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The Fiddlehead, January 1983, No./Number 135

By: N/A

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Fredericton, University of New Brunswick (UNB)/St. Thomas University (STU): 1983

Seller ID: 016107

Condition: Very Good


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. View more info

THE POTTERSFIELD PORTFOLIO, New Writing from Atlantic Canada, Volume 8, 1986-87

By: Amirault, Peggy, Barbara Cottrell, Robin Metcalfe, Donalee Moulton-Barrett (editors)

Price: $10.00

Seller ID: 013783

Condition: Very Good


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. View more info

HUNGER'S BRIDES, A Novel of the Baroque

By: Anderson, Paul

Price: $30.00

Publisher: Toronto, Random House of Canada: 2004

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 014739

ISBN: 0-679-31088-6

Condition: As New


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 o... View more info

A Rhinestone Button

By: Anderson-Dargatz, Gail

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Toronto, Alfred A. Knopf Canada/Random House of Canada: 2002

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 015041

ISBN: 0-676-97549-6

Condition: Near Fine


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. View more info

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The Maverick (signed)

By: Ault, O.E. (Orvill)

Price: $30.00

Publisher: Toronto, Initiative Publishing House: 1984

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Inscribed & Signed by Author

Seller ID: 016238

ISBN: 0-88951-031-8

Condition: Very Good


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. View more info

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The Castles in Spain (signed)

By: Ault, Orvill E.

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Hicksville, Exposition Press: 1976

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 016240

ISBN: 0-682-48496-2

Condition: Very Good


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. View more info

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ENGLISH LESSONS and Other Stories, Reader's Guide Edition (signed)

By: Baldwin, Shauna Singh

Price: $45.00

Publisher: Fredericton, Goose Lane Editions: 2007

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 016892

ISBN: 0864925107

Condition: Near Fine


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. View more info

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ENGLISH LESSONS and Other Stories, Reader's Guide Edition (signed)

By: Baldwin, Shauna Singh

Price: $45.00

Publisher: Fredericton, Goose Lane Editions: 2007

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 016893

ISBN: 0864925107

Condition: Near Fine


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. View more info

Buy Canadian

By: Barclay, Pat

Price: $7.50

Publisher: Pocket 80208: 1976

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 014639

Condition: Good


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. View more info

Duet For Three (signed)

By: Barfoot, Joan

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Toronto, Macmillan of Canada/Canada Publishing Corporation: 1985

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 012114

ISBN: 0-7715-9680-4

Condition: Very Good


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. View more info

Samara the Wholehearted (signed)

By: Bauer, Nancy

Price: $8.00

Publisher: Fredericton, Goose Lane Editions: 1991

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Inscribed & Signed by Author

Seller ID: 014509

Condition: Very Good to Fine


Bauer's fourth novel. This copy inscribed and signed ("For Nancy & Dan,/with my best wishes/Nan!/Nov '91"). 163 pages. View more info

Land for Their Inheritance

By: Bennett, E.M. Granger

Price: $14.00

Publisher: Toronto, Ryerson Press: 1955

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 012536

Condition: Good


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 ... View more info

Prospero's Daughter

By: Beresford-Howe, Constance

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Toronto, Macmillan of Canada: 1988

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Inscribed & signed by Beresford-Howe

Seller ID: 009347

ISBN: 0-7715-9644-8

Condition: Good to Very Good


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-... View more info

GROUND WORKS, Avant-Garde For Thee

By: Bok, Christian (editor)

Price: $13.00

Publisher: Toronto, House of Anansi Press: 2002

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 014208

ISBN: 0-88784-180-5

Condition: Near Fine


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... View more info

GROUND WORKS, Avant-Garde For Thee

By: Bok, Christian (editor)

Price: $13.00

Publisher: Toronto, House of Anansi Press: 2002

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 014359

ISBN: 0-88784-180-5

Condition: Near Fine


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 ... View more info

GROUND WORKS, Avant-Garde For Thee (signed)

By: Bok, Christian (editor)

Price: $40.00

Publisher: Toronto, House of Anansi Press: 2002

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by Editor

Seller ID: 014397

ISBN: 0-88784-180-5

Condition: Near Fine


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... View more info

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ABEGWEIT, the novel of Prince Edward Island (signed)

By: Boudreault, Joseph

Price: $50.00

Publisher: Uigg, Abby Press:

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by Boudreault, on title page

Seller ID: 017344

ISBN: 0-9681171-0-4

Condition: About Very Good


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, Islan... View more info

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Beggar's Feast

By: Boyagoda, Randy

Price: $45.00

Publisher: Toronto, Viking Canada: 2011

Edition: First Edition, 1st printing

Seller ID: 017714

ISBN: 0670065633

Condition: Near Fine


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 r... View more info

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Blackouts

By: Boyko, Craig

Price: $12.50

Publisher: Toronto, McClelland & Stewart / M&S: 2008

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 017404

ISBN: 0-7710-1669-1

Condition: Fine


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. View more info

At the Full and Change of the Moon

By: Brand, Dionne

Price: $14.00

Publisher: Toronto, Alfred A. Knopf Canada: 1999

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by Brand, on title page

Seller ID: 009306

ISBN: 0-676-97101-6

Condition: Near Fine


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. View more info

It's Easy to Fall on the Ice (inscribed and signed)

By: Brewster, Elizabeth

Price: $35.00

Publisher: Ottawa, Oberon: 1977

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Inscribed & Signed by Author

Seller ID: 015228

ISBN: 0 88750 248 2

Condition: Very Good


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. View more info

GLASS (signed)

By: Brunner, Astrid

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Halifax, AB collector publishing: 1991

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 010754

ISBN: 1-895466-00-8

Condition: Very Good


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; View more info

Glass (signed)

By: Brunner, Astrid

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Halifax, AB collector publishing: 1991

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 011969

ISBN: 1-895466-00-8

Condition: Very Good


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. View more info

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Claire's Head (signed)

By: Bush, Catherine

Price: $17.50

Publisher: Toronto, McClelland & Stewart/M&S: 2004

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 016131

ISBN: 0-7710-1752-9

Condition: As New


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... View more info

Jojo

By: Caron, Roger

Price: $18.00

Publisher: Toronto, Stoddart Publishing: 1988

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Inscribed, signed and dated by Caron

Seller ID: 009006

ISBN: 0-7737-2208-4

Condition: Very Good


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)smil... View more info

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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

By: Choyce, Lesley (editor)

Price: $85.00

Publisher: Porter's Lake, Pottersfield Press:

Seller ID: 013777


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 Ak... View more info

Latitudes of Melt

By: Clark, Joan

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Toronto, Alfred A. Knopf Canada: 2000

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 009090

ISBN: 0-676-97288-8

Condition: Fine


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 i... View more info

Angeline de Montbrun

By: Conan, Laure

Price: $9.50

Publisher: Toronto & Buffalo, University of Toronto Press: 1974

Edition: 1st English-language edition

Seller ID: 009322

Condition: Very Good to Fine


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 ... View more info

The Golden Thread

By: Copeland, Ann (pseudonym of Virginia Walsh Furtwangler)

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Toronto, Harper Collins/HarperCollins: 1989

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Inscribed & Signed by Author

Seller ID: 009454

ISBN: 0-00-223497-1

Condition: Very Good to Fine


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 rub... View more info

The Wreckage

By: Crummey, Michael

Price: $19.00

Publisher: Toronto, Doubleday Canada/Random House of Canada: 2005

Edition: Uncorrected Proof

Seller ID: 015287

ISBN: 0-385-66060-X

Condition: Near Fine


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. View more info

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The Famished Lover (signed)

By: Cumyn, Alan

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Fredericton, Goose Lane Editions: 2006

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by Cumyn, on title page

Seller ID: 017571

ISBN: 0-86492-448-8

Condition: Very Good


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. View more info

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Sweet Constancy

By: Cunningham, Louis Arthur

Price: $75.00

Publisher: London, Herbert Jenkins: 1955

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 009041

Condition: Good


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, g... View more info

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Last Stand

By: Curtis, Wayne

Price: $12.50

Publisher: Halifax, Nimbus Publishing: 1999

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Inscribed & Signed by Author

Seller ID: 015819

ISBN: 1-55109-308-1

Condition: Very Good


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. View more info

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The Gargoyle

By: Davidson, Andrew

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Toronto, Random House Canada: 2008

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 017975

ISBN: 0307356779

Condition: As New


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. View more info

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Sounding Line (signed)

By: DeGrace, Anne

Price: $65.00

Publisher: Toronto, McArthur & Company: 2009

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by DeGrace, on title page

Seller ID: 016648

ISBN: 1552787974

Condition: As New


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 ... View more info

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To Scatter Stones (signed)

By: Dohaney, M.T.

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Charlottetown, Ragweed Press: 1992

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 016750

ISBN: 0-921556-23-3

Condition: Very Good


Sequel to 'The Corrigan Women.' This copy signed by Dohaney ("Best wishes/M.T. Dohaney"), on title page. 189 pages. Moderate general wear. View more info

A Marriage of Masks

By: Dohaney, M.T. (Jean)

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Charlottetown, Ragweed Press: 1995

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 013894

Condition: Very Good


"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. View more info

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Seven (7) Mondays, Volume Three (3)

By: Douma, Laurel, Anna Greenwood, Shiralee Hudson, Mark Purdon (editors)

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Jolicure, the Anchorage Press: 1997

Edition: Limited edition of 500 copies

Seller ID: 017634

ISBN: 1-895488-16-8

Condition: Good


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. View more info

Report on the Death of Rosenkavalier

By: Drabek, Jan

Price: $35.00

Publisher: Toronto, McClelland & Stewart / M&S: 1977

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Inscribed & Signed by Author

Seller ID: 009928

ISBN: 0-7710-2880-6

Condition: Good


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... View more info

The Elephant Talks To God

By: Estey, Dale

Price: $12.50

Publisher: Fredericton, Goose Lane Editions: 1989

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 014096

Condition: Good to Very Good


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. View more info

The Elephant Talks to God

By: Estey, Dale

Price: $12.50

Publisher: Fredericton, Goose Lane Editions: 1989

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 015146

ISBN: 0-86492-106-3

Condition: Very Good


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. View more info

The Bonner Deception

By: Estey, Dale

Price: $35.00

Publisher: New York, St. Martin's Press: 1983

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by Estey, on title page

Seller ID: 015611

ISBN: 0-312-08780-2

Condition: Very Good


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 pr... View more info

Generica (signed)

By: Ferguson, Will

Price: $17.00

Publisher: Toronto, Penguin Books: 2001

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 014115

Condition: As New


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... View more info

Midget Stories For Busy People, Number 1

By: Fox, Marion Wathen

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Self-published:

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: can.00025

Condition: Very Good


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 wh... View more info

The Bannonbridge Musicians (signed)

By: Fraser, Raymond

Price: $17.50

Publisher: St. John's, Breakwater Books Ltd.: 1978

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Inscribed & Signed by Fraser

Seller ID: 010669

Condition: Good to Very Good


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/... View more info

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In Another Life (signed)

By: Fraser, Raymond

Price: $30.00

Publisher: Toronto, Lion's Head Press/LHP: 2009

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 016663

ISBN: 0968603483

Condition: As New


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. View more info

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THE TRIALS OF BROTHER BELL, Two novels: 1.) Repentance Vale, and 2.) The Struggle Outside (signed)

By: Fraser, Raymond

Price: $40.00

Publisher: Roslin, Lion's Head Press/LHP: 2010

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 017185

ISBN: 098651831X

Condition: As New


"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. View more info

The Emperor's Virgin

By: Fraser, Sylvia

Price: $24.50

Publisher: Toronto, McClelland & Stewart: 1980

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 009617

Condition: Very Good


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; View more info

Berlin Solstice (signed)

By: Fraser, Sylvia

Price: $17.00

Publisher: Toronto, McClelland & Stewart / M&S: 1984

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: can.00010

ISBN: 0-7710-3176-9

Condition: Very Good


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... View more info

The Night Before Summer

By: Friedman, William B.

Price: $5.00

Publisher: Charlottetown, Tudor Press 1001: 1976

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 013638

Condition: Good


"An intimate story of struggle and survival" set on Prince Edward Island. 128 pages. Moderate general wear. Internally tight and clean. View more info

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Angie and the Arab (signed)

By: Ganong, Joan

Price: $35.00

Publisher: Fredericton, Brunswick Press: 1957

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Inscribed & Signed by Author

Seller ID: 016008

Condition: Good


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, crea... View more info

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Tall Lives (signed)

By: Gaston, Bill

Price: $23.50

Publisher: Toronto, Macmillan of Canada / Canada Publishing Corporation: 1990

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 016429

ISBN: 0-7715-9335-X

Condition: Very Good


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 ja... View more info

A Perfect Night to Go to China

By: Gilmour, David

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Toronto, Thomas Allen Publishers: 2005

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 015002

ISBN: 0-88762-167-8

Condition: As New


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. View more info

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16 Categories of Desire

By: Glover, Douglas

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Fredericton, Goose Lane Editions: 2000

Edition: First Edition, 1st state

Seller ID: 016895

ISBN: 0-864492-314-7

Condition: Near Fine


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. View more info

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16 Categories of Desire

By: Glover, Douglas

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Fredericton, Goose Lane Editions: 2000

Edition: First Edition, 1st state

Seller ID: 016896

ISBN: 0-864492-314-7

Condition: Near Fine


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. View more info

THE MAD RIVER and Other Stories

By: Glover, Douglas H.

Price: $75.00

Publisher: Windsor, Black Moss Press: 1981

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 015114

ISBN: 0-88753-080-X

Condition: Very Good


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. View more info

Death Goes Better With Coca-Cola

By: Godfrey, Dave

Price: $100.00

Publisher: Erin, Press Porcepic: 1973

Edition: 1st Press Porcepic edition

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 013913

Condition: Very Good


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.... View more info

The Violent Season (signed)

By: Goulet, Robert

Price: $28.50

Publisher: New York, George Braziller: 1961

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: can.00032

Condition: Very Good


Violence explodes in a small French-Canadian town. Signed on front end paper. Beige cloth w/red/black lettering to spine, 383 pages. View more info

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Cockroach

By: Hage, Rawi

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Toronto, Anansi: 2008

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 017515

ISBN: 0887842097

Condition: Near Fine


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 stre... View more info

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DeNiro's Game (signed)

By: Hage, Rawi

Price: $40.00

Publisher: Toronto, Anansi: 2009

Edition: 4th paperback printing

Inscription: Signed by Hage, on title page

Seller ID: 017707

ISBN: 0887848133

Condition: Near Fine


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. View more info

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The shadow side of grace

By: Hallett, Michelle Butler

Price: $8.00

Publisher: St. John's, Killick Press/Creative Publishers: 2006

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 016250

ISBN: 1-897174-10-1

Condition: Near Fine


Hallett's first book. A collection of 13 stories. 157 pages (including acknowledgements). Light general wear. View more info

THE HOLE THAT MUST BE FILLED, Stories (inscribed & signed)

By: Harvey, Kenneth J.

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Toronto, Little, Brown and Company (Canada) Limited: 1994

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Inscribed & Signed by Author

Seller ID: 012822

ISBN: 0-316-34983-6

Condition: Very Good


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. View more info

Excessive Joy Injures the Heart

By: Harvor, Elisabeth

Price: $17.50

Publisher: Toronto, McClelland & Stewart / M&S: 2000

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 013521

ISBN: 0-7710-3963-8

Condition: Very Good


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. View more info

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Late Nights on Air

By: Hay, Elizabeth

Price: $37.50

Publisher: Toronto, McClelland & Stewart / M&S: 2007

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 016064

ISBN: 0771038119

Condition: As New


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. View more info

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Late Nights on Air

By: Hay, Elizabeth

Price: $37.50

Publisher: Toronto, McClelland & Stewart / M&S: 2007

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 016065

ISBN: 0771038119

Condition: As New


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. View more info

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The Shadow Boxer (signed)

By: Heighton, Steven

Price: $12.50

Publisher: Toronto, Alfred A. Knopf Canada / Random House of Canada: 2000

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 016898

ISBN: 0-676-97193-8

Condition: Very Good


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. View more info

Hollywood Secrets

By: Hepworthy, Hugo (pseudonym of Kent Thompson

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Fundy Production Associates: 2000

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 007383

ISBN: 0-9684792-1-9

Condition: Fine


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... View more info

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A Gradual Ruin (signed)

By: Hilles, Robert

Price: $14.50

Publisher: Toronto, Doubleday Canada/Random House of Canada: 2004

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 015800

ISBN: 0-385-65961-X

Condition: As New


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. View more info

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A Gradual Ruin (signed)

By: Hilles, Robert

Price: $14.50

Publisher: Toronto, Doubleday Canada/Random House of Canada: 2004

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 016213

ISBN: 0-385-65961-X

Condition: As New


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. View more info

The Barclay Family Theatre

By: Hodgins, Jack

Price: $17.50

Publisher: Toronto, Macmillan of Canada: 1980

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Inscribed & Signed by Author

Seller ID: 009905

Condition: Good to Very Good


"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. View more info

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The Winter of Time

By: Holmes, Raymond (pseudonym of Raymond Souster)

Price: $200.00

Publisher: Toronto, News Stand Library 85 / Export Publishing Enterprises: 1949

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 017365

Condition: Very Good


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... View more info

Wild Dogs

By: Humphreys, Helen

Price: $19.00

Publisher: Toronto, HarperCollins Publishers/Harper Collins/Phyllis Bruce: 2004

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by Humphreys, on title page

Seller ID: 013712

ISBN: 0-00-200512-3

Condition: As New


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. View more info

Dolce Agonia (signed)

By: Huston, Nancy

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Toronto, McArthur & Company: 2001

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 015288

ISBN: 1-55278-244-1

Condition: Very Good


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. View more info

Dolce Agonia (signed)

By: Huston, Nancy

Price: $17.50

Publisher: Toronto, McArthur & Company: 2001

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 015632

ISBN: 1-55278-244-1

Condition: As New


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. View more info

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The Landing

By: Ibbitson, John

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Toronto, KCP / Kids Can Press: 2008

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 017588

ISBN: 1554532388

Condition: Near Fine


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. View more info

The Song of Kahunsha

By: Irani, Anosh

Price: $35.00

Publisher: Toronto, Doubleday Canada/Random House of Canada: 2006

Edition: Uncorrected Proof

Seller ID: 015289

ISBN: 0-385-66228-9

Condition: Near Fine


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. View more info

The Cripple and His Talismans

By: Irani, Anosh

Price: $21.50

Publisher: Vancouver, Raincoast Books: 2004

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 015412

ISBN: 1-55192-651-2

Condition: As New


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. View more info

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Poached Egg on Toast (signed)

By: Itani, Frances

Price: $32.00

Publisher: Toronto, HarperCollinsPublishers/Harper Collins Publishers/Greenwillow Books: 2004

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by Itani, on title page

Seller ID: 016126

ISBN: 0-00-200584-0

Condition: As New


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. View more info

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Remembering the Bones (signed)

By: Itani, Frances

Price: $50.00

Publisher: Toronto, HarperCollins / Harper Collins / Phyllis Bruce: 2007

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by Itani, on title page

Seller ID: 016901

ISBN: 0002005409

Condition: Fine


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 unre... View more info

The Navigator of New York

By: Johnston, Wayne

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Toronto, Alfred A. Knopf Canada: 2002

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 014894

ISBN: 0-676-97532-1

Condition: As New


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. View more info

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The Divine Ryans (variant printing)

By: Johnston, Wayne

Price: $50.00

Publisher: Toronto, McClelland & Stewart / M&S: 1990

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 017820

ISBN: 0-7710-4447-X

Condition: Very Good


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 ... View more info

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The Divine Ryans (variant printing)

By: Johnston, Wayne

Price: $50.00

Publisher: Toronto, McClelland & Stewart / M&S: 1990

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 017821

ISBN: 0-7710-4447-X

Condition: Good to Very Good


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 correcte... View more info

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The Divine Ryans (variant printing)

By: Johnston, Wayne

Price: $50.00

Publisher: Toronto, McClelland & Stewart / M&S: 1990

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 017822

ISBN: 0-7710-4447-X

Condition: Very Good


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 correcte... View more info

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The Divine Ryans (variant printing)

By: Johnston, Wayne

Price: $50.00

Publisher: Toronto, McClelland & Stewart / M&S: 1990

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 017823

ISBN: 0-7710-4447-X

Condition: Very Good


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 correcte... View more info

The Dweller on the Threshold

By: Joudry, Patricia

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Toronto, McClelland & Stewart: 1973

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 013584

ISBN: 0-7710-4466-6

Condition: Very Good


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. View more info

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Cold Plague (signed)

By: Kalla, Daniel

Price: $20.00

Publisher: New York, Forge / Tom Doherty Associates: 2008

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 016952

ISBN: 0765318334

Condition: Near Fine


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 aroun... View more info

The Land Beyond

By: Keenleyside, David

Price: $17.50

Publisher: Toronto (Willowdale) & London, Nelson, Foster & Scott: 1975

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 015379

ISBN: 0 919324 11 8

Condition: About Very Good


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 rubbe... View more info

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Apologize, Apologize! (signed)

By: Kelly, Elizabeth

Price: $50.00

Publisher: Toronto, Alfred A. Knopf Canada: 2009

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 016442

Condition: As New


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. View more info

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The Back of the Turtle

By: King, Thomas

Price: $45.00

Publisher: Toronto, HarperCollinsPublishers / Harper Collins: 2013

Edition: Uncorrected Proof

Seller ID: 018130

ISBN: 1443431621

Condition: Near Fine


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. View more info

Drink the Sky

By: Krueger, Lesley

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Toronto, Key Porter Books: 1999

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 010792

Condition: Near Fine


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. View more info

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The Green Madonna (signed)

By: L'Ami, C.E.

Price: $45.00

Publisher: Philadelphia, The Westminster Press: 1952

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 016095

Condition: Good to Very Good


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, ... View more info

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Bloodletting & Miraculous Cures

By: Lam, Vincent

Price: $40.00

Publisher: Toronto, Doubleday Canada/Random House of Canada: 2006

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 016678

ISBN: 0-385-66143-6

Condition: Near Very Good


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, impre... View more info

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A Woman of Her Age

By: Ludwig, Jack

Price: $50.00

Publisher: Toronto, McClelland & Stewart/M&S: 1973

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Inscribed & Signed by Author

Seller ID: 014049

ISBN: 0-7710-5379-7

Condition: Very Good


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 pag... View more info

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The Golden Mean

By: Lyon, Annabel

Price: $40.00

Publisher: Toronto, Random House Canada: 2009

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 017661

ISBN: 0307356205

Condition: Very Good to Fine


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. View more info

The Porter Of Bagdad

By: MacMechan, Archibald

Price: $28.50

Publisher: Toronto & New York, George N. Morang & Co.: 1901

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: can.00086

Condition: Good to Very Good


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. View more info

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The Withdrawal Method (signed)

By: Malla, Pasha

Price: $195.00

Publisher: Toronto, Anansi: 2008

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by Malla, on title page

Seller ID: 017603

ISBN: 0887842151

Condition: As New


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. View more info

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Raymond and Hannah (signed)

By: Marche, Stephen

Price: $35.00

Publisher: Toronto, Doubleday Canada: 2005

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by Marche

Seller ID: 017440

ISBN: 0-385-66041-3

Condition: Very Good to Fine


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. View more info

Some Great Thing

By: McAdam, Colin

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Vancouver, Raincoast Books: 2004

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 015483

ISBN: 1-55192-695-4

Condition: Near Fine


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. View more info

The Mysteries

By: McGill, Robert

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Toronto, McClelland & Stewart / M&S: 2004

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 014398

ISBN: 0-7710-5521-8

Condition: Near Fine


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. View more info

First Impressions, Second Impressions, Third Impressions

By: Metcalf, John (editor)

Price: $50.00

Publisher: Ottawa, Oberon Press:

Edition: First Editions

Seller ID: 015229

Condition: Very Good


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 1... View more info

STORIES PLUS, Canadian stories with authors' commentaries

By: Metcalf, John (editor)

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Toronto, McGraw-Hill Ryerson: 1979

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 015334

ISBN: 0-07-082883-7

Condition: Very Good


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. View more info

The Ghosts of Jay MillAr

By: MillAr, Jay

Price: $17.50

Publisher: Toronto, Coach House Books: 2000

Edition: 1st trade edition

Seller ID: 014109

ISBN: 155245 034 0

Condition: Very Good


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. View more info

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Random Passage

By: Morgan, Bernice

Price: $100.00

Publisher: St. John's, Breakwater Books: 1992

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 017262

ISBN: 1-55081-043-X

Condition: Very Good


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, ... View more info

Lingerie Tea

By: Mulholland, Sylvia

Price: $25.00

Publisher: London, Sceptre / Hodder & Stoughton / H&S: 1998

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Inscribed & Signed by Author

Seller ID: 007792

ISBN: 0-340-67484-9

Condition: Fine


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... View more info

Americas

By: Mullen, Robert

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Regina, Coteau: 1994

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: fic.00063

ISBN: 1-55050-063-5

Condition: Near Fine


13 stories by an expatriate American. View more info

The River Midnight (signed)

By: Nattel, Lilian

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Toronto, Alfred A. Knopf: 1998

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by Nattel, on title page

Seller ID: 008604

ISBN: 0 676 971 53 9

Condition: Fine


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. View more info

THE DEATH OF THE MOON, stories

By: Panhuyzen, Brian

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Dunvegan, Cormorant Books: 1999

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed & Dated by Author

Seller ID: 014176

ISBN: 1-896951-15-5

Condition: Near Fine


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. View more info

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Hail Mary Corner (signed)

By: Payton, Brian

Price: $13.00

Publisher: Vancouver, Porcepic Books / Beach Holme Publishing: 2001

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by Payton, on title page

Seller ID: 017334

ISBN: 0-88878-422-8

Condition: Near Fine


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. View more info

Flotsam (signed)

By: Percy, H.R.

Price: $22.50

Publisher: St. John's, Breakwater Books: 1978

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 011350

ISBN: 0-919948-57-X

Condition: Very Good


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. View more info

The Sea Captain's Wife (signed)

By: Powning, Beth

Price: $60.00

Publisher: Toronto, Alfred A. Knopf Canada: 2010

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 016887

ISBN: 0307397106

Condition: As New


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 P... View more info

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A Measure of Light (signed)

By: Powning, Beth

Price: $50.00

Publisher: Toronto, Penguin / Random House / Knopf Canada: 2015

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by Powning, on title page

Seller ID: 018095

ISBN: 0345808479

Condition: As New


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. View more info

Martin Sloane

By: Redhill, Michael

Price: $21.50

Publisher: Toronto, Doubleday Canada/Random House of Canada: 2001

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 014630

ISBN: 0-385-25922-0

Condition: Near Fine


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 (inc... View more info

Blood Ties

By: Richards, David Adams

Price: $13.50

Publisher: Ottawa, Oberon: 1976

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 007768

ISBN: 0 88750 188 5

Condition: Reading Copy


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; View more info

The Bay of Love and Sorrows (signed)

By: Richards, David Adams

Price: $12.00

Publisher: Toronto, McClelland & Stewart / M&S: 1998

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 012459

ISBN: 0-7710-7458-1

Condition: As New


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 u... View more info

The Bay of Love and Sorrows

By: Richards, David Adams

Price: $12.00

Publisher: Toronto, McClelland & Stewart / M&S: 1998

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 013064

ISBN: 0-7710-7458-1

Condition: As New


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 u... View more info

The Coming of Winter

By: Richards, David Adams

Price: $150.00

Publisher: Ottawa, Oberon Press: 1974

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Inscribed & Signed by Author

Seller ID: 013759

ISBN: 0 88750 128 1

Condition: Good


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 Miram... View more info

Blood Ties (signed)

By: Richards, David Adams

Price: $100.00

Publisher: Ottawa, Oberon Press: 1976

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Inscribed & Signed by Author

Seller ID: 013760

ISBN: 0 88750 188 5

Condition: About Very Good


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 rubb... View more info

The Friends of Meager Fortune (signed)

By: Richards, David Adams

Price: $32.50

Publisher: Toronto, Doubleday Canada/Random House of Canada: 2006

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 015439

ISBN: 0-385-66094-4

Condition: As New


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 ... View more info

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The Friends of Meager Fortune (signed)

By: Richards, David Adams

Price: $32.50

Publisher: Toronto, Doubleday Canada/Random House of Canada: 2006

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 015801

ISBN: 0-385-66094-4

Condition: As New


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, someti... View more info

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The Lost Highway (signed)

By: Richards, David Adams

Price: $65.00

Publisher: Toronto, Doubleday Canada/Random House of Canada: 2007

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 016540

ISBN: 0385664966

Condition: As New


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. View more info

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Incidents in the Life of Markus Paul (signed)

By: Richards, David Adams

Price: $65.00

Publisher: Toronto, Doubleday Canada: 2011

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by Richards, on title page

Seller ID: 017638

ISBN: 0385666535

Condition: As New


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. View more info

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Rare Birds

By: Riche, Edward

Price: $45.00

Publisher: Toronto, Doubleday Canada: 1997

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 017144

ISBN: 0-385-25635-3

Condition: Very Good to Fine


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 ... View more info

Monkey Beach

By: Robinson, Eden

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Toronto, Alfred A. Knopf Canada: 2000

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 014860

Condition: As New


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. View more info

The Blasty Bough

By: Rose, Clyde (editor)

Price: $8.00

Publisher: Portugal Cove, Breakwater Books: 1976

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 013954

Condition: Very Good


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. View more info

The Sudden Weight of Snow

By: Rosnau, Laisha

Price: $16.50

Publisher: Toronto, McClelland & Stewart / M&S: 2002

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 014914

ISBN: 0-7710-7580-4

Condition: As New


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. View more info

A Portrait of Love

By: Ross, W.E.D.

Price: $60.00

Publisher: New York, Avalon Books/Thomas Bouregy and Company: 1985

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Inscribed & Signed by Author

Seller ID: 014159

Condition: Very Good


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... View more info

The Road Past Altamont

By: Roy, Gabrielle

Price: $11.00

Publisher: Toronto, McClelland & Stewart / M&S: 1966

Edition: 1st McClelland & Stewart edition

Seller ID: 015258

Condition: Very Good


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. View more info

SELECTED SHORT STORIES, A Collection of Notable Short Stories by Canadian Writers First Published in The Canadian Magazine

By: Rutledge, J.L. (editor)

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Toronto, Hugh C. MacLean Publications: 1937

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 005950

Condition: About Very Good


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.... View more info

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The Electrical Field (signed)

By: Sakamoto, Kerri

Price: $13.00

Publisher: Toronto, Alfred A. Knopf Canada: 1998

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 011791

ISBN: 0-676-97126-1

Condition: Near Fine


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 Commonweal... View more info

The Personnel Man

By: Sheldon, Michael

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Toronto, McClelland and Stewart/M&S: 1966

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: can.00069

Condition: Very Good


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. View more info

Woman in Bronze

By: Sileika, Antanas

Price: $19.00

Publisher: Toronto, Random House of Canada: 2004

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 015503

ISBN: 0-679-31142-4

Condition: Fine


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 lett... View more info

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The Holding (signed)

By: Simonds, Merilyn

Price: $13.00

Publisher: Toronto, McClelland & Stewart / M&S: 2004

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 015799

ISBN: 0-7710-8065-4

Condition: Near Fine


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. View more info

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The Holding (signed)

By: Simonds, Merilyn

Price: $13.00

Publisher: Toronto, McClelland & Stewart / M&S: 2004

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 016214

ISBN: 0-7710-8065-4

Condition: Near Fine


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. View more info

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THIS WILL BE DIFFICULT TO EXPLAIN and other stories (signed)

By: Skibsrud, Johanna

Price: $75.00

Publisher: Toronto, Hamish Hamilton Canada: 2011

Edition: First Edition, 1st printing

Inscription: Signed by Skibsrud, on title page

Seller ID: 017724

ISBN: 0670066303

Condition: New


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. View more info

THE REPUBLIC OF WHORES, A Fragment From the Time of the Cults

By: Skvorecky, Josef

Price: $18.50

Publisher: Toronto, Alfred A. Knopf: 1993

Edition: 1st Canadian edition

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 015010

ISBN: 0-394-22307-1

Condition: Very Good


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. View more info

CONTEMPORARY VOICES, The Short Story in Canada

By: Stephens, Donald (editor)

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Scarborough, Prentice-Hall of Canada: 1972

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 011774

Condition: Very Good


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. View more info

Cartoon Woods

By: Taylor, Richard

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Ottawa, Oberon Press: 1988

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 009210

ISBN: 0 88750 737 9

Condition: Near Very Good


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; View more info

Do Not Say We Have Nothing

By: Thien, Madeleine

Price: $85.00

Publisher: Toronto, Alfred A. Knopf Canada: 2016

Edition: First Edition, 1st printing

Seller ID: 018156

ISBN: 0345810422

Condition: As New


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/letteri... View more info

Mrs. Blood (inscribed & signed)

By: Thomas, Audrey

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Talonbooks: 1980

Edition: 2nd Talonbooks edition

Inscription: Inscribed & Signed by Author

Seller ID: can.00024

ISBN: 0-88922-063-8

Condition: Very Good to Fine


Author's first novel, first published in New York in 1970. Light edgewear. View more info

Shotgun and Other Stories (signed)

By: Thompson, Kent

Price: $16.00

Publisher: Fredericton, New Brunswick Chapbooks: 1979

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Inscribed & Signed by Author

Seller ID: 010134

Condition: Very Good to Fine


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; View more info

Shotgun and Other Stories

By: Thompson, Kent

Price: $8.50

Publisher: Fredericton, New Brunswick Chapbooks: 1979

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 010679

Condition: Very Good


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; View more info

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Across From the Floral Park

By: Thompson, Kent

Price: $10.00

Publisher: New York, St. Martin's Press: 1974

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 016816

Condition: Very Good


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. View more info

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Summer of My Amazing Luck (signed)

By: Toews, Mariam

Price: $45.00

Publisher: Winnipeg, Turnstone Press: 1997

Edition: 4th printing

Inscription: Signed by Toews, on title page

Seller ID: 017729

ISBN: 0-88801-205-5

Condition: Very Good


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. View more info

Pottersfield Portfolio, Volume 19, Number 1, Fall 1998

By: Tremblay, Tony (editor)

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Halifax, Gatsby Press: 1998

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 012189

Condition: As New


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. A... View more info

The Five Books of Moses Lapinsky

By: Tulchinsky, Karen X.

Price: $17.50

Publisher: Vancouver, Polestar/Raincoast Books: 2003

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 015162

ISBN: 1-55192-556-7

Condition: As New


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. View more info

Love and Other Ruins

By: Tulchinsky, Karen X.

Price: $35.00

Publisher: Vancouver, Polestar Book Publishers/Raincoast Books: 2002

Edition: Uncorrected Proof

Seller ID: 015296

ISBN: 1-55192-554-0

Condition: Near Fine


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. View more info

The Truth About Death and Dying (signed)

By: Umezawa, Rui

Price: $14.00

Publisher: Toronto, Doubleday Canada/Random House of Canada: 2002

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 015651

ISBN: 0-385-65908-3

Condition: As New


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. View more info

AMRiiKA (signed)

By: Vassanji, M.G.

Price: $12.00

Publisher: Toronto, McClelland & Stewart / M&S: 1999

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 014395

ISBN: 0-7710-8723-3

Condition: Very Good


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. View more info

The Storm and the Silence (signed)

By: Walker, David

Price: $100.00

Publisher: Boston, Houghton Mifflin Company: 1949

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 012145

Condition: Very Good


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... View more info

STORMS OF OUR JOURNEY, & Other Stories

By: Walker, David

Price: $24.00

Publisher: London, Collins: 1963

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Inscribed & Signed by Author

Seller ID: 015276

Condition: Good


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. View more info

Fury (signed)

By: Watmough, David

Price: $19.50

Publisher: Ottawa, Oberon Press: 1984

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 010688

Condition: Very Good


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; View more info

Imitating Art

By: Wesseler, Marlis

Price: $8.50

Publisher: Regina, Coteau Books: 1994

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 010011

Condition: Fine


Saskatchewan author's second collection of short stories; View more info

The Mad Trapper

By: Wiebe, Rudy

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Toronto, McClelland & Stewart / M&S: 1980

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 015236

ISBN: 0-7710-8976-7

Condition: Very Good


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. View more info

The Burning Wood

By: Williams, David

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Toronto, Anansi: 1975

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: can.00077

ISBN: 0-88784-435-9

Condition: Very Good


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,... View more info

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Annabel

By: Winter, Kathleen

Price: $100.00

Publisher: Toronto, Anansi: 2010

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 017608

ISBN: 0887842364

Condition: Fine


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. View more info

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One Last Good Look

By: Winter, Michael

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Toronto, House of Anansi Press: 2001

Edition: 1st House of Anansi Press edition

Inscription: Inscribed & Signed by Author

Seller ID: 015833

ISBN: 0-88784-667-X

Condition: Very Good


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 a... View more info

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The Death of Donna Whalen (signed)

By: Winter, Michael

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Toronto, Hamish Hamilton Canada: 2010

Edition: Uncorrected Proof

Inscription: Signed by Winter, on title page

Seller ID: 017561

ISBN: 067006663X

Condition: Fair to Good


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... View more info

Toronto Short Stories

By: Wolfe, Morris, and Daymond, Douglas, (editors)

Price: $5.00

Publisher: Toronto & Garden City, Doubleday Canada/Doubleday & Company: 1977

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: can.00076

ISBN: 0-385-12848-7

Condition: Good


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. View more info

Sweeter Life

By: Wynveen, Tim

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Toronto, Random House Canada: 2002

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 014598

Condition: Fine


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. View more info