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By Richard Foot. 2013
In the early hours of January 12, 2008, seven members of a high school basketball team and their coach's wife… died instantly when their school van collided with a tractor trailer. The accident forever shattered the lives of eight families and their community. In the weeks that followed two women who lost their sons forged a bond. Ana Acevedo and Isabelle Hains were transformed by their grief into unlikely agents of courage and change. This book follows Isabelle and Ana’s long journey through the legal system that made it safer for children to travel to extracurricular activities in New Brunswick and across the country. c2013.
By Andy MacDonald. 1978
By Gary Paulsen. 1993
The author of many young adult books, including "Nightjohn", recounts his life to the age of nine, 1939-1948. He tells… how he and his mother waited for his soldier father in Chicago, then joined him in the Philippines. Presents a child's view of his mother's pluck and easy virtue and of the realities of war. 1993.
By Rachel Manley. 1996
Poet Rachel Manley, granddaughter and daughter of two of Jamaica's national leaders, tells the story of the brilliant, artistic Manley… family, and the house that nurtured them: Drumblair. Winner of the 1997 Governor General's Award for Non-fiction. 1996.
By Alexandra Fuller. 2001
Fuller's recollections of growing up white in civil-war-torn Rhodesia in the 1970s. She recounts her family's tragedies, including the deaths… of children and the dispossession of their home, and their struggles with racism, revolutionary politics, and survival. Strong language. Bestseller. 2001.
By Jacki Lyden. 1997
In this memoir Jacki Lyden recalls her mother's first nervous breakdown, when she imagined that she was the queen of… Sheba and had bequeathed Mesopotamia to her daughter. While her mother journeyed through manic-depressive states, Jacki became a foreign correspondent and travelled to actual faraway places. Some strong language. 1997.
By Patrick O'Sullivan. 2015
A story about abuse, but also a story of triumph, as O'Sullivan revisits the ghosts of his past. He gives… readers a disturbing account of 10 years of ever escalating physical abuse and emotional cruelty at the hands of his father. When Patrick proved more skilled than other 8-year-olds, John O'Sullivan decided to dedicate his life to turning his son into the hockey player he had always dreamed of becoming. John O'Sullivan was the over-involved parent. Few had an idea of the dysfunction and violence at the O'Sullivans' home. Bestseller. 2015.
By Norman Ollestad. 2009
Norman Ollestad was thrust into the world of surfing and competitive downhill skiing at a very young age by the… father he idolized. Resentful of a childhood lost to his father's reckless and demanding adventures, young Ollestad was often paralyzed by fear. In February 1979, just as he was reaping the rewards of his training, a chartered plane carrying Norman, his father, and his father's girlfriend crashed in the mountains and was suspended at eight thousand feet, engulfed in a blizzard. Norman's father was dead, and the grief-stricken eleven-year old had to descend the mountain alone through snow and ice, without any gear. Strong language and some descriptions of sex. Bestseller. 2009.
By Germaine Greer. 1989
The author's father returned from World War II a cold and vacant man. Driven to know if this man had… loved her once, feminist Germaine Greer followed a trail of false leads and outright lies to learn the truth about him. 1992.
Memoirs, anecdotes and tales from all walks of life - from the proud fisherman to the humble academic - which… reflect the way of life peculiar to the Atlantic seaboard. 1979. (Canada's Atlantic Folklore and Folklife series ; 2)
2005. Borel and her French-born hotelier father set out on a French wine safari - she desired a deeper connection… to her father, but was also seeking escape from both the aftermath of a breakup and a car accident. The trip's early stages were strained by travel sickness and father-daughter bickering. Eventually, despite the buried secrets and intense emotions, her wine-tasting experiences led Borel to genuine breakthroughs, bringing about a change in her relationship with her father. Descriptions of sex and violence, explicit strong language. 2009.
By David Macfarlane. 1991
In a series of short vignettes about the Goodyear family in Newfoundland, the author provides a humorous and poignant biography.… In doing so, he also gives an insight into people who live in one of Canada's unique maritime provinces. 1991. Uniform title: Danger tree
By Sherrill MacLaren. 1986
By Da Chen. 1999
Born in southern China in 1962, the now-American author describes growing up in a once-prominent family that fell out of… favour under the Mao regime. When citizens were unexpectedly allowed to compete for college acceptance, the sixteen-year-old truant and his farmer brother studied nonstop for months. Some strong language. 1999.
A biography of New Brunswick's Irving family, whose patriarch, K.C. Irving, has been listed as the third richest non-monarch in… the world. The author examines the man who created the Irving empire, and how the Irvings influence affairs in the Maritimes, Canada, and beyond. 1992.
By Ernestine Gilbreth Carey, Frank B Gilbreth. 1948
An amusing account of happy family life in the 1920's. The author's father, an efficiency expert, believes in living fully,… and has some unconventional ideas about raising his many children. 1948.
By Andrew X Pham. 1999
In narrating his search for his roots, Vietnamese-American Pham alternates between two story lines: the first chronicles the author's hair-raising… escape to the U.S. in 1977 and his family's subsequent and somewhat troubled life in California. The second recounts his return to Vietnam almost two decades later as an Americanized but culturally confused young man. Pham pedals his bike the length of his native country while exploring the dilemma of being an outsider in both America and Vietnam. 2000 Whiting Writers' Award. Explicit strong language, some descriptions of sex, and some descriptions of violence. 2000, c1999.
By Helen Forrester. 1981
After the struggle of growing up in the poverty of Liverpool during the depression of the thirties, the author begins… to discover that there is more to life than mere survival. For one thing, there is falling in love... Sequel to "Twopence to cross the Mersey" (DC10855). Followed by "Minerva's stepchild" (DC35993). 1981. (Autobiography ; 2)
By Michel Tremblay, Linda Gaboriau. 2006
In Tremblay's autobiographical work, young Michel is trying to understand his world, often observing the other nine members of the… family from under the dining-room table. His mother Nana dominates these memories, but the cherished moments shared with his father, along with his prickly paternal grandmother and irascible aunt, also shape his views. Neighbours, from whom the family haplessly tries to hide their poverty with dignity, brothers, and an uncle complete the cast of characters. Some strong language. 2006, c2002. (Plateau Mont-Royal Chronicles ; 4) Uniform title: Bonbons assortis.
By Jacques Poitras. 2007
From humble beginnings, Max Aitken, later Lord Beaverbrook, rose to the heights of politics and business, as well as philanthropy.… In the late 1950s, he built the Beaverbrook Art Gallery as a gift to the people of New Brunswick, stocking it with a large collection of masterworks that form the core of the Gallery's prestigious collection. Today, the paintings are at the centre of a bitter battle between the Gallery and the two charitable Beaverbrook foundations - a battle that has rocked the art world on both sides of the Atlantic. Some strong language. c2007.