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House of Daughters

Posted on: February 9, 2023 at 10:18 am, in

by Simon Choa-Johnston Local author Simon Choa-Johnston has released a follow-up to his best-selling 2016 novel, The House of Wives. House of Daughters, a stand-alone sequel, brings to life the sights and sounds of 1920s Hong Kong. Like the first book in this planned trilogy, the novel is inspired by Choa-Johnston’s ancestors. Pearl Belilios, a wealthy Jewish-Chinese […]

Saltwater City

Posted on: February 9, 2023 at 10:05 am, in

by Paul Yee Paul Yee’s Saltwater City is an informative read that any reader wishing to learn about the history of Chinese-Canadians will enjoy. Yee begins with the story of early Chinese immigrants, pioneers who went through hard times. Through this story and others that quickly follow, Yee illustrates how these pioneers made things better […]

Incredible Crossings: The History and Art of the Bridges, Tunnels and Inland Ferries that Connect British Columbia

Posted on: February 9, 2023 at 9:43 am, in

by Derek Hayes Maybe this recommendation is a bridge too far.  I don’t want to bore you with a book about tunnels, bridges and stuff like that. But really, Incredible Crossings: the History and Art of the Bridges, Tunnels and Inland Ferries That Connect British Columbia by Derek Hayes is an engaging read about something that we […]