As fall weather closes in around us and we begin to prepare for another Canadian winter, why not snuggle up with a book by a Canadian author? These are just a few of the books coming to the Library in the next few months.
Kaur’s third collection of poetry takes readers on a reflective journey visiting the past, the present and the potential of self.
Atwood’s collection of poems are about absences and endings, ageing and retrospection, gifts and renewals. Many of the themes in this collection will be recognizable to Atwood fans.
Jann’s story is interwoven with the stories of her mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and father and they show her younger self that fear and avoidance is no way to live. This is an inspiring account of how Jann, in her fifties, finally realized that it was a losing battle to try to be pleasing, beautiful and likeable in the eyes of others, and the only eyes that matter are your own.
Formerly the lead singer of Great Big Sea, Newfoundland’s popular singer, songwriter and storyteller offers up his cure for the Covid blues, with a book of stories and adventures that you might hear in an East Coast pub, all designed to put a smile on your face.
Beloved actor Michael J. Fox shares very personal stories about illness and aging and facing mortality, all with his trademark humour. This is a book about reflection and the new struggles he has faced over the past decade.
Peter Mansbridge, former anchor of The National, offers a collection of first-person stories about some remarkable and inspiring Canadians. Hear the stories of immigrants, doctors, athletes, politicians who have all broken down barriers in some way. Their stories will make you see and feel Canada in a new way.
Forgotten Daughter is about a surprising love affair set against the backdrop of the Quebec separatist movement of the early 1990s. Veronique Fortin, a passionate radical separatist falls in love with James Phenix, a journalist who opposes Quebec separatism, resulting in a turbulent love affair. At the same time, James’ sister Elodie, one of the Duplessis Orphans, becomes involved in a coalition demanding reparations for their suffering in the orphanages/mental institutions in the 1950s. As all three grow close, they must overcome their different views and their pasts in order to determine their own roles in the shaping of Quebec’s future.
Brooke has always secretly loved Derek, her boss, her friend, her confidante, but she never believed he could feel the same way for her. Yet Derek does want Brooke and they are soon swept into a whirlwind, but secretive romance. And then it all falls apart. Derek becomes embroiled in a scandal and Brooke is left holding the ruined pieces of their life and is forced to re-examine their relationship and make sense of the man she loves.
It isn’t easy being the daughters of a feminist icon, as Mariana, Nina and Beata know. In this generational family comedy the Hennessey children contend with the big struggles of midlife: aging parents, raging teens, crumbling marriages and bodies, new loves and the choice between playing it safe or taking life-altering risks. It might be easier to find their paths if they could step out of Lydia’s shadow—but the biggest women’s march in history is underway, and Lydia and her family are at the centre of it.
In this follow-up to Heat Wave, Charlotte is left in charge of the detective agency and is subsequently hired by a Mrs Jessop to inquire into the untimely death of her son, a veteran injured during the Great War, which the police have ruled a suicide. At the same time, Charlotte is also hired to help solve the murder of a factory supervisor at a women’s wear manufacturer with potential communist ties. As Charlotte struggles to solve both mysteries, she finds that they begin to intersect and then she really has her hands full!
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