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A truly original book in every sense of the word, The Dictionary of Obscure Sorrows poetically defines emotions that we all feel but don’t have the words to express—until now.
Internationally acclaimed author Carolyn Gammon conjures a kind and unflinching portrait of her mother’s memory loss―ultimately revealing the love, joy and life which remain even as memory fades.
Bruce Meyer is the author of numerous books of poetry, short stories, flash fiction, and non-fiction, including three national bestsellers (The Golden Thread, Portraits of Canadian Writers, and the anthology We Wasn’t Pals that he co-edited with Barry Callaghan).
A story of adventure, betrayal, and resilience in Newfoundland set against the backdrop of the historical events of the American War of Independence.
Evan Wall is a bright, mischievous, small-town “tough guy” from Shellbrook, Saskatchewan whose life changes irrevocably after a car accident leaves him with a traumatic brain injury. Having to relearn how to eat, talk, walk, and all other “normal” bodily functions, Evan no longer feels like the strong “Brick Wall” of his high school football days.
Brought Down by Simon Constam struggles with daily life as a firm believer and continuing pride in Jewish identity.
The year is 2051. Almost three decades have passed since the Devastation destroyed civilization. Only the strong and wise survived; the weak and intellects perished. New societies emerged, forging a future with skills from the distant past.
Visceral, surprising, and surreal, these twelve stories from David Clerson move from the charged darkness of the woods to the urban underground, while characters set a course to see out the night.
A feminist pioneer, writer, and patron of the arts and literature in Buenos Aires, Victoria Ocampo (1890–1979) was a larger-than-life personality of legendary vitality. A key protagonist in Argentina’s rise to world-class status in the arts and sciences, Ocampo leveraged her wealth and social status to found Sur (1931–92), the internationally influential journal of literature, culture, and ideas. The novel vividly depicts Victoria Ocampo’s struggle with the strictures of class and gender to find her own voice and vocation as a public intellectual.
Wayde Compton’s 1999 poetry collection 49th Parallel Psalm, from Arsenal Pulp Press’s Advanced Editions, reprinted in 2005, is a mystical, comprehensive hundred and seventy-five-page poetic response to a hundred and fifty years of recent black migration from San Francisco to British Columbia.
In Fear the Mirror, Cora Siré brings together thirteen stories of moments that have marked the dark intersections within her own history.
Salt and Roses is a collection of essays from May Davidson, co-inventor of the Maine Buoy Bell and author of Whatever it Takes, that offers an intimate look at her love affair with the State of Maine and her years working and living along the coast with her late husband Jim.
This collection’s response to D.H. Lawrence’s question―“Oh what in you can answer to this blueness?”―is both an answer and a challenge, an achievement of beauty that contains the seed of something more enduring and sacred.
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The Canada Reads 2022 longlist was announced on January 14th. The Miramichi Reader reviewed four, and TMR contributor Alison Manley posted reviews of three more on her Instagram page.
While hosting a house warming for the town’s dignitaries, police and fire station teams, the entire group witnesses a woman dying by poison. Or did she?
Matt Robinson’s poetry considers daily life with the lens zoomed all the way in, magnifying the finest grains of detail.
The following excerpt is from Chapter 17 of Susan Flanagan’s The Degrees of Barley Lick (for readers 12 and up).
Nothing Could Be Further from the Truth is peopled by strays — those who fall for the allure of nostalgia, grapple with male fragility, deny familial trauma, and acquiesce to authority. Resignation and reinvention are always a breath apart for these characters whose lives have fallen short of their dreams, and for others who never expected more.
Flora Isabel MacDonald – politician, humanitarian, adventurer, and role model for a generation of women – was known across Canada and beyond simply as Flora. In her memoir, co-authored by award-winning journalist and author Geoffrey Stevens, she tells her personal story for the very first time.