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HGD's Fall 2020 list of titles from Greystone Books, Heritage House Publishing, Rocky Mountain Books, and TouchWood Editions is another example of the fantastic publishing being done out of western Canada.
Grandfathered

Grandfathered

Dispatches from the Trenches of Modern Grandparenthood
edition:eBook
also available: Paperback

A sharp, funny, heartfelt memoir by a career-driven baby boomer who enters semi-retirement and explores the joys, challenges, and never-ending surprises of being a "young" granddad.

One summer, shortly after taking a step back from an illustrious journalism career, Ian Haysom found himself in charge of his first grandchild, Mayana, who was three at the time. As a healthy, energetic member of the baby-boom generation, Haysom did not consider himself a typical granddad. He was too young, too active …

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Gilly the Ghillie

Gilly the Ghillie

More Chronicles of a West Coast Fishing Guide
edition:Paperback
also available: eBook

Tall tales of coastal adventures, colourful locals, privileged tourists, and elusive fish abound in this hilariously offbeat sequel to The Codfish Dream.

"David Giblin is a marvellous storyteller."—Ian Ferguson, author of The Survival Guide to British Columbia

David Giblin's stint as a seasonal salmon fishing guide on Stuart Island provides a seemingly endless supply of hilarious and bizarre stories that reveal as much about the quirkiness of small coastal communities as they do about human natu …

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Heard Amid the Guns

Heard Amid the Guns

True Stories from the Western Front, 1914-1918
edition:eBook
also available: Paperback

"Carmichael captures the anguish and the wonder of war in flashes of colour, humour, and gems of human detail mined from letters, diaries, interviews, [and] her own family history." —Halifax Chronicle Herald

A rich and varied tapestry of the First World War, highlighting the personal stories of over 150 men and women from across North America who served overseas.

After receiving a bundle of worn letters written by her late grandfather George “Black Jack” Vowel during the First World War, jou …

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Railway Nation

Railway Nation

Tales of Canadian Pacific, the World's Greatest Travel System
edition:Paperback
also available: eBook

A riveting, visually engaging collection of vignettes highlighting the rich heritage of the Canadian Pacific Railway.

Since its founding in 1881, Canadian Pacific has made an indelible mark on the lives of Canadians. Most commonly associated with its iconic railway, at its height CP also ran hotels, steamships, and an airline, and had myriad involvements in immigration, irrigation, resource development, war contributions, and international trade. It has been said that no other single corporation …

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Treasures of Winnipeg’s Historic Exchange

Treasures of Winnipeg’s Historic Exchange

by (photographer) George J. Mitchell
edition:Hardcover

A breathtaking full-colour photography book celebrating the architectural splendour and cultural heritage of Winnipeg’s famed Exchange District, a National Historic Site and one of the city’s most vibrant artistic, commercial, and tourist hubs.

The Exchange District is the architectural jewel of Winnipeg’s downtown core, a thirty-block area featuring 150 remarkably preserved heritage buildings dating back to the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. These iconic buildings are among …

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Journal of a Travelling Girl

Journal of a Travelling Girl

by Nadine Neema
illustrated by Archie Beaverho
foreword by Joseph Judas
edition:eBook
also available: Paperback

This fictional coming-of-age story traces a young girl’s reluctant journey by canoe through the ancestral lands of the Tli?cho People, as she gradually comes to understand and appreciate their culture and the significance of their fight for self-government.

"Journal of a Travelling Girl deserves to be in every northern classroom. There is so much to learn here, and there is so much to celebrate." —Richard Van Camp, Tlicho author of The Lesser Blessed and Moccasin Square Gardens

Eleven-year-old …

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Painted Fences

Painted Fences

by Sara Cassidy
illustrated by Sydney Barnes
edition:Hardcover
also available: eBook

A charming and evocative story within a story, exploring themes of wartime resourcefulness, local history, friendship, and the reverberations of the past in the present day.

On a beautiful spring day in Victoria’s James Bay neighbourhood, eight-year-old Esther takes a walk with her great-grandfather on his birthday. On the same street and the same date, but seventy-five years earlier, two enterprising young boys go door to door offering to give people’s fences a fresh coat of paint so that th …

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Birding for Kids

Birding for Kids

A Guide to Finding, Identifying, and Photographing Birds in Your Area
edition:eBook
also available: Paperback

An interactive full-colour field guide that teaches kids the fun, safe, and educational way to observe birds in their natural habitat.

Join expert bird photographers Damon Calderwood and Donald E. Waite, and their young friends, as they highlight all the basics of birding. Birding for Kids is filled with full-colour photos, fascinating facts, and fun projects that allow children to get up close and personal with nature while respecting the habitats of birds in the wild. The book includes guidelin …

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