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  • Ghosts Within

    Garry Leech

    Journalist Garry Leech draws from his experiences as a war correspondent, his ongoing personal struggle with PTSD, and the latest research to examine the long-term psychological costs of violence and war, removing some of the stigmas, fears, and ignorance related to mental illness by shedding light on it and providing a message of hope.

  • “Truth Behind Bars”

    Paul Kellogg

    Kellogg argues for a return to the work of Iulii Martov, a contemporary of Lenin, and his analysis of a temporary class of peasant-in-uniform produced by the Great War. This class, he demonstrates, thwarted the efforts to establish an alternative to capitalism in the U.S.S.R.

  • 110 Nature Hot Spots in Manitoba and Saskatchewan

    Jenn Smith Nelson, Doug O’Neill

    This beautifully illustrated guidebook explores the natural splendour of Manitoba and Saskatchewan, providing destination profiles, photographs, and at-a-glance information about special features and activities for such hot spots as Churchill, Riding Mountain National Park, Athabasca Sand Dunes Provincial Park, and the Big Muddy Badlands.

  • 1818

    Rhéal Cenerini

    Une Métisse âgée des prairies se remémore, dans sa langue, les faits historiques de son peuple. Elle parle de sa vie, ses maris, ses enfants et des injustices que certains ont subi. / Published in French and in the author’s English translation, 1818 is a play that commemorates the bicentenary of Archbishop Provencher’s arrival at the Red River colony through the stories of an elderly Métis woman from the Prairies – her life, her marriages, her children, and injustices some people suffered.

  • A Brush With Depth

    Christina Vester, Rick Sealock

    This art book is a retrospective of the wild and wacky illustrations of Rick Sealock, who has contributed to such publications as Rolling Stone and GQ Magazine, but it is also a how-to guide on how to keep your work fresh and how to deal with clients.

  • A Grain of Rice

    Nhung Tran-Davies

    After surviving the Vietnam War and the ensuing famine, persecution, and the flood that destroyed their village, 13-year-old Yen and her family decide to risk everything and escape to the high seas and eventually, they hope, to safety somewhere.

  • A Hermeneutics of Violence

    Mark M. Ayyash

    This book places in dialogue various theories of violence from the disciplines of anthropology, sociology, international relations, and philosophy to examine the many facets of violence.

  • A Little House in a Big Place

    Alison Acheson, Valériane Leblond (Illustrator)

    Every morning, in a little house in a little town in the middle of a big place with a big sky and a wide horizon, a girl waits by the window for a train to go by so she can wave to the engineer and think about where he goes and where she might go some day.

  • A Love Letter to Emily C

    Sheri-D Wilson

    This interdisciplinary play – fusing theatre, poetry, visual art, and music – from spoken word legend and Calgary poet laureate Wilson explores the life and times of Emily Carr as she playfully interacts with her beloved monkey, Woo.

  • A Matins Flywheel

    John Lent

    This new collection of genre-mixing poems and prose sketches about growing up in Edmonton, jazz music, travels to Prague, and the writing legacy of Robert Kroetsch are rooted in the visceral struggles to find the love and honesty required to live through some harrowing health mysteries.

  • A Reconciliation without Recollection?

    Joshua Ben David Nichols

    This clear, critical analysis of the history of Aboriginal law exposes the limitations of the current constitutional framework of reconciliation by following the lines of descent underlying the relationship between Crown and Aboriginal sovereignty.

  • A Samaritan State Revisited

    Greg Donaghy (Editor), David Webster (Editor)

    Extending from the 1950s to the present and covering Canadian aid to all regions of the Global South, these essays use a variety of approaches and methodologies to weave together an original synthesis of governmental and non-governmental perspectives, explaining the forces that have shaped Canadian foreign aid policy.

  • Walk in Wascana, A

    Stephanie Vance, Wendi Nordell (Illustrator)

    Wascana Park in Regina, with its elm trees, big sky, squirrels, ducks, muskrats, and shining water, is the perfect place for a boy to explore and play hide-and-seek with a bunny.

  • Advice for Taxidermists and Amateur Beekeepers

    Erin Vance

    This quirky and compact novel presents the remaining Morris family, after youngest sister Margot and her two young daughters and unborn child die in a house fire. Agatha, the beekeeper, Teddy, the albino taxidermist, and Sylvia, a new mother eager to get back to climbing, have just about given up worrying about whether the deaths were an accident or murder.

  • Air Salt

    Ian Kinney

    In this subversive and intriguing collage, Kinney (un)writes his hospitalization and recovery from a seven-storey fall, stitching together splintered narratives with verse, and cutting up and reassembling found text from correspondence, personal journals, police reports, and more.

  • Akihtásowina

    Ann-Margaret Day-Osborne

    This book for children ages three to five introduces them to numbers 1 to 10 in Cree, English, and Cree syllabics, and is illustrated with vivid colour photos of real objects for easy identification.

  • All of Us in Our Own Lives

    Manjushree Thapa

    Examining human interconnectedness, privilege, and the dual nature of international aid (its idealism and its moneyed nature), this novel is about Ava Berriden, a Canadian lawyer who moves to Nepal to begin a career in international aid and connect with the country of her birth.

  • All the Lovely Pieces

    J.M. Winchester

    Drew Baker is trying to prove her brutal husband’s true nature while on the run from him and from her own terrible crimes. How can she protect her 10-year-old son if the police or her husband catch up with her?

  • Amber Fang: Betrayal

    Arthur Slade

    Librarian-vampire Amber Fang is still looking for her mother, who disappeared three years ago, and still feeding on unrepentant murderers once a month, in this second book in the series. A clue about her mother’s possible whereabouts leads her to a secret compound in Antarctica, where she discovers much more than she anticipated.

  • Amber Fang: Hunted

    Arthur Slade

    Amber Fang is the most charming, if anti-social, librarian-vampire ever. She is picky about her meals, dining only on unrepentant murderers, and when she becomes hunted by an unnamed organization, she must decide whether to join them or try to escape them.