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Tegan and Sara

Modern Heartthrobs

by Melody Lau
edition: Paperback
also available: eBook
tagged: composers & musicians, history & criticism, lgbt

A guide to the music and multifaceted career of Canadian artists and songwriters Tegan and Sara.

Through interviews with Tegan and Sara, their collaborators, journalists, and fans, this book explores the multifaceted career of one of music’s most celebrated sister duos, from their start as Neil Young’s protégés to Canadian indie-rock purveyors …

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Impact

Women Writing After Concussion

edited by E. D. Morin & Jane Cawthorne, read by Tara Yelle
edition: Audiobook
also available: Paperback eBook
tagged: women authors, women's health, medical

In Impact, 21 women writers consider the effects of concussion on their personal and professional lives. The anthology bears witness to the painstaking work that goes into redefining identity and regaining creative practice after a traumatic event. By sharing their complex and sometimes incomplete healing journeys, these women convey the magnitude …

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From the Heart

Family. Community. Service.

by Mary Anne Chambers
edition: eBook
also available: Paperback eBook
tagged: african american & black, women, business

A refreshing memoir that challenges readers to make the most of life’s opportunities.

After moving to Canada from Jamaica in 1976, a colleague at Scotiabank told Mary Anne Chambers not to be surprised if she didn’t get very far. The overlapping characteristics of her identity — Caribbean immigrant, Black businesswoman, Catholic, wife, and moth …

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Kiki Man Ray

Art, Love, and Rivalry in 1920s Paris

by Mark Braude
edition: Hardcover
tagged: artists, architects, photographers, women artists

A dazzling portrait of Paris’s forgotten artist and cabaret star, whose incandescent life asks us to see the history of modern art in new ways.

In freewheeling 1920s Paris, Kiki de Montparnasse captivated as a nightclub performer, sold out gallery showings of her paintings, starred in Surrealist films, and shared drinks and ideas with the likes of …

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The Skin We're In

A Year of Black Resistance and Power

by Desmond Cole
edition: Paperback
also available: Hardcover
tagged: civil rights, discrimination & race relations, political

#1 NATIONAL BESTSELLER
WINNER OF THE 2020 TORONTO BOOK AWARD
WINNER OF THE OLA EVERGREEN AWARD
FINALIST FOR THE WRITERS' TRUST SHAUGNESSY COHEN PRIZE
FINALIST FOR THE RAKUTEN KOBO EMERGING WRITER PRIZE
*UPDATED with new foreword, postscript, and educator's guide*
In this bracing, revelatory work of award-winning journalism, celebrated writer and a …

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Our Voice of Fire

A Memoir of a Warrior Rising

read by Brandi Morin
edition: Audiobook
tagged: native americans, personal memoirs, editors, journalists, publishers

A wildfire of a debut memoir by internationally recognized French/Cree/Iroquois journalist Brandi Morin set to transform the narrative around Indigenous Peoples.
Brandi Morin is known for her clear-eyed and empathetic reporting on Indigenous oppression in North America. She is also a survivor of the Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls c …

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Escape from Manus Prison

One Man's Daring Quest for Freedom

by Jaivet Ealom
edition: Paperback
tagged: survival, asian & asian american, personal memoirs

The awe-inspiring story of the only person to successfully escape Australia's notorious offshore detention centre--and his long search for freedom.

In 2013 Jaivet Ealom fled Myanmar's brutal regime, where Rohingya like him were being persecuted and killed, and boarded a boat of asylum seekers bound for Australia. Instead of finding refuge, he was t …

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