Life Writing

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Scratching River

Scratching River braids the voices of mother, brother, sister, ancestor, and river to create a story about environmental, personal, and collective healing.

This memoir revolves around a search for home ...

What the Oceans Remember

Par (auteur) Sonja Boon
Catégories: Biographies (ouvrages généraux)
Séries: Life Writing

Sonja Boon’s heritage is complicated. Although she has lived in Canada for more than 30 years, she was born in the UK to a Surinamese mother and a Dutch father. An invitation to join a family tree project ...

Canadian Graphic

Canadian Graphic: Picturing Life Narratives presents critical essays on contemporary Canadian cartoonists working in graphic life narrative, from confession to memoir to biography. The contributors draw ...

Wait Time

Explores the profound connection between disease and creativity in how we cope with illness.

When poet and essayist Kenneth Sherman was diagnosed with cancer, he began keeping a notebook of observations ...

Kinds of Winter

“Dave Olesen’s four midwinter dogsled journeys project struck me as a wonderfully sane choice of place and self-exploration, reminding me of how Thoreau walked many days across thickets and swamps ...

In the Unlikeliest of Places

“Cinematically gripping (. . . ) A moving tale that’s emotionally powerful and historically edifying. ” –Kirkus Reviews

“The deeper I went into In the Unlikeliest of Places, the more I found ...


“The voices emerging from the pages are haunting: replete with powerful emotions and modernity. " –Isabelle Laflèche

Motherlode is Carolyne Van Der Meer’s Orphic journey to reclaim the past of ...

The Unwritten Diary of Israel Unger

Par (auteur) Carolyn Gammon & Israel Unger
Catégories: Mémoires
Séries: Life Writing

At the beginning of the Nazi period, 25,000 Jewish people lived in Tarnow, Poland. By the end of the Second World War, nine remained. Like Anne Frank, Israel Unger and his family hid for two years in ...

Burdens of Proof

Autobiographical impostures, once they come to light, appear to us as outrageous, scandalous. They confuse lived and textual identity (the person in the world and the character in the text) and call into ...

We All Giggled

Par (auteur) Thomas O. Hueglin
Catégories: Mémoires
Séries: Life Writing

We All Giggled tells the stories of two families that came together when the author’s parents met and married in 1945. The Hüglins had lost most of their fortune in the course of two world wars, and ...