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(M)othering

Edited by Anne Sorbie & Heidi Grogan

(M)othering is a universally understood phenomenon that speaks to the act of becoming something unexpected and entirely outside ourselves. And this book is a collection of writing and art about that. 56 contributors illuminate the kind of gritty, body mind soul transformations ... Read more

A Blessed Snarl

By Samuel Martin

Patrick Wiseman moved his wife and son back to Newfoundland to start a new Pentecostal church, but when his wife Anne leaves him for a man she meets on Facebook and his son Hab moves in with his girlfriend Natalie—a burgeoning alcoholic with a fiery past—Patrick takes a ... Read more

A Bright and Steady Flame

By Luanne Armstrong

In 1974, after escaping an abusive marriage, Luanne Armstrong struggled with poverty and caring for four small children. During this time, the author and Sam Moore began their friendship; they were both young single parents in crisis, and needed to change their lives. They supported ... Read more

A Family Outing

By Ruby Remenda Swanson

Ruby Swanson’s life changed when her sixteen-year-old son walked to her office, closed the door, and with his hand still on the doorknob said, “I’m gay. ” Despite her initial reaction of shock, fear, and denial, Ruby became a public advocate for equality and acceptance ... Read more

A Migrant Heart

By Denis Sampson

A Migrant Heart is about departures and arrivals, uprooting and attachment, resettling and returning. Denis Sampson left Ireland as a student, leaving behind the farming countryside of his childhood, the city of Dublin where he was educated, and the history and culture of his ... Read more

A Roller-coaster Ride

By Naomi Beth Wakan

Silver medal for the 4th Annual Living Now Book Awards

Now past her eightieth birthday, Naomi Beth Wakan is well-placed to be writing about aging. Qualifying between merely being old and old-old, she considers retirement homes, elder abuse, death and the often thorny question ... Read more

A Victory Garden for Trying Times

By Debi Goodwin

“A compelling and intimate reflection on love and grief and ordinary things that comfort and sustain us. ” — Alison Smith, award-winning journalist

Ever since her childhood on a Niagara farm, Debi has dug in the dirt to find resilience. But when her husband, Peter, was ... Read more

A Woman of Her Time

By Louise Dupré

In this memoir, the distinguished feminist author and poet Louise Dupré conjures up the tragedies and joys of her mother?s life--and does so not only in the personal context of the family but as a woman of her time in the dramatically changing backdrop of Quebec before, during, ... Read more

All We Knew But Couldn't Say

By Joanne Vannicola

Finalist for the 2020 Kobo Emerging Writer Prize in Nonfiction

Joanne Vannicola grew up in a violent home with a physically abusive father and a mother who had no sexual boundaries.

After being pressured to leave home at fourteen, and after fifteen years of estrangement, Joanne ... Read more

Alone: A Love Story

By Michelle Parise

A memoir of falling in love, the fallout of infidelity, and everything messy in between — and the inspiration behind the hit CBC podcast.
“Beautifully and powerfully written, Alone: A Love Story left me heartbroken and inspired at the same time. ” — Terry Fallis
“A ... Read more