From one of Canada’s most decorated Olympians comes a raw but life-affirming story of one woman’s struggle with depression. Open Heart, Open Mind by Clara Hughes. #IndigoWeekend
Following the coast on their summer vacation, the Henrys stop at the beach. A moment of distraction, a blink of the eye, and the life they know is swept away forever. Like shipwrecks lost at sea, each member of the family sinks under the weight of their shared tragedy. All seems lost but life is long. There are many ways to heal a wound, there are many ways to form a family, and as the Henrys discover, there are many roads to Atlantis. The Road to Atlantis by Leo Brent Robillard
Gillmor brilliantly tells the story of oil production through the life of Ritt Devlin. We witness Ritt’s early life in Texas in the 1950s where he is first introduced to the oil industry. Then we see his “escape” to Alberta and his rise in field, first as a rigger then on to study geology and then starting his own company. Not only do we witness Ritt’s passion for the industry but his personal passions – his three loves of his life and there endings. There is a great mix of a personal drama and
The Illegal, the much-anticipated new novel from Lawrence Hill, author of The Book of Negroes! A timely book, it's inspired by the stories of undocumented refugees and the fear they have of being deported, executed or persecuted. #50BookPledge
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Our 50 Book Pledge Featured Read for the week of September 7th is The Illegal, the much-anticipated new novel from Lawrence Hill, author of The Book of Negroes! A timely book, it's inspired by the stories of undocumented refugees and the fear they have of being deported, executed or persecuted. #50BookPledge
The story deals with Henry Moss. We witness all sorts of fumbles and failures as Henry tries to deal with his homosexuality. He tries hard to find a lasting and endearing partner but those he connects with are fleeting. As the book goes on, Henry ages and his desires change, but he is still lonely. Sinclair does an excellent job in describing those feelings and emotions for us to read. tinyurl.com/o5uu2sq
Edwin is a very bitter individual who works at a major publishing firm. He is over worked, underpaid, perpetually drinking and smoking and has deadlines set for him that are unreasonable. One day a self-help manuscript lands on his desk in which promises to help readers lose weight, stop smoking, have great sex and find inner peace. Edwin dismisses the book to be hogwash, but in order to make one of those unreasonable deadlines set against him, he allows it out to be published. But instead of Wh
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Murder City: The Untold Story of Canada’s Serial Killer Capital, 1959-1984 by Michael Arntfield shows a complex and ugly side to the supposed veneer that is London, Ontario, Canada. Arntfield has researched and detailed a difficult topic, giving it exposure for further consideration and discussion, like a good book should. http://tinyurl.com/ou4pudj
In Bodymap, Lambda Award-winner Leah Lakshmi Piepzna-Samarasinha sings a queer disabled femme-of-colour love song filled with hard femme poetics and disability justice. In this volume, Leah Lakshmi maps hard and vulnerable terrains of queer desire, survivorhood, transformative love, sick and disabled queer genius and all the homes we claim and deserve. #lgbt
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TO READ: Six Metres of Pavement by Farzana Doctor
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Farzana Doctor\s Six Metres of Pavement (Dundurn, 2011).
Hitching rides with Buddha - Will Ferguson. Such an incredibly hilarious, yet poignant and moving book.
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One of my fave books of all time about hitchhiking the length of Japan to follow the Cherry Blossom "front."
I could re-read this book a million times and never be bored.
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One of my all-time favourite books.
Monkey Beach by Eden Robinson, A must read for any literature lover.
Monkey Beach combines both joy and tragedy in a harrowing yet restrained story of grief and survival, and of a family on the edge of heartbreak. In the first English-language novel to be… read more at Kobo.
Ru by Kim Thuy, Sheila Fischman
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Ru by Kim Thúy. $2.99. http://accrosstherain.com/showme/dpthq/Bt0h0q9dKx5m0n9zPfMa.html. Author: Kim Thúy. Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing; 1 edition (November 27, 2012). 161 pages. At ten years old, Kim Thúy fled Vietnam on a boat with her family, leaving behind a grand house and the many less tangible riches of their home country: the ponds of lotus blossoms, the songs of soup-vendors. The family arrived in Quebec, where they found clothes at the flea market, and matt...
Prairie Ostrich by Tamai Kobayashi
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Prairie Ostrich (March), by Tamai Kobayashi, is the story of Imogene Murakami (aka "Egg"), who is growing up in the shadow of her parents' g...
The World Before Us by Aislinn Hunter • March 31, 2015 • Hogarth www.goodreads.com...
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Deep in the woods of England, near an abandoned Victorian asylum, Jane was babysitting a sweet young girl named Lily, and in one fleeting moment, lost her. The little girl was never found. Twenty years later, Jane is an archivist at a London museum that is about to close for lack of funding. As a final research project, Jane surveys the archives for information related to another missing person: a woman who disappeared over one hundred years ago in the same woods where Lily was lost.
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A new collection of short fiction from the Governor General’s Literary Award-winning author and Scotiabank Giller Prize finalist Greg Hollingshead. Act Normal is a collection of sharp, new comic stories about sex, art, and the daily risk of having accidents. Highly original, occasionally dark, but always endearing, these stories are filled with characters who are forced to confront strange behaviour in both themselves and others.
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Undermajordomo Minor by Patrick deWitt — A love story, an adventure story, a fable without a moral, and an ink-black comedy of manners, international bestselling author Patrick deWitt’s new novel is about a young man named Lucien (Lucy) Minor, who accepts employment at the foreboding Castle Von Aux. While tending to his new post as undermajordomo, he soon discovers the place harbours many dark secrets, not least of which is the whereabouts of the castle’s master, Baron Von Aux.
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This is a very detailed book. And I have to admit that I skimmed over parts of it I felt that were a bit overwhelming. But in most part, this was an enlightening read. And one I will be re-reading again in the future. tinyurl.com/pyo8b5k