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Arms

By Madeline Sonik

We are mesmerized, enthralled. A young, armless girl, tangled in the brutal arrowhead wire of glistening ivy, stares with dead eyes. If I had arms, I would embrace my shaking body. I would lift my hands to my face, cover my eyes, hold the aching scream in my mouth.

Combining ... Read more

Body Breakdowns

Edited by Janis Harper

'Body Breakdowns' is a collection of true tales about brushes with mortality and the medical establishment. Some are serious, some are funny; all are about illnesses, both minor and major. The pieces are all related to aging and are told in strong, engaging, and authentic voices. ... Read more

Born to Walk

By Dan Rubinstein
Foreword by Kevin Patterson

 

The case for getting back on our feet — now in paperback

The humble act of putting one foot in front of the other transcends age, geography, culture, and class and is one of the most economical and environmentally responsible modes of transit. Yet with our modern fixation ... Read more

Bottom Line, The

By Diana Gibson & Colleen Fuller

The Alberta government has been looking to the private sector—and in particular to private health insurance—to solve health care problems. In this highly readable and well-researched book, Diana Gibson and Colleen Fuller get to the real story behind private health insurance ... Read more

Bright Eyed

By RM Vaughan

For forty years, RM Vaughan has been fighting, and failing, to get his forty winks each night. He's not alone, not by any stretch.

More and more studies highlight the health risks of undersleeping, yet we have never been asked to do more, and for longer. And we can't stop thinking ... Read more

Broken Wing, Fallen Sky

By Fran Muir

In Broken Wing, Falling Sky Fran Muir gives us a moving memoir of her mother and a portrait of a complicated mother-daughter relationship in which much was left unspoken. After undergoing a general anaesthetic for a mastectomy, Fran's mother, Jean, develops problems with short-term ... Read more

Care Work

By Leah Lakshmi Piepzna-Samarasinha

Finalist, Judy Grahn Award for Lesbian Nonfiction

In their new, long-awaited collection of essays, Lambda Literary Award-winning writer and longtime disability justice activist and performance artist Leah Lakshmi Piepzna-Samarasinha explores the politics and realities of disability ... Read more

Cease

By Lynette Loeppky

Finalist 2015 Hilary Weston Writers' Trust Award for Non-Fiction

 

Finalist 2015 Lambda Literary Award"It would be one thing for me to leave, another entirely for herto be taken away."

 

Cease, the tough-and-tender debut memoir from Alberta writer Lynette Loeppky tells the story ... Read more

Comfort Heart

By Carol Ann Cole
With Anjali Kapoor

A memoir by the woman known as the Comfort Heart Lady. The story of the founder of the Comfort Heart Initiative is as inspiring as the power of the Comfort Hearts themselves. Carol Ann Cole was born in Annapolis Valley, Nova Scotia, and at the age of 18 left to find a career ... Read more