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UBC Press

UBC Press is the largest scholarly press in western Canada. The Press publishes books on First Nations culture politics and linguistics, Canadian history, environmental history and policy, resources, Canadian politics, globalization, multiculturalism, urban planning, and Asian studies.

(2014) Our Summer Picks

BC History

Vancouver Noir: 1930-1960

John Belshaw and Diane Purvey, $25 CAN

It was an era of gambling, smuggling rings, police corruption, bootleggers, brothels, and murders. Vancouver Noir provides a fascinating insight into life in the Terminal City, noir-style.
Anvil Press

Gumboot Girls

Lou Allison, ed. $19.95

Gumboot Girls tells the stories of thirty-four women, through their own eyes, as they moved from their comfortable city-dwelling surroundings to the rugged north coast.
Caitlin Press

Milk Spills and One-Log Loads

Frank White, $32.95

A vivid account of life as working people lived it on Canada’s west coast during the rough-and-tumble years of the early twentieth century.
Harbour Publishing

Fiction

Seven the Series

Orca Various, $9.95 each

When David McLean, well-loved grandfather and avid adventurer, dies, he leaves behind an unusual will that outlines sevens tasks he has set for his seven grandsons.
Orca Book Publishers

Prove It, Josh

Jenny Watson, $9.95

Combining sailing lore, page-turning adventure and gentle humour, first-time novelist Jenny Watson has crafted an engaging, encouraging tale. Josh’s story comes full of inspiration, not just for the learning disabled, but for anyone who has to overcome adversity.
Sono Nis Press

Loggers’ Daughter

Maureen Brown, $19.95

Exploring the forces that shape individuals,
families and communities Loggers’ Daughters weaves the story of one logging family onto the tapestry of the industry that built British Columbia.
Oolichan Books

On the Water

The Oil Man and the Sea

Arno Kopecky, $26.95

In this rich evocation of ecology, culture, and history, Kopecky meditates on the line between impartial reportage and environmental activism, ultimately arguing that there are some places oil tankers should never go.
Douglas & McIntyre

Sea Salt

Alison Malone Eathorne, Hilary Malone, Lorna Malone and Christina Symons, $29.95

Sea Salt is a gorgeous new collection of over a hundred sea-tested gourmet recipes suitable for meals aboard but equally satisfying for the home dining table.
Harbour Publishing

Sounds of the Ferry

Sara Leach and Steven Corvelo, $9.95

Following up on their adventures in their best-seller Mountain Machines, author Sara Leach and illustrator Steven Corvelo board a ferry to explore the sounds and sights of a sea voyage.
Poppy Productions

Imagine This

The World Afloat

M.A.C. Farrant, $12.95

In this collection of seventy-five irreverent and humorous stories that meld narrative with elements of prose poem and farce, master of the absurd and expert observer M.A.C. Farrant interrupts everyday routine with intensely surreal, frothy moments that help keep chins up and thrust bravely forward.
Talonbooks

Night Sky Wheel Ride

Sheree Fitch and Yayo, $16.95

Sheree Fitch’s brilliant poetry and Yayo’s vivid artwork light up the night sky in this wonderful picture book for kids young and old.
Tradewind Books

Red

Michael Nicoll Yahgulanaas, $19.95

Referencing a classic Haida oral narrative, this stunning full-colour graphic novel documents the tragic story of a leader so blinded by revenge that he leads his community to the brink of war and destruction.
Douglas & MacIntyre

The Great Outdoors

Camping British Columbia and Yukon

Jayne Seagrave, $19.95

In this fully revised, expanded, and updated edition of her bestselling camping guide, Jayne Seagrave lays the groundwork for anyone planning to get out of the city and explore the best that nature has to offer.
Heritage House Publishing

The Great Bear Sea

Ian McAllister and Nicholas Read, $19.95

This amazing part of the northeast Pacific Ocean is home to some of the planet’s mightiest and most beloved residents: great whales, sea lions, dolphins, orcas, sea otters and wild salmon.
Orca Book Publishers

The New B.C. Roadside Naturalist

Sydney Cannings & Richard Cannings, $22.95

Now updated and expanded with new sections on northern British Columbia and the entire length of the Alaska Highway in Yukon, this beloved guide to the roadside ecology of British Columbia’s major highways is a tour through the unexpected joys of the road.
Greystone Books