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
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
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.
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.
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
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
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.
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.
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!
Talking About Freedom explores the history and significance of this freedom festival in Canada. Discover the main features of Emancipation Day celebrations, learn about the people of African ancestry's struggle for freedom, and the victories achieved in the push for equality into the 21st century.
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.
Recounting medical missions in half of the thirty countries in which she has worked for the past twenty-five years in Africa, Asia, and the South Pacific - from Darfur in Sudan to Papua New Guinea and Bhutan - Dr. Gretchen Roedde shares the grim reality of world politics and bureaucratic red tape... More Info
The history and current state of tobacco from its Native origins in South America's Andes through its checkered history in North America as a "miracle" drug, powerful narcotic, friend of government revenue departments, and law-enforcement target as contraband and tax diversion are traced.
Cynthia Wilkes has hit one of life's terrifying sweet spots. At this time when change is inevitable and everything is open to introspection, an unlikely would-be protege arrives, forcing Cynthia to reflect on her sense of family and of self ... and causes those closest to her to do the same.
Born in the United States and enslaved as a child, Harriet Tubman (circa 1820–1913) is one of the best-known figures connected to the Underground Railroad. Through her knowledge and outdoor survival skills, honed through her unpaid labour in the fields and through the later connections she made... More Info
It's been said that without Harold A. Innis there could have been no Marshall McLuhan. Empire and Communications is one of Innis's most important contributions to the debate about how media influence the development of consciousness and societies. In this seminal text, he traces humanity's movement... More Info