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News week of 20 April 2015

New this week ………..

Puzzles 

Tom Thomson’s painting Byng Inlet, Georgian Bay  – a 500 piece puzzle for $18.95 will be my first choice for summer hostess gifts or birthdays to cottage friends -  

Or perhaps – Jack Pine and Poplar, a painting by A J Casson, now a 1000 piece puzzle for $22.95 – will keep keen puzzlers busy this summer

New books this week

Very Good Lives by J K Rowling is a commencement address given by the author at Harvard University – an inspiring little gift for graduates this spring

Missoula by John Krakauer – sub-titled “Rape and the Justice System in a College Town” about a series of sexual attacks at the University of Montana.

A Desperate Fortune by Susanna Kearsley – another novel from this very popular author combining a contemporary story with history.

The Steady Running of the Hour by Justin Go – a novel that tells the story of a 1924 attempt to summit Mount Everest and the search for truth 80 years later.

The Train to Warsaw by Gwen Edelman – a sublime little novel now out in paperback. The story of a famous author born in Poland, and his wife, who return for the first time after escaping the Warsaw Ghetto in 1942. Brilliant portrait of a marriage, and what happens when they return to the city of their birth – a voyage of memory and revelation.

 

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