ALU Springback: Non-Fiction

ALU Springback: Non-Fiction
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We're not ready to "fall back" just yet, so we're springing back instead and revisiting some notable non-fiction from spring 2020. Buy any of the books in the list below and you'll automatically be entered into a random draw to win a $25 All Lit Up gift card! Offer ends Nov 1. View books in this list

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Last Goldfish, The

By Anita Lahey

Twenty-five years ago and counting, Louisa, my true, essential, always-there-for-everything friend, died. We were 22.

When Anita Lahey opens her binder in grade nine French and gasps over an unsigned form, the girl with the burst of red hair in front of her whispers, Forge it! ... Read more

Menno Moto

By Cameron Dueck

On a motorcycle trip from Manitoba to southern Chile, Cameron Dueck seeks out isolated enclaves of Mennonites—and himself.

“An engrossing account of an unusual adventure, beautifully written and full of much insight about the nature of identity in our ever-changing world, ... Read more

From My Mother's Back

By Njoki Wane

In this warm and honest memoir, celebrated academic Njoki Wane shares her journey from her parents' small coffee farm in Kenya, where she helped her mother in the fields as a child, to her current work as a professor at the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education at the University ... Read more

Locations of Grief

Edited by Catherine Owen

Exploring the landscapes of death and grief, this collection takes the reader through a series of essays, drawn together from twenty-four Canadian writers that reach across different ages, ethnicities and gender identities as they share their thoughts, struggles and journeys ... Read more

Mnidoo Bemaasing Bemaadiziwin

By Theresa Turmell

Mnidoo Bemaasing Bemaadiziwin is a twenty-five year research and community based book. It brings forward Indigenous thought, history, and acts of resistance as viewed through the survivors of residential school who through certain aspects of their young lives were able to persevere ... Read more

Storying Violence

By Dallas Hunt & Gina Starblanket

Storying Violence explores the 2018 murder of Colten Boushie and the subsequent trial of Gerald Stanley. Through an analysis of relevant socio-political narratives in the prairies and scholarship on settler colonialism, the authors argue that Boushie?s death and Stanley?s acquittal ... Read more

On Nostalgia

By Dave Berry

From movies to politics, social media posts to the targeted ads between them, nostalgia is one of the most potent forces of our era. On Nostalgia is a panoramic cultural history of nostalgia, exploring how a force that started as a psychological diagnosis of soldiers fighting ... Read more

Moments of Glad Grace

By Alison Wearing

 

“As a writer, Wearing is all luscious texture and running narrative. ” — The Globe and Mail

Moments of Glad Grace is a moving and witty memoir of aging, familial love, and the hunt for roots and belonging. The story begins as a trip from Canada to Ireland in search of ... Read more

Take Back the Tray

By Joshna Maharaj

 

A beloved chef takes on institutional food and sparks a revolution

Good food generally doesn’t arrive on a tray: hospital food is famously ridiculed, chronic student hunger is deemed a rite of passage, and prison meals are considered part of the punishment. But Chef Joshna ... Read more

Big

Edited by Christina Myers

Pop culture stereotypes, shopping frustrations, fat jokes and misconceptions about health are all ways society systemically rejects large bodies. BIG is a collection of personal and intimate experiences of plus-sized women, non-binary and trans people in a society obsessed with ... Read more