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2-Minute Pep Talks

Blurb: Feel Full of Hope, Love, and Comfort in Just 2 Minutes a DayImagine waking up every morning, feeling comfortable in your skin. Imagine loving yourself enough to ask life for no less than what you truly want. Imagine refusing to quit — and tackling every day with the endless optimism most adults believe is […]

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365 Ways to Have a Good Day

Blurb: SET YOUR MINDSET FOR SUCCESS How are the next twelve months looking for you? Pretty much the same as last year? Or are you ready to make things interesting? 365 WAYS TO HAVE A GOOD DAY is a full year’s worth of daily inspiration, tools, habits, actions and rituals that will set you on […]

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Hell in High Heels

Blurb:   Addressing women in history with a unique perspective and a bit of flair!History textbooks haven’t changed in at least thirty years. Imagine the author’s disappointment when she realized her children were learning the same misinformation she did in K-12. Where the fuck were the women who refused to conform? Who refused to live […]

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A Writer’s Life: The Margaret Laurence Lectures

Blurb: For anyone who loves great literature — or aspires to write it — this is an essential collection, full of insight, wisdom, humour, and candour from Canada’s most important and beloved literary figures. For the past twenty-five years, the Writers’ Trust of Canada‘s annual lecture series, the Margaret Laurence Memorial Lecture, has invited some of […]

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The Girl Who Talks to Ashes

Blurb: Fifteen-year-old Willow is terrified of her new baby, Lilah, who has a peculiar form of epilepsy. Every time Lilah’s eyes glaze over, terrible things happen: flowers shrivel, food goes to rot – even Willow’s long, auburn hair turns stark white. But it’s the death of the family cat that becomes the last straw; in […]

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Threads of Awakening

Blurb: What if you set out to travel the world and got sidetracked in a Himalayan sewing workshop? What if that sidetrack turned out to be your life’s path–your way home? Part art book, part memoir, part spiritual travelogue, Threads of Awakening is a delightful and inspiring blend of adventure and introspection. Leslie Rinchen-Wongmo shares her experience […]

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How to read a book

Blurb: An award-winning novelist reveals the books that have captivated her and the influence they have had on her life and writing. Highlighting a true love affair with books, this story emphasizes the transformative power of the written word. Thoughts: I wanted to get a less serious (or maybe a writer’s) perspective of how to […]

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Finding Karen Black

Blurb: Finding Karen Black takes you into the heart of the adoption experience with a celebrity twist. In 1959, Karen Black gave up a newborn daughter for adoption. While Karen pursued a career in acting that took her from New York to Hollywood, her child Diane Bay grew up in a suburban neighborhood near Chicago. For five […]

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From the Flood

Blurb: It’s the summer of 1972, when six-year-old Suzanne Jones and her siblings are whisked away from their home in the middle of the night, never to return again. Hurricane Agnes has triggered a devastating flood that destroys the family home and business. Suzie and her family are then set on an exhausting yet exhilarating four-year journey […]

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The Backpack Years

Blurb: Part travel, part romance, part failing at life, The Backpack Years intertwines two memoirs, charting Stef and James’s six-year journey from happily wandering to miserably settled and back again. Straight-laced Stef left America to study abroad in Spain, letting loose and falling head over heels for two things: a handsome local and travel. Travel won […]