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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 retreat centre. The attendees are all doctors. Be prepared to get to know your doctor better…much better. Jill Horton is a medical educator from the University of Toronto and she enters


December 2019 Staff Picks

Last Updated 2019/12/19

Brenda’s Pick: Maiden DVD “The finish line knows no gender.” This is a true sailing story with original footage from 1989. What makes it so unique, exciting, and inspiring is that it was the first time a crew of all women sailed in the Whitbread Round the World Race.  Tracy Edwards, a 26-year-old from England


April 2019 Staff Picks

Last Updated 2019/05/01

Jayme’s Pick: The Dovekeepers by Alice Hoffman People can see into the future; lives and deaths are predetermined at birth; magic, especially women’s magic, plays an important role. To give one’s life for one’s child, one’s lover, one’s friend or one’s god, is the highest honour. Suffering and death are an inescapable part of life,


December 2018 Staff Picks

Last Updated 2018/12/12

Brenda’s Pick: Land of lost borders: out of bounds on the Silk Road by Kate Harris A Canadian and multi-faceted explorer, Kate Harris, and her friend rode a section of the Silk Road on bicycles. She totally captivates with her vivid description of the journey and musing (and humorous) narrative along the way. “What if borders


August 2018 Staff Picks

Last Updated 2018/08/18

David’s Pick : The Death of Homo Economicus by Peter Fleming This blistering, hilarious, & occasionally horrifying survey of the current state of capitalism & neoliberalism will make your hair stand on end. Fleming pulls no punches and amasses evidence to show how hollowed-out the world of work has become and how crushing debt is for many people


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 just after Saddam Hussein has been overthrown and she is working as an underground journalist in Damascus, Syria. She meets a “fixer” named Ahlam and