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    Title: A Brief View from the Coastal Suite
    By (author): Karen Hofmann
    ISBN10-13: 1774390175 : 9781774390177
    The reunited Lund siblings, separated as children by Social Services, find that family, whether held together by blood or by choice, can be both a curse and a blessing, an obstacle and a point of connection. Set in Vancouver during the economically turbulent year of 2008, A Brief View from the Coastal Suite explores the Lunds' differing values in respect to relationships, money, and environment - all markers for a materialistic society that is becoming increasingly inhospitable. Cleo struggles to find time for her challenging job as an architectural designer and for the demands of her family; Mandalay, an artist and single parent, tries to raise her twin sons uncontaminated by the materialistic values of their lawyer father; and Cliff attempts to run a landscape company with his spoiled younger brother, Ben, and to accommodate the ever-increasing demands of his Estonian mail-order bride. Karen Hofmann's brilliant sequel to her novel What is Going to Happen Next skillfully explores societal attitudes and the instability of personal and public lives in a world that values money above all else.
    About The Author:
    Karen Hofmann grew up in the Okanagan Valley and taught English and creative writing at Thompson Rivers University in Kamloops, British Columbia for nearly three decades, and now divides her time between the BC Interior and the West Coast. A first collection of poetry, Water Strider, was published by Frontenac House in 2008 and shortlisted for the Dorothy Livesay prize. Her first novel, After Alice, was published by NeWest Press in 2014, and a second novel, What is Going to Happen Next, in 2017. A short fiction collection, Echolocation, was published by NeWest in 2019. Her poetry and short fiction have won numerous recognitions. Karen is an avid walker, and her writing explores the landscapes, both rural and urban, of British Columbia, as well as the personalities and social dynamics of the inhabitants.
    Pages: 312  Size: 229x152mm 
    PublishedNewest Press (CA) - April   2021
    Format: Paperback
    Subjects: Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)
    List Price: 16.99 Pounds Sterling
    Availability: Not yet Published 
    Title: 1 of: 160
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    Title: After Alice
    By (author): Karen Hofmann
    ISBN10-13: 1927063469 : 9781927063460
    Having escaped the place in her youth, retired professor Sidonie von Täler returns to her ancestral Okanagan valley orchards still very much in the shadow of her deceased older sister Alice. As she sifts through the detritus of her family history, Sidonie is haunted by memories of trauma and triumph in equal measure, and must reconcile past and present while reconnecting with the people she left behind. Karen Hofmann's debut novel blends a poetic sensibility with issues of land stewardship, social stratification and colonialism. Her eye for period detail and characterisation is reminiscent of Margaret Atwood's The Blind Assassin or Margaret Laurence's The Stone Angel, while her lyrical realisation of bygone B.C. pastoralia recalls the work of George Bowering.
    About The Author:
    Karen Hofmann grew up in the Okanagan Valley and taught English and creative writing at Thompson Rivers University in Kamloops, British Columbia for nearly three decades, and now divides her time between the BC Interior and the West Coast. A first collection of poetry, Water Strider, was published by Frontenac House in 2008 and shortlisted for the Dorothy Livesay prize. Her first novel, After Alice, was published by NeWest Press in 2014, and a second novel, What is Going to Happen Next, in 2017. A short fiction collection, Echolocation, was published by NeWest in 2019. Her poetry and short fiction have won numerous recognitions. Karen is an avid walker, and her writing explores the landscapes, both rural and urban, of British Columbia, as well as the personalities and social dynamics of the inhabitants.
    Pages: 312  Size: 230x155mm 
    PublishedNewest Press (CA) - April   2014
    Format: Paperback
    Subjects: Historical fiction
    List Price: 15.99 Pounds Sterling
    Availability: In Stock   Qty Available: 3
    Title: 2 of: 160
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    Title: Alberta
    Sub-title: Second Edition
    By (author): Mr. Robert Kroetsch
    ISBN10-13: 0920897312 : 9780920897317
    Robert Kroetsch captures the beauty of this province in this endearing documentation of his Alberta experience -- from the dinosaur digs in the Badlands to the Calgary Stampede to the site of Big Bear's prophetic vision to K D Lang's hometown.
    About The Author:
    Born in Heisler, Alberta, Robert Kroetsch published his first novel, But We are Exiles in 1965, and his book The Studhorse Man (1969) won the Governor General's Award for Fiction. Throughout his career, he steadily elaborated his indelible mark on Canadian writing with his fiction, non-fiction, poetry, teaching, and scholarship.
    Reviews:
    Robert Kroetsch has spent his life writing about his favourite place - Alberta. On this week's Trailblazers, we sit down with the famed prairie author who received one of this year's Lieutenant Governor of Alberta Distinguished Artist Awards.

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    Pages: 312  Size: 155x230mm  Illustrations: colour & b/w photos 
    PublishedNewest Press (CA) - July   2003
    Format: Paperback
    Subjects: Travel & holiday guides : Canada - Alberta : Canada
    List Price: 19.99 Pounds Sterling
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    Title: 3 of: 160
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    Title: All of Baba's Children
    By (author): Myrna Kostash
    ISBN10-13: 0920897118 : 9780920897119
    Myrna Kostash's All of Baba's Children is a penetrating and revealing look at the lives of those of Ukrainian ethnic identity in Canada. Although the book is focused on this population, the conclusions she arrives at are of interest to anyone looking into the long term effects of being an ethnic subgroup in a larger culture. The book melds together personal recollections with source documents and other materials to probe the pressures and conflicts this community has experienced in the past hundred years. Extremely valuable reading for those of Ukrainian descent in both the USA and Canada, but also of great value to sociologists studying ethnic minorities in these two countries.
    About The Author:
    Myrna Kostash's creative nonfiction continues to define and push the limits of the genre. Since the publication of All of Baba's Children in 1977, she has been a strong voice in depicting the Ukrainian-Canadian experience and its roots in European history. Her award-winning memoirs, essays, and other writing, along with her avid participation in the literary community, have garnered Kostash popular and critical acclaim at home and abroad. Most recently, she won the 2010 Writers' Trust Matt Cohen Award: In Celebration of a Writing Life. She lives in Edmonton.
    Pages: 446  Size: 155x230mm 
    PublishedNewest Press (CA) - July   2003
    Format: Paperback
    Subjects: Ethnic studies : Ukraine : Canada
    List Price: 14.99 Pounds Sterling
    Availability: Temporarily Out of Stock, more expected soon
    Title: 4 of: 160
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    Title: Any Other Woman
    By (author): Monica Kidd
    ISBN10-13: 1897126301 : 9781897126301
    In the early twentieth century, Andrew Zak proposes to Rosalia Patala in a letter. New to North America from Slovakia, Rosalia boards a train from New York to Crowsnest Pass, AB, where she marries a man she knows only through the written word. They bear and lose their first child, fear the dangers of hazardous coal mines, and raise a family of four children on their homestead. But this story contains holes, and Monica Kidd, a journalist and great-granddaughter to Andrew and Rosalia, is compelled by them. In prose as beautiful as her poetry, Kidd describes her life-altering journey toward uncovering the mysteries of her family's past. Did Andrew and Rosalia court? Why did they each leave Slovakia? Years later, in present day Canada, Monica travels from her home in Newfoundland back to Alberta and then Slovakia, where she trails the ghost of Rosalia in search of why she, and the thousands of women like her, launched themselves into the vast unknown of becoming frontier wives.
    About The Author:
    Monica Kidd was raised in the small town of Elnora, AB. Shortly after moving to Newfoundland in 1998, she began working full-time as a reporter for CBC Radio, where she won numerous awards for news stories and documentaries. She is the author of Actualities, a collection of poetry, as well as the novels The Momentum of Red and Beatrice. After completing a B.Sc. in Zoology at the University of Calgary and a M.Sc. in Biology at Queen's University, she attended medical school at the Memorial University of Newfoundland. She is currently a medical resident in St. John's, Newfoundland.
    Pages: 155  Size: 140x215mm 
    PublishedNeWest Press (CA) - November   2008
    Format: Paperback
    Subjects: Biography: general
    List Price: 15.99 Pounds Sterling
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    Title: 5 of: 160
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    Title: Aphelion
    By (author): Jenna Butler
    ISBN10-13: 1897126603 : 9781897126608
    "Aphelion" is about distances, simultaneously belonging to two countries but being rooted in neither. In her first collection, poet Jenna Butler fluently explores this rift, sounding out the meaning of home from the perspective of a British-born Canadian. Written in experimental free verse and containing a selection of anti ghazals, Aphelion's subject matter, physical appearance on the page, and the way it is read aloud all reflect these elemental distances.
    About The Author:
    Jenna Butler is a poet, professor, essayist, and organic farmer from northern Alberta. She teaches Creative Writing at Red Deer College. Her most recent books include Seldom Seen Road, Wells, Aphelion, and an award-winning collection of ecological essays, A Profession of Hope: Farming on the Edge of the Grizzly Trail.
    Pages: 96  Size: 140x230mm 
    PublishedNeWest Press (CA) - July   2010
    Format: Paperback
    Subjects: Poetry by individual poets
    List Price: 11.99 Pounds Sterling
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    Title: 6 of: 160
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    Title: Arctic Smoke
    By (author): Randy Nikkel Schroeder
    ISBN10-13: 1988732700 : 9781988732701
    On the eve of his thirtieth birthday, aging punk Lor Kowalski is unsure of his sanity Forced to join his old band from a life he’d rather forget, he is dragged north under the spell of a mysterious ad for an Arctic festival tour. As the band members unspool across the surreal snowscapes and frozen wastelands, rogue CSIS agents are hot on their increasingly iced-over heels.
    About The Author:
    Randy Nikkel Schroeder grew up Mennonite in Alberta’s deep south. As a young man he fled for the High Arctic and, psychologically, never came back. He currently lives with his family in Calgary, where he snowshoes in the woods, watches birds, and plays guitar and mandolin for his band, Uncle Zugg. In his spare time, he is Professor of English, Cultures, and Languages at Mount Royal University.
    Pages: 296  Size: 229x152mm 
    PublishedNewest Press (CA) - September   2019
    Format: Paperback
    Subjects: Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945) : Thriller / suspense
    List Price: 16.99 Pounds Sterling
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    Title: 7 of: 160
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    Title: Arrhythmia
    Sub-title: A Novel
    By (author): Alice Zorn
    ISBN10-13: 1897126808 : 9781897126806
    Joelle is about to lose her husband Marc, who has become obsessed with Ketia, a young Haitian woman. Ketia lies to her family to conceal her liaison with Marc. Joelle's friend Diane does not realise that her boyfriend Nazim has never told his Muslim family in Morocco about her. Then Nazim gets a letter that threatens his secret. Alice Zorn leads readers into the lives of a diverse cast of characters struggling with conflicting cultural values and the demands of intimacy. Set against the busy urban mosaic of Montreal, Arrhythmia is a study of betrayal: the large betrayals we commit against our loved ones, and the smaller ones we commit against ourselves.
    About The Author:
    Originally from Ontario, Alice Zorn now lives in Montreal. She has published short fiction in several magazines, including The New Quarterly, Room of One's Own, and Grain, most recently placing first in Prairie Fire's 2006 Fiction Contest. She participated in the Banff Writing Studio and the Quebec Writers' Federation Mentorship Program. She is currently at work on a novel set in Montreal and Morocco.
    Pages: 316  Size: 140x230mm 
    PublishedNeWest Press (CA) - March   2011
    Format: Paperback
    Subjects: Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)
    List Price: 16.99 Pounds Sterling
    Availability: In Stock   Qty Available: 6
    Title: 8 of: 160
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    Title: At the Zenith of the Empire
    Series: (Prairie PlaySeries)
    By (author): Stewart Lemoine
    ISBN10-13: 1897126158 : 9781897126158
    Playwright Stewart Lemoine combines drama with hilarity in a play that tells a speculative story of legendary actress Sarah Bernhardt's trip to Edmonton in 1913, where she performed before two packed houses at the Empire Theatre.
    Table of Contents:
    Introduction; At the Zenith of the Empire; Author's Biography; Playography.
    About The Author:
    Since 1982, Stewart Lemoine has been the artistic director of the Edmonton theatre company, Teatro La Quindicina, with whom he has premiered over fifty plays. He currently lives in Edmonton, AB.
    Pages: 138  Size: 140x215mm  Illustrations: b/w photos 
    PublishedNeWest Press (CA) - May   2007
    Format: Paperback
    Subjects: Plays, playscripts
    List Price: 14.99 Pounds Sterling
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    Title: 9 of: 160
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    Title: Back Roads
    By (author): Ted Ferguson
    ISBN10-13: 1897126212 : 9781897126219
    After collapsing from stress in a posh Vancouver restaurant, Ted Ferguson decides to abandon his workaholic lifestyle and move his family to the secluded back roads of Northern Alberta, where electricity and indoor plumbing are a luxury and surviving another winter is a blessing. With his wife and young son in tow, Ted rebuilds his life surrounded by a close-knit community while encountering, among other unique characters, a vengeful dentist, a barefoot farmer living in a hillside dugout, and a store clerk who could very well be Canada's most dedicated gossip. Humorous and insightful, this fish-out-of-water tale captures a radically different lifestyle that many urbanites dream about but will never gather the courage to attempt themselves. This book speaks to the survivalist in all of us while displaying one man's resolve to reconnect with his family, the essence of life, and himself.
    About The Author:
    Ted Ferguson was born and raised in Victoria, BC. For ten years, he worked as a newspaper reporter, television critic, sports columnist, and magazine writer in several cities across Canada, before becoming a full-time freelance writer 30 years ago. His articles have appeared in the Globe and Mail, the Toronto Star, Reader's Digest, Canadian Business, enRoute, and the Imperial Oil Review. He has published seven books, one of which won the Alberta Non-Fiction Book Award.
    Pages: 192  Size: 140x215mm 
    PublishedNeWest Press (CA) - March   2008
    Format: Paperback
    Subjects: Autobiography: general : Alberta
    List Price: 17.99 Pounds Sterling
    Availability: In Stock   Qty Available: 2
    Title: 10 of: 160

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