New Oct Non-Fiction

New popular adult non-fiction coming out in October listed here!

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Black Hollywood : Reimagining Iconic Movie Moments.

Black Hollywood : Reimagining Iconic Movie Moments.

Augustus, Carell.
2022

This is a groundbreaking reimagining of Hollywood's most beloved films, including Breakfast at Tiffany's, Singin' in the Rain, Mission: Impossible, Forrest Gump, and more. Visionary photographer Carell Augustus has created a "who's who" of today's Black entertainers recreating iconic cinematic scenes, renewing readers' appreciation of the past while asking questions about representation in media and inspiring the artists of the future.

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The Book of Boundaries : End Resentment, Burnout, and Anxiety - and Reclaim Your Time, Energy, Health, and Relationships.

The Book of Boundaries : End Resentment, Burnout, and Anxiety - and Reclaim Your Time, Energy, Health, and Relationships.

Urban, Melissa.
2022

Melissa Urban shows you how boundaries are the key to better mental health, increased energy, improved productivity, and more fulfilling relationships. Urban offers 130+ scripts with language you can use to instantly establish boundaries with bosses and co-workers, romantic partners, parents and in-laws, friends, strangers - and yourself, and tips for successfully navigating boundary guilt, pushback, pressure, and oversteps. Urban will give you the tools you need to stop justifying, minimizing, and apologizing, leading you to more rewarding relationships and a life that feels bigger, healthier, and freer. Print run 50,000.

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Forever Home : How We Turned Our House into a Haven for Abandoned, Abused, and Misunderstood Dogs - and Each Other.

Forever Home : How We Turned Our House into a Haven for Abandoned, Abused, and Misunderstood Dogs - and Each Other.

Danta, Ron.
2022

Because an abused or neglected dog can only recover and learn to trust again when it is in a loving home, Danny and Ron decided to open their doors. Danny and Ron chronicle their journey helping more than 13,000 dogs in need, telling the stories of many furry friends that have come into their lives and of their own "rescue" as they came out together late in life. This is their story - a reminder that hope and joy can arise from the darkest circumstances, and that we all can make the world a better place for ourselves and our animal friends - it starts at home, with patience, empathy, and an open heart. Print run 30,000.

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Ghosts in a Photograph : A Memoir.

Ghosts in a Photograph : A Memoir.

Kostash, Myrna.
2022

Award-winning nonfiction writer Myrna Kostash delves into the lives of her grandparents, all of whom moved from Galicia, now present-day Ukraine, to Alberta at the turn of the twentieth century. This memoir is not just a personal story, but a public one of immigration, partisan allegiance, and the stark differences in how two sets of families survive in a new country. Kostash uses her remarkable acumen as a writer and researcher to craft a probable narrative to interrogate the idea of straightforward and singular-voiced pasts and the stories we tell ourselves about where we come from. Hometown: Edmonton, AB.

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Hangman : The True Story of Canada's First Official Executioner.

Hangman : The True Story of Canada's First Official Executioner.

Burtinshaw, Julie.
2022

John Radclive hates being called Hangman. He is a highly trained executioner who relies on science to bring God's mercy to condemned criminals. As Canada's first official executioner, he revels in the salary, status, and perks that come with the job. In his off hours, he enjoys masquerading as Thomas Ratley, steward at Toronto's prestigious Sunnyside Rowing Club. But dispensing mercy presumes that the condemned are guilty. The more convicted felons he meets, the more Radclive begins to question the Canadian justice system and his role within it. Residence: Vancouver, B.C.

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Kinauva? (What's Your Name?) : The Eskimo Disc System and a Daughter's Search for her Grandmother.

Kinauva? (What's Your Name?) : The Eskimo Disc System and a Daughter's Search for her Grandmother.

Dunning, Norma.
2022

In 2001, Dr. Norma Dunning applied to the Nunavut Beneficiary program, requesting enrollment to legally solidify her existence as an Inuk woman. In the process, she was faced with a question she could not answer, tied to a colonial institution retired decades ago: "What was your disc number?" Written with incisive detail and passion, Dunning provides readers with a comprehensive look into a bureaucracy sustained by the Canadian government for over thirty years, the Eskimo Identification Tag System - a symbol of the blatant dehumanizing treatment of the smallest Indigenous population in Canada. Residence: Edmonton, AB.

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Overcome : Stories of Women Who Grew Up in the Child Welfare System.

Overcome : Stories of Women Who Grew Up in the Child Welfare System.

Mahon, Anne.
2022

Abandonment, loss, endless transitions, self-reliance, continued persistence, and fierce beauty all coexist in this compelling collection of stories of ten women who journey from victims of the child welfare system to survivors. They also illustrate the direct and multi-faceted relationships between residential schools, the breakdown of Indigenous families, the perpetuated system racism of of the child welfare system and oppression through other societal systems. Residence: Winnipeg, MB.

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The Russian Refugees : A Family's First Century in Canada.

The Russian Refugees : A Family's First Century in Canada.

Andruff, Michael.
2022

This book follows the life of Nikifor Andriev, driven from his homeland in 1924, to settle in Canada as part of a group of 116 privately sponsored Russian refugees. Like countless other refugees and immigrants, Nikifor faced the obstacles and opportunities of life in Canada with a determination to succeed against all odds. Michael Andruff reflects upon his family's history, the legacy of the refugee experience, and the parallels of his father's generation of refugees with people fleeing conflicts in Syria, Afghanistan, and, most recently, Ukraine, today. Residence: Vancouver, B.C.

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Somewhere Sisters : A Story of Adoption, Identity, and the Meaning of Family.

Somewhere Sisters : A Story of Adoption, Identity, and the Meaning of Family.

Hayasaki, Erika.
2022

Identical twins Isabella and Hà were born in Nha Trang, Vietnam, in 1998, where their mother struggled to care for them. Hà was taken in by their biological aunt, and grew up in a rural village. Hà's twin sister, Loan, was adopted by a white American family and renamed her Isabella. Award-winning journalist Erika Hayasaki contextualizes the sisters' experiences with the fascinating and often sinister history of twin studies, the nature versus nurture debate, and intercountry and transracial adoption, as well as the latest scholarship and conversation surrounding adoption today, especially among adoptees. Print run 40,000.

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Stuff They Don't Want You to Know

Stuff They Don't Want You to Know

Bowlin, Ben.
2022

Conspiracies didn't always seem so clear and present. But these days, conspiracies feel alive and well. From internet rumours to lying politicians to the tinderbox that is social media, it's become remarkably clear that a vast swath of people believe really bonkers things. Ben Bowlin, Matt Frederick, and Noel Brown are the hosts of the popular iHeart podcast that seeks to answer many questions. With cool heads and extensive research, they regularly break down the wildest conspiracy theories: from chemtrails and biological testing to the secrets of lobbying, and why the Kennedy assassination is of perennial interest. Print run 250,000.

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Token Black Girl : A Memoir.

Token Black Girl : A Memoir.

Prescod, Danielle.
2022

Danielle Prescod grew up Black in an elite and overwhelmingly white community. Assimilating was hard. Danielle was striving to achieve social cache. But after decades of burying her emotions, resentment, and true self, Danielle turned a critical eye inward and confronted the factors that motivated her self-destructive behaviours. Sharp witted and bracingly candid, Danielle unpacks the adverse effects of insidious white supremacy in the media to tell a personal story about recovery from damaging concepts of perfection, celebrating identity, and demolishing social conditioning.

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Tsqelmucwilc : The Kamloops Indian Residential School - Resistance and a Reckoning.

Tsqelmucwilc : The Kamloops Indian Residential School - Resistance and a Reckoning.

Haig-Brown, Celia.
2022

"Tsquelmucwilc" (pronounced cha-CAL-mux-weel) is a Secwepemc phrase loosely translated as "We return to being human again." This is the story of those who survived the Kamloops Indian Residential School, based on the 1988 book "Resistance and Renewal," a groundbreaking history of the school - and the first book on residential schools ever published in Canada. This is a tragic story in the history of Indigenous peoples of the indignities suffered at the hands of their colonizers, but it is equally a remarkable tale of Indigenous survival, resilience, and courage. Residence: Toronto, ON.

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Waypoints

Waypoints

Heughan, Sam.
2022

In this intimate journey of self-discovery, Outlander actor Sam Heughan sets out along Scotland's rugged West Highland Way to explore his heritage and reflect on the personal waypoints that define him. The result is a love letter to the wild Scottish landscape that means so much to Sam, full of charming, funny, wise, and searching insights into the world through his eyes. In his new book, while charting a path through a stunning wilderness, Sam maps out the moments that shaped his views on dreams and ambition, family, friendships, love, and life. Print run 300,000.

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