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By Northrop Frye. 1982
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 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 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 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 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 Julia Casterton. 2005
This book is a practical guide to creative writing, providing advice on style and form, and help with developing work… to be read or heard and how to get published. Drawing on interviews with other writers, and her own long experience as a poet and tutor, Julia Casterton examines many kinds of writing - autobiography, poetry, dialogue, short stories, writing for screen and longer fiction. 2005.
By Robertson Davies, J. Madison Davis. 1989
These 28 interviews with Canadian author Robertson Davies were conducted by people such as Peter Gzowski and Robert Fulford between… the years 1963 and 1988. They cover a wide variety of subjects, including religion, sex, magic, and theatre. 1989.
By Jane Lazarre. 1996
Introspective essays by a Jewish woman who married a black man in the 1960s, raised two black sons, and formed… close relationships with African Americans. She describes her growing awareness of and struggle with the "whiteness of whiteness--that terrible and inexcusable ignorance of racism which denies history and reality." 1996.
By Jeffrey Simpson. 2012
Canada’s health care system, which costs about $200 billion a year in public and private money, cannot continue as it… is - increasingly ill-adapted to an aging population with public costs growing faster than government revenues. Simpson examines Medicare and finds that many other countries have more extensive public health systems, and Canadian health care produces only average value for money. He explores four options: cuts in spending, tax increases, privatization, and reaping savings through increased efficiency. 2012.
By Ta-Nehisi Coates. 2015
In a profound work that pivots from the biggest questions about American history and ideals to the most intimate concerns… of a father for his son, Ta-Nehisi Coates offers a powerful new framework for understanding our nation's history and current crisis. Bestseller. Winner of the National Book Award. 2015.
By Micheline Beaudry. 1985
Looks at the network of shelters for abused women run by and for women. The author sees these shelters as… a better answer to the problem of family violence than measures taken by the conventional health and social services establishment. c1985.
By Janet Bode. 1991
The author presents the stories of eleven teenagers who are trying to succeed despite tremendous problems in their lives. Interspersed… among these first-person accounts from teens who are homeless, pregnant, abused, addicted, or imprisoned are comments from adults who work with young people and who offer advice on success. For Junior and senior high readers. 1991.
By Kim Zarzour. 1994
Zarzour argues that violence is an issue that requires the attention of both school and community. Beginning with her own… experiences as a victim of school-yard bullying, Kim Zarzour presents research and offers advice to help parents raise assertive children in a tough world. She provides suggestions on how to stop the cycle of bullying, and prevent your child from becoming either a bully or a victim. 1994.
By Susan Faludi. 1991
By Mary Jo Leddy. 1997
Mary Jo Leddy talks about the work done in Romero House, a house for refugees in Toronto. In describing daily… life in Romero House, she tells the stories of some of the refugees who have passed through its hallways. Some descriptions of violence and torture. 1997.
By James Coates. 1987
The murder of Denver talk-show host Alan Berg in 1984 exposed the existence of the survivalist movement whose members foster… hatred of non-white and non-Protestant groups. An analysis of several survivalist organizations pinpoints their recent violent activity. Violence. 1987.
By David K Shipler. 1986
The author, a 'New York Times' Jerusalem correspondent, looks at the Israeli people who lead lives complicated by long histories,… bitter feuds and complex identities. He also discusses the stereotypes the Arabs and Jews have of each other, and the fears those images evoke. 1987 Pulitzer Prize for general non-fiction. c1986.
By Randy Shilts. 1987
The author traces the history of the AIDS epidemic in the United States. He presents the apathy and politics displayed… by the government, the media, the medical establishment, and the gay community before they realized the magnitude of the crisis. c1987.
By Kim Thúy, Pascal Janovjak. 2011
"Ils se sont rencontrés un soir, dans un hôtel de Monaco. Au petit déjeuner, ils se sont racontés. Et puis… elle est repartie à Montréal, et il a regagné Ramallah. Ce livre est la suite de leur conversation. À toi est composé de récits croisés nés d'un coup de foudre littéraire entre un auteur franco-slovaco-suisse et une auteure québécoise d'origine vietnamienne. Ce dialogue du féminin et du masculin est une invitation au lecteur à partager cet univers intime. On y retrouve le charme poétique qui a passionné les milliers de lecteurs de Ru. Écrits au rythme lent de la mémoire ou au souffle syncopé d'un monde changeant, ces textes racontent les préoccupations du présent, universelles ou personnelles. Attentifs à la sensualité des détails, leurs récits se font écho, s'amplifient, se complètent et vibrent, dans une complicité rare. Leurs mots traversent un océan et six fuseaux horaires, passent par-dessus les murs, les frontières et les différences culturelles, pour dire la beauté du monde et la fragilité de la vie." -- 4e de couv.