Biography, Memoirs & Letters

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Jewels of the Qila

The Remarkable Story of an Indo-Canadian Family

UBC Press

This story about a remarkable Sikh family living in British Columbia tells a larger tale about an immigrant community’s triumphs and tribulations and the strong connections that Indo-Canadians continue to forge with their homeland.

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Autism All-Stars

How We Use Our Autism and Asperger Traits to Shine in Life

Foreword by Tony Attwood; Edited by Josie Santomauro
Jessica Kingsley Publishers

Writers from around the world - including Temple Grandin, Donna Williams, Deborah Lipsky, and Wendy Lawson -- share their experiences of creating a successful life on the autism spectrum.

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Exploring Mars

Chronicles from a Decade of Discovery

The University of Arizona Press

The former NASA director of Mars missions recounts the failures and triumphs of exploring Mars, weaving a compelling story of both the political and scientific challenges surrounding the Red Planet.

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Voyage of a Summer Sun

Canoeing the Columbia River

Oregon State University Press
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Boundless Optimism

Richard McBride's British Columbia

UBC Press

Boundless Optimism is the definitive biography of Premier Richard McBride and a revealing portrait of British Columbia during a time of great volatility and great expectations.

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Man Proposes, God Disposes

Recollections of a French Pioneer

By Pierre Maturié; Introduction by Gilles Cadrin; Translated by Vivian Bosley
Athabasca University Press

A crystal clear evocation of another time and place and a compelling meditation on hope and loss.

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A Metaphoric Mind

Selected Writings of Joseph Couture

Foreword by Lewis Cardinal; Edited by Ruth Couture and Virginia McGowan
Athabasca University Press

"Dr. Joe challenges the reader to examine both Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal approaches to the world and demonstrates the differences between Indigenous knowledge and Western thought." -Ed Buller

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Indian Ernie

Perspectives on Policing and Leadership by Ernie Louttit

UBC Press, Purich Publishing

Retired police sergeant Ernie Louttit shares stories from the streets of Saskatoon, struggling to bring justice to communities where the lines between criminal and victim often blurred.

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The Looked After Kid, Revised Edition

My Life in a Children’s Home

Jessica Kingsley Publishers

Placed in care at an early age, Paolo Hewitt vividly describes his early life spent with an abusive foster family before he is moved to Burbank children's home aged 10. There he meets a gang of inspiring children who are outsiders just like him, and together they struggle to create a life for themselves.

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But We All Shine On

The Remarkable Orphans of Burbank Children's Home

Jessica Kingsley Publishers

After a childhood spent in care at Burbank Children's Home, Paolo Hewitt embarks upon a personal journey as an adult to discover whatever happened to his close childhood friends. He reveals their stories - from the funny to inspiring to heart-breaking - and makes new discoveries about himself, his friends and the power of the human spirit.

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