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The Acid Room: The Psychedelic Trials And Tribulations of Hollywood Hospital By Jesse Donaldson & Erika Dyck

From the street, New Westminster's Hollywood Hospital didn't look like much - just a rambling white mansion, mostly obscured behind…

8 months ago

Secrets of the Sprakkar by Eliza Reid

The Canadian first lady of Iceland pens a book about why this tiny nation is leading the charge in gender…

9 months ago

It Wasn’t Enough by Peg Tittle

What if one day, all of the women suddenly disappeared, leaving the men to take their places, fill their roles,…

2 years ago

Bill Arnott’s Beat: Dementia, Depression, and Other Feel-Good Stories

I have a friend (acquaintance, really) – Gunnar Thor Gunnarsson. Best name EVER, I thought. Until I met Lorenz von…

3 years ago

Bill Arnott’s Beat – National Poetry Month

April is National Poetry Month. This year’s theme, A World of Poetry. A world of poetry. This, I understand. Being…

3 years ago

NOlympians: Inside the Fight Against Capitalist Mega-Sports in Los Angeles, Tokyo and Beyond by Jules Boykoff

NOlympians: Inside the Fight Against Capitalist Mega-Sports in Los Angeles, Tokyo and Beyond investigates the intersection of the global rise…

3 years ago

Bill Arnott’s Beat: Independents’ Day

Independent bookstores shouldn’t exist. Brick-and-mortar bibliophile havens are retail models waiting to be business school case studies, “Why These Can’t…

3 years ago

Silver Linings: Stories of Gratitude, Resiliency, and Growth Through Adversity by Janice Landry

Silver Linings author Janice Landry asks the very tough question, "What are you the most grateful for?" to fifteen inspiring…

3 years ago

Exile Blues by Douglas Gary Freeman

Exile Blues could be one of the most important Black History novels to appear in recent years, and Douglas Gary…

3 years ago

About Face: Essays on Recovery, Therapies, and Controversies of Addictions in Canada Edited by Douglas Gosse

About Face: Essays on Addictions, Recovery, Therapies, and Controversies seeks to broaden the conversation around addiction in Canada.

4 years ago

Land for Fatimah by Veena Gokhale

Land for Fatimah is an excellent example of the type of book that exists to broaden the horizons of those…

4 years ago

Under the Bridge by Anne Bishop

When stress causes an old trauma to surface, Lucy, a longtime community organizer, teacher and anti-poverty activist, loses control of…

4 years ago

Walmart: Diary of an Associate by Hugo Meunier, Translated by Mary Foster

Hugo Meunier is a veteran journalist who went undercover as an associate for three months in 2012 to discover for…

4 years ago

The Daughters’ Story by Murielle Cyr

Nadine is banished to a home for unwed mothers in 1950. She’s 15. Her baby daughter, whose father is shrouded…

4 years ago

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