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By Maureen Foss
Scribes                       #F003    
Four quirky, offbeat women answer an ad to form a weekly writing group. Their relationship starts out as a once-a-week critiquing session, but their lives become unexpectedly intertwined as lovers come and go...
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The Cadillac Kind             #F001
 A funny, understated, essentially Canadian road book.
The Cadillac Kind was serialized and broadcast on CBC radio's Between the Covers in January 2000 and June 2001.
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The Rat Trap Murders:                                                               #F002
A review from Leslie MacFarlane, The Reporter: The Rat Trap Murders--while definitely on the grisly side--is also wildly hilarious if you have the right "bend" to you.
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By Betty Keller
Better the Devil You Know                                                              #K001
Better the Devil You Know is an outrageous romp of a novel set in turn-of the-century Vancouver when Gastown was still the hub of the fast-evolving city. . . . Amazingly, Keller is not kidding when she says that much of this tale is constructed on fact.  2009 Revised Edition
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BLACK WOLF: THE LIFE OF ERNEST THOMPSON SETON   #K002
 The definitive biography of the eccentric naturalist who wrote Two Little Savages and Wild Animals I Have Known. It was a Book of the Month Club selection in February 1985 240 pages.
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BRIGHT SEAS AND PIONEER SPIRITS: THE SUNSHINE COAST #K003
A history of the Sunshine Coast area of British Columbia, including a brief outline of geologic history, flora and fauna, and in-depth histories of local industries: logging, fishing and aquaculture, mining, and tourism.
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Forests, Power And Policy: The Legacy Of Ray Williston     #K004
A personal biography of Ray Williston, former MLA for Fort George, B.C. Minister of Education from 1954 to 1956, and Minister of Lands, Forests and Water Resources from 1956 to 1972. 318 pages.
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Improvisations in Creative Drama                                      #K006
This is a combination of Trick Doors and Other Dramatic Sketches, Opening Trick Doors, and Taking Off in a single volume for the high school, college and amateur theatre trade, marketed in the United States, Britain, New Zealand, Australia and Canada.
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On The Shady Side: Vancouver 1886-1914
Although the recorders of the early years in Vancouver, B.C. were careful not to take note of that city's underbelly for posterity, this humorous account exposes all of its citizens' sins and indiscretions in glorious detail. Drugs, alcohol, prostitution, graft and corruption. 
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Opening - Trick Doors                                                                    #K007
A guide for teachers and directors using Trick Doors and Other Dramatic Sketches, it suggests warm-up exercises and creative drama techniques to get the most out of the actors. 33 pages.
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Pauline: A Biography Of Pauline Johnson                                #K008
 This is the definitive biography of this Mohawk poet who lived from 1861 to 1913. It was the winner of the Canadian Biography Medal for 1982 and a Book of the Month Club selection for April 1983.
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Pauline Johnson: The First Aboriginal Voice                             #K009
This is a new biography of the Mohawk poet, E. Pauline Johnson, intended for young adult readers. It is #3 in XYZ's Quest Library series.
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Pender Harbour Cowboy: The Many Lives of Bertrand Sinclair    #K010
This is a biography of writer Bertrand Sinclair, British Columbia's least known highly successful novelist who lived from 1881 to 1972. Born in Scotland, he grew up on the Canadian prairies and in the Peace River country, became a cowboy in Montana, then a writer of westerns. 
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Sea Silver: Inside British Columbia's Salmon Farming Industry
A primer on the west coast's salmon farming industry including a history beginning with the first experimental farms in the mid- 1960s and an outline of the economic and ecological impact of the industry. 138 pages.
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Skookum Tugs: British Columbia's Working Tugboats                         #K013
Published in 2002, this insider story of the tugboat industry on Canada's west coast won the Bill Duthie Booksellers' Choice Award for that year as "the best work published in British Columbia."
"Skookum Tugs: British Columbia's Working Tugboats . . . conveys the feel and language of the Pacific Northwest right from the word "skookum" in the title.  
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A STAIN UPON THE SEA: WEST COAST SALMON FARMING        #K014
Winner of the Roderick Haig-Brown Prize given annually for the book which "merits distinction as the work contributing most to an appreciation of British Columbia."
Finalist for the Second Annual George Ryga Award for Social Awareness.
A Stain Upon the Sea is a necessary critique of fish farming practices used in BC and abroad, featuring an all-star cast of contributors.
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Taking Off                                                                                                      #K011
A handbook for secondary school teachers of creative drama, it was used as a course book for Grade 8 creative drama in B.C. schools from 1975 to 1983. 66 pages.
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A THOUROUGHLY WICKED WOMAN                             #KO15
Based on a true story, A Thoroughly Wicked Woman tells the story of murder, botched surveillance, endless trials and conniving newspaper reporters in Edwardian-era Vancouver.
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TRICK DOORS AND OTHER DRAMATIC SKETCHES                     #K012
Fourteen of my very short plays. It was used as a course book for Grades 11 & 12 Acting in B.C. schools from 1975 to 1984. 129 pages. The plays "Holed-Up" and "Tea-Party" from this book were produced on CBC Radio; "Sophie" was published in Inquiry into Literature by Fillion and Henderson.
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By Rosella Leslie
The Cougar Lady: Legendary Trapper of Sechelt Inlet
pieces together the story of Asta Bergliot "Bergie" Solberg through a collection of interviews, local stories and personal anecdotes. A true icon of the Sunshine Coast, Bergie's life journey was one lived with ferocity and insurmountable fearlessness.


The Federov Legacy                                        #L003
A gripping story of love, war and betrayal.
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The Goat Lady's Daughter                                                            #K015
is a novel about two eccentric spinsters in their early fifties who find themselves adopting a baby girl. Mag, the crusty, conniving older sister and the breadwinner of the family, sees the child as a burden, but Florrie, the more motherly of the two, welcomes baby Jen with open arms.
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BRIGHT SEAS AND PIONEER SPIRITS: THE SUNSHINE COAST #K003
A history of the Sunshine Coast area of British Columbia, including a brief outline of geologic history, flora and fauna, and in-depth histories of local industries: logging, fishing and aquaculture, mining, and tourism. 2009 Revised Edition
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DRIFT CHILD .                                          #L002
A page-turning adventure and heart-warming tale of a woman whose comfortable life is threatened by three challenging but lovable orphans
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Sea Silver: Inside British Columbia's Salmon Farming Industry
A primer on the west coast's salmon farming industry including a history beginning with the first experimental farms in the mid- 1960s and an outline of the economic and ecological impact of the industry. 138 pages.
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A STAIN UPON THE SEA: WEST COAST SALMON FARMING        #K014
Winner of the Roderick Haig-Brown Prize given annually for the book which "merits distinction as the work contributing most to an appreciation of British Columbia."
Finalist for the Second Annual George Ryga Award for Social Awareness.
A Stain Upon the Sea is a necessary critique of fish farming practices used in BC and abroad, featuring an all-star cast of contributors.
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SUNSHINE COAST A PLACE TO BE                                                    #L001
a combination of historical sketches and a contemporary look at the Sunshine Coast, the people who live here, the things there are to do, and where to find food and lodging.
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By Gwendolyn Southin

DEATH IN A FAMILY WAY: A Margaret Spencer Mystery   #S001
 First in a new series of mystery novels set in the 1950s in Vancouver and the Sunshine Coast. It stars Margaret Spencer, who at fifty years of age abandons home and hearth for a secretarial job in Nat Southby's detective agency.
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IN THE SHADOW OF DEATH: A Margaret Spencer Mystery  #S002
Maggie ventures ever deeper into a new mystery: a husband gone missing and a series of murders whose roots go back a decade. Peopled with intriguing characters, filled with sharp dialogue and a healthy dose of betrayal, arrogance, violence and suspense  
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DEATH ON A SHORT LEASH: A Margaret Spencer Mystery   #S003
 This is the third mystery in the series and takes place in Vancouver and the Fraser Valley. This time Maggie investigates nursing homes, phony religious sects, puppy mills and more murders.
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DEATH AS A LAST RESORT: A Margaret Spencer Mystery   #S004
 This is the fourth mystery in the series. It starts cross-country skiing on Hollyburn Mountain when Maggie stumbles onto a body frozen into the snow.
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DEATH AS A FINE ART: A Margaret Spencer Mystery   #S005
 This is the fifth mystery in the series. The owner of the Silver Unicorn Art Gallery is dead, and Southby and Spencer, Private Investigators are back at work in search of the killer. With plenty of suspects and twists and turns along the way, Maggie and Nat have their work cut out for them.
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