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Join us to chat about your favourite books on women in Canadian history. We'd love to get news of upcoming publications and your comments on the latest books.
Featured Books
  • 100 Canadian Heroines
    100 Canadian Heroines: Famous and Forgotten Faces
    by Merna Forster
    Foreword by The Right Honourable Kim Campbell
    Toronto: Dundurn Press, 2004
    ISBN: I-55002-514-7
    $24.99 (paper), 288 pages

    • "...an exciting book of great characters."
      The Beaver
      Canada's History Magazine
    • "...fresh and informative, even to the seasoned feminist reader. I'd never heard of half of these women before--what a shame! "
      Penni Mitchell

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  • 100 More Canadian Heroines
    100 More Canadian Heroines: Famous and Forgotten Faces
    by Merna Forster
    Foreword by astronaut Julie Payette
    Toronto: Dundurn Press, 2011
    ISBN-10: 1554889707
    ISBN-13: 978-1554889709
    $24.99 (paper), 410 pages

    • "This is an important book that helps to, finally, give credit where it is due. And yes, we expect to see volume three in the Heroines series."
      Dave Obee
      The Times Colonist
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Other Suggested Books
  • The Grads Are Playing Tonight!
    The Grads Are Playing Tonight!
    by M. Ann Hall
    ISBN 088864602X
    The University of Alberta Press, 2011
    384 pages
    Read the incredible story of the Edmonton Grads, the Alberta women who dominated the sport of basketball in Canada for decades. Detailed review coming soon.
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  • The Pursuit of Perfection
    The Pursuit of Perfection: A Life of Celia Franca
    by Carol Bishop-Gwyn
    ISBN 1770860436
    Cormorant Books, 2011
    384 pages
    The biography of Celia Franca, founder of the National Ballet of Canada, written by dance historian Carol Bishop-Gwyn after extensive research.An important book depicting the development of a significant cultural institution in Canada, and an in-depth portrayal of the fascinating woman who built it.
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Book Reviews
Read any good books about Canadian women lately? Share your findings with other readers by sending along your comments.

Finding Books
Seems there are a lot of good books about Canadian women but it isn't that easy to find them!

You can of course try your local library shelves, or ask for an interlibrary loan if the book you want isn't there. I've often been frustrated to find out about a book that sounds interesting but it is out of print and not available through the library. Then I discovered abebooks.com. A Canadian company that claims to be the world's largest online bookstore, abebooks.com gives you access to about 50 million books. The system is incredibly efficient. And for new books try your local bookstore or order online:

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