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BC Books on BC Ferries 2018

Created by ABPBC on June 27, 2018
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Each year the Association of Book Publishers of BC works with BC Ferries to help promote local books on the vessels during the summer season. This year's promotion has set sail. Watch for the 16 selected titles proudly displaying “Read Local BC Selection” stickers in the Passages Gift Shop on BC Ferries.
Views of the Salish Sea

Views of the Salish Sea

One Hundred and Fifty Years of Change around the Strait of Georgia
by Howard Macdonald Stewart
edition:Hardcover
tagged : oceans & seas, post-confederation (1867-), maritime history & piracy

It is not mere coincidence that two-thirds of the population of British Columbia occupies lands bordering its great inland sea, the Strait of Georgia, and connected waterways collectively known as the North Salish Sea. Averaging forty kilometres in width and stretching some three hundred kilometres from Vancouver and Victoria in the south to Powell River and Campbell River in the north, the North Salish Sea has long sheltered a bounty of habitable lands and rich maritime resources ideal for huma …

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Listening to the Bees

Listening to the Bees

by Mark Winston & Renee Sarojini Saklikar
edition:Hardcover
tagged : essays, insects & spiders

Listening to the Bees is a collaborative exploration by two writers to illuminate the most profound human questions: Who are we? Who do we want to be in the world?

Through the distinct but complementary lenses of science and poetry, Mark Winston and Renée Saklikar reflect on the tension of being an individual living in a society, and about the devastation wrought by overly intensive management of agricultural and urban habitats.

Listening to the Bees takes readers into the laboratory and out to t …

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Indian Horse

Indian Horse

by Richard Wagamese
edition:Paperback
also available: Paperback eBook
tagged : literary, native american & aboriginal, media tie-in

Saul Indian Horse has hit bottom. His last binge almost killed him, and now he’s a reluctant resident in a treatment centre for alcoholics, surrounded by people he’s sure will never understand him. But Saul wants peace, and he grudgingly comes to see that he’ll find it only through telling his story. With him, readers embark on a journey back through the life he’s led as a northern Ojibway, with all its joys and sorrows.

With compassion and insight, author Richard Wagamese traces through …

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Gumboot Girls

Gumboot Girls

Adventure, Love & Survival on the North Coast of British Columbia
edited by Lou Allison, compiled by Jane Wilde
edition:Paperback
also available: eBook
tagged : post-confederation (1867-)

Forty years ago, droves of young women migrated away from urban settings and settled in rural areas across North America. Many settled on the north coast of British Columbia, on Haida Gwaii or around Prince Rupert. GUMBOOT GIRLS tells the stories of thirty-four women, through their own eyes, as they moved from their comfortable city-dwelling surroundings to the rugged north coast. Part back-to-the-land, part adventure, heartbreak and love, this collection of stories edited by Lou Allison and com …

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Bad Endings

Bad Endings

by Carleigh Baker
edition:eBook
also available: Paperback
tagged : short stories (single author)

Finalist for the Rogers Writers' Trust Fiction Prize. Winner of the City of Vancouver Book Award. Top 100 of 2017, Globe and Mail.

“… Baker pushes readers to reconsider their desire for resolution. Eschewing the easy, the neat, the smoothed over, allows us to consider the things about ourselves we might not like. There’s a political dimension to this. One thread running through this book is the threat of environmental collapse – drought, massive bee death, dwindling salmon stock – and h …

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Maria Mahoi of the Islands

Maria Mahoi of the Islands

by Jean Barman
edition:Paperback
also available: Paperback
tagged : women

Since its original publication in 2004, Maria Mahoi of the Islands has become a classic in its field, and an important document on the history of Indigenous Hawaiians known as Kanakas, who had an early presence across the Pacific Northwest and are now part of the broader Hawaiian diaspora across North America. Born in the mid-1850s on Vancouver Island to an Indigenous Hawaiian father and an Indigenous British Columbian mother, Maria (pronounced Ma-RYE-ah) moved as a young woman to Salt Spring Is …

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A Day With Yayah

A Day With Yayah

by Nicola Campbell, illustrated by Julie Flett
edition:Hardcover
tagged : multigenerational

Set in the Okanagon, BC, a First Nations family goes on an outing to forage for herbs and mushrooms. Grandmother passes down her knowledge of plant life to her young grandchildren.

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Breaching the Peace

Breaching the Peace

The Site C Dam and a Valley’s Stand against Big Hydro
by Sarah Cox, foreword by Alex Neve
edition:eBook
also available: Paperback
tagged : environmental conservation & protection, corruption & misconduct, natural resources

Breaching the Peace tells the story of the ordinary citizens who are standing up to the most expensive megaproject in BC history and the government-sanctioned bullying that has propelled it forward. Starting in 2013, journalist Sarah Cox travelled to the Peace River Valley to talk to locals about the Site C dam and BC Hydro’s claim that the clean energy project was urgently needed. She found farmers, First Nations, and scientists caught up in a modern-day David-and-Goliath battle to save the v …

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