History, Canada, Provincial, Territorial & Local
A Memoir of Fortitude in the Face of Adversity by Heather Mallett
Valiant Be is a remarkable memoir of pain and resilience, and a gripping history of a family that is at once dysfunctional and deeply loving. Heather’s earliest memories revolved around her parents’ purchase and refurbishment of a gristmill beside ...
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 ...
Through My Eyes
The Journal of Belle Munro (Saskatoon 1908 to 1918) by Margaret Munro
Through My Eyes are the diaries of Belle Munro as imagined by her grand-daughter, Frances Margaret Munro. It chronicles the life and times of the Munro family from their arrival in Saskatoon in 1908 through to the end of the First World War. Through ...
Tales and Torts
Stories of a Country Lawyer by Robert B. Kearl
“The newspaper headline declared in large bold letters: “Shoot Out At High Noon.” Reading the first paragraph of the article disclosed the truth of the old saying, “don’t take a knife to a gun fight.” The man with the knife lay dead on the ground, ...
Memories of the Newfoundland Railway in the Steam Era by Mont Lingard
Eminent Newfoundland Railway historian Mont Lingard paints vivid pictures of the “Iron Men”—tough and dedicated railroaders and their trains that opened up Newfoundland’s territory and economy, and serviced its interior and outport communities, ...
Coal Town Kids
by Duane S. Radford
Duane Radford and his friends from childhood reminisce about growing up in Crowsnest Pass, Alberta (lovingly called “the Pass”), when the area’s coal mines were active. Set on the edge of the Canadian Rockies, in southwestern Alberta, the Pass ...