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...

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...

"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: Great Lives

April 4, 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. This list of biographies, memoirs and novels recounts the lives of the famous, the powerful and lesser known individuals with fascinating lives. Non-Fiction The Black Count: Glory, Revolution, Betrayal and the...

Great Reads: Family Matters

March 28, 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. Families – you can't live with 'em... These novels are all about families – good, bad, dysfunctional. Enjoy these stories of mothers, fathers, husbands, wives, partners, sons, daughters, brothers and sisters...

Six Books From Ireland for St. Patrick's Day

March 17, 2017 | Kelli

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I'll admit, I generally avoid novels in the magical realism genre. In the past, I've found the added element of magic in a story otherwise based in reality more irritating than interesting. That's just me. Yet, when I came across Himself by Jess Kidd, I thought I'd try again. I'm...