Non-Fiction / pb / 160pp / December, 2017 /
ISBN:978-0-88982-325-9
/ $17.95

In Minerva’s Owl, Carol Matthews reflects on Hegel’s observation that the owl of Minerva, the Roman goddess of wisdom, spreads its wings only at twilight. Understanding comes late in life and, as Hegel suggests, the past cannot be rejuvenated, only known. For Matthews, the knowing is helpful. Part grief memoir, part love story, this...

/ pb / 114pp / December, 2017 /
ISBN:978-0-88982-322-8
/ $18.95

From strawberry blonde to carrot-top to deep auburn, the work in Canadian Ginger explores the meaning, myths, and stereotypes of being a ginger. Red hair is considered a genetic mutation, with only 2% of the world’s population born with it. Historically, prized as slaves or burned at the stake, the uniqueness of redheads made them both...

Short Fiction / pb / 208pp / November, 2017 /
ISBN:978-0-88982-320-4
/ $19.95

Water inundates the lives of the characters in these Vancouver Island stories. While a teenage mother faces her situation, rainwater seeps under the door of her basement suite. A tree cutter, from atop a giant fir overlooking a sweeping ocean view, urinates into his wealthy customer’s flowerbed. A foster child is haunted by the image of a dying...

Poetry / pb / 104pp / October, 2017 /
ISBN:978-0-88982-317-4
/ $17.95

In Fragments, Desire, at once a love poem and an homage to Roland Barthes’ A lover’s Discourse, Onjana Yawnghwe has created what she refers to as her own “dictionary of love.” Out of loss and loneliness and the need for connection comes her poem of self realization and affirmation. “In a world in which I felt misunderstood,...

Young Adult Fiction / pb / 200pp / September, 2017 /
ISBN:978-0-88982-321-1
/ $15.95

Some people are unstoppable, even when saddled with family secrets and missing an X chromosome.

When Sylvia’s equestrian plans are reined in after she’s accused of dangerous riding, she realizes she’s been ignoring an important personal decision. Sylvia, almost fifteen, will need a new kind of courage to make the right...

Poetry / pb / 128pp / September, 2017 /
ISBN:978-0-88982-324-2
/ $17.95

What is a neighbourhood? What holds it together? What tears it apart? A geography, social networks, resources such as parks and schools, gardens and community centres, shops (butcher, baker, coffee shop, hairdresser, barber), church or temple, synagogue or mosque, the houses next door across the lane or over the road, sidewalks, trees, fences...