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By Pierre Berton. 1973
By John Sewell. 2002
This book introduces Toronto's greatest spaces, from architectural jewels to buildings that were witness to some of the city's most… important moments. Former mayor John Sewell takes us on a tour of the Toronto places every citizen and visitor should see, such as Osgoode Hall, the old Don Jail, and the Chapel of St. James-the-Less. 2002.
By Cary Fagan. 1990
This personal portrait of a city in upheaval shows a polarized social structure which characterizes the new Toronto. The author… shows a city divided into the powerful and the powerless, the outrageous and the outraged. 1990.
By Norman Levine. 1993
In 1956 writer Norman Levine, seven years an expatriate in England, returned for an unsentimental journey through his homeland. Drawn… toward the bottom rungs of Canadian society - the beer parlours, the bunkhouses filled with immigrant miners, the cheap flophouses - he wrote an account so bitter that it didn't find a Canadian publisher for more than 20 years. Levine, now considered one of Canada's finest short story writers, maintains "my writing starts with this book." 1993, c1958.
By Paul H St. Pierre. 1990
By Mark Abley. 1986
By Roy MacGregor. 2007
MacGregor has travelled this vast country in pursuit of the often elusive national identity. Against the backdrop of pivotal events,… and in a sparking blend of historical, anecdotal, and reflective writing, he captures essential truths about who we are and what makes us tick. Some descriptions of sex. 2007.
By Derek Lundy. 2010
Setting out on his motorcycle and considering the post-9/11 American passion with security, Lundy took a firsthand look at the… US/Mexican and the US/Canadian borders. "The periphery of a place can tell us a great deal about its heartland; along the edge of a nation's territory, its real prejudices, fears and obsessions - but also its virtues - irrepressibly bubble up as its people confront the 'other' whom they admire, or fear, or hold in contempt, and know little about". Some descriptions of violence and some strong language. 2010.
By Will Ferguson. 2004
The author has spent the past three years criss-crossing Canada, from Cape Spear on the coast of Newfoundland to the… sun-dappled streets of Olde Victoria. He weaves his own experiences into those of the larger Canadian narrative. What he discovers along the way is that Canada is not so much a country as a collection of outposts - not only geographically, but culturally and linguistically. Some strong language. Winner of the 2005 Stephen Leacock Memorial Medal. 2004.
By Ian Wilson, Sally Wilson. 1992
By Jonathan Waterman. 2001
Jonathan Waterman's 2,200-mile journey across the roof of North America, during 1997-1999, took him through Inuit communities from Alaska to… Nunavut. He offers first-hand observations of their life, language, and beliefs, their reactions to modernization, their treatment by whites, and the unemployment, suicide, spousal abuse, and addiction that is prevalent among them. Waterman looks into a past of environmental destruction, government cover-ups, and explorers as the Inuit stand on the brink of a more hopeful, independent future. Some strong language and some descriptions of violence. 2001.
By Margaret Webb. 2008
On this cross-Canada odyssey, Webb introduces readers to great farmers in every province or, as she calls them, chefs of… the soil and the sea, tractor-seat philosophers, or poet biologists. Her stories of the challenges they face growing food are inspiring and touching, and will make you laugh - and hungry. Stories about the passionate, driven people who farm and produce food in our country make for a powerful manifesto for eating Canadian. 2009.
By David McFadden. 2003
Taking an erratic route through Newfoundland, David McFadden introduces the island that can't be found simply in the landscape, but… rather in the people and their stories. He accomplishes this through conversations with local people and journeys to out-of-the-way places. 2003.
By Peter McFarlane, Wayne Haimila. 1999
From the cockpit of a single engine Cessna Peter McFarlane and Wayne Haimila trace the ancient routes of westward moving… European settlers. They discuss how those places looked then and how they look now, and tell the story from the perspective of the native peoples the Europeans encountered. 1999.
By Linda Granfield. 1988
By Catherine Ford. 2005
In 2005, Alberta celebrated its centenary, a stretch that has seen the province go from thinly populated grassland and mountain… to one of Canada's richest provinces, and one with a fair claim to being misunderstood. Columnist Catherine Ford shows that the image of Alberta as anti-gay, anti-feminist, anti-choice and macho is an outsider's view. She takes readers on a tour, pointing out the good, the bad, and the plain bewildering. 2005.
By Patricia Schultz. 2007
1,000 unforgettable places to visit in the US and Canada: pristine beaches and national parks, world-class museums and the Corn… Palace, mountain resorts, salmon-rich rivers, scenic byways, Chez Panisse and the country's best taco, lush gardens and Holden Arboretum, mountain biking on the Maah Daah Hey trail, historic mansions, vineyards, hot springs, the Talladega Superspeedway, classic ballparks, and more. Includes more than 150 places of special interest to families, and, for every entry, the nuts and bolts of how and when to visit. 2007.
By Dave Bidini. 2018
Bidini signs on as a guest columnist with the Yellowknifer, a local and independent newspaper. The paper gives Bidini a… ground-level view of a city and its environs, including Great Bear Lake, Tuktoyaktuk, and Nahanni National Park, that are on one hand lost in time, and on another faced with the very stark realities of poverty, racism, addiction, and hopelessness. Along the way, Midnight Light introduces readers to an extraordinary cast of characters, including Dene elders and entrepreneurs adapting to a changing way of life, various artists who are giving the region a powerful voice to the rest of the world, politicians and law enforcement officers who are dealing with the community's difficult history and economic realities, and an assortment of complicated souls from the South who have travelled North as a "last chance" to build lives for themselves. 2018.
By David Cruise, Alison Griffiths. 1999
Cruise and Griffiths set out across Canada to meet the people who live and work on the land. Here they… share the stories of five of the people they met during their travels. Each person lives in a different part of the country, from the potato farmer in P.E.I. to the diamond miner in the Northwest Territories, and makes their living from the land in one way or another. 1999.
By Pierre Caron. 2008
"[...] Au fil de ses errances dans la capitale nationale, Pierre Caron s'attarde, carnet de notes à la main, à… des lieux marquants ou simplement particuliers. Dans ses récits, il mêle avec brio souvenirs personnels, données historiques, anecdotes peu connues et descriptions physiques de la ville. Ces chroniques, publiées par Le Journal de Québec en 2006 et 2007, ont été chaudement accueillies par les lecteurs. Promenades à Québec regroupe cinquante d'entre elles et constitue un guide très original, tantôt amusant, tantôt émouvant, toujours captivant [...]". -- 4e de couv.