In Search of Almighty Voice

In Search of Almighty Voice

In May 1897, Almighty Voice, a Willow Cree, died when the Mounties shelled his hiding place. Since then, his violent death has spawned a succession of conflicting stories, plays, and a film. Why? Because the Willow Cree man mattered.

Understanding why he mattered has a direct bearing on reconciliation efforts today.

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How the West Was Written

How the West Was Written

James H. Gray was the first Canadian social historian to tackle such previously taboo subjects as the sex lives and boozing habits of the early settlers. His books were on the national and Toronto Star bestseller lists before those of Pierre Berton and have since become classics of Canadian literature.

Now available in paperback

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Truth and Beauty in the Canadian Rockies

Truth and Beauty in the Canadian Rockies

Walter J. is considered one of the most accomplished watercolourist artists Canada has ever produced. Through the skillful superimposition of many layers of transparent water colours, he created images of great beauty, subtlety and depth.
Lisa Christensen takes the art off the wall and presents it in the context of the magnificent locations that inspired its creation.


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Sharing Our Truths: Tapwe

Sharing Our Truths: Tapwe

Hear from Henry and Eileen Beaver and their children talk about important cultural experiences, tell stories, and share their wisdom and truths with compassion.

Learn the protocols for building a tipi, trapping a beaver, laying the grandfather stones for a fire, smudging, and harvesting salt from the Salt Plains in Wood Buffalo National Park.

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Welcome to Fifth House

A publishing house dedicated to Canadian diversity

Fifth House Publishers is dedicated to celebrating the wide variety of voices, places, and ideas that make Canada unique by publishing fiction, and non-fiction, adult and children’s books. To complement our strong Aboriginal publishing program, we publish non-fiction specifically for Canadian readers in the following areas:

  • Art
  • Biography
  • Current Events
  • Environment
  • Gardening
  • History
  • Natural history

It is our belief that every community in Canada must possess a positive understanding of its worth and place if it is to remain vital and progressive.

We are extremely sorry to report the passing of Sal Nasello, a member of the Board of Directors of Fitzhenry & Whiteside and partner of Sharon Fitzhenry. 

Salvador was a kind and gentle man; he enjoyed large family gatherings and his time in Uxbridge. He was a great source of guidance and support to many people. His soft-spoken voice and genuine care for others was a unique quality that will be greatly missed by all who knew him.














Memo from Fitzhenry & Whiteside, Red Deer Press, Fifth House Publishers & Whitecap Books


To Teachers & Educators who are providing distant learning to classrooms in a virtual classroom setting

                Story-time or classroom read-aloud videos in which one of our books is read alound, and the book is displayed may be created and posted to closed education platforms such as Goodle Classroom, Schoology, Edmodo, and Discovery Education in order to replicate the read-aloud book experience that would otherwise be available to educators in the classroom

                Teachers planning to share a story time video by recording a video and uploading it to a YouTube channel, may do so as long as the video is inside a closed educational platform; the video must be designated as UNLISTED (not public) when uploading. Please do not host these videos on the educational platform or YouTube (UNLISTED) past September 30, 2020.


Booksellers and Librarians who wish to provide a story-time reading or other such similar entertainment to your library visitors may stream live, real time, on social media platforms  such as YouTube, Facebook Live, Twitter & Instagram. Please insure, however, that these read aloud events are not stored in the archive of whatever media is chosen. This should be done by immediately deleting the video from the social medium as soon as it has finished.

We would appreciate your help and cooperation by letting us know here at Fitzhenry & Whiteside whenever you plan to record such a live reading event.


Thank you and

Happy Reading!!!!


Sharon Fitzhenry


Fitzhenry & Whiteside