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  • The Larger Conversation

    The Larger Conversation

    This volume, the final in Tim Lilburn’s decades-long meditation on philosophy and environmental consequences, traces a relationship between mystic traditions and the political world. Struck by the ...

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  • Searching for Mary Schäffer

    Searching for Mary Schäffer

    Mary Schäffer was a photographer, writer, botanical painter, and mapmaker from Philadelphia, well known for her travels in the Canadian Rockies and Jasper at the turn of the twentieth century. In S...

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  • 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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  • The Dragon Run

    The Dragon Run

    Tony Robinson-Smith, his wife Nadya, and ten Bhutanese college students set out to run 578 kilometres (360 miles) across the Kingdom of Bhutan in the Himalayas. Joined by a stray dog, they slogged ...

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  • 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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  • Remembering Air India

    Remembering Air India

    On June 23, 1985, the bombing of Air India Flight 182 killed 329 people, most of them Canadians. Today this pivotal event in Canada’s history is hazily remembered, yet certain interests have shaped...

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  • Beyond "Understanding Canada"

    Beyond "Understanding Canada"

    The dismantling of “Understanding Canada”—an international program eliminated by Canada’s Conservative government in 2012—posed a tremendous potential setback for Canadianists. Yet Canadian writers...

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  • Only Leave a Trace

    Only Leave a Trace

    “Make yourself big when you enter a room, when you meet a bear in the woods. Make yourself big. Meet the eyes.” Roger Epp’s poetic meditations about the best, the hardest, the loneliest times of l...

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  • Only Leave a Trace

    Only Leave a Trace

    “Make yourself big when you enter a room, when you meet a bear in the woods. Make yourself big. Meet the eyes.” Roger Epp’s poetic meditations about the best, the hardest, the loneliest times of l...

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  • Flora Annie Steel

    Flora Annie Steel

    Flora Annie Steel (1847–1929) was a contemporary of Rudyard Kipling and rivaled his popularity as a writer during her lifetime, but her legacy faded due to gender-biased politics. She spent 22 year...

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  • Flora Annie Steel

    Flora Annie Steel

    Flora Annie Steel (1847–1929) was a contemporary of Rudyard Kipling and rivaled his popularity as a writer during her lifetime, but her legacy faded due to gender-biased politics. She spent 22 year...

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  • The Burgess Shale

    The Burgess Shale

    “The outburst of cultural energy that took place in the 1960s was in part a product of the two decades that came before. It’s always difficult for young people to see their own time in perspective:...

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  • The Burgess Shale

    The Burgess Shale

    “The outburst of cultural energy that took place in the 1960s was in part a product of the two decades that came before. It’s always difficult for young people to see their own time in perspective:...

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  • Listen. If

    Listen. If

    first snow falling slow hangs in the air a curtain drifting there thickening sight —“Winter” In this new collection, Douglas Barbour experiments with what he calls “rhythmically intense open form...

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  • Tar Wars

    Tar Wars

    Tar Wars offers a critical inside look at how leading image-makers negotiate escalating tensions between continuous economic growth mandated by a globalized economic system and its unsustainable en...

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  • Tar Wars

    Tar Wars

    Tar Wars offers a critical inside look at how leading image-makers negotiate escalating tensions between continuous economic growth mandated by a globalized economic system and its unsustainable en...

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  • Believing is not the same as Being Saved

    Believing is not the same as Being Saved

    Lisa Martin’s new poetry collection seeks the kind of lyric truth that lives in paradox, in the dwelling together of seeming opposites such as life and death, love and loss, faith and doubt, joy an...

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  • Little Wildheart

    Little Wildheart

    By turns quirky, startling, earthy, and hope-filled, Micheline Maylor’s poems slip effortlessly through topics ranging from what we give up as we age to regrets for love that has passed, the interp...

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  • Nuala

    Nuala

    “Shh, my Nuala. I am with you. Today I shall teach you the newness of you.” As the Engine breathes life into Nuala, her gaze falls on Teacher-Servant, the chosen one. He alone will be able to hear...

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  • Nuala

    Nuala

    “Shh, my Nuala. I am with you. Today I shall teach you the newness of you.” As the Engine breathes life into Nuala, her gaze falls on Teacher-Servant, the chosen one. He alone will be able to hear...

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  • Farm Workers in Western Canada

    Farm Workers in Western Canada

    Bill 6, the government of Alberta’s contentious farm workers’ safety legislation, sparked public debate as no other legislation has done in recent years. The Enhanced Protection for Farm and Ranch ...

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  • Farm Workers in Western Canada

    Farm Workers in Western Canada

    Bill 6, the government of Alberta’s contentious farm workers’ safety legislation, sparked public debate as no other legislation has done in recent years. The Enhanced Protection for Farm and Ranch ...

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  • Imagining the Supernatural North

    Imagining the Supernatural North

    “Turning to face north, face the north, we enter our own unconscious. Always, in retrospect, the journey north has the quality of dream.” Margaret Atwood, “True North” In this interdisciplinary co...

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  • Imagining the Supernatural North

    Imagining the Supernatural North

    “Turning to face north, face the north, we enter our own unconscious. Always, in retrospect, the journey north has the quality of dream.” Margaret Atwood, “True North” In this interdisciplinary co...

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  • Surviving the Gulag

    Surviving the Gulag

    “The terrified yell of my comrades makes me stop. I drop the potatoes into the grass and turn around. He has pulled out the pistol and is taking aim. Slowly I come back.” Surviving the Gulag is t...

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  • Surviving the Gulag

    Surviving the Gulag

    “The terrified yell of my comrades makes me stop. I drop the potatoes into the grass and turn around. He has pulled out the pistol and is taking aim. Slowly I come back.” Surviving the Gulag is t...

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  • Seeking Order in Anarchy

    Seeking Order in Anarchy

    "The idea of multilateralism is not something that can be forced on states, nor does it come naturally to them." —Tom Keating Seeking Order in Anarchy offers insights into both the theoretical fou...

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  • Seeking Order in Anarchy

    Seeking Order in Anarchy

    "The idea of multilateralism is not something that can be forced on states, nor does it come naturally to them." —Tom Keating Seeking Order in Anarchy offers insights into both the theoretical fou...

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  • Care, Cooperation and Activism in Canada's Northern Social Economy

    Care, Cooperation and Activism in Canada's Northern Social Economy

    People across Canada’s North have created vibrant community institutions to serve a wide range of social and economic needs. Neither state-driven nor profit-oriented, these organizations form a rel...

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  • Care, Cooperation and Activism in Canada's Northern Social Economy

    Care, Cooperation and Activism in Canada's Northern Social Economy

    People across Canada’s North have created vibrant community institutions to serve a wide range of social and economic needs. Neither state-driven nor profit-oriented, these organizations form a rel...

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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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  • 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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  • Crow Never Dies

    Crow Never Dies

    “It was a different crow, but the same crow, you understand? Because there is only one Crow. God made them all black and identical-looking because there is no reason for them to be different birds....

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  • Crow Never Dies

    Crow Never Dies

    “It was a different crow, but the same crow, you understand? Because there is only one Crow. God made them all black and identical-looking because there is no reason for them to be different birds....

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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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  • The Woman Priest

    The Woman Priest

    “My God! Pardon me if I have dared to make sacred things serve a profane love; but it is you who have put passion into our hearts; they are not crimes—I feel this in the purity of my intentions.” —...

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  • The Woman Priest

    The Woman Priest

    “My God! Pardon me if I have dared to make sacred things serve a profane love; but it is you who have put passion into our hearts; they are not crimes—I feel this in the purity of my intentions.” —...

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  • Counterblasting Canada

    Counterblasting Canada

    In 1914, Wyndham Lewis and Ezra Pound—the founders of vorticism—undertook an unprecedented analysis of the present, its technologies, communication, politics, and architecture. The essays in Counte...

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