A truly original book in every sense of the word, The Dictionary of Obscure Sorrows poetically defines emotions that we all feel but don’t have the words to express—until now.
Evan Wall is a bright, mischievous, small-town “tough guy” from Shellbrook, Saskatchewan whose life changes irrevocably after a car accident leaves him with a traumatic brain injury. Having to relearn how to eat, talk, walk, and all other “normal” bodily functions, Evan no longer feels like the strong “Brick Wall” of his high school football days.
Salt and Roses is a collection of essays from May Davidson, co-inventor of the Maine Buoy Bell and author of Whatever it Takes, that offers an intimate look at her love affair with the State of Maine and her years working and living along the coast with her late husband Jim.
Flora Isabel MacDonald – politician, humanitarian, adventurer, and role model for a generation of women – was known across Canada and beyond simply as Flora. In her memoir, co-authored by award-winning journalist and author Geoffrey Stevens, she tells her personal story for the very first time.
In his new memoir, Portland-native Ed Crockett recounts his struggle to break the cycle of alcoholism, come to grips with the embarrassing specter of his father, to eventually find success on the same streets where his father once spent his days passed out and begging for money.
An insightful exploration and moving meditation on identity, art, and belonging from one of the most celebrated writers of the last decade, Esi Edugyan.
To complement our “Best Fiction of 2021” list, we will now turn our attention to the best non-fiction of the year. The eight selections below are based on the recommendations of The Miramichi Reader’s fine team of contributors.
From Ed O’Loughlin, author of Scotiabank Giller Prize finalist Minds of Winter, a pensive and poignant recollection of love, loss, marriage, and the life events that have shaped his identity.
The true story of how one Muslim woman shaped her own fate and escaped her forced wedding.
In this article, author Wanda Baxter revisits Philip Lee's "Restigouche: The Long Run of the Wild River".
On July 24, 1964, twenty-four-year-old Matthew Kerry Smith disguised himself with a mask and a Beatle wig, hoisted a semi-automatic rifle, then held up a bank in North York, Ontario.
The “Mr. Big” Sting is essential reading for anyone interested in unorthodox approaches to justice, including their successes and failures. It sheds light on how homicide investigators might catch and punish the guilty while avoiding convicting the innocent.
The unusual and moving tale of Muggins, a famed fundraising dog who became a mascot of the Canadian Red Cross during the First World War.
Memories on the Bounty is a memoir of friendship in the face of memory loss, and of preserving one man's story of an incredible year aboard the replica HMS Bounty.
This multilingual and multi-genre anthology showcases emerging and established talents within the Hispanic Canadian community, featuring a broad range of writings on visual culture by Spanish-speaking writers, artists, and cultural workers.