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The Mantle of Struggle

By (author) Irving Andre
Foreword by David Austin
Categories: Biography: general

Rosie Douglas, former prime minister of Dominica, had a life unlike any other modern politician. After leaving home to study agriculture in Canada, he became a member of the young Conservatives, under ...

The Uncaged Voice

Freedom, truth, and justice are taken for granted in some countries. In others, they are aspirational. And yet in others, they are deemed justification for persecution, punishment, and silence.

Through ...

Instead

By (author) Maria Coffey
Categories: Memoirs

A compelling memoir about opting for adventure instead of motherhood, and the lifelong outcomes of that choice.

 

Instead captures Maria Coffey’s adventurous life through her biggest decisions along the ...

It's All about the Land

By (author) Taiaiake Alfred
Edited by Ann Rogers
Foreword by Pamela Palmater
Categories: Biography: general

Illuminating the First Nations struggles against the Canadian state, It’s All about the Land exposes how racism underpins and shapes Indigenous-settler relationships. Renowned Kahnawà:ke Mohawk activist ...

How to Clean a Fish

By (author) Esmeralda Cabral
Categories: Travel writing
Series: Wayfarer

How to Clean a Fish describes an extended family stay in Portugal, full of food, adventure, and the search for home. Offered the opportunity to live in Costa da Caparica for an extended period, Esmeralda ...

Agent of Change

By (author) Huda Mukbil
Categories: Memoirs

In Agent of Change Huda Mukbil takes us behind the curtain of a leading spy agency during a fraught time, recounting her experiences as an intelligence officer for the Canadian Security Intelligence Service. ...

All Things Move

By (author) Jeannie Marshall
Categories: Memoirs

A deeply personal search for meaning in Michelangelo’s frescoes—and an impassioned defence of the role of art in a fractured age.

What do we hope to get out of seeing a famous piece of art? Jeannie ...

Crying Wolf

By (author) Eden Boudreau
Categories: Memoirs

It's a tale as old as time. Girl meets boy. Boy wants girl. Girl says no. Boy takes what he wants anyway.

After a violent sexual assault, Eden Boudreau was faced with a choice: call the police and explain ...

The Mysterious Stranger

By (author) Walter Bates
Edited by Cristina Artenie
Categories: Biography: general

True crime non-fiction first published in 1817 about a famous confidence man who eluded law enforcement in both Canada and the United States. Walter Bates was the one who caputred this notorious criminal ...

An Anthology of Monsters

An Anthology of Monsters by Cherie Dimaline, award-winning author of The Marrow Thieves, is the tale of an intricate dance with life-long anxiety. It is about how the stories we tell ourselves can help ...