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An Irish Country Family

Posted on: November 27, 2020 at 10:47 am, in

      By Patrick Taylor With the current pandemic keeping us apart from those we love, I am finding it important to connect in other ways. My reading choices of late seek comfort and escape and this has led me back to old friends, Doctor Fingal Flaherty O’Reilly, and Dr. Barry Laverty, GPs of the […]

Red Fox Road

Posted on: November 26, 2020 at 12:48 pm, in

Red Fox Road By Frances Greenslade Francie and her parents are on a road trip.  They have left their home in Penticton and are driving to the Grand Canyon to do some hiking and camping.  As they travel through Oregon, Francie’s dad decides to trust his new GPS and takes a shortcut down a remote […]

Lilian Boxfish Takes a Walk

Posted on: November 16, 2020 at 4:27 pm, in

by Kathleen Rooney New York City, New Year’s Eve, 1984. A woman named Lillian Boxfish, about the same age as the century, has no particular place to be. Dressed in her favourite mink coat, she embarks on a miles-long stroll around lower Manhattan. The novel switches between Lillian’s encounters with ordinary New Yorkers and her […]

Kerry and the Knight of the Forest

Posted on: November 16, 2020 at 12:27 pm, in

Kerry and the Knight of the Forest By Andi Watson Kerry’s parents are very sick and he is their only hope. So Kerry leaves their family farm to retrieve their lifesaving medicine.  As he skirts the forest on the way back, he is led astray by what appears to be a little girl.  But this […]

Tornado Brain

Posted on: November 16, 2020 at 11:43 am, in

Tornado Brain By Cat Patrick Thirteen-year-old Frankie is different from the other kids in her life.  She can’t stand loud noises and doesn’t always understand social cues.  She’s been labelled “neurodivergent” – in other words, her brain works differently.  Frankie is also fascinated by tornadoes, hence the term “tornado brain”. Frankie has always had two […]

Pine Island Home

Posted on: November 2, 2020 at 11:34 am, in

Pine Island Home By Polly Horvath Fiona, Marlin, Natasha and Charlie McCready are four sisters who have travelled the world with their parents and lived in many places.  During their time in Borneo, the unthinkable happens – their parents take a short vacation to Thailand and are killed in a tsunami.  Luckily their Aunt Martha, […]