Biography, Memoirs & Letters

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Champagne and Meatballs

Adventures of a Canadian Communist

By Bert Whyte; Introduction by Larry Hannant; Edited by Larry Hannant
Athabasca University Press

Bert Whyte’s fascinating memoir of life as an underground historical rogue who spent 40 years navigating left-wing politics and communism in Canada.

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Letters from the Lost

A Memoir of Discovery

Athabasca University Press
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Havana and Other Missing Fathers

The University of Arizona Press

Mia Leonin spent the first sixteen years of her life believing her father was dead. All she knew of the man came through stories told by her mother. At times he had been a surgeon, at others a psychiatrist. In truth, he had been a fantasy.

Shortly after her sixteenth birthday, Leonin learned from her mother that her father, a Cuban ...

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Negotiating the Numbered Treaties

An Intellectual and Political History of Alexander Morris

UBC Press, Purich Publishing

The story of the prairie treaties and Alexander Morris, a man who embraced a larger concept of nationhood and the role of First Nations in the expansion of Canada.

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The Road to Mount Lemmon

The University of Arizona Press

As you wind your way up the Catalina Highway, it doesn't matter whether you're a first-time visitor or a native Tucsonan; you know you're on the way to someplace special.

The Santa Catalina Mountains first captivated Tony Zimmerman on a 1937 hunting trip. Regard for the alpine beauty must have been in his genes--he was the son of Swiss ...

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Kiss the kids for dad, Don’t forget to write

The Wartime Letters of George Timmins, 1916-18

Edited by Y.A. Bennett
UBC Press

The letters of Lance-Corporal George Timmins, who served in the Canadian Expeditionary Force on the Western Front, offer a rare glimpse into the life and relationships, at home and abroad, of an ordinary Canadian soldier.

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House of Houses

The University of Arizona Press

Combining poetic language and the traditions of magic realism to paint a vivid portrait of her family, Pat Mora's House of Houses is an unconventional memoir that reads as if every member, death notwithstanding, is in one room talking, laughing, and crying. In a salute to the Day of the Dead, the story begins with a visit to the cemetery ...

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Families of Adults with Autism

Stories and Advice for the Next Generation

Jessica Kingsley Publishers

The book is a collection of real-life stories of people on the autism spectrum growing up, as told by their families. Accounts explore the challenges that families of people with autism have faced, and the techniques they have used to improve the quality of their children's lives, from vitamins and dietary changes to intensive interaction.

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Crossing the Yard

The University of Arizona Press

Ever since he was asked to critique the poetry of a convicted murderer, he has lived in two worlds.

Richard Shelton was a young English professor in 1970 when a convict named Charles Schmid--a serial killer dubbed the "Pied Piper of Tucson" in national magazines--shared his brooding verse. But for Shelton, the novelty of meeting a death-

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Time of Grace

The University of Arizona Press

"I hole up in my own cozy cubicle and write, considering ways to make the approaching Thanksgiving holiday not just another day in this place. In prison, hope faces east; time is measured in wake-ups."

Time of Grace is a remarkable book, written with great eloquence by a former science teacher who was incarcerated for twelve ...

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