Category Archives: Canadian Literature

Download E-books Clara Callan: A Novel PDF

In a small city in Canada, Clara Callan reluctantly takes go away of her sister, Nora, who's certain for brand new York. it is a time while the starting to be risk of fascism in Europe is a continuing fear, and folks get away from fact via radio and the films. in the meantime, the 2 sisters -- significantly diversified in character, but inextricably associated via a shared previous -- attempt to locate their areas in the complicated net of social expectancies for younger ladies within the 1930s.

While Nora embarks on a glamorous profession as a radio-soap opera superstar, Clara, a robust and independent-minded lady, struggles to watch the normal barriers of a small and tight-knit neighborhood with out relinquishing her desires of affection, freedom, and experience. despite the fact that, issues are usually not so simple as they seem -- Nora's letters ultimately demonstrate lifestyles within the great urban is much less unique than it kind of feels, and the tranquil solitude of Clara's existence is shattered by means of a chain of unforeseeable occasions. those twists of destiny require all of Clara's braveness and power, and eventually positioned the likely unbreakable bond among the sisters to the test.

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Download E-books The Black Joke PDF

By Farley Mowat

The Black Joke is a rousing sea tale within the culture of the good vintage pirate stories. The time is the Nineteen Thirties. The loot is bootleg liquor, now not pirate gold. And the send is the “Black Joke,” the speediest, nimblest craft at the Newfoundland coast – Jonathon Spence, proprietor and grasp. An unwelcome passenger enmeshes the boat and her staff (young Peter and Kye) at risk and close to destruction…until the fiercely self reliant humans of the island of Miquelon are stuck up within the destiny of the “Black funny story” and the shipment aboard her.

From the e-book edition.

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Download E-books Le Grand Roman de Flemmar PDF

By Fabien Ménar

Un professeur de littérature au niveau collégial voit sa vie chambardée lorsqu'il attrape au vol une tasse de café provenant d'une scène de ménage du voisinage. Il se sentira alors investi d'une undertaking : écrire un grand roman qui lui assurera gloire et postérité. Mais ne s'improvise pas écrivain qui veut et les chemins de los angeles création seront parsemés d'embûches pour le moins surprenantes.

Premier roman de Fabien Ménar, Le Grand Roman de Flemmar se démarque par sa fraîcheur, son humour et sa fantaisie. Son variety n'est pas sans rappeler Emmanuel Carrère, Jean-Paul Dubois ou Daniel Pennac.

Flemmar Lheureux, professeur médiocre et mari lamentable, est aux prises avec un problème majeur : il se consacre depuis un an à l’écriture d’un roman dont il n’a pas réussi à pondre une seule ligne! L'obsession de l'écriture est telle chez lui qu'aucune stratégie n’est négligée pour l'aider à réaliser son projet : lecture des grands écrivains, rituel préparatoire, visites chez l'oncle alcoolique et philosophe. Rien n'y fait. Quand ce n'est pas l'inspiration qui fait défaut, ce sont les éléments extérieurs qui finissent par disparaître mystérieusement, perturbant ses efforts. Même un collègue professeur lui dame le pion et publie un ouvrage encensé par l. a. critique. Flemmar se serait-il trompé de destin?

Voici une écriture qui se moque allègrement d'une certaine tradition littéraire et de son utilization. Pourquoi tant lire si los angeles vie n'en est pas changée?

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Download E-books Waiting for Joe PDF

By Sandra Birdsell

After you've misplaced all of it — task, condominium, mark downs, destiny —what have you ever received left? A piercing new novel of our occasions through considered one of Canada's most interesting fiction writers.

On a cold early morning in overdue spring, Joe Beaudry and his spouse, Laurie, get up in conditions that might problem saints: they're at the lam in a stolen motorhome at the fringe of a Walmart car parking zone in Regina, Saskatchewan. They've long gone bust, spectacularly: misplaced the home that used to be Joe's present from his dad, misplaced the enterprise Joe all started whilst he obtained married, and glued his historical father in a nursing domestic in Winnipeg so that they may perhaps flee their collectors. Joe understands the truth of the location, and is making an attempt to elevate adequate money to get them either to fortress McMurray the place he hopes he can locate paintings. yet Laurie, even if she watched Joe trash their high-end home equipment with a sledgehammer while the backyard sale didn't convey sufficient funds, someway thinks it's in basic terms transitority, and maxes out their final bank card on cloth wardrobe and hair dye and desires and desires. For Joe, it's the final straw in a wedding that after appeared star-crossed and now turns out easily unworkable.

Pushed to determine what to do subsequent, Joe easily takes to the air hitchhiking, leaving Laurie looking forward to Joe, and Joe pondering how he'll ever locate which means in a global that has dissatisfied his each expectation. the line for either one of them presents mind-blowing answers...

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Download E-books The Stone Carvers PDF

By Jane Urquhart

In 1867 a good-natured Bavarian priest, is distributed through God and mad King Ludwig to the wilds of North the United States. quickly the backwoods are reworked right into a parish and the settlers right into a congregation, and Joseph Becker, a woodcarver, meets his destiny spouse. a number of a long time later, Joseph Becker teaches his excellent carving abilities to his grandchildren. one among them, Klara, exhibits unparalleled expertise and has a surfeit of what the neighborhood nuns name "a fondness for men's work." Untamed, she falls in love with an Irish boy, Eamon O'Sullivan, in basic terms to have him go away to struggle within the nice warfare . . .

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Download E-books The Romantic: A Novel PDF

By Barbara Gowdy

From the writer of The White Bone, a piercing novel of passionate attachment and of the terror and freedom of letting go

Louise Kirk learns approximately love and loss at an early age. whilst she is 9 years outdated, her former good looks queen mom disappears, leaving a observe that reads only—and incorrectly—“Louise is aware find out how to paintings the bathing machine.” quickly after, the Richters and their followed son, Abel, stream in around the highway. Louise’s fast devotion to the unique, motherly Mrs. Richter is instantly transferred to her nature-loving, precociously clever son.

From this youth friendship evolves a love that may bind Louise and Abel perpetually. notwithstanding Abel strikes away, Louise’s attachment turns into ever extra mounted as she grows up. Separations are via reunions, yet with each flip in their fractured dating, Louise discovers that Abel can't love her as fiercely and solely as she loves him. purely while she faces one other nice loss is Louise eventually compelled to confront the prices of forsaking herself to another.

Skillfully interweaving the tales of Louise and Abel at diverse a while, Barbara Gowdy produces a strong exploration of love’s many incarnations: a motherless daughter who yearns to be followed, a husband endlessly associated with a spouse who has left him, a lady bewitched by means of the boy round the corner, a lady who refuses to enable pass of a magnetic, elusive guy. Haunting and profound, The Romantic is a narrative approximately love in all its beautiful variations.

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Download E-books Ten Good Seconds of Silence: A novel PDF

By Elizabeth Ruth

Short-listed for the 2001 Rogers Writers' belief of Canada Fiction Prize and the Amazon.com/Books in Canada First Novel Prize

Lilith Boot's lifestyles adjustments perpetually the evening she drowns the plants in her mom and dad' backyard. fearful by means of their daughter's abnormal behaviour, and her fresh pronouncements of psychic visions, the Boots ship Lilith to a Vancouver psychological medical institution. it really is there that she turns into pregnant, giving beginning after her discharge.

Years later, Lilith makes use of her visions to aid Toronto police locate lacking young ones. while, her personal daughter, Lemon, struggles to differentiate herself from her quirky mom. trying to find her id, she units off around the kingdom looking for the daddy she hasn't ever met. within the method, either Lilith and Lemon observe that they could by no means get away from the earlier - or one another.

This debut novel introduces an marvelous new voice to the Canadian literary scene. With clean, inspiring language, and characters who thieve your center, Elizabeth Ruth weaves jointly an unforgettable tale of loss and panorama of memory.

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Download E-books The Custodian of Paradise: A Novel PDF

By Wayne Johnston

A Book-of-the-Month membership "Best Novel of 2007."

within the waning days of worldwide battle II, Sheilagh Fielding makes her approach to a abandoned island off the coast of Newfoundland. yet she quickly involves suspect one other presence: that of a guy identified in basic terms as her supplier, who has shadowed her for twenty years.Against the backdrop of Newfoundland's heritage and panorama, Fielding is a compelling determine. Taller than such a lot males and extraordinary regardless of her crippled leg, she is either eloquent and subversively humorous. Her newspaper columns exposing the foibles and hypocrisies of her local urban, St. John's, have made many robust enemies for her, leader between them the fellow who fathered her children―twins―when she used to be fourteen. basically her supplier, even though, is familiar with all of Fielding's secrets and techniques. analyzing crew consultant incorporated.

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