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Pale Blue Hope: Death and Life in Asian Peacekeeping

ISBN 9780888013309a
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Working for the United Nations is often dangerous, and sometimes, an ­utterly futile endeavour. Human rights lawyer Ronald Poulton has experienced these realities first hand. Pale Blue Hope is his account of working for the UN in Cambodia and Tajikistan.

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Paradox of Meaning

ISBN 9780888012302
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These essays and rhetorical imaginings challenge convention, subverting the notions of genre we use to distinguish between prose and poetry, ­fiction and exposition, creative writing and critical commentary.

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Poetics of Desire

ISBN 9780888011817
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In this study of Dorothy Livesay’s love poetry, Nadine McInnis focuses on Livesay’s maturing sense of herself as an artist, exploring the sexual/textual conflicts present in much of Livesay’s poetry and the resolution of these conflicts in later poems.

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Pond Memories

ISBN 9780888013460
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Readers will enjoy the heart-warming story of Lil Anderson's life with creatures big and small, a life full of trials, triumphs, and heartbreak. This glimpse at the ways of Canadian wildlife reveals that the animals are different from us, but not so much as we often imagine.

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Portraits of Winnipeg

ISBN 9780888013811
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Winnipeg artist and designer, Robert J. Sweeney, captures Winnipeg’s urban landscape in this remarkable ­collection of sketches, Portraits of Winnipeg: The River City in Pen and Ink. Each portrait brings to life in brilliant colour, the many faces of Manitoba’s “River City.”

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Reading Canadian Reading

ISBN 9780888011305
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Reading Canadian Reading meticulously rereads Davey's and others' criticism of Canadian writing and teases out contentious assumptions that shape notions of Canadian culture, literature, and writing.

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Rollercoaster: A Cancer Journey

ISBN 9780888012715A
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Shortlisted for the Alexander Kennedy Isbister Award for Non-Fiction
Shortlisted for the McNally Robinson Book of the Year
In 1994, Wayne Tefs was diagnosed with a relatively unknown form of cancer called carcinoid syndrome. Rollercoaster is an account of his journey from the onset of the disease, to eventually learning to live with it. Both practical and spiritual, the book is a must-read not only for those suffering from cancer, but for their loved ones, caregivers and even for those few whose lives have gone untouched by cancer.

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Running With The Caribou

ISBN 9780888012159
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Pete Sarsfield paints his stories in the words of a true traveler. As a community physician in remote and northern areas for almost 25 years, Sarsfield looks at the people and the landscape of his world with an insight that borders on the poetic.

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Section Lines

ISBN 9780888011275
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Section Lines is an ideal ­introduction to the literature of Manitoba. Includes George Amabile, Sandra Birdsell, Di Brandt, Lois Braun, Patrick Friesen, Margaret Laurence, Dorothy Livesay, Carol Shields, W.D. Valgardson and Armin Wiebe.

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Smouldering Incense, Hammered Brass

ISBN 9780888012371
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Heather Burles describes her ­experiences ­travelling in the countryside, ­renting a small house in Damascus, learning to speak Arabic, meeting ­people, and avoiding trouble. As a woman travelling alone, she has access to women’s lives and is often invited into their homes. Smouldering Incense, Hammered Brass is written with clarity and grace.

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Stand the Sacred Tree

ISBN 9780888012876
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Shortlisted for The Alexander Kennedy Isbister Award for Non-Fiction
Stand the Sacred Tree is book of travel and nature, birds and water (or the lack of it), the joy of life and the sorrow of illness. Weier traveled widely—Syria, Iceland, Holland, Denmark, and Canada—and discovered people who are obsessed with place, with travel; each destination, each trip without exception leading to another. Each new landscape brings new exotic birds and flowers, new friends. Yet everywhere there is always something haunting and familiar.

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Surplus at the Border

ISBN 9780888012753
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The essays in Surplus at the Border examine the ways in which Mennonite writers have claimed their "territory" of literature within the contemporary writing culture.

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