Women

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A Sense of Themselves

Elizabeth Murray's Leadership in School and Community

This vivid portrayal of the late Elizabeth (Betty) Murray recreates the life and times of one of Nova Scotia’s finest educators and community leaders, a does at the grassroots. It examines … 192 View
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Abolitionist Intimacies

In Abolitionist Intimacies, El Jones examines the movement to abolish prisons through the Black feminist principles of care and collectivity. Understanding the history of prisons in Canada in … 192 View
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Alexa!

Changing the Face of Canadian Politics

Alexa McDonough’s impact on Canadian politics cannot be measured solely by election victories or seat tallies. As the first female leader of a mainstream Canadian political party, she … 288 View

Beverley McLachlin

The Legacy of a Supreme Court Chief Justice

As a judge, Beverley McLachlin has had an unequalled impact on Canadian life. She stands out for her unique ability to stand up for the values and beliefs that reflect the best of Canada and … ; 232 View

Captured Hearts

New Brunswick's War Brides

Imagine you’re a young woman caught up in the ugly reality of war. You meet and fall in love with a young soldier from a foreign country. You marry and your world is upended: when the war … 148 View
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Going Public

A Survivor's Journey From Grief to Action

It took Julie Macfarlane a lifetime to say the words out loud—the words that finally broke the calm and traveled farther than she could have imagined. In this clear-eyed account, she … 228 View
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Holden After & Before

Love Letter for a Son Lost to Overdose

With poignant honesty and a heart laid bare, Holden After and Before is a beautiful and moving elegy to a son lost to overdose. Holden After and Before is a moving meditation on grief in the same … 356 View

No One to Tell

Breaking My Silence on Life in the RCMP

In 2012, Janet Merlo was among the first female RCMP officers to publicly allege she had experienced sexual harassment and gender discrimination while serving in Canada’s national police … 232 View

Northern Wildflower

A Memoir

Northern Wildflower is the beautifully written and powerful memoir of Catherine Lafferty. With startling honesty and a distinct voice, Lafferty tells her story of being a Dene woman growing up in … 155 View

Storming the Old Boys’ Citadel

Two Pioneer Women Architects of Nineteenth Century North America

“Women” and “architecture” were once mutually exclusive terms. In an 1891 address, Louise Blanchard Bethune declared, “it is hardly safe to assert” that a … ; 234 View

The M Word

Conversations about Motherhood

A Dropped Threads-style anthology, assembling original and inspiring works by some of Canada’s best younger female writers — such as Heather Birrell, Saleema Nawaz, Susan Olding, … 320 View

The Point is To Change the World

Selected Writings of Andaiye

Radical activist, thinker, and comrade of Walter Rodney, Andaiye was one of the Caribbean’s most important political voices. For the first time, her writings are published in one collection. … ; 320 View

The Teen Sex Trade

My Story

Jade Brooks grew up like any other kid — she played with friends, lovingly teased and was teased by her siblings, and excelled at school. It wasn’t until she was removed from her … 200 View

The Wheel of Things

A Biography of Lucy Maud Montgomery

Lucy Maud Montgomery is Canada’s best-known writer of children’s fiction. Anne of Green Gables — in print, film, television or on stage — captures people’s imaginations as easily now as it did … View
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This is My Real Name

A Stripper's Memoir

The frank and bracing memoir of a woman who spent ten years as a stripper. This Is My Real Name is the memoir of Cid V Brunet, who spent ten years working as a dancer at strip clubs, using the … 289 View
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Woman, Watching

Louise de Kiriline Lawrence and the Songbirds of Pimisi Bay

Referred to as a Canadian Rachel Carson, Louise de Kiriline Lawrence lived and worked in an isolated log cabin near North Bay. After her husband was murdered by Bolsheviks, she refused her … 416 View