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|August 27, 1993

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With ravishing beauty and unsettling intelligence, Michael Ondaatje's Booker Prize-winning novel traces the intersection of four damaged lives in an Italian villa at the end of World War II. Hana, the exhausted nurse; the maimed thief, Caravaggio; the wary…
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|November 3, 1993

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It is Bombay in 1971, the year India went to war over what was to become Bangladesh. A hard-working bank clerk, Gustad Noble is a devoted family man who gradually sees his modest life unravelling. His young daughter falls ill; his promising son defies his…
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|May 31, 2004

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Sailing toward dawn, and I was perched atop the crow's nest, being the ship's eyes. We were two nights out of Sydney, and there'd been no weather to speak of so far. I was keeping watch on a dark stack of nimbus clouds off to the northwest, but we were leaving…
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|September 1, 1984

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Dennis Lee has created a magical word in verse, recounting the story of Lizzy and the very real and grownup pet Lion she keeps in her bedroom.
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|March 23, 2010

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From two cats waltzing to twenty cats in a conga line, dancing felines take to the streets, the fire escapes, and the rooftops in this charming concept picture book that is part counting and part introduction to music, dance, and rhythm. The short rhyming text…
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|November 1, 1989

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St. Urbain ’ s Horseman is a complex, moving, and wonderfully comic evocation of a generation consumed with guilt – guilt at not joining every battle, at not healing every wound. Thirty-seven-year-old Jake Hersh is a film director of modest success, a…
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|February 1, 1992

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Governor General's Award for Illustration Amelia Frances Howard Gibbon Illustrator's Award It's a rainy day, boring as can be, until Victor and Joey decide to make their own fun. Soon chairs turn into castles, bumblebees turn into tigers, and whales and…
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|February 25, 1995

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“What can that mean, I and my family will have a ‘reserve of one square mile’?” So asks Big Bear of Governor Morris, come to impose a square treaty on the round, buffalo-covered world of the Plains Cree. As the buffalo vanish and the…
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|October 26, 1998

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Stéphane Jorisch n''a pas seulement illustré Charlotte et l''île du Destin. Charlotte, Zig, les Genfous, les grands Loups et la grande Cité, le port, les grands bateaux, les innombrables horloges, il a tout créé, tout inventé. Grand maître de cette histoire,…
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|March 15, 2001

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In 1895, the arctic explorer Captain Ian Ryder has let his house in Blackpool on the Nova Scotia coast to the recently married Clara Weiss, who is about to become the compass of a social circle far too intimate for its own good. Lost in a maze of obsessive…
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|November 3, 1999

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Just Fine traces the mishaps and misadventures of a conflicted agoraphobe: a woman psychologically restricted to a life indoors but spiritually inclined to wander the meadows, roads, and community beyond the house and river of her youth. Her struggle assumes…
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|January 1, 1753

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Author Daniel Sernine was born in Montreal in 1955. He earned a B. A. in history from the University of Montreal. Sernine taught history at the University of Montreal, was a cultural agent to the national library of Quebec, a director of the Lurelu review, and a…