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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 ...

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 ...

Odes & Laments

By Fiona Tinwei Lam
Categories: Poetry, BIPOC

Through poems that celebrate the overlooked beauty in the everyday or that mourn human incursions upon the natural world, Fiona Tinwei Lam weaves polythematic threads into a shimmering tapestry that reveals ...

Red Dust & Cicada Songs

By Mary Bomford
Categories: Memoir

At the age of twenty-one, Canadian teacher, Mary Bomford and her husband of just eight weeks embarked on a journey that would directly alter their careers, their marriage and their family. That journey ...

Talking to the Story Keepers

By Sage Birchwater
Categories: BC History, BIPOC

In Talking to the Story Keepers: Tales from the Chilcotin Plateau, writer and journalist Sage Birchwater gathers dozens of stories spanning decades in the Cariboo Chilcotin from those who hold onto stories ...

Rubymusic

By Connie Kuhns
Categories: Feminism

When journalist Connie Kuhns approached Vancouver Cooperative Radio in 1981 to host a music program dedicated solely to playing music by women, there was some doubt at the station that there was enough ...

This Isn't the Apocalypse We Hoped For

By Al Rempel
Categories: Poetry

How do we navigate a world of fast-food joints, big-box stores and traffic jams, where people grandstand in the deli and homeless men announce the end of the world through "slats in the sky"? Where the ...

Wax Boats

By Sarah Roberts
Categories: Fiction

In Sarah Robert's debut collection Wax Boats, a rural island community comes to life in action-packed, evocative tales. Cougar ladies fight the BC wilderness and the inevitable extinction of their peaceful ...

The Trials of Albert Stroebel

By Chad Reimer
Categories: BC History

On a dreary morning in April, 1893, John Marshall, a Portuguese immigrant and successful farmer on Sumas Prairie in British Columbia, was found lying sprawled across the veranda of his farmhouse, his ...

Hand on My Heart

By Maureen Mayhew
Categories: Memoir

When Médecins sans Frontières (MSF) offered to send Maureen Mayhew to Taliban-occupied Afghanistan, she refused. Fearing she would be forced to give up her independence to preserve her safety, it was ...