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Trudeau Transformed: The Shaping of a Statesman 1944-1965 by Max Nemni and Monique Nemni

This groundbreaking biography continues the story begun in Young Trudeau, taking Canada's legendary Prime Minister from his pro-fascist youth all the way to his entry into federal politics as a crusading Liberal democrat.

Trudeau Transformed


The High Road by Terry Fallis

Just when Daniel Addison thinks he can escape his job as a political aide, Angus McLintock, the no-hope candidate he helped into Parliament, throws icy cold water over his plans. Angus has just brought down the government with a deciding vote. Now the crusty Scot wants Daniel to manage his next campaign.

The High Road


The Best Laid Plans by Terry Fallis

A burnt-out politcal aide quits just before an election — but is forced to run a hopeless campaign on the way out. He makes a deal with a crusty old Scot, Angus McLintock — an engineering professor who will do anything, anything, to avoid teaching English to engineers — to let his name stand in the election. No need to campaign, certain to lose, and so on.

Then a great scandal blows away his opponent, and to their horror, Angus is elected.

The Best Laid Plans


A Very Bold Leap by Yves Beauchemin, translated by Wayne Grady

The third novel in the highly acclaimed quartet, The Charles the Bold Series, about a young man growing up in Montreal from the 1960s to 2000.

Yves Beauchemin's brilliant account of the joys and perils of a young novelist's life. And, as always, the sheer skill of Yves Beauchemin's traditional storytelling sweeps us along, reminding us of the great novelists of the past.

A Very Bold Leap


The Truth About Canada: Some Important, Some Astonishing, and Some Truly Appalling Things All Canadians Should Know About Our Country by Mel Hurtig

This book is about how Canada has changed, very much for the worse, in the last twenty years. As a result of these profound (often hidden) changes, we are no longer the people we think we are.

The Truth About Canada


A Night Out with Robert Burns: The Greatest Poems by Andrew O'Hagan

This book has already become a classic, bringing Robert Burns (1759-1796) to ordinary readers. Because Burns was on the right side of history, against privilege and rank and for everyone getting a fair chance, he is beloved around the world — in Andrew O'Hagan's words, he is "the world's greatest and most loveable poet."

A Night Out with Robert Burns


Robertson Davies: A Portrait in Mosaic by Val Ross

A fascinating, larger-than-life character, Davies left a treasure trove of stories about him when he died in 1995 — expertly arranged here into a revealing portrait.

Robertson Davies


Page Fright: Foibles and Fetishes of Famous Writers by Harry Bruce

A witty round-up of writers' habits that includes all the big names, such as Dickens, Flaubert, Tolstoy, Hemingway. At public events readers always ask writers how they write. The process fascinates them. Now they have a very witty book that ranges around the world and throughout history to answer their questions.

Page Fright


Hell or High Water: My Life in and out of Politics by Paul Martin

Paul Martin was the Prime Minister we never really knew — in this memoir he emerges as a fascinating flesh and blood man, still working hard to make a better world.

Great events and world figures stud this book, which is firm but polite as it sets the record straight, and is full of wry humour and self-deprecating stories.

Hell or High Water


Too Much Happiness by Alice Munro

An international literary event: Ten new stories from a beloved and award-winning author.

This stunning collection of new stories demonstrates once again why Alice Munro is celebrated as a pre-eminent master of the short story.

Too Much Happiness


Going Ashore by Mavis Gallant

One of the world's great short-story writers emerges with a selection of stories from her past, a trove of hidden treasures.

Arranged in the order in which they appeared, they shed light on people living through most of the second half of the 20th century.

Going Ashore


Memoirs: 1939–1993 by Brian Mulroney

Described as “possibly the best memoirs ever written by a Canadian Prime Minister” (Ottawa Citizen) the book sets new standards for frankness, and for success in taking the reader behind the Prime Minister's desk as domestic and foreign problems fly across it. Memoirs is full of surprises, as we fall under the spell of a great storyteller who is “engaging and enlightening”. (Globe and Mail)

Memoirs


My Mother’s Daughter by Rona Maynard

“A wonderfully honest and enthralling book” (Alice Munro). Through the magic of her writing, Rona Maynard gives a clear-eyed and affectionate account of her relationship with a powerful, demanding, loving mother. Every mother and daughter will recognize some parts of this story, in a “searingly honest accounting that makes for a most compelling read.” (Toronto Star)

My Mother's Daughter


Hot Air: Meeting Canada's Climate Change Challenge
by Jeffrey Simpson, Mark Jaccard, and Nic Rivers

Here’s a clear, direct, convincing – and hopeful – book for Canadians concerned about our environment, by an authoritative journalist, a respected academic, and a fine researcher, a great team for a vitally important issue. “Hot Air provides indispensable information about what went wrong with Canadian climate policy, and how that can be fixed.” (Literary Review of Canada)

Hot Air


Raisin Wine: A Boyhood in a Different Muskoka
by James Bartleman

Ontario’s popular Lieutenant-Governor recalls growing up as a “half-breed kid” in this warm, affectionate memoir that is full of funny stories but still has a kick to it.



King John of Canada by Scott Gardiner

Set in the near future, this savagely funny political satire foresees a Canada that is falling apart – until the winner of the "Be A Monarch Lottery" takes charge, and transforms the country.



The Years of Fire by Yves Beauchemin, translated by Wayne Grady

Young Charles Thibodeau – “Charles the Bold” – continues his career in east-end Montreal, through the high-school years when he encounters girls and fights the threat of arson. Charles the Bold is “one of the great works of Canadian literature.” – Madeleine Thien



Charles the Bold by Yves Beauchemin, translated by Wayne Grady

An unforgettable coming-of-age story set in 1960s and 1970s east-end Montreal, from French Canada’s most popular novelist. “Truly astonishing . . . one of the great works of Canadian literature.” – Madeleine Thien


The Way It Works: Inside Ottawa by Eddie Goldenberg

Chrétien’s senior policy adviser from 1993 to 2003, Eddie Goldenberg takes us behind the scenes to show how vital decisions are made at the top. The book reveals secrets from the ultimate insider.


Sailing Away from Winter: A Cruise from Nova Scotia to Florida and Beyond by Silver Donald Cameron

The author, his wife, and their dog, Leo, sailed from Nova Scotia down the East Coast, all the way to the palm trees of the Bahamas. This is the perfect armchair sailing adventure, with enough detail to set a person dreaming . . .



Right Side Up: The Fall of Paul Martin and the Rise of Stephen Harper's New Conservatism by Paul Wells

Canadian politics were turned upside-down when the Conservative Stephen Harper beat out the Liberal Paul Martin in the 2006 election. The shrewd and irreverent Paul Wells tells the story of their duel for power from 2001 on. Canadian politics has never been so much fun.



Magna Cum Laude: How Frank Stronach Became Canada’s Best-Paid Man by Wayne Lilley

A solid, thorough business book about Frank Stronach, one of Canada’s most controversial billionaires and the man behind the country’s most famous rags to riches story.



Young Trudeau: 1919-1944 Son of Quebec, Father of Canada by Max Nemni and Monique Nemni
Translated by William Johnson

A disturbing intellectual biography of Pierre Trudeau that exposes his pro-fascist views until 1944, completely reshaping our understanding of him. “I was extremely shocked.”
–Lysiane Gagnon, Globe and Mail



Still at the Cottage: Or the Cabin, the Shack, the Lake, the Beach, or Camp by Charles Gordon

The follow-up to the classic At the Cottage, this is an affectionate and hilarious look at cottage living. “Funny, reflective and always insightful, this is Charles Gordon at the top of his game."
–Will Ferguson



Sorry, I Don’t Speak French: Confronting the Canadian Crisis That Won't Go Away by Graham Fraser

The national bestseller that looks at how well official bilingualism is working in Canada. “It’s hard to think of any writer better qualified to write about language than Mr. Fraser. . . . He is informed, balanced, judicious and experienced, and a very clear writer.”
–Jeffrey Simpson, Globe and Mail

Finalist for the Ottawa Book Award 2007



 
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