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  • Broken Kaleidoscope Syndrome

    Daughter of the Soviet Union by

    Two years after Uncle Stalin led the Soviets to victory in the Great Patriotic War, Mama brings Mila home from the delivery ward. Aunt Nastya takes one look at the baby and states her heels are too skinny, a sign she doesn’t belong to this world. ...


  • Rattlesnakes, Airplanes and Gold

    One family's wilderness journey in search of adventure and fortune by

    This book begins with the story of how one American family found their own way into being part of the national pre-occupation with Soviet aggression during the 1950s. They acquired their own bomb-shelter in the form of a 1500-foot long underground ...


  • Walk With Me, My Son

    You and I Have Some Stories to Tell by

    In 1901, nineteen-year-old Ehmid Alley Awid Amerey moved to London, Ontario, leaving the dissolving Ottoman Empire behind. With conscription on the horizon, he fled in search of safety, adventure, and better economic prospects. So begins Richard ...


  • My Darling Patty

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    After her mother suffered a stroke, Ellen Heenan Reddy hastily packed her mother’s belongings and moved her from Michigan into Ellen’s Wisconsin home. Among those rapidly gathered items was a simple bag from Target found at the back of an ...


  • Caught!

    The Travels and Travails of John W. Kerr, Fisheries Overseer, 1812 -1888 by

    John W. Kerr (1812–1888) was a man way ahead of his time. As Ontario’s first fisheries overseer, a position he held for twenty-four years, he strove not only to enforce the country’s nascent fishing laws but also to protect fish stocks and the ...


  • Exile

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    In 1945, at the end of the Second World War, thousands of women and children in West Prussia were forced to flee from their homes, driven into the Unknown by a relentless enemy. As hunger and bitter cold took the lives of their children, mothers ...


  • Behind the Green Door

    From the land of Windmills to the Land of the Maple Leaf by

    Behind the Green Door is a collection of stories that will make you laugh but also may bring a tear to your eye while you read in vivid detail the challenges of an immigrant child and the struggles of being uprooted to a new land without ...


  • The Painted Skirt

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    Heartbroken after her short love affair, and her dream of becoming a concert pianist shattered, Inju returns home from her schooling abroad, and finds herself pregnant, alone, and without options in a strict Confucian society that is sure to condemn ...


  • The Black Suitcase

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    Growing up poor in mid-century Limerick is a nightmare of eviction, food deprivation, flea-bites, and never enough heat. An orange at Christmas is a massive treat. And yet Seanie Morrisey, despite having to beg, scavenge, and steal to help his ...


  • Doug Peters

    Bay Street Economist on Parliament Hill by

    Doug Peters was one of the most prominent business economists in Canada between 1966 and 1992 in his role as chief economist of the Toronto Dominion Bank. He was an outspoken critic of the economic policies of the Progressive Conservative government ...