Non-fiction

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It's time for baseball, books, and...BEER! As summer approaches quickly, restaurant patios are opening and you’ll want to know about the best brews to drink. The Ontario Craft Beer Guide authors, Robin LeBlanc and Jordan St. John, had the tough job of sampling some of Ontario's best and worst. Recently, the beer aficionados spoke with Josh Rubin of the Toronto Star about Ontario breweries, the future beer scene, and their favourites. LeBlanc also shares the duo’s best picks for what to drink this summer – hint – they’re a pilsner, pale ale, and wheat beer.

“Over the course of a century… facts, errors, and myths regarding Thomson’s life and death have become jumbled into provocative, entertaining, but ultimately untrustworthy stories.”

                Introduction, The Many Deaths of Tom Thomson

 

The renowned Canadian landscape painter Tom Thomson likely died on July 8, 1917. We don’t know for sure.

Just like we don’t exactly know how he died.

The Stories of Safe House

Posted on May 4 by Kyle in Non-fiction

Following the creative short stories of last year's Let's Tell This Story Properly, Dundurn is publishing a collection of creative non-fiction short stories with Safe House.

A mix of memoir, life writing, reportage, and essays, from east, west, and southern Africa, this anthology illuminates African narratives to readers both inside and outside the continent.

Here's a look at the stories you'll find.

 

I am often asked by beginner gardeners, “What do I need to know to succeed in the garden?” 

It is an excellent question as the “rules” boil down to a few simple but fundamentally critical points that cannot be overlooked if you want to achieve the garden of your dreams, whether it is a food garden or an ornamental garden. 

 

Here are my top 5 tips for gardening success:

  • Improve your soil.

Black history is something that surrounded me every day as a youth. I grew up in North Buxton, a mostly black town in southwestern Ontario that was a popular destination for slaves escaping from the southern U.S. via the Underground Railroad. The original one-room schoolhouse from the Elgin Settlement still stands near the center of town. I can recall one year, during Black History Month, my class at the mostly white school I attended in nearby Merlin had arranged to visit North Buxton on a field trip.

Dundurn is pleased to announce that Local Customs by Audrey Thomas has been nominated for the Ontario Library Association (OLA)’s 2016 Evergreen Award, part of the Forest of Reading program. The Evergreen Award features adult titles, and the list is chosen by a committee of experienced library staff.

Ukkusiksalik is the traditional name of a region in the northwestern corner of Hudson Bay. No one lives there today, but for the Inuit it has a special significance because it was a land of plenty for their ancestors, a bountiful hunting ground where one could always find food. In difficult times and in times of hunger, people came from the north and the south and from inland to the west to find sustenance in Ukkusiksalik. As a result, it is a landscape of stories.

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In the late summer of 2015, a single image served to crystallize emotions and outrage around the world. The image was that of a Syrian toddler’s corpse that had been discovered washed up on a Turkish beach. When this heart-breaking photo appeared on the front pages of the world’s newspapers the hordes of asylum-seekers then pressing for entry into the European Union suddenly had a human face.

Josie Penny On The Goose

Posted on March 12 by Kyle in Interview, Non-fiction

Tell us about your book.
bout my second Book “On the Goose” When “So Few on Earth” came out, there was a great demand from my readers to continue my story. Therefore, at their request I decided to write the next seventeen years of my life as a young bride and mother in Happy Valley Goose Bay. Labrador.

 

What was your first publication?
My first publication was So Few on Earth. A Labrador Metis Woman Remembers.

 

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