- Genres: Memoir
CA$27.95Our Legacy follows the development of Saskatchewan during the early 1900s, allowing the reader to observe this era through the eyes of the Govan clan from Scotland and the Walter family from England.
Through their experiences we begin to understand the impact two world wars and the Dirty Thirties had on these pioneers; through their stories we share their struggles and celebrate their victories as their families begin to take root, flourish and become productive members of a new society.
CA$21.95It seemed loneliness was to be my life's companion; the more people there were around me, the more alone I felt. I wondered if I would ever fit in anywhere. The sequel to the award-winning memoir, Black Fury. (Great Northwest Book Festival) The compelling story of a family in turmoil.
CA$21.95I read the ad. "Know Thyself. Astrology lessons--only serious students need apply." To know myself--how wonderful! But I didn't realize just how long and rough the road to self-discovery would be. The sequel to the award-winning memoir, Black Fury and A Family of Our Own. The compelling true story of a family in turmoil.
CA$21.95After the war, Joe and Angelina, my mother, took to frequenting the local legion hall; a house band played there every weekend. It hadn't taken long for the couple's dancing prowess to become known; the other patrons would applaud and move aside when they saw the duo step out onto the floor: the handsome, well-dressed gentleman, and his exquisite, beautiful lady with golden locks that fell to her waist.
How Mother loved it. For a time she would be one in mind and spirit with Joe. For a time she would be his equal.
They wanted passion; I just wanted them to quit fighting. I wanted peace so badly...
The compelling story of a troubled marriage and a family in turmoil.
CA$21.95We had a saying: “Only the ‘weaker sex’ is tough enough, mule enough, to stick it out in the bush country.” Living on the edge of the Saskatchewan boreal forest, we learned what we were made of—both the good and the bad. The continuation of the award-winning series of memoirs: Black Fury, A Family of Our Own, and Know Thyself. The bittersweet memories of three generations of women.
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$19.95Wherever there is hockey there will always be a rink burger.
Hockey isn't just about games in big stadiums. It can be played on ponds, streets and in small-town rinks. It creates bonds between fathers and sons. It forges friendships that last a lifetime.
When the family home in Big River, Saskatchewan, is sold, Todd Devonshiredecides to visit his roots one last time and retrieve all the hockey mementos he'd promised to pick up someday. Packing up pictures, old hockey jerseys and his vast collection of O-Pee-Chee hockey cards, Todd reminisces about his youth as a player and avid fan in a comical and poignant coming of age.
Suddenly finding themselves without the roles and responsibilities that had defined their adult lives, Diane and Rick Armstrong embarked on a journey through India ... a journey that changed their perception of the world.
CA$19.95This inventive collection of literary and visual oddments embodies the creativespirit of Marie Elyse St. George at its wicked, witty, and sometimes wise best. Eight decades have passed since she held up an armful of kittens to the camera, and she continues to entertain with An Assortment of stories, poems, illustrations, and undefinables—meticulously drawn, at times tragic, and often darkly humorous.
CA$19.95MURIEL A. JARVIS has seen many changes in Saskatchewan since her birth on the Prairies in 1920: the Saskatoon City Hospital is now a gleaming structure of steel and glass with ten floors and a central transparent elevator, a transformation from the brick structure where she trained and worked as a young nurse in the 1940s. Health care too has changed a great deal since then; nursing has been transformed, and the status of women revolutionized.
The inspiring story of a girl from Kenaston, Saskatchewan, who had a dream...And her dream changed a province.
CA$19.95Teaching is an education! In this collection of stories, Dianne Miller invites us to join her as she recalls her educational journey, first as a student and then as a long-time educator. We ride on a bumpy school bus, ring the bell in the principal’s office, navigate delicately around a lovesick teen, and endure/enjoy adolescent shenanigans and wisecracks. Miller is both entertaining and introspective as she considers the personal, pedagogical and societal changes she experienced over many years as a teacher and administrator. Her love for her students, for her colleagues, and for the education profession itself is evident on every page.
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.
OUR CLIENTS SAY...
Marion Mutala, author of the award-winning Baba’s Babushka series
Eileen Munro, author of ABC’s Down on the Farm
Ghosts of Government House
The Canadian Shield Alphabet
I Like You, I Like Me, Too!
Ileen Sheehan Boechler, author of I Know My Onions: Homesteading North of the 53rd
Forgotten Gardens, Abandoned Landscapes & Remarkable Restorations
Boris Kishchuk, author of Long-Term Care in Saskatchewan and Crown Corporations of Saskatchewan
You're Going Where?!
Dr. Felix Veloso, author of Stroke Prevention Naturally: Proven Non-Pharmaceutical Stroke Avoidance Strategies and Dementia Prevention Naturally: Evidence-Based Strategies To Enrich Cognition
Treena Wynes, author of Am I the Only One? Struggling Being a Teen
Val Lawton, professional artist
Where Does Your Dog Sleep?
Joyce Olesen, author of 113 Boathouse Hill
Wes Funk, award-winning novelist, author of Cherry Blossoms, Dead Rock Stars and Wes Side Story: A Memoir
Jakob, Out of the Village
He Who Flies By Night: The Story of Grey Owl
Bev Lundahl, author of Entangled Roots: The Mystery of Peterborough’s Headless Corpse