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NEWS WEEK OF 29 SEPTEMBER 2017

New and notable this week

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The Ninth Hour by Alice McDermott writes about the life of an Irish immigrant in Catholic Brooklyn. A writer of “generous intelligence, sly wit and compassion for our longings, our griefs and revelations” says Jane Hamilton.

Under a Pole Star by Stef Penny is a great big novel set against the stark, timeless beauty of Northern Greenland and also New York and London in the late 1800s. A tale of the golden age of exploration, the corrosive power of ambition, and an epic, incendiary love story.

 

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I was delighted to discover that Whitecap Books has re-issued one of my favourite cookbooks. Second Helpings, Please! was a book I received as a wedding present in 1974 and often refer to when looking for Jewish holiday recipes. This book was originally a project of women in a Montreal chapter of the B’nai Brith, and is full of their family recipes, often the food their own mothers prepared.

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The Five Roses Guide to Good Cooking has also been reprinted, once again, also by Whitecap. This is the cookbook my mother and grandmother used, as have I for almost 50 years. A must have for any young person setting out on their own!

 

The Wimpy Kid Movie Diary – The Next Chapter by Jeff Kinney, the latest installment of this popular series for young readers, is a behind the scenes look at the making of the movie, The Long Haul.

 

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