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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 continue to read and find interesting? As I write this staff pick, I see that the Powell River Public Library no longer has a print


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 story is fascinating, a group of dogs given the gift of human thought. These dogs live in Toronto and their tale continues under the eye


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 the adults who (we can only guess) are meant to care for her. She is spared a miserable death by Doll, and they eventually join


May 2015 Staff Picks

Last Updated 2016/07/29

Brenda’s Pick: GET UP! (CD) What a combination and collaboration of music! When I first listened to this album produced by Ben Harper, who wrote most of the songs, and featuring Charlie Musselwhite, now 68, I felt transported to a grassy hillside at a Music Festival somewhere, just laying back and listening to two fantastic