Books tagged: Women

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A Quiet Roar

By Heidi Redl

The devastating diagnosis of an incurable, debilitating disease does not ordinarily form the starting point of a triumphant story. This, however, is a triumphant story. Heidi Redl was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis in 2004 and immediately chose to fight the disease with the ... Read more

A Tale of Two Divas

By Elspeth Cameron
With Gail Kreutzer

A Tale of Two Divas tells the story of two Canadian singers who began as soloists in church choirs, but eventually moved on to spectacular careers. Soprano Jean Forsyth and contralto Edith Miller knew each other well. They met when nineteen-year-old Edith studied vocal music ... Read more

A Woman's Almanac: Your Guide to Feminism, Activism and Change

By St. John's Status of Women Council

Fun, functional, and fierce—A Woman’s Almanac 2018 is a beautifully designed day planner and a daily source of insight and creativity. Featuring entries and advice from some of Newfoundland and Labrador’s most prominent feminist trailblazers, this is your 24/7 guide to ... Read more

Adèle Hugo

By Leslie Smith Dow

When Victor Hugo died in 1885, the world was shocked to discover that he had a lone survivor: his daughter Adèle, incarcerated in an asylum for insane gentlewomen. Adèle Hugo was an accomplished, intelligent, and ambitious young woman whose potential shrank with every year ... Read more

Alice Munro

By Catherine Sheldrick Ross

Canadian-born Alice Munro has established herself as one of the world's finest contemporary short story-writers. Since the publication of her first collection, Dance of the Happy Shades in 1968, she has tantalized a steadily expanding readership with her ability to present, ... Read more

Almost a Great Escape

By Tyler Trafford

Winner of the W. O. Mitchell Award, the Wilfrid Eggleston Award for Non-Fiction, and the Alberta Readers' Choice Award

Following his mother's death in 2004, Tyler Trafford discovers an album of old letters and creased photographs that reveal a mother he never knew, a man he's ... Read more

Aloha Wanderwell

By Christian Fink-Jensen & Randolph Eustace-Walden

In 1922, a 15-year-old girl, fed up with life in a French convent school, answered an ad for a travelling secretary. Tall, blonde, and swaggering with confidence, she might have passed for twenty. She also knew what she wanted: to become the first female to drive around the ... Read more

Balancing Bountiful

By Mary Jayne Blackmore

As the daughter of Mormon leader Winston Blackmore, Mary Jayne Blackmore grew up within the closed-off polygamist community of Bountiful, BC. She spent her younger years riding ponies, raising pet lambs and playing in the hay in the Old Barn. Her family's staunch Fundamentalist ... Read more