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Fiction

A Cup of Friendship

book jacketA Cup of Friendship by Deborah Rodriguez is my latest read. This is one that I found through subscribing to our Fiction e-newsletters. Do you know about those? If you're an avid reader give us a call and we can explain what they are all about or click here for some more information about them. At any rate I really liked

Sing You Home - Jodi Picoult

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Jodi Picoult does it again with "Sing You Home". Are you a Picoult fan? She's written some really popular titles like "Nineteen Minutes" and "My sister's Keeper". (actually all her titles are popular!) You may have seen the movie based on her book as well (My sister's Keeper). At any rate, Jodi Piccoult tends to write about very intense subjects like school shootings, cancer, abuse and so on. Sounds depressing I know however, she always includes positive

Sing You Home - Jodi Picoult

Book jacketJodi Picoult does it again with "Sing You Home". Are you a Picoult fan? She's written some really popular titles like "Nineteen Minutes" and "My sister's Keeper". (actually all her titles are popular!) You may have seen the movie based on her book as well (My sister's Keeper). At any rate, Jodi Piccoult tends to 

The Particular Sadness of Lemon Cake

book jacketI  finished "The Particular Sadness of Lemon Cake" over the weekend. I really liked it... but (yes a but!) there was a part of the story that really lost me because I felt it

She's baaaack!

Book jacketYes, ladies and gentleman Alice Hoffman is back! She is one of my all time favourite authors. I remember when I discovered her years ago, I read everything and anything she wrote. I loved the magical quality (magical realism) she always included in her novels. I had never read anyone like her! However, her more recent work

Author Reading: Cathy Marie Buchnan

book jacketJoin us at Central Thursday Feb.24, for a reading from Canadian author Cathy Marie Buchanan. She will be reading from her wonderful debut novel entitled

The Things They Carried

I'm almost finished "The Things They Carried" by Tim O'Brien. He is a Vietnam vet and wrote this novel based on real events that he experienced during the Vietnam war. At times the narrator (whose name is also Tim O'Brien) changes and the new voice retells the same event that was previously shared. This exercise brilliantly illustrates

The Day the Falls Stood Still

book cover imageThis was one of those novels I was sad to finish; I enjoyed it that much. The neat thing is that the author Cathy Marie Buchanan is coming to Central for a reading on Thursday, Feb.24. I can't wait to meet her and hear her read from this wonderful novel.  "The Day the Falls Stood Still" is a historical novel set in Niagara Falls, 1915. It follows Bess, who

Author Reading: Andre Alexis

Join us at the Central library on February 7th, 7:30pm for a reading from Andre Alexis. Andre is the Writer-in-Residence at UWO from September 2010-February 2011. He will be reading from his new collection of

The Very Thought of You

Book jacket A friend and colleague recommended that I read The Very Thought of You by Rosie Alison. This one is a historical novel set in England during the second world war. It follows several characters but in such a way the the storyline flows effortlessly. One of my favourite characters is Anna. Anna is a brave, young evacuee who was sent to live in the English