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Par Louise Penny. 2010
On a cold November morning, a jogger runs through the woods in the peaceful Quebec village of Three Pines. On…his run, he finds a dead man hanging from a tree. Chief Inspector Armand Gamache is called to the crime scene. Some strong language and some descriptions of violence. c2010.
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 Richardo Keens-Douglas. 2004
Three magical tales retold for middle readers: enter the richly magical world of Tales from the Isle of Spice and…visit a bottomless lake where an enchanted princess lives; try your luck against the sinister woman who walks in moonlight stalking souls; catch a glimpse of the mysterious boy with an angelic face whose scarred body hides beneath the waves. Grades 3-6. Winner of the 2005 Golden Oak Award. 2004.
Par Maureen Jennings. 2010
1873, Nova Scotia. A storm has wrecked a ship on the shores of a fishing village, and people work bravely…to rescue the crew - but many die. When young Will Murdoch and the local priest examine the bodies, they discover gold and diamonds. They suspect that the shipwreck was not responsible for all the deaths. Some descriptions of violence. A high-interest, low-vocabulary book. 2010.
Par Eric Walters. 2009
Slacker Edward fakes a learning disability to gain a special-education designation in school. But instead of lowering his parents' expectations,…Edward ends up working harder than ever. A high-interest, low-vocabulary book. Grades 5-8. 2009.
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.
From the age of eight, Roberta Bondar knew she wanted to be an astronaut. In January 1992 she made Canadian…history when she became the first Canadian woman, and first neurologist, to go into space on board Discovery. The story of her journey to become a leading astronaut is a fascinating tale of dedication, commitment, and courage. Grades 4-7. 2004.
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 Frances Itani. 2011
Northern France, World War I. Luc Caron sees three airplanes in a dogfight, with one flipping over and the pilot…falling to his death. In 1928, the Greenwoods of Canada, whose pilot son has been missing for 11 years, receive a package from England. How is the mystery of the missing pilot solved, bringing peace to Luc and to the pilot’s parents? Based on a true story. High interest, low vocabulary. 2011.
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 Joy Fielding. 2011
A noise wakes Kathy Brown from a dream where she was about to kiss Michael, her high school boyfriend, who…was much more exciting than her husband Jack is. Hearing whispers, she gets up only to feel a gun at her head - two men are in the house, forcing Kathy and her husband into a living nightmare where Kathy also faces her real feelings about her husband. The outcome surprises everyone, most of all Kathy herself. Some descriptions of violence. High interest/low vocabulary book. Winner of the 2013 Golden Oak Award. 2011.
Par Gail E Vaz-Oxlade. 2010
The author will show you how to make your money work for you. Budgeting, saving, and getting your debt paid…off have never been so easy to understand or to do. 2010.
Par Ferguson Plain. 2003
Dakota's friends had never seen frybread before, so Dakota explains how it is made. Frybread, scone, bannock, or gullet -…there are as many ways to call it as there is to make it. 2003.
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.