If Sylvie Had Nine Lives

If Sylvie Had Nine Lives

If Sylvie Had Nine Lives

An innovative, gorgeously written story about the small decisions that shape our lives. Meet Sylvie -- funny, sly, sensual and flawed. She can't always count on herself to make good choices. She may or may not recognize a life-or-death moment, may or may not cancel her own wedding with a day to spare, might just try to walk past store security with a little something in her pocket. Like all of us, Sylvie must make decisions that have reverberations for years to come. Unlike the rest of us, Sylvie gets to live more than one life. In airy prose imbued with humour, this novel asks the big questions: is there a right path and a wrong path, or does each possibility hold its share of pleasure and pain? Does a person have an immutable self, or is her essence dependent on circumstances? In this energetic and innovative book, Leona Theis creates a world without the usual limits and a protaganist who is conflicted, charismatic, brave, and full of curiosity. If Sylvie Had Nine Lives is for everyone who has ever asked, What if...?

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Author : Leona Theis
Publisher :
Release : 2020-09
Total Pages : 240 Pages
ISBN : 1988298717


If Sylvie Had Nine Lives

If Sylvie Had Nine Lives

"Meet Sylvie -- funny, sly, sensual and flawed. She can't always count on herself to make good choices. She may or may not recognize a life-or-death moment, may or may not cancel her own wedding with a day to spare, might just try to walk past store security with a little something in her pocket. Like all of us, Sylvie must make decisions that have reverberations for years to come. Unlike the rest of us, Sylvie gets to live more than one life. In airy prose imbued with humour, this book asks the big questions: is there a right path and a wrong path, or does each possibility hold its share of pleasure and pain? Does a person have an immutable self, or is her essence dependent on circumstance? In this energetic and innovative book, Leona Theis creates a world without the usual limits and a protagonist who is conflicted, charismatic, brave, and full of curiosity. If Sylvie had Nine Lives is for everyone who has ever asked, What if . . . ?"--

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Genre : Electronic books
Author : Leona Theis
Publisher :
Release : 2020
Total Pages : 308 Pages
ISBN : 1988298733


If Sylvie Had Nine Lives

If Sylvie Had Nine Lives

"Meet Sylvie -- funny, sly, sensual and flawed. She can't always count on herself to make good choices. She may or may not recognize a life-or-death moment, may or may not cancel her own wedding with a day to spare, might just try to walk past store security with a little something in her pocket. Like all of us, Sylvie must make decisions that have reverberations for years to come. Unlike the rest of us, Sylvie gets to live more than one life. In airy prose imbued with humour, this book asks the big questions: is there a right path and a wrong path, or does each possibility hold its share of pleasure and pain? Does a person have an immutable self, or is her essence dependent on circumstance? In this energetic and innovative book, Leona Theis creates a world without the usual limits and a protagonist who is conflicted, charismatic, brave, and full of curiosity. If Sylvie had Nine Lives is for everyone who has ever asked, What if . . . ?"--

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Genre : Electronic books
Author : Leona Theis
Publisher :
Release : 2020
Total Pages : Pages
ISBN : 1988298725


The Art Of Salvage

The Art Of Salvage

Imagine that your birth mother gave you away to her own mother and then maintained a strict distance from you. How would you feel? Amber, 24, is trying to salvage a sense of who she is from personal remnants she has collected from those who form a part of her life. Set in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, the novel begins in the now, with Amber pulling from her closet her box of treasures, those bits that constitute her life thus far.

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Genre : Fiction
Author : Leona Theis
Publisher : Coteau Books
Release : 2006
Total Pages : 347 Pages
ISBN : 1550503480


The Great Good Thing

The Great Good Thing

As a princess trapped in a tale, twelve-year-old Sylvie makes her escape one day by going inside a young reader's head where she rescues other characters and saves kingdoms for years and years. A first children's book. 10,000 first printing.

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Genre : Juvenile Fiction
Author : Rod Townley
Publisher : Simon and Schuster
Release : 2001
Total Pages : 216 Pages
ISBN : 9780689843242


Dollybird

Dollybird

Housekeeper or whore? A dollybird is either or both in the vocabulary of the prairie west in 1906, leaving the community to draw its own conclusions about who and what Moira is and isn’t. Determined to find redemption in the midst of their derision and to find joy despite uncertainty, Moira faces impossible choices with consequences beyond anything she can imagine. Thrown into the purgatory of a bleak prairie landscape as unforgiving as her mother, twenty-year-old Newfoundlander Moira Burns is certain she will rise above the locals of Ibsen, Saskatchewan. Until the reasons for her flight west become clear. Until she is befriended by a prostitute and courted by a ‘half breed’. Until she becomes the “dolly-bird” of superstitious Irish Catholic homesteader, Dillan Flaherty. Scattered through with birth, death, and the violent potential of both man and the elements, Dollybird excavates the small mercies which come to mean more than they should on a prairie peopled with characters struggling under a huge sky that waits, not so quietly, for them to fail.

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Genre : Fiction
Author : Anne Lazurko
Publisher : Coteau Books
Release : 2013-07-30
Total Pages : 232 Pages
ISBN : 9781550505641


Sylvie

Sylvie

In a wise and witty graphic memoir, a young artist finds her path apart from the expectations of those around her. Sylvie lives in a school in France. Her father is the principal, and her home is an apartment at the end of a hallway of classrooms. As a young child, Sylvie and her brother explore this most unusual kingdom, full of small mysteries and quirky surprises. But in middle and high school, life grows more complicated. Sylvie becomes aware of her parents’ conflicts, the complexities of shifting friendships, and what it means to be the only Jewish family in town. She also begins to sense that her perceived “success” relies on the pursuit of math and science—even though she loves art. In a funny and perceptive graphic memoir, author-illustrator Sylvie Kantorovitz traces her first steps as an artist and teacher. The text captures her poignant questioning and her blossoming confidence, while the droll illustrations depict her making art as both a means of solace and self-expression. An affecting portrait of a unique childhood, Sylvie connects the ordinary moments of growing up to a life rich in hope and purpose.

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Genre : Juvenile Nonfiction
Author : Sylvie Kantorovitz
Publisher : Candlewick Press
Release : 2021-02-09
Total Pages : 352 Pages
ISBN : 9781536216240


Searching For Sylvie Lee

Searching For Sylvie Lee

An Instant New York Times Bestseller A Read with Jenna Today Show Book Club Pick! “Powerful . . . A twisting tale of love, loss, and dark family secrets.” — Paula Hawkins, #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Girl on the Train and Into the Water A poignant and suspenseful drama that untangles the complicated ties binding three women—two sisters and their mother—in one Chinese immigrant family and explores what happens when the eldest daughter disappears, and a series of family secrets emerge, from the New York Times bestselling author of Girl in Translation It begins with a mystery. Sylvie, the beautiful, brilliant, successful older daughter of the Lee family, flies to the Netherlands for one final visit with her dying grandmother—and then vanishes. Amy, the sheltered baby of the Lee family, is too young to remember a time when her parents were newly immigrated and too poor to keep Sylvie. Seven years older, Sylvie was raised by a distant relative in a faraway, foreign place, and didn’t rejoin her family in America until age nine. Timid and shy, Amy has always looked up to her sister, the fierce and fearless protector who showered her with unconditional love. But what happened to Sylvie? Amy and her parents are distraught and desperate for answers. Sylvie has always looked out for them. Now, it’s Amy’s turn to help. Terrified yet determined, Amy retraces her sister’s movements, flying to the last place Sylvie was seen. But instead of simple answers, she discovers something much more valuable: the truth. Sylvie, the golden girl, kept painful secrets . . . secrets that will reveal more about Amy’s complicated family—and herself—than she ever could have imagined. A deeply moving story of family, secrets, identity, and longing, Searching for Sylvie Lee is both a gripping page-turner and a sensitive portrait of an immigrant family. It is a profound exploration of the many ways culture and language can divide us and the impossibility of ever truly knowing someone—especially those we love. “This is a true beach read! You can’t put it down!” – Jenna Bush Hager, Today Show Book Club Pick

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Genre : Fiction
Author : Jean Kwok
Publisher : HarperCollins
Release : 2019-06-04
Total Pages : 336 Pages
ISBN : 9780062834331


Sightlines

Sightlines

Winner, Saskatchewan Fiction Award/Saskatoon Book Award; Saskatchewan Book Awards The thirteen stories in this debut short fiction collection weave together the lives of a cast of characters from the small community of Flat Hill over a thirty-year period from the 1960s to the 1990s. Leona Theis uses flashbacks within stories, revisits characters at more than one time in their lives, and has main characters in one story appear as bit players in another, all to build a complex portrait of a group of people who share a single point of departure - Flat Hill. Relationships and friendships thrive or wither, children grow up and move away to the city, seniors pass on, and time moves everyone relentlessly forward - whether they want to go or not. "No matter how accomplished and subtly rewarding each story in Sightlines is, what is finally most remarkable about this book is how the individual stories fit together, demonstrating that in Leona Theis's case the whole really is far greater than the sum of its parts. A very promising debut by a very talented writer."-Guy Vanderhaeghe

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Genre : Prairie Provinces
Author : Leona Theis
Publisher : Coteau Books
Release : 2000
Total Pages : 274 Pages
ISBN : 1550501607


Sylvie And Bruno Concluded

Sylvie And Bruno Concluded

First published in 1889, this novel has two main plots; one set in the real world at the time the book was published (the Victorian era), the other in the fictional world of Fairyland.

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Genre : Adventure and adventurers
Author : Lewis Carroll
Publisher :
Release : 1893
Total Pages : 423 Pages
ISBN : OXFORD:503694074