THE LIGHTS OF LANCASTER

Bilingual / Translations, Memoirs / Biographies, Our Books
Author: J. Euclide Caza Synopsis: Euclide was a man whose great energy was directed heart and soul toward his profession (dental surgery), his town (Huntingdon, Quebec), his friends, family and community interests. Then one day, “a slender vein became blocked by a tiny clot of blood weighing a fraction of a gram, derailing him, rendering him hors de combat.” He was encouraged by his brother O.E., a surgeon, to keep a journal. Euclide’s journal took the form of letters to his brother Romé. Two decades after Euclide’s death, Margaret, wife of Romé’s son Renaud, became intrigued by the tattered onionskin sheets. With the considerable help of Renaud, she translated the letters. Now, nearly two decades later, she has annotated them to better acquaint readers with the setting of Euclide’s story. The…
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THE CITY WE SHARE / LA VILLE QUE NOUS PARTAGEONS

Bilingual / Translations, Historical Non-Fiction, Our Books, Short Stories / Anthologies
Author: Mark Abley Synopsis: The City We Share / La Ville que nous Partageonsis full of fresh and lively perspectives on life in Pointe Claire, Quebec.It contains writings by 35 women and men, some of them well-known writers, others making their first appearance in print. Through their observant eyes, Pointe Claire comes to life in all its surprising diversity.  Ce livre est bilingue: neuf textes sont en français, incluant des œuvres de fiction, des poèmes et des essais. Parmi les auteurs on retrouve Pascal Carette, Helene Ferland, Frantz Mars, Jan J. Dominique et Claire Pelletier. In prose and poetry, fiction and non-fiction alike, The City We Share / La Ville que nous Partageonsexplores the lives of the people who make up Pointe Claire – from new immigrants to oldtimers, and from…
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COURAGE, LOVE AND LUCK

Bilingual / Translations, Memoirs / Biographies, Our Books
Author: Friederike Czerny Synopsis: From the German, also published by SHORELINE. Friederike (Frieda) is born in Austria, in 1923, and spends her first three years with Fani Tante. She is then reunited with her parents, who, like everyone else, are struggling to make ends meet. Times are hard during and after World War I, and the new Republic is trying to recover and rebuild. Frieda meets Ernst Czerny, a young Austrian soldier conscripted into the German Army. They marry in 1942, during World War II. Trying to find a job, a place to live and a baby on the way, Frieda is helped by Ernst near the end of the war. These travels, with Peter in his carriage, are fraught with the danger of meeting German SS or Soviet troops…
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THE SILENCE AFTER THE MUSIC

Bilingual / Translations, Our Books, Poetry / Plays
Author: Ivan Schneedorfer Synopsis: Ivan Schneedorfer was born in Ceské Budejovice in 1937. In 1968, he moved to Canada where he works as a technician. Travelling through time and space, he is able to use simple words, purged of pathos, to convey the mysteries of life. Ivan Schneedorfer, né en 1937 à Ceské Budejovice, vit depuis 1968 au Canada où il travaille comme technicien. Voyageur dans l’espace et dans le temps, le poète perçoit les mystères de la vie quotidienne et les capte à travers des mots simples, volontairement épurés et privés de tout pathos poétique.   –Jana Boxberger, París. Genre: Poetry, Bilingual Published in: 2001 No. of Pages: 57 ISBN: 9781896754239
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HEALING WATERS

Art / Educational, Bilingual / Translations, Our Books, Short Stories / Anthologies
Author: Anna Woods Synopsis: During a 1984 trip to the Yucatan Peninsula in Mexico, Anna Woods was caught in the Mayan spell. Visiting remote villages where only Maya was spoken, and towns where the wealth and business of tourism was growing, she found a strong-willed, gentle people. As an artist, Anna Woods wanted to record the setting, the lives and the impact of change upon the Maya. She did this with the brush and the pen. Each year, she has returned to the Yucatan. She has established her studio, an arts co-operative and international arts exchange in the state of Quintana Roo. She journeys to villages in Mexico, Guatemala and Honduras, sketching, painting, and getting to know the people. Her stories are presented in English, Mayan and Spanish. Yucatan artist…
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