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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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#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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Canadian Translation Revives Classic Myths

Norse myths enjoy a resurgence of interest these days. Contemporary films featuring the legendary hero Thor are box office blockbusters. The world of Middle-Earth featured in The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings is heavily influenced by the stories … Continue reading

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Dating For Earthlings: Relationship Resources

Sick of reading books about dating and relationships that treat you like you’re from another planet? Tired of rubbing that “Law of Attraction” magic lamp and hoping that a love genie will pop out? Me too! So in advance of … Continue reading

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“The Ice Princess” And Other Scandinavian Crime Lit

The dark days of winter are upon us. What better way to ride them out than curled up on your couch with a good crime novel!  Loveable characters, bone-chilling murders, captivating settings, and diabolical twists and turns will keep you guessing … Continue reading

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