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Cover image: Mt. Cheam and the Fraser River (1959) Copyright © by the Estate of E. J. Hughes As featured in E. J. Hughes Paints British Columbia by Robert Amos

Published by Touchwood Editions (2019)

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Enjoy perusing this selection of books written by B.C. authors and titles published by B.C.’s many fine publishers. Stop by a store to explore the titles featured here— and discover a vast assortment of B.C. books that will meet your interests and needs. All prices listed are the publishers’ most up-to-date suggested retail prices available at the time of the printing of this gift guide. Publishers make every effort to hold these prices, but some changes may be necessary. SHOPPING ORGANIZER


Following the success of E. J. Hughes Paints Vancouver Island, Amos now presents a second retrospective on one of B.C.’s most famous artists, this time following E. J. Hughes’ travels through mainland B.C. from Stanley Park to Savary Island, from the Fraser Valley to the Okanagan, and from the Kootenays to the Rockies between the 1930s and 1970s. Features beautifully reproduced landscape paintings, and unveils new photographs, sketches and ephemera from the artist’s estate. $35.00 hc Nov. 125 colour and b&w illus. 204 pp. 978-1-77151-310-4 (TouchWood Editions) bc Also available: E. J. Hughes Paints Vancouver Island • 978-1-77151-255-8 • $35.00 hc

art & architecture

E. J. Hughes Paints British Columbia Robert Amos

The Way Home David Neel Drawing on memory, legend, and his own art and photographs, Neel tells the story of his struggle to reconnect with his culture after decades of separation and a childhood marred by trauma and abuse. The Way Home is a testament to the strength of the human spirit to overcome great obstacles and to the power and endurance of Indigenous culture and art. $32.95 pb 100 colour and 37 b&w photos, 192 pp. 978-0-7748-9041-0 (On Point Press/UBC Press)

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Vancouverism Larry Beasley Vancouverism is the remarkable story, told by a key insider, of Vancouver’s dramatic transformation from a typical mid-sized North American city into an inspiring worldclass metropolis celebrated for its liveability, sustainability and vibrancy $39.95 pb 200 colour photos, 4 maps, 424 pp. 978-0-7748-9031-1 (On Point Press/UBC Press)

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fiction & poetry

The House the Spirit Builds Lorna Crozier; Peter Coffman & Diane Laundy, photos; Rena Upitis, intro. This masterful collection of poems by awardwinning author Lorna Crozier is inspired by the Frontenac Arch Biosphere Reserve and is enhanced by stunning colour photographs by Coffman and Laundy that explore the beauty of human-crafted and natural landscapes from a variety of angles. $22.95 pb 37 colour photos, 80 pp. 978-1-77162-241-7 (Douglas & McIntyre) bc

Quarrels Eve Joseph The poems in this Griffin Poetry Prize–winning collection reach for something other than truth; the marvelous. Like empty coats from which the inhabitants have recently escaped, leaving behind images as clues to their identity. There are leaps between logics, and it’s in these illogical spaces where everything comes together. $18.00 pb 86 pp. 978-1-77214-119-1 (Anvil Press) bc

San Josef Harold Macy

The Weight of Snow Christian Guay-Poliquin; David Homel, trans.

Rue des Rosiers Rhea Tregebov

In 1898, a notorious marauder, Clayton Moore, seeks refuge in San Josef, a remote struggling Danish settlement on Vancouver Island run by idealist Anika Frederickson. This powerful novel of redemption and revenge was inspired by a real American Civil War mystery, and the history of a long-abandoned pioneer colony. $20.00 pb Oct.

A badly injured man. A nationwide power failure. A village buried in snow. A desperate struggle for survival. These are the ingredients of The Weight of Snow, Christian Guay-Poliquin’s riveting new novel. $19.95 pb

When a chance to stay in Paris is offered, Sarah Levine takes the opportunity for a fresh start. But anti-Semitic graffiti at her Metro station raises shadows from her childhood, and when her path crosses that of Laila, a young woman in exile, Sarah stumbles towards an act of terrorism that may realize her childhood fears. $24.95 pb

246 pp. 978-1-7751659-8-9 (Tidewater Press) bc

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240 pp. 978-1-77201-222-4 (Talonbooks)

264 pp. 978-1-55050-699-0 (Coteau Book) bc SHOPPING ORGANIZER


fiction

Greenwood Michael Christie

The Desirable Sister Taslim Burkowicz

As humanity struggles through an environmental collapse known as the Great Withering, Jake Greenwood works on an island that is a remote oasis of ancient trees. A novel of inheritance, sacrifice and nature that takes its structure from the growth rings of a tree, Greenwood spans generations to tell of a family living and dying in the shadows of its own secrets. $35.00 hc

Gia and Serena Pirji are sisters, but as first-generation immigrants born in Canada, their lives play out in different ways because of their skin tone. Taslim Burkowicz reveals the games of treachery women are forced to play for beauty and success, and shows the strength of love between sisters. $22.00 pb Nov.

512 pp. 978-0-7710-2445-0 (McClelland & Stewart) bc

310 pp. 978-1-77363-232-2 (Fernwood/Roseway Publishing) bc

A Deceptive Devotion: A Lane Winslow Mystery Iona Whishaw

Honey Brenda Brooks

Rag & Bone Man Don Dickinson

When her best friend Honey returns after a six-year disappearance, Nicole Hewett once again falls under her spell. But her charismatic friend has returned with troubles that could ruin them both. Honey is a thrilling modern noir novel with a classic refrain: nothing is more dangerous than love. $19.95 pb Oct.

With humour and wit, Governor General’s Award nominee Dickinson tells a story about a Canadian hockey player set adrift in London during the turbulent 1970s. With his career on hold, Rob Hendershot is drawn into his roommate’s quest to uncover IRA terrorists—and one day it all spins radically out of control. $24.95 pb

232 pp. 9781770414976 (ECW Press) bc CANADIAN AUTHOR | bc BC AUTHOR

Iona Whishaw, whose mother and grandfather both served as spies during their respective wars, “spins an engrossing tale of murder, Russian assassins, British spies and local constabulary” (Shelf Awareness) in her most recent Lane Winslow adventure, A Deceptive Devotion. $16.95 pb 392 pp. 978-1-77151-300-5 (TouchWood Editions) bc Also Available: A Sorrowful Sanctuary 978-1-77151-289-3 • $16.95 pb It Begins in Betrayal 978-1-77151-261-9 • $16.95 pb

312 pp. 978-1-55050-274-9 (Coteau Books) bc

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essays non-fiction

Rain City: Vancouver Essays John Moore

Against Death: 35 Essays On Living Elee Kraljii Gardiner, ed.

From Coast Mountain skyline to seedy waterfront tattoo parlors, from the private downtown booze-cans of the city’s elite to the history of pipe bomb attacks, Moore has been there, done that. Part memoir, part polemic, Rain City is his version of a fat old ’60s rock band’s Greatest Hits album. $20.00 pb

Against Death is an anthology of creative nonfiction utilizing fresh and inventive language to explore the psychological shifts that occur when we prematurely or unexpectedly confront death. These incisive pieces avoid platitudes and pep talks to move past the sob story and confront tough circumstances with truth and compassion. $22.00 pb

256 pp. 978-1-77214-139-9 (Anvil Press) bc

356 pp. 978-1-77214-127-6 (Anvil Press) bc

Love of the Salish Sea Islands: New Essays, Memoirs and Poems by 40 Island Writers Mona Fertig, ed; Gail Sjuberg, intro. “A sparkling archipelago of writers.” – Ronald Wright. An unprecedented collection of award-winning island writers celebrating the beauty, community and importance of British Columbia’s archipelagos. Islands are rare ecosystems—little refugias—in the glacial landscape of urbanization. There are 500-plus islands in the Salish Sea. The collection includes works by: Taiaiake Alfred, Chris Arnett, Maria Coffey, Brenda Brooks, William Deverell, Ann Eriksson, Mona Fertig, Gary Geddes, Amanda Hale, Jack Hodgins, Des Kennedy, Arleen Paré, Briony Penn, Stephen Hume, Derek Lundy, Matsuki Masutani, Linda Rogers, Steven Ross Smith, Nancy J. Turner, M.C. Warrior and Rex Weyler, plus paintings by Nicola Wheston. “Each writer reflects the islands themselves. Different, evocative, mysterious and loved.” – Elizabeth May. $23.95 pb 13 colour paintings , 1 map, 216 pp. 978-1-896949-73-4 (Mother Tongue Publishing) bc

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In this latest book by the award-winning storyteller, Ivan Coyote takes on the patriarchy and the political, as well as the intimate and the personal, in these beguiling and revealing stories of what it means to be trans and non-binary in today’s modern world. $19.95 pb Oct. 240 pp. 978-1-55152-773-4 (Arsenal Pulp Press) bc

Major Misconduct: The Human Cost of Fighting in Hockey Jeremy Allingham; Daniel Carcillo, foreword A sobering yet critical analysis of fighting in hockey, this daring and revelatory book explores the lives of three former hockey fighters who, years after their playing days ended, are still struggling with the pain and suffering that comes from bare-knuckle boxing on ice. $22.95 pb 320 pp. 978-1-55152-771-0 (Arsenal Pulp Press) bc

people current issues politics

Rebent Sinner Ivan Coyote

Outside In: A Political Memoir Libby Davies Libby Davies has worked steadfastly for social justice both inside parliament and out on the streets for more than four decades. At 19, Davies became a community organizer in Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside. She went on to serve in municipal and then federal politics, advancing to the role of Deputy Leader of the New Democratic Party. Davies looks back on her remarkable life and career with candid humour and heart-rending honesty. She addresses the challenges of her work on homelessness, sex workers’ rights and ending drug prohibition. Davies’ astute political analysis never loses touch with the people she fights alongside. $26.95 pb 296 pp. 978-1-77113-445-3 (Between the Lines) bc

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young .... readers

The Monster Sisters: The Mystery of the Unlocked Cave Gareth Gaudin

The Horse of the River: A Camp Canyon Falls Adventure Sari Cooper

When a quiet seaside town is overrun by hundreds of giant monsters, two young sisters are the only ones prepared to handle the situation. Using their keen interest in architecture, local history, folklore and gymnastics, these two sleuths have to stop the monsters’ rampage in this graphic novel bursting with action and adventure. Ages 9–12. $19.95 pb

Twelve-year-old Gillian has always dreamed of attending a horseback-riding camp. But now that she’s going, she’s terrified. Will she make friends? Will she keep up with the other girls’ riding skills? When she finds herself stranded in the wilderness she must face her fears and believe in herself. Ages 9–12. $12.95 pb

adventure, crime fighting • colour illus. throughout, 160 pp. 978-1-45982-226-9 (Orca Book Publishers) bc

Orcas Everywhere: The Mystery and History of Killer Whales Mark Leiren-Young This book takes a deep dive into the lives of orcas. Illustrated with archival and contemporary photographs, it looks at how humans related to orcas in the past, how we relate to them now and what we can do to keep cetacean communities alive and thriving. Ages 9–12. $24.95 hc marine life • colour photos throughout, 160 pp. 978-1-45981-998-6 (Orca Book Publishers) bc

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camping, survival stories • 176 pp. 978-1-55017-877-7 (Harbour Publishing) bc

Baggage Wendy Phillips

Finding Cooper Stacey Matson

A mysterious young African boy turns up abandoned at the Vancouver airport and an enthusiastic young woman throws herself into working for his cause. With a keen eye for the emotional lives of teenagers, Phillips keeps us on the edge of our seats as secrets are revealed, alliances shift, and the true character of people emerges under stress. Ages 15–18. $14.95 pb

Twelve-year-old Cooper Arcano is working on a big mystery. He is certain that his Alzheimer’sridden grandfather has a secret identity . . . and if his suspicions are correct, he will crack the FBI’s most famous unsolved case wide open. Can he uncover the truth? And what else will he find if he does? Ages 9–12. $8.99 pb

survival, refugees • 304 pp. 978-1-55050-970-0 (Coteau Book) bc

family, humour • 240 pp. 978-1-4431-6341-5 (Scholastic Canada) bc SHOPPING ORGANIZER


Gather: A Dirty Apron Cookbook David Robertson

The Little Island Bake Shop features a comforting collection of 80 everyday bakes from freshly baked muffins to irresistible cookies designed to satisfy any craving. $34.99 hc

In this highly anticipated follow-up to his bestselling Dirty Apron Cookbook, David Robertson’s book celebrates the simple pleasures of cooking food for friends and family. Gather gets to the heart of cooking and is an indispensable addition to any food lover’s library. $38.99 hc

66 colour photos, 208 pp. 978-1-77327-063-0 (Figure 1 Publishing) bc

cooking & baking

The Little Island Bake Shop: Heirloom Recipes Made for Sharing Jana Roerick

100 colour photos, 216 pp. 978-1-77327-067-8 (Figure 1 Publishing) bc

BC BESTSELLERS OF 2019 presented by the Association of Book Publishers of BC

1. The Woo-Woo by Lindsay Wong

11. The Grizzlies of Grouse Mountain by Shelley Hrdlitschka

9781551527369 (Arsenal Pulp Press) $19.95 pb

2. Chop Suey Nation by Ann Hui

9781772032772 (Heritage House Publishing) $19.95 hc

12. Murder by Milkshake by Eve Lazarus

9781771622226 (Douglas and McIntyre) $24.95 pb

3. The Secret Wisdom of Nature by Peter Wohlleben

9781551527468 (Arsenal Pulp Press) $21.95 pb

13. Stories from the Magic Canoe of Wa’xaid by Cecil Paul

9781771643887 (Greystone Books) $29.95 hc

4. George Garrett: Intrepid Reporter by George Garrett

9781771602952 (RMB|Rocky Mountain Books) $30.00 hc

14. Dancing in Gumboots by Lou Allison

9781550178661 (Harbour Publishing) $26.95 pb

5. A Year on the Wild Side by Briony Penn

9781987915761 (Caitlin Press) $29.95 hc

15. Mamaskatch by Darrel J. McLeod

9781771512671 (TouchWood Editions) $26.00 pb

6. Sockeye Silver, Saltchuck Blue by Roy Henry Vickers

9781771622004 (Douglas and McIntyre) $29.95 hc

16. Whole-Body Microbiome by B. Brett Finlay 9781771622202 (Douglas and McIntyre) $26.95 pb

9781550178708 (Harbour Publishing) $9.95 bb

7. A Deceptive Devotion by Iona Whishaw

17. Robert Bateman by Margriet Ruurs

9781771513005 (TouchWood Editions) $16.95 pb

8. Along the E&N by Glen A. Mofford

9781459819924 (Orca Book Publishers) $29.95 hc

18. Out of the Woods by Pirjo Raits

9781771512879 (TouchWood Editions) $22.00 pb

9. Iron Road West by Derek Hayes

9781772032604 (Heritage House Publishing) $34.95 pb

19. A West Coast Summer by Carol Evans 9781550178432 (Harbour Publishing) $19.95 hc

9781550178388 (Harbour Publishing) $44.95 hc

10. Moccasin Square Gardens by Richard Van Camp

20. Island Home by Anny Scoones

9781771622165 (Douglas and McIntyre) $19.95 pb

9781771512589 (TouchWood Editions) $20.00 pb

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nature. environment.. history......

In the Valleys of the Noble Beyond: In Search of the Sasquatch John Zada

Passion and Persistence: Fifty Years of the Sierra Club in British Columbia Diane Pinch

Called “quirky and oddly captivating” by the Washington Post and “fascinating” by Publishers Weekly, this evocative page-turner shares one man’s search to uncover the legend of the Sasquatch in B.C.’s Great Bear Rainforest—one of the longest and most pristine stretches of coastal rainforest in the world. $32.95 hc

Social unrest, political activism, concern about our ecological footprint—in 1969, Sierra Club BC was founded to address issues that continue to make headlines today. Now, 50 years later, Diane Pinch has created an in-depth and heartfelt look at Sierra Club BC’s legacy of environmentalism in Western Canada. $36.95 hc

3 b&w maps, 336 pp. 978-1-77164-518-8 (Greystone Books)

65 b&w & 63 colour photos, 320 pp. 978-1-55017-881-4 (Harbour Publishing) bc

Captured by Fire: Surviving British Columbia’s New Wildfire Reality Chris Czajkowski & Fred Reid In 2017, over two hundred fires burned in the province and nearly 10,000 people in the B.C. Interior received instructions to evacuate. But not everyone left. Bestselling author and wilderness dweller Chris Czajkowski and homesteader Fred Reid share their dramatic stories of one of the worst wildfire seasons in recent history and describe their decision to ignore the evacuation order and remain to protect their animals, livelihoods and homes. $24.95 pb 10 b&w illus. and maps, 14 colour and 22 b&w photos, 320 pp. 978-1-55017-885-2 (Harbour Publishing) bc

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A Year on the Wild Side: A West Coast Naturalist’s Almanac Briony Penn A freshly designed, new edition of a weekly chronicle that offers a year-long, intimate view of the West Coast’s flora and fauna. $26.00 pb illus. throughout, 400 pp. 978-1-77151-267-1 (Touchwood Editions) bc

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This prequel to Yahgulanaas’ bestselling Red blends Haida art and story with Asian manhwa/manga to create a stunning graphic novel set in a coastal village beset by a series of environmental disasters. One of the villagers, abandoned during a food-hunting expedition, must survive a difficult fate caught between two worlds. $29.95 hc

Indigenous

Carpe Fin: A Haida Manga Michael Nicoll Yahgulanaas

108 colour illus. 120 pp. 978-1-77162-224-0 (Douglas & McIntyre) bc Also available: Red: A Haida Manga 978-1-77162-022-2 • $19.95 pb

Picking Up the Pieces: Residential School Memories and the Making of the Witness Blanket Carey Newman & Kirstie Hudson This non-fiction book, illustrated with photographs, tells the story of the making of the Witness Blanket, a living work of art by Indigenous artist Carey Newman. The Blanket includes hundreds of items from every residential school in Canada and stories from the Survivors who donated them. Every object tells a story. Like The Blanket itself, Picking Up the Pieces calls on readers of all ages to bear witness to the residential school experience, a tragic piece of Canada’s history. $39.95 hc 250 colour photos, maps, 180 pp. 978-1-45981-995-5 (Orca Book Publishers) bc CANADIAN AUTHOR | bc BC AUTHOR

Stories from the Magic Canoe of Wa’xaid Cecil Paul; told by Briony Penn; Roy Henry Vickers, foreword A profound collection of reflections that span a lifetime of experience, suffering and survival, by one of North America’s most important Indigenous leaders. Paul’s cultural teachings are more relevant today than ever in the face of environmental threats and climate change. $30.00 hc 224 pp. 978-1-77160-295-2 (RMB | Rocky Mountain Books) bc

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people .. history &

Voices from the Skeena: An Illustrated Oral History Roy Henry Vickers & Robert Budd At the heart of these stories—selected from pioneer interviews recorded by CBC in the 1960s— is the Skeena River, weaving together a narrative of a people and their culture. Featuring Roy Henry Vickers’ vibrant art, this captivating portrait of B.C. will appeal to art lovers and history readers alike. $29.95 hc Oct. 40 colour illus. 112 pp. 978-1-55017-883-8 (Harbour Publishing) bc

Asa Johal and Terminal Forest Products Jinder Oujla-Chalmers In this extensively researched book, a family insider provides an intimate and revealing account of one Sikh immigrant’s against-all-odds journey to success, the compelling story behind B.C.’s largest independent lumber company and the surprising story of one of B.C.’s economic and philanthropic leaders. $28.95 hc 35 b&w photos, 224 pp. 978-1-55017-889-0 (Harbour Publishing) bc

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Once Well Beloved: Remembering a British Columbia Great War Sacrifice Michael Sasges In the town of Merritt, in B.C.’s Nicola Valley, stands a granite cenotaph honouring 44 men who died in the First World War. Through 12 of these men, we meet the people of the Nicola Valley: those who built and were built by a distinctly British Columbian community. $17.95 pb Oct. b&w photos throughout, 144 pp. 978-0-7726-7255-1 (Royal BC Museum) bc

Sea Trial: Sailing After My Father Brian Harvey Brian Harvey sets out to circumnavigate Vancouver Island by sailboat with his family, while also finally reading the transcripts detailing the malpractice suit that his father, Dr. Harvey, fought against but could not overcome. Brian finally finds out what actually happened and comes to terms with his father’s ghost. $21.95 pb 1 map, 384 pp. 978-1-77041-477-8 (ECW Press) bc

Everyday Evil Monique Layton Drawing on anthropology, history, philosophy and popular culture, Layton argues that evil is intrinsic to our humanity, constantly evolving with our notions of morality. Much of the world’s suffering can be traced back to the individual actions of ordinary people trying—and failing— to maintain a static social order. $20.00 pb Oct. 270 pp. 978-1-7751659-6-5 (Tidewater Press) bc SHOPPING ORGANIZER


Henry & Self: An English Gentlewoman at the Edge of Empire Kathryn Bridge

Woo, the Monkey Who Inspired Emily Carr: A Biography Grant Hayter-Menzies

Land of Destiny: A History of Vancouver Real Estate Jesse Donaldson

At 33, Sarah Crease left her home in England to travel with her young family to a far-flung outpost of the British Empire. The detailed journals, letters and artwork she created over the next half-century offer a rich window into the private life of an English colonist in B.C. $22.95 pb

Woo, a Javanese macaque adopted by legendary artist Emily Carr, became unequivocally connected to Carr’s life and art during her lifetime. Hayter-Menzies approaches this subject from a contemporary perspective on wild animals in captivity, while remaining empathetic to the unique relationship between artist and monkey. $22.95 pb

An examination of Vancouver’s history through the lens of its most valuable (and most contentious) resource: real estate. An in-depth look at the scandal and skulduggery, the shady dealings and questionable tactics of an industry that has shaped every element of the city’s growth for more than a century. $20.00 pb Oct.

115 colour and b&w photos, 264 pp. 978-0-7726-7261-2 (Royal BC Museum) bc

17 colour illus. & photos, 11 b&w illus. and photos, 190 pp. 978-1-77162-214-1 (Douglas & McIntyre) bc

12 b&w photos, 200 pp. 978-1-77214-144-3 (Anvil Press) bc

Boom & Bust: The Resilient Women of Historic Telegraph Cove Jennifer L. Butler Telegraph Cove, one of Vancouver Island’s most visited tourist destinations, has humble origins as a oneshack telegraph station, established a century ago. In Boom & Bust, the greatgranddaughter of Duke and Mame Wastell, founders of Telegraph Cove, collects and shares the stories of more than 25 of the enterprising and resilient women who turned an isolated coastal village into a tight-knit community—and from whose lives come stories of resourcefulness, heartbreak, humour and triumph. $26.00 pb 150 b&w photos, 288 pp. 978-1-77151-298-5 (TouchWood Editions)

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This Place: 150 Years Retold Kateri Akiwenzie-Damm, et al.; Alicia Elliott, foreword; various illus. Explore the past 150 years through the eyes of Indigenous creators in this groundbreaking graphic novel anthology. These stories are an emotional and enlightening journey through Indigenous wonderworks, psychic battles and time travel. $36.00 pb colour illus. throughout, 296 pp. 978-1-55379-758-6 (HighWater Press) bc

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adventure..... history

The Klondike Gold Rush Steamers: A History of Yukon River Steam Navigation Robert D. Turner

Vancouver After Dark: The Wild History of a City’s Nightlife

Packed with hundreds of outstanding photographs, this handsome volume presents the fascinating history of the Yukon River’s steamers—from the pioneer days of the fur trade to the 1950s—and tells the dramatic story of the people who made a living providing services to a vast, lonely and challenging frontier. $49.95 hc

In this rollicking history of Vancouver’s greatest nightspots, bestselling author Aaron Chapman (Liquor, Lust, and the Law and The Last Gang in Town) looks back at the city’s most famous music entertainment venues, from The Cave to Isy’s, Luv-A-Fair, the Town Pump, the Smilin’ Buddha and beyond. $32.95 pb Nov.

65+ colour and 400+ b&w photos, maps, illus. 352 pp. 978-1-55017-887-6 (Harbour Publishing) bc

Aaron Chapman

b&w and colour photos throughout, 256 pp. 978-1-55152-783-3 (Arsenal Pulp Press) bc

Around the World in a Dugout Canoe: The Untold Story of Captain John Voss and the Tilikum John M. MacFarlane & Lynn J. Salmon

By Snowshoe, Buckboard and Steamer: Women of the British Columbia Frontier Kathryn Bridge This book tells four extraordinary stories of life on the unruly edge of the empire. On the wagon roads and riverboats of 19thcentury B.C., these women found new risks, opportunities and freedoms. $19.95 pb

In 1901, Captain Voss set out from Victoria, B.C., in the Tilikum— a 38-foot Nu-chah-nulth cedar dugout canoe converted into a seagoing yacht—seeking to claim the world record for the smallest vessel to circumnavigate the globe. It was a remarkable journey, and this groundbreaking work sifts fact from fiction and includes unpublished photographs, letters and ephemera from the voyage to tell an enduring story of courage, adventure, tragedy, and at times, sheer luck. $29.95 hc 78 b&w photos, illus. & maps, 272 pp. 978-1-55017-879-1 (Harbour Publishing) bc

69 b&w photos, 216 pp. 978-0-7726-7310-7 (Royal BC Museum) bc

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Title & Author Index Against Death: 35 Essays On Living.......... 6BC Akiwenzie-Damm, Kateri.......................... 13BC Allingham, Jeremy...................................... 7BC Amos, Robert............................................. 3BC Around the World in a Dugout Canoe..... 14BC Asa Johal and Terminal Forest Products... 12BC Baggage.................................................. 8BC Beasley, Larry............................................ 3BC Boom & Bust.......................................... 13BC Bridge, Kathryn............................. 13BC, 14BC Brooks, Brenda.......................................... 5BC Budd, Robert........................................... 12BC Burkowicz, Taslim....................................... 5BC Butler, Jennifer L....................................... 13BC By Snowshoe, Buckboard and Steamer.. 14BC

Captured by Fire..................................... 10BC Carcillo, Daniel.......................................... 7BC Carpe Fin: A Haida Manga...................... 11BC Chapman, Aaron..................................... 14BC Christie, Michael........................................ 5BC Coffman, Peter.......................................... 4BC Cooper, Sari.............................................. 8BC Coyote, Ivan.............................................. 7BC Crozier, Lorna............................................ 4BC Czajkowski, Chris..................................... 10BC Davies, Libby............................................. 7BC Deceptive Devotion: A Lane Winslow Mystery................................................ 5BC Desirable Sister, The................................. 5BC Dickinson, Don.......................................... 5BC Donaldson, Jesse...................................... 13BC

Gardiner, Elee Kraljii................................... 6BC Gather: A Dirty Apron Cookbook.............. 9BC Gaudin, Gareth.......................................... 8BC Greenwood.............................................. 5BC Guay-Poliquin, Christian............................ 4BC Harvey, Brian.......................................... 12BC Hayter-Menzies, Grant............................. 13BC Henry & Self........................................... 13BC Homel, David............................................ 4BC Honey...................................................... 5BC Horse of the River:, The............................ 8BC House the Spirit Builds, The...................... 4BC Hudson, Kirstie........................................ 11BC In the Valleys of the Noble Beyond.......... 10BC Joseph, Eve................................................ 4BC Klondike Gold Rush Steamers, The......... 14BC Land of Destiny...................................... 13BC Laundy, Diane........................................... 4BC Layton, Monique...................................... 12BC Leiren-Young, Mark.................................... 8BC Little Island Bake Shop, The...................... 9BC Love of the Salish Sea Islands.................... 6BC Macfarlane, John M................................. 14BC Macy, Harold............................................. 4BC Major Misconduct.................................... 7BC Matson, Stacey.......................................... 8BC Monster Sisters: The Mystery of the Unlocked Cave, The.................... 8BC Moore, John............................................... 6BC Neel, David............................................... 3BC Newman, Carey....................................... 11BC

E. J. Hughes Paints British Columbia......... 3BC E. J. Hughes Paints Vancouver Island........ 3BC Elliott, Alicia............................................ 13BC Everyday Evil.......................................... 12BC

Once Well Beloved................................. 12BC Orcas Everywhere.................................... 8BC Oujla-Chalmers, Jinder........................... 12BC Outside In: A Political Memoir.................. 7BC

Fertig, Mona............................................. 6BC Finding Cooper........................................ 8BC

Passion and Persistence......................... 10BC Paul, Cecil............................................... 11BC

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Now Or Never Publishing (est. 2005) Surrey

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UBC Press (est. 1971)

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Arsenal Pulp Press (est. 1971)

SFU Creative Writing (est. 2001) Greystone Books (est. 1993)

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