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  • Connecting the Kootenays: The Kootenay Lake Ferries

    Connecting the Kootenays: The Kootenay Lake Ferries

    Description Connecting the Kootenays: The Kootenay Lake Ferries is the authoritative history of a century of ferry service across Kootenay Lake. Historian Michael A. Cone follows the service from its genesis in 1921, when it first linked the East and West Kootenays together as part of the visionary Southern Trans-Provincial highway, right up until its…

  • Frankincense Land: A Canadian Family in the Sultanate of Oman

    Frankincense Land: A Canadian Family in the Sultanate of Oman

    Description When life in small-town Canada doesn’t go according to plan, Chris Brauer and his wife Paula sell their house and car, give away many of their belongings, and move to a country few at home know anything about. With two young children in tow, a thirst for adventure and faith in humanity, they move…

  • Landed: Ocean, Lakes, and Laundry

    Landed: Oceans, Lakes, and Laundry

    Description A memoir with family adventure, chaos, humour, and tears. Landed – Oceans, Lakes and Laundry tells a story of how one father went from struggling to read to getting his degree at the University of Victoria.. Sacrifices the family makes: homelessness, broken vehicles, budgets, and a Viking funeral. About the Author, Paullette Francoeur I…

  • Lost Between the Stones and the Sea: A Journey of Discovery in Ireland

    Lost Between the Stones and the Sea: A Journey of Discovery in Ireland

    Description For many, Ireland is the land of Riverdance and Claddagh rings. Sheep farmers with shillelaghs greeting you with a top-o’-the-morning. Gorgeous redhaired tavern maids pouring pints of the black stuff. Drunken nights of debauchery. But with his terrible sense of direction, and his willingness to go where the wind takes him, Chris Brauer discovers…

  • When We Are Broken: The Lake Elegy

    Description A lyric essay about life and loss interwoven with stunning photographs of Kootenay Lake. Back Cover: “Part of my life’s work has been to truly understand the place where I live and the other creatures that dwell there with me. In my daily walks, I focus on the quiet, always changing occurrences of nature….