Fiction / pb / 280pp / May, 2011 /
ISBN:978-088982-275-7
/ $21.95

In 1959 Ray and Daisy Cook and their five children were brutally slain in their modest home in the central Alberta town of Stettler. Robert Raymond Cook, Ray Cook’s son from his first marriage, was convicted of the crime, and had the infamy of becoming the last man hanged in Alberta. Forty-six years later, a troublesome character named Louise...

Poetry / pb / 104pp / April, 2011 /
ISBN:978-088982-273-3
/ $17.95

Yi-Mei Tsiang’s debut collection of poetry, Sweet Devilry, explores the tenderness of loss that informs motherhood as well as the power and the conflict that come with being a woman. Both celebration and elegy, these poems find their centre in familial love. Lyric and traditional, though attuned to the visual and the...

Poetry / pb / 80pp / April, 2011 /
ISBN:978-088982-274-0
/ $17.95

Gulf explores the nature of longing and belonging in a transient culture. From its opening assertion, “A neighborhood, no matter / how known, will not slip whole / into your knapsack,” the collection contends home is a portable assortment of minutiae: the taste of dirt, the solace of Home Depot, a pennant of bone. Opening on a child’s...

Fiction / pb / 224pp / April, 2011 /
ISBN:978-088982-272-6
/ $18.95

The Gate is a love story and a tragedy centred on the search by Stephen Rochefort, a Canadian, for information about his past. Rochefort receives shattering information about his origins at his grandmother’s deathbed—origins which lie in the dying days of World War Two Europe. These revelations set him off on a search for his past, against his...

/ hc / 128pp / April, 2011 /
ISBN:978-0-88982-277-1
/ $23.95

Join forty-four members of the Island Illustrators Society on a tour of Vancouver Island. Be inspired by the landscapes and people who inspire them. Contemplate the words of some of BC's finest poets. Coastal Moments is an illustrated writing journal that takes you on a journey through the colours and nuances of one of British Columbia's unique...