Books tagged: Personal Memoirs

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...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 Bite of the Apple

By Lennie Goodings

A Globe and Mail Top 100 Book for 2020

Carmen is vigorously polishing one of our three telephones. I am just twenty-five, Canadian, new to Britain and in awe of this formidable woman but as there are only two of us in the office I feel emboldened to ask: “Why did you start ... Read more

A Brief History of Oversharing

By Shawn Hitchins
Narrator Shawn Hitchins

 

Musings from a “one-man flash mob” (Toronto Star)

Comedian Shawn Hitchins explores his irreverent nature in this debut collection of essays. Hitchins doesn’t shy away from his failures or celebrate his mild successes — he sacrifices them for an audience’s amusement. ... Read more

A Bright and Steady Flame

By Luanne Armstrong

In 1974, after escaping an abusive marriage, Luanne Armstrong struggled with poverty and caring for four small children. During this time, the author and Sam Moore began their friendship; they were both young single parents in crisis, and needed to change their lives. They supported ... Read more

A Chance for Life

By Suzanne Giroux & Robyn Burnett

Telling the story of a woman who constantly walked a fine line between life and death, this autobiography reveals one woman`s struggles, from breast cancer and miscarriages to the loss of a fiance and an abusive relationship with a man who ended up an alcoholic and adulterer. ... Read more

A Cowherd in Paradise

By May Q. Wong

In 2006, the Prime Minister apologized to the Chinese people for the legislated discrimination created by Canada’s head tax laws in the first half of the twentieth century, acknowledging the far-reaching and long-term consequences it has had on their families. A Cowherd in ... Read more

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

A Helluva Life in Hockey

By Brian McFarlane

 

A captivating memoir from Canada’s foremost hockey historian and a beloved NHL commentator

It’s been 85 years since Brian McFarlane first laced a pair of skates and tested the black ice on a tiny pond. And then he discovered the joy of hockey. Ultimately, there would be ... Read more