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  • Jaggy Nettles

    An Immigrant's Memoir by

    The Scots refer to thistles and other stinging plants as “jaggy nettles:” things we can’t help but step on or brush up against sometimes, even when we’re watching where we’re going. Fay (Hawson) Copland has had her fair share of stings over the ...


  • Travelling Moments

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    When Arleen Depluzer emigrated from Jamaica to Canada, she had just experienced a painful breakup and wanted to create a better life for her infant daughter. The early years were difficult; back home she had been a licensed realtor who lived in a ...


  • If It Had Not Been So...

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    IF IT HAD NOT BEEN SO, HOW WOULD IT HAVE BEEN? In this book I talk about the life and experiences that shaped my character from adolescent age to adulthood. There are tragedies that I faced and there were happy times too. The experiences I went ...


  • And They Thought I Had It All

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    From her idyllic childhood and loving family to her storybook wedding. It appears that Sara Gordon has the perfect life. But as she gradually comes to grips with her husband’s deceitful ways, she must make the decision she has put off for a very ...


  • How Could She Do It?....?

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    We’ve all heard horror stories of sexual abuse, incest, and rape ... and we’ve heard stories even more horrific, wherein children are conceived in this violence and violation. But what happens when these children are born of children? Children who ...


  • Forestry Recollections

    Red Lake 1926-1986 by

    In 1925, a gold rush exploded in this isolated area of northwestern Ontario. A surge of gold seekers hastened to get to Red Lake. With people flooding in, the provincial government decided to establish a presence. In 1926, the Department of Lands ...


  • What Is Shakespeare?

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    At the heart of this book written by the renowned American actor, Ted van Griethuysen, is a fundamental idea: Shakespeare is only what he says and how he says it. How he says it, of course, is poetry, and what poetry is, why we need it, is central ...


  • Beyond Tribal

    Reflections on Belonging by

    Like most immigrants, Anne Carr and her husband, Geoffrey, adjusted their world view when they emigrated from Britain to Canada in the 1960s. The differences they found in their new country took them out of their comfort zone and made them question ...


  • The Boy With The Scar

    A Tale of Rags, Riches, Romance & Retail by

    At a very young age, Vito Pirri was in a car accident and suffered from childhood cancer that scarred his face. At first, these scars defined him as he was bullied by peers and fell behind in school. But while Vito was falling behind academically, ...


  • Walking Them Home

    A Soldier’s Journey in Postwar Rwanda by

    In July of 1994, Leading Seaman Derrick Nearing, a military medic, is urgently deployed to Rwanda, a country he has never heard of, sent on a mission halfway around the world that will colour the rest of his life. In the previous months, Rwanda has ...