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By Carol Shields, Marjorie May Anderson, Catherine Shields. 2003
By Carol Shields, Marjorie May Anderson. 2001
Carol Shields and Marjorie Anderson asked other women authors to write about the experiences that had amazed them, disappointed them,… or which they had been unprepared for. This collection of diverse, often tender, and sometimes disturbing writings breaks the silences that women still keep. 2001.
By Robert Tattersall. 2009
Tattersall, a leading authority on diabetes, describes the story of the disease from the ancient writings of Galen and Avicenna… to the recognition of sugar in the urine of diabetics in the 18th century and the identification of pancreatic diabetes in 1889. With the discovery of insulin in the early 20th century, optimism ensued, which eventually waned due to the increasing complexity of the disease, and the increasing number of young patients. c2009.
By Margaret Forster. 1993
Biography of the author of "Rebecca". It reveals many secrets of du Maurier's turbulent, intensely private life. It explores her… troubled childhood, her stifling relationship with her father, actor-manager Gerald du Maurier, her unfortunate marriage, her sexual ambiguity, and her secret wartime love affair. 1993.
By Margaret Laurence. 1989
By Kate Lines. 2015
A criminal profiler, former Chief Superintendent of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP), recounts her remarkable story using pivotal cases she… worked on during the course of her career. Always taking care not to aggrandize in any way the notorious criminals whose names we know all too well, Kate knows that it is much more important to focus on the courage of the victims and their families. Bestseller. 2015.
By Paulina Cameron. 2017
By Lynette Dawn Loeppky. 2014
The memoir tells the story of a young woman who has decided to leave an eight-year relationship. As Lyn begins… to plan her exit, her partner Cecile suddenly falls ill. In a tumultuous drop towards a complicated end, the young woman is forced to become sole caregiver to the woman she had been planning to leave. Set against the "family values" of rural Alberta, this is a story about how we love and why we stay, especially in a time of crisis. 2014.
By Carole Pope. 2000
Throughout her career, Carole Pope has blazed a trail for the diva and anti-diva in all of us, and here… she offers a no-holds-barred look at her adventures in the music scene - on the concert stage, in the recording studio, and in the bedroom. Known for ushering Canada from the punk movement of the 1970s to the new wave sound of the 1980s with her band Rough Trade, she candidly shares her thoughts on AIDS, sexuality and sexual politics, and the new breed of music divas that dominate the charts today. Strong language and explicit descriptions of sex. 2000.
By Margaret Wente. 2004
Globe and Mail columnist Margaret Wente traces her true-life coming-of-age as an expatriate American in suburban Toronto. She also comments,… often comically, on such topics as Google, day spas, obesity, building your own home, and so-called Canadian royalty, chiefly Adrienne Clarkson and John Ralston Saul and Conrad Black and Barbara Amiel. 2004.
By Carol Off. 2017
Tells the gripping story of a family's desperate attempts to escape Afghan warlords, Taliban oppression, and the persecutions of refugee… life, in hopes that both their sons and their daughters could dare to dream of peace and opportunity. In 2002, Carol Off and a CBC TV crew encountered an Afghan man with a story to tell. Asad Aryubwal became key to their documentary on the terrible power of thuggish warlords who were working arm in arm with Americans and NATO troops. When Asad publicly exposed the deeds of one particular warlord, General Abdul Rashid Dostum, it set off a chain of events from which there was no turning back. Asad, his wife, Mobina, and their five children had to flee their home. Their only chance for a peaceful life was to emigrate--yet year after year of agonizing limbo would ensue as they were thwarted by a Byzantine international bureaucracy and the decidedly unwelcoming policies of Stephen Harper's government. Winner of the 2018 British Columbia National Award for Canadian Non-Fiction. Bestseller. 2017.
By Catherine Sheldrick Ross. 1992
Biography of Canadian Alice Munro, one of the world's best contemporary short story authors. Examines her development as a writer… and her struggle to balance the demands of her personal life with those of being a writer. 1992. (Canadian biography series)
By Catherine Gildiner. 2009
When Cathy McClure is thirteen, her parents decide to move to Buffalo in hopes that it will help her focus… on her studies and stay out of trouble. But "normal" has never been Cathy's forte. As the 1960s unfold, Cathy takes on many personas - cheerleader, vandal, HoJo hostess, civil rights demonstrator - with gusto, but when tragedy strikes, it is her role as daughter that proves to be most challenging. Sequel to "Too close to the falls" (DC20229). Some strong language, some descriptions of sex, and some descriptions of violence. c2009.
By Lilieth Ferguson. 2012
With a promise to her parents to return in three years, Lilieth left her home in sunny Jamaica for the… damp shores of England to continue her education in nursing in 1961. Diagnosed with glaucoma, Lilieth’s determination to obtain her nursing degree exacted a heavy personal toll. 2012.
By Caroline Proulx. 2014
" Nous sommes tous à la recherche du bonheur tranquille, celui qui nous nourrit et nous fait grandir, qui nous… comble et nous ravit. En septembre 2012, inspirée par le célèbre ouvrage Mange, prie, aime, j'ai entrepris ma quête du bonheur. Après avoir rêvé de faire comme l'auteure Elizabeth Gilbert et collé sur mon frigo une photo de Javier Bardem , je suis partie loin de chez moi, loin des miens, avec comme seuls compagnons de voyage une caméra et quelques cahiers d'écriture. Au cours des 100 jours qu'a duré mon périple, j'ai ri, j'ai pleuré, j'ai angoissé, j'ai voulu revenir à la maison, j'ai douté de moi-même et je me suis questionnée. Mais j'ai encore beaucoup ri et, surtout, j'ai rencontré des gens extraordinaires qui m'ont aidée à trouver mon bonheur. Voici le récit de ce périple. " -- 4e de couv.
By Elizabeth Hay. 2018
Jean and Gordon Hay were a formidable pair. She was an artist and superlatively frugal; he was a proud and… well-mannered schoolteacher with a temper that could be explosive. Elizabeth, their oldest daughter, was said to be a difficult and selfish child. Elizabeth always suspected she would end up caring for her parents in their final years, a way of making up for the sins of her childhood, proving herself to be a good daughter after all. But as her parents, who had been ferociously independent people, became increasingly dependent on her, their lives changed utterly and so did hers. Philip Roth once said, "Old age is a massacre." This book takes you inside the massacre. Bestseller. Winner of the 2018 Hilary Weston Writers' Trust Prize for Nonfiction. 2018.
By Linda Granfield. 2002
This book tells the story of Canada's war brides. 48,000 young women met and married Canadian servicemen in Europe during… World War II. Nothing could have prepared them for their experience in this new land. Some regretted their hasty love affairs and others enjoyed more than 50 years of happy marriage. 2002.
By Deborah Rodriguez. 2014
Deborah Rodriguez arrived in Afghanistan in 2002 and opened the first beauty salon in Kabul that actually trained local women… to become beauticians. All of these women have a story to tell, and all of them bring their stories to the Kabul Beauty School, a place of perms, friendship and freedom. 2014.
By Martha Nibley Beck. 2000
While the author and her husband were Harvard graduate students, she became pregnant with their second child and learned he… had Down syndrome. She describes the seemingly magical events that followed and the lessons she learned despite the difficulties. After Adam was born, it was "worth it, a thousand times over." 2000.
By Barbara Windsor, Robin McGibbon. 2000
Born in London just before the war, Barbara Windsor made her first stage appearance at the age of thirteen. From… her early roles as the original "Carry on" dolly bird to her hit as Peggy Mitchell in the soap "Eastenders", her success in theatre, film and TV has made her a British icon. Here, she talks in depth about the people and events that have shaped her career.