These prairie long-poems collectively impart a long-range vision of prairie space, sweeping through the country with narrative, documentary, and imaginative landscaping.
Beavers Eh to Bea is the story of Lil Anderson, a well known scientist in the Lake of the Woods area, as she cares for, and falls in love with, an orphaned beaver named Eh. Readers will enjoy the heart-warming story of Eh-the-Beaver's life, full of trials and triumphs, but they will also get a first-hand look at the ways of Canadian wildlife.
The semi-autobiographical life of Dorothy Livesay is told through this collection of short stories that sees young Winnipegger, Elizabeth, discover that childhood isn’t always as easy as it looks.
L.B. Foote was Winnipeg's premiere commercial photographer during the city's exuberant period of rapid growth in the early 1900s. His images of the General Strike and of visiting royalty have become national treasures. This collection by the "Dean of Canadian press photographers" recreates the glory and sheer vitality of that era, but also documents the social injustices and poverty that accompany boom and boosterism.
A night spent in a roadside motel, a Roman arena discovered in southeastern Manitoba, and a pair of small but observant figurines fill this anthology of Canadian and American writers from the prairies. Beyond Borders includes the works of well-known literary names like Carol Shields, Di Brandt, David Arnason, and Robert Kroetsch.
An encounter with medical bureaucracy helps paint the portrait of a family growing together while they learn to let go. In Broken Wing, Falling Sky, Fran Muir gives us a moving memoir of her mother and a portrait of a complicated mother-daughter relationship in which much was left unspoken.
"Fun for the whole family, all wrapped up in a tasty mix of stories, good ideas, and practical advice. Al Bayne has been there and back, and will help you do the same."
- James Raffan, author of Fire in the Bones
In the autumn of 1998, nine months before the Tiananmen Uprising, Sandra Hutchison traveled to Anhui Province, China, to teach English literature. Chinese Brushstrokes tells of Hutchison's pilgrimage to the top of a holy Buddhist mountain, a sojourn in a village deep in the Chinese countryside, encounters with local peasants and famous artists, and the rise of the Democracy Movement in Beijing, Shanghai and Heifei.
Turnstone Press acknowledges the support of the Canada Council for the Arts, the Manitoba Arts Council, the Government of Canada through the Canada Book Fund, and the Province of Manitoba through Manitoba Culture Heritage, Tourism and Sport.