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Staff Picks: Our Table

October 22, 2021
Catherine

Patricia recently enjoyed Our Table, a children's picture book by Peter H. Reynolds that follows a young girl who is determined to reconnect her family after they drifted to separate interests and areas of the house.

Staff Pick: The Night She Disappeared

October 19, 2021
Catherine

Marg recently enjoyed The Night She Disappeared, the new psychological thriller by fan favourite Lisa Jewell. Here is her review:

Lisa Jewell is a favorite author of mine so I was excited to read her latest offering The Night She Disappeared and as usual I was not disappointed. This story has a captivating and intricately woven plot that kept me on the edge of my seat.

Staff Pick: ‘Twas The Night Before Thanksgiving

September 30, 2021
Catherine

Kristin recently enjoyed ‘Twas The Night Before Thanksgiving, a heartwarming picture book from Captain Underpants author Dav Pilkey. Here is here review:

From the author who brought us the widely popular Dog Man and Captain Underpants series comes a new, one-of-a-kind Thanksgiving tale!

Staff Pick: Clark and Division

September 3, 2021
Catherine

Jennifer recently enjoyed Clark and Division by Edgar Award-winner Noami Hirahara, an atmospheric historical mystery based on real events. 

"This atmospheric story accurately portrays a Japanese family’s adverse experiences upon release from an internment camp in 1944. Aki Ito moves with her parents to Chicago to rejoin her sister, Rose, only to be told that Rose died in a subway train accident at the Clark and Division station. This unthinkable tragedy compels our strong female character to uncover what really happened and bring the perpetrator to justice.

Staff Pick: Call Me Indian

August 31, 2021
Catherine

Julie recently enjoyed Call Me Indian by Fred Sasakamoose, a memoir by the hockey star whose life served as inspiration for Richard Wagamese's Indian Horse.

Staff Picks: I Will Judge You By Your Bookshelf

August 26, 2021
Catherine

Kristin recently enjoyed I Will Judge You By Your Bookshelf by Grant Snider, an illustrated book that will call out to bibliophiles. Here is her review:

Staff Pick: I Have No Secrets

August 19, 2021
Catherine

Marg recently enjoyed I Have No Secrets by Penny Joelson, a captivating YA mystery novel with an ability-diverse cast of characters. 

Fourteen year old Jemma lives with Cerebral Palsy and is confined to a wheelchair unable to communicate. She resides with loving foster parents and two other fostered children and has a home healthcare provider named Sarah who is like family.

Staff Picks: That Summer

August 13, 2021
Catherine

Patricia recently enjoyed That Summer by Jennifer Weiner, a beach read with some surprising depth. Here is her review:

Staff Picks: A Shared Secret

July 15, 2021
Catherine

Karen recently enjoyed A Secret Shared by Patricia MacLachlan, a "sweet family story" about adoption for school-age kids. 

Staff Picks: A Town Called Solace

July 14, 2021
Catherine

Chantell recently enjoyed A Town Called Solace written by Mary Lawson, "a compelling and lifelike story that was a delight to read". Here is her review: