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  • Biography and turning points in Europe and Americaby Karla B. Hackstaff; Feiwel Kupferberg; Catherine Negroni

    Policy Press 2012; US$ 99.00

    This sociological collection advances the argument that the concept of a "turning point" expands our understanding of life experiences from a descriptive to a deeper and more abstract level of analysis. more...

  • Parvanaby Deborah Ellis

    Allen & Unwin 2002; US$ 14.50

    Based closely on real life, this is the exciting and inspiring story of Parvana, a young girl growing up in Afghanistan, as she struggles to make a life for herself and her family under the harsh rule of the Taliban. more...

  • Conversations with a Dead Manby Mark Abley

    D & M Publishers 2013; US$ 32.95

    As a poet and citizen deeply concerned by the Oka Crisis, the Idle No More protests, and Canada?s ongoing failure to resolve First Nations issues, Montreal author Mark Abley has long been haunted by the figure of Duncan Campbell Scott, known both as the architect of Canada?s most destructive Aboriginal policies and as one of the nation?s major poets.... more...

  • Nieveby Terry Griggs; Alexander Griggs-Burr

    Biblioasis 2010; US$ 14.95

    When strange and supernatural things begin to befall her town, it's up to Nieve to save her disappearing friends. more...

  • Red River Risingby B.J. Bayle

    Dundurn 2012; US$ 8.99

    In 1813, Angus, a young Scot, and his family endure hardships as they attempt to start a new life in Canada. As they struggle to survive, they find themselves caught up in the rivalry between two fur-trading empires. more...

  • The Gambler's Daughterby Shirlee Smith-Matheson

    Dundurn 2009; US$ 11.99

    On the run from the authorities in early 1940s British Columbia, Loretta and her brother travel with their gambling stepfather as he strikes out in search of a good poker game. more...

  • The Right to Writeby Kathrynn Seidler Engberg

    University Press of America 2009; US$ 27.99

    This book examines how the early American poets Anne Bradstreet and Phillis Wheatley gained agency within a traditionally patriarchal field of literary production during the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries. This study provides new conceptions of early American women's writing that are valuable to feminist inquiry. more...

  • Footprintsby Margaret Fishback Powers

    HarperCollins Canada 2010; Not Available

    "Footprints? has appeared in books and on plaques, cards,calendars and posters, and its inspiring message is treasured by millions all over the world. The poem was composed by Margaret Fishback, a young woman searching for direction at a crossroads in her life. In this inspiring story, the creation of the poem, its subsequent loss and its astonishing... more...

  • André Malraux - An Age of Oppression (Le Temps du mepris)by Roberta A. E. Newnham

    Intellect 2003; US$ 10.00

    Aimed to coincide with the centenary of Malraux's birth, André Malraux: An Age of Oppression is the first translation/annotated edition of Le Temps de mépris in a comprehensive format. The story (with the emphasis upon the psychological trauma suffered by a German political prisoner of the Nazis in the early 1930s) marks a significant moment in Malraux's... more...

  • Ghosts of James Bayby John Wilson

    Dundurn 2009; US$ 8.99

    Fourteen-year-old Al, spending the summer near James Bay with his father, is startled to see a ship he recognizes as the Discovery , whose captain was the ill-fated Henry Hudson. more...