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Autobiography of St. Teresa of Avila

by St. Teresa of Avila Dover Publications (February 07, 2012)

In this classic of Christian mysticism, a Carmelite nun describes her struggles and ultimate union with God. St. Teresa recounts her childhood, spiritual crises, and embrace of the contemplative life.


Love Made Visible: Scenes from a Mostly Happy Marriage

by Jean Gibran, Katherine French & Charles Giuliano Interlink Books (July 05, 2014)

Jean Gibran’s Love Made Visible is the moving story of a marriage, of Boston’s South End, and the Boston Expressionist art scene that first flourished there in the 1930s and ‘40s. A teacher in the Boston...


Alone in Antarctica: The First Woman To Ski Solo Across The Southern Ice

by Felicity Aston Counterpoint (October 14, 2014)

In the whirling noise of our advancing technological age, we are seemingly never alone, never out-of-touch with the barrage of electronic data and information.

Felicity Aston, physicist and meteorologist, took...


Starve the Vulture: A Memoir

by Jason Carney Kaylie Jones Books (December 15, 2014)

A stirring story of criminality, drug addiction, recovery, and unlikely fame.


I Belong Only to Myself: The Life and Writings of Leda Rafanelli

by Andrea Pakieser AK Press (December 01, 2014)

The life and words of an Italian feminist and firebrand.


"It's the Pictures That Got Small": Charles Brackett on Billy Wilder and Hollywood's Golden Age

by Anthony Slide & Jim Moore Columbia University Press (November 25, 2014)

Golden Age Hollywood screenwriter Charles Brackett was an extremely observant and perceptive chronicler of the entertainment industry during its most exciting years. He is best remembered as the writing partner...


George Bowering: Bright Circles of Colour

by Eva-Marie Kroller Talonbooks (October 31, 2014)

The first book-length, critical study of George Bowering explores the relationship between his work and the arts.


Me and My Dad's '50 Mercury

by John Mahoney FastPencil (November 20, 2014)

"Me and My Dad's '50 Mercury" is the continuing story of a young boy's fascination with cars. The book's point of view is the author's own life as he was growing up in the 1950's. He recollection of the family...


Maya Deren: Incomplete Control

by Sarah Keller Columbia University Press (December 09, 2014)

Maya Deren (1917–1961) was a Russian-born American filmmaker, theorist, poet, and photographer working at the forefront of the American avant-garde in the 1940s and 1950s. Influenced by Jean Cocteau and Marcel...


The Carry Home

by Gary Ferguson Counterpoint (October 20, 2014)

The nature writing of Gary Ferguson arises out of intimate experience. He trekked 500 miles through Yellowstone to write Walking Down the Wild and spent a season in the field at a wilderness therapy program...


The R.D. Lawrence Library: Where the Water Lilies Grow / The North Runner / The Place in the Forest

by R.D. Lawrence & Max Finkelstein Dundurn (November 12, 2014)

Three books by master nature writer R.D. Lawrence are collected here, bringing to life with affection and accuracy the wildlife around his northern Canadian home.


Canadian Heroines 2-Book Bundle: 100 Canadian Heroines / 100 More Canadian Heroines

by Merna Forster Dundurn (November 12, 2014)

This special bundle collects the two 100 Canadian Heroines volumes, in which Merna Forster presents 200 stories of amazing women who changed our country.


Surrendering Oz: A Life in Essays

by Bonnie Friedman Etruscan Press (October 13, 2014)

Surrendering Oz is about giving up the safety of emotionally zoning out – about learning to think with the body.


Who We Are: Reflections on My Life and Canada

by Elizabeth May Greystone Books (October 04, 2014)

In this marriage of memoir and manifesto, Elizabeth May reflects on her extraordinary life and the people and experiences that have formed her and informed her beliefs about democracy, climate change, and other...


Daring to Dream

by Sam Bailey Blink Publishing (November 04, 2014)

In this wonderful and honest book, The X Factor winner and bona fide pop star Sam Bailey tells her unique story and reveals what happens when you have the courage to follow your dreams. Born in south-east London,...


Love is Stronger than Death: The Mystical Union of Two Souls

by Cynthia Bourgeault & David Steindl-Rast Monkfish Book Publishing (November 17, 2014)

This is a guide-book for those who are called to the path of conscious love.


The Prodigal Pilot: The End of the Hughes Empire

by Bob Wearley FastPencil (October 27, 2014)

Robert F. (Bob) Wearley served as Chief Pilot of Howard Hughes' personal fleet of aircraft, in addition to his long and distinguished flying career in military, corporate, and commercial aviation. In his book...


Teresa, My Love: An Imagined Life of the Saint of Avila

by Julia Kristeva & Lorna Scott Fox Columbia University Press (November 25, 2014)

Mixing fiction, history, psychoanalysis, and personal fantasy, Teresa, My Love follows Sylvia Leclercq, a French psychoanalyst, academic, and incurable insomniac, as she falls for the sixteenth-century Saint...


This River: A Memoir

by James Brown Counterpoint (March 10, 2011)

Award-winning author James Brown gained a cult following after chronicling his turbulent childhood and spiraling drug addiction in The Los Angeles Diaries. This River picks up where Brown left off in his first...


The John A. Macdonald Retrospective 2-Book Bundle: Macdonald at 200 / John A. Macdonald

by Ged Martin, Patrice Dutil & Roger Hall Dundurn (October 29, 2014)

This 2-book bundle presents both an insightful biography of Canada's first prime minister and series of essays examining his legacy and ideas from a modern perspective.


The Voyageur Canadian Biographies 5-Book Bundle: The Firebrand / Mrs. Simcoe's Diary / The Scalpel, the Sword / The Men of the Last Frontier / Pilgrim

by William Kilbourn, Elizabeth Posthuma Simcoe, Mary Quayle Innis & Sydney Gordon et al. Dundurn (March 14, 2014)

Five books in the Voyageur Classics series celebrate the best in Canadian biographical letters, with two titles from the great Grey Owl, as well as books by or about Elizabeth Simcoe, Dr. Norman Bethune, and...


The Unsolved Oak Island Mystery 3-Book Bundle: The Oak Island Mystery / Oak Island Family / Oak Island Obsession

by Lionel and Patricia Fanthorpe & Lee Lamb Dundurn (March 04, 2014)

This collection tells the complete story of efforts to determine the truth about a mysterious, possibly man-made shaft on Oak Island, Nova Scotia, which became the focus of mystics and treasure hunters.


Swallow the Ocean: A Memoir

by Laura M. Flynn Counterpoint (March 01, 2009)

When Laura Flynn was a little girl, her beautiful, dynamic mother, Sally, was the center of her imagination. It wasn’t long, however, before Sally’s fun-loving side slowly and methodically became absorbed...


But We All Shine On: The Remarkable Orphans of Burbank Children's Home

by Paolo Hewitt Jessica Kingsley Publishers (October 21, 2014)

After a childhood spent in care at Burbank Children's Home, Paolo Hewitt embarks upon a personal journey as an adult to discover whatever happened to his close childhood friends. He reveals their stories - from...


John Arpin: Keyboard Virtuoso

by Robert Popple Dundurn (April 20, 2009)

Born and raised in Port McNicoll, John Arpin is today regarded as one of Canada's finest keyboard virtuosos, performing at concert halls around the world. This authorized biography is based on extensive research...


Feel Good and Watch What Happens

by Anthea Morphitis Anthea Morphitis (August 13, 2014)

"Say Bye to the past life of what you don't want and say Hi to your newfound life of what you do want." This is the take-home message of this self-help, semi-biography by Anthea Morphitis. In it, she explains...


Shanghai Homes: Palimpsests of Private Life

by Jie Li Columbia University Press (November 18, 2014)

In the dazzling global metropolis of Shanghai, what has it meant to call this city home? In this account—part microhistory, part memoir—Jie Li salvages intimate recollections by successive generations of inhabitants...


British Voices: From the Irish War of Independence 1918 - 1921 - the words of British Servicemen Who Were There

by William Sheehan The Collins Press (March 14, 2007)

?Ireland's War of Independence generated a wealth of published material but very little from a British perspective. Yet many British servicemen left accounts of their time in Ireland from 1918 to 1921. They...


Packing Inferno: The Unmaking of a Marine

by Tyler E. Boudreau Feral House (September 01, 2008)

A Marine officer's inner struggle with truth after coming home from Iraq.


Finding Dad: From "Love Child" to Daughter

by Kara Sundlun Behler Publications (October 27, 2014)

73-year-old, war-hero-business tycoon-politician and a Midwestern high school girl survive the scrutiny of spotlights, and build a loving father-daughter relationship.


#2Sides: My Autobiography

by Rio Ferdinand Blink Publishing (October 02, 2014)

Rio Ferdinand is one of the finest footballers of his generation – a Champions League and Premier League-winning centre back who began life as an ambitious kid on the council estates of south-east London only...


Paving the Great Way: Vasubandhu's Unifying Buddhist Philosophy

by Jonathan Gold Columbia University Press (November 11, 2014)

The Indian Buddhist philosopher Vasubandhu (fourth–fifth century C.E.) is known for his critical contribution to Buddhist Abhidharma thought, his turn to the Mahayana tradition, and his concise, influential...


William Lyon Mackenzie King: Dreams and Shadows

by lian goodall Dundurn (January 01, 2003)

A fascinating glimpse into the world of the man who was Canadas longest serving prime minister and one of the international scenes most important figures during the Second World War.


Samuel de Champlain

by Francine Legaré & Jonathan Kaplansky Dundurn (January 01, 2004)

Through his fierce defense of New France to those in power in France, Chaplain ensured the birth of the country that today is Canada. He is undisputedly the Father of New France.


René Lévesque: Charismatic Leader

by Marguerite Paulin & Jonathan Kaplansky Dundurn (January 01, 2004)

The founder of Quebecs largest separatist party, René Lévesque would serve as premier of Quebec under the Parti Québécois banner from 1976 to 1985.


Phyllis Munday

by Kathryn Bridge Dundurn (January 01, 2002)

In 1924 Phyllis Munday did what no other woman had done before reached the summit of Mt. Robson. She climbed close to 100 mountains in her lifetime.


Oliver Jones

by Marthe Sansregret Dundurn (January 01, 2006)

The exclusive authorized biography of Oliver Jones, one of this countrys most celebrated jazz musicians and a worldwide musical ambassador for Canada.


Nellie McClung

by Margaret Macpherson Dundurn (January 01, 2003)

A strong voice for the womens movement, writer and politician Nellie McLungs court challenge in the Persons Case led to women in Canada being declared legal "persons" in 1929.


Maurice Duplessis

by Marguerite Paulin & Nora Alleyn Dundurn (January 01, 2005)

Communications theorist Marshall McLuhan predicted the effects of electronic media on modern culture as early as 1964 and coined terms like "the global village" and "the medium is the message."


A Man and His Words

by J. Patrick Boyer Dundurn (February 01, 2004)

Robert Boyer is an author, researcher, editor, and public speaker; a member of the Ontario Legislature for 17 years; and the first vice-chairman of Ontario Hydro.


Lucille Teasdale

by Deborah Cowley Dundurn (January 01, 2005)

Through 35 years of civil war and epidemics, Canadians Lucille Teasdale and her husband treated diseases such as malaria, TB, and AIDS in northern Uganda.


John Franklin

by John Wilson Dundurn (January 01, 2001)

Franklins exploration of Canadas arctic seacoast in 1845 ended in the demise of him and his crew, but the search for clues to their fate helped open up the North.


John Diefenbaker

by Arthur Slade Dundurn (January 01, 2001)

From the Cuban Missile Crisis to the Cold War to spy scandals, this book recreates the tensions of the Diefenbaker era, when the world seemed on the brink of nuclear war.


Emma Albani: Victorian Diva

by Michelle Labreche-Larouche & Darcy Dunton Dundurn (January 01, 2001)

Born in Quebec, Emma Lajeunesse launched her opera career in Italy in 1869, at the age of 23. Almost overnight she became Albani, the world-renowned diva.


Canoeing a Continent: On the Trail of Alexander Mackenzie

by Max Finkelstein Dundurn (March 21, 2005)

A personal account of the travels of Max Finkelstein as he retraces, some 200 years later, the route of Alexander Mackenzie, the first European to cross North America.


Now You Know Royalty

by Doug Lennox Dundurn (June 29, 2009)

The crown prince of Q&A, Doug Lennox, is at it again, this time with a cornucopia of facts and frivolities about the escapades, excesses, and extravagances of the worlds monarchies, past and present. From betrayal...


The Scalpel, the Sword: The Story of Doctor Norman Bethune

by Sydney Gordon, Ted Allan, Susan Ostrovsky & Norman Bethune Allan et al. Dundurn (May 11, 2009)

The Scalpel, the Sword celebrates the turbulent career of Dr. Norman Bethune (18901939), a brilliant surgeon, campaigner for socialized medicine, and communist.


Sherlock Holmes Handbook: Second Edition

by Christopher Redmond Dundurn (September 28, 2009)

A Sherlock Holmes Handbook examines the world of Sherlock Holmes the characters and themes, the publishers and readers, Victorian London, and more. This new edition catches up on new films and books and the...


Henry Hudson: New World Voyager

by Edward Butts Dundurn (December 21, 2009)

Sailing from England in 1610, renowned explorer Henry Hudson began his search for a Northwest Passage through the Canadian Arctic. Hudson's questionable leadership and extreme Arctic conditions resulted in the...


So Few on Earth: A Labrador Métis Woman Remembers

by Josie Penny Dundurn (October 04, 2010)

Set against the beauty and ruggedness of the Labrador coast, So Few on Earth is the story of Josie Pennys perseverance after suffering atrocious punishments, merciless teasing, and the humiliation of two rapes...