Trout Tracks by Jim McLennan

“Drawn from 55 years of excessive obsession with trout, water, streams, and flies, this collection of essays from Canada’s most widely read flyfishing author since Roderick Haig-Brown reveals the depth of engagement that this sport engenders. Poised and polished words reveal the flaws and virtues of humanity, the strength of Mother Nature, the beautiful mystery that is a wild trout, and the obsessed’s inexplicable need to outsmart a creature with a brain the size of a pea.”

Bill Arnott’s Showcase Interview: Mountain Climber and Naturalist Dr. D. L. Stephen

Hi Showcasers, or maybe I should say yodelayheehoo, as today we head for the hills! In fact the Canadian Rockies, with mountain climber and naturalist Dr. D. L. (Donna) Stephen. My introduction to Donna was when I read Edward Feuz Jr.: A Story of Enchantment, her beautiful biographical travel memoir, an account of the Rockies and years of climbing with one of the country’s preeminent alpinists.

Idiolect by P.W. Bridgman

The poems in Idiolect return to territory that will be familiar to Bridgman’s readers. They aim to explore love, loss, happiness, sorrow and redemption, but in different ways and from some different angles. They seek to provide glimpses of both our better and lesser selves, often in circumstances where character and belief are tested by life events.

Fool’s Gold: The Life and Legacy of Vancouver’s Official Town Fool by Jesse Donaldson

In Fool's Gold, Donaldson explores the legacy of Joachim Foikis. On April 1, 1968, a tall, bespectacled, 35-year-old former social worker named Joachim Foikis received $3,500 from the Canada Council for the Arts in order to finance a unique, self-imposed mission unseen since Elizabethan England: reinvent the vanished tradition of "Town Fool."