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Finlay, Barry

Kilimanjaro and Beyond - A Life-Changing Journey

Author: Barry Finlay

Synopsis: BARRY FINLAY and his son CHRIS sit propped against a rock, struggling to draw a breath on Mount Kilimanjaro, Africa’s highest mountain. Their destination is tantalizingly close but what happens next will be determined by their health and the weather. In their hands is a Canadian flag bearing the names of over 200 people who contributed to helping a desperate community in Tanzania. Kilimanjaro and Beyond is an award winning book that is inspirational, thought provoking and entertaining. Follow along on the journey and realize that nothing is more satisfying than reaching a goal and giving others the opportunity to achieve theirs. 252 pp. 

ISBN: 978-145750-392-4

Price: $17.95


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The Vanishing Wife

Author: Barry Finlay

Title: The Vanishing Wife

Author: Barry Finlay

Synopsis: Mild-mannered accountant Mason Seaforth is forced to exchange his spreadsheets for a Glock 17 after his wife Sami disappears the night of their 20th wedding anniversary. He and Sami’s irrepressible friend, Marcie Kane, follow a trail from their hometown of Gulfport, Florida to Ottawa, Canada. Mason must make decisions that he could never have imagined. The wrong one could result in death to his entire family. 295 pp. 

ISBN: 978-0-9938910-0-7

Price: $14.95

Available: Amazon paperback; Amazon Kindle; Chapters (Kobo); Amazon; Sony (Kobo Books); Barnes and Noble; Apple ITunes

Contact: Barry Finlay, 121 Baroness Dr., Nepean, ON., K2G 6Z2, 613-240-6953

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Fowler, T. Robert



Courage Rewarded: The Valour of Canadian Soldiers Under Fire 1900-2011

Author: Fowler, T. Robert

Synopsis: The book answers the question of what is “courage in battle” by describing the bravery of Canadian soldiers in the wars they have been involved in, from the South African War of 1900 to Afghanistan in 2011.

ISBN: 978-1490472355

Price: $24.95

Available: Selected Chapters stores in the Ottawa area or from the the author at

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Ghanem, Qais



Final Flight from Sanaa

Author: Qais Ghanem

Synopsis: When Tariq Hakim introduced himself to Colin Lawler one night in a quiet pub, he had no idea that this simple gesture would eventually lead him to imprisonment in his homeland of Yemen. Lawler, a lawyer, has a Libyan client who wishes to deliver much-needed medical equipment to Yemen. Hakim, a doctor who speaks the language and knows the culture, seems a perfect match to facilitate the transaction. However, while in Yemen, a favor to an old friend finds him breaking centuries-old social taboos as he is faced with the dilemma of reconciling his responsibilities to an abused female patient and respecting the culture and people of his youth. He endures torture at the hands of one of his old medical students. But a one night of passion with a beautiful Danish woman leads to rescue, while a coup d'état is being planned. 252 pp. 

ISBN: e-book: ISBN 978-0-9919412-1-6; Soft Cover: 978-1-926945-12-5

Price: e-book $2.99; soft cover $15.00

Available: for e-book; Bookstores: Ottawa: Octopus, 116 Third Ave, Chapters South Keys, Books on Beachwood; Kingston: Novel Idea, 156 Princess Street; Montreal: Middle East Bookstore, 877, Décarie; UK London: Arthur Probsthain, 41 Great Russell Street & Heywood Hill, Curzon St.

Contact:; 613-265-4654

From Left To Right

Author: Qais Ghanem

Synopsis: A unique book of verse, traditional style, running from left to right (hence the title) in English, and from right to left, in Arabic. Should be appreciated by those who, like the author, are bilingual in these two languages. Poems about love, life, longing and belonging. 166 pp.

ISBN: 978-0-9919412-0-9

Price: $10.00

Available: Bookstores: Ottawa: Octopus, 116 Third Ave, Chapters South Keys, Books on Beachwood; Kingston: Novel Idea, 156 Princess Street; Montreal: Middle East Bookstore, 877, Décarie; UK London: Arthur Probsthain, 41 Great Russell St., Heywood Hill, Curzon St.

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My Arab Spring. My Canada

Authors: Qais Ghanem, Elie M. Nasrallah

Synopsis: An essential guide for Arab-Canadians and a fascinating resource for anyone interested in the dynamics of immigration and assimilation. Of particular note is the chapter titled “The Hot Issue of Women and Hijab,” in which the realities of a culture clash are perhaps most evident: acceptable modes of dress, the prospect of dating outside of the community and even the practice of female genital mutilation. In the final chapter, Ghanem and Nasrallah call for greater understanding between the generations and also suggest ways for Arab-Canadians to fully participate in all aspects of society, from sports to politics, media, academia, business and the armed forces. Despite occasional editing issues, the book is well-organized and full of interesting factoids about Canadian immigration, both in general terms and specifically with regard to the Arab Diaspora - KIRKUS BOOK REVIEW. 174 pp. 

ISBN: 978-1478387299

Price: $12.00

Available:; Bookstores: Ottawa: Octopus, 116 Third Ave, Chapters South Keys, Books on Beachwood; Kingston: Novel Idea, 156 Princess Street; Montreal: Middle East Bookstore, 877, Décarie; UK London: Arthur Probsthain, 41 Great Russell St., Heywood Hill, Curzon St.

Contact:; 613-265-4654

Two Boys from Aden College

Author: Qais Ghanem

Synopsis: Ahmad and Hasan, close friends, were two of the brightest students at Aden College in Yemen. They traveled together to Britain, where Ahmad studied medicine in Edinburgh and Hasan studied law in London. However, politics and ambition changed all that! Hasan returns to Aden, where he gets married to none other than Ahmad’s sister, Salma, who adores him. Hasan’s career is successful and he becomes a high-ranking, influential minister of justice. Meanwhile, Ahmad develops a good reputation as a physician, but diagnoses murder by the police, and has to flee in disguise. Fate brings them back together in Sanaa, where the circumstances are dire. Ahmad’s forensic training incriminates one of the president’s in-laws, a sheikh accused of murdering a burglar. But Hasan protects the sheikh, and wants to put his brother-in-law in jail. Help comes from a teenaged prostitute. 291 pp. 

ISBN: 978-1-46979-626-0

Price: e-book: $3.99; soft cover: $18.95

Available:; Bookstores: Ottawa: Octopus, 116 Third Ave, Chapters South Keys, Books on Beachwood; Kingston: Novel Idea, 156 Princess Street; Montreal: Middle East Bookstore, 877, Décarie; UK London: Arthur Probsthain, 41 Great Russell St., Heywood Hill, Curzon St.

Contact:; 613-265-4654

Forbidden Love in the Land of Sheba

Author: Qais Ghanem

15 year old Hana has a crush on her 20 years old cousin Farook. However, he leaves to study medicine in Scotland. Her parents force her to marry another cousin, twice her age, a fat abusive chauvinistic brute. Ten years later, she has no children, and sinks into depression. Farook returns to Sanaa to set up an eye clinic next door.
She attempts suicide with sleeping pills, but Farook rushes over with his Indian nurse, with a gastric pump and rescues her. During follow up visits, the embers of her teenage love are reignited, and she declares her love to Farook, who learns about Gihad's brutality. She also confides stories about the involvement of her husband, and his brother Hamed, in arms sales, gang rapes and murder for organ harvesting from female medical students.

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Gillen, Geri (Newell)

Quite Perfectly Dead

Synopsis: Joe Cameron, a Montreal ex-cop turned Private Eye, is hired by a woman to investigate the death of her brother, which occurred within hours of playing in a poker tournament in Las Vegas. The local police have concluded that the death was a suicide, but the sister doesn't buy it. Cameron flies to Vegas to find out the truth. The suicide theory appears to hold water, and Cameron returns to Montreal with the corpse. But after a second body is discovered in Vegas, under very similar circumstances, an investigation is launched and a cross-border task force is formed between Las Vegas and Montreal. The Vegas cop who worked both crime scenes is sent to Montreal to partner with a cop who happens to be Cameron's best friend. Cameron jumps in with both feet to help, his passion for solving crimes only surpassed by his love of women, booze, poker, and Chinese food.

SBN 978-1-928049-45-6

Published in Canada  by Deux Voiliers Publishing, 2016

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Graham, Barbara Florio


Author: Barbara Florio Graham

Synopsis: Mewsings/Musings is a 'flip' book containing award-winning humor by Barbara Florio Graham back to back with her celebrity cat, Simon Teakettle (a frequent contributor to CBC radio in Canada as well as CATS Magazine). 80 pages with a laminated color cover and a removable poster, this book won a Certificate of Excellence in the international CWA contest in 2002.

ISBN: 0-9689196-0-x

Price: $15 + Shipping and Handling


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Five Fast Steps to Better Writing

Author: Barbara Florio Graham

Synopsis: Five Fast Steps to Better Writing is designed to ease the way for the hesitant writer as well as to help good writers become better. The 20th anniversary edition includes a new section especially for freelancers. Full description at 128pp.

ISBN: 0-9689196-2-6

Price: $18 + Shipping and Handling

Available: directly from the author at

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Five Fast Steps to Low-Cost Publicity

Author: Barbara Florio Graham

Synopsis: Called 'the best p.r. primer we've ever seen' by the Editor of Writing for Money, and 'not only informative but practically indispensable' by Canadian Fund Raiser, Five Fast Steps to Low-Cost Publicity has been excerpted in Canadian Living, P.R. Quarterly, Canadian Writer's Guide, and many Canadian and U.S. newsletters. It offers clear instructions on all aspects of promotion and publicity for non-profit organizations, small businesses, and individuals. 94 pp., spiral binding to lie flat; full-size examples of letters and press releases. 

ISBN: 0 9689196-1-8

Price: $18 + Shipping and Handling

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Green, Gila

No Entry

Author: Gila Green

Broken-hearted after losing her brother in a terrorist attack, 17-year-old Yael Amar seeks solace on an elephant conservation program in South Africa’s Kruger National Park.

Catapulted into a world harmonious with nature, and dazzled by her new best friend, Yael reunites with her devoted boyfriend, and becomes fascinated by a local ranger. Then, she sees something shocking.

With her newfound heaven now seething with blood and betrayal, she must keep a secret from the people she loves most to protect them and stand against the murderous forces that threaten Kruger. But will taking a stand do more harm than good?

White Zion

Author: Gila Green

This novel-in-stories takes readers into the worlds of 19th century Yemen, pre-State Israel, modern Israel and modern Canada. You will hear the voices of a young boy marveling at Israel's first air force on his own roof, the cry of a newly married woman helpless to defend herself against her new husband's desires, the anger of the heroine's uncle as he reveals startling secrets about his marriage and the fall-out after generations of war.  

Passport Control

Author: Gila Green

Miriam Gil knows little about Israel. Her father won’t talk about his life there or the brother he left behind when he came to Canada. Hurt and angry when he tells her to move out to make room for his new girlfriend, she enrolls in an Israeli university. She falls in love with Guy, a former combat soldier who dreams of peace. 

Miriam is caught off guard when her visa and passport application are rejected on the grounds that she’s suspected of being a Syrian Christian. In rapid order, the university boots her out, her one friend is killed in a brawl, and Miriam is accused of murder by Israeli police. 
Despite troubling revelations about her father’s past, Miriam must reconcile with him if she is to prove her innocence, reclaim her life, and hang on to her new found love.

King of the Class

Author: Gila Green

Eve and Manny are engaged in post-civil war Israel. Eve studies at the Hebrew University for Jewish Renewal, an island of militant secularism in the religiously-run Shalem State, while Manny is an unemployed graduate student with a secret: he is falling in love with his religious roots and turning his back on modern moral relativism. As their wedding date approaches, Manny deserts Eve, then devastates her a second time with the revelation that he has pre-empted their wedding with a marriage to a new lifestyle. In the midst of this betrayal, Eve collides with a pre-soul who has had his out-of-this-world eyes on her all along. The collision leaves Eve with a choice: reconcile with Manny or else condemn a soul to never living.

Now, more than a decade later, the couple live with their three children off the Tel Aviv Coast on the manmade Yovel Islands. But Eve's uncanny encounter has left a mark and she now has her own secret, one that may save her only son's life, or else tear her family apart. King of the Class is a futuristic satire on the toxic brew of religion and politics in modern Israel, poking a playful finger at parental gold-digging and technological dependence.  

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Hamilton, Seymour



The Laughing Princess

Author: Seymour Hamilton

Synopsis: Petra and Daniel discover a stone on a lonely beach that holds a dragon who tells them stories of a laughing princess, an accidental wizard, a blind lover, a poet, a warrior, a witch, a vain girl, a thief of hearts musician, an escape from a pirate and then a chance to sail The Laughing Princess. pp. 138. Fiction, children (12 up).
The Laughing Princess can be heard read by the author at target='_blank'> or on 

ISBN: 978-1499310184

Price: $20

Available: In print or ebook from Aç,, Kaleidoscope (1018 Bank Street) Perfect Books (158 Elgin),The Book Nook (Perth) or through the author

Contact:;; 819.921.5946, 745 Route 105 Chelsea QC J9B 1P1