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Almost Feral

By Gemma Hickey

***CANADA BOOK AWARD WINNER******IPPY AWARDS SILVER MEDAL, CANADA-EAST BEST REGIONAL NONFICTION CATEGORY*****BEST ATLANTIC-PUBLISHED BOOK AWARD WINNER******MARGARET AND JOHN SAVAGE FIRST BOOK AWARD - NON-FICTION WINNER******CBC BOOKS WRITER TO WATCH LIST***
On July 2, 2015, ... Read more

Holocaust to Resistance, My Journey

By Suzanne Berliner Weiss

 

Holocaust to Resistance, My Journey is a powerful, awe-inspiring memoir from author and activist Suzanne Berliner Weiss. Born to Jewish parents in Paris in 1941, Suzanne was hidden from the Nazis on a farm in rural France. Alone after the war, she lived in progressive-run orphanages, ... Read more

Immoral, Indecent, and Scurrilous

By Gerald Hannon

“At least by reputation, I am a sex radical: gay activist dating back to the Cretaceous, defender of pedophiles, defender of (and participant in) sex work, sometime porn actor and maker, shameless voyeur (no window is safe if my binoculars are at hand), perpetual sour-puss ... Read more

In the Black

By B. Denham Jolly

 

Winner of the 2017 Toronto Book Award

A remarkable memoir about achieving prosperity in the face of relentless prejudice

In the Black traces B. Denham Jolly’s personal and professional struggle for a place in a country where Black Canadians have faced systematic discrimination. ... Read more

It's All About Kindness

By Margaret McBurney

As a writer, broadcaster, and social activist, June Callwood made other people her business. Despite personal tragedies, including the death of her youngest son, Casey, Callwood tried to better the lives of those in difficult situations. She founded many organizations, including ... Read more

Out Standing in the Field

By Sandra Perron

Some books are catalysts. Shake Hands with the Devil was one. For 2017, that book is Out Standing in the Field. In her memoir, Sandra Perron describes her experience of the Canadian Military - one of the most important institutions of our nation. What she has to say is exactly ... Read more

Perfect Red

By Jane Lind

Artist. Activist. Canadian. There is only one Paraskeva Clark.

The proud daughter of Russian peasants, Paraskeva Plistick was born in St. Petersburg in 1898 and was educated in art during the revolutions that led to the creation of the Soviet Union. She took this creative sense, ... Read more

Reasonable Cause to Suspect

By Sally Lane

In a story of deceit, betrayal, and injustice, two parents are tried as terrorists for attempting to rescue their son from a Syrian war zone.

On September 2, 2014, Jack Letts, an idealistic eighteen-year-old British Canadian, phoned his mother saying, “Mum, I’m in Syria. ... Read more

Rebel Without A Pause

By Nick Ternette

 

Rebel Without A Pause is the autobiography of Winnipeg’s best-known and most persistent political activist, Nick Ternette. For over forty years, Nick was one of the loudest voices of the Left, who ran for mayor many times and never shied away from asking elected officials ... Read more

Still Hopeful

By Maude Barlow

 

“Canada’s best-known voice of dissent. ” — CBC

“It’s time we listened to the Maude Barlows of the world. ” — CNN

In this timely book, Barlow counters the prevailing atmosphere of pessimism that surrounds us and offers lessons of hope that she has learned from ... Read more