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Tiff

By (author) Sherrill Grace
Categories: Biography: writers

“Once before I die, I hope to know I’ve been heard. That’s all. ” —Timothy Findley. Tiff: A Life of Timothy Findley is the first full biography of one of Canada’s foremost writers (The Wars, ...

Imagining Anne

The beautiful, personal, original scrapbooks from Anne of Green Gables author L. M. Montgomery are finally available. Reflecting Montgomery’s youth and optimism, these full-colour pages cover the period ...

Wisdom in Nonsense

By (author) Heather O'Neill
Introduction by Kit Dobson
Categories: Biography: writers
Series: CLC Kreisel Lecture Series

With generosity and wry humour, novelist Heather O’Neill recalls several key lessons she learned in childhood from her father: memories and stories about how crime does pay, why one should never keep ...

Marshall McLuhan and Northrop Frye

By (author) B.W. Powe
Categories: Biography: writers

Marshall McLuhan and Northrop Frye are two of Canada’s central cultural figures, colleagues and rivals whose careers unfolded in curious harmony even as their intellectual engagement was antagonistic. ...

Travels by Night

By (author) George Fetherling
Categories: Biography: writers

Travels by Night, long a national bestseller, is George Fetherling’s account of surmounting every obstacle as a despised minority to become a fixture in Canadian culture. A book with a broad cast of ...

Intersecting Sets

By (author) Alice Major
Categories: Biography: writers

Poet Alice Major was given a book on relativity at the impressionable age of ten, so she never quite understood why science came to be dismissed as reductive or opposite to art. She surveys the sciences ...

Prodigal Daughter

By (author) Myrna Kostash
Categories: Biography: writers
Series: Wayfarer

A deep-seated questioning of her inherited religion resurfaces when Myrna Kostash chances upon the icon of St. Demetrius of Thessalonica. A historical, cultural and spiritual odyssey that begins in Edmonton, ...

Verse and Worse

By (author) Steve McCaffery
Edited by Darren Wershler
Categories: Poetry
Series: Laurier Poetry

Verse and Worse: Selected and New Poems of Steve McCaffery 1989–2009 presents texts from the last two decades of work by Steve McCaffery, one of the most influential and innovative of contemporary poets. ...

In Bed with the Word

By (author) Daniel Coleman
Categories: Biography: writers

While reading is a deeply personal activity, paradoxically, it is also fundamentally social and outward-looking. Daniel Coleman, a lifelong reader and professor of literature, combines story with meditation ...

The Only Snow in Havana

By (author) Elizabeth Hay
Categories: Biography: writers

In one of the earliest published works by the 2007 Scotiabank Giller Prize winner, Elizabeth Hay, in her graceful, poetic style, collects a series of reflections on life, identity, history, and love, ...