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By Helen Prejean. 1992
When Louisiana nun Helen Prejean and death-row inmate Patrick Sonnier become pen pals, Sonnier’s friendly nature and ambiguities about his… crime reinforce Prejean’s feelings against the death penalty. After fighting unsuccessfully to have Sonnier’s sentence commuted, Prejean continues her activism, including work with victims’ groups. Includes violence and strong language. 1992.
By Don Gillmor, Pierre Turgeon, Achille Michaud. 2001
Beginning with the Riel Rebellion and ending with the confrontation between the Mohawk and the army at Oka, Quebec, in… 1990, Volume II covers more than a hundred years of change and development in Canada. It deals with the two world wars, the Depression years, and Canada's adjustments to the post-war world and the arrival of wave after wave of immigrants. Also examined are the political changes, including the eruption of nationalism in Quebec, women's long fight for equal rights, and the creation of Canadians' most cherished social service: universal health care. 2001.
By Don Gillmor, Pierre Turgeon. 2000
Based on the CBC series of the same name, this work covers the history of Canada from the earliest days… to the 1870's. Described are explorers, adventurers, settlers, native peoples, leaders, the ordinary people of the land, and their contributions. Major events, including wars and the Riel rebellion, are also discussed. Some violence. Uniform title: Canada (Television program)
By Bob Woodward, Carl Bernstein. 1974
By Joe Sharkey. 1993
Mark Putnam's first assignment as an FBI agent is in the coal town of Pikeville, Kentucky. Almost immediately, Mark solves… a bank robbery case with the help of local informant Susan Smith. Susan becomes enamoured of Mark (even befriending his wife to learn more about him), and Mark eventually succumbs to Susan's advances. Her "fatal attraction" response leads to a deadly struggle. Strong language and violence. c1993.
By Rick Mercer. 2012
An all-new collection of rants from the most recent seasons of the Rick Mercer Report, plus three previously unpublished pieces… by Rick. Includes snatches of dialogue from Rick’s encounters and exploits across Canada. 2012.
By Richmond P Hobson. 2015
The interior of British Columbia in the early 20th century is a jungle of swamps, rivers, and grasslands. It's a… vast and still barely explored wilderness, whose principal citizens are timber wolves, moose, giant grizzly bears, and the odd human being. Into this forbidding land, Rich Hobson, Pioneer cattle rancher, brings Gloria, his city-raised bride. Her adjustment to life in the wilderness is sure to be difficult, as is her relationship with Rich and his backwoods cronies. Will Gloria ever find that she belongs in this strange, harsh land? Sequel to "Nothing too good for a cowboy". 2015.
By Farley Mowat. 1963
The eloquent record of the author's study of the habits and behaviour of wolves in the subarctic barren lands indicates… that wolves are not as dangerous as tradition has led us to believe. 1963.
By Margaret Crawford Maloney. 1983
A beautiful little mermaid longs to become human so a prince may return the love she feels for him. An… adaptation of the story by Hans Christian Andersen. Grades 2-4. c1983.
By Degrassi. 1992
The kids from Degrassi Street interview other kids about date rape, other sexual abuse and emotional abuse. Based on the… CBC television documentary. For junior and senior high readers. 1992. (Degrassi talks)
By David Grann. 2010
Each of the dozen stories in this collection reveals a hidden and often dangerous world, and pivots around the gravitational… pull of obsession and the captivating personalities of those caught in its grip. There is the world's foremost expert on Sherlock Holmes who is found dead in mysterious circumstances; an arson sleuth trying to prove that a man about to be executed is innocent; and sandhogs racing to complete the brutally dangerous job of building New York City's water tunnels before the old system collapses. Throughout, Grann's hypnotic accounts display the power--and often the willful perversity--of the human spirit. 2010.
By Susin Nielsen-Fernlund. 1989
After his girlfriend, Spike, becomes pregnant, 14-year-old Shane must prove to his parents that he is not irresponsible. But Shane's… new sense of independence backfires, and before he knows it, he is in trouble again. For junior and senior high readers. (Degrassi Junior High). 1989.
By Evelyn Lau. 1989
In 1986, at the age of 14, Evelyn Lau ran away from her strict and traditional parents who refused to… accept her passion for writing. This book is based on the journal she kept during her two years on the streets of Vancouver. She explores the physical and emotional struggles of a young girl coping in a world of drugs, prostitution and attempted suicide. Strong language and explicit descriptions of sex. 1989.
By Steve Smith, Rick Green. 1997
Red Green, Bill, Harold, and the other members of Possum Lodge share their hard-won wisdom about cars. They discuss projects… from the handyman's corner, driving and car care tips, and what to say to the judge. Also includes "The Possum Lodge Car Song Book." 1997.
By Pauline Cadieux. 1979
Le 22 novembre 1897, Cordelia revient de chez son père où elle a passé la nuit. Affreuse découverte; son mari… gît dans son lit; assassiné. Elle ne se doute pas que bientôt, à Sainte-Scholastique, la rumeur publique l'accusera du meurtre. 1979.
By Roger Cantin. 1997
Parodie policière pleine d'humour et de rebondissements dans laquelle on retrouve Augustin Marleau, personnage naïf et gauche, traqué par l'inspecteur… Grasselli, qui le croit coupable d'une série d'enlèvements, et par une mystérieuse et vaporeuse femme en noir. Le livre présente le scénario du film en 47 séquences. Années 3-6 et plus. 1997.
By Richmond P Hobson. 1955
Rich Hobson and his business partner, Panhandle "Pan" Phillips, have established themselves in British Columbia's wild interior as successful cattle… ranchers. But their skills are about to be put to the ultimate test as a harsh winter arrives - and so does Canada’s entrance into the Second World War. With intolerable weather conditions and a shortage of supplies, Rich and Pan will have to pull out all the stops in order to ensure the survival of themselves and their livelihood. Sequel to "Grass beyond the mountains", followed by "The rancher takes a wife". 1989, c1955.
By Ted Allan, Sydney Gordon, Jean Paré. 1989
Qui était ce Canadien dont le nom est encore vénéré en Chine? Bagarreur, frondeur, séducteur, ce médecin souvent irascible, mu… par une passion pour la vie, refusait au coeur de la Grande Depression des années trente, le refuge pharisien du monde des nantis. 1989. Titre uniforme: The scalpel, the sword.
By Roberto Saviano, Vincent Raynaud. 2007
Roberto Saviano a enquêté pendant plusieurs années sur les activités de la Camorra, l'organisation criminelle qui règne sur Naples et… toute la Campanie. Une organisation moins connue que la mafia sicilienne mais bien plus dangereuse, car la mafia se pose comme un 'contre-État', a un code d'honneur et respecte certaines règles, alors que la Camorra est une forme 'd'entreprenariat' criminel dont le seul but est de maximiser ses profits, ses membres étant prêts à tout pour atteindre cet objectif. Elle constitue pour l'auteur l'avant-garde de l'économie mondialisée, dont elle pousse les mécanismes jusqu'à leurs conséquences les plus extrêmes. Les rapports avec la Chine et le rôle du port de Naples, l'importance du textile en Italie et au-delà, le trafic d'armes et de drogue, les activités de construction et l'immobilier. Passant en revue tous ces dossiers, Saviano présente des faits, des chiffres et des éléments concrets sur la portée de la criminalité au sein du 'Système', le véritable nom de la Camorra. 2007.
By Mary Meigs. 1991
Meigs is one of the eight women who were featured in the NFB film "Company of strangers", released in 1990.… In it eight older women, all strangers, share their life stories. This book was written after the film's release. It gives portraits of each cast member, and is a gentle meditation on time, and aging. 1991.