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Freedom in American Songs, The

Freedom in American Songs, The

Kathleen Winter

  A Library Journal Key Indie Fiction Title, Fall 2014 A BBC. com Book to Read for October, 2014 Amazon. ca's Tope 5 Canadian Books of 2014 Electric Literature's Recommended Reading for the Week, November 2014 Meet Xavier Boland, the untouchable cross-dresser, who walks loose and carefree as an old Broadway tune. Meet Miss Penrice, a lost old woman forced by wartime to parent a child for the first time. Meet a Zamboni mechanic turned…

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Pebble Chance, The: Feuilletons and Other Prose

Pebble Chance, The: Feuilletons and Other Prose

Marius Kociejowski

“Here the charm is deep, the splendour unlaboured; the colours of history, reckoned afresh, saturate singular people, in whom passion is lucid again. here is one who collects his extraordinary resources, and strides. ”—Christopher Middleton In the game of bocce, no matter how intensely you study the world's surface, there is always a chance an unseen pebble will knock your ball in an unexpected direction. In these essays, poet,…

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From the Vault: A Photo History of Windsor

From the Vault: A Photo History of Windsor

Craig Pearson

The Windsor Star has been the paper of record in Windsor since 1886. It showed us the Ambassador Bridge as it was erected, and the Tunnel as it was dug; it showed us the Ford strike, the great fire, and the tornado of '46; it showed us the lewdness of Prohibition speakeasies and the somber grandeur of our churches and schools. Over the years, of course, Star photographers took hundreds of thousands of pictures—many of which were…

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By The Book: Stories and Pictures

By The Book: Stories and Pictures

Diane Schoemperlen

New from the Winner of the Writers' Trust of Canada Marian Engel Award and the Governor General's Award for English Fiction Once touted as compendiums of human knowledge, the encyclopedias and handbooks of bygone eras now read quaintly, if not comically—yet within their musty pages are often found phrases of uncanny evocative power. Scrupulously stitching such fragments together, in a sequel to the Governor General’s Award-winning Forms…

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Inheritance

Inheritance

Kerry-Lee Powell

The Lifeboat All night in his lifeboat my father sangto keep the voices of the other menwho cried in the wreckage from reaching him, he sang what he knew of the requiem,of the hit parade and the bits of hymns,he sang until he would never sing again, scalding his raw throat with sea-wateruntil his ribs heaved, until the saltwept from his eyes on dry land, flecked at his lips in his squalling rages,streaked the sheets in his night…

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River and the Land, The

River and the Land, The

Patrick Brode

  New from the author of The Slasher Killings and The Odyssey of John Anderson, Patrick Brode’s multi-volume The River and the Land is the first authoritative survey of Windsor-Essex history to be published since the 1950s. With sections on the impact of Confederation, Windsor’s role in the American Civil War, its leadership in street- car manufacturing, and the cultural tensions that existed between its primary immigrant groups—French,…

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How to Breathe Underwater: Field Reports from an Age of Radical Change

How to Breathe Underwater: Field Reports from an Age of Radical Change

Chris Turner

  The essays and reportage in How to Breathe Underwater offer a panoramic overview of this age of radical change—from the online gambling boom in the Caribbean to Cyberjaya, the Malaysian government’s attempt to build its own Silicon Valley; from video game design to digital-age tabloid journalism to the artistry of The Simpsons; and from the fate of the Great Barrier Reef to Cuba’s economic limbo after the fall of the Soviet empire.

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