Books published by Dundurn

Whatever It Takes

Dundurn | March 3, 2018 | 328 pages
With forty years of show business under his belt, no one knows better than Stephen Stohn what it takes to make it in Canadian entertainment. In a star-studded, rock ’n’ roll tour of his career, Stohn shares his stories, including such unforgettable icons as Canadian Idol, the Degrassi... More Info

The God Game

Dundurn | February 3, 2018 | 280 pages
When the husband of a Queen’s Park aide disappears, private investigator Dan Sharp is hired to track him down. But when his investigation catches the attention of a mysterious political operative known only as the “Magus,” the case gets too close to home. After a body turns up on his... More Info

Battle Royal

Dundurn | January 20, 2018 | 290 pages
A nuanced and thorough investigation of the cases for preserving or abolishing the monarchy in Canada. Subjecting both sides to searching critiques, political scientist David Johnson examines the republican challenge to the Crown and the monarchist defence of it, while giving a tantalizing view of... More Info

Single Girl Problems

Dundurn | September 19, 2017 | 328 pages
After too many “how to land a spouse” guides, it's time to change the narrative on what it means to be a single woman in the twenty-first century. Being single sucks! Well, that's what everyone tells me, anyway. In pretty much every culture, single women over the age of twenty-nine are seen as... More Info


Dundurn | October 21, 2017 | 200 pages
A small, loyal band of punk rockers in Portland, Maine, led by the mysterious Christopher X, investigate the murders of two of their friends, while fending off a local incursion of neo-Nazis.  More Info

Atmospheres Apollinaire

Dundurn | September 16, 1998 | 217 pages
Based on the life of Guillaume Apollinaire, early twentieth century French poet and critic, this sparkling novel recreates the spirit of the man and the age.  More Info


Dundurn | August 30, 2016 | 244 pages
Phillip Scarnum must employ his cunning and seamanship to stay alive and out of prison in this fast-paced, gritty thriller. Philip Scarnum is a Halifax seaman who has spent his life on the water. When he finds a lobster boat abandoned, washed up on the rocks of the shallows, he decides to undertake... More Info

The Great Canadian Bucket List

Dundurn | June 17, 2017 | 504 pages
Renowned travel writer and TV host Robin Esrock visited every province and territory to craft the definitive national Bucket List. The second edition is revised to include more adventures around nature, food, culture, history, adrenaline rushes, and quirky Canadiana.  More Info

Flying a Red Kite

Dundurn | June 6, 2017 | 256 pages
Canadian author Hugh Hood’s first collection of short stories. It all started toward the end of the 1930s, when the young Hugh Hood serviced a flourishing Saturday Evening Post delivery route with more than fifty weekly customers. That was where the author-to-be first encountered the short story,... More Info

The Slip

Dundurn | June 13, 2017 | 304 pages
In this wickedly funny novel, one bad afternoon and two regrettable comments make the inimitable Philip Sharpe go viral for all the worst reasons. Dr. Philip Sharpe, absentminded professor extraordinaire, teaches philosophy at the University of Toronto and is one of Canada’s most combative public... More Info

Finders Keepers

Dundurn | February 21, 2017 | 128 pages
1996 Sheila A. Egoff Children’s Literature Prize — Shortlisted 1996 Violet Downey IODE Book Award — Shortlisted 1997 Silver Birch Award — Shortlisted It all started with an ancient arrowhead in an Alberta field. While walking through a field, Danny finds an 8,000-year-old arrowhead. After... More Info

The Mariposa Folk Festival

Dundurn | May 6, 2017 | 200 pages
A look at folk music’s legendary home ground. From Pete Seeger to Serena Ryder, the musicians who have graced the stages at Mariposa have carried on a living tradition of folk music connecting the sixties to the present day and tomorrow. Featuring interviews with the people behind the scenes and... More Info

Breaking the Ice

Dundurn | April 22, 2017 | 304 pages
As one of the five Arctic coastal states, Canada has a vested interest in the Arctic extended continental shelf. Breaking the Ice examines the political, legal, and scientific aspects of Canada’s efforts to delineate its Arctic extended continental shelf and our part in the international legal... More Info

Democracy Rising

Dundurn | March 25, 2017 | 232 pages
Participatory democracy is an emerging force in Canada: Citizens groups, unions, environmental organizations, Indigenous peoples, and others are demanding to be heard. This revolution of citizen engagement will change the way democracy works in this country, bring new and more relevant programs,... More Info

The Beaver Hall Group and Its Legacy

Dundurn | March 7, 2017 | 200 pages
An exploration of the lives and works of the members of the Beaver Hall Group, and the network of women artists that arose from it. The Beaver Hall Group was founded in 1920 and like the Group of Seven was in the vanguard of bringing Modernism to Canada. However, uniquely, the Beaver Hall Group... More Info

The War on Drugs

Dundurn Group | June 7, 2014 | 252 pages
Explores the spectacular failure of the war on drugs to weaken drug cartels and the illegal drug supply, as well as the modern history of drug use and abuse, the pharmacology of illegal drugs, and the economy of the illegal drug trade.  More Info

Stolen Child

Dundurn | October 4, 2016 | 168 pages
A year in the desperate life of a boy transformed by OCD from a bright ten-year-old into a stranger in his own skin. Although Laurie Gough was an intrepid traveller who had explored wild, far-off reaches of the globe, the journey she and her family took in their own home in their small Quebec... More Info

Fire in the Stars

Dundurn | September 27, 2016 | 328 pages
Former aid worker Amanda Doucette returns from Nigeria to rebuild her life in Newfoundland after a shocking experience drove her from the field. Seeking a new purpose in life, she soon finds herself putting her crisis-response training to full effect when she’s wrapped up in a murder and... More Info

The New Canadian Garden

Dundurn | March 22, 2016 | 320 pages
An exciting vision of the blossoming new role gardening plays in this generation and the next. In The New Canadian Garden, Canada’s gardening guru, Mark Cullen (A Greener Thumb), explores new trends, horticultural innovations, and the creativity that has been tapped by a generation of younger... More Info


Dundurn Group | January 9, 2016 | 344 pages
The campaign to unionize Bell Canada's huge workforce of operators, most of them overworked and underpaid women, was a central event in Canad's labour history. Joan Roberts tells the story of how determined campaigners won a major victory for working women, and established new standards for... More Info

On a Slippery Slope

Dundurn | March 1, 2016 | 216 pages
It was just a little white lie. What could possibly go wrong ... If a super-cute boy (one you really want to impress) assumes that you’re a championship skier and snowboarder, is it really that big of a deal if you don’t set him straight? When a teensy fib starts snowballing out of control,... More Info

The Great Northern Canada Bucket List

Dundurn | March 2, 2016 | 160 pages
From Robin Esrock, author of The Great Canadian Bucket List, comes a look at the best that northern Canada has to offer. Having travelled to over one hundred countries on six continents, international travel guru and bestselling author Robin Esrock turns his attention to Canada’s three northern... More Info

Eldritch Manor

Dundurn | September 29, 2012 | 176 pages
Where have all the ancient creatures of myth and legend gone? Apparently, they're disguised as senior citizens, and they live in a boarding house in 12-year-old Willa Fuller's neighbourhood. When Willa is left to babysit the cantankerous oldsters while their sinister landlady, Miss Trang, is away,... More Info

No Lack of Courage

Dundurn | February 24, 2018 | 203 pages
No Lack of Courage is the story of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization's first battle. It is a revealing account of Operation Medusa, the largely Canadian action from 1 to 17 September 2006, to dislodge a heavily entrenched Taliban force in the Pashmul district of Afghanistan's Kandahar... More Info

Let's Tell This Story Properly

Dundurn Group | May 16, 2015 | 232 pages
Provocative, moving, and rich in craft, the stories gathered here represent some of the most original emerging writers in the world. The selected, groundbreaking stories carry on the almost thirty-year tradition of the Commonwealth Writers' Prizes, past winners of which include Jhumpa Lahiri. Zadie... More Info

The Merit Birds

Dundurn Group | May 2, 2015 | 240 pages
Cam Scott resents his mother for uprooting him from his home in Ottawa and relocating to Vientiane, Laos, and is determined to never let her forget it. Over time he adjusts to the land and culture, but just as he has found friendship and love, tragedy strikes and he is at the mercy of a stranger to... More Info

Matrons and Madams

Dundurn Group | April 11, 2015 | 328 pages
Based on a true story, "Matrons and Madams" is a sprawling saga of a schoolteacher-turned-madam and lady superintendent of a hospital who join forces to combat the rampant venereal disease that spreads throughout Alberta once soldiers return from the Great War and also to improve the lives of the... More Info

Tell It to the World

Dundurn Group | January 3, 2015 | 264 pages
A young prosecutor struggles to understand the magnitude of the events in Kosovo and the failings of the international justice system. The story of many remarkable men, women, and children who travelled thousands of miles in order to tell the world what happened to their loved ones.  More Info

A Siege of Bitterns

Dundurn Group (CA) | April 5, 2014 | 352 pages
Domenic Jejeune is a reluctant police hero but an enthusiastic birdwatcher. After he's promoted to a post in the heart of Britain's birding country, his first case involves the murder of an environmentalist. Torn between loyalties to his job and his hobby, Jejeune faces mistrust from his colleagues... More Info

Contested Land, Contested Memory

Dundurn PressLtd | February 24, 2018 | 304 pages
Israel's relationship with the collective memory of the Holocaust (Shoah in Hebrew) and the violent narrative of its founding in the late 1940s clashes with the past experiences of succeeding generations of Palestinian Israelis (about 20 percent of Israel's population) whose troubled dual identity... More Info

Jake and the Giant Hand

Dundurn Group | September 27, 2014 | 136 pages
Why is Jake's Grandpa acting so weird? And why are there so many "giant" flies? These and other questions are answered in the launch of a creepy new series is from the author of the Lost Gargoyle series.  More Info

None So Blind

Dundurn Group | October 18, 2014 | 384 pages
Twenty years after Green helped convict a young professor for the murder of an attractive coed, the man continues to protest his innocence, and shortly after being paroled, he is found dead. Suicide? Revenge? Or had Green, with blind overconfidence, failed to see the greater evil lurking in the... More Info


Dundurn Group | October 4, 2014 | 208 pages
For better or worse, digital business has fundamentally changed how organizations hire staff, market their services, and connect with stakeholders. The problem is, in an effort to use technology to connect with people more effectively, we have lost the humanity -- that critical person-to-person... More Info

The Green Mama

Dundurn Group | June 7, 2014 | 184 pages
From detoxifying the nursery to choosing healthy food and skincare options, "Green Mama" helps parents make the best decisions for protecting their children as well as the environment.  More Info

What to Consider If You're Considering University

Dundurn Group (CA) | March 29, 2014 | 216 pages
If you listen to the general chatter from parents, guidance counselors, and politicians, you would think that going to university is the only option that ensures future success. Thats no longer true. This book is designed to help anyone under thirty make the best possible educational and career... More Info

Doing the Continental

Dundurn | February 24, 2018 | 171 pages
Canada's relations with the USA are broad and deep. With Obama in his second term in office, the two countries have entered what could be considered a new era of hope and renewal. Analysis of the past, present, and future continental dance between the two countries, from water & energy to... More Info

Prince Edward, Duke of Kent

Dundurn PressLtd | February 24, 2018 | 288 pages
Twenty-four-year-old Prince Edward Augustus, the future father of Queen Victoria, arrived in Quebec City in 1791 and found himself immersed in a society struggling for an identity. His life became woven into the fabric of a highly-charged society and left an indelible mark on the role of the... More Info

Lost and Found in the Arctic

Dundurn Group | September 28, 2013 | 128 pages
In 1850, "HMS Investigator" was sent to search for the lost Franklin ships. They failed, becoming trapped in the ice, but completed Franklin's quest for the Northwest Passage. This book recounts the voyage and Parks Canada's discovery of the wreck.  More Info

The Secret of the Blue Trunk

Dundurn Group | February 16, 2013 | 165 pages
In 1940 Armande Martel, a young nun from Quebec, is arrested by the Germans at her religious order in Brittany. She is sent as a POW to Buchenwald where she barely survives. After the war, she leaves religious life, marries, and adopts Lise Dion. When her mother dies, Lise discovers a key and the... More Info

149 Paintings You Should See Before You Die

Dundurn Group | October 5, 2013 | 492 pages
Visit some of Europe's greatest galleries and view some of the world's most breath-taking paintings in the company of a knowledgeable tour guide. Beginning with the Renaissance and ending with the Modern era, Julian Porter introduces you to 149 specially chosen paintings and the artists who created... More Info

House Inside the Waves

Dundurn | February 24, 2018 | 276 pages
In an era of packaged paradises and cyber surfers, Taylors mid-life blues seduced him into recapturing his youthful romance with surfing.  More Info

Metal on Ice

Dundurn PressLtd | July 9, 2013 | 224 pages
Canada has produced many successful proponents of the genre known as heavy metal, which grew out of the hard rock of the 1970s, exploded commercially in the 1980s, and then petered out in the 1990s as grunge took over, only to rise to prominence once again in the new millennium. The road to... More Info

Arctic twilight

Dundurn | January 27, 2009 | 469 pages
In a series of beautifully crafted letters, former Hudson's Bay Company "servant" Leonard Budgell describes life in the Canadian north from the 1920s to the 1980s, as could only be done by someone who lived and worked there.  More Info

The Whisper of Legends

Dundurn PressLtd | February 24, 2018 | 394 pages
In the ninth Inspector Green mystery, when his teenage daughter goes missing on a summer wilderness canoe trip to the Nahanni River in the Northwest Territories, Green is forced into unfamiliar territory just as dangerous as the backstreets of Ottawa.  More Info

To Timbuktu for a Haircut

Dundurn PressLtd | July 27, 2013 | 256 pages
With the fabled city of Timbuktu as his goal, author Rick Antonson began a month-long trek. His initial plan? To get a haircut. The second edition of this important book outlines the volatile political situations in Timbuktu following the spring 2012 military coup in Mali and the subsequent capture... More Info

The Canadian Constitution

Dundurn PressLtd | May 21, 2013 | 176 pages
This first-ever primer on Canada's Constitution contains the complete text of the Constitution and many useful tools to help readers understand how the chief body of law in the land works, including how the country's Supreme Court fits in. It is a must-have book for anyone who wants to understand... More Info

Am I Sane Yet?

Dundurn PressLtd | May 28, 2013 | 224 pages
Award-winning journalist John Scully has been committed to mental institutions five times. He has been locked up. He has attempted suicide. Am I Sane Yet? is essential reading for anyone interested in depression and mental illness. John Scully is getting better.  More Info


Dundurn | October 6, 2010 | 507 pages
When impoverished, poorly educated aboriginals find a modern revolutionary leader like1880s rebellion leader Louis Riel, their well-armed attack on vulnerable energy installations sends the Canadian Forces scrambling and politicians reeling.  More Info

Live the Smart Way

Dundurn PressLtd | November 15, 2011 | 116 pages
As an individual with Celiac disease, Kathy Smart's love of good food was limited, and flavour often compromised. This cookbook is a collection of tested and tasted gluten-free recipes that are so delicious you forget that they are good for you!  More Info

Labours of Love

Dundurn PressLtd | October 6, 2008 | 272 pages
Labours of Love unearths an issue that is still stigmatized in some areas of the country. Through conversations with adoptive parents, adoptees, and birthparents who reveal their inmost feelings, the reader will gain a new understanding of the joy and complexity of adoption.  More Info