Non-Fiction / pb / 204pp / January, 2011 /
ISBN:978-088982-271-9
/ $18.95

Newly graduated from university in Ireland, Lisa McGonigle came to the Kootenay region of British Columbia to spend a winter snowboarding. She wrote emails to her friends back home describing a remote mountain-town called Fernie, a series of smashes in the terrain park, unrivalled powder turns, working for minimum-wage and duct-taping over the...

Non-Fiction / pb / 176pp / April, 2010 /
ISBN:978-088982-265-8
/ $18.85

This narrative diary explores the gaps and myths of family history, identity, and expressiveness through the retracing of a many-generational voyage. In this new work, the focus is on his own family and its, at times, troubled and troubling history.

The story-line of The Missionary, The Violinist And The Aunt Whose Head Was Squeezed...

Non-Fiction / pb / 272pp / September, 2008 /
ISBN:978-088982-251-1
/ $18.95

These essays are forays into what Wordsworth called the “hiding places”of the creative impulse. Sometimes in aphoristic form, this selection of meditations on the arts of poetry and teaching functions as an indirect self-portrait and probes the poet’s Irish heritage. For Brownlow, there is a fruitful tension between scholarship and poetry; too...

Non-Fiction / pb / 384pp / May, 2007 /
ISBN:978-088982-237-5
/ $22.95

Leaving the Farm is a poignant, funny, beautifully rendered memoir about growing up on a small Minnesota dairy farm in the 1950s. It was a time when family farms throughout North America were beginning to disappear. Tracing his family’s roots from Quebec and Saskatchewan to Minnesota, Ross Klatte tells the story of the struggle between...

Non-Fiction / pb / 296pp / September, 2006 /
ISBN:9780889822313
/ $21.95

Michael Elcock emigrated to Canada from Scotland when he was twenty-one years old. Since then, his life and travels have taken him to many parts of the world—and back to Scotland, many times. In Writing on Stone, Elcock reflects on the immigrant experience, and the questions of memory and identity that come with leaving roots behind,...