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DENNIS BERK ’90. In Déjà vu Lusitania, Louise reveals to her shrink the explosive mystery behind the Lusitania’s tragic demise as she relives her experiences on the liner’s fateful final voyage in 1915. Join her on a trans-Atlantic journey in the gilded age of ocean travel. (CreateSpace)

ANN ELIZABETH CARSON ‘51. Set in Toronto during the Great Depression and the Second World War, Laundry Lines, A Memoir in Stories and Poems unearths family secrets and cultural taboos, overlying personal struggles with today’s pressing issues to describe the tension and mystery of balancing old and new ways of summoning the resourcefulness we need for survival. (Inanna Publications)

DAVID HALTON ’62. Dispatches from the Front is the biography of Matthew Halton, Senior War Correspondent for the CBC during the Second World War. Halton reported from the front lines in Italy and Northwest Europe, and became “the voice of Canada at war.” Along the way he interviewed Herman Goering, Neville Chamberlain, Charles de Gaulle, Mahatma Gandhi, and dozens of others who shaped the history of the last century. (Penguin Random House)

DAVID KENDALL ’62. In Kendall’s latest “ecological thriller,” Slag examines whether a dalit outcaste from Rajasthan, born believing he deserves this lowest of lives, can thrive upon immigrating to the “land of the free.” Can this streetcleaner in Toronto break free after becoming ensnared in the illegal shark-fin trade? (KOBO e-books)

ELIZABETH KILBOURNMACKIE ’78 (MDIV). It Came to Me is an autobiography covering the period from the author’s birth in 1926 to her ordination in 1978. Volume two, All of Me, to be released soon, continues to the present day. The author’s father, two late husbands, three of her five children and one of her grandchildren all attended Trinity College. (Bellwoods Press)

MARGARET O. MACMILLAN ’66 History’s People is about the important and complex relationship between biography and history, individuals and their times. MacMillan looks at women and men, some famous and some little-known, who have changed the course of history and even directed the currents of their times. Based on her 2015 CBC Massey Lectures. (House of Anansi Press)

ALICE MAJOR ’71. Standard candles, Major’s 10th poetry collection, explores the ideas and metaphors of cosmology. A standard candle is used to measure distances, and this work juxtaposes distances here on Earth (the distances society creates, distances from loved ones) with the increasingly vast distances calculated for the universe. (University of Alberta Press)

ALISON (WISHART) SANDERS ’58. Bonita and Estelle: Girl Greatness Started Here tells the previously untold story of Sanders’ grandmother Bonita Hodgins and her mother, Estelle Wishart, a remarkable mother and daughter duo who empowered one another as leaders of the early Girl Guide movement in Canada. Most of this colorful, illustrated material, drawn extensively from family archives, has never before been made public. (

ANN WALMSLEY ‘78. The Prison Book Club is the inspiring account of how, despite lingering fears after being attacked in England, Walmsley joined a bold venture in a men’s medium-security prison: a book club started by fellow Trinity grad Carol Finlay ’65. Through their discussions, the books changed the men and the men changed Walmsley, helping her to move beyond her position as a victim. (Viking, Penguin Canada)

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