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  • Where It Hurts

    Where It Hurts

    Where It Hurts is a highly-charged collection of personal essays, haunted by loss, evoking turbulent physical and emotional Canadian landscapes. Sarah de Leeuw's creative non-fiction captures stran...

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  • Surviving the Gulag

    Surviving the Gulag

    “The terrified yell of my comrades makes me stop. I drop the potatoes into the grass and turn around. He has pulled out the pistol and is taking aim. Slowly I come back.” Surviving the Gulag is t...

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  • Surviving the Gulag

    Surviving the Gulag

    “The terrified yell of my comrades makes me stop. I drop the potatoes into the grass and turn around. He has pulled out the pistol and is taking aim. Slowly I come back.” Surviving the Gulag is t...

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  • Wolf Spirit

    Wolf Spirit

    When diagnosed with an aggressive brain tumour, Gudrun Pflüger was told she had eighteen months left to live. Taking the wolf—a true “endurance athlete”—as her model, she immerses herself in the wi...

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  • Weaving a Malawi Sunrise

    Weaving a Malawi Sunrise

    “When you educate a girl, you educate a nation.” —Malawian saying The women of Malawi, like many other women in developing countries, struggle to find their way out of poverty and build a better l...

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  • June Mickle

    June Mickle

    June’s strength of character was forged by living in the wilderness west of Turner Valley as a young girl with her mother and her stepfather, Tip Johnson, a renowned cowboy and horse trainer. She l...

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  • A Canadian Girl in South Africa

    A Canadian Girl in South Africa

    As the South African War reached its grueling end in 1902, colonial interests at the highest levels of the British Empire hand-picked teachers from across the Commonwealth to teach the thousands of...

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  • My Name is Lola

    My Name is Lola

    My Name Is Lola, contains the collected memories of Lola Rozsa - of her life and service to her family, her church, and her community as she and her husband, Ted, made their way from the tiny towns...

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  • The Strength of Women

    The Strength of Women

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    Women are the unsung heroes of their communities, often using minimal resources to challenge oppressive structures and create powerful alternatives in the arts, education, and the workplace. The st...

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  • A Woman of Valour

    A Woman of Valour

    A Woman of Valour is the biography of Marie-Louise Bouchard Labelle, a French-Canadian woman who found love with a priest thirty-three years her senior. Against all social convention, they lived, p...

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  • A Very Capable Life

    A Very Capable Life

    Written in his mother’s unique voice, John Leigh Walters pushes the boundaries of memoir in A Very Capable Life, the extraordinary journey of a seemingly ordinary woman.Zarah Petri was a child when...

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  • C'est le temps d'en parler

    C'est le temps d'en parler

    La biographie de Marie-Louise Bouchard Labelle raconte la vie d'une jeune Canadienne d'humble origine qui tombe en amour avec le curé de son village, et qui en subit les terribles conséquences pour...

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  • Give Your Other Vote to the Sister

    Give Your Other Vote to the Sister

    "[Marshall's] work in responding to the challenge of exploring a little-known life should be an inspiration to other students of history … people across Canada will find it a pleasant way to become...

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  • Morningstar

    Morningstar

    A Warrior's Spirit

    Morningstar Mercredi was born and lived in the north – Fort Chipewayan and Fort McMurray in Alberta, Uranium City in Saskatchewan, and a number of small communities. Sexually abused from an early...

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  • An Unsettled Spirit

    An Unsettled Spirit

    Under the name of G.B. Lancaster, Edith Lyttleton wrote over a dozen novels and some 250 short stories, mostly narratives of romance and adventure set in the remote back country of New Zealand, Aus...

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