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The Lightkeeper’s Daughters is a beautiful book full of history and mystery

I absolutely loved The Lightkeeper's Daughters ($26.99, HarperCollins) by Thunder Bay resident Jean E. Pendziwole. The book tells the story of Elizabeth, whose mind is sharp, but her eyes no longer see. She fills the void with music and memories... Continue Reading →

The Land of Nod by Robert Louis Stevenson and other bedtime stories

Bedtime stories are a big deal at our house. It doesn't matter how late it is, there is always time for at least one story and it doesn't take much convincing to make that two, three or five. We have... Continue Reading →

Q&A with Vancouver author Janie Chang about Dragon Springs Road, family history and her writing process

Vancouver author Janie Chang's latest book Dragon Springs Road came out in January. Set in the early-20th-century Shanghai, two girls - one a Eurasian orphan, the other a daughter of privilege - are bound together in a friendship that will... Continue Reading →

Vancouver author Janie Chang’s Dragon Springs Road is a beautiful story with wonderful characters

One of my friends said she loves reading fiction books that offer a look at the past without feeling like you are reading a textbook. I agreed, and told her that Janie Chang's Dragon Springs Road, provided to me by... Continue Reading →

Enter for a chance to win one of two copies of What She Knew by Gilly MacMillan

Have you read What She Knew by Gilly MacMillan (HarperCollins) yet? I really liked the book about eight-year-old Ben, who disappeared without a trace while out walking with is mom Rachel in the forest, and the search to find him.... Continue Reading →

Canadian Steph Jagger finds – and lives – an authentic life, sharing her journey in Unbound: Finding Myself on Top of The World from HarperCollins

Memoir is a funny look at Jagger's quest to follow winter, and ski four million vertical feet in one calendar year So why does a successful woman pack in her career, take a second mortgage out on her home and ski... Continue Reading →

Miscommunication is the root of all problems in We Were On a Break by Lindsey Kelk

“The story of Adam and Liv is heartwarming and relatable, and with Lindsey's (Kelk) trademark humour sparkling throughout, it will have you laughing out loud.” This quote, found on the back the copy I received from HarperCollins of We Were... Continue Reading →

Need a Christmas gift? Buy a book. Book Time recommends various titles both new and old

I remember getting Anne of Green Gables in my stocking one year. I am going to say I was about 12. I also remember being pulled into Anne's world instantly, and reading it under the glow of the Christmas tree.... Continue Reading →

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