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Candy Cigarettes

Candy Cigarettes

A Small Town Memoir
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Dead Man in Paradise

Dead Man in Paradise

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At nightfall on June 22, 1965, a soldier walked in from the outskirts of a small town in the Dominican Republic and reported that he had just shot and killed two policemen and an outspoken Canadian Catholic priest. It was the opening scene in a mystery that, forty years later, compels J.B. MacKinnon, a nephew of the murdered missionary, to investig …

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Because We Are Canadians

Because We Are Canadians

A Battlefield Memoir
by Charles Kipp
edited by Pierre Berton
introduction by Pierre Berton
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This is the story of one man's war -- the memoirs of Sgt. Charles D. Kipp, who served with the Canadian army on active duty in Europe during the bloody days and weeks following D-Day. What makes this work stand out from other Second World War battlefield journals is its unadorned, almost naive sense -- a guileless attention to small details, horrif …

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Windshift Line, The

Windshift Line, The

A Father and Daughter's Story
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In this beautifully written and deeply moving book, Rita Moir draws strength from her father's words as she deals with a relationship with an abusive man, the challenges of living on her own in the country, and the disappointment of another thwarted romance. In turn, she offers the same strength to her father when he must confront his own illness, …

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Last Heathen, The

Last Heathen, The

Encounters with Ghosts and Ancestors in Melanesia
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In 1892, the Bishop of Tasmania set sail for Melanesia with the intent of rescuing islanders from lives of fear, black magic and cannibalism. Over 100 years later, his great grandson, Charles Montgomery, followed the bishop's route through the South Pacific, seeking out the spirits and myths his missionary forebear had sought to destroy.

 

Montgomery …

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From the Far Side of the River

From the Far Side of the River

Chest-Deep in Little Fishes and Big Ideas
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As he braves rills, rivers, and ocean waters in search of his elusive quarry, Paul Quarrington's casts are as likely to call up thoughts of his troubled marriage, his father's death, or one of midlife's existential questions as they are to yield a fish, big or small. But whatever his trials and triumphs, he is never without his wickedly perverse se …

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Other Side of Eden, The

Other Side of Eden, The

Hunters, Farmers and the Shaping of the World
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Part memoir, part adventure story, part intellectual voyage, The Other Side of Eden begins in the High Arctic of the 1970s. This was where Hugh Brody first lived with hunting peoples and where, as he explains, he first encountered a way of being that would transform how he saw the world. In this marvellous new book, Brody's travels take him through …

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Hollywood and Me

Hollywood and Me

My Wild Ride through the Golden Age of Television
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Bernie Rothman wrote popular, classic TV shows like "My Three Sons" and produced career-defining specials for stars like Judy Garland, George Burns, Diana Ross, Burt Reynolds, and Rudolf Nureyev. In this memoir, Rothman wittily describes his dealings with these male and female divas, from witnessing Peggy Lee trashing the Andrews Sisters to draggin …

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