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The Killing of an Author By Richard Crasta
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The dark side of the publishing world and nearly all the mistakes a writer could possibly make--is the subject of this literary and publishing memoir by an Indian with an American Dream. He lands up... More > in New York and "writes" for a literary agency, until he realizes that it's a scam exploiting innocent American and Canadian writers. He earns an MFA at Columbia University, attends numerous workshops and conferences including Breadloaf and Aspen, meets Tim O'Brien, John Irving, and Saul Bellow's agent, whereupon his career takes off . . . well, almost. Until the long nightmare begins. Gritty, unsparing, honest, and at times laugh-out-loud. This book could teach you to avoid dozens of mistakes even one of which could cost a thousand times the price of this book. “Crasta has a sense of humour which he maintains from the start to the end." --The Deccan Chronicle More information at: http://www.richardcrasta.com and http://crasta.typepad.com< Less
An Index to Canadian Fiction 2014 By John G. Paterson
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A listing of Canadian fiction writers and their books with emphasis on late twentieth century and early twenty-first century. There are just over 1550 authors. I created this index for my own... More > reference, to discover new writers and to find Canadian fiction in libraries and bookstores. The emphasis is on English writers publishing books from 1980 to 2014 (but does not include translations of French language fiction.) The index has a broad interpretation of "Canadian fiction writer". Canadian fiction is that which has been identified as such by, for example, prize committees, public libraries, publishers.< Less
HockeyMan! Cool Poems For Canadian Kids By Martin Avery
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In this cool collection of poems for Canadian kids, a Canadian author and educator, Martin Avery, MFA in Writing, writes about hockey and Canada in a way that his students -- even the boys -- will... More > love. He played hockey from novice to Jr. C and then became a high school teacher but he has taught elementary school, too. Caution: This book may inspire you to write poetry, too!< Less
Three Pugs and a Canadian Spy By Lela LaBree Stute
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Follow the pugs on their adventure through Wisconsin and Canada. Be there while they ride the frozen, rocky, trails through the wilderness. Experience their hunger, loneliness, and confusion.... More > Listen to the tales they tell the authorities in order to escape punishment, public shame and humiliation. Observe the chaos and upheaval they leave in their trail. Will Wisconsin let them come back? Will Canada let them stay? Ride along with them on this adventure find out!< Less
Three Pugs and a Canadian Spy By Lela LaBree Stute
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Follow the pugs on their adventure through Wisconsin and Canada. Be there while they ride the frozen, rocky trails through the wilderness. Experience their loneliness, hunger and confusion. Listen... More > to the tales they tell the authorities to escape punishment, humiliation and public shame. Observe the chaos and upheaval they leave in their trail. Will Wisconsin let them come back? Will Canada let them stay? Ride along and find out!< Less
My Big Book of Fairy Tales: 24 Books of Fairy Tales - Grimm's Fairy Tales, Andersen's Fairy Tales, The Arabian Nights, Fairy Tales of All Nations (American, Canadian, Celtic, Chinese, Dutch, English, Brazilian, German, Indian, Irish, Japanese, Jewish...) By Various Authors
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In this wonderfull book you can read hundreds of fairy tales of all nations (American, Canadian, Celtic, Chinese, Dutch, English, Brazilian, German, Indian, Irish, Japanese, Jewish, Russian...), by... More > various authors: Grimm Brothers, Hans Christian Andersen, Andrew Lang and many more. With 24 full books, this is the best collection of fairy tales that you can imagine. Enjoy!< Less
Canadian Gothic: Selected Stories of M. Avery By Martin Avery
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The selected (early) stories of Canadian author Martin Avery, from magazines, compendiums, anthologies, books, published across Canada, with reviews from Canada and beyond.
Dim Sum Stories: A Chinatown Childhood By Chinese Canadian Historical Society of BC
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Larry Wong has evoked from his research – and from a memory fearless of ghosts and inexplicable incidents – these very moving Chinatown stories of the power of family, whether by blood... More > or through friendship. My friend since childhood – and my writing colleague – has written a narrative gem of a chapbook. Not a word is wasted. Wayson Choy, author This is a totally engaging memoir, filled with childhood memories of life in a Chinese Canadian family whose father came to Vancouver in 1911. But it is more than a personal memoir; it is also a social and cultural history of Vancouver’s Chinatown and its denizens in their homes, shops, restaurants, hotels, schoolrooms and social clubs, told “up close and personal,” by a master storyteller. Larry Wong tickles your funny bone and moves you to tears as he skilfully integrates colourful anecdotes with historical facts in such a way that the reader is at once entertained and educated. Jan Walls, professor emeritus, Simon Fraser University< Less
Special Days in Canada: A Guide to Canadian Holidays By Jane Wangersky
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From New Year's Day to Christmas, this e-book explains Canadian holidays -- Christian, Jewish, and secular -- in short, easy-to-read articles for adult ESL students. It also includes a list of... More > Holiday Do's and Don'ts. Selected from Each Week for a Year, by the same author.< Less
The Canadian Dominion: A Chronicle of Our Northern Neighbor By Oscar D. Skelton
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Originally published in 1919 as Volume 49 of The Chronicles of America Series, this text covers 150 years of the history of Canada. The author's Preface states, "The history of Canada since the... More > close of the French regime falls into three clearly marked half centuries. The first fifty years after the Peace of Paris determined that Canada was to maintain a separate existence under the British flag and was not to become a fourteenth colony or be merged with the United States. The second fifty years brought the winning of self-government and the achievement of Confederation. The third fifty years witnessed the expansion of the Dominion from sea to sea and the endeavor to make the unity of the political map a living reality—the endeavor to weld the far-flung provinces into one country, to give Canada a distinctive place in the Empire and in the world, and eventually in the alliance of peoples banded together in mankind's greatest task of enforcing peace and justice among nations."< Less