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November 2023 Staff Picks

November 2023 Staff Picks

Last Updated 2023/11/09

Alan’s Pick: Absolute Friends by John le Carré John le Carre’s spy novels are well known page turners…this one follows the unlikely friendship of two agents, who are apparently working

July 2023 Staff Picks

Last Updated 2023/07/27

David’s Pick : The Guest by Emma Cline This book is a non-stop wild ride through five days in the life of a woman coming to the end of her

April 2023 Staff Picks

Last Updated 2023/05/05

Brenda’s Pick :Ten steps to Nanette: a memoir situation by Hannah Gadsby Whether or not you have viewed “Nanette” on Netflix, Hannah’s book will fill you in on her life

January 2023 Staff Picks

Last Updated 2023/01/27

David’s Pick: Ducks: Two Years in the Oil Sands by Kate Beaton An astonishing graphic memoir of Beaton’s time working in the Canadian Tar Sands in the early 2000s, which

October 2022 Staff Picks

Last Updated 2022/10/18

Brenda’s Pick: Ride the rising wind: one woman’s journey across Canada by Barbara Bradbury Kingscote The author of this book died in 2019 at the age of 91. The journey

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