Recommended Reading List
Editors' Picks: Week of April 1–7
Download list
Please login or register to use this feature.

Editors' Picks: Week of April 1–7

By kileyturner
0 ratings
rated!
rated!
This week we've got two short story collections everyone's excited about, a memoir of a young girl who survived Haiti's devastating 2010 earthquake, Emily Carr's monkey, and Grouse Mountain's grizzlies.
Shut Up You're Pretty

Shut Up You're Pretty

edition:Paperback

Finalist, Rogers Writers' Trust of Canada Fiction Prize; Winner, Edmund White Award for Debut Fiction; a Globe and Mail Best Book of the Year

In Tea Mutonji's disarming debut story collection, a woman contemplates her Congolese traditions during a family wedding, a teenage girl looks for happiness inside a pack of cigarettes, a mother reconnects with her daughter through their shared interest in fish, and a young woman decides to shave her head in the waiting room of an abortion clinic. These pun …

More Info
The Forbidden Purple City

The Forbidden Purple City

edition:eBook

Finalist, City of Vancouver Book Award 2019

A man returns to Hoi An in his retirement to compose a poem honouring his parents. Two teenagers, ostracized in a private school, forge an unlikely bond. A son discovers the truth about his father's business ventures and his dreams of success. A young bride, isolated on a remote island with her new husband, finds community in a group of abalone divers.

Taking the title for his debut collection of short fiction from the walled palace of Vietnam's Nguyen d …

More Info
Woo, the Monkey Who Inspired Emily Carr

Woo, the Monkey Who Inspired Emily Carr

A Biography
edition:Paperback

Although Emily Carr is now considered a Canadian legend, the most enduring image is that of her pushing a beat-up old pram into downtown Victoria, loaded with dogs, cats, birds—and a monkey. Woo, a Javanese macaque whom Carr adopted in 1923, has become inextricably linked with Carr in the popular imagination. But more than that, in her short lifetime Woo became equally connected to Carr’s life and art.

Born to a strictly religious family, Carr was never able to reconcile her wild and passiona …

More Info
A Girl Named Lovely

A Girl Named Lovely

One Child's Miraculous Survival and My Journey to the Heart of Haiti
edition:Audiobook
also available: Paperback eBook

An insightful and uplifting memoir about a young Haitian girl in post-earthquake Haiti, and the profound, life-changing effect she had on one journalist's life.

In January 2010, a devastating earthquake struck Haiti, killing hundreds of thousands of people and paralyzing the country. Catherine Porter, a newly minted international reporter, was on the ground in the immediate aftermath. Moments after she arrived in Haiti, Catherine found her first story. A ragtag group of volunteers told her about …

More Info
The Grizzlies of Grouse Mountain

The Grizzlies of Grouse Mountain

The True Adventures of Coola and Grinder
edition:Hardcover
also available: Paperback

A beautifully illustrated and educational children's book that tells the true life story of Grouse Mountain's famous resident grizzly bears.

Coola and Grinder are two adult grizzly bears living at the “peak of Vancouver” on Grouse Mountain. For the past eighteen years they have been among the mountain’s biggest attractions. People from all over the world flock to see these magnificent creatures, who live in a five-acre wildlife refuge that simulates a grizzly bear’s natural habitat. Contr …

More Info
comments powered by Disqus

There are two ways to make a reading list

This way:

  1. Click the "Create a New List" button just above this panel.
  2. Add as many books as you wish using the built-in search on the list edit page.

Or that way:

  1. Go to any book page.
  2. In the right-hand column, click on "Add to List." A drop-down menu will appear.
  3. From the drop-down menu, either add your book to a list you have already created or create a new list.
  4. View and edit your lists anytime on your profile page.
X
Contacting facebook
Please wait...