The Rosie Project by Graeme Simsion

Don Tillman is a geneticist and a genius, unfortunately he has the social skills of a speed bump. When the passing comment of an acquaintance suggests the he'd be a "great husband", Don creates the "Wife Project", to find the perfect woman for him with a questionnaire. After meeting with little success, Don lets his... Continue Reading →

Blackbirds by Chuck Wendig

- Everyone dies. We all know there’s no getting out of this life alive. For most of us, death is a mystery, something that may strike out of nowhere, or maybe happen gradually from disease. But not for Miriam Black, the heroine of Chuck Wendig’s Blackbirds. With a simple touch, like a handshake, Miriam will... Continue Reading →

The Luminaries by Eleanor Catton

In this book Eleanor Catton transports the reader back to the New Zealand gold rush of the mid 1860s. She weaves a story together using threads from many characters' lives and the result is a richly detailed epic tale. The book starts with a gathering of twelve men who have assembled in secret to discuss... Continue Reading →

Rare Birds by Edward Riche

You don’t have to be a bird watcher to fall in love with Rare Birds. This is actually one of the few books that, in my opinion, got turned into an equally entertaining film (2001 starring William Hurt and Molly Parker). The book revolves around the plight of The Auk...a restaurant owned by main character... Continue Reading →

Autobiography by Morrissey

“How would you like it if someone ordered YOUR legs for lunch?” asks a dead serious Steven Patrick Morrissey as his manager orders frog legs. As one of the most influential and polarizing musicians (and out spoken individuals) of our time, Morrissey in all his bleak and dramatic glory has published his first tell-all in... Continue Reading →

TBPL Staff Poetry “Gasping Forwords” By Shauna Kosoris

Breathe in. Alive. Healthy. Happy. Single. Meeting. Coffee. Waiting. Hoping. Breathe Out. Disappointment. Toil. Patience. Together. Separated. Longing. Reunited. Routine. Breathe in. Busy. Misunderstanding. Impatience. Aloofness. Exasperation. Confrontation. Crying. Heartbreaking. Breathe out. Alone. Single. But alive. And healing. Originally published in the Winter 2008 edition of The Artery.

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