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141 Lam, Vincent (signed)

Bloodletting and Miraculous Cures: Stories ---by Vincent Lam ---a Signed Copy ( Giller Prize Winner )( hardcover edition )

Toronto, Ontario: Toronto, ON: Doubleday Canada, 2006, 1st Edition, First Printing
2006 0385661436 / 9780385661430
First Edition
Hard Cover
Near Fine (see description)

Near Fine (see description) Bettman / CORBIS Cover Art
Signed
-----------hardcover, a Near Fine copy in a Near Fine dustjacket, signed and inscribed by Lam, the hardcover printing of this book by Doubleday Canada was quite small and therefore hc copies are few and far between (reportedly about 5000 copies for the print run ), a collection of stories for which Lam won the Giller Prize - one of the highest literary awards in Canada, ---"Bloodletting & Miraculous Cures welcomes readers into a world where the most mundane events can quickly become life or death. By following four young medical students and physicians - Ming, Fitz, Sri and Chen - this debut collection from 2006 Scotiabank Giller Prize winner Vincent Lam is a riveting, eye-opening account of what it means to be a doctor. Deftly navigating his way through 12 interwoven short stories, the author explores the characters' relationships with each other, their patients, and their careers. Lam draws on his own experience as an emergency room physician and shares an insider's perspective on the fears, frustrations, and responsibilities linked with one of society's most highly regarded occupations. "I wanted to write about the way in which a person changes as they become a physician - how their world view shifts, and how they become a slightly different version of themselves in the process of becoming a doctor," Lam explains. "I wanted to write about the reality that doing good and trying to help others is not simple. It is ethically complicated and sometimes involves a reality that can only be expressed by telling a story." In the book's first story, "How to Get into Medical School, Part 1," students Ming and Fitz wrestle with their opposing personalities and study techniques, while coming to terms with a growing emotional connection that elicits disapproval from Ming's traditional Chinese-Canadian parents. Lam's exceptional talent for describing scenarios with great precision is showcased in "Take All of Murphy," when Ming, Chen, and Sri find themselves at a moral crossroads while dissecting a cadaver. Throughout the book, readers are treated to the physicians' internal thoughts and the mental drama involved with treating patients, including Fitz's struggle with self-doubt in "Code Clock" and Chen's boredom and exhaustion in "Before Light." From delivering babies to evacuating patients and dealing with deadly viruses, the four primary characters in Bloodletting & Miraculous Cures are made thoroughly human by Lam's insightful detail, realistic dialogue, and expert storytelling. The medical world is naturally filled with drama, but it's the author's ability to give equal weight to the smaller moments that really brings this book to life"---, any image directly beside this listing is the actual book and not a generic photo
149542


Price: 33.18 CDN
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The Headmaster's Wager -by Vincent Lam ---a Signed Copy, Lam, Vincent (signed)
142 Lam, Vincent (signed)

The Headmaster's Wager -by Vincent Lam ---a Signed Copy

New York, NY: N.Y. / New York: Hogarth / Crown Publishing, 2012, 1st Edition, First Printing
2012 0307986462 / 9780307986467
First Edition
Hard Cover
Near Fine (see description)

Near Fine (see description) Christopher Brand cover Design
Signed
-----------hardcover, a Near Fine copy in a Near Fine dustjacket, signed without inscription by LAM, any image directly beside this listing is the actual book and not a generic photo
154540


Price: 13.23 CDN
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The Headmaster's Wager -by Vincent Lam ---a Signed Copy, Lam, Vincent (signed)
143 Lam, Vincent (signed)

The Headmaster's Wager -by Vincent Lam ---a Signed Copy

Toronto, Ontario: Toronto, ON.: Doubleday Canada, 2012, 1st Edition, First Printing
2012 0385661452 / 9780385661454
First Edition
Hard Cover
Near Fine (see description)

Near Fine (see description) Photo Cover
Signed
-----------hardcover, a Near Fine copy in a Near Fine dustjacket, dated (2012) and signed without inscription by LAM, any image directly beside this listing is the actual book and not a generic photo
156121


Price: 26.53 CDN
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The Stone Angel ---by Margaret Laurence, Laurence, Margaret
144 Laurence, Margaret

The Stone Angel ---by Margaret Laurence

Toronto, Ontario: Toronto, ON: McClelland & Stewart / M&S, 1998, 1st New Edition, First Printing
1998 077104707X / 9780771047077
First Edition
Hard Cover
Near Fine (see description)

Near Fine (see description) Photo Cover
Not Signed
-----------hardcover, Near Fine in a Near Fine dustjacket, a tight square copy of this Canadian classic, ribbon marker bound in as called for, a nice edition of this classic novel, any image directly beside this listing is the actual book and not a generic photo
155604


Price: 13.23 CDN
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145 Laurence, Margaret ( Janice L Gorn related)

A Tree for Poverty: Somali Poetry and Prose, Collected By Margaret Laurence

Nairobi: Kampala / Dar Es Salaam / Nairobi: Published for the Somaliland Protectorate by the Eagle Press, 1954, 1st Edition, First Printing
1954 
First Edition
Hard Cover
Good (see description)

No Jacket as issued No Cover Art or Design
Not Signed
-----------hardcover, blue cloth binding, gift inscription and name stamp ( author, Janice L Gorn ) on blank endpaper, 8,63 on same page written in ink, internally a Very Good copy, light wear and soiling to blue cloth boards, this was issued in softcover and has been bound into boards, bound without the original covers, 146 pages, rare, any image directly beside this listing is the actual book and not a generic photo
151129


Price: 66.43 CDN
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A Jest of God ---by Margaret Laurence ---a Signed Copy (includes a ML Canadian Postage Stamp Laid-in )( AKA:  Rachel, Rachel ), Laurence, Margaret (signed)
146 Laurence, Margaret (signed)

A Jest of God ---by Margaret Laurence ---a Signed Copy (includes a ML Canadian Postage Stamp Laid-in )( AKA: Rachel, Rachel )

Toronto, Ontario: Toronto, ON: McClelland & Stewart ( M&S ), 1972, 1st paperback Edition, Reprint
1972 0771047010 / 9780771047015
Later printing(s)
Soft Cover
Good (see description)

Text Cover
Signed
-------------trade paperback, a Good copy only with overall wear, signed on the title page without inscription by Laurence, Laurence was extremely shy and reluctantly made public appearances, signed copies of her books are few and far between, A Jest of God was later filmed as Rachel, Rachel starring Joanne Woodward, ---laid into this copy is a Canadian postage stamp with a passage from The Stone Angel superimposed over her face, any image directly beside this listing is the actual book and not a generic photo
154325


Price: 199.43 CDN
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Heart of a Stranger -by Margaret Laurence -a signed Copy ) a ML Canadian Postage Stamp laid-in), Laurence, Margaret (signed)
147 Laurence, Margaret (signed)

Heart of a Stranger -by Margaret Laurence -a signed Copy ) a ML Canadian Postage Stamp laid-in)

Toronto, Ontario: Toronto, ON: McClelland & Stewart ( M&S ), 1976, 1st Edition, First Printing
1976 077104710X / 9780771047107
First Edition
Hard Cover
Near Fine (see description)

Very Good+ (see description) Bob Young Cover Design
Signed
-----------hard cover, a Near Fine copy, in a lightly rubbed Very Good+ dust jacket, signed and inscribed "For _______, with best wishes Margaret Laurence", ---laid into this copy is a Canadian postage stamp with a passage from The Stone Angel superimposed over Laurence's portrait, contents include: A Place to Stand; Sayonara Agamemnon; the Very Best Intentions; the Poem and the Spear; the Epic Love of Elmii Bonderii; Good morning to the Grandson of Ramesses the Second; Captain Pilot Shawkat and Kipling's Ghost; the Wild Blue Yonder; Put Out One or Two More Flags; road from the Isles; Down East; Inside the Idiot Box; I am a Taxi; Living Dangerously ---by Mail; the Shack; Upon a Midnight Clear; Open letter to the Mother of Joe Bass; Man of Our People; Where the World Begins, any image directly beside this listing is the actual book and not a generic photo
154345


Price: 166.18 CDN
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Crow Lake -by Mary Lawson --a signed Copy, Lawson, Mary (signed)
148 Lawson, Mary (signed)

Crow Lake -by Mary Lawson --a signed Copy

Toronto, Ontario: Toronto, ON: Knopf Canada, 2002, 1st edition, Later Printing
2002 0676974791 / 9780676974799
Later printing(s)
Hard Cover
Near Fine (see description)

Near Fine (see description) Photo Cover
Signed
-----------hardcover, Near Fine in a Near Fine dustjacket, white/light sections of dustjacket are bright and clean, short crease on front flap, signed without inscription on the title page by Lawson, a wonderful tale of families, love, secrets and dreams, any image directly beside this listing is the actual book and not a generic photo.
145531


Price: 11.90 CDN
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Irving Layton / Carlo Mattioli: Tredici poesie e sette disegni -Signed By Irving Layton ( Poems / Poetry in Italian and English ), Layton, Irving (signed) Illustrated By Carlo Mattioli, Translated By Francesca Valente
149 Layton, Irving (signed) Illustrated By Carlo Mattioli, Translated By Francesca Valente

Irving Layton / Carlo Mattioli: Tredici poesie e sette disegni -Signed By Irving Layton ( Poems / Poetry in Italian and English )

Milan, Italy: Milano, Italy ( Milan ): Edizione 32, 1978, 1st Edition, First Printing
1978 
First Edition
Soft Cover
Good (see description)

Carlo Mattioli
Signed
----------softcover, about 5.5 x 8.25 inches, brown wraps, a solid Good copy, brown covers are sunned and dulled, faint stain on rear panel, interior is very clean and tidy, signed by IRVING LAYTON, poetry in English and Italian (side-by-side translations), # 278 of 560 copies, any image directly beside this listing is the actual book and not a generic photo
158134


Price: 19.88 CDN
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Sunshine Sketches of a Little Town ---by Stephen Leacock , Illustrated by SETH, Leacock, Stephen, Illustrated By SETH ( Gregory Gallant )
150 Leacock, Stephen, Illustrated By SETH ( Gregory Gallant )

Sunshine Sketches of a Little Town ---by Stephen Leacock , Illustrated by SETH

Toronto, Ontario: Toronto, ON: McClelland & Stewart ( M&S ), 2013, 1st Edition Thus, First Printing
2013 0771046677 / 9780771046674
First Edition
Hard Cover
Near Fine (see description)

Near Fine (see description) Seth ( Gregory Gallant ) Cover Art
Not Signed
-----------hardcover, a Near Fine copy in a Near Fine dustjaclet, just a wee bit of very light rubbing to the lower edges of the boards and the dustjacket, looks new, a very nice production, super illustrations by SETH including a charming 3 page spread of the characters in the towm, ---"In this lavishly illustrated gift edition, Stephen Leacock's beloved comic classic gets a fresh new look from renowned cartoonist Seth. For long-time fans of Stephen Leacock and Seth, collectors of Canadiana, as well as readers of Lemony Snicket and Chester Brown's Louis Riel. As funny, relevant, and insightful today as when it was first published, Sunshine Sketches of a Little Town presents a vibrant and unforgettable portrait of the delightful citizens of the fictional small town of Mariposa, Ontario. Now in this sumptuously designed gift edition, internationally acclaimed cartoonist Seth brings his unique vision and artistry to bear on the inhabitants of this little town to spectacular effect. With more than 40 full and double-page colour illustrations throughout, this special edition is an extraordinarily beautiful and loving tribute to Mariposa and its residents, one that is sure to enchant long-time fans of Leacock's book as well as captivate a new generation of readers."---, any image directly beside this listing is the actual book and not a generic photo
156163


Price: 33.18 CDN
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Sunshine Sketches of a Little Town ---by Stephen Leacock / Penguin Classics Series  (includes Leacock's 1912 introduction, as well as an intro By Will Ferguson ), Leacock, Stephen, Introduction By Will Ferguson / Penguin Classics Series
151 Leacock, Stephen, Introduction By Will Ferguson / Penguin Classics Series

Sunshine Sketches of a Little Town ---by Stephen Leacock / Penguin Classics Series (includes Leacock's 1912 introduction, as well as an intro By Will Ferguson )

Toronto, Ontario: Toronto, ON: Penguin Group, 2006, 1st Edition Thus, First Printing
2006 0670065080 / 9780670065080
First Edition
Hard Cover
Near Fine (see description)

Near Fine (see description) Brian Cronin Cover Art
Not Signed
-----------hardcover, a Near Fine copy in a Near Fine dustjaclet, just a wee bit of very light rubbing to the lower edges of the boards and the dustjacket, looks new, ---"Stephen Leacock was one of the bestselling English-language humorists in the world. Referred to as The Canadian Mark Twain, his most famous book was Sunshine Sketches of a Little Town, published in 1912. Sunshine Sketches of a Little Town, which first appeared as a newspaper serial, chronicles life in the fictional community of Mariposa, modelled on Orillia, Ontario, where Leacock spent many summers. It’s a brilliant satire about small towns, small-town people, and small-town occurrences. Life in Mariposa is never dull or ordinary. It’s a town full of eccentrics, where boats sent to rescue passengers from a sinking steamer have to be rescued themselves, where the leading citizen is a 280-pound illiterate saloonkeeper, and where a barber who stumbles into a fortune is heralded as a financial wizard"---, any image directly beside this listing is the actual book and not a generic photo
159116


Price: 19.88 CDN
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152 Leckie, Keith Ross (signed)

Coppermine: A Novel -by Keith Ross Leckie -a Signed Copy

Toronto, Ontario: Toronto, ON: Viking Canada / Penguin Group, 2010, 1st Edition, First Printing
2010 0670064637 / 9780670064632
First Edition
Hard Cover
Near Fine (see description)

Near Fine (see description) Photo Cover
Signed by Author
-----------hardcover, a Near Fine copy in a Near Fine dustjacket, signed and inscribed "To ____ - Thanks for your kind words. It is a great story. Cheers Keith Ross Leckie", 443 plus one page, ---"Part epic adventure, part romance and part true-crime thriller, Coppermine is a dramatic, compelling, character-driven story set in 1917 in the extremes of Canada's far north and the boom town of Edmonton. --The story begins when two Catholic priests disappear in the remote Arctic region known as the Coppermine. North-West Mounted Police officer Jack Creed and Angituk McAndrew, a young Copper Inuit interpreter, are sent on a year-long odyssey to investigate the fate of the lost missionaries. On the banks of the Coppermine River, a few miles from the Arctic Ocean, they discover their mutilated remains. Two Inuit hunters are tracked and apprehended, and the four begin the arduous journey to Edmonton for the trial. The crowded, energetic city is a strange new world for the Inuit, and through their impressions as told to the press they become celebrities, while inside the courtroom the bizarre story of the killing of the priests unfolds."---, any image directly beside this listing is the actual book and not a generic photo
152181


Price: 13.23 CDN
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153 Lee, Dennis (signed), Illustrated by Alan Daniel

The Difficulty of Living on Other Planets -by Dennis Lee ---a Signed Copy

Toronto, Ontario: Toronto, ON: MacMillan, 1987, 1st Edition, First Printing
1987 077159898X / 9780771598982
First Edition
Hard Cover
Near Fine (see description)

Near Fine (see description) Alan Daniel
Signed
-----------hardcover, a Near Fine in a Near Fine dustjacket, signed without inscription on the title page by Lee, any image directly beside this listing is the actual book and not a generic photo
151136


Price: 17.22 CDN
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Canadian Railroad Trilogy:  Gordon Lightfoot, Illustrated By Ian Wallace ( Includes Music and Lyrics ), Lightfoot, Gordon; Illustrated By Ian Wallace
154 Lightfoot, Gordon; Illustrated By Ian Wallace

Canadian Railroad Trilogy: Gordon Lightfoot, Illustrated By Ian Wallace ( Includes Music and Lyrics )

Toronto, Ontario: Toronto, ON: Groundwood Books, 2010, 1st Edition, First Printing
2010 0888999534 / 9780888999535
First Edition
Hard Cover
Near Fine (see description)

Near Fine (see description) Ian Wallace
Not Signed
-----------hardcover, about 9.5 x 12.5 inches, a near Fine copy in a Near Fine dustjacket, looks new, ink gift inscription on front blank endpaper, ---"This lavishly illustrated book brings Gordon Lightfoot’s heart-stirring song to readers young and old. Commissioned by the CBC in 1967 to mark Canada’s centennial year it eloquently describes the construction of the transcontinental railway - an iron road runnin’ from the sea to the sea - a great feat of nation building that changed Canada forever. Award-winning illustrator Ian Wallace brings the song to visual life with his sweeping landscapes and evocative portrayals of the people who lived the building of the railroad. The book includes Gordon Lightfoot’s music and lyrics, a brief history of the railroad and notes on the illustrations"---, any image directly beside this listing is the actual book and not a generic photo
157096


Price: 25.20 CDN
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Cease to Blush -by Billie Livingston -a Signed Copy, Livingston, Billie (signed)
155 Livingston, Billie (signed)

Cease to Blush -by Billie Livingston -a Signed Copy

Toronto, Ontario: Toronto, ON: Random House Canada, 2006, 1st Edition, First Printing
2006 0679313222 / 9780679313229
First Edition
Hard Cover
Near Fine (see description)

Near Fine (see description) Photo Cover
Signed
-----------hardcover, a Near Fine copy in a lightly rubbed Near Fine dustjacket, signed by Livingston without inscription, ---"Billie Livingston’s fine second novel leads us to consider the nature of our hidden lives and desires - and to question whether the sky would really fall if we admitted our true needs and ceased to blush. ---As Cease to Blush opens, Vivian is late to her own mother’s funeral. Wearing a tight red suit, Vivian stands out like a pornographer’s dream amongst the West Coast intellectuals mourning the death of prominent feminist Josie Callwood. But for all of her bravado, Vivian finds herself emotionally numb and spiraling downward. Vivian and her mother were in constant conflict, with Josie disapproving of her daughter’s lifestyle; her inclination to use her body instead of her brain, and her so-called acting career, which has amounted to little more than playing prostitutes and the odd dead body. For her part Vivian has been invested in antagonizing her mother’s feminist ideology. As the story opens Vivian’s career, as well as her relationship with boyfriend Frank, is taking an unsavoury turn as she wades into the quick cash scheme of Internet porn with herself cast in the lead. ---But Josie has left a big surprise for her troubled daughter: a trunk full of mementoes from her own past, all of which point to a secret life more exotic than anything Vivian has been able to pull off. Puzzling together bits and pieces, Vivian learns that her mother was at one time a burlesque performer named Celia Dare who rubbed shoulders with the flashiest celebrities of the sixties. Vivian becomes determined to uncover the true story of her mother’s life. ---Chasing rumours, Vivian sets off down the Pacific coast and soon finds out that truth is a slippery snake. With only a few of her mother’s letters, some guarded anecdotes from Josie’s former confidant and a slew of books about the sixties, Vivian begins to re-create her mother’s life, placing her at the heart of some of the biggest events and scenes of the era. From the protests and beat coffeehouses of Haight-Ashbury to the frenzied nightlife of Rat Pack Vegas, from the political soirées of New York to mob meetings in glitzy Miami hotels, Celia Dare saw and did it all. Yet the glamour hid an ugly underbelly, and as Vivian peels away the layers of the past she begins to uncover her own emotional truths as well. ---Cease to Blush drives the bumpy road from the burlesque stages of Rat Pack Vegas to the bedroom Internet porn business, exploring just how far women have really come. In Vivian, Livingston has created the perfect character through which to explore what it means to be an independent woman today; with Celia/Josie, it’s clear that things weren’t so cut and dry in her day either. Though Celia’s story is told vividly here, its accuracy is impossible to gauge and the ghosts are not talking. But maybe this is Celia’s gift to Vivian: the ability of the past not only to illuminate the future, but to re-imagine it."---, any image directly beside this listing is the actual book and not a generic photo
150273


Price: 13.23 CDN
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Rink Rat -a Signed Copy (set During the Memorial Cup Junior Hockey Championship ), MacMillan, Don (signed)
156 MacMillan, Don (signed)

Rink Rat -a Signed Copy (set During the Memorial Cup Junior Hockey Championship )

Toronto, Ontario: Toronto, ON: J M Dent, 1949, 1st Edition, First Printing
1949 
First Edition
Hard Cover
Very Good (see description)

Fair (see description) Uncredited Cover Art
Signed
-----------hardcover, a solid Very Good copy, light wear, a bit of age toning to paper, Christmas sticker on front blank endpaper, signed and inscribed by MacMillan in 1950, bookseller's label on verso of front cover ( J H RAHAM of St Catharines Ontario), in a chipped and torn dustjacket, sticker pull on front panel of jacket, jacket is now in a hi-quality mylar protector, not often found signed, looks quite nice overall, not written as a kids sports story this is an adult novel that was later issued as a Harlequin paperback, any image directly beside this listing is the actual book and not a generic photo
143610


Price: 23.87 CDN
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157 Maharaj, Rabindranath (signed)

A Perfect Pledge -by Rabindranath Maharaj -a Signed Copy

Toronto, Ontario: Toronto, ON: Knopf Canada, 2005, 1st edition, First Printing
2005 0676976476 / 9780676976472
First Edition
Hard Cover
Near Fine (see description)

Near Fine (see description) Photo Cover
Signed
-----------hardcover, a Near Fine copy in a Near Fine dustjacket, signed and dated by Maharaj, ---"A Perfect Pledge is at once a beautifully detailed novel about family life, a lively and abundant portrait of Trinidadian society and an ambitious, universal story of striving and strife. Following four decades of tumult - both national and domestic - this third novel by acclaimed author Rabindranath Maharaj is both deeply perceptive and strikingly unsentimental; it is full of singular characters and memorable, often hilarious dialogue. A Perfect Pledge is a major addition both to Canadian literature and to the literature of the Caribbean. ---The novel begins with the birth of a child to Narpat and Dulari in the village of Lengua in the late 1950s. Geevan, known universally as Jeeves, is the son that Narpat, an irascible cane farmer, has long wished for to add to his three daughters. But, growing up in his father’s shadow, Jeeves develops into a scrawny, quiet, somewhat sickly boy–not helped by Narpat’s unusual dietary pronouncements, including his insistence that Jeeves eat properly purgative foods. ---On one level, A Perfect Pledge is a compelling story of the intricacies of family life - of the complex relationships between husband and wife, parents and children - set in a lopsided hut with, when the book begins, no electricity or indoor plumbing. Narpat, the patriarch, is an engrossing character, a self-proclaimed -futurist- with no patience for religious-simi-dimi.- His ideas to improve his family and his village’s lot are sometimes inspired, but sometimes seem crazy; occasionally they fall somewhere in between. ---The novel follows the family’s progress, from the purchase of a cow named Gangadaye, through the children’s schooling, to Narpat’s almost solitary efforts to build a factory on his land, interspersed with accidents, weddings, conflict and much more besides. Through these events A Perfect Pledge becomes a subtle portrait not only of Narpat but of the forbearance and irritation of his wife Dulari and their daughters’ clashing personalities, often seen through the observant, hungry eyes of the young Jeeves. ---But A Perfect Pledge takes up other subjects too. As well as the story of a family’s struggles, it is a vivid portrayal of Trinidad over the last four decades – a deprived and sometimes mad place lurching into modernization. Rural life on the island is particularly hard in the 1960s; the infrastructure is ramshackle and always on the cusp of being taken back by nature. But the village of Lengua is a cauldron boiling with village politics, Hollywood movies, neighbourly rivalries, ayurvedic healing and much else. And while it is both panoramic and empathic, A Perfect Pledge is also a deeply pleasurable read: its elegant narrative tone is enriched by the astonishing improvisations of a Trinidadian English infused with Indian, British, American and other influences. Not a page passes without some jaw-dropping turn of phrase, from icy hots to scrapegoats, dreamsanhope to couteyahs.---A Perfect Pledge follows its characters through years of growth, challenges, and in Narpat’s case, eventual decline. As he gets older, Narpat stiffens into himself, his plans becoming ever more Quixotic and even dangerous. Jeeves, meanwhile, is trying to step clear of his bad beginnings and become an independent, self-sufficient man, while honouring his family ties (something his sisters conspicuously fail to do). A Perfect Pledge is a funny and moving book that portrays the struggles of an entire society; but the difficult relationship between father and son is ultimately at its heart"---, any image directly beside this listing is the actual book and not a generic photo
149761


Price: 11.90 CDN
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Ann and Seamus By Kevin Major / Art ( Illustrations / Illustrated ) By David Blackwood  ( Isle Aux Morts, Newfoundland / Shipwreck of the Despatch ), Major, Kevin; Illustrations / Illustrated By David Blackwood
158 Major, Kevin; Illustrations / Illustrated By David Blackwood

Ann and Seamus By Kevin Major / Art ( Illustrations / Illustrated ) By David Blackwood ( Isle Aux Morts, Newfoundland / Shipwreck of the Despatch )

Toronto, Ontario: Toronto, ON: Douglas and McIntyre, 2003, 1st Edition, First Printing
2003 088899561X / 9780888995612
First Edition
Hard Cover
Near Fine (see desciption)

Near Fine (see description) David Blackwood
Not Signed
------------hardcover, a Near Fine copy in a Near Fine dustjacket, a poetic telling of the wreck of the DESPATCH off Isle aux Morts, Newfoundland in 1828, b&w illustrations by David Blackwood, , any image directly beside this listing is the actual book and not a generic photo
161563


Price: 10.57 CDN
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ONEIRIC ---by Nyla Matuk / Frog Hollow Press ( # 27 of 30 Copies / Poetry / Poems ), Matuk, Nyla / Frog Hollow Press
159 Matuk, Nyla / Frog Hollow Press

ONEIRIC ---by Nyla Matuk / Frog Hollow Press ( # 27 of 30 Copies / Poetry / Poems )

Victoria, British Columbia: Victoria, BC: Frog Hollow Press, 2009, 1st Edition, First Printing
2009 098103540X / 9780981035406
First Edition
Hard Cover
Fine (see description)

No Jacket as issued George Raab
Not Signed
------------hardcover, about 6 x 9 inches, a Fine copy, # 27 of a limited edition of 30 copies, covers are Japanese 'silk' bookcloth and St-Armand mould-made 'grey cotton' paper, endpapers and flyleafs are starch-coated cotton paper made of castoffs from the Indian garment industry, , any image directly beside this listing is the actual book and not a generic photo
155593


Price: 66.43 CDN
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160 McClung, Nellie L.

Purple Springs -by Nellie McClung

Toronto, Ontario: Toronto, ON: Ryerson Press, 1929, 1st Edition, Later Printing
1929 
Later Printing of the first Edition
Hard Cover
Very Good (see description)

No Jacket No Dustjacket
Not Signed
-----------hardcover, a solid Very Good copy, no dustjacket, a bit of light wear, ink name and 1935 date on verso of front cover, any image directly beside this listing is the actual book and not a generic photo
149014


Price: 9.98 CDN
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