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...

Short Fiction / pb / 240pp / April, 2008 /
ISBN:978-088982-240-5
/ $18.95

The characters in A Crack in the Wall share a strong sense of home, whether it is a lifelong sanctuary, or a shell as fragile as the person who inhabits it. A young kleptomaniac ventures outside the shaky walls of her self-imposed confinement. A middle-aged woman pragmatically disposes of a houseful of pets in Calgary before returning...

Poetry / pb / 156pp / April, 2008 /
ISBN:978-088982-239-9
/ $17.95

Where is home? What, and who, constitutes family? Why does one sometimes feel more at home when away? With the poet’s sensibility and the pilgrim’s resolve, Leedahl’s complementary evocations of disparate people and landscapes—both faraway and familiar—put traditional concepts of home to the test.

You won’t find the “house” from the...

Short Fiction / pb / 164pp / April, 2008 /
ISBN:9780889822467
/ $17.95

Shirin and Salt Man is a novella in verse, which tells the story of a young modern day Iranian woman, Shirin. She is an ordinary girl from Kermanshah born before the Islamic Revolution, who imagines herself to be an incarnation of princess Shirin, depicted in the ancient Persian classic Shirin and Khosro. At first she tries to shape...