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The Trickster's Lullaby

By Barbara Fradkin
  • ISBN Code: : 1459735412
  • Publisher : Dundurn
  • Pages : 336
  • Category : Fiction
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Two young men from disparate backgrounds disappear on a winter camping trip in the Laurentians led by Amanda Doucette. One boy turns up dead, and the other is suspected of having terrorist links. Amanda and Chris Tymko race to find the missing boy, but there is also a killer on their heels.

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Book Short Summary:

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  • Publisher : Fisher King Press
  • Book Code : 1926715128
  • Total of Pages : 230
  • Category : Individuation (Psychology)
  • Members : 557
  • Pdf File: becoming.pdf

Book Short Summary:

'Becoming: An Introduction to Jung's Concept of Individuation' explores the ideas of Carl Gustav Jung. His idea of a process called individuation has sustained Deldon Anne McNeely's dedication to a lifelong work of psychoanalysis, which unfortunately has been dismissed by the current trends in psychology and psychiatry. Psychotherapists know the value of Jung's approach through clinical results, that is, watching people enlarge their consciousness and change their attitudes and behavior, transforming their suffering into psychological well-being. However, psychology's fascination with behavioral techniques, made necessary by financial concerns and promoted by insurance companies and pharmaceutical companies, has changed the nature of psychotherapy and has attempted to dismiss the wisdom of Jung and other pioneers of the territory of the unconscious mind. For a combination of unfortunate circumstances, many of the younger generation, including college and medical students, are deprived of fully understanding their own minds. Those with a scientific bent are sometimes turned away from self-reflection by the suggestion that unconscious processes are metaphysical mumbo-jumbo. Superficial assessments of Jung have led to the incorrect conclusion that one must be a spiritual seeker, or religious, in order to follow Jung's ideas about personality. 'Becoming' is an offering to correct these misperceptions. Many university professors are not allowed to teach Jungian psychology. Secular humanism and positivism have shaped the academic worldview; therefore, investigation into the unknown or unfamiliar dimensions of human experience is not valued. But this attitude contrasts with the positive reputation Jung enjoys among therapists, artists of all types, and philosophers. Those without resistance to the unconscious because of their creativity, open-mindedness, or personal disposition are more likely to receive Jung's explorations without prejudice or ideological resistance. There is a lively conversation going on about Jung's ideas in journals and conferences among diverse groups of thinkers which does not reach mainstream psychology. 'Becoming' is for those whose minds are receptive to the unknown, and to help some of us to think-more with respect than dread-of the possibility that we act unconsciously.

None So Blind

By Barbara Fradkin
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  • Publisher : Dundurn
  • Book Code : 145972142X
  • Total of Pages : 384
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 246
  • Pdf File: none-so-blind.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Did Inspector Green put the wrong man behind bars? Twenty years ago, a raw and impressionable Detective Michael Green helped convict a young professor for the murder of an attractive co-ed. From behind bars, the man continued to hound Green with letters protesting his innocence. Shortly after being paroled, he is found dead. Is it suicide? Revenge? Or had Green made the biggest mistake of his career — a mistake which cost an innocent man his liberty and ultimately his life? To determine the truth, Green is forced to re-examine old evidence and open up old wounds to stare down a far greater evil hiding in plain sight. Nominated for the 2015 Arthur Ellis Award for Best Novel

In Rhino We Trust

By Dave Butler
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  • Publisher : Dundurn
  • Book Code : 1459740890
  • Total of Pages : 388
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 916
  • Pdf File: in-rhino-we-trust.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Jenny Willson finds more than she bargains for when she travels to Namibia to save local wildlife from poachers. Parks Canada warden Jenny Willson has left Canada to join an American colleague on a secondment to assist Namibian authorities trying to stem the loss of the country’s rhinos to illegal hunting. But the plan takes a dramatic turn when Willson finds herself in the crosshairs of a conspiracy involving wildlife poachers backed by a shadowy network of international buyers prepared to eliminate any obstacles in their way, including Willson and her new team. While the Namibian assignment allows Willson to sidestep personal and professional questions that remain unanswered back home, she quickly recognizes that her decision to leave the Canadian Rockies could have deadly ramifications.

Moccasin Square Gardens

By Richard Van Camp
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  • Publisher : Douglas & McIntyre
  • Book Code : 1771622172
  • Total of Pages :
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 578
  • Pdf File: moccasin-square-gardens.pdf

Book Short Summary:

The characters of Moccasin Square Gardens inhabit Denendeh, the land of the people north of the sixtieth parallel. These stories are filled with in-laws, outlaws and common-laws. Get ready for illegal wrestling moves (“The Camel Clutch”), pinky promises, a doctored casino, extraterrestrials or “Sky People,” love, lust and prayers for peace. While this is Van Camp’s most hilarious short story collection, it’s also haunted by the lurking presence of the Wheetago, human-devouring monsters of legend that have returned due to global warming and the greed of humanity. The stories in Moccasin Square Gardens show that medicine power always comes with a price. To counteract this darkness, Van Camp weaves a funny and loving portrayal of the Tłı̨chǫ Dene and other communities of the North, drawing from oral history techniques to perfectly capture the character and texture of everyday small-town life. “Moccasin Square Gardens” is the nickname of a dance hall in the town of Fort Smith that serves as a meeting place for a small but diverse community. In the same way, the collection functions as a meeting place for an assortment of characters, from shamans and time-travelling goddess warriors to pop-culture-obsessed pencil pushers, to con artists, archivists and men who just need to grow up, all seeking some form of connection.

The Fall Guy

By Barbara Fradkin
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  • Publisher : Orca Book Publishers
  • Book Code : 1554698359
  • Total of Pages : 128
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 806
  • Pdf File: the-fall-guy.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Handyman Cedric O'Toole is set up to take the fall for a murder he didn't commit. He'll need all his inventive powers to save himself.

Full Curl

By Dave Butler
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  • Publisher : Dundurn
  • Book Code : 1459739043
  • Total of Pages : 376
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 412
  • Pdf File: full-curl.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Poachers and bureaucrats: Park warden Jenny Willson considers them equally repulsive and worthy of the same fate. When she discovers animals disappearing from Canada’s mountain parks, Willson finds herself racing down a trail lined with deceit, distraction, and murder, and tempted to cross a line to a place she might not be able to come back from.

Beautiful Lie the Dead

By Barbara Fradkin
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  • Publisher : Dundurn
  • Book Code : 9781926607214
  • Total of Pages : 296
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 627
  • Pdf File: beautiful-lie-the-dead.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Inspector Green explores a web of betrayal and deceit. In the dead of night, the phone rings in the missing persons unit of the Ottawa Police. A brutal blizzard is howling, and a wealthy social activist has not heard from his fiance in over twenty-four hours. Friends, family and police are mobilized to search the snowbound city. He comes to believe that his partner is fleeing for her life, possibly from his own family. When a frozen body is found in the snow, just blocks from the mans home, Green knows that someone is conspiring to keep the truth hidden.