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Lauralyn Chow reflects on memory, family and identity in 'Paper Teeth'

Paper Teeth

by Lauralyn Chow
(NeWest Press,
2016;
$19.95)

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Born and raised in Edmonton, Alberta, Lauralyn Chow is the author of Paper Teeth, a book of interconnected short stories, following the lives of the Lees, a Canadian-Chinese family and their friends who reside in Edmonton.

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'We are the story of the women who die': 'In-Between Days' chronicles life with cancer

In-between Days

by Teva Harrison
(House of Anansi,
2016;
$19.95)

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'Your Heart is a Muscle the Size of a Fist' captures the spirit of protest

Your Heart is a Muscle the Size of a Fist

by Sunil Yapa
(Little, Brown and Company,
2016;
$31.50)

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Is Canada back? Not if austerity dominates and capitalism isn't confronted

The Servant State: Overseeing Capital Accumulation in Canada

by Geoffrey McCormack, Thom Workman
(Fernwood Publishing,
2015;
$22.95)

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'Birdie' soars to new heights with 'bigelegance' and quiet strength

Birdie

by Tracey Lindberg
(HarperCollins Publishers,
2015;
22.99)

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Tracey Lindberg's debut novel Birdie is a celebration of Cree communities centered around the coming of age of a complex female protagonist.

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'Night Moves' brings new light to the shadows of Canada's North

Night Moves

by Richard Van Camp
(Enfield & Wizenty,
2015;
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"Why do you place such haunting red hand prints throughout all of your paintings?" asks one character to another in 'Skull.Full.Of.Rust' one of the many short stories in Dene author Richard Van Camp's latest collection, Night Moves.

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Capitalism must die! Your economic guidebook to revolution

Capitalism Must Die! A basic introduction to capitalism: what it is, why it sucks, and how to crush it 2nd edition

by Stephanie McMillan
(INIP,
2015;
$27.00)

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The great Canadian debate: Should we reform the Senate?

A People’s Senate for Canada: Not A Pipe Dream!

by Helen Forsey
(Fernwood Publishing,
2015;
$19.95)

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Reading Lolita in Tehran, Azar Nafisi, and the power of reading

July 2, 2015
| Have you heard of Reading Lolita in Tehran? Listen in as New York best-selling author, the passionate Azar Nafisi, shares on the magic of reading and how stories tell a nation’s true culture.
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Searching for salvation: 'Binary Star's' journey across addiction, disease and abuse

Binary Star

by Sarah Gerard
(Two Dollar Radio,
2015;
$16.00)

"Sickness is reciprocal," says the unnamed narrator of Binary Star, Sarah Gerard's feverish debut novel. The narrator is anorexic and involved in a long-distance relationship with an abusive alcoholic who has latched onto a blurred vision of anarchist veganism.

"It's a symbiotic relationship of sickness," says Gerard. "It's something that the narrator shares with her culture, also shares with her boyfriend. She's battling within herself this desire to stay sick and this desire to live."

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