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  • Amma's Daughters

    Amma's Daughters

    A Memoir

    As a precocious young girl, Surekha knew very little about the details of her mother Amma’s unusual past and that of Babu, her mysterious and sometimes absent father. The tense, uncertain family li...

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  • A Purpose Ridden - Updated Edition

    A Purpose Ridden - Updated Edition

    A Peakbagger's Guide

    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 canc...

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  • Homes

    Homes

    A Refugee Story

    In 2010, the al Rabeeah family left their home in Iraq in hope of a safer life. They moved to Homs, in Syria — just before the Syrian civil war broke out. Abu Bakr, one of eight children, was ten ...

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  • Marathon Quest

    Marathon Quest

    Revised & Updated

    An engaging and incredible true story detailing the early days of Martin Parnell's dream to share the healing power of sport with disadvantaged children around the world. In 2005, during a four-mo...

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  • Le Temps des seigneurs

    Le Temps des seigneurs

    Biographie

    Je cours, paniqué. J’ai encore été piégé par ma mère. À moins d’un miracle, mon père va me tuer à soir. Le même style d’arnaque que d’habitude. J’ai beau courir, l’horizon s’éloigne et l’enfer appr...

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  • Claiming Anishinaabe

    Claiming Anishinaabe

    Decolonizing the Human Spirit

    Denied her Indigenous status, Lynn Gehl has been fighting her entire life to reclaim mino-pimadiziwin--the good life. Exploring Anishinaabeg philosophy and Anishinaabeg conceptions of truth, Gehl s...

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  • The Bosun Chair

    The Bosun Chair

    Part family memoir, part poetry, part love letter to Newfoundland and its people, The Bosun Chair is a lyrical exploration of how we are fortified by the places of our foremothers and forefathers a...

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  • Running to the Edge

    Running to the Edge

    An inspiring memoir that details one man’s determination to help disadvantaged children through the power of sport while dealing with the dramatic realities of his body’s own physical limitations. ...

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  • Where It Hurts

    Where It Hurts

    Where It Hurts is a highly-charged collection of personal essays, haunted by loss, evoking turbulent physical and emotional Canadian landscapes. Sarah de Leeuw's creative non-fiction captures stran...

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  • The Documentary Art of Filmmaker Michael Rubbo

    The Documentary Art of Filmmaker Michael Rubbo

    Michael Rubbo’s groundbreaking work has had a deep and enduring impact on documentary filmmaking worldwide, though his name has remained relatively unknown. In The Documentary Art of Michael Rubbo,...

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  • The Documentary Art of Filmmaker Michael Rubbo

    The Documentary Art of Filmmaker Michael Rubbo

    Michael Rubbo’s groundbreaking work has had a deep and enduring impact on documentary filmmaking worldwide, though his name has remained relatively unknown. In The Documentary Art of Michael Rubbo,...

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  • My Decade at Old Sun, My Lifetime of Hell

    My Decade at Old Sun, My Lifetime of Hell

    Arthur Bear Chief suffered both sexual and psychological abuse during his time at Old Sun Residential school in Gleichen on the Siksika Nation. My Decade at Old Sun, My Lifetime of Hell is a of chr...

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  • My Decade at Old Sun, My Lifetime of Hell

    My Decade at Old Sun, My Lifetime of Hell

    Arthur Bear Chief suffered both sexual and psychological abuse during his time at Old Sun Residential school in Gleichen on the Siksika Nation. My Decade at Old Sun, My Lifetime of Hell is a of chr...

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  • Surviving the Gulag

    Surviving the Gulag

    “The terrified yell of my comrades makes me stop. I drop the potatoes into the grass and turn around. He has pulled out the pistol and is taking aim. Slowly I come back.” Surviving the Gulag is t...

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  • Surviving the Gulag

    Surviving the Gulag

    “The terrified yell of my comrades makes me stop. I drop the potatoes into the grass and turn around. He has pulled out the pistol and is taking aim. Slowly I come back.” Surviving the Gulag is t...

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  • Polaris

    Polaris

    Emil Bessels was chief scientist and medical officer on George Francis Hall's ill-fated American North Pole Expedition of 1871-73 on board the ship Polaris. Bessels' book, translated from the Germa...

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  • ici et maintenant

    ici et maintenant

    Dans ce livre, France Castel se raconte comme jamais auparavant, avec la complicité du journaliste et auteur Jean-Yves Girard. Le point de départ: des objets conservés dans des boîtes et qui, comme...

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  • Les Yeux tristes de mon camion

    Les Yeux tristes de mon camion

    Connaissez-vous Massasoit, le vieux sage de la nation wampanoag, Jean-Baptiste Faribault et Michel Laframboise, ces aventuriers canadiens-français qui ont bâti l’Ouest américain, ou l’oncle Yvan, r...

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  • Guide des égarés

    Guide des égarés

    Nous ne savons ni pourquoi nous sommes nés ni ce que nous devenons après la mort. Nous sommes tous des égarés. C’est à la question : "Qu’est-ce que je fais là?" que s’efforce de répondre ce manuel...

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  • Off the Ropes

    Off the Ropes

    My Story

    Having been sexually abused by a boxing coach as a teen, and not knowing who to trust or tell, Roland Vandal found solace in drugs and alcohol. His battle with addiction, and his unwillingness to s...

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  • A Painful Duty

    A Painful Duty

    Nothing reveals the dark underbelly of humanity more profoundly than the practice of criminal law. A Painful Duty: 40 Years at the Criminal Bar celebrates author C.D. Evans’ journey that, in his ow...

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  • Eugenie Bouchard: Le rêve

    Eugenie Bouchard: Le rêve

    Eugenie Bouchard est aujourd'hui l'une des athlètes les plus connues du circuit féminin de tennis professionnel. Très populaire auprès des amateurs (elle a sa "Genie Army" et 1,3 million d'"amis" F...

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  • Fifty Percent of Mountaineering is Uphill

    Fifty Percent of Mountaineering is Uphill

    Shortlisted for the Alberta Readers' Choice Award! Fifty Percent of Mountaineering Is Uphill is the enthralling true story of Jasper’s Willi Pfisterer, a legend in the field of mountaineering and ...

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  • Darn Good Dandies!

    Darn Good Dandies!

    In 1842, in the midst of a current for tartans and all things Scottish, two brothers published Vestiarium Scoticum, a replica of an ancient catalogue of ancestral clan tartans that they claimed to ...

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  • Reading Alice Munro, 1973-2013

    Reading Alice Munro, 1973-2013

    In Reading Alice Munro, 1973-2013, the world's leading Munro scholar offers a critical overview of Alice Munro and her writing spanning forty years. Beginning with a newly written overarching intro...

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  • Grant Notley

    Grant Notley

    This book is a biography of my dad’s political life. However, it is also a primer for would-be politicians. Its most salient message? Political victory worth having rarely comes easy. – Rachel Notl...

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  • Leaving Iran

    Leaving Iran

    In 1976, at the age of twenty-three, Farideh Goldin left Iran in search of her imagined America. She sought an escape from the suffocation she felt under the cultural rules of her country and the f...

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