Category: Special

Lose Your Mother

Macmillan | January 22, 2008 | 270 pages
Traces the history of the Atlantic slave trade by recounting a journey the author took along a slave route in Ghana, vividly dramatizing the effects of slavery on three centuries of African and African-American history.  More Info

What We Salvage

Chizine Publications | July 21, 2015 | 250 pages
Skinheads. Drug dealers. Cops. For two brothers-of-circumstance navigating the violent streets of this industrial wasteland, every urban tribe is a potential threat. Yet it is amongst the denizens of these unforgiving alleys, dangerous squat houses, and underground nightclubs that the brothers -... More Info

The Nature of Democracy

London : Nelson | January 1, 1974 | 240 pages
No summary available.

My Life with Trees

October 23, 2015 | 256 pages
Born in northeast Newfoundland to a family with deep roots in forestry, trapping, and guiding, Gary Saunders' love of the natural world developed early and stayed with him throughout his life. Originally trained as a boots-on-the-ground forester, Saunders' passion for painting and writing led him... More Info

Despair and Other Stories of Ottawa

McClelland & Stewart Limited | July 18, 1998 | 232 pages
These eight stories reveal a world that’s both recognizable and strange: cities of anxiety and violence, where quiet inhabitants lead outwardly banal lives that conceal sinister interiors. The premises, both fantastic and surreal, are also eerily plausible; they often follow the logic of dreams... More Info

Take Time for Your Life

Harmony | July 18, 1999 | 258 pages
Offers checklists, action plans, and success stories to help readers improve their quality of life, reconsider their priorities, and replace unproductive habits with productive ones.  More Info

The Tale of Genji

Springer Science & Business | July 18, 2019 | 1182 pages
The classic novel of court life in tenth and eleventh-century Japan centers on the exploits of a nobleman known as the shining Genji, son of an emperor, and those of Kaoru, grandson of Genji's best friend.  More Info

Summer Birds

Macmillan | April 27, 2010 | 32 pages
Documents the work of a young girl, Maria Merian, who lived during the Middle Ages and disproved the theory of spontaneous generation by observing caterpillars as they spun cocoons and emerged as butterflies and moths in the spring. By the author of the Newbery Honor Book, The Surrender Tree.  More Info

Public Health Law

February 2, 2016 | 768 pages
Lawrence O. Gostin's seminal Public Health Law is widely acclaimed as the definitive statement on public health law at the turn of the twenty-first century. In this bold third edition, Gostin is joined by Lindsay F. Wiley to analyze major health threats of our time such as chronic diseases,... More Info

Reductionism in Art and Brain Science

June 8, 2016 | 224 pages
Are art and science separated by an unbridgeable divide? Can they find common ground? In this new book, neuroscientist Eric R. Kandel, whose remarkable scientific career and deep interest in art give him a unique perspective, demonstrates how science can inform the way we experience a work of art... More Info

The Greek Alexander Romance

Penguin Classics | April 25, 1991 | 196 pages
Mystery surrounds the parentage of Alexander, the prince born to Queen Olympias. Is his father Philip, King of Macedonia, or Nectanebo, the mysterious sorcerer who seduced the queen by trickery? One thing is certain: the boy is destined to conquer the known world. He grows up to fulfil this... More Info

Citizen and Subject

Princeton University Press | July 18, 1996 | 353 pages
In analyzing the obstacles to democratization in post- independence Africa, Mahmood Mamdani offers a bold, insightful account of colonialism's legacy--a bifurcated power that mediated racial domination through tribally organized local authorities, reproducing racial identity in citizens and ethnic... More Info


Dey Street Books | August 4, 2015 | 208 pages
In 1891, 24 year old Marie, née Marya Sklodowska, moved from Warsaw to Paris, where she found work in the laboratory of Pierre Curie, a scientist engaged in research on heat and magnetism. They fell in love. They took their honeymoon on bicycles. They expanded the periodic table, discovering two... More Info

Dances with Dependency

Cubbie Blue Pub | July 18, 2019 | 313 pages
This book offers solutions to the poverty and despair inherent indigenous cultures, developing nations, and inner city populations, all of which have become, to one degree or another, disempowered by long-term overreliance on the mainstream political, social, and economic programs developed for... More Info

Forever Painless

Random House Canada | November 15, 2016 | 320 pages
The Canadian fitness guru who showed us how to slow--even reverse--aging in her international bestseller"Aging Backwards," is back with a revolutionary way to cure chronic pain with movement. "Our bodies are designed to be pain-free through ourlives," says Miranda Esmonde-White, "but to achieve... More Info

An Abbreviated Life

Harper | June 14, 2016 | 288 pages
A beautiful, startling, and candid memoir about growing up without boundaries, in which Ariel Leve recalls with candor and sensitivity the turbulent time she endured as the only child of an unstable poet for a mother and a beloved but largely absent father, and explores the consequences of a... More Info

Chess Explained

Gambit | January 1, 2007 | 111 pages
Chess Explained is a new series of books about chess openings. They are not theoretical works in the traditional sense, but more a series of lessons from a chess expert with extensive over-the-board experience with an opening. You will gain an understanding of the opening and the middlegames to... More Info


January 31, 2017 | 336 pages
No summary available.

Kingdom of the Unjust

Or Books | September 13, 2016 | 240 pages
The diminutive co-founder of Code Pink has become famous for fearlessly tackling head-on subjects the left and right studiously avoid. Sometimes, she does so in person--as at President Obama's speech at the National Defense College, or in Egypt, where she was assaulted by police. Here, she's... More Info

At the Existentialist Cafe

March 1, 2016 | 304 pages
From the best-selling author of How to Live, a spirited account of one of the twentieth century's major intellectual movements and the revolutionary thinkers who came to shape it Paris, 1933: three contemporaries meet over apricot cocktails at the Bec-de-Gaz bar on the rue Montparnasse. They are... More Info

Why I Wake Early

Beacon Press | July 18, 2019 | 71 pages
"Mary Oliver continues to tutor us in attention, gratitude, and reverence in this new collection of 47 poems."--Frederick and Mary Ann Brussat, authors of "Spirituality Legacy."  More Info

Kinship with All Life

Harper Collins | January 28, 1976 | 160 pages
Is there a universal language of love, a "kinship with all life" that can open new horizons of experience? Example after example in this unique classic -- from "Strongheart" the actor-dog to "Freddie" the fly -- resounds with entertaining and inspiring proof that communication with animals is a... More Info

Moral Prejudices

Harvard University Press | July 18, 1995 | 369 pages
Annette Baier delivers an appeal for our fundamental moral notions to be governed not by rules and codes but by trust: a moral prejudice. Along the way, she gives us the best feminist philosophy there is. Baierâe(tm)s topics range from violence to love, from cruelty to justice, and are linked by a... More Info

Seamus Heaney's Early Work

Maunsel | July 18, 2019 | 92 pages
Looks at the at the early poetry of Seamus Heaney, examining how it was profoundly affected by the violence in Northern Ireland.  More Info

The Great Thoughts

Random House Digital, Inc. | July 18, 1996 | 543 pages
An intellectual history of mankind provides an alphabetical listing, with discussion, of the major concepts and beliefs of the world's great thinkers, from ancient times to the present day  More Info

The Invention of Science

Harper | December 8, 2015 | 464 pages
No summary available.

A Day Of Signs And Wonders

HarperTrophy | August 30, 2016 | 224 pages
Can your whole life change in a single day? Emily dreams of birds. She feels constrained by nearly everything—her overbearing sisters, the expectation to be a proper young lady, and even her stiff white pinafore. Kitty feels undone. Her heart is still grieving a tragic loss, and she doesn’t... More Info

Could a Shark Do Gymnastics?

QEB Publishing | August 3, 2015 | 24 pages
Have you ever wondered what it would be like if a shark went to your school? By imagining animals in everyday scenarios readers can learn about their size, diet and other features. For example, what if a shark went to the dentist? He would be there a long time, a great white shark has nearly 240... More Info

My Heart Fills with Happiness

March 1, 2016 | 24 pages
A board book that celebrates happiness and invites children to reflect on the little things in life that bring them joy.  More Info

The Fantastic Jungles of Henri Rousseau

Eerdmans Young Readers | June 11, 2012 | 34 pages
Presents a biography of French artist Henri Rousseau, who spent his life as a toll collector, but created unheralded masterpieces in his spare time.  More Info

Dissolving Illusions

CreateSpace | July 18, 2019 | 502 pages
Starting in the mid-1800s, there was a steady drop in deaths from all infectious diseases, decreasing to relatively minor levels by the early 1900s. The history of that transformation involves famine, poverty, filth, lost cures, eugenicist doctrine, individual freedoms versus state might, protests... More Info

Your sad eyes and unforgettable mouth

September 8, 2009 | 296 pages
No summary available.

Me . . . Jane

Little, Brown Books for Young Readers | April 5, 2011 | 40 pages
In his characteristic heartwarming style, Patrick McDonnell tells the story of the young Jane Goodall and her special childhood toy chimpanzee named Jubilee. As the young Jane observes the natural world around her with wonder, she dreams of "a life living with and helping all animals," until one... More Info


Harbour Publishing Company | July 18, 2019 | 80 pages
"Lane is a poet more of the individual, hard-hitting poem; like physical blows, he wields his pieces like small threats of intense beauty."--Globe and Mail Following the success of his award-winning memoir There is a Season (2004) and his bestselling novel Red Dog, Red Dog (2008), Patrick Lane felt... More Info

George's Marvelous Medicine

PUFFIN BOOKS | July 18, 2019 | 88 pages
George decides that his grumpy, selfish old grandmother must be a witch and concocts some marvelous medicine to take care of her.  More Info

Enormous Smallness

April 1, 2015 | 64 pages
An introduction to the life and work of the 20th-century American writer highlights key moments in his creative development, shares insights about his beliefs and introduces some of his signature poems.  More Info

Shackleton's Journey

Flying Eye Books | January 1, 2014 | 68 pages
Presents a visual narrative of Ernest Shackleton's voyage to Antarctica during which his ship, the Endurance, became trapped in ice, forcing the crew on a desperate trek to seek rescue.  More Info

Pablo Neruda

Macmillan | March 29, 2011 | 32 pages
Describes the life and times of the Nobel Prize-winning Chilean poet.  More Info

Slow Professor

November 30, 2015 | 128 pages
If there is one sector of society that should be cultivating deep thought in itself and others, it is academia. Yet the corporatisation of the contemporary university has sped up the clock, demanding increased speed and efficiency from faculty regardless of the consequences for education and... More Info

The Elders Are Watching

Raincoast Book Dist Limited | July 18, 2019 | 54 pages
Paintings of Pacific Northwest Indians and their view of the world by Canadian artist Roy Henry Vickers are accompanied by poems emphasizing the importance of caring for the environment.  More Info

Vij's Indian

Penguin Canada | October 4, 2016 | 248 pages
Meeru Dhalwala and Vikram Vij, the dynamic team behind North America's celebrated Indian restaurants, bring together a beautiful new collection of beloved recipes cooked at their restaurants that they also regularly cook at home. These are those special recipes that come from the journey of life... More Info


November 15, 2015 | 224 pages
No summary available.

American Heiress

Doubleday Books | August 2, 2016 | 384 pages
"The saga of Patty Hearst highlighted a decade in which America seemed to be suffering a collective nervous breakdown. Based on more than a hundred interviews and thousands of previously secret documents, [this book] ... recounts the craziness of the times (there were an average of 1,500 terrorist... More Info

Carlsen's Assault on the Throne

Quality Chess Uk Llp | April 1, 2014 | 299 pages
In 2013 chess returned to world headlines. The energetic Norwegian prodigy Magnus Carlsen was front page news and his fans were not disappointed: the World Number 1 won the World Championship. Carlsen’s Assault on the Throne gives an inside view of Carlsen’s dramatic journey: from one of eight... More Info

Sing for Your Life

Lee Boudreaux Books | September 13, 2016 | 320 pages
The touching, triumphant story of a young black man's journey from violence and despair to one of the world's most elite artistic institutions, as if The Blind Side were set in the world of opera. Ryan Speedo Green had a tough upbringing amid the urban wastelands of southeastern Virginia. His... More Info

Ottawa Cooks

August 16, 2016 | 240 pages
Ottawa is not your typical national capital. It straddles two provinces, bridges three founding cultures, and may be better known for its Hill and canal than for its cooking. Ottawa Cooks changes that. Award-winning food writer Anne DesBrisay brings together recipes from forty-one of the Capital... More Info

Hot Or Not

September 13, 2016 | 64 pages
Modern males get the Tinder treatment as Artforum meets MAD Magazine. Picasso? More like Picasso-so.  More Info

Rainbow Pie

Scribe Publications Pty Limited | July 18, 2019 | 310 pages
Original publication and copyright date: 2010.  More Info

Fugitive Democracy

September 1, 2016 | 520 pages
Sheldon Wolin was one of the most influential and original political thinkers of the past fifty years. "Fugitive Democracy" brings together his most important writings, from classic essays such as "Political Theory as a Vocation," written amid the Cold War and the conflict in Vietnam, to his late... More Info

Oh She Glows Every Day

Penguin Canada | September 6, 2016 | 352 pages
Angela Liddon's eagerly awaited follow-up to the international bestseller The Oh She Glows Cookbook is packed with amazingly simple and delicious plant-based recipes that will keep you glowing from the inside out every day Angela Liddon's irresistible and foolproof recipes have become the gold... More Info