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32 Short Views of Mazo de La Roche

By Daniel Bratton

Honourable Mention in Quill & Quire's "Best Books of 1996" This unconventional biography of the woman who wrote Jalna and other chronicles of the Whiteoak family, approaches her life from multiple angles, including an interview with an old neighbour of the subject; critical ... Read more

aka bpNichol

By Frank Davey

Reflecting on the career of a prominent poet, this biography focuses on Canadian wordsmith Barrie NicholØ­ore commonly known by his pen name, bpNicholØ·ho was a practicing lay psychoanalyst and vice president of one the largest and long-lasting North American communes for ... Read more

Alice Munro

By Catherine Sheldrick Ross

Canadian-born Alice Munro has established herself as one of the world's finest contemporary short story-writers. Since the publication of her first collection, Dance of the Happy Shades in 1968, she has tantalized a steadily expanding readership with her ability to present, ... Read more

American Not s

By Marie-Claire Blais
Translated by Linda Gaboriau

It is the spring of 1963. The young Quebec author Marie-Claire Blais, bursting with energy and talent, has just won a coveted Guggenheim fellowship. She chooses Cambridge, Massachusetts, as the place where she will begin her writer’s apprenticeship with her mentor, Edmund ... Read more

American Notebooks ebook

By Marie-Claire Blais
Translated by Linda Gaboriau

It is the spring of 1963. The young Quebec author Marie-Claire Blais, bursting with energy and talent, has just won a coveted Guggenheim fellowship. She chooses Cambridge, Massachusetts, as the place where she will begin her writer’s apprenticeship with her mentor, Edmund ... Read more

An American Demon

By Jack Grisham

Depravity, redemption, terror, and spiritual deliverance abound in this physically and psychologically complex memoir from the front man of the pioneer punk band True Sounds of Liberty (TSOL). Spanning the extremes between hard-core punk memoir and handbook for recovery and ... Read more

Apocrypha

By Stan Dragland

Apocrypha, a shaped collection of writing by Stan Dragland produced over two decades, is a passionate meditation on the meeting of life and literature, and a text of rumination, invention, and rhapsody. Dragland looks at the texts of strangers and colleagues, including Michael ... Read more

As Always

By Madeleine Gagnon
Translated by Phyllis Aronoff & Howard Scott

One of Canada’s greatest literary figures reflects on life at the centre of Quebec literary arts. Re-examining the influences of her early life in a large, rural Catholic family, Madeleine Gagnon not only explores her rejection of unexamined values as part of her intellectual ... Read more

As Always ebook

By Madeleine Gagnon
Translated by Phyllis Aronoff & Howard Scott

One of Canada’s greatest literary figures reflects on life at the centre of Quebec literary arts. Re-examining the influences of her early life in a large, rural Catholic family, Madeleine Gagnon not only explores her rejection of unexamined values as part of her intellectual ... Read more

Authenticity is a Feeling

By Jacob Wren

Authenticity is a Feeling: My Life in PME-ART is a compelling hybrid of history, memoir, and performance theory. It tells the story of the interdisciplinary performance group PME-ART and their ongoing endeavour to make a new kind of highly collaborative theatre dedicated to the ... Read more