Author: Joseph Boyden
Publisher: Hamish Hamilton
The acclaimed author of The Orenda gives us a powerful and poignant look into the last moments of Charlie Wenjack, a residential school runaway trying to find his way home. An Ojibwe boy runs away from a North Ontario Indian School. Too late, he realizes just how far away home is. Along the way he's followed by Manitous, spirits of the forest who comment on his plight, cajoling, taunting, and ultimately offering him a type of comfort on his difficult journey back to the place he was so brutally removed from.
Author: Christopher Pike
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
Disregarding a warning that the town of Springfield is called "Spooksville" for a good reason, newcomer Adam accompanies his friends to a secret path at the graveyard that is said to lead to other, more terrifying worlds.
Author: Paul Brunton
Publisher: Random House
'The treasure-trove of the real self is within us, but it can be lifted only when the mind is still.'Paul Brunton was one of the 20th century's greatest explorers of, and writers on, the spiritual traditions of the East. He travelled widely throughout India (in particular) and met gurus and teachers who enriched his life immeasurably. By passing on to us the wisdom he learned directly from these holy men, he is widely credited as having introduced yoga and meditation to the West. In The Secret Path, Paul Brunton explains in simple language how to meditate, and how this will transform your everyday existence. He also describes the remarkable experiences and understandings he himself gained from meditation and how, by making this ancient practice a part of your life, you will be able to experience a valuable kind of freedom and a deep inner peace. The classic work - which has been reprinted many times - is a very special pointer towards your inner world, and one written by a most unusual and adventurous man of insight.
Author: M.b. Tosi
Publisher: WestBow Press
In "The Secret Path of Destiny," a young, disabled, German-American girl, named Isolde, and her destitute mother reach out for a lifeline being offered by a widower in the German town of Fredericksburg, Texas. The year is 1865, and the two travel from New York City through the aftermath of the Civil War. But another war is brewing, this time with Native Americans. And Isolde and her mother are heading right into the heart of Comancheria, the homeland of the Comanche. It is not the Comanche Isolde fears, but her mother's new employer, who becomes her stepfather. Isolde realizes he is a cunning man who is not who he pretends to be. As the situation worsens, Isolde is forced to make a life-changing decision to escape; desperate, she seeks refuge with a Comanche Indian, who befriends her at first, but later joins a warring band of Comanche. Her malevolent stepfather pursues her across Texas, turning her life upside down. In the midst of her troubles, Isolde's faith sustains her, and she unexpectedly finds the love that has always eluded her. Eventually, Isolde accepts the difficult circumstances of her life and realizes that a person's destiny is often hidden from view because the path is sometimes rocky. "Just about anyone can write a book, but only a good writer can write a good book. M. B. Tosi is a very good writer, and her books are truly worth reading." -Jim Langford, author of "The Spirit of Notre Dame and Quotable Notre Dame"
Author: Nick Butterworth
Publisher: HarperCollins UK
When Percy the park keeper trims the hedges of the maze garden, he marks the path with string so that he can find his way out, but he fails to anticipate the squirrel's "helpfulness."
Author: Jay Onwukwe
An intense desire for physical sexual contact, just like any other intense and passionate desire, is potent creative energy seeking expression or outlet. That self-same creative potency projecting as tumultuous sex drive or sexual energy can become Intellectual energy, Money energy, Political energy, Professional energy, Sports energy, Spiritual energy, Business energy or whatever type of energy you need at any point in time. Sex, the carnal root of Man’s generation, can be the source of his degeneration, yet holds the key to his regeneration. When properly harnessed, the primordial powers of sex and its creative essences that initiate all earthly existence can be used to achieve anything you want. This book tells you how. A must-read for every 'hot-blooded' man! "In the source of every vital Power lie the sources of endless Wealth" - Napoleon Hill
Author: Jeff Lemire
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
From the New York Times bestselling author and award-winning creator of Essex County, Secret Path, Descender, and The Underwater Welder comes an all-original graphic novel about a brother and sister who must come together after years apart to face the disturbing history that has cursed their family. Derek Ouelette’s glory days are behind him. His hockey career ended a decade earlier in a violent incident on ice, and since then he’s been living off his reputation in the remote northern community where he grew up, drinking too much and fighting anyone who crosses him. But he never counts on his long-lost sister, Beth, showing up one day out of the blue, back in town and on the run from an abusive boyfriend. Looking to hide out for a while, the two siblings hunker down in a secluded hunting camp deep in the local woods. It is there that they attempt to find a way to reconnect with each other and the painful secrets of their past...even as Beth’s ex draws closer, threatening to pull both Derek and Beth back into a world of self-destruction that they are fighting tooth and nail to leave behind. Simultaneously touching and harrowing, Roughneck is a masterwork from New York Times bestselling writer/artist Jeff Lemire—a deeply moving and beautifully illustrated story of family, heritage, and the desire to break the cycle of violence at any cost from one of today’s most acclaimed comic creators.
Author: Gord Downie
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
Gord Downie creates a concept album that tells the true story of Chanie Wenjack, an Indigenous boy who died in 1996, trying to escape one of Canada's residential schools.
Author: Michael Nigohosian
Publisher: McGillis, Wilcox, Webster & Co. Inc
Now in eBook format - the bestselling contract programming book, by veteran computer consultant, Michael Nigohosian! Written for the computer student, computer hobbyist and career-changer, this bestseller shows that you don't have to be a seasoned computer professional before you can consider creating a career as an expert programmer-consultant. - Mastery - Master the important, real-world fundamentals of quickly creating a rewarding, independent, computer programming career starting with learning how to learn computer science using Rapid Mastery Technology(tm). Discover how to concurrently get high-powered, real-world experience with your training and use it to increase your salary and position on your first job. Add to this, insider secrets on career control and longevity-and you can't do without this computer career success guide. - Uniqueness - What sets this bestseller apart from any other book on programming or consulting is that it is the only book that shows the computer hobbyist not only WHAT TO DO to become a high-paid contract programmer, but HOW TO DO IT! Some books explain what being a computer consultant is like from a day-to-day point of view and others teach you how to program in a specific language. But, no book provides a step-by-step system on how to become an absolute expert computer programmer and then take that knowledge to go virtually, directly into high-paid contract programming. - Timeliness - This powerful book comes at the right time and with the right information. Using the same technology developed and used by the author, the reader will be able to accelerate and concentrate the acquisition of specific industry experience. There's little corner-cutting here. Nigohosian stresses excellence, focus and determination throughout the book. By the time the reader is through with the program he or she will be ready to accept a high-paid contract programming position, by-passing many of the typical steps and years of experience needed.
Author: Gordon Downie
Gordon Downie, lead singer and lyricist for the popular Canadian rock band, The Tragically Hip, will release his first solo record, Coke Machine Glow in Spring 2001. Simultaneously, Vintage Canada is delighted to publish Downie's first book of poetry, under the same title. It will also contain the lyrics to the sixteen songs on the record. Coke Machine Glow is a rich, haunting collection that reveals both the public and private selves of one of Canada's most enigmatic musicians. In poetry that is urban, gritty and political, as well as romantic, nostalgic and whimsical, Downie allows us a glimpse inside his world. With his acute and observing eye, he gives us snapshots of his life, both on the road and at home; he writes of loneliness and isolation; of longing and desire; of the present and the past; of dreams and nightmares; love lost and love of family. Ultimately, this book is about the distances that bridge and separate us. Layered and deceptively simple, imbued with Downie's wit, insight, anger, compassion and rock 'n'roll edge, Coke Machine Glow is a remarkable debut. With its publication, Gordon Downie becomes a part of the wonderful literary tradition of Canadian songwriters like Leonard Cohen and Joni Mitchell who are also poets.
Author: Roy Masters
The key to unlocking your soul from the errors of its ways is a light-hearted attitude toward self-discovery. To realize what is wrong is also to know what is right; this is the truth that sets you free. Therefore, take the reading of this work lightheartedly. If you have honestly been searching to understand why your life doesn't work, you are just about to discover The Secret Path to Peace of Mind.
Author: Jeff Lemire
Publisher: Top Shelf Productions
This critically-acclaimed graphic novel was recently chosen as one of Canada Reads' Top 5 Essential Canadian Novels of the Decade! It is also the winner of the American Library Association's Alex Award, the Doug Wright Award, and the Joe Shuster Award. And here's a brand new printing! "A rich tapestry ... Mr. Lemire infuses his characters with vivid details that make them burst to life."-- George Gene Gustines, The New York Times "Jeff Lemire's Essex County trilogy represents one of the most remarkable recent achievements in indie comics: three interlocking graphic novels about the mysteries and melancholy of a small Canadian farming community, rendered in a distinctive style and turned out surprisingly quickly."-- The AV Club "Essex County is a tremendous achievement ... This heartfelt piece of graphic literature surpasses its form to stand as an enduring example of the finest in Canadian literature."-- from the introduction by Darwyn Cooke "The subtle inter-weaving of Jeff Lemire's Essex County Trilogy is brilliant and constantly surprising. The cumulative impact left a lump in my throat."-- Jeff Smith, creator of Bone and RASL "These three books on Canadian lives are individually striking, and cumulatively stunning."-- Paul Gravett, author of Graphic Novels: Stories to Change Your Life "This is the comics medium at its best."-- Booklist (from one of three starred reviews) Where does a young boy turn when his whole world suddenly disappears? What could change two brothers from an unstoppable team into a pair of bitterly estranged loners? How does the work of one middle-aged nurse reveal the scars of an entire community, and can anything heal the wounds caused by a century of deception? Set in an imaginary version of Jeff Lemire's hometown, ESSEX COUNTY is an intimate study of an eccentric farming community, and a tender meditation on family, memory, grief, secrets, and reconciliation. With the lush, expressive inking of a cartoonist at the height of his powers, Lemire draws us in and sets us free.
Author: Seymour Rifkind
Reads like a personal story, teaching you how to have wealth and wisdom, love and happiness, all at the same time. The time-honoured values of the samurai warrior and the love of a son born to a survivor of the holocaust create the background for this book.
Author: Nancy Gee
Publisher: MacKenzie Press
Flying squirrels Al and Sal, introduced in "The Secret Drawer" return in a new adventure as they set off to share some special news with friends, though Sal's choice to go down a different path by herself leaves her in a situation where all of her friends need to work together to help her out. Themes of friendship and determination lead to a delightful surprise ending.
Author: Jeff Lemire
Publisher: Top Shelf Productions
Pressure. As an underwater welder on an oilrig off the coast of Nova Scotia, Jack Joseph is used to the immense pressures of deep-sea work. Nothing, however, could prepare him for the pressures of impending fatherhood. As Jack dives deeper and deeper, he seems to pull further and further away from his young wife, and their unborn son. But then, something happens deep on the ocean floor. Jack has a strange and mind-bending encounter that will change the course of his life forever. ... Equal parts blue-collar character study and mind-bending science fiction epic, The Underwater Welder is a 250-page graphic novel that explores fathers and sons, birth and death, memory and truth, and treasures we all bury deep down inside.