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Do Not Say We Have Nothing

By Thien, Madeleine

Toronto: Alfred A. Knopf Canada, 2016. The true first edition/first printing of Thien's award-winning novel. In addition to claiming the 2016 Giller Prize, the 2016 Governor General's Award and the 2017 Edward Stanford Travel Writing / Writing With a Sense of Place Award, this one was also shortlisted for the 2016 Man Booker Prize, a 2016 Andrew Carnegie Medal for Excellence in Fiction, the 2017 Bailey's Women's Prize for Fiction, and the 2017 Rathbones Folio Prize. Red cloth w/gilt spine decoration/lettering, 474 pages (including acknowledgements). A nice, unread copy. . First Edition, 1st printing. Hard Cover. As New/As New. Octavo -- from 7.75" to 9.75" Tall.

$60.00

The Back of the Turtle
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The Back of the Turtle

By King, Thomas

Toronto: HarperCollinsPublishers / Harper Collins, 2013. A brilliant First Nations scientist partially responsible for an environmental disaster that has destroyed the reserve where his mother grew up returns to it in order to see for himself the damage caused, and to commit suicide by drowning himself in the sea. But even as he is committing the act he sees a young girl also drowning, and after saving her, discovers that there are others who need saving. 518 pages. Internally tight and clean, with only light general wear.. Uncorrected Proof. Stiff Card Wraps. Near Fine. Octavo -- from 7.75" to 9.75" Tall.

$35.00

A Measure of Light (signed)
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A Measure of Light (signed)

By Powning, Beth

Toronto: Penguin / Random House / Knopf Canada, 2015. A "seventeenth-century Puritan who flees persecution in England" discovers the colony of Massachusetts Bay is as restrictive as the country she fled, and after becoming one of America's first Quakers, realizes that "she must follow her convictions in order to bring an end to the brutal repression of the Quakers in Massachusetts, for whom death by hanging is the ultimate punishment." Brown boards w/gilt spine lettering, 324 pages. An unread copy.. Signed by Powning, on title page. First Edition. Hard Cover. As New/As New. Octavo -- from 7.75" to 9.75" Tall.

$50.00

The Divine Ryans (variant printing)
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The Divine Ryans (variant printing)

By Johnston, Wayne

Toronto: McClelland & Stewart / M&S, 1990. Set in St. John's, Newfoundland, in 1967, this is the story of a nine-year-old boy "with a myth-making imagination," and his eccentric family. There seem to be three versions of this title: one with the major typographical error, one correcting that error (which was caught early in the game, making the corrected version by far the most common), and one missing an entire leaf. This is the first of those, containing the major error that was subsequently corrected.. Pink cloth w/yellow spine lettering, 233 pages, dust jacket illustration by Marion Stuck. A hint of wear to corners/spine ends, previous owner's stamp to top right corner of front end paper, in dust jacket w/light edgewear, a hint of sunning to spine, mild rubbing/thin impressions, price neatly cut from front flap.. First Edition. Hard Cover. Very Good/Very Good. Octavo -- from 7.75" to 9.75" Tall.

$25.00

The Divine Ryans (variant printing)
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The Divine Ryans (variant printing)

By Johnston, Wayne

Toronto: McClelland & Stewart / M&S, 1990. Set in St. John's, Newfoundland, in 1967, this is the story of a nine-year-old boy "with a myth-making imagination," and his eccentric family. There seem to be three versions of this title: the one with the major typographical error, the one correcting that error (which was caught early in the game, making the corrected version by far the most common), and the one missing an entire leaf. This is the latter, missing pages 213/4, and seems even scarcer than the variant with the error. Pink cloth w/yellow spine lettering, 233 pages, dust jacket illustration by Marion Stuck. Moderate wear to corners/spine ends, a couple of impressions to front cover, light foxing to top edge, in moderately edgeworn dust jacket w/short edge tears to spine ends, 1" tear to top edge of front panel, moderately sunned spine (a common flaw with this title), sunning to rear panel, some rubbing, thin scratches.. First Edition. Hard Cover. Very Good/Good to Very Good. Octavo -- from 7.75" to 9.75" Tall.

$25.00

The Divine Ryans (variant printing)
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The Divine Ryans (variant printing)

By Johnston, Wayne

Toronto: McClelland & Stewart / M&S, 1990. Set in St. John's, Newfoundland, in 1967, this is the story of a nine-year-old boy "with a myth-making imagination," and his eccentric family. There seem to be three versions of this title: one with the major typographical error, one correcting that error (which was caught early in the game, making the corrected version by far the most common), and one missing an entire leaf. This is the first of those, containing the major error that was subsequently corrected.. Pink cloth w/yellow spine lettering, 233 pages, dust jacket illustration by Marion Stuck. Tanned edges w/a small soil spot to bottom edge, faint soil mark to bottom edge of back cover, price impressions/smudging to top right corner of front end paper, light wear to corners/spine ends, in rubbed dust jacket w/impressions/scratches, faint sunning to spine (common with this title), small nick to top of front fold, light general wear.. First Edition. Hard Cover. Very Good/Good to Very Good. Octavo -- from 7.75" to 9.75" Tall.

$25.00

The Divine Ryans (variant printing)
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The Divine Ryans (variant printing)

By Johnston, Wayne

Toronto: McClelland & Stewart / M&S, 1990. Set in St. John's, Newfoundland, in 1967, this is the story of a nine-year-old boy "with a myth-making imagination," and his eccentric family. There seem to be three versions of this title: one with the major typographical error, one correcting that error (which was caught early in the game, making the corrected version by far the most common), and one missing an entire leaf. This is the first of those, containing the major error that was subsequently corrected.. Pink cloth w/yellow spine lettering, 233 pages, dust jacket illustration by Marion Stuck. Spotting to covers, light wear to corners/spine ends, thin wrinkle across top spine, dust/lightly soiled edges, small soil mark to right edge of front end paper, in dust jacket w/light wear to corners/spine ends, moderately sunned spine (common to this title), a little rubbing, a few impressions/thin scratches.. First Edition. Hard Cover. Good to Very Good/Good to Very Good. Octavo -- from 7.75" to 9.75" Tall.

$25.00

Summer of My Amazing Luck (signed)
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Summer of My Amazing Luck (signed)

By Toews, Mariam

Winnipeg: Turnstone Press, 1997. Two single mothers load their "clothes and toys and food and kids" into "a van held together with coat hangers and electrical tape" and head off to Colorado to find the fire-eating busker who is the father of the twins of one of them. 192 pages, cover illustration by Rick Sealock. Moderate corner wear, moderate general wear.. Signed by Toews, on title page. 4th printing. Stiff Card Wraps. Very Good. Octavo -- from 7.75" to 9.75" Tall.

$45.00

THIS WILL BE DIFFICULT TO EXPLAIN and other stories (signed)
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THIS WILL BE DIFFICULT TO EXPLAIN and other stories (signed)

By Skibsrud, Johanna

Toronto: Hamish Hamilton Canada, 2011. A collection of nine stories, following a pair of poetry titles and the Giller Prize-winning 'The Sentimentalists.' White cloth w/black spine lettering, 170 pages (including acknowledgments). An unread copy.. Signed by Skibsrud, on title page. First Edition, 1st printing. Hard Cover. New/New. Octavo -- from 7.75" to 9.75" Tall.

$15.00

Beggar's Feast
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Beggar's Feast

By Boyagoda, Randy

Toronto: Viking Canada, 2011. Boyagoda's second novel, following 'Governor of the Northern Province,' which was longlisted for the 2006 Giller Prize. A child born in 1899 to low prospects in a Ceylon village and abandoned by his parents when they become "convinced by his horoscope that he'd be a blight upon the family," escapes his birthworld and eventually becomes a financial success, returning after almost a century "to the village he once called home," where "he tries to win recognition for his success in the world -- at any cost." Orange boards w/black spine lettering, 311 pages + 1 page of acknowledgements. Gently bumped spine ends, tiny/faint soil to fore-edge, in dust jacket w/light wear to spine ends.. First Edition, 1st printing. Hard Cover. Near Fine/Near Fine. Octavo -- from 7.75" to 9.75" Tall.

$45.00

DeNiro's Game (signed)
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DeNiro's Game (signed)

By Hage, Rawi

Toronto: Anansi, 2009. Hage's first novel, winner of four major awards and a finalist for four more. 277 pages (including glossary of Arabic terms) + brief author biography. Light general wear. Internally tight and clean. Uncommon signed.. Signed by Hage, on title page. 4th paperback printing. Stiff Card Wraps. Near Fine. Duodecimo -- from 6.75" to 7.75" tall.

$40.00

Incidents in the Life of Markus Paul (signed)
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Incidents in the Life of Markus Paul (signed)

By Richards, David Adams

Toronto: Doubleday Canada, 2011. Award-winning author Richards presents "a complex tale about crime and punishment, truth and lies, power and justice," that begins with the death of a seventeen-year-old Micmac boy who is killed during his first day on a new job. Brown boards w/illustration in blind to top of front cover, caramel cloth backstrip w/black spine lettering, 291 pages. An unread copy.. Signed by Richards, on title page. First Edition. Hard Cover. As New/As New. Octavo -- from 7.75" to 9.75" Tall.

$65.00

Seven (7) Mondays, Volume Three (3)
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Seven (7) Mondays, Volume Three (3)

By Douma, Laurel, Anna Greenwood, Shiralee Hudson, Mark Purdon (editors)

Jolicure: the Anchorage Press, 1997. A collection of poetry, photographs and short stories by 32 university students. Unpaginated. Crease to bottom right corner of front cover, light scuffing, several pinholes to front cover and extending through first third of the book. Internally tight.. Limited edition of 500 copies. Stiff Card Wraps. Good. Octavo -- from 7.75" to 9.75" Tall.

$15.00

The Withdrawal Method (signed)
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The Withdrawal Method (signed)

By Malla, Pasha

Toronto: Anansi, 2008. Malla's first book, being a collection of thirteen stories that won the Trillium Book and Danuta Gleed Literary awards. Additionally, it was shortlisted for the Commonwealth Prize and longlisted for the Scotiabank Giller Prize. White boards w/blue spine lettering, 322 pages (including acknowledgements and brief author biography). An unread copy in a lightly scuffed dust jacket w/a hint of edgewear.. Signed by Malla, on title page. First Edition. Hard Cover. As New/Near Fine. Octavo -- from 7.75" to 9.75" Tall.

$195.00

The Landing
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The Landing

By Ibbitson, John

Toronto: KCP / Kids Can Press, 2008. Stiff card wraps edition issued simultaneously with the hardcover. Winner of the 2008 Governor General's Award for Children (text). 160 pages (including historical note and author's note). A hint of edgewear, impression to bottom left corner of front cover, moderate surface wear. Internally tight and clean.. First Edition. Stiff Card Wraps. Near Fine. Small Octavo -- from 7.75" to 9.75" Tall.

$25.00

The Famished Lover (signed)
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The Famished Lover (signed)

By Cumyn, Alan

Fredericton: Goose Lane Editions, 2006. Black boards w/silver spine lettering, 306 pages + two-page author's note. Scuffed cloth, bumped spine ends, bump to bottom edge of front cover, faint soil to page edges, in dust jacket w/a hint of edgewear, rubbing, a few minor impressions.. Signed by Cumyn, on title page. First Edition. Hard Cover. Very Good/Near Fine. Octavo -- from 7.75" to 9.75" Tall.

$20.00

The Death of Donna Whalen (signed)
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The Death of Donna Whalen (signed)

By Winter, Michael

Toronto: Hamish Hamilton Canada, 2010. In St. John's, Newfoundland, a woman is stabbed thirty-one times, with friends and family of the opinion that the murder was committed by her abusive boyfriend. From the back cover: "In this mesmerizing work of documentary fiction, Michael Winter pieces together the transcripts and court testimonies" of the boyfriend's trial, preserving "the nuanced voice of each witness." 232 pages, plus acknowledgments. A bit of slant, rubbing, impressions/scratches, light edgewear, crease to bottom right corner of front cover, a few pages slightly wavy (probably from moisture).. Signed by Winter, on title page. Uncorrected Proof. Stiff Card Wraps. Good to Very Good. Octavo -- from 7.75" to 9.75" Tall.

$20.00

Cockroach
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Cockroach

By Hage, Rawi

Toronto: Anansi, 2008. First printing w/complete number sequence. Award-winner Hage's second book, this one telling the story of an immigrant to Canada, a thief who attempts suicide but is rescued against his will "and obliged to attend sessions with a well-intentioned by naive therapist," soon "leading us back into the narrator's childhood in a war-torn country, forward into his current life in the smoky emigre cafes where everyone has a tale to tell, and out into the frozen streets of the city after dark where the thief survives on the edge." Blue cloth w/silver spine lettering, 305 pages. Light rubbing and a hint of edgewear to dust jacket.. First Edition. Hard Cover. Near Fine/Fine. Octavo -- from 7.75" to 9.75" Tall.

$20.00

Raymond and Hannah (signed)
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Raymond and Hannah (signed)

By Marche, Stephen

Toronto: Doubleday Canada, 2005. Marche's first novel. 207 pages. Bumped spine ends, small bumps to bottom edges of back cover, in dust jacket w/bumped spine ends, scuffing, light general wear.. Signed by Marche. First Edition. Hard Cover. Very Good to Fine/Very Good to Fine. Octavo -- from 7.75" to 9.75" Tall.

$35.00

Blackouts
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Blackouts

By Boyko, Craig

Toronto: McClelland & Stewart / M&S, 2008. First printing w/complete number sequence. Boyko's well-received first book, being a collection of eleven stories. Black cloth w/red foil spine lettering, 323 pages. Light surface wear to dust jacket. An unread copy.. First Edition. Hard Cover. Fine/Near Fine. Octavo -- from 7.75" to 9.75" Tall.

$10.00

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