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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

Challenging the Mississippi Fire Bombers

By Jim Dann
Foreword by John Harris

In June 1964, courageous young civil rights workers risked their lives in the face of violence, intimidation, illegal arrests, and racism to register as many African American voters as possible in Mississippi, which had historically excluded most blacks from voting. With a firsthand ... Read more

Clerks of the Passage

By Abou Farman

Migration stories, says Abou Farman, are often told through the personal struggles and travails of the migrant, ‘the great voyager figure of our most recent centuries, the harbinger of hybridity, the metaphor for risk, sacrifice, toil, abuse, inhumanity. And humanity. ’ ... Read more

Climate Chaos

Edited by Ana Isla

Climate change is already under way with unpredictable consequences. Evidence of changes to the earth's physical, chemical and biological processes is obvious everywhere. Greenhouse gas emissions have increased the carbon cycle concentration in the atmosphere. In the past, half ... Read more

Closer

By Sarah Barmak

NATIONAL POST  99 BEST BOOKS OF 2016

QUILL & QUIRE  BEST OF 2016

QUILL & QUIRE  BEST COVER OF 2016

We think of the modern woman as sexually liberated – if anything, we’re told we’re oversexed. Yet a striking number of women are dissatisfied with their sex lives. Over half ... Read more

Coast Salish Essays

By Wayne Suttles

Wayne Suttles has devoted much of his professional life to research on the cultures of the Native peoples of the Pacific Northwest, especially the Coast Salish of the Georgia Strait-Puget Sound Basin. Born and raised in this region, he has been guided by a life-long love of ... Read more

Conflict Is Not Abuse

By Sarah Schulman

Judy Grahn Award for Lesbian Non-Fiction winner

From intimate relationships to global politics, Sarah Schulman observes a continuum: that inflated accusations of harm are used to avoid accountability. Illuminating the difference between Conflict and Abuse, Schulman directly addresses ... Read more

Cottagers and Indians

By Drew Hayden Taylor

An Anishnawbe man, Arthur Copper, decides to repopulate the lakes of his home Territory with manoomin, or wild rice – much to the disapproval of the local non-Indigenous cottagers, in particular the formidable Maureen Poole. Based on real-life events in Ontario’s Kawartha ... Read more

Covenant in Wonder with the World, A

By J. Edward Chamberlin

In this 2010 Grand River Forum Lecture, Ted Chamberlin describes how stories give shape and substance to the things we believe in, from scientific theories and sacred texts to literary tales and philosophical propositions. They promote ideals and identities, and sustain institutions ... Read more

Creating Community

Edited by Renate Eigenbrod & Jo-Anne Episkenew

Creating Community is a special book about imagination and challenge. We know that writers try to tell us things. We know that what they tell is culturally-based. But what exactly are Aboriginal authors trying to tell us?Fifteen authors and scholars discuss Aboriginal literature ... Read more