Miners depicted on the dangerous crossing of the Fraser River in 1858.
Dreams of glory, lives of hardship
Newly discovered diaries reveal the brutal lives of miners during the 1858 Fraser River gold rush in BC.
If the miners were lucky, they could find enough gold to buy a home or build a business. But gold is rare even in good locations and, in the end, many miners did not even cover their expenses. FULL STORY
John Restakis presents new ideas that can “tame power and make it the currency of our collective life – not… FULL STORY
“Survival is an ugly game, and our objects are all the world really values of our people. Our objects and… FULL STORY
“Visual storytelling in graphic narratives is especially effective for life stories of survivors who were children during the Holocaust, as… FULL STORY
Now a new biography questions why the music business ignored Bergmann despite his indelible body of work.
His efforts, along with a select group of other academics & artists in the 1950s and ’60s, brought Pacific Northwest… FULL STORY
Roger Farr takes an avant-garde approach to a subversive 15th century French poet; Arleen Paré fell in “love at first… FULL STORY
Later called Hastings Mill, a company town grew up around Captain Stamp’s venture when he built a store to supply… FULL STORY
She was able to put a human face to the atrocious and horrific deed. “I can come no closer to… FULL STORY
Reviewing The Quiet In Me: Poems by Patrick Lane, Trevor Carolan writes “This is the receding artist’s sayonara, when love… FULL STORY
Muggins: The Life and Afterlife of a Canadian Canine War Hero tells the true story of a dog who raised… FULL STORY
Here Edwin Wong chats with BCBookLook about his passion for theatre and the books he has recently written about “Risk… FULL STORY
When the elements of survival we all depend on are threatened, people’s health, well-being and even their lives are also… FULL STORY
Many illicit drug users die needlessly of overdoses says scholar and activist Susan Boyd. In this Q&A, she lays out… FULL STORY
Author Darren Groth, an advocate for neurodiversity in literature based the boy, Kasper and dog, Tao on his son and… FULL STORY
Keath Fraser contends in his new novella that charity, like its sister virtues of hope and faith, is fundamental in… FULL STORY
After a devastating diagnosis, Wood finds his lifelong passion for a more profound connection with nature — what he calls… FULL STORY
One of the largest, most broad-based political protests in Canadian history gets its due in a new book by David… FULL STORY
Wayman helped bring into being a new movement of “work poetry” in North America, and was a co-founder and prominent… FULL STORY
Although piously religious, both women write of their mutual questioning of Islam and their outrage at patriarchy, prompting these lines:… FULL STORY