Father’s Day is around the corner, and we realize this may be a challenging time for some. So, whether you’re celebrating your biological father, or someone who has assumed a fatherly role in your life, we’ve curated a collection of gift ideas for this celebratory day.
For those interested in tickling their funny bone, try I Am Herod in which armchair-atheist Richard Kelly Kemick joins the 100-plus cast of The Canadian Badlands Passion Play. Or better yet, have a gander at Tyler Enfield’s Like Rum-Drunk Angels, dubbed by Quill and Quire as “a surreal, often hilarious fracturing of traditional western tropes.”
There are also gifts that keep on giving — adventure after adventure. Our guidebooks do exactly that and you’ll find two of our newest guides in our Father's Day collection: Waterfalls of New Brunswick and Hiking Trails of Ottawa, The National Capital Region and Beyond.
If you’d rather stay at home, consider reading poetry. In Andrew DuBois’s All the People Are Pregnant, we guarantee that you’ll become entangled in the web of language. And in Crow Gulch, Douglas Walbourne-Gough sheds light on a glaring omission in history with poems that sift through archival and familial memory.
In this month's collection, you’ll also find My Daughter Rehtaeh Parsons, an unsparing look at Rehtaeh’s story told by her father, Glen Canning, and Marcello Di Cintio’s Pay No Heed to the Rockets: Palestine in the Present Tense, a book that shows the complex story of Palestine through the eyes of poets, authors, librarians, and booksellers.
However you celebrate Father’s Day this year, take the time to share a story in one form or another. From now until June 20th, we’re offering 20% off all books featured in our Father’s Day collection. Just use the promo code DAD20 when placing your order. Of course, you’ll also receive free shipping in Canada on orders of $35 or more.
My Daughter Rehtaeh Parsons offers an unsparing look at Rehtaeh’s story, the social forces that enable and perpetuate violence and misogyny among teenagers, and parental love in the midst of horrendous loss.
July 6, 2021
A Natural Balance: The K.C. Irving Environmental Science Centre and Harriet Irving Botanical Gardens at Acadia University
Lavishly illustrated with full-colour images, A Natural Balance is both an indispensable book for anyone interested in the plants and trees of the Acadian forest and a visual record of a spectacular instance of North American collegiate architecture.