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New and Acclaimed Memoirs

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Liverpool Lad

Liverpool Lad

Adventures Growing Up in Postwar Liverpool
edition:Paperback

"This memoir comes at you like a homespun but eloquent and funny missive from another world: the hardscrabble, life of post-World War II Liverpool. Peter Haase came through by riding his wits, humour, fast-talking and toughness to overcome poverty, a penchant for petty crimes and other hardships. My only gripe is that the book ends too soon.” —Derek Lundy, author of Borderlands: Riding the Edge of America

 

“A nostalgic treasure, Liverpool Lad is a coming-of-age tale and streetwise portrait …

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Unearthed

Unearthed

Love, Acceptance, and Other Lessons from an Abandoned Garden
edition:Paperback
also available: Paperback

Shortlisted for the 2018 Kobzar Award
Shortlisted for the 2018 Frank Hegyi Award for Emerging Authors

Alexandra Risen's father dies just as she and her husband purchase a nondescript house set atop a natural gorge in the middle of the city. The garden is choked with weeds and crumbling structures. Over the years, as she undertakes the replanting, it stirs memories of her childhood when a nearby forest was her only escape from an empty home life. 
 
As Risen beats back the bushes to unveil the gar …

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I Bificus

I Bificus

edition:Paperback
also available: eBook Hardcover Hardcover

From one of Canada’s most original musical artists comes a bestselling new memoir about life, love, loss and triumph

Bif Naked was born in secret to a teenager living in India, the product of the relationship between a Canadian girl and a British boy. She was rejected by both families and hidden away in a mental hospital until being adopted by missionaries and moved to North America. She then began what she recalls with ironic humour as a “charmed life.” Targeted by girl gangs and facing ot …

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Testimony

Testimony

A Memoir
edition:Hardcover
also available: Paperback

On the fortieth anniversary of The Band’s legendary The Last Waltz concert, Robbie Robertson finally tells his own spellbinding story of the band that changed music history, his extraordinary personal journey, and his creative friendships with some of the greatest artists of the last half-century.

Robbie Robertson’s singular contributions to popular music have made him one of the most beloved songwriters and guitarists of his time. With songs like “The Weight,” “The Night They Drove O …

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The Marriott Cell

The Marriott Cell

An Epic Journey from Cairo's Scorpion Prison to Freedom
edition:Hardcover

Award-winning journalist Mohamed Fahmy's widely anticipated account of his wrongful incarceration in Cairo's maximum-security Scorpion Prison for terrorists and political leaders, and his subsequent battle for justice, opens a remarkable window onto the closed world of Islamic fundamentalism and the bloody geopolitical struggles that dominate our headlines. An important book that reads like a political thriller, it is also a testament to the critical importance of journalism today; an inspiring …

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Kubrick Red: A Memoir

Kubrick Red: A Memoir

by Simon Roy
translated by Jacob Homel
edition:Paperback

The Shining by Stanley Kubrick - that strange story in which a writer and his wife and young son with ESP stay in a mysterious hotel in low season - has been fascinating viewers since its release in 1980. Simon Roy first saw the film when he was 10 and was mesmerized by a particular line: "How'd you like some ice cream, Doc?" He has since seen the movie at least 42 times, because "it encompasses the tragic symptoms of a deep-seated defect that has haunted [it] for generations." The painstaking b …

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Fearless as Possible (Under the Circumstances)

Fearless as Possible (Under the Circumstances)

A Memoir
edition:Hardcover
also available: eBook

2017 Kobo Emerging Writer Prize Finalist

In this smart, funny, and inspiring memoir, Donlon chronicles her impressive and storied career, which has put her on the frontlines of the massive changes in the music industry and media. She chronicles her early days at MuchMusic and the music journalism show The NewMusic, where she was a host and producer, and quickly moved up the ranks to become director of music programming, then VP and general manager. Her mandate was relevance, during a time when mu …

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Waiting for First Light

Waiting for First Light

My Ongoing Battle with PTSD
edition:Hardcover
also available: Paperback

Longlisted for the RBC Taylor Prize: In this piercing memoir, Roméo Dallaire, retired general and former senator, the author of the bestsellers Shake Hands with the Devil andThey Fight Like Soldiers, They Die Like Children, and one of the world's leading humanitarians, delves deep into his life since the Rwandan genocide.

At the heart of Waiting for First Light is a no-holds-barred self-portrait of a top political and military figure whose nights are invaded by despair, but who at first light f …

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