Category: Canada

  • Awake and Dreaming (Novel)

    By Kit Pearson

    Theo and her younger, irresponsible mom look trapped of their depressing, poverty-stricken existence. Theo goals of belonging to a “real” family members, and her dream turns out to return precise whilst she is mysteriously followed by way of the massive, hot Kaldor relations.

    But as time passes, the magic of Theo’s new existence starts to vanish, and shortly she reveals herself again together with her mom. have been the Kaldors actual or simply a dream? And who's the shadowy determine who haunts Theo’s thoughts?


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  • Punishment

    In Punishment, his first novel on the grounds that finishing his lengthy Stretch trilogy, Scotiabank Giller-winner Linden MacIntyre brings us a robust exploration of justice and vengeance, and the peril that ensues whilst ardour replaces cause, in a small city shaken through a sad death.
       Forced to retire early from his task as a corrections officer in Kingston prison, Tony Breau has limped again to the village the place he grew as much as lick his wounds, merely to discover that Dwayne Strickland, a tender con he’d had dealings with in felony is again there too–and once more in hassle. Strickland has simply been arrested following the suspicious dying of a teenage lady, the granddaughter of Caddy Stewart, Tony’s first love.
       Tony is quickly stuck in a fierce emotional fight among the outcast Strickland and the nonetheless desirable Caddy. after which one other determine from Tony’s previous, the forceful Neil Archie MacDonald–just retired in murky situations from the Boston police force–stokes the community’s anger and suspicion and an impossible to resist call for for punishment. As Tony struggles to withstand the vortex of vigilante motion, Punishment builds right into a overall page-turner that blindsides you with twists and betrayals.

    From the Hardcover edition.
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  • This Can't Be Happening At Macdonald Hall!

    By Gordon Korman

    In Gordon Korman's liked first e-book, Bruno and Boots crew up...and institution is rarely the same!

    Bruno and Boots are consistently in difficulty. So the Headmaster, aka "The Fish" makes a decision you'll want to separate them. Bruno needs to now room with ghoulish Elmer Dimsdale, plus his crops, goldfish, and ants. And Boots is caught with nerdy, preppy, paranoid George Wexford-Smyth III.

    Of direction, this suggests conflict. simply because Bruno and Boots are decided to get their outdated room again, it doesn't matter what it takes.

    And the skunk is barely the beginning....
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  • Some Great Idea: Good Neighbourhoods, Crazy Politics and the Invention of Toronto

    By Edward Keenan

    Since 2010 Toronto's headlines were fed on by means of the outrageous own foibles and government-slashing, anti-urbanist regulations of Mayor Rob Ford. however the heated debate at urban corridor has obscured an even bigger, decade-long narrative of Toronto's ascending as a mature worldwide urban. It increases questions: What position does a mayor play in a city's temperament and self-confidence? Can a bad mayor make a urban larger by way of forcing its electorate to have interaction? What position is there in our new decentralized, international, open-source global for an autocrat?

    Edward Keenan serves as senior editor and lead columnist at The Grid journal in Toronto, Ontario. An eight-time finalist on the nationwide journal Awards, he has written for and edited at Eye Weekly, Spacing journal, and The Walrus.

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  • Edible Histories, Cultural Politics: Towards a Canadian Food History

    Just because the Canada's wealthy previous resists any singular narrative, there isn't any singular Canadian nutrients culture. This new publication explores Canada's assorted nutrients cultures and the various relationships that Canadians have had traditionally with meals practices within the context of group, area, state and beyond.

    Based on findings from menus, cookbooks, govt records, ads, media assets, oral histories, memoirs, and archival collections, fit to be eaten Histories deals a veritable dinner party of unique study on Canada's meals historical past and its dating to tradition and politics. This intriguing assortment explores a large number of themes, together with city eating place tradition, ethnic cuisines, and the debatable background of margarine in Canada. It additionally covers a vast time-span, from early touch among ecu settlers and primary international locations during the finish of the 20th century.

    Edible Histories intertwines details of Canada's 'foodways' – the practices and traditions linked to meals and nutrition guidance – and tales of immigration, politics, gender, economics, technology, medication and faith. subtle, culturally delicate, and available, Edible Histories will entice scholars, historians, and foodies alike.

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  • Thursday's Storm: The August Gale of 1927

    By Darrell Duke

    While the workforce of the fishing schooner Annie Healy left their domestic port of Fox Harbour, Placentia Bay, on Wednesday, August 17, 1927, not anyone can have imagined what destiny held in shop for them. occasions have been tough in Newfoundland that 12 months. On shore, better halves of the workforce have been frequently labored to exhaustion, much more so whereas their males have been at sea. so much had misplaced mom and dad, siblings, or young children to tuberculosis. every one kinfolk had a minimum of one tragic tale. but if a storm struck Placentia Bay on August 25 of that 12 months, a tragedy not like any that they had lived via could unite those humans in methods untold. Now, eighty-six years later, the whole tale of the ill-fated vessel and her workforce is advised for the 1st time. The closeness of the group and their households, and the way they labored jointly to make sure their little neighborhood survived, is relived in the course of the thoughts of youngsters of the staff, tales handed down from their moms, and experiences from the final males to determine the schooner afloat.
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  • The Great Escape: A Canadian Story

    By Ted Barris

    A special retelling of WWII’s so much dramatic break out, informed via first-hand memories of the warriors who skilled it.

    at the evening of March 24, 1944, eighty Commonwealth airmen crawled via a 336-foot-long tunnel and slipped into the woodland past the cord of Stalag Luft III, a German POW compound close to Sagan, Poland. the development grew to become referred to as &8220;The nice Escape,&8220; an difficult breakout greater than a 12 months within the making, related to as many as 2,000 POWs operating with remarkable coordination, intelligence, and bold. but inside a number of days, all yet 3 of the escapees have been recaptured. as a consequence, 50 have been murdered, cremated, and buried in a distant nook of the criminal camp.

    yet so much don’t recognize the genuine tale in the back of the good break out. Now, at the eve of its seventieth anniversary, Ted Barris writes of the foremost gamers within the break out try out, those that acquired away, those that didn’t, and their households at home.

    Barris marshals groundbreaking study right into a compelling firsthand account. For the 1st time, The nice Escape retells the most mind-blowing episodes in WWII at once in the course of the eyes of these who skilled it.

    Joint Winner of the Libris Award for Non-Fiction e-book of the 12 months 2014
    Globe and Mail Bestseller
    Toronto Star Bestseller

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  • Canadian History for Dummies

    By Will Ferguson

    A wild journey via Canadian heritage, totally revised and updated!

    This re-creation of Canadian background For Dummies takes readers on an exciting journey via Canadian historical past, from indigenous local cultures and early French and British settlements via Paul Martin's shaky minority govt. This well timed replace positive aspects the entire most recent, up to date findings in old and archeological study. In his trademark irreverent kind, Will Ferguson celebrates Canada's double-gold in hockey on the 2002 Olympics, investigates Jean Chrétien's determination to not perform the battle in Iraq, and dissects the new sponsorship scandal.
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  • A People's History of Quebec

    Revealing a little-known a part of North American historical past, this energetic consultant tells the attention-grabbing story of the cost of the St. Lawrence Valley. It additionally tells of the Montreal and Quebec-based explorers and investors who traveled, mapped, and inhabited a truly huge a part of North the USA, and “embrothered the peoples” they met, as Jack Kerouac wrote.Connecting way of life to the occasions that emerged as old turning issues within the lifetime of a humans, this ebook sheds new mild on Quebec’s 450-year history––and at the ancient forces that lie at the back of its contemporary efforts to achieve independence.
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