I enjoyed this detailed, first-person account of peak colonialism in the N.W.T.
Northerners: 24 short, but vivid, biographies from 1989
These 24 capsule biographies from 30 years ago still do the trick.
A Plain Language Guide to the Nunavut Land Claims Agreement
Well-written and beautifully packaged.
The Right to Be Cold: Sheila Watt-Cloutier’s urgent memoir
Earnest memoir recounts minute details of a fascinating life, bureaucratic tussles included.
A former CBC-er wrote a novel about a classical musician’s escape to Iqaluit
In Joe Fiorito’s 2002 novel, a concert pianist runs away from the Toronto cultural scene and into the arms of a not-even-thinly disguised Bryan Pearson.
Al Purdy’s 1965 trip “North of Summer,” to Baffin Island
Clear and honest poetry from the irreverent, truth telling Al Purdy. Who knew?
Whatever you do, do not read Arctic: A Novel, by Finn Schultz-Lorentzen
Let the public rest assured: when a forty-plus-year-old novel is totally forgotten and remains obscure and hard to find, there’s a reason for that.
Jordin Tootoo’s All the Way: A hockey redemption story
“What? Really? I made it? I’m in the NHL? Holy fuck,” writes Jordin Tootoo in this 2014 autobiography. “The next thing you know, I was a household name in Nashville.”
In Saqiyuq, 3 oral histories read like great fiction — full of suspense, drama and revelations
This is, quite simply, an amazing book.
Boundless: Kathleen Winter takes a cruise