A collection of short stories: Royal beatings, Privilege, Half a grapefruit, Wild swans, The beggar maid, Mischief, Providence, Simon's luck, Spelling, Who do you think you are?
Social life and customs
- Auteur:MUNRO, AliceSommaire:
- Auteur:Olsen, SylviaSommaire:
Joey is a happy Nuu-chah-nulth boy, eager to help and quick to see the bright side of things. But when he loses his beloved grandmother, the sun goes out in his world. Fortunately, she has left something of herself behind--a song, which...
- Auteur:Lowinger, Kathy, Yellowhorn, EldonSommaire:
What do people do when their civilization is invaded? Indigenous people have been faced with disease, war, broken promises, and forced assimilation. Despite crushing losses and insurmountable challenges, they formed new nations from the...
- Auteur:SHANNON, RobSommaire:
The advent of the town's Power House not only supplied electricity, but, wonder of wonders, ICE! Wheat farming, sheep mustering, learning to fly and coping with city ways are all recounted. Most striking of all is the theme of one...
- Auteur:Sherman AlexieSommaire:
- Auteur:Kulbak, MosheSommaire:
This is the first complete English-language translation of a classic of Yiddish literature, one of the great comic novels of the 20th century. The Zelmenyaners describes the travails of a Jewish family in Minsk that is torn asunder by...
- Auteur:Diamond, Jared M.Sommaire:
Draws on decades of field work in the Pacific islands and other world regions to illuminate the degree to which modern society reflects traditional cultures from earlier and ancient time periods.
- Auteur:Kingston, Maxine HongSommaire:
- Auteur:Connerney, RichardSommaire:
India's future will be determined not only by economic development, but also by a dynamic traditional culture that continues to develop along its own lines sometimes in concert, and sometimes in conflict with material enrichment. India...
- Auteur:King, ThomasSommaire:
In his 2003 Massey lecture, award-winning author and scholar Thomas King looks at the breadth and depth of Native experience and imagination. Beginning with Native oral stories, King weaves his way through literature and history,...
- Auteur:LIM, CatherineSommaire:
One morning in Singapore more than fifty years ago, The Venerable One, takes a walk by a cemetery. There, a young village egg-seller, Silver Frond, is amusing herself with a comic song-and-dance act based on popular gossip - about him...
- Auteur:Rebus, AnnaSommaire:
Provides information on the Sioux Indians with a focus on their homes, communities, clothing, food, religion, and more.
- Auteur:Meuse, Theresa, Stevens, ArthurSommaire:
Matthew loves to play games with his friends and share his toys with them. But most of all he loves to share the special treasures that remind him of his First Nations culture. Perhaps his favourite treasure is the medicine pouch that...
- Auteur:Webster, ChristineSommaire:
Provides information on the Salish Indians with a focus on their homes, communities, clothing, food, religion, and more.
- Auteur:Lomberg, MichelleSommaire:
Provides information on the Ojibwa Indians with a focus on their homes, communities, clothing, food, religion, and more.
- Auteur:Smutylo, AllenSommaire:
Longlisted, RBC Taylor PrizeThe Mongolia you never knew existed. Mongolia beyond Genghis Khan.In the shadows of the Altai Mountains live the Kazakh nomads of western Mongolia. These hard-living nomads survive on windswept steppes,...
- Auteur:Webster, ChristineSommaire:
Provides information on the Mi'kmaq Indians with a focus on their homes, communities, clothing, food, religion, and more.
- Auteur:Howse, JenniferSommaire:
Provides information on the Métis with a focus on their homes, communities, clothing, food, religion, and more.
- Auteur:Temelini, WalterSommaire:
The Leamington Italian Community intertwines personal and family stories with both empirical and intuitive writing to offer new historical insights into the complex social, economic, and psychological causes and effects of the migration...
- The last whalers : three years in the far Pacific with a courageous tribe and a vanishing way of lifeAuteur:Clark, Doug BockSommaire:
Journalist Doug Bock Clark tells the stunning inside story of the Lamalerans, an ancient tribe of 1,500 hunter-gatherers who live on a volcanic island so remote it is known by other Indonesians as "The Land Left Behind." They...