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Little Fortified Stories

A spinster in love with a tobacco-smoking ghost. A lonely one-eyed monster who wanders the desert. A Medieval saint who delights in her “miraculous ruine.” In Little Fortified Stories, award-winning ...

Gumboots in the Straits

Edited by Lou Allison
Compiled by Jane Wilde

Returning to the fascinating 1970s migration of young people to BC’s West Coast, Gumboots in the Straits gathers more stories of the romance of the sea and the demographic and personal change of that ...

My Eyes Are Fuses

By Norah Bowman
Categories: Poetry

Weaving together a modern retelling of Roman Empress Agrippina the Elder, a künstlerroman-inspired exploration of French sculptor Niki de Saint Phalle, and the contemporary portrait of an unhappily married ...

Death of Persephone

In Death of Persephone, the patriarchal myth of the maiden taken, raped, and made the potent and sexualized queen of the underworld is questioned, altered, flipped. Instead, we have Stephanie, a girl ...

The Flesh of Ice

By Garry Gottfriedson
Categories: Poetry, BIPOC

The Secwépemc term le estcwicwéy̓ (the missing) was given by Secwépemc elders who dedicated their knowledge and time to guide the community through the hell they were forced to endure in May 2021. ...


By Catherine Lang
Categories: Memoir

When Catherine Lang's niece and Calgary Herald reporter Michelle Lang was killed while embedded with Canadian troops near Kandahar City, Afghanistan, in 2009, her world shifted.

In the aftermath, Lang ...

This Report is Strictly Confidential

Presented in four linked sections, this debut poetry collection from award winning writer Elizabeth Ruth offers readers rare glimpses into private worlds, revealing the life of the author’s aunt who ...

Sunrise Over Half-Built Houses

By Erin Steele
Categories: Memoir

Erin wants nothing more than to be seen and loved, but she’s trapped in a cage of her own shyness. Set in the underbelly of the suburbs of Vancouver in the early 2000s, young Erin develops a confusing ...

Who Shot Estevan Light?

In this eclectic collection, Who Shot Estevan Light?: Tales from the Salish Sea and Beyond, author Douglas Hamilton shares stories of maritime history and local folklore: The Flying Dutchman, a notorious ...

A Gentleman of Considerable Talent

By Geoff Mynett
Categories: BC History

In 1811, twenty-one-year-old William Brown arrived in Rupert’s Land from the small Scottish village of Kilmaurs. Employed by the Hudson’s Bay Company during perhaps the most conflict ridden years ...