November 2016 Staff Picks


November 2016 Staff Picks

Last Updated 2016/11/12

Brenda’s Pick: Disappearance in Damascus by Deborah Campbell I had heard an interview with Deborah Campbell on CBC radio and watched for her book, Disappearance in Damascus. Her story begins


September 2016 Staff Picks

Last Updated 2016/09/22

Brenda’s Pick: Isabella : the warrior queen by Kirstin Downey For anyone with an interest in history and specifically Spanish history, this book is a fascinating biography of Isabella of Castile, who became


July 2016 Staff Picks

Last Updated 2016/08/26

David’s Pick: The Girls by Emma Cline It might be unusual to decide on a staff pick when you’re only on page 17 of a book, but this one is


June 2016 Staff Picks

Last Updated 2016/08/10

Brenda’s Pick: The High Mountains of Portugal by Yann Martel Author Yann Martel has a way of telling a story that leaves behind a residue. In the case of The High


May 2016 Staff Picks

Last Updated 2016/08/30

Joanne’s Pick: A Profession of Hope: Farming on the Edge of the Grizzly Trail by Jenna Butler This poetic and thought provoking book is about a couple that buys 160


April 2016 Staff Picks

Last Updated 2016/08/09

Brenda’s Pick: In Other Words by Jumpha Lahiri Jumpha Lahiri, a renowned fiction author, has crafted this non-fiction book. Oddly enough, she wrote it in Italian, her third language. The


March 2016 Staff Picks

Last Updated 2016/08/09

David’s Pick: Dubliners by James Joyce My staff pick is one of the revered texts of literary modernism, we can all agree on that; but is a book that people


January 2016 Staff Picks

Last Updated 2016/08/09

Brenda’s Pick: Fifteen Dogs by André Alexis I was in the middle of another book when I picked up Fifteen Dogs and couldn’t stop reading it. The premise of the


November 2015 Staff Picks

Last Updated 2016/08/05

Becky’s Pick: Beastly Babies by Ellen Jackson Puppies slobber. Kittens spill. Young gorillas can’t sit still. Mamas gobble, mamas cluck. Barnyard babies run amok! In our house, this was not


September 2015 Staff Picks

Last Updated 2016/07/29

Becky’s Pick: Lila by Marilynne Robinson Lila is born into rough life in the 1920s, we meet her cold and lonely as a young child, left outside at night by