Biography & Autobiography
By Kate Barlow
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 ... Read more
By Jim Oaten
Dodging down back-alleys in bomb-torn Beirut. Wheeling past God and traffic in Mombassa, Kenya. Slipping around the edges of Alzheimer?s disease, the Gulf War, and the eternity of CNN.
Set somewhere between here and the heat-death of the universe, Jim Oaten?s debut collection ... Read more
Compelling and inspiring, this autobiography chronicles the life of Bridglal "Bridge" Pachai, a lifelong advocate of social justice whose journey has taken him from South Africa to Halifax, Nova Scotia. The book traces his years teaching history—at universities in South ... Read more
By Suzanne Giroux, & Robyn Burnett
Telling the story of a woman who constantly walked a fine line between life and death, this autobiography reveals one woman`s struggles, from breast cancer and miscarriages to the loss of a fiance and an abusive relationship with a man who ended up an alcoholic and adulterer. ... Read more
By May Q. Wong
In 2006, the Prime Minister apologized to the Chinese people for the legislated discrimination created by Canada’s head tax laws in the first half of the twentieth century, acknowledging the far-reaching and long-term consequences it has had on their families. A Cowherd in ... Read more
More adventures from one of Canada’s premier editors and storytellers
Canada is a country rich in stories, and few take as much joy as Douglas Gibson in discovering them. As one of the country’s leading editors and publishers for 40 years, he coaxed modern classics out of ... Read more
When Victor Hugo died in 1885, the world was shocked to discover that he had a lone survivor: his daughter Adèle, incarcerated in an asylum for insane gentlewomen. Adèle Hugo was an accomplished, intelligent, and ambitious young woman whose potential shrank with every year ... Read more