PreviewsIssue 76, Spring/Summer 2020

  • 150 Nature Hot Spots in Canada

    The Best Parks, Conservation Areas and Wild Places

    Debbie Olsen (Editor)

    This guide features a selection of destinations from the four existing Canadian nature hot spot guides with the addition of destinations in Quebec, Atlantic Canada, and the territories, profiling 85 general hot spots across the country and 65 hot spots chosen for their specialized appeal, such as backpacking, scenery, and birdwatching.

  • 25

    Hockey Poems Selected and New

    Richard Harrison

    This collection of hockey poems, including versions of those from the 25-year-old book, Hero of the Play, explores the complexities of life: relationships, rivalries, old stories, travel connections, grief, intimacy, love, and poetry.

  • A History of My Brief Body

    Billy-Ray Belcourt

    This memoir by the youngest winner of the Griffin Poetry Prize opens with memories of his early life in Joussard, Alberta, and on the Driftpile First Nation, and expands to encompass the legacy of colonial violence, first loves, sexual exploration, and the act of writing as a survival instinct and as a way to grieve.

  • A Spicy Touch

    Family Favourites from Noorbanu Nimji’s Kitchen

    Noorbanu Nimji, Karen Anderson

    In this book, Noorbanu Nimji collaborates with food writer and tour operator Karen Anderson to present more than 200 time-tested family favourites and new recipes – for soups, snacks, main dishes, grilling, breads, rice dishes, chutneys, and sweets – celebrating Nimji’s North Indian Ismaili Muslim ancestry and the East African cuisine from her homeland in Kenya.

  • Adventures with Adoptable Dogs

    An Instagram Guide for Animal Advocates

    Rachael Rodgers

    Featuring fun photos and descriptions of several silly, sweet, and sometimes brilliant dogs encountered at various shelters, this book is a useful social media resource demonstrating how advocates for pet adoption can gain positive exposure for the animals in their care in the most efficient, positive, and cost-effective way.

  • All the Feels / Tous les sens

    Affect and Writing in Canada / Affect et écriture au Canada

    Marie Carrière (Editor), Ursula Mathis-Moser (Editor), Kit Dobson (Editor)

    Readable and timely, this book presents research into emotion and cognition in Canadian, Indigenous, and Québécois writings in English or French. The emerging field of affect studies makes vital claims about ethical impulses, social justice, and critical resistance – much is at stake when readers adopt affective reading practices.

  • Along the Western Front

    Through vibrant and at times intensely personal photographs, this evocative book presents a fresh perspective on the contemporary cowboy culture and the modern ranching lifestyle throughout central and southern Alberta, showing the hard work and glory of its grittiness.

  • An Autobiography of the Autobiography of Reading

    Dionne Brand

    In this latest CLC Kreisel Lecture, Brand explores her encounters with colonial, imperialist, and racist tropes, the ways that practices of reading and writing are shaped by those narrative structures, and the challenges of writing a narrative of Black life that attends to its own expression and its own consciousness.

  • And We Shall Have Snow

    Raye Anderson

    The villagers of Cullen, in Manitoba’s Interlake area, are shocked when local music star Stella Magnusson’s dismembered body is found at the local dump during the coldest part of winter. The local book club women are buzzing, and Corporal Roxanne Calloway is in town to head up the investigation – but the murders continue.

  • Artémis vole au secours de la planète

    Ingrid Alesich

    Artémis, l’albatros, est bouleversée de voir d’énormes îles de déchets en plastique dans les océans. Elle vole autour de la planète pour découvrir d’où vient le plastique meurtrier. Ce livre est une belle introduction au besoin de protéger l’environnement. // Artemis is an albatross who loves our planet Earth. She is upset about huge islands of plastic garbage in the oceans. This book is an excellent introduction to the need to protect the environment and the planet.