British Columbia

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Robert Webster has seen some weird and wonderful things in his three decades as a funeral director. He shares them all in an insightful new book. ...

The Jade Peony

From Douglas & McIntyre: "Chinatown, Vancouver, in the late 1930s and '40s provides the setting for this poignant first novel, told through the vivid and......

Obasan

From Penguin: "A powerful and passionate novel, Obasan tells, through the eyes of a child, the moving story of Japanese Canadians during the Second World......

Daughters of a Copper Woman

From Harbour Publishing: "Since its first publication in 1981, Daughters of Copper Woman has become an underground classic, selling over 200,000 copies. Now comes a......

Mist on the River

From ABC Book World: "Mist on the River follows the struggles of Cy Pitt, an 18-year-old Gitksan, destined to be chief, who leaves his village......

Tay John

From New Canadian Library: "The awesome terrain of the Rocky Mountains is the setting for this extraordinary novel about a heroic man who boldly defies......

The Essentials: 150 Great B.C. Books & Authors

From Ronsdale Press: "Lively, illustrated and guaranteed to be controversial, The Essentials: 150 Great BC Books & Authors serves as an unprecedented guide to books......

Greenpeace: How a Group of Ecologists, Journalists and Visionaries

From Raincoast Books: "In the late 1960s, as cultural upheaval swept the world and American war resisters flooded north, a disarmament and ecology movement took......

The Encyclopedia of British Columbia

From Harbour Publishing: The Encyclopedia of British Columbia is the definitive reference work on BC. With more than 4,000 entries and hundreds of photos, maps,......

The West Beyond the West: A History of British Columbia

From the University of Toronto Press: British Columbia is regularly described in superlatives both positive and negative - most spectacular scenery, strangest politics, greatest environmental......

The Greater Vancouver Book: An Urban Encyclopedia

From ABC Book World: "Davis' massive reference work has only been eclipsed by the Encyclopedia of British Columbia as the most essential reference work about......