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About gplbrandon

Avid reader, amateur writer, and circulation clerk extraordinaire!

Interview with Local Author Joanne Guidoccio

Guelph author Joanne Guidoccio’s newest novel, A Season for Killing Blondes, has everything a mystery lover could want: a heroine in distress, an old flame from her past, vexing villains and, of course, a series of gristly murders. The books is … Continue reading

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“London Triptych” by Jonathan Kemp

Jonathan Kemp’s London Triptych is Jonathan Kemp’s first novel. First published in the UK, it won the Authors’ Club’s Best First Novel Award in 2010 and Kemp has since written two other books, one collection of short fiction and one non-fiction … Continue reading

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“Tipping the Velvet” by Sarah Waters — LGBTQ Book Club Review

The latest book for our LGBTQ Book Club to review is Sarah Waters’ Tipping the Velvet. This award-winner was called one of the most important debut books of the 1900s and subsequently became a wildly successful BBC mini-series (also available … Continue reading

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Ideal: Ayn Rand’s “New” Novel

Calling Ayn Rand a controversial figure would be the understatement of the year. In some circles claiming to be a fan of her work could get you labeled an elitist or a nut. Then there are the legions of acolytes who hold … Continue reading

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#TheGirlIsBack : New Salander Mystery Meets Cynic’s Expectations

When I first saw The Girl In The Spider’s Web on bookshelves early in October, I was apprehensive. I remain a huge fan of the Stieg Larsson Millennium mysteries (The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo, The Girl Who Played With Fire, … Continue reading

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When Everything Feels Like The Movies: YA Fiction With an Edge

What’s it like growing up gay and fabulous in dingy small town America? That’s one of the many questions explored in author Raziel Reid’s first novel When Everything Feels Like The Movies. The book won the Governor General’s award for Young … Continue reading

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“In One Person” by John Irving

John Irving is the celebrated American author of “The World According to Garp” (1978), “The Cider House Rules” (1985), and over a dozen other well known books and plays. “In One Person” (2012) is one of his most recent works. … Continue reading

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