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BC National Award for Non-Fiction Longlist

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The BC National Award for Canadian Non-Fiction will announce its shortlist in early December and the award will be presented in Vancouver in February, 2015.
The Necessary War, Volume 1

The Necessary War, Volume 1

Canadians Fighting The Second World War:1939-1943
edition:Hardcover
also available: Paperback

Co-winner of the 2014-2015 Charles P. Stacey Award

Tim Cook, Canada’s leading war historian, ventures deep into World War Two in this epic two-volume story of heroism and horror, of loss and longing, sacrifice and endurance.

Written in Cook’s compelling narrative style, this book shows in impressive detail how soldiers, airmen, and sailors fought—the evolving tactics, weapons of war, logistics, and technology. It gauges Canadian effectiveness against the skilled enemy whom they confronted in …

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One Hour in Paris

One Hour in Paris

A True Story of Rape and Recovery
edition:Paperback

Winner of the 2015 BC National Award for Canadian Non-Fiction

Longlisted for Canada Reads 2017

In this powerful memoir, philosopher Karyn L. Freedman travels back to a Paris night in 1990 when she was twenty-two and, in one violent hour, her life was changed forever by a brutal rape. One Hour in Paris takes the reader on a harrowing yet inspirational journey through suffering and recovery both personal and global. We follow Freedman from an apartment in Paris to a French courtroom, from a trauma c …

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The Morning After

The Morning After

The 1995 Quebec Referendum and the Day that Almost Was
edition:Hardcover
also available: Paperback

A sly, insightful and wonderfully original book from one of Canada's most popular political analysts, Chantal Hébert, and one of Quebec's top political broadcasters, Jean Lapierre.
          Only the most fearless of political journalists would dare to open the old wounds of the 1995 Quebec referendum, a still-murky episode in Canadian history that continues to defy our understanding. The referendum brought one of the world's most successful democracies to the brink of the unknown, and yet Que …

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Happy City

Happy City

Transforming Our Lives Through Urban Design
edition:Hardcover
also available: Paperback
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Charles Montgomery’s Happy City will revolutionize the way we think about urban life.
After decades of unchecked sprawl, more people than ever are moving back to the city. Dense urban living has been prescribed as a panacea for the environmental and resource crises of our time. But is it better or worse for our happiness? Are subways, sidewalks and condo towers an improvement on the car-dependence of sprawl?
The award-winning journalist Charles Montgomery finds answers to such questions at th …

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Opening Heaven's Door

Opening Heaven's Door

What the Dying May Be Trying to Tell Us About Where They're Going
edition:Hardcover
also available: Paperback

From the award-winning, groundbreaking author of A Brief History of Anxiety...Yours and Mine comes a touching, exhilarating, challenging exploration of the inexplicable gleamings of another world many of us experience, in life, in grief, and near death.

Sparked by extraordinary experiences that occurred in her family when her father and her sister both died in 2008, Patricia Pearson was launched on a journey of investigation into what she calls "a curious sort of modern underground--a world bene …

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Between Gods

Between Gods

A Memoir
edition:Hardcover
also available: Paperback

From the Man Booker-nominated author of the novel Far to Go and one of our most talented young writers comes an unflinching, moving and unforgettable memoir about family secrets and the rediscovered past.
     Alison Pick was born in the 1970s and raised in a supportive, loving family. She grew up laughing with her sister and cousins, and doting on her grandparents. Then as a teenager, Alison made a discovery that instantly changed her understanding of her family, and her vision for her own li …

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Circling The Midnight Sun

Circling The Midnight Sun

edition:Hardcover
also available: Paperback eBook
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Over the course of three years, Jim Raffan, seasoned traveller and bestselling author-circumnavigated the globe at 66.5 degrees latitude: the Arctic Circle. Armed with his passion for the north, his interest in diverse cultures and his unquenchable sense of adventure, he set out to put a human face on climate change. What he discovered was by turns shocking, frustrating, entertaining and enlightening. In Circling the Midnight Sun, Raffan presents a warm-hearted, engaging portrait of the circumpo …

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Our Ice Is Vanishing / Sikuvut Nunguliqtuq

Our Ice Is Vanishing / Sikuvut Nunguliqtuq

A History of Inuit, Newcomers, and Climate Change
edition:Hardcover
also available: eBook

The Arctic is ruled by ice. For Inuit, it is a highway, a hunting ground, and the platform on which life is lived. While the international community argues about sovereignty, security, and resource development at the top of the world, the Inuit remind us that they are the original inhabitants of this magnificent place - and that it is undergoing a dangerous transformation. The Arctic ice is melting at an alarming rate and Inuit have become the direct witnesses and messengers of climate change. T …

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