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Personal and Political

Greaves, Lorraine (Hrsg.) | Second Story Press | A Feminist History Society Book


Details the innovative, courageous, and creative activism of the “second wave” women’s health movement in Canada between 1960 and 2010. This activism (re)claimed women's bodies, created women-centered spaces and services, and challenged a medically dominated healthcare system.

Feminists challenged diagnoses, treatments, laws, policies, and research, as well as the care women were offered the way they saw their bodies and themselves. Legions of women, and a few men, made changes ranging from abortion rights to preserving women's hospitals, to the legalization of midwifery to requiring gendered research. Changes that still resonate in the 21st century.

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Lorraine Greaves is a feminist activist, researcher and author or editor of 11 books on gender, research, women, and health. She was the founding director of the Centre of Excellence for Women’s Health in British Columbia and the Centre for Research on Violence Against Women and Children in Ontario. She was awarded an Honorary Doctorate from the University of Ottawa for her contributions to changing the landscape of women’s health in Canada. She lives in Vancouver, BC and Elora, ON.

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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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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

Second Story Press


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

Second Story Press


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

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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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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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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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White Noise

Second Story Press | A Helen Keremos Mystery


Margaret Atwood describes Helen Keremos as “a cross between Lily Tomlin and Philip Marlowe.” In this book Sonny, a former client from Hong Kong, arrives in Vancouver and Helen agrees to meet him. He’s in trouble and doesn’t know who’s after him or why. At

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Eve Zaremba created the first Lesbian detective in North American fiction. She is the author of six mystery novels and one work of feminist non-fiction. Active in the Women’s Liberation Movement in the seventies and eighties, Zaremba was a founding member of Broadside, A Feminist Review published in Toronto from 1978 to 1988.

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