Memoir and Biography

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By Joan Boxall
Illustrated by Stephen A. Corcoran
Categories: Memoir

How do you establish trust and meaningful connection with a sibling who suffers from schizophrenia? In an attempt to rekindle her relationship with her estranged brother Steve, Joan meets him at the Art ...

New Ground

In the late fifties, Ann Kujundzic, her husband and artist Zeljko, and three children--with a fourth on the way--packed up their lives in post-war Edinburgh and emigrated to the Kootenays in BC, seeking ...

On the Curve

Sybil Andrews was one of Canada's most prominent artists working throughout the late twentieth century. From a cottage by the sea in Campbell River, Andrews created striking linocut prints steeped in ...

Resolve

Andy and Phyllis Chelsea met during their years spent at the St. Joseph's Mission School in Williams Lake, BC. Like the thousands of others forced into the church-run residential school system, Andy and ...

A Bright and Steady Flame

By Luanne Armstrong
Categories: Memoir

In 1974, after escaping an abusive marriage, Luanne Armstrong struggled with poverty and caring for four small children. During this time, the author and Sam Moore began their friendship; they were both ...

Food Was Her Country

By Marusya Bociurkiw
Categories: Memoir, LGBTQ+

How can a god-fearing Catholic, immigrant mother and her godless, bohemian daughter possibly find common ground? Food Was Her Country is the story of a mother, her queer daughter and their tempestuous ...

The Suitcase and the Jar

When a brain tumour takes the life of Becky Livingston's twenty-three-year-old daughter Rachel, her life makes an unconventional turn. Rachel, an avid traveller, had one wish: to keep exploring the world. ...

Voice in the Wild

By Laurie Sarkadi
Categories: Memoir

After plans to live in Africa shatter, young journalist Laurie Sarkadi moves to the Subarctic city of Yellowknife seeking wilderness and adventure. She covers the changing socio-political worlds of Dene ...

Wild Fierce Life

Unflinching and heart-stopping stories that evoke a respect for nature both in its fragility and its power. Wild Fierce Life is a heart-stopping collection of true stories from the Pacific Coast that build ...

Gypsy Fugue

A life story sure to inspire a new movement of self-discovery and soul-searching for years to come. A story that captures a life richly lived, celebrating fantasy, passion and the ideals that lie within ...