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A Year on the Wild Side

A freshly designed, new edition of a funny weekly chronicle that offers a year-long, intimate view of the flora and fauna populating the West Coast...

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Best Canadian Essays 2019
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Best Canadian Essays 2019

The eleventh installment of Canada's annual volume of essays showcases diverse nonfiction writing from across the country. Culled from leading Cana...

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Bread Out of Stone
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Bread Out of Stone

An evocative and insightful essay collection, Bread Out of Stone brings Dionne Brand’s signature unflinching eye and personal history to issues of ...

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Canada's Road
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Canada's Road

The Trans-Canada, the world’s longest national highway, comes to life in words and pictures. Russia has the Trans-Siberian Highway, Australia has H...

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Eight Decades
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Eight Decades

W. Gunther Plaut is one of Reform Judaism’s most acclaimed twentieth century rabbis and scholars. He is a gifted writer and intellectual whose idea...

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Encountering the Wild
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Encountering the Wild

Poison Ivy Acres, 250 acres of wilderness in Renfrew County, Ontario, long dedicated to the preservation of natural habitat, has been home to natur...

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Falling for London
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Falling for London

When Sean Mallen finally landed his dream job, it fell on him like a ton of bricks. Not unlike the plaster in his crappy, overpriced London flat. ...

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Fishing the High Country
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Fishing the High Country

The timeless story of an always-moving river.From the first sentence, "I come from a long line of river people," to the last, "Bad luck to kill a m...

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High on the Big Stone Heart
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High on the Big Stone Heart

High on the Big Stone Heart is a collection of vibrant and entertaining essays on the people and places of Canada’s Boreal North as seen through th...

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Home
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Home

"In a world increasingly cynical and numb, Powning puts a light in the window for us all, wherever we call home." — The Chicago Tribune

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Magnetic North
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Magnetic North

“Windburned, eyes closed, this: beneath the keening of bergs, a deeper thresh of glaciers calving, creaking with sun. Sound of earth, her bones, wi...

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Majesty in Canada
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Majesty in Canada

On the occasion of the fiftieth anniversary of Queen Elizabeth’s accession to the throne, the Centre of Canadian Studies of the University of Edinb...

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Murder
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Murder

A thrilling, revelatory collection from one of the most provocative and original literary voices in Canada today.David Adams Richards is one of Can...

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Nothing that Is, The

Rather than making "something" out of "nothing," what follows is an endeavour to express the potential of language and thought to encounter what is...

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Of Earthly and River Things
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Of Earthly and River Things

"One could do worse than to grow up on a river." In his new collection of essays, Wayne Curtis voyages back through the tributaries of his past, th...

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Paikin and the Premiers
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Paikin and the Premiers

A unique perspective on Ontario’s most powerful political leaders. Ontario’s fortunes and fates increasingly rest in the hands of the province’s pr...

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Pearls and Pebbles
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Pearls and Pebbles

How fitting to close out the 20th century with a brand new edition of Pearls & Pebbles by the noted chronicler of pioneer life, Catharine Parr ...

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Pilgrim in the Palace of Words
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Pilgrim in the Palace of Words

Pilgrim in the Palace of Words is about language, about the words that splash and chatter across our tongues. Some six thousand languages are still...

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Questions ultimes
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Questions ultimes

Le premier défi de la démocratie est de donner le «goût de l’avenir» (Alexis de Tocqueville), de générer l’enthousiasme qui poussera les jeunes d’e...

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Running Away to Sea
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Running Away to Sea

At a turning point in his life, George Fetherling embarked on an adventure to sail round the world on one of the last of the tramp freighters. The ...

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South Korea
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South Korea

A Bill-Brysonesque romp through this often-overlooked travellers’ gem of East Asia. For seventeen years, journalist, teacher, and coach Mark Dake ...

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Technology and Justice
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Technology and Justice

Originally published in 1986, the six essays that comprise Technology and Justice offer absorbing reflections on the extent to which technology has...

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The Canadian Federal Election of 2006
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The Canadian Federal Election of 2006

The Canadian Federal Election of 2006 is a comprehensive analysis of all aspects of the campaign and election that ended the 12-year Liberal reign ...

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The Canadian Federal Election of 2008
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The Canadian Federal Election of 2008

The Canadian Federal Election of 2008 is a comprehensive analysis of all aspects of the campaign and election outcome. The chapters are written by ...

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The Canadian General Election of 1997
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The Canadian General Election of 1997

The General Election of 1997 did not turn out as Jean Chretien and the Liberal Party had planned. Chretien called an early election, believing that...

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The Kindred of the Wild
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The Kindred of the Wild

Charles G.D. Roberts’s fame rests on a series of very popular animal stories. Charles G.D. Roberts was a distinguished writer of his time who publi...

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The Terror of the Unforeseen
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The Terror of the Unforeseen

In a searing takedown of the populist authoritarian vision of America, The Terror of the Unforeseen tackles the resurgence of fascism in the age of...

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Waiting
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Waiting

The verb esperar means to wait. It also means to hope.—“The Past Was a Small Notebook, Much Scribbled-Upon”, Cora SiréWaiting, that most human of e...

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What I Meant to Say
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What I Meant to Say

Are the men you know obsessed with strange details? Do they sometimes seem to have less interest in you than they do in box scores and the history ...

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Wild Apples
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Wild Apples

There is a dreamlike quality to many of the stories in this new collection from Wayne Curtis. In Wild Apples, he returns to familiar themes of love...

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Yardwork
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Yardwork

Daniel Coleman is looking to find a home. After a childhood that left him feeling placeless, he ended up in Hamilton, Ontario, one of Canada's most...

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