August 2019 New and Upcoming Fiction

Archer, Jeffery Barclay, Linwood Barr, Nevada Cabot, Meg Camilleri, Andrea Chevalier, Tracy Baldacci, David Deveraux, Jude Dodd, Christine Donoghue, Emma Fallis, Terry Flynn, Vince & Kyle Mills Graham, Heather Granger, Ann Gross, Andrew Hoffman, Alice Jance, J.A. Johnson, Craig King, Stephen Krueger, William Kent Lagercrantz, David Lapena, Shari Martin, Kat Michaels, Fern Mina, Denise Patterson,... Continue Reading →

Insights from Fiction

Reading fiction is a unique way to learn about different cultures, places, and periods in history.  Many authors bring authenticity to their books by doing extensive research to ensure readers are immersed in their setting, and that their stories are historically accurate.  Here are some books that will take you places, and give you an... Continue Reading →

Up-cycling for fun and to save the Planet

The mantra of the environmental movement has always been the 3 R’s – reduce, reuse and recycle. While many of us watch the amount of packaging that goes into the products we purchase and are happy to collect our cans, bottles and newspapers for recycling, it’s the second R of reusing that frequently goes by... Continue Reading →

How Not to Die Alone by Richard Roper

There are times when you read a book and simply know it should be a movie. This was my overwhelming feelings while reading Richard Roper’s “How Not to Die Alone”, a quirky debut novel that is both bitter sweet and darkly funny. The book’s protagonist Andrew works in the death department of an English council... Continue Reading →

Globe & Mail Bestsellers-Non-Fiction-July 2019

July 20, 2019 1. Educated, Tara Westover "Tara Westover is living proof that some people are flat-out, boots-always-laced-up indomitable."--USA Today 2. Becoming, Michelle Obama An intimate, powerful, and inspiring memoir. 3. We the Champs, Alex Wong The Toronto Raptors' Historic Run to the 2019 NBA Title 4. Humans, Tom Phillips A Brief History of How... Continue Reading →

Spinning Silver by Naomi Novik

Naomi Novik’s Spinning Silver is a fairy tale retelling much like Uprooted; it’s loosely based off of Rumplestiltskin. The main character, Miryem, is the daughter and granddaughter of moneylenders. Her father isn't very good at the job, so when her mother falls ill, Mireyem begins collecting the debts on her own. She’s very good at... Continue Reading →

Globe & Mail Bestsellers-Fiction-July 2019

July 20, 2019 1. Winemaker's Wife, Kristen Harmel Past and present finally collide. 2. Under Currents, Nora Roberts For both Zane and Darby, their small town roots hold a terrible secret. 3. Where the Crawdads Sing, Delia Owens An exquisite ode to the natural world. 4. Summer of '69, Elin Hilderbrand An era that shaped... Continue Reading →

Upcoming Changes at TBPL

Now that the Thunder Bay Public Library (TBPL) has a brand new Strategic Plan and a mandate from the community to tackle issues such as racism, decolonization and homelessness, we will be making some further changes to the way we do things around here. Here are just a few examples of what you might see... Continue Reading →

Oh She Glows Everyday by Angela Liddon

  I love flipping through cookbooks with good pictures because the food looks good and I want to try making all of the recipes in the book. It was the pictures that first attracted me to Angela Liddon’s cookbooks, particularly her newest one, Oh She Glows Everyday. Oh She Glows Everyday is the follow up... Continue Reading →

Interview with Tony Cliff

Born and raised in Vancouver, British Columbia, Tony Cliff is a ten-year veteran of that city’s animation industry and a contributor to the Flight series of anthologies. He has been nominated for Shuster, Harvey, and Eisner Awards. Delilah Dirk and the Turkish Lieutenant was his first published graphic novel and is the product of work... Continue Reading →

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