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Par Société d'histoire des Filles du Roy. 2022
Qui sont ces jeunes femmes majoritairement pauvres et orphelines qui, entre 1663 et 1673, ont quitté la France et bravé…la mer sur de frêles navires à voile pour venir se faire une vie dans cette lointaine Nouvelle-France ? Parmi ces femmes, certaines ont osé remonter le fleuve pour venir s'établir un jour à Varennes et à Verchères. Arrivées dans le cadre du seul programme mis en place par la France pour peuple le Canada, elles font ici l'objet d'un recueil qui expose ce qu'a été leur vie en ce pays. Ce livre lève le voile sur ces "mères de la nation", femmes invisibles dans l'histoire, qui, avec d'autres pionnières, ont contribué à peuple et à développer l'Amérique française
Pour souligner le 100e anniversaire de la naissance de René Lévesque, cette anthologie de textes, abondamment illustrée, réunit des chroniques,…entrevues et discours de René Lévesque qui témoignent du regard qu'il portait sur son siècle et la place du Québec dans le monde
Par François Morency. 2017
"J'ai pas seulement ri à en essuyer mes lunettes, j'ai hurlé au point où ma blonde m'a demandé de quitter…la pièce. François écrit vraiment, vraiment bien." Michel Barrette. "Je trouvais François Morency drôle, mais ce n'est rien à côté de ses parents. J'attends leur spectacle avec impatience." Guy A Lepage. 2017.
Par Jean Chrétien. 2021
"Au grand plaisir des milliers de lecteurs qui ont dévoré son recueil Mes histoires paru en octobre 2018, Jean Chrétien…reprend la plume pour raconter d'autres épisodes de sa longue et prestigieuse carrière politique. Il n'a pas écrit ses mémoires, rappelle-t-il, ou encore un livre d'histoire. Il s'agissait plutôt de coucher sur papier toutes ces anecdotes et ces souvenirs qu'il aime partager avec ses proches. Dans plusieurs récits, l'humour est au rendez-vous. Jean Chrétien en profite aussi pour rendre hommage à des amis et ex-collègues, chefs d'État ou acteurs de l'ombre. Aux histoires tirées de ses années de vie publique, l'ex-premier ministre a ajouté cette fois quelques chroniques et réflexions inspirées de l'actualité des dernières années."
Par Christine Sinclair. 2022
NATIONAL BESTSELLERFor the first time in depth and in public, Olympic soccer gold-medalist Christine Sinclair, the top international goal scorer…of all time and one of Canada's greatest athletes, reflects on both her exhilarating successes and her heartbreaking failures. Playing the Long Game is a book of earned wisdom on the value of determination and team spirit, and on leadership that changed the landscape of women's sport.Christine Sinclair is one of the world's most respected and admired athletes. Not only is she the player who has scored the most goals on the international soccer stage, male or female, but more than two decades into her career, she is the heart of any team she plays on, the captain of both Canada's national team and the top-ranked Portland Thorns FC in the National Women's Soccer League. Working with the brilliant and bestselling sportswriter Stephen Brunt, who has followed her career for decades, the intensely private Sinclair will share her reflections on the significant moments and turning points in her life and career, the big wins and losses survived, not only on the pitch. Her extraordinary journey, combined with her candour, commitment and decency, will inspire and empower her fans and admirers, and girls and women everywhere.
Par S. K. Ali. 2022
On the trip of a lifetime, Adam and Zayneb must find their way back to each other in this surprising…and romantic sequel to the “bighearted, wildly charming” (Becky Albertalli, New York Times bestselling author) Love from A to Z.Adam and Zayneb. Perfectly matched. Painfully apart. Adam is in Doha, Qatar, making a map of the Hijra, a historic migration from Mecca to Medina, and worried about where his next paycheck will come from. Zayneb is in Chicago, where school and extracurricular stresses are piling on top of a terrible frenemy situation, making her miserable. Then a marvel occurs: Adam and Zayneb get the chance to spend Thanksgiving week on the Umrah, a pilgrimage to Mecca and Medina, in Saudi Arabia. Adam is thrilled; it’s the reboot he needs and an opportunity to pray for a hijra in real life: to migrate to Zayneb in Chicago. Zayneb balks at the trip at first, having envisioned another kind of vacation, but then decides a spiritual reset is calling her name too. And they can’t wait to see each other—surely, this is just what they both need. But the trip is nothing like what they expect, from the appearance of Adam’s former love interest in their traveling group to the anxiety gripping Zayneb when she’s supposed to be “spiritual.” As one wedge after another drives them apart while they make their way through rites in the holy city, Adam and Zayneb start to wonder: was their meeting just an oddity after all? Or can their love transcend everything else like the greatest marvels of the world?
Par Suzette Mayr. 2022
LONGLISTED FOR THE 2022 SCOTIABANK GILLER PRIZE When a mudslide strands a train, Baxter, a queer Black sleeping car porter,…must contend with the perils of white passengers, ghosts, and his secret love affair The Sleeping Car Porter brings to life an important part of Black history in North America, from the perspective of a queer man living in a culture that renders him invisible in two ways. Affecting, imaginative, and visceral enough that you’ll feel the rocking of the train, The Sleeping Car Porter is a stunning accomplishment. Baxter’s name isn’t George. But it’s 1929, and Baxter is lucky enough, as a Black man, to have a job as a sleeping car porter on a train that crisscrosses the country. So when the passengers call him George, he has to just smile and nod and act invisible. What he really wants is to go to dentistry school, but he’ll have to save up a lot of nickel and dime tips to get there, so he puts up with “George.” On this particular trip out west, the passengers are more unruly than usual, especially when the train is stalled for two extra days; their secrets start to leak out and blur with the sleep-deprivation hallucinations Baxter is having. When he finds a naughty postcard of two queer men, Baxter’s memories and longings are reawakened; keeping it puts his job in peril, but he can’t part with the postcard or his thoughts of Edwin Drew, Porter Instructor. "Suzette Mayr’s The Sleeping Car Porter offers a richly detailed account of a particular occupation and time—train porter on a Canadian passenger train in 1929—and unforcedly allows it to illuminate the societal strictures imposed on black men at the time—and today. Baxter is a secretly-queer and sleep-deprived porter saving up for dental school, working a system that periodically assigns unexplained demerits, and once a certain threshold is reached, the porter loses his job. Thus, success is impossible, the best one can do is to fail slowly. As Baxter takes a cross-continental run, the boarding passengers have more secrets than an Agatha Christie cast, creating a powder keg on train tracks. The Sleeping Car Porter is an engaging and illuminating novel about the costs of work, service, and secrets." – Keith Mosman, Powell's Books "I thought The Sleeping Car Porter was fantastic! It strikes a balance between being about the struggles of being black and gay at that time while not being too heavy handed with it. I enjoyed his constant mental math on how many demerits he might receive for each infraction. The reader really gets a sense of the conflict that Baxter is going through. I really liked reading a book from the perspective of a porter." – Hunter Gillum, Beaverdale Books
Par C. L. Polk. 2022
C. L. Polk turns their considerable powers to a fantastical noir with Even Though I Knew the End.“Stylish supernatural noir…with a heart and a thrumming pulse. I devoured it.”—Laini TaylorA magical detective dives into the affairs of Chicago's divine monsters to secure a future with the love of her life. This sapphic period piece will dazzle anyone looking for mystery, intrigue, romance, magic, or all of the above.An exiled augur who sold her soul to save her brother's life is offered one last job before serving an eternity in hell. When she turns it down, her client sweetens the pot by offering up the one payment she can't resist—the chance to have a future where she grows old with the woman she loves. To succeed, she is given three days to track down the White City Vampire, Chicago's most notorious serial killer. If she fails, only hell and heartbreak await.
Par Katie Welch. 2022
With gorgeous descriptions, deft characterizations and a page-turning plot, Mad Honey immerses the reader in a search for truth bounded…by the everyday magic of beekeeping, of family and of finding peace, all while asking how much we really understand the natural world.
Par Ausma Zehanat Khan. 2022
From critically acclaimed author Ausma Zehanat Khan, Blackwater Falls is the first in a timely and powerful crime series, introducing…Detective Inaya Rahman.“A gripping and compulsive mystery, but much more than that: an exploration of faith, prejudice and fear of the unknown.” —Ann Cleeves, New York Times bestselling author of the Vera, Shetland and Two Rivers seriesGirls from immigrant communities have been disappearing for months in the Colorado town of Blackwater Falls, but the local sheriff is slow to act and the fates of the missing girls largely ignored. At last, the calls for justice become too loud to ignore when the body of a star student and refugee--the Syrian teenager Razan Elkader--is positioned deliberately in a mosque.Detective Inaya Rahman and Lieutenant Waqas Seif of the Denver Police are recruited to solve Razan’s murder, and quickly uncover a link to other missing and murdered girls. But as Inaya gets closer to the truth, Seif finds ways to obstruct the investigation. Inaya may be drawn to him, but she is wary of his motives: he may be covering up the crimes of their boss, whose connections in Blackwater run deep.Inaya turns to her female colleagues, attorney Areesha Adams and Detective Catalina Hernandez, for help in finding the truth. The three have bonded through their experiences as members of vulnerable groups and now they must work together to expose the conspiracy behind the murders before another girl disappears.Delving deep into racial tensions, and police corruption and violence, Blackwater Falls examines a series of crimes within the context of contemporary American politics with compassion and searing insight.
Par Farzana Doctor. 2022
A moving collection of poetry about navigating mid-life, full of humour and wit, from acclaimed novelist Farzana DoctorThis debut poetry…collection from acclaimed novelist Farzana Doctor is both an intimate deep dive and a humorous glance at the tumultuous decade of her forties. Through crisp and vivid language, Doctor explores mid-life breakups and dating, female genital cutting, imprints of racism and misogyny, and the oddness of sex and love, and urges us to take a second look at the ways in which human relationships are never what we expect them to be.
Par Ann-Marie MacDonald. 2022
THE INSTANT #1 NATIONAL BESTSELLERA beloved writer returns with a tale of science, magyk, love and identity.In the late nineteenth…century, Charlotte Bell is growing up at Fayne, a vast and lonely estate straddling the border between England and Scotland, where she has been kept from the world by her adoring father, Lord Henry Bell, owing to a mysterious condition. Charlotte, strong and insatiably curious, revels in the moorlands, and has learned the treacherous and healing ways of the bog from the old hired man, Byrn, whose own origins are shrouded in mystery. Her idyllic existence is shadowed by the magnificent portrait on the landing in Fayne House which depicts her mother, a beautiful Irish-American heiress, holding Charlotte’s brother, Charles Bell. Charlotte has grown up with the knowledge that her mother died in giving birth to her, and that her older brother, Charles, the long-awaited heir, died soon afterwards at the age of two. When Charlotte’s appetite for learning threatens to exceed the bounds of the estate, her father breaks with tradition and hires a tutor to teach his daughter “as you would my son, had I one.” But when Charlotte and her tutor’s explorations of the bog turn up an unexpected artefact, her father announces he has arranged for her to be cured of her condition, and her world is upended. Charlotte’s passion for knowledge and adventure will take her to the bottom of family secrets and to the heart of her own identity.
Par Jónína Kirton. 2022
Standing in a River of Time merges poetry and lyrical memoir on a journey exposing the intergenerational effects of colonization…on a Métis family. Kirton does not shy away from hard realities, meeting them head on, but always treating them with respect and the love stemming from a lifetime of spiritual healing and decades of sobriety. This collection unravels painful memories and a mixed-blood woman’s journey towards wholeness. The Ancestors whisper to Kirton throughout, asking her to heal, to bring them home, so that within these stories of redemption and loss the dead walk with us, their presence felt as the story unfurls in unexpected ways. Kirton does not offer false hope, nor does she push us towards answers we are not yet ready for. Instead, she gestures towards the many healing modalities she has explored as she discovers that the path to reconciliation is not only a long and winding road, but also that it begins with those closest to us.
Par Linda Schuyler. 2022
Linda Schuyler, co-creator and executive producer of the long-running Degrassi series, shares her personal stories about the grit and determination…it took to make it as a woman entrepreneur in the bourgeoning independent Canadian television industry of the early 1980s.
Par Lara Fabian. 2021
"Tout ramène Lara Fabian à la table. Pour elle, les repas symbolisent la famille, les amis, le réconfort, la joie…et la gratitude. Dans cet ouvrage, la grande chanteuse entrecroise des moments significatifs de sa vie avec des recettes qui y sont rattachées. Elle se raconte dans de courts chapitres où se mêlent souvenirs d'enfance, histoires familiales, parcours professionnel, confidences et des photos de ses archives personnelles. Un récit culinaire magnifiquement illustré."
Par Richard Nadeau, Éric Bélanger, Valérie-Anne Mahéo, Jean-François Daoust. 2022
Au-delà de la percée historique de la Coalition avenir Québec, l’élection québécoise de 2018 a annoncé un changement plus profond…dans les facteurs motivant le comportement électoral des Québécois. En particulier, la montée d’un nouveau clivage idéologique qui met l’accent sur des enjeux émergents liés à l’immigration et à l’environnement, et qui a permis à la CAQ, mais aussi à Québec solidaire, de se distinguer face aux deux partis traditionnels que sont le Parti libéral du Québec et le Parti québécois.