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The Town That Drowned
CDN$18.14 CDN$19.95
(22)
The Handmaid's Tale
CDN$11.85 CDN$19.95
(12,349)
The Gutenberg Galaxy
CDN$40.54
(24)
Fall on Your Knees
CDN$22.70
(300)
How To
CDN$18.76 CDN$22.73
(22)
Mordecai: The Life & Times
CDN$24.85
(13)
The Summer Tree
CDN$13.85
(153)
In the Skin of a Lion
CDN$20.79
(98)
The Silent Wife
CDN$16.36 CDN$18.00
(3,658)
Execution Poems
CDN$14.95
(4)
A Short History of Progress
CDN$17.96
(150)
The Hungry Ghosts
CDN$23.00 CDN$29.95
(27)
Garbage Delight Classic Edition
CDN$19.99
(28)
Pathologies: A Life in Essays
CDN$23.95
(7)
Les Belles Soeurs
CDN$17.95
(10)
February
CDN$29.50
(91)
The Sisters Brothers
CDN$22.72
(1,058)
Sanaaq: An Inuit Novel
CDN$24.70
(4)
A Student of Weather
CDN$19.79
(31)
Nikolski
CDN$19.69
(13)
Fruit: A novel about a boy and his nipples
CDN$16.50 CDN$18.95
(11)
Shake Hands With the Devil: The Failure of Humanity in Rwanda
CDN$20.02 CDN$24.95
(267)
The Essential P. K. Page
CDN$12.95
(4)
Swing Low: A Life
CDN$32.60
(23)
The Heart Is an Involuntary Muscle
CDN$16.70 CDN$24.95
(1)
We So Seldom Look On Love
CDN$19.95
(12)
The Party
CDN$8.90
(9)
Virginia Wolf
CDN$18.76
(51)
The Watch that Ends the Night
CDN$19.75
(16)
Wandering Fire
CDN$13.85
(91)
Brown Girl in the Ring
CDN$19.31
(89)
Freedom Climbers
CDN$24.70 CDN$32.95
(32)
De Niro's Game
CDN$14.80
(6)
Among Others: A Novel
CDN$23.55
(335)
The Stone Diaries
CDN$21.00
(124)
Annabel
CDN$15.00
(164)
Walls: Travels Along the Barricades
CDN$20.08 CDN$29.95
(2)
The Colony Of Unrequited Dreams
CDN$21.78
(69)
This One Summer
CDN$18.76
(267)
Hark! A Vagrant
CDN$19.75
(140)
Paris 1919: Six Months That Changed the World
CDN$19.03 CDN$24.00
(409)
Three Day Road
CDN$20.24 CDN$22.00
(306)
The Darkest Road
CDN$13.99
(76)
The Jade Peony
CDN$18.50 CDN$19.95
(34)
Come, Thou Tortoise
CDN$19.00 CDN$22.00
(38)
Light Lifting
CDN$19.75
(17)
The Antagonist
CDN$35.00
(41)
Practical Jean
CDN$20.79
(18)
Pinboy
CDN$20.00
(4)
White Stone: The Alice Poems
CDN$12.00
(3)
Bow Grip
CDN$19.95
(8)
Home Truths
CDN$18.99
(4)
Lemon
CDN$19.95
(4)
The Studhorse Man
CDN$24.95
(2)
Elle
CDN$19.99
(5)
The Blue Castle
CDN$19.00
(750)
The Town That Drowned
CDN$18.14 CDN$19.95
(22)
The Handmaid's Tale
CDN$11.85 CDN$19.95
(12,349)
The Gutenberg Galaxy
CDN$40.54
(24)
Fall on Your Knees
CDN$22.70
(300)
How To
CDN$18.76 CDN$22.73
(22)
Mordecai: The Life & Times
CDN$24.85
(13)
The Summer Tree
CDN$13.85
(153)
In the Skin of a Lion
CDN$20.79
(98)
The Silent Wife
CDN$16.36 CDN$18.00
(3,658)
Execution Poems
CDN$14.95
(4)
A Short History of Progress
CDN$17.96
(150)
The Hungry Ghosts
CDN$23.00 CDN$29.95
(27)
Garbage Delight Classic Edition
CDN$19.99
(28)
Pathologies: A Life in Essays
CDN$23.95
(7)
Les Belles Soeurs
CDN$17.95
(10)
February
CDN$29.50
(91)
The Sisters Brothers
CDN$22.72
(1,058)
Sanaaq: An Inuit Novel
CDN$24.70
(4)
A Student of Weather
CDN$19.79
(31)
Nikolski
CDN$19.69
(13)
Fruit: A novel about a boy and his nipples
CDN$16.50 CDN$18.95
(11)
Shake Hands With the Devil: The Failure of Humanity in Rwanda
CDN$20.02 CDN$24.95
(267)
The Essential P. K. Page
CDN$12.95
(4)
Swing Low: A Life
CDN$32.60
(23)
The Heart Is an Involuntary Muscle
CDN$16.70 CDN$24.95
(1)
We So Seldom Look On Love
CDN$19.95
(12)
The Party
CDN$8.90
(9)
Virginia Wolf
CDN$18.76
(51)
The Watch that Ends the Night
CDN$19.75
(16)
Wandering Fire
CDN$13.85
(91)
Brown Girl in the Ring
CDN$19.31
(89)
Freedom Climbers
CDN$24.70 CDN$32.95
(32)
De Niro's Game
CDN$14.80
(6)
Among Others: A Novel
CDN$23.55
(335)
The Stone Diaries
CDN$21.00
(124)
Annabel
CDN$15.00
(164)
Walls: Travels Along the Barricades
CDN$20.08 CDN$29.95
(2)
The Colony Of Unrequited Dreams
CDN$21.78
(69)
This One Summer
CDN$18.76
(267)
Hark! A Vagrant
CDN$19.75
(140)
Paris 1919: Six Months That Changed the World
CDN$19.03 CDN$24.00
(409)
Three Day Road
CDN$20.24 CDN$22.00
(306)
The Darkest Road
CDN$13.99
(76)
The Jade Peony
CDN$18.50 CDN$19.95
(34)
Come, Thou Tortoise
CDN$19.00 CDN$22.00
(38)
Light Lifting
CDN$19.75
(17)
The Antagonist
CDN$35.00
(41)
Practical Jean
CDN$20.79
(18)
Pinboy
CDN$20.00
(4)
White Stone: The Alice Poems
CDN$12.00
(3)
Bow Grip
CDN$19.95
(8)
Home Truths
CDN$18.99
(4)
Lemon
CDN$19.95
(4)
The Studhorse Man
CDN$24.95
(2)
Elle
CDN$19.99
(5)
The Blue Castle
CDN$19.00
(750)