Fiction / pb / 432pp / June, 2009 /
ISBN:978-088982-253-5
/ $22.95

In the Bear’s House details the lives of two Scottish immigrant families in Calgary as they raise a deaf child. The novel opens when seventeen-year-old Clare Dunlop gives birth to a son while her husband serves a penitentiary sentence for a serious crime. Clare turns her creative and brooding spirit to her family, raising her children against...

Fiction / pb / 312pp / April, 2009 /
ISBN:978-088982-257-3
/ $19.95

Lynn Howard has just begun to appreciate the freedom of the empty nest when Heather, her acerbic, self-centered twenty-year-old daughter announces that she is pregnant. Heather decides that adoption is the practical solution. After the baby is born, stunned and furious to find her heart at war with her head, she declares that she needs more...

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...