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The Glass Hotel

Posted on: October 29, 2020 at 9:30 am, in

  The Glass Hotel By Emily St. John Mandel Vincent grows up in the fictional village of Caiette, just across the water from Port Hardy on northern Vancouver Island.  Her tiny town has no road and is accessible only by water taxi. Her unusual name (for a girl) was given to her by her mother, […]

Lizard’s Tale

Posted on: October 26, 2020 at 10:16 am, in

  Lizard’s Tale By Weng Wai Chan Lizard is a boy living on his own in a shack in Singapore during World War II.  His parents have passed away, and his beloved Uncle Archie, whom he used to live with, has disappeared.  Lizard is able to make a living through petty theft and with a […]

Children of Ash and Elm

Posted on: October 16, 2020 at 9:57 am, in

  by Neil Price I’m a gamer.  I play lots of video games, and one of my favourite series is Assassin’s Creed, a long and convoluted series of stories that are set in various historical time periods and places.  The games are meticulously researched: they go to great lengths to seek out the most recent […]


Posted on: October 16, 2020 at 9:48 am, in

  by Charlotte McConaghy In a world robbed of rainforests and birdsong, ornithologist Franny Stone embarks to track the final migration of the Arctic terns, known for their unmatched resilience as the birds with the longest migration period – and also as the last birds on Earth. Prepared for the harsh venture to the northernmost […]