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...

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...

Short Fiction / pb / 228pp / September, 2007 /
ISBN:978-088982-234-4
/ $18.95

“There has to be give and take in a marriage,” Tannis’s father tells her when she becomes engaged. “You’ll find the lasting value of a marriage appears not at the beginning but later, towards the end. It is a journey, not a destination. And it’s how you travel, day by day, that makes the difference.” The seven linked stories comprising...

Short Fiction / pb / 216pp / April, 2007 /
ISBN:978-088982-238-2
/ $18.95

A tragic accident leads to a disastrous love affair. A midlife crisis leads a man to trespass in a private pool. A marriage is torn apart when the husband becomes manic depressive. This collection of stories follows men and women in different walks of life while they cope with the events, good and bad, that shape them. In many ways, these...

Fiction / pb / 228pp / March, 2006 /
ISBN:9780889822191
/ $21.95

Elliot & Me is a tender, funny, moving double narrative about two people who don’t understand each other. Elliot is a bright, reckless 17-year old who has just quit school late in his graduating year. Megan, his mother, is a woman who is haunted by the death of her father while she was “traipsing” through China, and is tired of...