Semi-Detached

Semi-Detached is a love story that spans time and crosses classes to explore the meaning of home. Set during two paralyzing ice storms (one in 1944 and one in 2013) that are connected by a murder, a house, and the real estate agent who pieces the puzzle together.

Untethered

Raised in a loving but lacking household by their Holocaust survivor-grandparents and their godfather, the lives of twins Petal and Rose change drastically after a summer trip to Israel. Twenty years later, Petal is called back to Toronto from New York to help Rose during a crisis and is forced to confront her prejudices about her sister’s life.

Radio Jet Lag

Stephen Millburn is barely holding it together. Balancing his parenting duties with a new job as an early-morning radio host is much harder than he anticipated. He needs his job to support his growing family and pay down his crippling mortgage, but if he doesn’t find a way to cope soon, he’ll lose it all.

Schlepping Across the Nile

This collection adds a comic and often poignant twist to the story of the nearly 1 million strong Jews who lived in Arab lands before WW2. But Zevy, the son of an Ashkenazi father and Sephardic mother adds some shtick to his recollections. His Ashkenazi side is the wry, bemused spectator of the antics and entanglements of his other half.

The Merry Widow Murders

Lucy Revelstoke, unconventional heiress and daughter of a Canadian mobster twice removed, is crossing the Atlantic on a state-of-the-art ocean liner in 1928. On the first night, Lucy discovers a murdered man in her stateroom. To keep the authorities from looking too deeply into her past, she must find the killer before they reach port.

A Symphony of Remembrance

Introduction by: Katarzyna Person

In a Jewish neighborhood in Warsaw, Stefan Carter grows up without much of a connection to Judaism. The Nazi occupation of Poland changes everything, and Stefan faces the same fate as the rest of the Jewish community — forced into the Warsaw ghetto and at constant risk of violence and deportation to the Treblinka death camp.

Double Karma

Burmese-American photographer Min Lin’s first trip to Burma in 1988, during an uprising, sends him on a journey of self-examination and stirs up a secret family history when he comes face-to-face with a Burmese army captain that looks just like him.

Literacy Leadership Matters

The literacy fundamentals school leaders need to understand and support teachers and students. This book empowers principals to inspire and lead schools where reading, writing, and literacy flourish.

Lost Dogs

In this darkly funny debut from Lucie Pagé, characters collide in the most unexpected ways as they search to create meaning and relationships in their lives. What begins as a search for a lost dog propels a group of unconnected characters into a difficult journey of self-discovery.

Shadow Life

Delivering a not guilty verdict at the end of a trial for the disturbing murder of a child, Matthew Rice’s life begins to unravel. As he searches for his place in a world that has changed in ways he doesn’t understand, he goes into survivalist mode and tries to sit out whatever cataclysmic event awaits the world.

Jazzy Vegetarian

This 10th Anniversary edition coincides with the 10th season of the Jazzy Vegetarian television series and features recipes from new and past seasons.

More Than a Footnote

From a cellist to a computer scientist, an oncologist to an explorer, More Than a Footnote profiles women in history who made a difference despite being excluded and overlooked.

Write to Read

60 practical lessons that guide students to write in a variety of forms. Organized alphabetically, they give students opportunities to read books that can inspire their writing and to write for a variety of purposes.

Fractured

Susan Mockler’s physical and psychological journey after a car accident left her partially paralyzed is an illuminating look at healthcare, ableism, and Susan’s acceptance of the mantle of disability activist.

Whale Fall

When an environmental protest takes a dark turn, Marie Russell and Detective Inspector Roméo Leduc must abandon their idyllic honeymoon to solve another riveting murder.

Sins of the Daughter

A story of heartbreak and hope, guilt and redemption, Sins of the Daughter explores the fragility of the bond between mothers and daughters and the domino effect that the choices of one generation have on the next.

Teaching Mindfulness

This guidebook for educators—whether professional teachers or home-school parents—focuses on the importance of including mindfulness as part of the curriculum. Mindfulness helps children understand the power of choice, encourages them to recognize their feelings, and increases their ability to stay focused.