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Par Bob Drury, Thomas Clavin. 2013
Draws on Red Cloud's autobiography, which was lost for nearly a hundred years, to present the story of the great…Oglala Sioux chief who was the only Plains Indian to defeat the United States Army in a war. 2013.
Par Miroslava Lhotsky, Peggy Edwards, Judy Turner. 1999
Provides information and practical advice on such topics as: the male and female menopause; how to make a decision about…hormone replacement therapy; alternative health care; preventing heart disease, cancer, and osteoporosis; prostate health and impotence; healthy relationships and sex in midlife; weight control, exercise, and healthy eating; handling midlife stress. Some descriptions of sex. 1999.
Par David Carpenter, Joseph Auguste Merasty. 2015
Joseph (Augie) Merasty was one of 150,000 children taken from their families and sent to residential schools. Merasty takes readers…inside his time at residential school, where he was taught to be ashamed of his family and his culture and where he experienced emotional and physical abuse. But even as he looks back on this painful part of his childhood, Merasty’s sense of humour and warm voice shine through. 2015.
Par Aaron Alterra. 2007
Alterra made the decision to become the primary caregiver for his wife once she was diagnosed with Alzheimer's. He soon…discovered that life with an Alzheimer's patient is an ever-changing series of challenges - for instance, his wife lost her ability to walk but not to dance, so husband and wife dance from bed to chair or room to room. He covers the search for understanding, the hallucinations, mood changes, loss of mental and physical functioning, and unpredictable nature of the disease. 2007, first published 1999.
Par Germaine Greer. 1991
Drawing on anthropological, medical, historical, and literary sources, Germaine Greer passionately argues that "the change" need not be a dreaded…tragedy, but rather, a spiritual liberation of women. Among her arguments, she questions estrogen replacement therapy, and goes on to propose a new "art" of aging through menopause. 1991.
Par Marc Freedman. 2011
Freedman seeks to alleviate much of the hand-wringing surrounding the aging baby boomer generation. Freedman hopes that by providing guidance,…training, education and support to the millions entering the 60 to 80-year-old life phase, a windfall of surprising and innovative solutions to many growing issues will be the result. 2011.
Par Janet Wilson. 2011
The true story of Shannen Koostachin and the people of Attawapiskat First Nation, a Cree community in Northern Ontario, who…have been fighting for a new school since 1979 when a fuel spill contaminated their original school building. Shannen's fight took her all the way to Parliament Hill and was taken up by children around the world. Shannen’s dream continues today with the work of the Shannen's Dream organization and those everywhere who are fighting for the rights of Aboriginal children. Grades 3-6. 2011.
Secrets of becoming a late bloomer: extraordinary ordinary people on the art of staying creative, alive, and aware in mid-life and beyond
Par Connie Goldman, Richard Mahler. 1995
The authors describe a late bloomer as anyone who defies the notion that his or her best years are over…and who responds to the later stages of life not as a crisis but as a quest. They relate the "secrets" of older people who took the initiative to make positive choices for their lives. 1995.
Par Diana Athill. 2009
Diana Athill made her reputation as a writer with the candour of her memoirs. Now aged ninety, and freed from…any inhibitions that even she may once have had, she reflects frankly on the losses and occasionally the gains that old age brings, and on the wisdom and fortitude required to face death. This is a lively narrative of events, lovers and friendships: the people and experiences that have taught her to regret very little, to resist despondency and to question the beliefs and customs of her own generation. 2009.
Stolen from our embrace: the abduction of First Nations children and the restoration of aboriginal communities
Par Suzanne Fournier, Ernie Crey. 1997
Describes the treatment of aboriginal children in Canada who were taken to live in residential schools. The story is told…using interviews and anecdotes shared by those who attended the schools. The current state of aboriginal affairs is also discussed. 1997.
Par Susanne Reber, Rob Renaud. 2005
On a Saskatoon night in November 1990, seventeen-year-old Neil Stonechild disappeared, to be found dead in a field, his body…frozen, three days later. The police investigation was cursory, but Neil's mother Stella refused to give up, as did witness Jason Roy, who had seen Neil, beaten and bleeding, in the back of a Saskatoon police cruiser the night he disappeared. It was only in January 2000, when two more men were found frozen to death, that the truth about Neil Stonechild's fate began to emerge. Some descriptions of violence and some strong language. 2005.
Par Edith S McCall. 1994
Believing that life is a gift of endless possibilities, eighty-something writer McCall urges others not to drop out of the…dance of life just because they live alone in their later years. Using her own life as an example, McCall describes the adventures she has had since her divorce in the 1960s and the help she received from God. Included is a list of recreational resources. 1994.
Par Leah Cohen. 1984
After a lifetime as home-makers and wage earners, most older women end up poor and alone. This book looks at…the causes and workings of the prejudice endured by women as they age. 1984.
Par James Bartleman. 2016
James Bartleman, Ontario’s first Native lieutenant governor, looks back over seventy years to his childhood and youth to describe how…learning to read at any early age led him to dream dreams, empowering him to serve his country as an ambassador. In time, Bartleman’s exciting and fulfilling career as a Canadian diplomat took him to a dozen countries around the world, from Bangladesh to Cuba, and from Australia to South Africa. After a vicious beating in a hotel room robbery in South Africa, however, he was forced to come to terms with a deepening depression. In the end, Bartleman found new meaning in life when he became the Queen’s representative in Ontario and mobilized the public to support his initiatives championing books and education for Native children. 2016.
Par Roger Rosenblat. 2000
Rosenblat believes most people worry needlessly about things that aren't important, thereby taking years off their lives. Rosenblat gives advice…on how to keep things in perspective and live life to the fullest in 54 humorous pieces. 2000.
Retirement guide for Canadians: an overall plan for a comfortable future (Self-counsel retirement series)
Par Henry S Hunnisett. 1993
A guide for Canadians who are at or nearing the retirement stage of life. The author, having experienced many of…the problems and disappointments encountered by many retirees, attempts to answer the key questions people may have about how to plan for a fulfilling and financially stable retirement. 1993.
Par Stephen Gadsden. 1999
One in five Canadian seniors lives below the poverty line. Here a financial planner shares tips on how to avoid…this fate. Gadsden discusses how to calculate how much money you'll need to save, the six keys to retirement wealth, how to organize your finances as retirement approaches, and strategies for generating the largest retirement nest egg possible. Also included are case studies, sample forms, and checklists to help you get started on your way to retiring rich.
Par James Bartleman. 2007
Recalls the boyhood years of Ontario's future lieutenant-governor, living in a dilapidated old house complete with outdoor toilet and coal…oil-lamp lighting. As a half-breed kid, he was caught between two worlds. His Native mother's fight with depression flowed from that dilemma, while his father, a white, working class, guy who never had any money, made the best home brew in the village - and his specialty was raisin wine. 2007.