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By Carol Shields, Marjorie May Anderson, Catherine Shields. 2003
By Carol Shields, Marjorie May Anderson. 2001
Carol Shields and Marjorie Anderson asked other women authors to write about the experiences that had amazed them, disappointed them,… or which they had been unprepared for. This collection of diverse, often tender, and sometimes disturbing writings breaks the silences that women still keep. 2001.
By Tom Sullivan. 2012
For Tom Sullivan —author, actor, athlete, singer, entertainer, and producer—a life with blindness has been a life with very few… true limits. In this elegant exploration of the senses, he considers the different challenges he’s faced and explains the wonder he carries because, not in spite, of his blindness. 2012.
By Frances Lief Neer. 1994
Neer suffered from low vision throughout her life and eventually became blind. Just as she lost her sight totally, her… adult son died and left her his 13-year-old daughter to raise. Neer's story is about coping - how to travel, shop, socialize, read and write, and run a household - and she describes attending plays, cooking for dinner parties, becoming street savvy, and, literally, dancing in the dark. 1994.
By Margaret Forster. 1993
Biography of the author of "Rebecca". It reveals many secrets of du Maurier's turbulent, intensely private life. It explores her… troubled childhood, her stifling relationship with her father, actor-manager Gerald du Maurier, her unfortunate marriage, her sexual ambiguity, and her secret wartime love affair. 1993.
By Margaret Laurence. 1989
By Kate Lines. 2015
A criminal profiler, former Chief Superintendent of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP), recounts her remarkable story using pivotal cases she… worked on during the course of her career. Always taking care not to aggrandize in any way the notorious criminals whose names we know all too well, Kate knows that it is much more important to focus on the courage of the victims and their families. Bestseller. 2015.
By Paulina Cameron. 2017
By Lynette Dawn Loeppky. 2014
The memoir tells the story of a young woman who has decided to leave an eight-year relationship. As Lyn begins… to plan her exit, her partner Cecile suddenly falls ill. In a tumultuous drop towards a complicated end, the young woman is forced to become sole caregiver to the woman she had been planning to leave. Set against the "family values" of rural Alberta, this is a story about how we love and why we stay, especially in a time of crisis. 2014.
By Kevin O'Leary. 2011
By Ryan Knighton. 2010
Describes Knighton's voyage through the first year of fatherhood, made more daunting by his blindness. He wonders how he will… get to know his pre-verbal bundle of coos and burps when he can't see her smile or look into her eyes. Tackling these hurdles with grace and humour, Ryan is determined to do his part as a father, despite the pitfalls. Some strong language. 2010.
By Ryan Knighton. 2006
Knighton, who teaches at Capilano College in Vancouver, began losing his sight early enough in life that milestones such as… his first driving lesson and his first relationships with girls were anything but ordinary. Experiences in adulthood covered (often humorously) in this memoir include attending college in Vancouver, teaching English in South Korea, and getting married. Canada Reads 2012. 2006.
Can I give him my eyes?: the inspiring story of a boy blinded in war who found freedom in forgiveness
By Richard Moore, Don Mullan. 2009
Richard Moore was ten years old when he was shot by a British soldier, on his journey past an army… base on his way home from school. Here Richard Moore lends us his eyes as he shares his story, from his early years growing up on the Catholic working-class Creggan Estate in Derry, the second youngest of a family of twelve children. In it he describes the moment of grace that accompanied the realisation that he would never again see, where he accepted his fate instantly and without bitterness, and tells of wonderful childhood escapades, including 'endless cycles down Malin Gardens' guided by the voices of his friends. 2009.
By John Gray. 2007
The views that history progresses toward perfection and the millenarian faith in human salvation are as tenacious as they have… proven destructive. Sketching the roots of utopianism, Gray emphasizes the similarities between seemingly disparate movements: radical Islam might best be thought of as "Islamo-Jacobinism." We must reconcile ourselves to a world of multiple truths and incompatible freedoms, where there is no overarching meaning and human values and desires can never be fully harmonized. Some strong language and some descriptions of violence. 2007.
By Carole Pope. 2000
Throughout her career, Carole Pope has blazed a trail for the diva and anti-diva in all of us, and here… she offers a no-holds-barred look at her adventures in the music scene - on the concert stage, in the recording studio, and in the bedroom. Known for ushering Canada from the punk movement of the 1970s to the new wave sound of the 1980s with her band Rough Trade, she candidly shares her thoughts on AIDS, sexuality and sexual politics, and the new breed of music divas that dominate the charts today. Strong language and explicit descriptions of sex. 2000.
By Jacques Lusseyran. 1964
With the help of his friends he found that the "cure" for blindness was to "immerse oneself in a life… that is as real and difficult as the lives of others". With the war Jacques, aged sixteen, decided to organize his school friends into resistance and was eventually betrayed to the Germans, interrogated by the Gestapo and incarcerated for fifteen months in Buchenwald. 1964. Uniform title: Et la lumière fut.
By Margaret Wente. 2004
Globe and Mail columnist Margaret Wente traces her true-life coming-of-age as an expatriate American in suburban Toronto. She also comments,… often comically, on such topics as Google, day spas, obesity, building your own home, and so-called Canadian royalty, chiefly Adrienne Clarkson and John Ralston Saul and Conrad Black and Barbara Amiel. 2004.
Always fresh: the untold story of Tim Hortons by the man who created the Canadian cultural and business icon
By Robert Thompson, Ron Joyce. 2006
Ron Joyce tells the story of how he built the Tim Hortons empire before and after the death of the… hockey star who started the franchise. Explains some of the key strategic decisions that fuelled the company's growth, celebrates the importance of hard work and discipline, and argues Mr. Joyce made a terrible mistake when he handed the operation over to the Wendy's restaurant chain and its founder Dave Thomas, rather than going public with an IPO. 2006.
By Carol Off. 2017
Tells the gripping story of a family's desperate attempts to escape Afghan warlords, Taliban oppression, and the persecutions of refugee… life, in hopes that both their sons and their daughters could dare to dream of peace and opportunity. In 2002, Carol Off and a CBC TV crew encountered an Afghan man with a story to tell. Asad Aryubwal became key to their documentary on the terrible power of thuggish warlords who were working arm in arm with Americans and NATO troops. When Asad publicly exposed the deeds of one particular warlord, General Abdul Rashid Dostum, it set off a chain of events from which there was no turning back. Asad, his wife, Mobina, and their five children had to flee their home. Their only chance for a peaceful life was to emigrate--yet year after year of agonizing limbo would ensue as they were thwarted by a Byzantine international bureaucracy and the decidedly unwelcoming policies of Stephen Harper's government. Winner of the 2018 British Columbia National Award for Canadian Non-Fiction. Bestseller. 2017.
By Catherine Sheldrick Ross. 1992
Biography of Canadian Alice Munro, one of the world's best contemporary short story authors. Examines her development as a writer… and her struggle to balance the demands of her personal life with those of being a writer. 1992. (Canadian biography series)