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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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Combining the tragic and the comic: All My Puny Sorrows by Miriam Toews

My book club recently had an engaging and lively discussion about the fiction novel, All My Puny Sorrows.  The novel’s plot revolves around a family confronting the potential loss of a beloved member through suicide.  Elfrieda (Elf), despite her fame … 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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Rediscovering An Old Favorite: The Enduring Appeal Of John Grisham’s Legal Thrillers

Ever since I watched the movie The Paper Chase, I have been obsessed with the law. It was no surprise to me that after a few years at university I found myself a student at Western Law. After a few … 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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How To Live A Meaningful Life: The Road To Character by David Brooks

If you are a contemplative individual, and are prepared to critically examine all your beliefs and cultural assumptions, you will find much to admire in David Brooks’s original book, The Road To Character. The book is really an account of the … Continue reading

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What’s with the hype?: The Girl on the Train

Before I even begin this post, let me acknowledge that I am quite behind in reading what’s new and popular since I just got around to reading The Girl on the Train by Paula Hawkins last month. So my apologies … Continue reading

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