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By Paul Erdman. 1977
By Kenneth J Harvey. 2011
When Anna Wells, a fatherless, sensitive artist, discovers she’s pregnant, but her gynecologist boyfriend Kevin doesn’t want children now, she… moves away to Bareneed, an abandoned cove in Newfoundland. Kevin’s statement of claim seeking the termination of the embryo soon arrives, followed by the discovery of an abandoned little girl almost frozen to death in the front yard. Mysterious circumstances continue to surround the children in Bareneed as pro-choice and pro-life factions marshal their forces. Some strong language, some descriptions of violence and some descriptions of sex. 2011.
By Jon McGregor. 2017
A peaceful English village is thrust into chaos when a teenage girl goes missing. As the search unfolds over a… span of thirteen years, the village changes in ways no one could have predicted. Costa Novel Award Winner 2017. 2017.
By Aritha Van Herk. 1998
A lonely, desperate woman decides that the only way to alleviate her longing is to die. She hires a professional… killer to murder her. The assassin, thinking he knows what she really needs, attempts to delay his task for as long as possible by having her tell stories about her life. 1998.
By Daniel Kalla. 2006
Dr. Catalina Lopez of the Center for Disease Control hears that an ultra-resistant superbug is spreading like wildfire throughout hospitals… and emergency rooms in the Pacific Northwest. Dr. Graham Kilburn, an infectious disease specialist in Vancouver, joins forces with Lopez to try and stop the deadly epidemic. Neither realizes that shadowy forces are conspiring to spread the disease on purpose - and they will stop at nothing to avoid exposure. Some strong language and some descriptions of sex and violence. 2006.
By Don Coldsmith. 1991
In 1720, a young native American volunteers to guide a Spanish expedition in search of French settlements. The expedition leader,… suspecting that the guide is a French spy, refuses to take his advice. Some violence. Sequel to "Quest for the white bull" (DC10634). Followed by "Bride of the morning star" (DC10642). 1991. (Spanish bit saga ; no. 18)
By Donald Clayton Porter. 1981
Drawing strength from the courage of their ancestors, Renno, an Iroquois Sachem, and his warrior son rise to the challenge… of leading the Iroquois nation to victory. Sequel to "Sachem" (DC12898). Followed by "Tomahawk". 1981. (White Indian series ; 5)
By Sherman Alexie. 2005
Coyote Springs is an all-Indian Catholic rock band from the Spokane Reservation in eastern Washington. Lead singer Thomas Builds-the-Fire, lead… guitarist Victor Joseph, and backup vocalists Chess and Checkers Warm Water are reservation Indians, but they are also kids with guitars committed to putting on their own show. The stuff of their lives, the pain, the poverty, the humour, the resilience, grows out of their experience on the reservation, but also fuels their need to be heard in their own voices. Some descriptions of sex, violence and some strong language. 1995.
By Claude Fournier, Jean-Pierre Fournier. 1995
A fictionalized account of the life of Rene Levesque, whose charisma and passion for Quebec made him a hero, yet… who remained distant and elusive to his friends. Some strong language. c1995. Uniform title: René Lévesque, portrait d'un homme seul.
By Norah Lofts. 1981
Two vintage novels originally published in England under the pseudonym of Peter Curtis. "Requiem for Idols" describes a successful songwriter's… weekend house party where her sisters and her business partner, an exotic black woman, lay bare their secrets. "You're Best Alone" deals with an odd triangle: a hermit farmer, his nephew, and his nephew's beautiful wife. 1981. Uniform title: Requiem for idols
By Edwin Lefevre. 2004
By Ray A Young Bear. 1996
The story of a Native American boy's coming-of-age in the 1960s and 1970s on Iowa's hardscrabble Black Eagle Child Settlement.… Portrays his struggle to adhere to tribal traditions while living in a white-run school and community. Strong language, violence, and descriptions of sex. Companion to "Black Eagle Child." c1996.
By David Malouf. 1993
In the mid-1840s, Gemmy Fairley, aged 13, is cast ashore in Australia and taken in by aborigines. Sixteen years later,… he moves back into the world of European settlers and is sheltered by the McIvors. c1993.
By Pat Barker. 1991
Based on the true story of two men who met during World War I - Dr. William Rivers, a renowned… neurologist, and Siegfried Sassoon, an officer and poet. In July 1917, Sassoon writes a letter protesting the war and is sent to the Craiglockhart War Hospital for evaluation. There he and Rivers debate the struggle between conscience and civic responsibility. Followed by "Eye in the door" (DC20944). 1991. (World War I trilogy ; 1)
By Thomas Berger. 1981
Carl Reinhart, a large and sensitive man, has always been fascinated by women and cooking. When, to his delight, he… suddenly achieves celebrity status as a TV chef, all sorts of women surround him - desiring, imposing, accusing, or seeking his reassurances. Sequel to "Vital Parts". Some descriptions of sex and some strong language. 1981. (Reinhart saga ; 4)
By Bernard Malamud. 1973
A Pulitzer Prize winner and master story teller presents eight stories. "Man in the drawer" pits a free-lance writer against… the will of a Russian, and an art historian and sculptor disagree in "Rembrandt's hat." Some descriptions of sex. 1973.
By Richard S Wheeler. 1997
1826, Fort Vancouver. Barnaby Skye, an impressed seaman for seven years, escapes from a brutal British warship. Slipping into the… frigid water, Skye hides in the vast woods where he endures rain, hunger, and fear. Encountering natives and mountain men, he learns to survive and finds love with a girl he calls Victoria. Some strong language, some violence, and some descriptions of sex. 1997. (Skye's West)
By Brian Wilson Aldiss. 1993
Professor Hengist Embry plans to spend a year in England testing his hypothesis of transpsychic reality. He hopes to discover… whether there were any relationships among the four killed by an IRA bomb at a seaside hotel in England's Great Yarmouth. Ray and Ruby Tebbutt were a poor couple in their middle fifties, Petr Petrik was a filmmaker, and Dominic Mayor was a man with a hidden identity. Strong language and some descriptions of sex. 1993.
By Frances Itani. 2007
Canadian Georgina Witley shares a birthday with Queen Elizabeth, and so is one of 99 people invited to an 80th… birthday lunch at Buckingham Palace. All she has to do is drive to the airport, except that in her excitement, she drives off the road. Injured and unable to move but hopeful someone will find her, Georgina must rely on her strength, her memories, and a recitation of the names of the bones in her body - an exercise from childhood that reminds her she is still alive. 2007.
By Walter Scott, David Hewitt, G. A. M Wood. 1997
In 1765, Darsie Latimer sets out to discover his parentage in a journey to the wilds of Dumfriesshire. He is… kidnapped by Edward Hugh Redgauntlet, and involved in a last, fictional attempt to restore the Stuarts to the throne. 1997, c1824.