Books for Everybody Fall 2016 - BC Edition

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    Series: Unheralded Artists of BC
    The Life and Art of Mary Filer Christina Johnson-Dean Canada
    9781896949550 Paperback ART / History Publication Date: September 15, 2016
    $35.95 CAD 8 x 9.5 x 0.38 in | 156 pages Carton Quantity: 1 Mother Tongue
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      Mary Filer (1920-2016) trained as a nurse and an artist and lived a vibrant and intellectually stimulating life creating dazzling pioneer work in ‘cool’ glass art sculpture in Victoria and Vancouver. During the 1950s, Filer studied under Group of Seven artist Arthur Lismer and painter John Lyman and taught university art. Her involvement with architects and her partnership with Harold Spence-Sales, who started the first School of Urban Planning in Canada at McGill University, led to a honourary doctorate from Simon Fraser University in 1991 and an Allied Arts Silver Medal from the Royal Architectural Institute of Canada in 1992. Major examples of her sculpture are at SFU Harbour Centre and the Vancouver General Hospital. Her work is in numerous collections, including the National Gallery of Canada, the Toronto Art Gallery, the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts, and the Art Gallery of Greater Victoria.

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      Christina Johnson-Dean has a MA (History in Art), worked as a teaching assistant, and created courses on art history. Her publications include The Life and Art of Ina D.D. Uhthoff, #5 (UABC series)–finalist for the Victoria Butler Book Prize and The Life and Art of Edythe Hembroff-Schleicher. She lives in Victoria.

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    Bill Reid Collected Martine J. Reid Canada
    9781771621151 Paperback ART / Canadian Publication Date: April 30, 2016
    $19.95 CAD 7 x 8 x 0.5 in | 168 pages Carton Quantity: 20 Canadian Rights: Y Douglas & McIntyre
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      In this third instalment of the Collected series, the work of Bill Reid is showcased with beautiful photographs of his many sculptures, carvings, jewellery and paintings inspired by the culture and themes of his Haida Gwaii heritage.

      Over his lifetime, Bill Reid created many historic pieces of art including the large bronze sculpture The Spirit of Haida Gwaii, nicknamed the Jade Canoe and displayed at the Vancouver International Airport, and The Raven and the First Men, a yellow cedar carving. Both are featured on the Canadian $20 bill. In addition to the immense praise for his artwork, Reid received the National Aboriginal Achievement Award for Lifetime Achievement in 1994. He continued to create stunning sculptures up until his death in 1998.

      Bill Reid Collected features the largest chronological collection of memorable works of Reid’s career in full-colour photographs and images to date. Along with an introductory essay by Dr. Martine J. Reid, this collection pays tribute to one of Canada's most renowned First Nations artists.

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      Martine J. Reid, PhD, is an independent curator and scholar in Indigenous Northwest Coast art. She is Honourary Chair of the Bill Reid Foundation, which created the Bill Reid Gallery of Northwest Coast Art (BRG) in Vancouver, BC, in 2008. She was Director of Content and Research, and Curator at the BRG from 2008 until 2012. Dr. Reid is currently working on Bill Reid: Catalogue Raisonné and is a member of the CRSA (Catalogue Raisonné Scholars Association). She was married to Bill Reid for nearly half of his creative life, during which most of his monumental works were created.

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      "What of new value can one small paperback contribute to this ocean of attention? The answer, Bill Reid Collected demonstrates, is a lot....This presentation conveys a greater holistic understanding of the creative life of the artist. In so doing, it enhances understanding of his art."

      ~ Victoria Wyatt, The Ormsby Review, March 2017

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    Yakuglas' Legacy The Art and Times of Charlie James Ronald W. Hawker Canada
    9781442626751 Paperback SOCIAL SCIENCE / Ethnic Studies Publication Date: November 14, 2016
    $35.95 CAD 7 x 10 x 0.5 in | 264 pages Carton Quantity: 20 Canadian Rights: Y University of Toronto Press, Scholarly Publishing Division
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      Charlie James (1867–1937) was a premier carver and painter from the Kwakwaka'wakw First Nation of British Columbia. Also known by his ceremonial name Yakuglas, he was a prolific artist and activist during a period of severe oppression for First Nations people in Canada.

      Yakuglas’ Legacy examines the life of Charlie James. During the early part of his career James created works primarily for ritual use within Kwakwaka'wakw society. However, in the 1920s, his art found a broader audience as he produced more miniatures and paintings. Through a balanced reading of the historical period and James’ artistic production, Ronald W. Hawker argues that James’ shift to contemporary art forms allowed the artist to make a critical statement about the vitality of Kwakwaka'wakw culture. Yakuglas’ Legacy, aided by the inclusion of 123 colour illustrations, is at once a beautiful and poignant book about the impact of the Canadian project on Aboriginal people and their artistic response.

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      Ronald W. Hawker was formerly Associate Chair of the School of Critical and Creative Studies at the Alberta College of Art and Design and an associate professor in the Department of Art and Design at Zayed University. He now lives in Prince Edward Island.
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      The Basil Stuart-Stubbs Prize for Outstanding Book on British Columbia 2017, Short-listed
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      ‘Yakuglas’ Legacy is unreservedly recommended for community and academic library Canadian Art History collections and supplemental studies reading lists.’


      “Many of the photographs in this book have not previously been published, and some works that have been reproduced before, such as [Charlie] James’s paintings, appear for the first time in color. Yakuglas’ Legacy: The Art and Times of Charlie James makes a major contribution to the literature on Northwest Coast Art that will support undergraduate research as well as the historical research of carvers themselves.”
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    Highlights Royal British Columbia Museum and Archives Gerald Truscott Canada, Susan Mayse Canada
    9780772667335 Paperback ART / Collections, Catalogs, Exhibitions Publication Date: February 03, 2017
    $14.95 CAD 7 x 10 x 0.15 in | 64 pages Carton Quantity: 70 Canadian Rights: Y Royal BC Museum
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      Highlights lets you explore British Columbia?s natural and human history through dazzling photographs and interesting stories about our objects and displays. Who knows, you may even learn a museum secret or two.

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      Gerald Truscott was born and raised in British Columbia and spent most of his professional life publishing books, editing and writing for the Royal BC Museum. He also writes fiction and non-fiction, has published several short stories and articles and was the author of Free Spirit: Stories of You, Me and BC (RBCM 2008). Susan Mayse is a fourth generation Vancouver Islander who grew up on stories of the mining towns of Cumberland, Bevan, Nanaimo and Wellington. She has written for many national and international publications and is also the author Merlin's Web and Ginger: The Life and Death of Albert Goodwin, a BC Bestseller and winner of the Arthur Ellis Award for True Crime and the Edna Staebler Award for Creative Non-Fiction.

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    9781550177732 Paperback GAMES & ACTIVITIES / Coloring Books Publication Date: July 02, 2016
    $19.95 CAD 11 x 8 x 0.39 in | 88 pages Carton Quantity: 1 Canadian Rights: Y Harbour Publishing
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      From the burnt-orange bark of the arbutus trees and jewel-green ferns, to the vibrant ochre sea star and the gradated hues of magical sunsets, the colours of British Columbia's coast have long inspired painters, including Yvonne Maximchuk, a versatile artist who is reknowned for her expressive depictions of the land, sea and wildlife. Working from her remote Echo Bay studio, Maximchuk has joined the adult colouring-book craze and created forty original illustrations for colourists to enjoy.


      Colour the British Columbia Coast is inspired by the infinite material of the West Coast, including floathouses and boats, grizzlies and whales, misty vistas and undersea creatures. Printed on high-quality art paper with perforated pages for easy removal, the book is a receptive foundation for various mediums, from pencil crayons and pastels to felt markers and watercolour paints. Each illustration is accompanied by an in-depth caption describing the scene as well as colouring tips from the artist, making this the perfect keepsake book for anyone looking to unwind and rediscover their creative side--and Coastal BC.

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      Yvonne Maximchuk is a lifelong working artist, illustrator and author. She is the co-author of Full Moon, Flood Tide and Tide Rips and Back Eddies with Bill Proctor (Harbour Publishing, 2003, 2015) and the author of Drawn to Sea (Caitlin Press, 2013). She lives with her husband, Albert, in Echo Bay, BC.

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    British Columbia from Scratch Recipes for Every Season Denise Marchessault Canada, Caroline West Canada
    9781770502345 Hardcover COOKING / Regional & Ethnic Publication Date: September 23, 2016
    $40.00 CAD 8.75 x 11.25 x 1 in | 312 pages Carton Quantity: 8 Canadian Rights: Y Whitecap Books Ltd
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      A celebration of British Columbia through a cook's palate and a photographer's lens, this cookbook highlights the province's diverse edible landscape, from the Pacific Ocean's seafood to Okanagan fruit. The seasonal layout pairs an eclectic collection of made-from-scratch recipes with evocative images, paying tribute to wholesome unprocessed foods and the skilled farmers who grow them.

      Seafood lovers will find plenty of ideas for enjoying the Pacific's bounty with recipes for halibut, salmon, oysters, mussels, clams and spot prawns. B.C.'s prized fruits are featured in summer pies, tarts, meringues and ice cream while fall and winter recipes showcase local pears, apples and cranberries. The Fraser Valley's meats appear throughout the book, as do the region's vegetables that make up vegetarian dishes like the award-winning Ratatouille Pie.

      There's even a section for getting back to basics with everything from stocks, to pasta, to honest-to-goodness real mayonnaise. British Columbia from Scratch features the province's most commonplace market ingredients, making this book as practical as it is beautiful.

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      Denise Marchesault
      is a classically trained cook with a particular fondness for French cooking techniques. A firm believer in cooking from scratch, Denise's soups and sauces are created with fresh, local ingredients. She lives in Vancouver with her husband and twin daughters.

      Caroline West
      is an art director, photographer, vintage home wares collector and contributor to Vogue Living Australia. She lives on Vancouver Island with her husband.

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      With its gentle coastal winters and sun-baked summer valleys, choosing what to cook from British Columbia's cornucopia can stump the most imaginative home chef. Approached with a French touch, this book combines seasonal fruits and vegetables — think asparagus and apricots — with Pacific seafood and pasture-raised meats. Pork and shrimp dumplings, smoked duck and sesame dressing are a nod to the province's Chinese and Japanese cuisine, in this beautiful, tip-filled book that allows Mother Nature to take the lead.
      The Globe and Mail

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    Araxi Roots to Shoots: Farm Fresh Recipes James Walt, Andrew Morrison
    9781927958735 Hardcover COOKING / Regional & Ethnic On Sale Date: August 22, 2016 Print Run: 5000
    $37.95 CAD 9.69 x 11.32 x 1.05 in | 224 pages Carton Quantity: 10 Canadian Rights: Y Figure 1 Publishing
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      Gordon Ramsay calls it the best restaurant in Canada. The chefs at Araxi Restaurant and Oyster Bar call it a celebration of where they live. In this follow-up to their James Beard?nominated cookbook, award-winning chef James Walt and his team share 80 classic recipes from Araxi?s dining room and signature Longtable events, all adapted for delicious home cooking.
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      One of the country?s leading chefs, cookbook author and ?farm-to-table? pioneer James Walt continues to inspire his guests, creating compelling regional cuisine based on local, sustainable ingredients. A graduate of the Stratford Chefs School, his impressive culinary career spans some of British Columbia?s leading restaurants including a four-year tenure at Sooke Harbour House and as opening chef to sister restaurant Blue Water Cafe in Vancouver. James was also Executive Chef to the Canadian Embassy in Rome, Italy; an experience that helped shape the way he cooks today.
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      James Walt s cooking is clean and focused. His attention to detail is unparalleled in Whistler, and his dedication to local ingredients shines through in his recipes. A truly beautiful book! - David Hawksworth, executive chef, "Hawksworth Restaurant" Everything about Araxi embodies great food and great hospitality. It is the culinary jewel of Whistler. Savour and read with passion. - Vikram Vij, CEO of "Vij s Group of Companies" " You could call it a celebration of the fresh foods of British Columbia, or a landmark in Canadian cookbook publishing, or just the best-looking book of the year." - Julian Armstrong, Montreal Gazette "This collection of recipes is a great example of what makes James Walt one of the top five chefs in Canada." - David McMillan, owner and chef of Joe Beef
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    CinCin Wood-Fired Cucina Andrew Richardson Canada, Francis Mallmann
    9781927958742 Hardcover COOKING / Regional & Ethnic On Sale Date: October 03, 2016 Print Run: 5000
    $37.95 CAD 9.5 x 11.12 x 1.05 in | 224 pages Carton Quantity: 12 Canadian Rights: Y Figure 1 Publishing
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      What is the essence of Italian cuisine? CinCin?s renowned Chef Andrew Richardson believes it is cooking in rhythm with the seasons and allowing fresh, local ingredients to shine. CinCin: Wood-fired Italian Cucina showcases the restaurant?s signature wood-oven cooking techniques and Chef Richardson?s traditional Italian dishes married with seasonal West-Coast flavours.
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      Andrew Richardson began his illustrious career in Newcastle, UK, at the Michelin-starred 21 Queen Street, followed by a stint at Brasserie 21, which won the Michelin Bib Gourmand rating. Other career highlights include Vancouver's stellar restaurants, Cioppino's and West, and Northern California's, Carter House Inn (Eureka), and the famed French Laundry. Richardson said, ?I believe in simplicity, and the interaction of absolutely prime ingredients on the plate?the passionata, as the Italians say. Less is often more, especially in Italian cookery."
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      "Andrew Richardson is the most thoughtful chef that I know. With their purity and simplicity, the recipes in CinCin offer a real insight into who he is and how he cooks. No noise, no fussjust lots of heart and simple goodness." - Terry Laybourne, chef + owner, "21 Hospitality Group" Andrew Richardson fully captures, in this colorful and imaginative cookbook, the essence and philosophy of Mediterranean cuisine. This book reflects his qualities as a human beingmodest, full of integrity, passionate, creative and drivenwhich are also the very qualities of the extraordinary chef that he is. - Chapeau! Pino Posteraro, owner + executive chef, "Cioppino's Mediterranean Grill"
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    Les Faux Bourgeois Andreas Seppelt Canada
    9781772140514 Paperback COOKING / Regional & Ethnic On Sale Date: May 30, 2020
    $26.95 CAD 7 x 10 x 0 in | 224 pages Carton Quantity: 1 Canadian Rights: Y Anvil Press
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      Les Faux Bourgeois Bistro is an award-winning French bistro situated at the awkward intersection of Kingsway and Fraser Street in an equally disjointed neighbourhood in East Vancouver. Founded in 2007, Les Faux Bourgeois soon became a beacon of French bistro "amor" and garnered a loyal clientele and critical acclaim to match. Selected by the Georgia Straight as "Best French" in 2013, 2014, and 2015; Mia Stainsby of the Vancouver Sun proclaimed: "It either makes you pine for Paris, or transports you there!"; and, Vancouver Magazine soon chimed in: "It's no wonder this savvy effort plays to a packed house every night ... Oenophiles masquerading as servers maintain a spirited atmosphere of clinking glasses and lively chatter with hefty pours of the cheap and cheerful. Best call ahead." Les Fauxbo, now in its eighth year, continues to pump out bistro-love, with a classic French bistro cuisine, simple yet elegant, in a vibrant and unpretentious setting. The recipes are traditional, with a slight ?West Coast' tweak, and with an understanding that even simple dishes can be elevated with the proper time and attention. Bistro cuisine has always navigated the balance between rich ingredients and a lighter touch of French cooking. The names of the dishes are simple and evocative: pate de campagne, duck confit, cassoulet, boudin noir, and the ubiquitous ?steak frites,' for example. Many have heard of these dishes, and some have tried them. The Fauxbo book will endeavor to walk the reader through the preparation of these classics, while sharing some anecdotal ?culinary' history and literary tidbits along the way. The Fauxbo book is designed to bring many things ?French' into your home, through recipes, and meditations on ingredients, such as cheese, chacuterie, and most importantly, the wine! We'll spend some time demystifying the classic wine regions and showing the reader how to find those little ?nuggets' of wine bliss on the local shelves, and we'll also discuss other classic French spirits and apertifs and how to avoid the plethora of ?jive juice' which makes its way into your consumer options. We'll walk you through the classic cheeses, and post our list of six or seven ?can't miss' party offerings and also commentary from local wine and cheese experts. "Vive la Fete!"
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      Andreas has spent more than twenty-five years in the restaurant business, first as a French-service waiter for Hy's Mansion in Vancouver and then after a lengthy stint of writing in Mexico City, returning to Vancouver in 1998, to begin anew. His first restaurant, Bukowski's was on Commercial Drive in Vancouver's Little Italy and was much loved in bohemian circles (particularly the jazz and literary communities). This was followed by the sweetly iconic fish shack, called Go Fish, which opened in 2004. In 2008, Andreas opened Les Faux Bourgeois with master builder Stephan Gagnon and designer Scott Cohen. 'Les Fauxbo' has quickly become a city-favourite, its arrival marking the beginning of a new wave of bistro which is modest and playful and gives homage to it's predecessors in Montreal and Paris. "
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    The Farmers Market Cookbook The Ultimate Guide to Enjoying Fresh, Local, Seasonal Produce Julia Shanks, Brett Grohsgal
    9780865718227 Paperback COOKING / Seasonal Publication Date: May 01, 2016
    $29.95 CAD 8 x 9 x 0.67 in | 336 pages Carton Quantity: 20 Canadian Rights: Y New Society Publishers
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      Farmers markets and CSAs are among the best places to find high-quality, diverse, and exciting vegetables and fruits. But the rich array of unusual varieties can be confusing and overwhelming. From detailed produce descriptions to storage tips, preparation techniques, and over 200 flavorful recipes, The Farmers Market Cookbook has the answer to every prospective locavore's perennial question, "What do I do with this?"

      Featuring a range of traditional favorites alongside innovative creations showcasing the stunning flavors of heirloom fruits and vegetables, this guide to seasonal eating will help you engage your powers of creativity, learning, and experimentation. Recipes include:

      • Garlic scape vichyssoise
      • Potato fennel "risotto"
      • Beef roulade with cilantro mojo
      • Cantaloupe salsa

      Eating locally cultivates appreciation for those who grow our food. Full of practical insights from field to fork, The Farmers Market Cookbook celebrates the small farmer's labor of love with recipes that showcase every crop at its best—essential reading for anyone who wants to appreciate fresh food at its best.

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      Julia Shanks is a chef, serial entrepreneur and certified pilot whose passion for food preparation began when she was 12 years old and determined to bake, grill and steam her way through the complete set of Time-Life Cookbooks. In her later years, she honed her culinary talents working in restaurants around the country, developing a taste for fresh, local and seasonal foods. Today, Julia consults with restaurants, farms and food producers, helping them maximize profits and streamline revenues. In her tiny, urban garden in Cambridge, MA, she harvests vegetables seven months out of the year.

      Brett Grohsgal has dedicated himself to delighting tastebuds from New England to California, working as everything from line cook to executive chef, while developing and sharing his appreciation for artisanal, seasonal foods. As his passion for cooking evolved he began growing his own produce, and in 1996 he and his wife established Even' Star Organic Farm. Even’ Star focuses on harvesting crops year-round for restaurants, grocery stores, universities, farmers markets, and the Grohsgals’ own successful CSA, while adhering to the highest standards of responsible environmental stewardship. “Life is too short, and farm life too arduous, to ever grow or eat boring foods.”

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