Memoir

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Small Courage

By Jane Byers
Categories: Memoir, LGBTQ+

Rarely do we know what life will hold. When starting the adoption process, Jane Byers and her wife could not have predicted the illuminating and challenging experience of living for two weeks with the ...

Dispatches from Ray's Planet

By Claire Finlayson
Categories: Memoir

As a child, Claire's big brother Ray was always bright and inquisitive, but as the two became teenagers, Ray struggled to acquire the social skills that came more easily to others. Claire tried to help, ...

Escape to the Wild

By Andrea Hejlskov
Translated by Lasse Nyholm
Categories: Memoir, Environment

Andrea Hejlskov was certain of one thing: life could not continue as it was. She and her husband had become disillusioned with their jobs and the pressures of urban living, their four children were spending ...

When Days Are Long

By Amy V. Wilson
Introduction by Laurel Deedrick-Mayne
Categories: Memoir

When Amy Wilson accepted the job of field nurse for the Indigenous Peoples in the Yukon and Northern British Columbia in 1949, she was told that the north was a fine country for men and dogs but that ...

Mountain Man

Life was one big adventure for Hiram Cody Tegart. At times unbelievable and others just downright impressive, Mountain Man is the celebration of a legend of a man and a legendary way of life that is quickly ...

Free to a Good Home

By Jules Torti
Categories: Memoir, LGBTQ+

The German word Zugunruhe translates as the ''stirring before moving.'' It's used to describe birds and herds of animals, like wildebeests, before the great migration. Though Jules Torti is neither German ...

DrawBridge

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 ...

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 ...