Title: The Philosophy of As If
Author: Fraser Sutherland
Format: Trade Paperback, 5.5 x 8.5, 86 pp.
The Philosophy of As If is a poetry collection that describes ideas that may not correspond with reality but help us to interact with reality better. Fiction writers often say that they tell a higher truth, but poets like to pretend that what they write is sincere, direct truth-telling. However poems are also fictions, and deal with what might be. Poets behave as if the world matches their models. The poems in this collection play on tension between desire and disillusion, between actuality and fantasy. The real yields what might be: the actual becomes the imaginary.
Title: Taking the Ice
Author: Pj Kwong
Genre: Non-Fiction/Sports/Canadian History
Format: Trade Paperback, 5.5 x 8.5, 264 pp.
Canada is synonymous with success in figure skating. Taking the Ice tells us about some of the people who have been instrumental in creating the "Ice Dynasty" that we have come to enjoy as Canadians. It all begins with the love affair between Canadians and Barbara Ann Scott, the 1948 Olympic Champion, and the book takes us right up to the stories of the Canadian Champions at the Vancouver 2010 Olympic Games: Patrick Chan, Jessica Dubé and Bryce Davison, Olympic Bronze Medallist Joannie Rochette, and Olympic Champions Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir. Taking the Ice is not just for skating fans but for everyone who loves the personal and human details in a story that connects us all.
Title: Curry is Thicker than Water
Author: Jasmine D’Costa
Genre: Fiction/Short Stories
Format: Trade Paperback, 5.5 x 8.5, 136 pp.
A cobra flies in through an open window. Wives form a pact against their bigamous, abusive husband. A mother and son battle over eagles’ eggs. A homeless guest with a secret. An elephant protests on a highway. A woman marries a pumpkin. Diverse people - one country! This is the teeming, hectic world of India. It is also the vivid, startling world that Jasmine D’Costa gives us in Curry is Thicker than Water.
Title: When the Drums Cried
Author: John Maar
Format: Trade Paperback, 5.5 x 8.5, 304 pp.
Roll up your swag, pack your sense of adventure, and hit the roads of South Pacific outback and Australia. Get ready to be entertained, scared, and amused. When the Drums Cried will help you to discover the secrets of this visually stunning, culturally rich, and spiritually fascinating countryside. This book is an enthralling story of dreams and desires, secrets desperately hidden, and exhilarating adventures of unforgettable characters.
Title: Whistle for Jellyfish
Author: The Field Stone Poets
Format: Trade Paperback, 5.5 x 8.5, 120 pp.
Whistle for Jellyfish is a poetry collection written by six award-winning poets - Sylvia Adams, Brock Currie, Gill Foss, Glenn Kletke, Barbara Myers, and Margaret Malloch Zielinski. Their decision to write a collection of travel poems was based on a desire to share experiences in a way that would preserve their distinctive voices and relate all aspects of travel, from anticipation and pleasure through deterrents, hardships and imbroglios to revelations and the varied features of journey. With disparate histories and viewpoints, the collection comes together as a journey itself, as an organic whole with implied narrative.