memoir

Book Review
Mar 31, 2016

The power of memory and storytelling

Christine Smith (McFarlane)
Author Lee Maracle shows why she is one of the greatest writers of her time with her new collection on storytelling. It (almost) left our reviewer speechless.
Book Review
Aug 23, 2012

Richard Stursberg: Inside the CBC

Daniel Francis
Richard Stursberg’s memoir of his years in CBC programming raises the question: how did someone so fundamentally out of sympathy with public broadcasting get the job in the first place?
Book Review
Mar 1, 2012
Eating Dirt

Eating Dirt: A tree-planting tale

Noreen Mae Ritsema
Eating Dirt is the veteran tree planter Charlotte Gill's homage to not only planting life, but to the larger context in which deforestation and reforestation take place.
Book Review
Sep 8, 2011
Something Fierce: Memoirs of a Revolutionary Daughter

Remembering Chile's 9/11

Noreen Mae Ritsema
Carmen Aguirre, author of Something Fierce, was a five-year-old in Chile when right-wing dictator Augusto Pinochet took power. That military coup devastated Chile.
Book Review
Nov 25, 2010
Tony Blair: A Journey

Tony Blair's Journey: A memoir with 'balls'

Derrick O'Keefe
The 700-page reflections of the former British PM who infamously stood "shoulder-to-shoulder" with George W. Bush contain precious few twists or unexpected insights.
Book Review
May 14, 2009

Strolling, Palestinian-style

Rahat Kurd
Palestinian Walks is writer and human rights lawyer Raja Shehadeh's poetic memoir of walking in the hills around his home in Ramallah.
Book Review
Jan 29, 2009

Home free

Monia Mazigh
In this excerpt from her new book, Monia Mazigh recounts life for her and her husband, Maher Arar, in the weeks following September 11, 2001.
Book Review
Feb 21, 2008
 No Laughing Matter: Adventure, Activism & Politics

Rebuilding political imagination

Jenn Watt
As an NDP member of parliament through the Trudeau and Mulroney years, Margaret Mitchell worked to advocate for women, the poor, affordable housing and better social services. How she got there, from
Book Review
Jun 14, 2007
 Cowboy in Caracas: A North Americanâe(TM)s Memoir of Venezuelaâe(TM)s Democratic Revolution

Before Chavez

Derrick O'Keefe
Missing in the action of the battle of Bush vs. Chavez is the context that gave rise to what is today arguably the worldâe(TM)s most radical and significant political movement. The world knows p
Book Review
Feb 6, 2006
 The Boys, or, Waiting for the Electrician's Daughter

Where the boys are

Maggie Helwig
John Terpstra's <i>The Boys, or, Waiting for the Electrician's Daughter</i>, a nominee for the 2006 Charles Taylor Prize for Literary Non-Fiction, is an affecting story of an ordinary family coping w
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