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Thorazine Beach

Thorazine Beach

by Bradley Harris
edition:eBook
also available: Paperback
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Winner 35th International 3-Day Novel Contest

Jack Minyard is a private eye down on his luck. He’s badly overweight and on the wrong side of sixty. He’s lost his marriage, and maybe a little of his mind, too. After narrowly escaping charges in a statewide fraud and money laundering scandal, Jack has been working private contracts and counting on the kindness of strangers (not to mention a pile of prescription drugs) to get by. In a last-ditch play to resurrect his career, Jack takes on a case …

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Beneath Cold Seas

Beneath Cold Seas

The Underwater Wilderness of the Pacific Northwest
photographs by David Hall, introduction by Sarika Cullis-Suzuki, foreword by Christopher Newbert
edition:Paperback
also available: Hardcover eBook
tagged : plants & animals, photojournalism
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Beneath Cold Seas

Beneath Cold Seas

The Underwater Wilderness of the Pacific Northwest
by David Hall, introduction by Sarika Cullis-Suzuki, foreword by Christopher Newbert
edition:eBook
also available: Hardcover Paperback
tagged : regional, plants & animals, oceans & seas

Breathtaking photographs and text by award-winning photographer David Hall capture the magnificent marine life of North America's West Coast.

The Pacific Coast of North America features the most diverse and visually spectacular marine life of any temperate or cold-water ecosystem on the planet. From tiny, candy-striped shrimp to the giant Pacific octopus, from alabaster nudibranchs, luminous moon jellyfish, orchid sea stars, and wolf-eels to Steller sea lions, white-sided dolphins, and so much mo …

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Audacious

Audacious

by Gabrielle Prendergast
edition:Paperback
also available: Hardcover eBook
tagged : novels in verse, art, emotions & feelings

Sixteen-year-old Raphaelle says the wrong thing, antagonizes the wrong people and has the wrong attitude. She can't do anything right except draw, but she draws the wrong pictures. When her father moves the family to a small prairie city, Raphaelle wants to make a new start. Reborn as "Ella," she tries to fit in at her new school. She's drawn to Samir, a Muslim boy in her art class, and expresses her confused feelings in explicit art. When a classmate texts a photo of Ella's art to a younger fri …

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Alpine Warriors

Alpine Warriors

by Bernadette McDonald
edition:Hardcover
also available: eBook
tagged : mountaineering, baltic states, adventurers & explorers

Winner of the 2015 Banff Mountain Film and Book Festival award for Mountaineering History

 

After the Second World War a period of relative calm began in Josip Broz Tito’s Yugoslavia. During the next thirty years citizens could travel freely if they had the money. Most did not, but alpinists did.

 

Through elaborate training régimes and state-supported expeditions abroad, Yugoslavian alpinists began making impressive climbs in the Himalaya as early as 1960. By the ’70s, they were ascending the …

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Alpine Warriors

Alpine Warriors

by Bernadette McDonald
edition:eBook
also available: Hardcover
tagged : mountaineering, baltic states, adventurers & explorers

Winner, Mountaineering History, 2015 Banff Mountain Book Competition

From internationally renowned mountain historian Bernadette McDonald comes a highly readable, intense and exciting look at the explosion of Slovenian alpinism in the context of that country’s turbulent political history.

After the Second World War a period of relative calm began in Josip Broz Tito’s Yugoslavia. During the next thirty years citizens could travel freely if they had the money. Most did not, but alpinists did.

Thr …

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As Always

As Always

A Memoir of a Life in Waiting
by Madeleine Gagnon, translated by Howard Scott & Phyllis Aronoff
edition:Book
tagged : literary

One of Canada’s greatest literary figures reflects on life at the centre of Quebec literary arts. Re-examining the influences of her early life in a large, rural Catholic family, Madeleine Gagnon not only explores her rejection of unexamined values as part of her intellectual development but also her refusal to be categorized by her gender. Karl Marx replaced Paul Claudel in Gagnon’s intellectual pantheon. Psychoanalysis gave rise to the desire to write, and her first works poured out in a t …

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As Always ebook

As Always ebook

A Memoir of a Life in Waiting
by Madeleine Gagnon, translated by Howard Scott & Phyllis Aronoff
edition:eBook
tagged : literary

One of Canada’s greatest literary figures reflects on life at the centre of Quebec literary arts. Re-examining the influences of her early life in a large, rural Catholic family, Madeleine Gagnon not only explores her rejection of unexamined values as part of her intellectual development but also her refusal to be categorized by her gender. Karl Marx replaced Paul Claudel in Gagnon’s intellectual pantheon. Psychoanalysis gave rise to the desire to write, and her first works poured out in a t …

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