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Ever since French explorer Samuel de Champlain's first taste of what he called "la mer douce"—the freshwater sea—the Great Lakes have been admired, exploited, and renewed. This vast region is a study in contrasts: a hub of industry that's the…

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Part travelogue, part exploration-a road trip into the reality behind the cultural myth that is America. Breakfast at the Exit Cafe begins as a personal story-told in alternating voices by two travellers and writers-of a journey by car from British Columbia…

Emancipation Day

by Wayne Grady

|November 4, 2014

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"Grady's novel reads with the velvety tempo of the jazz music of its day. . . . Grady fearlessly explores heated race relations and the masks we all assume." Chatelaine      With his curly black hair and his wicked grin, everyone swoons…

Tree: A Life Story

by David Suzuki

|February 9, 2007

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"Only God can make a tree," wrote Joyce Kilmer in one of the most celebrated of poems. In Tree: A Life Story , authors David Suzuki and Wayne Grady extend that celebration in a "biography" of this extraordinary—and extraordinarily important—organism.…

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This is a strikingly thought-provoking book about how the forces of evolution and extinction have shaped the living world, and the part that humans play therein. These elegant and penetrating essays speak to some of our most fundamental questions about the human…
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arg1-9782897123185.html En 1925, Jack naît blanc dans une famille noire de l’Ontario. Noir pour ses parents et blanc aux yeux des autres, Jack, l’homme aux deux visages, subit sa double et paradoxale identité. Enrôlé dans la…

Grands Lacs

by Wayne Grady

|January 23, 2008

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Wayne Grady was born in 1948 in Windsor, Ontario. He attended Carleton University where he earned a B.A. in English. He is a freelance magazine writer and author of several books. He is the former editor of Harrowsmith magazine. He has also translated several…

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The second novel in the highly acclaimed series Charles the Bold , about a young man growing up in east-end Montreal. “Montreal! You’re going to be hearing from me! I’m going to make your ears ring!” These are the last words in this hypnotically interesting saga…
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October 1970. Two kidnappings. One dead. A crisis unlike anything the country had ever seen — here is the story behind history . . . Thirty years after the October Crisis, Sam Nihilo, a freelance writer whose career is in a slump, is drawn to the conspiracy…

Great Lakes, The

by Wayne Grady

|April 15, 2011

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Five immense lakes lie at the heart of North America. They comprise the world's largest freshwater system, containing 95 percent of the continent's fresh water, and one-fifth of the planet's total supply. The Great Lakes drainage basin is home to 40 million…

A Good Death

by Gil Courtemanche

|January 6, 2012

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On Christmas Eve, a family has gathered around the table for the obligatory dinner. The father, once an imposing figure who terrorized his children, has suddenly fallen prey to Parkinson’s. Yesterday’s tyrant is now trapped inside a disintegrating body. André,…
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"[The Groundwork Guides] are excellent books, mandatory for school libraries and the increasing body of young people prepared to take ownership of the situations and problems previous generations have left them." -- Globe and Mail There is no doubt that we have…