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  • Author:
    Sawler, Sarah
    Summary:

    Did you know that the Halifax?Dartmouth ferry was once operated by a team of nine horses? Or that Babe Ruth used to visit Yarmouth regularly for hunting and fishing vacations? Enter journalist Sarah Sawler: your guide to discovering 100...

  • Author:
    Macdonald, Frank
    Summary:

    A coming of age story about Roddie Gillies and his guardian and grandfather Calum, one of the last remaining Gaelic speakers in the once-proud mining town of Shean. A quiet and stoic man, Calum and his aging friends illuminate for us...

  • Author:
    Glover, Douglas
    Summary:

    A Guide to Animal Behaviour is a stunning collection of stories by an author who is fast becoming one of the great, innovative story writers of his generation. Urbane, stylish, and off-beat, the stories in this collection touch the...

  • A people's senate for Canada not a pipe dream
    Author:
    Forsey, Helen
    Summary:

    This book is for Canadians who care about our democracy and the future of our planet. What if we had a Senate that was independent of party politics, truly committed to "sober second thought" and dedicated to the common good? What if...

  • Author:
    Pratt, Mary
    Summary:

    Mary Pratt: A Personal Calligraphy features Mary's own writings, drawn and adapted from her personal journals, the essays that she has written for numerous publications ranging from The Globe and Mail to The Glass Gazette, and the...

  • Author:
    Macdonald, Frank
    Summary:

    Smallish and inelegant, Shean's postwar, post-industrial economy is in desperate disrepair, and the lengths that some civic leaders will go to in order to do "what's best" sometimes requires a leap of faith that has unintended...

  • Academia, Inc. how corporatization is transforming Canadian universities
    Author:
    Brownlee, Jamie
    Summary:

    Canadian universities are being slowly but inexorably corporatized. Casualizing academic labour, remaking students into consumers of education, implementing corporate management models and commercializing academic research all point to...

  • Author:
    Smith Dow, Leslie
    Summary:

    When Victor Hugo died in 1885, the world was shocked to discover that he had a lone survivor: his daughter Adèle, incarcerated in an asylum for insane gentlewomen. Adèle Hugo was an accomplished, intelligent, and ambitious young woman...

  • Author:
    MacLeod, Hilary
    Summary:

    It's Christmas at The Shores. There's no snow yet, but there are so many outdoor lights that the tiny coastal village can be seen from space. Apart from Ian Simmons' place, there's only one house in the village that isn't lit up. It's...

  • Author:
    Nason, Riel
    Summary:

    A novel of absence and adolescence by the author of the award-winning The Town That Drowned. It's 1977. Seventeen-year-old Violet is left behind by her parents to manage their busy roadside antique stand for the summer. Her restless...

  • An act of genocide colonialism and the sterilization of Aboriginal women
    Author:
    Stote, Karen
    Summary:

    During the 1900s eugenics gained favour as a means of controlling the birth rate among "undesirable" populations in Canada. Though many people were targeted, the coercive sterilization of one group has gone largely unnoticed. An Act of...

  • Author:
    De Villiers, Marq
    Summary:

    "Water is a renewable resource, but what are its limits? Between drawing down our resources of fresh water at ever-increasing rates and continuing to pollute water that should have been cleaned up decades ago, are we entering upon a...

  • Author:
    Elliott, Lorne
    Summary:

    Christian, is an eloquently wry and precocious university drop-out, who has never savoured the wonders of women or alcohol. A naturalist raised in central Canada, he arrives on PEI for a summer job in Barrisway National Park, and sets...

  • Bishop's Road
    Author:
    Safer, Catherine
    Summary:

    Bishop's Road is set in contemporary St. John's and tells the story of a year in the lives of a handful of odd characters, women mostly, shaken out of their pathetic complacency by a teenage delinquent with magic in her eyes. There are...

  • Author:
    Best, Laura
    Summary:

    Pru Burbidge lives a simple life on the family homestead on Dalhousie Road in 1940s rural Nova Scotia until her father abandons the family and her mother falls ill. Her life is turned upside-down by these events, and she is forced to...

  • Author:
    Rayner, Robert
    Summary:

    When heavy November rains threaten to flood the small town of Black River, New Brunswick, the community calls on the hydroelectric company to open the gates of its dam and drop the water level. But local management has been overruled by...

  • Author:
    Roy, Philip
    Summary:

    In 1744, at age 15, Jacques and his father leave France for Louisbourg, the capital of Île Royale--a far cry from his books and music and the comforts of his mother's home. In the Acadian forests that surround Louisbourg, a young Mi'...

  • Blood of extraction Canadian imperialism in Latin America
    Author:
    Gordon, Todd, Webber, Jeffery R.
    Summary:

    Rooted in thousands of pages of Access to Information documents and dozens of interviews carried out throughout Latin America, Blood of Extraction examines the increasing presence of Canadian mining companies in Latin America and the...

  • Author:
    Creighton, Helen
    Summary:

    Ghosts guarding buried treasure, phantom ships, haunted houses and supernatural warnings of death are just some of the strange and mysterious phenomena from Bluenose Ghosts. These unexplained mysteries are all based on personal...

  • Bluenose magic
    Author:
    Creighton, Helen
    Summary:

    Bluenose Magic, first published in 1968, is considered a classic of Maritime literature, and its author, Dr. Helen Creighton, is one of Canada's best-loved and most respected folklorists. This fascinating and engaging companion to the...

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