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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

Conspiracy of Hope

By Renée Pellerin

An explosive book that exposes the truth about breast cancer screening.

For decades, women have been told that mammograms save lives. Yet many scientists say that this is in fact not true. Conspiracy of Hope reveals how breast cancer screening was introduced in the US before ... Read more

Country of Poxes

By Baijayanta Mukhopadhyay

 

Country of Poxes is the story of land theft in North America through three diseases: syphilis, smallpox and tuberculosis. These infectious diseases reveal that medical care, widely considered a magnanimous cornerstone of the Canadian state, developed in lockstep with colonial ... Read more

Dead Man on a Bike

By Wayne Tefs

Wayne Tefs is the Dead Man on a Bike in his posthumous follow-up memoir to Roller Coaster: A Cancer Journey. Diagnosed with a rare cancer in 1994, Tefs spent the next 20 years raising a family, writing acclaimed works of fictions, battling cancer, and cycling. Always cycling. ... Read more

departures

By Dennis Cooley

The moon migrates, seasons cycle, and the body ebbs and flows. Drawing together the skeins of existence and his family's nearness, Dennis Cooley's departures joyously intermingles poetry and science. In the end, faced with his own mortality, Cooley fights back with great big ... 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

Four Umbrellas

By June Hutton & Tony Wanless

A writing couple searches for answers when Alzheimer's causes one of them to lose the place where stories come from — memory.

At the age of fifty-three, Tony walks away from a life of journalism and into an unknown future. June is forty-eight, a writer and teacher, and over ... Read more

Heal

By Arlene Weintraub

 

“Honest reporting . . . [A] useful and credible book. ” — Bloomberg Businessweek

“This book is science, emotion, and love of dogs all mixed together. ” — Chicago Tribune

How man’s best friend could help cure man’s greatest scourge

Drawn from extensive research, ... Read more