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By Melodie Campbell. 2013
When jewellery-store owner Gina Gallo and her boyfriend Pete take a week's vacation, she leaves the store in the hands… of her cousin from New York. After all, cousin Carmine is a certified gemologist—but Carmine is also in the Mob. When Gina gets back, she discovers that her cousin has spent his time switching real gems for fakes in the jewellery of some of her best customers. With her reputation on the line, what's a Mob goddaughter to do? Sequel to "The goddaughter". 2013.
By Peter Carver, Teresa Toten. 2001
Dani Webster had played the Game with her sister Kelly for as long as she could remember - they had… been on a quest to vanquish evil. But everything is hazy now as she recovers from substance abuse at a psychiatric hospital for 'teens with problems'. Dani must confront a deeper emotional trauma - one which she can neither explain nor recognize - to face her family's deep dysfunctions and eliminate the Game for her life forever. For senior high students. Some strong language. 2003.
By Marjory Gordon. 2001
Amy goes on an archaeological dig with her adoptive father on the Thelon River in the Northwest Territories. A teenager… of mixed ancestry with a white adoptive father, Amy knows nothing about the customs of her tribe and the skills she needs for survival. With help from her grandmother, she discovers what life would have been like for her among the Dene people who lived there 1600 years ago. Some descriptions of violence. For senior high readers. 2001.
By Michael Ondaatje. 2007
California, 1970s. A man who lost his wife in childbirth is raising his two daughters, Anna and Claire, and tending… his farm with the help of a young man, Coop, who he has more or less adopted. When the older Anna, and Coop fall into a sexual relationship and are discovered, the man becomes violent and Anna and Coop flee forever. The force of this event on how these three individuals lead the rest of their lives is the tripartite tale followed over the course of the next several years. Winner of the 2007 Governor General's Award for Fiction. 2007.
By Roy MacGregor. 2001
By Nancy Lee. 2002
A hand model's strange and troubled bond with her ailing father is revealed though an inventory of her body parts.… A marriage is tested as a mother struggles to cope with the disappearance of her prostitute daughter, while two angry women in a mini-van search for catharsis as they rampage through the night. Linked by the background narrative of a serial killer's arrest in Vancouver, these dark short stories of emotional wagers, discovery and loss reveal the desires and delusions that compel us to do the things we do. Some descriptions of sex and strong language. 2002.
By Louise Penny. 2007
Sadistic socialite CC de Poitiers is fatally electrocuted in the tiny Québécois village of Three Pines. CC had a spiritual… guidance business based on eliminating emotion, but the feelings she inspired in others were anything but serene. Everyone around the victim has a motive, and the crime also links to a vagrant's recent murder as well as to the pasts of several beloved village residents. Some descriptions of sex and violence and some strong language. 2007.
By Grant McCrea. 2009
A murder makes lawyer Rick Redman decide it's time for a career change. A beautiful woman offering a substantial cash… retainer cements the idea, but when Rick loses the cash in a poker game and he ends up in Nevada, he has no choice but to try to recoup the lost money at the World Series of Poker. And when his brother-in-law turns up dead, it becomes clear that the stakes are higher than he expected. Some descriptions of sex, some descriptions of violence, and explicit strong language. c2009.
By Grant McCrea. 2006
When lawyer Rick Redman's boss puts him on the Jules Fitzgibbon case, Rick suspects he's being set up - the… murder victim was found dead after an argument with a young man with an unhealthy fondness for sharp implements. But Jules' father is an important client, so Rick turns to someone he can trust for help - Dorita, a leggy dame with a sharp wit. Meanwhile, with Rick's wife slowly drinking herself to death, Rick escapes to his bar, where he meets Jake, who asks him to join a high-stakes poker game. But like everything else in Rick's complicated life, there's more to Jake than meets the eye. Some descriptions of sex, some violence, strong language. 2006.
By Kelley Armstrong. 2004
Paige, an ordinary twenty-something who runs her own website design company, also happens to a witch. She is the leader… of the American Coven and the guardian of Savannah, the teenage daughter of a black witch. When a telekinetic half-demon shows up to fight for the custody of Savannah, she brings supernatural help that Paige is not ready for. Descriptions of sex and violence. 2004.
By Kate Sterns. 2001
Levon Hawke, paroled from one of Kingston's prisons, has been offered a job at his cousin's bakery on an unnamed… island. On the island, he meets red-haired Obdulia Limb, grieving for her mother ten years dead. Her femme-fatale step-mother, her bullying father, and her unpredictable cousin try to engage Levon in a conspiracy to cure Obdulia of her grief. 2001.
By Richard Wagamese. 2006
In pursuit of a world-champion title, Joe Willie Wolfchild suffers a career-ending accident and is taken to his family's ranch… to recuperate. Meanwhile, urban street-kid Aiden, sick and tired of his mother Claire's long string of abusive boyfriends, plans a robbery only to land in jail. Upon his release, a concerned parole officer finds a place for Aiden and his mom at the Wolfchild ranch. Strong language. 2006.
By Jean Little. 1986
Ben is afraid of animals, thunderstorms, new places and people. When Aunt Rose gives him a big Labrador retriever for… his birthday, Ben does not know how to tell her that the dog terrifies him. Grades 4-7. 1986.
By Stuart McLean. 2005
Hapless Dave is at it again, promising his beloved wife Morley that he will take care of the Christmas turkey… while she takes the kids to work at the food bank. Dave fails to realize quite what's involved, and the result is a Homeresque struggle to beat all the odds and somehow get an unappetizing, frozen, and slightly scarred bird home and roasted in time for Christmas dinner - before Morley cooks Dave's goose. 2005.
By C. C Benison. 1998
When a murder takes place at Windsor Castle Jane Bee, a maid at the castle, is asked by the Queen… to do some investigating. While a Court painter has confessed, Jane and the Queen aren't convinced they have the whole story. 1998.
By Janet McNaughton. 2009
Enslaved since early childhood, Madoca is astonished to be chosen as dragon seer, one who will care for the dragons… of Orkney, Scotland. But people now question the age-old traditions that placed the dragons at the very heart of her society, and one of the older dragon seers has made enemies among the chieftains. When the Vikings arrive with a malevolent seer who has vowed to destroy all dragons, Madoca must harness her formidable powers to save her people and her beloved dragons. Junior and Senior High. 2009.
By Madeleine Thien. 2016
The author takes us inside two talented families of musicians in China and the lives of two entwined generations -… those who weathered Mao's Cultural Revolution in the mid-twentieth century; and their children, who became the 1989 Tiananmen Square protesters during one of the most important political moments of the past century. Bestseller. Winner of the 2016 Scotiabank Giller Prize. Winner of the 2016 Governor General’s Award for Fiction. 2016.
By Michael Slade. 2001
Vancouver's Special X Squad is headed by Chief Superintendent Robert DeClercq and colleague Zinc Chandler. Their adversaries are a motley… crew that includes renegade plastic surgeons Dr. David Denning and Ryland Fletcher, porn king Wolfe Capp, the aptly named Undertaker, and depraved mastermind Mephisto. Potential victims include forensic pathologist Gill Macbeth, whose desire for cosmetic surgery will prove fatal unless Special X wins a desperate race against time. 2001.
By Matthew Hooton. 2010
Vancouver Island, the first Gulf War. A Ukrainian butcher yearns for his wife and small son left behind - and… learns something disturbing; a widowed Korean girl fears for the life of the baby she is carrying; a Native artist worries when his pilot son has crashed in the wilderness. Behind them all is the shadow of Gerard Deloume, whose suicide in 1899 set off a sequence of events that erupt a century later with violent, tragic consequences. 2010.
By Robert Charles Wilson. 1998
In 1912 world history is changed by the Miracle. The old world of Europe is replaced by a land known… as Darwinia, a strange jungle full of antediluvian monsters. Some people seize the opportunity to carve out a new empire and America is ruled by religious fundamentalists. When young Guildford Law undertakes a journey of exploration to Darwinia he has a stunning revelation about mankind's destiny in the universe. c1998.