Category: Book Club

Coming to grips with a terrible childhood

The Leavers, By Lisa Ko Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill Hard cover, 335 Pages www.algonquin.com Little Deming Guo was a child who had experience with abandonment. He was born in New York to an...

The three lesser known Tudor sisters

The Last Tudor, By Philippa Gregory Touchstone An Imprint of Simon & Schuster, Inc. Soft cover, 513 pages www.simonandschuster.ca Author Philippa Gregory takes a look at the Tudor sisters Lady Jane, Katherine and Mary...

A guide to your medical woes

Medical Symptons A Visual Guide DK Canada Softcover, 247 Pages Dk.com This full colour glossy book makes hunting for your symptoms fun and educational, although as with everything medical, you need to see a...

The secret life of Claude

This Is How It Always Is By Laurie Frankel Flatiron Books Hard cover, 323 pages flatironbooks.com This is a very compelling story about a little boy who wants to be a girl and how...

A choice of freedom and free will

The Heart Goes Last By Margaret Atwood McClelland & Stewart Soft cover, 380 pages www.penguinrandomhouse.ca What began as a short story for this Canadian iconic writer turned into a few more episodes and then...

A labour of love and hate

The Perfect Nanny By Leila Slimani Penguin Books Soft cover, 228 pages penguin.com After staying home for a time with her two young children, Myriam decides she can’t stand the monotony any longer. A...

Mother and daughter on a path to self discovery

Hot Milk By Deborah Levy Bloomsbury USA Softcover, 218 Pages www.bloomsbury.com A young anthropologist accompanies her struggling mother to southern Spain in hopes of finding a cure for her constant complaints and inability to...

Heritage apples of Ontario

Identifying Heritage Apples Across Ontario By Sherrell Leetooze Publisher: Lynn Michael-John Associates www.lm-jassociates.webs.com Bowmanville-based historian and gardener Sherrell Leetooze enjoys taking walks in the country and would sometimes pick apples she came across on...

Earth and the honeybee

The History of Bees By Maja Lunde Touchstone: An Imprint of Simon & Schuster, Inc. Soft Cover, 337 Pages www.simonspeakers.com This novel is a story of life on Earth as it was in the...

A boy and his family

His Whole Life By Elizabeth Hayes McClelland & Stewart Softcover, 361 Pages www.penguinrandomhouse.ca A 10-year-old boy Jim learns about the struggle of life and what family, friends, nature and home mean to him. This...