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A recommended reading list by Julia Nobel, whose novel is The Mystery of Black Hollow Lane

Downton Abbey, ABBA's Greatest Hits, Lena Dunham's Girls, and More

There's nothing like a great hook or review, in which a book is compared to a popular movie or bestselling novel, to instantly make readers know that they've found their next read. Here are some of th …

Blueberry Vanilla Cake from Everyone's Welcome

A delicious recipe excerpted from Amanda Orlando's new cookbook Everyone’s Welcome:The Art of Living and Eating Allergen Free

Resilience, Social Justice, and Race: Reviewing Jael Ealey Richardson's The Stone Thrower

It can be very difficult to tell two stories in one book, especially in a work of nonfiction, but this is something that Jael Richardson does quite masterfully in her debut book The Stone Thrower. In …

Book Cover Outside In

Has there ever been a more vital moment for Canadians to be thoughtful and critical about our democratic institutions? As we head into toward the second half of an election year, these recent titles d …

Book Cover Proof I Was Here

Travel to Spain, New Mexico, Mozambique, Vietnam, Italy, India, Goa, Israel, Lebanon, Lithuania, and Nepal through the pages of these remarkable works of fiction. 

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