The Friends of Meager Fortune

Added on June 14, 2010

The Friends of Meager Fortune David Adams Richards Doubleday, Canada, 2006 David Adams Richards is a well known Canadian literary figure. He has won many awards, and in 2009 was made a Member of the Order of Canada,¬†”for his contributions to the Canadian literary scene as an essayist, screenwriter and writer of fiction and non-fiction”. [...]

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Fall On Your Knees

Added on June 12, 2010

Fall On Your Knees Anne-Marie MacDonald Alfred A. Knopf, Canada, 1996 Anne-Marie MacDonald won the Commonwealth Prize for this wonderful Canadian novel. It also became an Oprah’s Pick in 2002. Also a playwright, journalist and actor, MacDonald is a well-known and multi-faceted artist here in Canada. She won three major prizes for her play Good [...]

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Added on May 24, 2010

Theft Peter Carey Alfred A. Knopf, U.S.A. 2006 Theft, another excellent novel by Australian Peter Carey, was nominated for most of the international literary prizes. It won two prestigious awards in Australia, and it received a coveted starred review from Publishers Weekly. This first U.S. edition is in fine/fine condition. It is signed, placed in [...]

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Anthills of the Savannah

Added on May 23, 2010

Anthills of the Savannah Chinua Achebe William Heinemann Limited, U.K. 1987 Nigerian writer Chinua Achebe is best known for his 1958 debut novel Things Fall Apart, which according to Wikipedia, ‘is the most widely read book in modern African literature’. Anthills of the Savannah, Achebe’s fifth novel, was shortlisted for the 1987 Booker prize. The [...]

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Brokeback Mountain – Movie Tie-In Edition

Added on May 22, 2010

Brokeback Mountain РMovie Tie-In Edition Annie Proulx Scribner, U.S.A. 2005 This first movie tie-in edition, with the number 1 in the number line, features Jake Gyllenhaal and Heath Ledger on the cover. Although it immediately went into multiple print runs, you can still find these first printings on-line for under twenty-five dollars in fine condition. [...]

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The Diviners

Added on April 21, 2010

The Diviners Margaret Laurence McClelland and Stewart, Canada, 1974 This last novel by Margaret Laurence won the 1974 Canadian Governor General’s Award for fiction. It is a true Canadian classic. I just picked it up at my local library books-for-sale cart for fifty cents, in the hope that it would turn out to be much [...]

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