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Lives of Girls and Women
I Can't Believe it's Not Better

I Can't Believe it's Not Better

A Woman's Guide to Coping With Life
by Monica Heisey
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I Can't Believe it's Not Better

Outsiders Still

Outsiders Still

Why Women Journalists Love - and Leave - Their Newspaper Careers
by Vivian Smith
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Outsiders Still

by Vivian Smith
Girls, Texts, Cultures

Girls, Texts, Cultures

edited by Clare Bradford & Mavis Reimer
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Girls, Texts, Cultures

The Grandmothers' Movement

The Grandmothers' Movement

Solidarity and Survival in the Time of AIDS
by May Chazan
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The Grandmothers' Movement

Gerry, Get Your Gun

Gerry, Get Your Gun

The Legendary Life of Hunting Guide Gerry Bracewell
by Gerry Bracewell
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Gerry, Get Your Gun

by Gerry Bracewell
Life Among the Qallunaat

Life Among the Qallunaat

by Mini Aodla Freeman
edited by Julie Rak & Keavy Martin
with Norma Dunning
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Life Among the Qallunaat

Catholic Sexual Theology and Adolescent Girls

Catholic Sexual Theology and Adolescent Girls

Embodied Flourishing
by Doris M. Kieser
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Catholic Sexual Theology and Adolescent Girls

Separation Anxiety

Separation Anxiety

A Coming-of-Middle-Age Story
by Miji Campbell
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Separation Anxiety

by Miji Campbell
This Week's Lists
Where I Belong

Where I Belong

edition:Hardcover
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No One To Tell

No One To Tell

Breaking My Silence on Life in the RCMP
edition:eBook
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Creatures of the Rock

Creatures of the Rock

A Veterinarian's Adventures in Newfoundland
edition:Hardcover
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The M Word

The M Word

Conversations about Motherhood
edited by Kerry Clare
edition:eBook
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One Kind Word

One Kind Word

Women Share their Abortion Stories
edition:Paperback
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How to Expect What You're Not Expecting

How to Expect What You're Not Expecting

Stories of Pregnancy, Parenthood, and Loss
edition:Paperback
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Double Pregnant

Double Pregnant

Two Lesbians Make a Family
edition:eBook
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Parenting Through The Storm

Parenting Through The Storm

How To Handle The Highs, The Lows And Everything In Between
edition:Paperback
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Projection

Projection

Encounters with My Runaway Mother
edition:eBook
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Know the Night

Know the Night

A Memoir of Survival in the Small Hours
edition:Paperback
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Genevieve Graham on Quintessentially Canadian: From Oddball to Awesome

[April 27, 2015] | By [Kerry Clare]

CanLit is huge and splendiferous, as the author of Tides of Honour demonstrates.  

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Great Companions

[April 23, 2015] | By [Kerry Clare]

As fascinating as books themselves are the connections between books, the curious ways in which books inform and echo ea …

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Magnetic North, by Jeff Norton

Magnetic North, by Jeff Norton

[April 22, 2015] | By [Kiley Turner]

How an author's memories influenced the final book in his YA fantasy series.

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Notes from a Children's Librarian: Poetry Books

[April 21, 2015] | By [Kerry Clare]

Because Canadian children's poetry doesn't begin and end with Alligator Pie, Julie Booker offers up some excellent title …

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How Frieda Wishinsky Found Avis Dolphin

[April 20, 2015] | By [Kerry Clare]

On finding the story inside history, and bringing it alive for kids. 

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Clifford Jackman on Historical Fiction

[April 16, 2015] | By [Kerry Clare]

The author of new novel The Winter Family with a list of novels that take us back—often to the Old West and a wild fro …

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Quick Hits: Strange and Otherworldly

Quick Hits: Strange and Otherworldly

[April 15, 2015] | By [Kiley Turner]

This week's Quick Hits looks at books that delve into magic, otherness, and the extraordinary.

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Shelf Talkers Special Edition: Authors for Indies

Shelf Talkers Special Edition: Authors for Indies

[April 14, 2015] | By [Rob Wiersema]

May 2, authors across the country will be volunteering in indie bookstores across the nation—mark your calendars! Here …

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Amber Dawn, Leah Horlick, and Vivek Shraya: Where the Mountains End

[April 13, 2015] | By [Kerry Clare]

Andrea Routley asks questions about inspiration, queerness, and politics, and what they're looking forward to about work …

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Beyond the Books: Canadian History in the Digital Age

[April 10, 2015] | By [Kerry Clare]

The future holds new and exciting ways to present and package history to Canadians.

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