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The Dirty Dozen with Vivek Shraya: Open Book Toronto (Apr 2014)

Vivek Shraya, author of God Loves Hair, takes on the Dirty Dozen interview at Open Book Toronto. ...more

Tom Cho at Asian American Writers Workshop, New York (Apr 2014)

Tom Cho reads from the new North American edition of his story collection Look Who's Morphing at the Asian American Writers' Workshop in New York on April 17. ...more

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Look Who's Morphing

By (author) Tom Cho

First published to acclaim in Australia, Look Who's Morphing by Asian-Australian writer Tom Cho is a funny, fantastical, often outlandish collection of stories firmly grounded in pop culture. The book's ...more

Gender Failure

By (author) Ivan E. Coyote and Rae Spoon

Being a girl was something that never really happened for me.―Rae Spoon Ivan E. Coyote and Rae Spoon are accomplished, award-winning writers, musicians, and performers; they are also both admitted "gender ...more

God Loves Hair

By (author) Vivek Shraya
Illustrated by Juliana Neufeld

A poignant YA story collection that celebrates racial, sexual, and religious diversity. Vivek Shraya's first book is a collection of twenty-one short stories following a tender, intellectual, and curious child ...more

Blue Is the Warmest Color

By (author) Julie Maroh

A New York Times bestseller The live-action French film version of Blue is the Warmest Color won the Palme d'Or at the Cannes Film Festival in 2013. Originally published in French as ...more

Artificial Cherry

By (author) Billeh Nickerson

Billeh Nickerson is one of Canada's showiest poets; colourful, witty, and wise, with undertones of sexy. By turns outlandish and poignant, Artificial Cherry heralds the return of Billeh's cheeky/sweet sensibilities. ...more

The SimplyRaw Kitchen

Plant-Powered, Gluten-Free, and Mostly Raw Recipes for Healthy Living

By (author) Natasha Kyssa

Get with Natasha's program: a vegan cookbook that provides a multi-faceted approach to health and nutrition. The road to good health through proper diet and nutrition can lead down many paths; ...more

Universal Hunks

A Pictorial History of Muscular Men around the World, 1895-1975

By (author) David L. Chapman
Foreword by Douglas Brown

A lively, wide-ranging visual history of muscular men from around the world. Over the last 100 years, the image of the muscular man has known no boundaries; it has been the ...more

Modern Native Feasts

Healthy, Innovative, Sustainable Cuisine

By (author) Andrew George Jr.

Contemporary, imaginative interpretations of First Nations cuisine, including lighter, healthier, and more nutritious versions of traditional recipes. Native American cuisine comes of age in this elegant, contemporary collection that reinterprets and ...more

Vancouver Was Awesome

A Curious Pictorial History

By (author) Lani Russwurm
Introduction by Bob Kronbauer

A startling and unexpectedly rich collection of images from Vancouver's pre-gentrification past. Vancouver may be a youngster among major cities, but it has a rich and beguiling history. Past Tense Vancouver ...more

Blood, Marriage, Wine & Glitter

By (author) S. Bear Bergman

Lambda Literary Award finalist The celebrated essayist sheds necessary (and humorous) light on gender, sexuality, and family. S. Bear Bergman is an acclaimed writer and lecturer who travels regularly across North America ...more