Afghani flight to freedom

Shahnaz Qayumi (left) writes about the aftermath of the Russian withdrawal from Afghanistan in 1989 and details life under Taliban rule for young readers in her latest novel.FULL STORY

 

AUTHORS & BOOKS

Caroline Adderson

In the third book of Caroline Adderson’s heartwarming Izzy series, Izzy’s Dog Days of Summer (Kids Can Press $16.99) for… FULL STORY

Nicola Jones

Award-winning science journalist, Nicola Jones, writes about a heartwarming true story of the rescue and rehabilitation of Zalea, a three-week-old… FULL STORY

Laurie Elmquist

Mud puddles, speckled eggs and cozy sheep’s wool set the scene for a day in the country for mom and… FULL STORY

Gail Anderson-Dargatz

Author Gail Anderson-Dargatz’s book My Life Off-Key (Orca $10.95) for ages 12-17, follows seventeen-year-old Jen, who is stunned to learn… FULL STORY

Frances Backhouse

Owls are remarkable creatures known for their exceptional vision in low light, acute hearing, silent flight, and ability to rotate… FULL STORY

Jenny Manzer

Addie and her brother, Billy, live with their mom in a shabby rental cabin in Cedarveil, near the beach. Their… FULL STORY

Thomas F. Pedersen

Dr. Thomas F. Pedersen examines British Columbia’s pioneering carbon tax policy in The Carbon Tax Question: Clarifying Canada’s Most Consequential… FULL STORY

Jaz Papadopoulos

In I Feel That Way Too (Nightwood $19.95), Lambda Literary Fellow, Jaz Papadopoulos offers a poetically critical examination of sexual… FULL STORY

Joseph Dandurand

The fourth book of award-winning author, Joseph Dandurand’s “Then and Now” series, The Bears and the Magic Masks (Nightwood $15.95)… FULL STORY

David Zieroth

first here and then far: Selected Poems 1971–2024 (Harbour $24.95) is a retrospective of David Zieroth’s more than fifty-year creative… FULL STORY

Ed Willes

In Never Boring: The Up and Down History of the Vancouver Canucks (Harbour $28.95), Ed Willes, a veteran hockey writer,… FULL STORY

Grant Lawrence

Inspired by Grant Lawrence’s bestselling memoir Adventures in Solitude (Harbour, 2010), his humourous, adventure-packed picture book for children aged 4-7,… FULL STORY

Dominique Bernier-Cormier

Dominique Bernier-Cormier explores the mutability of language and identity through the lens of his ancestor, Pierrot Cormier’s escape from a… FULL STORY

Megan Fennya Jones

A young woman navigates her modeling career between Paris and New York, juxtaposing the pressures of the fashion world with… FULL STORY

Ali Blythe

In Stedfast (Goose Lane Editions $19.95), Ali Blythe reinterprets John Keats’s work, introducing themes of marginality into the Romantic vision…. FULL STORY

Valerie Jerome

Valerie Jerome tells the powerful story of her family’s extraordinary achievements in sports and their fight against racism in Canada… FULL STORY

JD Derbyshire

Mercy Gene: The Man-Made Making of a Mad Woman (Goose Lane Editions $22.95), the genre-defying debut by JD Derbyshire, combines… FULL STORY

Paul Sunga

Paul Sunga’s Because of Nothing at All (Goose Lane Editions $24.95) follows the story of an abduction of international health… FULL STORY

Andrew Boden

Set against the backdrop of WWII, Rainor Schacht has no idea of the dark reality about to descend upon him… FULL STORY

Carly Butler

Carly Butler’s childhood in 1990s Montana was marked by a lively imagination and a strong, independent mother, DJ. They engaged… FULL STORY

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