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A landmark novel of the Canadian West from one of Canada’s most accomplished writers, author of The Ghost Brush and Fables of Brunswick Avenue Gateway, Alberta, 1911. The coming of the railroad to the Canadian Rockies has brought a parade of newcomers to…

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"Half for you and half for me / Between us two shall goodwill be." Here is a nursery rhyme book to entertain both adult and child as they read together. The classic rhymes are side by side with annotations about their backstories: Who was Wee Willie…

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A lost voice of old Japan reclaims her rightful place inhistory in this breathtaking work of imagination and scholarship from award-winning and internationally acclaimedauthor Katherine Govier. In the evocative taleof 19th century Tokyo, The…

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Oei is the daughter of the great Japanese printmaker Hokusai. Long consigned to a minor role as gloomy sidekick, she is barely a footnote in the historical record. Here, Oei recounts her life with one of the great eccentrics of the 19th century. Dodging the…

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"Everyone lives on Brunswick Avenue sooner or later." So begins Fables of Brunswick Avenue , Katherine Govier’s first collection of short stories, which found her an audience that has expanded with each subsequent book. The 16 stories in this collection capture…

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Oei is the daughter of the great Japanese printmaker Hokusai. Long consigned to a minor role as gloomy sidekick, she is barely a footnote in the historical record. In The Ghost Brush , Oei recounts her life with one of the great eccentrics of the 19th century.…

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Vera Lowinger Drew is the last of a pearling dynasty. When she is left motherless,her only refuge is in Japan with her grandfather’s young mistress, amongthe legendary ama women divers. With their age-old strength to guide her, Veracomes into her…

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When Jennifer Beecham decides to call it quits with her philandering husband, she heads south to her grandparents' house, to discover her family's past. Through their memories, Jennifer is able to piece together the story of her ancestors. Beginning with a tale…

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Canadian author, Katherine Govier was born on July 4, 1948 in Edmonton, Canada. She attended the University of Alberta and York University where she studied English Literature. She has published several novels and short story collections. She won the City of…

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by Katherine Govier

|June 9, 2003

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In this atmospheric and enthralling novel, Katherine Govier tells the story of the world's greatest living bird artist as he finally understands the paradox embedded in his art: that the act of creation is also an act of destruction. Running two steps ahead of…

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Katherine Govier was immersed in writing a magazine article for Toronto Life about violent girl gangs when she realized she wanted to use the material in a novel. Having two teenaged children at home allowed her to eavesdrop as she researched the characters for…

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When the folk rock group Hearts of Flame broke up Ruby and the other members gravitate from Alberta to Toronto. The booming city at the end of the eighties offers all these outsiders a way to thrive. Then Ruby disappears. The police fail to turn up any leads.…