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Saturday, Oct. 1: Calgary’s “Frisbee Rob” McLeod and his four-time World Champion Frisbee catch dog Davy Whippet will have activities and fun as he launches The Davy Rule, a picture book teaching kids about acceptance and kindness, 12 p.m., Audreys Books. 611 more words
I love a good memoir, especially one that comes from such an unusual history. Here’s the back cover info:
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The winner of CBC’s Canada Reads 2012, Something Fierce by Carmen Aguirre, re-issued by Vintage Canada.
One loud woman and a girl on a train travel to the the top of this week’s National Post Bestseller List
The National Post Bestseller List is reported weekly by a different Canadian bookstore, featuring local favourites alongside national hits. This week’s list courtesy of Another Story Bookshop (315 Roncesvalles Avenue, Toronto). 368 more words
Beyond Something Fierce: Carmen Aguirre, child victim of the paper bag rapist, holds nothing back in her haunting memoir
Carmen Aguirre’s Something Fierce: Memoirs of a Revolutionary Daughter made as big a splash as any writer could hope of a literary debut.
Published in 2011, the actress/playwright’s vivid account of fleeing post-coup Chile, living in Canada as a refugee, and returning to South America to covertly fight the Pinochet regime gained strong reviews and a decent-sized readership; then, with rapper and soon-to-be Q host Shad serving as its on-air advocate, the book won CBC Canada Reads and was catapulted to instant and enduring bestseller status. 1,387 more words