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By Lynn Henry, Rita Joe. 1996
Mi'kmaq poet Rita Joe reflects on the tumultuous events of her life. Raised in foster homes and educated in an… Indian residential school, she endured prejudice, sexism, and poverty. She began to write poetry, and soon discovered the voice through which she could reclaim her Aboriginal heritage. 1996.
By June Cruickshank Lunny. 1992
Lunny has written an interesting biography about her father Andrew David Cruickshank, a well-known bush pilot who died in 1932… at age 34 in Canadian Airways' first fatal air crash. Cruickshank opened the aviation frontier to the Canadian north. The book is based on extracts from Cruickshank's letters to his family. 1992.
By Howard White, Jim Spilsbury. 1987
Spilsbury's Coast is the inside passage between the Fraser River and the top of Vancouver Island. Jim Spilsbury spent 10… of his early years in a tent on the beach. He went on to start Canada's largest domestic airline. c1987.
By William Kurelek. 1980
The inspiring odyssey of a boy from an impoverished prairie farm who became one of Canada's greatest artists. This is… a story of triumph over loneliness and mental anguish, of a lifelong spiritual quest. 1980.
By Kim Clarke Champniss. 2017
The true story of a precocious, pop-loving teenager who, in the early 1970s, went from London's discotheques to the Canadian… sub-arctic to work for the Hudson's Bay Company. His job? Buying furs and helping run the trading post in the settlement of Eskimo Point, Northwest Territories (population: 750). That young man was Kim Clarke Champniss, who would later become a VJ on MuchMusic. His extraordinary adventures unfolded in a chain of "On the Road" experiences across Canada that led him to Vancouver, where he became a nightclub DJ at the height of the disco craze. His mind-boggling journey, from London to the far Canadian North to the spotlight, is the stuff of music and TV legends. Kim brings his incredible knowledge of music and pop culture and the history of disco music, weaving them into this wild story of his exciting and uniquely crazy 1970s. 2017.
By James Maskalyk. 2009
In 2007 James Maskalyk, a doctor newly recruited by Médecins Sans Frontières, set out for the contested border town of… Abyei, Sudan. He spent his days treating malnourished children, coping with a measles epidemic and watching for war. Worn thin by the struggle to meet overwhelming needs with few resources, he returned home six months later more affected by the experience, the people, and the place than he had anticipated. Descriptions of sex, explicit strong language, and explicit descriptions of violence. c2009.
By Tie Domi. 2015
Raised by immigrant parents in Belle River, Tie Domi found success from an early age on the field and the… rink. A gifted athlete in whatever sport he played, Tie eventually focused his sights on hockey. As he moved up the junior ranks, he made a name for himself as a player who was always ready to take on anyone who dared to cross his teammates. Tie's reputation followed him into the NHL, and it wasn't long before he ranked among the game's most feared - and fearless - enforcers. From New York to Winnipeg to Toronto, Tie quickly became a fan favourite. As he went about working his name into the record books, Tie surrounded himself with people from every walk of life, learning from each one. Bestseller. 2015.
By James Bartleman. 2016
James Bartleman, Ontario’s first Native lieutenant governor, looks back over seventy years to his childhood and youth to describe how… learning to read at any early age led him to dream dreams, empowering him to serve his country as an ambassador. In time, Bartleman’s exciting and fulfilling career as a Canadian diplomat took him to a dozen countries around the world, from Bangladesh to Cuba, and from Australia to South Africa. After a vicious beating in a hotel room robbery in South Africa, however, he was forced to come to terms with a deepening depression. In the end, Bartleman found new meaning in life when he became the Queen’s representative in Ontario and mobilized the public to support his initiatives championing books and education for Native children. 2016.
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 Bill Richardson. 1997
A collection of stories about Richardson's encounters with some of Canada's unique and interesting inhabitants -- eccentrics all. Among the… colourful cast of characters is a Nova Scotia hermit who went AWOL fifty years ago, a Quebec woman who models her life on Barbie, and a Vancouver prophet and duck fancier. 1997.
By Jean Coutu, Jean Couture. 2010
Qui peut prétendre connaître le vrai Jean Coutu? La discrétion dont il a toujours fait preuve sur sa vie est… inversement proportionnelle à l'omniprésence de la marque de commerce qu'il a si habilement popularisée. Alors qui donc est celui dont le nom évoque à lui seul la pharmacie de détail? 2010.
During the pioneering years of the Canadian West, Mountie Sam Steele took an active role in virtually every significant historical… event. Steele kept the peace in the Yukon during the Gold rush, quelled rebellions, stood down violent strikers, faced Cree, Blackfoot, and Kootenay warriors, and also fought in the Boer War and the First World War. 2003.
By Janet Bingham. 1985
A biography of one of British Columbia's foremost architects. During his active career from 1890-1929, he designed and oversaw the… building of many homes in Victoria and Vancouver, many of which are in use today. 1985.
By Heather Robertson. 1974
The homesteaders who streamed to the Canadian West from 1880 to 1914 tell their own story of harshness, isolation, and… back-breaking toil. Conveys a strong, sympathetic sense of the land and the people who settled in the Prairies. 1974.
By John Fraser. 1994
From 1987 to 1994, John Fraser was editor of "Saturday Night" magazine. "Saturday Night Lives!" is a selection of his… monthly diaries, in which he wrote whatever was on his mind. The diaries offer commentaries on Canada's political and cultural life, satires on the depopulation of Atlantic Canada, take-offs of Revenue Canada's income tax guides, and much more. The first and final diaries are narrated by John Fraser himself. c1994.
By Rob Stewart, Evan Rosser. 2012
Beginning with a childhood spent catching poisonous snakes and chasing after alligators, award-winning documentary filmmaker Rob Stewart charts his development… into one of the world's leading environmental activists. Risking arrest and mafia reprisal in Costa Rica, nearly losing a leg in Panama and getting lost at sea in the remote Galapagos Islands, Stewart is living proof that the best way to create change in the world is to dive in over your head. With his efforts to save sharks leading to tangible policy change in countries around the world, Stewart now sets his sights on a slightly bigger goal: saving humanity. For senior high and older readers. 2012.
By Georges-Hébert Germain. 2012
Au cours des années 1970, 1980 et 1990, pendant que les ténors de la souveraineté promettaient aux Québécois d'irréparables séquelles… émotives s'ils ne la faisaient pas, Bourassa, absolument réfractaire à tout romantisme, faisait appel à leur bon sens, chiffres à l'appui. De la baie James au lac Meech, de la crise d'Octobre à celle d'Oka, de la défaite de 1976 au spectaculaire retour de 1985, de la maîtrise du pouvoir à la maladie, on suit la bête politique à la trace. Et derrière, peu à peu, se profile un homme parfois insaisissable et louvoyant, mais toujours honnête et attachant, un homme de bonne volonté qui aime profondément son pays, le Québec. 2012.
By Akos Verboczy. 2016
" Je suis un immigrant, c'est vrai, le terme ne me dérange pas, le mot décrit bien une réalité qui… est la mienne. Retenez seulement qu'être un immigrant ne m'a pas occupé à temps plein pendant toutes ces années. Et que venir d'ailleurs comme être d'ici n'est pas une vertu, ni un défaut, ni un fait intéressant ou futile en soi. L'immigrant n'est - par essence - ni une victime à prendre en pitié, ni un héros à célébrer, ni un profiteur à dénoncer. Mais il n'est pas non plus comme tout le monde, ni comme vous pis moi. Comme vous, je veux dire. Né en Hongrie, Akos Verboczy est arrivé au Québec à l'âge de onze ans. Il raconte ici comment il en est venu, peu à peu, (presque) sans douleur, à embrasser la culture québécoise et à partager ses idéaux. Maniant le français québécois avec une grâce que lui envieront de nombreux de souche , il livre un récit désopilant où l'humour vient souligner l'intelligence du propos et la finesse des observations. Voici un livre salutaire à un moment de notre histoire où se pose de façon plus aiguë que jamais peut-être la question de notre identité et de nos rapports avec tous les autres qui partagent notre coin du monde. " -- 4e de couv.
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 Sherri Zickefoose, Robert Remington. 2009
Marc and Debra seemed to have it all - a lovely home in Medicine Hat, fulfilling careers, a supportive marriage,… and two beautiful children: eight-year-old Jacob and twelve-year-old JR. But in April 2006, their bloodied dead bodies, along with Jacob's, were discovered. Investigators worried for JR's safety, but unknown to them, the pretty honour roll student had been developing a disturbing alter ego online, and a relationship with a twenty-three-year-old high school dropout. Explicit descriptions of sex and violence and explicit strong language. 2009.