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By Scott Nearing, Helen Nearing. 1989
Describes how in 1932 a married couple left New York City for the backwoods of Vermont in search of a… life of "simplicity, serenity, utility, and harmony." This account of their pioneering venture tells how they built a house, worked a self-sufficient farm, and lived a satisfying life in nature. c1989. Uniform title: Living the good life
By Barbara Moses. 1999
Workers today are changing how we think about the workplace by making choices that reflect not only economic considerations, but… also individual needs and desires. Today's workplace is more flexible, encouraging us to incorporate our personalities and creativity into our working life. Moses discusses what type of worker will be more successful in the future, warns against today's frenetic busyness, and shows what motivates the new worker and how everyone can profit from future work trends.
By Michael Gorkin. 1991
By Thomas Sancton, Scott MacLeod. 1998
Two Paris-based Time magazine staffers report on the automobile accident that led to Princess Diana's death on August 31, 1997.… They include possible reasons for the crash as well as delve into the lives of the personalities involved. 1998.
By Philip Carr-Gomm. 2002
In the past, Druids and Druidesses were magicians and poets, counsellors and healers, shamans and philosophers. They lived in harmony… with the earth and her seasons, and their mysteries were inspired by the magical energies of the natural world. Today, the wisdom and teachings of the Druids continue to inspire spiritual seekers across the world. Carr-Gomm takes us into the sacred grove of the Druid mysteries, showing us how we can transform our lives and deepen our connection with the world of nature and spirit. 2002.
By Adria Vasil. 2012
Delivers the lowdown on virtually every product that comes into contact with our bodies, from the pollutants clogging your sinus… meds all the way to the outlaw toxins leaching from your sandals. Adria also calls out supplement and shampoo makers that exaggerate their green cred. This guide will arm you with the knowledge you need to keep you and your family healthy, happy and green, all while detoxing the planet. Includes strong language. c2012.
By Rachel Manley. 1996
Poet Rachel Manley, granddaughter and daughter of two of Jamaica's national leaders, tells the story of the brilliant, artistic Manley… family, and the house that nurtured them: Drumblair. Winner of the 1997 Governor General's Award for Non-fiction. 1996.
By Benjamin Franklin. 1988
Tibor "Max" Eisen was born in Moldava, Czechoslovakia into an Orthodox Jewish family. In the spring of 1944, gendarmes forcibly… removed Eisen and his family from their home. They were brought to a brickyard and eventually loaded onto crowded cattle cars bound for Auschwitz-Birkenau. Winner of Canada Reads 2019. Bestseller. 2016.
By Rachel Giese. 2018
What does it mean to be growing up male right now, when ideas about masculinity are in flux and power… differences between the sexes are shifting? Award-winning Canadian journalist Rachel Giese connects with readers on both sides of the gender divide as she investigates how we can support boys to become their fullest and most honest selves. With empathy and insight, she tells stories of how boys from different races, classes and backgrounds are navigating the transition into manhood. Winner of the 2019 Shaughnessy Cohen Prize for Political Writing. 2018.
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 Larry Verstraete. 2011
A killer has been caught, convicted, and sentenced, the case closed, all in 114 days. No one suspected – least… of all the boy on death row – that it would take almost 50 years for a tiny piece of scientific evidence to answer the question: was he really the murderer? 40 amazing stories of how scientists solve crimes, reveal identities, untangle evidence, and discover the truth. Grades 5-8. Winner of the 2013 Silver Birch Non-Fiction Honour Book Award. 2011.
By Susan Kinsolving. 1999
A finalist for several prestigious American poetry awards presents the first major collection of her work. Her observations offer insights.… In "Dried Butterflies" she describes her reaction to finding shoe boxes of pressed butterflies in her late Aunt Gertrude's closet, for no one knew she collected them. 1999.
By Joseph Medicine Crow, Herman J Viola. 2006
The last traditional Crow chief, Joseph Medicine Crow (born 1913), recalls growing up on a Montana reservation and relates some… of his experiences after leaving it. He describes the four coups - war deeds - that he accomplished in Germany during World War II that entitled him to be chief. Grades 4-7. 2006.
By Murray Rockowitz. 2011
This compact version of Barron's larger GED test preparation manual is designed for test takers who need only moderate preparation… before taking the GED High School Equivalency Exam. It presents one up-to-date full-length practice GED exam with all questions answered and explained. It also offers subject reviews and practice questions with answers in all test topics, which include Language Arts-Writing, Language Arts-Reading, Social Studies, Science, and Mathematics. For senior high and older readers. 2011.
By Daniel Heath Justice, Kateri Akiwenzie-Damm, Giles Benaway. 2013
These poems examine the haunting themes of inter-generational trauma, cyclical abuse, and inherited grief. Four generations of the dead take… turns narrating these themes, navigating from the Great Lakes through the Appalachian Mountains, and examining the fur trade, an exile from Minnesota, the experiences of West Virginia coal miners, and the legacy of mission schools. Black humour and satire fill the collection, illuminating a fierce determination to survive and resist colonization and the endurance of culture and identity under extreme duress. Winner of the 2014 Young Authors Award. 2013.
By Stan Persky. 1989
A professional color consultant uses the four seasons of the year to describe women’s complexions and their most complimentary colors.… She tells how to discover your season and use the colors in your seasonal palette to choose the perfect wardrobe, hair color, makeup, and accessories. c1980.
On the night of October 30, 1975, fifteen-year-old Martha Moxley was murdered with a golf club in her own back… yard. No arrests were made, despite troubling clues pointing to her neighbours Tommy and Michael Shakel, members of a rich and powerful family related to the Kennedys. In 1982, investigative reporter Leonard Levitt began to look into the murder and the rumours of a police cover-up, his discoveries leading to the case being reopened and a conviction finally being made more than 25 years later. 2005 Edgar Award Finalist. 2004.
By Rhoda Blumberg. 1985