CapU Library has a collection of paperbacks in our Casual Reads collection on the first floor. Browse for your new favourite! Lightweight and light-hearted (mostly). Take them on your out trip or field trip and bring them back when you're done!
"That point in an adventure when you must cease heading out in order to have enough time to safely return to camp or home--regardless of whether you have reached your destination... a metaphor for where we find ourselves in the middle of our lives."--Provided by publisher.
It's hardcover but it's small and pretty lightweight
"In a startling, heart-wrenching look at what it means to live as a queer Indigenous person "in the rupture" between identities... Whitehead illuminates this particular moment, in which both Indigenous and non-Indigenous peoples are navigating new (and old) ideas about "the land."
"Find out why “I Hate White Rabbits” works, etiquette for skinny dipping, and how to make the perfect bush martini"... as well "as an informative section on cool camp gadgets like how to make a beer can camp stove."
"Van Camp's most hilarious short story collection... 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 story of the cutting down of the Golden Spruce by Grant Hadwin – a man who made his living in the forest, but was compelled to destroy one of Haida Gwaii’s most sacred trees, in response to the industrial destruction of old growth forests."
"Collection of oratories delivered and performed over a twenty-year period... [that] touches on the importance of memory as a way to understand the culture of Indigenous people in Canada. Her oratories are philosophical, gutsy, and entrenched in personal and political history."
Simpson's characters confront the often heartbreaking challenge of pairing the desire to live loving and observant lives with a constant struggle to simply survive the historical and ongoing injustices of racism and colonialism"--Provided by publisher.