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  • Ten Canadian Writers in Context

    Ten Canadian Writers in Context

    Ten years, ten authors, ten critics. The Canadian Literature Centre/Centre de littérature canadienne reaches into its ten-year archive of Brown Bag Lunch readings to sample some of the most diver...

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  • White Death

    White Death

    Ravenous Predator hunts Arctic Expedition Coined by early explorers as the Atlantis of the North, the Arctic is a desolate, intense land colder than even Antarctica. Anthropologist Kate Foster acc...

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  • League of the Star

    League of the Star

    It is the dawn of the French revolution and masses of hungry peasants burn wealthy chateaus throughout France.  After the death of his estranged family, eighteen year-old nobleman, Marcel de la Cro...

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  • The Extra Cadaver Murder

    The Extra Cadaver Murder

    RCMP Inspector Coswell is back. A university professor is murdered and his corpse is revealed to a first year anatomy class in spectacular fashion—nude on a slab alongside shrouded medical cadavers...

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  • Teardown

    Teardown

    The stories in Teardown seize on instances that, at the outset, appear benign—a woman encountering an old boyfriend on a BC ferry, a father chaperoning his daughter’s class on a field trip, a young...

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  • The Weather Inside

    The Weather Inside

    Avery Gauthier can’t get far enough away from her past: the death of her beloved father, the abuse she suffered as a teen, and the religion that tore her parents apart. A reality-refugee, she’s man...

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  • Border Markers

    Border Markers

    After the accidental death of a teenaged friend, the Lansing family has split along fault lines previously hidden under a patina of suburban banality. Every family has secrets, but for the Lansings...

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  • silent sister: the mastectomy poems

    silent sister: the mastectomy poems

    More than a narrative of breast cancer diagnosis and treatment, silent sister: the mastectomy poems bears witness to social and psychological impacts, for better or worse, of the altered body and m...

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  • Cemetery Compost

    Cemetery Compost

    By turns garrulous and gnomic, playful and foreboding, tender and raucous, these poems plumb our daily contradictions and divided natures. Treading a taut line between bemusement and despair, they ...

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  • The Bone Weir

    The Bone Weir

    Exploring the intersection of language, culture, and history, D.S. Stymeist’s The Bone Weir is an eclectic collection that gives voice to the dead, the obscured, and the forgotten. One of the book’...

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  • Blood Orange

    Blood Orange

    Blood Orange ponders the resilience of the human spirit as it explores the meaning of home (Heimat) and homelessness, and circles themes such as forced displacement and loss. Memory is interrogated...

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  • No Trace

    No Trace

    This high-interest, low-vocabulary novella is intended for adult basic education (ABE) and English as a Second Language (ESL) readers. Ryan Green disappears one day after school without a trace. Hi...

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  • Lost Animal Club

    Lost Animal Club

    Runner-up in the Prose Fiction category at the 2016 Alcuin Society Awards for Excellence in Book Design in Canada! In his debut story collection, Kevin A. Couture creates a world where the veneer ...

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  • The Shame Trilogy

    The Shame Trilogy

    When the purest woman on earth allows herself one selfish wish, it is enough to conceive the most evil woman the world has ever known. Collecting Lovern Kindzierski and John Bolton’s acclaimed fant...

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  • Rising Abruptly

    Rising Abruptly

    Gisèle Villeneuve’s short stories test the elastic pull between passion and terror. For inspiration, Villeneuve turned to her personal history to examine what lures urban dwellers outdoors, to test...

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  • Rising Abruptly

    Rising Abruptly

    Gisèle Villeneuve’s short stories test the elastic pull between passion and terror. For inspiration, Villeneuve turned to her personal history to examine what lures urban dwellers outdoors, to test...

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  • Alphanauts

    Alphanauts

    After nearly fifty years in suspended animation a crew of human space explorers return to Earth, only to discover a medical side effect that prevents them remaining on their home planet. Now, in a ...

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  • The Apparition Trail

    The Apparition Trail

    The year is 1884, and Corporal Marmaduke Grayburn of the North West Mounted Police always gets his man. But when he is assigned to the secretive Q-division — an elite unit of paranormal investigato...

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  • As Fate Decrees

    As Fate Decrees

    In ancient Greece the young maiden, Amarantha, is captured and sold in the slave market of Athens. "What fates await?" she wonders. "And what divine design will the Olympian gods have for me?" As...

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  • Bedlam Lost

    Bedlam Lost

    A diverse group of people awaken in a remote Alaskan town with no memory of how they got there. As horrific terrors reveal themselves they must find out who took them and why they were taken.

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  • Beltrunner

    Beltrunner

    Asteroid belt miner Collier South is on the brink. The once-exciting frontier of space has been overtaken by corporate creep, and he stands as one of the last independent beltrunners in the system....

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  • The Black Chalice

    The Black Chalice

    It's 1134. In a bleak monastery somewhere in Germany, Paul of Ardiun begins the chronicle he has been ordered by his religious superiors to write: the story of the knight Karelian Brandeis, for who...

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  • Blood Matters

    Blood Matters

    Brittany used to be a normal teen. She ate like one. She slept like one. And she even had typical mood swings. But finding her best friend dead changed everything. Grief could explain her loss of ...

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  • The Braided Path

    The Braided Path

    On the slopes of a vertical land where people’s lives are bounded by how high and low they are able walk on the single path that connects their world, the young widow Len Rope-Maker watches as year...

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  • Broken Time Blues

    Broken Time Blues

    1920s stand out as a glittering, transformative spectacle in history. Spurred by World War I, waves of immigration, innovation, and cultural change surged through America and the rest of the world....

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  • The Call

    The Call

    Dirty, dangerous, pristine, and opulent - welcome to West Marque. The sun is slowly setting on the golden age of chivalry in West Marque. The kings are gone, replaced by Marshals. The ‘knights of...

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  • Captives

    Captives

    Part Two of the trilogy (Druids, Captives, Warriors) Cast into slavery, two Druids must escape and protect an ancient magic from one who would abuse it. As the spiritual heart of his clan, seer D...

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  • Chilling Tales

    Chilling Tales

    Edited by the maestro of macabre, Michael Kelly, CHILLING TALES: Evil Did I Dwell; Lewd I Did Live will distress you, delight you, and disturb you with stories that slowly creep under your skin and...

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  • Chilling Tales

    Chilling Tales

    Canada’s maestro of the macabre, Michael Kelly, brings you CHILLING TALES: In Words, Alas, Drown I, an all new collection of nightmares that will perturb and torment you. Tales that will leave a fr...

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  • Cinco de Mayo

    Cinco de Mayo

    Secrets: some feel freed having them out. Others will kill to keep them. On May 5, in a flash of pain, every man, woman and child on the planet receives a second set of memories. A new name, a new...

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  • Cinkarion

    Cinkarion

    Home to nine races of humans and near-humans, the world of Tamar lies on the brink of total war unless the living crystals known as the karionin find young wizards capable of attuning themselves to...

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  • Circle Tide

    Circle Tide

    A tale of two unlikely companions cast together in a mystery, and a mission to save the planet. Noah of Domus Aqua, an environmentalist and the son of extreme wealth, is a fugitive suspected in th...

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  • Clan of the Dung-Sniffers

    Clan of the Dung-Sniffers

    “Wounds of the body heal swiftly in comparison to those of the mind.” In the center of the Marble Tower, in the center of the City, there hangs the Radiance, a mystical object of prayer and devoti...

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  • Clockwork Heart

    Clockwork Heart

    Taya soars over Ondinium on metal wings. She is an icarus, a courier privileged to travel freely across the city’s sectors and mingle indiscriminately amongst its castes. But even she cannot outfly...

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  • Clockwork Lies

    Clockwork Lies

    Love and duty collide when Taya is appointed attaché to Ondinium's first exalted ambassador and is soon plunged into a sinister world of secrets and lies. After the diplomatic contingent’s hasty wi...

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  • Clockwork Secrets

    Clockwork Secrets

    Framed for regicide and trapped on a ship crippled by enemy fire, Taya and Ondinium’s diplomatic contingent seem helpless to prevent the well-engineered war their enemies have put into motion. Whil...

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  • Coins of Chaos

    Coins of Chaos

    17 short stories based on the Hobo Nickel... During and after the great depression they were traded for food, sex, shelter, and power. Twenty of the seemingly ordinary nickles carved with dark rep...

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  • Creatures of the Night

    Creatures of the Night

    Writers everywhere were issued a challenge—write an epic flash fiction story in under 1000 words. But there was a twist, it couldn’t be just any story. It had to tell the tale of a creature that h...

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  • Danse Macabre

    Danse Macabre

    This anthology is the most unusual and original collection of stories you’ll ever read! It is a literary version of Danse Macabre "Plague art". Twenty-six literary reflections that embody those the...

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