Books tagged: Women

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Things Are Against Us

By Lucy Ellmann
Illustrated by Diana Hope

“It’s somehow hard not to be optimistic in the hands of a writer so angry and intelligent. ”—Patrick Ness, Guardian

Things fall apart; the centre cannot hold. As Yeats pointed out, things have a lot to answer for. These satirical essays jauntily tackle the obstinacy, ... Read more

This Place a Stranger

Edited by Vici Johnstone

Sometimes tragic, sometimes uproariously funny, This Place a Stranger is a diverse collection of Canadian women writing about their experiences of travelling alone. From the deceptiveness of the everyday to the extremes of geography, weather and violence, these stories go beyond ... Read more

Threads of My Life

By Supa Huaman, Hilaria, Hauman, Hilaria Supa
Edited by Stolben, and Waltraut

She loves life in spite of everything. Conceived as the result of a rape, she herself was raped at the age of 14. Her name is Hilaria Supa Huamán. She is 47 years old and self-educated. She has lived in Lima, the capital of Peru. She now lives in Huallaccocha, in Cuzco. She ... Read more

Trapped

By Alexandra Karb

When Alexandra attempts to end an abusive marriage, her husband Tareq abducts their infant daughters from their Montreal home and deposits them with his family in a primitive village in Jordan. Trying to retrieve them through legal means, Alexandra comes face to face with Arab ... Read more

Voice in the Wild

By Laurie Sarkadi

After plans to live in Africa shatter, young journalist Laurie Sarkadi moves to the Subarctic city of Yellowknife seeking wilderness and adventure. She covers the changing socio-political worlds of Dene and Inuit in the late ‘80s—catching glimpses of their traditional, animal-dependent ... Read more

What the Mouth Wants

By Monica Meneghetti

This mouthwatering, intimate, and sensual memoir traces Monica Meneghetti’s unique life journey through her relationship with food, family and love. As the youngest child of a traditional Italian-Catholic immigrant family, Monica learns the intimacy of the dinner table and ... Read more

When Days Are Long

By Amy V. Wilson
Introduction by Laurel Deedrick-Mayne

When Amy Wilson accepted the job of field nurse for the Indigenous Peoples in the Yukon and Northern British Columbia in 1949, she was told that the north was a fine country for men and dogs but that it killed women and horses. Undaunted, Wilson travelled the Alaska Highway ... Read more

When Days Are Long

By Amy Wilson
Introduction by Laurel Deedrick-Mayne

When Amy Wilson accepted the job of field nurse for the Indigenous Peoples in the Yukon and Northern British Columbia in 1949, she was told that the north was a fine country for men and dogs but that it killed women and horses. Undaunted, Wilson travelled the Alaska Highway ... Read more