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Kalyna Book Club Package

Purchase 4 or more Stonehouse books, and receive a 10% discount and our special package of themed treats matching your choice, as well a book guide and questions. All packages are shipped for a flat $12.00 in Canada (international shipping inquiries, please email bookclub@stonehousepublishing.ca).

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Lady Franklin of Russell Square

LADY FRANKLIN OF RUSSELL SQUARE

a novel by Erika Behrisch Elce

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“Gripping... the reader is one with this devoted wife” Alison Alexander, author and historian.

My dearest love, Where are you now?
Spring, 1847, and Lady Franklin is back in London expecting to greet her hero husband, polar explorer Sir John Franklin, upon his triumphant return from the Northwest Passage. As weeks turn to months, she develops an unconventional friendship with Russell Square's gardener even as she reluctantly grows into her public role as Franklin's steadfast wife, the "Penelope of England.” In this novel that imagines a rich interior life of one of Victorian England's most intriguing women, the boundaries of friendship, propriety, and love are sure to collide.

Erika Behrisch Elce teaches Victorian Literature and Culture at the Royal Military College of Canada. She lives in Kingston, Ontario.

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MY BROTHER CHUCK

a novel by Andrew Evans

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“An important, nuanced, haunting look at what it means to grow up, especially as a man." Molly Mulhern, Former Editorial Director, McGraw Hill Education


A touching and insightful look at growing up male in the 50s and 60s. Growing up in a peaceful suburban family, two dissimilar brothers attempt to apply the life-lessons from their parents with varying degrees of success. Little brother Chuck is a born salesman, while his older brother is a reticent engineer, who struggles to understand his more outgoing wife. Then a crisis, and an extreme step, leaving behind the haunting question, ‘Is that what Dad meant?’

Andrew Evans lives in Victoria, BC, the only place in Canada where he can enjoy year-round sailing. He is known around the world for his 2014 bestselling book “Singlehanded Sailing.”


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THE POOR CLARE

a novel by Elizabeth Gaskell

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“–Pleasantly creepy in a cozy, midwinter way–“ Sadie Stein, the Paris Review.

Gaskell’s gothic masterpiece weaves the tale of a lonely old woman whose curse upon the murderer of her cherished dog unleashes unintended consequences. The impulse of revenge is turned to contrition after the discovery of an unexpected connection between her and the accursed. Through Ireland to Yorkshire and finally London, a young lawyer discovers a beautiful young woman mysteriously followed by her own demonic doppelganger, and sets out to learn if the curse can be broken.

Elizabeth Gaskell, 1810-1865, produced no less than 46 written works during her lifetime, including novels, short stories, and non-fiction. Some of her more famous works are North and South and Cranford.

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THE DARK DIVIDE

a novel by D.K. Stone

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"A page-turner that also captures the gritty yet lyrical beauty of a small town in Alberta, Canada....Highly recommended for all readers who enjoy mysteries, thrillers–“
Victoria Gilbert, Author, Blue Ridge Library Mystery

Waterton is a town with dark secrets, and after a summer of murder and mayhem, American ex-pat, Rich Evans, knows exactly how far people will go to hide them. Jobless after the fiery destruction of the hotel he once managed, Rich is charged with arson. Only one person, local mechanic Louise “Lou” Newman, believes in his innocence. The lonely border town has a new danger: a murderer willing to do anything to protect a web of secrets that links them to the arson.

A self-declared bibliophile, D. K. Stone discovered a passion for writing fiction while in the throes of her master's thesis. She writes novels for both adults and teens (All the Feels, Internet Famous, and Icarus). She lives in a windy corner ofLethbridge, Alberta, Canada.


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MARY BARTON

a novel by Elizabeth Gaskell

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"A book that most profoundly affected & impressed me–" Charles Dickens


Set in Manchester England in the mid-nineteenth century, Mary Barton was revolutionary in the way it tackled the relationship between poor mill workers and the wealthier manufacturers. This first book by Elizabeth Gaskell delves into the desperate lives of the working poor in Northern England, much in the way Dickens shone light on London’s lowest classes. In Gaskell’s eyes, prostitutes are selfless, murderers are penitent, and the poor are heroes.

Elizabeth Gaskell, 1810-1865, produced no less than 46 written works during her lifetime, including novels, short stories, and non-fiction. Some of her more famous works are North and South and Cranford.

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JESUS ON THE DASHBOARD

a novel by Lisa Murphy-Lamb

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“This novel will make readers hungry for more.” Aritha van Herk


Teenage years can be complicated, even when you haven’t been abandoned by your mother at age ten. It is the 1980s and teenage Gemma lives with her well-meaning father, Nathaniel, and tries to come to terms with growing up motherless. Then comes the strange, almost unthinkable news: Angie is back, attending church in a nearby town, and she has adopted a Korean infant.  Gemma finds herself facing the prospect of maybe, just maybe, seeing a mother she is pretty sure she hates.

Lisa Murphy-Lamb is a writer, educator, and the Director of Loft 112, a creative space for writers inCalgary’s East Village.


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FEW AND FAR

a novel by Allison Kydd

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“Beautifully researched, –touching and romantic.” Sue Sorensen, author “A Large Harmonium”


Jilted by her near-beau in England, Florence Southam travels to the exotic new world of the Saskatchewan Prairies to attend the wedding of her cousin and to recover from her recent disappointment. Despite Victorian-esque outward appearances, Florence discovers that in the Cannington Manor settlement, social niceties quickly give way to the practicalities of survival and her own unquestioned beliefs are suddenly thrown into doubt by new possibilities of selfhood and the potential of finding love outside the conventional social norms of her upbringing.

After spending most of her adult life in cities, Allison Kydd returned to country living in in Indian Head, Saskatchewan in 2008. Her first book, ‘Emily via the Greyhound Bus’, was shortlisted for a Saskatchewan Book Award.

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ENCOUNTERING RIEL

a novel by David D. Orr

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“Orr brings to life–our history [which] still haunt Canada’s relationship with Métis and other first nations’ people.” Daphne Bramham, Columnist, Vancouver Sun


Willie Lorimer is a young poetry student who forgot to resign his commission in the Canadian militia. When he is called up to join the fight against the Métis rebel leader, Louis Riel, Willie is scared, but bolstered by his own naïveté. The journey to the heart of the rebellion is long and full of anguish. When the militia reach the West, things go tragically wrong, and their once-heroic cause is marred by the cynical realities of politics, and the harsh realities of war.

David D. Orr was born in Regina, Saskatchewan in 1946. He worked in that province as a lawyer and Provincial Court judge. He now lives in Sherwood Park, (Edmonton) Alberta.


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SOMETHING UNREMEMBERED

a novel by Della Dennis

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“...exotic and familiar at once–a fine bottle of wine we don’t want it to end.” Todd Babiak, Author

One would hardly think a prairie town would be the place a 15th century woman would choose to reveal her story, but when Janine discovers the story of Madeleine of Beauvais in her beloved art history books, an enigmatic presence begins to form. Mystified by references to Madeleine which appear then disappear, Janine becomes preoccupied with uncovering Madeleine's mysterious fate.

A music historian, Della Dennis grew up in Africa in the shadow of a protestant ethic where fiction ranked lowly. Returning to Edmonton, her birthplace, she fell from grace and began to write.

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EVELINA

a novel by Frances Burney

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"Our first (foremost) woman novelist [Frances Burney]." Jane Austen

The first novel by the prolific 18th century writer, Evelina is a lighthearted epistolary novel chronicling a young lady's rise in Regency England society. Evelina, having been raised in the country and sheltered from the evils of London, is suddenly thrust into the height of upper class society and introduced to her ridiculous and self-important grandmother. What follows is an entertaining tale of love, friendship, and growing up, told with the wit and charm that inspired, and was admired by, Jane Austen.

Frances Burney became a literary sensation soon after she released her first book, Evelina, in 1778. Her novels were known and admired by Jane Austen, Napoleon and Edmund Burke. She was born in Norfolk, England, and lived from 1752-1840.


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COURSE CORRECTION

a novel by Doug Morrison

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 “..edge-of-your-seat race through the back roads and small villages–[of Ukraine]”— Janice MacDonald, author


After his plane to Greece is hijacked, Canadian Michael Barrett finds himself in Ukraine on the run from the Mafia, in the company of his mysterious Ukrainian seat-mate, Dmitri. As Michael and Dmitri try to stay ahead of the pursuing Mafia, Michael struggles to figure out who to trust. In a country where bribery is rampant, and authorities are suspect, his only resource is the morose Dmitri, who is hiding his share of secrets. As the two fugitives race through the Ukrainian countryside in a desperate attempt to reach the border, catastrophe strikes, testing the tentative bond between them, and jeopardizing their hope of survival.

Doug Morrison has made many trips to Ukraine, doing volunteer work. His love of the tropics and his experience as a flight instructor and charter pilot inspired this sequel. Doug currently lives and works in Lacombe, Alberta, but dreams of the day he can move to Barbados.

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LEAGUE OF THE STAR

a novel by N.R. Cruse

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Audiobook $23.95 CAD

“A swashbuckling love story of innocents abroad written in prose so period perfect you'll swear it's a rediscovered classic.” Elizabeth Bales Frank, Author
It is the dawn of the French revolution and masses of hungry peasants burn wealthy chateaus throughout France.  After the death of his estranged family, eighteen year-old nobleman Marcel de la Croix is forced to raise the royalist banner, despite his own revolutionary leanings. Marcel escapes to England, hoping to put the past behind him.  In England he encounters several French emigres: the large, brutish former soldier, M. Tolouse, the haughty Mlle. de Courteline, and the sheltered Mlle. Vallon.  As these traveling exiles are forced together, a young servant begins to intrigue them with a mysterious tale. Does it hold the key to Marcel’s fate?

N. R. Cruse is a harmless sort of person, obsessed with history and old books. She lives in Edmonton, where she tries to reconcile herself to the realities of modern life.


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KALYNA

a novel by Pam Clark
Web: 
pamkclark.weebly.com
Twitter: 
@pam_k_clark

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“...a plot that grabs and holds the reader’s attention.”— Bernice Morgan, author, ‘Random Passage’

Swept up in a whirlwind courtship, Katja and Wasyl begin life anew in a Ukrainian settlement of Western Canada. The dusty Canadian prairies promise hope and independence, but when war breaks out between the old world and the new, their newfound stability is shattered. Rumours of the internment of Ukrainian-Canadians haunt the new settlers. Would the country they love betray them like this? After Wasyl is taken into custody, the closely-knit family hopes to be reunited before all hope is lost.

Pam Clark grew up in Edmonton, Alberta close to Edna-Star. Kalyna is her first novel and is a tribute to her Ukrainian-Canadian heritage. She now lives in Calgary with her family.

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EDGE OF WILD

a novel by D.K. Stone
Web: 
www.danikastone.com
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 Danika Stone
Twitter: 
@danika_stone

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“[Stone] takes a complicated stew of murder, mystery, and mayhem and boils it down to its essence with lyrical writing and perfectly timed revelations.” Monti Shalosky

Transplanted from New York City to the tiny mountain town of Waterton, Alberta, with the task of saving a floundering new hotel, Rich Evans is desperate to return to civilization as soon as he can. The locals seem unusually hostile, and was that a cougar on his door-step last night? As Rich begins to wonder whether his predecessor disappeared of his own accord, he finds himself drawn to Louise Newman, the garage mechanic who is fixing his suddenly unreliable BMW.  A series of gruesome unsolved murders begin to tear the town apart, and Rich can’t help but wonder: will he be the next victim?

A self-declared bibliophile, D. K. Stone discovered a passion for writing fiction while in the throes of her master's thesis. She writes novels for both adults and teens (All the Feels, Internet Famous, and Icarus). She lives in a windy corner ofLethbridge, Alberta, Canada.


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MARY GREEN

a novel by Melanie Kerr
Web: www.melaniekerr.com
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Mary Green

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“–Mary Green, delightfully combines Anne Shirley's naivety with Emma Woodhouse's strength of mind in a debut historical novel filled with the magic and romance of Cinderella.” Publishers Weekly


Obscure orphan and ward of the wealthy Hargreaves family, Mary Green has always accepted her inferior position with humility and gratitude. When her confidence is betrayed by the unfeeling youngest daughter of the family and her very deprivation becomes an object of the mockery and scorn, she determines to cast them off and make her own way in the world. Will she grow strong and happy in her independence, or will her character be lost amidst her newfound ambition? Unable to trust the whims of her own heart, Mary is forced to confront the question that has forever plagued her: Who is she and where does she come from?

Melanie Kerr lives in Edmonton where she raises her children, organizes costume events, blogs on things old and English, endeavours to take over the world, and occasionally practices law.