News week of 4 May 2015
Congratulations to Terry Fallis on winning the Stephen Leacock Memorial Award for Humour for his most recent book No Relation!
New this week
God in Ruins by Kate Atkinson – a book I am personally looking forward to reading. If you loved her last book, Life After Life, as much as I did you’ll expect this to be as good – I’m starting it tonight, I’ll let you know next week.
Barefoot at the Lake by Bruce Fogle, sub-titled A Boyhood Summer in Cottage Country, is a memoir about the summer of 1954 when a perfect life begins to change over a long hot, poignant summer.
The Great Canadian Road Trip Puzzle Book and The Great Canadian Cottage Puzzle Book – two volumes of over 300 puzzles in each book, packed with family fun – word searches, crosswords and more – all uniquely Canadian.
New in paperback
The Invention of Wings by Sue Monk Kidd – set in the early 19th century in Charleston, two women – one a slave, the other her owner – as they both strive for lives of their own over the next 35 years, dramatically shaping each other’s destinies.
Back Lands by Michael McGarrity – a novel of the American west, follows Hard Country – by a well known mystery writer whose novels are set in the Santa Fe area. This book and its predecessor tell the story of the early ranchers based on the author’s family history and the settlement of the southwest.
Canal Paper from St. Armand Papermakers on the Lachine Canal in Montreal – beautiful paper for watercolours or pastels for the discerning artist!