What could possibly compel someone to dream of a voyage to a desolate, inhospitable, red planet devoid of flowers? Within this keepsake book you will find seventy-five reflections, observations, tips, and musings paired with Denise Adams's gorgeous wildflower photography. From swaths of roadside fireweed to a solitary lady's slipper, The Little Book of Wildflower Whispers serves as a gentle reminder to pause and smell the roses. Arranged by season and including both common and rare plants, this book is the perfect gift for the nature lover in ... + Read More
Series: Amazing StoriesJames MacleodThe Red Coats' First True LeaderPaperbackElle Andra-Warner9781927051757$9.95BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY Apr 14, 2019
A vivid account of the life and times of the larger-than-life Canadian hero who played a major role in the peaceful development of western Canada. A descendant of warriors, chiefs, and military men of the Clan MacLeod, James A.F. Macleod led an adventurous life that took him from his birthplace on Scotland's Isle of Skye to the Canadian west. After immigrating to Ontario, Macleod became a lawyer and militia officer before joining the effort to quell the 1870 Red River Resistance. In 1874, he was appointed assistant commissioner of the newly fo... + Read More
"I believe in the power of original sin," writes James Arthur, "in the wound/ that keeps on wounding." Set against a backdrop of political turmoil in the United States, The Suicide's Son is about the complicated personal histories that parents inherit, add to, and pass on to their children. This is a confessional book of masks and personae, of depopulated landscapes haunted by history's violence, of speakers whose conflicted truth-telling is marked by sense of complicity in the falsehoods they glimpse around them. "I'm aging very slowly, becaus... + Read More
Series: Halifax Confronts RaceThe extraordinary story of the public Encounter sessions of 1970PaperbackRobert Ashe9781459504820$22.95SOCIAL SCIENCE Apr 02, 2019
Amid simmering social unrest in the late 1960s, Halifax invited twelve outside urban planning experts and community activists to take part in a remarkable social experiment: a week of events examining and critiquing the city's management, decisions, policies, and personnel. Each day was spent in secret meeting with local and provincial civil servants. But every evening was spent hearing from community members about how Halifax was being run by those in power, in sessions broadcast live on local CBC television.The process brought to light the re... + Read More
Series: Mean Game, ThePaperbackJohn Barger9781989287095$18.95POETRY Apr 15, 2019
The Mean Game--John Wall Barger's fourth book-length entry in what might be called, collectively, a savage comedy--bristles with allegories that explore human cruelty and suffering. Gathering narratives that feel both ancient and modern, Barger forges an apocalyptic vision without sacrificing poetry's underlying sense of joy, humour and revelation. Part comic book translated from a dead language, and part nightmare dreamscape, The Mean Game is a must-read from one of Canada's most kinetic writers.
Poems about perception across the sensory spectrum and the arc of learning about the outer world and the inner self.Mike Barnes' Braille Rainbow is about perception across the sensory spectrum and the arc of learning about the world and about oneself. These poems, organized in four sections, engage first with infant appetites, others, and social justice, before turning inward to traverse the perilous heights and depths of the mind, drawing on Barnes' own experience of mental illness and his years of caring for his mother in her dementia. The la... + Read More
Series: brethth treez uv lunaria: selektid rare n nu pomes n drawings, 1957–2019Hardcoverbill bissett9781772012262$29.95LITERARY COLLECTIONS Apr 26, 2019
breth presents both new and selected poems from legendary Canadian sound, visual, and performance poet bill bissett. bissett’s innovations have shaped poetry, music, painting, and publishing and have stimulated, provoked, influenced, shocked, and delighted audiences for half a century. This new collection, bissett writes, “shows sew manee threds thru poetree n langwage btween n thru lyrik sound song vizual narrativ non narrativ his her storikal naytur humour sexual romantik politikul metaphysikal spiritual fuseyun th pickshur image in th lettr ... + Read More
Series: Yoga for Everyone50 Poses For Every Type of BodyPaperbackDianne Bondy9781465480774$25.99HEALTH & FITNESS Apr 02, 2019
50 poses for every type of bodyFor years, yoga books have asked readers to bend over backward (literally!) to conform to their physical demands. It’s time for the opposite—for readers to demand that yoga conforms to their individual needs. It’s time for a yoga book to reflect the broader population who would benefit from a yoga practice geared toward them.This book offers yoga for everyone: big, small, elderly, pregnant, disabled—everyone. It’s why that word is in the title. No matter who you are, you can do all 50 poses in this book. And then ... + Read More
Series: Environmental HumanitiesOn Active GroundsAgency and Time in the Environmental HumanitiesPaperbackRobert Boschman9781771123396$42.99NATURE Apr 17, 2019
On Active Grounds considers the themes of agency and time through the burgeoning, interdisciplinary field of the environmental humanities. Fourteen essays and a photo album cover topics such as environmental practices and history, temporal literacy, graphic novels, ecocinema, ecomusicology, animal studies, Indigeneity, wolf reintroduction, environmental history, green conservatism, and social-ecological systems change. The book also speaks to the growing concern regarding environmental issues in the aftermath of the 2015 Paris Climate Conferenc... + Read More
Series: Amazing StoriesSearching for Pitt Lake GoldFacts and Fantasy in the Legend of SlumachPaperbackFred Braches9781772032765$9.95HISTORY May 14, 2019
A smart, concise analysis of the legend of Slumach’s Gold, which strives to uncover the truth behind this mythical gold deposit said to be hidden north of Pitt Lake. British Columbia is gold country, and with gold comes legends that have been passed down through the generations. Ever since the Fraser Canyon gold rush, prospectors and adventurers have been looking for a mysterious, exceedingly rich gold deposit in the watershed of Pitt Lake, first mentioned in a small newspaper entry in November 1869. Over time, as the story spread, the man at ... + Read More
Expanding breathlessly in the magnitude of loss, Shirley Camia's fourth collection, Mercy, confronts despair to emerge anew with a bright offering of elegy. Beginning at her mother's hospital bed, Camia invites readers to keep vigil while she journeys through seasons of bereavement, from the wake to the graveside, and into a year of processing, searching, and healing. Ethereal and elegant, Camia's reflections are grounded in grief as they do the aching, earthshattering work of mourning and moving forward.
Series: How to Do ThingsA Timeless Guide to a Simpler LifeHardcoverWilliam Campbell9781452171678$34.95HOUSE & HOME Apr 02, 2019
For anyone who wants to learn how to catch a runaway pig, mend a fence post, milk a cow, or throw an unforgettable barn party, this engaging volume delivers timeless advice on accomplishing tasks big and small around the house, garden, and farm. Featuring original text and illustrations from the 1919 first edition, this 100th-anniversary volume presents a new generation of readers with expert guidance on every facet of homesteading in a very handsomely crafted package. With projects that range from practical (ridding a yard of poison ivy) to do... + Read More
an orientation of thought in thinking how a / thought begins and then travels on to arrive / at another place connected and like-minded A work of art is never entirely present in itself but rather is always at large in the mind of the viewer. So it is that a painting needs to know the simplest question those viewing it are asking themselves. From the intimate starting point of observer and observed, Carson's seductive, exhilarating new collection turns poetry and paintings, making and representation, language and thought on their heads. "What... + Read More
The debut cookbook from YouTube cooking superstar Sara Lynn Cauchon of The Domestic GeekWith more than 1.4 million followers, and over 100 million video views, The Domestic Geek is one of YouTube’s most popular cooking shows. Fans adore host Sara Lynn Cauchon’s fresh, fun, no-fuss style of cooking and her easy recipes are big on flavor and have a healthful twist. Readers won’t find any fancy, hard-to-pronounce ingredients here, nor will they have to make a trip to the health food store to prepare delicious dishes like Greek Chicken Soup, Veggie... + Read More
Series: Perspectives on Open AccessContextualizing OpennessSituating Open SciencePaperbackLeslie Chan9780776626666$29.95SCIENCE May 21, 2019
An important part of identifying the structural, technical, policy and cultural contexts for Open Science in the Global South is recognizing the plurality and diversity in the framing and meanings of “openness.”This volume brings together contributions from the twelve projects that form the Open and Collaborative Science in Development Network (OCSDN), and is organized along four themes: Defining Open Science in Development; Governing Open Science; Negotiating Open Science; and Expanding Open Science for Social Transfor... + Read More
What happens to identity when we're obsessed with self-surveillance and devalued words? Now that we've sold ourselves to ourselves, shuffling letters and sounds around to hide the pain, how do we represent the uncanny valley in which we've set up shop? In lèse-majesté, Jason Christie recoils in horror at the thoroughness of his self, then begins to write toward a new understanding brokered between all the things that define him and who he thinks he should be and interrogates how we reduce people to words, especially online, turning them into ob... + Read More
In strikingly assured poems of formal and informal grace, Laura Cok's Doubter's Hymnal explores the compelling nature of faith and its loss and the shifting dynamics of family life. Steering clear of sentimentality, Cok has created a mirror in this marvelous debut, in which we can all recognize a little of ourselves.
Moving Still: Performative Photography in India explores themes of migration, gender, religion and national identity through the lens of modern and contemporary photography in India. While exploring the early beginnings of photography in India with works from Ram Singh II and Umrao Singh Sher-Gil, the primary focus of this publication is the lens-based practices of contemporary artists such as Naveen Kishore, Atul Bhalla, Tejal Shah, Vivan Sundaram, Sunil Gupta, Anita Dube and Pushpamala N. Artists rooted in the diversity of cultures and multip... + Read More
Unless Acted Upon, a book which in its heart of hearts wants to be a Rube Goldberg machine, explores different kinds of forces and movements. It applies the laws of motion (classical and textbook physics) to human relationships and institutions. It asks, "isn't emotion a / combo of magnitude and direction?" It zigzags between intimacy and the geopolitical, between human rights and human rites. Any one of these things can get pretty weird, though those levels of weird might be measured against each other.
Cooley conducts a chorus of "clucks & barks & muffled cries" to unconstrained cacophony. Bursting with a remarkable and encompassing cast of spiders and fish, crows and bears, rats, chickens, and cows, bestiary gives free rein to very human feelings and the way they grow, stunt, and stampede out on the prairie landscape. Amid hushed and howling moments, the natural bends uncanny while the extraordinary roots into the organic under Cooley's careful eye.
Deep in the woods, way down the well, in the darkest, dampest parts of story, Cooley spins out his web. Like the best and most magical of fairy tales, cold-press moon catches our anxieties and hopes, glimmers with mischief and mystery, and gloms on to something like truth. Romantic and irreverent, playful and profound, these poems work like spells to wake the vital heart.
Series: Canada is Not BackHow Justin Trudeau is in over his head on foreign policyPaperbackJocelyn Coulon9781459413344$24.95POLITICAL SCIENCE Apr 30, 2019
In October 2015, Canadians elected a prime minister who promised to rehabilitate Canada's reputation globally. Justin Trudeau, "the free world's best hope" according to Rolling Stone Magazine, cultivated his image as a staunch advocate for a generous, liberal international order: maintaining peace, helping migrants and refugees, seeking dialogue and enhancing relations with other countries, and reengagement with the UN.Foreign affairs expert Jocelyn Coulon had a front row seat as a key Liberal party advisor during the election and early days of... + Read More
Afraid to be alone / we met by lamplight, trading stories: // Sin of Man was one, // Age of Science, another. More // prayers than answers. Daniel Cowper's debut poetry collection, Grotesque Tenderness, speaks for an unrooted age, for unrooted people. In these poems, city-dwellers long to ally themselves with some sympathetic culture or the evolutionary logic of nature, but those alliances remain conditional, ambiguous, or dangerous. A tsunami smashes a harbour city into ?tide-rows of burning debris?; children chase snakes in summer meadows. T... + Read More
Series: In VivoA Phenomenology of Life-Defining MomentsPaperbackGabor Csepregi9780773556638$29.95PHILOSOPHY Apr 30, 2019
The course of human life, punctuated by unexpected and transformative moments, is never uniform. What are the characteristics of such life-defining moments, what responses do they evoke, and how do they transform the lives of those who experience them? In Vivo explores foundational questions and pivotal moments of the human experience ? engagement with a foreign culture, the decision to break free from unfortunate experiences, a generous action undertaken in the context of an otherwise regular day ? in terms of their life-altering potential. T... + Read More
In the title poem of Kayla Czaga’s sophomore collection, a teenage speaker is suspended between knowledge and experience, confidently hovering there before the world plunges her into adult life. Dunk Tank reimagines the body as a strange and unknowable landscape: full of cancers that “burst like blackberries,” a butt that could run for prime minister of Canada, and the underworld lurking in Winona Ryder’s pores. Clouds become testicles and uteri turn into goldfish, flickering and fragile, but still ultimately glowing. These poems explore the va... + Read More
Series: SH:LAM (The Doctor)PaperbackJoseph Dandurand9781988449715$19.95POETRY Grade (US) from IF - IFMay 01, 2019
This powerful collection, all too relevant today, tells a story that needs to be told. The author writes, "This is the truth of what has happened to my people. The Kwantlen people used to number in the thousands but like all river tribes, eighty percent of our people were wiped out by smallpox and now there are only 200 of us. As a Kwantlen man, father, fisherman, poet and playwright I believe the gift of words was given to me so I can retell our stories?" These poems tell the story of a Kwantlen man who has been given the gift of healing but i... + Read More
Series: Complicated SimplicityIsland Life in the Pacific NorthwestPaperbackJoy Davis9781772032703$22.95NATURE Apr 16, 2019
A frank, practical, and entertaining exploration of the pleasures and complexities of living on small islands. Many people dream of living simple lives on small islands, but few are aware of some of the unique challenges that accompany this distinctive lifestyle. From negotiating surrounding waters to creating a sustainable home and making a viable life away from urban conveniences, small-island living can be rewarding or difficult (or both), depending on myriad circumstances. Complicated Simplicity: Island Life in the Pacific Northwest draw... + Read More
Series: Let Me Feed YouEveryday Recipes Offering the Comfort of HomeHardcoverRosie Daykin9780147531087$35.00COOKING Apr 09, 2019
Welcome home! A warm and welcoming cookbook to celebrate the simple pleasures of cooking at home, from Rosie Daykin, bestselling author of Butter Baked Goods and Butter Celebrates!Rosie Daykin’s talent in life is feeding; cooking for others has always been her way of starting a conversation - of letting you know she cares. She shared this talent on a large scale when she opened her little-neighborhood-bakery-that-could, Butter Baked Goods, and then again with her bestselling cookbooks, Butter Baked Goods and Butter Celebrates! With Let Me Feed ... + Read More
Series: It’s a Big Deal!PaperbackDina Del Bucchia9781772012255$16.95POETRY Mar 25, 2019
So many things seem like a BIG DEAL: fashionable clothes, food trends for healthfulness and coolness, personal turmoils, what someone else just said, the ever-charged political landscape, Instagram posts, extinct megafauna, avocado toast … the list could – and does – go on and on. Quirky, wry, sensitive, bitchy, and honest, It’s a Big Deal! interrogates the ways we interpret and process the big deals of our twenty-first-century lives. Del Bucchia’s poetic voice is unique, delivering sharp humour and candid sincerity.
Series: Bake the SeasonsSweet and Savoury Dishes to Enjoy Throughout the YearPaperbackMarcella DiLonardo9780735235199$32.00COOKING Apr 02, 2019
Rediscover the simple pleasures of baking with a collection of comforting sweet and savoury recipes that celebrates seasonal flavours.Inspired by the abundance of the farms, orchards, and gardens of her childhood, Marcella DiLonardo has always loved baking throughout the year with the wide range of fruits and vegetables that accompany the changing seasons. With a few quality pantry essentials, Marcella focuses on simplicity in Bake the Seasons, sharing over 100 sweet and savoury recipes. These homey favourites are often modern twists on familia... + Read More
Series: Nanaimo GirlA MemoirPaperbackPrudence Emery9781770865273$24.95BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY Jun 22, 2019
Born in Nanaimo to a family of eccentrics, Prudence Emery was set up to do all the right things: she went to Crofton House private school for girls in Vancouver, attended the Trafalgar Day Ball, and was a debutante. But she shattered family expectations when she took off for London to attend art school. There, living on an allowance from her father, she met and became fast friends with an astonishing array of people, and at the expense of her studies, she became a party girl.After her father cautioned her that he would not pay for such a decade... + Read More
"Paola Ferrante comes out of the gate as one of the strongest new writers in Canada. In What to Wear When Surviving a Lion Attack, the perversions of procedural thinking are exposed in a mock-scientific deconstruction of man's attempted dominion over women. Classic horror films, biology, fairy tale motifs, and subtle biography, weave together in a dance that is grotesque and revealing in the best possible way. This collection will not make you comfortable. It will leave you gaping, nodding your head, dumbfounded both by the brutality of its tru... + Read More
Series: Amazing StoriesCornelius O'KeefeThe Life, Loves, and Legacy of an Okanagan RancherPaperbackSherri Field9781772032482$9.95HISTORY Apr 14, 2019
An entertaining biography of cattle baron and land magnate Cornelius O’Keefe, founder of the Historic O’Keefe Ranch. From humble beginnings to a life of prosperity in the heart of the Okanagan Valley, Cornelius O’Keefe is best known today through the historic ranch in Vernon, BC, that still bears his name. Established in 1867, the O’Keefe Ranch was at one time the largest cattle ranch in the region, with thousands of head of cattle grazing in the vast open ranges. By the early 1900s, the ranch had grown to over 12,000 acres, and Cornelius O’Kee... + Read More
Series: Susan BensonArt, Design and Craft on StageHardcoverPatricia Flood9780228101772$35.00BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY Apr 29, 2019
A compelling exploration of the career of one of theater's most outstanding theatrical designers. This book is a detailed and lavishly illustrated look at the work and career of the renowned stage and costume designer Susan Benson, whose work has been seen on some of the world's most influential stages but is most identified with the Stratford Festival. Featured throughout the book are gorgeous full-page photographs from both the live stage and the production process. Behind the scenes commentary reveals the challenges and exhilaration of ... + Read More
Series: Whatever Gets You ThroughTwelve Survivors on Life after Sexual AssaultPaperbackStacey May Fowles9781771643733$22.95SOCIAL SCIENCE Apr 16, 2019
Personal stories of surviving after the trauma of sexual assault. In the era of #MeToo, we’ve become better at talking about sexual assault. But sexual assault isn’t limited to a single, terrible moment of violence: it stays with survivors, following them wherever they go. Through the voices of twelve diverse writers, Whatever Gets You Through offers a powerful look at the narrative of sexual assault not covered by the headlines—the weeks, months, and years of survival and adaptation that people live through in its aftermath. With a foreword b... + Read More
Series: What We CarryPaperbackSusan Glickman9781550655216$17.95POETRY Apr 15, 2019
What We Carry is a profound exploration of the weight of human history at three levels: the individual, the cultural, and environmental. From her brilliant "Extinction Sonnets"--odes to various disappearing species--to a spirited examination of everyday salutations, Susan Glickman's range astonishes: ice storms, sugar maples, early love on the Orient Express, an archaeological dig at Mycenae. Serious but not solemn, full of linguistic and imagistic playfulness, the collection is anchored by poetic translations of Chopin's 24 Preludes, opus 28--... + Read More
Thirty years after its global triumph, neo-liberalism is an abject failure. While its advocates have succeeded in convincing citizens that no other way is possible, that no left turn can be made without an economic collapse, they have not fulfilled their promises of a better world and the result has been more inequality, insecurity, and speculation. Many have sought solace in collective goals ? nationalism, narrow religion, and gender politics ? while notions of universal solidarity, idealism, and humanism have all but disappeared. In Capitali... + Read More
With a sure voice, Groulx, an Anishnaabee writer, artistically weaves together the experiences of Indigenous peoples in settler Canada with those of the people of Palestine, revealing a shared understanding of colonial pasts and presents.
Poems of serious wordplay--an affirmation and celebration of the spectacles we make of our lives. On-stage in Matthew Gwathmey's debut collection are agitated 19th century horsemen, 80s comic book beetles, plaid-clad suburban grunge enthusiasts, Korean aunts turned traffic cops, Parisian mimes--in short, "a multitude of horns." Meanwhile, the "understories," the sub-spectacles of these poems, are the everyday trials and thrills of marriage and family, the search for meaningful love and friendship, and the palpable relief at being able to perf... + Read More
In his first full-length collection of poems, James Hawes explores themes as diverse as nature, travel, love, coleslaw and Steven Seagal, placing his subjects on equal ground, searching for empathy in even the most mundane of events. It is a book of memories of the everyday to the extraordinary and the sensations they arouse; finding humour where it can be found, but always taking time to ponder the mystery and miracle of it all.
Series: The Enslaved QueenA Memoir about Electricity and Mind ControlPaperbackWendy Hoffman9781911597834$24.95PSYCHOLOGY Apr 04, 2019
Written by a survivor of mind control and ritual abuse who is also a therapist, this memoir exposes the existence and practices of organized criminal groups who abuse children, helps the survivors of those abuses, and provides important information for professionals about the dissociative brain. The author's poetic prose contrasts distinctly with the horror of the subject matter.Wendy Hoffman's adult self journeys back to give voice to the infant and child parts of her, describing her handlers' early interventions to destroy bonding and create ... + Read More
Series: White Witch in a Black RobeA True Story About Criminal Mind ControlPaperbackWendy Hoffman9781911597902$24.95PSYCHOLOGY Apr 29, 2019
White Witch in a Black Robe is a memoir about how secret high-level mind control is performed throughout victims' lives and the ways heads of governments and religious organizations participate in it, as well as the healing process and how one's mind becomes whole again.The memoir begins with the author's childhood in a multigenerational satanic cult family, her ordinary life in the normal world, and her simultaneous secret tortuous world. She describes her travels as an Illuminati queen and prophet, encountering well-known leaders (whose names... + Read More
Series: Trout SchoolLessons from a Fly-Fishing MasterPaperbackMark Hume9781771644167$22.95SPORTS & RECREATION Apr 09, 2019
From the wisdom of fishing legend Mo Bradley, an essential guide to fly fishing for trout in the Thompson-Okanagan.Among fly fishers, the Kamloops region in British Columbia’s Thompson-Okanagan is known as one of the best places in the world for catching trout. It owes its reputation in part to Mo Bradley, a man of humble origins now known as a pioneer of fly-fishing culture.In Trout School, award-winning author and journalist Mark Hume passes on what he’s learned from his countless hours on—and off—the lake with the master. Drawing from more t... + Read More
Originally published in 1973, Paulette Jiles’s first collection amazed audiences with its rare depth of texture and verbal dexterity. Her work moves through landscapes that range from Africa to Mexico to Toronto with the ease of a travelling magician. Her swift, intricate metaphors leave the reader breathless, but her work also manages to be straight, earthy, vernacular, and disturbingly perceptive. .
Series: MiroLandTrappedA Mother's Quest to Reclaim Her Daughters1st editionPaperbackAlexandra Karb9781771833486$25.00BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY Apr 01, 2019
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 cultures where children belong to the father's family and women have no rights to them. She puts a promising career as a medical researcher on hold, sets off alone to Jordan and succeeds in an audacious plan to smuggle her daughters back home. But upon returning to Canada... + Read More
Series: Exploded ViewsThe SeedInfertility Is a Feminist IssuePaperbackAlexandra Kimball9781552453858$14.95SOCIAL SCIENCE Apr 10, 2019
Notes on desire, reproduction, and grief, and how feminism doesn't support women struggling to have children In pop culture as much as in policy advocacy, the feminist movement has historically left infertile women out in the cold. This book traverses the chilly landscape of miscarriage, and the particular grief that accompanies the longing to make a family. Framed by her own desire for a child, journalist Alexandra Kimball brilliantly reveals the pain and loneliness of infertility, especially as a lifelong feminist. Her experience of online in... + Read More
Series: Wish I Were HereBoredom and the InterfaceHardcoverMark Kingwell9780773557123$34.95PHILOSOPHY Apr 30, 2019
Are you bored of the endless scroll of your social media feed? Do you swipe left before considering the human being whose face you just summarily rejected? Do you skim articles on your screen in search of intellectual stimulation that never arrives? If so, this book is the philosophical lifeline you have been waiting for. Offering a timely meditation on the profound effects of constant immersion in technology, also known as the Interface, Wish I Were Here draws on philosophical analysis of boredom and happiness to examine the pressing issues o... + Read More
Series: Advancing Studies in Religion SeriesThe Public Work of ChristmasDifference and Belonging in Multicultural SocietiesPaperbackPamela E. Klassen9780773556799$29.95SOCIAL SCIENCE Apr 30, 2019
Christmas is not a holiday just for Christians anymore, if it ever was. Embedded in calendars around the world and long a lucrative merchandising opportunity, Christmas enters multicultural, multi-religious public spaces, provoking both festivity and controversy, hospitality and hostility. The Public Work of Christmas provides a comparative historical and ethnographic perspective on the politics of Christmas in multicultural contexts ranging from a Jewish museum in Berlin to a shopping boulevard in Singapore. A seasonal celebration that is at ... + Read More
Series: Mad Long EmotionPaperbackBen Ladouceur9781552453810$19.95POETRY Apr 10, 2019
Desire and dieffenbachias: new poems from the award-winning author of Otter . Mad Long Emotion wants to talk flora to fauna like you. Loosestrife shoos away humans and green carnations flirt with handsome men. Numerous species, both spiny and spineless, prove as invasive as desire: from Great Lake lampreys to hydraulic triceratopses, we're all just looking for love.
120 easy, flavourful, fresh recipes that put vegetables first!Welcome to a celebration of the textures, colours, and delicious possibilities that vegetables have to offer. From artichoke pesto to spiralized zucchini fries, Ricardo reinvents what vegetables can mean for the modern family. With easy-to-follow instructions, these original recipes—triple-tested in Canada’s top test kitchen—put vegetables front and centre, while meat plays a supporting role.There are recipes for all the familiar vegetables you love best plus some for ones you may ha... + Read More
Series: Unveiling the NationThe Politics of Secularism in France and QuebecPaperbackEmily Laxer9780773556294$34.95POLITICAL SCIENCE May 30, 2019
Over the last few decades, politicians in Europe and North America have fiercely debated the effects of a growing Muslim minority on their respective national identities. Some of these countries have prohibited Islamic religious coverings in public spaces and institutions, while in others, legal restriction remains subject to intense political conflict. Seeking to understand these different outcomes, social scientists have focused on the role of countries' historically rooted models of nationhood and their attendant discourses of secularism. E... + Read More
Series: Red Diaper BabyA Boyhood in the Age of McCarthyismPaperbackJames Laxer9781487006761$16.95BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY Apr 30, 2019
Originally published in 2004, Red Diaper Baby is James Laxer’s compelling and extraordinary memoir of growing up in a communist family during the height of the Cold War. When Jim was born in a Montreal hospital, his father was living in hiding under an assumed name. And when it came time to begin school in Ottawa, Jim was enrolled under a false birth date. Throughout his childhood he was repeatedly instructed not to tell anyone what his father did for work. Laxer’s parents were dedicated members of the Communist Party, true believers in an ideo... + Read More
Slagflowers is the story of a fourth generation son of miners and his journey beyond the world underground. It's the story on a city struggling to grow beyond its past and become more than just a mining city. It's the story of everyone's struggle to be more than their family history, more than their past. It's the story of breaking through the earth and into the light.
Return of the Wild Goose explores the life of writer and activist Katherine Hughes. Set against the intimate relief of a PEI landscape, these poems are inspired by what is known—and unknown—about her contradictory life as a Catholic teacher in Mohawk territory; a journalist working alongside Canada's first-wave feminists and suffragettes; the first public archivist of Alberta; and finally, as a zealous Irish nationalist. This (auto) biographical dialogue between Jane Ledwell and Katherine Hughes offers the reader a fierce remembrance of a PEI r... + Read More
Poems that stride bravely into the day-to-day, recovering the misdirected intensity at its core. Brenda Leifso's Wild Madder is about way-finding--through those moments in which you no longer recognize where you are. It's about not knowing--who you are anymore, how to be in the world, how to love. It's about what's unspoken and about what speaks--conversation with the wild and animate world. It's about marriage, family, motherhood--the drudgery in them and the quiet beauty. This is lyric poetry wracked with pain, rage, and longing. In the beg... + Read More
Series: Magnificent FightThe Winnipeg General StrikePaperbackDennis Lewycky9781773630977$22.00HISTORY Apr 01, 2019
In May 1919, 30,000 Winnipeg workers walked away from their jobs, shutting down large factories, forcing businesses to close and bringing major industries to a halt. Mounted police and hired security, at the behest of the ruling class, violently ended the protest after six weeks. Two men were killed. What started as trade union revolt, the Winnipeg General Strike became a mass protest and was branded as a revolution. In Magnificent Fight, Dennis Lewycky lays out the history of this iconic event, which remains the biggest and longest st... + Read More
Series: Recasting HistoryHow CBC Television Has Shaped Canada's PastPaperbackMonica MacDonald9780773556324$29.95HISTORY Jun 30, 2019
Since 1952, CBC television has played a unique role as the primary mass media purveyor of Canadian history. Yet until now, there have been no comprehensive accounts of Canadian history on television. Monica MacDonald takes us behind the scenes of the major documentaries and docudramas broadcast on the CBC, including in Explorations (1956?64) and the series Images of Canada (1972?76), The National Dream (1974), The Valour and the Horror (1992), and Canada: A People's History (2000?02). Drawing on a wide range of sources, MacDonald explores how... + Read More
A Voluntary Crucifixion traces the story of 20th century Canada through the MacKinnon clan and David J MacKinnon?s life. Disillusioned with the slow death of the soul promised by life at a major Montreal law firm, MacKinnon ripped himself untimely from the profession, making a personal vow to discover society "from the bottom up". A Voluntary Crucifixion recounts the tale of MacKinnon?s adventures and misadventures from post-Tiananmen Hong Kong to various ports of call in the Indian Ocean, offering MacKinnon?s views on everything from censorshi... + Read More
Until the outbreak of hostilities in 1939, Mackenzie King prided himself on never publicly saying anything derogatory about Hitler or Mussolini, unequivocally supporting the appeasement policies of British prime minister Neville Chamberlain and regarding Hitler as a benign fellow mystic. In Mackenzie King in the Age of the Dictators Roy MacLaren leads readers through the political labyrinth that led to Canada's involvement in the Second World War and its awakening as a forceful nation on the world stage. Prime Minister King's fascination with ... + Read More