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Anne of Green Gables

Anne of Green Gables

Montgomery, L. M. (Lucy Maud), 1874-1942
1968

Anne, an eleven-year-old orphan, is sent by mistake to live with a lonely, middle-aged brother and sister on a Prince Edward Island farm and proceeds to make an indelible impression on everyone around her.

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The book of negroes

The book of negroes

Hill, Lawrence, 1957-, author
2007

A sweeping story that transports the reader from a tribal African village to a plantation in the southern United States, from the teeming Halifax docks to the manor houses of London.

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The cremation of Sam McGee

The cremation of Sam McGee

Service, Robert W., 1874-1958
1987


Dear life : stories

Dear life : stories

Munro, Alice, 1931-
2012


Ducks : two years in the oil sands

Ducks : two years in the oil sands

Beaton, Kate, 1983-, author, illustrator
2022

Katie heads out west to take advantage of Alberta's oil rush-part of the long tradition of East Coasters who seek gainful employment elsewhere when they can't find it in the homeland they love so much. Katie encounters the harsh reality of life in the oil sands, where trauma is an everyday occurrence yet is never discussed. Beaton's natural cartooning prowess is on full display as she draws colossal machinery and mammoth vehicles set against a sublime Albertan backdrop of wildlife, northern lights, and boreal forest.

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The English patient

The English patient

Ondaatje, Michael, 1943-
2006


A fatal grace

A fatal grace

Penny, Louise, author
2018

No one liked CC de Poitiers -- not her family, not her lover, not her neighbors in Three Pines. When Chief Inspector Armand Gamache is called to investigate CC's sudden death on the day after Christmas, it seems like an impossible murder. How could she have been electrocuted in the middle of a frozen lake in the midst of Three Pines annual curling match without anyone seeing a thing? In the beautiful but deadly Quebec winter, Gamache digs for secrets beneath the surface of village life. But something more chilling than the bitter wind is coming for him.

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From ant to eagle

From ant to eagle

Lyttle, Alex, author
2017


The glory wind

The glory wind

Sherrard, Valerie
2010


Growing up Ivy : a novel

Growing up Ivy : a novel

Leavey, Peggy Dymond
2010

"Living in grim Depression-era Toronto with her actress mother, Frannie, Ivy Chalmers has never met her father. In 1931, Frannie sends 12-year-old Ivy to stay with her paternal grandmother in Larkin, Ontario. When Ivy's father, Alva, arrives unexpectedly in Larkin, he turns out not to be the Prince Charming she imagined, but an illiterate peddler.

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The Gryphon project

The Gryphon project

Mac, Carrie, 1975-
2009

Phoenix envies her brother Gryphon, a daredevil and sports hero, he has all of recons left, three more chances at life. When Gryphon has a horrifying accident, the governing body refuses to recon him, deeming his death a suicide. Phoenix is determined to unravel the mystery and save her brother.

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The handmaid's tale

The handmaid's tale

Atwood, Margaret, 1939- author
2017

Set in the Republic of Gilead, the former United States, during the late twentieth century. The declining birth rates caused by the effects of nuclear fallout and the AIDS epidemic result in a new social structure where all young women who can bear healthy children, are allocated to powerful regime men. This is the story of one of these young women.

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The hockey sweater

The hockey sweater

Carrier, Roch, 1937-
1999


It's time to wake, Jake!

It's time to wake, Jake!

Connolly, Amanda Beth, author, illustrator
2020

""Jake, Jake, it's time to wake! What sport will you play today? Quick, quick, it's time to pick! How will you spend your day?"On this particular day, Jake, a sports obsessed boy chooses to play basketball. Follow Jake through playful rhymes as he learns about fair play and good sportsmanship. He leads his team to victory and goes to bed dreaming about what sport he will play the following day."--Back cover.

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Life of Pi : a novel

Life of Pi : a novel

Martel, Yann.
2001

Pi Patel, having spent an idyllic childhood in Pondicherry, India, as the son of a zookeeper, sets off with his family at the age of sixteen to start anew in Canada, but his life takes a marvelous turn when their ship sinks in the Pacific, leaving him adrift on a raft with a 450-pound Bengal tiger for company.

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Moon of the crusted snow

Moon of the crusted snow

Rice, Waubgeshig, 1979- author
2018

With winter looming, a small northern Anishinaabe community goes dark. Panic builds as the food supply dwindles. While the band council and a pocket of community members struggle to maintain order, an unexpected visitor arrives, escaping the crumbling society to the south. Soon after, others follow. The community leadearship loses its grip on power as the visitors manipulate the tired and hungry to take control of the reserve. Tensions rise and, as the months pass, so does the death toll due to sickness and despair. Frustrated by the building chaos, a group of young friends and their families turn to the land and Anishinaabe tradition in hopes of helping their community thrive again.

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Owls in the family

Owls in the family

Mowat, Farley
1973


The paper bag princess

The paper bag princess

Munsch, Robert N., 1945- author
2020

When a fierce dragon destroys her castle and clothes, and carries off the prince she was going to marry, a brave and resourceful princess cleverly outwits the dragon.

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The red sash

The red sash

Pendziwol, Jean, author
2005

The story of a young M├ętis boy who lived near the fur-trading post of Fort William on Lake Superior nearly 200 years ago.

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The shipping news

The shipping news

Proulx, Annie
1999


The sky is falling

The sky is falling

Pearson, Kit, 1947-
1989


Station eleven

Station eleven

Mandel, Emily St. John, 1979- author
2014

One snowy night a famous Hollywood actor slumps over and dies onstage during a production of King Lear. Hours later, the world as we know it begins to dissolve. Moving back and forth in time-from the actor's early days as a film star to fifteen years in the future, when a theater troupe known as the Traveling Symphony roams the wasteland of what remains-this suspenseful, elegiac, spellbinding novel charts the strange twists of fate that connect five people: the actor, the man who tried to save him, the actor's first wife, his oldest friend, and a young actress with the Traveling Symphony, caught in the crosshairs of a dangerous self-proclaimed prophet.

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The stone diaries

The stone diaries

Shields, Carol
2002


Submarine outlaw

Submarine outlaw

Roy, Philip, 1960-
2008


Trailblazers : The Black pioneers who have shaped Canada

Trailblazers : The Black pioneers who have shaped Canada

Ridley-Padmore, Tiyahna.
2020

Introduces readers to Canada's Black history.

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