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  • Baba's Babushka: Magical...

    CA$39.95
    Magical adventures in Ukraine! When the wind brings Natalia babushkas just like the ones her baba once wore, she is taken on a series of magical journeys to a time long ago and discovers the traditions of her Ukrainian heritage—the greatest of which is the love of family.
  • I Am Free

    CA$24.95
    A daily existence without passion or purpose, devoid of connection or adventure, is flipped upside down by a peaceful wanderer who challenges the core values of a comfortable life. Book contains music album of 10 songs: BY MYSELF (3:00 / page 7); LAVENDER GIRL (2:29 / page 15); NEW CONTEST (2:52 / page 29); THIS LOVE IS FREE (3:41 / page 51); LAST CALL (4:35 / page 57); HOLY BRIDGES (3:27 / page 67); LORELEI (4:36 / page 75); I AM FREE (6:46 / page 81); DARLING OF THE DESERT (4:12 / page 87); SUNDAZE (3:44 / page 97).
  • Time to Fly!

    CA$24.95
    It is time to soar, my child. It is time to fly! It’s time for you to take yourself off into the sky.... Listen to the whisper in the changing wind that’s blowing, that’s the world that’s calling you to lead you where you’re going …

    A journey to explore who we are, who we can become, and how we fit into the world around us.
  • Anton: A Young Boy, His...

    CA$22.95
    In 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.
  • Tomorrow It Will Be Fine

    CA$22.95
    Struggling 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.
  • The Musician's Compass: A...

    CA$19.95
    For a guy who loves to travel around playing music, Devon seems to have it made: he’s the bass player for the surging folk-punk band “North By Choice.” After years of grinding away, they’re finally starting to get their due, playing to bigger audiences in new places. When the band hits the big city lights of Berlin after their craziest gig yet, Devon knows he’s living the dream. That is, until things collapse into the agonizing morning after, when Devon begins to question everything. Will he survive the ride?
  • I Tumble Through the...

    CA$19.95
    WITHIN THESE PAGES lie twenty-one poems…and twenty-one worlds: worlds in the farthest reaches of space, worlds steeped in myth and legend, worlds that never were, and worlds that yet could be. Written by award-winning science fiction and fantasy author Edward Willett, and beautifully illustrated by Alberta artist Wendi Nordell, each poem was inspired by—and contains—two lines of published poetry from Saskatchewan poets, sent out every weekday by former Saskatchewan Poet Laureate Gerald Hill as a Poetry Month challenge to members of the Saskatchewan Writers Guild in April 2016. Every poem tells a story. Some are frightening. Some are funny. Some are poignant, some surreal. Enter a realm of unfettered imagination…and embrace the fantastical.
  • Cherry Blossoms

    CA$19.95
    Frustrated 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.
  • Along Comes a Wolfe

    CA$19.95
    Shepherd & Wolfe. They’re not the Hardy Boys.

    High school student Sheri Beckman has disappeared. When a massive search turns up nothing, her boyfriend, Tony Shepherd, joins forces with a wise-ass troublemaker named Charlie Wolfe to find out what happened.

    But Charlie’s investigations aren’t always legal, so when another missing girl is found dead, Tony must decide whether doing right might sometimes mean doing wrong.

    Together, Shepherd and Wolfe must find a ruthless killer and stop him before someone else dies.
  • Dead Rock Stars...

    CA$19.95
    Quirky record store owner Jackson Hill doesn't know it, but his routine life in Saskatoon is about to take a bumpy ride. When his father dies unexpectedly, Jackson heads down the highway to his hometown in southern Saskatchewan. He knows the funeral will be rough, but he doesn't expect to meet a handsome stranger along the way or to face-off with his brother about dark issues of the past. A humorous tale of one man's fascination with rock 'n' roll, Dead Rock Stars is a stirring account of sibling rivalry, acts of forgiveness, and growing up gay on the Canadian Prairies.
  • An Assortment: Darkly...

    CA$19.95
    This inventive collection of literary and visual oddments embodies the creativespirit of Marie Elyse St. George at its wicked, witty, and sometimes wise best. Eight decades have passed since she held up an armful of kittens to the camera, and she continues to entertain with An Assortment of stories, poems, illustrations, and undefinables—meticulously drawn, at times tragic, and often darkly humorous.
  • Shepherd's Watch

    CA$19.95
    The boys are back! Tony Shepherd’s relaxing summer at the lake with his family crashes to a halt when Charlie Wolfe arrives at the cabin after a local man goes missing. Nothing is ever simple when Charlie’s around, and soon the boys are caught in a dark tangle of violence and danger. If they’re not careful, their search could bring harm to more than just themselves… Can Tony protect his family and<\i> Charlie?

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The Canadian Shield Alphabet
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I Like You, I Like Me, Too!
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You're Going Where?!
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Where Does Your Dog Sleep?
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Jakob, Out of the Village
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He Who Flies By Night: The Story of Grey Owl
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