Non-Fiction / pb / 272pp / September, 2008 /
ISBN:978-088982-251-1
/ $18.95

These essays are forays into what Wordsworth called the “hiding places”of the creative impulse. Sometimes in aphoristic form, this selection of meditations on the arts of poetry and teaching functions as an indirect self-portrait and probes the poet’s Irish heritage. For Brownlow, there is a fruitful tension between scholarship and poetry; too...

Children's Titles / CL / 32pp / September, 2008 /
ISBN:9780889822504
/ $16.95

Gentle humour characterizes this story of a wilful small oyster who breaks with family tradition in order to remain true to her own adventurous nature. As she discovers the world around her, and gradually inspires her family to see it for themselves, young readers will delight in a series of playful shifts in perspective that ultimately bring...

Fiction / pb / 440pp / April, 2008 /
ISBN:
/ $22.95

At age 21, Mary Broom was sentenced to hang for the crime of stealing a cloak. When her sentence was commuted to transportation “upon the sea, beyond the seas,” she was sent to Australia. One of the first European women to set foot on the continent, she landed in what was to become a prison colony popularly known as “Botany Bay.” Mary endured...

Fiction / pb / 460pp / April, 2008 /
ISBN:978-088982-244-3
/ $22.95

A Song for My Daughter, set in British Columbia in 1988, is an entrancing novel about transformation, healing and the irresistible magic inherent in telling stories. Vivian, the Old Woman who narrates the story, is a trickster figure with all the powers of Raven and all the savvy of a Greek chorus.

We first meet Vivian by her favourite...

Fiction / pb with french flaps / 224pp / April, 2008 /
ISBN:978-088982-248-1
/ $18.95

Hilarious, bizarre and heart-breaking by turns, this novel in triptych about Mennonite life in Canada from the 1950’s to the 1970’s fills in the gap between Rudy Wiebe’s "Of This Earth" (a generation older) and Miriam Toews’ "A Complicated Kindness" (a generation younger). Leaving Germany with little more than their 16th century Anabaptist...