Mazo de la Roche’s Whiteoak Heritage (1940)

2017-10-06T16:31:50+00:00

How comforting it must have been, with WWII well underway, for Mazo de la Roche to bring home her characters safely, from the front of WWI. The Whiteoak men return and bring with them a fellow serviceman, who takes a position in their household and, just like that, wartime is

Mazo de la Roche’s Whiteoak Heritage (1940) 2017-10-06T16:31:50+00:00

Looking for Light: Humour in the Stacks (6 Reads)

2017-10-06T17:25:32+00:00

Do you ever feel the weight of your stack? Many of the books I've been reading have been rigorous and demanding. Commodore Ajith Boyagoda's story of imprisonment in Sri Lanka, Marcelino Truong's memories of coming-of-age in Vietnam between 1961 and 1963, Shirin Ebadi's work for human rights in Iran, Solmaz

Looking for Light: Humour in the Stacks (6 Reads) 2017-10-06T17:25:32+00:00

Catherine Herdandez’s Scarborough (2017)

2017-10-12T12:40:28+00:00

To begin with, young Laura is rushed into packing her things into plastic bags. Just a few pages later, Sylvie is thrust into "double-time walking" with her mom. Either of these girls could be the "in-motion" girl on the cover of Catherine Hernandez's Scarborough. But they are only two

Catherine Herdandez’s Scarborough (2017) 2017-10-12T12:40:28+00:00

James Maskalyk’s Life on the Ground Floor (2017)

2017-10-06T14:48:34+00:00

Your airway is the width of your smallest finger: you can see how things can go wrong. "Airway first. Breathing next. Medicine is life caring for itself. To me, it's the greatest story." James Maskalyk's story is structured from "A is for Airway" through "XY is for a man"

James Maskalyk’s Life on the Ground Floor (2017) 2017-10-06T14:48:34+00:00

Jen Agg’s I Hear She’s a Real Bitch (2017)

2017-10-06T14:55:38+00:00

"Everything about the restaurant business is made harder by being in it as a woman. And speaking out about that only makes it worse." And, yet, she is doing just that. Speaking out and putting herself out there, in I Hear She's a Real Bitch. Readers meet Jen Agg

Jen Agg’s I Hear She’s a Real Bitch (2017) 2017-10-06T14:55:38+00:00