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Announcing Harbour's Spring 2017 List

Posted: Tuesday, January 17, 2017 at 2:33pm

This Spring, Harbour Publishing has an exciting new array of titles sure to spark your interest, whether you’re looking to relax with an intriguing novel, learn something new, or keep up with your New Year's resolutions.

Our first release comes from Dan Jason, owner of Salt Spring Seeds and co-author of The Power of Pulses: Saving the World with Peas, Beans, Chickpeas, Favas and Lentils. Now he brings us Some Useful Wild Plants: A Foraging Guide to Food and Medicine from Nature. The original edition has sold over 30,000 copies since its initial publication in 1971. Learn how to identify over 100 common species of wild plants and their many uses, from tasty dishes to sore throat remedies. Also featured in the book is a beautiful selection of line drawings from Robert Inwood.

In March we will see the familiar Harbour duo Roy Henry Vickers and Robert Budd, creators of the award-winning Northwest Coast Legends series, with the first instalment in a new series of board books for our youngest readers. Hello Humpback! features Roy Henry Vickers’ vibrant illustrations of the West Coast and the many animals who occupy its lands and waters, making it an intriguing and fun experience for those learning their first words.

Caroline Woodward’s travel-mystery novel, Alaska Highway Two-Step, was a BC Bestseller and one of The Globe and Mail’s Top 100 Books when it was first published in 1993. The story follows Mercy Brown, a reluctant psychic and freelance journalist who embarks on a writing assignment-turned-adventure up the Alaska Highway upon discovering her late aunt’s mysterious diaries filled with Canadian dance history and a painful past. Harbour is proud to bring this book back into print!

Discover the stories of idealistic settlers in Andrew Scott’s The Promise of Paradise: Utopian Communities of British Columbia. Many groups have attempted to establish themselves in western Canada, from Doukhobor farmers to Finnish coal miners, Quakers and hippies. In this new edition, complete with additional photos and a new chapter, you’ll learn why people search for paradise and hear first-hand accounts from those who attempted to settle, those who succeeded, and those who failed.

Dog-lovers will rejoice with the latest release from Adrian Raeside, Tails Don’t Lie 2: A Pack of Dog Cartoons. Adrian Raeside’s comics have appeared in over 200 newspapers and he is the author of more than a dozen books. His hilarious new collection contains 340 full-colour cartoons and explores themes including the humiliation of tail-docking, a dog’s love of trees, canine space missions, and more.

Stay tuned for new updates on our Spring 2017 selection, and don’t forget to visit the New and Forthcoming pages on our website for a complete list of our Spring titles.