Download and read online Sarah Canary in PDF and EPUB Set in the Old West, this is the strange, magical tale of Sarah Canary and the ragtag band of misfits and lovers she trails in her wake When black cloaked Sarah Canary wanders into a railway camp in the Washington territories in 1873, Chin Ah Kin is ordered by his uncle to escort 'the ugliest woman he could imagine' away. Far away. But Chin soon becomes the follower. In the first of many such instances, they are separated, both resurfacing some days later at an insane asylum. Chin has run afoul of the law and Sarah has been committed for observation. Their escape from the asylum in the company of another inmate sets into motion a series of adventures and misadventures that are at once hilarious, deeply moving, and downright terrifying.
Download and read online Canary in PDF and EPUB In this debut novel, a high school girl faces the pain, shame, and uncertainty that come with sexual abuse. With the passing of her mother, Kate FranklinÕs life unravels at the seams as she loses the only emotional mooring in her family. Her dad shuts down completely, and her brother enlists in the army. Things start looking better when her dad is hired to coach at Beacon Prep, home of one of the best basketball teams in the state. In a blog of prose and poetry, Kate chronicles her new worldÑdating a basketball player, being caught up in a world of idolatry and entitlement, and discovering the perks the inner circle enjoys. Then KateÕs fragile life shatters once again when one of her boyfriendÕs teammates assaults her at a party. Although she knows she should speak out, her dadÕs vehemently against it and so, like a canary sent into a mine to test toxicity levels and protect miners, Kate alone breathes the poisonous secrets to protect her dad and the team. The once welcoming community has betrayed Kate, her family is disintegrating, and sheÕs on her own to grapple with whether to stay quiet or speak out and expose a townÕs hero and destroy her fatherÕs career.
Download and read online The Love Songs of Henry Canary in PDF and EPUB Henry's is a life filled with loves and losses, hopes and dreams, with happiness and tragedy balaned by humor and kindness. His life is full, yet empty -- crowded with emotional, psychological, and philosophical dichotomies. He is John Doe wandering across the landscape and recent history of America. Henry Canary, a middle-aged writer and part-time truck driver, receives a surprise visit from Kelly Kane, the illegitimate daughter of his first girlfriend. Although Henry is not her father, 25-year-old Kelly wants to write a story about him for her magazine. She tracks him down with the intention of interviewing him, but gets involved in his life. As they travel from Santa Cruz to Los Angeles in his truck, she learns the story of a boy growing up in a factory town in Connecticut in the 1950s. During trips from L.A. to Las Vegas to Death Valley and Arizona, Kelly learns about the happy, sad, humorous and tragic events from grade school to college to Vietnam and back and hears about his succeseses and failures in love and life. Henry tries not to fall in love with the girl who reminds him so much of her mother Kelly tries not to fall in love with Henry as she learns about his family, friends, lovers and other strangers. She hears loving descriptions of favorite people, places and things as well as the tragedies and losses that we all endure in our own lives. Henry talks about his first crush at 14 on a 26-year-old woman; a high school street battle dubbed the Creampuff War; his on/off, love/hate relationship with Kelly's mother; his tour in Vietnam where he kills an "enemy"; his move to New York City after the Army; his girlfriend who was a third generation orphan; his job at a bank where the workers plot to kill their boss; his cross-country adventure with a friend and two call girls; his whirlwind marriage to a girl he hardly knew; the Summer of Love in San Francisco; graduate school; the birth and death of his son; driving a taxi in New York City; his short-lived career as a TV sit-com writer in Hollywood; the various women that came and went after his divorce; the sex, drugs and rock and roll of Greenwich Village in the early 80s; his third move to California, and his philosophis on life and God's mistakes. The story ends with an unpredictably surprising revelation.
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Download and read online Canary in PDF and EPUB Every student needs a part-time job. Hers is hunting criminals. Sarie Holland is a good kid. An Honors student. She doesn't even drink. So when a narcotics cop busts her while she's doing a favour for a friend, she has a lot to lose. Desperate to avoid destroying her future, Sarie agrees to become a CI - a confidential informant. Armed only with a notebook, she turns out to be as good at catching criminals as she is at passing tests. But it's going to take more than one nineteen-year-old to clean up Philadelphia. Soon Sarie is caught in the middle of a power struggle between corrupt cops and warring gangs, with nothing on her side but stubbornness and smarts. Which is bad news for both the police and the underworld. Because when it comes to payback, CI #137 turns out to be a very fast learner...
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Download and read online Canary in PDF and EPUB An ALA 2014 Over the Rainbow Selection An Amazon.ca Best Book of 2013: Top 100/Editors' Pick A Vancouver Sun Favourite Read of 2013 “Reading Cullen … is a little like drinking booze. Definitely not wine, because it’s not all that genteel, and not beer, because it’s not all that commonplace, but hard liquor because it’s edgy, fast-acting, more than a little disorienting and frequently mixed with something sweet.”—The Globe & Mail What has to die before you force yourself to change? That’s the question facing the always quirky and often-queer characters of Canary. From the communal showers of a hot yoga studio to seedy pubs on Vancouver’s East Side, from Catholic merchandise salesmen to hitchhiking teenage lesbians, the people and places of Nancy Jo Cullen’s debut are asphyxiating slowly on ordinary life. Yet in this joint-smoking urban underground, we also glimpse the families, communities, friends and strangers from whom unexpected kindness comes as a breath of fresh air. Trashy but poignant, comic and profound, Canary hangs luminous above the coal-heap of fiction debuts—and proves Nancy Jo Cullen a writer of astonishing depths. "Cullen's prose is volcanic even when she's describing the most domestic situations possible—the language is full of subterranean rumbles that simultaneously disturb and delight. The writing is always surprising, always bright, even in the most somber moments. Moving and funny, these stories will break your heart in the very best way."—Suzette Mayr "Nancy Jo Cullen mines humanity’s beautiful fault-lines. There is not one lousy story in this bunch, but there are plenty of lousy people, all of them gleaming with the shimmer of real. Cullen knows just where to find the funny in tragedy, and how to make words feel like life."—Kathryn Kuitenbrouwer Nancy Jo Cullen is the 4th recipient of the Writers’ Trust Dayne Ogilvie Award for an Emerging Gay Writer. She holds an MFA in Creative Writing from the University of Guelph Humber. Her fiction has appeared in The Puritan, Grain, filling Station, Plenitude and Prairie Fire. Her short story “Ashes” was selected for the Journey Prize Anthology in 2012. Cullen is also the author of three critically acclaimed collections of poetry with Frontenac House Press. Her first collection, Science Fiction Saint, was shortlisted for the Gerald Lampert Award, the Writers Guild of Alberta’s Stephan G. Stephansson Award and the Alberta Publishers Trade Book Award. Her second collection Pearl was shortlisted for the W.O. Mitchell Calgary Book Prize and won the Alberta Publishers Trade Book Award. A transplanted westerner, Cullen lives in Toronto with her partner and children. She is at work on a novel and a fourth collection of poetry.
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Download and read online The Cat Sitter and the Canary in PDF and EPUB Dixie Hemingway, everyone’s favorite pet-sitting sleuth, is back for yet another riveting case. Set in the lush and beautiful island of Siesta Key, with a cast of characters that Dixie fans the world over have come to know and love, The Cat Sitter and the Canary is the latest book by Blaize and her son John Clement. A delightful addition to this critically acclaimed series, The Cat Sitter and the Canary is sure to leave both mystery fans and cat lovers alike purring with delight. This time, Dixie finds a tall, handsome tourist loitering around the home of one of her long-time clients. He tells her he’s just arrived from Scotland and that he’s lost his glasses, which presumably explains why he can’t find the house he rented for his seaside vacation. Dixie points him to the bungalow across the street (but not before rebuffing a few of the sexy Scotsman’s passes) and then continues about her business. She doesn’t think about him again until she stumbles upon a dead body in her client’s front hall — a man in a three-piece suit with jet-black hair, delicate wrists, and a small notecard stuck to his lapel with a pearl-tipped hat pin. Right away, Dixie puts on her sleuthing cap and starts looking for clues, but when she sees what’s written on that card, she knows... this is going to be an adventure unlike any she’s ever had before. And if she’s not careful, it just might be her last!
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