Set against the stunning backdrop of Georgian Bay, Amanda Doucette finds herself drawn into the world of exploited foreign workers when she meets a Filipino nanny accused of murdering her wealthy employer.
Industry, academic, and government experts present a roadmap for radical change in how we govern. Learnings and recommendations point the way forward for governments in an age where standing still and doing nothing equates failure.
Take an eclectic journey across Canada to seek out our world-renowned natural and historic landmarks, such as the relics of a famous gold rush, North America’s only walled city, indigenous deep heritage, spectacular landscape features, and awe-inspiring feats of engineering.
Following a harrowing experience in Russia, Charlie Hillier is back. His latest posting to Tokyo offers him a chance to immerse himself in a truly foreign culture. His first consular case involves a banker who awakens from a coma with amnesia after a car accident. But all may not be as it seems as... More Info
Behind the politics, discover the lives of Canada's leaders. “What a life it is to be prime minister!” — John Diefenbaker Canada has had twenty-three prime ministers, all with views and policies that have differed as widely as the ages in which they lived. But what were they like as people?... More Info
Domenic Jejeune finds himself looking back into the case that made him a star. Under a punishing spotlight and with his girlfriend, Lindy, in grave danger, Jejeune must catch a murderer on the loose while keeping his career — and life — intact.
The hiring of a new assistant triggers a power struggle between an aging TV show creator and her protégée-turned-partner in a suspenseful, relatable, wickedly entertaining novel about powerful, ambitious women competing for the top job.
A novel of love and betrayal dealing with the biggest issues facing Canada’s Indigenous peoples today. In the summer of 1972, a float plane carrying a team of child welfare officials lands on a river flowing through the Yellow Dog Indian reserve. Their mission is to seize the twin babies of an... More Info
It started with learning how to not fall out of the boat and ended with crossing the Olympic finish line four years later. The 4 Year Olympian is a story about overcoming self-doubt and giving everything you’ve got in pursuit of a singular goal.
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
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
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
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
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.
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
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.
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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.
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
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
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
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
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
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
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 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
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
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
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
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.
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
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
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.
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
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
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
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
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
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.
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
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