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The Kashmir Trap

The Kashmir Trap

A Max O'Brien Mystery
by Mario Bolduc, translated by Nigel Spencer
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Con man Max O’Brien takes a personal investigation into his own hands.

Max O’Brien’s nightmare has begun again. Eleven years after the tragic disappearance of his brother, an ambassador in Central America, Max’s nephew, also a diplomat, is assassinated in New Delhi. Max is on the run from police, and this time the professional con man decide …

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Wishful Seeing

Wishful Seeing

A Thaddeus Lewis Mystery
by Janet Kellough
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2017 Arthur Ellis Award, Best Novel — Shortlisted
Saddlebag preacher Thaddeus Lewis uncovers murder and conspiracy in Northumberland County.

A body is discovered on an isolated island in Rice Lake. Saddlebag preacher Thaddeus Lewis is sent on a desperate hunt for the truth when a woman for whom he feels a guilty attraction stands accused of the m …

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The Regiment

The Regiment

by Farley Mowat, introduction by Lee Windsor
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The story of an astonishing band of Canadian soldiers and their part in the Allied victory in Italy.

The Hastings and Prince Edward Regiment (the Hasty Ps) was Canada’s most decorated regiment in the Second World War, winning thirty-one battle honours. Famed for their role in the Allied invasion of Sicily and the conquest of Italy, for six years t …

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Justin Trudeau

Justin Trudeau

The Natural Heir
by Huguette Young, translated by George Tombs
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A National Bestseller • The Hill Times: Best Books of 2016

This unauthorized biography provides a rare look at the real Justin Trudeau, retracing his steps from his early days to the height of power.

Having grown up in the shadow of his famous father, a political giant who dominated Canadian politics for almost sixteen years, Justin Trudeau took ma …

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Five Roses

Five Roses

by Alice Zorn
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2017 Evergreen Award, Forest of Reading — Nominated

A sister. A baby. A man who watches from the trees.

Fara and her husband buy a house with a disturbing history that reawakens memories of her own family tragedy. Maddy still lives in the house, once a hippie commune, where her daughter was kidnapped twenty-seven years ago. Rose grew up isolated wi …

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Rails Over the Mountains

Rails Over the Mountains

Exploring the Railway Heritage of Canada's Western Mountains
by Ron Brown
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Journey through the engineering marvels, stations, and heritage sites of Canada’s western mountains.

Ride the rails through Canada’s western mountains to explore the many vestiges of the region’s spectacular and surprising railway heritage. Here is where grand railway hotels were built to attract tourists to the West’s beautiful scenery and …

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Passenger and Merchant Ships of the Grand Trunk Pacific and Canadian Northern Railways

Passenger and Merchant Ships of the Grand Trunk Pacific and Canadian Northern Railways

by David R.P. Guay
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The untold history of the maritime branches of two giants of early-twentieth-century Canadian railroads.

The Grand Trunk Pacific Railway and the Canadian Northern Railway, two giants of Canadian rail transportation, each operated maritime shipping ventures during the early twentieth century.

Numerous vessels, including sidewheel, paddlewheel, and pro …

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Crazy Dead

Crazy Dead

by Suzanne F. Kingsmill
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Fighting depression in a Toronto psychiatric ward, Cordi must throw herself back into harm's way when another patient dies. Was it murder?

Struggling to escape the sticky blackness of clinical depression, zoologist Cordi O’Callaghan is admitted to a psychiatric ward in Toronto. As she slowly recovers, one of the patients dies. Cordi must convince …

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Endgame

Endgame

by Jeffrey Round
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A modern retelling of the classic Agatha Christie tale of suspense and murder, And Then There Were None.

When Harvey Keill, ex-manager of the Ladykillers, arranges a reunion for his notorious punk band on a remote island off the coast of Seattle, it seems as though the group’s glory days are about to return.

One by one, the band members and their g …

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Brace for Impact

Brace for Impact

Air Crashes and Aviation Safety
by Peter Pigott
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Why do planes disappear or fall out of the sky? Brace for Impact traces the evolution of accident investigation and explains why flying is the safest form of travel.

The history of air accidents is a harrowing one. Yet today flying is the safest mode of transportation, thanks in no small part to the work of crash detectives. Whenever a plane falls f …

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The Canadian Federal Election of 2015

The Canadian Federal Election of 2015

by Jon H. Pammett & Christopher Dornan
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The Hill Times: Best Books of 2016

Written by the foremost authorities, The Canadian Federal Election of 2015 provides a complete investigation of the election.

A comprehensive analysis of the campaigns and the election outcome, this collection of essays examines the strategies, successes, and failures of the major political parties: the Conservative …

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What Killed Jane Creba

What Killed Jane Creba

Rap, Race, and the Invention of a Gang War
by Anita Arvast
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The sensational story of a girl's tragic death and the whirlwind of racial prejudices that came in its wake.

On Boxing Day 2005, fifteen-year-old Jane Creba was fatally shot on one of the busiest streets in Toronto. Police and journalists reported her death as that of an innocent bystander caught in the crossfire of rival gangs.

In the months that fo …

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Passchendaele 1917

Passchendaele 1917

by Chris McNab
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The Battle of Passchendaele has come to epitomize the mud and blood of the First World War.

Passchendaele is perhaps one of the most iconic campaigns of the First World War, coming to symbolize the mud and blood of the battlefield like no other. Fought for over three months under some of the worst conditions of the war, fighting became bogged down i …

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Somme 1916

Somme 1916

by Andrew Robertshaw
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One of the bloodiest battles fought in military history — this Battle Story will make you understand what happened and why.

The Battle of the Somme raged from July 1 to November 18, 1916, and was one of the bloodiest fought in military history. It has come to signify for many the waste and bloodshed of the First World War, as hundreds of thousands …

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Toronto's Local Movie Theatres of Yesteryear

Toronto's Local Movie Theatres of Yesteryear

Brought Back to Thrill You Again
by Doug Taylor
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2017 Theatre Library Association Book Awards — Nominated, Richard Wall Memorial Award
2017 Heritage Toronto Book Award — Nominated

Slip once more into the back rows of the favourite movie theatres of your youth.

“Brought Back to Thrill You Again” was an advertisement employed by theatres to disguise that they were offering older films that we …

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The Many Deaths of Tom Thomson

The Many Deaths of Tom Thomson

Separating Fact from Fiction
by Gregory Klages
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tagged : artists, architects, photographers, post-confederation (1867-)

A National Post Bestseller!
How did Tom Thomson die in the summer of 1917?

Was landscape painter Tom Thomson shot by poachers, or by a German-American draft dodger? Did a blow from a canoe paddle knock him unconscious and into the water? Was he fatally injured in a drunken fight? Did he end his life out of fear of being forced to marry his pregnant …

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Creepy Capital

Creepy Capital

Ghost Stories of Ottawa and the National Capital Region
by Mark Leslie
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A supernatural tour of the Ottawa region with ghostwatcher Mark Leslie as your guide.

Come along with paranormal raconteur Mark Leslie as he uncovers first-person accounts of ghostly happenings throughout Ottawa and the surrounding towns — the whole region is rife with ghostly encounters and creepy locales.

Discover the doomed financier who may be …

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The Ontario Craft Beer Guide

The Ontario Craft Beer Guide

by Robin LeBlanc & Jordan St. John
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Forget wine tours! This is the comprehensive guide to Ontario’s craft-beer revival and the brewers behind it.

The renaissance of craft beer that has swept North America over the past thirty years has transformed the Ontario landscape, leaving over two hundred breweries, both great and humble, dotting the province. The diversity of craft beers we n …

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Dream Factories

Dream Factories

Why Universities Won't Solve the Youth Jobs Crisis
by Ken S. Coates & Bill Morrison
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Two professors look at the mystique around universities and the consequences of “credentialism.”

For decades, we have promoted the idea that a university degree is a passport to future career success. Ken Coates and Bill Morrison argue that the over-promotion of higher education and university degrees is actually undermining the lives of young p …

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Safe House

Safe House

Explorations in Creative Nonfiction
edited by Ellah Wakatama Allfrey
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Illuminating African narratives for readers both inside and outside the continent.

A Nigerian immigrant to Senegal explores the increasing influence of China across the region, a Kenyan student activist writes of exile in Kampala, a Liberian scientist shares her diary of the Ebola crisis, a Nigerian journalist travels to the north to meet a com …

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Battle Stories — The WWII 3-Book Bundle

Battle Stories — The WWII 3-Book Bundle

El Alamein 1942 / Arnhem 1944 / Iwo Jima 1945
contributions by Andrew Rawson; Pier Paolo Battistelli & Chris Brown
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Three battles that changed the course of WWII and echo through world history to the present day. Three renowned experts each take up one of these crucial engagements.

Iwo Jima 1945
Operation Detachment, the invasion of Iwo Jima, on February 19, 1945, was the first campaign on Japanese soil, and it resulted in some of the fiercest fighting of the Pa …

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A Cast of Falcons

A Cast of Falcons

A Birder Murder Mystery
by Steve Burrows
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The threat from above casts a dark shadow.

A man falls to his death from a cliff face in western Scotland. From a distance, another man watches. He approaches the body, tucks a book into the dead man’s pocket, and leaves.

When the Scottish police show visiting Detective Chief Inspector Domenic Jejeune the book, he recognizes it as a call for help. …

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Battle Stories — The English Throne & the Fate of Europe 3-Book Bundle

Battle Stories — The English Throne & the Fate of Europe 3-Book Bundle

Hastings 1066 / Bosworth 1485 / Waterloo 1815
contributions by Mike Ingram; Jonathan Trigg & Gregory Fremont-Barnes
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Three battles that shook the British Isles and changed the course of world history. Three renowned experts each take up one crucial day when the future of the throne, or Europe itself, hung in the balance.

Hastings 1066

In 1066, a foreign invader won the throne of England in a single battle and changed not only the history of the British Isl …

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The Modern Couple's Money Guide

The Modern Couple's Money Guide

7 Smart Steps to Building Wealth Together
by Lesley-Anne Scorgie
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Don’t let financial woes break the bank — or your heart!

So you’ve met the love of your life and have settled down. Or perhaps you’re planning a splashy wedding, expecting your first child, or buying a chic house together. Life is fantabulous!

The trick is keeping it that way. Money matters are the number one cause of separation and divorce i …

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Terry Boyle's Discover Ontario 5-Book Bundle

Terry Boyle's Discover Ontario 5-Book Bundle

Discover Ontario / Hidden Ontario / Haunted Ontario / Haunted Ontario 3 / Haunted Ontario 4
by Terry Boyle
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Terry Boyle is an incomparable observer of Ontario’s charming side, and its ghostly shadows. Presented here are five of his must-read guides for Ontarians everywhere interested in getting off the beaten track.

Includes:

  • Discover Ontario
  • Hidden Ontario
  • Haunted Ontario
  • Haunted Ontario 3
  • Haunted Ontario 4
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James Bartleman's Seasons of Hope 3-Book Bundle

James Bartleman's Seasons of Hope 3-Book Bundle

Seasons of Hope / Exceptional Circumstances / The Redemption of Oscar Wolf
by James Bartleman
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Novelist, diplomat, statesman, representative of both the First Nations and the Crown in Canada, James Bartleman always writes from his incredible personal experience. Presented here are three extraordinary books, each touching on a different aspect of his life, whether a candid tell-all about the halls of power, or his unique novels in which the n …

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Inside Hamilton's Museums

Inside Hamilton's Museums

by John Goddard
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Exploring Hamilton through its heritage museums.

Inside Hamilton’s Museums helps to satisfy a growing curiosity about Canada’s steel capital as it evolves into a post-industrial city and cultural destination. With an emphasis on storytelling and unsung heroes, the book identifies where Sergeant Alexander Fraser bayonetted seven enemy soldiers in …

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Hastings 1066

Hastings 1066

by Jonathan Trigg
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The battle in which the destruction of the shield wall changed Western Europe forever.

In 1066, a foreign invader won the throne of England in a single battle and changed not only the history of the British Isles but of Christendom forever. Harold Godwinson’s army, exhausted from their victory against an invading Norwegian Viking army at the Battl …

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Arnhem 1944

Arnhem 1944

by Chris Brown
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The Battle of Arnhem is one of the most iconic Western front battles of the Second World War.

When we think of Arnhem, we think of a bridge too far and a sky full of parachutes dropping the Allies into the Netherlands. It was one of the most complex and strategically important operations of the war. Operation Market Garden was devised to give the Al …

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Two Freedoms

Two Freedoms

Canada's Global Future
by Hugh Segal
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The Hill Times: Best Books of 2016

A bold call for a Canadian foreign policy that advances the basic freedoms that enable peace, stability, development, and security.

What ends should a democratic country’s foreign policy serve? Avoiding diplomatic disputes? Keeping allies happy? Promoting national and global security? While a qualified yes is the …

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Discover Ontario

Discover Ontario

Stories of the Province's Unique People and Places
by Terry Boyle
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An exploration of the unique and unusual places in Ontario that are steeped in history and folklore.

Using updated and archival material from Discover Ontario, a popular radio show that ran from 1987 until 2004, author Terry Boyle invites you to explore the hidden, unusual, and unknown sites and stories from around Ontario.

Revisit an era of mobster …

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Crang Mysteries 4-Book Bundle

Crang Mysteries 4-Book Bundle

Crang Plays the Ace / Straight No Chaser / Take Five / and 1 more
by Jack Batten
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“Like a fine wine, the [Crang] series — and its protagonist — have aged well.” — The Toronto Star

“Not to be missed.” — The Globe and Mail

Jack Batten's hard-boiled Crang series returns with this four-book bundle, including the latest Crang mystery, 2016's Keeper of the Flame!

Includes:Crang Plays the Ace Straight No Chaser Take Five K …

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Conversations on Dying

Conversations on Dying

A Palliative-Care Pioneer Faces His Own Death
by Phil Dwyer
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The story of the end-of-life experience of a palliative care physician who helped thousands of patients to die well.

We all die. Most of us spend the majority of our lives ignoring this uncomfortable truth, but Dr. Larry Librach dedicated his life and his career to helping his patients navigate their final journey. Then, in April 2013, Larry was dia …

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Seasons of Hope

Seasons of Hope

Memoirs of Ontario’s First Aboriginal Lieutenant Governor
by James Bartleman
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2016 Speaker's Book Award — Shortlisted

A look back over Bartleman’s seventy years, from his childhood of poverty to becoming the Queen’s representative in Ontario.

James Bartleman, Ontario’s first Native lieutenant governor, looks back over seventy years to his childhood and youth to describe how learning to read at any early age led him to …

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Food, Sex, and You

Food, Sex, and You

Untangling Body Obsession in a Weight-Obsessed World
by Stacey Gorlicky
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A look at our relationship with food and sex, what happens when we become too dependent on either, and how to start recovering.

The need for food and the desire for sex are powerful forces, so powerful they can turn our bodies into battle grounds. Bingeing, exercising to exhaustion, even entering repeatedly into unhealthy relationships — these are …

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Keeper of the Flame

Keeper of the Flame

A Crang Mystery
by Jack Batten
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When his popular hip-hop artist client is blackmailed, Crang stumbles on a porn operation and an unexpected case of murder.

Crang is a smart-talking criminal lawyer who doesn’t mind chasing down unorthodox cases. That makes him just the guy to represent a famous hip-hop performer who’s on the wrong end of a blackmail scheme. It doesn’t strike …

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Gold Web

Gold Web

A Klondike Mystery
by Vicki Delany
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The fourth in Delany’s Klondike Mystery series is a madcap romp through the mud of 1898 Dawson City.

Book Four of the Klondike Mystery Series by Vicky Delany!

The year is 1898. The place is Dawson City, Yukon. A man staggers out of the dusk to collapse at the feet of a startled Fiona MacGillivray, shattering the peaceful calm of a warm July night. …

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Presto Variations

Presto Variations

A Ray Tate and Djuna Brown Mystery
by Lee Lamothe
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2014 Arthur Ellis Award — Shortlisted

Following the money trail gets Tate and Brown into a lot of trouble.

Detectives Ray Tate and Djuna Brown are back from a vacation in Paris – fraudulently funded by a stolen State Police credit card. While waiting to find out if they’re going to be fired or jailed, the couple is assigned to the Green Squad, …

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Everyday Entrepreneur

Everyday Entrepreneur

Making it Happen
by Fred Dawkins
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Not a "Dummies" guide on the practical steps of starting a business, Everyday Entrepreneur focuses on the real problems, decisions, and personal qualities of budding entrepreneurs, in the form of an easy-to-read and interesting story.

Limited time offer.
"The most important skill in the 21st century will be the ability to create your own job."
In …

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Corpse Flower

Corpse Flower

A Cornwall and Redfern Mystery
by Gloria Ferris
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2010 Unhanged Arthur Award for Best Unpublished First Crime Novel — Winner

Bliss’s life becomes anything but blissful when she encounters the world of rural pot cultivation.

From country club to trailer park …

Swindled out of a fair divorce settlement, former socialite Bliss Moonbeam Cornwall works a number of part-time jobs to pay the rent on …

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A Mind at Sea

A Mind at Sea

Henry Fry and the Glorious Era of Quebec's Sailing Ships
by John Fry
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A Mind at Sea is an intimate window into a vanished time when Canada was among the world's great maritime countries. Between 1856 and 1877, Henry Fry was the Lloyd's agent for the St. Lawrence River, east of Montreal. The harbour coves below his home in Quebec were crammed with immense rafts of cut wood, the river's shoreline sprawled with yards wh …

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I Am Algonquin

I Am Algonquin

An Algonquin Quest Novel
by Rick Revelle
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An exciting journey seen through the eyes of the Algonquin people.

This book paints a vivid picture of the original peoples of North America before the arrival of Europeans. The novel follows the story of Mahingan and his family as they live the traditional Algonquin way of life in what is now Ontario in the early fourteenth century. Along the way w …

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Surface Rights

Surface Rights

by Melissa Hardy
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An unexpected conflict forces Verna to re-examine her life.

What was it Donald used to say? "When it comes to children, you pay now or pay later. You never don’t pay."
Middle-aged Verna Macoun Woodcock returns to the family cottage for the first time in 38 years to scatter the ashes of her husband, father, and twin sister. At first she is alone …

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Willowdale

Willowdale

Yesterday's Farms, Today's Legacy
by Scott Kennedy
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Stories of the evolution of Willowdale from its earliest acquisition of land to today’s urban environment.

In 1855, Willowdale’s post office opened in Jacob Cummer’s store on Yonge Street. Today, streets in Toronto’s community of Willowdale are peppered with the names of the early farm families of North York, such as the Shepards, Finches, …

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Death Wins in the Arctic

Death Wins in the Arctic

The Lost Winter Patrol of 1910
by Kerry Karram
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A harrowing tale of human intelligence pitted against the forces of nature.

With prospectors, trappers, and whalers pouring into northwestern Canada, the North West Mounted Police were dispatched to the newest frontier to maintain patrols, protect indigenous peoples, and enforce laws in the North. In carrying out their duties, these intrepid men en …

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Lost Beneath the Ice

Lost Beneath the Ice

The Story of HMS Investigator
by Andrew Cohen
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The story of the bold voyage of HMS Investigator and the modern-day discovery of its wreck by Parks Canada’s underwater archaeologists.

When Sir John Franklin disappeared in the Arctic in the 1840s, the British Admiralty launched the largest rescue mission in its history. Among the search vessels was HMS Investigator, which left England in 1850 u …

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Really Dead

Really Dead

A Ria Butler Mystery
by J.E. Forman
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Murder isn’t something that just happens on TV.

Travel writer Ria Butler has to outsmart a killer on the set of a reality TV show. Ria is supposed to be looking at blue-footed boobies in the Galapagos. Instead, she circumnavigates her unsettled relationship with investigative reporter Glenn Cooper and flies to the set of the TV show that her brot …

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Mobilize!

Mobilize!

Why Canada Was Unprepared for the Second World War
by Larry D. Rose, foreword by J L Granatstein
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Why was Canada not preparing for the Second World War when the rest of the world was ready to meet Hitler’s threats?
Despite Canada’s active participation in the First World War, which many claimed made Canada a nation, the country was almost defenceless in September 1939 when war was declared again.
Larry D. Rose, a long-time journalist and a …

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Combat Doctor

Combat Doctor

Life and Death Stories from Kandahar's Military Hospital
by Marc Dauphin
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An emergency room doctor recounts harrowing stories about his time at a combat hospital in Kandahar.

Combat Doctor presents the stories of the victims of the War in Afghanistan, as told by the last Canadian Officer Commanding at the Kandahar Role 3 Multinational Hospital.
In 2009, Marc Dauphin, an experienced emergency-room physician, served a fu …

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The Tide of War

The Tide of War

The 1814 Invasions of Upper Canada
by Richard Feltoe
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The invasion attempt on Upper Canada by a new and vastly improved American army in the first six months of 1814.

Throughout 1812 and 1813, Upper Canada had been the principle target for a succession of American invasions and attacks. Fortunately they all had been repulsed, but at a high cost in lives and the devastation of property on both sides o …

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