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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 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

Can't Help Falling

By Tarah Schwartz

When Tarah Schwartz miscarried for the first time at almost 5 months, it was devastating. Determined to try again, more miscarriages would follow, threatening her stability and her relationships, and changing her profoundly. In this memoir, Tarah puts words to excruciating loss ... Read more

Cleopatra at the Breakfast Table

By Peter O'Brien

Cleopatra at the Breakfast Table is about storytelling in the digital age. It's a jaunty account of a single father, 55, and his daughter, 15, studying Grade 10 Latin together. The book explores the bustling life of teenaged girls, the expanding influence of technology, the ... Read more

Conflicted Scars

By Justin Davis
Foreword by Brian Kilrea

 

An indispensable guide to parents of hockey hopefuls

At a time of great change in hockey, Justin Davis exposes the dark underbelly of the journey from the minors to the big leagues

Hockey culture: it’s a commonly used phrase inside the game, glorifying sacrifice, toughness, ... Read more

Corridor Nine

By Sophie Stocking

Seven years ago Bernadette Macomber did everything she could to cut her ties to her father Fabian, his opiate addiction, gun collection, and increasingly bizarre behaviour. She moved with her husband and four children, leaving no return address. Now, following his suicide, her ... Read more

Dad Bod

By Cian Cruise

A brisk, humorous collection of essays that redefines the mythos of fatherhood depicted in film, television, and video games.

What do dads tell us about the world? Not your real dad, but dads in general. Dads are everywhere. Lurking in our movies, television shows, and video ... Read more

Day Nine

By Amanda Munday

A harrowing memoir about a woman’s struggle with postpartum depression.

Nine days after the birth of her daughter, Amanda was involuntarily admitted to a Toronto psychiatric ward for postpartum depression. The typical hold-and-release process in Ontario is seventy-two hours. ... 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

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