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  • Cover image (If Sylvie Had Nine Lives)

    If Sylvie Had Nine Lives

    Do you ever look back and wonder, What if...? Meet Sylvie -- funny, sly, sensual and flawed. She can't always count on herself to make good choices. Like all of us, Sylvie must make decisions that...

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    Season of Fury and Wonder

    Winner of the City of Calgary W.O. Mitchell Book Prize and Finalist for the Rogers Writers’ Trust Award for Fiction A much-praised collection of short stories about old woman, from acclaimed write...

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    The End of Me

    56 very short stories about death from Giller Prize finalist John Gould The End of Me is an astonishing set of sudden stories about the experience of mortality. With an ear attuned to the uncanny ...

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    Hunger Moon
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    Traci Skuce’s Hunger Moon is a collection of stories that echo with the yearning to be replenished, to be made full. Here are characters at cusp-points in their lives, attempting to shift their tra...

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    Echolocation

    In this provocative collection of short stories, Karen Hofmann creates characters who struggle to connect or disconnect from entanglements and relationships. With ironic accuracy and sensuous image...

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  • Cover image (The Left-Handed Dinner Party and Other Stories)

    The Left-Handed Dinner Party and Other Stories

    Secrets aren’t good for families. — from “Big Luck Island” In The Left-Handed Dinner Party and Other Stories—a collection of new, delightful, distinctive short stories—everyone is missing somethin...

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  • Cover image (There Goes the Neighbourhood)

    There Goes the Neighbourhood

    There Goes the Neighbourhood is a collection of ten dark-humoured stories that explore the urban setting and portray not only what might go on behind closed doors, but also in front. The stories ar...

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  • Cover image (Annie Muktuk and Other Stories)

    Annie Muktuk and Other Stories

    Eskimo, now that’s a word. White word. White word for white people to wrap around their pink tongues. Esquimaux. Spell it any way you want and it still comes out the same, skid row and all. – from ...

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  • Cover image (Glass Beads)

    Glass Beads

    These short stories interconnect the friendships of four First Nations people — Everett Kaiswatim, Nellie Gordon, Julie Papequash, and Nathan (Taz) Mosquito — as the collection evolves over two dec...

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  • Cover image (Spark of Light)

    Spark of Light

    Spark of Light is a diverse collection of short stories by women writers from the Indian province of Odisha. Originally written in Odia and dating from the late nineteenth century to the present, t...

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    Spark of Light

    Spark of Light is a diverse collection of short stories by women writers from the Indian province of Odisha. Originally written in Odia and dating from the late nineteenth century to the present, t...

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    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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    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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  • Cover image (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

    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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    The Devil Will Come

    Twenty-one stories that will scare you to death. You may or may not believe in the old gentleman known variously as Lucifer, the Prince of Darkness, Satan, or simply the devil – but it is impossib...

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  • Cover image (The Necromancer Candle)

    The Necromancer Candle

    A collection of three new novellas by Canadian Speculative Fiction author Randy McCharles. The collection includes: The Necromancer Candle Cassidy’s family has a secret. An ancient, ugly can...

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    Paper Teeth

    Shortlisted for the 2017 Alberta Readers' Choice Award! Finalist for the Georges Bugnet Award for Fiction at the 2017 Alberta Literary Awards! Winner of the Robert Kroetsch City of Edmonton Book ...

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  • Cover image (Night Moves)

    Night Moves
    Stories

    As a window into the magic and medicine of the Northwest Territories, Richard Van Camp's fourth short story collection is hilarious and heartbreaking. A teenaged boy confesses to a vicious assault ...

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    Entropic

    In his second collection of stories, author and filmmaker R.W. Gray (Crisp) once again finds the place where the beautiful, the strange, and the surreal all meet—sometimes meshing harmoniously, som...

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  • Cover image (Welcome to the Circus)

    Welcome to the Circus

    Rhonda Douglas's debut collection dazzles with its daring and dangerous prose. Welcome to the Circus, where every moment is a tight-rope act, precariously balancing on the edge of destruction. In t...

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  • Cover image (Boundary Problems)

    Boundary Problems

    In his confident debut, Greg Bechtel offers ten charged stories about the impossible-turned-possible — secrets, paranoia, sex, conspiracies, and magic — as he effortlessly shatters the boundaries b...

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  • Cover image (Will not forget both laughter and tears)

    Will not forget both laughter and tears

    Geishas and samurai, manga and animé come to mind when Japan enters the conversation. While these traditional and modern images about the island nation have been widely disseminated in North Americ...

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  • Cover image (Godless But Loyal To Heaven)

    Godless But Loyal To Heaven

    WINNER of the 2013 Georges Bugnet Award for Fiction. In Richard Van Camp's fictionalized north anything can happen and yet each story is rooted in a vivid contemporary reality. The stories offer a...

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  • Cover image (Love at Last Sight)

    Love at Last Sight

    “So I have always walked alleys alone, with my monster face, listening through a wall for the words that might cultivate me, that are contained within the homes of ex-lovers, the ones who caught a ...

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  • Cover image (You Haven’t Changed a Bit)

    You Haven’t Changed a Bit

    Through mesmerizing forays into characterization, voicing, and narrative technique, and with a clean economy of style rare even in short fiction, Astrid Blodgett conjures the moral and existential ...

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  • Cover image (Just Pretending)

    Just Pretending

    A powerful short story collection from Cree-Métis author Lisa Bird Wilson. A nitanis (daughter) invents the mother she never knew. A fourteen-year-old girl struggles to come to terms with her feel...

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  • Cover image (The Green and Purple Skin of the World)

    The Green and Purple Skin of the World

    paulo da costa's stories get under your skin, bruise your consciousness with their exploration of the forces that hold us together, not always benignly, and those that pull us apart. A hunter and c...

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  • Cover image (Some Extremely Boring Drives)

    Some Extremely Boring Drives

    From the multi-talented author of Inventory and Open Pit comes a new collection of short stories, filled with lost souls drifting through exotic locales, reinventing themselves on the fly. Margueri...

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  • Cover image (People Who Disappear)

    People Who Disappear

    People Who Disappear is the haunting debut book of short fiction from one of Canada's brightest literary up-and-comers, Alex Leslie. In polished, poetic prose Leslie intelligently explores the noti...

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  • Cover image (Western Taxidermy)

    Western Taxidermy

    "Roadkill stuffed and presented as art, an OB/GYN appointment gone horribly wrong, and government spies with a weakness for salmon bagels and Timmy Ho’s.Tender, satirical, and occasionally absurd, ...

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  • Cover image (The Reverse Cowgirl)

    The Reverse Cowgirl

    Keen, intense, and darkly comic, the short fictions of David Whitton are full of misfits, oddballs, dropouts, klutzes, and loners. You might dress em up, but it's just a matter of moments till they...

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  • Cover image (Not Anyone's Anything)

    Not Anyone's Anything

    Ian Williams's Not Anyones Anything is a trio of trios: three sets of three stories, with three of those stories further divided into thirds. Mathematical, musical, and meticulously crafted, these ...

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  • Cover image (The Doctrine of Affections)

    The Doctrine of Affections

    A poverty-stricken, nineteenth-century guitar virtuoso navigates the tricky political landscape of Parisian society as he comes out of retirement for one final concert. A sessional instructor compe...

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    Crisp

    Crisp confronts the unspeakable parts of memory, meditating on characters caught in isolation and struggling to make sense of grief, disappointment, and the occasional dinner party gone wrong. Alon...

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  • Cover image (Ruins and Relics)

    Ruins and Relics

    These are short stories about people who harbour relics from their past: a postcard from Vienna, the cigarette burns that scar a boy's chest, a stolen USB pen, blue concentration camp numbers tatto...

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    Mother Superior

    Mother Superior introduces Saleema Nawaz as a truly bold new voice in fiction. Gorgeous, sensuous prose and edgy, taboo-breaking subject matter combine to create a collection quite unlike anything ...

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  • Cover image (Minor Planet for You (A))

    Minor Planet for You (A)

    Told with arresting candor, Leslie Greentree’s short fiction creates the satisfying sense of discovering someone’s long-kept secret, or the guilty pleasure of overhearing a scathing conversation. A...

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