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  • I Am a Bacha Posh

    My Life as a Woman Living as a Man in Afghanistan

    Translated by Peter E. Chianchiano Jr. ...
    A 2015 Amelia Bloomer List Selection"You will be a son, my daughter." With these stunning words Ukmina learned that she was to spend her childhood as a boy.In Afghanistan there is a widespread practice of girls dressing as boys to play the role of a son. These children are called bacha posh: literally "girls dressed as boys." This practice offers families the freedom to allow their child to shop ... Read more

    $18.99 CAD $1.99 CAD

  • Written in Bone

    Hidden Stories in What We Leave Behind

    Winner of the Crime Writers’ Association ALCS Gold Dagger for Nonfiction—A tour through the human skeleton and the secrets our bones reveal, from the author of All That RemainsIn her memoir All That Remains, internationally renowned forensic anthropologist and human anatomist Dame Sue Black recounted her life lived eye to eye with the Grim Reaper. During the course of it, she offered a primer on ... Read more

    $25.99 CAD $1.99 CAD

  • What the Shadows Hide

    by M J Lee ...
    Book 9 - DI Ridpath Crime Thriller
    To love and to cherish, till death did them part...Two desiccated bodies are found in each other's arms in the bricked up room of a derelict Victorian warehouse. After six months of work, the police have nothing and Ridpath is finally called in to investigate. Dubbed the Romeo and Juliet murders by the press, so many questions remain unanswered.Who are they? Why were they there? Who killed them? ... Read more

    $3.99 CAD


  • China Unbound

    A New World Disorder

    by Joanna Chiu ...
    While the United States stumbles, an award-winning foreign correspondent chronicles China’s dramatic moves to become a dominant power.As the world’s second-largest economy, China is extending its influence across the globe with the complicity of democratic nations. Joanna Chiu has spent a decade tracking China’s propulsive rise, from the political aspects of the multi-billion-dollar “New Silk Road ... Read more

    $15.99 CAD $4.99 CAD

  • The Wayfinders: Why Ancient Wisdom Matters in the Modern World

    Why Ancient Wisdom Matters in the Modern World

    by Wade Davis ...
    series The CBC Massey Lectures
    Every culture is a unique answer to a fundamental question: What does it mean to be human and alive? In The Wayfinders, renowned anthropologist and National Geographic Explorer-in-Residence Wade Davis leads us on a thrilling journey to celebrate the wisdom of the world's indigenous cultures.In Polynesia we set sail with navigators whose ancestors settled the Pacific ten centuries before Christ. In ... Read more

    $13.99 CAD $3.99 CAD

  • Rogues

    True Stories of Grifters, Killers, Rebels and Crooks

    From the prize-winning, New York Times bestselling author of Say Nothing and Empire of Pain, twelve enthralling stories of misbehavior and skullduggery by one of the most decorated journalists of our time."I read everything he writes. Every time he writes a book, I read it. Every time he writes an article, I read it. . . . He's a national treasure." --Rachel Maddow, host of MSNBC's The Rachel ... Read more

    $16.99 CAD

  • Sudden Death

    by Rachel Lynch ...
    Book 10 - Detective Kelly Porter
    Scores are dead or injured. But who was the killer’s true target?On a misty morning in the Lake District, two men depart by helicopter from a private estate. Below, they see the stunning views of Wast Water, with Scafell Pike ahead, where fell runners are competing atop England’s highest mountain. It’s at this moment that the pilots lose control, and crash into the mountain top. Runners and ... Read more

    $5.99 CAD or Free with Kobo Plus

  • Racecraft

    The Soul of Inequality in American Life

    Hailed by Zadie Smith and Ta-Nehisi Coates, this new edition of the celebrated contemporary work on race and racism “ought to be positioned at the center of any discussion of race in American life” (Bookforum).Most people assume racism grows from a perception of human difference: the fact of race gives rise to the practice of racism. Sociologist Karen E. Fields and historian Barbara J. Fields ... Read more

    $17.99 CAD $1.99 CAD

  • The Truth About Stories: A Native Narrative

    A Native Narrative

    by Thomas King ...
    series The CBC Massey Lectures
    Winner of the 2003 Trillium Book Award "Stories are wondrous things," award-winning author and scholar Thomas King declares in his 2003 CBC Massey Lectures. "And they are dangerous." Beginning with a traditional Native oral story, King weaves his way through literature and history, religion and politics, popular culture and social protest, gracefully elucidating North America's relationship with ... Read more

    $13.99 CAD $3.99 CAD

  • Catch Me If You Can

    The True Story of a Real Fake

    The uproarious, bestselling true story of the world's most sought-after con man, immortalized by Leonardo DiCaprio in DreamWorks' feature film of the same name, from the author of Scam Me If You Can.Frank W. Abagnale, alias Frank Williams, Robert Conrad, Frank Adams, and Robert Monjo, was one of the most daring con men, forgers, imposters, and escape artists in history. In his brief but notorious ... Read more

    $11.99 CAD

  • Une de moins

    Une enquête de Maud Graham

    L’enquêtrice Maud Graham, dès le début du confinement en mars 2020, affirme qu’il y aura recrudescence de féminicides, les victimes étant enfermées avec leurs bourreaux. Malheureusement, sa prédiction se révèle exacte. En constatant la vague grandissante de ces meurtres dans la province, elle se sent impuissante, pensant à ces femmes qu’on n’arrive pas à protéger. Lorsqu’un nouveau drame survient ... Read more

    $18.99 CAD

  • England's Witchcraft Trials

    By the author of Accused comes “an entertaining as well as illuminating” history of Britain’s most infamous witch hunts and trials (Magnolia Review).With the echo of that chilling injunction, “Thou shalt not suffer a witch to live,” hundreds of people were accused and tried for witchcraft across England throughout the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries. With fear and suspicion rife, neighbor ... Read more

    $17.99 CAD or Free with Kobo Plus

  • The Invention of Yesterday

    A 50,000-Year History of Human Culture, Conflict, and Connection

    by Tamim Ansary ...
    From language to culture to cultural collision: the story of how humans invented history, from the Stone Age to the Virtual AgeTraveling across millennia, weaving the experiences and world views of cultures both extinct and extant, The Invention of Yesterday shows that the engine of history is not so much heroic (battles won), geographic (farmers thrive), or anthropogenic (humans change the planet ... Read more

    $22.99 CAD $2.99 CAD

  • We Were Eight Years in Power

    An American Tragedy

    **In this “urgently relevant”* collection featuring the landmark essay “The Case for Reparations,” the National Book Award–winning author of Between the World and Me “reflects on race, Barack Obama’s presidency and its jarring aftermath”*—including the election of Donald Trump.New York Times Bestseller • Finalist for the PEN/Jean Stein Book Award, the Los Angeles Times Book Prize, and the Dayton ... Read more

    $13.99 CAD

  • L'étonnante mémoire des glaces

    Une enquête de Michel Duquesne

    La pluie verglaçante est tombée toute la nuit. Montréal ressemble à une patinoire. Dans la salle de rédaction à moitié vide d’un quotidien, où trainent encore des guirlandes de Noël, des reporters rentrent lentement au travail, tandis qu’à Saint-Albert-sur-le-Lac, village niché au coeur des Cantons-de-l’Est, on constate les conséquences tragiques d’un incendie. Le journaliste Michel Duquesne est ... Read more

    $19.99 CAD

  • The Storm Before the Storm

    The Beginning of the End of the Roman Republic

    by Mike Duncan ...
    The creator of the award-winning podcast series The History of Rome and Revolutions brings to life the bloody battles, political machinations, and human drama that set the stage for the fall of the Roman Republic.The Roman Republic was one of the most remarkable achievements in the history of civilization. Beginning as a small city-state in central Italy, Rome gradually expanded into a wider world ... Read more

    $12.99 CAD

  • Shame the Devil

    A twisty, unputdownable crime thriller

    Book 5 - D.I Denning and D.S Fisher
    Sometimes catching a killer means looking close to home…A young father is stabbed to death on his front doorstep in East London. Kieran Judd was a well-liked sports coach and family man, so why would he be targeted for such a brutal death?D.I. Matthew Denning and D.S. Molly Fisher are quickly thrown into an investigation with no leads to follow … and when the body of respectable schoolteacher ... Read more

    $3.99 CAD or Free with Kobo Plus

  • Seen to Be Believed

    A tense and suspenseful crime thriller

    by Louisa Scarr ...
    Book 4 - Butler & West
    'Butler and West are fast becoming my favourite detective partnership... Addictive reading!' Alison Belsham, author of The Tattoo ThiefNothing is as it seems, for Butler and West.One spring evening, a mother and her children are brutally attacked in their home. The unprovoked and violent assault leaves DS Robin Butler and DC Freya West in the dark – the luxury items were left untouched and there ... Read more

    $3.99 CAD $1.99 CAD or Free with Kobo Plus

  • La Vengeance aux yeux noirs

    by Lisa Gardner ...
    Contrainte de démissionner de son poste de shérif-adjoint de Baskerville dans l’Oregon, Lorraine Conner – Rainie – a ouvert à Portland un cabinet d’enquêtes privées. Quand Pierce Quincy, l’un des meilleurs profilers du FBI, vient la trouver, Rainie a du mal à imaginer qu’il a vraiment besoin de son aide. La fille aînée de Pierce, Amanda, vient de mourir. Un an plus tôt elle a provoqué un accident ... Read more

    $12.99 CAD $5.99 CAD

  • The Silent Child

    An addictive crime thriller with a shocking twist

    by MJ White ...
    Book 2 - A Cora Lael Mystery
    'A riveting story...with characters to cherish - as well as a great twist at the end.' Daily MailA murdered schoolteacher. A police force under attack. A teen hiding secrets beneath silence.When a body is discovered at an abandoned Suffolk farm, DS Rob Minshull and the squad believes it’s the latest casualty of the drugs war terrorising rural communities. But when the victim is identified as a ... Read more

    $3.99 CAD or Free with Kobo Plus

  • Who Is Wellness For?

    An Examination of Wellness Culture and Who It Leaves Behind

    by Fariha Roisin ...
    The multi-disciplinary artist and author of Like a Bird and How to Cure a Ghost explores the commodification and appropriation of wellness through the lens of social justice, providing resources to help anyone participate in self-care, regardless of race, identity, socioeconomic status or able-bodiedness.Growing up in Australia, Fariha Róisín, a Bangladeshi Muslim, struggled to fit in. In attempts ... Read more

    $17.99 CAD $2.99 CAD

  • L'épouvantail

    Book 2 - Jack McEvoy
    McEvoy tombe dans le pièged’un terrible assassin.À cause de difficultés financières au Los Angeles Times, le journaliste Jack McEvoy va être licencié. Amer, il décide de partir en fanfare et commence un article qui, il en est sûr, devrait lui valoir le prix Pulitzer.Pourtant, l’affaire semble banale : Alonzo Winslow, un dealer de seize ans, est accusé de viol et de meurtre… et il a avoué. Mais ... Read more

    $12.99 CAD $5.99 CAD

  • Where The Truth Lies

    A completely gripping crime thriller

    by M J Lee ...
    Book 1 - DI Ridpath Crime Thriller
    The case was closed. Until people started dying…DI Thomas Ridpath was on the up in the Manchester CID: a promising detective who captured a notorious serial killer. But ten years later he’s recovering from a serious illness and on the brink of being forced out of the police. Then the murders began, in an uncanny echo of his first case.As the death count grows, old records, and bodies, go missing. ... Read more

    $3.99 CAD $1.99 CAD or Free with Kobo Plus

  • Sans filtre


    La nouvelle a fait le tour du monde. Mélina Roberge, une Granbyenne âgée de 22 ans, est épinglée pour trafic de drogue sur un luxueux navire de croisière alors qu'il accostait à Sydney en Australie. Deux autres Québécois, une jeune femme et un homme plus âgé, sont arrêtés au même moment par les autorités australiennes.Six ans après les faits, Mélina Roberge revient sur les événements qui ont mené ... Read more

    $20.99 CAD