Canadian Wit, Wisdom & Humourcollects the very best of humorous quotes, witty observations and funny one-liners from famous--and not-so-famous--Canadians.
Collecting over 1000 of the wittiest remarks, deepest thoughts and side-splitting one-liners ever attributed to a Canuck, Canadian Wit, Wisdom & Humour features those writers, actors, comedians, politicians, and personalities that best represent the nation of Canada, including Margaret Atwood, Pierre Légaré, O.A. Battista, Norm McDonald, Mike Myers, Jim Carrey and many, many more!
Perfect for long afternoons and rainy days, The Great Canadian Cottage Puzzle Book is packed with family fun: word searches, crosswords, word ladders, quizzes and much more. Puzzles feature Canadian clues and use Canadian spelling and references. With trivia, unique Canadian place names, and tips to make the most of a cottaging day, The Great Canadian Cottage Puzzle Book is a must for every Canadian family.
The final work from Leonard Cohen, Canada's most celebrated poet and an artist whose audience spans generations and whose work is known and loved throughout the world.
The Flame is a stunning collection of Leonard Cohen's last poems, selected and ordered by the author in the final months of his life. Featuring lyrics, prose pieces, and illustrations, the book also contains an extensive selection from Cohen's notebooks, which he kept in poetic form throughout his life, and offers an unprecedentedly intimate look inside the life and mind of a singular artist and thinker.
An enormously powerful final chapter in Cohen's storied literary career, The Flameshowcases the full range of Leonard Cohen's lyricism, from the exquisitely transcendent to the darkly funny. By turns devastatingly sad and winningly strange, these are the works of a poet and lyricist who set out to explore our darkest questions and came back wanting, yearning for more.
From Green Gables in Prince Edward Island to the rugged coast of British Columbia to the majestic North, colour your way across Canada with scenes that capture our country from coast to coast to coast.
Holding the honour of being the first Doubleday Canada original colouring book produced in-house by a single author and illustrator, The Canadian Backwoods Colouring Book by Ketha Newman is overflowing with rustic, breathtaking Canadian landscapes. Ketha takes artistic inspiration from her own lifestyle to celebrate Canada's natural beauty. All of the images in The Canadian Backwoods Colouring Book are influenced by Ketha's own experience of living in rural Ontario.
The December cabin pictured is her home, the birds are viewed at her feeders and the split-rail fence and sap buckets are scenes observed while she makes maple syrup with her family. Organized by month and commemorating all four seasons, Ketha has designed a timeless work of creative vision. Each of the thirty-nine principal drawings is partnered with a quote from one of sixteen Canadian poets and authors, whose writings have exalted Canadian life for one hundred and fifty years.
One of the world’s pre-eminent mixologists serves up the theatre, mystery and science behind his signature modern cocktails
Vanilla-and-hickory smoked Manhattan, anyone?
BarChef is a cocktail lounge on Queen Street West in Toronto. Dedicated to the art and science of the cocktail, its beauty lies in the colours and details behind the bar―from apothecary jars filled with bitters and syrups to bell jars and 100-pound blocks of ice. Owner Frankie Solarik holds court in his fedora, chipping ice, talking to patrons (a mix of rockers, hipsters, business people, locals and celebrities) and enjoying his craft thoroughly.
Solarik is a leading figure of the global cocktail renaissance. His book,The Bar Chef, explores the importance of engaging all the senses when creating modernist cocktails. Depth and balance―the ideas behind great wines, and great food and wine pairings―are vital to a magnificent drink. Chapters detail the elements of the set-up, the art and craft of mixology and, of course, include recipes for syrups, infusions, bitters and the cocktails themselves. A chapter for non-alcoholic drinks rounds out the book.
This book is aimed at adventurous mixologists, enthusiasts whowant to hone their skills and taste, and who want to experience something of Solarik’s genius at home. This book is neither comprehensive nor “general.” Rather, it is a carefully curated sampling of Solarik’s creations, featuring recipes that are challenging but achievable, and oh sodelicious.
Hours of word-hunting fun, perfect for puzzle lovers!
Searching for fun? You’ve found it right here! This collection of more than 120 word search puzzles is just right for grab-and-go play. Look up, look down and all around—puzzles start out easy and get trickier as you go. Challenge yourself with extra bonus riddles for even more fun, all in a package that’s just the right size to toss in a backpack!
InYou Are Here, astronaut Chris Hadfield creates a surprisingly intimate and compelling visual essay about the planet we live on, choosing the best from the thousands of photos he took on the International Space Station.
Chris Hadfield's new book shows us our home--our city, country, continent, our whole planet--from a unique perspective. The millions of us who followed Chris's Twitter feed from the ISS thought we knew what we were looking at when we saw his photos. This photo documentary shows us we didn't. We caught the beauty but missed the meaning. Curated from images never before shared, Chris's big picture reveals why our planet looks the way it does and why we live where we do. Chris sees more in these images than we do, not just because he's spent months in space but because his in-depth knowledge of geology, geography and meteorology allows him to read the mysteries the photos reveal.
Divided by continent,You Are Here represents one (idealized) orbit of the ISS. This planetary photo tour--surprising, playful, thought-provoking and visually delightful--is punctuated with fun, fascinating commentary on life in zero gravity, too. In the spirit of his #1 bestselling An Astronaut's Guide to Life on Earth, You Are Here opens a singular window on our planet, using remarkable photographs to illuminate the history and consequences of human settlement, the magnificence (and wit) of never-before-noticed landscapes, and the power of the natural forces shaping our world and the future of our species.
Every Canadian town has a hockey story, and Ron MacLean has a hockey story for every town. A new book by the co-author of the national bestsellerCornered.
When you first meet Ron MacLean, he asks where you’re from, and he always comes back with a story. No one has crossed this country more than MacLean. In his 28 years onHockey Night in Canadaand now as host of Rogers’Hometown Hockey, Ron has met fascinating people from coast to coast and has great stories to tell. Now, in this new book, MacLean is back, with brand new tales from across the country.
These are stories you’ve never heard before. From London to Castlegar, Yellowknife to Cole Harbour, Medicine Hat to Trois Rivieres, from Bantam to Junior B to the NHL, our country is full of great characters: Players, coaches, hockey moms and hockey dads; rivalries, practical jokes, careers that grew out of nothing and "can’t lose" prospects who flamed out too soon; spectacular triumphs, heart-breaking tragedies and tales of friendship, betrayal, love and loyalty—all compelling, entertaining and inspiring.
Once again working with Kirstie McLellan Day, co-author of the blockbuster bestsellersPlaying With Fire, Tough GuyandCornered, this is MacLean at his finest.
From award-winning author of Canadian Whisky,Davin de Kergommeaux, comes an up-to-the minute and definitive guide to over 200 distilleries across Canada and the array of spirits they make.
The Definitive Guide to Canadian Distilleries is an indispensable guide to the past, present and future of Canada's distilleries. Written by bona fide Canadian spirits expert Davin de Kergommeaux, this book covers more than 200 of the most exciting and cutting-edge distilleries, large and small, who are shaping the industry today.
Just a decade ago, fewer than a dozen distilleries, concentrated in two provinces, produced almost all the spirits (mainly whisky) made in Canada. Today, there is a movement afoot in Canada's spirits world. There has never been a better selection of rich specialty spirits--from gin to moonshine, from flavoured vodka to liqueurs--to tempt the palate and supplement your long-time favourites. Despite flourishing public enthusiasm for Canada's distillers, other than incomplete and inaccurate web-based information, no one has offered consumers an all-inclusive guide... until now.
Using a trademark (and witty) blend of narrative, tasting notes, inventive cocktail recipes and vibrant photos, de Kergommeaux shares the unique genesis of each of these distillers who are pushing the boundaries and flavours of spirits of all kinds. Divided geographically with suggested distillery routes, and filled with key tour information as well as breakout features of the most exciting people and spirits today, The Definitive Guide to Canadian Distilleries is a treasured souvenir and fun companion to the distilleries in every corner of the country, and a must-have guide for curious drinkers and expert connoisseurs alike.
With 75 brilliantly colorful and trendy, health-focused recipes, Adeline Waugh, creator of the viral Instagram account @vibrantandpure, proves that eating for wellness is delicious, easy, and fun.
Vibrant and Pure is a 360 degree food experience for all your senses--the recipes are as nutritious and delicious as they are photogenic. From trendy pressed juices and nutrient packed smoothie bowls to delicious, filling mains like Chimichurri Baked Salmon, Creamy Coconut Bolognese, Pink Caesar Salad, and Roasted Cauliflower Tacos, these recipes encourage you to treat your body to more boosted nutrition with bright, tasty, whole food. Adeline's colorful Instagram feed is testament to the fact that "healthy" doesn't mean "boring." Once you learn how to eat holistically, you'll be able to take off the training wheels and tailor Adeline's tips and tricks to fit your lifestyle. Maybe you will create the next viral food sensation!
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Margaret Atwood's dystopian masterpiece, The Handmaid's Tale, has become a modern classic—and now she brings the iconic story to a dramatic conclusion in this riveting sequel.
More than fifteen years after the events of The Handmaid's Tale, the theocratic regime of the Republic of Gilead maintains its grip on power, but there are signs it is beginning to rot from within. At this crucial moment, the lives of three radically different women converge, with potentially explosive results. Two have grown up as part of the first generation to come of age in the new order. The testimonies of these two young women are joined by a third voice: a woman who wields power through the ruthless accumulation and deployment of secrets. As Atwood unfolds The Testaments, she opens up the innermost workings of Gilead as each woman is forced to come to terms with who she is, and how far she will go for what she believes.
As Commander of the International Space Station, Chris Hadfield captivated the world with stunning photos and commentary from space. Now, in his first book, Chris offers readers extraordinary stories from his life as an astronaut, and shows how to make the impossible a reality. Chris Hadfield decided to become an astronaut after watching the Apollo moon landing with his family on Stag Island, Ontario, when he was nine years old, and it was impossible for Canadians to be astronauts. In 2013, he served as Commander of the International Space Station orbiting the Earth during a five-month mission. Fulfilling this lifelong dream required intense focus, natural ability and a singular commitment to “thinking like an astronaut.” In An Astronaut’s Guide to Life on Earth, Chris gives us a rare insider’s perspective on just what that kind of thinking involves, and how earthbound humans can use it to achieve success and happiness in their lives. Astronaut training turns popular wisdom about how to be successful on its head. Instead of visualizing victory, astronauts prepare for the worst; always sweat the small stuff; and do care what others think. Chris shows how this unique education comes into play with dramatic anecdotes about going blind during a spacewalk, getting rid of a live snake while piloting a plane, and docking with space station Mir when laser tracking systems fail at the critical moment. Along the way, he shares exhilarating experiences, and challenges, from his 144 days on the ISS, and provides an unforgettable answer to his most-asked question: What’s it reallylike in outer space? Written with humour, humility and a profound optimism for the future of space exploration, An Astronaut’s Guide to Life on Earthoffers readers not just the inspiring story of one man’s journey to the ISS, but the opportunity to step into his space-boots and think like an astronaut—and renew their commitment to pursuing their own dreams, big or small.
The collection of a lifetime from the bestselling novelist and poet.
By turns moving, playful and wise, the poems gathered in Dearly are about absences and endings, ageing and retrospection, but also about gifts and renewals. They explore bodies and minds in transition, as well as the everyday objects and rituals that embed us in the present. Werewolves, sirens and dreams make their appearance, as do various forms of animal life and fragments of our damaged environment.
Before she became one of the world's most important and loved novelists, Atwood was a poet. Dearly is her first collection in over a decade. It brings together many of her most recognizable and celebrated themes, but distilled - from minutely perfect descriptions of the natural world to startlingly witty encounters with aliens, from pressing political issues to myth and legend. It is a pure Atwood delight, and long-term readers and new fans alike will treasure its insight, empathy and humour.
A stunning portrait of Canada from coast to coast to coast
Home to the majestic Rocky Mountains, vibrant cities, pristine wilderness and the world’s longest coastline, Canada is a photographer’s paradise. With more than 300 spectacular images from award-winning photographers,Canadacaptures the rugged beauty of the country in a timeless and beautiful treasury.
More great joints and recipes from the hit Food Network series!
You Gotta Eat Here Too! showcases the great joints and legendary local restaurants that many of us have never heard of. You'll discover the most delicious, mouth-watering food in Canada and meet the colourful characters that have turned these places into neighbourhood institutions. And you'll visit some of the country's best eateries-so get ready for a coast-to-coast road trip with outrageously good food, from the best Caribbean food in the Yukon to pulled-moose sandwiches in Labrador and much, much more.