The road trip. Nothing between you and your destination but pavement and open sky. As one of Canada's foremost nature photographers, Mike Grandmaison has travelled from coast to coast and everywhere in between looking for that perfect shot and those classic Canadian moments.
Part travelogue, part photo diary, On the Road with Mike Grandmaison takes you on a virtual trip across Canada. From the remote stretches of the Dempster Highway between Yukon and the Northwest Territories to the endless expanse of the Trans-Canada, Mike shares his favourite locales and the stories that make them unforgettable.
Stop after stop, snap after snap, the amazing people and places of Canada will inspire you--outdoor explorers, photography buffs, and readers alike--to get out and create your own amazing stories.
Until she met Obrum Kehler, serious Sarah Sudermann had never laughed. Her mother said she always reached for the black things first. As a young girl, she was haunted by a vision of her grandmother bolt upright in her black trough coffin, laughing so hard her bonnet slipped off to the side and hung from one ear. But then Obrum looked at her with his Robin's egg eyes and red paint on his nose.
And then there was the lawnswing . . . and the piano. Not practical. Not necessary. Especially for a young couple struggling through the Great Depression. When Beethoven Blatz enters to tune their piano everything is in place for the Kehler family to make great music together.
Full of love, longing, and tenderness, Grandmother Laughing is a story about unconventional families and the lengths we will go to find fulfillment for ourselves and the ones we cherish.
Sergeant Neumann and the inmates of Camp 133 are back!
Even thousands of miles from the front lines, locked into a Canadian prisoner-of-war camp at the base of the Canadian Rockies, death isn't far away. For August Neumann, head of Camp Civil Security and decorated German war hero, this is the reality. Chef Schlipal has been found dead in Mess #3, a knife in his back.
Now it's up to Neumann to find out what would drive the men of the camp, brothers-in-arms, to turn on each other. He's learned, of course, that beneath the veneer of duty and honour, the camp is anything but civil.
When the trail of clues ends at the edge of the prison yard, Neumann must consider the crime bigger than the camp. Is someone getting out of the prison? If so, can he follow? If he can't, he might have to live with the dishonour of Camp 133.
Wayne Arthurson, 2016 writer-in-residence for Edmonton libraries, is a freelance writer whose work has appeared in Saturday Night, Air Canada's En Route, Writer's Digest, Canadian Living, and AlbertaViews. Fall from Grace, the second novel in the Leo Desroches series, won the 2012 Alberta Readers' Choice Award. Wayne is also the author of several history books and the co-author of the most popular fanblog for Amazing Race Canada, Gord and Wayne's Amazing Race Canada. He is a husband and father, and he drums in a band which is as yet unnamed, in Edmonton, Alberta.
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