Non-fiction

Category: Non-fiction

DON BRAID: After more than a year's work, the big majority of it by co-author Sydney Sharpe, our book Notley Nation is coming to the bookstores.

SYDNEY SHARPE: Don Braid and I have written three books together. A marriage can only handle one book per decade. (I leave the math to you.) The other five I somehow managed on my own.

RIELLE BRAID: After quite some time of watching my badass mother and father (Don Braid and Sydney Sharpe) work their butts off, their new book is finally out and ready to be read by you!

Travelling through South Korea, it never fails to surprise me that its tourism sector shows almost no inclination to create accommodation, facilities and amenities that appeal to North American and European vacation tastes. Not that South Korea necessarily needs to cater to the West’s vacation value system. The Asian nation receives about 12 million tourists annually, the vast bulk from China and Japan, and only a pittance from Europe and North America. If South Korea could tap into this market, its tourism numbers could escalate.

DID YOUR KNOW? Both the books mentioned in this post qualify for 25% off!Use promo code: remember at checkout. How did you come up with the idea for the book Australia and Canada in Afghanistan?

It's a collection of papers delivered at a conference to my colleagues at the Graham Centre held at the University of Toronto two years ago, in partnership with the Canadian Forces College and the Asia-Pacific College of Diplomacy.

Ever since visiting and illustrating Toronto’s 100 libraries, my love of public libraries has grown even more. 

As a traveller, a public library is the best place to go!

Now, when I’m travelling outside Toronto to cities near and far, I take time to visit their local libraries. 

It's time for baseball, books, and...BEER! As summer approaches quickly, restaurant patios are opening and you’ll want to know about the best brews to drink. The Ontario Craft Beer Guide authors, Robin LeBlanc and Jordan St. John, had the tough job of sampling some of Ontario's best and worst. Recently, the beer aficionados spoke with Josh Rubin of the Toronto Star about Ontario breweries, the future beer scene, and their favourites. LeBlanc also shares the duo’s best picks for what to drink this summer – hint – they’re a pilsner, pale ale, and wheat beer.

“Over the course of a century… facts, errors, and myths regarding Thomson’s life and death have become jumbled into provocative, entertaining, but ultimately untrustworthy stories.”

                Introduction, The Many Deaths of Tom Thomson

 

The renowned Canadian landscape painter Tom Thomson likely died on July 8, 1917. We don’t know for sure.

Just like we don’t exactly know how he died.

The Stories of Safe House

Posted on May 4 by Kyle in Non-fiction

Following the creative short stories of last year's Let's Tell This Story Properly, Dundurn is publishing a collection of creative non-fiction short stories with Safe House.

A mix of memoir, life writing, reportage, and essays, from east, west, and southern Africa, this anthology illuminates African narratives to readers both inside and outside the continent.

Here's a look at the stories you'll find.

 

I am often asked by beginner gardeners, “What do I need to know to succeed in the garden?” 

It is an excellent question as the “rules” boil down to a few simple but fundamentally critical points that cannot be overlooked if you want to achieve the garden of your dreams, whether it is a food garden or an ornamental garden. 

 

Here are my top 5 tips for gardening success:

  • Improve your soil.

Black history is something that surrounded me every day as a youth. I grew up in North Buxton, a mostly black town in southwestern Ontario that was a popular destination for slaves escaping from the southern U.S. via the Underground Railroad. The original one-room schoolhouse from the Elgin Settlement still stands near the center of town. I can recall one year, during Black History Month, my class at the mostly white school I attended in nearby Merlin had arranged to visit North Buxton on a field trip.

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