Books tagged: Historical

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Blackbirds

By Garry Ryan

When youngSharon Lacey travels from Canada to England in the spring of 1940 in search ofthe father she never knew, she finds herself called upon to participate in amuch larger and more dangerous mission. For at eighteen, she is a gifted flierin an England desperate for pilots ... Read more

Bootlegger's Confession, The

By Allan Levine

SPAN lang=EN>P dir=ltr align=justify>It's 1922 and business is booming for Saul and Lou Sugarman-- ­thanks to prohibition. But business gets personal when the Sugarmans' brother-in-law ends up dead. Looking for answers, private detective Sam Klein is called in to investigate. ... Read more

Braco

By Lesleyanne Ryan

WINNER OF THE 2011 Fresh Fish Award for Emerging Writers, Lesleyanne Ryan’s debut novel, Braco, takes place over the five days fol¬lowing the fall of Srebrenica in 1995. The narrative follows the perspectives of Bosnian civilians, UN Peacekeepers, Serbian and Bosnian soldiers, ... Read more

Butterfly

By John Delacourt

Lucien and Nata?a might have slipped toward love, if her past in Sarajevo hadn?t caught up with her. Nata?a finds work modeling for a painter in Toronto, but he is murdered. Nata?a disappears that night, running for her life. Her vanishing is connected to the discovery of a ... Read more

Call Me Stan

By K.R. Wilson

Long-listed for the 2022 Leacock Medal for Humour

When King Priam's pregnant daughter was fleeing the sack of Troy, Stan was there. When Jesus of Nazareth was beaten and crucified, Stan was there - one cross over. Stan has been a Hittite warrior, a Roman legionnaire, a mercenary ... Read more

Camera Atomica

Edited by John O'Brian

Photographs have played a crucial role in shaping perceptions of nuclear weapons and nuclear energy. In Camera Atomica, art historian John O’Brian explores the intimate relationship between photography and nuclear events to uncover how the camera lens has shaped public perceptions ... Read more

Case Study

By Graeme Macrae Burnet

Shortlisted for the 2022 Gordon Burn Prize • Shortlisted for the 2022 Ned Kelly Awards • Longlisted for the 2022 Booker Prize • Longlisted for the 2022 HWA Gold Crown Award • Longlisted for the 2023 Dublin Literary Award

SELECTED BY NEW YORK TIMES AS ONE OF 100 NOTABLE ... Read more

Cataline

By Susan Smith-Josephy & Irene Bjerky

In the early days of British Columbia, pack trains of horses or mules were a lifeline for the early pioneer population. Explorers, trappers, traders, miners, merchants, workers and settlers and relied on them for the materials needed to live and work. Packers were also vital ... Read more