The Book of Trees

By Leanne Lieberman

Whilst Mia, a Jewish youngster from Ontario, is going to Israel to spend the summer time learning at a yeshiva, or seminary, she desires to hook up with the land and deepen her knowing of Judaism. in spite of the fact that, Mia's summer season plans move off target whilst she falls in love with a non-Jewish vacationer, Andrew. via him, Mia learns concerning the Israeli profession of Palestinian land and starts off to questions her Zionist aspirations. specifically, Mia is disturbed through the Palestinian's lack of their olive bushes, and the kingdom of Israel's planting of pine timber, symbolizing the environment down of recent roots. After narrowly escaping a bus bombing, Mia makes a decision that being a peace activist is extra vital than being spiritual.

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Growing Pains: The Autobiography of Emily Carr

By Emily Carr

Growing Pains tells the tale of author and painter Emily Carr's lifestyles, from a formal Canadian girlhood, via her artist's education in San Francisco and Europe, over the years of depression whilst she stopped portray and raised canine and rented out rooms to make ends meet, and at last to vindication and triumph while her greatness used to be ultimately famous. With the benefit of a usual storyteller and a painter's eye for description, Carr infuses her existence tale with an impossible to resist heat, wit, and grace.

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The Skeptical Investor: How to Grow and Protect Your Retirement Savings

By John Lawrence Reynolds

Construction an honest retirement nest-egg is tough work.… making sure it’s there if you desire it may be simply as difficult. each RRSP proprietor watched in horror because the inventory marketplace fell steeply in the course of 2008. With corporation pension plans tapped out and employers submitting for financial ruin, the safety of an enough and warranted pension has turn into something of the prior for many Canadians. it isn't sufficient to construct retirement discounts in the course of your operating years—it has turn into simply as vital to protect them from financial turnarounds, pricey investments, and grasping advisers. within the Skeptical Investor, John Lawrence Reynolds, writer of the bestselling The bare Investor, makes use of real-life examples and his attribute wry humour to boost the curtain concealing questionable funding guidelines and the way to prevent the potholes at the street to retirement.

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The Morning After: The 1995 Quebec Referendum and the Day that Almost Was

By Chantal Hebert, Jean Lapierre

Author note: Jean Lapierre (with)

A sly, insightful and beautifully unique booklet from one in all Canada's most well liked political analysts, Chantal Hébert, and one in every of Quebec's most sensible political broadcasters, Jean Lapierre.

Only the main fearless of political newshounds could dare to open the previous wounds of the 1995 Quebec referendum, a still-murky episode in Canadian historical past that maintains to defy our figuring out. The referendum introduced one of many world's such a lot profitable democracies to the threshold of the unknown, and but Quebecers' attitudes towards sovereignty proceed to baffle the country's political classification. Interviewing 17 key political leaders from the duelling referendum camps, Hébert and Lapierre start with an easy premise: asking what have been those political leaders' plans if the vote had long gone the opposite direction. Even 2 many years later, their solutions may possibly surprise you. And in asking an unforeseen query, those veteran political observers cleverly disclose the fractures, tensions and fears that proceed to form Canada today.

Literary Awards
Finalist – QWF Mavis Gallant Prize for Non-Fiction (2014)

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The 100-Mile Diet: A Year of Local Eating

By Alisa Smith, J.B. Mackinnon

The impressive, fun and encouraging adventures of a Canadian couple who make a year-long try to consume meals grown and produced inside of a 100-mile radius in their apartment.

When Alisa Smith and James MacKinnon realized that the common factor in a North American meal travels 1,500 miles from farm to plate, they made up our minds to release an easy scan to reconnect with the folk and locations that produced what they ate. For three hundred and sixty five days, they'd basically eat foodstuff that got here from inside of a 100-mile radius in their Vancouver house. The 100-Mile nutrition used to be born.

The couple’s discoveries occasionally shook their unravel. it'd be a yr with out sugar, Cheerios, olive oil, rice, Pizza Pops, beer, and masses, even more. but neighborhood consuming has grew to become out to be a existence lesson in pleasures which are consistently shut handy. They met the progressive farmers and modern day hunter-gatherers who're altering the best way we expect approximately nutrition. They obtained own with matters starting from international economics to biodiversity. They known as at the knowledge of grandmothers, and immersed themselves within the seasons. they found a number of recent flavours, from gooseberry wine to sunchokes to turnip sandwiches, meals that they by no means could have guessed have been on their doorstep.

The 100-Mile nutrition struck a deeper chord than someone may have estimated, attracting media and grassroots curiosity that spanned the globe. The 100-Mile vitamin: A 12 months of neighborhood Eating tells the complete tale, from the insights to the kitchen failures, because the authors remodel from megamart consumers to self-sufficient city pioneers. The 100-Mile vitamin is a pathway domestic for anyone, anywhere.

Call me naive, yet I by no means knew that flour will be struck from our 100-Mile vitamin. Wheat items are only so ubiquitous, “the employees of life,” that I had hazily imagined the stuff has to be grown all over. yet after all: I had by no means obvious a box of wheat anyplace on the subject of Vancouver, and my psychological photographs of late-afternoon mild falling on golden fields of grain have been all from my youth at the Canadian prairies. What i used to be capable of finding was once Anita’s natural Grain & Flour Mill, approximately 60 miles up the Fraser River valley. I known as, and discovered that Anita’s nearest grain providers have been a minimum of 800 miles away by means of highway. She sounded sorry for me. would it not be a 12 months until eventually I tasted a pie?
—From The 100-Mile Diet

From the Hardcover edition.

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The Political Economy of Social Credit and Guild Socialism (Routledge Studies in the History of Economics)

By Frances Hutchinson, Brian Burkitt

Guild socialism has often been considered as a cul-de-sac in social and monetary concept. despite the fact that, this paintings breaks new floor in demonstrating its endured relevance. targeting the Douglas Social credits flow, it examines the starting place of the foremost rules, offers an outline of the most theories and their modern reception.

Douglas is credited with being the writer of an easy, inventive yet inaccurate concept to finish melancholy within the inter-war years. The Social credits govt which held energy in Alberta through the heart many years of the century is both remembered in organization with Douglas. even though the Canadian celebration arose from an interpretation of the texts attributed to him, its guidelines had little in universal with the unique texts. historic documentation of the social credits phenomenon has targeted nearly completely at the Canadian experience.

This paintings techniques the phenomenon from a distinct point of view. It explores the guild socialist origins of the texts, condenses the commercial and social thought of the unique texts right into a concise exposition and files the next heritage. completely researched, the paintings offers unique fabric of relevance to the sector of political economic climate. This early method of non-equilibrium economics unearths the level of the incompatibility among capitalist progress economics and social environmental sustainability.

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Moon Canadian Rockies: Including Banff & Jasper National Parks (Moon Handbooks)

Join expert commute author Andrew Hempstead for an unforgettable event. along with his detailed standpoint and recommendation you could belief, Moon Canadian Rockies has every little thing you must recognize to have a extra own and remarkable experience.
With their snowy peaks, icy glaciers, glittering lakes, and alpine meadows, Moon Canadian Rockies indicates you what you must comprehend to plot the suitable journey for you. no matter if it’s riding an Ice Explorer over a glacier, or using a mountain gondola via transparent blue skies, napping out less than the celebrities or accommodation in attractive mountain cabins, Moon Canadian Rockies has anything for the entire relations. besides journey rules like “Winter Adventures” and information the simplest areas to work out moose, black bears, and bighorn sheep in parks like Banff or Jasper nationwide Park, Hempstead’s recommendation can assist you catch the essence of the Canadian Rockies.

With expertly crafted maps and beautiful pictures, this full-color guidebook can provide the instruments you want to have an immersive and precise experience.

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Banff nationwide Park
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Shelter: A Novel

By Frances Greenslade

A stunning, poetic literary debut from award-winning writer Frances Greenslade, Shelter is an excellent coming-of-age tale of 2 powerful, courageous sisters trying to find their mother.

For sisters Maggie and Jenny becoming up within the Pacific mountains within the early Seventies, lifestyles felt approximately excellent. Seasons of their tiny rustic domestic have been peppered with barren region hikes, construction shelters from pine boughs and telling tales via the hearth with their doting father and gorgeous, adventurous mom. yet at evening, Maggie—a born worrier—would count number the freckles on her father’s weathered fingers, listening for the peal of her mother’s laughter within the kitchen, and not cease praying to maintain all of them secure from damage. Then her worst fears come real: now not lengthy after Maggie’s 10th birthday, their father is killed in a logging twist of fate, and some months later, their mom all at once drops the women at a neighbor’s residence, promising to come back. She by no means does.

With deep compassion and glowing prose, Frances Greenslade’s captivating debut takes us contained in the notable power of those women as they're propelled from the quiet, ordinary freedom during which they have been raised to a global they can’t start to fathom. whilst the sisters fight to appreciate how their mom may well abandon them, they preserve alive the wish that she is struggling with her as far back as the daughters who adore her and who want her so desperately.

Heartwarming and lushly imagined, Shelter celebrates the affection among sisters and the complex bonds of relatives. it really is an exquisitely written ode to sisters, moms, daughters, and to a woman’s accountability to herself and people she loves.

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