Canada 1911: The Decisive Election that Shaped the Country

One hundred years in the past, Canadians went to the polls to come to a decision the destiny in their kingdom in an election that raised concerns very important to Canada’s nationwide independence and its position on the earth. Canadians confronted a transparent selection among loose exchange with the USA and constancy to the British Empire, and the selections they made in September 1911 contributed to shaping Canada’s political and financial historical past for the remainder of the century. Canada 1911 revisits and re-examines this momentous flip in Canadian historical past, while Canadians really came upon themselves at a parting of the methods. It was once Canada’s first nice glossy election and one of many first expressions of the start of recent Canada. The poet Rudyard Kipling famously wrote on the time that this election used to be not anything under a struggle for Canada’s soul. This ebook will clarify why.

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The Orenda

By Joseph Boyden

WINNER OF THE LIBRIS AWARD — FICTION publication OF THE YEAR

In the wilds of seventeenth-century North the US, the lives of a Jesuit missionary, a tender Iroquois lady, and a very good warrior and elder statesman of the Huron state turn into entwined.

The Huron have battled the Iroquois for generations, yet now either tribes face a brand new, extra harmful possibility from one other land. Uneasy alliances are made and unmade, cultures and ideology conflict within the face of precipitous switch, and never all people will live to tell the tale the march of heritage. Joseph Boyden’s magisterial novel tells this tale of blood and wish, suspicion and belief, hatred and love: a saga approximately 400 years old—and now a undying paintings of literature.

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Mavericks: An Incorrigible History of Alberta

By Aritha Van Herk

The 5th name in our provincial histories sequence, Mavericks is an idiosyncratic and episodic background of what's arguably Canada's such a lot unconventional province. From mapmakers to ranchers, Stampede Wrestling to Stockwell Day, acclaimed author Aritha van Herk brings the drama and combative fantastic thing about this irascible province to wonderful life.van Herk's portrait of her domestic province embraces all its extremes, from lethal and extraordinary climate to dinosaur graveyards, and from oil gushers and geysers to barnstorming social reformers and political haymakers. Bronc-riders of growth and bust, Alberta's individuals are a beguiling mix of opinionated extremists, hardy pioneers and delicate sinners. Alberta is a province that almost all Canadians easily don't comprehend, the province so much Canadians like to hate. it truly is considered as a land of reckless, redneck and ignorant individualists. however it can also be the province the place the recognized 5 fought the landmark Person's Case, giving Canadian girls an analogous prestige as males within the eyes of the legislations, a province that actually believes in loose speech. Albertans tolerate of their midst humans whose severe perspectives on any demeanour of topics could cause them to outcasts somewhere else. And Albertans perform the creed of western neighbourliness, giving assiduously to charity and continually lending a hand the place assistance is wanted. they seem to be a difficult, gentle bunch, squinting into the wind of made up our minds distinction. If you're an Albertan, you'll realize your self and your place during this booklet. If you're now not an Albertan, this publication should be an schooling for you. Mavericks will open your eyes to the true Alberta, as she used to be and is.

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Last Message (Seven (the series))

By Shane Peacock

Adam has a great existence in Buffalo: nice mom and dad, a adorable female friend, sufficient grades. he isn't the simplest at something, yet he is not the worst both. He secretly lusts after Vanessa, the most popular lady at school, and while his lifeless grandfather's will stipulates that he pass on a project to France, Adam figures he could simply have an opportunity to provoke Vanessa and alter his lifestyles from sturdy to nice. while he will get to France, he discovers he has no longer one yet 3 near-impossible projects earlier than him. He additionally discovers a dismal and shameful episode from his grandfather's previous, anything Adam is meant to compensate for. yet how can he do this while he slightly speaks the language and his initiatives turn into progressively more harmful? regardless of the chances, Adam unearths the way to satisfy his grandfather's needs and, within the technique, develop into beneficial of bearing his name.
   Adam's adventures commence in Separated, a part of The Seven Prequels and proceed in Double You, a part of The Seven Sequels.

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NOD

By Adrian Barnes

Arthur C. Clarke Award Nominee for top Novel (2013)

Dawn breaks and not anyone on the planet has slept the evening sooner than. Or nearly nobody. a couple of humans, might be one in 10000, can nonetheless sleep, and they’ve all shared an identical mysterious dream. A handful of silent little ones can nonetheless sleep besides, yet what they’re dreaming continues to be a secret. worldwide panic ensues. A scientific truth: after six days of absolute sleep deprivation, psychosis units in. After 4 weeks, the physique dies. at the moment, a strange new global arises and swallows the previous one entire. an international referred to as Nod

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A Better Place: Death and Burial in Nineteenth-Century Ontario

By Susan Smart

A greater Place describes the practices round dying and burial in 19th-century Ontario. Funeral rituals, robust spiritual ideals, and an organization conviction that loss of life used to be a starting now not an finish helped the bereaved via their instances of loss in a century the place demise used to be continuously shut at hand.

The publication describes the pioneer funeral intimately in addition to the criteria that modified this easy funeral into the frilly etiquette-driven Victorian funeral on the finish of the century. It comprises the resources of assorted funeral customs, together with the origins of embalming that gave upward thrust to the modern day funeral parlour. The evolution of cemeteries is defined with the beginnings of cemeteries in particular cities given as examples.

An realizing of those altering burial rites, a lot of which would look unusual to us this day, is useful for the family members historian. additionally, the ebook contains sensible feedback for locating dying and burial documents in the course of the century.

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The Magic of Saida (Vintage Contemporaries)

By M.G. Vassanji

From Giller Prize–winner M. G. Vassanji comes the tale of Kamal Punja, son of an African mom and an Indian father, who has been dwelling in Canada for 40 years. regardless of his fabric wealth, Kamal unearths himself eager for where of his birth—Africa—and of a woman there he as soon as enjoyed. As a toddler he used to be convinced that Saida—granddaughter of a very good Swahili poet and his consistent companion—would develop into his destiny spouse, but if he was once simply 11 Kamal’s mom despatched him to stay together with his estranged father’s kinfolk in India. Now, a long time later, Kamal trips again to the village he left—to confront his long-unresolved racial id and the nightmarish legacy of a damaged promise.

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