International Women's Day 2018

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Celebrating all of the fabulous women authors Coteau Books publishes.

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Adult Fiction & Non-Fiction
Poetry
Juvenile/YA

Adult Fiction & Non-Fiction

Zara's Dead by Sharon Butala. Based on the true story of the murder of Alexandra Wiwcharuk in 1962 in Saskatoon, Zara’s Dead is the fictional retelling of a very real story, one that has captivated the public and eluded answers for decades.

Zara's Dead

Coteau Books' mission is to publish and present to the world markets new voices and works of literary excellence from the Canadian literary community, with an emphasis on Saskatchewan and prairie writers. Coteau publishes and promotes examples of the best fiction, poetry, drama and young readers' fiction written in Canada.

The Small Things that End the World by Jeanette Lynes. From the Giller-longlisted author of The Factory Voice comes a new novel in a similar vein - a story of the strength and resilience of three separate women, who, at three different points in history, are forced to make tough decisions and come face-to-face with calamities outside of their control.

The Small Things that End the World

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Growing Fruit in Northern Gardens by Sara Williams and Bob Bors. A comprehensive full-colour handbook for growing fruit in cold climates that is aimed at the home gardener. Includes a detailed map and reference guide to zones, hardiness, planting time, and best practices to ensure growth and survival.

Growing Fruit in Northern Gardens

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Morningstar: A Warrior's Spirit by Morningstar Mercredi.  Morningstar Mercredi wrote her memoir as a form of activism in response to the ongoing crisis of missing and murdered women in Canada. In it, she describes how systemic colonialism and racism affected her as a first-generation descendent of parents who attended residential schools.

Morningstar: A Warrior's Spirit

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Inspiring Women: A Celebration of Herstory by Mona Holmlund & Gail Youngberg.  The history of women in Canada is one of starting out struggling to feed and clothe their families and ending up writing the great Canadian novel. Inspiring Women charts women's course from subsistence to cultural production.

Inspiring Women

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The Strength of Women: Âhkamêyimowak by Priscilla Settee. Personal recollections by a wide spectrum of Indigenous women tell stories of injustice, racism, sexism, and genocide, but also of awakening, fierce struggles, and hope.

The Strength of Women, Âhkamêyimowak

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Scattered Bones by Maggie Siggins.   Scattered Bones is a story of the complicated, fragile and sometimes fatal relations between Indigenous people and settlers in Northern Saskatchewan in the 1920s. Indigenous spiritual traditions are beginning to cross paths with the construction of a residential school, and ancient acts of violent vengeance are shaping the trajectory of events in the town 200 years later.

Scattered Bones

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Wild Rose by Sharon Butala.  Wild Rose, an epic story of The West, now long gone, charts Sophie’s journey from underloved child in religion-bound rural Quebec, to headstrong young woman to exhausted homesteader to deserted bride and mother to independent businesswoman finding her way in a hostile, if beautiful, landscape.

Wild Rose

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The Factory Voice by Jeanette Lynes.  Rich with forties language and imagery, especially the sights and sounds of an assembly plant, The Factory Voice is a quirky, light-hearted mystery about the daily lives of factory workers and in particular of women in a time of transition, both for their personal lives and for the society in general.

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Street Symphony by Rachel Wyatt.  A collection showcasing the trademark piercing insight and sardonic humour of one of Canada’s true masters of the short story.  A woman carries a placard bearing the question “Are you content to be nothing?” as she conducts her way through the interconnected stories of this thought-provoking collection.

Street Symphony

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Just Pretending by Lisa Bird-Wilson.  From one of Canada's most exciting new Metis voices comes a book whose recurring themes include the complexities of identity, belonging/not belonging, Aboriginal adoption, loss and abandonment, regret and insecurity.

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Clearwater by Kim McCullough.  In this powerful Canadian coming-of-age novel, Claire and her Metis friend Jeff both struggle to overcome loss and dislocation, to restart their emotional growth and reconnect with the central people in their lives -- including each other.

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Every Happy Family by Dede Crane.  Humorous and heartbreaking, wise and demented, Every Happy Family explores the colourful – and sometimes repurposed – fabric of the Wright family. The stories mark turning points in the lives of the individual family members, as well as in their relationships with each other.

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Coteau Books' mission is to publish and present to the world markets new voices and works of literary excellence from the Canadian literary community, with an emphasis on Saskatchewan and prairie writers. Coteau publishes and promotes examples of the best fiction, poetry, drama and young readers' fiction written in Canada.

Suspicion by Rachel Wyatt.  Veteran author Rachel Wyatt is at her very best as she exposes the fears, desires and prejudices of the human condition, with subtle sensitivity and ruthless steel.

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The Anatomy of Edouard Beaupre by Sarah Kathryn York.   The Anatomy of Edouard Beaupré. A Montreal anatomist hopes the preserved body of a giant will yield up the secrets of a man, in this first short story collection.  A Montreal doctor investigates the cadaver of the famous Willow Bunch Giant, trying to solve the mystery of why the preserved body is shrinking. His own physical limitations add an urgency to his research, as his body too is failing.

Coteau Books

Coteau Books' mission is to publish and present to the world markets new voices and works of literary excellence from the Canadian literary community, with an emphasis on Saskatchewan and prairie writers. Coteau publishes and promotes examples of the best fiction, poetry, drama and young readers' fiction written in Canada.

Letters to Omar by Rachel Wyatt.  Three women with time on their hands tackle a charitable cause in this novel about the pleasures of worshipping someone from afar, and the difficulties in trying to make the world a better place.

Letters to Omar by Rachel Wyatt. Three women with time on their hands tackle a charitable cause in this novel about the pleasures of worshipping someone from afar, and the difficulties in trying to make the world a better place.

Blood and Salt by Barbara Sapergia.  Blood and Salt is a work of fiction grounded in actual details about the Banff-Castle Mountain internment camp. It explores the search for a new life and the search for love - all the while asking what it is to be Ukrainian.

Blood and Salt

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The Cult of Quick Repair by Dede Crane.  "The Cult of Quick Repair is a vivid, witty, ultra-smart, and smarting collection of short stories. Mothers and daughters, men and women, betrayal, generosity, forgiveness, the heart-snatching fears and lusts and loves of being alive and attentive. It's all here. Crane is wise and hilarious." - Lisa Moore

The Cult of Quick Repair

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Creating the Prairie Xeriscape by Sara Williams.  Full-colour throughout, Creating the Prairie Xeriscape contains a reference section of ideal plants for the xeriscape garden. These descriptions, with advice on culturing and best growing conditions, enable gardeners to select a range of plants for year-round landscape value. You'll also find chapters on native plants and vegetables for the xeriscape, as well as extensive tables as a quick reference guide for planting choices.

Creating the Prairie Xeriscape

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Gardening Naturally by Sara Williams & Hugh Skinner.  As the "green movement" grows stronger in Canada, and pressure increases to limit the use of cosmetic pesticides and herbicides within urban and even rural municipalities, there is a growing need for information about effective alternate tools. The desire to go chemical-free is there. Here are the tools to make it possible, with comprehensive, understandable, workable practices.

Creating the Prairie Xeriscape

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Euphoria by Connie Gault.  A bond between a young girl and an abandoned baby encompasses eastern and western Canada, from 1890s Toronto to the Regina Cyclone.  A historical novel that chronicles the life of Gladdie McConnell and her seemingly mysterious connection to Orillia Cooper. The importance of sex, of love, of mothers and daughters, all are themes running through this novel. The nurturing and love from our mothers ( be it traditional or not) is paramount to real survival.

Euphoria

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The Forest Horses by Byrna Barclay.  The Forest Horses is a study in contrasts between two women, one an indomitable spirit living through a turbulent age and the other a troubled soul living in settled times.

The Forest Horses

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A Large Harmonium by Sue Sorensen.  A Large Harmonium: English Lit professor Janey Erlicksen wonders if she's coming unravelled, as her daily life progresses through the onslaught from work, friends and family, and her despotic toddler Little Max.

A Large Harmonium

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Legacy of Stone: Saskatchewan's Stone Buildings by Margaret Hryniuk & Frank Korvemaker. Photography by Larry Easton.  A spectacular coffee-table book features the images and stories of Saskatchewan's most impressive stone buildings.

Legacy of Stone

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Legacy of Worship: Sacred Places in Rural Saskatchewan by Margaret Hryniuk and Frank Korvemaker. Photography by Larry Easton.  This highly-anticipated companion volume to the best-selling Legacy of Stone: Saskatchewan's Stone Buildings combines brilliant colour images of the buildings people worship in with the fascinating stories of those places and people. Legacy of Worship profiles over 60 rural churches, representing 15 spiritual denominations.

Legacy of Stone

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Prairie Feast: A Writer's Journey Home for Dinner by Amy Jo Ehman.  A year of eating locally results in a gastronomical journey through prairie food festivals, local food traditions and the infamous community dinners. A humorous, light-hearted chronicle of the writer’s love affair with good food, prairie traditions and flavours from her childhood with recipes peppered throughout.

Prairie Feast

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A Song for Nettie Johnson by Gloria Sawai.  In her stunning, Governor-General's-Award-winning debut collection of short stories, Gloria Sawai examines the heartbreaking lives of people on the margins.

A Song for Nettie Johnson

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Reading the River: A Traveller's Companion to the North Saskatchewan River by Myrna Kostash with Duane Burton.  This is the story of the North Saskatchewan River in multiple voices, from its rise in the Rocky Mountains to its exit into Lake Winnipeg.

Reading the River

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Saskatchewan Heroes and Rogues by Ruth Wright Millar.  An intriguing, surprising and readable book featuring a dozen memorable characters - the good and the bad and the completely outrageous - from Saskatchewan's past.

Saskatchewan Heroes and Rog

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They Shouldn't Make You Promise That by Lois Simmie.  A hilarious, poignant Canadian classic, about a fortyish woman who is a wife and mother finding herself at a pivotal crossroad in her life.

They Shouldn't Make You Promise That

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What I'm Trying to Say is Goodbye by Lois Simmie.  The funny, sad and engaging story of a shattered family's attempt to figure out where exactly each member fits.

They Shouldn't Make You Promise That

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Poetry

Sedley by Chelsea Coupal. Although many readers may be familiar with stories about rural Saskatchewan from the early 20th century, Chelsea Coupal’s poetry collection Sedley tells a different story: one of small town Saskatchewan from a modern perspective.

Sedley

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breathing at dusk by Beth Goobie. Gut-wrenching and awe-inspiring, breathing at dusk is the new collection of poetry from the award-winning Beth Goobie as she explores her past and revels in her future.

breathing at dusk

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Burning in this Midnight Dream by Louise Halfe.  Burning in this Midnight Dream is the latest collection of poems by Louise Bernice Halfe. Many were written in response to the grim tide of emotions, memories, dreams and nightmares that arose in her as the Truth and Reconciliation process unfolded.

Burning in this Midnight Dream

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Ceremony of Touching by Karen Shklanka.  With intoxicating fervour, Karen Shklanka’s new poetry collection, Ceremony of Touching, makes its way through time and place to bring you the stories of everyday people.

Ceremony of Touching

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Sumac's Red Arms by Karen Shklanka.  Karen Shklanka writes clearly and unsentimentally about stitching a fight victim back together in Moose Factory, going to sign the death certificate of a radiant long-time patient on Salt Spring Island, watching a man slowly losing his memory in an unnamed city. How is a medical professional to survive these daily reminders of life's fragility and uncertainty with compassion and humanity intact, without becoming cold and distant?

Ceremony of Touching

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Interruptions in Glass by Tracy Hamon.  Is the language of our aging hysterical or historical? These poems supply a manual of conversations, studying the present by peeling back the past, letter by letter.  Snowmen, plays, rice and even disappointment are some of the images that provide places for readers to park and devour the connections. It talks us through the metallic moments we continue to consume on the journey.

Interruptions in Glass

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Prairie Kaddish by Isa Milman.  Isa Milman uses historical and personal awakening, and archival sleuthing, to create a "kaddish" - a Jewish prayer of mourning and commemoration - for a prairie community that now exists only through remembrance.

Prairie Kaddish

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Rock Creek Blues by Thelma Poirier.  Rock Creek Blues is both a tribute to, and a lament for, a way of life that is fast disappearing from the grasslands of the Canadian prairie. Thelma Poirier writes of the land and its inhabitants – plant, animal, and human – in vivid and loving detail, with deep feeling and authenticity.

Rock Creek Blues

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A Woman Clothed in Words by Anne Szumigalski.  Collected for the first time, the most powerful writing, poetry and otherwise, created by Anne Szumigalski, Governor General's Award-winning poet from Saskatchewan.

A Woman Clothed in Words

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Juvenile/YA

Death by Dinosaur: A Sam Stellar Mystery. A thrilling new YA novel by the acclaimed author, and recent Order of Canada inductee, Jacqueline Guest.

Death by Dinosaur

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Adele's Garden by Linda Amyot. Translated from the French by Norman Cornett. A teenage girl befriends an elderly woman in this beautifully written tale of two women from different generations searching for love and truth.

Adele's Garden

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Stay by Katherine Lawrence.  tay is a moving portrait of a family in a time of crisis, whose pain is filtered through the thoughts and actions of an eleven-year-old girl, capturing the essence of what it means to grow up, confront your fears, support your family, and share in the wild optimism that only youth can harbour.

Stay

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The Griffin of Darkwood by Becky Citra.  After 12-year-old Will Poppy's mother dies, he finds himself moving to a run-down castle with an aunt he loathes and servants who are up to no good - and that's just the beginning of his troubles.

Griffin of Darkwood

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Ghosts in the Garden by Judith Silverthorne.  The sequel to Judith Silverthorne’s Ghosts of Government House, Ghosts in the Garden follows Sam and J.J as they are again swept up in the supernatural world of Saskatchewan’s Government House.

Ghosts in the Garden

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We Want You To Know

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Convictions by Judith Silverthorne.  A gripping historical novel about believing in oneself and standing true to one’s convictions.

Convictions

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Small Displays of Chaos by Breanna Fischer.  Small Displays of Chaos follows Rayanne as she struggles with the astonishingly common yet stigmatized disorder of anorexia nervosa. Throughout her story she fights to discover who she is despite her illness, and learns that by loving herself, she is better able to love those around her.

Small Displays of Chaos

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250 Hours by Colleen Nelson.  A riveting bi-racial story about family love, loss, and standing up for what you believe in.

250 Hours

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Between Shadows by Kathleen Cook Waldron.  It’s bittersweet: Ari’s beloved grandfather has died, but he’s left Ari an amazing gift – the inheritance of his log cabin and all the land he owned. Tucked into a small lakeside community, the cabin and its land are unusual, full of secrets to discover…and very, very marketable. With the family’s money troubles, the only sensible option from his dad and aunt’s point of view is to sell it at a prime price to a luxury resort developer.

Between Shadows

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Ghost Most Foul by Patti Grayson.  A gripping ghost story for younger teens about teamwork and standing up for what you know is right.

Ghost Most Foul

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Outcasts of River Falls by Jacqueline Guest.  After the death of her father, Kathryn must go to live with her Aunt Belle in Alberta. But a shock is in store for this well-bred young Toronto lady. Arriving at the town of Hopeful, Kathryn is horrified to learn her new home is a group of shacks called River Falls, a Metis community.

Outcasts of River Falls

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Fishtailing by Wendy Phillips.  Teen violence, bullying and the burning quest to fit in are presented in the poems of four unforgettable high school students: Natalie, Kyle, Tricia, Miguel. Their stories unfold in this explosive new book, told in free verse. A story of teen angst like no other, it is based on fictional characters but is rooted in the realities of the teen experience.

Fishtailing

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Bone, Fog, Ash & Star by Catherine Egan.  In the breathtaking conclusion to The Last Days of Tian Di trilogy, Eliza finally faces the terrible prophecy made for her when she was twelve. “Yours is the lonely road. You will lose all those you love. You will cut out your own heart.”

Bone, Fog, Ash & Star

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The Unmaking by Catherine Egan.  Eliza, is growing in her magical powers, but can she learn quickly enough to stop the horrid Kwellrahg from killing her mother?

The Unmaking

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Shade & Sorceress by Catherine Egan.  Twelve-year-old Eliza is amazed to discover she is the Shang Sorceress -- because no matter what everyone thinks, she really can't do any magic.

Shade and Sorceress

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The Broken Thread by Linda Smith.  Alina gets her wish to be called to work on the Tapestry of Life on the Isle of Weavers, but one broken thread leads to a deadly mission in a land far away.

The Broken Thread

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Adeline's Dream by Linda Aksomitis.  Twelve-year-old Adeline Mueller has to fight to make a place for herself when her family comes to Canada from Germany to join their father in their new life. Adeline hasn't seen her father for four years, but his letters promise a splendid new life and a house of their own. When they step off the train in Qu'Appelle, Saskatchewan, the reality is very different. Home is a sod house in "Germantown," a squatter settlement on CPR land.

Adeline's Dream

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Flight of the Tiger Moth by Mary Woodbury.  The Flight of the Tiger Moth is the thrilling story of one boy's journey to become a man and find his path in the world. It also gives young readers a glimpse of Canadian lives during World War II, and of one more Canadian contribution to winning the war.

Flight of the Tiger Moth

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Fight for Justice by Lori Saigeon.  Ten-year-old Justice feels like the "man of the house" for his twin sister Charity and their mom. But when his classmate Trey bullies him, he doesn't know what to do.

Fight for Justice

Coteau Books' mission is to publish and present to the world markets new voices and works of literary excellence from the Canadian literary community, with an emphasis on Saskatchewan and prairie writers. Coteau publishes and promotes examples of the best fiction, poetry, drama and young readers' fiction written in Canada.

Drummer Girl by Karen Bass.  Sid desperately wants to play drums in her school's most popular band, The Fourth Down. But how far is she willing to compromise herself to achieve her goal?

Drummer Girl

Coteau Books' mission is to publish and present to the world markets new voices and works of literary excellence from the Canadian literary community, with an emphasis on Saskatchewan and prairie writers. Coteau publishes and promotes examples of the best fiction, poetry, drama and young readers' fiction written in Canada.

Little Voice by Ruby Slipperjack.  A young Ojibway girl, struggling over the fact that her father has died, spends summers in the bush with her grandmother and finds her own identity and voice.

Little Voice

Coteau Books' mission is to publish and present to the world markets new voices and works of literary excellence from the Canadian literary community, with an emphasis on Saskatchewan and prairie writers. Coteau publishes and promotes examples of the best fiction, poetry, drama and young readers' fiction written in Canada.

Mud Girl by Alison Acheson.  The life of Abi Jones, the Mud Girl, might be the last thing any teenager would choose. But it s her life, and Abi has to find out whether she s got the courage and intelligence to live it well.

Mud Girl

Coteau Books' mission is to publish and present to the world markets new voices and works of literary excellence from the Canadian literary community, with an emphasis on Saskatchewan and prairie writers. Coteau publishes and promotes examples of the best fiction, poetry, drama and young readers' fiction written in Canada.

Molly's Cue by Alison Acheson.  Molly's Cue is a story of growing up only to discover that things aren't the way you always thought they were, but that, with persistence, there is more than one way to reach for the stars.

Mud Girl

Coteau Books' mission is to publish and present to the world markets new voices and works of literary excellence from the Canadian literary community, with an emphasis on Saskatchewan and prairie writers. Coteau publishes and promotes examples of the best fiction, poetry, drama and young readers' fiction written in Canada.

Nettie's Journey by Adele Dueck.  An old woman tells her granddaughter the story of her life in a Mennonite village in Ukraine - from the dangers of World War I and the Russian Revolution to their escape to Canada.

Nettie's Journey

Coteau Books' mission is to publish and present to the world markets new voices and works of literary excellence from the Canadian literary community, with an emphasis on Saskatchewan and prairie writers. Coteau publishes and promotes examples of the best fiction, poetry, drama and young readers' fiction written in Canada.

Racing Home by Adele Dueck.  It's 1908, and twelve-year-old Erik faces the challenges of adapting to pioneer life on the Canadian prairie and understanding what's really going on in his family.

Nettie's Journey

Coteau Books' mission is to publish and present to the world markets new voices and works of literary excellence from the Canadian literary community, with an emphasis on Saskatchewan and prairie writers. Coteau publishes and promotes examples of the best fiction, poetry, drama and young readers' fiction written in Canada.

Peacekeepers by Dianne Linden.  Dianne Linden has pulled no punches in this compelling, dramatic, often humorous, portrait of children struggling to cope with absent parents in difficult times. Woven through the novel are emails from their mother in Bosnia, which present a picture of a whole different level of difficulties in getting through life.

Peacekeepers

Coteau Books' mission is to publish and present to the world markets new voices and works of literary excellence from the Canadian literary community, with an emphasis on Saskatchewan and prairie writers. Coteau publishes and promotes examples of the best fiction, poetry, drama and young readers' fiction written in Canada.

The Piper of Shadonia by Linda Smith.  Tobin holds the fate of Shadonia in his hands when he discovers his unexpected power that is drawn from the ancient world itself.

The Piper of Shadonia

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Run Like Jager by Karen Bass.  Canadian exchange student Kurt Schreiber spends a year in Germany, learning more than he bargained for about his grandfather's life in Hitler's army.

Run Like Jäger

Coteau Books' mission is to publish and present to the world markets new voices and works of literary excellence from the Canadian literary community, with an emphasis on Saskatchewan and prairie writers. Coteau publishes and promotes examples of the best fiction, poetry, drama and young readers' fiction written in Canada.

Taking the Reins by Dayle Campbell Gaetz.  Two girls. One horse. A promise.

Taking the Reins

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Summer of Fire by Karen Bass.  A troubled Alberta teen spending a summer in Germany discovers the story of a teen with real problems -- pregnant and alone in the maelstrom of Nazi WWII.

Summer of Fire

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Day of the Cyclone by Penny Draper.  It's 1912, and the lives of two children are twisted together as the Regina cyclone approaches: Ella, a well-to-do young lady, and Billy, a penniless runaway Home Child trying to keep his past a secret.

Day of the Cyclone

Coteau Books' mission is to publish and present to the world markets new voices and works of literary excellence from the Canadian literary community, with an emphasis on Saskatchewan and prairie writers. Coteau publishes and promotes examples of the best fiction, poetry, drama and young readers' fiction written in Canada.

Red River Raging by Penny Draper.  13-year-old Finn Armstrong, exiled to his grandmother’s farm in southern Manitoba, winds up fighting the Red River flood of 1997 – the biggest flood in over 170 years.

Red River Raging: Disaster Strikes! Book 8

Coteau Books' mission is to publish and present to the world markets new voices and works of literary excellence from the Canadian literary community, with an emphasis on Saskatchewan and prairie writers. Coteau publishes and promotes examples of the best fiction, poetry, drama and young readers' fiction written in Canada.

Graveyard of the Sea by Penny Draper.  Nell helps in her father's lighthouse on the Vancouver Island coast but when a ship crashes on the rocks will she be able to actually save lives?

Graveyard of the Sea

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Ice Storm by Penny Draper.  Two different girls have to find the strength within themselves to survive their drastic situations. Penny Draper takes readers into the lives and hearts of two very real characters at the same time as she takes them into a very real disaster from the recent past.

Ice Storm

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Zara's Dead by Sharon Butala. Based on the true story of the murder of Alexandra Wiwcharuk in 1962 in Saskatoon, Zara’s Dead is the fictional retelling of a very real story, one that has captivated the public and eluded answers for decades.

Zara's Dead

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The Small Things that End the World by Jeanette Lynes. From the Giller-longlisted author of The Factory Voice comes a new novel in a similar vein - a story of the strength and resilience of three separate women, who, at three different points in history, are forced to make tough decisions and come face-to-face with calamities outside of their control.

The Small Things that End the World

Coteau Books' mission is to publish and present to the world markets new voices and works of literary excellence from the Canadian literary community, with an emphasis on Saskatchewan and prairie writers. Coteau publishes and promotes examples of the best fiction, poetry, drama and young readers' fiction written in Canada.

Sedley by Chelsea Coupal. Although many readers may be familiar with stories about rural Saskatchewan from the early 20th century, Chelsea Coupal’s poetry collection Sedley tells a different story: one of small town Saskatchewan from a modern perspective.

Sedley

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breathing at dusk by Beth Goobie. Gut-wrenching and awe-inspiring, breathing at dusk is the new collection of poetry from the award-winning Beth Goobie as she explores her past and revels in her future.

breathing at dusk

Coteau Books' mission is to publish and present to the world markets new voices and works of literary excellence from the Canadian literary community, with an emphasis on Saskatchewan and prairie writers. Coteau publishes and promotes examples of the best fiction, poetry, drama and young readers' fiction written in Canada.

Burning in this Midnight Dream by Louise Halfe.  Burning in this Midnight Dream is the latest collection of poems by Louise Bernice Halfe. Many were written in response to the grim tide of emotions, memories, dreams and nightmares that arose in her as the Truth and Reconciliation process unfolded.

Burning in this Midnight Dream

Coteau Books' mission is to publish and present to the world markets new voices and works of literary excellence from the Canadian literary community, with an emphasis on Saskatchewan and prairie writers. Coteau publishes and promotes examples of the best fiction, poetry, drama and young readers' fiction written in Canada.

Growing Fruit in Northern Gardens by Sara Williams and Bob Bors. A comprehensive full-colour handbook for growing fruit in cold climates that is aimed at the home gardener. Includes a detailed map and reference guide to zones, hardiness, planting time, and best practices to ensure growth and survival.

Growing Fruit in Northern Gardens

Coteau Books' mission is to publish and present to the world markets new voices and works of literary excellence from the Canadian literary community, with an emphasis on Saskatchewan and prairie writers. Coteau publishes and promotes examples of the best fiction, poetry, drama and young readers' fiction written in Canada.

Morningstar: A Warrior's Spirit by Morningstar Mercredi.  Morningstar Mercredi wrote her memoir as a form of activism in response to the ongoing crisis of missing and murdered women in Canada. In it, she describes how systemic colonialism and racism affected her as a first-generation descendent of parents who attended residential schools.

Morningstar: A Warrior's Spirit

Coteau Books' mission is to publish and present to the world markets new voices and works of literary excellence from the Canadian literary community, with an emphasis on Saskatchewan and prairie writers. Coteau publishes and promotes examples of the best fiction, poetry, drama and young readers' fiction written in Canada.

Inspiring Women: A Celebration of Herstory by Mona Holmlund & Gail Youngberg.  The history of women in Canada is one of starting out struggling to feed and clothe their families and ending up writing the great Canadian novel. Inspiring Women charts women's course from subsistence to cultural production.

Inspiring Women

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The Strength of Women: Âhkamêyimowak by Priscilla Settee. Personal recollections by a wide spectrum of Indigenous women tell stories of injustice, racism, sexism, and genocide, but also of awakening, fierce struggles, and hope.

The Strength of Women, Âhkamêyimowak

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Scattered Bones by Maggie Siggins.   Scattered Bones is a story of the complicated, fragile and sometimes fatal relations between Indigenous people and settlers in Northern Saskatchewan in the 1920s. Indigenous spiritual traditions are beginning to cross paths with the construction of a residential school, and ancient acts of violent vengeance are shaping the trajectory of events in the town 200 years later.

Scattered Bones

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Wild Rose by Sharon Butala.  Wild Rose, an epic story of The West, now long gone, charts Sophie’s journey from underloved child in religion-bound rural Quebec, to headstrong young woman to exhausted homesteader to deserted bride and mother to independent businesswoman finding her way in a hostile, if beautiful, landscape.

Wild Rose

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The Factory Voice by Jeanette Lynes.  Rich with forties language and imagery, especially the sights and sounds of an assembly plant, The Factory Voice is a quirky, light-hearted mystery about the daily lives of factory workers and in particular of women in a time of transition, both for their personal lives and for the society in general.

Coteau Books

Coteau Books' mission is to publish and present to the world markets new voices and works of literary excellence from the Canadian literary community, with an emphasis on Saskatchewan and prairie writers. Coteau publishes and promotes examples of the best fiction, poetry, drama and young readers' fiction written in Canada.

Ceremony of Touching by Karen Shklanka.  With intoxicating fervour, Karen Shklanka’s new poetry collection, Ceremony of Touching, makes its way through time and place to bring you the stories of everyday people.

Ceremony of Touching

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Street Symphony by Rachel Wyatt.  A collection showcasing the trademark piercing insight and sardonic humour of one of Canada’s true masters of the short story.  A woman carries a placard bearing the question “Are you content to be nothing?” as she conducts her way through the interconnected stories of this thought-provoking collection.

Street Symphony

Coteau Books' mission is to publish and present to the world markets new voices and works of literary excellence from the Canadian literary community, with an emphasis on Saskatchewan and prairie writers. Coteau publishes and promotes examples of the best fiction, poetry, drama and young readers' fiction written in Canada.

Just Pretending by Lisa Bird-Wilson.  From one of Canada's most exciting new Metis voices comes a book whose recurring themes include the complexities of identity, belonging/not belonging, Aboriginal adoption, loss and abandonment, regret and insecurity.

Coteau Books

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Clearwater by Kim McCullough.  In this powerful Canadian coming-of-age novel, Claire and her Metis friend Jeff both struggle to overcome loss and dislocation, to restart their emotional growth and reconnect with the central people in their lives -- including each other.

Coteau Books

Coteau Books' mission is to publish and present to the world markets new voices and works of literary excellence from the Canadian literary community, with an emphasis on Saskatchewan and prairie writers. Coteau publishes and promotes examples of the best fiction, poetry, drama and young readers' fiction written in Canada.