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If you are looking for a fascinating biography to curl up with over the holidays, An American Princess: The Remarkable Life of Marguerite Chapin Caetani is a great pick!
In An American Princess, Laurie Dennett relates the remarkable story of a New England woman whose wealth, intelligence, and charm took her to the heart of … Read More >
We’ve been anxiously awaiting the release of George Cartwright’s Labrador Companion in order to do this blog post! Edited by Marianne P. Stopp, this fascinating book presents several newly discovered Cartwright manuscripts that document his experiences operating a series of merchant stations in southern Labrador between 1770 and 1786.
Although his focus is firmly on instruction in … Read More >
Rita Bode and Lesley D. Clement’s L.M. Montgomery’s Rainbow Valleys was reviewed in last week’s Times Literary Supplement! The full review appears on page 9 of the print issue, and is also accessible online for TLS subscribers.
Here is a brief excerpt from Faye Hammill’s review:
Not of Green Gables
Each year, hundreds of … Read More >
Fresh off the press, new release “Smitten by Giraffe, My Life as a Citizen Scientist” by Anne Innis Dagg, has received its first major review! The following in an excerpt taken from the review that recently appeared in Publishers Weekly.
“In this plainspoken memoir, Canadian zoologist Dagg (Giraffe: Biology, Behavior and Conservation) chronicles … Read More >
Congratulations to Stephen Henighan on being awarded the Canadian Association of Hispanists’ Award for best book published between 2013-2016! The award was given in recognition of Stephen Henighan’s exemplary work on Sandino’s Nation.
Ernesto Cardenal and Sergio Ramírez Writing Nicaragua, 1940-2012
By Stephen Henighan
How two of Latin America’s greatest writers dramatized … Read More >
Our Fall 2016 catalogue is here! Lots of exciting books and authors this Fall, as well as a brand new series: Rethinking Canada In The World.
Some highlights from the new catalogue include:
We are delighted to announce that three MQUP titles have been awarded a 2016 Canada Prize!
“These books are representative of the tremendous scholarship produced in our country,” said Stephen Toope, President of the Federation for the Humanities and Social Sciences. Two of this year’s winners examine Québec’s history—one looking at how two prominent … Read More >
Seeking our Eden: The Dreams and Migrations of Sarah Jameson Craig by Joanne Findon, was recently reviewed by Linda Kealey on Acadiensis. The Acadiensis blog is an essential source for reading and research on the history of Atlantic Canada.
The following is an excerpt from the review:
Seeking Our Eden provides an engrossing account of a 19th-century … Read More >
ANTHEMS AND MINSTREL SHOWS, Brian C. Thompson’s biography of Calixa Lavallée, the composer of “O Canada,” was reviewed in The Montreal Gazette this past weekend. The following is an excerpt from Ian McGillis’ piece, O really? The little-known origins of O Canada.
One summer, without having planned it, I spent late June … Read More >
Calixa Lavallée, the composer of “O Canada,” was the first Canadian-born musician to achieve an international reputation. While primarily remembered for the national anthem, Lavallée and his work extended well beyond Canada.