New from Freehand

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The Figgs

by Ali Bryan

“Modern mayhem at its finest, The Figgs dives into the comical and profound challenges of family life. Tackling enablement, empowerment, and the sticky bonds of love, this is a soaring read with both sarcasm and soul.”

— Cassie Stocks, winner of the Leacock Medal for Dance, Gladys, Dance


A Refugee Story

by Abu Bakr al Rabeeah
with Winnie Yeung

In 2010, the al Rabeeah family left their home in Iraq in hope of a safer life. They moved to Homs, in Syria — just before the Syrian civil war broke out.

Homes is the remarkable true story of one boy and his family, both heartbreaking and hopeful, about living through the Syrian civil war and immigrating to Canada.


Recent books from Freehand

The Unravelling:
How our caregiving safety net came unstrung and we were left grasping at threads, struggling to plait a new one

by Clem Martini and Olivier Martini

In the follow-up to their award-winning memoir Bitter Medicine, brothers Clem and Olivier Martini continue the story of their family’s journey through mental illness, dementia, caregiving, and the health care system. [more]

Dazzle Patterns

by Alison Watt

Beginning the day of the devastating Halifax Explosion of 1917, Dazzle Patterns is an unforgettable story about resilience, the power of art, and the casualties of war. [more]

Two Roads Home

by Daniel Griffin

Vancouver Island, 1993. A group of idealistic young activists, determined to do whatever it takes to protect the environment, turn to sabotage. But in a single moment everything they’ve worked for goes terribly wrong: a night watchman at a supposedly abandoned logging company warehouse is critically injured in an explosion that they set. [more]