New October Non-Fiction
Find new adult non-fiction coming out in October listed here!
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Accidental Blooms A Memoir.
Keiko Honda is living a successful life - then discovers she is permanently paralyzed from the chest down due to a rare autoimmune disease. As Keiko struggles for life, she learns through lived experience the importance of community to healing. While her illness forced her departure from a career she spent twelve years building, it would ultimately provide the opportunity to live a life dedicated to community, friendship and art, as well as the continually evolving process of self-discovery as a mother, Japanese immigrant, survivor, and artist. Residence: Vancouver, B.C.
Basics with Babish Recipes for Screwing Up, Trying Again, and Hitting It Out of the Park (A Cookbook)
Be Useful Seven Tools for Life.
The seven rules to follow to realize your true purpose in life - distilled by Arnold Schwarzenegger from his own journey of ceaseless reinvention and extraordinary achievement. Written with his uniquely earnest, blunt, powerful voice, Arnold takes readers on an inspirational tour through Arnold's tool kit for a meaningful life. He shows us how to put those tools to work, in service of whatever fulfilling future we can dream up for ourselves. He brings his insights to vivid life with compelling personal stories, life-changing successes and life-threatening failures alike.
Bibimbap And Other Asian-Inspired Rice and Noodle Bowl Recipes.
Ryland Peters & Small.
Rice and noodles are mostly served as one-pot dishes in soups, salads, and stir-fries and provide the carbohydrate element alongside fresh vegetables, herbs, meat, and fish, balancing the nutritional benefits of each dish. Bibimbap itself is a Korean rice dish consisting of rice, topped with a variety of seasoned and saut©♭ed vegetables, plus kimchi and a gochujang sauce. But this Asian-influenced dish is just the start. Begin with the basics of putting a one-bowl rice or noodle dish together and what flavours and ingredients go together well, then move on to trying endless combinations.
The Book of Wilding A Practical Guide to Rewilding, Big and Small.
This is a handbook for how we can all help restore nature. It is ambitious, visionary and pragmatic. Rewilding is a spectrum of possibility, and everyone is on it. Whether you have a garden, roadside verge or window box, there is no space too small. Rewilding is learning how to contribute to a living landscape, to connect with other areas of nature and help forge the life-support system that will save our planet from calamity and provide humankind with a prosperous and sustainable future. This book explains why rewilding is important and how every one of us can play a part.
Determined A Science of Life Without Free Will.
Sapolsky, Robert M.
"Determined" offers a marvelous synthesis of what we know about how consciousness works - the tight weave between reason and emotion and between stimulus and response in the moment and over a life. One by one, Robert Sapolsky tackles all the major arguments for free will and takes them out. By the end, Sapolsky argues that while living our daily lives recognizing that we have no free will is going to be monumentally difficult, doing so is not going to result in anarchy, pointlessness, and existential malaise. Instead, it will make for a much more humane world. Print run 75,000.
Dominion The Railway and the Rise of Canada.
In the late 19th century, an idea emerged to connect the disparate British colonies into a single entity that would stretch from the Atlantic to the Pacific. With over 3,000 kilometers of track, much of it driven through wildly inhospitable terrain, the CPR would be the longest railway in the world, but it came at a terrible price. Stephen Bown again widens our view of the past to include the adventures and hardships of explorers and surveyors, the resistance of Indigenous peoples, and the terrific and horrific work of many thousands of labourers. Residence: Banff, AB. Print run 20,000.
Eat the Weeds A Forager's Guide to Identifying and Harvesting 295 Wild Foods.
Wild edibles are seasonal, sufficient, varied, and provides plenty of nutrients. But which plants should you eat - and when should you eat them? This guide points you to the plants that could remedy it. The information appeals to everyone from foragers, gardeners, and nature-lovers to raw foodists, vegans, and survivalists. Each entry includes an introduction to the plant and recommended methods for preparing it, as well as its nutritional information. Colour photographs and visual descriptions assist you in field identification.
Emperor of Rome Ruling the Ancient Roman World.
This is not your usual chronological account of Roman rulers as Mary Beard asks bigger questions: What power did emperors actually have? Was the Roman palace really so bloodstained? She tracks down the emperor at home, at the races, on his travels, even on his way to heaven. She introduces his wives and lovers, rivals and slaves, court jesters and soldiers - and the ordinary people who pressed begging letters into his hands. Beard goes directly to the heart of Roman (and our own) fantasies about what it was to be Roman, offering an account of Roman history as it has never been presented before. Print run 100,000.
How to Know a Person The Art of Seeing Others Deeply and Being Deeply Seen.
If you are going to care for someone, you must first understand them. If you are going to work closely with someone, you have to be able to make them feel recognized and valued. And yet we humans don't do this well. All around us are people who feel invisible, unseen, misunderstood. David Brooks helps readers become more understanding and considerate towards others; he helps readers find the joy that comes from being seen. Along the way this book offers a possible remedy for a society that is riven by fragmentation, hostility, and misperception.
Magdaragat An Anthology of Filipino-Canadian Writing.
Since first arriving on Canada's shores over 150 years ago, Filipinos have contributed invaluably - though too often invisibly - to the fabric of Canadian society. This anthology of writing by members of the Filipino-Canadian community explores Filipino-Canadian identities, experiences, histories, presents, and futures, and serves to re-enforce their cultural contributions. Contributors are from a range of disciplines; some are screenwriters, educators, authors, and poets. Print run 3,000.
Making It So A Memoir.
From his acclaimed stage triumphs to his legendary onscreen work in the Star Trek and X-Men franchises, Sir Patrick Stewart has captivated audiences around the world and across multiple generations with his indelible command of stage and screen. Now, he presents his long-awaited memoir, a revealing portrait of an artist whose astonishing life - from his humble beginnings in Yorkshire, England, to the heights of Hollywood and worldwide acclaim - proves a story as exuberant, definitive, and enduring as the author himself. Print run 400,000.
Maman and Me Recipes from Our Iranian American Family.
You will fall in love with Roya Shariat and her mother, Gita Sadeh, as they welcome you into their home and share their favourite cherished family recipes that include soups and stews, main dishes, desserts, beverages, and so much more. The book takes a unique approach to Iranian cuisine, with recipes and twists that celebrate the evolution of Iranian food in North America. Filled with 78 delicious cook-at-home Iranian American recipes such as Garlicky Eggplant Dip (Kashk Bademjoon), Split Chickpea Stew with Crunchy Potatoes (Gheymeh), and Sweet and Sour Pomegranate and Walnut Stew (Fessenjoon). Print run 10,000.
The Meth Lunches Food and Longing in an American City.
Food is a conduit for connection: we envision smiling families gathered around a table - eating, happy, content. But what happens when poverty, mental illness, homelessness, and addiction claim a seat at that table? Kim Foster peers behind the polished visions of perfectly curated dinners and charming families to reveal the complex reality when poverty and food intersect. Foster reveals stories of dysfunction intertwined with hope, of the insurmountable obstacles and fierce determination all playing out on the plates of ordinary North Americans. Print run 40,000.
Mocktails A Collection of Low-Proof, No-Proof Cocktails.
Cider Mill Press.
Inventive enough to appease the experienced mocktail creator but approachable enough for complete beginners, this is the go-to guide for simple and gorgeous no-proof beverages. With over 75 zero-proof recipes that emphasize flavor and whether you want to make the kids feel grown up, don't drink alcohol, or are just not in the mood for booze, these mocktails offer something for everyone. Not only are they much more interesting to drink than soda, but they also offer the wide range of flavour profiles that makes the world of cocktails so dynamic.
Roxane Gay has continued to tackle big issues embroiling society-state-sponsored violence and mass shootings, women's rights post-Dobbs, online disinformation, and the limits of empathy - alongside more individually personalized matters: can I tell my co-worker her perfume makes me sneeze? This is a collection of Roxane Gay's best nonfiction pieces from the past ten years. Covering a wide range of topics - politics, feminism, the culture wars, civil rights, and much more - with an all-new introduction in which she reflects on the past decade in America. Print run 100,000.
The Pig and I The Tale of Our Relationship With a Beast We Eat
Endresen, Kristoffer Hattleland
The Risk It Takes to Bloom On Life and Liberation.
Born in Augusta, Georgia, to Black Catholic parents, Raquel Willis spent years feeling isolated, even within a loving, close-knit family. There was little access to understanding what it meant to be queer and transgender. Raquel Willis recounts with passion and candor her experiences straddling the Obama and Trump eras, the possibility of transformation after tragedy, and how complex moments can push us all to take necessary risks and bloom toward collective liberation. Print run 50,000.
Some People Need Killing A Memoir of Murder in My Country.
Journalist Patricia Evangelista came of age in the aftermath of a street revolution that forged a new future for the Philippines. Three decades later, in the face of mounting inequality, the nation discovered the fragility of its democratic institutions under the regime of strongman Rodrigo Duterte. For six years, Evangelista chronicled the killings carried out by police and vigilantes in the name of Duterte's war on drugs, immersing herself in the world of killers and survivors and capturing the atmosphere of fear created when an elected president decides that some lives are worth less than others.
Streams of Consequence Dispatches from the Conservation World.
This book weaves together a bit of "ecology for dummies," a cross-section of stories and essays on Alberta's biodiversity riches and treasured landscapes, and a backdrop of selections on conservation issues. Through stories, metaphor, and allegory, basic ecological principles are made clear, ecosystems are described, and our human role in stewarding these natural treasures is revealed. These stories have power to engage and educate, to help create and sustain an ecologically literate constituency that knows and cares about Alberta's wilder side. Residence: Lethbridge, AB.
Sustain Groundbreaking Recipes And Skills That Could Save The Planet.
Discover how changing the way you cook and eat can make a difference to the world around us. Featuring 80 recipes across 30 meals, this inspiring cookbook shows how mastering simple "skill builders" such as fermenting, preserving, brining and pickling can lead to a more sustainable kitchen. Written by chef and sustainability champion Jo Barrett, from the team who created the ground-breaking eco-house FutureFoodSystem, this book provides innovative, achievable solutions to empower readers to be creative with their cooking, connect with their food system, and help save the planet.
This Is So Awkward Modern Puberty Explained.
Almost everything about puberty has changed since today's adults went through it. It starts, on average, two years earlier and stretches through high school - and for some, beyond. Gens Z and Alpha are also contending with a whole host of thorny issues that parents didn't experience in their own youth but nonetheless need to understand: everything from social media and easy-access pornography to gender identities and new or newly-potent drugs. Eye-opening and reassuring, this book will help adults understand the turbulent pubescent decade and become confident guides for today's kids.
Tiny Humans, Big Emotions How to Navigate Tantrums, Meltdowns, and Defiance to Raise Emotionally Intelligent Children
Campbell, Alyssa Blask
Undisputed A Champion's Life.
From the lush fields of his boyhood in Jamaica, to his sprint toward double Olympic gold for Canada in Atlanta in 1996, Donovan Bailey got a long way on natural talent. But he also learned that in the bureaucratic world of sports, an athlete who didn't come up in the system needed to take charge of his fate if he was going to become the world's best. Frank about his dominance on the track and unapologetic for expecting as much of those around him as he expects of himself, this is a memoir of Olympic glory, the value of mentorship and the courage to champion your own excellence. Residence: Oakville, ON. Print run 50,000.