Lucille Campey, author of Atlantic Canada’s Irish Immigrants, and numerous other Canadian historical titles, has been awarded the BACS Prix du Quebec 2016 as an independent scholar.
The world is not at war, but as we scan almost every continent, it is naïve and optimistic to say that we are at peace. Over the last five years, the end of wars in Iraq or Afghanistan has really meant the outbreak of other hostilities across a plethora of countries, outbreaks in Europe and North America, Indonesia and elsewhere.
It's 420 today, and with all the words being thrown around for the same thing, we started wondering how one plant accumulated so many nicknames.
Some people take up fishing, golf or travel when they reach their mid-sixties and draw their first pension cheques. I fulfilled a long-standing dream and took up writing books. I am now seventy-six and In Seasons of Hope, I look back over seventy years to my early connections to Muskoka, Orillia and the Chippewas of Rama First Nation. I move on to my thirty-five years as a Canadian diplomat foreign policy adviser to the prime minister. I finish up with my time as Ontario’s first Aboriginal lieutenant governor. People like looking at photos and so the book is filled with them.
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Food, Sex and You explores the relationship with food, sex and body image. I share my personal experience with food addiction and how that damaging relationship affected intimacy in my own relationship in my own life. The book outlines my road to recovery and I share practical steps and treatments that readers can apply to their own journey.
Dundurn is pleased to announce that Catherine Macdonald’s Put on the Armour of Light has won the Michael Van Rooy Award for Genre Fiction, part of the Manitoba Book Awards. The winner was announced at a reception at the Ambassador Ballroom, Radisson Hotel, at 7pm April 30th in Winnipeg.
I accidentally wrote a book. Not the kind of accident where you break a favourite lead-crystal glass by dropping it on granite tile, or brain a fellow golfer by slicing your tee shot onto an adjoining fairway. More like that accident where you set off looking for a western route to the Indies and discover a whole new continent. Or you design an adhesive to stick porcelain tile to a metallic spaceship and end up with a Post-It note.
The ultimate giveaway came when Robert B. Parker began running an author’s photo on his book jackets showing him in poses with his dog. For years, and over the course of a dozen or more novels in Parker’s compelling series featuring the Boston private eye Spenser, I had figured that Parker, in shaping Spenser’s personality and back story, had borrowed elements from his own life and grafted them on to his fictional guy Spenser. Parker had fought in the Korean War; so did Spenser.