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Cures for Hunger

By Deni Ellis Béchard

Growing up in rural British Columbia, Deni Béchard believes his charismatic father is infallible. Wild, unpredictable, even dangerous, André is worshipped by his young son, who believes that his father can do no wrong.

When the boy discovers his father's true identity — ... Read more

Dear Scarlet

By Teresa Wong

Longlisted for Canada Reads; Finalist, City of Calgary W. O. Mitchell Book Prize

In this intimate and moving graphic memoir, Teresa Wong writes and illustrates the story of her struggle with postpartum depression in the form of a letter to her daughter Scarlet. Equal parts heartbreaking ... Read more

Detachment

By Maurice Mierau

Winner of the Kobzar Award

Winner of the Alexander Kennedy Isbister Award

In 2005, Maurice Mierau and his wife, Betsy, travelled to Ukraine to adopt two small boys, age three and five. After weeks of delays while navigating a tangled bureaucracy, they returned to Canada as a proud ... Read more

Different Minds

By Lorna Drew & Leo Ferrari

Lorna Drew thought her partner was carrying his absent-minded professor status too far, until, two years ago, he was diagnosed with Alzheimer Disease. A thoughtful memoir and a wide-ranging handbook, Different Minds is an illuminating side-by-side account of life with Alzheimer ... Read more

Dispatches from Ray's Planet

By Claire Finlayson

As a child, Claire's big brother Ray was always bright and inquisitive, but as the two became teenagers, Ray struggled to acquire the social skills that came more easily to others. Claire tried to help, pointing out (after Ray's many "bloopers") what he should or shouldn't have ... Read more

Don't Forget the Parsley

By Marie Claire Lim Moore

Marie Claire Lim Moore builds on her first memoir, Don't Forget the Soap, offering more entertaining stories about her family in this follow up. Like her first book, Don't Forget the Parsley is a collection of anecdotes from different points in Claire's life: stories from her ... Read more

Dying a Little

By Barry Dempster

Award-winning poet Barry Dempster's latest collection embraces the fragility of life and the bitterness of endings. Ghosts of his father and mother haunt the pages and friends face battles with cancer, some losing, some not, while the poet himself is all too aware of the passage ... Read more

Exquisite Monsters

By K. I. Press

The ordinary becomes the extraordinary in K. I. Press's latest collection of poems, Exquisite Monsters. Filled with gods, monsters, saints and small children, Press draws together myth, magic and the forces of science Press to examine the power of creation and the creatures ... Read more

Family Outing, A

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

Fatherhood 4.0

By Dalton Higgins

In thirty narratives presented in their own words, some of Canada's most acclaimed multicultural personalities, intellectuals, entertainers, athletes, and public figures share stories, memories, insights, and revelations about fatherhood, from the comic to the tragic. Through ... Read more