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Vermeer's Light: Poems 1996-2006
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|April 1, 2007

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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…
Baseball Love
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|April 1, 2006

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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…
Shoot!
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|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! Meet the McLean Gang -- brothers Allan, Charlie, and Archie…
The Rain Barrel
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|January 1, 1994

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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…
No One
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|This title releases May 22, 2018

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A risqué autobiographical novel that fictionalizes the sexual adventures of the author's younger days In 2012, acclaimed writer George Bowering published Pinboy , a fictional memoir of his teenage sexual awakening. With No One , Bowering returns to play with…
Writing The Okanagan
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|September 21, 2015

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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.…
The Heart Does Break: Canadian Writers On Grief And Mourning
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|January 4, 2011

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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…
My Darling Nellie Grey
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|April 15, 2010

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In December 2005, stalled on a novel he was writing, George Bowering thought he needed a challenge. By the end of the year he had made a New Year's resolution: write a poem a day for the 365 days of 2006. While working on Crows in the Wind , in January, he…
Baseball: A Poem in the Magic Number 9

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From its remarkable design to its effervescent language, George Bowering's ode to the beautiful game is as original as it is funny, as bittersweet as it is playful. A long-out-of-print Coach House classic, originally published in 1967, Baseball weaves together…
Cars
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|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…
A Short Sad Book
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|March 23, 2017

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With an Introduction by Erín Moure and an Afterword by George Bowering These days, Canada is a heavyweight of world fiction, boasting some of the gaudiest names in the literary firmament, its schools graduating great writers by the frontlist. It's easy to…
Burning Water
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|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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