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I Bificus

by Bif Naked

From one of Canada’s most original musical artists comes a new memoir about life, love, loss and triumph

Bif Naked was born in secret to a teenager living in India, the product of a Canadian girl and a British...


Breaking Away

by Patrick O'Sullivan

In the tradition of Playing with Fire and The Crazy Game comes a new memoir about a troubled hockey life.

Patrick O'Sullivan was a kid with skills, with natural gifts that catapulted him into the spotlight and...


Dream Job

by Richard Peddie

The former head of one of the most successful franchises in the world takes readers into the boardrooms and dressing rooms of major league sports.

Millions of sports fans think they know how to run the home team...


Montcalm and Wolfe

by Roch Carrier

The national bestseller that tells the story of Wolfe and Montcalm and the Plains of Abraham

In September 1759, a small band of British troops led by James Wolfe scaled the tall cliff overlooking a farmer’s...


Let's Start a Riot

by Bruce McCulloch

A biting, funny, always revealing collection of personal stories from the legendary Kid in the Hall, comedian, writer and director, Bruce McCulloch

Comedian, writer, director and legendary Kid in the Hall Bruce...


Lady Parts

by Andrea Martin

Whether lighting up the small screen, stealing scenes on the big screen or starring on the stage, Andrea Martin has long entertained Canadians with her hilarious characterizations and heartwarming performances....


Positive

by Paige Rawl, Ali Benjamin & Jay Asher

An astonishing memoir for the untold number of children whose lives have been touched by bullying. Positive is a must-read for teens, their parents, educators, and administrators—a brave, visceral work that...


The Devil and Bobby Hull

by Gare Joyce

An award-winning writer sets the record straight on hockey's forgotten golden boy--Bobby Hull

In his prime, few could dispute Bobby Hull's athletic brilliance--the first to have five 50-goal seasons, the highest...


Forgiveness

by Mark Sakamoto

#1 NATIONAL BESTSELLER

When the Second World War broke out, Ralph MacLean chose to escape his troubled life on the Magdalen Islands in eastern Canada and volunteer to serve his country overseas. Meanwhile, in...


Friendly Fire

by Mike Friscolanti

The text below is an excerpt from Friendly Fire.

It is the early morning of April 18, 2002, following the mayhem of a bomb attack on a section of the Princess Patricia's Canadian Light Infantry, outside Kandahar,...


As Luck Would Have It

by Derek Jacobi

Star of stage, screen and television, and one of only two people to be awarded two Knighthoods, Sir Derek Jacobi is one of Britain’s most distinguished actors.

‘If you want to be an actor, don’t. If you...


Between the Lines

by Ray Scapinello & Rob Simpson

To hockey fans, Ray Scapinello's name and face are as recognizable as any star player or coach in the NHL. Scampy, as he is affectionately known, has had a long and storied career as a linesman in the NHL. His...


Three Days in Nepal

by Jeandavid Blanc

As a child, JeanDavid Blanc always dreamt of flying. A successful entrepreneur, he took up powered paragliding as soon as he had the means; at the drop of a hat, he would head off to experience the unique sensation...


Inside Out

by Mark Tewksbury

Mark Tewksbury is best known as a gold-medal-winning Olympic swimmer. His remarkable sixteen-year athletic career included three Olympic medals, numerous world records, and inductions into three major halls...


The Water Boy

by Bob Ackles & Ian Mulgrew

When Bobby Ackles became the B.C. Lions' original water boy, he probably never dreamed that he would lead the team to a Grey Cup victory over 50 years later. From his earliest days with the team to becoming...


Anchorboy

by Jay Onrait

Top Ten Things You’ll Learn When You Read This Book:

10) Jay was beaten up by an MMA fighter on live television

9) Interviewing Will Ferrell can be a harrowing experience

8) Jay once ruined a perfectly good pair...


The Road to HockeyTown

by Jim Devellano & Roger Lajoie

One of the most respected executives in the NHL, Jim Devellano's phenomenal record of 13 championship rings (including three Stanley Cups for both the New York Islanders and the Detroit Red Wings) is also the...


Chuvalo

by George Chuvalo & Murray Greig

The inspirational memoir of the Canadian boxer who fought some of the greatest heavyweights in history, including Muhammad Ali and Joe Frazier, but lost everything outside the ring.

From a tough Toronto childhood...


Welcome to the Broadcast

by Don Newman

In Welcome to the Broadcast, titled after his famous greeting to the viewers of his highly popular program Politics, journalist and broadcaster Don Newman writes about his many decades reporting on Canadian...


Cambodia Calling

by Richard Heinzl

It was while in Uganda as a young and idealistic physician that Dr. Richard Heinzl finally heard his true calling: to set up a chapter of Doctors Without Borders in his native Canada. As a prerequisite to fulfilling...