News week of 11 April 2014
Everyone at Parry Sound books – of all ages –loved Amanda Hodgkinson’s first novel 22 Britannia Road published a couple of years ago. Her second novel SPILT MILK is just as captivating. This time a story that spans three generations and the consequences of secrets kept – and revealed.
THE BURGESS BOYS by Elizabeth Strout is now in paperback. This was one of my favourite novels published in 2013. The boys, Jim and Bob Burgess, both Manhattan lawyers, return to the small town they left behind in an attempt to assist their sister and her son. This is a great story of family relationships and the long buried tensions that shaped and shadowed these siblings.
THE DANGER TREE by David Macfarlane has been re-issued on the anniversary of the beginning of the First World War. With a new preface by Lisa Moore this is an astounding beautifully written memoir – both family story and the history of a time and place not to be forgotten.
Miriam Toews brings us ALL MY PUNY SORROWS, a story of two sisters and a love that illuminates life.
LANDING GEAR is new from Kate Pullinger, whose historical novel Mistress of Nothing won the Governor General’s award in 2009. This highly imaginative story about colliding worlds and extraordinary connections takes place in our own time.
Bestselling French mystery writer Fred Vargas returns with THE GHOST RIDERS OF ORDEBEC. Commissaire Adamsberg investigates the strange happenings in a village terrorized by wild rumours and ancient feuds.
In addition to new books in our children's area, new toys and puzzles are beginning to arrive as we anticipate another busy spring and summer.
Janod is a toy company based in France for the past 40 years, offerings an lovely selection of beautiful wooden toys with wonderful modern design.