Books published by Douglas & McIntyre


Moccasin Square Gardens

Douglas & McIntyre | April 27, 2019 | 160 pages
The characters of Moccasin Square Gardens inhabit Denendeh, the land of the people north of the sixtieth parallel. These stories are filled with in-laws, outlaws and common-laws. Get ready for illegal wrestling moves ("The Camel Clutch"), pinky promises, a doctored casino, extraterrestrials or "Sky... More Info

Dissident Doctor: My Life Catching Babies and Challenging the Medical Status Quo

Douglas & McIntyre | March 2, 2019 | 304 pages
How often do you hear a doctor saying doctors need to be more accountable, Medicare needs more support and family medicine deserves more respect? Dissident Doctor bristles with refreshingly frank criticisms from inside the health sector, and its author is not just any doctor but a distinguished... More Info

The Year Canadians Lost Their Minds and Found Their Country

Douglas & McIntyre | May 27, 2017 | 208 pages
At first, Canadians showed little interest in marking the centennial. The announcement of a federal program to plan the celebration was met with initial indifference. After all, the event to be celebrated was spectacularly uninteresting—the nation was founded not in blood and revolution, but by... More Info

And No Birds Sang

Douglas & McIntyre Limited | September 11, 2012 | 256 pages
Feisty icon; passionate Canadian; unrelenting foe of all pretension; energetic provocateur-at-large and most importantly, superb and dedicated writer, there cannot be a Canadian alive who is unaware fo the legacy that is Farley Moawt. And No Bird Sangand Whale for the Killingare the first books in... More Info

Shopping for Votes

Douglas & McIntyre | January 21, 2016 | 352 pages
Finalist of the 2014 Hilary Weston Writers' Trust Prize, Nonfiction Finalist of the 2014 Dafoe Book Prize Winner of the 2014 Hyman Solomon Award for Excellence in Public Policy Journalism  More Info

My Father's Son

Douglas & McIntyre | November 11, 2015 | 304 pages
A classic wartime memoir from one of Canada’s most treasured writers. The follow-up to And No Birds Sang, Farley Mowat’s memoir My Father’s Son charts the course of a family relationship in the midst of extreme trial. Taking place during Mowat’s years in the Italian Campaign, the memoir is... More Info

Happy Hens and Fresh Eggs

Douglas & McIntyre | October 31, 2015 | 192 pages
Adding a few hens to the garden cuts down on pests, enriches the soil and supplies the kitchen with fresh eggs. Packed with anecdotes, advice and recipes, this engaging book will lead readers down the garden path … to the coop and back to the kitchen! Today’s renaissance of the backyard flock... More Info

The Urban Homesteading Cookbook

Douglas & McIntyre Limited | March 16, 2015 | 224 pages
With food culture in the midst of a do-it-yourself renaissance, urbanites everywhere are relishing craft beers, foraged ingredients, sustainable seafoods, ethically raised meats and homemade condiments and charcuterie. Inspired by the delicious creativity of local artisans, chefs, brewmasters and... More Info

The Lesser Blessed

Douglas & McIntyre | June 26, 1996 | 119 pages
Larry is a Dogrib Indian growing up in the small northern town of Fort Simmer. His tongue, his hallucinations and his fantasies are hotter than the centre of the sun. At sixteen, he loves Iron Maiden, the North and Juliet Hope, the high school "tramp." When Johnny Beck, a Metis from Hay River,... More Info

The Oil Man and the Sea

Douglas & McIntyre Limited | June 26, 2019 | 264 pages
A journalist and travel writer, along with his companions, travels aboard a 41-foot sailboat, exploring a profoundly volatile environment along the Northern Gateway that is set to be the new route for supertankers loaded with 2 million barrels of oil. Original.  More Info

A Story as Sharp as a Knife

Douglas & McIntyre Ltd | April 1, 2011 | 544 pages
A seminal collection of Haida myths and legends; now in a gorgeous new package. The linguist and ethnographer John Swanton took dictation from the last great Haida-speaking storytellers, poets and historians from the fall of 1900 through the summer of 1901. Together they created a great treasury of... More Info

Decade of Fear

Douglas & McIntyre Limited | June 26, 2019 | 271 pages
Recounts the decade since the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks through the author's interviews with presidents, warlords, spies, global terrorists, and widows.  More Info

Tragedy at Dieppe

Douglas & McIntyre | March 5, 2013 | 420 pages
The gripping story of the Canadian Army's disastrous raid on Dieppe -- the tenth installment of the bestselling Canadian Battle Series Nicknamed "the Poor Man's Monte Carlo," Dieppe had no strategic importance in World War II -- but the decision to assault it in August 1942 with the largest raid... More Info

The Book of Kale and Friends

Douglas & McIntyre Limited | August 12, 2014 | 224 pages
Following the success of her bestseller The Book of Kale, Sharon Hanna is back, teaming up with gardening editor Carol Pope for The Book of Kale and Friends. There are good reasons why the Kale Revolution is growing — this humble leafy green is one of the healthiest vegetables on earth, it... More Info

Writing with Grace

Douglas & McIntyre Limited | October 14, 2014 | 208 pages
When Judy McFarlane is asked if she will help Grace, a woman with Down syndrome who dreams of becoming a famous writer, she realizes she holds deep, unacknowledged fears — that Grace will be a dull-eyed young woman who can’t read, let alone write, or that she might become agitated, even lash... More Info

Klee Wyck

Douglas & McIntyre Limited | March 11, 2004 | 152 pages
The legendary Emily Carrwas primarily a painter, but she first gained recognition as a writer. Her first book, published in 1941, was titled Klee Wyck( "Laughing One"), in honour of the name that the Native people fo the west coast gave her as an intrepid young woman. The book was a hit with both... More Info

I Am a Japanese Writer

Douglas & McIntyre Limited | May 1, 2011 | 182 pages
A black writer from Montreal sells a book with only a title; when he can't write the story and starts living it he becomes a celebrity until things start to go wrong.  More Info

Vij's at Home

Douglas & McIntyre Limited | April 1, 2011 | 230 pages
The team behind the world famous Vij’s and Rangoli restaurants in Vancouver have an approachable follow-up to their award-winning, bestselling cookbook Vij’s: Elegant and Inspired Indian Cuisine. The easily adaptable, versatile recipes in Vij's at Home are tailored for busy households like... More Info

Arthur Erickson

Douglas & McIntyre | May 14, 2013 | 448 pages
An intimate portrait of the brilliant and controversial architect who put Canada on the world stage. Arthur Erickson, Canada's preeminent philosopher-architect, was renowned for his innovative approach to landscape, his genius for spatial composition and his epic vision of architecture for people.... More Info

Stella, Queen of the Snow

Douglas & McIntyre | August 1, 2000 | 32 pages
Stella introduces Sam to the fun of playing in the snow.  More Info

One Native Life

Douglas & McIntyre Limited | July 14, 2009 | 257 pages
One Native Lifeis Richard Wagamese’s look back at the long road he traveled in reclaiming his identity. It's about the things he's learned as a human being, a man, and an Ojibway. Whether he's writing about playing baseball, running away with the circus, listening to the wind, or meeting Johnny... More Info

Light at the Edge of the World

Douglas & McIntyre Limited | April 28, 2007 | 202 pages
The author recounts his journeys throughout the world to explore the wealth of human diversity, and argues for the preservation of endangered traditional cultures in regions ranging from the Amazon to the Canadian Arctic to Tibet.  More Info

Recording Their Story

Douglas & McIntyre | October 30, 2007 | 207 pages
Recording Their Storyrecounts the life and work of groundbreaking ethnologist James Teit and presents the key collections of Tahltan materials he gathered in the early 1900's. Teit's connection to the Canadian Museum of Civilization and his ethnographic work among the Tahltan of northern British... More Info

Me Funny

Douglas & McIntyre | June 26, 2019 | 191 pages
"An irreverent, insightful take on our First Nations' great gift to Canada, delivered by a stellar cast of contributors. Humour has always been an essential part of North American Aboriginal culture. This fact remained unnoticed by most settlers, however, since non-Aboriginals just didn't get the... More Info

Emily Carr & Her Dogs

Douglas & McIntyre | August 10, 2005 | 89 pages
This delightful book collects 25 stories about dogs accompanied by playful, cartoon like drawings from gifted artist and animal lover Emily Carr. Dividing her tales into calendar months, she describes the joys as well as the challenges of raising old Engl  More Info

The House of All Sorts

Douglas & McIntyre Limited | June 26, 2019 | 196 pages
Before winning recognition as an artist and writer, Emily Carr served as landlady to an apartment building where she bred English sheep dogs to supplement a meager income. A collection of stories about those hard-working days, The House of All Sorts features vividly portrayed tenants who frequently... More Info

Discovering Totem Poles

Douglas & McIntyre | June 16, 2012 | 112 pages
An indispensible guide for identifying totem poles along British Columbia's inside passage from Vancouver to Alaska. Whether rising from a forest mist or soaring overhead in parks and museums, magnificent cedar totem poles have captivated the attention and imagination of visitors to Washington... More Info

The Jade Peony

Douglas & McIntyre Limited | June 26, 1995 | 238 pages
In this award-winning novel, three children come of age in an immigrant Chinese family living in Vancouver during the early 1940s. Side by side, the family survives hardships and heartbreaks with grit and humor, discovers this new land, and never forgets their common ground.  More Info

Craft Beer Revolution

Douglas & McIntyre | May 14, 2013 | 216 pages
A thirst-quenching guide to B.C.'s craft brewers and their beers from the province's favourite beer writer. Canada's microbrewing movement began in British Columbia with the founding of Horseshoe Bay Brewing in 1982. Three decades later, B.C. is home to more than fifty breweries, including a dozen... More Info

Darwin's Bastards

Douglas & McIntyre Ltd | April 27, 2010 | 453 pages
Social satire, fabulist tales and darkly humorous dystopian visions by some of Canada's most adventurous and distinguished writers. The 23 stories in Darwin's Bastards take us on a twisted, wild ride into some future times and parallel universes where characters as diverse as a dead boy, a... More Info

Raven's Cry

Douglas & McIntyre | June 26, 1992 | 224 pages
The Haida are a proud and cultured people, whose home is Haida Gwaii (the Queen Charlotte Islands) off the coast of Northern British Columbia. Until the first Europeans arrived in 1775, the Haida were the lords of the coast. The meeting of cultures was a fateful one: the Europeans had the... More Info

Safar Voyage

Douglas & McIntyre | April 30, 2013 | 128 pages
Contemporary art is now inclusive of geographies that until recently had escaped the attention of Western art centres such as Paris and New York. A vast area commonly referred to as the Middle East constitutes part of an ?emerging geography” whose art has finally become globally visible. The... More Info

One Story, One Song

Douglas & McIntyre Ltd | April 1, 2011 | 272 pages
A new collection of warm, wise and inspiring stories from the author of the bestselling One Native Life. Since its publication in 2008, readers and reviewers have embraced Richard Wagamese’s One Native Life. “In quiet tones and luminous language,” wrote the Winnipeg Free Press, “Wagamese... More Info

A Year of Living Generously

Douglas & McIntyre | April 1, 2011 | 360 pages
Can one person make a difference? When we write a cheque to a charity, or run in a fundraiser, or volunteer at a food bank, we're part of the solution, aren't we? Lawrence Scanlan went on a year long odyssey to discover the answers and uncover the true face of philanthropy ? its players, its... More Info

Polar Imperative

Douglas & McIntyre | November 22, 2011 | 560 pages
Winner of the 2011 Lionel Gelber Prize Winner of the 2011 J. W. Dafoe Book Prize Nominated for the 2010 Shaughnessy Cohen Prize Nominated for the 2011 Sir John A. Macdonald Prize Nominated for the Lela Common Book Prize for Canadian History Based on Shelagh Grant's years of groundbreaking archival... More Info

Defiant Spirits

Douglas & McIntyre | October 11, 2011 | 492 pages
Recounts the story of the Group of Seven, Canadian painters who wanted to create an art movement based on the country's landscape, including the group's first meeting, the obstacles they faced from the local art community, disbandment, and legacy.  More Info

This is what they say

Douglas & McIntyre Ltd | September 30, 2009 | 286 pages
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Indian Horse

Douglas & McIntyre | February 11, 2012 | 232 pages
A magical new novel from the bestselling author of One Native Life Saul Indian Horse is dying. Tucked away in a hospice high above the clash and clang of a big city, he embarks on a marvellous journey of imagination back through the life he led as a northern Ojibway, with all its sorrows and joys.... More Info

Seekers and Travelers

Douglas & McIntyre Publishing Group | December 1, 2012 | 154 pages
In the tradition of the bestselling Spirit Facesand Mythic Beingscomes a stunning new book of contemporary First Nations art. Featuring new works from 36 of the most acclaimed artists on both sides of the Canada-U.S. border -- among them Susan Point, Robert Davidson, Isabel Rorick, Jay Simeon,... More Info

The Devil's Curve

Douglas & McIntyre | September 15, 2012 | 320 pages
A vivid tear through South America, exposing the devastating impact of globalization. In June 2009, 60 soldiers slipped into the thorn-covered bush above Devil's Curve, a notorious bend in the two-lane highway connecting Peru's northern Amazon to the outside world. The soldiers had orders to... More Info

Fred Herzog

Douglas & McIntyre Limited | November 15, 2011 | 197 pages
The definitive book about the stunning oeuvre of a pioneer of colour photography -- Vancouver's Fred Herzog. For more than five decades, Fred Herzoghas focused his lens on street life, and his striking colour photographs -- of vacant lots, second-hand shops, neon signs and working-class people --... More Info

Hot Art

Douglas & McIntyre | October 6, 2012 | 328 pages
Winner of the Edna Staebler Award and the Arthur Ellis Award for Non Fiction The Thomas Crown Affairmeets The Devil in the White Cityin this fast-paced true crime story of the seedy-underbelly of international art theft. A major work of investigative journalism, Hot Artis a globetrotting mystery... More Info

The Tower of Babble

Douglas & McIntyre | August 14, 2012 | 288 pages
The ultimate CBC insider exposes the controversies, successes and dead ends of his time at the top. In 2004, CBC television had sunk to its lowest audience share in its history. That same year, Richard Stursberg, an avowed popularizer with a reputation for radical action, was hired to run English... More Info

The Last Maasai Warriors

Douglas & McIntyre Limited | March 12, 2013 | 204 pages
How two young Maasai tribesmen became warriors, scholars, and leaders in their community and to the world. They are living testament to a vanishing way of life on the African savannah. Wilson and Jackson are two brave warriors of the Maasai, an intensely proud culture built on countless generations... More Info

Radio Belly

Douglas & McIntyre Limited | May 15, 2012 | 256 pages
This collection of short stories from the Pushcart Prize-nominated author includes the tale of a young woman whose post-appendectomy stomach starts transmitting strange radio signals and a young professional who is suddenly unable to control strange new appetites. Original.  More Info

Come from the Shadows

Douglas & McIntyre Ltd | November 15, 2011 | 240 pages
Come from the Shadows is not about the Afghanistan we may think we know. It is not about the country depicted in urgent dispatches from embedded reporters; it isn't about the country evoked by anti-war protestors or the one that figures in heated political controversies over the treatment of... More Info

A Whale for the Killing

Douglas & McIntyre Limited | September 11, 2012 | 256 pages
Feisty icon; passionate Canadian; unrelenting foe of all pretension; energetic provocateur-at-large and most importantly, superb and dedicated writer, there cannot be a Canadian alive who is unaware fo the legacy that is Farley Moawt. And No Bird Sangand Whale for the Killingare the first books in... More Info

A Matter of Life and Death Or Something

Douglas & McIntyre | March 24, 2012 | 264 pages
The big-hearted story of a ten-year-old boy, a notebook and the meaning of the universe. Even though he's only ten years old, Arthur Williams knows lots of things for sure. He knows all about trilobites, and bridge, and that he doesn't want to be Victoria Brown's boyfriend, and that tapping maple... More Info

Tiger, Tiger

Douglas & McIntyre | February 15, 2012 | 336 pages
A Globe & Mail Top 100 Selection A devastating memoir of stolen childhood, Tiger, Tiger has sold in 19 countries and is already an international sensation. One summer day, Margaux Fragososwam up to Peter Curran at a public swimming pool and asked him to play. She was seven; he was fifty-one.... More Info

One Native Life

Douglas & McIntyre Ltd | October 1, 2008 | 257 pages
In 2005, award-winning writer Richard Wagamesemoved with his partner to a cabin outside Kamloops, B.C. In the crisp mountain air Wagamesefelt a peace he'd seldom known before. Abused and abandoned as a kid, he'd grown up feeling there was nowhere he belonged. For years, only alcohol and moves from... More Info