Great Reads: Someplace Else

May 16, 2017 | Book Buzz

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Great Reads is a series of posts featuring recent books that are highly recommended by Toronto Public Library staff. Sometimes you just want to escape with a book that takes you away from familiar locations. These books do just that – they transport the reader to parts unknown on Earth...

Everyone has a Novel Inside Them: The Bill Clinton Edition

May 10, 2017 | M. Elwood

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Former United States President Bill Clinton is writing a novel. "The President is Missing" will be co-written with best-selling author James Patterson. The book will be jointly published by Knopf and Little, Brown and Co. The publishers promise the book will be "a unique amalgam of intrigue, suspense and behind-the-scenes...

Great Reads: From Time to Time

May 9, 2017 | Book Buzz

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Great Reads is a series of posts featuring recent books that are highly recommended by Toronto Public Library staff. Time is a factor in each of these novels. Some of the books are set in other eras; others play with time in creative new ways. Whether time travel, alternative history...

Cinco de Mayo

May 5, 2017 | Lynn

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This is the day that many people wish to celebrate Cinco de Mayo with many, many margaritas, because nothing says "I support Mexican holidays" like drinking margaritas. For those who don't know what Cinco de Mayo is really about here is a documentary by the History Channel to explain it...

Great Reads: A Little Romance

May 2, 2017 | Book Buzz

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Great Reads is a series of posts featuring recent books that are highly recommended by Toronto Public Library staff. Do you want more romance in your life? Fall in love with one of these books. They may not be traditional romances but there is a love story at the heart...

Great Reads: Prefer Something Suspenseful?

April 25, 2017 | Book Buzz

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Great Reads is a series of posts featuring recent books that are highly recommended by Toronto Public Library staff. Looking for something suspenseful? This list will help you find the thrills your life is missing – whether you want a traditional mystery or something a little bit different. The Bear...

Books to Movies: Percy Fawcett and Henrietta Lacks

April 22, 2017 | Kelli

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In a weird coincidence, two of my favorite nonfiction books of the last few years have been made into new films that are available within days of each other. The Lost City of Z by David Grann has been made into a feature film which is in limited release in...

"Love and Truth are Indivisible": Meet Joy Kogawa at Don Mills Branch on May 2, 2017

April 20, 2017 | Book Buzz

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In her memoir, Gently to Nagasaki, Joy Kogawa examines atrocity – by countries and by individuals – and describes the difficult task of maintaining one's faith when confronted with barbarism. In an interview with the Vancouver Sun's Douglas Todd, Kogawa stated that reconciliation cannot be achieved without first confronting the...

Great Reads: Just for Fun

April 18, 2017 | Book Buzz

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Great Reads is a series of posts featuring recent books that are highly recommended by Toronto Public Library staff. These quirky and engaging reads may not solve the world's problems, but they might take your mind off them for a little while. Born Weird by Andrew Kaufman A quirky tale...

Great Reads: Learn Something New

April 11, 2017 | Book Buzz

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Great Reads is a series of posts featuring recent books that are highly recommended by Toronto Public Library staff. These are some of our favourite non-fiction titles. Pick one up and see what you learn! Curious: The Desire to Know and Why Your Future Depends on it by Ian Leslie...