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By Gillian Wigmore. 2017
In a boom town dominated by a man-eating lake, Renee and Danny Chance start a new life in his grandfather's… cabin. Renee struggles to keep her head above water until she is drawn into the orbit of two beautifully notorious bar-singer cousins, and all three women are called to test the bonds of blood and loyalty. A polyphonic fable riddled with tall tales, "Glory" explores what it means to be a woman in north-central BC by flooding the shores of the human heart. 2017.
By Bruce Serafin. 2004
A boy's journey from Hinton, Alberta to the B.C. coast to Texas, and then the return. A coming of age… novel that reflects Vancouver life from the 1960's to the present, complete with people and places like the eponymous comic book artist Colin Upton, to the spaceship-like Vancouver Post Office sailing through a purgatorial midnight. 2004.
By Leona Gom. 2002
Gladys is vindictive, greedy, jealous, and makes life miserable for the young women who work for her in the lodge… she runs in the Yukon in the 1960s. When Kendy and Elke head north to waitress for the summer, they fall victim to Gladys's tyranny. Thirty-five years later, Elke and Kendy are accidentally reunited in Vancouver, and find themselves seeking revenge. 2002.
By Mark Zuehlke, Bob Roberts. 2002
When a freighter smuggling illegal immigrants sinks, Tofino coroner Elias McCann finds himself at the heart of a mystery. A… relative of his girlfriend Vhanna turns up among the ship's survivors, bringing up memories of her dark past and the Khmer Rouge. Who is responsible for the immigrants' journey and what do they want with Vhanna's cousin? 2002.
By Ethel Wilson. 1967
Seeking refuge from her mysterious past, the beautiful Mrs. Dorval arrives in a small British Columbia town at the confluence… of the Fraser and Thompson Rivers. As Frankie Burnaby, the young schoolgirl Mrs. Dorval befriends, pieces together Hetty's story, she begins to realize that her enigmatic idol is also a treacherous opponent. 1967. (Laurentian library ; 6)
By Paul St. Pierre. 1984
These stories bring alive the country where St. Pierre's heart lies, and introduces a wonderful roster of the saintly rogues… who inhabit that part of the Canadian west. First published in 1970. 1984.
By Holley Rubinsky. 1997
In the idyllic-looking town of Ruth, British Columbia, two lifelong friends discover incest in one of their families. While their… lives are ripped apart, other residents of Ruth must confront their own moral dilemmas and crises. Strong language. 1997.
By Julie Lawson. 1996
Eleven-year-old Sam's first visit to the remote west coast of Vancouver Island is not what she expected. She's teased by… her cousins for being a "city kid", when they're not ignoring her. Then, while exploring the woods on her own, she comes face-to-face with a wild cougar and her two cubs and her summer vacation gets much more exciting. 1996.
By Gail Anderson-Dargatz. 1998
As Augusta Olsen waits for news about the surgery of her beloved son-in-law, she reflects on a harsh, sometimes magical,… life. Bereft after her mother's death, she marries Karl, her first suitor. Her marriage is difficult and she battles with Karl's father, but when they move to a farm of their own, she begins to find her independence. She is soon at work on her mother's old beekeeping equipment. 1998.
By Karen Rivers. 2011
Dex Pratt's life has been turned upside down: his parents have divorced, his mother has remarried, and his father attempts… suicide and fails. Dex returns to their small town to care for him, but he's not prepared for his father’s grow-op or his rotting rented house. Unable to cope, Dex begins smoking himself into a state of surrealism. He begins to lose touch with what is real and what he is imagining - and then there are the aliens and the girl-of-his-dreams and the crop circle. Strong language, some descriptions of sex and some descriptions of violence. For senior high and older readers. c2011.
By Andrea Spalding. 1998
Fifteen-year-old Rowan is sent to spend a summer with her cousins in an isolated area in British Columbia while her… parents are on assignment in Africa. In an attempt to keep herself busy she decides to camp out on a near-by island to study an endangered group of sea otters. With the help of her family, friends, journalists and a marine biologist Rowan fights for the protection of the otters. Grades 5-8. 1998.
By Eric Walters. 2000
Fourteen-year-old Tadashi his family are forced to abandon their fishing village on the northwest coast of British Columbia and move… into an internment centre in Vancouver with other Japanese Canadians during the Second World War. For Tadashi, detention becomes both an adventure and a dilemma as he struggles to understand the undercurrents of racism and injustice that have overtaken his life and those of his community. Ruth Schwartz Book Award. Sequel to "War of the eagles." Grades 5-8. 2000.
By Gail Anderson-Dargatz. 1996
Living on her family's farm in British Columbia in the 1940s, 15-year-old Beth Weeks escapes her abusive father and her… troubled mother in a friendship with Nora, a young Native woman. Beth struggles to cope, even as she feels haunted by the fear that something is following her. Nora's grandmother believes it is the murderous Coyote spirit, responsible for mysterious deaths in the community. Strong language and some descriptions of violence and sex. c1996.
By Catherine Anthony Clark. 1963
The setting is British Columbia, at the end of the 19th century. The novel tells the story of a race… to stake a mining claim in the West Kootenay region. Textbook format. 1967, c1963.
By Chevy Stevens. 2010
British Columbia realtor Annie O'Sullivan bitterly recounts to a therapist being kidnapped from an open house by a rapist and… enslaved for a year in a remote cabin. As sessions continue, Annie learns shocking information about her captor's identity. Violence, strong language, and explicit descriptions of sex. 2010.
By L. R Wright. 1996
Karl Alberg finds his latest case one of his most troubling. Teenager Eliot Gardener has killed his parents and wounded… his sister with a machete. The key is, why? Eliot won't talk to anyone about it, and Karl deals with his own sense of self-blame, even though no one could have foreseen the tragedy. Some violence and strong language.
By Aaron Shepard. 2014
Paul Rasmussen is a young ethnographer and academic recovering from prostate cancer. He retreats to the remote forests and towns… of the Immitoin Valley in British Columbia. As an outsider, he discovers how difficult it is to know a place, let alone become a part of it. Then a drowned man and a series of encounters with the locals force him to confront the valley's troubled past and his own uncertain future. As Paul turns his attention to the families displaced forty years earlier by the flooding of the valley to create a hydroelectric dam, his desire to reinvent himself runs up against the bitter emotions and mysterious connections that linger in the community in the aftermath of the flood. 2014.
By David Cruise, Alison Griffiths. 2003
The story begins during the Ice Age and moves through history, revealing a fascinating cast of characters. A young girl… faces the prospect of marriage into a faraway tribe; a Russian cartographer nearly meets his end at the hands of her descendants. And in modern times, a native girl struggles to escape Vancouver's impoverished downtown eastside. 2003.
By Daniel Griffin. 2017
Vancouver Island, 1993. A group of idealistic young activists, determined to do whatever it takes to protect the environment, turn… to sabotage. But in a single moment everything they've worked for goes horribly wrong, when a night watchman at a logging company warehouse is killed in an explosion that they set. Follows these activists as their lives-- and their cause-- spiral out of control. Griffin reimagines history: what if, instead of the legendarily peaceful and successful Clayoquot Sound protests of the 1990s, things had gone too far? How far is too far, when it comes to protesting what one sees as injustice? And what happens when that line is crossed? 2017.
By Aritha Van Herk. 1981