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Murders on the Skeena

By Geoff Mynett
Categories: BC History

Part history, part true crime, Murders on the Skeena: True Crime in the Old Canadian West, 1884-1914 contains the true accounts of murders, crimes, and scandals--some of which remain unsolved to this day--in ...

with/holding

By Chantal Gibson
Categories: Poetry, BIPOC

with/holding is a collection of genre-blurring poems that examines the representation and reproduction of Blackness across communication media and popular culture. Together, text and image call up a nightmarish ...

Music from a Strange Planet

Off-beat, provocative, philosophical, Music from a Strange Planet traces the fault lines of identity and emotional attachment. Grief, tenderness, and longing soak the pages, admitting the reader into the ...

The List of Last Chances

By Christina Myers
Categories: Fiction

At thirty-eight years old, Ruthie finds herself newly unemployed, freshly single, sleeping on a friend's couch and downing a bottle of wine each night. Having overstayed her welcome and desperate for ...

The Fifth

By MP Boisvert
Translated by Monica Meneghetti
Categories: Fiction, LGBTQ+

Critically acclaimed in the original French, The Fifth offers a refreshing take on sexuality and desire. Alice, Gayle, Camille and Simon live together in a polyamorous relationship, affectionately referred ...

The Burden of Gravity

By Shannon McConnell
Categories: Poetry

In her debut poetry collection, Shannon McConnell explores the fraught history of New Westminster's Woodlands School, a former "lunatic asylum" opened in 1878 which later became a custodial training school ...

Lost Lagoon / Lost in Thought

By Betsy Warland
Categories: Poetry

After moving to Vancouver's West End in 2014, The Human is drawn to a small body of water called Lost Lagoon in Stanley Park. Daytime visits, with a surprising array of wildlife, are quietly revelatory; ...

Big

Edited by Christina Myers
Categories: Anthology, Feminism

Pop culture stereotypes, shopping frustrations, fat jokes and misconceptions about health are all ways society systemically rejects large bodies. BIG is a collection of personal and intimate experiences ...

On/Me

By Francine Cunningham
Categories: Poetry, BIPOC

Francine Cunningham lives with constant reminders that she doesn't fit the desired expectations of the world: she is a white-passing, city-raised Indigenous woman with mental illness who has lost her ...

Winter's Cold Girls

By Lisa Baird
Categories: Poetry, LGBTQ+

In her debut collection of poetry, Lisa Baird explores themes of trauma and recovery, everyday violence and queerness from a personal point of view as well as a wider political scope. These poems bear ...