Books published by Sumach Pr

Letters Lived

Sumach Press | October 30, 2013 | 140 pages
Letters to teenagers about learning to trust and love ourselves and navigate our bodies, families, identities and communities.  More Info

Remembering women murdered by men

Sumach Pr | March 30, 2006 | 270 pages
Women are murdered by men every day, yet these acts of femicide barely make the news. Across Canada, there are over fifty memorials to women who have been murdered. Each one tells at least two stories: the terrible one of unremitting violence against women and the triumphant one of women claiming... More Info

Who's your daddy?

Sumach Pr | April 28, 2009 | 375 pages
This groundbreaking collection of writing brings vital and refreshing insights into current discussions about queer parenting, blending narrative and academic voices from Canada, the United States, England and Australia. The contributors are parents, prospective parents, writers, academics,... More Info

The Sherpa and other fictions

Sumach Pr | March 21, 2008 | 173 pages
In this riveting new collection, author Nila Gupta reveals intersections of contemporary Canadian and Indian cultures with raw authenticity. A young Canadian travels to India to explore her roots and find the woman who loved her like a daughter; a doctor struggles against military corruption as he... More Info

My Breasts, My Choice

Sumach Pr | April 17, 2003 | 172 pages
How can breast and chest surgery redefine one's body? How do these surgical procedures affect someone's health -- or their sense of self? "My Breasts, My Choice" answers these questions with moving personal stories, thoughtful, artistic photography and well-chosen medical information. A range of... More Info

Cashing in on pay equity?

Sumach Pr | November 29, 2002 | 285 pages
Pay equity in Canada has its origins in the 1890s when feminists began to address issues of equality for working women. Over the century, the concept of pay equity has been shaped and developed by feminist involvement. Yet despite some advancements made in attaining higher wages, pay equity has not... More Info

Women in the office

Sumach Pr | October 20, 2000 | 245 pages
Secretaries, administrative assistants, clerks, word-processors and telemarketers make up a sector of the working world whose voice is rarely heard. In this timely and insightful investigative analysis, Ann Eyerman places these women front and centre. She brings to our attention just how important... More Info

Growing up Degrassi

Sumach Pr | September 27, 2005 | 317 pages
Growing Up Degrassi is an original and exciting collection that explores one of the most widely recognized series in Canadian television history. Written with clarity and passion, these sixteen essays bring together scholars and fans who take an in-depth look at the pivotal role Degrassi Junior... More Info

When Grownups Play at War

Sumach Pr | September 1, 2005 | 147 pages
The author presents her childhood story of survival during the Second World War in Poland.  More Info

Grizzly Lies

Sumach Pr | May 20, 2005 | 297 pages
Hellie MacConnell retreats from a troubled relationship in Toronto to the quiet town of Banff, Alberta, where life is peaceful and nature abounds. But when her landlord turns up dead and Hellie's bear-loving neighbour Arthur Elliott disappears, Hellie finds herself at the heart of a murder... More Info

Finding home

Sumach Pr | October 20, 2004 | 315 pages
Since the Jewish Diaspora, the stereotype of the Wandering Jew has haunted the Jewish understanding of identity. In Finding Home: In the Footsteps of the Jewish Fusgeyers , author Jill Culiner has uncovered a largely forgotten corner of Jewish history. The Fusgeyers (the Yiddish word for... More Info

Doing IT

Sumach Pr | October 20, 2004 | 241 pages
From the boom of the 1990s to the bust of early 2000, women have been carving out careers in Information Technology. For these IT workers, it is not just about earning a living but about applying their technological, scientific and engineering skills and knowledge. Doing IT demonstrates that women... More Info

Revising Romance

Sumach Pr | May 10, 2004 | 172 pages
An editor in the deadline-driven world of book publishing, thirty-something Elaine Salter faces more than her share of challenges. She has just inherited the job of editing best-selling author Spencer Stone's long-awaited novel. When she discovers that the book is a disaster, it's up to Elaine to... More Info

Roads Unravelling

Sumach Pr | September 9, 2003 | 150 pages
In this unflinching, yet luminous collection of eight short stories, Kathy-Diane Leveille explores how the past won't let go, how it shapes our future as well as our present. In portraits full of heart and depth, Leveille excavates the narrow stereotypes we have of rural life, offering instead the... More Info

All the Way

Sumach Press | February 1, 2004 | 216 pages
Introduces the topic of sexuality, from making the decision to first have sex, to knowing what to do, to the consequences.  More Info

Arguing with the storm

Sumach Pr | February 14, 2007 | 229 pages
This stunning collection of fourteen translated stories represents an outstanding contribution to the Yiddish renaissance that has been gaining momentum since the 1980s. The title Arguing with the Storm comes from a poem by Yiddish author Rachel Korn in which the speaker's mother argues with a... More Info

Canadian feminism and the law

Sumach Press | April 1, 1991 | 189 pages
No organization has been more active in fighting the inequalities of the law than the Women's Legal Education and Action Fund (LEAF), a feminist advocacy group established to bring forward cases under the Charter of Rights and Freedoms. In a penetrating analysis of women's rights before the law,... More Info