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Creeds and Remedies: The Feminine and Religion in Waterloo Region explores a variety of religious beliefs and spiritual practices from the female perspective in informative and moving vignettes. The book is written in two sections: personal encounters told as short stories, interviews or in verse format; and reflections on the author’s personal religious journey. (Serengeti Press)

The Woman Who Went to the Moon captures in poetry six days spent in the tiny community of Igloolik, Nunavut in the Arctic winter as the sun rises again after months of darkness. The poems weave between women’s igloo art, teenage suicides, and the tension between the elder’s intuition and the outsider’s science. This book is for those for whom body, soul and naming are not divisible. (Inanna Publications)

Islands North and South is a crown of sonnets describing the author’s kayak adventure in Greenland. The collection provides a counterpoint to a suite of poems for Sicily, where lemon trees bloom in winter. The poems are full of light, music, and a sense of spaciousness. (Aeolus House)

Entre Bonnes Mains, La Guilde: Un Siècle de Savoir-Faire Canadien, a French translation of Ellen Easton McLeod’s In Good Hands: The Women of the Canadian Handicrafts Guild (McGill-Queens, 1999), was released in honour of the 110th anniversary of the Canadian Guild of Crafts. It offers a history of the Guild and its 1906 founding in Montreal. (Carte Blanche)

The Dance of Nurture explores how the customs supporting breastfeeding and child-feeding are at the centre of nurturing practices. Using a powerful biocultural approach, the book shows how the unique constitutions of mothers and infants regulate one another. Integrating ethnography, biology and political economy into a holistic framework guided by the metaphor of dance, the book also critiques efforts to improve infant feeding practices globally. (Berghahn Books)

Mexico’s Relations with Latin America during the Cárdenas Era draws on archival research throughout Latin America and examines Mexico’s Latin American relations during the presidency of Lázaro Cárdenas. A colourful account of Cárdenas’ representation of Mexico and how it contributed to the formation of national identity and spread the legacy of the Revolution of 1910 beyond Mexico’s borders. (University of New Mexico Press)

Where Will I Live? is a powerful and timely photo-based picture book for young readers that tells the story of the hundreds of thousands of children around the world who have been forced to flee their homes due to war and terror—young refugees on the move with very little left except questions. (Second Story Press)

An Introduction to Biblical Law is an innovative textbook that describes the major collections of biblical law in the Pentateuch as dynamic systems of thought. Including discussions of such controversial subjects as slavery, revenge, gender inequality and religious intolerance, the book is intended to help students make sense of a genre of biblical literature that is often difficult to comprehend. (Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing)

Devouring Time: Nostalgia in Contemporary Shakespearean Screen Adaptations analyzes 27 films based on Shakespeare’s works, from Kenneth Branagh’s groundbreaking Henry V to Justin Kurzel’s haunting Macbeth, investigating the filmakers’ nostalgia for the art of the past. The translation from Renaissance plays to modern cinema sheds light on Western concepts of gender, identity and colonialism. (McGill-Queen’s University Press)

Fières archives: documents autobiographiques d’homosexuels ‘fin de siècle’ presents reproductions of photographs and manuscripts that provide insight into the “hidden” lives of gay men who lived in France at the end of the 19th century. (Atlande)

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