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Staff Pick: My Dog Banana

November 24, 2021
Catherine

Kate recently enjoyed My Dog Banana by Roxane Brouillard, a children's picture book that is equal parts silly and sophisticated. Here is her review:

Staff Picks: The Apollo Murders

November 15, 2021
Catherine

Julie recently enjoyed The Apollo Murders, written by Canada's favourite astronaut Chris Hadfield. Here is her short but sweet review:

Staff Picks: The Poppy Wife

November 9, 2021
Catherine

Kristin recently enjoyed The Poppy Wife by Caroline Scott, a powerful novel of historical fiction set in aftermath of WWI. Here is Kristin's review:

In this unforgettable debut novel, Caroline Scott has gifted us with an immensely powerful tale, highlighting the anguish of broken families left behind in the wake of World War I.

Staff Picks: A Good Day for Chardonnay

October 29, 2021
Catherine

Karen recently enjoyed A Good Day for Chardonnay by Darynda Jones, a great choice for Stephanie Plum fans. Here is her review:

Staff Picks: Our Table

October 22, 2021
Catherine

Patricia recently enjoyed Our Table, a children's picture book by Peter H. Reynolds that follows a young girl who is determined to reconnect her family after they drifted to separate interests and areas of the house.

Staff Pick: The Night She Disappeared

October 19, 2021
Catherine

Marg recently enjoyed The Night She Disappeared, the new psychological thriller by fan favourite Lisa Jewell. Here is her review:

Lisa Jewell is a favorite author of mine so I was excited to read her latest offering The Night She Disappeared and as usual I was not disappointed. This story has a captivating and intricately woven plot that kept me on the edge of my seat.

Staff Pick: ‘Twas The Night Before Thanksgiving

September 30, 2021
Catherine

Kristin recently enjoyed ‘Twas The Night Before Thanksgiving, a heartwarming picture book from Captain Underpants author Dav Pilkey. Here is here review:

From the author who brought us the widely popular Dog Man and Captain Underpants series comes a new, one-of-a-kind Thanksgiving tale!

Staff Pick: Clark and Division

September 3, 2021
Catherine

Jennifer recently enjoyed Clark and Division by Edgar Award-winner Noami Hirahara, an atmospheric historical mystery based on real events. 

"This atmospheric story accurately portrays a Japanese family’s adverse experiences upon release from an internment camp in 1944. Aki Ito moves with her parents to Chicago to rejoin her sister, Rose, only to be told that Rose died in a subway train accident at the Clark and Division station. This unthinkable tragedy compels our strong female character to uncover what really happened and bring the perpetrator to justice.

Staff Pick: Call Me Indian

August 31, 2021
Catherine

Julie recently enjoyed Call Me Indian by Fred Sasakamoose, a memoir by the hockey star whose life served as inspiration for Richard Wagamese's Indian Horse.

Staff Picks: I Will Judge You By Your Bookshelf

August 26, 2021
Catherine

Kristin recently enjoyed I Will Judge You By Your Bookshelf by Grant Snider, an illustrated book that will call out to bibliophiles. Here is her review: