The Line Painter by Claire Cameron

      This book is a true page turner which provides the reader with a unique appreciation of the lines on long, lonely stretches of highway.  Cameron tells the story of Carrie, who embarks on a solo road trip north from her home in Toronto, after her boyfriend dies as a result of a... Continue Reading →

Home Ice

I started reading Angie Abdou’s fiction books several years ago, and have been following her on Twitter (@angie-abdou) for a while. We shared some camaraderie over her tweets about sitting in a cold rink in August, and I was delighted to hear she had a new book coming out about being a reluctant hockey mom.... Continue Reading →

Nine Women, One Dress by Jane L. Rosen

This elegantly written book shows just how connected we all are.  Here in Thunder Bay, it’s common to discover you have something or someone in common to almost everyone you meet.  The “one degree of separation” phenomenon is understandable in a city the size of ours, but could it work in the metropolis of New... Continue Reading →

Mount! by Jilly Cooper

I was thrilled to spot a new book by one of my favourite authors on display at the Brodie Library a few months ago, and it didn’t disappoint. Jilly Cooper is popular British writer who has a passion for horses, and a knack for relationships. Her newest book, Mount! focusses on Rupert Campbell-Black’s horse racing... Continue Reading →

In the Unlikely Event by Judy Blume

Judy Blume is known for writing about teen angst in books like “Are you there God? It’s me, Margaret”. She has written several books for adults as well, and “In the unlikely event” is her latest. The story centers on a series of real-life plane crashes which Blume, herself, experienced as a teen, and spirals... Continue Reading →

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