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By Anne Gisleson. 2017
The Futilitarians is a guide to living curiously and fully and ultimately asks us, "How do we keep moving forward… amid all this loss and threat?" Anne tells us: "One answer is, we do it together." 2017.
By Hugues De Montalembert, David Noakes. 1985
In 1978, artist Hughes de Montalembert was blinded by two muggers. This is the tale of his search for a… cure, of his rehabilitation and his despair, and finally his discovery of reconciliation and peace. 1985. Uniform title: Lumière assassinée.
By Stephen Kuusisto. 2006
The author of "Planet of the Blind", who has been legally blind since birth, explains how he perceives the world… around him through listening. In these essays he describes childhood influences, adult travels, artful eavesdropping, and love of poetry and Caruso's singing. 2006.
By Marjorie Harris. 2009
Harris - who has been an organic gardener since the 1960s - encourages the Canadian gardener to get back to… basics. With information updated for today's society, she shows how little use pesticides and chemicals are when making a lush and abundant garden. 2009.
By Shaughnessy Bishop-Stall. 2005
In November 2001 author Bishop-Stall entered Tent City, a lawless area in downtown Toronto claimed by a group of people… with nowhere else to go. For 10 months, Bishop-Stall was welcomed, but also subjected to cruel realities: drunken brawls, crackheads, forgotten children, and the repeated broken promises of those who said they were leaving once and for all. Canada Reads 2012. 2005.
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 Dave Barry. 1998
Florida columnist and author focuses his humour on the aging of baby boomers. He gives highlights of each of the… "formative boomer years" from 1947, when he was born, to 1974. Barry grumbles about such issues as failing eyesight, retirement planning, and not being "hip" anymore. Bestseller. 1998.
By Rosemary Mahoney. 2007
Rower and award-winning author recounts her 120-mile solo journey along the Nile between the Egyptian cities of Aswan and Qena.… Describes her search for a boat, her excitement in finding ancient ruins, and the obstacles she faced as she confronted searing heat and cultural differences. 2007.
By Pat Capponi. 1997
Pat Capponi, a former mental patient, took herself off welfare to become a critically acclaimed author and mental health care… advocate. But when funding for her position was cut, unemployed and angry, she began to write an open letter to provincial premier Mike Harris. The letter became this book, an examination of life below the poverty line in Canada. 1997.
By Anderson Cooper. 2006
CNN correspondent and anchor discusses the events he covered in 2005, the Asian tsunami, the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina in… New Orleans, famine in Africa, and the war in Iraq. He reflects on the connections these crises evoked between his professional and personal life. 2006.
By Judy Simons. 1990
Draws on current feminist criticism to explore the significance of diaries in the development of an individual literary voice, and… their potential for providing information on the authors' public works. The eight writers discussed include Dorothy Wordsworth, Mary Shelley, Elizabeth Barrett Browning, Louisa May Alcott, Edith Wharton, and Katherine Mansfield. 1990.
By Michael Palin. 2006
Michael Palin's diaries reveals how the Python emerged and triumphed, how he, John Cleese, Graham Chapman, the two Terrys -… Jones and Gilliam - and Eric Idle, came together and changed the face of British comedy. But this is but only part of Palin's story. Here is his growing family, his home in a north London Victorian terrace, his solo efforts as an actor and his writing. 2006.
By Paul De Angelis, Jay Mulvaney. 2010
After the assassination of her husband, First Lady Jacqueline Kennedy received more than one million letters. People from every station… in life wrote, as well as political luminaries, Hollywood stars and foreign dignitaries. Their letters tell the story of those fateful days in November of 1963, and of the months that followed, as a nation - and a family - attempted to rebuild. 2010.
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 Kamal Al-Solaylee. 2016
Brown is not white. Brown is not black. Brown is an experience, a state of mind. Historically speaking, issues of… race and skin colour have been interpreted along black and white lines, leaving out millions of people whose stories of migration and racial experiences have shaped our modern world. The book takes a global look at the many social, political, economic and personal implications of being a brown-skinned person in the world now. Brown people have emerged as the source of global cheap labour (Hispanics or South Asians) while also coming under scrutiny and suspicion for their culture and faith (Arabs and Muslims). Packed with personal narratives and on-the-street reporting conducted over two years in ten countries from four continents. Winner of the 2016 Shaughnessy Cohen Prize for Political Writing. 2016.
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 Byron Pitts. 2017
Emmy Award-winning ABC News chief national correspondent and Nightline co-anchor, Byron Pitts shares the heartbreaking and inspiring stories of six… young people who overcame impossible circumstances - abuse, bullying, war, drug addiction, mental illness and violence - with extraordinary perseverance. None of these should be realities for anyone, much less a young person. But for some it is the only reality they have ever known. In these dark circumstances, six teens needed someone to "be the one" for them--the hero to help them back into the light. For Tania, Mason, Pappy, Michaela, Ryan, and Tyton, that hero was themselves. For junior and senior high readers. 2017.
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 Frank Augustyn, Barbara Sears. 2000
Frank Augustyn, the first male graduate of the National Ballet School to become an international dance star, reflects on his… life as a dance, teacher, father, artistic director and TV producer. Stories about the companies, famous dancers and choreographers he has known and worked with, including Karen Kain and Rudolf Nureyev, and his perspective on Canadian ballet in the 1970's and 1980's. 2000.
By Ved Mehta. 1972
A memoir about the author's father whose work in the field of cholera, malaria, and tuberculosis is notable. The author… also tells about being sent to a school for the blind after illness robs him of his sight. 1972.