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A Life Out of Whack

By Les Essif

A Life Out of Whack has two parts. The first part is autobiographical and sketches the atypical early life of a future academic scholar from family poverty to marriage and divorce at nineteen, from eight years in big-city and federal law enforcement to starting college at the ... Read more

Back Roads

By Ted Ferguson

After collapsing from stress in a posh Vancouver restaurant, Ted Ferguson decides to abandon his workaholic lifestyle and move his family to the secluded back roads of Northern Alberta, where electricity and indoor plumbing are a luxury and surviving another winter is a blessing. ... Read more

Cold Comfort

By Gil McElroy

When his father died, award-winning poet Gil McElroy was given a box of photographs that documented his father’s work on the Canadian military’s northern Distant Early Warning Line in the 1950s. Image by image, McElroy attempts to come to terms with the mysterious photographer—a ... Read more

Cold Comfort ebook

By Gil McElroy

When his father died, award-winning poet Gil McElroy was given a box of photographs that documented his father’s work on the Canadian military’s northern Distant Early Warning Line in the 1950s. Image by image, McElroy attempts to come to terms with the mysterious photographer—a ... Read more

Driven

By Richard Foot

Shortlisted, East Coast Literary Award and Evelyn Richardson Prize for Non-Fiction

It was over in seconds.

In the early hours of January 12, 2008, seven members of a high school basketball team and their coach's wife died instantly when their school van collided with a tractor ... Read more

Elk in the House, An

By Beverly Lein

Have you ever walked into your living room to find an elk contentedly watching television? Meet Butter, human companion and elk extraordinaire at the Seventh Avenue Elk Ranch in Manning, Alberta. When ranchers Beverly and Carson Lein chose the unique occupation of farming elk, ... Read more

Emily Patterson

By Lisa Anne Smith

When Emily Patterson arrives in the Pacific Northwest with her husband and children in 1862, she finds herself worlds away from Bath, Maine, the staunchly pious township of her birth. Up the remote reaches of Vancouver Island's Alberni Canal, Emily learns much about self-reliance ... Read more