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A Florence Diary

A Florence Diary is the charming and vivacious account of Diana Athill’s travels to post-war Florence.

A House Divided

In this Anansi Digital work, James Laxer analyzes the descent of the United States into civil conflict.

A Short History of Progress

15th Anniversary edition of the #1 national bestseller featuring a new introduction from the author warning of the accelerating patterns of progress and disaster.

A Waiter in Paris

A brilliant portrait of the underbelly of contemporary Paris through the eyes of a young waiter scraping out a living in the City of Light.

All Monsters Must Die

The incredible true story of the 1978 kidnapping of South Korea’s most famous actress and film director by North Korean dictator Kim Jong-Il.

All Our Relations

Tanya Talaga, the author of Seven Fallen Feathers, calls attention to an urgent global humanitarian crisis among Indigenous Peoples — youth suicide.

Are Men Obsolete?

The 12th semi-annual Munk Debate takes on one of the biggest socio-economic phenomena of our time — the decline of the power and status of men.


Acclaimed critic Nick Mount delves into Canada’s literary history and the era that produced some of our most internationally acclaimed authors.

Asian Vegetables

A one-of-a-kind book at the crossroads of gardening, cooking, and personal history.


From bestselling author Dr. David Posen comes a book about listening to your body, understanding your mind, and making better choices in your life.

Bad Singer

The journey of Tim Falconer as he tries to overcome tone deafness — and along the way discovers what we're really hearing when we listen to music.


Former Governor General and bestselling author Adrienne Clarkson delivers the 2014 CBC Massey Lectures on citizenship.