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Prose by Playwright

The Art of TranslationThe Art of Translation
Ranjit Bolt
In this book, Ranjit Bolt take what is essentially a practitioner's view of the art of literary translation. Hardcover, 58 pp. $23.50.


Day out of Days: StoriesDay out of Days: Stories
Sam Shepard
From one of America's most admired playwrights comes this collection of stories set mainly in the fertile imaginative landscape of the American West. Made up of short narratives, lyrics, and dialogues, Day out of Days sets conversation against tale, song against memory, in a cubistic counterpoint that finally links each piece together. The result is a stunning work of vision and clarity imbued with the vivid reverberations of myth -- Sam Shepard at his flinty-eyed, unwavering best. Hardcover, 282 pp. $32.00.

I Remember Nothing and Other ReflectionsI Remember Nothing and Other Reflections
Nora Ephron
Building on the success of her previous book, I Feel Bad About My neck, Nora Ephron offers stories of the pas, present and future that are filled with insights and observations that instantly ring true. Softcover, 140 pp. $16.00.

Blue NightsBlue Nights

Joan Didion
From the acclaimed writer of The Year of Magical Thinking comes a work of stunning frankness about losing a daughter. Richly textured, incisive, haunting, and profoundly moving, Blue Nights examines Joan Didion's thoughts, fears, and doubts regarding having children, illness, and growing old. Hardcover, 188 pp. $27.00.

The Secret KnowledgeThe Secret Knowledge

David Mamet
After writing an article for The Village Voice in 2008 titled "Why I am No Longer a "Brain Dead Liberal'" he was asked to write (or so he claims) a book on politics. This is that book. Hardcover, 242 pp. $32.50.


News: Postcards from the Four DirectionsNews: Postcards from the Four Directions
Drew Hayden Taylor
In this collection of short humourous essays originally written for the popular media, playwright, novelist, and screenwriter Drew Hayden Taylor sends his readers fascinating and exotic postcards from his globetrotting adventures, always on the lookout for the NEWS about Aboriginal peoples around the world.

Nothing ... Except My Genius: The Wit and Wisdom of Oscar Wilde

Oscar Wilde
Known and celebrated across the world for his sharp tongue and even sharper pen, and a man who built his life around the principle that 'Life is much too important a thing ever to talk seriously about it', Oscar Wilde produced some of the wittiest, most pointed, cleverest and most pithy words ever written down. Including advice and judgement on self-denial, conversation skills, prayer, fiction, aristocracy and hats, this is a marvellous collection of the finest quotes from a master of wordplay. Softcover, 56 pp. $14.00.

The Decay of Lying and Other Essays	The Decay of Lying and Other Essays
Oscar Wilde
Calling on diverse examples -- from Ancient Greek sculpture to contemporary paintings -- Oscar Wilde's brilliant essay "The Decay of Lying" creates a witty paradoxical world in which the only Art worth loving is that built on complete untruths. This edition also contains several other essays, including "Pen, Pencil and Poison" and "The Truth of Masks." Softcover, 321 pp. $14.00.

Texts for Nothing and Other Shorter Prose
Texts for Nothing and Other Shorter Prose
Samuel Beckett
This is the last of three volumes of shorter prose to be collected in the Faber edition of the works of Samuel Beckett. Most were written in French, and can be grouped within sequences: "Texts for Nothing", "Fizzles", and "Residua". All of these works demonstrate that the short story is one of the recurrent modes of Beckett's imagination, and occasioned some of his greatest writing. Softcover, 181 pp. $18.00.

My Other WomanMy Other Woman

Pauline Carey
In My Other Women, Pauline takes a sidelong, sardonic look at the institution of marriage though the eyes of a young woman who wants no part of it. Andrea Dermont is a gifted, determined young actress who creates a life and career for herself in the wave of theatrical innovation that erupted in Toronto in the 1960s. Believing that an artist with ambition must guard her independence, Andrea chooses to avoid marriage, but she can't ignore love: the arrival of the contraceptive pill in Canada, nudity on Toronto stages and Betty Friedan's The Feminine Mystique on best-seller lists all pointed to an age of revolutionary freedom for women, men and Canadian theatre. Softcover, 198 pp. $22.95.

Believe in People: The Essential Karel Capek
Karel Capek
This selection of Capek's writing, translated into English for the first time, contains his essential ideas. The pieces are animated by his passion for the ordinary and the everyday -- from laundry to toothache, from cats to cleaning windows -- his love of language, his lyrical observations of the world and above all his humanism, his belief in people. His letters to his wife Olga, also published here, rouund out this uplifting, enjoyable, and endlessly readable collection. Softcover, 358 pp. $26.00.

Day out of Days: StoriesDay out of Days: Stories

Sam Shepard
From one of America's most admired playwrights comes this collection of stories set mainly in the fertile imaginative landscape of the American West. Made up of short narratives, lyrics, and dialogues, Day out of Days sets conversation against tale, song against memory, in a cubistic counterpoint that finally links each piece together. The result is a stunning work of vision and clarity imbued with the vivid reverberations of myth -- Sam Shepard at his flinty-eyed, unwavering best. Hardcover, 282 pp. $32.00.

The Tempest: The Graphic NovelThe Tempest: The Graphic Novel
William Shakespeare
The Tempest is the only Shakespeare play to feature a story of his own creation. It was almost certainly his last solo-authored work, and many think it to be his finest achievement. Now this classic has been brought to life for a new audience in this vividly illustrated graphic novel. Softcover, 141 pp. $21.50.

Romeo and Juliet: The Graphic NovelRomeo and Juliet: The Graphic Novel
William Shakespeare
William Shakespeare's wonderful play is as relevant today as it was when it was written, over 400 years ago. It is arguably his best-known work, containing some of his most famous lines. Now, for the first time, it appears in its entirety as a full-colour graphic novel, capturing all of the beauty, emotion and tragedy of this timeless tale. Softcover, 166 pp. $21.50.

Jane Austin's Guide to Good MannersJane Austin's Guide to Good Manners

Josephine Ross
How to refuse a proposal of marriage; who should lead off the dancing at a country ball; how to address someone correctly; what to wear for a morning walk ... Today such social niceties are largely forgotten or ignored, but they underpin all of Jane Austen's timeless novels and are explored and dealt with in this highly original book. Softcover, 128 pp. $18.00.

A Night in the Cemetery and other stories of crime and suspenseA Night in the Cemetery and other stories of crime and suspense

Anton Chekhov
Theatre enthusiasts will be surprised to discover that Anton Chekhov, one of the greatest dramatists of all time, began his literary career as a crime and mystery writer. Presented in English for the first time, these twisted stories of murder and intrigue will satisfy even the most hardboiled of mystery fans while offering generous doses of Chekhov's penetrating insight into the human condition. Softcover, 321 pp. $18.50.

Various Voices: Sixty Years of Prose, Poetry, PoliticsVarious Voices: Sixty Years of Prose, Poetry, Politics

Harold Pinter
Various Voices is the only collection of Harold Pinter's prose, poems and political writing to span his career. This new edition includes a remarkable interview in which he reflects on his time as an evacuee in Cornwall during the Second World War, as well as new prose, poems and his Nobel Lecture. Softcover, 304 pp. $28.00.

Three Novels: Molloy, Malone Dies, The Unnamable

Samuel Beckett
Few works of contemporary literature are so universally acclaimed for their expression of the human condition as Nobel Prize-winner Samuel Beckett's seminal three novels. Beckett originally wrote these masterpieces in French in the short time span of 1947 to early 1950, and after publication in Paris rendered them into English. Softcover, 407 pp. $21.50.

New Selected Essays: Where I LiveNew Selected Essays: Where I Live

Tennessee Williams
In addition to his plays, poems, prose, and letters, Tennessee Williams also wrote essays. Erudite, emotional, witty, sly, self-deprecating, self-possessed, sharp, tender, vivid, and charming, these often surprising essays open an enormous picture window on the man and his work. Found here are insights into his creative process, as well as portraits of some of the great writers, directors, and actresses he knew and worked with. Included is an introduction by John Lahr. Softcover, 313 pp. $23.50.

I Live HereI Live Here

Mia Kirshner et al
I Live Here is a visually stunning narrative, told through journals, stories, images and graphic novellas, in which the lives of refugees an displaced people become at once personal and global. Bearing witness to stories that are too often overlooked, it is a raw and intimate journey to crises in four corners of the world: war in Chechnya, ethnic cleaninsing in Burma, globalization in Mexico, and AIDS in Malawi. Hardcover, 150 pp. $34.00.


Claudia Dey
In her debut novel Stunt, Claudia Dey has created a story studded with postcards from outer space, twins, synesthesia, several fires and some accommplished taxidermy. Stunt is part dirge, part cowboy poetry and part love letter to the wilder corners of Toronto and of ourselves. Softcover, 244 pp. $19.95.

Writing: Working In the TheatreWriting: Working In the Theatre

Edited by Robert Emmet Long
Countless playwrights and lyricists have participated in the American Theatre Wing's Working In the Theatre programs. In wide-ranging and dynamic conversations, before enthusiastic audiences, these great talents talk not to an interviewer but with each other, exploring every facet of the writer's work. In this book, more than 85 top artists discuss why they became writers, how the writer interacts with the director, the special challenges of the writer/director, how the writer relates to the actors, the process of workshopping and development, and the relationship between writer and dramaturg. Softcover, 148 pp. $18.95.

Graft: Tales of an ActorGraft: Tales of an Actor

Steven Berkoff
Harry is a dedicated actor, often out of work, rejected and desperate for opportunities to practise his art. Brief moments of success only serve to increase his thirst for fulfillment. In these moving, sometimes harrowing short stories, Steven Berkoff tears the skin off the acting profession to reveal the raw, bleeding reality of the actor's everyday life. Softcover, 158 pp. $17.99.

Foul DeedsFoul Deeds

Linda Moore
A professional criminologist, Rosalind works with a cranky private investigator named McBride - a long-time association that has led her from one sordid foray to another in the Halifax crime scene. Her passionate escape is theatre and her latest venture is with a company of out-of-work actors putting on an independent production of Hamlet. It's a fabulous distraction, until the uncanny parallels between life and art begin to unnerve her. Peter King, a respected environmental lawyer dies suddenly. Is it murder? As Roz and McBride delve deeper into the case, it becomes all too clear that there are those who will stop at nothing to ensure their foul deeds stay buried. Softcover, 265 pp. $16.95.

The Uncommon ReaderThe Uncommon Reader
Alan Bennett
This charming and subversive novella about what happens when the Queen is overcome by bookworm tendencies is hugely enjoyable, offering the perfect argument for reading, written by one of its great champions, Alan Bennett. Hardcover, 124 pp. $24.00.

The Impossible Takes LongerThe Impossible Takes Longer
David Pratt
"The difficult is what takes a little time; the impossible is what takes a little longer," said Fridtjof Nansen, the 1922 winner of the Nobel Peace Prize. Nansen is one of the roughly 250 Nobel laureates quoted in The Impossible Takes Longer, a remarkable assemblage of the insights into the world and the human condition by some of history's wisest men and women. Softcover, 268 pp. $19.95.

The Return of the PlayerThe Return of the Player
Michael Tolkin
Griffin Mill knows the world is going mad and all he wants is to escape with his family to an island in the South Pacific. Fifteen years ago Griffin got away with murder and saved his career as a Hollywood executive. However things are starting to fall apart both personally and professionally. Michael Tolkin's The Return of the Player is a brilliantly outrageous and honest portrait of contemporary society gone out of control. Softcover, 240 pp. $16.50.

Michael Ondaatje
Autographed Copies Available in Limited Supply
First Canadian Edition
In the 1970s in northern California, near Gold Rush country, a father and his teenage daughters, Anna and Claire, work their farm with the help of Coop, an enigmatic young man who makes his home with them.  Theirs is a makeshift family, until it is riven by an incident of violence that sets fire to the rest of their lives.  Divisadero is a multilayered novel about passion, loss, and the unshakeable past.  It is Michael Ondaatje's most intimate and beautiful novel to date. Hardcover, 273 pp. $34.99.

Away from HerAway from Her
Alice Munro
Away from Her is a collection of nine short stories that deal with the substance of adult life. In each one, an unexpected twist or a suddenly recaptured memory can trace the arc of an entire life. Personal histories, both complex and simple, unfold in rich detail in this collection. Softcover, 426 pp. $13.50.

Next Stop HollywoodNext Stop Hollywood
Steve Cohen
Short stories were once a rich source of successful movies and significant films. Classics such as Rear Window, High Noon, Psycho, All About Eve and Blade Runner began as short stories. Today, short stories are again becoming an important basis for major motion pictures and television. One reason short stories are making a Hollywood comeback is Next Stop Hollywood, an organization dedicated to finding both new talent and terrific material. Softcover, 336 pp. $18.50.

Make Love!**The Bruce Campbell Way: A Novel Make Love!**The Bruce Campbell Way: A Novel

Bruce Campbell
The action of Bruce Campbell's autobiographical novel revolves around his preparations for a pivotal role in the A-list film Let's Make Love!. But things start to go awry when Campbell's attempt to break through the glass ceiling of B-grade genre fare is hampered by a vengeful studio executive and a production that becomes infected by something called the "B movie virus," symptoms of which include excessive use of cheesy special effects, slapstick, and projectile vomiting. Softcover, 353 pp. $19.95.

The Year of Magical Thinking The Year of Magical Thinking
Joan Didion
From one of America's iconic writers, a book of honesty and passion. Joan Didion explores an intensely personal yet universal experience: a portrait of a marriage - and a life, in good times and bad - particularly thought-provoking to anyone who has ever loved a husband or a wife or a child. Softcover, 227 pp. $17.95.

Reflections in a Dancing EyeReflections in a Dancing Eye: Investigating the Artist's Role in Canadian Society

Joysanne Sidimus & Carol Anderson
Featuring 47 prominant Canadians - artists, politicians, scientists, academics, and business leaders, Reflections in a Dancing Eye is a timely look at the role of the arts and the artists in Canadian society. Part conversation, part memoir, each unique reply begins from the same set of questions. Contributors include June Callwood, Wayson Choy, Evelyn Hart, Karen Kain, Mark Kingwell, Zacharias Kunuk, Silken Laumann, David MacFarlane, Preston Manning, Svend Robinson, Albert Schultz, and Veronica Tennant. Softcover, 403 pp. $32.95.

David Nadelberg
Following the same formula that has made the live show a beloved cult hit, Mortified the book takes real childhood journals and documents and edits the entries into captivating, comedic, and cathartic stories, introduced by their now older (and allegedly wiser) authors. Mortified gives voice to the real--and really pathetic--hopes, fears, desires, and creative urgings that have united adolescents for generations. Mortified is an unabashedly addictive, oddly affirming read that will prove irresistible to the dorky fourteen-year-old in everyone. Softcover, 399 pp. $18.99.

An Illustrated Short History of ProgressAn Illustrated Short History of Progress

Ronald Wright
In An Illustrated Short History of Progress, Ronald Wright uses both words and images to show how our modern predicament is as old as civilization, a 10,000-year experiment we unleashed but have seldom controlled. Only by understanding the patterns of progress and disaster that humanity has repeated around the world since the Stone Age can we recognize the experiment's inherent dangers and, with luck and wisdom, shape its outcome. Hardcover, 245 pp. $37.95.

Stretching My MindStretching My Mind

Edward Albee
All throughout his playwriting career, Edward Albee also managed to bring his singular critical force to a large body of nontheatrical prose. Stretching My Mind collects for the first time the author's writings about theatre, literature, the visual arts, and the political and cultural battlegrounds that have defined our times. Here he discusses artistic figures as varied as Samuel Beckett, Carson McCullers, Noel Coward, Lee Krasner, Eugene Ionesco, Louise Nevelson, James Purdy, Lillian Ross, Milton Avery, and Uta Hagen, among others. Hardcover, 294 pp. $33.95.

Tales of ChekhovTales Of Chekhov: Complete Novels

Anton Chekhov & Constance Garnett
The complete novels of Russian master Anton Chekhov, translated by Constance Garnett, a major English-speaking Chekhov scholar. Collected in a sturdy box-set for safe storage with gorgeous cover art. Softcover, $180.00.

The Human Touch: Our Part in the Creation of a UniverseThe Human Touch: Our Part in the Creation of a Universe
Michael Frayn
Mankind, scientists agree, is a tiny and insignificant anomaly in the impersonal vastness of the universe. But what would that universe be like if we were not here to say something about it? Would there still be numbers, if there were no one to count them? Or scientific laws, if there were no words or numbers in which to express them? Would the universe even be vast, without the very fact of our tininess and insignificance to give it scale? Conceptual questions of this nature have been the driving force behind many of Michael Frayn's novels and plays. In this book, with wit and lucidicy, he turns to confront them head-on. Hardcover, 505 pp. $39.00.

Dream of Fair to middling WomenDream of Fair to middling Women
Samuel Beckett
Written in a white heat in 1932 when Beckett was just twenty-six years old, Dream of Fair to middling Women offers a rare and revealing portrait of the artist as a young man whose love is divided between to women. Youthfully exuberant and thoroughly influenced by friend and mentor James Joyce, Dream of Fair to middling Women is a work of extraordinary virtuosity. Softcover, 241 pp. $17.95.

I Feel Bad About My Neck I Feel Bad About My Neck
Nora Ephron
With her disarming, intimate, completely accessible voice, and dry sense of humour, Nora Ephron shares with us her ups and downs in I Feel Bad About My Neck, a candid, hilarious look at women who are getting older and dealing with the tribulations of maintenance, menopause, empty nests, and life itself. Hardcover, 137 pp. $26.95.


Michael Redhill
Exquisitely crafted and masterfully told, Michael Redhill's haunting new book moves seamlessly between Toronto's past and present, depicting the way time alters the contours of even the things we hold most certain. Consolation evokes the mysteries of love and memory, and what suffering the absence of a beloved truly means. Hardcover, 469 pp. $32.95.

Way of the Peaceful WarriorWay of the Peaceful Warrior

Dan Millman
Way of the Peaceful Warrior has become one of the most beloved spiritual sagas of our time. Shared among friends and families, this multimillion-copy word-of-mouth bestseller has been translated into twenty languages and has inspired men and women of all ages worldwide. This special edition of the book, published to coincide with the release of motion picture, includes a new interview with the author about the making of the film. Softcover, 217 pp. $15.95.

HA! A Self-Murder MysteryHA! A Self-Murder Mystery
Gordon Sheppard
Documentary fiction in the tradition of In Cold Blood and The Executioner's Song, HA! reinvents the audio-visual revolution of the last century. Interweaving photographs, documents, and images with testimony from Aquin's friends and contemporaries, Aquin himself, and the writers and artists who influenced him, this intriguing novel takes the reader on a Joycean tour of a metropolis in the midst of poliltical and cultural turmoil. Softcover, 865 pp. $27.95.

Don't Eat This BookDon't Eat This Book: Fast Food and the Super-Sizing of America
Morgan Spurlock
For thirty days, Morgan Spurlock ate nothing but McDonald's as part of an investigation into the effects of fast food on American Health. The resulting documentary earned him an Academy Award Nomination and broke box-office records worldwide. But there's more to the story, and in Don't Eat This Book, Spurlock examines everything from school-lunch programs and the marketing of fast food, to the decline of physical education. Don't eat this groundbreaking, hilarious book--but if you care about your country's health, your children's, and your own, you'd better read it. Softcover, 309 pp. $18.50.

The Year of the JouncerThe Year of the Jouncer
Simon Gray
Like Simon Gray's previous best-seller, The Smoking Diaries, this new book has the rare ability to make you laugh and ponder the sad mysteries of mortality -- sometimes do both at the same time. Here, contained within these joyful, perceptive, compassionate pages, is the chronicle of an extraordinary Year of the Jouncer. Hardcover, 282 pp. $32.95.


Elements of StyleElements of Style
Wendy Wasserstein
From Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright and author of the essay collection Shiksa Goddess, a dazzling debut novel, a comedy about New York's urban gentry living in a post-9/11 world. As Elements of Style opens out, we see a madcap mosaic of the social lives and mores of twenty-first century Manhattan - of romance, work, family, and friendship. Satiric, fierce, touching - and deliciously Wasserstein. Softcover, 323 pp. $19.95.

The Portable Dorothy ParkerThe Portable Dorothy Parker
Marion Meade
Packed within this delightful volume you will find classic short stories such as Big Blonde, The Wonderful Old Gentleman, and Mr. Durant, as well as poetry, articles, criticism, book reviews, and letters. Softcover, 626 pp. $24.00.

The Song of Kahunsha The Song of Kahunsha

Anosh Irani
It is January 1993 and Bombay is on the verge of being torn apart by racial violence. Ten-year-old Chamdi has rarely seen the outside of his orphanage, and entertains an idyllic fantasy of what the city is like--a paradise he calls Kahunsha, "the city of no sadness." But when he is caught up in the beginnings of the savage violence that will soon engulf the city, his dreams confront reality. The Song of Kahunsha is a compelling story of hopes and dreams, and of the fragility of childhood innocence. Hardcover, 308 pp. $29.95.

Madea's Uninhibited Commentaries on Love and LifeMadea's Uninhibited Commentaries on Love and Life
Tyler Perry
Madea has lived a quite a life, and she has some stories to tell -- and they're all here. In this book Madea covers every topic you want to here her on, from the art of flirting, to love and marriage and raising kids, to beauty tips, the healthy choice of a deep fried diet, and her thoughts on the Bible, and pretty much everything else. Hardcover, 254 pp. $31.50.

How Happy to BeHow Happy to Be

Katrina Onstad
How Happy to Be is an engaging, shrewdly observed story about a woman searching for something real in the celebrity-driven, auto-referential world we live in, and figuring out for herself that elusive ideal of happiness. Softcover, 291 pp. $24.99.


Stretching My MindStretching My Mind
Edward Albee
All throughout his playwriting career, Edward Albee also managed to bring his singular critical force to a large body of nontheatrical prose. Stretching My Mind collects for the first time the author's writings about theatre, literature, the visual arts, and the political and cultural battlegrounds that have defined our times. Here he discusses artistic figures as varied as Samuel Beckett, Carson McCullers, Noel Coward, Lee Krasner, Eugene Ionesco, Louise Nevelson, James Purdy, Lillian Ross, Milton Avery, and Uta Hagen, among others. Hardcover, 294 pp. $33.95.

Son of a WitchSon of a Witch
Gregory Maguire
Ten years after the publication of Wicked, beloved novelist Gregory Maguire returns to the land of Oz. There he introduces us to Liir, an adolescent boy last seen hiding in the shadows of the castle after Dorothy did in the Witch. Bruised, comatose, and left for dead in a gully, Liir is shattered in spirit as well as in form. But he is tended at the Cloister of Saint Glinda by the silent novice called Candle, who wills him back to life with her musical gifts. For the countless fans who have been dazzled and entranced by Maguire's Oz, Son of a Witch is the rich reward they have been waiting for. Hardcover, 337 pp. $36.95.

Lord Malquist & Mr. MoonLord Malquist & Mr. Moon
Tom Stoppard
Tom Stoppard's first novel, originally published in 1966 soon after the premiere of his runaway success, Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead, is a dazzling fantasy set in modern London. The cast includes a penniless, dandified Malquist with a liveried coach, his Boswellian biographer, Moon, who frantically scribbles as a bomb ticks in his pocket, a couple of cowboys, a lion who's banned from the Ritz, an Irishman on a donkey claiming to be the Risen Christ, and three irresistible women. Softcover, 192 pp. $18.50.

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The Penguin Book of Christmas StoriesThe Penguin Book of Christmas Stories
Alberto Manguel
Christmas is storytelling time, the beginning of things expected but not yet seen, of tales suspenseful and mysterious, and full of a comfort of sorts. Internationally acclaimed anthologist Alberto Manguel offers an immensely enjoyable collection of twenty-three brilliant stories from across the globe, written under the merry canopy of Christmas. Hardcover, 335 pp. $32.00.

Seconds of PleasureSeconds of Pleasure
Neil LaBute
Seductive and provocative, each potent and pithy tale in Seconds of Pleasurefinds men and women exploiting -- or at the mercy of -- the hidden fault lines that separate them. Infused with LaBute's trademark wit and black humour, Seconds of Pleasure unleashes his imagination in stories that offer unflinching insight into our very human shortcomings and impure urges with shocking candor. Softcover, 223 pp. $16.50.

Marlon Brando & Donald Cammell
A wholly unexpected, hugely entertaining work from one of the greatest actors of our time: the story of an eccentric early twentieth-century pirate on the high seas from the Philippines to Shanghai -- a larger than life character that Brando could have easily inhabited himself. With his longtime collaborator, screenwriter and director Donald Cammell, Brando worked on this story for years . He's left us with a rollicking, swashbuckling, delectable romp of a novel -- the last surprise from an ever-surprising legend. Hardcover, 234 pp. $33.95.

Obedience, Struggle & RevoltObedience, Struggle & Revolt
David Hare
What is a political playwright? Does theatre have any direct effect on society? Why choose to work in a medium that speaks to so few? Is theatre itself facing oblivion? Since 1978, Hare has sought to address these and other questions in occasional lectures given both in Britain and abroad. Now, for the first time, these lectures are collected together with some of his more recent prose pieces about God, Iraq, Israel/Palestine and the privatisation of the railways. Hardcover, 245 pp. $29.00.

When I KnewWhen I Knew
Robert Trachtenberg
When I Knew is a collection of smart, hilarious, and often poignant stories about that revelation for all gay men and women: when they first knew. In this gorgeously illustrated, cleverly designed, and colorful book, acclaimed fashion and celebrity photographer Robert Trachtenberg brings humor and style to the EUREKA! moments of more than eighty contributors. Also mixed in are tales about when parents knew and when everyone else knew, as well as laugh-out-loud coming-out stories. Softcover, 120 pp. $32.50.

Divine SarahDivine Sarah
Adam Braver
Set over the course of one week in 1906, Divine Sarah reimagines the life of the legendary Sarah Bernhardt. Facing protests from the newly formed League of Decency, the controversial actress is forced to move her latest production from Los Angeles to the new development of Venice Beach. Though this battle is only the most recent skirmish in a tumultuous life, the sixty-two-year-old Sarah is exhausted and beginning to lose the will to fight. Yet Sarah is not alone in her battle. Vince Baker, an ambitious news reporter, faces his own demons even as he tries to uncover the truth about the greatest actress of the Victorian Age. Softcover, 216 pp. $18.95.

Specimen DaysSpecimen Days
Michael Cunningham
Hardcover, 308 pp. $32.95.




Make Love* the Bruce Campbell Way Make Love*
* the Bruce Campbell Way

Bruce Campbell
In this, Bruce Campbell's "autobiographical novel", everything that you'll read about really did happen -- except for the stuff that didn't. From a violent fistfight with a Buddhist to a life-altering stint in federal prison, this novel has it all. Hardcover, 309 pp. $31.95.


Carole Frechette
Skipping school, shoplifting lipstick, and ending up on the nightly news are only the beginning of Carmen's day. When she meets a local rock star at a laundromat, Carmen is propelled into a journey of self-discovery in which she finds herself before a crowd and uttering words she never had the courage to speak before -- and then maybe, just maybe, finding the elusive love that she desires. Hardcover, 108 pp. $16.95.

Dylan Thomas: The Caedmon Collection Dylan Thomas: The Caedmon Collection
Dylan Thomas
On February 22, 1952, Dylan Thomas made his first recording for Caedmon Records, A Child's Christmas in Wales and Five Poems. It was the first of many albums Thomas was to record for Caedmon. This recording launched not only Caedmon, but the spoken-word industry as well. Here, at long last, in celebration of over 50 years of spoken-word publishing, Caedmon presents this unique collection of Dylan Thomas reading his finest works, as well as some of his favourites by W.H. Auden and Willliam Shakespeare. Audio CD, $42.50.

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Untold StoriesUntold Stories
Alan Bennett
Untold Stories is Alan Bennett's first collection of prose since Writing Home and takes in all his major writings over the last ten years. The title piece is a poignant family memoir with an account of the marriage of his parents, the lives and deaths of his aunts and the uncovering of a long-held family secret. Also included are his much-celebrated diaries for the years 1996 to 2004, as well as essays, reviews, lectures and reminiscences. At times heartrending and at others extremely funny, Untold Stories is a matchless and unforgettable anthology. Hardcover, 658 pp. $45.00.

Vagina WarriorsVagina Warriors
Eve Ensler
With the success of Ensler's now famous The Vagina Monologues and more women everyday organizing and participating in "V-day", there are women from Bosnia to america who now call themselves Vagina Warriors. So, what is a Vagina Warrior, and what does she do? With inspiring photos of this new sisterhood and inspirational messages, this new book explains perfectly what a Warrior in this sense is, why she fights and what she is fighting for. Softcover, 144 pp. $28.95.

Bear With MeBear With Me

Diane Flacks
In Bear With Me, brilliant comedy writer and performer Diane Flacks offers a refreshingly honest and very funny guide to pregnancy. Flacks weaves together a variety of anecdotes, based on her own experiences, including coping with a sci-fi body, a sudden and wildly ferocious new temper, a vegetarian's craving for liver, relationship stress, and the discovery that she's becoming a mom. Bear With Me is a poignant and hilarious book that no pregnant parent should be without. Softcover, 236 pp. $24.99.

The World of Christopher MarloweThe World of Christopher Marlowe
David Riggs
The World of Christopher Marlowe is the story of the troubled genius, raised in the stench and poverty of Canterbury's abattoirs, who revolutinized English drama and poetry, challenging and scandalizing English society before he was murdered in his prime. Riggs' magisterial work of reconstructing Marlowe's enigmatic, contradictory and glorious life is immensely rich and illuminating. Hardcover, 411 pp. $42.00.

Tamburlaine Must DieTamburlaine Must Die
Louise Welch
Tamburlaine Must Die is the swashbuckling adventure story of a man who dares to defy both God and State, and discovers that there are worse fates than damnation. A thrilling historical murder mystery from the bestselling author of The Cutting Room. Hardcover, 149 pp. $23.95.

Los GusanosLos Gusanos
John Sayles
Set in Miami in 1981, as the twentieth anniversary of the Bay of Pigs fiasco approaches, Los Gusanos is the fast-paced account of a group of Cuban exiles who plan to mark the anniversary by blowing up a power plant at the site of the failed invasion. Through flashbacks and a memorable ensemble of characters, Sayles creates a vivid canvas of the last fifty years of Cuban life as seen through one extended family in Cuba and the United States. Softcover, 473 pp. $22.50.

Dillinger in HollywoodDillinger in Hollywood: New and Selected Short Stories
John Sayles
Before John Sayles was an Oscar-nominated screenwriter and director, he was an award-winning writer of fiction. This collection of his short stories showcases Sayles's uncanny ear for language, his skill at crafting character, humour, and atmosphere. Softcover, 256 pp. $19.50.

Seconds of Pleasure: StoriesSeconds of Pleasure: Stories
Neil Labute
Seductive and disturbing, the stories in Seconds of Pleasure are not for the faint of heart. Each potent and pithy tale finds men and women exploiting -- or at the mercy of -- the hidden fault lines that separate them. The stories -- Time Share, Open All Night, Boo-Boo, and Soft Target -- show Labute unleashing his imagination in stories that offer unflinching insight into our very human shortcomings and impure urges with shocking candor. Hardcover, 221 pp. $30.95.

The Sucker's KissThe Sucker's Kiss
Alan Parker
It is during the San Francisco earthquake of 1906 that seven-year-old Thomas Moran finds himself accidentally embarking on his dubious career as a pickpocket. He grows to manhood travelling from state to state across America through Prohibition and the Depression. Italian and Chinese gangsters, con-artists, corrupt clergy and speak-easy bootleggers all play part in Tommy's destiny, but it is his great love Effie who offers him the chance to change his future, and tries to save him from himself. Softcover, 340 pp. $14.95.

The Spoken Word RevolutionThe Spoken Word Revolution
Slam, Hip Hop & the Poetry of a New Generation
Mark Eleveld
Prepare to be taken off the road you expected to be on when you heard the word "poetry." The poets that you'll experience in this book are true innovators in the tradition of Sandburg, Kerouac, Whitman, and Millay. The Spoken Word Revolution brings to life the written and performed works of more than 40 of the most influencial slam, hip hop, performance art and contemporary poets in the world today. Also included is an audio CD. Softcover, 241 pp. $25.95.

Night in TunisiaNight in Tunisia
Neil Jordan
In the seaside towns of Ireland, within the tiled Vistorian walls of Kensal Rise Baths, powerful rites of passage take place - the end of childhood, the moment of death, the end of a love affair. Each in turn reveals the extrordinary imagination and insight that characterises both the fiction and films of Neil Jordan. Winner of the Guardian Fiction Prize in 1976, the stunning stories of Night in Tunisia marked the debut of an outstanding writer, and won him immediate acclaim. Softcover, 120 pp. $18.95.

Sunrise with Sea MonsterSunrise with Sea Monster
Neil Jordan
Sunrise With Sea Monster
is a lyrical and tender book about a man who is haunted by memories of his childhood as he awaits execution in Spain during the Civil War. Softcover, 185 pp. $18.95.

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Selected JournalismSelected Journalism
Oscar Wilde
Throughout the 1880s Oscar Wilde honed his literary talent in numerous articles and reviews for some of the leading periodicals of his day. Witty and perceptive, these topical articles both inform Wilde's subsequent critical essays and social comedies, as well as offer insight into the colourful world of magazine publishing in the late nineteenth century. Softcover, 213 pp. $17.50.

Fox on the IceFox on the Ice
Tomson Highway & Brian Deines
Written in both English and Cree, Fox on the Ice is another wonderful, lyrical story of celebration from award-winning author Tomson Highway. Hardcover, 28 pp. $19.99.

The Hamlet MurdersThe Hamlet Murders
David Rotenberg
Softcover, 215 pp. $24.95.




An English GentlemanAn English Gentleman
Sky Gilbert
Based on the discovery of a small portion of the long-suppressed letters between James Barrie and his adopted son, Sky Gilbert's fourth novel takes the reader into the lives of five very different men. In parts an historical novel, a psychological exploration of the responsibilities of war, a romance, and a satire of a romance, An English Gentleman is a highly entertaining and fiercely intelligent new work. Hardcover, 262 pp. $29.95.

The Meaning of WifeThe Meaning of Wife
Anne Kingston
The Meaning of Wife
traverses the complex landscape of contemporary wifehood. Kingston writes with a cynical wit, analyzing the married woman's relationship to female power, sexuality, and worth. By examining contemporary female icons - real and fictional, The Meaning of Wife reframes the modern view of both women, and marriage. Hardcover, 334 pp. $36.95.

The BodyThe Body
Hanif Kureshi
Hardcover, 149 pp. $30.00.



WickedWicked: The Life and Times of the Wicked Witch of the West
Gregory Maguire
Part fantasy thriller, part psychological study, part political cautionary tale, Maguire's Wicked has given us the story of a new heroine in fantasy literature. With magical prose, Maguire creates a fantasy world so rich and vivid that we will never look at Oz the same way again. This edition contains an inset of photographs from the new musical Wicked, featuring the original Broadway cast. Softcover, 409 pp. $23.00.

Lives of the Circus AnimalLives of the Circus Animal
Christopher Bram
Hardcover, 341 pp. $38.95.

Great Dream of Heaven: StoriesGreat Dream of Heaven: Stories
Sam Shepard
In these eighteen terse stories Sam Shepard is at his best, exercising his gifts for diamond-sharp physical description and effortless dialogue in stories that recall the themes he has explored with such singular intensity in his work for the theatre. Hardcover, 142 pp. $30.00.

Me, I'm Afraid of Virginia WoolfMe, I'm Afraid of Virginia Woolf
Alan Bennett
Softcover, 242 pp. $33.00.



Irvine Welsh
Softcover, 484 pp. $19.95.

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The Collected Poems of Tennessee WilliamsThe Collected Poems of Tennessee Williams
Edited by David Roessel & Nicholas Moschovakis
Tennessee Williams the poet has long since been eclipsed by Tennessee Williams the playwright, but his early work shines in its own right. Fans of his drama will be delighted by this fascinating collection of his poetry; poetry buffs will find more substance, insight and mastery of poetic language than deserves to have been forgotten. Hardcover, $43.99.

Tommy's TaleTommy's Tale
Alan Cumming
Hardcover, 264 pp. $37.95.

Fanny: A FictionFanny: A Fiction
Edmund White
Hardcover, 369 pp. $38.95.

A Distant ShoreA Distant Shore
Caryl Phillips
Hardcover, 277 pp. $35.95.




Olivia... and the Missing ToyOlivia... and the Missing Toy
Ian Falconer
Hardcover, $25.00.


Transient DancingTransient Dancing
Gale Zoe Garnett
Hardcover, 308 pp. $29.95.

Barry Levinson
Hardcover, 271 pp. $34.95.



The Pleasure of My CompanyThe Pleasure of My Company
Steve Martin
Hardcover, 163 pp. $29.95.

Oscar Wilde: Selected PoemsOscar Wilde: Selected Poems
Hardcover, 113 pp. $10.95.


The Way the Crow FliesThe Way the Crow Flies
Saturday October 25 at 1 pm.
Set on an Ontario air force base, Ann-Marie MacDonald's new novel portrays the early sixties as a time of optimism infused with the excitement of the space race and overshadowed by the menace of the Cold War. The story is filtered through the imagination of 8 years old Madeleine McCarthy as she finds pain, confusion and humour in an adult world. At once a loving portrayal and an indictment of an era, The Way the Crow Flies is as masterful and compelling as it is rich and rewarding. Hardcover, 718 pp. $37.95

Fall on Your KneesFall on Your Knees
Anne-Marie MacDonald
Softcover, 696 pp. $11.99.




Oryx and CrakeOryx and Crake
Margaret Atwwod
Finally available in softcover, Atwood displays her customary dark humour and sharp wit in the outlandish yet wholly believable world of Oryx & Crake. This is Margaret Atwood at the absoloute peak of her powers. For readers of Oryx & Crake, nothing will ever look the same again. Softcover, 443 pp. $11.99.

Aphra Behn: Selected PoemsAphra Behn: Selected Poems
Aphra Behn
Candid and subtle, Aphra Behn's poetry speaks with a distinctive, vigorous intelligence and satirical edge. This generous selection includes an introduction that sets her work in context, notes on the text and suggestions for further reading. Softcover, 102 pp. $20.95.


Love LettersLove Letters
Dacia Maraini
Softcover, 91 pp. $12.00.


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