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Par Anna Pitoniak. 2017
Falling in love as Yale students and moving to New York City in 2008, hedge fund employee Evan is embroiled…in a deal that risks everything he has worked for, while nonprofit employee Julia reconnects with someone from her past who represents a different kind of life. 2017.
Par David Rotenberg. 2014
Decker Roberts was born with a gift: he always knows when you’re telling the truth. Over time, however, that gift…has become a burden. Struggling to find his way, Decker has retreated into isolation in Namibia. But a man like Decker can only live off the grid for so long before someone comes looking. When Decker’s estranged son, Seth, is kidnapped, it sets in motion a chain of events as unstoppable as it is mysterious. Yslan Hicks of the NSA desperately needs to find Seth and Decker, so he turns to Decker’s old friends for help. Soon they find themselves confronting an ancient conspiracy as they are inescapably drawn towards a conclusion that will change both themselves and the world around them. Sequel to "A murder of crows". 2014.
Par Melodie Campbell. 2013
When jewellery-store owner Gina Gallo and her boyfriend Pete take a week's vacation, she leaves the store in the hands…of her cousin from New York. After all, cousin Carmine is a certified gemologist—but Carmine is also in the Mob. When Gina gets back, she discovers that her cousin has spent his time switching real gems for fakes in the jewellery of some of her best customers. With her reputation on the line, what's a Mob goddaughter to do? Sequel to "The goddaughter". 2013.
Par H. J Hutchins. 2013
The summer is off to a lousy start when Levi's bike is stolen from outside the corner store. But when…his best friend Riley's locked bike is stolen the very next day, the boys are determined to get both bikes back. Upon discovering there have been a string of bike thefts in the area, the friends hatch several plans to find the culprit. There are so many potential suspects - Steve Morrow and his gang, the tattooed guy who sits at the bus stop, the owners of the secondhand bike store. There's also Emily Grimshaw, Levi's childhood nemesis, who keeps popping up and showing a peculiar interest in the thefts. Does she really want to help or is she involved somehow? Grades 2-4. 2013.
Par Philippa Dowding, Allister Thompson. 2012
Christopher has a problem. He has just moved to Toronto; he’s now in a new school and has no friends.…But even worse, the park next door is creepy: voices whisper in the bushes, and something throws apples at his window and howls at the moon. But what? Gargoyles! Grades 3-6. 2012.
Par Iain Lawrence. 2010
When her eight-year-old neighbour is stricken with polio in 1955, eleven-year-old Laurie discovers that there is power in her imagination…as she weaves a story during her visits with him and other patients confined to iron lung machines. Grades 3-6. 2010.
Par Peter Carver, Teresa Toten. 2001
Dani Webster had played the Game with her sister Kelly for as long as she could remember - they had…been on a quest to vanquish evil. But everything is hazy now as she recovers from substance abuse at a psychiatric hospital for 'teens with problems'. Dani must confront a deeper emotional trauma - one which she can neither explain nor recognize - to face her family's deep dysfunctions and eliminate the Game for her life forever. For senior high students. Some strong language. 2003.
Par D. F Bailey. 2007
How can a lie possibly be good? This question presses on Paul Wakefield following a kayaking accident on the ocean…surrounding the city of Victoria. His wife and child are threatened by the repercussions that follow the accident, and Paul must decide how to confront the accusations facing him. Knowing the truth will destroy them all, he scrambles for the one thing certain to save a select few: the good lie. Some descriptions of sex, descriptions of violence, and strong language. 2007.
Par Julie Lawson. 2000
When Ashley's famous aunt sends her the family goldstone necklace for a birthday present, Ashley is thrilled. She discovers that…if she sleeps while wearing it, she dreams of the future. However, Ashley finds one particular dream disturbing. It is of a boy named Jonathan, whom she sees not only in her dreams, but in real life as well. The dreams grow more frightening until finally, an avalanche brings her face to face with the boy ghost, who has transcended the bounds of time to recover the goldstone and return its magic to the mountain where it was crafted. Grades 5-8. 2000.
Par Eric Wilson. 1981
Par Roy MacGregor. 2000
The spirit of former Governor General Lord Stanley seems to be haunting the festivities at the Little Stanley Cup Pee…Wee Tournament in Ottawa -- literally! As the Screech Owls hockey team tour the nation's capital, they encounter his ghost everywhere. Then they start meeting some other ones, like Tom Thomson and Joe Hall, not to mention a former prime minister! But what are these historical figures trying to tell the players? Grades 4-7. (The Screech Owls series ; 11)
Par Gail Bowen. 2002
Sleuth Joanne Kilbourn is dismayed to find out that her friend Jill is marrying filmmaker Evan MacLeish. While he is…famous, he has also exploited the lives - and deaths - of the two wives he lost to suicide by making acclaimed films about them. And now, he is on the point of releasing his most potentially explosive film yet, one that features his 17-year-old daughter Bryn. Some strong language. 2003.
Par Gail Bowen. 2013
Jo and Zack are both proud and a little concerned when their youngest daughter Taylor has two paintings chosen for…a high-level fund-raising auction. One they've seen; the other, Taylor has carefully guarded in her studio. When the hidden painting is finally revealed it sparks a new kind of relationship between Taylor and her model, and becomes the centre of a series of troubling incidents. Includes sex and violence. c2013.
Par Todd Babiak. 2006
Meet the endearing but flawed residents of an Edmonton cul-de-sac, just after the scandalous death of a neighbour and the…sudden news that their land is about to be repossessed by the university. When mysterious signs begin to appear saying LET'S FIX IT, the block - including a sacked university professor, a once-ambitious, pregnant haiku expert living in her parents' basement, and a quiet but polite stranger - is galvanized in a wild attempt to save their homes. c2006.
Par Lori Lansens. 2006
Conjoined twins Rose and Ruby Darlen, born in the midst of a tornado and abandoned by their mother, are raised…by Aunt Lovey, who refuses to see them as deformed. At age 29, Rose, the more verbal and bookish twin, begins writing their story. Rose shares her darkest memory and her deepest regret, while Ruby, the prettier, more practical twin, offers critical details, such as what prompted Rose to write their life story. Descriptions of sex and violence, some strong language. 2006.
Par Sheree Fitch. 2005
When 12-year-old Minn has to spend a summer with her sour grandmother, she soon gets caught up in an old…mystery of a tragic shipwreck, and plans to preserve the graves of the victims. While discovering romance and some intriguing information about her grandmother, Minn's plan for the graves unleashes some shocking events. And much depends on her finding the courage to face a terrible secret of her own. For junior high readers. 2005.
Par Ann Copeland. 1989
These eleven stories portray life behind convent walls as the life of Claire Delaney unfolds. Her development from an earnest…novice to a nun and teacher explores the themes of friendship, loneliness, ambition, and personal faith. Followed by "Strange bodies on a stranger shore" (DC12944). 1989.
Par Howard A Norman. 1997
Ten stories from Inuit oral tradition include portrayals of tundra wildlife - puffins, a wolverine, a seagull, a narwhal, and…geese. The Biblical Noah appears in "Noah Hunts a Woolly Mammoth." In the title piece, a young girl's ability to help maintain the village food supply by dreaming about geese is challenged by a shaman. Grades 4-7. 1997.
Par Kelli Deeth. 2001
Eleven stories following a girl called Leah growing up in a dysfunctional family in the suburbs. They bear witness to…a girl standing on the edge, between girl and woman, between self and self-loathing, in search of love and acceptance. Despite all their failings, Leah and her family continue to have hope that love will triumph. 2001.
Par Heather O'Neill. 2014
Gorgeous twins Noushcka and Nicolas Tremblay live with their grandfather Loulou in a tiny, sordid apartment on St. Laurent Boulevard.…Hopelessly promiscuous, wildly funny and infectiously charming, they are also the children of the legendary Québécois folksinger Étienne Tremblay, who was as famous for his brilliant lyrics about working-class life as he was for his philandering bon vivant lifestyle and his fall from grace. Known by the public since they were children, the two siblings have never been allowed to be ordinary. On the eve of their twentieth birthday, the twins’ self-destructive shenanigans catch up with them when Noushcka agrees to be beauty queen in the local St. Jean Baptiste Day parade. The media spotlight returns, and the attention of a relentless journalist exposes the cracks in the family’s relationships. Bestseller. 2014.