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Remembrance

book cover image One Soldier

Dillon Hillier, a corporal with the Princess Patricia's Canadian Light Infantry, returned home from a tour in Afghanistan and started up a normal life. At least, that was the plan.

Seabiscuit: An American Legend

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If you're a fan of the written-off underdog particlularly race horses winning against long odds you might find Laura Hillenbrand's Seabiscuit:An American Legend an inspiring read.

Sounds Like Poetry

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Sound as an element can help you create a better poem. Here are some great poetry techniques from Margaret Christakos, Writer-in-Residence

Record Breaking Super Moon

book cover image: the moon and how to observe it

While I generally blog about books that we have in the collection or an upcoming program I had to change tactics because we have the chance to see a record-breaking supermoon - the biggest in nearly 70 years.

Wonderful historical tale...

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Paulette Jiles' latest novel is News of the World. It's also a National Book Award finalist.

Looking for a great lead character and a fantastic plot?

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Okay, so you've finished all the latest trilogies and you've been waiting for a new awesome heroine and a fantastic plot along. Uh, huh - you got it The Diabolic by S.J. Kincaid is all that - and more.

Gritty police series - recommended!

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Tana French's books have won the Edgar, Anthony, Macavity, and Barry awards, the Los Angeles Times Award for Best Mystery/Thriller, and the Irish Book Award for Crime Fiction.

Massey Lectures 2016

The Return of History

The face of the Earth is not ablush with democratic stability and rising prosperity, this year. Canadian Jennifer Welsh says she knows why.