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Great Books: Music, Science and Memoir

by Adriana Barton

"Beautifully written...a riveting account of how melodies and rhythms connect us, and help us deal with alienation and anxiety."—Dr. Bessel van der …

The Curious Case of Benjamin Button

by Mitchell Consky

A son struggles to connect with his father in his final days—but movies manage to connect them.

Promotional Materials

by Mikka Jacobsen

An excerpt from Modern Fables: Essays, which Suzette Mayr (Scotiabank-Giller winner of The Sleeping Car Porter) calls "wickedly good, wickedly funny, …

Last-Minute Picks for All the Types on Your List

by Kerry Clare

Great nonfiction for readers of all stripes!

The Slow and Tragic Death of Santa Claus

by Erin Pepler

"Just another night as Mom, the keeper of magical lies." An excerpt from celebrated essay collection Send Me Into the Woods Alone

The Chat with 2022 Governor General's Award Winner Eli Baxter

by Trevor Corkum

Eli Baxter is this year’s Governor General’s Literary Award winner for Non-fiction for his memoir Aki-wayn-zih: A Person as Worthy as the Earth (McGill-Queens …

Alone With That Untouched, Perfect Lasagna

by Margot Fedoruk

An excerpt from Cooking Tips for Desperate Fishwives: An Island Memoir.

On the Road—Again and Again and Again

by Russell Wangersky

A recommended reading list by the author of the new book Same Ground: Chasing Family Down the California Gold Rush Trail.

Wild Is a Challenging Word

by Phillip Vannini and April Vannini, with Autumn Vannini

From the new book In the Name of Wild: One Family, Five Years, Ten Countries, and a New Vision of Wildness

The Chat with Elamin Abdelmahmoud

by Trevor Corkum

This week on the The Chat, it’s a pleasure to speak to journalist and commentator Elamin Abdelmahmoud, whose debut memoir Son of Elsewhere: A Memoir …

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