Memoir and Biography

Black Teeth & Other North End Souvenirs

Black Teeth & Other North End Souvenirs

The son of WW II survivors, Ryszard Dubanski was born in a displaced persons' camp in the Sherwood Forest and moved to Winnipeg's North End when he was two. This is a poignant, personal collection that captures the universal immigrant experience. >>

Butter Cream: A Year in a Montreal Pastry School

Butter Cream: A Year in a Montreal Pastry School

Butter Cream is the chronicle of an intense year of learning and tasting, dramas at the stove and in the locker room. It's about fights, friendship and competition, fallen cakes and rising doughs. And sometimes, unexpectedly, it's about the sheer joy of baking. >>

Continental Drifter

Continental Drifter

Fleeing the increasing pressure to settle down, a restless young man heeds the call of the road and sets out on a meandering four-month bus trip from Dawson City, Yukon, to Key West, Florida. Continental Drifter is the record of that memorable journey. >>

Finding Home in the Promised Land: A Personal History of Homelessness and Social Exile

Finding Home in the Promised Land: A Personal History of Homelessness and Social Exile

Finding Home in the Promised Land is the fruit of Jane Harris's journey through the wilderness of social exile after a violent crime left her injured and tumbling down the social ladder toward homelessnes -- for the second time in her life -- in 2013. >>

Gaston Petit - The Kimono and the Cross

Gaston Petit - The Kimono and the Cross

Gaston Petit—world traveller, renowned artist, perpetual seeker. In this fascinating portrait we come to know a man whose grand curiosity brings joy and beauty into the world. >>

I Wasn’t Always Like This

I Wasn’t Always Like This

Some people claim they would like to walk away from their lives. Shelley A. Leedahl had the nerve to do it. Was it an act of selfishness, or self-preservation? Provocative, candid, and engaging, these intimate essays explore the implicit complexities and contradictions when personal and professional lives both complement and clash. >>

Marrying Hungary

Marrying Hungary

When the 18-year-old daughter of Irish Communists meets a debonair young refugee from Hungary, she knows little about his country. But what she does know is so appealing that she never really stands a chance of marrying anyone other than a Hungarian. >>

Off the Ropes: My Story

Off the Ropes: My Story

Clean and sober for over a decade, Roland Vandal is now living a life he never dreamed possible. Filled with moments of humour, sorrow, despair, and triumph over adversity, Off the Ropes tells his story in the raw, from the abuse, to his addictions, to his successes in business and as a motivational speaker and advocate.

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