THIS IS WHERE IT ALL BEGINS

Our Books, Poetry / Plays
Author: Kelsey Nichole Brooks Synopsis: This small collection of poems, thoughts, and short stories come from what I can only describe as my earliest discoveries as a writer. These moments of recollection come from childhood, remnants of love, and an intimate relationship with imagination. I want to be a writer, and for me, this is where it all begins. Genre: Poetry Published in: 2019 No. of Pages: 62 ISBN: 978-1-936953-55-7
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MEMORIAL SUITE

Our Books, Poetry / Plays
Author: Jocelyne Dubois Synopsis: Jocelyne Dubois’ poetry is a powerful testament to the constant work of redemption. Unflinching in its depiction of mental illness, it shines its light into the darkest spaces—days with numbness and little hope, the realities of institutions and the people who inhabit them. Yet always it is moving outward to a world of everyday beauty captured, of colour and texture, flowers, food, love, and art. Both lyrical and spare, Memorial Suite is a celebration of hope, the voice of an indomitable spirit.  ~Carmelita McGrath, author of Escape Velocity. Genre: Poetry Price: $20 Published in: 2020 No. of Pages: 82 ISBN: 978-1-990116-01-8
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PARK EX GIRL: LIFE WITH GASOMETER

Our Books, Poetry / Plays
Author: Claudia Coutu Radmore Synopsis: With an artist’s eye for telling particulars and a musician’s good ear, especially for the unyielding language of heavy machinery and labour, Claudia Coutu Radmore’d depiction of the wrong side of the tracks where she grew up is the “right” side for vivid, urban, memorable poetry. ~Steve Luxon, author of The Dying Meteorologist. Genre: Poetry Published in: 2020 No. of pages: 122 ISBN: 978-1-990116-001
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MIRROR, MIRROR: TERSE VERSE FOR SEASONED CITIZENS

Memoirs / Biographies, Our Books
Author: Vi Bercovitch The white-haired lady sits before the first-year medical students, fielding their questions on geriatrics. A young man asks, "And do you associate mainly with people your own age?" "No, I don't," she answers. Surprised, the young man says, "Oh... and... why not?" She smiles faintly at his innocence. "Well," she says, "They're all dead." This is Vi Bercovich at 95 — a tiny bundle of delight and wisdom. Her poetry makes us nod in agreement, smile at life's absurdities and laugh at the aging person in each of us. After her January 1993 radio interview in "Open House", the CBC received a record number of calls and letters, asking for copies of her poems — proof that looking into the mirror of one's life does indeed produce…
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BENT BUT NOT BROKEN: TODAY’S CANADIAN CHURCH

Memoirs / Biographies, Our Books
Author: David Marcel Létourneau, Joan Eyolfson & Dennis Dwyer Synopsis: David Marcel Letourneau, from a Conservative theological background, considers himself to be religious, yet now rarely attends church. Joan Eyolfson Cadham, from a Lutheran/United Church upbringing, is now a professing Roman Catholic. Rev. Dennis Dwyer, a former investment counsellor, is now a United Church minister. Over a two-year span, these three sought out hundreds of Canadians and listened to their anger and their hopes. They found… George, who left the church because “No matter what the subject was supposed to be, it all came back to sin; especially sins of the flesh.” Judy, who wants church to address “our sleazy governments and being a person of your word.” John, who remembers the minister as “a powerful person who said NO!”…
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A GENTLEMAN AND A SCHOLAR

Memoirs / Biographies, Our Books
Author: Sharen McDonald Synopsis: What makes a successful educator? The significant contributions made by Don Barnes as a teacher and vice-principal at Macdonald High, and then as principal of Hudson High (schools in the Lakeshore School Board on Montreal’s West Island) resulted from many factors in his life. Barnes grew up during WWII in Ealing, West London, and emigrated to Canada mid-century, where he later found his niche education. The author reveals how one person’s experiences provided the necessary ingredients for the creation of fair, firm and friendly school environments in which students felt secure and appreciated as individuals. Genre: Non-fiction/Memoir Published in: 1996 Price: $19.95 No. of Pages: 192 ISBN: 1896754023
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SHULAMIS: STRORIES FROM A MONTREAL CHILDHOOD

Memoirs / Biographies, Our Books
Author: Shulamis Yelin Synopsis: This new edition of Shulamis celebrates the tenth anniversary (November 27, 1983 to November 27, 1993) of its first printing. It contains the same wonderful stories of life and love and growing up on The Main. Shulamisdraws the reader into the Borodensky family in the 1920s and 30s—a life that is filled with “the aroma of peppercorns, poppy seed and honey—symbol of survival, fruitfulness and a sweet life.” Genre: Non-fiction/Memoir Price: $18.95 Published in: 1993 No. of Pages: 170 ISBN: 0969518072
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TAPAS: A SPANISH INTERLUDE

Memoirs / Biographies, Our Books
Author: Eugénie Doucet Synopsis: Tapas: A Spanish Interlude is the story the Doucet family, Acadians in Almeria. This family from New Brunswick spent nine years in southern Spain. Eugénie Doucet recounts those days of sun and blue skies, of goats and burros, of markets and churches, of alcaparras and thyme, all told with humour and affection. But when she describes the people of Aguadulce, Beninar and Berja, her admiration, awe and love are most apparent. Tapasmakes the reader feel that he or she knows these people, and the countryside and villages where they live. Genre: Non-fiction/Memoir Price: $19.95 Published in: 1994 No. of Pages: 224 ISBN: 0969875207
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THE LIGHTS OF LANCASTER

Bilingual / Translations, Memoirs / Biographies, Our Books
Author: J. Euclide Caza Synopsis: Euclide was a man whose great energy was directed heart and soul toward his profession (dental surgery), his town (Huntingdon, Quebec), his friends, family and community interests. Then one day, “a slender vein became blocked by a tiny clot of blood weighing a fraction of a gram, derailing him, rendering him hors de combat.” He was encouraged by his brother O.E., a surgeon, to keep a journal. Euclide’s journal took the form of letters to his brother Romé. Two decades after Euclide’s death, Margaret, wife of Romé’s son Renaud, became intrigued by the tattered onionskin sheets. With the considerable help of Renaud, she translated the letters. Now, nearly two decades later, she has annotated them to better acquaint readers with the setting of Euclide’s story. The…
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