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Our Voice of Fire: A Memoir of a Warrior Rising by Brandi Morin
Our Voice of Fire: A Memoir of a Warrior Rising by Brandi Morin

Our Voice of Fire chronicles Morin’s journey to overcome enormous adversity and find her purpose, and her power, through journalism. This compelling, honest book is full of self-compassion and the purifying fire of a pursuit for justice.

Laughing With the Trickster by Tomson Highway
Laughing With the Trickster by Tomson Highway

Celebrated author and playwright Tomson Highway brings his signature irreverence to an exploration of five themes central to the human condition: language, creation, sex and gender, humour, and death.

The Laughing People: A Tribute to my Innu Friends by Serge Bouchard
The Laughing People: A Tribute to my Innu Friends by Serge Bouchard

The Laughing People, translated from the award-winning Le peuple rieur, conveys the richness and resilience of the Innu while reminding us of the forces – old and new – that threaten their community. This memoir and tribute tells the tale of the very long journey of a very small nation, recounting both its joie de vivre and its crosses borne.

My Indian Summer: A Novel by By Joseph Kakwinokanasum
My Indian Summer: A Novel by By Joseph Kakwinokanasum

My Indian Summer, is a coming-of-age book, an account that sounds based in truth, and tells of a season that proved to be a turning point in a young man’s life. The year is 1979, the last days of August, turning into September – for many, one of the loveliest times of the year.

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  • “The Only Hope of The Jews” by Paul Beckman
    You’re sitting on your stoop thinking how much you hate the stoop, the building you live in with six side-by-side apartments (now called townhouses) and the neighborhood. You hate the neighborhood because all of the stoops in all of the buildings and all of the wire fenced-in tiny yards smaller… Read more »
  • “Split” by Francine Witte
    The day is slowing to a shiver now, slowing and blacking into night and that’s when your father comes home, hole in his soul, and says things like supper and bitch, and your mother slams back you’re late, you’re late. And you, you are standing there, not knowing which way… Read more »
  • “Fat Man” By Andrew Stancek
    Tonight I am in the park alone. Ma has been slamming cupboards, sweeping, scrubbing the small fridge, muttering.  She used to work six days in Friesen’s Bake-o-Rama, and was never around. But when she did come home, she’d open a beer, give me a sip, and tell stories about Lin… Read more »
  • “In My Dreams We Meet At The Opera” By Damhnait Monaghan
    When I reach the bus stop, my mother’s gone. Is she lying in that puddle outside the Opera House? Or did I lose her in the lobby, distracted by the man wearing one red glove and clutching a bible? Retracing my steps, I find her under the twinkling chandelier, crooning… Read more »

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