- Genres: Fiction
CA$16.95In the strict confines of a small Old Colony Mennonite community in rural Saskatchewan, the precociously observant Jakob Schellenberg, middle son of a God-fearing farming family, grows increasingly aware of the outside world from the pictures in the Eaton's catalogue, the weekly farm paper and the city folk who occasionally stop by and dazzle him with their shiny new cars, fancy clothes and perfume-scented skin.
Jakob's instinctive, exuberant response to the daily events of prairie life during the Dirty Thirties somehow holds him apart from both family and community, causing him to look further, to yearn for something more. His poignant, often humorous, coming-of-age leads him out of the village, only to discover that the village will be with him wherever he goes.
CA$14.95The dramas found in this book come from the common, everyday interactions between parents and teenagers, teachers and students, Christians and nonbelievers and those who act as a Christian witness both in the workplace and as they meet people in their daily lives.
These dramas are simple to prepare and perform, with few or no props needed. Their goal is to enhance your worship experience and bring both performers and audience closer to our Lord and Saviour, Jesus Christ.
CA$14.95Imagine yourself seated near a flickering bonfire on an African night, listening to stories told by the elders of the tribe; folklore that passes on tradition, culture, history and manners. Or simply entertains.
The stories in this collection transcend four tribal groupings: Bemba, Nsenga, Chewa and Lozi, and provide a snapshot of the depth and breadth of the richness of Zambian culture and heritage.
CA$19.95Revenge is a kind of wild justice ...
In the rugged landscape of Saskatchewan's untamed north, Constable Al Stava--former Junior Hockey League star and rookie RCMP officer--finds himself in a deadly faceoff against the perpetrators of a series of vengeful acts, embroiled in the game of his life as he struggles to prevent the twisted global politics of an enemy bent on thwarting justice.
Shy 17-year-old Jan Carlson lives in Sierra Vista, California, a conservative farming town. The Vietnam War rages. Friends' brothers get drafted and the daily pledge of alliegiance becomes a test of conscience.
Thirty years later she's living in Canada. Worried sick about her runaway daughter, Jan writes a long letter in a desperate attempt to reach out to her. She describes falling in love with brothers Tim and Rob, a tumultuous time when irrevocable choices are made.
CA$14.95In a blend of adventure, intrigue and emotion, the magical entity Elancera and its sparkling sages (kindred spirits) chaperone dream-journeys into the depths of teenage imagination ...
For popular teenager Willa Bell, the joy of winning a once-in-a-lifetime contest--the chance to meet the most famous heartthrob of her generation--is overshadowed by the dilemma of picking someone to accompany her. Should it be her now awkward lifelong best friend, Greta -- Or Ava, the coolest girl ever?
Willa embarks on the adventure of a lifetime ... and returns to reality forever changed, with proof positive that true friendship is the best prize of all.
CA$22.95In a land laid waste by the First World War, the Bolshevik Revolution, civil war, economic calamity and famine, a young boy tries to cope with a reality of violence and suffering he cannot understand. Together with his friend, he slowly begins to understand the truth of his life in a small, German-speaking village on the Russian steppes. The two share a friendship deepened by the misery endured in an adult world gone mad.
CA$9.95Are there really ghosts in Government House? The lights suddenly go out one night while best friends Sam and J.J. are touring Government House in Regina. What's worse, mysterious footsteps head straight toward them! Is it the legendary ghost, Howie? And is he responsible for all the strange things happening in the historic mansion? The two girls find out more than they'd bargained for when they set out on their ghost-detecting adventures in the former vice-regal residence.
CA$22.95Struggling to find a foothold in Toronto of the early 1950s, Endre, a Hungarian immigrant, finds he cannot simply erase his former life and its ethnic and cultural values from memory--but neither can he deny his desire to create a new life and, perhaps, even fall in love.
CA$19.95Frustrated and disenchanted with farm life and marriage, Cherry Markowsky grabs her dog and heads toward a new beginning in the city of Saskatoon. Yet between dealing with a new career, a potential suitor, a drifting son, and newly-discovered quirk of her brother's, Cherry discovers this is only the first of the hurdles she must jump.
CA$14.95If you were swept away in the rushing waters of a raging river, what would you do?
Barry is doing his best to overcome his reputation as a bit of a scaredycat when he volunteers to lend a hand filling sandbags to help prevent flooding in his home town of Valley View. But things don't go as planned, and he finds himself in a dangerous situation, having to cope with the raging river, a couple of criminals, and some grown-up responsibilities in the adventure of his life!
CA$19.95As everyone knows, creative people really are different! Eleven years ago, a group of creative people bought the abandoned scholasticate on Mission Lake in the lovely Qu'Appelle Valley as a retirement home, craving the independence and respect they had known as productive, working members of society. Throughout retirement, they've maintained creative energy, willpower, humour--”and even a measure of foolhardiness! But now, in their golden years, they are beginning to experience the problems of aging. Is it enough to put an end to their collective dream of self-determination? Not if Allie Dutton can help it!
OUR CLIENTS SAY...
Marion Mutala, author of the award-winning Baba’s Babushka series
Eileen Munro, author of ABC’s Down on the Farm
Ghosts of Government House
The Canadian Shield Alphabet
I Like You, I Like Me, Too!
Ileen Sheehan Boechler, author of I Know My Onions: Homesteading North of the 53rd
Forgotten Gardens, Abandoned Landscapes & Remarkable Restorations
Boris Kishchuk, author of Long-Term Care in Saskatchewan and Crown Corporations of Saskatchewan
You're Going Where?!
Dr. Felix Veloso, author of Stroke Prevention Naturally: Proven Non-Pharmaceutical Stroke Avoidance Strategies and Dementia Prevention Naturally: Evidence-Based Strategies To Enrich Cognition
Treena Wynes, author of Am I the Only One? Struggling Being a Teen
Val Lawton, professional artist
Where Does Your Dog Sleep?
Joyce Olesen, author of 113 Boathouse Hill
Wes Funk, award-winning novelist, author of Cherry Blossoms, Dead Rock Stars and Wes Side Story: A Memoir
Jakob, Out of the Village
He Who Flies By Night: The Story of Grey Owl
Bev Lundahl, author of Entangled Roots: The Mystery of Peterborough’s Headless Corpse