Book Bites: News and Views for September 18

  Friends, fans, and publishers celebrated the launch of Karma Brown’s Come Away With Me at the Spoke Club in Toronto on September 16. Officially released on August 25, Brown’s powerful debut follows a young woman on international adventure she and her husband try to readjust to life following a tragedy. * It’s awards season!… Read More »

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Sisters in Fiction: 8 Great Books Featuring Girl Sibs

Sisters. I have two of them, and despite the fights in our youth over clothing, space and Sassy magazines, we have remained pretty good friends. As adults we are bonded by two very important things—a combined past and a unique understanding of how crazy our parents are—that we can share with no others (excepting our brother).… Read More »

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8 Great Book-Themed Places to Get Your Drink On

A new bar inspired by the Harry Potter series has opened in Toronto, serving off a menu entitled, “Potions & Elixirs,” and, according to a report on CBC.ca, offers customers subtle nods to the wizard throughout the user experience. This all makes perfect sense to me, not only because capitalizing on Harry Potter’s success is… Read More »

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Giller Prize Longlist Announced

Well, my to-be-read pile just got quite a bit higher. The longlist for the 2015 Scotiabank Giller Prize (known colloquially as the Giller) for Canadian fiction was announced this week, and it includes a pretty diverse company of writers, styles and publishers. The twelve titles include previously-nominated authors, a few newbies and an almost equal… Read More »

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