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By Gabrielle Roy. 1980
La Poule d'eau est une contrée doucement sauvage située au Nord-Ouest du Manitoba. Sauvage par sa végétation et son climat,…c'est toutefois un pays hautement humanisé, par la qualité d'amour, de solidarité et de mansuétude qui caractérise ses rares habitants. c1950, 1980.
By Margaret Laurence, Christine Klein-Lataud. 2010
A l'âge ingrat de douze ans, Vanessa MacLeod vacille au bord du gouffre séparant l'enfance de l'adolescence. Prise entre ces…deux mondes, celle qui déteste le fait d'être si jeune grandit dans une imposante maison de briques où elle est un témoin privilégié de la vie qui bat au sein du nid familial. En huit histoires qui forment autant d'étapes d'un parcours menant à l'âge adulte et jalonné d'épreuves, de petits miracles et de grands deuils, elle se fera la chroniqueuse d'un clan fascinant, miné par la maladie et la folie. -- 4e de couv. Titre uniforme: A bird in the house.
By Maggie Siggins. 2016
A story of the complicated, fragile and sometimes fatal relations between Indigenous people and settlers in Northern Saskatchewan in the…1920s. Aboriginal spiritual traditions are beginning to cross paths with the construction of a residential school, and ancient acts of violent vengeance are shaping the trajectory of events in the town 200 years later. The conflicts between Aboriginals and settlers, Protestants and Catholics, young and old, traditional and progressive, material and spiritual, all shape life in the little Northern community. 2016.
By Sharon Butala. 2015
In this epic story of The West, now long gone, we witness Sophie's journey from underloved child in religion-bound rural…Quebec, to headstrong young woman, to exhausted homesteader, to deserted bride and mother, to independent businesswoman finding her way in a hostile, if beautiful, landscape. 2015.
By Connie Gault. 2015
In a drought-ridden Saskatchewan of the 1930s, self-possessed, enigmatic Elena Huhtala finds herself living alone, a young Finnish woman in…a community of Swedes in the small village of Trevna. Her mother has been dead for many years, and her father, burdened by the hardships of drought, has disappeared, and the eighteen-year-old is an object of pity and charity in her community. But when a stranger shows up at a country dance, Elena needs only one look and one dance before jumping into his Lincoln Roadster, leaving the town and its shocked inhabitants behind. 2015.
By Adele Dueck. 2011
It's 1908, and twelve year old Erik faces the challenges of adapting to pioneer life on the Canadian prairie, and…understanding what's really going on in his family. Grades 5-8. 2011.
By Peter McPhee. 1999
Kyle's fourteen-year-old sister has run away; haunted by the idea that her disappearance is his fault, he sets off to…track her down. His search takes him to an underworld of abandoned buildings and after-hours bars, street kids and a way of life he never knew existed. As Kyle uncovers clues to his sister's whereabouts, he realizes her life is in grave danger. A dark, suspenseful look at Calgary's street scene. 1999.
By W. P Kinsella. 1991
Jamie O'Day reminisces about Truckbox Al McClintock as he describes the the various people who inhabited the area around Edmonton…in the 1940s, and the courtships, weddings, fights, dances and box socials that were a part of their daily lives. 1991.
By Michael Helm. 1997
Toss Raymond is a highschool teacher in the small town of Mayford, Saskatchewan. It's been a year since his wife…left him and he beat up the neighbour he thought she'd had an affair with but the people of the town can't forget. Now Toss has fallen in with two troublesome newcomers in town and the police are investigating him. He has to decide whether he wants to follow his heart or return to his idea of "home." c1997.
By Andreas Schroeder. 1986
In the heart of the Canadian dustbowl, Tom Sukanen builds himself an ocean-going cargo steamer. Tension mounts as the local…authorities and the RCMP are pressed to stop Tom's madness. Some strong language. 1986.
By John L Parr. 1978
By Charles Templeton. 1980
Jimmy Coulter is a multi-millionaire, but there still lingers the memories of a childhood in a small Saskatchewan town. As…his reputation and his life's work is threatened, Coulter must struggle to keep his faith. c1980.
By Ted Stone. 1987
Sparky introduces the reader to the best story tellers in Deer River: Ruby Maxwell, the town historian; Tom Hannah, the…wily horse trader; and Grandpa Anderson. All tell surprising whoppers about small town and rural life. c1987.
By Marilyn Halvorson. 1984
The story of Shane Morgan and of a stormy relationship with his father that builds to a dramatic climax at…a local rodeo. Junior and Senior High. Followed by "Cowboys don't quit". 1984.
By Patricia Joudry. 1980
A romantic saga, set in a small Alberta town, that spans four generations. In the 1800s, a destitute opera singer…marries a meek storekeeper. Her dreams of a career frustrate her life. Some descriptions of sex. 1980. (New Canadian library ; no. 161)
By Mervyn J Huston. 1981
By Ted Stone. 1984
Pete, Sparky and Jake meet frequently to tell stories - tall tales about whiskey-drinking snakes, a sheep that was trained…to hunt and a wind storm that was so strong, it blew pigs into gallon jugs. 1984.
By Valerie Sherrard. 2010
Ellie knows she isn't wanted at Grandmother Acklebee's Saskatchewan farm, but her father has just taken a job as a…travelling salesman, and he has no other choice. Ellie learns quickly that her grandmother blames her son-in-law and granddaughter for her daughter's death, and she shows Ellie little kindness and no affection. Determined to survive the situation with her dignity intact, Ellie isn't about to show her grandmother that she can be hurt. Grades 3-6. c2010.
By Mark Duncan. 1988
By Sandra Birdsell. 2010
Joe Beaudry and his wife Laurie are on the lam in a stolen motorhome, after losing their home and business…and sticking Joe's father in a nursing home. Joe wants to get to Ft. McMurray where he hopes to find work, but when Laurie maxes out their last credit card, he takes off hitchhiking. This leaves Laurie waiting for Joe, Joe trying to find meaning in a disappointing world, and a road which provides both of them with surprising answers. Some strong language, some descriptions of sex, and some descriptions of violence. c2010.