Biography, Memoirs & Letters

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Raw Material

By Oregon State University Press
Oregon State University Press

What begins as a knitter’s search for local yarn becomes a dirty, unlikely, and irresistible new career, as the author leaves her high-tech job for a new way of life considered long dead.

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Naturalist 25th Anniversary Edition

By Island Press
Island Press

The 25th Anniversary Edition of the classic memoir celebrates the human side of science.

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Dear Alzheimer's

A Diary of Living with Dementia

Jessica Kingsley Publishers

Capturing Keith Oliver's journey from diagnosis to the present day, this empowering book combines reflective diary entries with retrospective pieces to provide a unique insight into life with dementia.

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Unforgetting Private Charles Smith

Athabasca University Press

A poetic setting of a World War I soldier's diary.

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Journey to the Center of the Mind

Health and Happiness through the Eyes of a World-Renowned Neurosurgeon

Universitas Press

Amidst the personal reminiscences of a world-renowned neurosurgeon and professor lie the knowledge and wisdom of a happy and fulfilling life, something we look for ourselves.

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A World without Martha

A Memoir of Sisters, Disability, and Difference

UBC Press, Purich Books

A World without Martha is an unflinching yet compassionate memoir of how one sister’s institutionalization for intellectual disability in the 1960s affected the other, sending them both on separate but parallel journeys shaped initially by society’s inability to accept difference and later by changing attitudes towards disability, identity, and inclusion.

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Bootstraps Need Boots

One Tory’s Lonely Fight to End Poverty in Canada

UBC Press, On Point Press

In this deeply personal memoir, Hugh Segal looks back on a life that took him from childhood poverty to the heights of Canadian politics and how these early experiences shaped his life-long advocacy for the poor.

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Everything is Relevant

Writings on Art and Life, 1991-2018

Concordia University Press

A compelling and illuminating collection of Canadian artist Ken Lum’s diverse writings from the early 1990s to the present.

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Remote

Finding Home in the Bitterroots

Oregon State University Press

The story of one woman’s journey into the Selway-Bitterroot Wilderness of Idaho and Montana to investigate the disappearance of her friend and discover the truth about her family.

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The Shoe Boy

A Trapline Memoir

UBC Press, Purich Books

The Shoe Boy is an evocative exploration of Indigenous identity and connection to the land, expressed in guise of a unique coming-of-age memoir set on a trapline in northern Quebec.

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