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Patrick Walter Herzog – From the Mist – A Life Restored by Nature $24.95

For years, the trail of his life led through dense marshes, high mountain forests and steamy jungles. Then it stopped with just one word. Cancer. For the next seven years, Pat Herzog was pursued by chronic leukemia until undergoing life-threatening experimental treatment. Thereafter, he was relentlessly bushwhacked by fatigue and brain fog, skirting the edges of depression. Only by regaining his passion for nature was he finally able to overcome his fear of living. More than an authentic tale of illness, From the Mist – A Life Restored By Nature is a story of hardiness, faith and renewal. And it is tangible proof of the undeniable healing powers of nature.

 

 

Monique Anstee – As A Dog Thinketh $22.00

Daily reflections, guidance, and sound advice from a top trainer and competitor.Confused by your canine? Monique Anstee believes we have made dog training much too hard, when it really is very simple. Anstee teaches you to think differently, which will help you get out of your mind and into the moment.Monique Anstee trains dogs kindly, but effectively, and her clients love her for her honesty. Now, she has compiled a book of daily wisdom in which she shares her most deeply held values and philosophies, and her most sought-after lessons gleaned from more than 25 years in the business. With her signature no-nonsense approach and wry sense of humour, Anstee shares reflections that will inspire a-ha moments, nurture your confidence, and invite you to be more authentic with yourself and with your dog.When should you reward, and when should you tell him to try harder? How can you create ten moments a day where you can praise your dog sincerely? How can you use your own thoughts, beliefs, and body language to improve communication with your dog? How are we creating reactivity in our dogs?Anstee offers a new and inspiring way to think about your relationship with your dog, tempered with the clear-eyed perspective of one who has seen dogs and their owners find solutions to all kinds of problems. She empowers her readers to affirm their instincts with their dog, and to believe in the power to change together, each and every dayNational Hockey League.

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Marion C. Jensen  – Desolation Sound $20.00

This book is about recovery from loss. In the aftermath of a death, Ann Patterson’s family is becoming unglued. To save it, the hot-tempered librarian splurges on a trip to Desolation Sound. The trip turns out far different from her expectations. With the help of a ghostly adviser, Ann must face her own shortcomings and get a grip on the realities of her life.

George Mercer – Wood Buffalo $19.99

George Mercer is a former Gulf Islands National Park Warden and Vancouver Island-based author. George was the winner of this year’s Saanich Peninsula Community Writing Contest for fiction, although for a different short story submission. “Wood Buffalo” is part of a six book series about national park wardens and their exploits with poachers, developers and bureaucrats. Initially set in Cape Breton Highlands National Park, the “Dyed In The Green” series will follow main character Ben Matthews, across Canada with the second book set in Wood Buffalo National Park (northern Alberta and the NWT) and the third and fourth books alternating between Jasper National Park and an African national park. Book Five is based in British Columbia’s Southern Gulf Islands and the final book in the series will come full circle and end in Newfoundland. These books are works of fiction with elements of mystery and suspense, set in some of our country’s most iconic special places.

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George Mercer – Dyed In The Green $19.99

George Mercer is a former Gulf Islands National Park Warden and Vancouver Island-based author with a new novel titled “Dyed In The Green”. George was the winner of this year’s Saanich Peninsula Community Writing Contest for fiction, although for a different short story submission. “Dyed In The Green” is part of a six book series about national park wardens and their exploits with poachers, developers and bureaucrats. Initially set in Cape Breton Highlands National Park, the “Dyed In The Green” series will follow main character Ben Matthews, across Canada with the second book set in Wood Buffalo National Park (northern Alberta and the NWT) and the third and fourth books alternating between Jasper National Park and an African national park. Book Five is based in British Columbia’s Southern Gulf Islands and the final book in the series will come full circle and end in Newfoundland. These books are works of fiction with elements of mystery and suspense, set in some of our country’s most iconic special places.

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Bart van den Berk – The History of Leechtown Part I: The VIEE and the Discovery of Gold on the Sooke and Leech River $22.00

The History of Leechtown is a comprehensive look at the area up to 1864, when gold was discovered on the Sooke and Leech Rivers by members of an exploration group. Times-Colonist Newspaper article November 23, 2014

Fred Storey – The Legend of Stor $25.00

A saga about the struggle between the Vikings and the Anglo-Saxons for the domination of the land which would become known as England.

This is a first novel by the author and has now been released on the market.

The book is about Stor the paternal ancestor of all people named Storey. He lived in the 900sAD. He witnessed and participated in the transformation of the contending races, religions and nationalities into the Wessex dominated Anglo-Saxon, Christian Kingdom of England.

This book, written from his perspective, is his story.

 

Des Corry – Fighters Should be Gentlemen $15.00

The story of Jimmy McLarnin, Canada’s Greatest Boxer.

When the author, Des Corry, searched the Vancouver Library for a book on Jimmy McLarnin, BC’s only World Boxing Champion and Canada’s greatest boxer, he was shocked to find that none had been written. There was a time when everyone knew of Jimmy McLarnin. Not so now. They should. Determined to remedy this, he spent time with Jim at his home, his club, and with friends of his boxing days. This book is the result of countless hours of research and interviews, presented in a highly readable manner by a knowledgeable wordsmith.

 

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