Biography & Autobiography, Historical
A History of the Beauprés of Portsmouth by David More
The Beauprés have a long and complex history with Canada, having helped build the country into what it is today through their hard work and perseverance. Beginning in 1620 and ending in 1956, Pierre’s Song details the lives of various generations of ...
Growing Up in Manitoba in the Fifties and Sixties by Frederick Ross and Helga Ross
It was the era of the Cold War, shiny new cars, rock 'n roll, and the magic allure of television. Entertainment was literally turning from black-and-white to colour, and its audiences were likewise bursting into adulthood in living technicolour. ...
A Penny Always Has Two Sides
A Memoir of Growing Up in Wartime Germany by Steffie Steinke
Steffie Steinke, born in Berlin in 1936, writes about the enduring love she had for her foster mother and the everlasting fear she had of her birth mother. The conflict made her shy and insecure for most of her young life. Later she was able to ...
The Detroit Shoemaker
a novel by Barbara Reaume Sandre
At the age of eleven, shoemaker apprentice Hyacinthe Reaume dreamed of working in the vibrant fur trade like his father and uncles. He longed to join his voyageur father on one of his trips, despite its grueling labour and the dangers of traveling ...
I Heard the Turkki Call My Name
by Mike Turkki
Growing up in a broken home during the turbulent 1970s wasn’t easy, particularly if you were a city kid marooned in Northern British Columbia. One castaway, Mike Turkki, survived his childhood shipwreck and made it out alive. Now he’s ready to share ...
by Cecile Beaulieu
Those of us who have had our lives touched by suicide know they will never be the same. In this striking work of personal memoir, author Cecile Beaulieu unearths this irrevocable fact. In the mid-century Canadian Midwest, Cecile and her six ...
by Una D. Bruhns
On Challenging Journeys We Find Out Who We Are Apartheid is a powerful memoir of Una's Personal and political struggles growing up in the peaceful community of Vrededorp, Johannesburg, South Africa. By age nine, the political arena in South ...
A Penny Saved Is A Start . . .
Memoirs of Rocky Neck by Richard Valentini
In the late sixties and early seventies, a whole wacky world existed that most of us have never heard of: the workers who kept the summer beaches and parks of Connecticut beautiful. Rich Valentini was at the bottom of that food chain: a campground ...
My Mother's Footsteps
by Steven Nador
At the young age of seventeen, the popular Hanne Liese Grischmann is forced to wear a Star of David in her school classes and soon is not allowed to attend school at all. Understanding that Germany is no longer safe for Jews, the young woman travels ...
Tales of Their Lives
by Daphne Field
The family biographies I have written are the stories of my ancestors, our ancestors: How they lived; how they struggled, being surrounded by their families, their social history, and geography until their eventual death. Some died prematurely while ...