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  • Category E

    Belinda Cornish

    This black comedy presents two test subjects – Corcoran, a half-blind paraplegic, and Filigree, a clinical psychopath – who are kept in a laboratory cell to be used for the benefit of higher-valued citizens. When Millet arrives, they realize that they are one too many, and the games begin.

  • Cedar Dance

    Monica Nawrocki

    Charles Cedar Dance encounters the father he’s never known at the annual school camp, and while spying on him at an anti-logging protest, Charles winds up in the middle of a mystery involving a saboteur turned kidnapper.

  • Children of the Bloodlands

    S.M.  Beiko

    The second book of the intricate Realms of Ancient series follows the paths of the five children – representatives of the five ancient animal families who maintain the world’s balance – who travel far and wide, this time to battle the monster called Seela that has risen from the Bloodlands.

  • Christmas

    Nikki Tate, Dani Tate-Stratton

    Part of the non-fiction Origins series for middle readers, this book about the history and practice of Christmas celebrations – games played, foods eaten, music played, and decorations displayed – all over the globe is illustrated with archival and colour photographs.

  • Civilization Critical

    Darrin Qualman

    Qualman argues that sustainability requires that we focus on material and energy flows, and reconfigure the linear human systems to match the circular, recycling flows of nature. Once this transformation is undertaken, many environmental problems will abate.

  • Cold Metal Stairs

    Su Croll

    These poems are a lament for those suffering from dementia and for those who are left behind, bringing readers to the bedside of the poet’s father to witness his final years, months, days, and hours, and the days that follow his death.

  • cold press moon

    Dennis Cooley

    Like the best and most magical of fairy tales, this collection of poems catches our anxieties and hopes, glimmers with mischief and mystery, and somehow discovers the truth in ways both playful and profound.

  • Cold Skies

    Thomas King

    In this third DreadfulWater Mystery, the ex-cop photographer Thumps reluctantly helps the Chinook sheriff investigate the murders of two strangers in town for a major water conference – the keynote speaker and the scientist behind the revolutionary water extraction technology that they were going to present.

  • Cold White Sun

    Sue Farrell Holler

    This novel is based on the reallife experiences of a young boy smuggled out of Ethiopia to begin a new life in Canada. Tesfaye’s life here includes being sheltered by fellow expats, threatened by the authorities, and shunted from group home to foster care, all with no knowledge of what has become of the family he left behind.

  • Collision Course

    Doug Morrison

    In this sequel to Course Correction, Michael Barrett’s adventure in Ukraine with Dmitri, his captor-turned-friend, continues, despite his return to Canada and hopes for a regular life. Why has a million dollars just popped into his bank account?

  • Colonizing Russia’s Promised Land

    Aileen E. Friesen

    This book examines how Russian Orthodoxy acted as a basic building block for constructing Russian settler communities in southern Siberia and northern Kazakhstan, and the tensions that existed as people struggled to define what constituted the Russian Orthodox faith and culture.

  • Purchasing Power

    Donica Belisle

    Belisle explores the meanings of consumption in early twentieth-century Canada, demonstrating that many Canadians have long viewed consumer goods as central to their visions of belonging. This book focuses on white women’s consumer interests, and how they sought solutions to isolation, social mobility, personal expression, and family survival.

  • Containment

    Caryn Lix

    This second book in the Sanctuary series finds ex-Omnistellar prison guard Kenzie and her super-powered friends on the run, not only from another group of aliens on their way to invade Earth, but also from Omnistellar, which has put a bounty on her head.

  • Corridor Nine

    Sophie Stocking

    This debut novel explores a father-daughter relationship plagued with complications. Bernadette cut her ties with her father, Fabian, and his opiate addiction, gun collection, and bizarre behaviour, but now that he has died by suicide, he is somehow able to contact her from his after-life purgatory. How can Bernadette manage a reunion that will bring them both peace and liberty?

  • Cougar Frenzy

    Pamela McDowell, Kasia Charko (Illustrator)

    In this latest book featuring Cricket McKay and her friends, the school in Waterton closes due to a cougar sighting. Cricket and her friends are not convinced that the cougar is responsible for all the trouble around town, and they set out to prove its innocence.

  • Cracking Labour’s Glass Ceiling

    Cindy Hanson (Editor), Adriane Paavo (Editor), Adriane Paavo (Editor)

    This collection includes vibrant examples of women-only labour education events and the women who develop, implement, research, evaluate, and facilitate them. The contributors identify the methods used in pursuit of learner empowerment and transformation, and discuss the outcomes.

  • Critical Theory, Democracy, and the Challenge of Neoliberalism

    Brian Caterino, Phillip Hansen

    This book develops a critical theory of democracy that challenges the assumptions and commitments of contemporary neo-liberalism, demonstrating the threats that neo-liberalism poses, and providing a radical democratic alternative to it.

  • Crossing Law’s Border

    Shauna Labman

    In this account of Canada’s resettlement program from the 1970s to the 2010s, Labman explores how rights, responsibilities, and obligations intersect in the absence of a legal scheme for refugee resettlement, particularly examining the effect of resettlement policies on the legal obligation of asylum.

  • Dealing with Peace

    Simon Granovsky-Larsen

    This book presents the struggles of the Guatemalan campesino social movement during the country’s post-conflict transition from 1996 to the present. The author asks whether accepting neoliberal resources hampers the potential for transformative social change.

  • Dear Scarlet

    Teresa Wong

    This intimate graphic memoir tells the story, in text and illustrations, of Wong’s struggle with postpartum depression in the form of a letter to her daughter Scarlet, perfectly capturing the quiet desperation and profound feelings of inadequacy and loss.