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By Peter Goddard. 2017
Considered one of the most influential musicians and cultural figures of his time, Glenn Gould remains a fascinating figure. In… the first book to be published in co-operation with Gould's estate, Peter Goddard draws on Gould's unpublished writings, interviews, and never-before-seen photographs to present a startling new portrait of Gould, the man and the musician. Presents a deep and nuanced study of Gould's life with unmatched candour and clarity. Inside is a love letter Gould wrote but never sent (he later revised it again and again); the text of a speech that Gould gave to a group of children about life and childhood; and portions of Glenn Gould: hysteric return, a never-before-seen radio script in which Gould imagines his return to the concert stage and all it would have entailed. 2017.
By Rosemary Sexton. 1993
Portrayal of Toronto's wealthy women who organize lavish charity balls. Sexton, who was the society columnist for the "Globe and… Mail" from 1988 to 1993, describes the women's organizational skills for the balls and their talent for gossip and backbiting. 1993.
By Robert Clark. 2017
In his thirty years in the Canadian prison system, Robert Clark rose from student volunteer to deputy warden. He worked… with some of Canada's most dangerous and notorious prisoners, including Paul Bernardo and Tyrone Conn. He dealt with escapes, lockdowns, prisoner murders, prisoner suicides, and a riot. But he also arranged ice-hockey games in a maximum-security institution, sat in a darkened gym watching movies with three hundred inmates, took parolees sightseeing, and consoled victims of violent crimes. He has managed cellblocks, been a parole officer, and investigated staff corruption. He challenges head-on the popular belief that a "tough-on-crime" approach makes prisons and communities safer, arguing instead for humane treatment and rehabilitation, and wades into the controversy about long-term solitary confinement. 2017.
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 Morris Gibson. 1986
Warmhearted reminiscences about the trials and rewards of medical life from the Canadian physician and author of "One Man's Medicine".… Gibson regales with vignettes - most humorous and a few poignant. He describes his rambunctious days at medical school in Glasgow, his harrowing World War II service, his practice with his physician wife in the Alberta town of Okotoks, and his teaching at the University of Calgary. 1986.
By Peter Stursberg. 1976
By Andy MacDonald. 1978
By Richard H Rohmer. 1978
An account of Taylor's first business ventures, his major role in World War II, financial dealings, vast interests in real… estate, and his leadership in international horse racing and breeding. 1978.
By Heather Robertson. 1995
Robertson presents the story of the McLaughlin family, entrepreneurs who began as poor immigrants and went on to create General… Motors of Canada. The family members are portrayed, as well as the major events in the life of their company. 1995.
By Farley Mowat. 2010
Picking up where his 2008 memoir "Otherwise" left off, Mowat traces his development as an author, with frequent digressions on… subjects such as homebuilding, family, and wildlife. Covering the episodes that shaped his particular worldview - from post-war research in the North to a sailing trip to Nova Scotia - the author also takes direct aim at his critics. 2010.
By Elly Danica. 1988
The author graphically describes the humiliation and terrible pain she suffered as a victim of incest. She endured verbal abuse,… beatings and degradation as her father sold her services to strange men, and forced her to pose and perform in his pornographic photo studio. Strong language and extreme descriptions of sex and violence. 1990, c1988.
By Carol Shields, Marjorie May Anderson, Catherine Shields. 2003
By Jowita Bydlowska. 2013
Her trips to liquor stores are in-and-out missions. Perhaps she's being paranoid, but she thinks people tend to notice the… stroller. Walking home, she stays behind buildings, in alleyways, taking discreet sips from a bottle stored in the diaper bag. She's become a villain: a mother who drinks; a mother who endangers her child. She drinks to forget this. And then the trouble really starts. Includes strong language. 2013.
By Kerry Pither. 2008
An exposé of Canadian national security investigations, told through the eyes of four of their targets: Ahmad El Maati, Abdullah… Almalki, Maher Arar and Muayyed Nureddin. All are Muslim-Canadian men who were accused of terrorist links, then imprisoned abroad, tortured and interrogated with questions that point to Canada's involvement in the process. All were eventually released without charge; Pither argues that what happened to them is rooted in a systemic pattern of complicity in torture. 2008.
By Arthur Fleischmann, Carly Fleischmann. 2012
At the age of two, Carly Fleischmann was diagnosed with severe autism and an oral motor condition that prevented her… from speaking. Doctors predicted that she would never develop intellectually beyond the abilities of a small child. Although she made some progress after years of intensive behavioural and communication therapy, Carly remained largely unreachable. Then, at age ten, while sitting in her kitchen with her devoted therapist Howie, Carly reached over to the laptop and typed "MEAN," referring to Howie's efforts to get her to do her work for the day. She then went on to further explain her recalcitrant mood by typing "TEETH HURT," much to Howie's astonishment. This was the beginning of Carly's journey toward self-realization. Although Carly still struggles with all the symptoms of autism, she now has regular, witty, and profound conversations on the computer with her family, her therapists, and the thousands of people who follow her via her blog, Facebook, and Twitter. 2012.
Tibor "Max" Eisen was born in Moldava, Czechoslovakia into an Orthodox Jewish family. In the spring of 1944, gendarmes forcibly… removed Eisen and his family from their home. They were brought to a brickyard and eventually loaded onto crowded cattle cars bound for Auschwitz-Birkenau. Winner of Canada Reads 2019. Bestseller. 2016.
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 Justin Trudeau. 2014
Justin Trudeau's candid memoir reveals the experiences that shaped him over the course of his life and shows how his… passion for Canada and its people took root. Covering the years from his childhood at 24 Sussex to his McGill days during the tumultuous time of the Charlottetown Accord to his first campaign in Papineau to his role as Liberal leader today, the book captures the foundational moments that have formed the man we have come to know and informed his vision for the future of Canada. c2014.
By Margaret Horsfield. 1999
For 70 years, Cougar Annie lived in the rainforest of Vancouver Island. A pioneer settler, she cleared the land, operated… a nursery, a store, and a post office. She transformed the forest into a garden and fended off the prowling cougars, earning herself the nickname "Cougar". She remained in her garden until her death in her mid-90s. 1999.
By Margaret Laurence, Kristjana Gunnars. 1988