Monthly Archives: March 2016

Haunted by Augusto Pinochet and his horrific violence: ‘Our memory failed us, those atrocities had happened before’

Many countries have bloody histories. Chile is one of them. It was conquered by the Spanish in the 1500s, but by 1970 Chile was an independent democracy. In the middle of the Cold War, a Socialist was elected president, Salvador … Continue reading

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Is reading the work of an unknown like running over the edge of a cliff? Tim Belford had never heard of the book, but the title was intriguing

Tim Belford admits it: He’d never heard of any of the books included in this year’s nation-wide Canada Reads event. How, then, did he make his choice when asked to present one of the five novels at the Lennoxville Library’s … Continue reading

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Human children raised by wolves face interesting challenges: ‘Why yes, it is a pleasure to meet you madam, I – SQUIRREL!!!’

Eventually, and to their shock, many adults will at some point glare at a child and screech: WHAT, WERE YOU RAISED BY WOLVES? Well yes, actually. They were. While on a hunting trip on his lands, the very rich and … Continue reading

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Books and board games bring military history to life: Read up on paratroopers, then roll the die and beat a Nazi to the draw

Some read a book and then, out of enchantment or simple curiosity, see the movie. Doug Blair reads a book and then… jumps into the board game. “You could say I like to play the books,” he says. “I don’t … Continue reading

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New for kids

We have many new arrivals for kids to read (or for you to share by reading to your child)! Your Baby’s First Word Will Be DADA by Jimmy Fallon; Spotlight Soccer by Ricardo Sanchez; Barnyard Dance! by Sandra Boynton; Bug In The Vacuum by Melanie … Continue reading

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Jennifer Who?

Jennifer Robson is pegged by the Globe And Mail as (another) of the most famous authors you’ve never heard of. A recent profile notes that all three of her novels have hit the best-seller lists. Robson writes historical fiction set … Continue reading

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