You can order Melissa’s paperbacks at these wonderful places, or any independent bookstore, as long as you know the ISBN. Amazon, Chapters, or Indigo can also help you.

Select electronic items are available here.

SOUTH GLENGARRY, ONTARIO

Cornwall

Coles Cornwall Square: Water St E, Cornwall, ON K6H 6M2. (613) 938-6125.

Pharmasave: 106 Second St W, Cornwall, ON K6J 1G5.
(613) 938-0606 Literature in a health-oriented community pharmacy! 

Cornwall Public Library (Stockholm Syndrome only. Inquire for availability): 45 Second St. East, P.O Box 939, Cornwall, Ontario Canada, K6H 5V1. Telephone: 613.932.4796 Fax: 613.932.2715 / e-mail: generalmail@library.cornwall.on.ca  Love this place.

Alexandria and area

R&L’s Book Nook
(613)525-9940; rlbooknook@eastlink.ca. They carry a variety of my books, from Hope Sze to non-fiction.

Fassifern General Store; RR 5 in Alexandria, ON; (613)525-2144. We buy gas and ice cream here, and they know how to fix cars!

Vankleek Hill

The Review: 76 Main St. E, Vankleek Hill, Ontario, K0B 1R0, Tel: (613) 678-3327, review@thereview.ca. A community hub!

Lancaster

Épicerie Henderson’s Grocery Store187 Military Rd, Lancaster, ON K0C 1N0, (613) 347-1958 My kids devour their garlic bread and sweets, and now you can eat and read in their café.

OTTAWA

Perfect Books: 258 Elgin St, Ottawa, ON K2P 1L9; (613) 231-6468; info@perfectbooks.ca. Lovely and professional, run by good people. Stocks several Hope Sze thrillers, including White Lightning. Inquire for availability

Books on Beechwood35 Beechwood Ave, Ottawa, Ontario K1M 1M1; (613) 742-5030; inquire for availability; staff@booksonbeechwood.ca  A creative, closely-knit bookstore

Singing Pebble Books: 206 Main St, Ottawa, ON K1S 1C6; (613) 230-9165; singingpebblebooks@gmail.com. Scorpion Scheme only. Inquire for availability. Books and gifts in a warm-hearted shop

MONTREAL

Librairie Bertrand
430 Rue Saint-Pierre, Montréal, QC H2Y 2M5, Canada, bertrand@librairiebertrand.com  Gorgeous, organized bookstore in Old Montreal. Inquire for availability

Librairie Paragraphe bookstore (contact events coordinator Andreas Kessaris for availability first: 1 copy of Scorpion Scheme remaining)

2220 McGill College Avenue, Montreal (Quebec), H3A 3P9; 514 845-5811. Heart-warming bookstore only steps away from McGill.

QUEBEC CITY

La Maison Anglaise. Place De La Cite, 164-2600, Boul. Laurier
Quebec QC, G1V 4T3
Canada
418-654-9523
toll free 800-228-5818
info@lamaisonanglaise.com

They ship books!

NEW YORK CITY

The Mysterious Bookshop
58 Warren Street
New York, NY 10007

Email: info@mysteriousbookshop.com / Phone: 212-587-1011 / Fax: 212-587-1126  My favourite NYC bookstore. Inquire for availability

BOSTON AREA

Brookline Booksmith

279 Harvard Street
Brookline MA 02446-2908 / Tel: 617-566-6660 / Fax: 617-734-9125

thestore@brooklinebooksmith.com  Super fun place. Inquire for availability

Bookseller discount through Olo Books and Windtree Press:

2-4 assorted books, 40% discount + shipping

5-9 assorted books, 45% discount + shipping

10 or more assorted books, 50% discount, free domestic U.S. shipping

The Knowledgeable Lion: Poems and Prose by the Unfeeling Doctor in Africa

The Knowledgeable Lion: Poems and Prose by the Unfeeling Doctor in Africa

$3.99

I have always yearned to visit Africa.

I want to watch lions prowl in their natural habitat. I want to gaze into an elephant’s eyes and witness a wise matriarch who has traversed the continent. I want to sit quietly with the silverback gorillas.

Instead, I finished medical school and residency, got married, and had kids. I dreamed of Africa, but figured it would stay a dream for another decade, until my teacher friend, Becky, said, “My school is going to South Africa. You could come.”

This is a short book of poems, mixed with occasional prose, about my travels in South Africa and Swaziland. From visiting a Mom and Baby clinic and surfing in Jeffrey’s Bay, to dissecting an impala in Moholoholo, to shopping in Swaziland, and culminating in a safari in Kruger National Park. Almost 100 percent as a tourist, instead of as a doctor. And that’s okay. As the African proverb goes, “Travel teaches how to see.”

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These Delicate Creatures

These Delicate Creatures

When a tyrant overtakes her space colony, Emma Lo strikes back with her art.

She employs nanotechnology to transform her nearly century-old body so that she may play Othello in a desperate bid to satirize and overthrow the President—until someone hacks Emma's com link and begins to blackmail her.

A cat-and-mouse game in a 4000-word rapier of a short story where Emma's life and spirit are at stake and, to quote the Scottish play, she "cannot fly, /But, bear-like...must fight the course."

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Waiting for Jenny Rex

Waiting for Jenny Rex

Jenny died of anorexia, but she didn't stay dead.
She's back and she's warning the world about her deadly disease.
Josh, the media-savvy reporter, helps her get the message out...and falls in love with her drive, her sass, and funny little streaks of innocence.
Can Jenny save the world from anorexia?
Can Josh save her from herself?

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Humans ‘n’ Hot Dogs

Humans ‘n’ Hot Dogs

eBook: $0.99Audiobook: $3.95

It sounds like the easiest mission ever:

  1. Go to Earth (you know, the blue planet in the middle of nowhere).
  2. Sell hot dogs.
  3. Record interactions with human beings using the loop recorder in his brain.

Unfortunately, humans refuse to buy Charlie’s hot dogs at the corner of Bay and College Street in downtown Toronto, Canada, North America, Earth.

They prefer Earl’s Dogs, the cart across the street.

Charlie can’t understand it. The Leader has provided him with a superior human form, a tall, tan male modelled after that guy on Baywatch, once Earth’s most popular show.

Charlie’s hot dogs are a quarter cheaper. Capitalism in action.

Charlie offers chilis and barbecue sauce, which Earl does not.

And so the war of the hot dogs begins.

Charlie did not land on this planet in order to fail.

Humans ’n’ Hot Dogs: a light, funny finalist for the Roswell Award for Short Science Fiction 2016

'Cause sometimes you need to laugh. Even if it's at the aliens.

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Amazon.uk: https://amzn.to/2ZgnG9f

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The Cancer Christmas

The Cancer Christmas

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When my father--the smart, strong, mostly silent type--got diagnosed with a brain tumor a few months after his 56th birthday, I figured we'd ended up with the worst Christmas present ever. Instead, he and my infant son taught me the most important Christmas lesson of all.

An inspirational tale originally published in a Chicken Soup for the Soul book.

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Restless

Restless

$2.99

When magical creatures need a cure, they journey to the Wizard's Hospital.

On a cold day in December, a mysterious man makes a pilgrimage to a hidden corner of Montreal, Canada. He has been walking for almost 2000 years and must negotiate a dwarf, a three-headed dog, and worse yet, pesky apprentices before reaching the poutine-loving wizard named Noah who might be able to help him.

On a cold day in December, a mysterious man makes a pilgrimage to a hidden corner of Montreal, Canada. He has been walking for almost 2000 years and must negotiate a dwarf, a three-headed dog, and worse yet, pesky apprentices before reaching the poutine-loving wizard named Noah who might be able to help him.

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Dancers With Red Shoes

Dancers With Red Shoes

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Hans Christian Andersen wrote about a girl who would have danced herself to death in a pair of magical red shoes if an executioner had not chopped her feet off. Have you ever wondered what happened to the shoes (and the feet) thereafter?

When magical creatures need a cure, they journey to the Wizard's Hospital.

On a sweltering day in July, a pair of red shoes dance in the tower of the Wizard's Hospital. Leah Chang, the wizard's apprentice, brings the shoes to audition for the Royal Academy of Magical Ballet.

Chaos ensues.

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Max et son chapeau magique

Max et son chapeau magique

Genre: Children
Tag: francais

Ma liste à faire
1. Naître
2. Découvrir un chapeau magique
3. Vaincre les brutes qui arrachent son chapeau magique. (Oh non!)
~Max

Max et son chapeau magique: livre primé d’un garçon qui confront des brutes et gagne!

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No Air

No Air

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Dr. Valerie Chia strides into St. Joseph's emergency room expecting the usual Montreal Monday morning chaos. Nothing she and the other day doctor can't handle, with the help of the nurses and a little coffee.

Until the other day doctor doesn't show up. And one of the overnight patients crashes. And the shiny new resident doctor, Hope Sze, tries to save the patient’s airway, but just might end up killing the woman instead.

Debut episode (half-hour pilot script) of a medical radio drama featuring Dr. Hope Sze, by Melissa Yi, a.k.a. Melissa Yuan-Innes, the emergency physician and award-winning author.

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The Most Unfeeling Doctor in the World and Other True Tales From the Emergency Room

The Most Unfeeling Doctor in the World and Other True Tales From the Emergency Room

$3.99

"Wonderful."--Greg Smith, M.D.
"Valuable."--The Ultimate Reading List for Nurses
Now an audio book on Audible or at Gumroad.

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The Unfeeling Wannabe Surgeon

The Unfeeling Wannabe Surgeon

$5.99

The hours are inhumane.
Thoracic surgeon: "Never stand when you can sit. Never sit when you can lie down. Never lie down when you can sleep."

Orthopedic surgery resident: "We do 72 hours on call on the weekends...but if you just accept that you'll have no life for five years, it's not so bad."

Fellow medical student: "You have to decide when you're too tired to eat, or too hungry to sleep."

The people are insane.
Fellow medical student: "Yes, Dr. Job's the surgeon who asked the nurse for a sterile towel. She handed it to him. He thanked her, tossed the towel over the resident's face, and punched him through the drape, so that his fist would stay sterile. Then Dr. Job kept on operating." Pause. "But the he's always been very nice to me."

But you literally hold someone's life in your hands.

And the one thing that nobody told me before I plunged hands-first into my first surgical rotation, the thing I had to discover for myself, was that, compared to anything else in medicine:

Every blood-spattered second of surgery
is
so
much
fun.

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Fifty Shades of Grey’s Anatomy: The Unfeeling Doctor’s fresh confessions from the emergency room

Fifty Shades of Grey’s Anatomy: The Unfeeling Doctor’s fresh confessions from the emergency room

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True tales from the emergency room, with a twist.
Just like Grey’s Anatomy, medicine with a little bit of sex.
And, like Fifty Shades of Grey, a tiny bit of torture.
Note: as an emergency doctor, I’m talking medicine spiced with G-rated sex. If patients wander into to the ER after sexual congress, something’s gone awry. I, personally, don’t mix sex and work. Other people may run around with whips and chains and red rooms of pain, but I’m a (cough) professional. As in, a medical professional. So please don’t think this book will get you off. Mostly, I’m writing about life in the emergency lane. I just like the title mash-up.
As for the torture, after you graduate, the infamous long hours and abusive staff mutate into different forms, especially for a female doctor. You trade up for problems. As you shall see.
Anything’s possible in the emergency room.
Come on in.
Oh, wait, that sounds bad, if there’s even a whiff of sex. How about…
Enter if you dare.
Shoot, that could be a come-on too. Never mind.
Want a snapshot of a world in free-fall? Turn the page.

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