Memoir and Biography

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Crazy Man's Creek

In Crazy Man's Creek, author Jack Boudreau tells of the characters who have "caught the fever" in the rugged McGregor Mountain Range east of Prince George. Long recognized as some of the toughest bush ...

Pembina Country

By Paul Jones
Categories: Memoir

Sparked by a trip 'home' decades later, Paul Jones begins to remember growing up on the Pembina River, just west of Edmonton. The result is Pembina Country -- a gentle but perceptive look at what it was ...

Cowboys and Dog Tales

By Tim O'Byrne
Categories: Memoir

"O'Byrne is a natural storyteller. His ability to take you along for the ride gives you a unique perspective of cowboy life almost as if you were on the back of the horse... Tim has a talent that is the ...

The Colour of Gold

By Margaret McKirdy
Categories: Biography, BIPOC

Cree Adelaide McCauley and her two children witness the shooting of their Metis husband/ father by a crazed white miner. She attempts to nurse him back to life but he dies after several painful days. ...

Forbidden Mountains

Forbidden Mountains describes the unforgettable journey of two women who embark on the ultimate adventure: sneaking into Tibet from northern Pakistan and cross the country via the South Route, largely ...

One Gal's Army

By Sue Ward
Categories: Memoir

"Can you type?" asked the colonel. So began young Sue Ward's induction into army life. She joined the army ' the first ever Canadian Women's Army Corps ' hoping to go overseas to entertain the troops ...

Hazardous Pursuit

By Bruce Strachan
Categories: Biography

On Christmas Eve 1993, after a high-speed chase over icy winter roads, an RCMP officer shot a member of the Lillooet Nation. What led up to this tragedy? Could it have been prevented? And was justice ...


By Jan-Udo Wenzel
Categories: Biography

Fifteen years after his death, a mention of the name Ben Ginter still raises hackles across Canada. A man who accomplished much, he also angered many. Newspapers loved him, as he aIways made good copy, ...

Everest Canada

By Peter Austen
Categories: Memoir

Somehow, the idea of charity balls and Mount Everest just don't fit together. But neither does the idea of someone from backwoods BC organizing an Everest attempt, which normally involves millions of ...


By Jan Drabek
Categories: Biography

Escaping from Communist Czechoslovakia on skis with his family in 1948, Jan Drabek's experience of World War II was anything but ordinary. Thirteen follows a young Drabek growing up in tumultuous Prague ...