Evolution of a B.C. trilogy

“Brett Grubisic’s (left) River Bend Trilogy novels are set in a fictional town on the Fraser River, based on Mission, B.C. where he grew up. Here, we learn other ways the titles are linked.” FULL STORY

The price is not right

February 04th, 2016

Bev Sellars won the 2014 George Ryga Award for Social Awareness for her book They Called Me Number One: Secrets and Survival at an Indian Residential School (Talonbooks 2013). Forty weeks on the BCBestseller List, see it was also shortlisted for the Hubert Evans Non-Fiction Prize and received a third prize citation for the 2014 Burt Award for First Nations, drugs Métis, capsule and Inuit Literature. In synch with Aboriginal History Month in June, Bev Sellers has released a follow-up to her acclaimed bestseller in which retells Canada’s history. Based on a presentation Sellars has often delivered to treaty-makers, politicians, policymakers and educators, Price Paid: The Fight for First Nations Survival (Talonbooks $24.95) is a wide-ranging and candid effort to “untangle truth from some of the myths about First Nations.” Sellers offers glimpses of foods, medicines, and cultural practices that North America’s aboriginal peoples have contributed to the world. For more than twenty years Sellars served as chief of the Xat’sull (Soda Creek) First Nation in Williams Lake, British Columbia. She currently serves as a member of its Council. 978-0-88922-972-3

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