Project Category: Books

Short Stories A Grave in the Air Saskatoon: Thistledown Press, 2007. Sweeping from Nazi Germany in 1939 to the war in Bosnia in the 1990s, A Grave in the Air is a masterful sequence of tales woven around Central and Eastern European themes. These stories of betrayal, luminous studies of introspection and character, and ironic narratives of cultural displacement range across barriers of geography, language and time to bring the reader face-to-face with the relationship between the individual and history. The two long stories that bracket the collection offer daring fictional interpretations of devastating wars. In the opening story,...

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 Winner, Merit Plaque, Association of Hispanic-Canadian Professors, 2008. Intercambios: Spanish for Global Communication By Guiomar Borrás A., James M. Hendrickson, Stephen Henighan, Antonio Velásquez. Introductory Spanish Textbook Toronto: Thomson Nelson, 2006 Second Printing, 2008. This unique Canadian edition of Intercambios: Spanish for Global Communication makes Spanish more immediate and relevant to Canadian students. It reflects the contexts in which Canadian students live and learn about the language and customs of the Spanish-speaking world and includes an expanded coverage of grammar and vocabulary basics.   A continuing storyline follows the adventures of three young Canadians who study and travel...

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The Streets of Winter Novel Saskatoon: Thistledown Press, 2004. –Second printing, May 2004. The Streets of Winter is a fast-paced, intricately crafted novel of life in the city. The characters find in Montreal the anonymity they crave, bartering their identities for a chance to reinvent themselves: Marcel, a young entrepreneur torn between duty and desire, and his wife Maryse, who is blinded to life by her search for art; André, an intellectual retreating from political engagement into a quest for sensual pleasure; Adriana, whose family cannot understand her need to flee them’; Teddy, spoiled, angry and idealistic; João, a...

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 Finalist, Governor General’s Literary Award (English Non-Fiction), 2002.  A Globe and Mail “100 Best Books of the Year” Choice, 2002. When Words Deny the World: The Reshaping of Canadian Writing Essays Erin, Ont.: The Porcupine’s Quill, 2002. —Second printing, June 2002. —Third printing, February 2003. When Words Deny the World is a compelling report from the front lines of Canadian writing. In a series of maverick essays, fiction writer and literary journalist Stephen Henighan takes on the decade of the 1990s, when Canadian writing bcame before all else, a commercial enterprise. Where most commentators have disregarded the...

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Lost Province: Adventures in a Moldovan Family Travel Memoir Vancouver: Beach Holme Publishing, 2002. — Chisinau, Moldova: Editura ARC, 2005. Provincia pierdută. Aventuri într-o familie moldovenească. [Romanian translation by Diana Stanciu] Stephen Henighan, a Romanian grammar book and hours of language tapes under his belt, billets with a family as an English teacher in Moldova, a country born from the dismantling of Romania during the Second World War.  A Westerner in this “lost province”  and former Soviet republic, Henighan feels he’s an unnerving disappointrment for many Moldovans, especially MTV-addicted, twenty-year-old Andrei. The author doesn’t own his own home, is...

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