TAPESTRY

Our Books, Short Stories / Anthologies
Author: Barbara Young Synopsis: A unique collection of stories by three generations of the Robertson family of Pointe Claire, Quebec. It was a friend’s casual remarks that started me on this project. “A lot of your relatives seem to like writing,” she had said, and I checked through my files to see if she was right. She was. As I read and re-read the pieces, I realized their reminiscences, stories and poems wove a unique and colourful tapestry of family words.  –Barbara Young. Born in Montreal, Barbara Robertson Young grew up on the Lakeshore. After raising her family, she rejoined the work force, joining the staff of McGill University and retiring in 1988. She is the author of Chasing Grandma, about a Home Child, her grandmother. Tapestryis her second book. It includes…
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ATHABASCA SEASONS

Memoirs / Biographies, Our Books, Short Stories / Anthologies
Author: Audrey Weldon Reid Synopsis:Athabasca Seasonsis a warm collection of short stories that pay tribute to the comfort of family and the power of nature. Audrey Reid brings to life memories, both joyous and painful, of a childhood spent on a farm in Depression-era Alberta. She explores her adult life, from her early years as a teacher, to her later years of marriage, to the devastating loss of her child, and the rewards of retirement. Colouring her memories is the beautifully evoked setting of the Athabasca River region. Audrey is an inspiration, confronting her past with both courage and humour. Genre: Non-fiction/Memoir, Anthology Published in: 2003 No. of Pages: 115 ISBN: 9781896754260
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SHEILA’S TAKE

Memoirs / Biographies, Our Books, Short Stories / Anthologies
Author: Sheila Kindellan Shehan Synopsis: “Most young families divide themselves into thieves and liars. In my young life, I managed to be both.” Sheila’s Takeis a book of memory with cognizance. This unique collection of short stories, the focus of a sharp eye and an easy smile, is told with the voice of a poet and the touch of a common, everyday sensibility.  Ms. Kindellan-Sheehan brings to life the memories of an Irish childhood and young adulthood, concluding with the bittersweet circumstances of mid-life. Genre: Non-fiction/Memoir, Anthology Published in: 2003 No. of Pages: 195 ISBN: 9781896754215
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THE WHITE HANDKERCHIEF AND OTHER STORIES

Our Books, Short Stories / Anthologies
Author: Serge Sabourin Synopsis: These stories were first told to friends, later to a wider audience. At one such story-telling session, we taped them and spent the next two years writing them down. What delights me about the stories is the humanity that comes across: the light, humorous, respectful account of living with Indian folk for a while, and how easy it is to attach yourself to them. –Jon Torell, Editor. These stories capture particular moments in the daily life of Indian people. Sabourin slips aside to let them become the heroes of their own story. It is a masterful technique. Each ‘slice of life’ is unique but opens a door to understanding the maelstrom that is India. –William Young, Montreal Gazette. Some books take us away to places we’ve…
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THE CITY WE SHARE / LA VILLE QUE NOUS PARTAGEONS

Bilingual / Translations, Historical Non-Fiction, Our Books, Short Stories / Anthologies
Author: Mark Abley Synopsis: The City We Share / La Ville que nous Partageonsis full of fresh and lively perspectives on life in Pointe Claire, Quebec.It contains writings by 35 women and men, some of them well-known writers, others making their first appearance in print. Through their observant eyes, Pointe Claire comes to life in all its surprising diversity.  Ce livre est bilingue: neuf textes sont en français, incluant des œuvres de fiction, des poèmes et des essais. Parmi les auteurs on retrouve Pascal Carette, Helene Ferland, Frantz Mars, Jan J. Dominique et Claire Pelletier. In prose and poetry, fiction and non-fiction alike, The City We Share / La Ville que nous Partageonsexplores the lives of the people who make up Pointe Claire – from new immigrants to oldtimers, and from…
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HEALING WATERS

Art / Educational, Bilingual / Translations, Our Books, Short Stories / Anthologies
Author: Anna Woods Synopsis: During a 1984 trip to the Yucatan Peninsula in Mexico, Anna Woods was caught in the Mayan spell. Visiting remote villages where only Maya was spoken, and towns where the wealth and business of tourism was growing, she found a strong-willed, gentle people. As an artist, Anna Woods wanted to record the setting, the lives and the impact of change upon the Maya. She did this with the brush and the pen. Each year, she has returned to the Yucatan. She has established her studio, an arts co-operative and international arts exchange in the state of Quintana Roo. She journeys to villages in Mexico, Guatemala and Honduras, sketching, painting, and getting to know the people. Her stories are presented in English, Mayan and Spanish. Yucatan artist…
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