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Heart of a Peacock, The

Heart of a Peacock, The

by Emily Carr
introduction by Rosemary Neering
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A collection of 51 short stories by the legendary writer and painter Emily Carr, arranged in themes such as her experiences with Native people, her adventures with various beloved creatures and her love of nature. Together, they underline Carr's place as a writer with the sharp yet tender eye of an artist, with a deep feeling for the tragedies of l …

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Growing Pains

Growing Pains

The Autobiography of Emily Carr
by Emily Carr
introduction by Robin Laurence
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Completed just before Emily Carr died in 1945, Growing Pains tells the story of her life, beginning with her girlhood in pioneer Victoria and going on to her training as an artist in San Francisco, England and France. She writes about the frustration she felt at the rejection of her art by Canadians, of the years of despair when she stopped paintin …

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House of All Sorts, The

House of All Sorts, The

by Emily Carr
introduction by Susan Musgrave
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Before winning recognition for her painting and writing, Emily Carr built a small apartment building with four suites that she hoped would earn her a living. But things turned out worse than expected, and in her forties, the gifted artist found herself shoveling coal and cleaning up other people's messes.

 

The House of All Sorts is a collection of f …

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When the Wild Comes Leaping Up

When the Wild Comes Leaping Up

Personal Encounters with Nature
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These essays describe childhood memories, everyday walks transformed into life-changing events, being in the grip of a great force, startling encounters with wild animals and even one fantasy. They are funny, sad, reflective, optimistic, nostalgic, exciting, pessimistic and outlandish. Each one presents a singular experience of enlightenment, awe, …

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Nomad's Hotel

Nomad's Hotel

Travels in Time and Space
by Mr Cees Nooteboom
introduction by Alberto Manguel
translated by Ann Kelland
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Since making his first voyage as a sailor-to earn his passage from his native Holland to South America -- Cees Nooteboom has been captivated by foreign countries and cultures and has never stopped travelling. This collection of his most enjoyable travel pieces ranges far and wide, informed throughout by the author's humanity and gentle humour. From …

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How to Be a Canadian

How to Be a Canadian

Even If You Already Are One
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A new format for the little book that has become a Canadian cultural icon, still a best-seller six years after its first publication.

 

When Margaret Atwood suggested Will Ferguson follow up his runaway best-seller Why I Hate Canadians with a "tongue-in-cheek guidebook for newcomers on how to be Canadian," Will thought it was a swell idea, and he qui …

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Desire in Seven Voices

Desire in Seven Voices

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This gorgeous little book challenges prevailing myths about women and love, women and lust, women and words. "When do you follow your desire?" writers were asked. "When do you censor it? When it is a source of power, and when a source of distress?" The result is a daring, funny and highly literate collection of personal essays that presents female …

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Dark Waters Dancing to a Breeze

Dark Waters Dancing to a Breeze

A Literary Companion to Rivers and Lakes
edited by Wayne Grady
edition:Hardcover
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Humans' fascination with water finds full expression in this stellar collection. Included are writings from Mark Twain, who marvels at the teeming humanity on the Ganges; Henry Stanley, searching for Livingston and discovering instead Lake Albert Edward; as well as selections from A Complete Angler and A River Runs Through It; and more than a dozen …

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