Monthly Archives: April 2011

The dog is a NASCAR fan

Enzo is a dog. At the end of a life well lived, he narrates the story of his human, Denny, and the troubles the two have tried to overcome together. As portrayed in Garth Stein’s The Art of Racing in … Continue reading

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Monsters, pumpkins and zombies, oh my

How scary are the books in the Lennoxville Library? Very, very scary. They range from ghoulish tales for kiddies to the zombie-orific end of the world as described in a New York Times best-seller for you, yes you, one of … Continue reading

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Halloween horror for grown-ups

Halloween is one of the best of celebrations. And Good Reads is looking to spook out the grownups this week. In the New Arrivals section, The Lace Reader, by Brunonia Barry (2006), is set in Salem, a haunted tourism resort, … Continue reading

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Can a life be copyrighted?

The Life of Margaret Laurence, James King’s 1997 portrait of the infamous Canadian writer, begins with a fascinating contradiction that the Foreman Art Gallery’s Community Arts Lab is tackling these next few months. It’s the concept of copyright. Without being … Continue reading

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Floods, a new Governor General, and political scandal at Maclean’s

The entertaining attention given Maclean’s this month has ensured a satisfying sellout of the magazine’s press run in Quebec, not to mention fury from pundits and politicians, and threats of a lawsuit from the blameless Bonhomme Carnaval, pictured with a … Continue reading

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The human toll of war

This week Good Reads considers three books that touch on the human toll of war. Zane Grey’s ‘The Thundering Herd’ was first published in 1925, portraying the extinction of the buffalo. Recent two-legged arrivals to the American plains discovered there … Continue reading

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How to write a research paper … and what to read when avoiding one

Actually, that headline should say “and what to read when you need a break from all that researching,” but it’s too long to fit. High school students are soon to have research reports due. If this is new to you, … Continue reading

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