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Shannon, Queen’s Square | November 1, 2019
From homo sapiens who started migrating across Africa over 50,000 years ago to the current flow of migrants today, the story of migration is the... Read More»
Emma Donoghue
Leah, Queen’s Square | November 1, 2019
I remember reading Slammerkin, Donoghue’s third book, before most Canadians knew who she was. I still recall the strength of the writing, somehow... Read More»
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Jennifer, Clemens Mill | November 1, 2019
Have you ever read a novel that is told through letters, journals, or other forms of documentation? This type of novel is called epistolary, from the... Read More»
Power of Fiction November
Phil, Queen's Sqaure | November 1, 2019
It’s nearing year end for my monthly Fiction Picks “column”. I hope you’ve enjoyed my suggestions. Each month I’ve read some of the latest releases... Read More»
Woman in the shadows of a dark alley
Phil, Queen's Square | November 1, 2019
There are a number of excellent recent non-fiction books exploring the role women spies have made to the WWII war effort, in part due to the opening... Read More»
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Cate, Clemens Mill | November 1, 2019
Iceland and Scandanavia have many influential crime writers:  Ragnur Jonasson, Camilla Lackberg, Ysra Sigurdardottir, Jo Nesbo. Dark, snowy... Read More»
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Sarah, Queen’s Square | November 1, 2019
November has arrived, bringing with it cool fall days and some excitement as we start to wrap up 2019 and get ready for the holiday season. Whether... Read More»
Child and Adult laying on bed and reading
Sarah, Queen’s Square | November 1, 2019
Expand your reading selection with some well written YA novels! Here are a few recommendations: Four Dead Queens by Astrid Scholte An engaging, fast... Read More»
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Jessica, Preston | November 1, 2019
We don’t deserve dogs. Our four-legged companions show us unconditional love and loyalty, they greet us with tail wags when we come home, and they... Read More»
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Christine, Old Post Office | November 1, 2019
Winter. It's inevitable, and whether you like it or not, it's coming. A snow storm is an opportunity to curl up under a cozy blanket, and an ice... Read More»

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