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Book cover: blue gait (9781896949888)

blue gait

new poems

by (author) shauna paull

These poems articulate the salient issues and sorrows of global communities; the grace and necessity of respect. Here is sung the labour of our elders, environmentalists, of daughters and lovers, elements and simple gifts made by hands, songs to answer our longing for a loving place in the failing loom of our generous planet.

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Book cover: The End of Craving (9781501192470)

The End of Craving

Recovering the Lost Wisdom of Eating Well

by (author) Mark Schatzker

For the last fifty years, we have been fighting a losing war on food. We have cut fat, reduced carbs, eliminated sugar, and attempted every conceivable diet only to find that eighty-eight million American adults are prediabetic, more than a hundred million have high blood pressure, and nearly half now qualify as obese. The harder we try to control what we eat, the more unhealthy we become. Why?

Combining cutting-edge science and ancient wisdom, The End of Craving is an urgent and radical investigation that will fundamentally change how we understand both food and ourselves.

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Book cover: This Strange Visible Air (9781988298962)

This Strange Visible Air

Essays on Aging and the Writing Life

by (author) Sharon Butala

In this incisive collection, Sharon Butala reflects on the ways her life has changed as she's grown old. She knows that society fails the elderly massively, and so she tackles ageism and loneliness, friendship and companionship. She writes with pointed wit and acerbic humour about dinner parties and health challenges and forgetfulness and complicated family relationships and the pandemic -- and lettuce. And she tells her story with the tremendous skill and beauty of a writer who has masterfully honed her craft over the course of her storied four-decade career.

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Book cover: The Party Is Here (9781988298931)

The Party Is Here

by (author) Georgina Beaty

Edgy and darkly humourous, these stories introduce us to women grappling with climate, fertility, and their relationships with each other, all as they teeter on the verge of transformation. A figure skater in a warming world quits, only to find herself embroiled in the politics of ice; a graduate student becomes progressively unhinged as she reports on the unravelling of her Patagonia research project; an artist finds an unconventional use for her own frozen eggs; a park ranger at Joshua Tree National Park goes to extreme lengths to save his beloved tortoises.

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Doodle by Number for Holiday Lovers

A Festive Guide to Calming the Chaos - Vol 5

by (author) Melissa Lloyd

Are you looking for a way to unscramble your busy brain, to rest your weary worries, and to let your inner artist out into the light this holiday season? With a stroke of a pen you can enjoy a festive journey through play, mindfulness and creativity, one number at a time.

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Book cover: The Holiday Swap (9780735241152)

The Holiday Swap

by (author) Maggie Knox

When chef Charlie Goodwin gets hit on the head on the L.A. set of her reality baking show, she loses a lot more than consciousness; she also loses her ability to taste and smell--both critical to her success as show judge. Meanwhile, Charlie's identical twin, Cass, is frantically trying to hold her own life together back in their quaint mountain hometown while running the family's bustling bakery and dealing with her ex, who won't get the memo that they're over.

With only days until Christmas, a desperate Charlie asks Cass to do something they haven't done since they were kids: switch places. Looking for her own escape from reality, Cass agrees. But temporarily trading lives proves more complicated than they imagined, especially when rugged firefighter Jake Greenman and gorgeous physician assistant Miguel Rodriguez are thrown into the mix. Will the twins' identity swap be a recipe for disaster, or does it have all the right ingredients for getting their lives back on track?

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