CA$19.95Quirky record store owner Jackson Hill doesn't know it, but his routine life in Saskatoon is about to take a bumpy ride. When his father dies unexpectedly, Jackson heads down the highway to his hometown in southern Saskatchewan. He knows the funeral will be rough, but he doesn't expect to meet a handsome stranger along the way or to face-off with his brother about dark issues of the past. A humorous tale of one man's fascination with rock 'n' roll, Dead Rock Stars is a stirring account of sibling rivalry, acts of forgiveness, and growing up gay on the Canadian Prairies.
CA$19.95Grieving for your child is an appalling prospect, truly a parent's worst nightmare.
Through a mist of pain and sorrow, Alison Montgomery struggled to find some measure of peace and, in doing so, rediscover herself after the accidental death of her 24-year-old son, Chris. Shattered by the loss, she is not the person she was--her life forever divided into "before" and "after," defined by membership in a fraternity of grieving parents who function every day in a disbelieving fog.
You never get over it; you just get through it ... one day at a time.
CA$19.95This beautifully simple book illustrates the traditional children's goodnight prayer, with room for parents and caregivers to add photos and drawings of the people important in their children's lives.
Written in memory of the author's son, this book holds the words he said every night before he laid his head down to sleep. Her prayer is that his words and wishes will go on to bless you, your children and children around the world, especially those who have no parents, who are hungry, abused or ill. The proceeds from this book are to help children in need. May God bless them.
May this little book help you to pray together and appreciate every loved one in your life.
CA$19.95A collection of writings in which the author engages in and reflects on his relationship with God, Image In Me begins with the assumption that we are made in God's image and that He calls us to experience the deep eternal value in every aspect of life from before birth, through childhood and adolescence, to adulthood and old age -- and to realize God's loving involvement all along the way.
CA$19.95“Dad, where did the crew get this thing?” I gasped. “It always perched up there, bolted to the crow’s nest in the mast,” he told me. “We never sailed without it.” Having entered service aboard HMCS Quesnel in June 1944, close to the end of the Second World War, Dad knew very little about the origin of the ship’s thunderbird mascot. And in the 1940s, he had not asked many questions about it. That it was an Indigenous carving was not a question, but the new millennium would be upon us before our perception began to crack and the significance of a First Nation carving turned World War II mascot became apparent. But what had happened to it at the end of the war?
CA$19.95With his usual prairie-boy wit and brutal honesty, Funk casts fiction aside and finally tells his real life story in a brave, unflinching memoir. Amidst the fun, there are poignant and painful moments of coming of age, coming out and coming undone. From his days as an intensely shy farm boy to his years as a lost soul and finally to his escapades in Saskatchewan's writing, publishing and broadcasting world, this autobiography is a wild ride and a true page-turner.
CA$19.95Be careful who you trust. When Charlie Wolfe winds up homeless, Tony Shepherd's family takes him in. But Tony's parents have one request: No more mysteries! The boys want to keep their word … but someone is leaving dismembered bodies around the city and Detective Gekas is asking what they know. Soon, Tony and Charlie are caught in a labyrinth of lies and death—and not everyone is as they seem. Can the boys escape unscathed or will someone they care about end up dead?
CA$19.95Shepherd & Wolfe. They’re not the Hardy Boys.
High school student Sheri Beckman has disappeared. When a massive search turns up nothing, her boyfriend, Tony Shepherd, joins forces with a wise-ass troublemaker named Charlie Wolfe to find out what happened.
But Charlie’s investigations aren’t always legal, so when another missing girl is found dead, Tony must decide whether doing right might sometimes mean doing wrong.
Together, Shepherd and Wolfe must find a ruthless killer and stop him before someone else dies.
CA$19.95Memories of a northern childhood. Aldred Neufeldt grew up in the small Mennonite community of Horse Lake, northern Saskatchewan, in the 1940s—a place considered by everyone else to be “the boonies” and a time when the devastating effects of the Great Depression were still being felt. Though times may have been tough, it was a childhood of wonder and discovery, nurtured by energetic and resourceful parents who expressed their Christian faith and community values through deeds more than words.
Neufeldt recounts what it was like to live in the log house built by his father; run along deer trails in the nearby Nisbet Forest Reserve; walk to school on the old Carlton Trail; model home-sewn fashions inspired by the latest Eaton’s catalogue; navigate the social dynamics of a small one-room school; and come to understand how the diverse personalities that made up his extended family—from hardworking pioneer grandparents to an infamous distant cousin accused of murder—helped to shape his own identity.
Told with zest and a keen eye for humorous detail, Horse Lake Chronicles immerses readers in a way of life now scarcely remembered, and in doing so invites us to reflect on our own origins and pathways to adulthood.
CA$19.95A teacher's handbook created for active use in the classroom, its clear, informative descriptions and full-colour examples encourage teachers to use writing skills as part of their science lessons and curriculum.
CA$19.95Learning is less about curricular delivery and more about building relationships. The thought of school can invoke fear and loathing, or it can elicit warmth and wonder—the difference being a kind word, a nod of encouragement, or a listening ear from a teacher who cares. Over time, the educational landscape has changed, the structures refurbished, the equipment updated, the methodologies redefined, the strategies remodeled. And yet, in this cycle of perpetual change lurks the notion that some things must remain the same. Changes in education are an ongoing reality; what remains the same is the need for strong, vibrant relationships that will withstand the idiosyncrasies of educational fads, fantasies, and fashions. If you’re tired of the proliferation of “edu-speak,” the rationalizations for declining performance, and the continued erosion of standards and expectations of education today, then this is the book for you.
CA$19.95The boys are back! Tony Shepherd’s relaxing summer at the lake with his family crashes to a halt when Charlie Wolfe arrives at the cabin after a local man goes missing. Nothing is ever simple when Charlie’s around, and soon the boys are caught in a dark tangle of violence and danger. If they’re not careful, their search could bring harm to more than just themselves… Can Tony protect his family and<\i> Charlie?
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