Books tagged: Biography: General

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A Ghost in the Throat

By Doireann Ní Ghríofa

An Post Irish Book Awards Nonfiction Book of the Year • A Guardian Best Book of 2020 • Shortlisted for the 2021 Rathbones Folio Prize • Longlisted for the 2021 Republic of Consciousness Prize • Shortlisted for the James Tait Black Biography Prize A New York Times ... Read more

Across Canada by Story

By Douglas Gibson

More adventures from one of Canada’s premier editors and storytellers

Canada is a country rich in stories, and few take as much joy as Douglas Gibson in discovering them. As one of the country’s leading editors and publishers for 40 years, he coaxed modern classics out of ... Read more

Aftermath

By Bryan Ratushniak

“Powerful, honest, & moving. ” — Open Book
Who doesn’t rush to the window when a fire truck rushes by? Bryan Ratushniak, has spent a thirty-two-year career working on the busiest fire trucks in Canada and has detailed his adventures in this witty memoir.

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Darwin's Moving

By Taylor Lambert

In a city known for wealth and prosperity, the divide between haves and have-nots is rarely clearer than on moving day, when those two worlds come together in intimate fashion. Violent ex-cons and drug addicts are invited into spacious homes, entrusted with the care and transport ... Read more

Doomed Bridegroom, The

By Myrna Kostash

It is said that one’s first love sets the template for all loves to follow. The Doomed Bridegroom narrates one woman’s attraction to rebel heroes, both real and imagined, in Canada, Eastern Europe, and the Mediterranean.

Ejaculations From the Charm Factory

By Sky Gilbert

Kissing and telling … You’ve heard about Sky Gilbert: he’s loved by fans of his novels, plays, poetry, and columns; hated by the Toronto Sun and by some members of the gay community. His alter ego Jane, a drag queen, was charged with not wearing a seat belt in a cab, took ... Read more

Elk in the House, An

By Beverly Lein

Have you ever walked into your living room to find an elk contentedly watching television? Meet Butter, human companion and elk extraordinaire at the Seventh Avenue Elk Ranch in Manning, Alberta. When ranchers Beverly and Carson Lein chose the unique occupation of farming elk, ... Read more

Fierce Virgin

By Ouida MacLellan

A rare glimpse into the moral strengths and values of a vanishing era. This is the diary of a young Canadian woman working as a journalist in England in 1949-1954. Each entry is in fact a letter sent to her mother in Canada. Their elationship, founded on a Catholic upbringing, ... Read more