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Par Gail Anderson-Dargatz. 1996
Living on her family's farm in British Columbia in the 1940s, 15-year-old Beth Weeks escapes her abusive father and her…troubled mother in a friendship with Nora, a young Native woman. Beth struggles to cope, even as she feels haunted by the fear that something is following her. Nora's grandmother believes it is the murderous Coyote spirit, responsible for mysterious deaths in the community. Strong language and some descriptions of violence and sex. c1996.
Par Jen Sookfong Lee. 2011
In 1958, eight-year-old Danny Lim meets Miss Val, a burlesque dancer, who gives him a green silk belt. Years later,…Danny spends his days working as a wedding photographer and his nights cruising Stanley Park. When he finds the belt, Danny realizes that the key to understanding himself and his family lies in his connection to Miss Val. Explicit strong language, explicit descriptions of sex and some descriptions of violence. c2011.
Par Paul H St. Pierre. 2001
One of Canada's master storytellers tells tales about the high country and the characters who stole his heart. In these…fifty stories, Paul St. Pierre writes of the Chilcotin in a time that has passed from the land, a time that has gone beyond history into myth. 2001.
Par Timothy L Taylor. 2001
Vancouver chef Jeremy Papier is fast becoming known for his traditional dishes. But his restaurant, although always booked, is in…financial trouble. An old friend, Dante Beale, is willing to help - for a price. Jeremy's problems deepen when his father goes to live among the homeless in Vancouver's Stanley Park and involves Jeremy in an unsolved murder case from the early 1970's. Canada Reads 2007.
Par Paul St. Pierre. 1983
Par William Deverell. 1999
Fiery feminist trial lawyer Elizabeth Finnegan sets her sights on an arrogant Supreme Court judge, who has handed down a…lenient sentence to a convicted rapist. When a woman comes to Finnegan claiming she was raped by the same judge, she jumps at the case. Her research looks damning, but is her client telling the truth? 1999.
Par Michael Poole. 2006
The story of two young lovers, Nathan and Leah, who meet in 1913. Defying the strict morality of the day,…they run off to spend a few months together amid the splendour of the rural coast before being banished to separate continents. With the outbreak of WWI, the young rebels find themselves engaged in a life and death conflict. c2006.
Par Gillian Wigmore. 2017
In a boom town dominated by a man-eating lake, Renee and Danny Chance start a new life in his grandfather's…cabin. Renee struggles to keep her head above water until she is drawn into the orbit of two beautifully notorious bar-singer cousins, and all three women are called to test the bonds of blood and loyalty. A polyphonic fable riddled with tall tales, "Glory" explores what it means to be a woman in north-central BC by flooding the shores of the human heart. 2017.
Par Bruce Serafin. 2004
A boy's journey from Hinton, Alberta to the B.C. coast to Texas, and then the return. A coming of age…novel that reflects Vancouver life from the 1960's to the present, complete with people and places like the eponymous comic book artist Colin Upton, to the spaceship-like Vancouver Post Office sailing through a purgatorial midnight. 2004.
Par Leona Gom. 2002
Gladys is vindictive, greedy, jealous, and makes life miserable for the young women who work for her in the lodge…she runs in the Yukon in the 1960s. When Kendy and Elke head north to waitress for the summer, they fall victim to Gladys's tyranny. Thirty-five years later, Elke and Kendy are accidentally reunited in Vancouver, and find themselves seeking revenge. 2002.
Par Eric Walters. 2000
Fourteen-year-old Tadashi his family are forced to abandon their fishing village on the northwest coast of British Columbia and move…into an internment centre in Vancouver with other Japanese Canadians during the Second World War. For Tadashi, detention becomes both an adventure and a dilemma as he struggles to understand the undercurrents of racism and injustice that have overtaken his life and those of his community. Ruth Schwartz Book Award. Sequel to "War of the eagles." Grades 5-8. 2000.
Par Julie Lawson. 1996
Eleven-year-old Sam's first visit to the remote west coast of Vancouver Island is not what she expected. She's teased by…her cousins for being a "city kid", when they're not ignoring her. Then, while exploring the woods on her own, she comes face-to-face with a wild cougar and her two cubs and her summer vacation gets much more exciting. 1996.
Par Mark Zuehlke, Bob Roberts. 2002
When a freighter smuggling illegal immigrants sinks, Tofino coroner Elias McCann finds himself at the heart of a mystery. A…relative of his girlfriend Vhanna turns up among the ship's survivors, bringing up memories of her dark past and the Khmer Rouge. Who is responsible for the immigrants' journey and what do they want with Vhanna's cousin? 2002.
Par Ethel Wilson. 1967
Seeking refuge from her mysterious past, the beautiful Mrs. Dorval arrives in a small British Columbia town at the confluence…of the Fraser and Thompson Rivers. As Frankie Burnaby, the young schoolgirl Mrs. Dorval befriends, pieces together Hetty's story, she begins to realize that her enigmatic idol is also a treacherous opponent. 1967. (Laurentian library ; 6)
Par Paul St. Pierre. 1984
These stories bring alive the country where St. Pierre's heart lies, and introduces a wonderful roster of the saintly rogues…who inhabit that part of the Canadian west. First published in 1970. 1984.
Par Holley Rubinsky. 1997
In the idyllic-looking town of Ruth, British Columbia, two lifelong friends discover incest in one of their families. While their…lives are ripped apart, other residents of Ruth must confront their own moral dilemmas and crises. Strong language. 1997.
Par Andrea Spalding. 1998
Fifteen-year-old Rowan is sent to spend a summer with her cousins in an isolated area in British Columbia while her…parents are on assignment in Africa. In an attempt to keep herself busy she decides to camp out on a near-by island to study an endangered group of sea otters. With the help of her family, friends, journalists and a marine biologist Rowan fights for the protection of the otters. Grades 5-8. 1998.
Par Gail Anderson-Dargatz. 1998
As Augusta Olsen waits for news about the surgery of her beloved son-in-law, she reflects on a harsh, sometimes magical,…life. Bereft after her mother's death, she marries Karl, her first suitor. Her marriage is difficult and she battles with Karl's father, but when they move to a farm of their own, she begins to find her independence. She is soon at work on her mother's old beekeeping equipment. 1998.
Par Brian Fawcett. 2013
Middle-aged Andy Bathgate clings to a precarious life in the logging town of Prince George, British Columbia. He fears the…balance he currently enjoys - his relationship with a good woman, the uneasy truce with her eco-activist son, senior hockey with his friends - will come undone the moment the truth comes out: that he is not, in fact, Andy Bathgate. What he doesn’t realize is that the people of his community aren’t as clueless as he believes - and that honesty, decency, and fairness still have a place in the 21st century. 2013.
Par Chevy Stevens. 2010
British Columbia realtor Annie O'Sullivan bitterly recounts to a therapist being kidnapped from an open house by a rapist and…enslaved for a year in a remote cabin. As sessions continue, Annie learns shocking information about her captor's identity. Violence, strong language, and explicit descriptions of sex. 2010.