Eowyn Ivey’s To the Bright Edge of the World (2016)


Research for Eowyn Ivey's new book took her into the heart of Alaska and onto the Copper River, described here, long before the draft was complete and bound and the book published. Little Brown and Company Hachette, 2016 Official publication day is today, the launch in Palmer, Alaska. On the page, the

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Charlotte Rogan’s Now and Again (2016)


In an interview about her bestselling debut, The Lifeboat, Charlotte Rogan states: "The best writing opens a person’s mind rather than closing it." Little, Brown and Co, 2016 Readers of Now and Again should pay attention, because her second novel is over 400 pages long and it is

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Beth Powning’s A Measure of Light (2015)


If you recognize Mary Dyer as being one of the Boston Martyrs, you will expect Beth Powning's tale to be a harrowing one. To some extent, this is the case. Knopf - Penguin Random House, 2015 But even if the historical record considers the most remarkable aspect of Mary

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Lawrence Hill’s The Book of Negroes (2007)


Last summer, walking in Little Jamaica in Toronto, I picked up a copy of a community newspaper with a cover image of protesters overseas burning the cover of Lawrence Hill's The Book of Negroes. Book burning: it's a headline-grab alright. It certainly captured this reader's attention. I'd been wanting

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Canada Reads: Ami McKay


Ami McKay's The Birth House Toronto: Knopf-Random House, 2006. After all, our lives are but a sequence of accidents – a clanking chain of chance events. A string of choices, casual or deliberate, which add up to that one big calamity we call life. A Fine Balance Rohinton Mistry Readers of

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