karma brown

5 Great Book Club Picks for 2016

The best book club choices are not necessarily the newest or most buzzed-about books, but are the books that will get your group buzzing. Older books are fascinating when looked at through a modern lens, small-press titles are often unexpected and thought-provoking and a change of genre can reinvigorate a group’s love of book talk. Clear themes,… Read More »

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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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Books That Give You All the Feels

Sometimes you want a book to provide an escape: frivolous, fun, easy. And sometimes you want something a little different; something meaty, that matches your mood. And like movies and music, books can deliver just the flavor you’re looking for. Personally, I like a good cry at the hands of a deft writer, but even if… Read More »

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When Setting Is Everything

The most absorbing novels necessarily combine a few key ingredients: compelling characters, page-turning plot, compulsively readable narrative…and the list goes on. Though not always crucial to a book’s success, the setting is one of the ingredients that can transform a good story into an unforgettable reading experience. Here’s a list of books where setting plays… Read More »

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