From the political satire of Bomb Queen to the ethical dilemmas of Watchmen, Douglas Mann shows us the philosophical underpinnings of our favourite comic series.
“The evocative setting of a tuberculosis hospital in remote Moose Factory, a passionate and clandestine love affair, and the irresistible voice of intrepid nurse Hazel MacPherson join forces to make The Umbrella Mender an absolutely compelling read from
Dandelions, snails, pasta and red wine are the markers of Vince Agro’s childhood and just a few of the ingredients in the unforgettable recipes in this collection.
From bobble-head dolls to the award-winning goal, these thirteen authors take on the pinnacle of hockey in Canada and challenge its history.
Author and scholar David Neil Lee takes us to the dank, crowded Lower Manhattan tavern where the jazz world was set alight and explains why it was never the same again.
A sophisticated collection of dark humour and social satire that marks the arrival of a major new voice in Canadian fiction.
Whimsical, absurd and simply hilarious, this collection of mistakes, malapropisms and misinterpretations will have any devotee of literature laughing.
An intricate and beautiful collection of essays considering humanity’s relationship with the northern land that the author calls home.
A sharp-edged and darkly comic assessment of how women heroes are portrayed in popular culture.
A thoughtful and engaging introduction to the diverse world of Canadian creative nonfiction.
Zombies, modernism, post-modernism and dangerous women mingle in this fascinating look at the history and impact of the comic book superhero.
Recipes and memories weave a beguiling tale that spans the life of a remarkable prairie woman and captures the vanishing stories of the Great Depression.
The poetry of Griselda García is a hallucinatory journey through a landscape haunted by startling images of sensuality and desolation, humour and conflict, passion and suffering.
This lively conversation covers almost every genre – fiction, essays, poetry, biography, science and the arts – and Naomi’s tart observations on both books and authors frees readers to consider what they actually enjoy reading, rather than what they
An exploration of the injustices and exploitation of Africa
This collection is a philosophical and perceptive memoir of a time in author Lesley Choyce's life when he'd been knocked down "several rungs on the wobbly ladder I was climbing."
A passionate and thoughtful call to action on deeply troubling issues in Western society.
Tied together only by the touch of the Baltic Sea, the poems in this anthology bring the invigorating voices and visions of Northern Europe to anglophone readers.
With a poet's turn of phrase and an artist's eye for detail, Noteboom captures the joys and sorrows of her daughter's first year.
Raymond Knister was a rising Canadian literary star when he died mysteriously of drowning in 1932. In this debut collection Micheline Maylor considers the circumstances surrounding Knister’s sudden death and captures the voices of those caught up in thi
In this lively, perceptive, and encouraging book Naomi Beth Wakan shares her experiences as an older writer, from dealing with ageism to working around a sometimes erratic memory, providing valuable insights to other older writers.
Erin Noteboom's is an elemental poetry of bones, salt, water, dust, and at the same time a celebration of all things as holy. In these arias of praise and prayer, her gift is to flare the ordinary detail as well as the extraordinary event into visions, me
From Japan’s subtle intricacies to the harsh realities of the Trans-Mongolian Express, Tierney captures the experience of movement and the freedom and dislocation of the traveller with potent imagery and persuasive verse.
This volume charts the course of a poetic career which has seen Tregebov consistently praised for her elegant writing, carefully shaped lines, and strong poetic voice, all of which are showcased in this new collection.
In 1999 and 2000, two Victoria teenagers were convicted of the murder of their schoolfellow, fourteen-year-old Reena Virk. Of the more than 500 drawings she prepared as courtroom artist for the trials, Heather Spears has selected some 50 to accompany the
At its best, poetry is the true vocabulary of experience. Jeanette Lynes's poems - visceral and full of heart - return the power of the ordinary and extraordinary moments of life with language that is vivid, humorous, intensely felt. - Helen Humphreys
The poems are informed by the author's long sojourns in both Canada and Europe, and a new horizon appears: the author gets acquainted with a group of refugees from the Near East and in some of the poems describes their predicament and her own identificati