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The Black Notes

Edited by Althea Prince
This collection contains stories and poems written by twelve Black women; it is serendipitous that their voices blend seamlessly, and beautifully, even though the writers are intergenerational.


Short fiction/Poetry  ·  Canada $19.95  ·  US $19.95  ·  Trade paperback  ·  ISBN 978-1-55483-175-3  ·  

224 pages  ·  5" x 8" 

Blind Items

Dina Del Bucchia

Dina Del Bucchia takes celebrities very personally — maybe too personally.  What would you do if you met Lindsay Lohan in a Walmart parking lot? James Franco in a thrift shop? The Olsen twins behind a dumpster? 


Poetry  ·  Canada $16.95  ·  US $16.95  ·  Trade paperback  ·  ISBN 978-1-55483-128-9  ·  88 pages  ·  5" x 8" 

The Broad Side

Eve Zaremba
In her long life, Eve Zaremba has picked tomatoes, driven a Bookmobile, researched Canadians’ junk food preferences, and written lesbian-feminist detective novels. She reflects on those experiences, and the personalities and politics involved, in her memoir, The Broad Side.


Autobiography · Canada $19.95  ·  US $19.95 · Trade paperback  · ISBN 978-1-55483-157-9· 248 pages · 5" x 8"

Cosmic Fishing

Jaymz Bee
Cosmic Fishing is Jaymz Bee’s debut poetry collection. His lyrical, narrative style is captivating and engrossing, and the poems are, by turns funny, sensuous, and thoughtful. He is an astute observer of human nature and brings this sense to all of his writing.


Poetry  ·  Canada $19.95  ·  US $19.95  ·  Trade paperback  ·  ISBN 978-1-55483-196-8  ·  144 pages  ·  5" x 8"

Dog the Moon

Stan Rogal

Mike Hanson is surprised to inherit his aunt’s farmhouse in rural Abbey, Saskatchewan. Even more surprising are the terms of the will: To keep the house, Mike must live there for three years, pursuing his long-abandoned dream of becoming an artist. If he fails, various local charities will benefit.


Fiction/Novel  ·  Canada $19.95  ·  US $19.95  ·  Trade paperback  ·  ISBN 978-1-55483-167-8·  318 pages  ·  

5" x 8" 

Femme Confidential

Nairne Holtz

Femme Confidential is a wry look at sexual freedom and finding yourself, your queer tribe, and the not-so-perfect girlfriend. Beautiful and charismatic Veronika, whose primary dating criteria is hotness, embraces the role of mean girl. Liberty is quick to judge but discovers some butches make it hard for a femme to do the right thing. Dana, a trans woman, struggles to find her place in the lesbian community.
Fiction  ·  Canada $19.95  ·  US $19.95  ·  Trade paperback  ·  ISBN 978-1-55483-193-7  ·  290 pages  ·  5" x 8"

From Mindless to Mindful 

Draj Fozard & Jesse Otta
Organizations are discovering that great customer service is no longer enough — it takes more. From Mindless to Mindful will sharpen your focus on what really matters to the people who grow your business. 


Business  ·  Canada $19.95  ·  US $19.95  ·  Trade paperback  ·  ISBN 978-1-55483-139-5  ·  200 pages  ·  

5" x 8"  

Girth

Tara McGowan-Ross

Disordered eating. Tear gas. Coked-out sex. This is life during a student strike. Girth is an uncomfortably honest poetic account of a woman's body, suspended between reflection, action, and self-destruction.


Poetry  ·  Canada $19.95  ·  US $19.95  ·  Trade paperback  ·  ISBN 978-1-55483-176-0  ·  112 pages  ·  5" x 8" 

Hypocritic Days 

David Fiore

David Fiore’s first novel, Hypocritic Days, is an illuminating journey through time and space, splicing the conventions of the classic pulp novel with the awareness of the most acute critical theory. 


Fiction  ·  Canada $19.95  ·  US $19.95  ·  Trade paperback  ·  ISBN 978-1-55483-138-8  ·  344 pages  ·  5" x 8" 

Leap-Second

Paul Zits
Winner of the 2016 Robert Kroetsch Award for Innovative Poetry

A shocking, unnerving narrative, at its heart a love story, Leap-seconds is built of recombinant fragments from a profusion of sources. But also at its core is the question “How does one represent violence in language?” If violence does not derive from a place of soundness, then its product should be utterly confusing, ultimately paralyzing.


Poetry  ·  Canada $19.95  ·  US $19.95  ·  Trade paperback  ·  ISBN 978-1-55483-187-6  ·  150 pages  ·  5" x 8” 

Makarska

Jim Bartley

Through the eyes of three generations, Jim Bartley's much anticipated second novel tells a tale at once sweeping and intimate, an unflinching story of war, escape, heartrending loss, budding love, and the hard-won understanding that true escape is an elusive and lifelong project. 


Fiction  ·  Canada $19.95  ·  US $19.95  ·  Trade paperback  ·  ISBN 978-1-55483-149-4  ·  328 pages  ·  5" x 8”

normalwhats’normal?

Stan Rogal
normalwhats’normal is a collection of stories which explores the notion of normalcy, both in content and form, when it comes to certain human relationships and behaviours in our culture. The stories are of mixed genre (even genre-bending: realism, magic realism, fairytale, dream...) and mixed discourse (from the erudite to the profane). 


Fiction  ·  Canada $19.95  ·  US $19.95  ·  Trade paperback  ·  ISBN 978-1-55483-194-4  ·  248 pages  ·  5" x 8"

The Professional Financial Advisor IV

This fourth edition is updated to keep you on top of recent changes in the industry and is written in an accessible manner. Whether you work in the financial services industry or are currently an investor, it should be required reading.


Personal Finance  ·  Canada $19.95  ·  US $19.95  ·  Trade paperback  ·  ISBN 978-1-55483-173-9  ·  238 pages  ·  

5" x 8" 

Queer Returns

Rinaldo Walcott
Queer Returns returns us to the scene of multiculturalism, diaspora, and queer through the lens of Black expression, identity, and the political. The essays question what it means to live in a multicultural society, how diaspora impacts identity and culture, and how the categories of queer and Black and Black queer complicate the political claims of multiculturalism, diaspora, and queer politics.


African-Canadian Studies/Queer Studies  ·  Canada $19.95  ·  US $19.95  ·  Trade paperback  ·  ISBN 978-1-55483-174-6  ·  242 pages  ·  5" x 8"

The Shakespeare Folio

Chris Eyles

Dangerous characters, razor-sharp humour, machine-gun dialogue, and suspense rolled into a dark little package, a 400 year old package — this is The Shakespeare Folio.


Fiction  ·  Canada $19.95  ·  US $19.95  ·  Trade paperback  ·  ISBN 978-1-55483-189-0  ·  228 pages  ·  5" x 8" 

Single by choice or chance

Jill O’Donnell & Jackie Porter
If you are over 45, single by choice or chance, living in Canada today and are examining the options for your future, this book is for you. 


Personal Finance·  Canada $19.95  ·  US $19.95  ·  Trade paperback  ·  ISBN 978-1-55483-170-8 ·  144 pages  ·  

5" x 8" 

Something You Were, Might Have Been, or Have Come to Represent 

Jay Winston Ritchie

With dry humour and twists of plot, Jay Winston Ritchie crafts a world replete with lasting images that resonate as both troubling and real. Each story poses an inquiry into how we shape our identity — which parts of ourselves we cull and which remain outside our locus of control. 


Fiction  ·  Canada $19.95  ·  US $19.95  ·  Trade paperback  ·  ISBN 978-1-55483-123-4  ·  132 pages  ·  5" x 8"

Squarehead

Brian Davis
Squarehead is a fast-paced, funny, and insightful examination of the notion of "two solitudes," of Anglos lost in the hazy dream of Franco-Canada. Brian Davis' debut novel takes the reader into the quiet corners of Montreal, infusing the story with characters that can only be found in a city like no other. 


Fiction  ·  Canada $19.95  ·  US $19.95  ·  Trade paperback  ·  ISBN 978-1-55483-150-0  ·  294 pages  ·  5" x 8"

Strategies for Retiring Right!

Rick Atkinson

Whether you are considering retirement planning or are already retired, Strategies for Retiring Right! will help you build a personal retirement plan to enhance your life after work. With its profound insights, lessons from true stories, and self-reflective exercises, it provides a pathway for you to make a successful transition from work to retirement.


Personal Finance·  Canada $19.95  ·  US $19.95  ·  Trade paperback  ·  ISBN 978-1-55483-171-5 ·  322 pages  ·  

5" x 8" 

Talking Music 2

Holger Petersen
Talking Music 2 is the second collection of Holger Petersen’s in-depth radio interviews with artists—the pioneering men and women who created the blues and roots sounds that have influenced the course of popular culture and music worldwide.


Music  ·  Canada $19.95  ·  US $19.95  ·  Trade paperback  ·  ISBN 978-1-55483-172-2  ·  426 pages  ·  5" x 8" 

There is No Escape Out of Time

Jacqueline Valencia

Memory is an unreliable narrator and a time-travelling sieve for emotion. There Is No Escape Out of Time is an ethereal cinema of a mind, jumping through wormholes in a poet’s past, present, and future, and even in space.


Poetry  ·  Canada $16.95  ·  US $16.95  ·  Trade paperback  ·  ISBN 978-1-55483-169-2 ·  100 pages  ·  5" x 8"

Things Are Different Here

Rod Michalko
All of Rod Michalko’s stories take place in blindness, and things are different here. Michalko tells of how blind people move through the world encountering sighted people with tragic, daring, and humorous consequences.


Short fiction  ·  Canada $19.95  ·  US $19.95  ·  Trade paperback  ·  ISBN 978-1-55483-188-3  ·  224 pages  ·  

5" x 8" 

Turn Right, Turn Left, Repeat 

Gern f. Vlchek

Based on his years of traveling with the indie band, United Steel Workers of Montreal, Gern f. Vlchek has written a comprehensive guide to successful touring for any independent Canadian band. 


Travel / Music  ·  Canada $19.95  ·  US $19.95  ·  Trade paperback  ·  ISBN 978-1-55483-125-8  ·  436 pages  ·  

5" x 8"

Van Full of Girls

Michael Murray

A Van Full of Girls is a collection of short, dizzy, funny things. It’s zippy and unpredictable, like a mongoose, but it’s dead sexy.


Fiction / Short Stories  ·  Canada $19.95  ·  US $19.95  ·  Trade paperback  ·  ISBN 978-1-55483-168-5 ·  164 pages  ·  5" x 8" 

Winnie's Tongue

Nic Labriola
On the day her dad is buried, the woman who calls herself Winnie celebrates by setting out on the strangest road trip of her life. Her travelling companion is an enormous man-child whom she calls Tongue. Their vehicle: the beat-up limousine left to her by a dying man seeking forgiveness. Too little, too late. 


Fiction  ·  Canada $19.95  ·  US $19.95  ·  Trade paperback  ·  ISBN 978-1-55483-148-7  ·  240 pages  ·  5" x 8”

The Women of Skawa Island 

Anthony Bidulka

Emerging from the wreckage of his career and personal life, Adam Saint is forced to lead a mission to find the women of Skawa Island. With the resources of his former employer, no longer available to him, Saint must forge unlikely alliances. Supported by his kick-ass sister Alexandra and misfit computer genius nephew Anatole, Saint battles to win back his life, his family, and uncover a truth so horrible it might never have been meant to escape Skawa Island. 


Mystery  ·  Canada $19.95  ·  US $19.95  ·  Trade paperback  ·  ISBN 978-1-55483-124-1  ·  408 pages  ·  5" x 8"