July 2022 Staff Picks


July 2022 Staff Picks

Last Updated 2022/07/15

David’s Pick: Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe by Benjamin Alire Sáenz This lovely duo of books tells the story of angry loner Aristotle and mellow bookworm


May 2022 Staff Picks

Last Updated 2022/05/21

Brenda’s Pick: Between two kingdoms: a memoir of a life interrupted by Suleika Jaouad   Suleika Jaouad’s memoir has two parts: her life in the first “kingdom” was when she


March 2022 Staff Picks

Last Updated 2022/03/10

Brenda’s Pick: A little chaos DVD co-written, directed and starring Alan Rickman A little chaos” is a charming story set during the time of King Louis XIV and the building


January 2022 Staff Picks

Last Updated 2022/01/11

David’s Pick: Our Country Friends by Gary Shteyngart If you feel you’re ready for a pandemic novel, at least this one is funny. Echoing Boccaccio’s Decameron, a group of friends flee the


October 2021 Staff Picks

Last Updated 2021/10/12

Brenda’s Pick: Ripe Figs: recipes and stories from the eastern Mediterranean by Yasmin Khan This is a gorgeous book about food, people, and recipes and stories about them all. The


August 2021 Staff Picks

Last Updated 2021/07/29

Brenda’s Pick: We are all perfectly fine: a memoir of love, medicine and healing by Jillian Horton M.D.  This memoir winds in and out from within the setting of a meditation


March 2021 Staff Picks

Last Updated 2021/03/06

Brenda’s Pick: The reality bubble by Ziya Tong This book takes aim at humanity’s willful blindness through a series of chapters that create an awareness of wonder and then shows


January 2021 Staff Picks

Last Updated 2022/01/05

Brenda’s Pick: The smallest lights in the universe by Sara Seager Toronto-born author/astrophysicist, Sara Seager was recently named an officer of the Order of Canada for her research and study of


November 2020 Staff Picks

Last Updated 2020/11/10

Becky’s Pick: Caste : the origins of our discontents by Isabel Wilkerson Reading through the last chapters of Caste: the Origins of Our Discontent during the days around the 2020 US


September 2020 Staff Picks

Last Updated 2020/09/10

Brenda’s Pick: Cutting for Stone by Abraham Verghese This novel appeared over 10 years ago. Written by a doctor, the story follows the lives of identical twin boys, Shiva and