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Kinds Of Winter

Author : Dave Olesen
ISBN : 9781771120708
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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After a fifteen-year career as a sled dog racer, musher Dave Olesen turned his focus away from competition and set out to fulfill a lifelong dream. Over the course of four successive winters he steered his dogs and sled on long trips away from his remote Northwest Territories homestead, setting out in turn to the four cardinal compass points—south, east, north, and west—and home again to Hoarfrost River. His narrative ranges from the personal and poignant musings of a dogsled driver to loftier planes of introspection and contemplation. Olesen describes his journeys day by day, but this book is not merely an account of his travels. Neither is it yet another offering in the genre of “wide-eyed southerner meets the Arctic,” because Olesen is a firmly rooted northerner, having lived and travelled in the boreal outback for over thirty years. Olesen’s life story colours his writing: educated immigrant, husband and father, professional dog musher, working bush pilot, and denizen of log cabins far off the grid. He and his dogs feel at home in country lying miles back of beyond. This book demolishes many of the clichés that imbue writings about bush life, the Far North, and dogsledding. It is a unique blend of armchair adventure, personal memoir, and thoughtful, down-to-earth reflection.

Working Memory

Author : Marlene Kadar
ISBN : 9781771120364
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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Working Memory: Women and Work in World War II speaks to the work women did during the war: the labour of survival, resistance, and collaboration, and the labour of recording, representing, and memorializing these wartime experiences. The contributors follow their subjects’ tracks and deepen our understanding of the experiences from the imprints left behind. These efforts are a part of the making of history, and when the process is as personal as many of our contributors’ research has been, it is also the working of memory. The implication here is that memory is intimate, and that the layering of narrative fragments that recovery involves brings us in touching distance to ourselves. These are not the stories of the brave little woman at home; they are stories of the woman who calculated the main chance and took up with the Nazi soldier, or who eagerly dropped the apron at the door and picked up a paintbrush, or who brazenly bargained for her life and her mother’s with the most feared of tyrants. These are stories of courage and sometimes of compromise— not the courage of bravado and hype and big guns, but rather the courage of hard choices and sacrifices that make sense of the life given, even when that life seems only madness. Working Memory brings scholarly attention to the roles of women in World War II that have been hidden, masked, undervalued, or forgotten.

Wait Time

Author : Kenneth Sherman
ISBN : 9781771121897
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When poet and essayist Kenneth Sherman was diagnosed with cancer, he began keeping a notebook of observations that blossomed into this powerful memoir. With incisive and evocative language, Sherman presents a clear-eyed view of what the cancer patient feels and thinks. His narrative voice is personal but not confessional, practical but not cold, thoughtful and searching but not self-pitying or self-absorbed. The author’s wait time for surgery on a malignant tumour was exceptionally long and riddled with bureaucratic bumbling; thus he asks our health-care providers and administrators if our system cannot be made efficient and more humane. While he is honest about what is good and bad in our system, he is not stridently political or given to directing blame. His narrative is interwoven with engaging ruminations on the meaning of illness in society, and is peppered with references to other writers’ thoughts on the subject. A widely published poet, Sherman helps the reader understand the deep connection between disease and creativity—the ways in which we write out of our suffering. Wait Time will be of special interest to anyone facing a serious illness as well as to health-care providers, social workers, and psychologists working in the field. Its thoughtful observations on health, life priorities, time, and mortality will make it of interest to all readers.

Der Name Meines Bruders

Author : Larry Tremblay
ISBN : 9783406683428
Genre : Fiction
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Dies ist die Geschichte einer Familie im Krieg, an einem Ort ohne Namen, die in vielen Gegenden der Welt spielen könnte. Wie in einem Kammerspiel, hochaktuell und zugleich von überzeitlicher Gültigkeit, erzählt der Roman in einer klaren und poetischen Sprache von Manipulation und Moral, von Bruderliebe und von einem Geheimnis. Als ihre Großeltern ums Leben kommen, endet die Kindheit der Zwillinge Amed und Aziz abrupt. Einer der Brüder soll zum Märtyrer werden. Der unheilbar kranke Aziz darf aus religiösen Gründen nicht geopfert werden, sagt der Vater. Aber Amed hat Angst. Und seine Mutter will nicht beide Söhne verlieren. Larry Tremblays Roman „Der Name meines Bruders“ ist ein eindrucksvolles Plädoyer gegen den Krieg, in Kanada ein großer Verkaufserfolg und mittlerweile Schullektüre. Er wurde mit dem Preis der Buchhändler von Québec ausgezeichnet.

Mama Hast Du Mich Lieb

Author : Barbara M. Joosse
ISBN : 3760710360
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A child living in the Arctic learns that a mother's love is unconditional.

Gerhard Richter Maler

Author : Dietmar Elger
ISBN : STANFORD:36105029749749
Genre : Art
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Diese Stunde Geh Rt Mir Nicht

Author : Edward Hogan
ISBN : 9783522621014
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Sieben Tage mit seinem Vater in einem Sport-Ferienpark: Daniel kann sich tatsächlich Besseres vorstellen. Doch gleich am ersten Tag begegnet ihm Lexi, und er ist sofort fasziniert. Sie ist so anders, witzig, klug, mitreißend, und er kann mit ihr über alles reden. Wirklich alles? Aber warum schweigt sie über die mysteriösen Wunden an ihrem Körper? Warum sucht sie dauernd die Nähe des Wassers? Warum tickt ihre Uhr rückwärts? Und warum kann nur er das Mädchen sehen? Als Lexi endlich ihr Geheimnis lüftet, erkennt Daniel, dass er handeln muss. Sofort. Ein Wettlauf gegen die Zeit beginnt ...

Kanadas Westen

Author : Conrad Stein
ISBN : 3922965156
Genre : Alberta
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Die Schlimmste Reise Der Welt

Author : Apsley Cherry-Garrard
ISBN : 9783492959087
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Als die Wege in die Antarktis noch »heroischen Charakter « hatten, machte sich Apsley Cherry-Garrard, Spross einer altenglischen Familie, erst 24-jährig auf, dem berühmten Polarforscher Scott zum Südpol zu folgen. Die Expedition misslang; Scott und einige seiner Gefährten verloren ihr Leben. Cherry-Garrard jedoch gelang die Heimkehr, zahnlos fast, aber von der Berufung beseelt, die Geschichte dieser unmenschlich entbehrungsreichen Mission aufzuschreiben. Die Geschichte eines Scheiterns, aber zugleich auch ein Monument der Freundschaft und des Idealismus: wie man sich in die ewige Nacht aufmacht, nur um das Ei eines Kaiserpinguins zu finden.

Tr Gerische Sch Nheiten

Author : Christian Ziegler
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