Series: Hell and DamnationA Sinner's Guide to Eternal TormentPaperbackMarq de Villiers9780889775848$24.95RELIGION Mar 02, 2019
In Hell and Damnation, bestselling author Marq de Villiers takes readers on a journey into the strange richness of the human imaginings of hell, deep into time and across many faiths, back into early Egypt and the 5,000-year-old Mesopotamian epic of Gilgamesh. This urbane, funny, and deeply researched guide ventures well beyond the Nine Circles of Dante’s Hell and the many medieval Christian visions into the hellish descriptions in Islam, Buddhism, Jewish legend, Japanese traditions, and more.
Series: The Regina CollectionAmerican RefugeesTurning to Canada for FreedomHardcoverRita Shelton Deverell9780889776258$21.95HISTORY May 11, 2019
When it became clear that Donald Trump would become the new US president on election night in 2016, the website for Citizenship and Immigration Canada crashed. It was overwhelmed by Americans afraid that the United States would once again enter a period of intolerance and military aggression. In American Refugees, Rita Deverell shows that from the Revolutionary War to the Underground Railroad through to McCarthyism and Vietnam, Americans have fled to Canada in times of crisis. Many still flee. All have sought better lives, while helping to shap... + Read More
Series: Writers on WritingVoiceAdam Pottle on Writing with DeafnessPaperbackAdam Pottle9780889775930$18.95BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY Mar 02, 2019
In Voice, Adam Pottle explores the crucial role deafness has played in the growth of his imagination, and in doing so presents a unique perspective on a writer’s development. Born deaf in both ears, Pottle recounts what it was like growing up in a world of muted sound, and how his deafness has influenced virtually everything about his writing, from his use of language to character and plot choices. Salty, bold, and relentlessly honest, Voice makes us think about writing in entirely new ways and expands our understanding of deafness and the gif... + Read More
Series: The Regina CollectionThe OrganistFugues, Fatherhood, and a Fragile MindHardcoverMark Abley9780889775817$24.95BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY Jan 18, 2019
Harry Abley was a nightmare of a father: depressive, self-absorbed, unpredictable, emotionally unstable. He was also a dream of a father: gentle, courageous, artistically gifted. Mark Abley, his only child, grew up in the shadow of music and mental illness. How he came to terms with this divided legacy, and how he learned to be a man in the absence of a traditional masculine role model, are central to this beautifully written memoir. This extraordinary story will speak to all those who love music, who struggle with depression, or who wrestle w... + Read More
Series: The Unexpected CopIndian Ernie on a Life of LeadershipPaperbackErnie Louttit9780889775992$21.95BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY Jan 26, 2019
The cop who blew the whistle on Saskatoon’s notorious “Starlight Tours,” Ernie Louttit is the bestselling author of two previous “Indian Ernie” books. He demonstrates in this latest title that being a leader means sticking to your convictions and sometimes standing up to the powers that be. One of the first Indigenous officers hired by the Saskatoon Police, he was an outsider who became an insider, with a difference. A former military man with a passion for the law, he was tough on the beat, but was also a role model for kids on the streets.
Series: Black Writers MatterPaperbackWhitney French9780889776166$27.95LITERARY COLLECTIONS Feb 02, 2019
An anthology of African-Canadian writing, Black Writing Matters offers a cross-section of established writers and newcomers to the literary world who tackle contemporary and pressing issues with beautiful, sometimes raw, prose. As Whitney French says in her introduction, Black Writing Matters “injects new meaning into the word diversity [and] harbours a sacredness and an everydayness that offers Black people dignity.” An “invitation to read, share, and tell stories of Black narratives that are close to the bone,” this collection feels particula... + Read More
Series: Clearing the PlainsDisease, Politics of Starvation, and the Loss of Indigenous LifePaperbackJames Daschuk9780889776227$27.95SOCIAL SCIENCE Feb 16, 2019
This new edition of Clearing the Plains has a forward by Pulitzer Prize winning author, Elizabeth Fenn, and explanations of the book’s influence by leading Canadian historians. Called “one of the most important books of the twenty-first century” by the Literary Review of Canada, it was named a “Book of the Year” by The Globe and Mail, Quill & Quire, the Writers’ Trust, and won the Sir John A. Macdonald Prize, among many others.
Series: No SurrenderThe Land Remains IndigenousPaperbackSheldon Krasowski9780889775961$27.95SOCIAL SCIENCE Feb 16, 2019
Between 1869 and 1877 the government of Canada negotiated Treaties One through Seven with the Indigenous peoples of the Great Plains. Many historians argue that the negotiations suffered from cultural misunderstandings between the treaty commissioners and Indigenous chiefs, but newly uncovered eyewitness accounts show that the Canadian government had a strategic plan to deceive over the “surrender clause” and land sharing.According to Sheldon Krasowski’s research, Canada understood that the Cree, Anishnabeg, Saulteaux, Assiniboine, Siksika, Pii... + Read More
Series: Organized ViolenceCapitalist Warfare in Latin AmericaPaperbackDawn Paley9780889776104$34.95POLITICAL SCIENCE May 25, 2019
Official stories from media centers in New York and Mexico City say that most violence in Latin America is a product of the drug trade. Organized Violence exposes how that narrative serves corporate and state interests and de-politicizes situations that have more to do with coal, oil, or rare wood extraction than with cocaine. Global capital and violence reinforce conditions that fortify the current economic order, and whether it be the military, police, or death squads that pull the trigger, economic expansion benefits from the violent elimina... + Read More
Series: Where Once They StoodNewfoundland's Rocky Road towards ConfederationPaperbackRaymond B. Blake9780889776074$34.95HISTORY Mar 23, 2019
Coming on the 70th anniversary of Newfoundland joining Confederation, as well as the 150th anniversary of its first rejection of Canada, Where Once They Stood challenges popular notions that those who voted against Confederation in 1869 and for union with Canada in 1948 were uninformed, incompetent, ignorant, and gullible. Raymond Blake and Melvin Baker demonstrate that, in fact, voters fully understood the issues at stake in both cases, and in 1948 women too became instrumental in determining the final outcome, voting for Canada, believing it ... + Read More
Series: Oskana Poetry & PoeticsForty-One PagesOn Poetry, Language, and WildernessPaperbackJohn Steffler9780889775879$21.95POETRY Mar 16, 2019
In this series of elegant and wide-ranging meditations on language, wilderness, poetry, and technocracy, John Steffler takes us on a guided tour of one poet’s mental workshop. His focus is vividly personal, shaped by his interests and experience, and at the same time universal. What is it to be human? Steffler is not afraid to be provocative, but he is also compassionately alert to moral, political, and cultural complexity. This is a book that will convince you that poetry can indeed make a great deal happen.
Series: Finding FatherStories from Mennonite DaughtersPaperbackMary Ann Loewen9780889775909$21.95BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY May 11, 2019
Finding Father is a collection of stories about Mennonite fathers by their daughters. Written by well-known and first-time writers, these stories illuminate the often close and sometimes troubling relationships that exist between one of humanity’s most precious bonds. From battles over relationships and sexuality, to debates over chores and church, these stories also hold the shared intimacies of driving side by side with dad, laughing, and headed down the road.
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