Cover Collage: Reading, Writing & Arithmetic
Summer is over and the kids are back hitting the books! While it's been many years since any of us at ALU HQ have graced the hallways of a school (full time, at least), today we've rearranged our bookshelf in support of all those seeking greater knowledge. Count us in for the reading portion of "reading, writing, and arithmetic"!See more details below
Summer is over and the kids are back hitting the books! While it's been many years since any of us at ALU HQ have graced the hallways of a school (full time, at least), today we've rearranged our bookshelf in support of all those seeking greater knowledge. Count us in for the reading portion of "reading, writing, and arithmetic"!
by Marianne Apostolides (BookThug)
In Voluptuous Pleasure, Apostolides takes on the notion of “creative non-fiction,” and shares with readers what the writers life really like.
by Ken Belford (Caitlin Press)
The poems in Lan(d)guage take us on a journey through Canada’s roadless north, focusing on industrialism and its impact on geography so abundant in natural resources and beauty.
The Lost Letters
by Catherine Greenwood (Brick Books)
Greenwood takes us all the way back to the twelfth century in The Lost Letters, with a whole suite of poems based on the story of Heloise and Abelard that are deft yet delicate.
by Kent Martin & Errol Sharpe (Roseway Publishing)
This new collection reproduces the revisions and updates Acorn made to I’ve Tasted My Blood in the margins of an original copy before its reissue in 1978 as well as never-before-published photographs.
Who Killed Janet Smith
by Edward Starkins (Anvil Press)
Go beyond the front page news in this true crime thriller. Starkins examines one of the most infamous and as yet unsolved murders in Canadian history.
by Corinna Chong (NeWest Press)
Teenager Gray is trying to figure out her place in the world: she’s not a supermom-in-the-making like her sister though she is good at taking care of her kid brother, and she’s not like her mom who takes off to study crop circles in England.
by Lolette Kuby (Vehicule Press)
Sylvia Weisler is set to write a book about personals advertising and those that place them. Instead of opening the can of worms that is online dating, she focuses on print media. What unfolds in a series of interviews that sometimes get a little too personal.
The Sandcastle Diary
by Louis-Philippe Hebert (BookLand Press)
Hebert journeys through life in this collection of poetry, touching on a wide range of emotions and experiences. This diary of sorts is challenging, thought-provoking, and moving.
Consulted to Death
by Doug Smith (ARP Books)
Consulted to death confronts the occupational health and safety laws and the flaws within them. Rather than fulfilling the needs they were meant to serve these laws fail to address the issue of power in the workplace.
Storming the Old Boys’ Citadel
by Carla Blank & Tania Martin (Baraka Books)
Following the lives and works of two of the very first women of European American ancestry to practice architecture in North American, Storming the Old Boys’ Citadel takes the reader back to the 19th century.
A History of Forgetting
by Caroline Adderson (Biblioasis)
Alison has never heard of the holocaust. Her eyes are opened by the death of a friend and her boss’s partner, who has become anti-Semitic in the late stages of his Alzheimer’s Disease. She begins to question how we remember our history and why we repeat cruelties throughout time?
by Anne McPherson (Inanna Publications)
Reading and writing is a source of great comfort for Anne Yale Hopkins, a young English woman living in New England in the 1600s. However, the severe attitudes of the Puritans soon find Anne withdrawing from society, deemed to have lost her mind by the community.
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