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Basilicata Secrets: A Culinary Journey
Basilicata Secrets
A Culinary Journey
Anita Aloisio
2021
Anita Aloisio uncovers culinary secrets as she travels the Basilicata region of Italy. Along the way, she meets villagers, renowned chefs and amateur cooks who offer to recreate and share specialty dishes and recipes. Anita and her team witness how the very soul of the southern Italian way of being...
buckled into the sky
Adele Graf
2021
We travel the world to discover where home really is. In buckled into the sky, Adele Graf routes our search for home through ancestors in their own country and family who settled abroad. Yet it's only after travel that we're drawn to “zigzag back” to our “pillared front door” --...
Choosing Eleonore
Andrée A. Gratton, Ian Thomas Shaw
2021
Choosing Eleonore tells the story of a one-way friendship, of tragic loneliness. In it, award-winning Quebec author Andrée A. Gratton explores the syndrome of the delusion of being loved. Centred on two young women: Eleonore and Marianne, this is Marianne's story. From the first sentence, we feel that something is...
Chronicling the Days: Dispatches from a Pandemic
Chronicling the Days
Dispatches from a Pandemic
Marianne Ackerman, Linda M. Morra
2021
Where were you when the pandemic hit? While the shock of COVID-19 was fresh, the Quebec Writers' Federation sent out a call to its members asking for short descriptions of life under lockdown. The response was immediate and heartfelt. Written and posted online between April 6 and May 26 of...
Easily Fooled: No Safeguards 3--Millington's Story
Easily Fooled
No Safeguards 3--Millington's Story
H. Nigel Thomas
2021
Less than an hour after Millington receives his permanent resident visa, he wonders if his husband Jay would now end their marriage. And Jay has multiple reasons to. Millington is an ex-Methodist minister, who once believed he could be celibate. When he fled Caribbean Methodism and came to Montreal, he...
From Sojourners to Citizens: Alberta's Italian History
From Sojourners to Citizens
Alberta's Italian History
Adriana A. Davies
2021
From Sojourners to Citizens: Alberta's Italian History brings to life the untold story of Italian immigrants in Alberta from the 1880s to the present. It places them in the narrative of province building from work on railways, mines and other industries to breaking the land for agriculture. Oral history excerpts...
Fuse
Hollay Ghadery
2021
Drawing on her own experiences as a woman of Iranian and British Isle descent, writer Hollay Ghadery dives into conflicts and uncertainty surrounding the bi-racial female body and identity, especially as it butts up against the disparate expectations of each culture. Painfully and at times, reluctantly, Fuse probes and explores...
Higher Teaching: A Handbook for New Post-secondary Faculty
Higher Teaching
A Handbook for New Post-secondary Faculty
John Oughton
2021
Higher Teaching is a practical manual designed for the new teacher in college or university. It is divided into two sections: Practice, which addresses what to do when you get your first course outline to teach, how to choose strategies and plan lessons, and how to manage your classroom so...
Il Vagabondo: An Urban Opera
Il Vagabondo
An Urban Opera
Glenn Carley
2021
Enter the cross-cultural tale of gusto and enchantment, adaptation and loss, preserving the old ways of making a life. Presented in six acts with intermissions and curtain calls, it is a new form of literature presented in interactive libretto form. Read it silently, read it out loud, or step upon...
Letters From Johnny
Wayne Ng
2021
Set in Toronto 1970, just as the FLQ crisis emerges to shake an innocent country, eleven year old Johnny Wong uncovers an underbelly to his tight, downtown neighbourhood. He shares a room with his Chinese immigrant mother in a neighbourhood of American draft dodgers and new Canadians. In a span...
Living Dolls and Other Women
S. Montana Katz
2021
In our era of #MeToo and fresh attempts to break the gender biased holds on our culture, a portrait of gender bias in the art world offers a microcosm of the pervasive challenges to achieving equality. Living Dolls and Other Women provides a fictionalized account of that world set against...
Not in Vain You've Sent Me Light begins with a provocative, sometimes humorous exposé of two lovers and their collisions and triumphs, and evolves into a high-voltage portrait gallery, depicting heroes and artists, scientists and politicians, mothers and their conflicted daughters. Cora Siré draws on a multi-dimensional palette to deepen her...
Pineapple Kisses in Iqaluit
Felicia Mihali
2021
Ten years after her picture on a magazine cover made her nationally famous as The Darling of Kandahar, Irina moves up North hoping that new experiences would allow old wounds to finally heal. Yet, in the land of darkness and polar bears, she learns that there really is no...
Quarantine of the Mind: Obedience Training for Adult Humans
Quarantine of the Mind
Obedience Training for Adult Humans
W. Strawn Douglas, Larry Etkin
2021
Quarantine of The Mind: Preventative Imprisonment for Crimes Not Yet Committed is grounded in W. Strawn Douglas' personal battle with mental illness and his experiences with it at the mental institution where he's lived for almost three decades. Different portions of it were created in different times, with Douglas in...
South China Sea: A Poet's Autobiography
South China Sea
A Poet's Autobiography
Ken Norris
2021
South China Sea is a poet's autobiography. Forgoing the props of conventional narrative, the book travels through space and time, revealing the moments in a life that anchor reality and constitute memory. In poems that compel us to remember and to re-evaluate our own personal stories, Norris travels back to...
The Archeology of a Good Ragù: Discovering Naples, My Father & Myself
The Archeology of a Good Ragù
Discovering Naples, My Father & Myself
John Domini
2021
The Archeology of a Good Ragù offers a unique take on the recovery narrative. A damaged but savvy author finds new wholeness by way of a fascinating old city: Naples, Italy. John Domini's exploration of the place--little known to North Americans, yet rich in culture and challenge--draws on decades of...
The poems in The Language We Were Never Taught to Speak explore the many identities, both visible and invisible, that a body contains. With influences from pop culture, the Bible, tech, and Hong-Kongese history, these pieces reflect and reveal how the stories of immigrants in Canada hold both universal truths...
The Ocean in the Well
Nino Famà, Damiano Pietropaolo
2021
This is the story of a struggle between love for God and love of a woman. The reader is immersed in the whirlwind of passions, upheavals and feelings of guilt that overwhelm Stefano, the novel's protagonist. What happens when a dream becomes a nightmare? Stefano is put to the...
Marrying the precise yet nuanced language of his earlier work with new, invented vocabularies and usages, Nicola Vulpe draws deep into the origins of language to confront what it means to write poetry or attempt any artistic endeavour, or, indeed, continue in a world where so many of us struggle,...
Walking Leonard & Other Stories
Sophie Stocking
2021
The stories in Walking Leonard and Other Stories depict unspoken pivot points in the lives of ordinary people. Themes include responsibility and violation between parent and child, nature as a protective force, and the shucking off of various selves in the process of a lifetime. The stories spring from the...
Making coal patties. Selling liquid soap. Shopping at a glittering shoe mecca. She's done them all living half her life in deprived-post-war-communist-Vietnam-turned-free-market. Coming to America at 29 and experiencing life here as an adult is a push towards her transcending journey to transform herself from an international student to a...