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The Right to Be Cold

The Right to Be Cold

One Woman's Story of Protecting Her Culture, the Arctic and the Whole Planet
by Sheila Watt-cloutier
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The Right to Be Cold

by Sheila Watt-cloutier
Tragedy in the Commons

Tragedy in the Commons

Former Members of Parliament Speak Out About Canada's Failing Democracy
by Alison Loat & Michael MacMillan
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Tragedy in the Commons

Let the Elephants Run

Let the Elephants Run

Unlock Your Creativity and Change Everything
by David Usher
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Let the Elephants Run

Worth Fighting For

Worth Fighting For

Canada’s Tradition of War Resistance from 1812 to the War on Terror
edited by Lara Campbell; Catherine Gidney & Michael Dawson
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Worth Fighting For

edited by Lara Campbell; Catherine Gidney & Michael Dawson
Paddle Against the Flow

Paddle Against the Flow

Lessons on Life from Doers, Creators, and Culture-Shakers
by HUCK Magazine
foreword by Douglas Coupland
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Paddle Against the Flow

Persona Non Grata

Persona Non Grata

The Death of Free Speech in the Internet Age
by Tom Flanagan
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Persona Non Grata

by Tom Flanagan
Future Arctic

Future Arctic

Field Notes from a World on the Edge
by Edward Struzik
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Future Arctic

by Edward Struzik
The Flour Peddler

The Flour Peddler

A Global Journey into Local Food
by Chris Hergesheimer & Josh Hergesheimer
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The Flour Peddler

by Chris Hergesheimer & Josh Hergesheimer
Nothing to Lose but Our Fear

Nothing to Lose but Our Fear

Resistance in Dangerous Times
interviewee Silvia Federici; Nandita Sharma; Sandra Moran; Wendy Mendez; Lydia Cacho; John Holloway; David Harvey; Marcus Rediker & Gustavo Esteva
by Fiona Jeffries
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Nothing to Lose but Our Fear

Tending the Tree of Life

Tending the Tree of Life

by Irwin Kahan
illustrated by Wendy Winter
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Tending the Tree of Life

Disaster in Paradise

Disaster in Paradise

The Landslides in Johnson's Landing
by Amanda Bath
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Disaster in Paradise

by Amanda Bath
Beyond The Pale

Beyond The Pale

by Emily Urquhart
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Beyond The Pale

by Emily Urquhart
This Week's Lists
Chicken in the Mango Tree

Chicken in the Mango Tree

Food and Life in a Thai-Khmer Village
edition:Paperback
tagged : thai
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Creative Cakes from East to West

Creative Cakes from East to West

World-Renowned Cake Designer Rosalind Chan Presents 14 Cakes Inspired by Her Journeys around the Globe
edition:Hardcover
tagged : cakes
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The Grandmothers' Movement

The Grandmothers' Movement

Solidarity and Survival in the Time of AIDS
edition:Paperback
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Bonobo Inc

Bonobo Inc

The Race to Save Bonobos in the Congo and Make Conservation Go Viral
edition:Paperback
tagged : primates
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The Flour Peddler

The Flour Peddler

A Global Journey into Local Food
edition:Paperback
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From Tolerance to Tyranny

From Tolerance to Tyranny

A Cautionary Tale from Fifteenth-Century Spain
edition:Paperback
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Stalin's Daughter

Stalin's Daughter

The Extraordinary and Tumultuous Life of Svetlana Stalina
edition:Hardcover
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The Interruption with Marianne Apostolides

The Interruption with Marianne Apostolides

[March 25, 2015] | By [Sean Cranbury]

Today Sean Cranbury chats with Marianne Apostolides, author of the provocative, sensual new novel Sophrosyne (BookThug).

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Your 2015 Guide to Spring Literary Festivals

[March 24, 2015] | By [Kerry Clare]

Sure sign of spring? Literary festivals are kicking off across the country. Find one near you or, even better, plan a we …

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Carellin Brooks: Olde Tyme Reading Right Now

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

Live in the now. Put on a homburg. 

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Notes From a Children's Librarian: Fostering World-Mindfulness

Notes From a Children's Librarian: Fostering World-Mindfulness

[March 22, 2015] | By [Kerry Clare]

Any of these books would inspire a young reader to look outside themselves, mindful of a world where children’s lives …

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Rona Maynard on Mental Illness and the REAL Talking Cure

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

Public perceptions of mental illness have changed enormously in just the last two decades. 

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Thai Rainy Season: How to Catch a Fish With Your Hands

[March 19, 2015] | By [Kerry Clare]

In Chicken in the Mango Tree, bestselling food writer Jeffrey Alford gives unique view of rural Thai food culture. 

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[March 18, 2015] | By [Kiley Turner]

In Quick Hits, we look through our stacks to bring you books that, when they were published, elicited a lot of reaction …

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Denis Sampson: On the Paucity of Irish-Canadian Memoir

[March 17, 2015] | By [Kerry Clare]

"My contribution from my small world of Montreal and Ireland is part of that work of imagining the integration and cohab …

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Pamela Mordecai: Novels of the Caribbean

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

Mordecai, whose new book is Red Jacket, shares 9 novels by Canadian-Caribbean women.

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Shelf Talkers: March 2015

Shelf Talkers: March 2015

[March 13, 2015] | By [Rob Wiersema]

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