By Monica Kidd
In the early twentieth century, Andrew Zak proposes to Rosalia Patala in a letter. New to North America from Slovakia, Rosalia boards a train from New York to Crowsnest Pass, AB, where she marries a man she knows only through the written word. They bear and lose their first ... Read more
By Susan Evans Shaw
By (photographer) Jean Crankshaw
Shortlisted, Hamilton Literary Award (Non-Fiction)
Ypres, the Somme, Vimy, Passchendaele, Amiens — to many, these are the names of battles far away and long ago. To thousands of soldiers, now gone, the battles were hard-fought and costly campaigns fraught with danger, pain, ... Read more
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
One Room in a Castle is an adventurous and intimate portrait of the rural Mediterranean, its culture and its inhabitants. Connelly allows the reader private glimpses of her world, and the world at large with a new collection of letters and stories based on her travels in Spain, ... Read more
By Meeka Walsh
Award-winning writer Meeka Walsh kept these journals while travelling - in Israel, Rome and Russia - and when she was home again. They share magic found in unexpected places - from a waiting room in a Moscow airport where the author enjoys a picnic with friends, to a yard in ... Read more
By Maria McLean
An Italian Canadian woman recounts her annual summer trips with her husband to her ancestral village of Supino, Italy, in this heartwarming hybrid of travel guide and memoir. Written with humor and heart, it describes her process of adjusting to life in her father's hometown, ... Read more
Edited by David Kemp
Is a famous queen of Britain really bured beneath platform 10 at King’s Cross station in London?
What is the telephone number of the National Theatre?
what is the best place to eat in Worcester?
Where is the National Bagpipe Museum? (Hint: not in Scotland)
Was Pointius Pilate ... Read more