The Book Club Hub – Memoirs

Book clubs offer a great opportunity for friends and book lovers to gather (whether virtually or in person) to catch up and discuss a good book. There’s only two problems with this activity and they seem to come up at every meeting: what book should the group read next and how do you find enough... Continue Reading →


When you think back on the story of your life, do you ever think about writing a book? The beauty of reading memoirs and autobiographies is that, no matter how interesting a person’s life may be, everyone comes from different cultures, backgrounds and experiences, so there is always something to learn. Some give us something... Continue Reading →

Essay Collections & Memoirs

This week Laura and Nicole talk about personal storytellers and suggest titles that run the gamut from funny to heartbreaking. Watch this and past episodes on YouTube or find and subscribe to us on your favourite podcast app. Place holds on these titles in print through our online catalogue, or search for them on cloudLibrary.... Continue Reading →

Interview with Rosemary Keevil

Rosemary Keevil has been a TV news reporter, a current affairs radio show host, and managing editor of a professional women’s magazine. She has a master’s degree in journalism and is currently a journalist covering addiction and recovery. Rosemary has two grown daughters who are content with their chosen careers. She lives in Whistler, British... 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 →

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 →

Interview with Peter Panetta

Peter Panetta is a mentor, educator, artist and adventurer. He currently lives in Thunder Bay, Ontario with his wife Norma Lee Panetta. In 1999, he founded the Underground Gym & Youth Centre for underprivileged children & youth. The goal is to reverse the downward trend of despair by providing multiple positive activities at no cost... Continue Reading →

Interview with Karen Connelly

Karen Connelly is the author of 10 books of bestselling non-fiction, fiction and poetry. She has won the Pat Lowther Memorial Award for her poetry, the Governor General’s Award for her non-fiction and Britain’s Orange Broadband Prize for New Fiction for her first novel, The Lizard Cage. Connelly presents her latest collection of poetry, Come... Continue Reading →

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