Books tagged: Personal Memoirs

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Coming Ashore

By Catherine Gildiner

Now in trade paper

Written with the same spirit and wit as the bestselling Too Close to the Falls and After the Falls, Coming Ashore is the third and final volume of Catherine Gildiner’s memoir series. Picking up her story in the late ’60s at age 21, Cathy whisks through seven ... Read more

Counting Teeth

By Peter Midgley

In Counting Teeth: A Namibian story, Peter Midgley travels the byways of Namibia, his childhood home, with his teenaged daughter, Sinead, as his companion. Along the way they examine the layering of culture and history, and the author introduces his daughter to this complex ... Read more

Crooked Smile

By Lainie Cohen

A mother struggles to keep her family together after her eldest son suffers a brain injury in a car crash. Within months, her youngest son becomes involved with drugs and his sister suffers a physical collapse that puts her in a wheelchair. A moving and inspiring memoir written ... Read more

Cures for Hunger

By Deni Ellis Béchard

Growing up in rural British Columbia, Deni Béchard believes his charismatic father is infallible. Wild, unpredictable, even dangerous, André is worshipped by his young son, who believes that his father can do no wrong.

When the boy discovers his father's true identity — ... Read more

Dance Me to the End

By Alison Acheson

A profoundly honest and intensely personal story of a woman who cares for her husband after the devastating terminal diagnosis of ALS.

Marty, age 57, was given a preliminary diagnosis of ALS by his family doctor. Seven weeks later, the diagnosis was confirmed by a neurologist. ... Read more

Dancing in Gumboots

Edited by Lou Allison
Selected by Jane Wilde

After the extraordinary success of GUMBOOT GIRLS comes the sequel anthology, DANCING IN GUMBOOTS. Having relocated to Comox, Jane encountered a new group of women who travelled to the Comox Valley in the 1970s. Fascinated by their stories, Lou Allison and Jane Wilde return to ... Read more

Dead Man on a Bike

By Wayne Tefs

Wayne Tefs is the Dead Man on a Bike in his posthumous follow-up memoir to Roller Coaster: A Cancer Journey. Diagnosed with a rare cancer in 1994, Tefs spent the next 20 years raising a family, writing acclaimed works of fictions, battling cancer, and cycling. Always cycling. ... Read more

Dead Reckoning

By Carys Cragg

Finalist, Governor General's Literary Award for Non-Fiction

A Globe 100 Best Book of the Year

Finalist, Hubert Evans Non-Fiction Prize (BC Book Prizes)

When Carys Cragg was eleven, her father, a respected doctor, was brutally murdered in his own home by an intruder. Twenty years ... Read more