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Just One More Drive

Just One More Drive

the true story of a stuttering homosexual and his race car
by Robert James O?Brien
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This honest, uplifting and painfully funny memoir is about love, soapboxes and why you should never lie on national TV. It's the story of how the Beast, a BMW E30 M3 Sport Evolution, almost killed Robert but ended up saving his life.
From his father, Robert developed a passion for all things automotive as he grew up in Dublin, a painfully shy, lo …

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Rain City

Rain City

Vancouver Essays
by John Moore
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BC Bestseller! From its Coast Mountain skyline to its seedy waterfront tattoo parlors, from the private downtown booze-cans of the city's business elite and the Faux Chateau enclave of Whistler, to the riot-shaken streets of the early Sixties and the history of pipe bomb attacks in the city, Moore has been there, done that. He's been a graveyard sh …

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Against Death

Against Death

35 Essays on Living
edited by Elee Kraljii Gardiner
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Montaigne Medal Finalist, Eric Hoffer Awards Against Death&nbspis an anthology of creative non-fiction exploring the psychological shifts that occur when we prematurely or unexpectedly confront death.

Against Death is a natural outgrowth of the editor's experience of surviving a vertebral artery dissection and stroke and the subsequent writing&nbspo …

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Highballer

Highballer

True Tales from a Treeplanting Life
by Greg Nolan
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In 1983, at nineteen, Greg Nolan was hired (reluctantly) by his older sister’s boyfriend—a treeplanting contractor based in Northern British Columbia. His crewmates didn’t know what to think of the wide-eyed kid whose mom drove him the 750 kilometres to hook up with his first job. But within a week, Nolan was hitting the thousand-trees-a-day …

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Free to a Good Home

Free to a Good Home

With Room for Improvement
by Jules Torti
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The German word ZUGUNRUHE translates as the ''stirring before moving.'' It's used to describe birds and herds of animals, like wildebeests, before the great migration. Though Jules Torti is neither German nor a wildebeest, she understands this marrow-deep anxiousness all too well; she is just someone looking for a home.

FREE TO A GOOD HOME is evide …

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From Bear Rock Mountain

From Bear Rock Mountain

The Life and Times of a Dene Residential School Survivor
by Antoine Bear Rock Mountain
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In this poetic, poignant memoir, Dene artist and social activist Antoine Mountain paints an unforgettable picture of his journey from residential school to art school—and his path to healing.

In 1949, Antoine Mountain was born on the land near Radelie Koe, Fort Good Hope, Northwest Territories. At the tender age of seven, he was stolen away from h …

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New Ground

New Ground

A Memoir of Art and Activism in BC's Interior
by Ann Kujundzic
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In the late fifties, Ann Kujundzic, her husband and artist Zeljko, and three children--with a fourth on the way--packed up their lives in post-war Edinburgh and emigrated to the Kootenays in BC, seeking adventure and opportunity. In Nelson, Ann was involved in establishing the Kootenay School of Art in 1960, a remarkable institution whose history h …

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DrawBridge

DrawBridge

Drawing Alongside My Brother's Schizophrenia
by Joan Boxall, illustrated by Stephen A. Corcoran
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tagged : artists, architects, photographers, personal memoirs, people with disabilities

How do you establish trust and meaningful connection with a sibling who suffers from schizophrenia? In an attempt to rekindle her relationship with her estranged brother Steve, Joan meets him at the Art Studios in Vancouver, where he takes part in art classes for individuals with a mental illness in a safe, supportive environment. This marks the be …

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Visual Inspection

Visual Inspection

by Matt Rader
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Composed over a period of profound illness, Visual Inspection is a searching reflection on poetry, power and our embodied lives. Shaped by matching elements of literary history, poetic practice, contemporary art, politics and ecology with Rader’s own experience of chronic illness and pain, Visual Inspection writes into and through what is accessi …

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Double Melancholy

Double Melancholy

Art, Beauty, and the Making of a Brown Queer Man
by C.E. Gatchalian
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According to Didier Eribon, melancholy is where it all starts and where it also ends: the lifelong process of mourning that each homosexual experiences, and through which they construct their own identity. In this beguiling book, an introverted, anxious, ambitious, artistically gifted queer Filipino-Canadian boy finds solace, inspiration, and a "sy …

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Dear Scarlet

Dear Scarlet

The Story of My Postpartum Depression
by Teresa Wong
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tagged : contemporary women, biography & memoir, women's studies, motherhood

Longlisted for Canada Reads; Finalist, City of Calgary W.O. Mitchell Book Prize

In this intimate and moving graphic memoir, Teresa Wong writes and illustrates the story of her struggle with postpartum depression in the form of a letter to her daughter Scarlet. Equal parts heartbreaking and funny, Dear Scarlet perfectly captures the quiet desperation …

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This One Looks Like a Boy

This One Looks Like a Boy

My Gender Journey to Life as a Man
by Lorimer Shenher
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Inspiring and honest, this unique memoir of gender transition and coming-of-age proves it’s never too late to find your true identity.

Since he was a small child, Lorimer Shenher knew something for certain: he was a boy. The problem was, he was growing up in a girl’s body.

In this candid and thoughtful memoir, Shenher shares the story of his gend …

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Body & Soul

Body & Soul

Stories for Skeptics and Seekers
edited by Susan Scott
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tagged : women, spiritualism, personal memoirs, women authors

BODY & SOUL: STORIES FOR SKEPTICS AND SEEKERS is a spiritual journey through experiences that can be liberating but also awkward and sometimes even dangerous, because women are so often excluded from conversations about spirituality. Liberation comes with breaking that age-old code of silence to talk about the messiness of faith, practice, religion …

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The Co-op Revolution

The Co-op Revolution

Vancouver's Search for Food Alternatives
by Jan DeGrass
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'We were undercapitalized, inexperienced, practiced democratic decision-making and some of us smoked dope occasionally. All elements that would make us grow as human beings and as business people. We ran a helluva show.''

In the spring of 1975, a free-spirited Jan DeGrass backpacked across Canada in search of adventure and greater meaning in life. W …

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George Garrett

George Garrett

Intrepid Reporter
by George Garrett
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“George Garrett is one of the most remarkable reporters of news that I have ever known. He has always had the ability to smell a good story and to report on it honestly and accurately.”

—Jim Pattison, Canadian business magnate

Starting from humble beginnings as a farm boy in Saskatchewan, George Garrett rose through the ranks of journalism and …

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Being Chinese in Canada

Being Chinese in Canada

The Struggle for Identity, Redress and Belonging
by William Ging Wee Dere
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After the Canadian Pacific Railway was completed in 1885—construction of the western stretch was largely built by Chinese workers—the Canadian government imposed a punitive head tax to deter Chinese citizens from coming to Canada. The exorbitant tax strongly discouraged those who had already emigrated from sending for wives and children left in …

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Chile Con Carne and Other Early Works

Chile Con Carne and Other Early Works

Chile Con Carne, “QUE PASA with LA RAZA, eh?, and In a Land Called I Don’t Remember
by Carmen Aguirre
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With perceptive, unflinching wit, these three early plays from award-winning Chilean Canadian writer Carmen Aguirre document the hardships, horrors, and heartache of exile, revealing the far-reaching effects of dictatorial violence and terror. Highlighting the fresh perspective refugees bring to North American society, Chile Con Carne and Other Ea …

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Trauma Head

Trauma Head

by Elee Kraljii Gardiner
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Raymond Souster Award nominee. Finalist for the Fred Cogswell Award. In 2012, poet Elee Kraljii Gardiner precipitously lost feeling in, and use of, her left side. The mini-stroke passed quickly but was symptomatic of something larger: a tear in the lining of an artery known as the tunica intima. This long-poem memoir tracks the author's experiences …

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He Speaks Volumes

He Speaks Volumes

A Biography of George Bowering
by Rebecca Wigod
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This biography of George Bowering, first Canadian Parliamentary Poet Laureate, reveals the intimate, intellectual, and artistic life of one of Canada’s most prolific authors, offering an inside look at the people and events at the centre of the country’s literary and artistic avant-garde from the 1960s to the present.

A distinguished novelist, p …

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The Codfish Dream

The Codfish Dream

Chronicles of a West Coast Fishing Guide
by David Giblin
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A colourful portrait of life in an eccentric fishing village on the BC coast.

After spending fifteen years as a fishing guide on the BC coast, David Giblin decided that the offbeat people and places he encountered during that colourful period in his life had to be preserved. Like any good fishing story, wherein the fish seem to grow faster after the …

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Take the Torch

Take the Torch

by Ian Waddell
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Take the Torch is a compelling memoir from one of BC’s most widely accomplished and animated politicians, Ian Waddell, QC. Waddell takes us on a journey through his life and career as a storefront lawyer, an NDP Member of Parliament, a Minister of Culture, a writer, a teacher, a film producer and more—delivering a smart, humorous, endearing and …

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Kubrick Red

Kubrick Red

A Memoir
by Simon Roy, translated by Jacob Homel
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Stanley Kubrick’s film The Shining was released in 1980 and has been fascinating viewers ever since. It is a psychological thriller about a writer with writer’s block (along with his wife and their young son) who takes a job as caretaker of an isolated hotel in the Colorado mountains during the winter off-season. The boy, Danny, is gifted with …

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Beyond Forgetting

Beyond Forgetting

Celebrating 100 Years of Al Purdy
edited by Howard White & Emma Skagen, foreword by Steven Heighton
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“... without a doubt the greatest poet English Canada has ever produced.”

—Dennis Lee

“A hundred years from now, one of the few Canadian poets whose work will still be read will be Al Purdy.”

Maclean’s

Al Purdy (1918–2000), known as Canada’s unofficial poet laureate, wrote poetry that anyone could read. Having come from working-class …

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Sound

Sound

A Memoir of Hearing Lost and Found
by Bella Bathurst
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A profound, beautifully written exploration of sound by a woman who lost her hearing, then regained it.

In this surprising and moving book, award-winning writer Bella Bathurst shares the extraordinary true story of how she lost her hearing and eventually regained it and what she learned from her twelve years of deafness. Diving into a wide-ranging e …

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The Woo-Woo

The Woo-Woo

How I Survived Ice Hockey, Drug Raids, Demons, and My Crazy Chinese Family
by Lindsay Wong
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2019 CANADA READS FINALIST

Shortlisted for the Hilary Weston Writers' Trust of Canada Prize for Nonfiction; Winner, Hubert Evans Nonfiction Prize; Longlisted for the Stephen Leacock Medal for Humour

 

In this jaw-dropping, darkly comedic memoir, a young woman comes of age in a dysfunctional Asian family who blame their woes on ghosts and demons when t …

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Dancing in Gumboots

Dancing in Gumboots

Adventure, Love & Resilience: Women of the Comox Valley
edited by Lou Allison, selected by Jane Wilde
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After the extraordinary success of GUMBOOT GIRLS comes the sequel anthology, DANCING IN GUMBOOTS. Having relocated to Comox, Jane encountered a new group of women who travelled to the Comox Valley in the 1970s. Fascinated by their stories, Lou Allison and Jane Wilde return to their dynamic partnership to bring us an anthology that shines a light on …

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Mamaskatch

Mamaskatch

A Cree Coming of Age
by Darrel J. McLeod
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Growing up in the tiny village of Smith, Alberta, Darrel J. McLeod was surrounded by his Cree family’s history. In shifting and unpredictable stories, his mother, Bertha, shared narratives of their culture, their family and the cruelty that she and her sisters endured in residential school. McLeod was comforted by her presence and that of his man …

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The Cowkeeper's Wish

The Cowkeeper's Wish

A Genealogical Journey
by Tracy Kasaboski & Kristen Den Hartog
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In the 1840s, a young cowkeeper and his wife arrive in London, England, having walked from coastal Wales with their cattle. They hope to escape poverty, but instead they plunge deeper into it, and the family, ensconced in one of London’s “black holes,” remains mired there for generations. The Cowkeeper’s Wish follows the couple’s descenda …

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The Suitcase and the Jar

The Suitcase and the Jar

Travels with a Daughter's Ashes
by Becky Livingston
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When a brain tumour takes the life of Becky Livingston's twenty-three-year-old daughter Rachel, her life makes an unconventional turn. Rachel, an avid traveller, had one wish: to keep exploring the world.

So, for twenty-six months Livingston travels -- untethered and alone -- to Italy, Spain, Switzerland, Australia, India, England, Ireland and Nort …

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Food Was Her Country

Food Was Her Country

The Memoir of a Queer Daughter
by Marusya Bociurkiw
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The follow-up to Independent Publisher Award winner, Comfort Food for Breakups: The Memoir of a Hungry Girl, reflects on the tenious relationship between a queer daughter and her terminal mother. At turns tender, dark and funny, FOOD WAS HER COUNTRY tracks a tempestuous mother-daughter relationship and the life-long culinary journey that leads them …

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Almost Islands

Almost Islands

Phyllis Webb and the Pursuit of the Unwritten
by Stephen Collis
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Almost Islands is a powerfully introspective memoir of the author’s friendship with legendary Canadian poet Phyllis Webb – now in her nineties and long enveloped in silence – and his regular trips to see her. It is an extended meditation on literary ambition and failure, poetry and politics, choice and chance, location, colonization, and clim …

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Tuco and the Scattershot World

Tuco and the Scattershot World

A Life with Birds
by Brian Brett
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For thirty years, Brian Brett shared his office and his life with Tuco, a remarkable parrot given to asking such questions as “Whaddya know?” and announcing “Party time!” when guests showed up at Brett’s farm. Although Brett bought Tuco on a whim as a pet, he gradually realizes the enormous obligation he has to the bird and learns that th …

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Finding Mr. Wong

Finding Mr. Wong

by Susan Crean
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Susan Crean’s memoir Finding Mr. Wong chronicles her effort to piece together the life of the man she knew as Mr. Wong, cook and housekeeper to her Irish Canadian family for two generations. Reminiscing, Crean writes, “I grew up in Mr. Wong’s kitchen …”

A Chinese Head Tax payer hired by Crean’s grandfather in 1928, Wong Dong Wong remaine …

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Sailing with Vancouver

Sailing with Vancouver

A Modern Sea Dog, Antique Charts and a Voyage Through Time
by Sam McKinney
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One man retraces the ancient voyages of Captain Vancouver alone in his sailboat in this updated edition of a classic travelogue.

As Sam McKinney retraced the explorations of Captain George Vancouver and his men from Puget Sound to Queen Charlotte Sound he wondered, "Could I have been one of them?"

In the 1790s, Vancouver’s crew rowed for long hours …

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Quarrels

Quarrels

by Eve Joseph
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Winner of the Griffin Poetry Prize. The acclaimed author of the memoir, In the Slender Margin, turns her focus back to poetry in this amazing and condensed work of prose poetry.

The poems in this collection reach for something other than truth, the marvelous. Leaves fall out of coat sleeves, Gandhi swims in Burrard Inlet. The poems are like empty co …

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Ranch in the Slocan

Ranch in the Slocan

A Biography of a Kootenay Farm, 1896–2017
by Cole Harris
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In 1888, a prosperous industrial family in Calne, Wiltshire, sent one of its younger sons, a lad judged to have no head for business, to Guelph Agricultural College in Ontario to learn to be a farmer.

Joseph Colebrook Harris, the author’s grandfather, didn’t take to Ontario and after visiting a friend on Salt Spring Island, fell in love with BC. …

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A Purpose Ridden - Updated Edition

A Purpose Ridden - Updated Edition

A Peakbagger's Guide
by Ryan Correy
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An honest memoir that deconstructs an evolving father–son relationship, uncovers the struggles in becoming one of Canada’s most respected adventure cyclists and the dramatic impact of a recent cancer diagnosis.

In the summer of 1996, a father and his 13-year-old son embarked on a 3400 kilometre bicycle tour across Canada. Affectionately known as …

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Voice in the Wild

Voice in the Wild

A Memoir
by Laurie Sarkadi
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After plans to live in Africa shatter, young journalist Laurie Sarkadi moves to the Subarctic city of Yellowknife seeking wilderness and adventure. She covers the changing socio-political worlds of Dene and Inuit in the late '80s-catching glimpses of their traditional, animal-dependent ways-before settling into her own off-grid existence in the bor …

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Children of the Kootenays

Children of the Kootenays

Memories of Mining Towns
by Shirley Stainton
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A warm-hearted memoir of a childhood spent living in various mining towns in the Kootenays throughout the 1930s and ’40s.

When young Shirley Doris Hall and her family moved to BC’s West Kootenay region in 1927, the area was a hub of mining activity. Shirley’s father, a cook, had no problem finding work at the mining camps, and the family dutif …

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The Unceasing Storm

The Unceasing Storm

Memories of the Chinese Cultural Revolution
by Katherine Luo, foreword by Madeleine Thien
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Just over fifty years ago, China’s Cultural Revolution began. The movement was intended to bring about a return to revolutionary Maoist beliefs and resulted in attacks on intellectuals and those believed to be counter-revolutionaries, capitalists and rightists; a large-scale purge in government posts; the appearance of a personality cult around M …

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Excessive Force

Excessive Force

Toronto's Fight to Reform City Policing
by Alok Mukherjee & Tim Harper
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Alok Mukherjee was the civilian overseer of the Toronto police between 2005 and 2015, during the most tumultuous decade the force had ever faced. In this provocative and highly readable collaboration with Tim Harper, former Toronto Star national affairs columnist, Mukherjee reveals how Police Chief Bill Blair changed the channel after the police-ki …

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Wild Fierce Life

Wild Fierce Life

Dangerous Moments on the Outer Coast
by Joanna Streetly
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Unflinching and heart-stopping stories that evoke a respect for nature both in its fragility and its power. WILD FIERCE LIFE is a heart-stopping collection of true stories from the Pacific Coast that build a vivid portrait of life on the continental edge and one woman's evolving place within it. Author Joanna Streetly arrived on the west coast of V …

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I Am Nobody

I Am Nobody

Confronting the Sexually Abusive Coach Who Stole My Life
by Greg Gilhooly
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”I Am Nobody is an honest, tragic account of child sexual abuse and a powerful resource for individuals struggling with recovery. Gilhooly clearly highlights the shortcomings of the Canadian justice system’s approach; hopefully, one day, the punishment will fit the crime." —Sheldon Kennedy, former NHL player and author of Why I Didn't Say Any …

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Grizzlies, Gales and Giant Salmon

Grizzlies, Gales and Giant Salmon

Life at a Rivers Inlet Fishing Lodge
by Pat Ardley
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At age nineteen, Pat Ardley packed up her belongings and left Winnipeg for Vancouver, looking for adventure. Little did she know that she’d spend the next forty years in the wilderness, thirty of which would be spent with a man known as George “Hurricane” Ardley. Pat met George soon after arriving in Vancouver, and not long after that the two …

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Summer of the Horse

Summer of the Horse

by Donna Kane
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What do you do when you decide you no longer want to be responsible for anyone but yourself? When faced with that moment, Donna Kane leaves her twenty-five-year marriage for life with a conservationist and wilderness guide who is so certain of the path he is on that she thinks she’s just along for the ride.

A few days before Kane’s new husband l …

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Gypsy Fugue

Gypsy Fugue

An Archetypal Memoir
by Marlene A. Schiwy
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A life story sure to inspire a new movement of self-discovery and soul-searching for years to come.

A story that captures a life richly lived, celebrating fantasy, passion and the ideals that lie within our soul. Who is to say that the outer stories of our lives are more important than the images that haunt our imagination? What if memoir could capt …

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