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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…

10 Women

by George Bowering

|September 15, 2015

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Ten Women is George Bowering's brand new collection of short fiction. Each of these stories offers us a portrait of a woman with whom he may or may not have had either an intimate and/or a meaningful relationship. You can't really tell for sure. Depending on…

Pinboy

by George Bowering

|August 1, 2014

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Finalist for the 2013 BC Book Prizes Hubert Evans Non-Fiction Prize. Shortlisted for the 2013 BC National Award for Canadian Non-Fiction. As a teenager, legendary Canadian author George Bowering lived the life of an ordinary boy. He loved baseball, read Westerns,…

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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Charles Demers is a thirtysomething comedian, writer, and author of three books; George Bowering is eighty, Canada's first poet laureate, and the author of more than eighty books. Charlie and George are also the best of friends. And the fathers of daughters. 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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The World, I Guess is a substantial book, six sections that demonstrate a command of a broad poetic range, a catholic range of interests, and echoes of a lifetime of reading and learning from Pound, Williams, Stanley, and others. The centrepiece is "The Flood," a…

Shoot!

by George Bowering

|September 20, 2008

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With an Introduction by Sherrill Grace Cowboys and Indians, sometimes one and the same, occupy the rugged landscape of the late nineteenth-century British Columbia interior in George Bowering's Shoot&#33 Meet the McLean Gang -- brothers Allan, Charlie, and…

Cars

by George Bowering

|October 16, 2002

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It's not where you're going but how you get there ... Everyone's got a good story to tell about cars: a funny fender-bender, a bad cab ride, awkward amorous acrobatics. But the stories we tell about cars tell even more about ourselves. You'll see what we mean…

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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’ Light , much of it written while Bowering was…

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How I Wrote Certain of My Books takes its name from a volume of the same title by French Surrealist Raymond Roussel. George Bowering borrows Roussel's conceit and expands it into a non-chronological memoirÑa colourful, illuminating, occasionally scandalous…