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Title: This Could Be Anywhere

Author: Maude Smith Gagnon

Translator: Howard Scott

Genre: Poetry

Format: Trade Paperback, 5.5 x 8.5, 96 pp.

ISBN: 9781926956831

Price: $15.95

Winner of the Governor General’s Literary Award for French-language poetry

 

This Could Be Anywhere describes experiences of places, landscapes, and encounters that do not seem to respond to our natural and spontaneous interest in them. The poetry collection visits various locations – Natashquan, Vietnam, Montreal – and seeks to bring out their common nature. We read the poems with the impression that this could be anywhere. Maude Smith Gagnon displays a lovely grasp of language through well-crafted narrative touches. Word by word, her poems infuse memory and absence, welcoming the most seemingly insignificant events in the world as the beginning of great things.

   

Title: The Sandcastle Diary

Author: Louis-Philippe Hébert

Genre: Poetry

Format: Trade Paperback, 5.5 x 8.5, 80 pp.

ISBN: 9781926956747

Price: $15.95

 

The Sandcastle Diary portrays the author’s journey through life and everlasting reflections of the heart. The poems illustrate deep emotions written in a thoughtfully artistic way with vibrant interpretations stemming from the complexity and simplicity of human being. Challenging, thought-provoking, and moving, these poems were inspired by the author’s own life experiences. Each poem was created to encourage thoughts and understandings of relationship, spirituality, success, love, heartache, loneliness, happiness, judgment, and ultimately the concept of living a well-balanced life overall. With a fresh take on writing poetry, Louis-Philippe Hébert successfully demonstrates his creative talent and explores a wide range of emotions and perceptions, persuading us to examine the world we live in.



Title: Between the Moments

Author: Marie-Andrée Gill

Translator: Jacques Lefebvre

Genre: Poetry

Format: Trade Paperback, 5.5 x 8.5, 80 pp.

ISBN: 9781926956800

Price: $15.95

 

The poems in Between the Moments immerse the reader deep into the reflection of humanity and tangible reality of life to explore the moments of perplexity and simplicity of life. Throughout the book, the author roams the crevices of her desires and invites us into the world filled with tides and stars, mirages and reflections, and moments of confusion and enlightenment to resolve deep emotional issues and to find the light in the darkness. With persuasive viewpoints, the collection captures timely personal challenges, examines author’s quest for identity, and ultimately shares subtle insight and compassion.

 

Title: Relentless Pursuit

Author: Anthony Dalton

Genre: Fiction

Format: Trade Paperback, 5.5 x 8.5, 240 pp.

ISBN: 9781926956596

Price: $24.95

 

Canadian zoologist is pushing his limits. Desperate to find and protect a man-eating Royal Bengal tiger in a Bangladesh jungle, he is in a race against time as two bereaved fathers, whose daughters were killed by the striped predator, team up to hunt the menace. Working far from civilization, the three men are on a collision course beyond the boundaries of conscience. While they track the tiger from different directions, the tiger is tracking two of them. A poacher – a high-ranking military officer – throws himself into the mix, adding another, deadlier force to the potent equation. The tiger, top of the food chain in his environment, uses stealth and cunning to gain the advantage, only to lose it as nature darkens the world.

  

Title: The Flickering Light

Author: Christina Kilbourne

Genre: Fiction

Format: Trade Paperback, 5.5 x 8.5, 288 pp.

ISBN: 9780978379565

Price: $24.95



Being an only child with eccentric parents in the 1950s makes life a challenge for Will Cassidy, but it is nothing compared to how difficult life gets when Penny, his two-year-old cousin, comes to live with his family. Then, just when life returns to normal again, his relatives appear out of thin air to reclaim Penny and her father turns up dead in the trunk of his flashy new car. It is many years before Will discovers the truth about the murder and who had a hand to play in it, but not before he can make amends and understand the past for what it was. The Flickering Light reveals the story about the strengths and the weaknesses of families, about how relationships ride parallel tracks for years and then one day merge.

 

Title: On Butterfly Wings

Author: Sonia Lamontagne

Translator: Howard Scott

Genre: Poetry

Format: Trade Paperback, 5.5 x 8.5, 64 pp.

ISBN: 9781926956664

Price: $14.95

Winner of the Trillium Literary Award for French-language poetry

 

This poetry collection portrays everyday life in northern Ontario and succeeds in imparting a vision of northern landscapes and sensibilities. Throughout the book, a young woman looks at her daily life, the passions and confusions of the heart, the melancholy set against the landscapes around Fauquier, Sudbury, and Blind River. The text draws a narrative arc around key moments that form four phases, leading this woman from an uncertain youth in the north to a new awareness of her own identity and personality that opens up a changing perspective on the world.