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The Butcher, the Baker, the Wine & Cheese Maker by the Sea

The Butcher, the Baker, the Wine & Cheese Maker by the Sea

by Jennifer Schell
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A celebration of British Columbia’s coastal cuisine with recipes and fork-lore from the region’s farmers, artisans, fishers, foragers, and chefs.

The Butcher, the Baker, the Wine and Cheese Maker By the Sea is a tribute to the remarkable innovators and culinary leaders who make up Canada’s west coast food culture.

Discover some of the most dive …

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The Olive Oil and Vinegar Lover's Cookbook

The Olive Oil and Vinegar Lover's Cookbook

by Emily Lycopolus
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Inspiring recipes for the olive oil and vinegar aficionado in a gorgeously photographed book—these are the absolute best ways to elevate the flavour of your fare using fresh flavoured olive oils and white and dark balsamic vinegars.

Have you recently become enamoured with fresh and flavoured extra-virgin olive oil, infused olive oil, and flavoured …

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Emily Carr As I Knew Her

Emily Carr As I Knew Her

by Carol Pearson
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Out of print for more than 40 years, this is an intimate and heartwarming biography that throws a whole new light on one of Canada's most beloved and iconic artists.

In 1916, Emily Carr wasn’t famous. She was poor, and she taught art classes to children to make a living. One of her students was seven-year-old Carol Pearson. Pearson spent hours eve …

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Green River Falling

Green River Falling

by R.J. McMillen
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When a series of murders targeting oil pipeline workers strikes in a remote coastal community in northern BC, Dan Connor and Walker pair up once again to solve the mystery.

Five pipeline employees have been murdered and a journalist is missing, and all the clues seems to lead to a Haida man who is also Walker's friend.

Walker is convinced that his fr …

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Heart of the Raincoast

Heart of the Raincoast

A Life Story
by Alexandra Morton & Bill Proctor
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Originally published in 1998, this updated edition has a brand-new cover and interior design, with a new foreword by Alexandra Morton.

Billy Proctor was born in 1934 and has spent his entire life in a remote coastal community called Echo Bay, BC on an island off northern Vancouver Island. Proctor has always done the time-honoured work of generations …

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Time to Take Flight

Time to Take Flight

The Savvy Woman's Guide to Safe, Solo Travel
by Jayne Seagrave
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Pack your bags! A reassuring handbook geared toward women between the ages of 40 and 65 who are eager but apprehensive to take a solo adventure.

Chicago, St. Louis, London, Vienna ... bestselling author Jayne Seagrave has traveled there, and she's done it solo. Now she wants her readers to know that not only can they do it too, they should.

Seagrave …

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The One World Kitchen Cookbook

The One World Kitchen Cookbook

by Chris Knight
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Shortlisted for a Taste Canada Award
Winner of two Gourmand World CookBook Awards

As seen on Gusto TV!

Canada is one of the most culturally diverse countries in the world. Fantastic foods and culinary traditions that originated on the other side of the globe are available right here at home, and they are arguably just as Canadian as tourtière and po …

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Last Dance in Shediac

Last Dance in Shediac

Memories of My Mum, Molly Lamb Bobak
by Anny Scoones
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A vividly wrought memoir, Last Dance in Shediac is a collection of the author’s personal memories of her mother—celebrated Canadian artist Molly Lamb Bobak—and a tender meditation on life and death.

Molly Lamb Bobak (1922–2014) was the first woman to travel overseas as an official Canadian war artist. She was also the daughter of famous Cana …

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The Deerholme Vegetable Cookbook

The Deerholme Vegetable Cookbook

by Bill Jones
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Shortlisted for a 2016 Taste Canada Award
Winner of a 2016 Gourmand World Cookbook Award

Vibrant, diverse, and unexpected vegetable recipes from award-winning chef Bill Jones that will revitalize your approach to plant-based eating.

Roots, stalks, shoots, bulbs, brassicas, and leafy greens—vegetables come in all shapes and sizes, flavours and colou …

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Not A Clue

Not A Clue

by Janet Brons
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Royal Canadian Mounted Police Inspector Liz Forsyth digs into the murder of a Chechen immigrant, while in London her colleague, Scotland Yard Detective Chief Inspector Stephen Hay, searches for the killer of a young Canadian traveller.

In London, Detective Chief Inspector Stephen Hay of Scotland Yard heads up the investigation into the puzzling murd …

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The Same River Twice

The Same River Twice

by Stephen Legault
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What if everything you believed to be true about your wife’s disappearance turned out to be a lie? In the third and final Red Rock Canyon Mystery, Silas Pearson finally unearths the truth.

It’s been five years since Silas Pearson’s wife, Penelope, disappeared, and two since she started appearing in his dreams. He had believed that she was tryi …

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Black Tide Rising

Black Tide Rising

by R.J. McMillen
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It’s been a year since retired cop Dan Connor formed an unlikely partnership with ex-criminal Walker, to find Claire, a missing marine biologist. And it's been a year since he fell for her. Now he finally has the chance to enjoy both his retirement and the relationship as he travels up the Pacific Northwest coast of British Columbia to meet her i …

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Honey

Honey

Everyday Recipes for Cooking and Baking with Nature's Sweetest Secret Ingredient
by Angelo Prosperi-Porta
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Honey is a collection of recipes that showcase the sweet, rich, and sunny-colored delight made by nature’s hardest worker—the bee.

Honey is a natural whole food that can be used in many different dishes and enjoyed in a variety of ways—this book introduces you to the countless possibilities of nature's sweetest natural ingredient.

Honey can be …

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The Carefree Garden

The Carefree Garden

Letting Nature Play Her Part
by Bill Terry
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What happens when a lifelong gardener finally realizes that he must collaborate with Mother Nature rather than work against her in order to achieve his dream of creating the perfect garden? In this delightful and thoughtful narrative journey of horticultural discovery, Bill Terry asks how and even why we garden, and to what end?

These are personal …

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The Waste Not, Want Not Cookbook

The Waste Not, Want Not Cookbook

Save Food, Save Money, and Save the Planet
by Cinda Chavich
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Shortlisted for a 2016 IACP Food Matters Award
Winner of a 2016 Gourmand World Cookbook Award

Imagine going to the supermarket and buying three bags full of food but then dropping one in the parking lot before driving away. With the amount of food we waste, it's like we all do the equivalent of that every single week.

Forty percent of food is wasted …

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High Rider

High Rider

by Bill Gallaher
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Winner of a 2016 Independent Publisher Book Award

Born a slave on a rice plantation in South Carolina, John Ware (1845–1905) became one of the most successful independent ranchers in southern Alberta through the sheer force of his will and through his incredible skill at the cowboy trade.

This fascinating historical novel details his adventures, as …

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John Rae's Arctic Correspondence, 1844-1855

John Rae's Arctic Correspondence, 1844-1855

by John Rae, foreword by Ken McGoogan
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Although Arctic explorer and Hudson Bay Company surveyor John Rae (1813–1893) travelled and recorded the final uncharted sections of the Northwest Passage, he is best known for his controversial discovery of the fate of the lost Franklin Expedition of 1845. Based on evidence given to him by local Inuit, Rae determined that Franklin’s crew had r …

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The Fourth Betrayal

The Fourth Betrayal

by Bruce Burrows
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A suspenseful mystery set on the Pacific Northwest coast about a pipeline conspiracy that pits the everyday working man against high-level government.,

When childhood best friends Ollie Swanson and Dougie Tarkenen commit larceny, they must keep it secret into their adult lives. Years later, Dougie turns up dead, apparently drowned in a canoe acciden …

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Black Sun Descending

Black Sun Descending

by Stephen Legault
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Silas Pearson is plagued by nightmares. In them, his wife, Penelope, who has now been missing for four years, shows him where murder victims are buried across the Colorado Plateau. One such dream leads him to the Atlas Mill tailings site, outside Moab, Utah. There, Silas discovers the corpse of anti-uranium-mining activist Jane Vaughn, who went mis …

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Buffalo Girl Cooks Bison

Buffalo Girl Cooks Bison

by Jennifer Bain
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More than 100 wildly delicious recipes that use North America’s original red meat, from bison rancher and award-winning food writer Jennifer Bain.

Buffalo Girl Cooks Bison is the first comprehensive contemporary bison cookbook for a general North American market. With more than 100 well-tested, delectable recipes, Bain ensures that you’ll have p …

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In the Dog Kitchen

In the Dog Kitchen

Great Snack Recipes for Your Dog
by Julie Van Rosendaal
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With 70 easy-to-follow recipes for healthy, homemade dog treats, this beautifully photographed book is an ideal gift for every dog lover.

Our canine companions deserve the very best, so reward them with wholesome, homemade cookies. In this completely revised and updated edition of a well-loved favourite, you'll find more than 35 brand-new recipes, i …

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Terror on the Alert

Terror on the Alert

by Robert W. Mackay
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Winner of a 2015 Independent Publisher (IPPY) Book Award Silver Medal

The year is 1962 and the Cuban Missile Crisis is brewing. Naval lieutenant Ted Hawkins is sent to sea aboard the HMCS Alert, a submarine with the express mission to shadow an aggressive Soviet submarine. Hampered by trauma-induced claustrophobia and a superior officer with a grudg …

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Dark Moon Walking

Dark Moon Walking

by R.J. McMillen
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It’s been more than eight years since ex-cop Dan Connor put a troubled criminal named Walker behind bars, and a year since he handed in his badge after losing the woman he loved. The remote islands off the Pacific Northwest coast seem like the perfect destination for his retirement. That is until a wave of increasingly sinister events disrupts hi …

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The Deerholme Foraging Book

The Deerholme Foraging Book

Wild Foods from the Pacific Northwest
by Bill Jones
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The Deerholme Foraging Book is an exploration of the wild foods found in the Pacific Northwest. It is written by award-winning chef and author Bill Jones and features local mushrooms, edible plants, sea vegetables, and shellfish. The book is the product of twenty years of research and professional cooking with foraged foods. It serves as an introdu …

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A Quiet Kill

A Quiet Kill

by Janet Brons
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Finalist for a 2015 Arthur Ellis Award
Finalist for the 2015 Kobo Emerging Writers Award

The head of the Canadian High Commission’s trade section is found brutally clubbed and stabbed to death in the Official Residence in London, England. Scotland Yard’s Detective Chief Inspector Stephen Hay is called in to investigate, while Royal Canadian Mou …

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Zachary's Horses

Zachary's Horses

by Stan Krumm
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Zachary's Horses picks up where Zachary’s Gold left off and continues the adventures of Zachary Beddoes. It is 1870, and the ex-lawman is hiding out in the capital of colonial British Columbia, using the name Lincoln Zachary. He soon befriends a series of locals: a young woman with a mysterious background; a pair of young English gentlemen, who a …

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Go Barley

Go Barley

Modern Recipes for an Ancient Grain
edited by Pat Inglis, by Linda Whitworth, foreword by Adam Stewart
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Winner a 2015 Gourmand World Cookbook Award in English Canada

A revolutionary cookbook using an ancient grain, Go Barley: Modern Recipes for an Ancient Grain includes more than one hundred healthy, delicious, easy-to-follow recipes that will become favourites in every kitchen.

Turn your favourite dish into a nutritional powerhouse with barley. Delici …

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The Glacier Gallows

The Glacier Gallows

by Stephen Legault
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Tragedy strikes during an expedition through Waterton-Glacier International Peace Park. At the base of a windswept ridge that forms the border between Canada and the United States, Cole Blackwater finds the body of his business partner and former rival Brian Marriott, a bullet hole in his head. Cole’s long history of violence and his antagonistic …

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A Family by Any Other Name

A Family by Any Other Name

Exploring Queer Relationships
by Bruce Gillespie
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Finalist for a Lambda Literary Award for best LGBT Anthology
Winner of a 2015 Silver Independent Publisher Book Award

At no other time in history have lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgendered (LGBT) relationships and families been more visible or numerous. A Family by Any Other Name recognizes and celebrates this advance by exploring what “family …

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Vancouver Island Scoundrels, Eccentrics and Originals

Vancouver Island Scoundrels, Eccentrics and Originals

Tales from the Library Vault
by Stephen Ruttan
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Found on the history shelves of the Greater Victoria Public Library, these twenty true stories are brought to life by Stephen Ruttan. They draw a picture of the life of a city with a recent past that's both unconventional and colourful. From Miss Wilson and her famous parrot, Louis, to Jimmy Chicken Island, named after a man who acquired his surnam …

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Food Artisans of Vancouver Island and the Gulf Islands

Food Artisans of Vancouver Island and the Gulf Islands

by Don Genova
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In Food Artisans of Vancouver Island and the Gulf Islands, well-known and loved food writer Don Genova compiles a guide of the best food and producers of Vancouver Island and the Gulf Islands. Using his first-hand experience as host of CBC Radio Victoria’s weekly column "Food Matters," and based on interviews he conducted as a food writer for var …

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Spirits of the West

Spirits of the West

Eerie Encounters from the Prairies to the Pacific
by Robert C. Belyk
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The ghost of a scuba diver who still haunts the former British Columbia powerhouse where he met his death. An Alberta theatre where entities have been seen, heard, and even felt so often that it deserves to be called one of the most haunted sites in North America. The spirit of a dapper young man who is willing to share the second floor of a Saskat …

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Okanagan Slow Road

Okanagan Slow Road

by Bernadette McDonald, illustrated by Karolina Born
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A book that invites you to slow down and explore the Okanagan Valley from a local’s point of view.

Whether it’s spying a rare canyon wren, cycling the historic Kettle Valley Railroad across heart-stopping trestle bridges, or hiking through fields of spring flowers, travel alongside the authors as they draw you into the exquisite, unforgettable e …

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The Land of Heart's Delight

The Land of Heart's Delight

Early Maps and Charts of Vancouver Island
by Michael Layland
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Shortlisted for the 2014 City of Victoria Butler Book Prize
Shortlisted for a 2014 BC Book Prize
Finalist for the Lieutenant-Governor's Medal for Historical Writing

Just how, and why, did Vancouver Island get onto the map? How was knowledge of our immediate geography acquired and recorded? With 130 maps, dating between 1593 and 1915, this cartograph …

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Harold Mortimer Lamb

Harold Mortimer Lamb

The Art Lover
by Robert Amos
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Harold Mortimer-Lamb’s name is in the index of almost every book written on the history of Canadian art, yet his place in that world has never been clear. Photographer, writer, painter, promoter—he was a man of many parts and the ideal patron and friend to some of Canada's most famous artists, including A.Y. Jackson, Emily Carr, and Jack Shadbo …

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How to Expect What You're Not Expecting

How to Expect What You're Not Expecting

Stories of Pregnancy, Parenthood, and Loss
edited by Jessica Hiemstra & Lisa Martin-Demoor, foreword by Kim Jernigan
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Winner of a 2015 Independent Publisher Book Awards Bronze Medal

One size fits all does not apply to pregnancy and childbirth. Each one is different, unique, and comes with its share of pleasure and pain. But how does one prepare for an unexpected loss of a pregnancy or hoped-for baby? In How to Expect What You’re Not Expecting, writers share their …

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Always Love a Villain on San Juan Island

Always Love a Villain on San Juan Island

by Sandy Frances Duncan & George Szanto
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In the fourth mystery in the Islands Investigations International series, Noel Franklin and Kyra Rachel are called to Moresby University on San Juan Island to investigate a case of possible plagiarism. As they look into the theft, the two get to know the small island’s university. They soon discover another, more menacing crime: the daughter of a …

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The Cariboo Trail

The Cariboo Trail

A Chronicle of the Gold-fields of British Columbia
by Agnes C. Laut, foreword by Diana French
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Agnes C. Laut’s The Cariboo Trail is a fascinating history of the Canadian gold rush that began in 1858. When, in early 1849, a group of ragged miners arrived in the sleepy town of Victoria from California, no one would have believed that a little over ten years later a gold rush would hit the Fraser River.

Between 1859 and 1871, thousands of mine …

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Cocktail Culture

Cocktail Culture

Recipes & Techniques from Behind the Bar
by Shawn Soole & Nate Caudle
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The new art of the cocktail has arrived in bars and lounges. In this exquisitely produced book, world-class bartenders Shawn Soole and Nate Caudle compile cutting-edge recipes for the experienced bartender and beginner mixologist alike. The ultimate cocktail book, Cocktail Culture boasts over 110 original recipes, from Classic-inspired Drinks and T …

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Beauty by Design

Beauty by Design

Inspired Gardening in the Pacific Northwest
by Bill Terry & Rosemary Bates
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You may never look at a garden in the same way again. Though not a “how-to” book, Beauty By Design is a treasure trove of ideas and enchantment for seasoned gardeners and beginners alike. Eleven inspired artists of the garden share their stories, their secrets, and their passion for gardening. Landscape is the canvas. Foliage, flowers, rocks, w …

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The Discovery of a Northwest Passage

The Discovery of a Northwest Passage

by Sir Robert McClure, foreword by Anthony Dalton
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For centuries, colonial powers searched for a sea passage that would link the Arctic and Pacific Oceans. The route, known as the Northwest Passage, would cut thousands of miles from sea travel and open up commercial trade to and from Asia. There were numerous expeditions to find the passage, though none successful. It was while searching for one of …

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On the Flavour Trail

On the Flavour Trail

by Island Chefs' Collaborative, edited by Christabel Padmore
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Vancouver Island has a diverse and exceptional food culture, drawn from both land and ocean. With this unique cookbook, try a vast array of favourite recipes from the Island’s innovative chefs. All members of the Island Chefs’ Collaborative, these professional chefs are dedicated to supporting local agriculture and the farmers, fishers, and for …

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Hometown

Hometown

Out and About in Victoria's Neighbourhoods
by Anny Scoones, illustrated by Robert Amos
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Join beloved storyteller Anny Scoones as she sets out to discover the quaint and quirky charms of Victoria, BC. Not just a book of facts, Hometown is a gentle stroll through a diverse region with a fascinating and layered history. Observe, pause, ponder, and have what Anny likes to call “a little think” on the various characteristics and person …

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Heritage Apples

Heritage Apples

A New Sensation
by Susan Lundy
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Heritage Apples travels far beyond the grocery store of today to savor the apples of the past. These are the apple varieties—the Gravensteins, the Kings, the red-fleshed Pink Pearl—that link us to history, but through food movements and taste preferences are remerging as the fruit of the future. Heritage apples evoke memories and passion for so …

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The Deerholme Mushroom Book

The Deerholme Mushroom Book

From Foraging to Feasting
by Bill Jones
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“Thorough and intense . . . A fully referenced field guide [for foraging mushrooms] and a collection of utterly delicious recipes, it’s destined to be a classic.” —Anita Stewart, Founder of Cuisine Canada

Shortlisted for a 2014 Taste Canada Award, this comprehensive cookbook and expert guide will expand your culinary knowledge of wild and cu …

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The Corpse with the Golden Nose

The Corpse with the Golden Nose

by Cathy Ace
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The second book in the Cait Morgan Mysteries brings overindulgent foodie and criminologist Cait Morgan to the vineyards of British Columbia’s Okanagan Valley.

A world-famous vintner is dead. And when a heartfelt plea to look into the matter is paired with an exclusive gourmet event in BC’s stunning wine country, Cait Morgan cannot resist. She is …

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Unholy Rites

Unholy Rites

by Kay Stewart & Chris Bullock
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The third book in the Danutia Dranchuk mystery series reunites RCMP constable Danutia Dranchuk with her friend, drama critic Arthur Fairweather. Danutia is observing a youth rehabilitation program in England when Arthur returns to the Peak District to attend his mother’s funeral. Suspecting foul play in her death, Danutia and Arthur question the …

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The Third Riel Conspiracy

The Third Riel Conspiracy

by Stephen Legault
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It is the spring of 1885 and the Northwest Rebellion has broken out. Amid the chaos of the Battle of Batoche, a grisly act leaves Reuben Wake dead. A Metis man is arrested for the crime, but he claims innocence. When Durrant Wallace, sergeant in the North West Mounted Police, begins his own investigation into the man’s possible motives, he learns …

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The Arctic Journals of John Rae

The Arctic Journals of John Rae

by John Rae, foreword by Ken McGoogan
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Scottish doctor and explorer John Rae is a controversial figure in the history of the Arctic. He began his career with the Hudson's Bay Company as a surgeon in Moose Factory, Ontario, where he learned to survey, live off the land, and travel great distances on snowshoes. These skills served him well when, in 1846, he was charged with completing the …

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Flavours of the West Coast

Flavours of the West Coast

by Cedarwood Productions, with Chef Steve Walker-Duncan
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The West Coast has an abundance of produce and natural food resources, and some of the most talented and influential chefs in the world. In this colourful cookbook, British Columbia's top restaurateurs, chefs, and foodies share signature dishes that will inspire cooks everywhere. Meet the province's well-known and up-and-coming culinary stars as th …

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