Current Acquisitions

Fieldwork in Ukrainian Sex by Oksana Zabuzhko (Author), Halyna Hryn (Translator) – 2011

Called “the most influential Ukrainian book for the 15 years of independence,” Oksana Zabuzhko’s Fieldwork in Ukrainian Sex became an international phenomenon when it shot to number one on the Ukrainian bestseller list and remained there throughout the 1990s.

The Boy Who Glowed in the Dark by Orest Stelmach – 2014

With one mysterious e-mail, Bobby Kungenook—the teenage hockey phenom living undercover and guarding part of a revolutionary scientific breakthrough—realizes someone else shares his secret. The sender summons Bobby from New York to a rendezvous in radioactive Japan. There, with the help of Bobby’s guardian, Nadia Tesla, the two will forever alter mankind’s destiny.

Caught in the Current: A Novel by Daniel Hryhorczuk – 2013

Caught in the Current takes the reader on a magical mystery tour of Eastern and Western Europe during the summer of 1970, a tumultuous period of free love, equal rights demonstrations, and Vietnam antiwar protests in America, but an equally revolutionary period in Alec’s life. Raised in Chicago as Ukrainian, Alec is caught between identities–is he American or Ukrainian?

Making Bombs for Hitler by Marsha Forchuk Skrypuch – 2012

In this companion book to the award-winning Stolen Child, a young girl is forced into slave labour in a munitions factory in Nazi Germany. This is an exceptional novel that delivers a powerful story of hope and courage in the face of incredible odds.

Luba, Simply Luba by Diane Flacks, Luba Goy, Andrey Tarasiuk – 2013

Luba Goy, an original member of Canada’s popular comedy troupe, Royal Canadian Air Farce, is one of this country’s most beloved comedic actors. In Luba, Simply Luba, we are invited into her colourful and astonishing life. From her Ukrainian childhood to high honours at Rideau Hall, Luba Goy’s journey has been filled with both comedy and tragedy.