Winner of the 2007 B.C. Award for Canadian Non-fiction A Globe and Mail Best 100 Book (2006) National Post Best Books (2006) A bold cultural portrait of contemporary Canada through the work of its most celebrated novelists, short story writers, and storytellers. Stories are the surest way to know a... More Info
These eight stories reveal a world that’s both recognizable and strange: cities of anxiety and violence, where quiet inhabitants lead outwardly banal lives that conceal sinister interiors. The premises, both fantastic and surreal, are also eerily plausible; they often follow the logic of dreams... More Info
Ojibway Ceremonies provides a unique and fascinating glimpse of Ojibway culture before its disruption by European civilization. It is the story of the Ojibway told through the ceremonies which dominated the most important occasions and stages of their existence. As a young boy grows up, we see him... More Info
The celebrated annual collection that showcases the best stories by the best new writers in Canada, all contenders for the prestigious $10,000 Journey Prize. A must-read for readers looking for exciting new voices in Canadian fiction; creative writing students, aspiring writers, and fans of CBC... More Info
The selected diaries of Robertson Davies, one of Canada's literary legends, and a celebrated playwright, novelist, journalist, and academic. Published for the first time, the diaries are a self-portrait of a brilliant and charismatic man and an insider's view of a writer's life and the Canadian... More Info
Every year, more than two million North Americans experience the trauma of separation and divorce. 'On Your Own Again' provides down-to-earth help for readers seeking to survive a shattered relationship and build a new life. This guide explains the four emotional stages undergone during and after... More Info
Originally a reporter for the Toronto Star, Matt Halton, as Senior War Correspondent for the CBC during the Second World War, reported from the front lines in Italy and Northwest Europe, and became 'the voice of Canada at war.' His reports were at times tender and sad and other times shocking and... More Info
From the acclaimed biographer and historian Conrad Black comes the definitive history of Canada-a revealing, groundbreaking account of the people and events that shaped a nation. Spanning 874 to 2014, and beginning from Canada's first inhabitants and the early explorers, this masterful history... More Info
Now in its twenty-sixth year, this celebrated annual fiction anthology showcases the best short stories of the year by some of our most exciting new writers. A must-read for readers of short fiction writers, including fans of Lynn Coady, Miranda Hill, George Saunders, Karen Russell, and B.J. Novak,... More Info
Winner of the 2013 Man Booker Prize and Governor General's Award for Fiction, and set during the heady days of New Zealand's Gold Rush, The Luminaries is a magnificent novel of love, lust, murder, and greed, in which three unsolved crimes link the fates and fortunes of twelve men. Dickens meets... More Info
Jo and Zack are both proud and a little concerned when their youngest daughter Taylor has two paintings chosen for a major fundraising auction. Taylor's birth mother was a brilliant but notorious artist and her talent has passed on to her daughter. They've seen one painting but Taylor has kept the... More Info
Drawing on the first-hand experiences of one of the most important protagonists in the battle - the Citizen Lab and its global network of frontline researchers, who have spent more than a decade cracking cyber espionage rings and uncovering attacks worldwide - Black Code takes readers on a... More Info
In this Gourmand Book Award- and IACP Cookbook Award-winning book, Davin de Kergommeaux takes readers on a journey through the first systematic presentation of Canadian whisky: how it's made, who makes it, why it tastes the way it does, its history, and the rich, centuries-old folklore surrounding... More Info
Award-winning poet Adam Sol's fourth collection is a meditation on complicity. By turns intimate and lyrical, experimental and outlandish, the collection focuses on how we cannot escape the troubling structures that determine our lives. Sol addresses gender politics, the value of art, capitalism... More Info
A toolbox for a complete lifestyle transformation -- from a holistic nutritionist with an inspiring and practical message. Meghan Telpner was never one to play by the rules; in fact, she usually broke them. So when she was diagnosed with Crohn's disease, an incurable condition that she was told... More Info
Global warming, energy shortages, overpopulation — it's no wonder that as a society, we're in an apocalyptic mood. Out of an endless stream of gloomy prognoses for humanity's future, we have emerged with little inspiration and few concrete ideas for change. Our Way Out is the first time that our... More Info
For how much longer can Canada expect to get a free ride? With 9/11 and the international “war on terrorism,” the time has come to ask some hard questions. Should we continue to starve our military, reduce our humanitarian assistance, dilute our diplomacy, and absent ourselves from global... More Info
The entertainer and author reflects on his acting career, explaining his need to keep performing, and details his enlistment in the army, his first appearances on stage and television, and the challenges of being an absentee father.
First published in 1973, The Book of Eve has become a classic. When Eva Carroll walks out on her husband of 40 years, it is an unplanned, completely spontaneous gesture. Yet Eva feels neither guilt nor remorse. Instead, she feels rejuvenated and blissfully free. As she builds a new life for herself... More Info
As a North American of European ancestry, Victoria Freeman sought to answer the following question: how did I come to inherit a society that has dispossessed and oppressed the indigenous people of this continent? After seven years of research into her own family’s involvement in the colonization... More Info
For anyone who has experienced a significant loss, this wonderfully informative and accessible book is a guide to understanding and overcoming grief. The death of someone close -- a familiy member, spouse, or partner -- can result in feelings of overwhelming grief. At the same time, society... More Info
Winner of the 2005 Nicolas Slonimsky Award for Outstanding Musical Biography, awarded by ASCAP (American Society of Composers, Authors, and Publishers) The first major biography of Glenn Gould to stress the critical influence of the Canadian context on his life and art. Glenn Gould was not, as has... More Info
In 1995, twenty-five-year-old Samantha Nutt, a recent medical-school graduate and a field volunteer for UNICEF, touched down in Baidoa, Somalia, the "City of Death." What she saw there would spur her on to a lifetime of passionate advocacy for children and families in war-torn areas around the... More Info
Stranger Music: Selected Poems and Songs celebrates the astonishing career of Leonard Cohen, revered around the world as one of the great visionaries, writers, performers, and most consistently daring songwriters. Cohen’s career began in 1956 with the publication of Let Us Compare Mythologies,... More Info
Leonard Cohen is one of the great writers, performers, and most consistently daring artists of our time. Book of Longing is Cohen’s eagerly awaited new collection of poems, following his highly acclaimed 1984 title, Book of Mercy, and his hugely successful 1993 publication, Stranger Music, a... More Info
From acclaimed musician and author Dave Bidini comes a brilliantly original look at a folk-rock legend and the momentous week in 1972 that culminated in the Mariposa Folk Festival. July, 1972. As musicians across Canada prepare for the nation's biggest folk festival, held on Toronto Island, a... More Info
Jerry Delfont receives a mysterious letter asking for his help regarding a dead boy. Before long, he finds himself lured into the company of the letter's author Merrill Unger, and is intrigued enough to pursue both the mystery and the woman. She introduces Delfont to a strange underworld where... More Info
In this enchanting autobiography celebrated actor Gordon Pinsent revisits stellar highlights of his 60-year career and the high and low points along the way, including his work with fellow artists Judi Dench, Shirley Douglas, Olympia Dukakis, Norman Jewison, Christopher Plummer, Sarah Polley, Kevin... More Info
In the early 1950s, Eilis Lacey leaves her widowed mother and charismatic sister behind in Ireland and heads for Brooklyn, where she finds a sort of happiness, but tragic news summons her back to Ireland, and she finds herself facing an impossible decision.
National-award-winning poet Lorna Crozier’s new collection of poems are peopled by the seasons and their elements, her beloved prairies, sorrow, joy, and the dead. Central to their themes are revisitations of family and marriage, and the land-death that is drought. Universal, deeply moving,... More Info
Bidini returns to the game he loves best In 2004, Dave Bidini laced on his skates and slid onto the ice of Toronto’s McCormick Arena to play defence with the Morningstars in the E! Cup tourney. While thrashing around the ice, swiping at the puck and his opponents, Bidini got to thinking about how... More Info
"I never ask for mercy and seek no one's sympathy. I would never, as was once needlessly feared in this court, be a fugitive from justice in this country, only a seeker of it." —Conrad Black, in his statement to the court, June 24, 2011 In 1993, Conrad Black was the proprietor of London's Daily... More Info
Canada’s greatest advocate considers our place in Bush’s world order. Not since 1984, when Brian Mulroney went to New York and told a blue-chip business audience that Canada was “open for business,” has there been such a push toward continental integration and a common market for North... More Info
On July 12, 1966, the Medical Care Insurance Act was passed by the federal House of Commons after a ferocious public debate that pitted the vast majority of Canadians against a powerful alliance of business, insurance companies, and doctors. More than thirty years later, the same battle is being... More Info
Uses a series of letters to contemplate the career of enigmatic Canadian folk singer Gordon Lightfoot and reconstruct the week leading up to the pivotal 1972 Mariposa Folk Festival in Toronto.
Michael Ondaatje's new selected poems, The Cinnamon Peeler, brings together poems written between 1963 and 1990, including work from his most recent collection, Secular Love. These poems bear witness to the extraordinary gifts that have won high praise for this truly original poet and novelist.
Multi-award-winning poet Don McKay returns with a startling collection of new poems, his first since his Griffin Poetry Prize winning book, Strike/Slip Don McKay is known, among other things, as Canada's foremost poet of the natural world. Readers have come to expect a playful extravagance in his... More Info
For readers of Christopher Hedges, Robert Fisk, and Christopher Hitchens, an extraordinary humanitarian gives us a bracing and uncompromising account of her work in some of the most devastated corners of the world -- and a new and provocative vision for changing course on our growing... More Info
From Governor General's Award-winning poet Tim Lilburn comes a new collection of poetry of great scope and ambition. Assiniboia is a richly textured imagining of a Western Canada that could have been. Theatrical, operatic -- a masque and a pair of choral performances -- the book breaks new formal... More Info
Describes the author's one-year experiment with minimizing his impact on the Earth, an effort for which he eschewed technology, processed foods, and other negative-impact products while evaluating the plausibility and actual value of sustainable living.
The bestselling, critically acclaimed author of A Nurse’s Story and The Making of a Nurse is back to describe her experiences as a summer camp nurse. After years of working in intensive care units caring for critically ill people, nurse Tilda Shalof now turns her attention to healthy patients —... More Info