Moving back through three decades, through World War II, the Depression and years spent in the horrific residential Mohawk Institute, Where Mary Went is the first half of a two-volume work of a new First Nation storyteller. This is the story of Mary Fisher, an engaging young girl who turns into a tough yet tender young wife and mother.
As Long As the Rivers Flow: A Novel is a novel written by James Bartleman, the former lieutenant-governor of Ontario. He wrote the story to honour the memory of Native youth who have taken their lives as a result of the Indian residential school experiences of their parents and of the parents of their parents before them. The novel follows one girl, Martha, from the Cat Lake First Nation in Northern Ontario who is taken from her family at the age of six and flown far away to residential school.
Four chronically homeless people - Amelia One Sky, Timber, Double Dick and Digger - seek refuge in a warm movie theatre when a severe Arctic Front descends on the city. During what is supposed to be a one-time event, this temporary refuge transfixes them. They fall in love with this new world, and once the weather clears, continue their trips to the cinema. On one of these outings they meet Granite, a jaded and lonely journalist who has turned his back on writing the same story over and over again in favour of the escapist qualities of film, and an unlikely friendship is struck.
Iskooniguni Iskweewuk, The Rez Sisters written in Tomson Highway's first language, Cree. As Tomson explains in his Note on Dialect, in English, this edition is written in the TH dialect of Cree as spoken in northern Manitoba and northern Saskatchewan. The Rez Sisters, first published in 1988, has gone on to become an internationally critically acclaimed play, included in all major anthologies of Canadian literature world-wide. In honour of the play's 20th anniversary, this Cree version of the Rez Sisters is released by Fifth House.
NO LONGER AVAILABLE Shadow Tag: A Novel is the newest offering by Ojibwe author Louise Erdrich. She has the left the familiar Kashpaw family of previous novels behind for a couple whose marriage unravels as they try to live the urban yuppie lifestyle in Minneapolis. The husband is the artist and his wife plays the role of muse. The muse is a doctoral student studying the impact of the painter George Catlin. These flawed characters have three children and the family's dysfunction is documented here for all to see.
Through Black Spruce is Joseph Boyden's second novel set in Moose Factory, Toronto, Montreal, and Manhattan. A haunting novel of love, identity, and loss-from the internationally acclaimed author of Three Day Road Beautifully written and startlingly original, Through Black Spruce takes the considerable talents of Canadian novelist Joseph Boyden to new and exciting heights.
The Berlin Blues is a play by Ojibwe playwright Drew Hayden Taylor that captures his characteristic satirical voice. In this play, the setting is a small Ojibwe reserve community facing the dilemma of sacrificing their traditional values for the exploitative economic development proposed by a German-based company. The business proposal drops into the lap of the band office's economic development officer who deals with a German couple who plan a theme-park called Ojibway World.
Born With a Tooth originally published in 2001 is reissued in this second edition. The book contains 13 short stories by noted author Joseph Boyden. Set in Northern Ontario, the stories introduce characters that appear in his later novels. Contemporary themes of loss, addictions, gambling, and suicide appear in this first collection as well as stories that contain humour and love. The book is organized into four main areas including Labour, Ruin, Running and Home.