindness of faith and fate." 360 pages. An unread copy, w/just a breath of wear, internally tight and clean. 
Price: 19.00 USD
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The Famished Lover (signed), Cumyn, Alan
31 Cumyn, Alan The Famished Lover (signed)
Fredericton Goose Lane Editions 2006 0-86492-448-8 / 9780864924483 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Near Fine Octavo -- from 7.75" to 9.75" Tall Signed by Cumyn, on title page
Black boards w/silver spine lettering, 306 pages + two-page author's note. Scuffed cloth, bumped spine ends, bump to bottom edge of front cover, faint soil to page edges, in dust jacket w/a hint of edgewear, rubbing, a few minor impressions. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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Sweet Constancy, Cunningham, Louis Arthur
32 Cunningham, Louis Arthur Sweet Constancy
London Herbert Jenkins 1955 First Edition Hard Cover Good Good Duodecimo -- from 6.75" to 7.75" tall 
A wealthy man's beautiful and pampered daughter has a more than passing interest in a man of whom her father disapproves, so the father enlists the aid of a sensible and tactful woman to discover the reason behind his daughter's intractibility. Gently bumped corners, impressions to front cover, some soil/foxing to top and fore-edge, ink numerals to rear pastedown, in dust jacket w/edgewear, chipping, edge tears, small pieces torn from top edge near spine, impressions, general wear. A scarce title in any format or condition 
Price: 75.00 USD
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Last Stand, Curtis, Wayne
33 Curtis, Wayne Last Stand
Halifax Nimbus Publishing 1999 1-55109-308-1 / 9781551093086 First Edition Stiff Card Wraps Very Good Octavo -- from 7.75" to 9.75" Tall Inscribed & Signed by Author
Curtis's sixth book. This copy inscribed ("To Norah/With appreciation/from Wayne Curtis/Nov 99") on dedication page. 181 pages. Light soil to bottom edge, light handling wear. 
Price: 12.50 USD
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The Gargoyle, Davidson, Andrew
34 Davidson, Andrew The Gargoyle
Toronto Random House Canada 2008 0307356779 / 9780307356772 First Edition Hard Cover As New As New Octavo -- from 7.75" to 9.75" Tall 
First printing w/complete number sequence. Davidson's first novel, already into multiple printings. This is the story of a car-crash burn victim who is told by a sculptress of gargoyles that they were lovers in medieval Germany, when he was an injured mercenary, and she, a nun. Pictorial boards, 468 pages (including acknowledgements), die-cut heart to front panel of dust jacket. An unread copy. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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Sounding Line (signed), DeGrace, Anne
35 DeGrace, Anne Sounding Line (signed)
Toronto McArthur & Company 2009 1552787974 / 9781552787977 First Edition Hard Cover As New As New Small Octavo -- from 7.75" to 9.75" Tall Signed by DeGrace, on title page
First printing w/complete number sequence. When an unidentified flying object crashes into the water off a small Nova Scotia fishing community in 1967, it's at first assumed to be a plane crash, but when an Ottawa reporter, a psychic UFO-chaser, a CBC film crew, and a Halifax reporter show up, another explanation seems possible. (From the front flap: "A true incident -- considered 'Canada's Roswell' -- that occurred in 1967 in Shag Harbour, Nova Scotia, forms the backdrop for 'Sounding Line', a novel about space, depth, and possibility.") Black boards w/silver spine lettering, 360 pages (including afterword and acknowledgments). An unread copy. 
Price: 65.00 USD
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To Scatter Stones (signed), Dohaney, M.T.
36 Dohaney, M.T. To Scatter Stones (signed)
Charlottetown Ragweed Press 1992 0-921556-23-3 / 9780921556237 First Edition Stiff Card Wraps Very Good Octavo -- from 7.75" to 9.75" Tall Signed by Author
Sequel to 'The Corrigan Women.' This copy signed by Dohaney ("Best wishes/M.T. Dohaney"), on title page. 189 pages. Moderate general wear. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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37 Dohaney, M.T. (Jean) A Marriage of Masks
Charlottetown Ragweed Press 1995 First Edition Stiff Card Wraps Very Good Octavo -- from 7.75" to 9.75" Tall Signed by Author
"To outside eyes, Laura and Kevin Stevenson's marriage is fulfilling and successful. But the truth is startlingly different from the facade. Through Laura's flashbacks, we follow the couple's brief courtship and shotgun wedding. We witness the pressures of convention. And we begin to understand the price of deceit, silence and unhappiness." This copy signed (Jean Dohaney) on title page. 174 pages. Vertical crease to back cover, light edgewear. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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Seven (7) Mondays, Volume Three (3), Douma, Laurel, Anna Greenwood, Shiralee Hudson, Mark Purdon (editors)
38 Douma, Laurel, Anna Greenwood, Shiralee Hudson, Mark Purdon (editors) Seven (7) Mondays, Volume Three (3)
Jolicure the Anchorage Press 1997 1-895488-16-8 / 9781895488166 Limited edition of 500 copies Stiff Card Wraps Good Octavo -- from 7.75" to 9.75" Tall 
A collection of poetry, photographs and short stories by 32 university students. Unpaginated. Crease to bottom right corner of front cover, light scuffing, several pinholes to front cover and extending through first third of the book. Internally tight. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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39 Drabek, Jan Report on the Death of Rosenkavalier
Toronto McClelland & Stewart / M&S 1977 0-7710-2880-6 / 9780771028809 First Edition Hard Cover Good Good Octavo -- from 7.75" to 9.75" Tall Inscribed & Signed by Author
author's fourth book; a Czechoslovakian returned from Canada to his native Prague publicly executes "a prison official whose sadistic tactics are killing political prisoners in Czechoslovakia," thereafter finding himself arrested and interrogated in prison by a Russian official; this copy inscribed, dated and signed ("To xxxxx with nice/memories of a Maritime workshop/July 1987/Sincerely,/Jan Drabek") on half-title; dj illustration by Emma Hesse; uncommon signed; bumped corners, light soil, tanning; edgeworn/price-clipped dj w/light chipping to corners/spine ends, uneven 1.5" tear diagonally from bottom corner of rear fold, .25" tear to bottom edge of rear panel, rubbing, impressions; 
Price: 35.00 USD
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40 Estey, Dale The Bonner Deception
New York St. Martin's Press 1983 0-312-08780-2 / 9780312087807 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good Octavo -- from 7.75" to 9.75" Tall Signed by Estey, on title page
New Brunswick writer's second novel, "an alternately cerebral and visceral tale of the ambiguities of modern espionage." Black cloth w/silver spine lettering, 298 pages, dust jacket illustration by Terry Fehr. Light edgewear, two tiny soil marks to bottom fore-edge, provincial Department of Tourism stamp to second half-title, in price-clipped dust jacket w/a bit of edgewear, 1/4" tear to top right rear panel, 3/8" tear to top of rear fold. Jacket in protective mylar sleeve. Uncommon signed. 
Price: 35.00 USD
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41 Estey, Dale The Elephant Talks To God
Fredericton Goose Lane Editions 1989 First Edition Stiff Card Wraps Good to Very Good Duodecimo -- from 6.75" to 7.75" tall 
A collection of charming, insightful conversations between an elephant and his maker. 61 pages. Light wear to corners, thin scratches, thin reading crease to spine, light general wear. Internally tight and clean. 
Price: 12.50 USD
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42 Estey, Dale The Elephant Talks to God
Fredericton Goose Lane Editions 1989 0-86492-106-3 / 9780864921062 First Edition Stiff Card Wraps Very Good Duodecimo -- from 6.75" to 7.75" tall Angela Webb O'Hara 
A collection of charming, insightful conversations between an elephant and his maker. 61 pages. Christmas gift inscription to previous owner, light general wear. Internally tight and clean. 
Price: 12.50 USD
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43 Ferguson, Will Generica (signed)
Toronto Penguin Books 2001 First Edition Stiff Card Wraps As New Octavo -- from 7.75" to 9.75" Tall Signed by Author
1st printing w/complete number sequence. Trade paperback original, and Ferguson's first novel after some well-received works of non-fiction. Shortly after "an overworked, underpaid editor" sees to publication a book which "promises to help readers lose weight, stop smoking, find inner peace and achieve true happiness," all hell breaks loose because the book works, and "an apocalyptic plague of happiness ensues." Signed on title page. 309 pages. An unread copy. 
Price: 17.00 USD
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44 Fox, Marion Wathen Midget Stories For Busy People, Number 1
Self-published First Edition Stiff Card Wraps Very Good Sextodecimo -- from 5.75" to 6.75" 
No date. Lets us know right away what to expect: "This is the first in a series of 'Midget Story Books for Busy People' written by New Brunswick's own 'Story Lady' Marion Wathen Fox. The stories are not of the hair-raising, blood-curdling type; but clean, intensely interesting, romantic, even thrilling--the kind enjoyed by all. Help the author place one in every home and in every Christmas parcel." (Now, I dunno 'bout you, but I wonder just the teensiest bit when a writer feels it is necessary to tell me that her stories are "intensely interesting" -- wouldn't it mean more if a reader thought so?) This one contains three stories: "Judgment At 5 P.M.," "Stubborn Bill," and "Who Sent The Easter Lily." 16 pages. Light edgewear, gentle crease to bottom right corner of front cover, rubbing. An uncommon title. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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In Another Life (signed), Fraser, Raymond
45 Fraser, Raymond In Another Life (signed)
Toronto Lion's Head Press/LHP 2009 0968603483 / 9780968603482 First Edition Stiff Card Wraps As New Octavo -- from 7.75" to 9.75" Tall Signed by Author
Fraser's eighth book of fiction, one that adds to his growing reputation, and from all reports seems destined to gain him a wider audience than he currently enjoys. 304 pages, cover painting by Alfred Sisley. This copy signed by Fraser, on title page. An unread copy. 
Price: 30.00 USD
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46 Fraser, Raymond The Bannonbridge Musicians (signed)
St. John's Breakwater Books Ltd. 1978 First Edition Trade Paperback Good to Very Good Octavo -- from 7.75" to 9.75" Tall Inscribed & Signed by Fraser
Issued simultaneously with the hardcover. A bunch of Maritimers do a bit of drinking, a bit of womanizing, and a bit of adventuring. Cover illustration by Gerry Squires. Warmly inscribed: "To my cherished friends/-----, -----, &/-----,/from the Duke of/Northumberland/Ray Fraser/Aug 9, 1978/Black River Bridge, N.S." Short splits to bottom spine edges, rubbing, impressions, corner tips creased, some sunning to spine and back cover, some soil to edges, 1 page w/small soil mark. Internally tight. 
Price: 17.50 USD
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THE TRIALS OF BROTHER BELL, Two novels:  1.) Repentance Vale, and 2.) The Struggle Outside (signed), Fraser, Raymond
47 Fraser, Raymond THE TRIALS OF BROTHER BELL, Two novels: 1.) Repentance Vale, and 2.) The Struggle Outside (signed)
Roslin Lion's Head Press/LHP 2010 098651831X / 9780986518317 First Edition Stiff Card Wraps As New Octavo -- from 7.75" to 9.75" Tall Signed by Author
"Two satiric novels by the 2009 winner of the Lieutenant-Governor's Award." 272 pages, cover painting (Dulle Griet, 1562) by Peter Brueghel. An unread copy. 
Price: 40.00 USD
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48 Fraser, Sylvia Berlin Solstice (signed)
Toronto McClelland & Stewart / M&S 1984 0-7710-3176-9 / 9780771031762 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Good to Very Good Octavo -- from 7.75" to 9.75" Tall Signed by Author
In the Germany which produced Adolf Hitler, a group of Germans is caught up in the nightmare that devastated half of Europe. Ever-eloquent and classy, Irving Layton said of this book, "I'd give my right arm and left tit to have written 'Berlin Solstice.'" Lightly dusted edges, bumped spine ends. Dust jacket has moderate edgewear, wear/minor chipping to corners, 3/8" chipping to top spine end, wear/minor chipping to bottom spine end, rubbing, flaking, short tears to top edge of rear panel. 
Price: 17.00 USD
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49 Fraser, Sylvia The Emperor's Virgin
Toronto McClelland & Stewart 1980 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good About Very Good Octavo -- from 7.75" to 9.75" Tall Signed by Author
Canadian author's fourth novel; a story based on historical fact, and set in A.D. 95, in the time of the cruel and tyrannical Roman Emperor, Domitian; signed on title page; dj illustration by Stewart Sherwood; edgewear, blue circle stamped to top edge; dj has edgewear, wear to spine ends, chipping to corners, rubbing, impressions; 
Price: 24.50 USD
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50 Friedman, William B. The Night Before Summer
Charlottetown Tudor Press 1001 1976 First Edition Paperback Good Sextodecimo -- from 5.75" to 6.75" 
"An intimate story of struggle and survival" set on Prince Edward Island. 128 pages. Moderate general wear. Internally tight and clean. 
Price: 5.00 USD
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Angie and the Arab (signed), Ganong, Joan
51 Ganong, Joan Angie and the Arab (signed)
Fredericton Brunswick Press 1957 First Edition Spiral Bound Stiff Card Wraps Good No Jacket (as issued) Large Octavo -- from 7.75" to 9.75" Tall Inscribed & Signed by Author
A series of conversations between a 16-year-old girl and an Arab man who is a friend of her father, in which they attempt to understand each other's viewpoints and feelings on a number of topics. This copy warmly inscribed by Ganong on half-title ("To Jean--/With whom I've/gone over the dialogue/in so many plays/that it seems/doubly fun to have/her reading a dialogue/ of mine!/Joan."). An uncommon item inscribed or signed. 56 pages. Edgewear/corner wear, creasing to top right corner of front cover, a full-length vertical crease to back cover, other creases to back cover, small soil marks to inside front cover/first end paper, a bit of mustiness. 
Price: 35.00 USD
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Tall Lives (signed), Gaston, Bill
52 Gaston, Bill Tall Lives (signed)
Toronto Macmillan of Canada / Canada Publishing Corporation 1990 0-7715-9335-X / 9780771593352 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Good to Very Good Octavo -- from 7.75" to 9.75" Tall Signed by Author
A pair of Siamese twins joined at the big toe and separated at birth by their father have continued on their separate paths, but when one learns a secret about the other's wife, "their lives start to converge again," and "the twins find themselves on a collision course with each other." This copy signed, on title page, by Gaston. Black cloth w/grey spine lettering, 243 pages, cover illustration by Jamie Bennett. Moderate handling wear, in rubbed dust jacket w/impressions/scratches to rear panel. 
Price: 23.50 USD
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53 Gilmour, David A Perfect Night to Go to China
Toronto Thomas Allen Publishers 2005 0-88762-167-8 / 9780887621673 First Edition Hard Cover As New As New Octavo -- from 7.75" to 9.75" Tall 
1st printing w/complete number sequence. Winner of the 2005 Governor General’s Award for fiction. A father leaves his six-year-old son alone for fifteen minutes, only to find upon his return that the boy has disappeared. Black cloth w/silver spine lettering, 179 pages. An unread copy. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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16 Categories of Desire, Glover, Douglas
54 Glover, Douglas 16 Categories of Desire
Fredericton Goose Lane Editions 2000 0-864492-314-7 First Edition, 1st state Stiff Card Wraps Near Fine Octavo -- from 7.75" to 9.75" Tall 
First printing w/complete number sequence. This is the first state, with "Categories" misspelled as "Categoires" on the spine, and a sticker, with the title correctly spelled, affixed to the spine. Eleven stories. 186 pages + acknowledgments. Lightly scuffed covers. A nice, unread copy, internally tight and clean. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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16 Categories of Desire, Glover, Douglas
55 Glover, Douglas 16 Categories of Desire
Fredericton Goose Lane Editions 2000 0-864492-314-7 First Edition, 1st state Stiff Card Wraps Near Fine Octavo -- from 7.75" to 9.75" Tall 
First printing w/complete number sequence. This is the first state, with "Categories" misspelled as "Categoires" on the spine, and a sticker, with the title correctly spelled, affixed to the spine. Eleven stories. 186 pages + acknowledgments. Lightly scuffed covers. A nice, unread copy, internally tight and clean. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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56 Glover, Douglas H. THE MAD RIVER and Other Stories
Windsor Black Moss Press 1981 0-88753-080-X / 9780887530807 First Edition Stiff Card Wraps Very Good Small Octavo -- from 7.75" to 9.75" Tall 
Award-winning author's well-received first book, containing seven short stories. Glover won the 2003 Governor General's Award for 'Elle.' 110 pages, cover illustration by Phil McLeod. Rubbing, thin creasing to top right corner tip of front cover, bottom left corner of back cover, light general wear. Internally tight and clean. 
Price: 75.00 USD
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57 Godfrey, Dave Death Goes Better With Coca-Cola
Erin Press Porcepic 1973 1st Press Porcepic edition Hard Cover Very Good No Jacket Octavo -- from 7.75" to 9.75" Tall Signed by Author
Originally published in 1967 by House of Anansi (which Godfrey co-founded with Dennis Lee). Godfrey has inscribed, signed and dated this copy ("For/Barry Cameron/Dave Godfrey/Feb. 1974") on half-title. Can be difficult to turn up signed hardcover copies of this one, especially ones that aren't desecrated by librarians. A handsome, albeit unusual volume. Marbled boards w/black cloth backstrip w/gilt spine lettering, 159 pages, illustrated, illustrated end papers. Moderate general wear. 
Price: 100.00 USD
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58 Goulet, Robert The Violent Season (signed)
New York George Braziller 1961 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good Octavo -- from 7.75" to 9.75" Tall Signed by Author
Violence explodes in a small French-Canadian town. Signed on front end paper. Beige cloth w/red/black lettering to spine, 383 pages. 
Price: 28.50 USD
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Cockroach, Hage, Rawi
59 Hage, Rawi Cockroach
Toronto Anansi 2008 0887842097 / 9780887842092 First Edition Hard Cover Near Fine Fine Octavo -- from 7.75" to 9.75" Tall 
First printing w/complete number sequence. Award-winner Hage's second book, this one telling the story of an immigrant to Canada, a thief who attempts suicide but is rescued against his will "and obliged to attend sessions with a well-intentioned by naive therapist," soon "leading us back into the narrator's childhood in a war-torn country, forward into his current life in the smoky emigre cafes where everyone has a tale to tell, and out into the frozen streets of the city after dark where the thief survives on the edge." Blue cloth w/silver spine lettering, 305 pages. Light rubbing and a hint of edgewear to dust jacket. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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DeNiro's Game (signed), Hage, Rawi
60 Hage, Rawi DeNiro's Game (signed)
Toronto Anansi 2009 0887848133 / 9780887848131 4th paperback printing Stiff Card Wraps Near Fine Duodecimo -- from 6.75" to 7.75" tall Signed by Hage, on title page
Hage's first novel, winner of four major awards and a finalist for four more. 277 pages (including glossary of Arabic terms) + brief author biography. Light general wear. Internally tight and clean. Uncommon signed. 
Price: 40.00 USD
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The shadow side of grace, Hallett, Michelle Butler
61 Hallett, Michelle Butler The shadow side of grace
St. John's Killick Press/Creative Publishers 2006 1-897174-10-1 / 9781897174104 First Edition Wraps w/French flaps Near Fine Octavo -- from 7.75" to 9.75" Tall 
Hallett's first book. A collection of 13 stories. 157 pages (including acknowledgements). Light general wear. 
Price: 8.00 USD
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62 Harvey, Kenneth J. THE HOLE THAT MUST BE FILLED, Stories (inscribed & signed)
Toronto Little, Brown and Company (Canada) Limited 1994 0-316-34983-6 / 9780316349833 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good Octavo -- from 7.75" to 9.75" Tall Inscribed & Signed by Author
A collection of fourteen stories. This copy warmly inscribed to Philip Lee, erstwhile editor of the New Brunswick Reader before becoming editor-in-chief of the Telegraph Journal newspaper in Saint John, New Brunswick from 1998 to 2000. Red cloth w/gilt spine lettering, 220 pages, dust jacket by Alistair Drysdale. Gently bumped corners/spine ends, lightly tanned edges, in dust jacket w/moderate general wear. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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63 Harvor, Elisabeth Excessive Joy Injures the Heart
Toronto McClelland & Stewart / M&S 2000 0-7710-3963-8 / 9780771039638 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good Octavo -- from 7.75" to 9.75" Tall Signed by Author
1st printing w/complete number sequence. According to the front flap copy, this one "charts the tricky anatomy of obsession, capturing along the way the dilemmas of contemporary urban life, and our neverending quest to remedy the aches in our minds, bodies, and spirits." Harvor has signed this copy on title page, beneath her name. Mild general wear, in lightly rubbed dust jacket. A nice copy. 
Price: 17.50 USD
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Late Nights on Air, Hay, Elizabeth
64 Hay, Elizabeth Late Nights on Air
Toronto McClelland & Stewart / M&S 2007 0771038119 / 9780771038112 First Edition Hard Cover As New As New Octavo -- from 7.75" to 9.75" Tall 
First printing (7,000 copies) w/complete number sequence. Winner of the 2007 Giller Prize, this one tells the story of a man who falls in love with a voice he hears on a Yellowknife radio station in 1975, then learns that the woman behind the voice is more than he imagined. Dark grey cloth w/silver foil spine lettering, 364 pages + acknowledgements. An unread copy. 
Price: 37.50 USD
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Late Nights on Air, Hay, Elizabeth
65 Hay, Elizabeth Late Nights on Air
Toronto McClelland & Stewart / M&S 2007 0771038119 / 9780771038112 First Edition Hard Cover As New As New Octavo -- from 7.75" to 9.75" Tall 
First printing (7,000 copies) w/complete number sequence. Winner of the 2007 Giller Prize, this one tells the story of a man who falls in love with a voice he hears on a Yellowknife radio station in 1975, then learns that the woman behind the voice is more than he imagined. Dark grey cloth w/silver foil spine lettering, 364 pages + acknowledgements. An unread copy. 
Price: 37.50 USD
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The Shadow Boxer (signed), Heighton, Steven
66 Heighton, Steven The Shadow Boxer (signed)
Toronto Alfred A. Knopf Canada / Random House of Canada 2000 0-676-97193-8 / 9780676971934 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good Octavo -- from 7.75" to 9.75" Tall Signed by Author
The story of a poet and boxer, who sets off into the world to make it, and whose sexual and professional misadventures take him from his boyhood in 'the Soo' as far as Egypt." This copy signed by Heighton, on title page. Blue/grey cloth w/silver spine lettering, 384 pages (plus acknowledgments and permissions, wraparound dust jacket photograph by Steve Solum. Bumped spine ends in scuffed dust jacket w/light wear to spine ends. 
Price: 12.50 USD
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67 Hepworthy, Hugo (pseudonym of Kent Thompson Hollywood Secrets
Fundy Production Associates 2000 0-9684792-1-9 / 9780968479216 First Edition Stiff Card Wraps Fine Duodecimo -- from 6.75" to 7.75" tall 
The sensationalist tale of the unacknowledged son of a Hollywood starlet and the daughter of -- well, *some*one! -- who enter into a life of crime and a flight from respectability. This one has a bit of the sensational to its publishing history as well: apparently the author had the contractual right to see and approve any changes performed on his manuscript before publication. But changes were made, publication came and went, and it wasn't until a trickle of books had made the stands that the author learned of the changes -- of which he did not approve -- whereupon there was evidently some heated debate, and the trickle of books disappeared from the stands. 206 pages, illustrated. An unread copy. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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A Gradual Ruin (signed), Hilles, Robert
68 Hilles, Robert A Gradual Ruin (signed)
Toronto Doubleday Canada/Random House of Canada 2004 0-385-65961-X / 9780385659611 First Edition Hard Cover As New As New Octavo -- from 7.75" to 9.75" Tall Signed by Author
1st printing w/complete number sequence. A Governor General's Award-winning poet offers "a haunting story about the desperate choices made in wartime, and lives affirmed or shattered in a moment." This copy signed by Hilles on title page. Black boards w/gilt spine lettering, 301 pages (including acknowledgements). An crisp unread copy. 
Price: 14.50 USD
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A Gradual Ruin (signed), Hilles, Robert
69 Hilles, Robert A Gradual Ruin (signed)
Toronto Doubleday Canada/Random House of Canada 2004 0-385-65961-X / 9780385659611 First Edition Hard Cover As New As New Octavo -- from 7.75" to 9.75" Tall Signed by Author
1st printing w/complete number sequence. A Governor General's Award-winning poet offers "a haunting story about the desperate choices made in wartime, and lives affirmed or shattered in a moment." This copy signed by Hilles, with his usual initials, on title page. Black boards w/gilt spine lettering, 301 pages (including acknowledgements). A crisp unread copy. 
Price: 14.50 USD
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70 Hodgins, Jack The Barclay Family Theatre
Toronto Macmillan of Canada 1980 First Edition Hard Cover Good to Very Good Good Octavo -- from 7.75" to 9.75" Tall Inscribed & Signed by Author
"The story of the seven Barclay sisters and the bemused men in their lives." Hodgins's fourth book. Some slant, wear/fading to spine ends, lightly soiled edges. Rubbed dust jacket w/edgewear, short tears/chipping at spine ends/corners, impressions. 
Price: 17.50 USD
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The Winter of Time, Holmes, Raymond (pseudonym of Raymond Souster)
71 Holmes, Raymond (pseudonym of Raymond Souster) The Winter of Time
Toronto News Stand Library 85 / Export Publishing Enterprises 1949 First Edition Paperback Very Good Sextodecimo -- from 5.75" to 6.75" 
Canadian writer's first novel, set during "the last year of the war and the first year of the peace," and the problems that are encountered by a young veteran "accustomed to regimentation and suddenly thrown on kis own resources to take his place in the way of life for which he had fought." 160 pages. Light edgewear, light rubbing, 1/2" separation to bottom right spine edge, 1/8" separation to bottom left spine edge, subsequent lifting of bottom spine, thin crease to bottom left corner of back cover, vertical creasing to back cover, moderate handling wear. A scarce vintage paperback. 
Price: 200.00 USD
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72 Humphreys, Helen Wild Dogs
Toronto HarperCollins Publishers/Harper Collins/Phyllis Bruce 2004 0-00-200512-3 / 9780002005128 First Edition Hard Cover As New As New Small Octavo -- from 7.75" to 9.75" Tall Signed by Humphreys, on title page
1st printing w/complete number sequence. An award-winning writer gives us the story of six people threatened in one way or another by some aspect of life, and who meet, each evening at dusk, "at the edge of the woods, calling their dogs to come back to them, dogs that have turned wild and vanished from their lives." Deep green boards w/gilt design to front cover, gilt lettering to spine, 185 pages + 1 page of acknowledgments. A tight, unread copy. 
Price: 19.00 USD
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73 Huston, Nancy Dolce Agonia (signed)
Toronto McArthur & Company 2001 1-55278-244-1 / 9781552782446 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good Octavo -- from 7.75" to 9.75" Tall Signed by Author
1st printing w/complete number sequence. During "a few hours of a snowy Thanksgiving night in a small college town in New England," the members of a gathering hosted by a discomfiting poet come to know each other more intimately than they thought possible. This copy signed by Huston, on title page. Black cloth w/gilt spine lettering, 259 pages. Light general wear in like dust jacket. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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74 Huston, Nancy Dolce Agonia (signed)
Toronto McArthur & Company 2001 1-55278-244-1 / 9781552782446 First Edition Hard Cover As New Near Fine Octavo -- from 7.75" to 9.75" Tall Signed by Author
1st printing w/complete number sequence. During "a few hours of a snowy Thanksgiving night in a small college town in New England," the members of a gathering hosted by a discomfitting poet come to know each other more intimately than they thought possible. This copy signed by Huston, on title page. Black cloth w/gilt spine lettering, 259 pages. Dust jacket w/small crinkle to bottom right corner of rear panel. An unread copy. 
Price: 17.50 USD
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The Landing, Ibbitson, John
75 Ibbitson, John The Landing
Toronto KCP / Kids Can Press 2008 1554532388 / 9781554532384 First Edition Stiff Card Wraps Near Fine Small Octavo -- from 7.75" to 9.75" Tall 
Stiff card wraps edition issued simultaneously with the hardcover. Winner of the 2008 Governor General's Award for Children (text). 160 pages (including historical note and author's note). A hint of edgewear, impression to bottom left corner of front cover, moderate surface wear. Internally tight and clean. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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76 Irani, Anosh The Cripple and His Talismans
Vancouver Raincoast Books 2004 1-55192-651-2 / 9781551926513 First Edition Hard Cover As New No Jacket (as issued) Octavo -- from 7.75" to 9.75" Tall Signed by Author
1st printing w/complete number sequence. Author's well-received first novel set in Bombay, where it "begins and ends with a search for the narrator's severed arm." Signed and dated by author, on title page. Red cloth w/black lettering/gold decorations to front cover/spine, wraps half-sleeve around back cover, 252 pages, map end papers. As New in NF band. Unread. 
Price: 21.50 USD
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77 Irani, Anosh The Song of Kahunsha
Toronto Doubleday Canada/Random House of Canada 2006 0-385-66228-9 / 9780385662284 Uncorrected Proof Stiff Card Wraps Near Fine Octavo -- from 7.75" to 9.75" Tall 
Author's second book, telling the story of a ten-year-old boy who struggles for survival on the streets of Bombay. 310 pages. Light rubbing, a hint of wear. An unread copy, internally tight and clean. Uncommon. 
Price: 35.00 USD
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Poached Egg on Toast (signed), Itani, Frances
78 Itani, Frances Poached Egg on Toast (signed)
Toronto HarperCollinsPublishers/Harper Collins Publishers/Greenwillow Books 2004 0-00-200584-0 / 9780002005845 First Edition Hard Cover As New Near Fine Octavo -- from 7.75" to 9.75" Tall Signed by Itani, on title page
A collection of 20 stories gathering Itani's best work, and offering seven new stories as well. Grey/dark green boards w/silver foil lettering to front cover/spine, 272 pages. A very nice, unread copy in a lightly scuffed dust jacket. 
Price: 32.00 USD
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Remembering the Bones (signed), Itani, Frances
79 Itani, Frances Remembering the Bones (signed)
Toronto HarperCollins / Harper Collins / Phyllis Bruce 2007 0002005409 / 9780002005401 First Edition Hard Cover Fine Near Fine Octavo -- from 7.75" to 9.75" Tall Signed by Itani, on title page
An 80-year-old woman invited to Buckingham Palace to celebrate the Queen's birthday at Buckingham Palace is injured in a car accident, and while waiting for rescue, "reflects on her role as a daughter, mother, sister, wife and widow; on lost loves and painful secrets; on the life of the Queen, whose Royal presence has shadowed her own life." Avocado and black boards w/silver crown to front cover, silver spine lettering, 282 pages, plus acknowledgements. An unread copy in a dust jacket w/tiny blemish (printing flaw) to the "A" of Frances on front cover. 
Price: 50.00 USD
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The Divine Ryans (variant printing), Johnston, Wayne
80 Johnston, Wayne The Divine Ryans (variant printing)
Toronto McClelland & Stewart / M&S 1990 0-7710-4447-X / 9780771044472 First Edition Hard Cover Good to Very Good Good to Very Good Octavo -- from 7.75" to 9.75" Tall 
Set in St. John's, Newfoundland, in 1967, this is the story of a nine-year-old boy "with a myth-making imagination," and his eccentric family. There seem to be three versions of this title: one with the major typographical error, one correcting that error (which was caught early in the game, making the corrected version by far the most common), and one missing an entire leaf. This is the first of those, containing the major error that was subsequently corrected.. Pink cloth w/yellow spine lettering, 233 pages, dust jacket illustration by Marion Stuck. Spotting to covers, light wear to corners/spine ends, thin wrinkle across top spine, dust/lightly soiled edges, small soil mark to right edge of front end paper, in dust jacket w/light wear to corners/spine ends, moderately sunned spine (common to this title), a little rubbing, a few impressions/thin scratches. 
Price: 50.00 USD
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The Divine Ryans (variant printing), Johnston, Wayne
81 Johnston, Wayne The Divine Ryans (variant printing)
Toronto McClelland & Stewart / M&S 1990 0-7710-4447-X / 9780771044472 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Good to Very Good Octavo -- from 7.75" to 9.75" Tall 
Set in St. John's, Newfoundland, in 1967, this is the story of a nine-year-old boy "with a myth-making imagination," and his eccentric family. There seem to be three versions of this title: the one with the major typographical error, the one correcting that error (which was caught early in the game, making the corrected version by far the most common), and the one missing an entire leaf. This is the latter, missing pages 213/4, and seems even scarcer than the variant with the error. Pink cloth w/yellow spine lettering, 233 pages, dust jacket illustration by Marion Stuck. Moderate wear to corners/spine ends, a couple of impressions to front cover, light foxing to top edge, in moderately edgeworn dust jacket w/short edge tears to spine ends, 1" tear to top edge of front panel, moderately sunned spine (a common flaw with this title), sunning to rear panel, some rubbing, thin scratches. 
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The Divine Ryans (variant printing), Johnston, Wayne
82 Johnston, Wayne The Divine Ryans (variant printing)
Toronto McClelland & Stewart / M&S 1990 0-7710-4447-X / 9780771044472 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Good to Very Good Octavo -- from 7.75" to 9.75" Tall 
Set in St. John's, Newfoundland, in 1967, this is the story of a nine-year-old boy "with a myth-making imagination," and his eccentric family. There seem to be three versions of this title: one with the major typographical error, one correcting that error (which was caught early in the game, making the corrected version by far the most common), and one missing an entire leaf. This is the first of those, containing the major error that was subsequently corrected.. Pink cloth w/yellow spine lettering, 233 pages, dust jacket illustration by Marion Stuck. Tanned edges w/a small soil spot to bottom edge, faint soil mark to bottom edge of back cover, price impressions/smudging to top right corner of front end paper, light wear to corners/spine ends, in rubbed dust jacket w/impressions/scratches, faint sunning to spine (common with this title), small nick to top of front fold, light general wear. 
Price: 50.00 USD
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The Divine Ryans (variant printing), Johnston, Wayne
83 Johnston, Wayne The Divine Ryans (variant printing)
Toronto McClelland & Stewart / M&S 1990 0-7710-4447-X / 9780771044472 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good Octavo -- from 7.75" to 9.75" Tall 
Set in St. John's, Newfoundland, in 1967, this is the story of a nine-year-old boy "with a myth-making imagination," and his eccentric family. There seem to be three versions of this title: one with the major typographical error, one correcting that error (which was caught early in the game, making the corrected version by far the most common), and one missing an entire leaf. This is the first of those, containing the major error that was subsequently corrected.. Pink cloth w/yellow spine lettering, 233 pages, dust jacket illustration by Marion Stuck. A hint of wear to corners/spine ends, previous owner's stamp to top right corner of front end paper, in dust jacket w/light edgewear, a hint of sunning to spine, mild rubbing/thin impressions, price neatly cut from front flap. 
Price: 50.00 USD
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84 Johnston, Wayne The Navigator of New York
Toronto Alfred A. Knopf Canada 2002 0-676-97532-1 / 9780676975321 First Edition Hard Cover As New As New Octavo -- from 7.75" to 9.75" Tall Signed by Author
1st printing w/complete number sequence. Newfoundland-born writer's story of "one man's quest for the secret of his origins that ranges from nineteenth-century St. John's to the bustling streets of New York to the remotest regions of the Arctic." This copy signed by Johnston, on title page. Blue boards w/gilt spine lettering, 483 pages. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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85 Joudry, Patricia The Dweller on the Threshold
Toronto McClelland & Stewart 1973 0-7710-4466-6 / 9780771044663 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good Octavo -- from 7.75" to 9.75" Tall 
Author's first novel, following a dozen plays. From the front flap: "In a gabled house by the sea, on the Pacific coast of Canada, two young lovers discover one another in the bittersweet ecstasy of first love." Olive cloth w/gilt spine lettering, 162 pages. Light general wear, in price-clipped dust jacket w/some rubbing. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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Cold Plague (signed), Kalla, Daniel
86 Kalla, Daniel Cold Plague (signed)
New York Forge / Tom Doherty Associates 2008 0765318334 / 9780765318336 First Edition Hard Cover Near Fine Near Fine Octavo -- from 7.75" to 9.75" Tall Signed by Author
After "pristine water -- hidden for millions of years, untouched by pollution, and possessing natural healing powers -- is found miles under Antarctic ice," this thriller's hero soon comes to believe that the water "might hold the key to a microscopic Jurassic Park." In between, though, we have outbreaks of mad cow disease in France, our hero's suspicion that there's more to the outbreaks than meets the eye, and that there's a conspiracy stretching around the globe. This copy signed by Kalla, on title page. (It's not hard to see from the scribble that passes for his signature that Kalla is a doctor. It's a dreadful scrawl, for which he should be embarrassed. I mean, it's okay for doctors to scribble out indecipherable prescriptions to make pharmacists' lives miserable and put their patients' lives in jeopardy, but hey, this is a signature for book collectors that we're talking about, here, doc -- show some respect.) Black cloth w/gilt spine lettering, 335 pages. An unread copy w/light general wear. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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87 Keenleyside, David The Land Beyond
Toronto (Willowdale) & London Nelson, Foster & Scott 1975 0 919324 11 8 / 9780919324114 First Edition Hard Cover About Very Good About Very Good Octavo -- from 7.75" to 9.75" Tall Signed by Author
Keenleyside's first novel, telling the story of a rich young artist who, "inspired by great nature painters of the past, travels to a tiny Eskimo settlement in order to paint the people and landscape of the Arctic." This copy signed by Keenleyside, on title page. Black cloth w/silver foil spine lettering, 232 pages, dust jacket illustration by Barbara Walton. A bit of slant, some foxing to top edge/fore edge, small scribble to front pastedown, in lightly rubbed dust jacket w/impressions, thin scratches, light general wear. 
Price: 17.50 USD
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Apologize, Apologize! (signed), Kelly, Elizabeth
88 Kelly, Elizabeth Apologize, Apologize! (signed)
Toronto Alfred A. Knopf Canada 2009 First Edition Hard Cover As New As New Octavo -- from 7.75" to 9.75" Tall Signed by Author
A "rational first-born son" tries to make sense of "a wildly eccentric Massachusetts clan that is both blessed and afflicted with an inexhaustible reservoir of old money, unwavering subversive charm -- and a veritable chorus of dogs." This copy signed by Kelly, on title page. Cream boards w/black spine lettering, 324 pages. A pristine, unread copy. 
Price: 50.00 USD
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The Back of the Turtle, King, Thomas
89 King, Thomas The Back of the Turtle
Toronto HarperCollinsPublishers / Harper Collins 2013 1443431621 / 9781443431620 Uncorrected Proof Stiff Card Wraps Near Fine Octavo -- from 7.75" to 9.75" Tall 
A brilliant First Nations scientist partially responsible for an environmental disaster that has destroyed the reserve where his mother grew up returns to it in order to see for himself the damage caused, and to commit suicide by drowning himself in the sea. But even as he is committing the act he sees a young girl also drowning, and after saving her, discovers that there are others who need saving. 518 pages. Internally tight and clean, with only light general wear. 
Price: 45.00 USD
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90 Krueger, Lesley Drink the Sky
Toronto Key Porter Books 1999 First Edition Stiff Card Wraps/French Flaps Near Fine Octavo -- from 7.75" to 9.75" Tall 
A committed environmentalist has moved his family to Rio de Janeiro, where he discovers that a mining conglomerate is making a sinister land grab, and that a native tribe has completely disappeared. French flaps. Some light scuffing. A nice copy. 
Price: 10.00 USD
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The Green Madonna (signed), L'Ami, C.E.
91 L'Ami, C.E. The Green Madonna (signed)
Philadelphia The Westminster Press 1952 First Edition Hard Cover Good to Very Good Fair Octavo -- from 7.75" to 9.75" Tall Signed by Author
Winner of the Westminster Award for Fiction. From the front flap: "This is a story of fifteenth century England, in an era of adventure and intrigue, when many a lord and prelate ruled his manor by whim and fancy rather than by right and God...when the common man's slaving earned him nothing, and serfs met in secret to plot and to plan." This copy signed by L'Ami at top of front end paper. Olive cloth w/green decoration to front cover, green spine lettering, 302 pages, dust jacket illustration by Nathan Berman. Mild slant, moderately worn corners/spine ends, dusty/tanned/lightly soiled top edge, in price-clipped dust jacket w/chipping, tears, soil. Jacket now in a mylar sleeve which, while it doesn't fix any of the flaws, spruces it up nicely. 
Price: 45.00 USD
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Bloodletting & Miraculous Cures, Lam, Vincent
92 Lam, Vincent Bloodletting & Miraculous Cures
Toronto Doubleday Canada/Random House of Canada 2006 0-385-66143-6 / 9780385661430 First Edition Hard Cover Near Very Good Good to Very Good Octavo -- from 7.75" to 9.75" Tall 
First printing w/complete number sequence. One of only 5,000 first edition copies, this is Lam's first book, being a collection of twelve interwoven stories that won the Giller Prize. Black cloth w/red spine lettering, 355 pages (including glossary, acknowledgments, brief author biography). Some slant, light edgewear, in dust jacket w/light rubbing, edgewear, 1/8" nick to top right spine end, nicks to top spine folds, 1/2" tear to bottom left spine edge, impressions. Jacket in protective mylar sleeve. 
Price: 40.00 USD
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A Woman of Her Age, Ludwig, Jack
93 Ludwig, Jack A Woman of Her Age
Toronto McClelland & Stewart/M&S 1973 0-7710-5379-7 / 9780771053795 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good Octavo -- from 7.75" to 9.75" Tall Inscribed & Signed by Author
From the front flap: "Ribald, witty, and frequently intensely moving prose contrasts the style of life in the wealthy Westmount district of Montreal with the colourful (and not far removed, except on the social scale) polyglot area known as the Main." Ludwig has inscribed and signed ("Montreal/December 1975/For Barry Cameron/with my/very best/wishes/Jack Ludwig") this copy on reverse of half-title, then signed again beneath his name on title page. 197 pages. A bit of wear to corners/spine ends, faint foxing to top edge, in price-clipped dust jacket w/light rubbing, 1" tear to top edge of front panel, light general wear. Quite uncommon w/Ludwig's signature. 
Price: 50.00 USD
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The Golden Mean, Lyon, Annabel
94 Lyon, Annabel The Golden Mean
Toronto Random House Canada 2009 0307356205 / 9780307356208 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good to Fine Very Good to Fine Octavo -- from 7.75" to 9.75" Tall 
Lyon's first novel, which won the Rogers Writers' Trust Fiction Prize, and was shortlisted for the Giller (won by Linden MacIntyre) and the Governor General's Award (won by Kate Pullinger). Blue cloth w/gilt spine lettering, 284 pages. Light general wear to book and dust jacket. 
Price: 40.00 USD
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95 MacMechan, Archibald The Porter Of Bagdad
Toronto & New York George N. Morang & Co. 1901 First Edition Hard Cover Good to Very Good No Jacket Small Octavo -- from 7.75" to 9.75" Tall 
A collection of 37 pieces described by their author as "arabesques in prose." 150 pages, grey boards, 1/2 tan cloth, top edge gilt, other edges untrimmed. Flaking to gilt, tanned edges, corners bumped and worn, light cover soil, tiny abrasion to cloth near front gutter, some foxing throughout. 
Price: 28.50 USD
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The Withdrawal Method (signed), Malla, Pasha
96 Malla, Pasha The Withdrawal Method (signed)
Toronto Anansi 2008 0887842151 / 9780887842153 First Edition Hard Cover As New Near Fine Octavo -- from 7.75" to 9.75" Tall Signed by Malla, on title page
Malla's first book, being a collection of thirteen stories that won the Trillium Book and Danuta Gleed Literary awards. Additionally, it was shortlisted for the Commonwealth Prize and longlisted for the Scotiabank Giller Prize. White boards w/blue spine lettering, 322 pages (including acknowledgements and brief author biography). An unread copy in a lightly scuffed dust jacket w/a hint of edgewear. 
Price: 195.00 USD
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Raymond and Hannah (signed), Marche, Stephen
97 Marche, Stephen Raymond and Hannah (signed)
Toronto Doubleday Canada 2005 0-385-66041-3 / 9780385660419 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good to Fine Very Good to Fine Octavo -- from 7.75" to 9.75" Tall Signed by Marche
Marche's first novel. 207 pages. Bumped spine ends, small bumps to bottom edges of back cover, in dust jacket w/bumped spine ends, scuffing, light general wear. 
Price: 35.00 USD
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98 McAdam, Colin Some Great Thing
Vancouver Raincoast Books 2004 1-55192-695-4 / 9781551926957 First Edition Hard Cover Near Fine Very Good Octavo -- from 7.75" to 9.75" Tall Signed by Author
1st printing w/complete number sequence. Author's well-received first novel, set in Ottawa in the 1970s and telling the story of two men who take up the challenge of attaining control of the city. This copy signed on title page. Aqua boards w/silver foil spine lettering, 403 pages. Lightly worn dust jacket. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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The Last of the Great Picnics, McFarlane, Leslie
99 McFarlane, Leslie The Last of the Great Picnics
Toronto McClelland & Stewart 1965 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good Octavo -- from 7.75" to 9.75" Tall Lewis Parker 
A pair of young people attend an extra-special First of July celebration in this story set in 1882 in the Ottawa Valley. McFarlane was the (sadly) anonymous original writer of the Hardy Boys books, which made roughly three-quarters of a bazillion dollars for the publisher, but about four cents for him. Black illustration on orange cloth, 99 pages, dust jacket and interior illustrations by Parker. Previous owner's name to top edge of front end paper, National Library of Canada stamp to rear end paper, light general wear, in lightly rubbed dust jacket w/lightly sunned spine, mild edgewear, 1/4" tear to bottom edge of front cover. 
Price: 8.00 USD
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100 McGill, Robert The Mysteries
Toronto McClelland & Stewart / M&S 2004 0-7710-5521-8 / 9780771055218 First Edition Hard Cover Near Fine As New Octavo -- from 7.75" to 9.75" Tall 
1st printing w/complete number sequence. McGill's well-received debut, in which "a woman's disappearance unlocks the secrets of a small Ontario town." Black boards w/pale green spine lettering, 338 pages. An unread copy w/bump to top spine end. A very nice copy. 
Price: 10.00 USD
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101 Metcalf, John (editor) First Impressions, Second Impressions, Third Impressions
Ottawa Oberon Press First Editions Stiff Card Wraps Very Good Duodecimos -- from 6.75" to 7.75 tall 
Wraps editions published simultaneously with the hardcovers. A 3-volume set "designed for writers who need and deserve fuller exposure than is possible in Best Canadian Stories." 'First Impressions' features the work of Martin Avery, Isabel Huggan and Mike Mason; 'Second Impressions' offers stories by Peter Behrens, Linda Svendsen and Ernest Hekkanen; and 'Third Impressions' gives us fiction from Barry Dempster, Don Dickinson and Dave Margoshes. 142, 180 and 178 pages, respectively. All 3 volumes are internally tight. 
Price: 50.00 USD
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102 Metcalf, John (editor) STORIES PLUS, Canadian stories with authors' commentaries
Toronto McGraw-Hill Ryerson 1979 0-07-082883-7 First Edition Stiff Card Wraps Very Good Octavo -- from 7.75" to 9.75" Tall 
1st printing w/complete number sequence. A collection of stories and poems by premier Canadian writers, including Clark Blaise, Austin Clarke, Ann Copeland, Robert Gibbs, Terrence Heath, Jack Hodgins, Norman Levine, Alistair MacLeod, Leon Rooke, Audrey Thomas, Kent Thompson, and W.D. Valdgardson. 243 pages, illustrated with photographs of the contributors. Mild edgewear, faint edge soil, light general wear. Internally tight and clean. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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103 MillAr, Jay The Ghosts of Jay MillAr
Toronto Coach House Books 2000 155245 034 0 1st trade edition Stiff Card Wraps Very Good Octavo -- from 7.75" to 9.75" Tall 
Follows a 1998 edition of twenty copies hand-sewn by the author (1998 is listed on the copyright page, but the year of this publication, 2000, is listed on the back page). A collection of five chapbooks, being "an anthology of geographical formations that have recently been extracted from the imagination," written by various MillAr personae. Unpaginated. Rubbing, light edgewear, moderate general wear. Internally tight and clean. 
Price: 17.50 USD
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Random Passage, Morgan, Bernice
104 Morgan, Bernice Random Passage
St. John's Breakwater Books 1992 1-55081-043-X / 9781550810431 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good Octavo -- from 7.75" to 9.75" Tall 
The scarce true first edition of Morgan's internationally acclaimed first novel, telling a story of the many hardships of life in outport Newfoundland in the 19th century. Basis for the eight-part television mini-series of the same name, which starred Colm Meaney and Aoife McMahon. Olive cloth w/silver spine lettering, 269 pages, dust jacket illustration by Janice Udell. Bumped spine ends, small bump to top edge of front cover, small scrape to top edge of back cover, in dust jacket w/some rubbing, impressions, bumped spine ends, small triangular chip to top edge of rear panel. Jacket now in protective mylar sleeve. 
Price: 100.00 USD
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105 Mulholland, Sylvia Lingerie Tea
London Sceptre / Hodder & Stoughton / H&S 1998 0-340-67484-9 / 9780340674840 First Edition Hard Cover Fine Near Fine Octavo -- from 7.75" to 9.75" Tall Inscribed & Signed by Author
Mulholland's second book. A black comedy results when a woman thinks she should throw a lingerie tea party for a leggy law student who has just become engaged to a senior partner in her law firm. Dust jacket illustration by Robert Stevens. This copy inscribed, signed and dated by author, and comes with the promotional bookmark supplied by the book's Canadian distributor, General Publishing. Blue cloth w/silver spine lettering, 295 pages. Dust jacket w/thin scratches, light impressions, light general wear. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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106 Mullen, Robert Americas
Regina Coteau 1994 1-55050-063-5 / 9781550500639 First Edition Wraps w/French flaps Near Fine Octavo -- from 7.75" to 9.75" Tall 
13 stories by an expatriate American. 
Price: 10.00 USD
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107 Nattel, Lilian The River Midnight (signed)
Toronto Alfred A. Knopf 1998 0 676 971 53 9 / 9780676971538 First Edition Hard Cover Fine Near Fine Octavo -- from 7.75" to 9.75" Tall Signed by Nattel, on title page
Near the end of the 19th century in a small village near Warsaw, four women who have grown apart are brought together by two orphan children and an imprisoned daughter. Dust jackaet illustration by Shelagh Armstrong-Hodgson. Scuffed dust jacket w/a hint of wear. An unread copy, internally tight and clean. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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Miracle at Indian River, Nowlan, Alden
108 Nowlan, Alden Miracle at Indian River
Toronto & Vancouver Clarke, Irwin & Company 1982 0-7720-1402-7 / 9780772014023 1st paperback edition Stiff Card Wraps Near Fine Small Octavo -- from 7.75" to 9.75" Tall 
A collection of eighteen stories from one of Canada's most respected writers. 132 pages. Light spine sunning, light general wear. 
Price: 10.00 USD
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109 Panhuyzen, Brian THE DEATH OF THE MOON, stories
Dunvegan Cormorant Books 1999 1-896951-15-5 / 9781896951157 First Edition Stiff Card Wraps Near Fine Octavo -- from 7.75" to 9.75" Tall Signed & Dated by Author
Author's first book, a collection of fourteen stories. Signed and dated by Panhuyzen, on half-title. A hint of general wear. An unread copy, internally tight and clean. 
Price: 10.00 USD
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Hail Mary Corner (signed), Payton, Brian
110 Payton, Brian Hail Mary Corner (signed)
Vancouver Porcepic Books / Beach Holme Publishing 2001 0-88878-422-8 / 9780888784223 First Edition Wraps w/French flaps Near Fine Small Octavo -- from 7.75" to 9.75" Tall Signed by Payton, on title page
Payton's first novel, telling the story of "the uncertain ground between adolescence and adulthood." A sixteen-year-old boy and his friends live in isolation inside a Benedictine seminary, "a medieval world steeped in ritual and discipline -- a place where black-robed monks move like shadows between doubt and faith." 209 pages. Light general wear. An unread copy. 
Price: 13.00 USD
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111 Percy, H.R. Flotsam (signed)
St. John's Breakwater Books 1978 0-919948-57-X / 9780919948570 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Good Octavo -- from 7.75" to 9.75" Tall Signed by Author
Percy's first novel after a collection of short stories ('The Timeless Island'). This copy signed on front free end paper. Pale blue cloth, 223 pages. Mild slant, sunned edges/spine, lightly toned edges, tiny soil mark to top edge, in rubbed dust jacket w/edgewear, moderate chipping to corners/spine ends, impressions/scratches, two 1" tears to top edge of front panel. 
Price: 22.50 USD
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A Measure of Light (signed), Powning, Beth
112 Powning, Beth A Measure of Light (signed)
Toronto Penguin / Random House / Knopf Canada 2015 0345808479 / 9780345808479 First Edition Hard Cover As New As New Octavo -- from 7.75" to 9.75" Tall Signed by Powning, on title page
A "seventeenth-century Puritan who flees persecution in England" discovers the colony of Massachusetts Bay is as restrictive as the country she fled, and after becoming one of America's first Quakers, realizes that "she must follow her convictions in order to bring an end to the brutal repression of the Quakers in Massachusetts, for whom death by hanging is the ultimate punishment." Brown boards w/gilt spine lettering, 324 pages. An unread copy. 
Price: 50.00 USD
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113 Powning, Beth The Sea Captain's Wife (signed)
Toronto Alfred A. Knopf Canada 2010 0307397106 / 9780307397102 First Edition Hard Cover As New As New Octavo -- from 7.75" to 9.75" Tall Signed by Author
First printing w/complete number sequence. Nominated for the 2012 International Impac Dublin Literary Award. A woman who has married a sea captain and "imagines an exciting life at sea with him" is denied her wishes when she becomes pregnant, and must remain behind when he sets sail. Upon his return years lataer, a scandal forces him to take her and his young daughter on board, where "they set sail for London with bitter hearts." This copy signed by Powning, on title page. Cream boards w/bronze spine lettering, 371 pages (including glossary, acknowledgments). An unread copy. 
Price: 60.00 USD
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114 Redhill, Michael Martin Sloane
Toronto Doubleday Canada/Random House of Canada 2001 0-385-25922-0 / 9780385259224 First Edition Hard Cover Near Fine Fine Octavo -- from 7¾" to 9¾" Tall Signed by Author
1st printing w/complete number sequence. Redhill's well-received first novel. A young woman falls in love with an older artist who soon disappears from her life, causing her to lose everything, including her best friend, until, ten years later, she hears shocking news from that friend, and re-establishes contact in an effort to piece together what happened to the artist. This copy signed (on title page) by Redhill. Navy boards w/silver spine lettering, 282 pages (including Acknowledgements). Small scrape to top of front cover, in dust jacket. A nice copy, unread. 
Price: 21.50 USD
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115 Richards, David Adams Blood Ties
Ottawa Oberon 1976 0 88750 188 5 / 9780887501883 First Edition Stiff Card Wraps Reading Copy Octavo -- from 7.75" to 9.75" Tall 
the 100th Oberon title; from the Miramichi region of New Brunswick, Richards has beome a much-respected writer, and he's got the Governor General's Awards to prove it; this is the stiff card wraps edition issued simultaneously with the hardcover; reading creases to spine, boneheaded previous owner's highlighting/marginalia throughout; 
Price: 13.50 USD
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116 Richards, David Adams Blood Ties (signed)
Ottawa Oberon Press 1976 0 88750 188 5 / 9780887501883 First Edition Hard Cover About Very Good Fair to Good Octavo -- from 7¾" to 9¾" Tall Inscribed & Signed by Author
The 100th Oberon title, being the second novel from the Miramichi's Richards, who was, even then, beginning to take the Canadian literary scene by storm. This copy inscribed and signed ("To Rick Burns/With/indecipherable/indecipherable/Dave Richards"). Burns, a fellow Miramichi-er and award-winning sculptor, painter and writer, died in November, 2004. Red cloth w/gilt spine lettering, 278 pages. Moderately worn corners/spine ends, lightly dusted top edge, in rubbed dust jacket w/some edgewear, a bit of chipping to corners/spine ends, 1/2" tear to top edge of front panel, smudging. Jacket in protective mylar sleeve. 
Price: 100.00 USD
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Incidents in the Life of Markus Paul (signed), Richards, David Adams
117 Richards, David Adams Incidents in the Life of Markus Paul (signed)
Toronto Doubleday Canada 2011 0385666535 / 9780385666534 First Edition Hard Cover As New As New Octavo -- from 7.75" to 9.75" Tall Signed by Richards, on title page
Award-winning author Richards presents "a complex tale about crime and punishment, truth and lies, power and justice," that begins with the death of a seventeen-year-old Micmac boy who is killed during his first day on a new job. Brown boards w/illustration in blind to top of front cover, caramel cloth backstrip w/black spine lettering, 291 pages. An unread copy. 
Price: 65.00 USD
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118 Richards, David Adams The Bay of Love and Sorrows
Toronto McClelland & Stewart / M&S 1998 0-7710-7458-1 / 9780771074585 First Edition Hard Cover As New As New Octavo -- from 7.75" to 9.75" Tall Signed by Author
1st printing w/complete number sequence. New Brunswick-born author's ninth novel, in addition to non-fiction works and screenplays, all of which have garnered him a wheelbarrow full of awards. In this one, the senseless murder of a young woman in a rural community along a bay between New Brunswick and Prince Edward Island changes the lives of everyone in the community. Richards has signed this copy signed on title page. Brown cloth w/gilt spine lettering, 307 pages. An unread copy. 
Price: 12.00 USD
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119 Richards, David Adams The Bay of Love and Sorrows (signed)
Toronto McClelland & Stewart / M&S 1998 0-7710-7458-1 / 9780771074585 First Edition Hard Cover As New As New Octavo -- from 7.75" to 9.75" Tall Signed by Author
1st printing w/complete number sequence. New Brunswick-born author's ninth novel, in addition to non-fiction works and screenplays, all of which have garnered him a wheelbarrow full of awards. In this one, the senseless murder of a young woman in a rural community along a bay between New Brunswick and Prince Edward Island changes the lives of everyone in the community. Richards has signed this copy signed on title page. Brown cloth w/gilt spine lettering, 307 pages. An unread copy. 
Price: 12.00 USD
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120 Richards, David Adams The Coming of Winter
Ottawa Oberon Press 1974 0 88750 128 1 / 9780887501289 First Edition Hard Cover Good Fair Octavo -- from 7¾" to 9¾" Tall Inscribed & Signed by Author
The first novel from a guy who has gone on to win a wheelbarrow full of awards, and who has become one of Canada's most respected (and collectible) writers. This copy inscribed and signed by Richards ("To Rick Burns/God Bless/Keep Writing/Yours/Dave Richards") on front end paper. The Rick Burns in question died in late 2004, but not before making a name for himself as an award-winning painter and sculptor (and yes, he wrote, too). Since the pair were fellow Miramichi-ers and acquainted with each other, this was quite likely signed in the year of publication. An entirely legible inscription and signature from Richards, something which has become considerably less common, replaced by a pretty much indecipherable scribble, as his star rises higher and higher. Black cloth w/yellow spine lettering, 259 pages, cover illustration by Michel Leclair. A much-read copy, w/slant, edgewear, some wear to corners/spine ends, spotting, some edge soil, in rubbed dust jacket w/edgewear, many impressions/scratches, short edge tears, general wear. 
Price: 150.00 USD
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121 Richards, David Adams The Friends of Meager Fortune (signed)
Toronto Doubleday Canada/Random House of Canada 2006 0-385-66094-4 / 9780385660945 First Edition Hard Cover As New As New Octavo -- from 7.75" to 9.75" Tall Signed by Author
1st printing w/complete number sequence. The multi-award-winning former resident of Miramichi, New Brunswick offers the story of a young man prophesied to be greater than his older brother, but who will destroy their family's legacy. Longlisted for the 2006 Giller Prize. This copy signed by Richards, above his name on title page. Burgundy boards w/black cloth backstrip w/gilt spine lettering, 366 pages. (A word about our grading: Fine -- or, sometimes, As New -- is our highest grade, and it's down from there. "Mint" is a word referring to a delightful flavour or an imposing edifice where coins are produced. It may be acceptable where baseball cards or comic books or coins and the like are concerned, but it has no place in the terminology and protocols of the book world. None. Zero.) 
Price: 32.50 USD
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The Friends of Meager Fortune (signed), Richards, David Adams
122 Richards, David Adams The Friends of Meager Fortune (signed)
Toronto Doubleday Canada/Random House of Canada 2006 0-385-66094-4 / 9780385660945 First Edition Hard Cover As New As New Octavo -- from 7.75" to 9.75" Tall Signed by Author
True 1st edition, 1st printing w/complete number sequence. The multi-award-winning former resident of Miramichi, New Brunswick offers the story of a young man prophesied to be greater than his older brother, but who will destroy their family's legacy. Longlisted for the 2006 Giller Prize. This copy signed by Richards, above his name on title page. Burgundy boards w/black cloth backstrip w/gilt spine lettering, 366 pages. (A word about our grading: Fine -- or, sometimes, As New -- is our highest grade, and it's down from there. "Mint" is a word referring to a delightful flavour or an imposing edifice where coins are produced. It may be acceptable where baseball cards or comic books or coins and the like are concerned, but it has no place in the terminology and protocols of the book world. None. Zero.) 
Price: 32.50 USD
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The Lost Highway (signed), Richards, David Adams
123 Richards, David Adams The Lost Highway (signed)
Toronto Doubleday Canada/Random House of Canada 2007 0385664966 / 9780385664967 First Edition Hard Cover As New Near Fine Octavo -- from 7.75" to 9.75" Tall Signed by Author
First printing w/complete number sequence. When Alex Chapman learns that his tyrannical great-uncle has just been sold a winning lottery ticket, he is determined that his great-uncle will never see the money. This copy signed by Richards, on title page. Red boards w/black cloth backstrip, silver spine lettering, 393 pages. Dust jacket w/light rubbing, impressions to rear panel. An unread copy. 
Price: 65.00 USD
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Rare Birds, Riche, Edward
124 Riche, Edward Rare Birds
Toronto Doubleday Canada 1997 0-385-25635-3 / 9780385256353 First Edition Wraps w/French flaps Very Good to Fine Small Octavo -- from 7.75" to 9.75" Tall 
A Newfoundland restauranteur whose wife is in Washington and whose business is failing gets together with a neighbour to concoct a scheme that will bring visitors to town and customers to the restaurant. Oh, and the neighbour is in possession of ten kilos of cocaine -- always the first ingredient for mayhem and wackiness. Basis for the film of the same name, which starred William Hurt, Andy Jones and Molly Parker. 259 pages, cover illustration by Avril Orloff. Light scuffing, a bit of corner wear. Internally tight and clean. Uncommon in the 1997 first edition. 
Price: 45.00 USD
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125 Robinson, Eden Monkey Beach
Toronto Alfred A. Knopf Canada 2000 First Edition Hard Cover As New Near Fine Octavo -- from 7¾" to 9¾" Tall 
1st printing w/complete number sequence. Nominated for both the Governor General's Award and the Giller Prize, this is Robinson's first novel, following a collection of stories published in 1996 which won the Winifred Holtby Prize. Brown boards w/bronze spine lettering, 374 pages + Acknowledgements and brief author biography. Lightly scuffed dust jacket (jacket in protective mylar sleeve). An unread copy, internally tight and clean. 
Price: 10.00 USD
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126 Rose, Clyde (editor) The Blasty Bough
Portugal Cove Breakwater Books 1976 First Edition Stiff Card Wraps Very Good Duodecimo -- from 6.75" to 7.75" tall 
Wraps edition published simultaneously with the hardcover. Fiction, essays, and folklore from a variety of Newfoundland writers. 219 pages, illustrated. Light general wear. Internally tight and clean. 
Price: 8.00 USD
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127 Rosnau, Laisha The Sudden Weight of Snow
Toronto McClelland & Stewart / M&S 2002 0-7710-7580-4 / 9780771075803 First Edition Hard Cover As New As New Octavo -- from 7.75" to 9.75" Tall Signed by Author
1st printing w/complete number sequence. Rosnau's first novel, a coming-of-age story about a young girl in the British Columbia interior. This copy signed by Rosnau, on title page. Black cloth w/grey spine lettering, 341 pages. An unread copy. 
Price: 16.50 USD
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128 Ross, W.E.D. A Portrait of Love
New York Avalon Books/Thomas Bouregy and Company 1985 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good Small Octavo -- from 7.75" to 9.75" Tall Inscribed & Signed by Author
After winning a trip to Amsterdam, a young woman falls in love with a talented artist whose behaviour troubles her, and soon thereafter she finds herself "hopelessly enmeshed in a web of hearbreak and danger." Dedicated "To my good friend Marion Wait, Kennel Club Judge and executive officer of the Animal Rescue League," this copy also bears Ross's handwritten inscription, "To Marion/For our long time/friendship/Dan/June 3/85." Uncommon signed. Red cloth w/black spine lettering, 181 pages, dust jacket illustration by Edrien. 
Price: 60.00 USD
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129 Roy, Gabrielle The Road Past Altamont
Toronto McClelland & Stewart / M&S 1966 1st McClelland & Stewart edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good Octavo -- from 7.75" to 9.75" Tall 
Originally published in French, and here translated from that language by Joyce Marshall. The story of "four stages in the life of a young French-Canadian girl named Christine." Blue cloth w/brown spine lettering/decoration, 146 pages, dust jacket illustration by James and Ruth McCrea. Tanned pages, in price-clipped dust jacket w/light edgewear. A nice copy. 
Price: 11.00 USD
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130 Rutledge, J.L. (editor) SELECTED SHORT STORIES, A Collection of Notable Short Stories by Canadian Writers First Published in The Canadian Magazine
Toronto Hugh C. MacLean Publications 1937 First Edition Hard Cover About Very Good Good Octavo -- from 7.75" to 9.75" Tall 
The third volume of stories from The Canadian Magazine, this one including work by Laura Goodman Salverson, Leslie McFarlane (better known as Franklin W. Dixon, the creative force behind one of the 20th century's most enduring juvenile adventure series, The Hardy Boys), Will R. Bird, Roderick Stuart Kennedy, D.K. Findlay, Frances Beatrice Taylor, Leslie Gordon Barnard, Alberta C. Trimble, Beryl Gray, Hubert Evans, Van Harrison, Anne Elizabeth Wilson, Charles G. Booth, N. de Bertrand Lugrin, Theodore Goodridge Roberts, Fred Sloman, M.E. Palmer, Frederick B. Watt, Victor Lauriston, and Latrobe Carroll. The book was not available through booksellers, but rather could be acquired only through subscription to The Canadian Magazine. Red cloth, 246 pages. Tanned/dusty edges, light corner/spine end wear, gently bumped corners. Dust jacket w/edgewear, chipping to spine ends/corners, short edge tears, impressions, some scratching. Not always found in a dust jacket. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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The Electrical Field (signed), Sakamoto, Kerri
131 Sakamoto, Kerri The Electrical Field (signed)
Toronto Alfred A. Knopf Canada 1998 0-676-97126-1 / 9780676971262 First Edition Hard Cover Near Fine Fine Octavo -- from 7.75" to 9.75" Tall Signed by Author
author's first novel, and the true first edition of her Award-winning story built around the murder of a young couple in a small Ontario community, and the community's inexorable journey toward the truth about itself; narrated by a woman caring for her bedridden father and younger brother, the book "is set in the 1970s, and reaches deep into the past to explore the dire legacy of the internment of Japanese-Canadians during the war."; winner of the 1999 Commonwealth Writers Prize for Best First Novel, a nominee for the 1998 Governor General's Award, and a finalist for the 1998 Kiriyama Pacific Rim Book Prize; this copy signed, on title page, by Sakamoto; a tiny, barely noticeable bump to bottom left corner of back cover, the top corners of pages 203 through 208 slightly wrinkled (printer's flaw); a nice unread copy; 
Price: 13.00 USD
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132 Sheldon, Michael The Personnel Man
Toronto McClelland and Stewart/M&S 1966 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good Octavo -- from 7.75" to 9.75" Tall 
Sheldon's third novel. While dealing with weighty personal problems, a personnel executive of a large Montreal corporation is in charge of implementing a policy which advances French Canadian employees over those of English extraction. Previous owner's stamp (an exclamation mark) on first end paper. Dust jacket has light edgewear, three short tears, light chipping to spine ends, corners. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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133 Sileika, Antanas Woman in Bronze
Toronto Random House of Canada 2004 0-679-31142-4 / 9780679311423 First Edition Hard Cover Fine Near Fine Octavo -- from 7.75" to 9.75" Tall Signed by Author
1st printing w/complete number sequence. Set in Paris in the Roaring Twenties, "where temptation and jealousy are right around the corner from brilliance, beauty and fame," a talented young sculptor "with a gift for turning dead wood into protective saints for use in prayer" discovers that "even when you find art and love, infamy and betrayal aren't far behind." This copy signed by Sileika, on title page. Black boards w/bronze design/black lettering to spine, 389 pages (including acknowledgements and selected reading list). Light scuffing, thin scratches and minute edgewear to dust jacket. 
Price: 19.00 USD
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The Holding (signed), Simonds, Merilyn
134 Simonds, Merilyn The Holding (signed)
Toronto McClelland & Stewart / M&S 2004 0-7710-8065-4 / 9780771080654 First Edition Hard Cover Near Fine Near Fine Octavo -- from 7.75" to 9.75" Tall Signed by Author
1st printing w/complete number sequence. Author's first novel after a well-received collection of short stories and a work of non-fiction. This copy signed on title page. Dark grey cloth w/gilt spine lettering, 314 pages (including acknowledgements). Bottom corner of back cover gently bumped, faint scuff to top edge in lightly scuffed dust jacket, which is in a protective mylar sleeve. A nice, unread copy in collectible condition. 
Price: 13.00 USD
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The Holding (signed), Simonds, Merilyn
135 Simonds, Merilyn The Holding (signed)
Toronto McClelland & Stewart / M&S 2004 0-7710-8065-4 / 9780771080654 First Edition Hard Cover Near Fine Near Fine Octavo -- from 7.75" to 9.75" Tall Signed by Author
1st printing w/complete number sequence. Author's first novel after a well-received collection of short stories and a work of non-fiction. This copy signed on title page. Dark grey cloth w/gilt spine lettering, 314 pages (including acknowledgements). Gently bumped bottom corner, in faintly scuffed dust jacket, which is in a protective mylar sleeve. A nice, unread copy in collectible condition. 
Price: 13.00 USD
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THIS WILL BE DIFFICULT TO EXPLAIN and other stories (signed), Skibsrud, Johanna
136 Skibsrud, Johanna THIS WILL BE DIFFICULT TO EXPLAIN and other stories (signed)
Toronto Hamish Hamilton Canada 2011 0670066303 / 9780670066308 First Edition, 1st printing Hard Cover New New Octavo -- from 7.75" to 9.75" Tall Signed by Skibsrud, on title page
A collection of nine stories, following a pair of poetry titles and the Giller Prize-winning 'The Sentimentalists.' White cloth w/black spine lettering, 170 pages (including acknowledgments). An unread copy. 
Price: 75.00 USD
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137 Skvorecky, Josef THE REPUBLIC OF WHORES, A Fragment From the Time of the Cults
Toronto Alfred A. Knopf 1993 0-394-22307-1 / 9780394223070 1st Canadian edition Hard Cover Very Good Good to Very Good Octavo -- from 7.75" to 9.75" Tall Signed by Author
Originally published in Czechoslovakia in 1971, and here translated from the Czech by Paul Wilson. This copy signed by author, on title page. Black boards w/gilt spine lettering, 248 pages, illustrations by Jan Brychta. Mild slant, tiny soil mark to top edge, equally tiny/faint soil mark to front end paper, in rubbed dust jacket w/thin scratches. 
Price: 18.50 USD
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138 Stephens, Donald (editor) CONTEMPORARY VOICES, The Short Story in Canada
Scarborough Prentice-Hall of Canada 1972 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Good Octavo -- from 7.75" to 9.75" Tall 
A collection of fifteen superior stories, one each from Morley Callaghan, Mavis Gallant, Hugh Garner, Dave Godfrey, David Helwig, Hugh Hood, Margaret Laurence, Norman Levine, Malcolm Lowry, Alice Munro, Alden Nowlan, Mordecai Richler, Jane Rule, Audrey Thomas, and Ethel Wilson. Mustard cloth, 182 pages. Birthday gift inscription to previous owner, in edgeworn dust jacket w/several short edge tears, impressions/scratches, general wear. 
Price: 10.00 USD
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139 Taylor, Richard Cartoon Woods
Ottawa Oberon Press 1988 0 88750 737 9 / 9780887507373 First Edition Stiff Card Wraps Near Very Good Octavo -- from 7.75" to 9.75" Tall 
wraps edition published simultaneously with the hardcover; author's first novel; a young girl who grows up with her mother is not satisfied with knowing only that her father committed suicide, and so embarks on a journey to learn more about him; cover by Noreen Mallory; stiff card wraps, 111 pgs.; some edge/corner wear, moderate general wear; internally tight and clean; 
Price: 15.00 USD
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Do Not Say We Have Nothing, Thien, Madeleine
140 Thien, Madeleine Do Not Say We Have Nothing
Toronto Alfred A. Knopf Canada 2016 0345810422 / 9780345810427 First Edition, 1st printing Hard Cover Near Fine As New Octavo -- from 7.75" to 9.75" Tall 
The true first edition/first printing of Thien's award-winning novel. In addition to claiming the 2016 Giller Prize, the 2016 Governor General's Award and the 2017 Edward Stanford Travel Writing / Writing With a Sense of Place Award, this one was also shortlisted for the 2016 Man Booker Prize, a 2016 Andrew Carnegie Medal for Excellence in Fiction, the 2017 Bailey's Women's Prize for Fiction, and the 2017 Rathbones Folio Prize. Red cloth w/gilt spine decoration/lettering, 474 pages (including acknowledgements). An unread copy w/some minor waviness to a few pages (printing flaw). All in all, a nice copy. 
Price: 75.00 USD
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141 Thomas, Audrey Mrs. Blood (inscribed & signed)
Talonbooks 1980 0-88922-063-8 / 9780889220638 2nd Talonbooks edition Paperback Very Good to Fine Sextodecimo -- from 5.75" to 6.75" Inscribed & Signed by Author
Author's first novel, first published in New York in 1970. Light edgewear. 
Price: 10.00 USD
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Across From the Floral Park, Thompson, Kent
142 Thompson, Kent Across From the Floral Park
New York St. Martin's Press 1974 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good Octavo -- from 7.75" to 9.75" Tall 
Thompson's second novel. A man who buys a mansion is unable to persuade a woman living there to leave, so he marries her, and oddness ensues. Green cloth w/gilt spine lettering, 151 pages, dust jacket illustration by Neil Waldman. Mild wear to corners/spine ends, previous owner's signature, in lightly rubbed, price-clipped dust jacket w/mild edgewear, 1/4" tear to top edge of rear panel. 
Price: 10.00 USD
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143 Thompson, Kent Shotgun and Other Stories
Fredericton New Brunswick Chapbooks 1979 First Edition Stiff Card Wraps Very Good Octavo -- from 7.75" to 9.75" Tall 
Number One in the New Brunswick Chapbooks series; 10 stories; Introduction by Nancy Bauer, cover by Noreen Mallory, illustration of author by Bruno Bobak; no hardcover edition; 
Price: 8.50 USD
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144 Thompson, Kent Shotgun and Other Stories (signed)
Fredericton New Brunswick Chapbooks 1979 First Edition Stiff Card Wraps Very Good to Fine Duodecimo -- from 6.75" to 7.75" tall Inscribed & Signed by Author
Number One in the New Brunswick Chapbooks series; 10 stories; Introduction by Nancy Bauer, cover by Noreen Mallory, illustration of author by Bruno Bobak; this copy inscribed and signed; no hardcover edition; 2 tiny dropstains to front cover, slight discolouration to edges of rear cover, light general wear; 
Price: 16.00 USD
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Summer of My Amazing Luck (signed), Toews, Mariam
145 Toews, Mariam Summer of My Amazing Luck (signed)
Winnipeg Turnstone Press 1997 0-88801-205-5 / 9780888012050 4th printing Stiff Card Wraps Very Good Octavo -- from 7.75" to 9.75" Tall Signed by Toews, on title page
Two single mothers load their "clothes and toys and food and kids" into "a van held together with coat hangers and electrical tape" and head off to Colorado to find the fire-eating busker who is the father of the twins of one of them. 192 pages, cover illustration by Rick Sealock. Moderate corner wear, moderate general wear. 
Price: 45.00 USD
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146 Tremblay, Tony (editor) Pottersfield Portfolio, Volume 19, Number 1, Fall 1998
Halifax Gatsby Press 1998 First Edition Stiff Card Wraps As New Octavo -- from 7.75" to 9.75" Tall 
A special issue devoted primarily to David Adams Richards and his work. Contributors to the Richards section include the editor, the honouree, Wayne Curtis, Ted Colson, R.M. Vaughan, Margo Wheaton, William Connor, Inge Sterrer-Hauzenberger, Fred Cogswell, Frances MacDonald, Sheldon Currie, Herb Wylie, Ilkay Silk, Pamela Jo Boggs, J. Russell Perkin, Wayne Johnston, Lawrence Mathews, Stan Atherton, Winnifred M. Bogaards, Eric Trethewey, Phil Milner, and Alistair MacLeod. Also includes work from Brian Burke, Heather Dunham, Deanna Yonge, Kevin Black, Michael Dunwoody, Thomas O'Grady, Susan McCaslin, Astrid Blodgett, Stephen Hines, and Bob Ward. 127 pages. An unread copy. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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147 Tulchinsky, Karen X. Love and Other Ruins
Vancouver Polestar Book Publishers/Raincoast Books 2002 1-55192-554-0 / 9781551925547 Uncorrected Proof Stiff Card Wraps Near Fine Small Octavo -- from 7.75" to 9.75" Tall 
The sequel to 'Love Ruins Everything', picking up the story of Nomi Rabinovitch and her cousin Henry four months later. Uncommon. 317 pages. Lightly smudged wraps. Unread, internally tight and clean. 
Price: 35.00 USD
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148 Tulchinsky, Karen X. The Five Books of Moses Lapinsky
Vancouver Polestar/Raincoast Books 2003 1-55192-556-7 / 9781551925561 First Edition Hard Cover As New Near Fine Octavo -- from 7.75" to 9.75" Tall Signed by Author
1st printing w/complete number sequence. The well-received story of a mild-mannered historian's biography of his father, "a famous Jewish-Canadian boxer from Toronto who has been portrayed as a brutal bruiser in a scurrilous book by a local journalist." This copy signed by Tulchinsky beneath her name on title page. Black cloth, 494 pages. An unread copy. 
Price: 17.50 USD
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149 Umezawa, Rui The Truth About Death and Dying (signed)
Toronto Doubleday Canada/Random House of Canada 2002 0-385-65908-3 / 9780385659086 First Edition Hard Cover As New As New Octavo -- from 7.75" to 9.75" Tall Signed by Author
1st printing w/complete number sequence. Author's debut novel "that traces the legacy of war through three generations of a Japanese family as they endure the tumult of history." This copy signed by Umezawa on title page. Black boards w/red lettering/design to spine, 291 pages. A pristine, unread copy. 
Price: 14.00 USD
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150 Vassanji, M.G. AMRiiKA (signed)
Toronto McClelland & Stewart / M&S 1999 0-7710-8723-3 / 9780771087233 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good Octavo -- from 7.75" to 9.75" Tall Signed by Author
1st printing w/complete number sequence. This copy signed by Vassanji beneath his name on title page. Black cloth w/blue spine lettering, 412 pages. Bumped corners w/faint splashsoil to fore edge/bottom edge, in lightly worn dust jacket. 
Price: 12.00 USD
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151 Walker, David STORMS OF OUR JOURNEY, & Other Stories
London Collins 1963 First Edition Hard Cover Good Good Small Octavo -- from 7.75" to 9.75" Tall Inscribed & Signed by Author
A collection of eleven stories, three of them concerning India, two concerning Scotland, and the other six set in Canada and other places. This copy inscribed and signed by Walker, on title page. Inscription reads: "For Bruce Bartlett/With best wishes on his 21st/birthday./David Walker/21st July 1973." Blue/white cloth w/gilt spine lettering, 255 pages, dust jacket by Peter Edwards. Moderate general wear, in similar dust jacket. Uncommon signed. 
Price: 24.00 USD
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152 Walker, David The Storm and the Silence (signed)
Boston Houghton Mifflin Company 1949 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Good Octavo -- from 7.75" to 9.75" Tall Signed by Author
Set in the Scottish Highlands, this is the Scottish-born author's "story of a man hunt and of the struggle between the wild and the tamed within a man and in society." Signed on half-title. Brown cloth, 248 pages, dust jacket illustration by John Costigan. A bit of slant, dusty/tanned edges, gift inscription (beneath Walker's signature) from parishoner to her cleric, in edgeworn and price-clipped dust jacket w/sunned spine, light chipping to corners/spine ends, 1" tear to top edge of rear panel, general wear. Quite scarce signed. 
Price: 100.00 USD
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153 Watmough, David Fury (signed)
Ottawa Oberon Press 1984 First Edition Stiff Card Wraps Very Good Octavo -- from 7.75" to 9.75" Tall Signed by Author
issued simultaneously with the hardcover edition; continues the adventures of Davey Bryant ten years after he first appeared in 'Love & the Waiting Game'; cover by David McKay; rubbing, moderate edgewear, impressions, dusty edges; 
Price: 19.50 USD
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154 Wesseler, Marlis Imitating Art
Regina Coteau Books 1994 First Edition Stiff Card Wraps Fine Octavo -- from 7.75" to 9.75" Tall 
Saskatchewan author's second collection of short stories; 
Price: 8.50 USD
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155 Wiebe, Rudy The Mad Trapper
Toronto McClelland & Stewart / M&S 1980 0-7710-8976-7 / 9780771089763 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Good to Very Good Octavo -- from 7.75" to 9.75" Tall Signed by Author
A fictionalized account of the relentless 1930s manhunt for Albert Johnson, the mad trapper of Rat River. This copy signed by Wiebe, on title page. Flecked beige boards w/red cloth backstrip w/gilt spine lettering, 189 pages, dust jacket illustration by Gerry Williams. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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156 Williams, David The Burning Wood
Toronto Anansi 1975 0-88784-435-9 / 9780887844355 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Good Octavo -- from 7.75" to 9.75" Tall 
A young boy raised in a strict fundamentalist family is drawn gradually to the passionate Indian world around him, and after undergoing a profound change at a Cree sun-dance ritual, abandons the life of Bible camps and church outings in favour of an activity with his new Indian brothers, which ultimately leads to tragedy and public disgrace. Dusty top edge, sloppy glue job at lower part of front pastedown and cloth edge. Dust jacket has wear to top edge of front panel, less significant wear to other edges, short tear to top edge of front panel, rubbing to folds, lightly sunned spine, 1/2" x 3/8" chip out of top right rear panel, 1/4" of bottom spine colouring (red) rubbed white, wear to corners. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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Annabel, Winter, Kathleen
157 Winter, Kathleen Annabel
Toronto Anansi 2010 0887842364 / 9780887842368 First Edition Hard Cover Fine Fine Octavo -- from 7.75" to 9.75" Tall 
A child neither boy nor girl is born on the Labrador coast in 1968, and the only three adults who know the secret make the difficult decision to raise the child as a boy, but "his shadow-self -- a girl he thinks of as 'Annabel' -- is never entirely extinguished." Shortlisted for all three of Canada's top literary prizes. Robin's egg boards w/black spine lettering, 465 pages (including acknowledgments and brief author biography). An unread copy. 
Price: 100.00 USD
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One Last Good Look, Winter, Michael
158 Winter, Michael One Last Good Look
Toronto House of Anansi Press 2001 0-88784-667-X / 9780887846670 1st House of Anansi Press edition Stiff Card Wraps Very Good Octavo -- from 7.75" to 9.75" Tall Inscribed & Signed by Author
First published in 1999 by The Porcupine's Quill. A collection of stories which follow "the youthful and observant Gabriel English as he grows up in Newfoundland, leaves home and establishes himself in the world." This copy inscribed and signed ("Saint John/For Bob,/some/stories/about/Nfld friends--/looking forward/to/reading/about yours!/all best/Michael Winter") on title page. So if your name is Bob, and you've always planned to do a little writing about those friends of yours, here's your chance to show the world that an established, honest-to-God writer has encouraged you to go for it (it's a lie, of course, but that's all writing is anyway, so it's a damn good start, don't'cha think?). A bit of corner wear, lightly scuffed covers. Internally tight and clean. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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The Death of Donna Whalen (signed), Winter, Michael
159 Winter, Michael The Death of Donna Whalen (signed)
Toronto Hamish Hamilton Canada 2010 067006663X / 9780670066636 Uncorrected Proof Stiff Card Wraps Fair to Good Octavo -- from 7.75" to 9.75" Tall Signed by Winter, on title page
In St. John's, Newfoundland, a woman is stabbed thirty-one times, with friends and family of the opinion that the murder was committed by her abusive boyfriend. From the back cover: "In this mesmerizing work of documentary fiction, Michael Winter pieces together the transcripts and court testimonies" of the boyfriend's trial, preserving "the nuanced voice of each witness." 232 pages, plus acknowledgments. A bit of slant, rubbing, impressions/scratches, light edgewear, crease to bottom right corner of front cover, a few pages slightly wavy (probably from moisture). 
Price: 25.00 USD
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160 Wolfe, Morris, and Daymond, Douglas, (editors) Toronto Short Stories
Toronto & Garden City Doubleday Canada/Doubleday & Company 1977 0-385-12848-7 / 9780385128483 First Edition Hard Cover Good Good Octavo -- from 7.75" to 9.75" Tall 
Work by Margaret Atwood, Morley Callaghan, Raymond Fraser, Hugh Hood, Gwendolyn MacEwen, Alice Munro, others. Edgewear, wear to spine tips and corners, previous owner's sticker mostly covering previous owner's name, in well-worn dust jacket. 
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161 Wynveen, Tim Sweeter Life
Toronto Random House Canada 2002 First Edition Hard Cover Fine Near Fine Octavo -- from 7¾" to 9¾" Tall Signed by Author
1st printing w/complete number sequence. When their parents die in a car crash, three adult siblings try to put order in their lives, but they are "three separate melodic lines that, when they meet, cause more dissonance than harmony." Signed by Wynveen at top of title page. Olive boards w/gilt spine lettering, 426 pages. Lightly rubbed dust jacket. An unread copy. 
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