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Between Families & the Sky
Alan Cumyn
0864921691
Oct 1995
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After Sylvia
Alan Cumyn
0888996128
October 2004
Hardcover
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Book Description
Young Owen Skye's first true love, Sylvia Tull, is moving away to the small town of Elgin. To distract himself from the heartache, Owen teams up with his brothers and dives into a series of thrilling adventures, including adopting a slobbering, rock-obsessed hound, running for class president, and braving a haunted house in the dead of winter. Along the way, he picks up impressive new life skills, like making the perfect fried egg and mimicking his eccentric Uncle Lorne's famous loon call. But when his memories of Sylvia begin to fade, Owen wonders whether he should try to find her, and what will happen if he does. In After Sylvia, boyish antics give way to more reflective encounters, and Owen learns it will take all of his imagination and courage to face the greatest adventure of all: growing up. With zany humor and...


After Sylvia
Alan Cumyn
0888996462
September 2005
Paperback
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Book Description
In this follow-up to the award-winning The Secret Life of Owen Skye, young Owen Skye's first true love, Sylvia Tull, is moving away to the small town of Elgin. To distract himself from the heartache, Owen teams up with his brothers and dives into a series of thrilling adventures, including adopting a slobbering, rock-obsessed hound, running for class president, and braving a haunted house in the dead of winter. Along the way, he picks up impressive new life skills, like making the perfect fried egg and mimicking his eccentric Uncle Lorne's famous loon call. But when his memories of Sylvia begin to fade, Owen wonders whether he should try to find her, and what will happen if he does. In After Sylvia, boyish antics give way to more reflective encounters, and Owen learns it will take all of his imagination and...


Man of Bone
Alan Cumyn
0864922906
January 2000
Paperback
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Review
?Evoked with breathtaking precision.?Cumyn?s tale enters the psyche like a knifeblade, stirring visceral response. . . . This novel is a marvel of honesty, an unwavering gaze at the darkest of human failings.?
?Montreal Gazette

?Cumyn?s powerful novel grips us.?Man of Bone is technically accomplished, a powerful, moving meditation on brutality, eroticism, love, pain, god, and humanity.?
?Quill & Quire (starred review)

?There is a chilling confidence and authority in Cumyn?s voice. But there is also tenderness and a delicate poignancy.?Man of Bone is an important novel.?
?Edmonton Journal

?A masterwork of contemporary CanLit.??
?Andrew Pyper, Toronto Star

?One of the best young writers in the country.?
?Alistair MacLeod

?Cumyn is...


The Secret Life of Owen Skye
Alan Cumyn
0888995172
April 2004
Paperback
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From School Library Journal
Grade 3-6-With a zany style and deep insight into the secret lives of boys, Cumyn tells a series of connected stories about young Owen Skye and his two brothers, Andy and Leonard. Their adventures are, by turns, funny, frightening, and genuinely dangerous. All are fully engaging, although at times readers might wonder where reality stops and fantasy begins. Are there really aliens that can be contacted by radio from Dead Man's Hill? Does the Bog Man really suck out the juice from cattle? Is their archenemy the giant squid doing more evil deeds? But beyond the supernatural, Owen is bewildered by ordinary things, including his sudden attraction to Sylvia, which leads to a Valentine's Day fiasco and a visit to the dreaded principal. The boys have hilarious conversations about many subjects, including God:...


Concise Oxford Companion to Canadian Literature
William Toye (Editor)
019541523X
August 2001
Hardcover
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Book Description
The concise version of the critically acclaimed second edition of The Oxford Companion to Canadian Literature offers all the authority of the original in a smaller more affordable format. Entries have been updated and over sixty new entries have been added, making it an indispensable
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