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  • On the Border

    Twenty Life Stories From Four Continents by

    This is a fascinating collection of vignettes drawn from the author’s family, youth, career, and travel. Paul Bennett provides readers with his unique perspective on his grandfather’s tragic death in WWI, Canada’s 1970 October Crisis, and the joys ...


  • A Boy on the Alcan

    Up and Down the Alaska Highway by

    A boy on the Alcan is an intriguing story of seven year old Eddie Byskal. He was born in a small Missions Hospital on the shore of Wakaw Lake, Saskatchewan, Canada. When Eddie’s mother passed away his father signed up as a carpenter on the ...


  • Before I Knew

    A Village Boyhood on Vancouver Island by

    Stuey Moore is in trouble—again. When he’s not carving his initials on the family piano or stealing his mother’s prized curling gloves for dubious winter “sports,” the somewhat impulsive youngster is likely buying candy at Mr. Beck’s store, or ...


  • Dad Wore a Fedora and Sleeve Garters

    A Life Well Lived by

    How do you begin to tell the story of someone’s life when you feel you barely knew them? Is it possible to gather the biographical information about someone who has been gone for thirty years—even if that person was your own father? Dad Wore a ...


  • We Are All Immigrants

    by

    The immigrant journey is often complex. Every person who came to Canada for a better life faced hardships and paid a price to be here. In We Are All Immigrants, author Douglas Arch, the son of immigrants, explores the untold stories of diverse ...


  • Madge Watt and the Power of Women Working Together

    by

    Married at 25, widowed at 45, head of an international organization at 65! Madge Watt led an eventful life and a successful career working with women. She had the skills and attitude that would have made her a success anywhere but she chose to ...


  • Laughter Growing

    a Mennonite-Mexican boyhood by

    Hair-raising escapades ranging from the heights of a windmill to utter darkness in a deep well. Staring a deadly snake in the eye and facing the menacing eyes of a snarling wolf. Delight over a sack of oranges at Christmas and the shame of begging ...


  • A Journey back to Europe

    Crossing the Atlantic By Freighter and Exploring Europe in 1960 by

    In 1960, Otto Schmalz and his wife, Gertrud, decided to take a four-month vacation to their native Europe, where they would tour parts of West Germany, Switzerland, Holland, and Italy, visiting family and friends, and seeing as much of the continent ...


  • Over the Rail Fence

    Lessons in Life from the Farm by

    Life on the farm taught Ken MacKenzie many things: integrity, responsibility, generosity, and stewardship. In this compendium of childhood recollections, Ken shares these lessons through another farm tradition: storytelling. Guided by the wisdom ...


  • 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. ...