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Works (384)

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Bella's Tree by Janet Russell
The colour of the times. Ten elephants on Yonge Street by Raymond Souster
Saltwater Summer by Roderick L. Haig-Brown
Think of the Earth by Bertram BrookerFiction, 1936
The dark weaver by Laura Goodman SalversonFiction, 1937
My Discovery of the West. A discussion of East and West in Canada by Stephen LeacockNon-fiction, 1937
Canadian Mosaic, The Making of a Northern Nation by John Murray GibbonNon-fiction, 1938
Swiss sonata by Gwethalyn GrahamFiction, 1938
The Champlain Road by Franklin Davey McDowellFiction, 1939
Confessions of an Immigrant's Daughter (Social History of Canada ; 34) by Laura Goodman SalversonNon-fiction, 1939
Brébeuf and His Brethren by E. J. PrattPoetry or Drama, 1940
Thirty Acres by RinguetFiction, 1940
Klee Wyck by Emily CarrNon-fiction, 1941
Three came to Ville Marie by Alan SullivanFiction, 1941
Little man by G. Herbert SallansFiction, 1942
The Unguarded Frontier: A History of American-Canadian Relations by Edgar McInnisNon-fiction, 1942
The Unknown Country: Canada and Her People by Bruce HutchisonNon-fiction, 1942
The incomplete anglers by John Daniel RobinsNon-fiction, 1943
On Canadian Poetry by E. K. BrownNon-fiction, 1943
The Pied piper of Dipper Creek, and other tales. With an appreciation by Thomas H. RaddallFiction, 1943
Earth and High Heaven by Gwethalyn GrahamFiction, 1944
THE WAR: Fourth Year by Edgar McInnisNon-fiction, 1944
Gauntlet to Overlord: The Story of the Canadian Army by Ross MunroNon-fiction, 1945
Now is time by Earle BirneyPoetry or Drama, 1945
Two Solitudes by Hugh MacLennanFiction, 1945
We keep a light by E.M. RichardsonNon-fiction, 1945
Colony to Nation: A History of Canada by Arthur R. M. LowerNon-fiction, 1946
In Search of Myself by Frederick P. GroveNon-fiction, 1946
Keller's continental revue, by Winifred BambrickFiction, 1946
Poems by Robert FinchPoetry or Drama, 1946
The Government of Canada by Robert MacGregor DawsonNon-fiction, 1947
Haida by William SclaterNon-fiction, 1947
The Tin Flute by Gabrielle RoyFiction, 1947
Canadian Army, 1939-1945: An Official Historical Summary. by C. P. StaceyNon-fiction, 1948
Halifax, Warden of the North by Thomas H. RaddallNon-fiction, 1948
The Precipice by Hugh MacLennanFiction, 1948
Cross-Country by Hugh MacLennanNon-fiction, 1949
Democratic Government in Canada by Robert MacGregor DawsonNon-fiction, 1949
Mr. Ames Against Time by Philip ChildFiction, 1949
Le Survenant by Germaine GuèvremontFiction, 1950
The Progressive Party in Canada, (Social credit in Alberta; its background and development)Non-fiction, 1950
The Saskatchewan by Marjorie Wilkins CampbellNon-fiction, 1950
The ardent exile: The life and times of Thos.D'arcy McGee by Josephine PhelanNon-fiction, 1951
The Loved and the Lost by Morley CallaghanFiction, 1951
The Mulgrave Road: Selected poems of Charles Bruce by Charles BrucePoetry or Drama, 1951
THE INCREDIBLE CANADIAN: A CANDID PORTRAIT OF MACKENZIE KING: HIS WORKS, HIS TIMES AND HIS NATION. by Bruce HutchisonNon-fiction, 1952
John A. Macdonald: The Young Politician by Donald Grant CreightonNon-fiction, 1952
The Pillar by David WalkerFiction, 1952
Towards the last spike;: A verse-panorama of the struggle to build the first Canadian transcontinental from the time of by E. J. PrattPoetry or Drama, 1952
Canada: A Story of Challenge by J. M. S. CarelessNon-fiction, 1953
Digby: a Novel by David WalkerFiction, 1953
Rebels ride at night by John F. Hayes1953
Sex and the nature of things by N. J. BerrillNon-fiction, 1953
The fall of a titan by Igor GouzenkoFiction, 1954
The Nor'westers : the fight for the fur trade by Marjorie Wilkins CampbellChildren's Literature, 1954
Thirty and Three by Hugh MacLennanNon-fiction, 1954
This Most Famous Stream. The Liberal Democratic Way Of Life by arthur lowerNon-fiction, 1954
John A. Macdonald: The Old Chieftain by Donald Grant CreightonNon-fiction, 1955
Man's Emerging Mind by N. J. BerrillNon-fiction, 1955
The Sixth of June by Lionel ShapiroFiction, 1955
Century of conflict;: The struggle between the French and British in colonial America (Canadian history series) by Joseph Lister RutledgeNon-fiction, 1956
Mysterious North by Pierre BertonNon-fiction, 1956
The Sacrifice by Adele WisemanFiction, 1956
The boatman and other poems / Jay Macpherson by Jay MacphersonPoetry or Drama, 1957
CANADA. Tomorrow's Giant by Bruce HutchisonNon-fiction, 1957
The path of destiny : Canada from the British conquest to home rule, 1763-1850 by Thomas H. RaddallNon-fiction, 1957
Street of Riches by Gabrielle RoyFiction, 1957
Execution by Colin McDougallFiction, 1958
The History of Fanny Burney by Joyce HemlowNon-fiction, 1958
The Klondike Fever: The Life and Death of the Last Great Gold Rush by Pierre BertonNon-fiction, 1958
A Suit of Nettles by James ReaneyPoetry or Drama, 1958
A Red Carpet for the Sun by Irving LaytonPoetry or Drama, 1959
The Watch That Ends the Night by Hugh MacLennanFiction, 1959
In Search of Canadian Liberalism by Frank H. UnderhillNon-fiction, 1960
The Luck of Ginger Coffey by Brian MooreFiction, 1960
Poems By Anne Hebert by Anne HébertPoetry or Drama, 1960
Souvenirs pour demain by Paul ToupinFrench Non-Fiction, 1960
The ascent of life; a philosophical study of the theory of evolution by Thomas A. GoudgeNon-fiction, 1961
Convergence - Essays from Quebec by Jean LeMoyneFrench Non-Fiction, 1961
Hear Us O Lord from Heaven Thy Dwelling Place by Malcolm LowryFiction, 1961
Contes by Jacques FerronFrench Fiction, 1962
The Gutenberg Galaxy: The Making of Typographic Man by Marshall McLuhanNon-fiction, 1962
Killdeer and other plays by James ReaneyPoetry or Drama, 1962
Running to Paradise by Kildare DobbsFiction, 1962
Twelve Letters To A Small Town by James ReaneyPoetry or Drama, 1962
Une littérature qui se fait: Essais critiques sur la littérature canadienne-française by Gilles MarcotteFrench Non-Fiction, 1962
Best Stories by Hugh GarnerFiction, 1963
Brown of the Globe by J. M. S. CarelessNon-fiction, 1963
The Deserter by Douglas LePanFiction, 1964
The woeful Victorian: A biography of John Addington Symonds by Phyllis GrosskurthNon-fiction, 1964
The Cariboo horses by Al PurdyPoetry or Drama, 1965
In Defense of Canada. Vol. 2, Appeasement and Rearmament by James EayrsNon-fiction, 1965
Incubation;: A novel by Gerard BessetteFrench Fiction, 1965
The Circle Game by Margaret AtwoodPoetry or Drama, 1966
Crystal Spirit, The by George WoodcockNon-fiction, 1966
A Jest of God by Margaret LaurenceFiction, 1966
The Swallower Swallowed by Réjean DucharmePoetry, 1966
Bread, wine and salt by Alden NowlanPoetry or Drama, 1967
An idiot joy, by Eli MandelPoetry or Drama, 1967
La civilisation traditionnelle de l'"habitant" aux 17e et 18e siècles by Robert-Lionel SéguinFrench Non-Fiction, 1967
The Oxford companion to Canadian history and literature by Norah StoryNon-fiction, 1967
Salut Galarneau! by Jacques GodboutFrench Fiction, 1967
Cocksure by Mordecai RichlerFiction, 1968
Dance of the Happy Shades by Alice MunroFiction, 1968
Hunting Tigers Under Glass by Mordecai RichlerEssays, 1968
Le lieu de l'homme; la culture comme distance et mémoire by Fernand DumontFrench Non-Fiction, 1968
Manuscripts of Pauline Archange (New Canadian Library) by Marie-Claire BlaisFrench Fiction, 1968
Selected Poems 1956–1968 by Leonard CohenPoetry or Drama, 1968
Trou de mémoire by Hubert AquinFrench Fiction, 1968
The Shadow-maker. by Gwendolyn MacEwenPoetry or Drama, 1969
The Studhorse Man by Robert KroetschFiction, 1969
Une forêt pour Zoé by Louise Maheux-ForcierFrench Fiction, 1969
The Collected Works of Billy the Kid by Michael OndaatjePoetry or Drama, 1970
Les actes retrouvés by Fernand OuelletteFrench Non-Fiction, 1970
Lot's wife by Monique BoscoFrench Fiction, 1970
The new ancestors by Dave GodfreyFiction, 1970
The true eventual story of Billy the Kid by B. P. NicholPoetry or Drama, 1970
La Fin d'un règne. by Gérald FortinFrench Non-Fiction, 1971
The Last Spike by Pierre BertonNon-fiction, 1971
Le cycle; roman by Gérard BessetteFrench Fiction, 1971
St. Urbain's Horseman by Mordecai RichlerFiction, 1971
Civil Elegies by Dennis LeePoetry or Drama, 1972
Lies by John NewlovePoetry or Drama, 1972
The Manticore by Robertson DaviesEnglish language Fiction, 1972
The Tale of Don L'Orignal by Antonine MailletFrench Fiction, 1972
Painters in a new land: from Annapolis Royal to the Klondike by Michael BellNon-fiction, 1973
Québec en Amérique au XIXe siècle: essai sur les caractères économiques de la Laurentie by Albert FaucherFrench Non-Fiction, 1973
The Temptations of Big Bear by Rudy WiebeFiction, 1973
Wild to Mild by Réjean DucharmeFrench Fiction, 1973
Daydream Mechanics by Nicole BrossardPoetry, 1974
The Diviners by Margaret LaurenceFiction, 1974
Don Quichotte de la demanche (Collection L'Amelanchier ; 2) by Victor-Levy BeaulieuFrench Fiction, 1974
Habitants and Merchants in Seventeenth-Century Montreal (Studies on the History of Quebec) by Louise DecheneFrench Non-Fiction, 1974
The siren years : a Canadian diplomat abroad, 1937-1945 by Charles RitchieNon-fiction, 1974
Canadian Nordicity: It's Your North, Too by Louis-Edmond HamelinFrench Non-Fiction, 1975
Children of the Black Sabbath by Anne HebertFrench Fiction, 1975
The Great Victorian Collection by Brian MooreFiction, 1975
Hallowed Walls: Church Architecture of Upper Canada by Marion MacRaeNon-fiction, 1975
The Island means Minago by Milton AcornPoetry or Drama, 1975
Bear by Marian EngelFiction, 1976
Top soil by Joe RosenblattPoetry or Drama, 1976
The writing of Canadian history: Aspects of English-Canadian historical writing since 1900 by Carl BergerNon-fiction, 1976
Children of My Heart by Gabrielle RoyFrench Fiction, 1977
Essays on the Constitution by Francis Reginald ScottNon-fiction, 1977
Le développement des idéologies au Québec : des origines à nos jours by Denis MonièreFrench Non-Fiction, 1977
Under the thunder the flowers light up the earth by D. G. JonesPoetry or Drama, 1977
The Wars by Timothy FindleyFiction, 1977
The Beggar Maid: Stories of Flo and Rose by Alice MunroFiction, 1978
Go-Boy: Memories of a Life Behind Bars by Roger CaronNon-fiction, 1978
Paul-Emile Borduas by Francois Marc GagnonFrench Non-Fiction, 1978
Spring Tides by Jacques PoulinFrench Fiction, 1978
Deaf to the City by Marie-Claire BlaisFrench Fiction, 1979
Emily Carr: A Biography by Maria TippettNon-fiction, 1979
Le fait anglais au Québec by Dominique CliftFrench Non-Fiction, 1979
The Resurrection of Joseph Bourne by Jack HodginsFiction, 1979
There's a Trick With a Knife I'm Learning to Do: Poems, 1962-1978 by Michael OndaatjePoetry or Drama, 1979
Burning Water by George BoweringFiction, 1980
Discipline of power: The Conservative interlude and the Liberal restoration by Jeffrey SimpsonNon-fiction, 1980
La famille et l'homme à délivrer du pouvoir by Maurice Champagne-GilbertFrench Non-Fiction, 1980
La première personne : roman by Pierre TurgeonFrench Fiction, 1980
McAlmon's Chinese opera: Poems by Stephen ScobiePoetry or Drama, 1980
Caribou and the Barren-Lands by George CalefNon-fiction, 1981
Home Truths by Mavis GallantFiction, 1981
Le cercle des arènes by Roger FournierFrench Fiction, 1982
Louisbourg Portraits by Christopher MooreNon-fiction, 1982
Man descending by Guy VanderhaegheFiction, 1982
Byng of Vimy: General and Governor General (Reprints in Canadian History) by Jeffrey WilliamsNon-fiction, 1983
Laura Laur: Roman by Suzanne JacobFrench Fiction, 1983
Shakespeare's Dog by Leon RookeFiction, 1983
Agonie by Jacques BraultFrench Fiction, 1984
The Engineer of Human Souls by Josef ŠkvoreckýFiction, 1984
Private Capital by Sandra GwynNon-fiction, 1984
The Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret AtwoodFiction, 1985
Lucie ou un midi en novembreFrench Fiction, 1985
The Regenerators: Social Criticism in Late Victorian English Canada by Ramsay CookNon-fiction, 1985
Le ||réalisme socialiste : une esthétique impossible by Régine RobinFrench Non-Fiction, 1986
Les silences du corbeauFrench Fiction, 1986
Northrop Frye on Shakespeare by Northrop FryeNon-fiction, 1986
The Progress of Love by Alice MunroFiction, 1986
A Dream Like Mine by M. T KellyFiction, 1987
La petite noirceurFrench Non-Fiction, 1987
Questions I Asked My Mother by Di BrandtPoetry Shortlisted, 1987
Rainy Day Magic by Marie-Louise GayChildren's Literature-Illustration, 1987
The Russian Album by Michael IgnatieffNon-fiction, 1987
Amos's Sweater by Janet LunnChildren's Literature-Illustration, 1988
In the Sleep Room: The Story of the CIA Brainwashing Experiments in Canada by Anne CollinsNon-fiction, 1988
Le Silence ou le Parfait BonheurFrench Fiction, 1988
Nights below Station Street by David Adams RichardsEnglish Fiction, 1988
The Third Magic by Welwyn Wilton KatzChildren's Literature-Text, 1988
Bad Boy by Diana WielerChildren's Literature-Text, 1989
Benjamin and the Pillow Saga by Stephane PoulinChildren's Literature-French- Illustration, 1989
L'intolérance : une problématique générale by Lise NoëlFrench Non-Fiction, 1989
La rage by Louis HamelinFrench Fiction, 1989
The Magic Paintbrush by Robin MullerChildren's Literature-Illustration, 1989
Whale Music by Paul QuarringtonFiction, 1989
Willie: The Life of W. Somerset Maugham by Robert CalderNon-fiction, 1989
The Word for Sand by Heather SpearsPoetry 1989
Goodnight Desdemona (Good Morning Juliet) by Ann-Marie MacDonaldDrama 1990
In the eye of the eagle by Jean-Francois LiseeFrench Non-Fiction, 1990
La mauvaise foi : roman by Gérald. TougasFiction, 1990
Lives of the Saints by Nino RicciFiction, 1990
The Orphan Boy by Tololwa M. MollelChildren's Literature-Illustration, 1990
Redwork by Michael BedardChildren's Literature-Text, 1990
Trudeau and Our Times, Volume 01. The Magnificent Obsession by Christina McCallNon-fiction, 1990
Doctor Kiss Says Yes by Teddy JamChildren's Literature-Illustration, 1991
The Jaguar and the Anteater: Pornography Degree Zero by Bernard ArcandFrench Non-Fiction, 1991
La croix du Nord by André BrochuFrench Fiction, 1991
Occupied Canada: A Young White Man Discovers His Unsuspected Past by Robert Robert; Calihoo HunterNon-fiction, 1991
Pick-Up Sticks by Sarah EllisChildren's Literature-Text, 1991
Such a Long Journey by Rohinton MistryFiction, 1991
Burden of Dreams by Anne HébertFrench Fiction, 1992
The English Patient by Michael OndaatjeFiction, 1992
Hero of Lesser Causes by Julie JohnstonChildren's Literature-Text, 1992
La Radissonie. Le pays de la baie JamesFrench Non-Fiction, 1992
Revenge of the Land: A Century of Greed, Tragedy, and Murder on a Saskatchewan Farm by Maggie SigginsNon-fiction, 1992
Waiting for the Whales by Sheryl McFarlaneChildren's Literature-Illustration, 1992
Forests of the Medieval World by Don ColesPoetry, 1993
Plainsong: A Novel by Nancy HustonFrench Fiction, 1993
Sleep Tight, Mrs. Ming by Sharon JenningsChildren's Literature-Illustration, 1993
Some of the Kinder Planets by Tim Wynne-JonesChildren's Literature-Text, 1993
The Stone Diaries by Carol ShieldsFiction, 1993
Touch the Dragon: A Thai Journal by Karen ConnellyNon-fiction, 1993
Adam and Eve and Pinch-Me by Julie JohnstonChildren's Literature-Text, 1994
A Discovery Of Strangers by Rudy WiebeFiction, 1994
Du sidaFrench Non-Fiction, 1994
Josepha: A Prairie Boy's Story (Northern Lights Books for Children) by Jim McGuganChildren's Literature-Illustration, 1994
Le petit aigle à tête blanche by Robert LalondeFrench Fiction, 1994
Rogue Primate: An Exploration of Human Domestication by John A. LivingstonNon-fiction, 1994
The Last Quest of Gilgamesh (The Gilgamesh Trilogy) by Ludmila ZemanChildren's Literature-Illustration, 1995
Les Oiseaux de Saint John Perse by Nicole HoudeFrench Fiction, 1995
Louis-Antoine Dessaulles, 1818-1895 : un seigneur libéral et anticlérical by Yvan LamondeFrench Non-Fiction, 1995
The Maestro: A Novel by Tim Wynne-JonesChildren's Literature-Text, 1995
The Roaring Girl: Stories by Greg HollingsheadFiction, 1995
Shadow Maker: The Life of Gwendolyn Macewen by Rosemary SullivanNon-fiction, 1995
The Englishman's boy by Guy VanderhaegheFiction, 1996
Ghost Train by Paul YeeChildren's Literature-Text, 1996
Le naufrage de l'université et autres essais d'épistémologie politique by Michel FreitagFrench Non-Fiction, 1996
A Passionate Pen: The Life and Times of Faith Fenton by Jill DownieShortlist Non-Fiction 1996
The Rooster's Gift by Pam ConradChildren's Literature-Illustration, 1996
Soifs by Marie-Claire BlaisFrench Fiction, 1996
The Unconscious Civilization by John Ralston SaulNon-fiction, 1996
Awake and Dreaming by Kit PearsonChildren's Literature-Text, 1997
Cet imperceptible mouvement : nouvelles by AudeFrench Fiction, 1997
Drumblair: Memories of a Jamaican Childhood by Rachel ManleyNon-fiction, 1997
Enfants du néant et mangeurs d'âmes : guerre, culture et société en Iroquoisie ancienne by Roland ViauFrench Non-Fiction, 1997
Land to Light On by Dionne BrandPoetry, 1997
The Party by Barbara ReidChildren's Literature-Illustration, 1997
Romans-fleuvesFrench Poetry, 1997
The Underpainter by Jane UrquhartFiction, 1997
A Child's Treasury of Nursery Rhymes by Kady MacDonald DentonChildren's Literature-Illustration, 1998
Forms of Devotion: Stories and Pictures by Diane SchoemperlenFiction, 1998
The Hollow Tree by Janet LunnChildren's Literature-Text, 1998
Lines on the Water: A Fisherman's Life on the Miramichi by David Adams RichardsNon-fiction, 1998
Terra Firma by Christiane FrenetteFrench Fiction, 1998
White Stone: The Alice Poems by Stephanie BolsterEnglish language poetry, 1998
Elizabeth and After by Matt CohenFiction, 1999
The Great Poochini by Gary ClementChildren's Literature-Illustration, 1999
La danse juive by Lise TremblayFrench Fiction, 1999
LA Liberte? Connais Pas by Charlotte GingrasChildren's Literature-French, 1999
Le Mal du NordFrench Non-Fiction, 1999
A Screaming Kind Of Day by Rachna GilmoreChildren's Literature-Text, 1999
Water: The Fate of Our Most Precious Resource by Marq de VilliersNon-fiction, 1999
Anil’s Ghost by Michael OndaatjeEnglish Fiction, 2000
Consecrated Ground by George BoydDrama, 2000
Genèse des nations et cultures du Nouveau Monde : essai d'histoire comparée by Gérard BouchardFrench Non-Fiction, 2000
Looking for X by Deborah EllisChildren's Literature-Text, 2000
Notes from the Hyena's Belly: An Ethiopian Boyhood by Nega MezlekiaNon-fiction, 2000
Un vent se lève qui éparpille by Jean-Marc DalpéFrench Fiction, 2000
Yuck, A Love Story (Nature All Around Series) by Don GillmorChildren's Literature-Illustration, 2000
Clara Callan by Richard B. WrightFiction, 2001
Dragons Cry by Tessa McWattHonour Book Fiction 2001
Dust by Arthur SladeChildren's Literature-Text, 2001
Execution Poems: The Black Acadian Tragedy of George And Rue by George Elliott ClarkePoetry, 2001
Grain of Truth: The Ancient Lessons of Craft by Ross LairdHonour Book Non-Fiction 2001
Harps of God by Kent StetsonDrama 2001
The Hornbooks of Rita K by Robert KroetschHonour Book Poetry 2001
The Ingenuity Gap by Thomas Homer-DixonNon-fiction, 2001
Island In The Soup by M LevertChildren's Literature-Illustration 2001
An Island in the SoupChildren's Literature-Illustration, 2001
The Laughing One: A Journey to Emily Carr by Susan CreanHonour Book Non-Fiction 2001
Le ravissementFrench Fiction, 2001
Mallory and the Power Boy by Pete MarloweHonour Book Children's Literature-Illustration 2001
Monsieur d'Eon by Mark BrownellHonour Book Drama 2001
Nox and Archimusse the Monster's Feast: The Monsters' Feast (Picture Books (Dominique & Friends)) by Christiane DuchesneChildren's Literature-French, 2001
Quel Canada pour les autochtones?: La fin de l'exclusion (French Edition) by Renee DupuisFrench Non-Fiction, 2001
The Taste of Metal: A Deserter's Story by Jack ToddHonour Book Non-Fiction 2001
a three martini lunch by Clem MartiniHonour Book Drama 2001
Trouble Sleeping by Phil HallHonour Book Poetry 2001
We'll All Go Sailing (First Flight Early Readers) by Maggee SpicerHonour Book Children's Literature-Illustration 2001
Wild Bog Tea by Annette LeBoxHonour Book Children's Literature-Illusration 2001
The Wolf of Gubbio by Michael BedardHonour Book Children's Literature-Illustration 2001
Alphabeasts by Wallace EdwardsChildren's Literature-Illustration, 2002
Bogman's Music by Tammy ArmstrongHonour Book Poetry 2002
Douze bêtes aux chemises de l'homme by Tania LanglaisHonour Book Poetry 2002
Exile by Ann IrelandHonour Book Fiction 2002
The Gwendolyn Poems by Claudia DeyHonour Book Drama 2002
Humains paysages en temps de paix relativePoetry, French 2002
Je me souviens by Lorena GaleHonour Book Drama 2002
La gloire de Cassiodore: Roman by Monique LaRueFrench Fiction, 2002
Le grand voyage de Monsieur by Gilles TiboChildren's Literature-Illustration, 2002
Loiseau de passageChildren's Literature French 2002
Mark Twain et la parole noire by Judith LavoieFrench Non-Fiction, 2002
Possessing Genius: The Bizarre Odyssey of Einstein's Brain by Carolyn AbrahamHonour Book Non-Fiction 2002
Saboteurs: Wiebo Ludwig's War Against Big Oil by Andrew NikiforukNon-fiction, 2002
The shooting stage by Michael Lewis MacLennanHonour Book Drama 2002
Song For Nettie Johnson by Gloria SawaiFiction, 2002
Starting Out In the Afternoon by Jill FrayneHonour Book Non-Fiction 2002
Surrender (Mercury Press poetry) by Roy MikiPoetry 2002
The Tiger and the Dried Persimmon (Korean Folk Tales) by Janie Jaehyun ParkHonour Book Children's Literature-Illustration, 2002
True Confessions of a Heartless Girl by Martha BrooksChildren's Literature-Text, 2002
Unity (1918) by Kevin KerrHonour Book Drama 2002
Vis a Vis: Field Notes on Poetry & Wilderness by Don McKayHonour Book Non-Fiction 2002
When Words Deny the World by Stephen HenighanHonour Book Non-Fiction 2002
Elle by Douglas GloverFiction, 2003
J'ai vendu ma soeur by Danielle SimardChildren's Literature-French, 2003
Kill-site by Tim LilburnPoetry, 2003
La maison étrangère : roman by Elise TurcotteFrench Fiction, 2003
Lignes aériennes by Pierre NepveuFrench Poetry, 2003
Paris 1919: Six Months That Changed the World by Margaret MacMillanNon-fiction, 2003
Raconter et mourir by Thierry HentschFrench Non-Fiction, 2003
Stitches by Glen HuserChildren's Literature-Text, 2003
Airborn by Kenneth OppelChildren's Literature-Text, 2004
A Complicated Kindness by Miriam ToewsFiction, 2004
Jabberwocky by Lewis CarrollStéphane Jorisch, illustrator
The Perfect Circle by Pascale QuivigerFrench Fiction, 2004
Réduction (La) by Jean-Jacques SimardFrench Non-Fiction, 2004
Shake Hands with the Devil by Romeo DallaireNon-fiction, 2004
Short Journey Upriver Toward Oishida by Roo BorsonPoetry, 2004
A Winter for Leo by Nicole LerouxChildren's Literature-French, 2004
The Crazy Man by Pamela PorterChildren's Literature-Text, 2005
The Golden Spruce: A True Story of Myth, Madness, and Greed by John VaillantNon-fiction, 2005
Half Life by John MightonDrama, 2005
Imagine a Day (Byron Preiss Book) by Sarah L. ThomsonChildren's Literature-Illustration, 2005
Le poids des secrets, Tome 5 : Hotaru by Aki ShimazakiFrench Fiction, 2005
Mr. Gauguin's Heart by Marie-Danielle CroteauChildren's Literature-Illustration, 2005
A Perfect Night to Go to China by David GilmourFiction, 2005
Processional by Anne ComptonPoetry, 2005
Quand la nation débordait les frontières... Lionel Groulx by Bock MichelFrench Non-Fiction, 2005
Wondrous Strange: The Life and Art of Glenn Gould by Kevin BazzanaTranslation, 2005
Ancient Thunder by Leo YerxaChildren's Literature-Illustration, 2006
I Still Love You by Daniel MacIvorDrama, 2006
Je suis fou de Vava by Laferriere DanyChildren's Literature-French, 2006
The Judgement of Paris by Ross KingNon-fiction, 2006
La rivière du loup : roman by Andrée LabergeFrench Fiction, 2006
The Law of Dreams: A Novel by Peter BehrensFiction, 2006
Pirate's Passage by William GilkersonChildren's Literature-Text, 2006
Stumbling In The Bloom by John PassPoetry, 2006
The Boy from the Sun by Duncan WellerChildren's Literature-Illustration, 2007
Divisadero by Michael OndaatjeFiction, 2007
Gemini Summer by Iain LawrenceChildren's Literature-Text, 2007
I've Got a Home in Glory Land: A Lost Tale of the Underground Railroad by Karolyn Smardz FrostNon-fiction, 2007
La fatigante et le fainéant by François BarceloChildren's Literature-French, 2007
La mer de la tranquilité by Sylvain TrudelFrench Fiction, 2007
Fifteen Days: Stories of Bravery, Friendship, Life and Death from Inside the New Canadian Army by Christie BlatchfordNon-fiction, 2008
La Liste by Jennifer TremblayDrama, 2008
The Landing by John IbbitsonChildren’s Literature - Text, 2008
Nikolski by Nicolas DicknerTranslation, 2008
The Origin of Species by Nino RicciFiction, 2008
Rebecca, Born in the Maelstrom by Marie-Claire BlaisFrench Fiction, 2008
The Fly in Autumn by David Zieroth2009
Greener Grass by Caroline PignatChildren's Literature -Text, 2009
Le Discours sur la tombe de l'idiot by MAZZIERI JulieFrench Fiction, 2009
The Mistress of Nothing by Kate PullingerFiction, 2009
A Place Within: Rediscovering India by M.G. VassanjiNon-fiction, 2009
Where the Blood Mixes by Kevin LoringDrama, 2009
Afterimage by Robert ChafeDrama, 2010
Boxing the compass by Richard GreenePoetry, 2010
Cats' Night Out (Paula Wiseman Books) by Caroline StutsonChildren's Literature-Illustration, 2010
Cool Water by Dianne WarrenFiction, 2010
Fishtailing by Wendy PhillipsChildren's Literature-Text, 2010
Lakeland by Allan CaseyNon-fiction, 2010
Ru by Kim ThúyFrench Fiction, 2010
From Then to Now: A Short History of the World by Christopher MooreChildren's Literature-Text, 2011
Homme blanc (L') by Perrine LeblancFrench Fiction, 2011
If We Were Birds by Erin ShieldsDrama, 2011
Killdeer by Phil HallPoetry, 2011
Killdeer: essay-poems by Phil HallPoetry, 2011
Mordecai: The Life & Times by Charles ForanNon-fiction, 2011
Partita for Glenn Gould: An Inquiry into the Nature of Genius by Georges LerouxTranslation, 2011
The Sisters Brothers by Patrick deWittFiction, 2011
Ten Birds by Cybele YoungChildren's Literature - Illustration, 2011
Leonardo and the Last Supper by Ross KingNon-fiction, 2012
The Purchase by Linda SpaldingFiction, 2012
Virginia Wolf by Kyo MaclearChildren's Literature - Illustration, 2012

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