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Canadians at War, Vol. 2

By Susan Evans Shaw

Dieppe, the Battle of Hong Kong, the Mora River Campaign, the Invasion of Normandy, the Siege of Dunkirk, — battles not as distant as we may think. The constant gunfire, the whistle of bombs, the hiss of gas, the cold, the wet, the fear, the loneliness, and the anguish of ... Read more

Chinese Brushstrokes

By Sandra Hutchison

In the autumn of 1998, nine months before the Tiananmen Uprising, Sandra Hutchison traveled to Anhui Province, China, to teach English literature. Her students shared with her their dreams, their hopes, and their lives, and she, in turn, embraced their culture as fully as any ... Read more

Crescent Moon Over Laos

By Mark Boyter

“Who would want to shoot me?” Crescent Moon Over Laos starts with a solitary question, and the search for answers to this and other questions both personal and universal defines this journey of discovery. Mark Boyter’s book is a true account travel narrative of an 18-day ... Read more

Golden Goa

By Grant Buday

Rats, 16th century poets, and India on 3 bucks a day? Golden Goa recounts Grant Buday’s travels in India by paralleling them with those of sixteenth-century Portuguese soldier and poet Luis de Camoens. Camoens, author of the Portuguese national epic The Lusiads, spent fourteen ... Read more

Listening to Trees

By Andreas (A.K.) Kare Hellum

Combining personal experience with concrete fact, A. K. Hellum's Listening to Trees tells the story of a man's lifelong journey to salvage today's declining forests. In this enlightening account of Hellum's half-century career as a forester, we become privy to our environment's ... Read more

Mongolian Chronicles

By Allen Smutylo

Longlisted, RBC Taylor Prize

The Mongolia you never knew existed. Mongolia beyond Genghis Khan.

In the shadows of the Altai Mountains live the Kazakh nomads of western Mongolia. These hard-living nomads survive on windswept steppes, grazing their herds and keeping an ancient ... Read more

Troubled Pilgrimage

By Balwant Bhaneja

Troubled Pilgrimage: A Passage to Pakistan is about a journey by the author, a retired Canadian diplomat, who is visiting his ancestral land of Sindh and Punjab in Pakistan, the first visit since he was five. Bhaneja?s Hindu family had to leave their homeland following the Partition ... Read more

Wild East

By Jill Lawless

Jill Lawless arrived in Mongolia in the late 1990s to find a country waking from centuries of isolation, at once rediscovering its heritage as a nomadic and Buddhist society and simultaneously discovering the western world. The result is a land of fascinating, bewildering contrasts: ... Read more