Where to Eat in Canada 20–21
|This is a guide to Canadian restaurants from coast to coast, the first ever published and the only one of its kind on the market today. The guide is now 50 years old, and this is its final edition. It’s lasted all this time because everyone knows that we have no reason to tell lies. We get no royalties. We pay for our meals, just like you. Nobody can buy his way into this guide and nobody can buy his way out. We tell you what each restaurant does well and what it does badly. We tell you when each is open and what credit cards it takes. There are maps that show you exactly where each place is. We tell you which restaurants are the best buys in the country, and the best of them all get one, two or three stars. Whether you live in Toronto or Vancouver, whether you’re travelling on business or on holiday, this has to be the book for you.
See Where to Eat in Canada for more information and sample reviews.
7.5 by 4.5 by 350 pages, ten maps, cover art by André Derain
$27.50 (paper) ISBN 978 0 7780 1448 5
ISSN 0315 3088
“Every traveller in Canada should carry a copy”—Toronto Star
“Don’t leave home without it”—Globe & Mail
16: Best Canadian Stories
Edited by John Metcalf
|In this forty-sixth and ﬁnal edition of Oberon’s Best Canadian Stories, John Metcalf has brought together once again the anthology’s trademark blend of new voices and old hands. But it is the old hands—Pauline Holdstock, Leon Rooke, Cynthia Flood and Douglas Glover—whose work feels the most urgent. Look at Leon Rooke’s “Sara Mago,” the story of a blind girl searching for her lost guide dog, inspired by José Saramago’s novel Blindness. Then there’s Kathy Page, Elise Levine, Shaena Lambert and Alice Petersen, writers in full stride with a book or two already behind them. And last but not least the newcomers, Paige Cooper, Megan Findlay, Ben Stephenson and, above all, Lisa Alward, whose story “Cocktail” is one of the highlights of the collection. Best Canadian Stories has had a great history, and it is going out in style.|
8.5 by 5.5 by 136 pages, cover by Ethel Spowers
$19.95 (paper) ISBN 978 0 7780 1439 3
$39.95 (paper) ISBN 978 0 7780 1440 9
ISSN 0703 9476
Contributors: Pauline Holdstock, Leon Rooke, Douglas Glover, Cynthia Flood, Kathy Page, Elise Levine, Megan Findlay, Paige Cooper, Alice Petersen, Shaena Lambert, Lisa Alward, Ben Stephenson
“The arrival, late in the fall each year, of this Oberon collection is always cause for fanfare”—Quill & Quire.
“The legacy of this series is massive…a literary institution”—Ottawa Citizen.
Coming Attractions 16
Edited by Mark Anthony Jarman
|Coming Attractions began life in 1980 as First Impressions, and with this ﬁnal edition the series includes 37 volumes, each one introducing the work of three previously unpublished writers. Of the 111 writers discovered over the years, a remarkable number have gone on to prominence in their ﬁeld. Rohinton Mistry is probably the most famous alumnus (he appeared in 1986), but the list also includes Frances Itani, Madeleine Thien, Bonnie Burnard, Peter Behrens, Lisa Moore, Dennis Bock, Neil Smith, Diane Schoemperlen, Timothy Taylor, Sharon Butala, Steven Heighton, Isabel Huggan, Charles Foran, Elyse Gasco, Caroline Adderson, Elise Levine, Gayla Reid, Alexander MacLeod and Rebecca Rosenblum. This is an astonishing quantity of talent to discover and publicize, an amazing number of successful careers to launch. Coming Attractions 16 features once again, as always, three new writers: Charlie Fiset, Susan Sanford Blades and Rod Moody-Corbett. Time will tell what the future holds for each of them, but for now they are in ﬁne company.|
8.5 by 5.5 by 138 pages, cover by Charles Maurice Detmold
$19.95 (paper) ISBN 978 0 7780 1442 3
“Reading Coming Attractions is like test-driving the year’s new cars”—London Free Press.
“Coming Attractions is a who’s who of our best young writers”—The Fiddlehead.
A King of Infinite Space
|A King of Inﬁnite Space is a disturbing story that builds on the post-9/11 fears that all of us carry but few will admit to. A brutal slaying in the Egyptian desert in the middle of the night gathers up Mossad, British intelligence, an American student and a Russian bureaucrat in a nightmarish intrigue as guilt and provocation unfold in the unlikeliest places in the Middle East and around the world. This is Murray Pomerance’s ﬁfteenth book.|
8.5 by 5.5 by 218 pages, cover by John Constable
$21.95 (paper) ISBN 978 0 7780 1443 0
Murray Pomerance is the author of six books of ﬁction, Savage Time, Magia d’Amore, The Complete Partitas, Edith Valmaine, Tomorrow and The Economist, and eight works of criticism, The Man Who Knew Too Much, Moment of Action, The Horse Who Drank the Sky, Johnny Depp Starts Here, An Eye for Hitchcock, The Eyes Have It, Alfred Hitchcock’s America and Marnie. He has been the editor or co-editor of numerous volumes including A Family Affair, City That Never Sleeps, Cinema and Modernity, American Cinema of the 1950s and Enfant Terrible!: Jerry Lewis in American Film. His ﬁction has appeared in, among other places, The Paris Review, The Kenyon Review, New Directions and Descant, and he has been anthologized in Prize Stories 1992: The O. Henry Awards and 04: Best Canadian Stories. He lives with his family in Toronto.
Sudden and Absolute Stranger
|Almost thirty-ﬁve years ago we published The Rain Falls Like Rain, a selection of poems written up to that time. Sudden and Absolute Stranger presents a substantial selection from David Helwig’s later books. The collection opens with Catchpenny Poems, which won the CBC Poetry Award in 1983. Recent books have won the Atlantic Poetry Prize and the Prince Edward Island Poetry Award. Helwig is always graceful and vigorous, an accomplished and mature poet, his work beautiful, spare, elegant and intelligent.|
8.5 by 5.5 by 244 pages, cover photo by Judy Gaudet
$24.95 (paper) ISBN 978 0 7780 1444 7
David Helwig is the author of more than forty books of ﬁction, poetry, essays and autobiography. Born in Toronto, he taught for many years at Queen’s University and now lives in PEI, where he was named poet laureate. In 1971 he founded the anthology series Best Canadian Stories. In 2007 he was awarded the Matt Cohen Prize for lifetime achievement, and in 2009 he was named to the Order of Canada.
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