Books published by McClelland & Stewart

There Is a Season

McClelland & Stewart Limited | June 26, 2019 | 309 pages
Believed by many to be one of the finest poets of his generation, Patrick Lane is also a passionate gardener. He lives on Vancouver Island, a place of uncommon beauty, where the climate is mild, the air is soft, and the growing season lasts nearly all year long. Lane has gardened for as long as he... More Info


McClelland & Stewart | March 26, 2019 | 120 pages
From award-winning Toronto-based poet Doyali Islam comes a second collection of poems that investigates rupture and resilience. How does one inhabit a world in which the moon and the drone hang in the same sky? How can one be at home in one's own body in the presence of suspected autoimmune... More Info

On a Cold Road

McClelland & Stewart Ltd | October 1, 1998 | 288 pages
"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

The Cinnamon Peeler

McClelland & Stewart, [1992] | November 7, 1992 | 208 pages
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.  More Info

This Is My Country, What's Yours?

McClelland & Stewart Limited | June 26, 2019 | 496 pages
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

Despair and Other Stories of Ottawa

McClelland & Stewart Limited | June 26, 1998 | 232 pages
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

McClelland & Stewart Limited | June 26, 1987 | 188 pages
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 Journey Prize Stories 27

McClelland & Stewart Limited | October 6, 2015 | 256 pages
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

A Celtic Temperament

McClelland & Stewart | October 6, 2015 | 432 pages
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

Bourinot's Rules of Order

McClelland & Stewart Limited | June 26, 1995 | 114 pages
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On Your Own Again

McClelland & Stewart Limited | January 1, 2007 | 216 pages
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

Dispatches from the Front

McClelland & Stewart Limited | November 1, 2014 | 344 pages
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

Rise to Greatness

McClelland & Stewart Limited | November 1, 2014 | 1120 pages
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

The Journey Prize Stories 26

McClelland & Stewart Limited | October 7, 2014 | 256 pages
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

The Luminaries

McClelland & Stewart Limited | June 3, 2014 | 848 pages
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

The Gifted

McClelland & Stewart Limited | August 1, 2014 | 272 pages
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

Black Code

McClelland & Stewart Limited | June 26, 2019 | 320 pages
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

Canadian Whisky

McClelland & Stewart Limited | May 13, 2014 | 352 pages
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


McClelland & Stewart Limited | March 1, 2014 | 112 pages
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


McClelland & Stewart | April 2, 2013 | 240 pages
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

Our Way Out

McClelland & Stewart Limited | April 17, 2012 | 320 pages
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

While Canada Slept

McClelland & Stewart Ltd | June 26, 2019 | 224 pages
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


McClelland & Stewart | May 14, 2013 | 370 pages
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.  More Info

The Book of Eve

McClelland & Stewart | October 23, 2001 | 224 pages
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

Distant Relations

McClelland & Stewart | May 14, 2002 | 568 pages
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


McClelland & Stewart Ltd | October 10, 1998 | 296 pages
A book for all Canadians who love their country, and fear for it after the failure of the constitution-making of the recent past. A clear, entertaining reintroduction to ideas and processes.  More Info

I Can't Stop Crying

McClelland & Stewart Limited | January 29, 2013 | 144 pages
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

Wondrous Strange

McClelland & Stewart | March 1, 2005 | 536 pages
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

Blue covenant

McClelland & Stewart Ltd | October 16, 2007 | 234 pages
An Inconvenient Truth of water.  More Info

Damned Nations

McClelland & Stewart Limited | July 17, 2012 | 228 pages
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

McClelland & Stewart | August 13, 1994 | 432 pages
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

Book of Longing

McClelland & Stewart | March 27, 2007 | 240 pages
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

Writing Gordon Lightfoot

McClelland & Stewart Limited | July 3, 2012 | 256 pages
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

A Dead Hand

McClelland & Stewart Limited | November 3, 2009 | 272 pages
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


McClelland & Stewart Limited | May 5, 2009 | 272 pages
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.  More Info


McClelland & Stewart Limited | October 16, 2012 | 370 pages
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

Writing Gordon Lightfoot

McClelland & Stewart Limited | October 18, 2011 | 288 pages
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.  More Info

Too close for comfort

McClelland & Stewart Ltd | October 25, 2005 | 300 pages
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

Profit Is Not the Cure

McClelland & Stewart Ltd | October 7, 2003 | 296 pages
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


McClelland & Stewart Ltd | March 15, 2005 | 69 pages
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

The Best Game You Can Name

McClelland & Stewart Ltd | September 5, 2006 | 310 pages
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


McClelland & Stewart Ltd | March 20, 2012 | 96 pages
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

Bombs Away

McClelland & Stewart Ltd | September 6, 2011 | 272 pages
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


McClelland & Stewart Ltd | March 27, 2012 | 128 pages
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

Book of Mercy

McClelland & Stewart Ltd | March 2, 2010 | 112 pages
Presents spiritual poems that deal with loss, perception, prayer, grace, achievement, loneliness, death, sorrow, and sacredness.  More Info

No Impact Man

McClelland & Stewart Limited | September 8, 2009 | 288 pages
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.  More Info

Camp Nurse

McClelland & Stewart Ltd | March 31, 2009 | 296 pages
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