To help you get ready for Canada’s 150th birthday, we’ve picked out some titles with particularly patriotic flair. Order now to get 10% off.
Lucy and the Hunters of the Mad Trapper, by John Crawley:
An action-packed, fictionalized account of the author’s grandmother and her involvement with the North’s legendary “Mad Trapper.”
Fastest Tone Arm in the West, by Wade Sorochan:
Autobiography of a former Alberta radio personality, full of behind-the-scenes memories, celebrity encounters and recollections of colourful call-ins.
The Spotted Horse, by Yvonne Owen:
Historical-fiction set in the 1870s that sees romance blossom between a Blackfoot Indian and a young English immigrant, as they both face the challenges of prairie life.
All that Glitters, by Lisa Flickenger:
Adventures in the Klondike Gold Rush! Two sisters seek fortune, freedom and romance against a rugged mountain backdrop.
Call from On High, by Luella Youngman:
This former-missionary’s memoir recounts revelations of faith found across Canada and around the world.
The Poet of Churchill Square, by Kevan Lyons:
Sweet, soulful, sunny and sincere, these poems … despite the poet’s struggles with personal tragedy and homelessness in Edmonton’s city centre.
Bobo’s Cabin, by R. J. Faltin:
A rambling yarn about a family, and their big ol’ sheep dog Bobo, restoring an old log cabin out near northern Alberta’s Smoky Lake.
Hockeypocalypse Season 1, by Jeff Martin:
In a world transformed by nuclear winter, how do humanity’s remnants defend their meager stores? By playing hockey, of course! Sports-fans and non-sports-fans alike will find plenty of laughs and excitement as the zany Edmonton Atomics put their reputations, and their rations, on the line.
A Taste of Northwest Ontario, by Florence LaPoint:
Hundreds of good-old family recipes, including recent additions and tried-and-true favourites. Sausage rolls, cinnamon buns, pudding cake, pork casserole, lemon layers, lasagna and more!
Miniature Orchard, by Thean Pheh:
Grow your own lemons and Kaffir limes? In Canada?! This book has everything you need to know to grow fruit trees in indoor/outdoor pots that protect delicate growth from harsh prairie conditions.
Journeys with Raven, by Rita Makkannaw:
A window into the wisdom and mysticism of Native American culture, from the outsider-turned-insider’s view of a Cree elder’s wife.
De Siedder, by Meindert Polet, translated by Tom Polet:
First-hand accounts from a Friesian farmer building a new life in Manitoba, written for a newspaper “back home,” create a snap-shot of days-gone-by.
Politically Detained, by Graham Clews:
An irreverent romp through electoral reform! A group of seniors launch a hair-brained scheme to fix the country’s political woes, and maybe get a bit of fishing in too.