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This book offers a conversation between Indigenous Peoples of two regions in this time of political and environmental upheaval. Both regions are environmentally sensitive areas that have become hot spots in the debates circling around climate change and have long been contact zones between Indigenous Peoples and outsiders. Includes essays by 12 Indigenous artists, curators, and knowledge-keepers about the integration of spirituality, ancestral respect, traditional knowledges, and political critique in artistic practice and more than 100 image reproductions and installation shots. Residence: Toronto, ON.
It's 1980, and Lillian Waters is hitting the road for the very last time. Jaded from her years in the music business, Lillian cobbles together a nationwide farewell tour. She yearns to feel the rush of making live music one more time and bask in the glow of a packed house before she makes the last, and most important, stop on the tour: the farm she left behind at age ten. Lil is forced to confront those choices and how they shaped her life - undergoing a reckoning with the past that forces her to reconsider her entire life story. Author of "Everybody Rise." Print run 100,000.
Clancy Martin chronicles his multiple suicide attempts in an intimate depiction of the mindset of someone obsessed with self-destruction. He argues that, for the vast majority of suicides, an attempt does not just come out of the blue, nor is it merely a violent reaction to a particular crisis or failure, but is the culmination of a host of long-standing issues. Martin combines memoir with critical inquiry to powerfully give voice to what for many has long been incomprehensible, while showing those presently grappling with suicidal thoughts that they are not alone. Hometown: Calgary, AB. Print run 75,000.
Told in kaleidoscopic bursts of erratic recollections, daydreams, poetry, and lists, JD Derbyshire illustrates the intense and invisible "side effects" of psychiatric treatment and the unreliability of memory. Between devastating bouts of depression, hilarious side-quests into the author's dryly sardonic inner monologue, helpless moments at the mercy of their own psyche, and tour-de-force appearances by fictional versions of Miriam Toews and the late, great Margot Kidder, Derbyshire leads readers through a non-linear narrative to treatment, forgiveness, and acceptance. Residence: Vancouver, B.C.
A thali is constructed of many small dishes served on a platter that harmonize through contrasting textures, visual appeal, complimentary spices, and sheer deliciousness. Award-winning chef Joe Thottunal shares his favourite home-cooked recipes and stories from his homeland of Kerala, connecting past and present to open up the world of Indian cooking today. Colourful chapter intros and recipes headnotes offer insights into how the chef lives, cooks and eats, along with the inspiration and cross-cultural influences behind the dishes. Residence: Ottawa, ON. Print run 3,500.
Stafford, Rachel Macy.
Living in a time of isolation, instability, and information overload comes at a great cost to our happiness and well-being. As we struggle to keep up with endless demands on our time, energy, and attention, we neglect the very things that make us feel most alive. We fail to grasp what really matters to us. Motivational speaker Rachel Macy Stafford guides us on a journey to remember and reconnect with what truly delights and fulfills our hearts. As you gain valuable awareness, you'll be able to shift how you respond to life's challenges, replacing depleting habits with growing presence and healing joy. Print run 100,000.
Stephen Kakfwi belongs to a cohort of young northerners who survived the childhood abuses of residential school only to find themselves as teenagers in another residential school. Kakfwi's life has been a series of diverse endeavours, blending traditional Dene practices with the daily demands of political office. Throughout his career, Kakfwi understood that he held the power to make change - sometimes he succeeded, sometimes he did not. But he also embraced the power of story-telling, and has helped change the story of the North. Residence: Yellowknife, NWT.
After the last American troops leave Vietnam, siblings Anh, Thanh, and Minh begin a perilous journey to Hong Kong. But when tragedy strikes, the three children are left orphaned, and sixteen-year-old Anh becomes the caretaker for her two younger brothers. In the years that follow, Anh and her brothers resettle in the UK and confront their new identities as refugees. As they mature, each sibling reckons with survivor's guilt, unmoored by their parents' absence. With every choice they make, their paths diverge further, until it's unclear if love alone can keep them together. Print run 80,000.
The young artist and writer Yevgenia Belorusets was in her hometown of Kyiv when Putin's "special military operation" against Ukraine began on the morning of February 24, 2022. With power and clarity, this book documents the long beginning of the devastation and its effects on the ordinary residents of Ukraine; what it feels like to interact with the strangers who suddenly become your "countrymen;" the struggle to make sense of a good mood on a spring day; the new danger of a routine coffee run. Print run 8,000.
This is the remarkable and inspiring life story of Corrie ten Boom - a groundbreaking, female Dutch watchmaker, whose family unselfishly transformed their house into a hiding place straight out of a spy novel to shelter Jews and refugees from the Nazis during Gestapo raids. She persevered despite the loss of most of her family and relied on her faith to survive the horrors of a notorious concentration camp. Corrie's ability to forgive is just one of the myriad lessons that her life story holds for readers today. Print run 100,000.
A groundbreaking book about persuasion and performance that asks unsettling questions about lies, truths, and the difference between being believed and being dismissed. Why are honest asylum seekers dismissed as liars? Former refugee Dina Nayeri begins with this question, turning to shocking and illuminating case studies, which grows into a reckoning with our culture's views on believability. This is a book as deeply personal as it is profound in its reflections on morals, language, human psychology, and the unspoken social codes that determine how we relate to one another. Print run 30,000.
Spencer Brooke always knew she was destined to be CEO of her grandfather's business - the most respected and luxurious department store in New York City. With the ever-evolving landscape of the fashion industry comes new challenges for Spencer and the legacy she's inherited. Mike Weston is known for making enormous profits by transforming small businesses into bigger, more successful ones. Spencer refuses to be tempted by Mike's offer, despite her big dreams of expanding the store. But when bad luck strikes, suddenly she is backed into a corner. Print run 400,000.