Books

Banished From A Cult: Nurse Exposes Church Secrets in Memoir

Author Lauren Drain spent seven as a member of the Westboro Baptist Church.

The Peerless: the paddlewheeler that could

Not only did "The Peerless" make it down the Thompson River from Savona to Spences Bridge, but she also, eventually, made it back upriver again.

Writers Fest presents Sally Armstrong, Mount Everest

Kobo, Kindle, iPad, whatever. Ebook readers are getting more and more love. Even ebook borrowing is at an all-time high. Like Everest. While the gradual turn away from print may be a hard and grey-...

Sayed Kashua uses humour to explore identity conflicts in Israel

Sayed Kashua, an award-winning Arab-Israeli writer who is speaking in Vancouver on Saturday (March 9),  uses humour to convince his readers to to take their nationalistic identities less...

Jian Gomeshi's 1982 memoir an ode to Bowie

Jian Ghomeshi didn’t just want to write a book about himself. Instead, he wrote a book about himself wanting to be David Bowie. He wrote about himself wanting to be David Bowie and having a crush on...

Vancouver Public Library ebook borrowing up 85 per cent

Who needs paper when you've got a clean, shiny screen to poke at? It's out with the old, and in with the new at the Vancouver Public Library (VPL), as readers come out in droves to check out VPL's...

Linda Svendsen Imagines Life At 24 Sussex

Most Canadians know that the Prime Minister lives at 24 Sussex Drive while Parliament is in session. But most Canadians probably couldn’t tell you what the inside of the first house looks like or...

Work Smarter with Evernote

The secret to success packaged in a short guide.

Sussex Drive by Linda Svendsen: a sharp, witty alternate history to Harper's climb to power

Fact, they say, is stranger than fiction. But fiction by the same token can powerfully illuminate fact. Novels answer questions so complex that they elude simple explanation, but sweeping narratives...

Hot off the press: What Happened to Serenity? wins inaugural Monica Hughes Award

After fourteen years of writing and rewriting, P.J. Sarah Collins' What Happened to Serenity? finally makes it to press.