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Between Friends

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Longtime friends Helen Levine and Oonagh Berry decided they missed the tradition of "real" letters. The obvious solution for them was to initiate a correspondence project. Their goal? To write each other a longhand letter every two weeks for a year, and see what, if anything, they were missing in their usual friendship rituals of lunches, visits and telephone chats. The result is a wealth of insights yielded from over 150 years of combined life experience. Week in and week out, Helen and Oonagh weave together tales of family, work, politics, motherhood, aging and creativity. Reading Between Friends is like sharing a warm pot of tea with two frank, articulate and experienced companions.

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Helen Levine is a former social worker and professor. At the School of Social Work at Carleton University, she introduced women's issues and feminist perspectives into the curriculum for the first time. She received the Governor General's Award in Commemoration of the Persons Case for advancing the equality of women in Canada. Helen is still energetically engaged as an advocate for women's rights.

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Oonagh Berry's short stories have been published in Canada and Ireland. She grew up in Ireland and now lives in Vancouver with her husband, the poet Christopher Levenson.

 
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When We Were Shadows

Second Story Press | Holocaust Remembrance Series for Young Readers


Walter is a young child when his parents decide to leave their home in Germany and start a new life in the Netherlands. As Jews, they know they are not safe under the Nazi regime. From one day to the next, Walter's world goes from safe and predictable to full of uncertainty. Walter is at first too young to appreciate the danger that he is in, and everything seems like a great adventure. But as the years pass and the war progresses, his family is forced to move again and again, from city to countryside to, eventually, a hidden village deep in the Dutch woods.

As the danger of being discovered increases, they are forced to rely on strangers for their safety. Walter’s eyes are opened to the threat that surrounds them every day, and to the network of people who are risking their lives to help them stay hidden. Told through a combination of narrative and Walter’s letters to his grandmother and, later, his granddaughter, the novel shines a light on a little-known part of WWII history and the heroes of the Dutch resistance—without whose protection, Walter, his family, and hundreds of others would not have survived. The book ends with a photograph of the author and the real-life Walter, on whose experiences this book is based.

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... a perfect choice for school libraries... When We Were Shadows will inform readers, young and old, on the journey of a young boy during the Holocaust, but ultimately it will inspire all to discover how the human spirit can triumph over evil. Highly recommended.

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Janet Wees has been writing since she was nine years old. A retired teacher, she spends her time writing children’s picture books, reading, walking, writing letters, cycling, and traveling. She lives in Calgary, Alberta.

 
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Our Earth

Second Story Press


Ten profiles of amazing young environmental activists. Each child is captured in a portrait, their achievements described, and filled out with photos. Ends with tips for kids to make a difference.

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Janet Wilson is an author and fine artist. She is the author/illustrator of the picture book One Peace: True Stories of Young Activists and Imagine That!, and the illustrator of In Flanders Fields, Out of Slavery, and Jasper's Day. Janet lives in Eden Mills, Ontario, a community with a strong environmental focus.

 
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Still Ain't Satisfied

Maureen Fitzgerald, Guberman, ConnieWolfe, Margie (Hrsg.) | Second Story Press


A collection of twenty-seven articles on the major women's issues of the 1980s: Abortion, pornography, sexuality, and women and work – these and more were the issues on the minds of the twenty-seven talented writers whose essays make up this collection. T

 
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The Big Carrot Vegetarian Cookbook

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This acclaimed cookbook provides nutritious recipes from around the world for the sophisticated palate. Compiled by the cooks of The Big Carrot, the famous Toronto food market and deli. Innovative and exciting recipes use ingredients and cooking styles fr

 
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Uneasy Lies

Second Story Press | A Helen Keremos Mystery


Eve Zaremba places her street-smart heroine as the head of security in a large, urban condominium. It seems like an easy way to make a living to Helen; that is, until the body of an environmental activist turns up. Book 2 in the Helen Keremos mysteries, d

 
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Witch's Brew

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In this fast-paced chapter book Poppy begins to read a story about a black cat and a witch. Then everywhere she goes she bumps into a strange-looking witch. After some deliciously scary fun, she realizes that underneath the menacing exterior, this witch i

 
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Nettie's Vegetarian Kitchen

Second Story Press


Looking for nutritious, deliciously varied and easy meals? Whether you’re already a vegetarian or just want to introduce more healthful cooking into your meal planning, Nettie’s Vegetarian Kitchen is the perfect book for you. Expert chef and teacher Netti

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In her varied career as a cook Nettie Cronish has been a health spa chef, the owner of a vegetarian frozen food company, a consultant and a founding member of the Women’s Culinary Network. A respected chef and teacher, she and her recipes have been featured in magazines, newspapers, on radio and television. She lives with her family in Toronto.

 
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Poppy's Whale

Second Story Press | The Poppy Series


Poppy, the zany character from A Monster in My Cereal, A Ghost in My Mirror, and Witch’s Brew, is back. But this time, Poppy is miserable. Her grandpa has died, and Poppy is as angry as she is sad. Book 2 in the Poppy series by Marie-Francine Hebert.

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Marie-Francine Hébert is an award-winning writer for young people of all ages. Her books and work for television and film have garnered many prizes, among them the Governor General’s Award, the Mr. Christie’s Book Award and the Munich Library’s White Ravens Selection.

 
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She Writes

Foster, Carolyn (Hrsg.) | Second Story Press


She Writes is an anthology that features women writers in Canada. Elizabeth Ruth, Heather Birrell, Kristen den Hartog, Kelly Watt, Dana Bath, Teresa McWhirter and others make up this brilliant new collection of emerging literary voices in the landscape of

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Carolyn Foster was born and raised in Winnipeg. She graduated from the University of Manitoba with a degree in psychology and English. Foster now lives in Toronto.

 
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