- Genres: Non-Fiction
CA$17.95What began as a casual collection of notes about growing up on a farm more than 60 years ago grew to be a bigger project that became this book. Inspired by her family to record her stories and memories, Joyce Olesen reflects on the "good old days," not to glorify them as a time better than the present, but to offer a glimpse into the life of one family who grew up on the Saskatchewan prairie and to celebrate those long ago days.
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$16.95Olga Stefaniuk will always be grateful she had cancer. Fighting the disease helped her find strength she didn't know she had.
Determined to use her life for a greater purpose, she started cancer support groups, brought cancer retreats to Saskatchewan and spread a message of hope to patients, caregivers and the medical community.
Her story of resilience, positivity and resolve to make a difference reminds us all what power we hold within.
CA$16.95It's not easy being a teen. Entering the adult world of judgment and responsibility can be tough, especially when you're already dealing with a changing body. The need to stand on your own can conflict with your need to belong, and the overwhelming nature of it all can make you wonder if you're the only one who feels this way. Am I the Only One? helps you see your potential, providing tools to build confidence and hope, and letting you know that even if it feels like it, you're not alone.
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$14.95Your Nickel's Worth Publishing is pleased to present Bold Experiment, an autobiography written by Matthew S. Anderson (1882 - 1974) - a man recognized by Tommy Douglas as 'a pioneer of social medicine'.
The 80-page book, including photographs, documents and memorabilia, uncovers the little-known history behind an important piece of our Canadian culture, heritage and identity: the story behind how Medicare first came to Saskatchewan.
Since its inception as a province, Saskatchewan has been home to grassroots idealism, to people willing to work hard to make a difference and to those willing to persevere despite the odds. Matthew Anderson believed strongly that Canadians should have protection against the cost of illness. After almost 20 years of dedication and determination to transform the idea into reality, this man, a plain 'dirt farmer' from Bulyea, Saskatchewan, forged and made work North America's first comprehensive, prepaid medical care plan.
Given the interest in the Tommy Douglas story and the history of Medicare, this book provides a timely perspective from one of the early pioneers of health care in North America.
CA$17.95One of the biggest steps towards healing is the act of telling your story … Why is it that some individuals give up in the face of a challenge while others are able to rise above? While it is easier to give up, it is through your challenges that you are able to grow. These courageous, real-life stories are true examples of loss, pain, and devastation. You will be taken through stories of addiction, abuse, domestic violence, and grief. As you feel the pain of each struggle, you will also gain valuable insight as to how each person was able to persevere. In learning from these triumphs, it will become evident that we are not created to give up in the face of adversity … we are born resilient.
CA$35.00The purpose and challenge of this anniversary book of Grace Mennonite Church is to capture, in word and picture, the faithfulness of the past 50 years; to use that history to describe the richness of the present and look with real hope to the future as the vision of healing and hope gives direction to a world that so desperately needs to envision the reign of God in all domains of human experience. Celebrate the journey.
CA$16.95Confession: My name is Alison and I am a dance mom.
The first time I saw Jesse perform he was nine years old in a group tap number. When he appeared on stage, I remember what a thrill it was to see him up there, but also how cute they all were, how much fun they were having and how much they all obviously enjoyed being in the spotlight.
That was the moment Alison realized she was a dance mom. Her son Jesse's dance career would take him from a local dance school in Saskatoon--a small city in the middle of the Saskatchewan prairie--to Canada's RoyalWinnipeg Ballet School and from there to Germany, where he currently dances with the Stuttgarter Ballett. To parent a dancer to an elite level is a unique and challenging journey as well as an incredibly rewarding experience.
CA$19.95Every connection has its own story. Immigrants have come to Saskatchewan from Ukraine for more than a hundred years. Since Ukraine’s independence in 1991, there has been increasing awareness in Saskatchewan of the need to connect with Ukraine both politically and economically. And as time passes, there is an increasing awareness in all Canadians of Ukraine’s aspiration to become a fully independent and democratic country.
The intent of this book is to record some of the “connections” that have been made by Saskatchewan organizations and individuals with Ukraine, starting in the early 1970s. These connections have taken different forms over the years, but there has been a gradual shift from preserving Ukrainian culture and language to establishing a broader educational base—one that is mutually beneficial to both Saskatchewan and Ukraine.
CA$19.95Each Crown corporation has its own story. Why are Crown corporations so important to the people of Saskatchewan? The province has a long history of creating Crown corporations; the first was created before Saskatchewan became a province in 1905. Since those early days, many Crown corporations have been established and almost as many have been sold, privatized or dissolved. In addition, a number of the Crowns began investing in outside enterprises located in the province, in other provinces in Canada, as well as in foreign countries. Many of these investments have been sold off, some at a profit, but many at a loss. And so Crown corporations have been the subject of much political debate over the years. It is this fascination that led to this book.
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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