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Two books from Windsor's Biblioasis named to Giller Prize short list

Two books released by Windsor independent publisher Biblioasis have made the short list for the prestigious Scotiabank Giller Prize this year.

The novel Martin John… 671 more words


Calgarians and their favourite books

At a Saturday morning ceremony dedicated to those who have donated to the Calgary Public Library Foundation’s Add-In Campaign, the Herald asked several prominent Calgarians to share their favourite books growing up and as adults. 566 more words

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La Repose

It is September 24th, at close to one am in the morning and I am currently in Lyon, France. I have six days (technically five, as the last day I will spend in the airplane) until my three week Eurotrip ends, and I am feeling a mixture of emotions at the moment. 397 more words

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EPL launches online Emma Hooper book club

Not content to rest on its laurels after being named Library of the Year for 2014, the Edmonton Public Library is launching another in a long line of new and innovative programs. 223 more words


Excerpt from A Letter from Copenhagen by Garrison Keillor, ©1987:

Every time I read a book about how to be smarter, how not to be sad, how to raise children and be happy and grow old gracefully, I think, “Well, I won’t make…

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Michael Hingston: From scary to strange, AB Negative a wide-ranging collection of crime stories

Of all the blood types, AB negative is the rarest. Just 0.5 per cent of Canadians have it coursing through their veins — and Axel Howerton won’t say whether he’s one of them. 677 more words


The True and Outstanding Adventures of the Hunt Sisters by Elisabeth Robinson

Meh. Or, wait. What’s less than meh?

This is one of the very few books that I decided to give up on. Of course I forced myself to finish it this time around for my challenge, but way back when I got this I stopped after 63 pages. 243 more words

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