This is the time of year when all the best works of literary fiction are paid their dues. There are endless awards (and award winners) to choose from so I’ve rounded up some of the most talked-about prizes for you to consider for your next great read.
Marg recently enjoyed The Brilliant Life of Eudora Honeysett by Annie Lyon, a "charming, heart wrenching story" that she considers one her favourite books of the year. Here is her review:
Once in a while a special book comes along that tugs at ones heartstrings, The Brilliant Life of Eudora Honeysett by Annie Lyons was that book for me. This charming, heart wrenching story is one that I came across at just the right time for me and is one I will not soon forget.
The library is offering a special activity for families: holiday book bundles! This is an advent calendar's worth of books packed up so your family can read a book per day until Christmas. Fill out a form on our website indicating your reading preferences and our staff will hand select an assortment of books for your family to enjoy.
Book bundle requests are being accepted until the end of this week, so get yours in today!
Kristin recently enjoyed The Orphan's Song by Lauren Kate, a new novel that she says is "a gorgeous tale with strong characters and a vivid setting that any fan of historical fiction will devour." Here is her review:
Ontario observes an annual Treaties Recognition Week the first week in November. This is a time for all Canadians to learn about the importance of the treaties and treaty relationships that shape Ontario.
Patricia recently enjoyed No Offense, the latest rom-com novel by The Princess Diaries author Meg Cabot. Here is Patricia's review:
Marg enjoyed reading The Yawns are Coming by Chris Eliopoulos to her grandkids more than once this past summer. Here is her review of this delightful picture book:
While we have begun reintroducing small, in-person programs at our Amherstview and Napanee Branches, we also have a few programs that we're running virtually. Not everyone feels comfortable venturing too far out of the house these days, so we hope these video sessions (accessible on Facebook as well as our new YouTube channel) will help maintain your connection to the library.
Coleen recently enjoyed perusing this "boo-tiful" picture book just in time for Halloween. Here is her review: