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I Hate Hockey

“the literary equivalent of a sudden death shootout”, The Hockey Writers. “McCambridge’s excellent translation retains the prolific Québécois author’s tight narrative and biting voice… powerful.” Publishers Weekly, April 2012, More.. “I hate hockey!” is the first and last sentence in this novel that offers a great take on our love-hate relationship with hockey. Narrator Antoine… Read more »

The Riot that Never Was

“The Riot that Never Was provides a striking portrayal of mid-nineteenth-century Montreal: the vigorous debates that raged in Patriote and Conservative newspapers, the hot fighting during elections that often degenerated into open conflict between the Canadiens, the Irish, and the English, and the recurrent epidemics like the cholera epidemic in 1832. (…) Jackson brilliantly establishes… Read more »

The First Jews in North America

“Vaugeois’s fascinating account, amply illustrated by archival documents, is a valuable contribution to the history of Quebec, Canada and minority-majority relations.” The Montreal Gazette (7 July 2012) “This is a fine translation… Verdict: A significant contribution to our understanding of this period from the perspective of a family espousing a minority faith. Non-French-reading students of… Read more »

A People’s History of Quebec

This lively guide to Quebec history tells the fascinating story of the settlement of the St. Lawrence River Valley over nearly 500 years. But it also tells of the Montreal and Quebec-based explorers and traders who travelled, mapped, and inhabited most of North America, and embrothered the peoples they met. Combining vast research and great… Read more »

On the Crow and Other Stories

Buy ebook here From love lost on a canoe trip, clashing values and naked conflict between natives and newcomers, to the barroom and prison enforcer straight out of a Johnny Cash song, Poirier writes vividly about the people and land he loves and inhabits.  In six stories and one novella, readers escape the big city,… Read more »

Washika

Buy ebook here “the reader can smell and taste the meals, feel the weather … a touch of poesy to the writing.” Patricia Morrow, ForeWord Reviews It’s summer in the ’60s. Twenty-one testosterone-drenched high school graduates are bussed to a summer job at the Company bush camp Washika. Idealistic, confident, sometimes troubled, they meet their… Read more »

Soldiers for Sale

33% HOLIDAY DISCOUNT 19.95, down from 29.95 (print book) “… a must…” Canada’s History (formerly the beaver). “Soldiers for Sale is a gem…” John Michael Senger, Foreword Reviews, Spring 2012 The British Army that fought the American Revolutionaries was in fact an Anglo-German army. Britain was unsure of the commitment of English soldiers to fight… Read more »

An Independent Quebec

“I am very pleased to see this book published in English,” declared Jacques Parizeau. “It has always been my belief that the best way for Quebecers and English-speaking Canadians to reach an understanding that is satisfactory for all is through direct communication. Though we may not agree on the best course to take, we will… Read more »

You Could Lose An Eye

“Tongue-in-cheek humour abounds in the book.”— Canadian Jewish News You could lose an eye, My first 80 years in Montreal by David Reich is an inspiring, sometimes heart-rending, life story by a man whose tongue is always in his cheek. At 82 years young, David Reich offers readers a delightful insider’s view of Montreal’s vibrant… Read more »

Discrimination In The NHL

“I agree 100% with him (Bob Sirois),” said two-time Stanley Cup winner Bobby Holik on TSN, November 2, 2010. Ever since Maurice Richard dazzled hockey fans, fighting his way to hockey’s summits, the issue has festered. NHL veteran Bob Sirois demonstrates that unless Quebec hockey players are superstars they are less likely to be drafted… Read more »