Books published by E C W Press

Once They Were Hats

E C W Press | October 1, 2015 | 256 pages
Discover deeper truths and quirky facts that cast new light on this keystone species Beavers, those icons of industriousness, have been gnawing down trees, building dams, shaping the land, and creating critical habitat in North America for at least a million years. Once one of the continent's most... More Info

Clockwork Lives

E C W Press | September 1, 2015 | 304 pages
Some lives can be summed up in a sentence or two. Other lives are epics. In Clockwork Angels, #1 bestselling author Kevin J. Anderson and legendary Rush drummer and lyricist Neil Peart created a fabulous, adventurous steampunk world in a novel to accompany the smash Rush concept album of the same... More Info

The Verdict on Each Man Dead

E C W Press | August 1, 2015 | 400 pages
The fast-paced third volume in the series Peter Cammon, now retired from New Scotland Yard, is drawn into a confrontation with evil in a most unlikely setting. The former chief inspector finds himself in the suburbs of Salt Lake City, Utah, chasing a depraved man who may have deep terrorist... More Info

You Should Be Dancing

E C W Press | August 1, 2015 | 272 pages
With worldwide sales of over 220 million records, the Bee Gees are the sixth bestselling music artists in history. Dennis Bryon's story of how he became the Bee Gees' drummer during their peak period offers many never-before-told tales about such infectious hits as Stayin' Alive, How Deep Is Your... More Info

The Pemmican Eaters

E C W Press | April 1, 2015 | 96 pages
A picture of the Riel Resistance from one of Canada’s preeminent Métis poets With a title derived from John A. Macdonald’s moniker for the Métis, The Pemmican Eaters explores Marilyn Dumont’s sense of history as the dynamic present. Combining free verse and metered poems, her latest... More Info

The Urban Cycling Survival Guide

E C W Press | March 1, 2015 | 208 pages
City cycling made simple North America’s cities have long been the domain of the car, but thanks to the undeniable benefits of active transport, bicycles have an increasing presence in the urban landscape. Yet our cities weren’t designed for bicycles, making for intimidating, and sometimes... More Info

Born to Walk

E C W Press | April 1, 2015 | 316 pages
The case for getting back on our feet The humble act of putting one foot in front of the other transcends age, geography, culture, and class, and is one of the most economical and environmentally responsible modes of transit. Yet with our modern fixation on speed, this healthy pedestrian activity... More Info

Joni Mitchell

E C W Press | September 1, 2014 | 292 pages
A former folksinger and respected radio broadcaster describes her four-decade friendship with the legendary singer-songwriter and draws from their recorded conversations—as well as lyrics, photographs and paintings—to highlight the life and career of the artist.  More Info


E C W Press | October 1, 2013 | 280 pages
Ronnie, an engaged hairdresser with a history of teenage recklessness and mystery childhood illnesses, feels stifled by the unavoidable pull of the predictable, comfortable life laid out before her. Charlie, an anxiety-ridden, award-winning writer, feels suffocated by his literary success and... More Info

Dial M for Morna: The Dead Kid Detective Agency #2

E C W Press | October 1, 2013 | 320 pages
As the Dead Kid Detective Agency embarks on its second (mis)adventure, October Schwartz and her five deadest friends are back, turning over metaphoric rocks and finding the centipedes underneath. In this latest volume, set against a backdrop of yuletide pandemonium, they discover dark supernatural... More Info

Still Hunting

E C W Press | June 1, 2013 | 240 pages
In the 1960s, Toronto was a city of shifting societal dynamics, and this engrossing memoir perfectly captures the essence of this exhilarating and tumultuous time. It begins with Martin Hunter returning to his birthplace, where he marries his teenage sweetheart, goes to work for the family paper... More Info

Letter from Brooklyn

E C W Press | April 1, 2013 | 96 pages
Having lived part time in Brooklyn for the past several years, Jacob Scheier's new poems are solidly rooted in Jewish New York life and examine love, loss, history, identity, protest, and popular culture. At the heart of Letter from Brooklyn is the notion that we understand who we are by where we... More Info

Clearly Now, the Rain

E C W Press | May 1, 2013 | 280 pages
A deeply personal rumination on the existential explanations for the desperation and sadness experienced by those suffering from addiction and mental disorder, this nuanced memoir brings to life the troubled, decade-long relationship between Eli Hastings and his friend Serala. At family events,... More Info

The Stone Thrower

E C W Press | April 1, 2013 | 180 pages
At the core of Adam Marek's much-anticipated second short story collection is a single, unifying theme: a parent's instinct to protect a vulnerable child. Whether set amid unnerving visions of the near-future or grounded in the domestic here and now, these stories demonstrate that, sometimes, only... More Info

The Mind's Eye

E C W Press | February 1, 2008 | 256 pages
“So I thought, why don't we do a competition? And so we did. And that was the beginning of its history.” — Bob Weaver, creator of the CBC Literary Awards “I'm personally convinced that I would never have become a writer had it not been for the encouragement of the CBC. How important it is... More Info

Perfect Youth

E C W Press | September 26, 2012 | 366 pages
While many volumes devoted to the punk and hardcore scenes in America grace bookstore shelves, Canada's contributions to the genre remain largely unacknowledged. For the first time, the birth of Canadian punk—a transformative cultural force that spread across the country at the end of the... More Info

Mad Like Tesla

E C W Press | September 1, 2011 | 251 pages
A search for the contemporary Nikola Tesla?considered a mad scientist by his society for predicting global warming more than 100 years ago?fuels this analysis of climate issues, which introduces thinkers and inventors who are working to find possible ways out of the energy crisis.  More Info