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A Really Good Brown Girl

A Really Good Brown Girl

by Marilyn Dumont, introduction by Lee Maracle
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On the occasion of the press’s 40th anniversary, Brick Books is proud to present the fourth of six new editions of classic books from our back catalogue. This edition of A Really Good Brown Girl features a new Introduction by Lee Maracle, a new Afterword by the author and a new cover and design by the renowned typographer Robert Bringhurst.

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So Many Doors

So Many Doors

by Celia McBride
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In a support group for bereaved parents, Shayla, Lyle, Linee, and Jed each fight their personal demons in the search for life after the death of one's child. Set in the vast and remote landscape of Whitehorse, Yukon, playwright Celia McBride plunges into these characters' painful struggle to find a voice for their grief.

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No Debate

No Debate

The Israel Lobby and Free Speech at Canadian Universities
by Jon Thompson
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During 2008-2009, Israel lobby organizations made concerted efforts to block a planned conference on statehood for Israel and Palestine at Toronto's York University. This book is a report of an independent investigation by author Jon Thompson for the Canadian Association of University Teachers, an organization that has been active in the defence of …

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Captain James Cook in Atlantic Canada

Captain James Cook in Atlantic Canada

The adventurer and map maker's formative years
by Jerry Lockett
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The skills, knowledge and experience that took Captain James Cook to the South Seas and around the world seemed to come out of nowhere. In fact, as author Jerry Lockett has discovered, their foundation was laid during the time he spent in Atlantic Canada. His experiences on Canada's east coast and the naval men he met there shaped him to become on …

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Hold That Hidden Salt!

Hold That Hidden Salt!

Recipes for delicious alternatives to processed, salt-heavy supermarket favourites
by Maureen Tilley
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As more people try to avoid the damaging effects of too much salt in their diets, they discover the high -- often excessive -- levels of hidden salt in supermarket packaged foods. Whether it's breakfast cereal, ketchup, soup, soft drinks or muffins, food manufacturers pack way more salt than is healthy into the foods they make. In fact, salt hidde …

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Robert Latimer

Robert Latimer

A story of justice and mercy
by Gary Bauslaugh
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In October 1993, Robert Latimer, a Saskatchewan farmer, decided to end the life of his chronically ill daughter rather than subject her to another painful surgery. Tracy, who had the mental capacity of a five-month-old infant, was twelve at the time of her death. She had already endured multiple operations to correct conditions caused by her severe …

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Pirates of the Atlantic

Pirates of the Atlantic

Robbery, murder and mayhem off the Canadian East Coast
by Dan Conlin
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Pirates have scoured the Atlantic coast from the 15th century to the present day. Separating the myth from reality, author Dan Conlin explains how piracy came to Atlantic Canada from rival European empires who sought to conquer and settle North America.

Through the "Golden Age" of piracy, bands of raiders included Peter Easton, the "King of Pirates, …

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Louisbourg

Louisbourg

A Living History Colourguide
by Young de Biagi, Susan, by (photographer) David MacVicar
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At the Fortress of Louisbourg on Cape Breton Island, the 18th century comes alive. Park historians and interpreters have recreated the sights, sounds and sensations of life in a French military town in the year 1744.

Author and historian Susan Young de Biagi relates the fascinating story of Louisbourg's birth, growth and eventual destruction. Her vi …

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Green Gables

Green Gables

Lucy Maud Montgomery's Favourite Places
by Deirdre Kessler, by (photographer) Alanna Jankov
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The landscape of Prince Edward Island set Lucy Maud Montgomery's imagination on fire. This book explores the places where she grew up and explores the settings of her most famous works of fiction.
Green Gables, once the home of Montgomery's relatives, is now furnished and decorated based on descriptions in her most famous novel. Nearby is the aut …

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Stories Subversive

Stories Subversive

Through the Field with Gloves Off: Short Fiction by Nellie L. McClung
by Nellie McClung, edited by Marilyn I. Davis
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First-wave feminist, activist, and social reformer, Nellie McClung ranked as one of the most popular Canadian authors and among the liveliest critics of Canada's male-dominated society. Well ahead of her time, McClung was known as a writer who dared to discuss taboo topics, and for her inimitable humour, which rivals that of Stephen Leacock. This s …

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Translating Canada

Translating Canada

edited by Luise von Flotow & Reingard M. Nischik
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In the last thirty years of the twentieth century, Canadian federal governments offered varying degrees of support for literary and other artistic endeavour. A corollary of this patronage of culture at home was an effort to make the resulting works available for audiences elsewhere in the world. Current developments in the study of translation and …

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Translating Women

Translating Women

edited by Luise von Flotow
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Feminist theory has been widely translated, influencing the humanities and social sciences in many languages and cultures. However, these theories have not made as much of an impact on the discipline that made their dissemination possible: many translators and translation scholars still remain unaware of the practices, purposes and possibilities of …

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Governance Through Social Learning

Governance Through Social Learning

by Gilles Paquet
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Governance connotes the way an organization, an economy, or a social system co-ordinates and steers itself. Some insist that governing is strictly a top-down process guided by authority and coercion, while others emphasize that it emerges bottom-up through the workings of the free market. This book rejects these simplistic views in favour of a more …

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Philosophical Apprenticeships

Philosophical Apprenticeships

Contemporary Continental Philosophy in Canada
edited by Jay Lampert & Jason Robinson
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Philosophical Apprenticeships gathers fresh and innovative essays written by the next generation of Canada's philosophers on the work of prominent Canadian philosophers currently researching topics in continental philosophy. The authors--doctoral students studying at Canadian universities--have studied with, worked with, or been deeply influenced b …

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Reality

Reality

Fundamental Topics is Metaphysics
by Peter Loptson
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In Reality: Fundamental Topics in Metaphysics, Peter Loptson argues for a conception of metaphysics as the most general or comprehensive method of inquiry. Working from a broadly analytic and naturalist perspective, he confronts positions that claim metaphysics to be impossible, as advanced in ancient, Kantian, post-Kantian, and contemporary phil …

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The Way Ahead

The Way Ahead

Meeting Canada's Productivity Challenge
by Tom Brzustowski
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Canada is a prosperous country, but this prosperity is being stressed by demographics, pressures on the public purse, and low productivity growth. To maintain the nation's high quality of life, prosperity must increase while remaining sustainable. Combining Tom Brzustowski's extensive knowledge of government, industry, and academia, The Way Ahead, …

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The Wrong World

The Wrong World

Selected Stories and Essays of Bertram Brooker
by Bertram Brooker, edited by Gregory Betts
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Bertram Brooker won the country's first Governor General's Award for literature in 1936 for his novel Think of the Earth, and his explosive, experimental paintings hang in every major gallery in the country. He was Canada's first multidisciplinary avantgardist, successfully experimenting in literature, visual arts, film, and theatre. Brooker broug …

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The 1956 Hungarian Revolution

The 1956 Hungarian Revolution

Hungarian and Canadian Perspectives
edited by Christopher Adam; Tibor Egervari; Leslie Laczko & Judy Young
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In October 1956, a spontaneous uprising took Hungarian Communist authorities by surprise, prompting Soviet authorities to invade the country. After a few days of violent fighting, the revolt was crushed. In the wake of the event, some 200,000 refugees left Hungary, 35,000 of whom made their way to Canada. This would be the first time Canada would …

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Multicultural Dynamics and the Ends of History

Multicultural Dynamics and the Ends of History

Exploring Kant, Hegel, and Marx
by Real Fillion
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Multicultural Dynamics and the Ends of History provides a strikingly original reading of key texts in the philosophy of history by Kant, Hegel, and Marx, as well as strong arguments for why these texts are still relevant to understanding history today. Réal Fillion offers a critical exposition of the theses of these three authors on the dynamics a …

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Changing the Terms

Changing the Terms

Translating in the Postcolonial Era
edited by Sherry Simon & Paul St-Pierre
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This volume explores the theoretical foundations of postcolonial translation in settings as diverse as Malaysia, Ireland, India and South America. Changing the Terms examines stimulating links that are currently being forged between linguistics, literature and cultural theory. In doing so, the authors probe complex sequences of intercultural contac …

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How We Stopped Loving the Bomb

How We Stopped Loving the Bomb

An insider's account of the world on the brink of banning nuclear arms
by Douglas Roche, foreword by Romeo Dallaire
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Nobody loves nuclear weapons--except their powerfully placed defenders in government, their supporters in the military, and terrorists. When President Barack Obama brought his vision of a nuclear weapons-free world to the White House, he re-energized the peace movement. Today the historical momentum to rid the world of nuclear weapons is once agai …

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Tight Like That

Tight Like That

by Jim Christy
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When jazz musicians of the “30s and “40s were gettin” down, when things were really cookin” they—d say, Yeah, make it tight like that. It meant things were good, as good as they could get. It's a good thing in fiction, too. The stories in Jim Christy's latest collection span time and space, taking us from the depression-era Deep South to …

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The Forgotten Peace

The Forgotten Peace

Mediation at Niagara Falls
by Michael Small
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In the early hours of April 22, 1914, American President Woodrow Wilson sent Marines to seize the port of Veracruz in an attempt to alter the course of the Mexican Revolution. As a result, the United States seemed on the brink of war with Mexico. An international uproar ensued. The governments of Argentina, Brazil, and Chile offered to mediate a pe …

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The Bold and the Brave

The Bold and the Brave

A History of Women in Science and Engineering
by Monique Frize
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The Bold and the Brave investigates how women have striven throughout history to gain access to education and careers in science and engineering. Author Monique Frize, herself an engineer for over 40 years, introduces the reader to key concepts and debates that contextualize the obstacles women have faced and continue to face in the fields of scien …

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Academic Writing for Military Personnel

Academic Writing for Military Personnel

by Adam Chapnick & Craig Stone
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Academic Writing for Military Personnel is written for members of the military who are either new to or re-entering the academic community and who need to familiarize themselves with academic writing. The authors, an experienced writing instructor and a retired military officer, show how persuasive academic writing enhances officers’ effectivenes …

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The Canadian Modernists Meet

The Canadian Modernists Meet

edited by Dean Irvine
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The Canadian Modernists Meet is a collection of new critical essays on major and rediscovered Canadian writers of the early to mid-twentieth century. F.R. Scott's well-known poem 'The Canadian Authors Meet' sets the theme for the volume: a revisiting of English Canada's formative movements in modernist poetry, fiction, and drama. As did Scott's poe …

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Les Belles Étrangères

Les Belles Étrangères

Canadians in Paris
by Jane Koustas
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While translation history in Canada is well documented, the history of the translation of Canadian fiction outside the nation remains obscure. Les Belles Étrangères examines the translation of Canadian English-language fiction in France. This book considers the history of this practice, the reasons for the move away from Quebec translators as wel …

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Long Shot

Long Shot

How the Winnipeg Falcons won the first Olympic hockey gold
by Eric Zweig
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tagged : hockey, olympics, post-confederation (1867-), emigration & immigration

The sons of Icelandic immigrants and friends since boyhood, the Winnipeg Falcons were a superbly talented team of just eight players who brought home Canada's first Olympic gold medal in hockey in 1920. But before they became world champions, the Falcons endured years of prejudice on and off the ice.

Author and renowned hockey historian Eric Zweig b …

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Fire on the Water

Fire on the Water

The Red-hot Career of Superstar Rower Ned Hanlan
by Wendy A. Lewis
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How did the son of Irish immigrants outrow blueblood scullers from Oxford and Cambridge to become one of the most famous athletes of his time? Award-winning author Wendy A. Lewis recounts the compelling story of the "Boy in Blue," from his childhood on the Toronto Islands, where he rowed himself to school on the mainland every day, to laurels won a …

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Fighting for Women's Rights

Fighting for Women's Rights

The Extraordinary Adventures of Anna Leonowens
by Moushumi Chakrabarty
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From her time growing up in India and the Royal Court of Siam, Anna (made famous as the "I" in the movie The King and I) developed a fiercely independent nature that she brought with her to North America. As a well-known author, Anna toured America landing in Halifax where she single-handedly created an art school for girls - later to become the No …

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Scab

Scab

by Robert Rayner
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Grade: 9 to 12
Reading age: 7 to 10
tagged : adolescence, bullying

This dark and gritty new story from New Brunswick author Robert Rayner examines the moral choices of one teen with a childhood filled with emotional neglect and social bullying, and how haunting real-life choices made when you're young can be when you're older.
Life was never easy for Julian, aka Scab. After years of being tormented by his peers an …

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Abode of Love

Abode of Love

Growing Up in a Messianic Cult
by Kate Barlow
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When Kate Barlow was a little girl, she moved with her mother and her older sisters to a ramshackle English mansion. They were not alone on the once-grand estate, surrounded as they were by twenty eccentric, elderly women, one of whom was her grandmother...or was she?

This remarkable memoir is the true story of life inside "The A," the infamous Agap …

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Wanderlust

Wanderlust

A Social History of Travel
by Laura Byrne Paquet
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Where did passports come from? Why did 1930s stewardesses carry wrenches? And how did teetotalers shape the modern vacation? Wanderlust answers these questions and more, as author Laura Byrne Paquet delves into the social history of travel. Now a multi-billion dollar industry, travel is also one of the world's oldest. Paquet follows hypochondriac G …

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My Life

My Life

by Sofia Andreevna Tolstaya, edited by Andrew Donskov, translated by John Woodsworth & Arkadi Klioutchanski
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The Modern Language Association (MLA) awarded the Lois Roth Award to John Woodsworth and Arkadi Klioutchanski of the University of Ottawa’s Slavic Research Group for their translation of Sofia Andreevna Tolstaya’s My Life memoirs.

My Life was selected among the top 100 non-fiction works of 2010 by The Globe and Mail.
It has also won an honourab …

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Rebels Against Tories in Upper Canada 1837

Rebels Against Tories in Upper Canada 1837

by Maria Da Silva & Andrew Hind
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The 1837 Rebellion in Upper Canada was a defining moment in Canadian history. It led to political and economic reforms, pushed forward the process of nationhood, and sparked a sense of patriotism. It was also a time of turbulence, uncertainty, and sacrifice. Rebels Against Tories in Upper Canada 1837 focuses on ordinary men and women who found them …

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Tecumseh

Tecumseh

Diplomat and Warrior in the War of 1812
by Irene Gordon
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This is the biography of Tecumseh, a legendary nineteenth century Shawnee warrior, a hero of the War of 1812 and a man who spent most of his life trying to build a Native confederacy to withstand the pressure on native lands from American settlement.

It also tells the story of his younger brother Lalawethika and of Lalawethika's transformation from …

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Random Illuminations

Random Illuminations

Conversations with Carol Shields
by Eleanor Wachtel
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A great conversation can offer insight into the hearts and minds of its participants. In this intimate, wide-ranging collection of conversations (and some correspondence), writer-broadcaster Eleanor Wachtel and her friend, author Carol Shields, touch on both the personal and the professional. Eleanor Wachtel first met Carol Shields in 1980; her fir …

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English Lessons and Other Stories

English Lessons and Other Stories

by Shauna Singh Baldwin
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Winner, CBC Canadian Literary Award and Friends of American Writers Award

The new reader's guide edition of Shauna Singh Baldwin's literary debut features the fifteen stories from the original collection, an interview with the author, an original afterword, and her suggested reading list. When Shauna Singh Baldwin's debut collection was first publis …

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When Things Get Back to Normal

When Things Get Back to Normal

by M.T. Dohaney
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One Friday, Walter Dohaney, novelist M.T. (Jean) Dohaney's husband, went out as usual to play hockey with his friends. She never saw him alive again. Without warning, Jean was plunged into the most painful and disorienting experience of her life. Faced with a tumult of emotions and sudden responsibilities, she turned to her writing for solace and b …

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If I Could Turn and Meet Myself

If I Could Turn and Meet Myself

The Life of Alden Nowlan
by Patrick Toner
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At his death in 1985, Alden Nowlan stood in the first rank of Canadian writers. Today, his poetry is beloved by Maritimers and popular across Canada and in the US as well. If I Could Turn and Meet Myself tells his life story, from his birth to a 14-year-old mother in 1933 through his impoverished childhood, his disturbed adolescence, his newspaper …

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Counting Out The Scholars

Counting Out The Scholars

The Case Against Performance Indicators in Higher Education
by William Bruneau & Donald C. Savage
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Canada's universities have lost their autonomy. Under the guise of accountability, reformers from government and large corporations have undermined the original purposes of these institutions, insisting that they operate according to a business model.

The chief tool used to effect this change is the performance indicator, a method of evaluation and …

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Fresh & Healthy Cooking for Two

Fresh & Healthy Cooking for Two

Easy Meals for Everyday Life
by Ellie Topp & Marilyn Booth
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This is cooking for two with a unique focus on fresh, often local ingredients. The idea is to create quick, easy to prepare, delicious meals while following the guidelines for healthy eating.

Ellie Topp and Marilyn Booth have developed a wide range of appealing recipes for breakfasts, lunches and dinners.

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  • Start with fresh, often loc …
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Heaven is Small

Heaven is Small

by Emily Schultz
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Award-winning author and poet Emily Schultz offers an immensely readable, funny, and sharp novel about a man who works for a Harlequin-like publisher, and gradually discovers that he has arrived in "heaven." Like Will Ferguson's international bestseller, Happiness, Heaven is Small is a smart, satirical novel from one of our best.

Heaven is Small is …

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Master and Madman

Master and Madman

The Surprising Rise and Disastrous Fall of the Hon Anthony Lockwood RN
by Peter Thomas & Nicholas Tracy
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Shortlisted, Democracy 250 Atlantic Book Award for Historical Writing

Despite the coming social reforms undertaken at home, the world of the Georgian British Empire was nothing if not class-conscious and leery of outsiders. But Anthony Lockwood, with no known certain record of his parentage and whose first appearance in history is his signing onto t …

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Hoaxes and Hexes

Hoaxes and Hexes

Daring Deceptions and Mysterious Curses
by Barbara Smith
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The Canadian Oxford Dictionary defines hoax as a “humorous or malicious deception,” and hex as “a magic spell.” In Hoaxes and Hexes, Barbara Smith explores these intriguing reflections of human nature, showing our curious desire to believe in the impossible and explain the inexplicable.

Here are tales of swindlers, charlatans and imposters, …

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The Green Chain

The Green Chain

Nothing is Ever Clear Cut
by Mark Leiren-Young
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Grade: 10
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The Green Chain looks at the past, present and future of forestry through interviews with environmentalists, loggers, scientists and others. Raw log exports, environmental devastation, making a living . . . all are discussed in this exploration of the problems facing our forests, and the possible solutions.

It's an emotional topic, especially in Br …

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The Cowboy Cavalry

The Cowboy Cavalry

The Story of the Rocky Mountain Rangers
by Gordon E. Tolton
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When Native and Métis unrest escalated into the Northwest Rebellion of 1885, settlers in southern Alberta's cattle country were terrified. Three major First Nations bordered their range, and war seemed certain. In anticipation, 114 men mustered to form the Rocky Mountain Rangers, a volunteer militia charged with ensuring the safety of the open ran …

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Gas Girls

Gas Girls

by Donna-Michelle St. Bernard
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Gigi and Lola live by one motto: love for gas, gas for cash, cash for living, living for love. Living in Zimbabwe's depressed economy, both women live day-by-day, plying their trade with the truck drivers that stop at the border.

Gigi knows the limitations of her trade, while her young protege, Lola, looks for love in every man that comes her way. L …

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Brothel #9

Brothel #9

by Anusree Roy, introduction by Iris Turcott
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A deal has been struck between two men in India—twenty-one hundred rupees in exchange for a young village woman named Rekha. Sent to Calcutta without knowing why, Rekha finds herself in the confines of a brothel with Jamuna, a prostitute and madam, who is resigned to her trade. In these conditions, Rekha must shape her destiny and find inner libe …

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My Name Is Parvana

My Name Is Parvana

by Deborah Ellis
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Grade: 5 to 9
Reading age: 0
tagged : middle east, violence, girls & women

The fourth book in the internationally bestselling series that includes The Breadwinner, Parvana’s Journey and Mud City.

In this stunning sequel, Parvana, now fifteen, is found in a bombed-out school and held as a suspected terrorist by American troops in Afghanistan.

On a military base in post-Taliban Afghanistan, American authorities have just im …

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