|October 2, 2013||Posted by Alison Jenkins under Biography, Canadian, Edwards|
While Henrietta Muir Edwards may be the least well known of the “Famous Five,” her imprint is felt by millions of Canadians every day.
|July 13, 2013||Posted by Alison Jenkins under Adventure, Biography, Canadian, Non-fiction|
A collection of true stories of survival and tragedy in Eastern Canada’s fishing ports.
A Stranger At Home: a True Story by Christy Jordan-Fenton and Margaret Pokiak-Fenton (Artwork by Liz Amini-Holmes)
|July 19, 2011||Posted by Betty Gelean under Biography, Canadian, History, Young Adult|
This book is the life of author, Margaret Pokiak-Fenton, the sequel to Fatty Legs by the same authors. It is also the life of Canada’s shame, the story of how the government took the children away from all aboriginal nations and sent them to Catholic residential schools.
|January 24, 2011||Posted by Kris McNaughton under Biography|
Fisher outlined his reasoning as to how Wallace became a Scottish hero and pointed out the patriotic failings of his contemporaries. Based on available historical documents . . .
|December 3, 2010||Posted by Joshua Biggley under Biography, Non-fiction|
I knew Dahl only as a beloved children’s writer, somewhat like his most infamous character, Mr. Willy Wonka—rough around the edges, but only to protect a tender heart. Storyteller did little to dissuade that view, revealing the humanity of Dahl’s life, from progenitors to progeny, while doing little to refute the perception of Dahl as an intentionally controversial character.
|November 6, 2010||Posted by Christine Gordon Manley under Biography, Health, Non-fiction|
Let me tell you a story. It’s about a girl named Elena Desserich. Shortly before her sixth birthday, she is diagnoised with a complex and (most often) incurable cancer. She begins a series of intensive radiation, chemotherapy, and drug treatments. Elena Desserich is not a fictional story. She is the daughter of Brooke and Keith Desserich (the authors) and she died nine months after first being diagnosed.
|October 29, 2010||Posted by Betty Gelean under Biography, Non-fiction|
With a rare gift of communication, he takes us on his journey through life beginning as a little Jewish kid in Brooklyn through local radio to global TV fame. From the loss of his father who died of a heart attack at work and the loss of his grandmother two weeks later, Larry King seems always to be looking and finding love only to lose it again.
|September 12, 2010||Posted by Roger Gordon under Biography, History, Non-fiction|
Olsen focuses much of her attention on three Americans—famed broadcaster Edward R. Murrow, US ambassador to London John Gilbert Winant, and Averill Harriman, who was in charge of FDR’s Lend-Lease Agreement that provided armaments and basic consumer goods to Britain during the war. All three of these personalities developed a true affection for their adopted land.
|May 27, 2010||Posted by Randy McDonald under Biography, Health, Non-fiction|
The Noonday Demon is a comprehensive survey of the issue that begins powerfully by recounting his own experiences: when his depressions began, what triggered it, what it felt like, what worsened it, what could start to make it better…
|April 11, 2010||Posted by Colleen McKie under Biography, History, Non-fiction|
The story of General Kamel Sachet, who was one of the favored few under Saddam Hussein, was intriguing and well rounded. Wendell gets the full story of Sachet’s life through interviews with family, friends, and co workers of the general. Not just a personal biography, the author tries to get to the bottom of one of the most curious questions in any severe regime: why go along with the abuse and torture when you know it’s wrong?
Girls Like Us: Carole King, Joni Mitchell, Carley Simon – and the Journey of a Generation by Sheila Weller
|March 16, 2010||Posted by Cheryl Wartman under Biography, History, Non-fiction|
Sheila Weller profiles three women who played a large role in the 1970s music scene. Weller states in an interview about this book that growing up in this generation, women identified with these previously middle-class women as “celebrity versions of themselves.” King, Mitchell, and Simon essentially created the confessional female singer-songwriter genre. The author has great respect for these celebrated women, but goes to great lengths to place them in historical context…