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  • Crying on the Inside

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    A twelve-year-old girl struggles to understand her mother’s sudden and unexplained disappearance, only to have her heart broken when her mother returns as a cold, indifferent shell of the woman she once was. This begins a journey of grief, ...


  • The Broken Veranda

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    Joanne E. Beattie wrote The Broken Veranda as a fictionalized account of her older sister’s experience with polio. Although Joanne wasn’t alive when her sister contracted the disease, she often heard older members of her family talk about the ...


  • The Last Best West

    Never Look Back by

    It was the 1880's, a time of great excitement in the world: Canada had opened the west. The Last Best West transports us to the private world of the aristocrat Lady Adela Cochrane, daughter of the 2nd Earl of Stradbroke and her husband, Thomas ...


  • Giulia

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    Giulia (pronounced Julia) was the daughter of Caesar Augustus. Arrested for adultery and treason, Giulia is banished to the island of Pandateria for 5 years where she spends her days in the company of 3 servants, musing about former lovers, lost ...


  • For the Love of Ian

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    A story of Ian’s childhood and who he was before his struggles with schizophrenia. The age of Ian's onset of the disease and what he had endured through his many assessments. The effects his illness had on his family, with spouse, friends, and ...


  • The Stone Cottage

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    The story follows the life of Maude and Gilbert Valcour. As a young woman, Maude LaJoie, born and raised on a First Nation Reserve, leaves the isolated community to move to the nearby town of Penetanguishene. Here she meets and marries Gilbert ...


  • The Threefold Cord

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    Despite an indifferent father and a mother who develops a serious mood disorder, young twins Kevin and Robert, and their younger brother Jonah, experience an idyllic early life in rural Manitoba during the 1950s while in the loving care of their ...


  • Caleb's Portion

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    An engaging combination of fiction, history, and biography, Caleb’s Portion provides a unique life story that reaches back through the author’s ancestral lineage and ties together two family lines. Narrated by the author’s alter ego, Lucius, the ...


  • Playing with Players

    The Sacred and Profane Meanderings of a Tax Auditor by

    “Every man is entitled, if he can, to order his affairs so that the tax attaching under the appropriate Acts is less than it would otherwise be. If he succeeds in ordering them so as to secure this result, then, however unappreciative the ...


  • Who Said I Was Up For Adoption?

    A story about one calculating dog...and one unsuspecting human by

    Is there any expression of FRIENDSHIP as endearing as a dog voluntarily touching its nose to yours? When Colin Chappell contemplated the idea of adopting a dog, he did so warily, for he had seldom spent time with dogs and one of his primary canine ...