HGD Spring 2016

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    Out of the Orchard Recipes for Fresh Fruit from the Sunny Okanagan Paperback Julie Van Rosendaal 9781771511322 $29.95 COOKING May 03, 2016
    A brand-new collection of eighty-five contemporary recipes that celebrate tree fruit from the orchards of the Okanagan.BC's Okanagan Valley boasts rich, fertile soil, endless days of summer sun, and a pristine lake fed by pure mountain streams. This magical combination makes it home to some of the most delicious fruit in the world. The BC Tree Fruits cooperative is owned by more than 500 local grower families, and their apples, peaches, pears, cherries, and other fruits are sought out by thousands every season. This beautiful cookbook by bestse... + Read More
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    The Butcher, the Baker, the Wine and Cheese Maker in the Okanagan Paperback Jennifer Schell 9781771511568 $29.95 COOKING May 03, 2016
    Shortlisted for a 2017 Taste Canada Food Writing AwardChefs, farmers, and winemakers unite in this exquisite Okanagan cookbook.Whether it’s a simple soup, a hearty main dish, or a special-occasion dessert, each recipe in this book is written by an Okanagan chef, and inspired by an ingredient that is locally and sustainably produced in the Okanagan. It might be free-run turkey raised on the Hamblett Highland Turkey farm, organic vegetables from the urban gardens of Green City Acres, or brie cheese from Upper Bench Cheese in the Naramata. Add a w... + Read More
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    Food Artisans of the Okanagan Your Guide to the Best Locally Crafted Fare Paperback Jennifer Cockrall-King 9781771511537 $24.95 TRAVEL Apr 05, 2016
    Gold Winner of a 2017 Taste Canada Food Writing AwardDiscover the edible delights of the Okanagan with profiles on more than 125 farm-to-table chefs, bakers, beekeepers, orchardists, farmers, market gardeners, butchers and charcutiers, fisherpeople, coffee roasters, distillers, craft brewers, chocolatiers, millers, foragers, cheesemakers, fishmongers, and producers of fine craft foods and drink. The valley is absolutely bursting with delicious creations, and this self-guided tour is the best way to find them.Complete with full-colour maps of th... + Read More
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    Time to Take Flight The Savvy Woman's Guide to Safe Solo Travel Paperback Jayne Seagrave 9781771511629 $19.95 TRAVEL Apr 12, 2016
    Pack your bags! A reassuring handbook geared toward women between the ages of 40 and 65 who are eager but apprehensive to take a solo adventure.Chicago, St. Louis, London, Vienna ... bestselling author Jayne Seagrave has traveled there, and she's done it solo. Now she wants her readers to know that not only can they do it too, they should.Seagrave shares her tips as a mature woman travelling solo in general including booking transportation and accommodation, packing, buying medical insurance, and getting over jet lag. She then profiles 24 citie... + Read More
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    It's Only the Himalayas And Other Tales of Miscalculation from an Overconfident Backpacker Paperback S. Bedford 9781927366479 $19.95 TRAVEL Apr 05, 2016
    A laugh-out-loud travel memoir that reveals backpacking’s awkward side.Sue, a disenchanted waitress, embarks upon a year-long quest around the world with her friend, Sara—who’s exasperatingly perfect. Expecting a whimsical jaunt of self-discovery, Sue instead encounters an absurd series of misadventures that render her embarrassed, terrified, and queasy (and in a lot of trouble with Philippine Airlines).Whether she’s fleeing from ravenous lions, dancing amid smoking skulls, trekking Annapurna underprepared, or (accidentally) drugging an English... + Read More
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    In This Together Fifteen Stories of Truth and Reconciliation Paperback Danielle Metcalfe-Chenail 9781927366448 $19.95 SOCIAL SCIENCE Apr 12, 2016
    What is real reconciliation? This collection of essays from both Indigenous and non-Indigenous contributors from across Canada welcomes readers into a timely, healing conversation—one we've longed for but, before now, have had a hard time approaching.These reflective and personal pieces come from journalists, writers, academics, visual artists, filmmakers, city planners, and lawyers, all of whom share their personal light-bulb moments regarding when and how they grappled with the harsh reality of colonization in Canada, and its harmful legacy. ... + Read More
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    Series: A Cait Morgan Mystery The Corpse with the Garnet Face Paperback Cathy Ace 9781771511650 $14.95 FICTION Apr 05, 2016
    The seventh book in the Cait Morgan series finds the eccentric Welsh criminologist–sleuth accompanying her husband Bud to Amsterdam to try to unravel a puzzling situation. To Bud’s surprise, he discovers he has a long-lost uncle, Jonas, who’s met an untimely death. Bud's mother assures him Jonas was a bad child, but, from beyond the grave, Uncle Jonas begs his nephew to visit the city he adopted as his home to delve into the life he built for himself there, founded on his passion for art. With an old iron key as their only clue, Cait and Bud tr... + Read More
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    Series: A Dan Connor Mystery Green River Falling Paperback R.J. McMillen 9781771511681 $14.95 FICTION May 17, 2016
    When a series of murders targeting oil pipeline workers strikes in a remote coastal community in northern BC, Dan Connor and Walker pair up once again to solve the mystery.Five pipeline employees have been murdered and a journalist is missing, and all the clues seems to lead to a Haida man who is also Walker's friend.Walker is convinced that his friend is innocent, and when RCMP officer Dan Connor is pulled into the investigation, the two pair up once again to search out the truth.
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    Emily Carr As I Knew Her Paperback Carol Pearson 9781771511742 $19.95 BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY May 17, 2016
    Out of print for more than 40 years, this is an intimate and heartwarming biography that throws a whole new light on one of Canada's most beloved and iconic artists.In 1916, Emily Carr wasn’t famous. She was poor, and she taught art classes to children to make a living. One of her students was seven-year-old Carol Pearson. Pearson spent hours every day with Carr: they painted together at the water’s edge, and she helped care for the dogs, birds, monkey and other animals that Carr kept as pets. Carr nicknamed Pearson “Baboo,” and Carol called he... + Read More
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    Heart of the Raincoast A Life Story Paperback Alexandra Morton 9781771511797 $19.95 BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY May 03, 2016
    Originally published in 1998, this updated edition has a brand-new cover and interior design, with a new foreword by Alexandra Morton.Billy Proctor was born in 1934 and has spent his entire life in a remote coastal community called Echo Bay, BC on an island off northern Vancouver Island. Proctor has always done the time-honoured work of generations of upcoast men—hand-logging, fishing, clam digging, repairing boats, beachcombing.But Billy eventually began to notice that the thriving runs of Pacific salmon, oolichans, and herring that he remembe... + Read More
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    A Taste of the Canadian Rockies Cookbook Paperback Myriam Leighton 9781771511810 $14.95 COOKING Apr 15, 2016
    The Canadian Rockies are renowned for the incredible variety of dining opportunities they offer. Chefs come from around the world to create dishes to tempt food lovers and travellers alike. A Taste of the Canadian Rockies includes many of the mouth-watering recipes from the best restaurants in the towns of Banff, Jasper, Lake Louise, Waterton and Canmore, as well as selections from the backcountry resorts and lodges nestled throughout the Canadian Rockies.Spectacular mountain photographs by Douglas Leighton accompany the recipes, making this bo... + Read More
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    A Fork in the Trail Mouthwatering Meals and Tempting Treats for the Backcountry Paperback Laurie Ann March 9781894898669 $19.95 COOKING Dec 11, 2007
    After many years of eating backpackers' standard meals, Laurie Ann March set out to replicate her home kitchen favourites in the outdoors. With more than 200 trail-tested recipes, March will transform your expectations for backcountry cooking possibilities. Don't just crave a gourmet adventure-create one! Recipes Include: Cinnamon Walnut Buns Ginger Mango Chicken Lemon and Blueberry Cream Pie For additional backpacking tips, printable recipe suggestions, and to learn more about Laurie's outdoor endeavours, visit www.aforkinthetrail.com.
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    Christy Clark Behind the Smile Hardcover Judi Tyabji 9781772031065 $32.95 POLITICAL SCIENCE May 27, 2016
    A political insider offers a revealing perspective and examines the public and private life of BC’s controversial premier.In the blood-sport arena of provincial politics, BC’s enigmatic premier, Christy Clark, has defied the pundits to win both party leadership and an upset election victory against all odds. Made deputy premier in 2001 shortly after her first foray into public life, she shunned Gordon Campbell’s cabinet solidarity to return to private life in 2004. After a bold run at becoming Vancouver’s mayor, she launched a successful media ... + Read More
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    Britannia's Navy on the West Coast of North America, 1812-1914 Hardcover Barry Gough 9781772031096 $32.95 HISTORY Jun 16, 2016
    “[Gough’s] research…has been thorough, his presentation is scholarly, and his case fully sustained.”—The Times Literary Supplement The influence of the Royal Navy on the development of British Columbia and the Pacific Northwest was both effective and extensive. Yet all too frequently, its impact has been ignored by historians, who instead focus on the influence of explorers, fur traders, settlers, and railway builders. In this thoroughly revised and expanded edition of his classic 1972 work, naval historian Barry Gough examines the contest for... + Read More
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    Haida Gwaii A Guide to BC's Islands of the People, Expanded 5th Edition Expanded Edition Paperback Dennis Horwood 9781772031225 $24.95 TRAVEL May 27, 2016
    “The definitive guidebook to Haida Gwaii.”—Globe and Mail Haida Gwaii, ancestral home of the Haida Nation, was once as inaccessible and mysterious as it was beautiful. The tight cluster of islands off British Columbia’s northwest coast remained virtually untouchable for millennia, allowing its people to develop a distinct and exceptional cultural identity that was revered across the region. Today, Haida Gwaii—a name that means “islands of the people” in the Haida language—has piqued the interest of world travellers. Its magnificent beaches, uni... + Read More
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    Birds of British Columbia and the Pacific Northwest A Complete Guide Paperback Richard Cannings 9781927527566 $29.95 NATURE May 27, 2016
    A full-colour, all-in-one regional field guide to every bird species found in BC and the Pacific Northwest, featuring 900 photographs. Discover more than four hundred bird species in Birds of British Columbia and the Pacific Northwest—the quintessential guide for serious birders or those who are ready to take their bird-watching to the next level. Join renowned bird experts Richard Cannings, Tom Aversa, and Hal Opperman as they illuminate key identification traits, vocalizations, seasonal status, habitat preferences, and feeding behaviours. Com... + Read More
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    Spirit of the Wild A Lyrical Colouring Book Paperback Erica Neumann 9781772031157 $16.95 ART May 09, 2016
    A one-of-a kind colouring book for animal lovers, featuring original artwork and poetry. Spirit of the Wild combines the creative possibilities and therapeutic benefits of today’s most intricate colouring books, but is unique in its inclusion of original poetry to complement the images. Featuring twenty-five of the most iconic birds and mammals of Western Canada based on the paintings of renowned wildlife artist Erica Neumann, this book reflects the wild spirit of the west and is designed to release the imagination, relieve stress, and encoura... + Read More
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    Campfire Stories of Western Canada Paperback Barbara Smith 9781772031126 $12.95 TRAVEL Feb 26, 2016
    A fun-for-all-ages collection of over thirty spooky stories in settings across Western Canada. When friends and family gather around a campfire, good times and scary stories are sure to follow. In Campfire Stories of Western Canada, Barbara Smith, the author of twenty books of true ghost stories from across Canada, presents a creepy collection of tales tailor-made for your family’s next foray into the British Columbia or Alberta wilderness. Suitable for campers aged eight to eighty, these tales combine truth and local legend with truly bone-ch... + Read More
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    Come 'n' Get It Roundup Recipes from Ranch Country Paperback Beulah Barss 9781772031256 $14.95 COOKING May 09, 2016
    A wholesome and hearty collection of authentic recipes and local history from ranch country. Come ‘n’ Get It is an authentic collection of down-home recipes and early Western Canadian ranch lore. Featuring material and recipes gathered from letters, history books, family cookbooks, and interviews with ranching families, this book represents a cross-section of Canada’s ranching country, extending from the Cariboo area of British Columbia through southern Alberta and Saskatchewan. From scrumptious desserts such as Prince of Wales Cake to comfort-... + Read More
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    Lost Nuke The Last Flight of Bomber 075, Revised Edition Paperback Dirk Septer 9781772031287 $19.95 HISTORY May 27, 2016
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    Blisters and Bliss A Trekker’s Guide to the West Coast Trail, Eighth Edition 8th edition Paperback Wayne Aitken 9781772031317 $16.95 TRAVEL Feb 15, 2016
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    Portraits of Vancouver Island Paperback Chris Cheadle 9781772030815 $18.95 TRAVEL Mar 22, 2016
    A colourful visitor's guide to Vancouver Island Home to Canada’s most balmy climate and a popular destination for over 230 cruise ships per year, Vancouver Island offers a unique and fascinating West Coast landscape with much to see and experience. From the massive old-growth forests of Cathedral Grove and the Carmanah Valley to the annual migration of orcas through the waters of the Salish Sea to the island’s charming communities and distinctive First Nations heritage, this popular destination has it all. Vancouver Island is home to about 800,... + Read More
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    Portraits of British Columbia Paperback Al Harvey 9781772030846 $18.95 TRAVEL Mar 22, 2016
    A visitor's guide to British Columbia's most picturesque natural and cultural highlights. British Columbia, Canada’s third-largest province, is a land of immense geographic beauty and diversity. From its vast regions of coastal and interior wilderness to its rustic heritage towns and vibrant multicultural cities, the province offers unparalleled opportunities for outdoor explorers and urban sophisticates alike. This collection of images depicts the unique elements of all regions of the province including both its urban and rural landscapes. Fro... + Read More
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    Series: Kids' Own Nature Book More Baby Birds in the Wild Paperback Damon Calderwood 9781772031195 $6.95 JUVENILE NONFICTION Age (years) from 3 - 6 Mar 01, 2016
    A colourful photographic introduction to baby birds in their natural habitat, designed for young children. This delightful follow-up to Baby Birds in the Wild features vivid bird photography and simple text. More Baby Birds in the Wild is designed to introduce very young children to the enchanting world of newborn nestlings and their rarely seen feedings and interactions with their parents. Highlighting over forty bird species, this book offers an early introduction to North America’s most popular pastime—birdwatching—and encourages a lifelong ... + Read More
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    Series: Grim Hill The Secret Deepens Grim Hill, Book Two Paperback Linda DeMeulemeester 9781772030945 $12.95 JUVENILE FICTION Age (years) from 9 - 12 Jul 02, 2016
    Shortlisted for Ontario Silver Birch Award 2010 Selected, Canadian Children's Book Centre's "Best Books for Kids & Teens" (Starred selection, 2009) Since Halloween, things are getting back to normal for Cat Peters. Now the big drama in her life isn’t a battle against diabolical fairies, but a battle of the sexes on the soccer field. Meanwhile, ever since Cat’s little sister, Sookie, was imprisoned on Grim Hill, she has only been interested in one thing: magic. When the aspiring conjurer takes her discoveries too far, it is up to Cat to set thin... + Read More
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    Series: Grim Hill The Forgotten Secret Grim Hill, Book Three Paperback Linda DeMeulemeester 9781772031003 $12.95 JUVENILE FICTION Age (years) from 9 - 12 Jul 02, 2016
    “The Grim Hill series gets another satisfying go-round with this fantasy/mystery romp…Another appealing mix of realism, whimsy, and legend.”—Booklist The third installment of the Grim Hill series unfolds during the season of romance, when an easterly fairy wind blows through town. For months, Cat Peters has been wishing to live the normal life of a thirteen-year-old, and finally things seem to be going her way. She has once again helped her town escape the evil clutches of Fairy, and now she can’t wait to turn her attention from magic to the up... + Read More
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    Series: Grim Hill The Family Secret Grim Hill, Book Four Paperback Linda DeMeulemeester 9781772031034 $12.95 JUVENILE FICTION Age (years) from 9 - 12 Jul 02, 2016
    “This is an essential purchase for school libraries…Rated E for Excellent.”—Resource Links In the fourth installment of the Grim Hill series, Cat, Clive, Jasper, and the rest of the crew are back, and everyone is buzzing about Darkmont High’s student exchange to Sweden. For Cat, it means hanging out with her friends in a foreign country, travelling without parents, and not having to keep an eye on her clingy kid sister. Even though Sookie’s magical meddling seems to be in check, Cat has been wishing for a break from the constant worry of living... + Read More
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    Battle Scars Fields of Conflict—The American Civil War, Part Two Paperback John Wilson 9781772030938 $12.95 JUVENILE FICTION Age (years) from 10 - 14 Jun 28, 2016
    “A satisfying read.”—Kirkus Reviews Cousins Walt and Nate McGregor, and Sunday, the former slave on Nate’s father’s plantation, have survived the carnage of the Battle of Shiloh. But the American Civil War rages on, and the three young men find themselves reunited at the notorious Libby prison in Virginia. Within its walls, Nate is a guard, Sunday is a slave, and Walt is a prisoner. Their grim reunion highlights the complexity of a war that has torn a nation apart. Can these three battle-scarred soldiers hope for anything more than survival? Fi... + Read More
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    Panama Pursuit The Shenanigans Series, Book Four Paperback Andreas Oertel 9781772030976 $9.95 JUVENILE FICTION Age (years) from 8 - 12 Jul 02, 2016
    “Oertel knows how to develop a scene for maximum humorous or scary effect.”—Kirkus Reviews When their friend is accused of stealing ancient artifacts, Cody, Eric, and Rachel spring into action. And this time, that action takes them far away from their sleepy town of Sultana and deep into the jungles of Panama! Can these smart thirteen-year-olds figure out who is pilfering crystal skulls, and why? Find out in this hair-raising installment of the fun-filled Shenanigans Series.
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    The Family that Conquered Everest Paperback Alan Mallory 9781771601306 $25.00 SPORTS & RECREATION Jun 21, 2016
    A fast-paced and engaging story that takes the reader on a remarkable family journey from the flatlands of suburbia to the top of the world. Climbing Mount Everest is one of humanity’s greatest feats of physical, emotional and psychological endurance. In 2008 Alan Mallory and his family took on the challenge and became the first family of four to set foot on the summit of the world’s highest peak. It was a two-month journey filled with emotion, loyalty, adventure and terror. From staggering across ladders spanning seemingly bottomless crevasses... + Read More
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    Warnings Against Myself Meditations on a Life in Climbing Hardcover David Stevenson 9781771601689 $25.00 SPORTS & RECREATION Mar 08, 2016
    With personal essays detailing noteworthy climbing sites throughout the western United States, infused with a few terrifying excursions to the Alps and a trip to the Bugaboos of western Canada, Warnings Against Myself opens up the beautiful, obsessive world of mountain climbing to climbers and non-climbers alike. From his youthful second ascent of the north ridge of Mount Kennedy in the Yukon’s Saint Elias Range, an in-and-out on skis for which he had not entirely learned how to ski, to a recent excursion across the Harding Icefield in the Kena... + Read More


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