Books tagged: 21st Century
...and along came Alexis
By Emma Pivato
And Along Came Alexis is a book about choices and consequences. The author’s youngest daughter, Alexis, was born in 1978 with multiple disabilities, including blindness, an intractable seizure disorder and spastic quadriplegia. The choice to keep her at home despite medical ... Read more
A Gelato A Day
Edited by Claudia Laroye
A Gelato A Day is a collection of travel tales that highlights the good, the bad and the not-really-that-ugly of the family travel experience. These stories go beyond holidays-gone-wrong to dive thoughtfully into the deeper parental and family connections that can occur when ... Read more
Against the Machine
By Brian Van Norman
Mel Buckworth, dependable family man, loses his manufacturing job through recession. Having lost his sense of purpose his pride sidelines him as he discerns his lack of digital skills so apparent in his children’s generation. He is galled by his daughter Dani’s university ... Read more
All Creatures Weird and Dangerous
By Timm Otterson
An improbable journey through the world of strange and mysterious creatures.
All Creatures Weird and Dangerous describes the author’s experiences as a veterinarian drawn by chance to care for a variety of cryptozoological creatures. As a practicing veterinarian, the author ... Read more
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
By Brent van Staalduinen
A rich mix of acclaimed and award-winning stories.
Containing a rich mix of acclaimed and award-winning stories, Cut Road is a masterful exploration of the loss and scars that conflict always leaves behind. Where soldiers abandon too much of themselves in war zones, parents relinquish ... Read more
Darkness at the Edge of Town
By Stan Rogal
A ghostly tale of family ties and madness.
A young man, Ray, returns to where he was born, Weyburn, SK, after several years traveling anonymously around the country. He’s recently been suffering from frightening nightmares and he feels they may have something to do with his ... Read more
By Gina Roitman
Posing the question: who packed the baggage we carry from birth?
Don’t Ask poses the question: who packed the suitcase we carry from birth? In this literary thriller, a woman agonizes over her mother’s suicide and is thrown into turmoil over her attraction to a German. Hannah ... Read more