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JUMP, Ackerman, Marianne
1 Ackerman, Marianne JUMP
Toronto Mcarthur & Company 2000 155278133X / 9781552781333 First Edition; First Printing Softcover Near Fine 
Very nice condition, clean and tight, a little wear/slight curling to corners. Both a love story and a cri de coeur from Canada's most romantic city, caught, like Myra, in the throes of change. "Jump is charming & witty, stylish & anxious, a clever portrait of the endless crise d'identite that is life in Montreal" (400-noto) ; 8vo 
Price: 5.95 USD
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POST GIBRAN Anthology of New Arab American Writing, Akash, Munir & Khaled Mattawa
2 Akash, Munir & Khaled Mattawa POST GIBRAN Anthology of New Arab American Writing
Kitab / Syracruse University Press 2000 0965203131 / 9780965203135 First Edition Softcover Very Good+ 
Ex-library book, but still in excellent condition - sturdy laminated cover and usual ex-lib type markings such as front and spine sticker. Interior pages clean and tight, a little scuffing of front cover. ; Jusoor Series 11/12; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 460 pages; "The author of The Prophet and the best-known Arab American literary figure, the late Kahlil Gibran would be proud of a new generation represented in this anthology of more than 40 writers and poets. After more than a century of Arab immigration to the United States, Arab American literature in English remains largely obscure, to say the least. This collection of previously unpublished poetry, drama, fiction, creative prose, and literary and cultural criticism features a range of writers, both seasoned and upcoming. While the Middle East and the old country are often reference points, themes are not limited in this regard. Most of the contributors have been influenced by their ethnic and cultural background, current political events, and the American experience, while some of the writers included are not Arab at all but identify with Arab culture. This ambitious, richly illustrated volume is both a celebration of an ethnic experience and a window through which to view Arab American literature still in its infancy. Although the brief introduction could have offered more historic and cultural background to an American audience largely ill informed about the Arab American community, this wonderful collection is recommended for all literature collections." [778] 
Price: 13.95 USD
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3 Ann Ireland A CERTAIN MR. TAKAHASHI
Toronto Mcclelland and Stewart 1985 0771043635 / 9780771043635 First Edition Hardcover Near Fine in Very Good dust jacket 
HC/DJ - near fine/very good. Hardcover is clean and intact, no markings, slight wear to corners and bumping to spine ends. Dustjacket has light edgewear, light scuffing, age tanning, one small tear on front and a few tiny tears to spine ends. Not price clipped. Winner of the 1985 Seal First Novel Award. "Two sisters -- Jean and Colette -- share an obsession with their neighbor, a world renowned pianist. So obsessed are they that they learn Japanese and try imitating everything about him...." (405noto) ; 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" Tall; 206 pages 
Price: 11.95 USD
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DANCING GIRLS And Other Stories, Atwood, Margaret
4 Atwood, Margaret DANCING GIRLS And Other Stories
Toronto Seal Books 1999 0770428290 / 9780770428297 First Edition Softcover Very Good+ 
Very nice, clean, tight condition, no markings. Cover has a couple light creases and a little scuffing. ; 12mo 7" - 7½" tall; 256 pages; This splendid volume of short fiction testifies to Margaret Atwood's startlingly original voice, full of a rare intensity and exceptional intelligence. Each of the fourteen stories shimmers with feelings, each illuminates the interior landscape of a woman's mind. Here men and women still miscommunicate, still remain separate in different rooms. Different houses, or even different worlds. With brilliant flashes of fantasy, humor, and unexpected violence, the stories reveal the complexities of human relationships and bring to life characters who touch us deeply, evoking terror and laughter, compassion and recognition--and dramatically demonstrate why Margaret Atwood is one on the most important writers in English today. (155-noto) 
Price: 3.25 USD
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LIFE BEFORE MAN, Atwood, Margaret
5 Atwood, Margaret LIFE BEFORE MAN
Toronto Mcclelland & Stewart 1979 0771008074 / 9780771008078 First Edition Hardcover Near Fine in Very Good dust jacket 
HC/DJ - near fine/VG. Hardcover has very light edge wear, light soiling outer edge of pages. Interior is intact and clean other than a couple small spots and a few earmarks. Jacket has light edgewear, scuffing, and a few small edge tears, not price clipped. 317 pages. ; 8vo; In this satirical novel of romance and discontent, Elizabeth is an unhappily married woman whose lover has recently killed himself. Unbeknownst to her, her apparently ineffectual husband, Nate, has found the resolve to leave her and run off with Lesje, his paleontologist mistress. Running wordlessly through everyone's consciousness is the ghost of Elizabeth's dead lover, as well as the overwhelming suspicion that, in the end, happiness is forever out of reach..... (700) 
Price: 8.95 USD
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VOICES FROM FRANCE, Azama, Michel & Koffi Kwahule, Jose Pliya, Veronique Olmi & Timothee De Fombelle
6 Azama, Michel & Koffi Kwahule, Jose Pliya, Veronique Olmi & Timothee De Fombelle VOICES FROM FRANCE
Banff Centre Press 2006 189477325x / 9781894773256 First Edition Softcover Near Fine 
Excellent condition, clean and unmarked. Cover has a little scuffing and light wear/curling at corners. An anthology of five contemporary French plays in translation. From the France/Banff Translation Exchange. Includes: Night Zoo - Azama; Baby Stain - Kwahule; The Last Morning - Pliya; Mathilde - Olmi and The Lighthouse - de Fombelle. Editor: Maureen LaBonte. [505] ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 321 pages 
Price: 17.50 USD
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TAMARIND MEM Signed by Author, Badami, Anita Rau
7 Badami, Anita Rau TAMARIND MEM Signed by Author
Toronto Viking Press 1996 First Edition Softcover Very Good Signed by Author
Signed by author on title page. Trade SC with French flaps wraps. Light wear to corners & edges, moreso to bottom spine end , a little sticker residue on front, light soiling outer edge of pages, light scuffing to cover, pages untrimmed, 266 pages.. Interior clean & tight. A Beautiful and brilliant portrait of two generations of women. Set in India’s railway colonies, this is the story of Kamini and her mother Saroja, nicknamed Tamarind Mem due to her sour tongue. While in Canada beginning her graduate studies, Kamini receives a postcard from her mother saying she has sold their home and is travelling through India. Both are forced into the past to confront their dreams and losses and to explore the love that binds mothers and daughters everywhere. (*Shipping will be reduced to most locations). ; 8vo; Signed by Author 
Price: 16.00 USD
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8 Bail, Murray EUCALYPTUS
Canada Vintage Books 1999 0676972373 / 9780676972375 Softcover Near Fine 
Light wear to cover corners, interior clean and intact, small remainder mark across bottom spine end. Winner Best Book, 1999 Commonweath Writers Prize. ; ; 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall; The gruff widower Holland has two possessions he cherishes above all others: his sprawling property of eucalyptus trees and his ravishingly beautiful daughter, Ellen. When Ellen turns nineteen Holland makes an announcement: she may marry only the man who can correctly name the species of each of the hundreds of gum trees on his property. Ellen is uninterested in the many suitors who arrive from around the world, until one afternoon she chances on a strange, handsome young man resting under a Coolibah tree..... (290noto) 
Price: 2.95 USD
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THE SWIMMER Uncorrected Proof, Bank, Zsuzsa
9 Bank, Zsuzsa THE SWIMMER Uncorrected Proof
Harcourt Brace 2004 0151009325 / 9780151009329 First Edition Softcover Near Fine 
Light wear to cover, one corner crease, light soiling to rear, interior pages clean & tight. 278 pages. Translated from the German by Margot Bettauer Dembo. From Publishers Weekly: In this poignant story of loss and longing, first-time novelist Bánk sensitively portrays the barren world of 1950s Hungary through a child's eyes.... (330osl); 8vo 
Price: 10.00 USD
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10 Bardi, Abby THE BOOK OF FRED
Washington Square Press 2001 0743411943 / 9780743411943 First Edition Softcover Very Good 
Pages clean and unmarked. Some soiling/spotting to bottom edge of pages. Light soiling to cover and a little scuffing to rear. Raised in an isolated, reclusive fundamentalist sect, Mary Fred Anderson finds her life turned upside down when she is uprooted and placed in foster care in the Cullison household, where her new housemates introduce her to a whole new world, until a horrifying act of violence forces her to confront everything about her life and past. A first novel. (300noto) ; 8vo; 292 pages 
Price: 4.50 USD
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11 Bates, H. E. THE MODERN SHORT STORY
The Writer, Inc. 1968 Hardcover Good+ in Good dust jacket 
Reprint of 1941 original. Ex-library with laminated cover & usual stamps & stickers, jacket attached to book. Light soiling to jacket, sticker residue on front, fading to spine area, light soiling outer edge of pages. Interior pages good - clean other than occasional light spotting. Two pages near front partially loose - otherwise tight. Mr. Bates, himself a short story writer, has here produced a major work of literary criticism and history which will establish the short story amongst the most important prose forms. This study will take its place, with its distinction of mind and style, beside E. M. Forster's classic, Aspects of the Novel. Covers: Gogol, Poe, Tchehov, Maupassant, Tolstoy, Wells, Kipling, Katherine Mansfield, A. E. Coppard, the Irish School, American Renaissance, Lawrence and others. (*shipping will be reduced to some locations) ; 8vo; 231 pages 
Price: 11.00 USD
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INCIDENTS AT THE SHRINE, Ben Okri
12 Ben Okri INCIDENTS AT THE SHRINE
U. K. Flamingo 1986 0006542301 / 9780006542308 Softcover Very Good 
Cover has light edge and corner wear, a little corner curling, light creasing. Pages are clean and intact , age tanning to page edges. "Brimming with vitality and humour, Okri's book is a superb collection of stories about Nigeria and England, about the fertility of urban collapse and the resurgence found in the lives of its degraded victims. They are written at the point where ugliness becomes beautiful; and dream, a hard-edged reality. " (os) ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall 
Price: 8.00 USD
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SING ME WHO YOU ARE, Berridge, Elizabeth
13 Berridge, Elizabeth SING ME WHO YOU ARE
London Heinemann 1967 0434068012 / 9780434068012 First Edition; First Printing Hardcover Near Fine in Good dust jacket 
HC/DJ - near fine/good. Hardcover is clean, with slight edgewear, slight soiling to edges and outer edge of pages. Pages clean and intact. Dustjacket has several small edge tears/chips, as well as a larger tear to front corner, which has been repaired with tape. This area is fairly wrinkled. Light creasing to upper jacket, light soiling/scuffing, small peel where sticker was removed, not price clipped. Early novel from this well loved author. ; 8vo; 214 pages; An overladen car grinds up a rutted lane in low gear, a luggage rack on top, boxes tied here and there and a cat looking out of the window. Harriet Cooper has arrived at Uplands to take possession of the converted bus left to her by her wealthy aunt Esther....Elizabeth Berridge's ear for dialogue and her eye for detail are unerring, and the it is the sureness of her touch which makes the reading of her novels such a rewarding and satisfying experience. (400) 
Price: 35.00 USD
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THE WORLDS WITHIN HER, Bissoondath, Neil
14 Bissoondath, Neil THE WORLDS WITHIN HER
Alfred A. Knopf 1998 First Edition Softcover Near Fine 
Excellent condition, a little corner wear, clean, tight interior, very light soiling outer edge of pages. "This beautiful novel from the acclaimed, award-winning author of A Casual Brutality and The Innocence of Age, joins politics and love in a powerful story set in both the Caribbean and Canada. Neil Bissoondath draws us with a startling grace of language into the lives of a mother and daughter whose worlds and dreams collide to release deeply buried secrets. " ; 8vo 
Price: 12.50 USD
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THE MONKEY LINK A Pilgrimage Novel, Bitov, Andrei
15 Bitov, Andrei THE MONKEY LINK A Pilgrimage Novel
Farrar, Straus & Giroux 1995 0374105782 / 9780374105785 First Edition Hardcover Very Good in Very Good dust jacket 
Translated by Susan Brownsberger. Retired library book with only light wear overall. Usual markings. Light soiling outer edge of pages, interior clean & tight, no markings. From Library Journal: The three distinct parts of this novel form a complex, interwoven examination of how man relates to nature, God, and to himself.... ; 8vo 
Price: 9.05 USD
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EARTH'S WATERS, Blades, Nicole
16 Blades, Nicole EARTH'S WATERS
DC Books 2007 1897190212 / 9781897190210 First Edition Softcover Near Fine 
Excellent condition, clean, tight and unmarked, slight corner wear to cover. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 203 pages; Young, sea-loving Lily (née Harriette) is aptly nicknamed after a floating flower. A Bajan high school drop-out, she subsists passively in her grandmother’s house at the sufferance of a stern, fundamentalist task-mistress, one who malignly sees in Lily her lost, promiscuous, “wutless” mother. Adrift, born into an “island paradise” which offers few choices to her kind, she must nevertheless identify, then gain the grit and spiritual wherewithal to make them, if she’s to escape an out-of-control life of serial beatings at the hands of her first “man, ” the charismatic, brutal, and finally murderous Goldie (Colvin) Edwards. Through the counsel of her appalled friend Sophie and the wisdoms of a pair of beach Rastas encountered beside her beloved Caribbean, she slowly learns not only that she is, indeed, a lovely flower, but The Rock she must leave via the freedom of primal yet navigable waters, has been the stumbling block set before an unloved female self. With a brilliant ear for both dialogue and dialect, and a great gift for ensemble scenes, Canadian-Bajan novelist Nicole Blades plants us firmly on the soil, not of the tourists’, but of the natives’ contemporary Caribbean. [284-osl] 
Price: 10.50 USD
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HALFWAY TO THE EAST, Bociurkiw, Marusya
17 Bociurkiw, Marusya HALFWAY TO THE EAST
Vancouver Lazara 1999 First Edition Softcover Very Good+ 
Clean, tight copy. Retired library book with sturdy laminated cover & usual type markings. Only very light wear overall. "This is a collection of poetry that moves, travelling across Canada to Eastern Europe and Asia, tracing a genealogy of place and displacement, creating a polyphony of identify and voice..." (*shipping will be reduced to all locations) ; 8vo 
Price: 9.55 USD
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A PRIVATE VIEW, Brookner, Anita
18 Brookner, Anita A PRIVATE VIEW
Random House Canada 1995 0394224078 / 9780394224077 First Edition; Second Printing Hardcover Very Good+ in Very Good+ dust jacket 
First edition, 2nd printing. Only light wear overall, interior clean and tight, no markings, light scuffing to jacket. 242 pages. ; 8vo; Modest and reliable George Bland faces retirement, surprised to find himself suddenly alone and uncertain. But his solitude is brusquely overturned when the invasive and mercurial Katy Gibb appears. Katy, by turns sulky girl and sultry woman, offers George a last chance for a adventure, an abandonment of discretion and responsibility. In the contest of wills that follows, George discovers his true nature, his enormous capacity for compromise and self-deception. The result is a novel rich in understanding of human complexity and of the desire to take charge of one's own destiny. (400noto) 
Price: 11.50 USD
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THE SHORT STORIES OF F. SCOTT FITZGERALD A New Collection, Bruccoli, Matthew J. (editor)
19 Bruccoli, Matthew J. (editor) THE SHORT STORIES OF F. SCOTT FITZGERALD A New Collection
Scribner's 1995 068480445X / 9780684804453 First Edition Softcover Near Fine 
Excellent, near new condition. Interior clean & unmarked, slight soiling outer edge of pages. Matthew J. Bruccoli, has assembled in one volume the full scope of Fitzgerald's best short fiction: forty-three sparkling masterpieces, ranging from such classic novellas as "The Rich Boy, " "May Day, " and "The Diamond as Big as the Ritz" to his commercial work for the Saturday Evening Post and its sister "slicks. "For the reader, these stories will underscore the depth and extraordinary range of Fitzgerald's literary talents. Furthermore, Professor Bruccoli's illuminating preface and introductory headnotes establish the literary and biographical settings in which these stories now shine anew with brighter luster than ever. ; 8vo; 775 pages 
Price: 11.25 USD
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ZOOM, Brycht, Andrew
20 Brycht, Andrew ZOOM
Toronto Simon & Pierre 1978 First Edition Hardcover Fine in Very Good dust jacket 
Scarce Title. Translated from the Polish by Kevin Windle. Cover has little or no wear and pages are clean & tight. DJ has light edgewear and a few very small tears/chips, a little bit of sticker residue. 154 pages. SUMMARY: Zoom is the story of four men, their ambition, and how fate deals with each. The Young man's camera zooms in, focuses on the men, and shows how each life is altered as it crosses the path of another.... ; 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall 
Price: 14.95 USD
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