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Sailing Seven SeaS A History of the Canadian Pacific Line


A History of the Canadian Pacific Line by Peter Pigott 978-1-55488-765-1 256 pages, hardcover 6 x 9, 150 x 230 mm 34 b&w and colour illustrations in two 8-page inserts, tables, bibliography, index $35.00 £20.00 History November

Peter Pigott Under Canadian Pacific’s red-and-white-checkered flag, the company’s founders, George Stephen and William C. Van Horne, created a rail-sea service from Liverpool to Hong Kong. Boasting sternwheelers, Great Lakes bulk carriers, ferries, and luxurious ocean-going liner leviathans, the Canadian Pacific shipping line sailed around the globe. In both world wars the entire fleet served gallantly as Allied troop carriers. After the Second World War, the company staved off the realities of the jet age for as long as it could, replacing liners with container ships, until what was left of the legendary maritime operation was sold off in 2005. With a witty and informative style, author Peter Pigott evokes not only the nostalgic heyday of ocean travel but reveals a slice of almost-forgotten Canadiana. From the stifling steerage quarters of immigrant ships to the elegant drawing rooms of nautical titans such as the ill-fated Empress of Ireland and the Empress of Asia, from U-boat-haunted convoys to container ships, shore dwellers and old salts alike will be delighted with Sailing Seven Seas. Peter Pigott is the author of 15 previous books, including the bestselling Canada in Afghanistan and Canada in Sudan. A well-known aviation writer, he has also published Wings Across Canada: An Illustrated History of Canadian Aviation and Wingwalkers: The Rise and Fall of Canada’s Other Airline. He lives in Ottawa.

By the same author:

Canada in Sudan 978-1-55002-849-2 $35.00 £20.00

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Portraits of Canada by Women Writers, 1639–1914 by Mary Alice Downie and Barbara Robertson with Elizabeth Jane Errington 978-1-55488-769-9 384 pages, hardcover 6 x 9, 150 x 230 mm 56 b&w illustrations, map, bibliography, index $35.00 £20.00

mary alice downie and barbara robertson with elizabeth jane errington

Early Voices

History November

Portraits of Canada by Women Writers, 1639–1914

Of related interest:

Much to Be Done 978-1-55002-772-3 $21.99 £11.99

This selection of writings by 29 women, known and unknown, professional and amateur, presents a unique portrait of Canada through time and space, from the 17th to the early 20th century, from the Maritimes to British Columbia and the Far North. There is a range of voices from high-born wives of governors general, to an Icelandic immigrant and a fisherman’s wife in Labrador. A Loyalist wife and mother describes the first hard weather in New Brunswick, a seasick nun tells of a dangerous voyage out from France, a famous children’s writer writes home about the fun of canoeing, and a German general’s wife describes habitant customs. All demonstrate how women’s experiences not only shared but helped shape this new country. Mary Alice Downie has written and edited 28 books for children and adults. Her many books include And Some Brought Flowers with Mary Hamilton, and The WellFilled Cupboard with Barbara Robertson. She lives in Kingston, Ontario. Barbara Robertson, now deceased, earned degrees in history from the University of  Toronto and Queen’s University. She was also the author of Wilfrid Laurier: and co-editor of Ottawa at War.

Pearls and Pebbles 978-1-89621-959-2 $21.95 £14.99

Elizabeth Jane Errington is currently dean of arts at the Royal Military College and also teaches at Queen’s University. Her research interests centre on life in 19th-century Upper Canada. She lives in Kingston, Ontario.


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English Settlers in Atlantic Canada by Lucille H. Campey

978-1-55488-748-4 384 pages, paper 6 x 9, 150 x 230 mm 66 b&w illustrations, maps, tables, appendices, notes, bibliography, index $30.00 £17.00

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English Settlers in Atlantic Canada the english in canada

The English in Canada History August By the same author:

The first-ever comprehensive book written on early English immigration to Canada, Planters, Paupers, and Pioneers introduces a series of three titles on “The English in Canada.” Focusing on factors that brought the English to Atlantic Canada, it traces the English arrivals to their various settlements in Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, Prince Edward Island, and Newfoundland, and considers their reasons for leaving their homeland. Who were they? When did they arrive? Were A Very Fine Class of Immigrants they successful? What was their lasting impact? 978-1-55002-771-6 $23.99 £12.99 Drawing on wide-ranging documentary sources, including passenger lists, newspaper shipping reports, and the wealth of material to be found in English county record offices and in Canadian national and provincial archives, the book provides extensive details of the immigrants and their settlements and gives details of more than 700 Atlantic crossings — essential reading for individuals wishing to trace English and Canadian family links or to deepen understanding of the emigration process. Lucille H. Campey was born in Ottawa and is a professional researcher and historian. Having married an Englishman, she moved to England where she acquired her M.A. in medieval history from Leeds University, then completed a doctorate on emigration history from the University of Aberdeen. She is the author of eight books on early Scottish emigration to Canada. Lucille and Geoff Campey live near Salisbury in Wiltshire.

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Operation Medusa, Afghanistan by Colonel Bernd Horn foreword by General (Retired) R.J. Hillier 978-1-55488-766-8 240 pages, paper 6 x 9, 150 x 230 mm 32 colour illustrations in two 8-page inserts, maps, notes, glossary, index $35.00 £20.00 History September

By the same author:

colonel bernd horn foreword by General (Retired) R.J. Hillier

NO LACK OF COURAGE Operation Medusa, Afghanistan

No Lack of Courage is the story of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization’s first battle. It is a revealing account of Operation Medusa, the largely Canadian action from September 1 to 17, 2006, to dislodge a heavily entrenched Taliban force in the Pashmul district of Afghanistan’s Kandahar Province. At stake, according to senior Afghan politicians and NATO military commanders, was nothing less than the very existence of the reconstituted state of Afghanistan, as well as the NATO alliance itself. In a bitterly fought conflict that lasted more than two weeks, Canadian, Afghan, and Coalition troops defeated the dug-in enemy forces Fortune Favours the Brave and chased them from the Pashmul area. 978-1-55002-841-6 $35.00 £20.00 In the end, the brunt of the fighting fell on the Canadians, and the operation that saved Afghanistan exacted a great cost. However, the battle also demonstrated that Canada had shed its peacekeeping mythology and was once more ready to commit troops deliberately to combat. Moreover, it revealed yet again that Canadian soldiers have no lack of courage.

Colonel Bernd Horn, an experienced Canadian Forces infantry officer, is currently chief of staff of the Land Forces Development and Training System. Dr. Horn is also an adjunct professor of history at the Royal Military College and has authored, co-authored, or edited 28 books. Some of his recent publications Show No Fear are Establishing a Legacy and The Military Leadership Handbook. He lives in 978-1-55002-816-4 Kingston, Ontario. $35.00 £18.00 4

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Royal Tours — Home to Canada —


ROYAL TOURS 1786–2010

Home to Canada by Arthur Bousfield and Garry Toffoli 978-1-55488-800-9 160 pages, paper 8.5 x 11, 216 x 280 mm 175 b&w illustrations $30.00 £18.00 History October


By the same authors: Royal Tours 1786–2010 is a penetrating look at the tours of 11 royals who were or would be monarchs, viceroys, and commanders-in-chief of Canada. Leaving California in 1983 to tour British Columbia, Queen Elizabeth II said she was “going home to Canada.” Since its pioneer days, the Royal Family has made the country home through tours of public service, naval and military duty, and residence. Beautifully illustrated, featuring photos from the June/July 2010 tour of the queen, Royal Tours 1786–2010 is a captivating look at how these tours shaped Canada and the royals themselves, with an eye for the significant, interesting, and humorous. Included are the young naval captain who became King William IV, Queen and Consort: Elizabeth and Philip the long Canadian residences of Queen Victoria’s father and daughter, those who 978-1-55002-725-9 would be kings and governors general, the triumph of the first reigning monarch’s $30.00 £15.00 tour, and the current queen’s six decades of regular presence. AN ILLUSTRATED BIOGRAPHY

Arthur Bousfield edited and published the periodical Monarchy Canada for many years. He is the author and editor of many books, articles, and reviews on the Crown, and lives in Toronto. Garry Toffoli is an author, editor, media commentator, publisher, and administrator. He writes and lectures on royal, constitutional, political, military, and heritage subjects, and lives in Toronto.

FIFTY YEARS THE QUEEN A TribuTe To elizAbeTh ii on her Golden Jubilee

Arthur Bousfield & Garry Toffoli

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The Mystery Man of the Franklin Expedition by William Battersby 978-1-55488-781-1 224 pages, hardcover 6 x 9, 150 x 230 mm 32 b&w illustrations $35.00 £20.00 History August

Of related interest:

Four Years on the Great Lakes, 1813–1816 978-1-55488-393-6 $28.99 £16.99

James Fitzjames was a Royal Naval hero of the early 19th century. A lively man with a wicked sense of humour, he joined the Franklin Expedition at the age of 32 — and never returned. But he packed more into those 32 years than most people do in a lifetime. He sailed iron paddle-steamers down the Euphrates River in 1835–36 and fought with conspicuous bravery in wars in Syria and China. But Fitzjames wasn’t what he seemed. He concealed several secrets, including the scandal of his birth, the source of his influence, and his plans for what to do after the Franklin Expedition. The author strips away 200 years of misinformation and half-truths to enable us to understand, for the first time, Fitzjames and his significance for the Franklin Expedition. It is also a great portrait of an attractive and brave character who doesn’t deserve obscurity. William Battersby is an investment manager who has been researching the Franklin Expedition for many years. He is the author of an article on the lead poisoning suffered by its members in the Journal of the Hakluyt Society. Battersby lives in London, England.

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Toronto’s Military Legacy by Aldona Sendzikas


978-1-55488-788-0 352 pages, paper 6 x 9, 150 x 230 mm 60 b&w illustrations, maps, appendix, bibliography, notes, index $29.99 £17.99 History February

Toronto’s Military Legacy aldona sendzikas Stanley Barracks begins with the construction in 1840–41 of the new facility that replaced the then decaying Fort York Barracks. The book recounts the background of the last facility operated by the British military in Toronto and how Canada’s own Permanent Force was developed. During the course of the stories told in this history, we learn about Canadian participation in war, including the two world wars and the barracks’ use as an internment camp for “enemy aliens”; civil-military relations as Toronto’s expansion encroached on the lands and buildings of the barracks; the establishment and growth of Toronto’s Canadian National Exhibition; the struggles and discrimination faced by immigrants in Canada in wartime; the employment of the barracks as emergency housing during Toronto’s post-war housing shortage; and the origins of Canada’s famed Royal Canadian Mounted Police. In short, Stanley Barracks is the story of Toronto. Aldona Sendzikas was formerly the assistant curator at Historic Fort York, and during that time became very familiar with Toronto’s military history. Currently, she teaches military history, among other history courses, at the University of Western Ontario. She lives in London, Ontario.

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Historic Fort York, 1793–1993 978-0-92047-479-2 $29.95 £20.99

˜ Heritage Toronto 2009 Award of Merit

Toronto 978-1-55002-842-3 $45.00 £26.00


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“The Way We Were” by Mike Filey

978-1-55488-780-4 240 pages, paper 6 x 9, 150 x 230 mm 150 b&w illustrations $19.99 £12.99


History December

Toronto Sketches


By the same author:

Mike Filey’s column “The Way We Were” first appeared in the Toronto Sunday Sun not long after the first edition of the paper hit the newsstands on September 16, 1973. Now, almost four decades later, Filey’s column has enjoyed an uninterrupted stretch as one of the newspaper’s most popular features. In 1992 a number of his columns were reprinted in Toronto Sketches: “The Way We Were.” Since then another eight volumes of Toronto Sketches have been published, each of which has attained great success.

Trillium and Toronto Island 978-1-55488-737-8 $24.99 £14.99

This 10th volume highlights some of Toronto’s greatest landmarks such as the Don Jail and its graves and Hanlan’s Point on Toronto Island. Mike also steps back in time to revisit the Avrocar, the flying saucer of the Great White North; takes a peek at Miss Toronto of 1926; conjures up The Hollywood, the city’s first “talkie” theatre; and recalls historic snow days Canada’s largest city has experienced. Mike Filey was born in Toronto in 1941. He has written more than two dozen books on various facets of Toronto’s past and for more than 35 years has contributed a popular column, “The Way We Were,” to the Toronto Sunday Sun. His Toronto Sketches series is more popular now than ever before.

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The Life of J. Dewey Soper by Anthony Dalton

ARCTIC NATURALIST The Life of J. Dewey Soper

978-1-55488-746-0 392 pages, paper 6 x 9, 150 x 230 mm 60 b&w illustrations, maps, bibliography, notes, index $29.99 £17.99 Biography September

Anthony Dalton Dewey Soper first travelled to the Arctic in 1923. During the next seven years he accepted three research postings on Baffin Island, each of which lasted between one and two years. In 1929 he discovered the breeding grounds of the blue goose in the southwest corner of Baffin Island. He also charted the final unknown region of Baffin Island’s coastline. Later in life he worked in the western Arctic. Outside the Far North, Soper studied bison in Wood Buffalo National Park, documented bird life on the Prairies, and made a detailed study of small mammals in Alberta. Soper was the last of the great pioneer naturalists in Canada. He was also a skilled and meticulous explorer. As a naturalist, he was a major contributor to the National Museum of Canada, as well as to the University of Alberta and other museums across the country.

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Anthony Dalton is an adventurer and an author. He has written five non-fiction books and collaborated on two others. Recently, he published River Rough, River Smooth and Adventures with Camera and Pen. His illustrated non-fiction articles have been printed in magazines and newspapers in 20 countries and nine languages. He lives in Delta, British Columbia. River Rough, River Smooth 978-1-55488-712-5 $32.99 £18.99 9

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Canadian Conductor Extraordinaire by Walter Pitman 978-1-55488-768-2 384 pages, hardcover 6 x 9, 150 x 230 mm 40 b&w and colour illustrations in two 16-page inserts, notes, index $40.00 £22.00 Biography November


VICTOR FELDBRILL R Canadian Conductor Extraordinaire

By the same author:

Elmer Iseler 978-1-55002-815-7 $40.00 £20.00

Victor Feldbrill is an account of the life and cultural contribution of one of Canada’s most talented conductors. Born in 1924, he made his Toronto Symphony conducting debut at 18. He went on to become the artistic director of the Winnipeg Symphony, a conductor with the Toronto Symphony, and a guest conductor of virtually every major symphony orchestra in Canada. Feldbrill was also the first conductor-in-residence at the University of Toronto’s Faculty of Music from 1968 to 1982. However, what really set Feldbrill apart was his limitless enthusiasm and support of Canadian music and young musicians, as well as his insistence on playing the music of Canadian composers despite the reluctance of some orchestral managers and the initial opposition of audiences at the time. In doing so he reached out to young people and trained many to take their places as members of Canadian orchestras from coast to coast. Walter Pitman has been a federal MP and an Ontario MLA, president of Ryerson University, and director of the Ontario Arts Council. He is a Member of the Order of Ontario; an Officer of the Order of Canada; and the author of Elmer Iseler, Music Makers, and Louis Applebaum. Currently, he lives in Toronto.

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A World War II Canadian Bomber Pilot Reunites with His Past by Sydney P. Smith with David Scott Smith 978-1-55488-774-3 248 pages, paper 6 x 9, 150 x 230 mm 40 b&w photos $27.99 £16.99 Biography October Of related interest:

At a time of great sacrifice in Canadian history, we are welcomed into the homes, the hearts, and the minds of mothers, sons, fathers, and friends as we follow Syd Smith and his high-school brotherhood of 13 when they answer the call to duty in 1941. Written with his son, David, Lifting the Silence is also a father-and-son journey of discovery that uncovers a remarkable letter that serves as testament to what still defines Canada today. Postmarked “France August 1946,” the fragile letter bares the soul of a people beaten down by cruel times and extols their admiration and gratitude for Canada as a nation of spiritual and economic resources that helped them out so much during the war. The letter closes with a heartfelt expression of hope to once again receive the downed pilot they had sheltered in 1942 in an atmosphere of peace.

Amazing Airmen 978-1-55488-424-7 $24.99 £14.99

As if by Providence, this lost letter now serves to reunite Syd with his angel of the French Resistance 61 years later. Sydney P. Smith served in the Royal Canadian Air Force during the Second World War and returned to graduate from the University of Toronto Faculty of Dentistry. Retiring after 40 years of practising in Northern and Southern Ontario, he now lives in Kitchener, Ontario. David Scott Smith is an artist, writer, filmmaker, and graduate of Oakville, Ontario’s renowned Sheridan College Classical Animation Program. His past writing has been in the form of screenplays and storyboarding for major North American and European motion picture studios. He now lives in Los Angeles.

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Blaze of Glory by D.T. Lahey

978-1-55488-773-6 192 pages, paper 5.5 x 8.5, 140 x 216 mm 12 b&w illustrations, timeline, bibliography, index $19.99 £11.99 Quest Biography February

D.T. Lahey

GEORGE SIMPSON Of related interest:




Born in Scotland and trained as a sugar broker in London, England, Sir George Simpson (1792–1860) was unexpectedly appointed in 1820 as governor of Rupert’s Land and the Indian territories, an area encompassing all of Canada from Hudson Bay to the Pacific Ocean. By his friendliness of manner, strict discipline, and vigorous and constant travel, he brought peace and prosperity to the vast empire under his control. James Douglas 978-1-55488-409-4 $19.99 £11.99

The Letters and Journals of Simon Fraser 978-1-55002-713-6 $24.99 £12.99

Simpson’s explorations opened Canada from Labrador to British Columbia and from Yukon to Nunavut. He was knighted in 1841, then travelled around the world, predicting the fall of California to the United States, saving the Hawaiians from colonial occupation, and describing the mysteries of remotest Siberia. Praised as the governor who “combined the widest range of authority and the longest tenure of power ever enjoyed by one man in North America,” he stands with Sir John A. Macdonald as one of the greatest Makers of Canada. D.T. Lahey is a retired Ontario teacher and department head of English. Lahey’s interest in genealogy led to research of Sir George Simpson’s origins, his wives, and his children. He has published articles breaking new ground in Simpson research in Families: The Journal of the Ontario Genealogical Society, and lives in Guelph, Ontario.


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Artist of the North by Wayne Larsen

978-1-55488-772-9 192 pages, paper 5.5 x 8.5, 140 x 216 mm 12 b&w illustrations, timeline, bibliography, index $19.99 £11.99 Quest Biography

Wayne Larsen





Tom Thomson (1877–1917) occupies a prominent position in Canada’s national culture and has become a celebrated icon for his magnificent landscapes as well as for his brief life and mysterious death. The shy, enigmatic artist and woodsman’s innovative painting style produced such seminal Canadian images as The Jack Pine and The West Wind, while his untimely drowning nearly a century ago is still a popular subject of fierce debate. Originally a commercial artist, Thomson fell in love with the forests and lakes of Ontario’s Algonquin Park and devoted himself to rendering the north country’s changing seasons in a series of colourful sketches and canvases. Dividing his time between his beloved wilderness and a shack behind the Studio Building near downtown Toronto, Thomson was a major inspiration to his painter friends who, not long after his death, went on to change the course of Canadian art as the influential — and equally controversial — Group of Seven.

By the same author:

A.Y. Jackson 978-1-55488-392-9 $60.00 £35.00

Wayne Larsen is a Montreal artist, editor, and writer whose work has appeared in a wide variety of publications. Currently, he teaches graduate-level journalism at Concordia University and is the author of A.Y. Jackson: The Life of a Landscape Painter and James Wilson Morrice: Painter of Light and Shadow. He lives in Verdun, Quebec. James Wilson Morrice 978-1-55002-818-8 $17.95 £8.99 13

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A Researcher’s Guide by Janice Nickerson

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Crime and Punishment in Upper Canada janice nickerson

Genealogist’s Reference Shelf September

A Researcher’s Guide

In the same series:

Genealogy and the Law in Canada 978-1-55488-452-0 $19.99 £12.00

Genealogical Standards of Evidence 978-1-55488-451-3 $19.99 £12.00

Crime and Punishment in Upper Canada provides genealogists and social historians with context and tools to locate sources on criminal activity and its consequences for the Upper Canada period (1791–1841) of Ontario’s history. Illustrative examples further aid researchers in this era of the province’s past, which is notoriously difficult to investigate due to the paucity of records and indexes. An entertaining, educational read, the book features chapters with detailed inventories of available records in federal, provincial, and local repositories; published transcripts and indexes; online transcripts and indices; and suggestions for additional reading. The book also contains engravings (jails and courthouses, public hangings, judges), maps (indicating locations of jails, jurisdictions), charts (for statistics such as frequencies of different kinds of offences), and document examples (court minutes, jail registers, newspaper reports, et cetera), while case studies demonstrate the use and relevance of various records. Janice Nickerson provided behind-the-scenes research for the CBC Television program Who Do You Think You Are?, published the books Women and Property in a Nineteenth-Century Ontario County and Ethnic Identity Among the Nineteenth-Century Descendants of Hudson’s Bay Company Fur Traders, and has authored three how-to guides and numerous articles on genealogical subjects. She lives in Toronto.


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Education and Ontario Family History marian press

A Guide to Resources for Genealogists and Historians


A Guide to Resources for Genealogists and Historians by Marian Press 978-1-55488-747-7 144 pages, paper 5.5 x 8.5, 140 x 216 mm 20 b&w illustrations, notes, bibliography, index $19.99 £12.00 Genealogist’s Reference Shelf January In the same series:

Many family researchers with Ontario roots discover they have ancestors who were teachers. Those with no teachers in the family may have ancestors who were part of the Ontario education system as students. Today there are numerous varied resources available to find information on teachers, pupils, schools, textbooks, and curricula in historical Ontario. Education and Ontario Family History outlines the resources available for education from about 1785 to the early 20th century, not only for genealogists but also for other historians with an interest in educational records. Many historical resources are currently being digitized, and Ontario and education are no exceptions. These electronic repositories are examined in author Marian Press’s book along with traditional paper and archival sources.

Publish Your Family History 978-1-55488-727-9 $19.99 £12.00

Marian Press is a librarian at the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education, University of Toronto. She teaches online courses for the National Genealogical Institute, is a frequent speaker at genealogical conferences, and is a regular contributor to Internet Genealogy, Family Chronicle, and Discovering Family History. She lives in Toronto.

Conserving, Preserving, and Restoring Your Heritage 978-1-55488-462-9 $19.99 £12.00

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What Every Family Historian Needs to Know by Althea Douglas 978-1-55488-784-2 232 pages, paper 5.5 x 8.5, 140 x 216 mm 15 b&w illustrations, tables, bibliography, index $19.99 £12.00

Time Traveller’s Handbook What Every Family Historian Needs to Know Althea Douglas

Genealogy February

Of related interest: DNA and Family History How Genetic Testing Can Advance Your Genealogical Research

Chris Pomery

Foreword by Steve Jones Author of Y: The Descent of Men

DNA and Family History 978-1-55002-536-1 $24.99 £12.99

The Genealogist’s Internet 978-1-55002-481-4 $29.99 £12.99

Do you know how long it took to sail across the Atlantic Ocean? Was it faster from east to west or west to east? Imagine sailing to India, a five-month trip around the Cape of Good Hope! No wonder late Victorians valued the steamship and the Suez Canal. What difference did the inventions of the telephone or steam engine make to our ancestors’ lives? Do you know what a rod or a chain is and what they measured? Time Traveller’s Handbook considers documents and how to look at papers and artifacts that have survived over the years, as well as those family legends and “mythinformation” handed down by word of mouth. This sort of information can be found on the Internet — somewhere — but the researcher can waste a lot of time hunting for it. In an entertaining yet useful manner, Time Traveller’s Handbook brings together for family historians a lot of facts our ancestors once knew, took for granted, and used regularly. Althea Douglas has written numerous articles on genealogy, Canadian local history, and heritage conservation. Her previous books include Tools of the Trade for Canadian Genealogists, Help! I’ve Inherited an Attic Full of History, and Here Be Dragons: Navigational Hazards for the Canadian Family Researcher. She lives in Ottawa.


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Feasting and Fasting


Canada’s Heritage Celebrations by Dorothy Duncan 978-1-55488-757-6 256 pages, hardcover 5.25 x 7.25, 135 x 185 mm $26.99 £15.99 Cooking October

Canada’s Heritage Celebrations Dorothy Duncan

By the same author:

Feasting and Fasting is an introduction to the foods and beverages that were a central part of how our ancestors celebrated important events. Long before the arrival of newcomers, the First Nations were celebrating the passages of life, the changing seasons, and the gifts of the Great Spirit with feasting. As settlers from around the world arrived on Canada’s shores, they brought with them the memories and traditions from home. Diverse and unique culinary histories began to develop as the newcomers were unable to find some of their traditional ingredients and were forced to compromise. Wild game, fruit, plants, grains, vegetables, and maple sugar were often transformed from survival foods to the foods of celebration. Food brought families and communities together to pay tribute, to honour, to celebrate, to mourn, and to be comforted. This is a sampling of their events and what was on their tables at births, weddings, funerals, religious holidays, garden parties, and more! Dorothy Duncan has worked with organizations across Canada and around the world to ensure that Canada’s culinary history is recognized, researched, and recorded. In 2007 her book Canadians at Table won the Cuisine Canada and University of Guelph Culinary Book Gold Award. Nothing More Comforting, Dorothy’s first book for Dundurn, was published in 2003 to wide acclaim.

Nothing More Comforting 978-1-55002-447-0 $26.99 £13.99

˜ Culinary Book Gold Award 2007 Winner

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Past and Present in Canadian Electoral Politics by Lawrence LeDuc, Jon H. Pammett, Judith I. McKenzie, and André Turcotte 978-1-55488-796-5 496 pages, paper 6 x 9, 150 x 230 mm 28 b&w illustrations, notes, bibliography, index $50.00 £27.00 Politics



Dynasties and Interludes provides a comprehensive and unique overview of elections and voting in Canada from Confederation to the recent spate of minority governments. Its principal argument is that the Canadian political landscape has consisted of long periods of hegemony of a single party and/or leader (dynasties), punctuated by short, sharp disruptions brought about by the sudden rise of new parties, leaders, or social movements (interludes).

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Changes in the composition of the electorate and in the technology and professionalization of election campaigns are also examined in this book, both to provide a better understanding of key turning points in Canadian history and a deeper interpretation of present-day electoral politics. Lawrence LeDuc is a political science professor at the University of Toronto and is the co-author of Absent Mandate and Political Choice in Canada. Jon H. Pammett is a political science professor at Ottawa’s Carleton University and is the co-editor of several studies of Canadian elections, including, most recently, The Canadian Federal Election of 2008.

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Judith I. McKenzie is a political science associate professor at the University of Guelph and is the author of Environmental Politics in Canada: Managing the Commons into the 21st Century. André Turcotte is an assistant professor in communication at Carleton University and was a contributor to The Canadian General Election of 2006.

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CONTINENTAL A New Canadian-American Relationship David Dyment Foreword by John Ralston Saul

A New Canadian-American Relationship by David Dyment foreword by John Ralston Saul 978-1-55488-758-3 168 pages, paper 5.5 x 8.5, 140 x 216 mm Appendix, notes, bibliography, index $19.99 £12.99 Current Events November

Of related interest: When President Barack Obama sat at his desk for the first time in the Oval Office in January 2009, one of the farthest things from his mind was Canada. On Capitol Hill the whirling pursuit of interests was intense. In Ottawa, Canada’s senior officials were too preoccupied to appreciate that the nation’s neighbours to the south weren’t paying attention to the affairs and concerns of the Great White North. Canada’s relations with the United States are broad and deep, and with Obama in the White House, the two countries are about to enter what could be a new era of hope and renewal. From water and energy policy to defence, environmental strategy, and Arctic sovereignty, author David Dyment provides an astute, pithy analysis of the past, present, and future continental dance between two countries that have much in common yet often step on each other’s feet.

The War Room 978-1-55002-746-4 $29.99 £14.99

David Dyment is a research associate at Carleton University in the Centre on North American Politics and Society. He has served on the staff of the governor general of Canada and was a senior policy adviser in the Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade. As a media commentator, he has been heard on CBC News Network, CTV Newsnet, Global TV, CBC Radio, Radio Canada, BBC World, and Radio Canada International. He lives in Ottawa. Storms of Controversy 978-1-55488-698-2 $26.99 £15.99 19

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Fifth Edition by Miriam Newhouse and Peter Messaline 978-1-55488-783-5 272 pages, paper 6 x 9, 150 x 230 mm Resources, glossary, bibliography $24.99 £14.99 Performing Arts January

Fifth Edition

T h e A ct o r’s survival kit

d Miriam Newho use and Peter Mes saline

The Actor’s Survival Kit is required reading in Canadian theatre schools and is a constant resource for its many readers across the country. This fifth edition gives actors fresh research from today’s experience, new lists of Canada-wide contacts, and input from success stories. It speaks to a new generation of artists, giving them an up-to-date guide to the business of acting.

By the same author:

The book addresses a range of new issues: performer websites, video selfproduction, and sending résumés and networking on the Internet. It also takes a fresh look at old ones: agents, self-promotion, and work opportunities for women and minorities. The authors learn by constantly talking to emerging artists about the problems they face in the business in Canada. Often those conversations begin with, “You wrote the book!” The authors are still receiving thanks from grateful artists who have been guided by this irreplaceable book over the years. Miriam Newhouse has acted in and directed theatre worldwide and across Canada. She has appeared in film, radio, and television and is the labour cochair of the Ontario Advisory Committee for Health and Safety in the Live Performing Arts.

And What Are You Going to Do for Us? 978-0-88924-144-2 $14.99 £7.99

Peter Messaline voiced the original Dr. Who Daleks and has worked in England, Canada, and the United States. After the Stratford and Shaw Festivals, he has principal casting in series and MOW. He hasn’t had a joe job in 40 years. Previous edition 978-1-55002-678-8


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by Eric Zweig

978-1-55488-789-7 224 pages, paper 8.5 x 11, 216 x 280 mm 70 b&w and colour illustrations, sidebars, statistics $24.99 £14.99 Sports October

Twenty Greatest Hockey Goals ERIC ZWEIG

Every hockey fan remembers certain goals scored that stand out from all others. But if one had to name just 20 as the greatest ever accomplished, what would they be? There’s Paul Henderson’s third game-winning goal in 1972, the one that clinched the Summit Series for Canada against the Soviet Union. Also Mike Eruzione’s upset “Miracle on Ice” winner for the United States against the Soviets at Lake Placid in 1980. And don’t forget the famous Stanley Cup winners by the Toronto Maple Leafs’ Bill Barilko in 1951 and the Boston Bruins’ Bobby Orr in 1970. From the goal by the Montreal Victorias against the Winnipeg Victorias in the 1896 Stanley Cup rematch that truly made hockey’s most famous hardware a national event, to Wayne Gretzky’s 77th goal in 1982 that beat Phil Esposito’s single-season record for goals, to Sidney Crosby’s “golden goal” in the 2010 Vancouver Winter Olympics, Zweig serves up a slice of exceptional hockey moments that’s sure to provoke heated discussion. Eric Zweig is a managing editor with Dan Diamond & Associates, consulting publisher to the National Hockey League. His books include Fever Season, Tough Guys: Hockey Rivals in Times of War and Disaster, Crazy Canucks: The Uphill Battle of Canada’s Downhill Ski Team, and Star Power: The Legend and Lore of Cyclone Taylor. He lives in Owen Sound, Ontario.

By the same author:

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by Doug Lennox

978-1-55488-798-9 192 pages, paper 6 x 9, 150 x 230 mm Sidebars $19.99 £10.99 Trivia October

In the same series: The Bible has had a profound impact on the world. Now Doug Lennox, the vicar of Q&A, serves up an entertaining but informative slice of biblical lore, literature, and history. Discover the 10 best and worst biblical movies, find out what The Matrix and Moby-Dick have in common with the Bible, and learn quirky insights into many of the Good Book’s major and minor cast of characters and fabled events. You’ll “eat, drink, and be merry” with this collection of minutiae showcasing highlights of the bestselling book of all time! Now You Know Baseball 978-1-55488-713-2 $19.99 £10.99

Now You Know Canada’s Heroes 978-1-55488-444-5 $19.99 £10.99

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Why do we say “straight from the horse’s mouth” when we hear something from its source? Who is the only left-handed person mentioned in the Bible? Who asked Jesus Christ to perform his first recorded miracle? How many passages has God said to have written in the Bible? Who was taken up to heaven in a “chariot of fire”? What caused Moses to break the tablets of the Ten Commandments? How many versions of the Bible are there?

Doug Lennox is an internationally acclaimed broadcaster, a veteran character actor, a commercial voice artist, and a bestselling author. He has appeared in more than 60 films and television features, including X-Men, Police Academy, Lonesome Dove, and Against the Ropes, and has shared screen time with Meg Ryan, Hugh Jackman, Burt Reynolds, Holly Hunter, Eric McCormack, Gary Oldman, and a myriad of others.


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BAD GIRLS and other perils


by Mike Strobel

978-1-55488-786-6 188 pages, paper 5.5 x 8.5, 140 x 216 mm $19.99 £11.99 Humour November



Of related interest:

Come and walk the offbeat world of Mike Strobel’s popular column in the Toronto Sun. Meet the legendary panhandler Shaky Lady; the Weasel, who knows where Jimmy Hoffa is buried; the secretive swinger Sexy Boots; the notorious Bicycle Bandit, who quit robbing banks, got a loan, and opened a bar; and Dr. Hook, the top doc whose professional fate rested on the cut of his jib. You’ll also get a look at a fake orgasm champ, a practising witch turned beauty pageant queen, a boss cannonballer, and assorted other heroes, rogues, athletes, finks, politicos, celebrities, bureaucrats, sons, and lovers. Each column in this collection is a mini-world, tight and bright. You’ll smile at Strobel’s take on the fads, fashions, morals, and hot topics of the day. Even the most serious issues are dissected and dispatched with often biting wit and cheek.

Script Tease 978-1-55488-707-1 $19.99 £11.99

(Warning: If you’re a Montreal Canadiens fan, do not read this book.) Mike Strobel is a former editor-in-chief of the Toronto Sun, who came to his senses and returned to writing in 2002. He has won a dozen journalism awards and draws a million online views a year. Strobel’s daily column is anchored in the Toronto Sun and often runs in Sun Media papers across Canada.

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The Key to Friendship in Our Lives by David E. Hunt 978-1-55488-751-4 180 pages, paper 5 x 8, 127 x 203 mm Diagrams, notes $14.99 £8.99 Self-Help December

Of related interest:

To Be a Friend The Key to Friendship in Our Lives DAVID E. HUNT In today’s busy world, we may fail to realize that our need for friendship is as vital and important as our basic needs for food, air, and water. However, thanks to the high-stress environments people currently live in, they are now starting to realize how important friendship is to a healthy and full life.

Acts of Kindness 978-1-55488-749-1 $14.99 £8.99

This book shows readers how to open the flow of friendship in their lives by learning to be friends. It offers activities that have proven helpful to participants in the author’s workshops, exercises that prompt readers to examine their personal beliefs about friendship and apply them in daily life. By following these activities, readers discover how to be friends with themselves, how to be friends with others, and how to strengthen existing friendships. Author David Hunt also describes his experiences with learning how to be a friend, including his successes and failures. David E. Hunt is a psychologist who taught at Yale and Syracuse Universities and who now teaches at the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education at the University of Toronto. His most recent books are Beginning with Ourselves and The Renewal of Personal Energy. He lives in Toronto.

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Mediation, Not Litigation When Marriage Ends


Mediation, Not Litigation When Marriage Ends by Howard H. Irving, Ph.D. 978-1-55488-795-8 224 pages, paper 5.5 x 8.5, 140 x 216 mm Tables, charts, notes, bibliography, index $26.99 £15.99 Parenting January

Howard H. Irving, Ph.D.

Of related interest:

For three decades Dr. Howard H. Irving has championed the use of divorce mediation outside the adversarial court system to save couples and their children from the bitter legacy of legal wrangling and winner-takes-all custody battles. Now, calling on his vast experience mediating more than 2,000 cases, Irving has written Children Come First directly for couples contemplating or undergoing divorce. In this book the author takes a tripartite approach that points out: • • •

the dangers of the adversarial approach to divorce, the benefits of divorce mediation, and how parents can put their children first during and after their divorce.

Parenting Your Parents 978-1-55002-552-1 $28.99 £14.99

Children Come First is written in a reader-friendly style with case studies, charts, and diagrams, as well as illustrations from the author’s renowned practice. Ultimately, this book takes parents through the process of building a shared parenting plan that places their children’s interests uppermost while still addressing the parents’ unique situations and needs. Howard H. Irving is internationally recognized as the co-founder of therapeutic family mediation and is a founding member and past president of Family Mediation Canada. His previous books include Therapeutic Family Mediation, and he is professor emeritus at the University of Toronto’s Faculties of Social Work and Law. Dr. Irving lives in Toronto.

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Phil Edmonston


by Phil Edmonston

978-1-55488-790-3 536 pages, paper 7.5 x 9.25, 190 x 235 mm 75 b&w illustrations $28.99 £16.99


Transportation December

Is Toyota Dead? Scary Complaint Letters Recession-Proof Vehicles Price Markups/Option Scams The Best/Worst 2010–11 Models Jurisprudence Your Lawyer Doesn’t Know


As U.S. and Canadian automakers and dealers face bankruptcy and Toyota battles unprecedented quality-control problems, Lemon-Aid guides steer the confused and anxious buyer through the economic meltdown unlike any other car-andtruck books on the market. Phil Edmonston, Canada’s automotive “Dr. Phil” for more than 40 years, pulls no punches. In this all-new guide he says: In the same series:

Lemon-Aid Used Cars and Trucks 2010–2011 978-1-55488-721-7 $28.99 £16.99

• • • • • • •

Chrysler’s days are numbered with the dubious help of Fiat. Electric cars and ethanol power are PR gimmicks. Diesel and natural gas are the future. Be wary of “zombie” vehicles: Jaguar, Land Rover, Saab, and Volvo. Mercedes-Benz — rich cars, poor quality. There’s only one Saturn you should buy. Toyota — enough apologies: “when you mess up, ’fess up.”

Phil Edmonston, Canada’s toughest customer, is a former MP and Consumers Union board member. Over almost 40 years, he has written more than 140 Lemon-Aid bestsellers. About three decades ago, Nissan and Honda sued Phil for $5 million — and lost. Currently, he lives in Panama.

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by Chris A. Rutkowski



Paranormal September

Rutk ows ki

Chri s A.

978-1-55488-760-6 384 pages, paper 7 x 10, 180 x 250 mm 40 b&w illustrations, sidebars $19.99 £11.99

By the same author: Chris Rutkowski’s name is synonymous with UFO research the world over, and this book captures his most breathtaking research, along with new and exciting accounts, that will have you questioning “are we alone in the universe?” The Big Book of UFOs is a compendium of his best and most disturbing UFO stories for enthusiastic fans everywhere, with startling evidence to make even the biggest skeptics believe. The renowned ufologist takes us on a tour of UFOs in Canada and around the world. He has studied UFOs, aliens, abductions, and even encounters reported by kids. Rutkowski offers many famous reports, such as the “ghost airplanes” seen over Canada’s Parliament in 1915, but also includes many exciting new cases, secret files, and statistics, as well as lots of tidbits and trivia to keep everyone excited.

A World of UFOs 978-1-55002-833-1 $24.99 £14.99

Chris A. Rutkowski is a science writer who has devoted much time to investigating and studying reports of UFOs, writing about case investigations, and offering his insights into the broad UFO phenomenon. Two of his previous books published by Dundurn, Abductions and Aliens and The Canadian UFO Report, were national bestsellers. He lives just outside Winnipeg. The Canadian UFO Report 978-1-55002-621-4 $24.99 £12.99 27

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by Edward Butts

978-1-55488-785-9 224 pages, paper 6 x 9, 150 x 230 mm 20 b&w illustrations $22.99 £11.99




Paranormal September

Of related interest: Shrouded in the mists of history and legend, the province of Newfoundland and Labrador is a land of mysteries. It was the home of a vanished First Nations people, the Beothuks; it was the stage upon which a Viking saga of survival was played out; and it was once the haunt of pirates. Haunt, indeed!

Ghost Stories of Saskatchewan 3 978-1-55488-428-5 $22.99 £11.99

Because of these historical facts, Newfoundland and Labrador has tales of the supernatural that date back centuries, to a time before Canada even existed as a nation. Here the ghosts not only lurk in old houses and forlorn cemeteries, they come up out of the sea to walk the decks of ships before the eyes of terrified crewmen. They lament out on the ice where 77 men perished in the Newfoundland Sealing Disaster of 1914. And in St. John’s the courthouse is said to be haunted by the ghost of Catherine Snow, who was hanged in 1834 for the murder of her husband. Edward Butts is the author of numerous books, including Murder, Line of Fire, Running with Dillinger, True Canadian Unsolved Mysteries, and The Desperate Ones, which was nominated for the Arthur Ellis Award. He lives in Guelph, Ontario.

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by Lionel and Patricia Fanthorpe 978-1-55488-779-8 384 pages, paper 7 x 10, 180 x 250 mm 60 b&w illustrations, sidebars $19.99 £11.99 Paranormal

The Big Book of



By the same authors:

From Atlantis to Nostradamus, Masons to Templars, Lionel and Patricia Fanthorpe have explored some of the greatest mysteries ever known in this world and beyond. Now, in The Big Book of Mysteries, the Fanthorpes attempt to answer, among other questions: • • • • •

What are the origins of blood-sucking creatures such as vampires? Do Yeti and Sasquatch truly exist on mountains in Canada and Nepal? Who actually built the Sphinx and the Pyramids and why were they erected? What strange, dangerous powers lay hidden in the Ark of the Covenant? Is the Bermuda Triangle really a deathtrap for ships and planes?

Mysteries and Secrets of Voodoo, Santeria, and Obeah 978-1-55002-784-6 $24.99 £14.99

Secret societies, lost treasures, and legendary monsters — all have been carefully researched by the Fanthorpes, many investigated in person, and now presented with illustrations and photographs in one super-sized collection to satisfy everyone’s curiosity. If you’ve ever felt the burning desire to know more about life’s great mysteries, then The Big Book of Mysteries is for you — no element of the unknown is safe from the Fanthorpes’ scrutinizing eyes. Lionel and Patricia Fanthorpe have investigated the world’s unsolved mysteries for more than 30 years and are the authors of 15 bestselling books, including Mysteries and Secrets of the Templars and Mysteries and Secrets of the Masons. They live in Cardiff, Wales.

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True Stories from a Psychic Medium by Carolyn Molnar with Benjamin Gleisser 978-1-55488-791-0 336 pages, paper 5.5 x 8.5, 140 x 216 mm $24.99 £14.99

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Compassionate Messenger

Body, Mind, and Spirit October

True Stories from a

Psychic Medium Carolyn Molnar

with Benjamin Gleisser °°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°° °°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°

For more than 30 years, Toronto psychic medium Carolyn Molnar has been helping people whose friends and loved ones have crossed over. By bringing these people proof of spirit — evidence that life continues past the transition we call death — she has comforted thousands of clients by showing them that their loved ones are still with them.

Of related interest:

In this book, you’ll read positive, life-affirming true stories about the emotions that touch us all. From the ghost of a lost young boy to the mother who desperately wants to live long enough to see her daughter graduate high school, to the courageous young woman whose death is mourned by a whole community, these healing stories and others will demonstrate that even though we pass on, our love never dies. Carolyn Molnar is a full-time psychic medium with an international client list. She teaches psychic development and mediumship classes throughout North America, and is the Canadian correspondent for Psychic News, a Spiritualist newspaper published in England. Carolyn lives in Toronto.

Psychics and Mediums in Canada 978-1-55002-497-5 $22.99 £14.99

Benjamin Gleisser is an award-winning journalist, medical writer, and short story writer, and has taught creativity seminars at writers’ conferences. He lives in Toronto.


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Edward Butts

MURDER Twelve True Stories of Homicide in Canada


Twelve True Stories of Homicide in Canada by Edward Butts 978-1-55488-762-0 240 pages, paper 6 x 9, 150 x 230 mm 20 b&w illustrations, bibliography $24.99 £14.99 True Crime January

By the same author: Who committed Toronto’s Silk Stocking Murder? Why did a quiet accountant in Guelph, Ontario, murder his wife and two daughters? When did police in Alberta hire a self-styled mind reader to solve a mass murder? How did an American confidence man from Arizona find himself facing a murder charge in Cape Breton, Nova Scotia? These questions and more are answered in Murder: Twelve True Stories of Homicide in Canada, the latest collection of thrilling true Canadian crime stories by Edward Butts. The keenly researched chapters tell the stories behind some of Canada’s most fascinating murder cases, from colonial times to the 20th century, and from the Atlantic provinces, to the West Coast, and up to the Arctic. You’ll meet John Paul Radelmuller, the Gibraltar Point lighthouse keeper whose murder remains an unsolved mystery; wife-killer Dr. William Henry King; and Sinnisiak and Uluksuk, Inuit hunters whose trial for the murder of two priests became a national sensation. Butts also profiles the investigators who tracked the killers down, and in some cases sent them to the gallows in this collection of true tales that range from shocking and macabre to downright weird. Edward Butts is the author of several true crime books, including Line of Fire, Running with Dillinger, True Canadian Unsolved Mysteries, and The Desperate Ones, which was nominated for the Arthur Ellis Award. He lives in Guelph, Ontario.

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by Mazo de la Roche 978-1-55488-792-7 288 pages, paper 6 x 9, 150 x 230 mm $24.99, £14.99

Renny’s DaughteR

Variable Winds at Jalna



Fiction December


by Mazo de la Roche 978-1-55488-793-4 296 pages, paper 6 x 9, 150 x 230 mm $24.99, £14.99 Fiction December

In Renny’s Daughter, Adeline Whiteoak is voyaging overseas. It is now 1948, and she travels with her Uncle Finch and cousin Maurice to Ireland and then London. On the ship she meets a charming Irishman and falls in love. However, when scandal breaks, she embodies her namesake and refuses to give him up. Meanwhile, back home, Jalna’s peace and beauty is threatened by a neighbour’s speculative designs.

In Variable Winds at Jalna, the immediate sequel to Renny’s Daughter, Maitland Fitzturgis and his sister, Sylvia Fleming, travel from Ireland for his official acceptance by the family as Adeline’s husband. Finch and Maurice also return, and Maurice brings with him his own problematic affairs of the heart. It quickly becomes one of the most fateful years that Jalna has known, and the story ends with more than one peal of the wedding bells.

Mazo de la Roche, in 1927, was an impoverished writer in Toronto when she won a $10,000 prize from The Atlantic Monthly for her novel Jalna. The book became an immediate bestseller and was eventually adapted for stage, screen, and television.

In the same series:

Young Renny 978-1-55488-410-0 / $24.99

Jalna 978-1-89485-223-4 / $24.95

Wakefield’s Course 978-1-55488-468-1 / $24.99

The Building of Jalna 978-1-55002-878-2 / $24.99

Whiteoak Heritage 978-1-55488-411-7 / $24.99

Whiteoaks of Jalna 978-1-89485-224-1 / $24.95

Return to Jalna 978-1-55488-742-2 / $24.99

Mary Wakefield 978-1-55002-877-5 / $24.99

The Whiteoak Brothers 978-55488-741-5 / $24.99

Whiteoak Harvest 978-1-55488-467-4 / $24.99


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by Gregor Robinson

978-1-55488-771-2 224 pages, paper 5.5 x 8.5, 140 x 216 mm $21.99 £12.99 Fiction February


Returning to Ontario’s Muskoka region as an adult to bury his father, Ray Carrier is taken back not only to a tangled romance in that green paradise but also to the woods and lonesome swamps that haunted his teenage dreams. As a young man, Ray was enchanted by the grace and privilege of the American Miller family on Providence Island, the resort community up the road from the farm where Ray and his widowed father spent their summers in the 1960s. Ray’s father had always said that he was too impressed by money. But it was more than that. There was Quentin Miller, a beautiful girl a bit older than Ray who thought nothing of strolling to the end of a dock, stripping naked, and diving into the lake.

By the same author:

But something happened near the abandoned railway tracks long ago that added death to the equation of love and money. And now something has to be settled before Ray can finally achieve peace and let go of Providence Island and the Millers once and for all. Gregor Robinson previously published a short story collection (The Dream King) and a novel (Hotel Paradiso) and has had plays produced at the Toronto Fringe in 2006 and 2009. He has been nominated for the Journey Prize three times and has had mystery stories nominated for the Edgar Allan Poe Award, the Arthur Ellis Award, and the National Magazine Award. He lives in Toronto.

The Dream King 978-0-88878-377-6 $16.95 £8.95


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by Diane Broeckhoven translated by Liedewij Hawke 978-1-55488-761-3 72 pages, paper 5 x 8, 127 x 203 mm $12.99 £7.99 Fiction

A Day with Mr. Jules a novel



Of related interest:

˜ Governor General’s Award 2008 Finalist

The Postman’s Round 978-1-55002-785-3 $19.99 £10.00

When Alice, an elderly woman, smells the coffee her husband Jules has just made, she gets up. This ritual repeats itself every day, until one morning she finds him lifeless on the sofa in the living room — the coffee hasn’t quite finished filtering through. While Jules slowly turns into a statue that seems to be carved out of marble, Alice reminisces about earlier days and tells him things she hasn’t dared or been able to express before. When subsequently she has to come to terms with the sorrow and loss she is faced with, David, the autistic young son of a woman who lives in the same apartment building, becomes part of this process in an unexpected way. This deeply moving Belgian novel has been translated into many languages. The German edition alone has sold over 120,000 copies. Diane Broeckhoven has written close to 30 books, which have earned her various awards and have been translated worldwide. De buitenkant van meneer Jules was published to great acclaim in 2001. She lives in Antwerp, Belgium. Liedewij Hawke has won both the Canada Council Translation Prize and the John Glassco Translation Prize, and has been nominated twice for the Governor General’s Literary Award for Translation (French to English). She lives in Toronto.

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by Farzana Doctor

978-1-55488-767-5 340 pages, paper 5.5 x 8.5, 140 x 216 mm $22.99 £13.99 Fiction



six metres pavement Of related interest: Ismail Boxwala made the worst mistake of his life one summer morning 20 years ago: he forgot his baby daughter in the back seat of his car. After his daughter’s tragic death, he struggles to continue living. A divorce, years of heavy drinking, and sex with strangers only leave him more alone and isolated. But Ismail’s story begins to change after he reluctantly befriends two women: Fatima, a young queer activist kicked out of her parents’ home; and Celia, his grieving Portuguese-Canadian neighbour who, at the age of 50, finds herself widowed and broke. A slow-simmering romance develops between Ismail and Celia. Meanwhile, dangers lead Fatima to his doorstep. Each makes complicated demands of him, ones he is uncertain he can meet.

Something Remains 978-1-55488-465-0 $21.99 £12.99

Six Metres of Pavement is a vivid work that explores loss, regret, and redemption from a gifted author who isn’t afraid to take her readers deep into her characters’ interior worlds. Farzana Doctor’s first novel, Stealing Nasreen, received critical acclaim and was nominated for Masala!Mehndi!Masti! People’s Choice Award. She has also written on social work and diversity-related topics, and in her spare time she provides private practice consulting and psychotherapy services. She lives in Toronto.

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by Hugh Garner introduction by George Fetherling 978-1-55488-782-8 488 pages, paper 5.5 x 8.5, 140 x 216 mm $26.99 £15.99






Voyageur Classics Fiction February


Originally published in 1962, The Silence on the Shore is considered by many critics to be Hugh Garner’s best, most ambitious novel. Truly, in the person of Grace Hill, the landlady of the Toronto boarding house where most of the book’s events take place, Garner has created a fictional character never to be forgotten. Grace is a middle-aged snoop and an overweight nudist whose sexual release comes from watching wrestling matches at a hockey arena that is a thinly disguised Maple Leaf Gardens. By the same author:

Around Grace orbit her various boarders: alcoholic George Lightfoot; Walter Fowler, an aspiring writer whose marriage has just broken up; Aline Garfield, a fundamentalist Christian grappling with various urges and torments; a Polish refugee woman; and a colourful cast of others whose lives intersect in drama that arises from arbitrary or coincidental encounters. According to scholar John Moss, the book is “the best realistic novel of Canadian city life yet to be written.”

Storm Below 978-1-55488-456-8 $24.99 £14.99

Hugh Garner (1913–1979) immigrated to Canada in 1919, settling in Toronto. His most famous novel is Cabbagetown, released in its entirety in 1968. In 1963 he won the Governor General’s Award for Hugh Garner’s Best Stories. George Fetherling is a poet, fiction writer, and voyager. Among his many books are Travels by Night: A Memoir of the Sixties and Running Away to Sea: Round the World on a Tramp Freighter. He lives in Vancouver.


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by Grey Owl introduction by James Polk 978-1-55488-804-7 264 pages, paper 5.5 x 8.5, 140 x 216 mm 6 b&w illustrations $26.99 £15.99 Voyageur Classics Biography February


In 1931 Grey Owl published his first book, The Men of the Last Frontier, a work that is part memoir, part history of the vanishing wilderness in Canada, and part compendium of animal and First Nations tales and lore. A passionate, compelling appeal for the protection and preservation of the natural environment pervades Grey Owl’s words and makes his literary debut still ring with great relevance in the 21st century. By the 1920s, Canada’s outposts of adventure had been thrust farther and farther north to the remote margins of the country. Lumbermen, miners, and trappers invaded the primeval forests, seizing on nature’s wealth with soulless efficiency. Grey Owl himself fled before the assault as he witnessed his valleys polluted with sawmills, his hills dug up for hidden treasure, and wildlife, particularly his beloved beavers, exterminated for quick fortunes. Grey Owl (1888–1938), an Englishman, immigrated to Canada as Archibald Belaney in 1906 and quickly constructed an identity as a Native, assuming the Ojibwa name Wa-sha-quon-asin. He was world-renowned for his work as Canada’s pioneer conservationist and spread his message of preservation through multiple bestsellers, including Tales of an Empty Cabin and The Adventures of Sajo and Her Beaver People. James Polk has written on Grey Owl and other animal-story writers in articles, reviews, and a book, Wilderness Writers. The former editorial director of House of Anansi Press, he was publishing policy adviser in the Ontario government and is the author of a novel, short stories, and a play. He lives in Toronto.







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A Mister Jinnah Mystery by Donald J. Hauka 978-1-55488-763-7 360 pages, paper 4.25 x 7, 108 x 178 mm $11.99 £6.99 Castle Street Mystery November

SHE DEMONS Donald J. Hauka A Mister Jinnah


How can an enterprising newspaper reporter sell his Babji dolls when there’s a beheaded street youth, a Rave Messiah battling a berserk “God Squad,” and a conniving new editor to deal with? Especially when he’s suffering all the symptoms of dengue fever? Hakeem Jinnah is back and is as politically incorrect as ever. The chain-smoking, headline-chasing hypochondriac is in a race to find a killer and help save his buddy Sergeant Graham’s career. But a bevy of She Demons bedevils him at each turn. Soon Jinnah is entangled in a cultic web that threatens his friends, his family, and his life. In the same series:

Fast-paced, funny, and suspenseful, this is the second Mister Jinnah novel featuring the larger-than-life crime reporter. Just as in his debut adventure, Mister Jinnah: Securities, the flirtatious and always resourceful Jinnah has to use every ounce of his investigative genius to solve a crime … and make a few extra dollars on the side. Donald J. Hauka is a novelist, screenwriter, journalist, and playwright, His first novel, Mr. Jinnah: Securities, was adapted for television in 2003. Another television adaptation, Jinnah on Crime: Pizza 911, was nominated for a Gemini Award. He lives in New Westminster, British Columbia.

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Spring 2010 Adult Roundup ACTS OF KINDNESS Inspirational Stories for Everyday Life edited by Adam Mayers Inspirational | 160 pages | paper | 70 b&w illustrations | $14.99, £8.99 | 978-1-55488-749-1 Since its debut in December 2004, “Acts of Kindness” has become a daily fixture at About 4,000 stories have been submitted to the website, accounts in which readers share small things that meant a great deal to them. Acts of Kindness, the book, represents the best of the best — a collection of 200 of the most memorable tales.

ALLIGATORS OF THE NORTH The Story of the West & Peachey Steam Warping Tugs by Harry B. Barrett and Clarence F. Coons History | 248 pages | paper | 80 b&w illustrations, maps, bibliography, resources, notes, index | $34.99, £19.99 | 978-1-55488-711-8 In 1889, John West and James Peachey unveiled their new invention, a steam warping tug that would revolutionize the Canadian pine-logging industry. These tugs became known as northern alligators and helped loggers access and move timber in the distant hinterlands, overland and overwater.

BEFORE YOU SAY YES … A Guide to the Pleasures and Pitfalls of Volunteer Boards by Doreen Pendgracs Business | 152 pages | paper | sidebars and bulleted lists | $19.99, £12.99 | 978-1-55488-703-3 In an easy-to-understand, conversational style, Doreen Pendgracs shares valuable information from her 25 years of experience sitting on various boards. Pendgracs leads the reader through the intricacies of management style, board etiquette, and financial obligations, creating a full picture of what you need to know before agreeing to serve on any kind of board. COMBAT JOURNAL FOR PLACE D’ARMES A Personal Narrative by Scott Symons introduction by Christopher Elson Voyageur Classics | Fiction | 400 pages | paper | 2 b&w photos | $26.99, £15.99 | 978-1-55488-457-5 Both a study of the emergence of a character’s true self through his homosexual experiences and the decay of Canadian, and especially French-Canadian, traditions, Place d’Armes was named one of the top 100 most important books in Canadian history.


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Dundurn Fall 2010 EMANCIPATION DAY Celebrating Freedom in Canada by Natasha L. Henry History | 288 pages | paper | 55 b&w illustrations, notes, bibliography, index | $28.99, £16.99 | 978-155488-717-0 When slavery was abolished throughout the British Empire, effective August 1, 1834, people of African descent celebrated their newfound freedom and former slaves could live unfettered lives in Canada. This well-researched book provides insight into the creation, development, and evolution of a distinct AfricanCanadian tradition through descriptive historical accounts and appealing images. FREE FORM JAZZ A Ray Tate and Djuna Brown Mystery by Lee Lamothe Castle Street Mystery | 320 pages | paper | $11.99, £6.99 | 978-1-55488-696-8 Disgraced cop Ray Tate and outcast state trooper Djuna Brown track down a wealthy sexual sadist and a depressed career criminal flooding a Midwestern U.S. city with killer ecstasy pills. Mutually suspicious of each other, Tate and Brown discover that no one is what they appear to be — not even themselves.

FROM QUEENSTON TO KINGSTON The Hidden Heritage of Lake Ontario’s Shoreline by Ron Brown History | 224 pages | paper | 55 b&w illustrations, notes, bibliography, index | $26.99, £15.99 | 978-1-55488-716-3 Travel with Ron Brown as he probes the shoreline of Lake Ontario and discovers its hidden heritage. Explore forgotten coves, historical lighthouses, and unique features of the landscape. Even in large cities such as Hamilton and Toronto there are forgotten stories and unusual sights. Brown offers a treasure trove of the past to entice today’s explorers. “GO TO SCHOOL, YOU’RE A LITTLE BLACK BOY” The Honourable Lincoln M. Alexander: A Memoir by Lincoln M. Alexander, with Herb Shoveller Biography | 256 pages | paper | 60 b&w and 37 colour illustrations | $26.99, £15.99 | 978-1-55488-733-0 Lincoln Alexander has led an extraordinary life, which has involved military service, a successful political career, and vocal advocacy on a wide range of subjects from anti-racism to education. This biography traces the remarkable series of events from Alexander’s early life to the present that shaped this charismatic and influential leader.


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Dundurn Fall 2010 THE GOLDEN DREAM A History of the St. Lawrence Seaway by Ronald Stagg History | 296 pages | hardcover | 50 b&w photos, notes, bibliography, index | $35.00, £20.00 | 978-1-55002887-4 In the early 20th century, a movement flourished championing the St. Lawrence River route as the answer to easily transporting goods in and out of the centre of the continent. During construction, communities along the Great Lakes planned for increased prosperity, but changes in transportation, aging infrastructure, and environmental problems have meant that “the Golden Dream” hasn’t been fully realized even today. A GREAT LAKES TREASURY OF OLD POSTCARDS Canadian Harbour Scenes 1894–1960 by Lorenzo Marcolin, MD History | 176 pages | paper | 315 b&w photos, maps, bibliography | $24.99, £14.99 | 978-1-55488-743-9 Come on a nostalgic and exciting journey along the Canadian shores of the Great Lakes. The 307 harbour scenes in this book range from Port Arthur (now Thunder Bay) and on to the St. Lawrence Seaway. Lovingly restored, the cards reveal a landscape appealing for its scenic beauty yet also repellent for its industrial ugliness.

GREY OWL AND ME Stories from the Trail and Beyond by Hap Wilson Outdoors | 272 pages | paper | 35 b&w line drawings, maps, notes, bibliography | $26.99, £15.99 | 978-155488-732-3 Hap Wilson is back for another journey. Nurtured by the writings of Grey Owl, Wilson adopted a similar lifestyle to the 1930s conservationist but with his own twists and turns. In Grey Owl and Me, Wilson recounts the early days of winter camping, takes readers to some of his favourite places, and shares intimate secrets of wilderness living. HELL IN FLANDERS FIELDS Canadians at the Second Battle of  Ypres by George H. Cassar History | 424 pages | hardcover | 50 b&w illustrations, maps, notes, bibliography, index | $36.00, £20.00 | 978-1-55488-728-6 On April 22, 1915, Canadians fought almost continuously for five days, clinging stubbornly against overwhelming odds to a vital part of the Allied line and saved 50,000 troops. In this new, deeply researched account, George H. Cassar skillfully blends the history of the battle with the graphic and moving words of the men on the front line.


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Dundurn Fall 2010 HOW LEADERS SPEAK Essential Rules for Engaging and Inspiring Others by Jim Gray Business | 232 pages | paper | index | $19.99, £12.99 | 978-1-55488-701-9 Senior executives, professionals, politicians, entrepreneurs, and educators are increasingly being evaluated by how well they speak. In today’s communication-saturated age, the ability to address others effectively has become the essential mark of a leader. How Leaders Speak covers the five keys to speaking like a leader: preparation, passion, certainty, engagement, and commitment.

I AM HEARTILY ASHAMED Volume II: The Revolutionary War’s Final Campaign as Waged from Canada in 1782 by Gavin K. Watt History | 440 pages | paper | 94 b&w illustrations, maps, bibliography, notes, index | $30.00, £17.00 | 9781-55488-715-6 This, the second installment in Gavin Watt’s Revolutionary War series, picks up where A dirty trifling piece of business left off. Raiding was resumed and a new British ministry announced a cessation of arms in July. Frederick Haldimand discovered, though, that the treaty’s articles threatened Canadian security and made no provisions for the Natives or the loyalists. I CHOOSE TO LIVE A Self-Made Millionaire Faces Cancer by Mischa Weisz with Wade Hemsworth Biography | 168 pages | hardcover | 7 b&w and 11 colour illustrations | $35.00, £20.00 | 978-1-55488718-7 By the time he was diagnosed with terminal pancreatic cancer in 2007, Mischa Weisz had all he needed to face the fight of his life. His work with computers and bank machines gave him the advantage when the Canadian government opened the Interac network to independent operators. This inspiring memoir documents how it’s possible to thrive even in the toughest conditions.

INNOCENT MURDERER A Cordi O’Callaghan Mystery by Suzanne F. Kingsmill Castle Street Mystery | 352 pages | paper | $11.99, £6.99 | 978-1-55488-426-1 Zoology professor Cordi O’Callaghan becomes entangled in the deaths of two of her fellow passengers aboard the Susanna Moodie, a tourist ship in the Canadian Arctic. The fatalities are ruled accidental, but Cordi suspects they’re anything but.


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Dundurn Fall 2010 LEMON-AID USED CARS AND TRUCKS 2010–2011 by Phil Edmonston Transportation | 584 pages | paper | 75 b&w illustrations | $28.99, £16.99 | 978-1-55488-721-7 As uncertainty continues in the U.S. automotive industry, Lemon-Aid Used Cars and Trucks 2010–2011 shows buyers how to pick the cheapest and most reliable vehicles from the past 30 years of production. This book offers an exposé of gas consumption lies, a do-it-yourself service manual, an archive of service bulletins granting free repairs, and much more. LOIS MARSHALL A Biography by James Neufeld Biography | 336 pages | paper | 20 b&w illustrations | $28.99, £16.99 | 978-1-55488-469-8 Soprano Lois Marshall (1925–1997) became a household name across Canada during her 34-year career. This first-ever biography recounts her dazzling life and paints an intimate portrait of the woman, her childhood encounter with polio, and her complex relationship with her teacher and mentor, Weldon Kilburn.

MEMORIES OF THE BEACH Reflections on a Toronto Childhood by Lorraine O’Donnell Williams History | 248 pages | paper | 55 b&w photos, appendices, notes, bibliography, index | $26.99, £15.99 | 978-1-55488-389-9 In this combination history and memoir, Lorraine O’Donnell Williams details life within Toronto’s Beach community in the 1930s and 1940s. Her extensive research has uncovered numerous hidden facets of the heritage of this exceptional neighbourhood. Also included is an array of prominent personalities for whom The Beach has been home. NIGHTSHADE A Sam Montcalm Mystery by Tom Henighan Castle Street Mystery | 296 pages | paper | $11.99, £6.99 | 978-1-55488-714-9 In historic Quebec City, deadly nightshade means murder. Police, RCMP, and a mysterious FBI agent converge on the scene — an important scientific conference concerning the genetic manipulation of trees. The sharpest eye belongs to Sam Montcalm, a despised “bedroom snooper” from Ottawa. The story moves to its surprising climax as Montcalm follows the trail of murder back to Canada’s capital.


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Dundurn Fall 2010 NOW YOU KNOW BASEBALL by Doug Lennox Sports | 200 pages | paper | $19.99, £10.99 | 978-1-55488-713-2 Everyone will know the score with this grand slam of Q&A that’s sure to be inducted into the Hall of Fame. Doug Lennox hammers it out of the park by filling us in on who’s won the most Cy Young Awards and the five ways that a player can be called “out.” This is a treasure trove of baseball lore.

PETER GZOWSKI A Biography by R.B. Fleming Biography | 496 Pages | hardcover | 30 b&w photos, notes, bibliography, index | $40.00, £22.00 | 97-1-55488-720-0 This first biography of Peter Gzowski follows him through his career, beginning with his days at the University of Toronto’s The Varsity in the mid-1950s through to his tremendous success on CBC Radio’s Morningside and his time at the Globe and Mail. Here was a man who was proud to call himself Canadian and who brought the story of Canada to millions of Canadians. PIKE’S PORTAGE Stories of a Distinguished Place by Morten Asfeldt and Bob Henderson History | 328 pages | paper | 80 b&w illustrations, 10 maps, appendix, notes, bibliography, index | $29.99, £17.99 | 978-1-55488-460-5 The stories of the people who have struggled over Pike’s Portage at the edge of the Barrens in the Northwest Territories are many and varied. They include sports hunters Warburton Pike and Ernest Thompson Seton, surveyors Guy Blanchet and the Tyrrell brothers, a long line of trappers such as Gus A’Doust, explorer George Back, and the eccentric John Hornby, among others. PILGRIMS OF THE WILD by Grey Owl edited and introduced by Michael Gnarowski Voyageur Classics | Biography | 328 pages | paper | 6 b&w illustrations | $26.99, £15.99 | 978-1-55488-734-7 First published in 1935, this is Grey Owl’s autobiographical account of his transition from successful trapper to conservationist. Powerful in its simplicity, Pilgrims of the Wild tells the story of Grey Owl’s life of happy cohabitation with the wild creatures of nature and the healing powers of what he referred to as “the great Northland” of “Over the Hills and Far Away.”








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Dundurn Fall 2010 PUBLISH YOUR FAMILY HISTORY Preserving Your Heritage in a Book by Susan Yates and Greg Ioannou Genealogist’s Reference Shelf | 160 pages | paper | 11 b&w illustrations, appendix, index | $19.99, £12.00 | 978-1-55488-727-9 Many people want to write a family history, but few ever take on the task of publishing one. Publish Your Family History will tell you all the fundamentals of book production, together with the important details that distinguish a home-published book from a homemade one.

RETURN TO JALNA by Mazo de la Roche Fiction | 416 pages | paper | $24.99, £14.99 | 978-1-55488-742-2 In Return to Jalna, the Whiteoak family reunites after a year of separation. Piers, Renny, and Wakefield return in 1943 during the Second Word War. Finch has been off on a concert tour, and Maurice has come home from Ireland. It’s a time of change and strain, but the family remains united against all others.

RIVER ROUGH, RIVER SMOOTH Adventures on Manitoba’s Historic Hayes River by Anthony Dalton History | 280 pages | paper | 40 b&w illustrations, 32 colour photos, appendix, notes, bibliography, index | $32.99, £18.99 | 978-1-55488-712-5 Manitoba’s Hayes River runs over 600 kilometres from Norway House to Hudson Bay. Traditionally used for transport and hunting by the indigenous Cree, the Hayes became a major fur trade route in the 17th to 19th centuries. This is the account of the author’s invitation journey on the Hayes in the company of modern-day voyageurs reliving the past. SAMURAI CODE A Jack Taggart Mystery by Don Easton Castle Street Mystery | 320 pages | paper | $11.99, £6.99 | 978-1-55488-697-5 This intriguing, suspense-packed novel is the fourth Jack Taggart Mystery. This time the implacable Mountie goes undercover to follow the trail of a cheap weapon found at the scene of a murder. He traces the gun to a suspected heroin importer and pretends to be an Irish gangster to penetrate the criminal organization — only to discover that the real crime boss is a mysterious figure out of Asia.


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Dundurn Fall 2010 SARIS ON SCOOTERS How Microcredit Is Changing Village India by Sheila McLeod Arnopoulos Business | 352 pages | paper | 29 b&w photos, bibliography, index | $29.99, £17.99 | 978-1-55488-722-4 Sheila McLeod Arnopoulos uses her talent for investigative reporting to take us deep into the poorest villages in India. The women who live there have joined forces and are making astute use of microcredit to break the cycle of poverty. After witnessing these women’s inspiring success stories first-hand, it becomes evident that such villages have strengths equal to those of modern cities in India.

SCRIPT TEASE A Wordsmith’s Waxings on Life and Writing by Eric Nicol illustrations by Dave More Humour | 208 pages | paper | 10 b&w illustrations | $19.99, £11.99 | 978-1-55488-707-1 Why write in the first place? It’s the second most satisfying thing you can do lying down. You must need to write. After 73 years of scribbling, Eric Nicol holds forth on dangling participles, punctuation, and literary jargon before examining his own career in a series of essays.

SELF CONDEMNED by Wyndham Lewis introduction by Allan Pero Voyageur Classics | Fiction | 496 pages | paper | 5 b&w illustrations | $26.99, £15.99 | 978-1-55488-735-4 Originally published in 1954, Self Condemned tells the story of Professor René Harding and his wife, Essie, as they find themselves in Momaco, a fictionalized version of Toronto, following René’s resignation as an academic in England. The novel, a devastating, disturbing satire of life in wartime Canada, explores the difficulties individuals face as they struggle to adapt to new surroundings while preserving their sense of wholeness. SO FEW ON EARTH A Labrador Métis Woman Remembers by Josie Penny Biography | 340 pages | paper | 30 b&w photos | $26.99, £15.99 | 978-1-55488-709-5 Set against the beauty and ruggedness of the Labrador coast, So Few on Earth is the story of Josie Penny’s perseverance after suffering atrocious punishments, merciless teasing, and the humiliation of two rapes while at Lockwood Boarding School. Escaping into reading, Josie saw the possibility of starting life anew from these shattered beginnings.


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Dundurn Fall 2010 SOLVING THE PEOPLE PUZZLE Cultural Intelligence and Special Operations Forces by Dr. Emily Spencer Current Events | 184 pages | paper | bibliography, notes, index | $24.99, £14.99 | 978-1-55488-750-7 The 21st century has brought a storm of conditions to create substantive global instability. Special operation forces are the logical force of choice for success. As a group that favours humans over hardware, it makes sense that their tool of choice is cultural intelligence. Spencer makes a convincing argument for the powerful union of the “force of choice” with the “tool of choice.”

SOMETHING REMAINS by Hassan Ghedi Santur Fiction | 328 pages | paper | $21.99, £12.99 | 978-1-55488-465-0 Andrew Christiansen, a war photographer turned cab driver, is having a bad year. His mother has just died; his father, on the verge of a nervous breakdown, gets arrested; and he’s married to a woman he doesn’t love. Keeping Andrew sane is his beloved camera, through which he captures the many Torontonians who ride in his taxi. Something Remains probes the various ways humans grieve when the lives they build for themselves fall apart but the joy they discover remains. STORM BELOW by Hugh Garner introduction by Paul Stuewe Voyageur Classics | Fiction | 264 pages | paper | 5 b&w illustrations | $24.99, £14.99 | 978-1-55488-456-8 Originally published in 1949, Storm Below tells the story of a fictional Royal Canadian Navy ship and its crew, the HMCS Riverford, which is a composite of the vessels Hugh Garner served on during his time in the Canadian navy. The adventure unfolds over six days of an escort run across the Atlantic Ocean to Newfoundland during the Second World War. STORMS OF CONTROVERSY The Secret Avro Arrow Files Revealed, Fourth Edition by Palmiro Campagna foreword by Major-General (Retired) Richard Rohmer History | 288 pages | paper | 20 b&w photos, 38 declassified documents, appendices, notes, index | $26.99, £15.99 | 978-1-55488-698-2 The development of the Avro Arrow was a remarkable Canadian achievement. Its mysterious cancellation prompted questions that have long gone unanswered. Who in our government was involved? Did Arrow technology find its way into the American Stealth fighter/bomber program? In this fully revised fourth edition, Campagna brings readers up-to-date on the CF-105 Arrow.


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Dundurn Fall 2010 TRILLIUM AND TORONTO ISLAND The Centennial Edition by Mike Filey History | 112 pages | paper | 96 b&w illustrations, 8-page colour insert, maps, index | $24.99, £14.99 | 978-1-55488-737-8 In June 1910, the new steam ferry for the Toronto Island Company was launched and christened the Trillium. As it reaches the century mark, Mike Filey revisits the history of the memorable Canadian landmark and serves up a few extra bits. With updated photographs, Filey traces the Trillium’s remarkable rise and fall and commemorates one of Toronto’s finest treasures. TRUST ME Frauds, Schemes, and Scams and How to Avoid Them by Gordon G. Leek Personal Finance | 208 pages | paper | appendix of useful information, glossary, bibliography | $24.99, £14.99 | 978-1-55488-705-7 The worldwide growth of criminal fraud has mushroomed to such a degree that traditional law-enforcement techniques have been unable to cope effectively with the fallout. Former Calgary police detective and fraud expert Gordon G. Leek illustrates how a variety of frauds work and how to protect yourself from them, including simple cheque scams, elaborate telemarketing schemes, Internet swindles, and identity theft. THE UFO FILES The Canadian Connection Exposed by Palmiro Campagna Paranormal | 264 pages | paper | 12 b&w photos, documents, notes, bibliography, index | $24.99, £14.99 | 978-1-55488-699-9 The UFO Files digs deep into the government’s archives to unravel the true story of Canada’s fascinating connection to the UFO phenomenon. Weaving together eyewitness accounts and secret government files, including newly declassified documents, Campagna relates some startling episodes in Canadian UFO history. The truth is indeed out there. UNSOLVED True Canadian Cold Cases by Robert J. Hoshowsky True Crime | 272 pages | paper | 24 b&w photos | $24.99, £14.99 | 978-1-55488-739-2 Despite advances in DNA testing, forensics, and in-depth police investigations, hundreds of crimes remain unsolved across Canada every year. Robert J. Hoshowsky examines 12 crimes that continue to haunt us, all of which remain open.


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Dundurn Fall 2010 VALLEY OF FIRE by Steven Manners Fiction | 200 pages | paper | $21.99, £12.99 | 978-1-55488-406-3 John Munin is a rational man, a gifted psychiatrist who believes that the soul and psyche are interesting only in dissection. Penelope is Munin’s star patient. She suffers from obsessive compulsive disorder and is particularly susceptible to Munin’s searching analysis. Munin plans to present Penelope’s case at a major medical conference in Las Vegas. But tragedy strikes on the eve of the event, and the probing psychiatrist’s orderly world crumbles in the crucible of the Nevada desert.

VIMY RIDGE AND ARRAS The Spring 1917 Offensive in Panoramas by Peter Barton with Jeremy Banning History | 320 pages | hardcover | two 8-page gatefolds, 400 colour photos, maps, bibliography | $45.00 | 978-1-55488-744-6 In this major new account of the battle at Vimy Ridge in Spring 1917, Peter Barton showcases more than 50 rediscovered British and German panoramic photographs of the battlegrounds. Vimy Ridge and Arras also includes previously unpublished testimony, letters, and memoirs from the serving regiments, along with stunning maps, plans, and diagrams throughout.

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WAITING FOR RICKY TANTRUM by Jules Lewis Fiction | 160 pages | paper | $17.99, £10.99 | 978-1-55488-740-8 Jim Myers is a painfully shy kid living in Toronto’s Bloorcourt Village. On the first day of junior high, Jim crosses paths with Charlie Crouse, a brash, mouthy boy full of wild stories about his past and present. Charlie takes Jim under his wing, and as their friendship grows, the realities of looming adulthood seep into their lives with surprising consequences.

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THE WEXFORD Elusive Shipwreck of the Great Storm, 1913 by Paul Carroll History | 304 pages | paper | 60 b&w and colour illustrations, maps, appendices, notes, bibliography, index | $30.00, £17.00 | 978-1-55488-736-1 The steamer Wexford charmed spectators as it carried cargo across the Great Lakes. The Wexford’s fateful final voyage was punctuated with opportunities to be saved, but attempts to make port led to tragedy. After 87 years, its remains were discovered in 2000. Paul Carroll traces the steamer’s history here, as well as the controversy over how the wreck should be protected.


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Dundurn Fall 2010 THE WHITEOAK BROTHERS by Mazo de la Roche Fiction | 280 pages | paper | $24.99, £14.99 | 978-1-55488-741-5 In The Whiteoak Brothers, the Jalna household is electric with secrecy and excited expectation. It is now 1923, and while young love blossoms between Pheasant and Piers, Aunt Augusta’s friend, Dilly Warkworth, arrives at Jalna and tries to snare Renny’s heart. Eden meets a persuasive mining broker and, one by one, persuades the other Whiteoaks to part with their savings.

WILLIAM C. VAN HORNE Railway Titan by Valerie Knowles Quest Biography | 192 pages | paper | 12 b&w illustrations, timelines, bibliography, index | $19.99, £11.99 | 978-1-55488-702-6 Born in Illinois in 1843, Van Horne was lured to Canada in 1881 to become the general manager of the fledgling Canadian Pacific Railway. He pushed through construction of the CPR’s transcontinental line and went on to become the company president. Van Horne was a man of prodigious energy and many talents, revolutionizing Canada’s railway service while becoming Canada’s foremost art collector and a leading financier.


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A Day with Mr. Jules Actor’s Survival Kit, Fifth Edition Acts of Kindness Alligators of the North Arctic Naturalist Bad Girls and Other Perils Before You Say Yes … Big Book of Mysteries Big Book of UFOs Children Come First Combat Journal for Place D’Armes Compassionate Messenger Crime and Punishment in Upper Canada Doing the Continental Dynasties and Interludes Early Voices Education and Ontario Family History Emancipation Day Feasting and Fasting Free Form Jazz From Queenston to Kingston George Simpson Ghost Stories of Newfoundland and Labrador “Go to School, You’re a Little Black Boy” Golden Dream Great Lakes Treasury of Old Postcards Grey Owl and Me Hell in Flanders Fields How Leaders Speak I am heartily ashamed I Choose to Live Innocent Murderer James Fitzjames Lemon-Aid New Cars and Trucks 2011 Lemon-Aid Used Cars and Trucks 2010–2011 Lifting the Silence Lois Marshall Memories of the Beach

Diane Broeckhoven Miriam Newhouse and Peter Messaline Adam Mayers Harry B. Barrett and Clarence F. Coons Anthony Dalton Mike Strobel Doreen Pendgracs Lionel and Patricia Fanthorpe Chris Rutkowski Howard H. Irving Scott Symons Carolyn Molnar with Benjamin Gleisser Janice Nickerson David Dyment Lawrence LeDuc, Jon H. Pammett, Judith I. McKenzie, and André Turcotte Mary Alice Downie and Barbara Robertson with Elizabeth Jane Errington Marian Press Natasha L. Henry Dorothy Duncan Lee Lamothe Ron Brown D.T. Lahey Edward Butts Lincoln M. Alexander with Herb Shoveller Ronald Stagg Lorenzo Marcolin Hap Wilson George H. Cassar Jim Gray Gavin K. Watt Mischa Weisz with Wade Hemsworth Suzanne F. Kingsmill William Battersby Phil Edmonston Phil Edmonston Sydney P. Smith with David Scott Smith James Neufeld Lorraine O’Donnell Williams

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Men of the Last Frontier Murder Nightshade No Lack of Courage Now You Know Baseball Now You Know the Bible Peter Gzowski Pike’s Portage Pilgrims of the Wild Planters, Paupers, and Pioneers Providence Island Publish Your Family History Renny’s Daughter Return to Jalna River Rough, River Smooth Royal Tours, 1786–2010 Sailing Seven Seas Samurai Code Saris on Scooters Script Tease Self Condemned She Demons Silence on the Shore Six Metres of Pavement So Few on Earth Solving the People Puzzle Something Remains Stanley Barracks Storm Below Storms of Controversy Time Traveller’s Handbook To Be a Friend Tom Thomson Toronto Sketches 10 Trillium and Toronto Island Trust Me Twenty Greatest Hockey Goals UFO Files Unsolved

Grey Owl Edward Butts Tom Henighan Colonel Bernd Horn Doug Lennox Doug Lennox R.B. Fleming Morten Asfeldt and Bob Henderson Grey Owl Lucille H. Campey Gregor Robinson Susan Yates and Greg Ioannou Mazo de la Roche Mazo de la Roche Anthony Dalton Arthur Bousfield and Garry Toffoli Peter Pigott Don Easton Sheila McLeod Arnopoulos Eric Nicol Wyndham Lewis Donald J. Hauka Hugh Garner Farzana Doctor Josie Penny Dr. Emily Spencer Hassan Ghedi Santur Aldona Sendzikas Hugh Garner Palmiro Campagna Althea Douglas David Hunt Wayne Larsen Mike Filey Mike Filey Gordon G. Leek Eric Zweig Palmiro Campagna Robert J. Hoshowsky

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Valley of Fire Variable Winds at Jalna Victor Feldbrill Vimy Ridge and Arras Waiting for Ricky Tantrum Wexford Whiteoak Brothers William C. Van Horne

Steven Manners Mazo de la Roche Walter Pitman Peter Barton with Jeremy Banning Jules Lewis Paul Carroll Mazo de la Roche Valerie Knowles

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Author Index AUTHOR Alexander, Lincoln M. Arnopoulos, Sheila McLeod Asfeldt, Morten Banning, Jeremy Barrett, Harry B. Barton, Peter Battersby, William Bousfield, Arthur Broeckhoven, Diane Brown, Ron Butts, Edward Campagna, Palmiro Campey, Lucille H. Carroll, Paul Cassar, George H. Coons, Clarence F. Dalton, Anthony de la Roche, Mazo Doctor, Farzana Douglas, Althea Downie, Mary Alice Duncan, Dorothy Dyment, David Easton, Don Edmonston, Phil Errington, Elizabeth Jane Fanthorpe, Lionel Fanthorpe, Patricia Filey, Mike Fleming, R.B. Garner, Hugh Gleisser, Benjamin Gray, Jim Grey Owl Hauka, Donald J. Hemsworth, Wade Henderson, Bob Henighan, Tom

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AUTHOR Henry, Natasha L. Horn, Bernd Hoshowsky, Robert J. Hunt, David E. Ioannou, Greg Irving, Howard H. Kingsmill, Suzanne F. Knowles, Valerie Lahey, D.T. Lamothe, Lee Larsen, Wayne LeDuc, Lawrence Leek, Gordon G. Lennox, Doug Lewis, Jules Lewis, Wyndham Manners, Steven Marcolin, Lorenzo Mayers, Adam McKenzie, Judith I. Messaline, Peter Molnar, Carolyn Neufeld, James Newhouse, Miriam Nickerson, Janice Nicol, Eric Pammett, Jon H. Pendgracs, Doreen Penny, Josie Pigott, Peter Pitman, Walter Press, Marian Robertson, Barbara Robinson, Gregor Rutkowski, Chris A. Santur, Hassan Ghedi Sendzikas, Aldona Shoveller, Herb Smith, David Scott

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AUTHOR Smith, Sydney P. Spencer, Emily Stagg, Ronald Strobel, Mike Symons, Scott Toffoli, Garry Turcotte, André Watt, Gavin K. Weisz, Mischa Williams, Lorraine O’Donnell Wilson, Hap Yates, Susan Zweig, Eric

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Author Index AUTHOR Argyle, Ray Bayle, B.J. Bell, Aaron Chandler, Ann Cohen, Marina Crump, Jennifer Feagan, Robert Horn, Bernd Jordan, Rosa Kerbel, Deborah Leavey, Peggy Dymond Maes, Nicholas Matheson, Shirlee Smith McMurchy-Barber, Gina Melady, John Narsimhan, Mahtab Renaud, Anne Sherrard, Valerie Watson, Cindy

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Title Index Valerie Sherrard Robert Feagan Ray Argyle Jennifer Crump Jennifer Crump Nicholas Maes Mahtab Narsimhan Gina McMurchy-Barber Peggy Dymond Leavey Anne Renaud Shirlee Smith Matheson Aaron Bell Ann Chandler Deborah Kerbel John Melady Colonel Bernd Horn Marina Cohen Cindy Watson B.J. Bayle Rosa Jordan

Accomplice Arctic Thunder Boy in the Picture Canada on Fire Canada Under Attack Crescent Star Deadly Conch Free as a Bird Growing Up Ivy Into the Mist Jailbird Kid Jak’s Story Kootenay Silver Lure Maple Leaf in Space Men of Steel Mind Gap Out of Darkness Shadow Riders Wild Spirits



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Dundurn Fall 2010 SHADOW RIDERS by B.J. Bayle Historical Fiction | Age 12+ | 264 pages | paper | author’s note, chronology, and selected reading | $12.99, £7.99 | 978-1-55488-724-8 In 1874, after their father is wounded by hard men who have stolen a number of horses, 15-year-old Rob McCann and his adopted Native brother, Luke, frantically chase after the thieves. They learn that the NorthWest Mounted Police has come west and seek out their help. Colonel George French attempts to escort the boys home, but the brothers manage to tag along with the NWMP men on an 800-mile journey to Fort Whoop-Up. WILD SPIRITS by Rosa Jordan Fiction | Age 12+ | 272 pages | paper | author’s note and selected reading | $12.99, £7.99 | 978-1-55488-729-3 After a bank holdup upsets 19-year-old Wendy Marshall so much that she retreats to a farm and surrounds herself with injured and orphaned wildlife, she develops a special bond with 11-year-old Danny Ryan. Danny is neglected at home and also finds peace on the farm as he and Wendy adopt ever more exotic animals. With the bank robbers still at large, Danny must act to save Wendy’s life.


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Shirlee Smith Matheson

Jailbird Kid

Dundurn Fall 2010 JAILBIRD KID by Shirlee Smith Matheson Fiction | Age 12+ | 168 pages | paper | $12.99, £7.99 | 978-1-55488-704-0 Angela Wroboski’s dad, Nick “The Weasel,” is released from a two-year sentence on Angela’s 15th birthday. The Weasel tries to prove that he’s going straight, but the influence of the old gang remains a threat. When Angela learns that a crime is being planned, she must quickly decide how to intervene.

JAK’S STORY text and illustrations by Aaron Bell Fiction | Age 10+ | 96 pages | paper | 10 b&w illustrations | $10.99, £6.99 | 978-1-55488-710-1 Jak Loren is a typical boy with the usual problems that a big family presents. When Jak goes to the ravine near his home in Brantford to get away from a bully, he discovers the ravine has a history that’s much older than he thought. When a construction crew arrives to threaten the ravine, Jak knows he has to act to save it.

MEN OF STEEL Canadian Paratroopers in Normandy, 1944 by Colonel Bernd Horn Canadians at War | History | Age 12+ | 120 pages | paper | 25 b&w illustrations, sidebars, maps, bibliography, index | $19.99, £11.99 | 978-1-55488-708-8 Men of Steel is the gripping story of some of Canada’s toughest and most daring soldiers in the Second World War and what they did in their finest hours. Through the lens of these gallant paratroopers we glimpse the chaos and destruction of combat in the greatest invasion in military history.


The Jeff Healey Story

OUT OF DARKNESS The Jeff Healey Story by Cindy Watson Biography | Age 12+ | 176 pages | paper | 47 b&w illustrations, sidebars | $19.99, £11.99 | 978-1-55488-706-4


Losing both eyes to retinoblastoma, a rare form of cancer, Jeff Healey created music out of darkness, becoming one of the most influential blues-rock and jazz performers of our time. In this up-close and personal account loaded with never-before-seen photographs and intimate recollections, we discover this unique music icon’s dynamic career.


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Spring 2010 Teen Roundup ARCTIC THUNDER by Robert Feagan Fiction | Age 12+ |272 pages | paper | $12.99, £7.99 | 978-1-55488-700-2

Fourteen-year-old Mike Watson’s team has just won the Alberta Bantam Provincial box lacrosse championships. The euphoria of victory is short-lived when Mike’s father is transferred to Inuvik, Northwest Territories. As his friendships with local youth develop, Mike is introduced to the amazing athleticism of traditional “Arctic Sports.” Soon, the idea for an Inuvik lacrosse team is born.

CANADA UNDER ATTACK by Jennifer Crump Canadians at War | History | Age 12+ | 240 pages | paper | 30 b&w illustrations, maps, sidebars, notes, bibliography, index | $19.99, £11.99 | 978-1-55488-731-6 Canadians have been celebrated participants in numerous conflicts on foreign soils, but most Canadians aren’t aware that they’ve also had to defend themselves at home. Jennifer Crump brings to life the battles fought by Canadians to ensure the country’s independence. She also reveals the complex invasion plans by the United States and Germany to conquer Canada. FREE AS A BIRD by Gina McMurchy-Barber Fiction | Age 12+ | 176 pages | paper | author’s note | $12.99, £7.99 | 978-1-55488-447-6 Born with Down syndrome, Ruby Jean Sharp lives at a time when being a developmentally disabled person usually meant growing up behind locked doors. When Ruby Jean’s loving grandmother dies, she’s taken to an institution that opened in 1878 and was originally called the Provincial Lunatic Asylum. It’s here that Ruby Jean learns to survive isolation, boredom, and every kind of abuse.

GROWING UP IVY by Peggy Dymond Leavey Historical Fiction | Age 10+ | 224 pages | paper | author’s note and selected reading | $12.99, £7.99 | 978-1-55488-723-1 Ivy Chalmers has never met her father. That is, until her mother sends her to live with her paternal grandmother while she seeks fame in New York City, and Ivy’s father, Alva, arrives unexpectedly. Alva takes Ivy with him for the summer, wandering the countryside by horse-drawn caravan. In the course of their travels, Ivy meets teenager Charlie Bayliss, with whom she shares a secret connection.


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Canada’s Astronauts by John Melady

978-1-55488-752-1 176 pages, paper 8 x 8, 203 x 203 mm 25 b&w illustrations, sidebars, notes, selected reading and websites, index $19.99 £11.99 History Ages 12+ January

By the same author:

MAPLE LEAF IN SPACE Canada’s Astronauts


Marc Garneau, Roberta Bondar, Julie Payette, Robert Thirsk, Chris Hadfield, and more recently, Guy Laliberté, the founder of Cirque de Soleil, all have one thing in common: they’re some of the very few Canadians who have been in space.

Canadians in Space 978-1-55002-940-6 $27.99 £15.99

The launch of a spaceship is terribly exciting. That’s why thousands of people come to watch. They laugh, cheer, and applaud as the rocket rises. They see the smoke, steam, and white-hot fire as millions of litres of fuel burn in seconds. They feel the chest-thumping impact of the sound. Then they stare upward for a long time until they can no longer see even a tiny speck in the distant sky. By that time, the craft is in space. Canada’s astronauts come from across the nation: from farms, cities, and little towns. They went to large schools and to small ones. Maple Leaf in Space showcases these amazing Canadians who have ventured off our planet and delivers some of the thrill of what that’s like. John Melady is a veteran writer and space enthusiast. He has written many books, including Canadians in Space, Star of Courage, Heartbreak and Heroism, and Pearson’s Prize. Melady lives in Seaforth, Ontario.

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The War of 1812 by Jennifer Crump

978-1-55488-753-8 240 pages, paper 8 x 8, 203 x 203 mm 25 b&w illustrations, maps, sidebars, chronology, notes, bibliography, index $19.99 £11.99 Canadians at War History Ages 12+ February

Jennifer Crump The summer of 1812 saw the beginning of one of the most brutal wars to take place on Canadian soil. With more than 1,600 people killed and a battlefront that extended from Halifax Harbour in Nova Scotia to the Columbia River in what is now British Columbia, the war featured many brave men and women who fended off much larger American forces. Canada on Fire is an exciting account of the War of 1812 as told through the stories of the heroes who helped to defend Canada, people such as Mohawk chief John Norton, who led a small army into battle against the wishes of his tribe, and Red George Macdonnell, who spent the war defending the St. Lawrence River. With descriptions of the battle at Lundy’s Lane, the adventures of the Sea Wolves, and the antics of James Fitzgibbon and his Bloody Boys, Canada on Fire reveals By the same author: the War of 1812 as it has seldom been seen. Jennifer Crump’s work has appeared in magazines such as Reader’s Digest and Canadian Geographic. Her previous books include Amazing Stories and Frommer’s Toronto with Kids. She lives in Smooth Rock Falls, Ontario. Canada Under Attack 978-1-55488-731-6 $19.99 £11.99 9

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The Story of the Empress of Ireland by Anne Renaud 978-1-55488-759-0 104 pages, paper 8 x 8, 203 x 203 mm 90 b&w illustrations, sidebars, glossary, timeline, selected reading, index $14.99 £8.99 History Ages 10+ December

Of related interest:

Losing the Empress 978-1-55002-340-4 $22.99 £11.99

True Stories of Rescue and Survival 978-1-55002-851-5 $19.99 £11.99

From 1906 to 1914, the Empress of Ireland, one of the fastest and most elegant liners of the Edwardian era, graced the waters of the Atlantic Ocean. Remembered primarily for sinking in only 14 minutes in the St. Lawrence River and for having a greater loss of passenger life than the Titanic, the Empress’s true legacy is the significant role it played in the building of Canada. During the ship’s many crossings between Canada and England, it ferried royalty, politicians, scientists, authors, actors, captains of industry, and military servicemen aboard its decks, but most important, it carried more than 115,000 hopeful immigrants who left Europe to build new lives on Canadian soil. Into the Mist is the story of the Empress of Ireland, of the many people who walked its decks, and how, in the early morning of May 29, 1914, the great ship came to rest on the bottom of the St. Lawrence River. Anne Renaud’s previous books for young people include Pier 21: Stories from Near and Far, Island of Sorrow: The Story of Grosse Île, and A Bloom of Friendship: The Story of the Canadian Tulip Festival. Her books have been shortlisted for numerous honours, including the Silver Birch Award, the Red Maple Award, and the Red Cedar Award. She lives in Westmount, Quebec.


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THE PICTURE The Craigellachie Kid and the Driving of the Last Spike RAY ARGYLE

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The Craigellachie Kid and the Driving of the Last Spike by Ray Argyle 978-1-55488-787-3 160 pages, paper 8 x 8, 203 x 203 mm 42 b&w illustrations, map, sidebars, bibliography, index $19.99 £11.99 History Ages 12+ July

Edward Mallandaine was there! To prove it he thrust himself into the historic photograph of the “Last Spike” being driven to mark the completion of the Of related interest: Canadian Pacific Railway. Surrounded by the railway dignitaries of the time, his young face peers out amid their frosty beards. Edward had just turned 18 when he left his home in Victoria, British Columbia, to join the Canadian militia to fight Louis Riel in the North-West Rebellion of 1885. Hired to ride dispatches over the unfinished stretch of railway in British Columbia, he meets highway men, high officials, men of the North-West Mounted Police, and the denizens of saloons hidden away in mountain passes. The Underground Railroad He survives the lawlessness of remote towns and railway camps, rubs shoulders 978-1-55488-429-2 with Chinese labourers struggling to blast a right-of-way through the towering $16.99 £9.99 peaks of Eagle Pass, and makes a freezing midnight ride by railway flatcar to reach the outpost of Craigellachie just in time. Ray Argyle has written for publications such as The Beaver and the National Post and is the author of several books, including Turning Points: The Campaigns That Changed Canada and Scott Joplin and the Age of Ragtime. He lives in Toronto.

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by Ann Chandler

978-1-55488-755-2 224 pages, paper 5.25 x 7.25, 135 x 185 mm Author’s note, selected reading $12.99 £7.99 Historical Fiction Ages 12+ December

Kootenay Silver a novel

~ANN CHANDLER~ Of related interest: In 1910, while 12-year-old Addy McLeod waits in a cabin in the Kootenay wilderness of southeastern British Columbia for her brother, Cask, to send for her, she fends off the unwanted advances of her alcoholic stepfather. When tragedy strikes, she is forced to flee and disguise herself as a boy.

Shadow Riders 978-1-55488-724-8 $12.99 £7.99

˜˜ ˜ Langley Book of the Year Award 2009 Finalist

Silver Birch Award 2009 Finalist

Addy’s determined search for Cask becomes a journey of self-discovery as she encounters a tough trapper woman who cares for her when she’s ill, works in a hotel in the silver town of Kaslo on Kootenay Lake, and meets her first love, Ian. But just as Addy’s search for Cask is about to end, the First World War breaks out and her world is torn apart once again. With great resolve she devotes herself to joining the war effort on the home front and eventually learns just what forgiveness is all about. Ann Chandler has published non-fiction for adults in Reader’s Digest, The Beaver, and Canadian Cowboy Country. Her previous novel for young people was Siena Summer. She lives in Coquitlam, British Columbia.

CCBC Best Books 2009

Reading the Bones 978-1-55002-732-7 $11.99 £6.99


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by Valerie Sherrard 978-1-55488-764-4 120 pages, paper 5 x 8, 127 x 203 mm $9.99 £5.99 Keystone Hi-Lo Fiction Ages 12+ February


Valerie Sherrard

By the same author:

Lexie Malton is an average Vancouver teen with fairly typical issues. Her stepmother is far from her favourite person, she has a sister with special needs, and life outside the home is the usual mix of school, friends, and social events. But Lexie has a secret. Her ex-boyfriend, Devlin Mather, is now a heroin addict living on the street, and only Lexie knows that she’s the one who put him there. Guilt makes her give in to Devlin’s demands for money time and time again, even though she knows how dangerous his drug use is. Lexie finally gathers the strength to stop enabling Devlin. But when he seeks treatment for his addiction, Lexie finds herself drawn back to him, never guessing what a dark and deadly path she has just chosen.

Watcher 978-1-55488-431-5 $12.99 £7.99

˜ ˜˜ Ann Connor Brimer Award 2008 Finalist

Devlin relapses, and his desperation leads to an act that will change both of their lives forever. Valerie Sherrard is the author of 12 previous novels for young people, including the Shelby Belgarden Mysteries, Watcher, Sarah’s Legacy, Speechless, and her first historical novel, Three Million Acres of Flame. Her work has been shortlisted for numerous Canadian awards, including the Red Maple, White Pine, and Arthur Ellis Awards. She lives in Miramichi, New Brunswick.

CCBC Best Books 2008

Snow Willow Award 2009 Finalist

Speechless 978-1-55002-701-3 $12.99 £6.99


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by Marina Cohen

978-1-55488-801-6 144 pages, paper 5 x 8, 127 x 203 mm $9.99 £5.99 Keystone Hi-Lo Fiction Ages 12+ February


Marina Cohen

Fourteen-year-old Jake MacRae’s life is spinning out of control. He’s making all the wrong choices — gambling, drinking, hanging around gang members — and now he’s been asked to make a “special delivery.” What should he do? Jake knows either way that his decision will seal his fate, but what he doesn’t realize is that this choice might not only destroy his life but the lives of those close to him.

By the same author:

Before Jake has a chance to make up his mind, he receives a mysterious text message inviting him to a flash party on a midnight subway train. As Jake steps off the platform and onto the ghostly 1950s-style Gloucester car, he has no idea he has just boarded a train bound for his worst nightmare. And what’s more — he can’t get off! Marina Cohen is an elementary school teacher with the York Region District School Board and has a master of arts in French literature from the University of Toronto. Her three previous novels are Shadow of the Moon, Trick of the Light, and Ghost Ride. She lives in Markham, Ontario.

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Tara Trilogy by Mahtab Narsimhan

978-1-55488-794-1 288 pages, paper 5.25 x 7.25, 135 x 185 mm Glossary $12.99 £7.99 Fantasy Ages 12+ February

the deadly conch — tara trilogy —

mahtab narsimhan

In the same series:

˜ ˜ Silver Birch Award 2009 Winner

After the conclusion of The Silver Anklet, Tara’s triumphant return to Morni is short-lived. Tara’s deceased former stepmother, Kali, seeks revenge through her daughter, Layla. And so begins a series of carefully orchestrated events to cast suspicion on Tara: a dead dog in the village temple, contaminated well water, and whispers that Tara is still possessed. Layla fuels the villagers’ blind superstitions and fears. Soon all of Morni is against Tara, even her own family. Death seems to be the only way to stop her evil stepsister. Tara turns to Lord Yama and his deadly conch for help. He takes her to the Underworld to seek advice, but when she returns, she has only 24 hours to prove her innocence and to save the village before she must go back to the World of the Dead. Forever.

CCBC Best Books 2009

The Third Eye 978-1-55002-750-1 $12.99 £6.99

Can Tara believe in herself once more to defeat Layla, or will Lord Yama and his deadly conch claim their next victim? The harrowing conclusion to the thrilling Tara Trilogy answers these questions and more. Mahtab Narsimhan, a native of Bombay (Mumbai), has always been fascinated by Indian mythology, fantasy, and adventure. Her debut 2007 novel, The Third Eye, The Silver Anklet won the 2009 Silver Birch Award. The second part of the Tara Trilogy, The Silver 978-1-55488-445-2 $12.99 £7.99 Anklet, was published in 2009. She lives in Toronto. 3

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by Nicholas Maes

978-1-55488-797-2 272 pages, paper 5.25 x 7.25, 135 x 185 mm $12.99 £7.99 Fiction Ages 12+ February

Crescent Star Nicholas Maes

By the same author:

a novel

Avi Greenbaum is Jewish and lives in West Jerusalem. Moussa Shakir is Palestinian and lives in East Jerusalem. Both are 15 years old, live without their fathers, adore their older brothers, and belong to the same soccer club. Avi commemorates the Holocaust and celebrates Israeli independence, while Moussa mourns on Nakba Day, marking the expulsion of Palestinians from their homes and land in 1948. Their lives are parallel lines: they have everything in common and nothing at all. Each is oblivious to the other’s existence.

˜ Snow Willow Award 2010 Finalist

Laughing Wolf 978-1-55488-385-1 $12.99 £7.99


As Avi and Moussa go about their daily routines in the spring of 2006, they face reminders of the conflict that has dogged the region for the past three generations — the security wall, suicide bombings, police operations, and the looming shadow of war. While navigating this legacy of suspicion and violence, they must decide what their own roles in the stalemate will be. Nicholas Maes is a high-school history teacher and also teaches classics at the University of Waterloo. His two previous novels for young people are Locksmith and Laughing Wolf, which was nominated for the Snow Willow Award. Maes is also the author of Robertson Davies: Magician of Words. He lives in Toronto.

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by Deborah Kerbel 978-1-55488-754-5 192 pages, paper 5.25 x 7.25, 135 x 185 mm $12.99 £7.99 Mystery Ages 12+ October

a novel

Deborah Kerbel

By the same author:


A Victorian garden, a fishing lure, and a ghost named John …

CLA Young Adult Book Award 2010 Finalist

Absolutely nothing is going right for Max Green. His parents have just uprooted their family from Vancouver to the bleak suburbs of Toronto, he has no friends, and everybody at his new high school is ignoring him. To make matters worse, he’s in love with an older girl who’s completely out of his league.

When Max discovers a local library rumoured to be haunted by ghosts, he’s Girl on the Other Side immediately drawn to it. With the help of some cryptic messages, he begins 978-1-55488-443-8 to piece together the identity of the teenage ghost and the mysterious chain of $12.99 £7.99 events that have connected its spirit to the building for more than a century. But just who was John, anyway? Why has he chosen to contact Max? And what does an old fishing lure have to do with solving the mystery? Deborah Kerbel is the author of the teen novels Mackenzie, Lost and Found and Girl on the Other Side, which was nominated for the 2010 Canadian Library Association Young Adult Book Award. She is also the co-author of the Quizmas series of family Christmas trivia books. Born in London, England, Deborah now lives and writes in Thornhill, Ontario.

Mackenzie, Lost and Found 978-1-55002-852-2 $12.99 £7.99


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Fall 2010 Teen Catalogue  

The Dundurn Group's Teen catalogue for Fall 2010 is packed with Canadian young adult fiction -- from the spookiest paranornal to the hardest...