Home Schooling: Stories

By Carol Windley

Carol Windley’s enchanting assortment, Home Schooling, brought an American viewers to a mature, masterful storyteller whose “writing has a distinct energy, an ideal blend of delicacy, depth, and fearless mind's eye” (Alice Munro). Set within the temperate rain forests of Vancouver Island and the colourful towns of the Pacific Northwest, the tales in Home Schooling discover the hidden freight of households as they dissolve and reform in new and startling configurations: ghosts look, the prior intrudes and overwhelms the current, established terrain takes on a adverse element, and happiness usually is dependent upon not likely alliances.

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A Jest of God (Phoenix Fiction)

By Margaret Laurence

A thirty-four-year-old university instructor residing together with her mom, Rachel Cameron feels trapped in an atmosphere of small-town deceit and pettiness—her personal and that of others. She longs for touch with one other individual who stocks her rebellious spirit. ultimately, by way of confronting either love and loss of life, Rachel earns the liberty she desperately needs.

Winner of the Governor General's Literary Award, A Jest of God used to be additionally the root of the motion picture Rachel, Rachel.

"Mrs. Laurence tells [her tale] unsparingly, with absolute authority, utilizing her thorough realizing of Rachel to attract us into her affliction. we all know Rachel, sympathize along with her, and in a feeling, turn into Rachel, so real is her voice. . . . A Jest of God has impressive readability, attractive aspect, in addition to the emotional effect of sincere confession."—Joan J. corridor, Saturday Review

"Laurence's rendition is as regards to flawless . . . reaffirming her skill to attract, with no pathos, life-sized ladies. . . . Skillfully wrought and eloquently told."—Marilyn Gardner, Christian technology Monitor

One of Canada's so much comprehensive writers, Margaret Laurence(1926-1987) used to be the recipient of many awards, together with the distinguished Governer General's Litarary Award for The Diviners and A Jest of God.

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Air Quality Management: Canadian Perspectives on a Global Issue

This ebook presents a large evaluation of the problems with regards to handling of air caliber in Canada. find out about the air concerns that experience triggered affects to ecosystems or human wellbeing and fitness and for that reason been distinct to be managed. Discover how Canada’s nationwide governance concerning a federal govt besides provincial and territorial governments affects the air caliber administration approach. know the way Canadians deal with their air caliber in context with the us, their biggest and closest neighbour. Benefit from the adventure of forty three of Canada’s so much skilled air caliber administration execs who proportion their insights into the country of air caliber in Canada at the present time, the way it is controlled, in addition to giving a glimpse into the future.​

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Canada on the Doorstep: 1939

By William Rayner

Things have been very diversified in 1939 ― a pivotal yr while Canada wavered at the doorstep of a clouded destiny.

Some years are extra incredible than others, and 1939 used to be no exception. Canada was once a distinct position: steak used to be twenty-nine cents a pound and a brand-new Ford coupe should be obtained for simply $856. It was once a yr whilst the king and queen toured Canada and wowed to exploit a showbiz time period every person from Toronto and Vancouver to Gogama and Craigellachie.

It was once additionally a 12 months while Canada wavered at the doorstep of a clouded destiny: isolation and neutrality or the ongoing embody of the British Empire? The onset of battle and the Royal stopover at settled all that as leading Minister William Lyon Mackenzie King push back exterior and inner threats to maintain the tapestry of nationwide harmony from unraveling.

Through Canada at the Doorstep you’ll become aware of the births, deaths, storms, overseas intrigue, and politics that made 1939 so memorable.

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The Matchless Six: The Story of Canada's First Women's Olympic Team

By Ron Hotchkiss

It truly is July 1928, and Canada’s first women’s Olympic crew — “The Matchless Six” — is heading to Amsterdam, the location of the 9th Olympiad of the trendy period. Canada’s most interesting girl track-and-field athletes, having survived rigorous education and the grueling choice strategy on the Olympic Trials, have been decided to take their substantial expertise and massive desires to the head. Meet Jane Bell, Myrtle cook dinner, Bobbie Rosenfeld, and Ethel Smith, the “Flying 4” who comprised Canada’s first relay workforce; Ethel Catherwood, the “Saskatoon Lily,” who turned the champion high-jumper and the main photographed lady athlete on the Olympic video games; and Jean Thompson, the youngest member of the workforce at seventeen, who grew to become one of many world’s most eminent middle-distance runners. It used to be a powerful success:

“A crew of six from Canada, a rustic of lower than ten million, competed opposed to 121 athletes from 21 international locations, whose overall inhabitants used to be three hundred million.” extraordinary indeed.

For a long time, historian Ron Hotchkiss has been fascinated about “The Matchless Six,” the conquering heroines who took Amsterdam via hurricane. His large examine has ended in this riveting account, packed with black-and-white archival photos, of the occasions top as much as and following that fateful summer time within the heritage of Canadian recreation.

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Winning Power: Canadian Campaigning in the Twenty-First Century

Campaigns are vital to the perform of contemporary democracy and indispensable to political participation within the twenty-first century. In successful energy, Tom Flanagan attracts on many years of expertise instructing political technological know-how and dealing with political campaigns to notify readers approximately what is going on backstage. whereas the aim of political campaigning - utilizing persuasion to construct a profitable coalition - is still consistent, the technique of reaching that target are regularly altering. Flanagan dissects the consequences of contemporary alterations in monetary law and grassroots fundraising, the appearance of the "permanent campaign," in addition to the rise in destructive ads. He pulls those issues jointly to teach how strategies are hired at particular issues in a crusade by means of supplying a firsthand account of his administration of the Wildrose celebration crusade in Alberta's 2012 provincial election. Lifting the veil of crusade secrecy, he presents a candid account of the successes and errors the newly shaped occasion made in an election that almost toppled the four-decade-long dynasty of Alberta's innovative Conservatives. Modeling its crusade at the 2006 crusade that introduced Stephen Harper to 24 Sussex force, Wildrose mixed grassroots fundraising, an cutting edge platform that reached out to its electoral coalition, a gently scripted leader’s travel, in addition to damaging and optimistic advertisements within the race in the direction of management. luck for the celebration appeared nearby till breakdowns in message self-discipline within the campaign’s ultimate week brought on the Wildrose tide to ebb. bringing up various assets equivalent to online game concept, evolutionary psychology, and Aristotelian rhetoric, Flanagan explores the undying elements of campaigning and emphasizes new options of coalition-building. For destiny campaigners, profitable energy offers textbook illustrations of what does and does not work.

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The Political Economy of Social Credit and Guild Socialism (Routledge Studies in the History of Economics)

By Frances Hutchinson, Brian Burkitt

Guild socialism has usually been considered as a cul-de-sac in social and fiscal proposal. notwithstanding, this paintings breaks new flooring in demonstrating its endured relevance. concentrating on the Douglas Social credits flow, it examines the beginning of the main principles, provides an outline of the most theories and their modern reception.

Douglas is credited with being the writer of an easy, creative yet inaccurate notion to finish melancholy within the inter-war years. The Social credits executive which held strength in Alberta through the heart many years of the century is both remembered in organization with Douglas. even if the Canadian social gathering arose from an interpretation of the texts attributed to him, its regulations had little in universal with the unique texts. ancient documentation of the social credits phenomenon has targeted nearly completely at the Canadian experience.

This paintings methods the phenomenon from a unique point of view. It explores the guild socialist origins of the texts, condenses the commercial and social conception of the unique texts right into a concise exposition and files the following heritage. completely researched, the paintings offers unique fabric of relevance to the sphere of political economic system. This early method of non-equilibrium economics unearths the level of the incompatibility among capitalist progress economics and social environmental sustainability.

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Frommer's Newfoundland and Labrador (Frommer's Complete Guides)

By Andrew Hempstead

A desirable heritage, a colourful modern tradition, the friendliest humans, and an untamed wild. Newfoundland & Labrador is a massive holiday vacation spot, boasting UNESCO international background websites; the single actual Viking cost in North the USA; the rugged fantastic thing about the Atlantic beach; and the historical urban of St. John's, providing buying, outstanding seafood, and energetic nightlife. alongside Newfoundland & Labrador's 10,000-mile beach, humpback whales migrate northwards whereas 10,000-year-old icebergs go with the flow south. Newfoundland is usually domestic to a few of the world's so much available seabird colonies, with greater than 35 million accumulating every year. open air adventurers can stroll or hike the attractive East Coast path, preventing at Cape Spear, the easternmost element in North the United States. And for tradition experts, song and artwork fairs abound. Frommer's Newfoundland & Labrador covers all of the province's areas intimately, supplying additional info than the other significant consultant. It offers readers with all they should plan an unforgettable holiday, from the simplest position to consume Jigg's Dinner (and info on precisely what that's) and trap a few vigorous conventional song, to the simplest whale- and puffin-watching excursions and ideal camping out websites.

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The War With Mr. Wizzle

By Gordon Korman

Republished in 2003 lower than the identify The Wizzle War.

*NOTE* this can be the unique textual content, no longer the 2003 rewrite/republish. The Magnetronic 515 is unbroken, and there's no wizzleware.

Walter C. Wizzle and and his desktop are attempting to take over Macdonald corridor! Wizzle is making all people put on a tie and is giving out demerits and detentions like they're going out of favor! Bruno and boots have had adequate. If The Fish (Headmaster Sturgeon) won't do something, they'll. Wizzle has obtained to head!

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