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Meaning Matters: Inferences and Conclusions: Reading Between the Lines

by Gail Sjuberg

Grass Roots Press

2019

Educational | 48

CDN: 12.95

The Meaning Matters series (set of 4 books) is designed for students who require instruction in a specific comprehension skill. Students will enjoy building their knowledge through reading the contemporary non-fiction passages in the workbook. The Inferences and Conclusions workbook, which contains 20 passages, requires students to read closely and provide textual evidence to support…

Meaning Matters: Main Idea: Finding Supporting Details

by Brenda Chapman

Grass Roots Press

2019

Educational | 48

CDN: 12.95

The Meaning Matters series (set of 4 books) is designed for students who require instruction in a specific comprehension skill. Students will enjoy building their knowledge through reading the contemporary non-fiction passages in the workbook. The Main Idea workbook contains 35 passages, each followed by a set of questions requiring students to identify main ideas…

Meaning Matters: Fact and Opinion: Finding Textual Evidence

by Terry Barber

Grass Roots Press

2019

Educational | 48

CDN: 12.95

The Meaning Matters series (set of 4 books) is designed for students who require instruction in a specific comprehension skill. Students will enjoy building their knowledge through reading the contemporary non-fiction passages in the workbook. The Fact and Opinion workbook contains 19 passages, each followed by a set of questions that provides practice in discerning…

Jesus on the Dashboard

by Lisa Murphy-Lamb

Stonehouse Publishing

2017

Fiction, Young Adult | 210

CDN: 19.95

Teenage years can be complicated, even when you haven’t been abandoned by your mother at age ten. It is the 1980s and teenage Gemma lives with her well-meaning father, Nathaniel, goes to ‘art therapy’ once a week and tries to come to terms with growing up motherless. She collects facts about her long lost mother,…

Lady Franklin of Russell Square

by Erika Behrisch Elce

Stonehouse Publishing

2018

Historical Fiction, literature | 220

CDN: 19.95

My dearest love, Where are you now? Spring, 1847, and Lady Franklin is back in London expecting to greet her hero husband, polar explorer Sir John Franklin, upon his triumphant return from the Northwest Passage. As weeks turn to months, she develops an unconventional friendship with Russell Square’s gardener even as she reluctantly grows into…

My Brother Chuck

by Andrew Evans

Stonehouse Publishing

2018

Fiction | 340

CDN: 19.95

My Brother Chuck is a touching and insightful look at growing up male in the 50s and 60s. Growing up in a peaceful suburban family, two dissimilar brothers attempt to apply the life-lessons from their parents with varying degrees of success. Little brother Chuck is a born salesman, while his older brother is a reticent…

The Dark Divide

by D.K. Stone

Stonehouse Publishing

2018

Fiction | 339

CDN: 19.95

Waterton is a town with dark secrets, and after a summer of murder and mayhem, American ex-pat, Rich Evans, knows exactly how far people will go to hide them. Jobless after the fiery destruction of the hotel he once managed, Rich is charged with arson. Only one person, local mechanic Louise “Lou” Newman, believes in…

The Poor Clare

by Elizabeth Gaskell

Stonehouse Publishing

2018

Classics, Fiction, Horror | 65

CDN: 16.95

Set in Victorian England, Gaskell’s gothic masterpiece weaves the tale of a lonely old woman whose curse upon the murderer of her cherished dog unleashes unintended consequences. The impulse of revenge is turned to contrition after the discovery of an unexpected connection between her and the accursed. Through Ireland to Yorkshire and finally London, a…

Reconsidering Confederation: Canada's Founding Debates 1864-1999

by Daniel Heidt (editor)

University of Calgary Press

2018

Canadian History, Educational, Historical | 320

CDN: 34.99

July 1st 1867 is celebrated as Canada’s Confederation – the date that Canada became a country. But 1867 was only the beginning. As the country grew from a small dominion to a vast federation encompassing ten provinces, three territories, and hundreds of First Nations, its leaders repeatedly debated Canada’s purpose, and the benefits and drawbacks…

Canada’s Labour Market Training System

by Bob Barnetson

Athabasca University Press

2018

Education, Labour market, Labour Relations, Occupational Training |

CDN: 29.99

How does the current labour market training system function and whose interests does it serve? In this introductory textbook, Bob Barnetson wades into the debate between workers and employers, and governments and economists to investigate the ways in which labour power is produced and reproduced in Canadian society. After sifting through the facts and interpretations…

The True Face of Sir Isaac Brock

by Guy St-Denis

University of Calgary Press

2018

Academic, Biography, Canadian History, Historical | 338

CDN: 34.99

Major General Sir Isaac Brock is remembered as the Hero of Upper Canada for his defence of what is now Ontario during the War of 1812, and also for his noble death at the Battle of Queenston Heights. In the more than two centuries since then, Brock’s likeness has been lost in a confusing array…

Hunting Alberta

by Duane S. Radford

Dragon Hill Publishing

2018

Guidebook, Hunting | 240

CDN: $21.95

Featuring content on hand loading and hunting gear, taxidermy, big game, upland game bird and waterfowl hunting in Alberta, Hunt Alberta (2017) is the only book of its kind in today’s market. There were 128,077 licensed hunters in Alberta in 2015 (the latest year for which sales are available) with increasing numbers during each of…

Sharing Breath: Embodied Learning and Decolonization

by ed. Sheila Batacharya and Yuk-Lin Renita Wong

Athabasca University Press

2018

Critical Pedagogy, Cultural Dialectics, Educational | 398

CDN: 41.95

Treating bodies as more than discursive in social research can feel out of place in academia. As a result, embodiment studies remain on the outside of academic knowledge construction and critical scholarship. However, embodiment scholars suggest that investigations into the profound division created by privileging the mind-intellect over the body-spirit are integral to the project…

What We Are When We Are: Kaj smo, ko smo

by Cvetka Lipuš, trans. by Tom Priestly

Athabasca University Press

2018

Poetry, Translation | 92

CDN: 19.99

Working within a postmodern style, this rhythmic and melodious bilingual collection of poems originally written in Slovenian by Cvetka Lipuš and translated here by Tom Priestly, blends the real with the surreal, dull urban lives with dreams. Lipuš, known for the lexical beauty of her work, dwells on topics of time and space which she…

Plants of Southern Interior British Columbia and the Inland Northwest

by Roberta Parish, Ray Coupe and Dennis Lloyd

Lone Pine Publishing

1999

british columbia, identification, plants | 464

CDN: 29.95

This handy field guide features nearly 700 species of plants commonly found in the region from the crest of the Rockies west to the Coast Mountains, including the interior of Washington and Idaho. Detailed species descriptions are combined with precise drawings and excellent color photographs to make the plants of the region easy to identify.…

Hummingbird: A Novel

by Devin Krukoff

Freehand Books

2018

Fiction, Novel | 232

CDN: 21.95

A compelling, haunting novel about a man experiencing gaps in time, and the pain of living inside an anxious mind. Felix wakes up one day to find himself with a girlfriend he doesn’t recognize, their life together that is unfamiliar. A novel, with his name on the cover, that he doesn’t remember writing. He’s been…

Twin Studies: A Novel

by Keith Maillard

Freehand Books

2018

Fiction, Novel | 576

CDN: 24.95

An engrossing, timely, and contemporary novel about the bonds between twins, about sexuality and gender fluidity, and about the messy complexities of modern family life — the much-anticipated new novel, the first in more than a decade, from acclaimed writer Keith Maillard. Dr. Erica Bauer — an identical twin — studies twins at the university…

All of Us in Our Own Lives: A Novel

by Manjushree Thapa

Freehand Books

2018

Fiction, Novel | 320

CDN: 21.95

A beautiful story of strangers who shape each other’s lives in fateful ways, All of Us in Our Own Lives delves deeply into the lives of women and men in Nepal and into the world of international aid. Ava Berriden, a Canadian lawyer, quits her corporate job in Toronto to move to Nepal, from where she was…

Waiting: An Anthology of Essays

by Rona Altrows & Julie Sedivy

The University of Alberta Press

2018

Anthologies: General, Canadian, Canadian Literature, essays, literary collections | 296

CDN: 24.99

Waiting, that most human of experiences, saturates all of our lives. We spend part of each day waiting—for birth, death, appointments, acceptance, forgiveness, redemption. This collection of thirty-two personal essays is as much about hope as it is about waiting. Featuring literary voices from the renowned to the emerging, this anthology of contemporary creative nonfiction…

Magnetic North: Sea Voyage to Svalbard

by Jenna Butler

The University of Alberta Press

2018

Canadian, Climate Change, Ecological Science, Ecology, Environment, Essays & Travelogues, Global Warming & Climate Change, Life Sciences, literary collections, Science, the Biosphere, The North, Travel, Womens Studies | 120

CDN: 19.99

“Windburned, eyes closed, this: beneath the keening of bergs, a deeper thresh of glaciers calving, creaking with sun. Sound of earth, her bones, wide russet bowl of hips splaying open. From these sere flanks, her desiccating body, what a sea change is born.” From the endangered Canadian boreal forest to the environmentally threatened Svalbard archipelago…