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After the Holocaust

After the Holocaust brings together scholarship, activism, poetry, and personal narratives from some of the last living survivors of the Holocaust to tackle the changing face of Holocaust and human rights ...

Genocidal Love

Genocidal Love delves into the long-term effects of childhood trauma on those who attended residential school and demonstrates the power of story to help in recovery and healing. Presenting herself as ...

A Radiant Life

Award-winning author Merle Massie brings to the page the life and career of Sylvia Fedoruk (1927-2012), which encompassed some of the most ground-breaking scientific, athletic and public transformations ...

The Organist

Harry Abley was a nightmare of a father: depressive, self-absorbed, unpredictable, emotionally unstable. He was also a dream of a father: gentle, courageous, artistically gifted. Mark Abley, his only ...

Angry Queer Somali Boy

“A tour de force. ” —Omayra Issa, Radio-Canada

Kidnapped by his father on the eve of Somalia’s societal implosion, Mohamed Ali was taken first to the Netherlands by his stepmother, and then later ...

In My Own Moccasins

A nationally bestselling book on the struggle of addiction and the power of Indigenous resilience.  

Helen Knott, a highly accomplished Indigenous woman, seems to have it all. But in her memoir, she offers ...

Out of My Mind

On paper, psychologist Dr. Shalom Camenietzski seemed to have it all—a beautiful family, a thriving practice, and supportive friends and colleagues. But in reality, he lived a life of turmoil—obsessive ...

The Listener

In The Listener, a daughter receives a troubling gift: her mother’s stories of surviving World War II in Poland.  During the Holocaust, Irene Oore’s mother escaped the death camps by concealing ...

Florence of America

Born on the Idaho frontier, Florence James was a New York City suffragette. The first to put Jimmy Cagney on stage, she founded both the Negro Repertory Theatre and the Seattle Repertory Playhouse. She ...

American Refugees

When it became clear that Donald Trump would become the new US president on election night in 2016, the website for Citizenship and Immigration Canada crashed. It was overwhelmed by Americans afraid that ...