Books published by McClelland & Stewart Limited

There Is a Season

McClelland & Stewart Limited | June 18, 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

This Is My Country, What's Yours?

McClelland & Stewart Limited | June 18, 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 18, 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 18, 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

Bourinot's Rules of Order

McClelland & Stewart Limited | June 18, 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 18, 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

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

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

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

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

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