The labours of Dukesang Wong

The first known account of a Chinese railroad labourer from the 1880s tells of appalling work conditions, racism, exploitation, camaraderie with other Chinese migrants and finally, a happy family life. FULL STORY

AUTHORS & BOOKS

For the love of a child

Laesa Kim self-published a debut memoir Can’t Breathe (Paradox $20) that captures the nuances of life with a special-needs child…. FULL STORY

A gambler’s promise

Retired high school teacher, C.V. (Cindy) Gauthier self-published Charlee LeBeau & The Gambler’s Promise (FriesenPress $31.49), the first book of… FULL STORY

Notice the unnoticed

Dustin Cole is featured on the Scotiabank Giller Prize’s “Craving for CanLit” list this month for his new novel, Notice… FULL STORY

21st century grandpa

Grandfathered: Dispatches from the Trenches of Modern Grandparenthood (Heritage $22.95) chronicles retired newsman Ian Haysom’s adventures with his grandkids Mayana,… FULL STORY

Vancouver dancers

In, My Vancouver Dance History: Story, Movement, Community (MQUP $37.95), Peter Dickinson tells of his collaborations with nine Vancouver-based dance… FULL STORY

Buckna memoir

Pat Buckna wrote: Only Children: a family memoir (Maryhill Publishing 2019). A Powell River author and songwriter, Buckna grew up… FULL STORY

Love boat

It seemed like a television movie when Kelowna’s Tanya Zaufi took a job on a cruise ship touring the Caribbean… FULL STORY

Virus trauma

In the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, Anne Stone has published Girl Minus X (Wolsak & Wynn $22) about 15-year-old… FULL STORY

Animals as beings

Legally, animals are defined as property, often leading to their inhumane mistreatment. In Animals as Legal Beings: Contesting Anthropocentric Legal… FULL STORY

Kissing the Earth

Bowen Island poet, Lisa Shatzky is set to launch her sixth book of poetry in November (time and place TBA)…. FULL STORY

Climate crusaders

A retired atmospheric science researcher, Geoff Strong wrote the novela, Inconvenient Pipeline (Climate Crisis Publications $21.75) featuring 13-year-old Julia who… FULL STORY

Resonating reconciliation

Elaine Alec has written the non-fiction, Calling My Spirit Back (self-published $22.99) addressing her views on the current period of… FULL STORY

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