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Magnetewan Books is a small, select publishing house in Vancouver.  Magnetewan Books specializes in Women’s History and social issues.  We are one of the few feminist publishing houses in Canada.  Our soft-cover, 6 x 9 inch, perfect-bound books are just the right size for carrying in backpacks or sitting on your library shelf, or in a classroom.  We employ professional editor Dave Henry to style our books.  We use Island Blue Printorium to produce strong, beautiful books that last.

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“Radio Ladies: Canada’s Women on the Air 1922-1975”

ISBN 9780986610554.  The only book profiling women in Canadian Radio history.  Meet the stars of the Golden Age of Radio like Betty Kennedy, Sylvia Tyson, Kate Aitken, June Dennis, Mary Clark.  Vancouver Public Library “Suggested Readings” list.  After three years searching archives and interviewing radio personalities, Peggy Stewart produced this unique book.  Includes interviews and profiles of over 50 pioneering women in radio broadcasting in Canada.  Includes vintage photographs, WW-2 War Bond scripts, fan letters, Selected Bibliography, Index.  This is the only book about Canadian radio with a complete section on French-language radio stars translated from Quebec archives by Dave Henry.  Perfect for college-age readers or those of us who loved radio as it once was and never will be again. Read what reviewers say about “Radio Ladies” below.
Price: $29.95 plus shipping, handling and taxes.




“Rape and After: The Counselling Path”

ISBN 9780986610561. Emma Tyler Harrison’s first-hand report on the methods and mechanics of group and private counselling following sexual assault.  Her brutally personal diary is supported and enhanced by interviews with police, criminologists and counsellors.  In Emma’s story we discover our own strengths, and learn how counselling works and why it saves precious time on the path to recovery.  “Why Me?”  Find out why a criminal selects a target and how you can prevent his success. Learn risk assessment tools and how to create a personal safety plan. Every woman should own this book.
Price: $29.95 plus shipping, handling and taxes.




“Child Abuse (You Survived)”

ISBN 9780986610578.   You survived child abuse and now you’re an adult.  Do you connect well with other people?  Uncomfortable in social settings?  Repetitive failed relationships?  It’s not your fault.  M.M. Scriven’s new book-in-progress focuses on social challenges facing adult survivors of psychological and physical battery.  The author weaves a complex chronicle of a dangerous family relationship which forced a child to fight for her life.  Interviews with psychologists working in the field offer new hope for survivors impaired by their horrific experience.  If you are a survivor of child abuse or you are close to one, this is a must-read.  Anticipated date of publication January 30, 2020.  Check this page for publication updates.
Price: $29.95 plus shipping, handling and taxes.




Here are some comments about our first book, “Radio Ladies: Canada’s Women on the Air 1922-1975” …

“You are to be congratulated on taking on such a daunting assignment. You have contributed to radio history.”  The Hon. Betty Kennedy, O.C.

“I think your work will make a valuable addition to our collection – for the history of radio broadcasting and women’s studies as well as Canadian studies, Aboriginal studies and Journalism.”
Scott Turner, MacOdrum Library, Carleton University.

“This is excellent.”
Gord Landsell, Northwest Broadcasters.

“We are very interested in Radio Ladies.”
CBC Radio One

“Congratulations on the book and thanks for remembering that I wanted a copy.
Pamela Martin, CTV News

“Bravo, and Bravo again!”
Keith Spicer, Chairman (Ret.) Canadian Radio & Television Commission.

Congratulations on your book – well done.”
Stonewall MB Historical Society.

“Thank-you for contributing to Canadian culture.”
Library & Archives Canada.

“Well done.”
Craig Dunn, “The Key Valley Railway”.

“Congratulations! Looking forward to reading “Radio Ladies” when spring planting is done.”
Wayne Schmalz, “On Air: Radio in Saskatchewan”.

“Will sell like hotcakes!”
Ken (BossRadio) McKim.

“Don’t tell me you’re still writing that book!”
Ida Clarkson, CHEK TV, Victoria.

“I’m looking forward to reading this!
Jan Tennant, first female national television news anchor.

“Well done – radio contributed to Canadian history in so many ways.”
Brian and Rick Antonson.