Recommended Reading List
Classics: Anniversary Guest List by D&M Publishers
Download list
Please login or register to use this feature.

Classics: Anniversary Guest List by D&M Publishers

By 49thShelf
0 ratings
rated!
rated!
As D&M Publishers was considering how to celebrate 40 years of publishing, we knew we wanted to give people a chance to win some of our classic books and also to create an ebook with excerpts from those same classics that visitors to our site, fortyyears.ca, could download for free. Choosing those books meant looking at our vast collection of backlist titles published across two imprints since the company began. What we decided on were books that exemplified the best of the categories in which we publish – from nature & environment to First Nations, art & fiction. They were chosen for their lasting contributions to BC and Canadian literature, longstanding bestseller status and award recognition.
Story as Sharp as a Knife, A

Story as Sharp as a Knife, A

The Classical Haida Mythtellers and Their World
edition:Paperback
also available: eBook
More Info
Why it's on the list ...
A monumental and hugely important contribution to Canada’s understanding of the Haida, A Story as Sharp as a Knife was the first-ever literary translation of Haida oral stories and myths into English. It won the Edward Sapir Prize, awarded by the Society for Linguistic Anthropology, and it was chosen as the Literary Editor’s Book of the Year by the Times of London.
close this panel
Jade Peony, The

Jade Peony, The

edition:Paperback
also available: eBook
tagged : literary
More Info
Why it's on the list ...
A perennial bestseller, on high school curricula, nominated for many awards and part of the 2009 Canada Reads competition, The Jade Peony remains Wayson Choy’s bestselling book to date. A glimpse into the Chinatown of Vancouver in the early part of the 20th century, Choy’s touching story continues to resonate with youth and adults alike, and is a cornerstone of D&M’s small but stellar fiction list.
close this panel
Defiant Spirits

Defiant Spirits

The Modernist Revolution of the Group of Seven
edition:Paperback
also available: Hardcover eBook
More Info
Why it's on the list ...
Representative of Douglas & McIntyre’s commitment to publishing serious books of and about Canadian art, and shortlisted for the prestigious Charles Taylor Prize for literary non-fiction, Defiant Spirits is a truly comprehensive biography of the Group of Seven and the fascination, admiration and respect they continue to receive around the globe.
close this panel
Light at the Edge of the World

Light at the Edge of the World

A Journey Through the Realm of Vanishing Cultures
edition:Paperback
also available: eBook
More Info
Why it's on the list ...
The photography and storytelling of Wade Davis touches every corner of the Earth. Light at the Edge of the World – an instant international bestseller that continues to do well in all of its various editions – represents D&M’s commitment to culture and diversity. Davis has travelled extensively, living for extended periods with remote groups, and his writings highlight how important is to understand and ensure the survival of our rich and varied cultures.
close this panel
Klee Wyck

Klee Wyck

by Emily Carr
introduction by P. K. Page
edition:Hardcover
also available: Paperback Paperback eBook
tagged : canadian
More Info
Why it's on the list ...
Emily Carr is one of the most iconic Canadian artists ever to have lived. Her art and writings opened the Pacific Northwest Coast to the rest of Canada and the world, and her adventurous, independent lifestyle – radical for a woman in the first half of the twentieth century – made her one of the first chroniclers of British Columbia. Collecting and publishing all of her written works in a now-classic series, D&M is proud to have such an important artist in our canon of works.
close this panel
comments powered by Disqus

There are two ways to make a reading list

This way:

  1. Click the "Create a New List" button just above this panel.
  2. Add as many books as you wish using the built-in search on the list edit page.

Or that way:

  1. Go to any book page.
  2. In the right-hand column, click on "Add to List." A drop-down menu will appear.
  3. From the drop-down menu, either add your book to a list you have already created or create a new list.
  4. View and edit your lists anytime on your profile page.
X
Contacting facebook
Please wait...