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By Constance Taber Colby, Gladys Bagg Taber. 1981
The late author's last book is a folksy account of her leisurely day-to-day life at the seaside spot she loved.… She recounts the constantly changing beauties of cape cod, the ways of birds and animals, and her dealings with friends and neighbours. 1981.
By Rosemary Trollope. 1998
The author, Joanna Trollope's mother, portrays her own and her mother's Glasgow childhood. The grandparental Glasgow house was the steadfast… rock. Later came a move to rural Herefordshire, but for Rosemary there was always a loyalty to Glasgow. This book is packed with memories of a vivid childhood, also revealing how that childhood shaped the author's subsequent life and ideas. 1998.
A Los Angeles family, weary of city living, found a satisfactory alternative in northern British Columbia. The years in the… wilderness, highlighted by the discovery of an important jade deposit, are humourously described. c1977.
By Andrew Crofts, Zana Muhsen. 1994
Fifteen year old Zana Muhsen and her younger sister Nadia, born and raised in Birmingham, travelled to visit relatives in… North Yemen for a holiday, to discover their father had sold them into marriage. They were helpless prisoners, forced to adapt to a primitive way of life, rape and frequent beatings. After eight years of misery and humiliation Zana escaped. This book tells of her experience and her fight to bring her sister home. 1994.
By Gail Sheehy. 1986
The author tells the story of Phat Mohm, an 11-year-old Cambodian refugee adopted by Sheehy. She describes the process that… the two undertook to accommodate their different lives and backgrounds. Descriptions of violence. c1986.
By Rachel Manley. 2000
Michael Manley, three-term prime minister of Jamaica, had stood at the heart of a decade of radical social reform in… the 70s. From the vantage point of her father's bedside during his last six months of life, Rachel Manley searches the shadows that he cast on her as a child and as a woman. She explores how the enduring bonds that held them were tested time and again, not only by the ordinary conflicts of family life but by the heavy demands of the political arena and by a succession of five marriages. 2000.
By Barbara Bush, Jenna Bush, Laura Welch Bush. 2017
Born into a political dynasty, Jenna and Barbara Bush grew up in the public eye. In this book they take… listeners on a revealing, thoughtful, and deeply personal tour behind the scenes of their lives, with never-before-told stories about their family, their adventures, their loves and losses, and the special sisterly bond that fulfills them. Bestseller. 2017.
By C. W Seymore. 2013
"Were you ever raped?" That question was the catalyst to what you are now about to experience in revisiting my… most vivid memories of childhood abuse. How I endured, coped, survived and healed from my past. This journey is one of pain, terror and an emotional roller coaster, but it is also a story of faith, resilience, hope, forgiveness and the magnificent blessing of healing and thriving. 2013.
By Elaine Kalman Naves. 2003
At the end of the Second World War, a survivor of Auschwitz, her husband and most of her family dead,… makes her way home to Hungary. After giving birth to another man's child, her husband returns home, forcing her to make a choice that will cloud her life, and her daughter's, forever. The author is the daughter who grew up with the consequences of that decision, and who was raised on family stories that were both a burden and a gift. Their inescapable message of lost love and lost lives create a resentful divide between mother and daughter, until they finally lead to acceptance and reconciliation. Some descriptions of sex, and descriptions of violence. 2003.
By Donald Hall. 1987
By Adolf Hungry Wolf, Beverly Hungry Wolf. 1983
The true story of a man and his Indian wife who are determined to cross cultural barriers and return to… the old ways of the Blackfoot Indian tribe. Presents vivid portraits of elder Indians, traditional ceremonies, and life among people who are holding on to their past. 1983.
By Dawn Rae Downton. 2002
Sidney Wiseman, a prosperous skipper, and Ethel Wellon, a former teacher, were married on the Newfoundland outport of Seldom in… 1922 and had six children; Marion was their third. When Sidney was home from the sea, he would lie on the daybed, waiting for a chance to strike out at the family, and no one in the community seemed to know. 2002.
By Johanna-Ruth Dobschiner. 1971
Johanna-Ruth Dobschiner tells of a Jewish childhood ravaged by Nazis, and of her own shocked witness to the total destruction… of her family - even as she miraculously escaped the same fate. The story of a girl who was picked out from thousands of condemned people and selected to live. 1971.
By Fred Waitzkin. 1988
The story of child prodigy Josh Waitzkin and his relationship with his father. Along with an inside look at the… world of chess, Waitzkin reveals the psychological and emotional roller coaster ride he experienced because of his son's involvement with chess. 1988.
By Jessica Kluthe, Linda Goyette. 2013
Between 1870 and 1970, millions of Italians left their homeland and traveled to places like Canada, Australia and the United… States, in search of work. Against this historic backdrop comes the story of Rosina Russo. She was the only member of the Russo family to remain in Italy after the mass migration of the 1950s. Rosina had to say farewell, one by one, to the persons she loved the most. c2013.
By Pauline Dakin. 2017
Pauline Dakin, a CBC journalist, spent her childhood on the run. Without warning or goodbyes, her mother twice uprooted her… and her brother, moving thousands of miles away from family and friends. Years later her mother revealed they'd been running from the Mafia and were receiving protection from a covert anti-organized crime task force. When her mother decided to go into protective custody, an exhausted Dakin planned to disappear as well. But before that happened, she made a horrifying discovery. Her family's strange existence was based on a bizarre hoax, a web of lies manufactured by trusted loved ones. Bestseller. 2017.
By Stephen P Barry. 1985
Prince Charles' ex-valet describes the household of Buckingham Palace and the other Royal residences, as well as the duties of… the various servants. Sequel to "Royal service: my twelve years as valet to Prince Charles" (DC04351). 1985.
By Doreen Tovey. 1982
The author describes her introduction to the English countryside, as well as to the village "characters" she and her husband… meet on their quest to find a country home of their own. 1982.
By Natalie Kusz. 1990
The author recalls her family and youth in Alaska, including the accident that left her blind in one eye, her… family's poverty and bad luck, her teenage rebellion and her return to the land. 1990.
By Trevor Herriot. 2000
The author recounts summer days as a youth on a 70-acre piece of land on Saskatchewan's Qu'Appelle River, and introduces… his immediate and extended family, most of whom are farmers. He describes the effect of mining on the river and the valley, retells Cree and Metis legends, and also describes the more recent experiences of the Russians, Finns, Jews, Scots, and English who have settled in the area. A mixture of family history, ecology, and social commentary which laments the loss of rural culture. 2000.