- Genres: Memoir
CA$16.95The ships are gone but the stories remain...
A military memoir of humour, horror and honour, My Battle of the Atlantic chronicles daily life aboard a corvette in the Canadian Navy during the Second World War. While escorting convoys across the Atlantic Ocean from Halifax, Nova Scotia to Londonderry, Ireland, the HMCS Edmunston encountered many dangers: U-boats, icebergs and adventurous WRENs!
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$17.00The Peace rose glows a beautiful, soft yellow. A muted pink rims the petals. A hybrid tea rose, it is a hardy bloom, and its name commemorates the end of the Second World War.
Every spring, Anna Maria Alberts-Zeeman watches the rose come to life in her garden and cannot help but remember. Amsterdam in the 1930s was a fun and a safe place to live; hers was a happy childhood filled with love, laughter, and hope. She never imagined how life would change so dramatically, how she'd live the next number of years in fear, oppression, and poverty. The end of the Second World War couldn't come soon enough for the Netherlands. The people were starving. Childhoods and teen years, like Anna Maria's, were lost. Never again would she take anything for granted.
The Peace Rose is an inspiring personal story of love, hope, and faith.
CA$19.95When he was a young man, Clyde Manswell promised his mother he would become a doctor. Throughout the years, despite the distance between them from their native Trinidad to the cold climes of Canada and beyond, despite the difficulties of language and intensive study, she kept faith that her son would fulfill his promise. And he did.
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.
CA$14.95From his prairie childhood of the '20s to his experiences as an itinerant worker riding the rails during the Dirty Thirties, from riding the range and mining ore in B.C. to serving in the tank corps in Italy during the Second World War, from knee-bolting in a sawmill to bulldozing roads, Frank Vanyo's compilation of memories--written with humour and nostalgia--convey the harsh realities of a bygone era and a man's determination to live life to the fullest despite them.
CA$14.95Originally written during a writer’s workshop between 2017 and 2019, the essays and articles within are both sombre and humorous, owing a great deal to the influence of Canadian humorist and satirist Stephen Leacock. This one’s for fun.
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$14.95What started out as a vacation plan gone awry quickly turned into a tale of laughter, tears and seat-gripping adventure --"a crazy midlife journey with a team of horses and a covered wagon, an amazing trek we could neither have anticipated nor imagined! At a crossroads in our lives, we had no agenda, so it came as a surprise when we realized this journey was spreading a message of inspiration and encouraging others to dream!"
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$19.95You CAN travel with a walker or wheelchair.
Seniors are living longer, and there are an increasing number of us who have mobility issues but want to live life to the fullest. For those who want to continue to enjoy travelling, the use of a walker or wheelchair may be necessary. Lack of mobility creates problems, so careful planning before a trip is essential. Wheel the World describes some of the difficulties I have encountered when travelling by bus, by ship, and by car. Though these difficulties don’t go away, I hope you will find that they are not insurmountable, and that discovering new places and revisiting familiar ones can still be thrilling and fun.
CA$19.95Loneliness was there in our childhoods, although we had no name for it. It was there in high school, as distressing as at any other time in our lives because we had little experience of it, had not yet developed a means of coping. And it has been there in all the years that followed. One place in particular it keeps turning up—in the stories we tell. When we are older, that is, when the end is somewhere up ahead, within sight more days than we want to admit, loneliness speaks with a more insistent voice. Beckons to us as if urging us to go further. It is now that our stories can take on a different mood. A thread runs through the cloth, colouring all the fabric. In these later years, when the bartender dims the lights, we take notice.
Here follow the stories of an eighty-three-year-old, bits and pieces of memory that managed to snag on the fenceline and make a story because they sounded right.
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