David Bergen’s ‘Leaving Tomorrow’: A Review

David Bergen’s Leaving Tomorrow had me hooked by the very first page with its unbelievably elegant and elevated prose. The Giller-nominated author takes such a simple storyline—boy wants out of his small town—and transforms every page and observation into something romantic and poignant. In Leaving Tomorrow, Arthur Wohlgemuht—an eloquent, intelligent and romantic youth—yearns for escape from […]

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CBC Bookie Awards: Vote for the Top Spine-Tinglers, Page-Turners and Tear-Jerkers

CBC’s annual Bookie Awards are here! While previous editions of the Bookie Awards have included more traditional categories, this year the CBC has put a new spin on things by asking for nominee and category suggestions from readers. It’s the “people’s choice” of literary awards, so why not put the categories in the hands of […]

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10 Books to Heart This Valentine's Day

Snow isn’t the only thing in the air this month. It’s February, and that means one thing: love. Whether it’s Heart Month you are celebrating, or Valentine’s Day, it is the time to tell your friends and family how much they mean to you. Here is our list of the Top 10 Books to remind […]

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Bookmarks: November 16th Edition

1) Let’s start off this weekly round-up by talking about CBC’s Canada Reads—everyone’s favorite literary competition! For 2013 they’ve changed the format to shake things up a bit and Canada has been divided into five regions: British Columbia and Yukon; Prairies and North; Ontario; Quebec; and Atlantic Provinces. Each region will be represented by one […]

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