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Going to Ground

At the age of five, Luanne Armstrong fell in love with the beauty of the land--the late afternoon sun on a field of emerald-green grass, the clucking of hungry chickens as she spread seed for their meals. ...

Surviving Samsara

By Kagan Goh
Categories: Memoir, BIPOC

"Samsara is defined as the 'round of rebirth' or 'perpetual wandering' ... a continuous process of ever again and again being born, growing old, suffering and dying."

--Buddhist Dictionary by Nyanatiloka ...

Among Silent Echoes

By Phyllis Dyson
Categories: Memoir

Twenty-five years after her mother's brutal death made the headlines, Phyllis Dyson felt compelled to unearth the truth about her mother's illness. By chronicling the events of her childhood, uncovering ...

Not of Reason

By Rita Moir
Categories: Memoir

Rita Moir's mother and sister underwent heart surgery in the same week; a year later her sister was dead and her elderly mother lived many more years. Not of Reason: A Recipe for Outrunning Sadness is ...

Under the Bright Sky

Under the Bright Sky: A Memoir of Travels through Asia brings together ten personal travelogues set in ten Asian countries over a period of several decades. Each story is a snapshot of a distinct time ...

Chiru Sakura—Falling Cherry Blossoms

At eight years old, Grace Eiko Nishikihama was forcibly removed from her Vancouver home and interned with her parents and siblings in the BC Interior. Chiru SakuraFalling Cherry Blossoms is a moving ...

Beyond the Legal Limit

By Pat Henman
Categories: Memoir

On a sunny Sunday afternoon in June 2013, performer and singer Pat Henman, was driving home on the highway with her 19-year-old daughter, Maia, when they were struck head-on by a drunk driver. Pat and ...

Our Backs Warmed by the Sun

By Vera Maloff
Categories: Memoir, BC History

For many, the Doukhobor story is a sensational one: arson, nudity and civil disobedience once made headlines. But it isn't the whole story. Our Backs Warmed by the Sun: Memories of a Doukhobor Life is ...

Balancing Bountiful

By Mary Jayne Blackmore
Categories: Memoir

As the daughter of Mormon leader Winston Blackmore, Mary Jayne Blackmore grew up within the closed-off polygamist community of Bountiful, BC. She spent her younger years riding ponies, raising pet lambs ...

Finding Heartstone

By Cathy Sosnowsky
Categories: Memoir

When Cathy Sosnowsky, her husband Woldy, and their little boy Alex first joined the Hemming Bay Community, a cooperative formed to preserve a large piece of wilderness on a remote coastal island of British ...