Category: Book Club

Telling tales of mystery and adventure

Reviewed by Janet Sketchley Canadian author Elma Schemenauer has researched and brought to life 30 intriguing tales from Canada’s past, in a selection as broad as our nation’s geography. Stories feature First Nations peoples,...

Learn about the history of theatres

Toronto’s Local Movie Theatres of Yesteryear By Doug Taylor Dundurn Toronto Softcover, 208 pages www.dundurn.com This book chronicles the history of movie theatres around Toronto, and there were surprisingly many. Author Doug Taylor is...

The child of secrets and solitude

The Photographer’s Wife By Suzanne Joinson Bloomsbury Publishing Plc Softcover, 334 pages www.bloomsbury.com Prue is now an artist in 1937, living a reclusive life by the sea. Her past is brought to the forefront...

Loving at all costs

Everything Love Is By Claire King Bloomsbury Publishing Plc Hard Cover, 372 Pages www.bloomsbury.com Baptiste Molino has spent his life trying to make others happy. From his beloved houseboat Candice, Molino provides counseling to...

The feminist in all of us

I’ll Take You There By Wally Lamb Harper Collins Hard Cover, 252 Pages www.harpercollins.com Felix, a film scholar who runs an evening movie club, is visited by some friendly ghosts who help him relive...

Fifty objects that signify Canada

A Number of Things Stories of Canada Told Through Fifty Objects By Jan Urquhart Harper Collins Publisher Ltd. Hard Cover, 223 Pages www.harpercollins.ca Canadian author Jan Urquhart was surprised when she was asked to...

A family of dysfunction

The Nest By Cynthia D’Aprix Sweeney Harper Collins Publishers Ltd. Soft Cover, 353 Pages www.harpercollins.ca The dysfunctional Plumb family is pulled together in New York City when Melody, Beatrice and Jack meet to confront...

The tale of the masterpiece

The Muse By Jessie Burton HarperCollins Publishers Ltd. Soft Cover, 334 Pages www.harpercollins.ca Odelle Bastien has spent five years in London trying to find a place for herself while developing her skills as a...

A look at Ontario

Discover Ontario By Terry Boyle Dundurn Soft Cover, 227 Pages www.dundurn.com Author and journalist Terry Boyle uses archives from a radio show he did called Discover Ontario, which was on the air from 1987...