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by Maureen Brownlee

A recommended reading list by the author of the new novel Cambium Blue.

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    By Trevor Corkum

    Great writers from across the country sit down with us to talk about their books, and the stories behind them.

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    Rob Wiersema

    Indie booksellers from coast to coast tell us the books they can't stop recommending to their customers.

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    Kiley Turner

    The best books are timeless, and they deserve to find readers whenever and wherever.

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    Julie Booker

    Our resident children's librarian columnist chooses books by theme for children of all ages.

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    Kerry Clare

    We spotlight books generating buzz all over the web, and beyond.

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by Theresa Kishkan

"I was always going to write essays, tracing the sentences on the page like bird tracks or flight paths or the first chanterelles emerging after late …

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Historical fiction, dark comedy, detective fiction, a thriller, heartrending drama, and more.

Southern Alberta Prairie Perspectives: Theory and Practice

by Darcy Tamayose

A recommended reading list by the author of new novel Ezra's Ghosts.

The Chat with Lorna Crozier

by Trevor Corkum

Patrick Lane, one of Canada’s finest and best known writers, died a few years ago. His creative and life partner, Lorna Crozier—one of the country’s …

Bodies in Trouble

by Diane Carley

A recommended reading list by the author of the new book Bodies in Trouble.

Secret Lives of Mothers

by Kerry Clare

9 compelling reads for Mother's Day.

Shelf Talkers Spring 2022

by Robert J. Wiersema

As I’m writing this, the rain is gently echoing on the roof above me. It’s a most welcome sound. It’s not that I’m a particular fan of the rain—though …

Bright Lights, Big City: Kids Books About Urban Life

by Andrea Curtis

A recommended reading list by Andrea Curtis, whose latest book is City Streets Are for People

The Philosopher Kings

by Grant Lawrence

An excerpt from Grant Lawrence's new book, Return to Solitude: More Desolation Sound Adventures with the Cougar Lady, Russell the Hermit, the Spaghetti …

Darn Good Books: Popular Fiction from the Past

by Susanna Kearsley

A recommended reading list by bestselling author Susanna Kearsley, whose latest release is The Vanished Days.

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