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By Noah Richler

Winner of the 2007 B.C. Award for Canadian Non-fiction
A Globe and Mail most sensible a hundred e-book (2006)
National Post top Books (2006)

A daring cultural portrait of latest Canada throughout the paintings of its so much celebrated novelists, brief tale writers, and storytellers.

Stories are the most effective solution to recognize a spot, and at a time while the material of the rustic turns out day-by-day extra doubtful, Noah Richler appears to be like to our authors for proof of the real nature of Canada. He argues why fiction issues and seeks to find — within the extra-ordinary variety of groups those writers symbolize — what tales, if any, bind us as a nation.

Over years, Richler has criss-crossed the rustic and interviewed as regards to 100 authors — a who’s who of Canadian literature, together with Wayne Johnston, Michael Crummey, Alistair MacLeod, Gil Courtemanche, Jane Urquhart, Joseph Boyden, Miriam Toews, Yann Martel, Fred Stenson, Douglas Coupland, and Rohinton Mistry — concerning the locations and concepts which are such a lot significant to their paintings. the result's a trip in the course of the truth of Canada and its mind's eye at a serious aspect within the country’s evolution. inside thematic chapters he exposes our “Myths of sadness” and considers the tales of our local peoples, the increase of the town, and the way our background as a colony shapes our society and politics even today.

This Is My kingdom, what is Yours? is an impassioned literary travelogue and a bright portrayal of our society, the paintings of Canadian authors, and the belief of writing itself.

This Is My nation, what is Yours? is predicated on Noah Richler’s ten-part documentary of an identical identify initially broadcast on CBC Radio’s flagship Ideas application in spring 2005.

From the Hardcover edition.

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By Brenda Pfaus

Alice Munro, recipient of the 2013 Nobel Prize in Literature, is definitely between Canada’s maximum residing writers. during this exact, interesting assortment, Brenda Pfaus offers clean insights into a few of Munro’s so much enduring works: Lives of ladies and ladies (1971), Who Do you think that you're? (1978), Dance of the chuffed colours (1968), Something I’ve Been aspiring to inform you (1974), and The Moons of Jupiter (1982). This number of essays reaches from the early years of Munro’s occupation via her best as a author, whilst she penned her so much influential works.

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By Farley Mowat

This is the tale of a love affair with a humans and a spot, of the summers Farley Mowat spent crusing the Newfoundland coast together with his spouse Claire. it's an affectionate, unforgettable portrait of a time, a humans, and a spot, in addition to the indomitable spirit of this island province.

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By Daniel Poliquin

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Rééditer un superior livre, c'est accepter de se voir tel qu'on était jeune homme. On est d'abord pris d'un fou rire un peu gêné, comme lorsqu'on feuillette l'album de pictures familial et qu'on se revoit les cheveux longs et en chemise d'enfant-fleur quétaine. swimsuit los angeles imprecise honte qui nous fait tomber les bras à l. a. relecture de nos premières lettres d'amour, dont l. a. sincérité rachète rarement l. a. mièvrerie et les fautes de français. Enfin, on est trompé par cet orgueil mal compris qui nous fait croire à tort qu'on a dépassé tout cela, qu'on est rendu ailleurs, and so on. À tort parce qu'on aperçoit aisément dans un optimum livre l'écrivain qu'on va devenir.

Non, il faut oser y croire, une réédition est riche de surprises agréables. »

Postface de Lucie Hotte.

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By Jean Lemieux

Un mercredi de printemps, à Prague, Patrick Robillard, étudiant en littérature, assiste à un live performance de musique de chambre. À l. a. clarinette, Eva, dont il devient sans remède, totalement, amoureux.

Pour los angeles conquérir, il se coiffera d’un tricorne écarlate, découvrira Mozart, fera mine de se défenestrer, prolongera son séjour à l’étranger et s’improvisera écrivain.

Onze ans, deux enfants et un roman plus tard, Eva et lui ne ressemblent plus à l’indestructible bête bicéphale et quadrupède qu’ils étaient devenus en arpentant les rues de Prague... Peut-on traverser les décennies sans rencontrer de brume? Leur mariage est-il en meilleur état que leur lave-vaisselle ?

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By Colin McAdam

Publish yr note: First released March twenty sixth 2004

In his hugely acclaimed debut novel, Colin McAdam depicts the fight among males curious about construction a city's destiny: developer Jerry McGuinty, blue collar, home made, a grasp craftsman, and Simon Struthers, a civil servant from a well-known, prosperous historical past who shapes land-use coverage. Jerry has a blind spot for his alcoholic spouse, and Simon strikes among girls, ate up via a frantic vacancy. whilst their tales start to intertwine, their lives and targets are set on a collision direction. A richly saw tale of family members, classification, love and the person contributions we make to the bigness of the area, Some nice Thing is a strong paintings from essentially the most intriguing voices of his generation.

From the alternate Paperback edition.

Literary Awards
John Llewellyn Rhys Prize Nominee (2004), First Novel Award (2004)

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By Paulette Jiles

For the Colleys of southeastern Missouri, the struggle among the States is a virus that threatens devastation, regardless of the family’s avowed neutrality. For eighteen-year-old Adair Colley, it's a nightmare that tears aside her family members and forces her and her sisters to escape. The treachery of a fellow tourist, notwithstanding, brings approximately her arrest, and she or he is caged with the legal and deranged in a grimy women’s criminal.

But younger Adair reveals that love can reside even in a spot of horror and melancholy. Her interrogator, a Union significant, falls in love together with her and vows to come for her whilst the scuffling with is over. prior to he leaves for conflict, he bestows upon her a necessary present: freedom.

Now an escaped "enemy woman," Adair needs to make her harrowing approach south buoyed via a promise . . . looking a house and a relatives which may be not anything greater than a memory.

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By Farley Mowat

Following Farley Mowat’s bestselling memoir, Otherwise, the literary lion returns with an unforeseen triumph

Eastern Passage is a brand new and pleasing piece of the puzzle of Farley Mowat’s lifestyles: the years from his go back from the north within the past due Nineteen Forties to his discovery of Newfoundland and his love affair with the ocean within the Fifties. This was once a time during which he wrote his first books and weathered his first storms of controversy, a time whilst he used to be getting to know himself via stories that, as he writes, "go to the guts of who and what i used to be" in the course of his early life as a author and activist.

In the Fifties, together with his profession setting out yet his first marriage stricken, Farley Mowat buys a section of land northwest of Toronto and makes an attempt to cool down. His money owed of establishing his domestic are via turns hilarious and affecting, whereas the insights into his early paintings and his courting together with his publishers provide an extraordinary glimpse into the interior workings of a writer’s career.

But in spite of everything, his stressed soul couldn't be pinned to at least one position, and while his father provided him an opportunity to sail down the St. Lawrence, he jumped at it, no longer understanding that his trip may carry him nose to nose with one in every of Canada’s extra surprising secrets and techniques – one such a lot people nonetheless don’t recognize at the present time. This bad incident, recalling because it did the lingering aftermath of conflict, and from which it took the world many years to get better, could forge the ultimate tempering of Mowat because the activist we all know today.

Farley Mowat grows wiser and extra brave with every one passing yr, and Eastern Passage is a humorous, astute, and relocating booklet that finds that there's extra but to this attention-grabbing and cherished determine than we expect we know.

From the Hardcover edition.

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By Pauline Gill

Pauline Gill, passionnée d'histoire et d'écriture, excelle à faire revivre des pionnières de chez nous. Docteure Irma Tome 1 - l. a. Louve blanche, paru en 2006 et racontant l. a. vie d'Irma LeVasseur, chef de dossier des femmes médecins et pédiatres canadiennes françaises, a séduit le public par los angeles qualité de son écriture et ses troublantes révélations. Sa suite, L'Indomptable, vous tiendra en haleine de l. a. première à l. a. dernière page.

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