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A book in which some of our best writers address their own losses — and help us endure our own… A heartbreaking, comforting and beautiful collection of true stories about grief and mourning from some of Canada’s best known writers. When Jean…

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George Bowering and Greg Curnoe became friends in London, Ontario, in 1966. Bowering was a 30-year-old poet and university student and Curnoe was a 29-year-old painter who had dropped out of art school in Toronto to return to his place of birth. Their art was in…

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George Bowering was born in Penticton, where his great-grandfather Willis Brinson lived, and Bowering has never been all that far from the Okanagan Valley in his heart and imagination. Early in the twenty-first century, he was made a permanent citizen of Oliver.…

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Canada's former poet laureate looks back at a life lived in literature and hockey fandom Hockey forms the backdrop of our lives. For many Canadians, the big moments - births, deaths, marriages, moves - are all mixed up with the wins and losses of our teams. The…

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by George Bowering

|April 1, 2013

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Caprice is the second of three historical novels by George Bowering set in British Columbia, and recently re–issued by New Star Books. Burning Water was reissued in 2007, and Shoot&#33 in 2008 . An officer of the Order of Canada and the Order of British…

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Having written books in practically every genre, George Bowering is often introduced as someone who adores baseball, yet ironically he did not begin this book about the game until he was appointed Canada's first Poet Laureate for 2002?04. This picaresque memoir…

Burning Water

by George Bowering

|November 20, 2007

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First published in 1980 to high acclaim, Burning Water won a Governor General's Award for fiction that year. A rollicking chronicle of Captain Vancouver's search for the Northwest Passage, the book has over its career been mentioned in recommended lists of…

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George Bowering has always maintained many of his poems are germinated in secret ways-secrets he has, until now, assiduously kept to himself. In suddenly giving most of those secrets away, Vermeer's Light , much of it written while Bowering was "in office" as…

Swamp Angel

by Ethel Wilson

|June 25, 2010

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Walking out on a demoralizing second marriage, Maggie Lloyd leaves Vancouver to work at a fishing lodge in the interior of British Columbia. But the serenity of Maggie’s new surroundings is soon disturbed by the irrational jealousy of the lodge-keeper’s wife.…

Caprice

by George Bowering

|January 8, 2014

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It's the mid 1890s in Kamloops, British Columbia. Two men argue over a bottle of whisky and in the struggle Frank Spencer, an American outlaw-turned-farmhand, kills Pete Foster, a French-Canadian and fellow farmhand. Enter Caprice: a vision and a brain. Almost…

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Here are twenty-one user-friendly tales, set in the Okanagan Valley, Austria, Washington, Nanaimo, the Yukon, Iceland, Germany, the future - and Daphne's Lunch Diner. The Rain Barrel is George Bowering's first collection of short stories since 1983. Ten years…

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Reissued as part of Anvil Press's Lost BC Literature series &nbsp Set in Vancouver in the mid-1960s, Mirror on the Floor focuses on one summer in the life of UBC grad student Bob Small and his roommate, George Delsing. &nbsp They spend their time carousing the…