Category: Book Club

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...

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...