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Author Talk Books

Posted: by Emma on September 29, 2017

We have some very special guests joining us at L.E. Shore Memorial Library on Friday October 13th at 2:30pm for an Ontario Public Library Week Author Talk. $5/person. Tickets now available at both of our branches. Read their latest novels before the big event.

Author Talk Books

In this Moment by Karma Brown

An emotional page-turner, In this Moment is Karma Brown's third novel. This book focuses on how one split-second decision can change your entire life and how guilt can change and shape a person's entire life. From Karma Brown's website: "Meg Pepper has a fulfilling career and a happy family. Most days she’s able to keep it all together and glide through life. But then, in one unalterable moment, everything changes. After school pickup one day, she stops her car to wave a teenage boy across the street…just as another car comes hurtling down the road and slams into him."

Place a hold on the library's copy of In This Moment

Place a hold on Karma Brown's other novels: Come Away With Me and The Choices We Make

Goodnight From London by Jennifer Robson

Jennifer Robson's World War I novels, Somewhere in France, After the War is Over, and Moolight Over Paris, were all bestsellers. Each book examines the dynamic between love and duty in the midst of the Great War and its aftermath. Now Robson is back with another well-researched historical fiction, this time based during World War II. Goodnight From London takes readers back to London, England's Blitz, all seen through the eyes of a female American reporter. From Jennifer Robson's website: "In the summer of 1940, ambitious young American journalist Ruby Sutton gets her big break: the chance to report on the European war as a staff writer for Picture Weekly newsmagazine in London. She jumps at the chance, for it’s an opportunity not only to prove herself, but also to start fresh in a city and a country that know nothing of her humble origins. But life in besieged Britain tests Ruby in ways she never imagined."

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Just Like Family by Kate Hilton

A modern day tale about te life of a Canadian woman who is trying to find a balance betwen juggling her big time career with her personal life. This book focuses on love, family, friendship, betrayal and at the end of the day, finding out who you really are. From Kate Hilton's website:"Avery Graham has built a life that anyone would admire. She has a brilliant career as chief of staff to Peter Haines, the charismatic mayor of Toronto. She has a devoted partner in Matt, her live-in boyfriend of 14 years. And she has a loving family and deep friendships that stretch back to childhood summers at the cottage. But when Matt proposes, Avery’s past threatens to engulf her present."

Place a hold on the library's copy of Just like Family

Place a hold on Kate HIlton's other novel: The Hole in the Middle

Mating for Life by Marissa Stapley

We are eagerly awaiting Marissa Stapley's newest book "Things To Do When It's Raining" which is coming out in February 2018. In the meantime, make sure to read her book Mating for Life, which focuses on the relationship between three sisters and their mother.  Each is searching to find a mate to share their life with. From Marissa Stapley's website: "Weaving brief epigraphs about the mating habits of animals with the perspectives of the sisters, their mother, and the women surrounding them, Marissa Stapley has created a sweeping, affecting novel about human instinct that raises tough questions about what it takes to love another person—spouse, sibling, parent, child, friend—for life, and answers them all in unexpected ways."

Place a hold on the library's copy of Mating For Life

 

Ready Player One by Ernest Cline

Posted: by Emma on March 20, 2017

Ready Player One by Ernest Cline

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Victoria by Daisy Goodwin

Posted: by Alex on December 29, 2016

Victoria by Daisy Goodwin

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Queen of the Tearling Trilogy by Erika Johansen

Posted: by Emma on December 27, 2016

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Faithful by Alice Hoffman

Posted: by Emma on November 21, 2016

Faithful by Alice Hoffman

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Station Eleven & Fates and Furies

Posted: by Emma on September 26, 2016

Two books so good they are almost indescribable.

Station Eleven & Fates and Furies

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NW by Zadie Smith

Posted: by Emma on August 29, 2016

NW by Zadie Smith

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The Art of Racing in the Rain by Garth Stein

Posted: by Emma on October 27, 2015

The Art of Racing in the Rain by Garth Stein

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The Girl on the Train by Paula Hawkins

Posted: by Emma on July 31, 2015

The Girl on the Train by Paula Hawkins

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The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry

Posted: by Emma on July 15, 2015

The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry

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The Martian by Andy Weir

Posted: by Emma on March 3, 2015

The Martian by Andy Weir

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Life After Life by Kate Atkinson

Posted: by Emma on December 17, 2014

Life After Life by Kate Atkinson

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Rules of civility by Amor Towles

Posted: by Emma on November 10, 2014

 Rules of civility by Amor Towles

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Time-Travel Fiction

Posted: by Emma on September 9, 2014

Time-Travel Fiction

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The Luminaries by Eleanor Catton

Posted: by Emma on May 27, 2014

The Luminaries by Eleanor Catton

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Where'd you go, Bernadette by Maria Semple

Posted: by Emma on May 22, 2014

Where'd you go, Bernadette by Maria Semple

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The Fault in our Stars by John Green

Posted: by Emma on March 10, 2014

The Fault in our Stars by John Green

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Mistress of the Art of Death by Ariana Franklin

Posted: by Emma on February 7, 2014

Mistress of the Art of Death by Ariana Franklin

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Review: 419 by Will Ferguson

Posted: by Emma on January 28, 2014

Review: 419 by Will Ferguson

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Most-Read Fiction in 2013

Posted: by Emma on January 3, 2014

A list of the top-circulating books of 2013

Most-Read Fiction in 2013

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Review: Unbroken by Laura Hillenbrand

Posted: by Emma on November 25, 2013

Review: Unbroken by Laura Hillenbrand

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Lynn Coady Wins the Giller Award!

Posted: by Elisa on November 6, 2013

Grab a Giller at the Library

Lynn Coady Wins the Giller Award!

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A Visit from the Goon Squad by Jennifer Egan

Posted: by Emma on October 21, 2013

A Visit from the Goon Squad by Jennifer Egan

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Review: Wild by Cheryl Strayed

Posted: by Emma on October 2, 2013

Review: Wild by Cheryl Strayed

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Best Historical Fiction

Posted: by Emma on September 11, 2013

Best Historical Fiction

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Review: The Cuckoo's Calling by Robert Galbraith

Posted: by Emma on August 23, 2013

Review: The Cuckoo's Calling by Robert Galbraith

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Great Adaptations

Posted: by Emma on August 8, 2013

Books to Read Before They Hit the Big Screen

Great Adaptations

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Review: Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn

Posted: by Emma on June 27, 2013

Review: Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn

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