And the Birds Rained Down

'Nostalgic and beautifully grotesque, this novel is delightfully baroque and, although short, so striking it will simply never leave you.' —The Coast

And the Birds Rained Down

Author: Jocelyne Saucier

Publisher: Coach House Books

ISBN: 1770563334

Page: 176

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A CBC CANADA READS 2015 SELECTION! FINALIST FOR THE 2013 GOVERNOR GENERAL'S LITERARY AWARD FOR FRENCH-TO-ENGLISH TRANSLATION Tom and Charlie have decided to live out the remainder of their lives on their own terms, hidden away in a remote forest, their only connection to the outside world a couple of pot growers who deliver whatever they can’t eke out for themselves. But one summer two women arrive. One is a young photographer documenting a a series of catastrophic forest fires that swept Northern Ontario early in the century; she’s on the trail of the recently deceased Ted Boychuck, a survivor of the blaze. And then the elderly aunt of the one of the pot growers appears, fleeing one of the psychiatric institutions that have been her home since she was sixteen. She joins the men in the woods and begins a new life as Marie-Desneige. With the photographer’s help, they find Ted’s series of paintings about the fire, and begin to decipher the dead man’s history. A haunting meditation on aging and self-determination, And the Birds Rained Down, originally published in French as Il pleuvait des oiseaux, was the winner of the Prix des Cinq Continents de la Francophonie, the first Canadian title to win this honour. It was winner of the Prix des lecteurs Radio-Canada, the Prix des collégiens du Québec, the Prix Ringuet 2012 and a finalist for the Grand Prix de la ville de Montréal. 'Nostalgic and beautifully grotesque, this novel is delightfully baroque and, although short, so striking it will simply never leave you.' – The Coast Jocelyne Saucier's novels have received countless prizes, including the Prix des Cinq Continents de la Francophonie. Rhonda Mullins's translation of Saucier's novel Jeanne's Road was nominated for the Governor General's Award.

And Miles to Go Before I Sleep

-The Hollywood Reporter, on the film adaptation of And the Birds Rained Down After And The Birds Rained Down, a stunning meditation on aging and freedom (with more than 3,000 Goodreads ratings), Jocelyne Saucier is back with this unsettling ...

And Miles to Go Before I Sleep

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Publisher: Coach House Books

ISBN: 9781552454213

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Co-nect Inc. offers "With Miles to Go Before I Sleep ...," a teleproject that requires the student to role play the part of an escaped slave travelling the Underground Railroad. This project is best suited for use with upper elementary and middle school students. In order to participate actively in the project, the user must register, but registration is free. However, the user may use the lesson suggestions, teacher's guide, and Internet resources provided by Co-nect Inc. without registering.

Twenty One Cardinals

Why the silence? What secrets does the mine hold? Jocelyne Saucier is the author of several novels, including Il pleuvait des oiseaux, which won the Prix des Cinq Continents de la Francophonie.

Twenty One Cardinals

Author: Jocelyne Saucier

Publisher: Coach House Books

ISBN: 1770564071

Page: 176

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The twenty-one children of the Cardinal family have congregated to celebrate their father, who discovered the mine around which their now-desolate town was built. As the siblings run wild, we discover that Angèle, the only Cardinal with a penchant for happiness, is missing—although everyone pretends not to notice. Why the silence? What secrets does the mine hold? Jocelyne Saucier is the author of several novels, including Il pleuvait des oiseaux, which won the Prix des Cinq Continents de la Francophonie. Rhonda Mullins was shortlisted for the Governor General's Award for her translation of Saucier's And the Birds Rained Down.

Guano

Bartleby the Scrivener meets Catch-22 in this charmingly sardonic tale of love, war, and fertilizer.

Guano

Author: Louis Carmain

Publisher: Coach House Books

ISBN: 1552453154

Page: 160

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Bartleby the Scrivener meets Catch-22 in this charmingly sardonic tale of love, war and fertilizer. WINNER OF THE PRIX DES COLL�%GIENS Simón turned his thoughts to her daily. There were few enough of them, but each one lingered. He imagined their life together. Sometimes even their children's lives. Sometimes he set his fantasies in Spain, sometimes America, less often Peru- so many settings, all of which turned into the bedroom, eventually. It's 1862, and Spain is a little rueful about letting Peru have their independence. Or, more importantly, letting Peru have the guano - 'white gold' - on the Chincha Islands. Simon is the ship's recorder on a scientific - okay, military - expedition when he meets, in Callao, the mysterious Montse. She asks of him only that he write her letters. Which he utterly fails to do. As military tensions escalate, so does Simon's unabated lust for Montse - even if he can't bring himself to do anything about it. 'A novel that makes you want to read long passages out loud - or at least memorize snippets, just for the music of the words of Québec writer Louis Carmain.' -La Presse (translated from the French)

The Healing Process

The first irrational thought that came to him then was that he was being followed
by Jack , and he raised himself to look back – but he could not see beyond the
first curve of the path and the birds rained down again to settle : the cracking
sound ...

The Healing Process

Author: Peter Wilhelm

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Page: 211

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The Island of Books

His work heals him and grows the monastery's library into a beautiful city of books, all under the shadow of the invention of the printing press. Dominique Fortier is an editor and translator living in Montreal.

The Island of Books

Author: Dominique Fortier

Publisher: Coach House Books

ISBN: 1770564713

Page: 176

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A fifteenth-century portrait painter, grieving the untimely death of his unrequited love, takes refuge at the monastery at Mont Saint-Michel, an island off the coast of France. He haunts the halls until the monks assign him the task of copying manuscripts – though he is illiterate. His work heals him and grows the monastery's library into a beautiful city of books, all under the shadow of the invention of the printing press. Dominique Fortier is an editor and translator living in Montreal. She is the author of five books, including On the Proper Use of Stars and Wonder. Rhonda Mullins is an award-winning translator and writer living in Montreal, Quebec.

Collins 11 11 Verbal Reasoning Complete Revision Practice and Assessment for CEM

Residents of a small town in Arkansas were astonished to find dead birds falling
from the sky. Over one evening and night, 3000 dead birds rained down on the
town. On New Year's Day, local people woke to find dead blackbirds scattered all
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Collins 11      11  Verbal Reasoning Complete Revision  Practice and Assessment for CEM

Author: Collins 11+

Publisher: HarperCollins UK

ISBN: 0008450870

Page: 168

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Exam Board: CEM Level & Subject: 11+ Comprehension

Omnibook Magazine

The last few birds who had lingered long in the bushes flew up in a flurry and
were quickly brought down again . ... He was caught , with only the local The
bodies of birds rained down , landing all about us with doctor from Rawa Ruska
and the ...

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W Inging it

What we do know now is quently collected bird , with 60 % of all individuals
belonging to this that each site is unique ... Beginning after midnight , dead upon
studies conducted at particular and dying birds rained down on nearby city sites ...

W Inging it

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Bulletin

On that October night the birds rained down , dead , stunned or dying , from dusk
to daybreak , the slaughter being about at its maximum at 3:30 A.M. Some
screamed as they fell , and hundreds of cripples about the lawn make a heart ...

Bulletin

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Museum Pictorial

The Siberians fired promiscuously and the falling birds rained down , sometimes
bounding in the air when they landed on the skin houses . Not all the hunters
were armed with guns , for some of the boys and men used bird bolos with good
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The St Albans Psalter

36 Birds raining down from above are plucked or held by two of four beardless
figures in tunics standing below them . 321 This illustrates the caption and v . 27 :
“ And he rained upon them flesh as dust : and feathered fowls like as the sand of
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The St  Albans Psalter

Author: Kristine Edmondson Haney

Publisher: Peter Lang Pub Incorporated

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The St. Albans Psalter (c. 1125-1135), is generally regarded as the earliest surviving masterpiece of Anglo-Norman painting. Its extensive picture cycle includes over 200 historiated initials accompanying the psalms and prayers. This book focuses on these initials, examining their relationship to the text, the sources upon which they draw, the design process, the messages encoded into them, and the ways they would have been read by a contemporary audience. Addressing these issues sheds new light on the development of Anglo-Norman art, the role of major Benedictine foundations in this process, and the ways these houses reached out not only to those within their communities, but also to the laity in a time of relative insecurity.

Guyana

A stunning translation of a masterpiece by one of Quebec's most important novelists. Elise Turcotte is a novelist and award-winning poet who has twice received the Prix Emile-Nelligan.

Guyana

Author: Elise Turcotte

Publisher: Coach House Books

ISBN: 1770563733

Page: 176

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Ana and her son, Philippe, are grieving the loss of Philippe's father when Ana's hairstylist Kimi dies in an apparent suicide. Driven by a force she doesn't understand, Ana starts digging into Kimi's past in Guyana in 1978, which leads to nested tales of north and south, past and present, and to the Jonestown Massacre. A stunning translation of a masterpiece by one of Quebec's most important novelists. Elise Turcotte is a novelist and award-winning poet who has twice received the Prix Emile-Nelligan. Rhonda Mullins was a finalist for the 2007 Governor General's Literary Award for Translation and translated Jocelyne Saucier's And the Birds Rained Down.

House Work

At an early age , heart - shaped birds rained down from the sky and into the
kitchen . Then I grew older . I drew the world as if it were reasonable or real .
Branches were branches and arms were arms . Then something worse
happened .

House Work

Author: Kristina McGrath

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ISBN: 9781882593477

Page: 198

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House Work is the lyrical history of a family of five in working-class Pittsburgh.