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A Brief History of Oversharing

By Shawn Hitchins
Narrator Shawn Hitchins

 

Musings from a “one-man flash mob” (Toronto Star)

Comedian Shawn Hitchins explores his irreverent nature in this debut collection of essays. Hitchins doesn’t shy away from his failures or celebrate his mild successes — he sacrifices them for an audience’s amusement. ... Read more

Almost Feral

By Gemma Hickey

***CANADA BOOK AWARD WINNER******IPPY AWARDS SILVER MEDAL, CANADA-EAST BEST REGIONAL NONFICTION CATEGORY**
On July 2, 2015, influential social activist Gemma Hickey began a 908-kilometer walk across the island of Newfoundland to raise awareness and funds for survivors of religious ... Read more

Double Melancholy

By C.E. Gatchalian

According to Didier Eribon, melancholy is where it all starts and where it also ends: the lifelong process of mourning that each homosexual experiences, and through which they construct their own identity. In this beguiling book, an introverted, anxious, ambitious, artistically ... Read more

Exiled for Love

By Arsham Parsi & Marc Colbourne

 

Finalist for the 2016 Lambda Literary Award for Gay Memoir/Biography

To be gay in Iran means to live in the shadow of death. The country’s harsh Islamic code of Lavat is used to execute gay men, and LGBT individuals who avoid execution are often subjected to severe lashings, ... Read more

First Gear

By Lorrie Jorgensen

A powerful story of childhood physical, emotional and sexual abuse unrolls as the author, at age 50 and living with Multiple Sclerosis, rides her 2009 Harley-Davidson -- named Thelma D. -- from Ottawa to Winnipeg and back, with detours to northern Ontario and a detour into Quebec. ... Read more

Food Was Her Country

By Marusya Bociurkiw

How can a god-fearing Catholic, immigrant mother and her godless, bohemian daughter possibly find common ground? FOOD WAS HER COUNTRY is the story of a mother, her queer daughter and their tempestuous culinary relationship. From accounts of 1970s' macrobiotic potlucks to a dangerous ... Read more

Free to a Good Home

By Jules Torti

The German word ZUGUNRUHE translates as the ''stirring before moving.'' It?s used to describe birds and herds of animals, like wildebeests, before the great migration. Though Jules Torti is neither German nor a wildebeest, she understands this marrow-deep anxiousness all too ... Read more

In Search of Pure Lust

By Lisa Weil

In Search of Pure Lust documents an important chapter in lesbian history that is already being distorted and erased, a time when lesbians were reinventing everything from the ground up. Along with violence against women around the globe, lesbians of the 1970s and '80s were motivated ... Read more

Je Nathanaël

By Nathanaël

Je Nathanaël is an endangered text. Neither essay nor poem nor novel nor sex-show, what it takes from language it gives back to the body.

In this new and updated edition of Je Nathanaël, first published by BookThug in 2006, Nathanaël explores ways in which language constrains ... Read more

nîtisânak

By Lindsay Nixon

Lindsay Nixon's nîtisânak honours blood and chosen kin with equal care. A groundbreaking memoir spanning nations, prairie punk scenes, and queer love stories, it is woven around grief over the loss of their mother. It also explores despair and healing through community and ... Read more