Previews

  • 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.

  • 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 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 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.

  • 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.

  • 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?

  • Anna at the Art Museum

    Hazel Hutchins, Gail Herbert, Lil Crump (Illustrator)

    Just when Anna decides the art museum is no fun with too many rules – don’t touch, be quiet – she is invited into a “secret workshop” where paintings are being cleaned and repaired, and she learns to appreciate the way that art imitates life.

  • Applied Political Theory and Canadian Politics

    David McGrane (Editor), Neil Hibbert (Editor)

    Contributors to this collection present current and archival research supplemented with insights drawn from political theory to examine such complex topics as equality, social justice, democracy, citizenship, and ethnic diversity.

  • Arctic Smoke

    Randy Nikkel Schroeder

    For his 30th birthday, punk rocker Lor returns to Lethbridge, only to find the Weird is still there. He reunites with his old band and heads north, followed by rogue CSIS agents, in this wild and wintry novel.

  • Art-Medicine Collaborative Practice

    Pamela Brett-MacLean (Editor), Lianne McTavish (Editor)

    Fusing essays and artwork, this book helps readers understand the lives of individuals with head and neck cancer. The voices of patients, health care practitioners, and researchers together with artists’ empathic visualizations offer a more human understanding of cancer treatment and its aftermath.

  • As Long As the Sun Shines

    Janet Rogers

    The distinctive voice of Janet Rogers reveals the beautiful and the bitter of life in today’s Canada, using a variety of forms and techniques – list poems, chants, mirror poems, oral word play – to both critique past and current practices and attitudes and to build unity and peace.

  • Awâsis and the World-Famous Bannock

    Dallas Hunt, Amanda Strong (Illustrator)

    This charming story of Awâsis, who accidentally loses the batch of bannock she is delivering, introduces readers to Cree vocabulary and worldviews as various other-than-human relatives help her. The book includes the recipe and a pronunciation guide.

  • Bad Imaginings

    Caroline Adderson

    Originally published in 1993, this collection of 10 intense stories features characters ranging from a 19th-century prospector to a chambermaid in Victoria in the Second World War to two longtime friends trying to figure out the ’80s.

  • Baggage

    Wendy Phillips

    Multiple voices and points of view present the murky world of third-world refugees and human trafficking and show how Canadian teens respond to the truly dire circumstances of people from elsewhere.

  • Basic Income for Canadians

    Evelyn L. Forget

    Forget provides a thorough description of, history of, and arguments for a basic income program in Canada, discussing the effects it would have on the health and well-being of Canadians in general and on specific populations and outlining how it could be implemented and at what cost.

  • Becoming Metis

    Deborah Delaronde-Falk

    Seven-year-old Tiah goes with her parents to the annual Métis Culture Days in their hometown, where she has fun and makes a new friend while snowshoe racing, moose calling, bannock making, Métis sash weaving, and leg wrestling.