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In May 1897, Almighty Voice, a member of the One Arrow Willow Cree, died violently when Canada's North-West Mounted Police shelled the fugitive's hiding place. Since then, his violent death has spawned a succession of conflicting stories - from newspaper features, magazine articles and pulp fiction to plays and film. Almighty Voice has been maligned, misunderstood, romanticized, celebrated, and invented. What these stories have in common is that the Willow Cree man mattered. Understanding why he mattered has a direct bearing on reconciliation efforts today. Residence: Saskatoon, SK.
A powerful tale of friendship and forgiveness set on Cape Cod during the disastrous wedding of an old friend. Print run 350,000.
In 1796 Trinidad, Rosa's homeland changes from Spanish to British rule, it becomes increasingly unclear whether its free black property owners will be allowed to keep their assets, their land, and ultimately, their freedom. By 1830, Rosa is living among the Crow Nation in Bighorn, Montana. Her son Victor is of the age where he must seek his vision and become a man. Rosa must take her son to where his story began and, in turn, retrace her own roots, acknowledging along the way, the painful events that forced her from the middle of an ocean to the rugged terrain of a far-away land. Author of "'Til the Well Runs Dry."
Today's elderly are often isolated in nursing homes or segregated in elder care facilities. To alleviate elders' sense of aloneness, Dr. Anne Basting has developed a radical approach that combines theatre and improvisation methods with medically supported therapies to help them get in touch with their own creativity and become more engaged with their families and communities. Basting's years of research have shown that these practices stimulate the brain and awaken the imagination to add wonder and awe to patients' daily lives - and provide them a means of connection. Print run 75,000.
Single mom Ellen Fox couldn't be more content - until she overhears her son saying he can't go to his dream college because she needs him too much. Best friend Unity Leandre creates a list of challenges to push Ellen out of her comfort zone. Ellen and Unity discover that life is meant to be lived with joy and abandon, in a story filled with humour, heartache, and regrettable tattoos. Print run 250,000.
Andrews, Mary Kay.
After losing her big city job, Conley Hawkins ends up in the last place she ever wanted to be: the family's small town newspaper, The Silver Bay Beacon. Covering a sleepy beach town with church news and the local funeral home director dictating the day's obituaries to her over the phone isn't exactly every reporter's dream. Matters come to a head after Conley witnesses a car accident that ends in the death of a local politician - a beloved war hero with a secret shady history whose death may not be exactly what it seems. Print run 300,000.
For two years, Bell Everhurst has been working as a nanny for Hanna and Max Von Greyerz’s three children. One early Spring morning, Bell answers a call from a clinic asking her to pass on the message that Hanna’s husband is awake. Bell is confused. When she finally reaches her employer, the truth is revealed: Hanna’s first husband fell into a coma seven years earlier. He has been in a Persistent Minimally Conscious State since, with very little hope of further improvement. But now he’s awake. And life is going to change for them all.
Caitlyn Sullivan is just nine years old when a game of Hide and Seek at a family party will change her life forever. The betrayal she experienced that night will shape Caitlyn's life, and for years she runs and runs, hiding from the aftermath of the trauma. But Caitlyn comes to realize that if she wants to not just survive but thrive she must return to the family home to face up to her past. Print run 1,000,000.
With catastrophic global warming already baked into the climate system, today's children face a future entirely unlike that of their parents. She provides tools and strategies for parents to explain the climate emergency to their children and galvanize positive action. This is a lifeline for parents who are feeling overwhelmed with fear and grief, Shugarman provides both hope and practical ways to engage children in pursuit of a better world that is still possible. Hometown: Edmonton, AB.
A behind-the-scenes look at the people involved in an election campaign and the work they do. Each chapter examines a key occupation and explores the duties and obstacles faced by those working together during the heat of a campaign. Real-world insights are presented by professors with their practitioner co-authors who draw on recent campaign experiences. The contributors demystify over a dozen occupations, including election overseers, campaign chairs, platform designers, communication personnel, political staff, journalists and pollsters. Residence: St. John's, NL and Montreal, QC.
A brilliant follow up to the internationally bestselling "The Corporation." Joel Bakan's new book tells the updated history of corporations and the surging global resistance to them that has risen over the last fifteen years. Drawing from interviews with business and thought leaders, politicians, economists, activists, disruptors, and more, Bakan shines a light on the corporation of today: an entity that is somehow worse for trying to do better. Residence: Vancouver, B.C.
My name is Amrou Al-Kadhi - by day. By night, I am Glamrou, an empowered, fearless, and acerbic drag queen who wears seven-inch heels and says the things that nobody else dares to. This is the story of how I got from there to here: about my teenage obsession with marine biology, about discovering the transformative powers of drag, and about how, after years of rage towards it, I finally began to understand Islam in a new, queer way. Most of all, this is a book about my mother. It's the journey of how we lost and found each other, about forgiveness, understanding, hope - and the life-long search for belonging. Print run 50,000.
Clemmons, François S.
When François Clemmons earned the role as "Officer Clemmons" on the award-winning television series Mister Rogers' Neighborhood, Clemmons made history as the first African American actor to have a recurring role on a children's program. Clemmons has performed for audiences around the world and remains a beloved figure. Evocative and intimate, and buoyed by its author's own vivacious, inimitable energy, this memoir chronicles a historical and enlightening life and career of a man who has brought joy to millions of adults and children, across generations and borders.
Dr. Gaétan Brouillard identifies the physical and psychological roots of pain and recommends not one single treatment but many. Dr. Brouillard incorporates osteopathy, hypnotherapy, acupuncture, nutrition and natural products (including cannabis and CBD) into his tried-and-tested approach. He also draws on years of experience as an emergency room doctor, clinician, and researcher to explain scientific breakthroughs in pain treatment and how to use medicine and surgery when necessary. Readers will come away with new understandings of the body and mind - and new tools for healing chronic pain at its source. Residence: Montreal, QC.
As an Indigenous person, Tyson Yunkaporta brings a crucial Indigenous perspective to historical and cultural issues of history, education, money, power, and sustainability - and offers a new template for living. Honouring Indigenous traditions, he explains how lines and symbols and shapes can help us make sense of the world. This is about a very special way of thinking, of learning to see from a native perspective, one that is spiritually and physically tied to the earth around us, and how it can save our world. Includes 22 black-and-white illustrations. Print run 75,000.
Maddie Baxter West is shaken to the core when she finds out she was adopted as an embryo and that Maddie had a sister she never knew about. Dawson Gage's life was destroyed when London Quinn, the only girl he ever loved, is killed. London's mother reveals that London might have had a sibling. When Dawson finds Maddie, the Quinns - her biological parents - welcome her into their lives and hearts. Maddie is comforted by the Quinns' love and intrigued by their memories of London. Now it will take the love of Dawson Gage to help Maddie know who she is - and to help her find her way home. Print run 250,000.
Recalling his nearly two-decades as a friend and collaborator with Stephen Hawking, Leonard Mlodinow brings a complex man into focus like no one has before. Brilliant, impish, and kind, Hawking endeared himself to almost everyone he came into contact with. This is an intimate and inspirational exploration of Stephen Hawking - the man, the friend, and the physicist. Print run 75,000.
After Electra d’Aplièse’s father dies, she turns to alcohol and drugs to ease the pain. But Electra receives a shocking letter from a complete stranger who claims to be her grandmother. In 1939, Cecily Huntley-Morgan arrives fresh from New York to Lake Naivasha in Kenya. Celia Cecily soon grows to love her stunning but complicated new home. After a shocking discovery and with war looming, Cecily feels isolated and alone. Until she meets a young woman in the woods and makes her a promise that will change the course of her life forever. Print run 40,000.
Compiled by food writer Jesse Szewczyk and contributed by 75 cooks and celebrities from across the queer community such as Ted Allen, Anita Lo, and Rick Martinez, these 75 innovative recipes are not only delicious, but also meaningful. These folks bring you the dishes they love most, from Taco Potatoes with Spicy Ground Turkey to Everything Bagel Beignets, and from Beer-Steamed Crabs with Spicy Vinegar Dipping Sauce and Corn Salad to Fudgy Miso Brownies. Print run 75,000.
A closeted Syrian American finds the tattered journal of an artist named Laila Z, who dedicated her career to painting the birds of North America. Her journal contains proof that both his mother and Laila Z encountered the same rare bird before their deaths. Even more surprising, Laila Z's story reveals the histories of queer and transgender people within his own community that he never knew. A remarkably moving novel following three generations of Syrian Americans who are linked by a mysterious species of bird and the truths they carry close to their hearts. Author of "The Map of Salt and Stars." Print run 40,000.
Set in near-future, after the glaciers have gone, water is now the most precious resource in Alberta. Tensions are high as "water terrorists" threaten to violently cut off the water supply. Against this precarious backdrop, Willa desperately tries to keep her family's failing goat farm afloat. But when her son, Daniel, goes to work for the water corporation whose high-priced commodity is putting the farm out of business, Willa is stunned. A string of betrayals fractures the family, potentially beyond repair. Residence: Calgary, AB.