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Book Review - Cast of Shadows by Kevin Guilfoile
Posted date : Sep 02, 2011.
Book Review - Cast of Shadows by Kevin Guilfoile - "How far would you go to look into the face of your daughter's murderer?" is the subtitle of Kevin Guilfoile's debut thriller. In Cast of Shad....   Read more...

Tampered: A Dr. Zol Szabo Medical Mystery
Posted date : Jul 08, 2011.
Tampered: A Dr. Zol Szabo Medical Mystery - It's murder in an upscale retirement mansion. In "Tampered," author Dr. Ross Pennie weaves a tale of page-turning suspense with the real scien....   Read more...

The Twelfth Insight: The Hour of Decision By James Redfield
Posted date : May 06, 2011.
The Twelfth Insight: The Hour of Decision By James Redfield - Do you have that pervasive sense of foreboding - the feeling that the world seems to be spiraling out of control? In his book, The Twelfth Insight....   Read more...

Peter Gzowski: A Biography
Posted date : Dec 06, 2010.
Peter Gzowski: A Biography - In Peter Gzowski: A Biography, author R.B. Fleming does something very unusual for a Canadian writer. He exposes the quirks and foibles - the dark sid....   Read more...

Overtreated: Why Too Much Medicine is Making Us Sicker and Poorer
Posted date : Sep 17, 2010.
Overtreated: Why Too Much Medicine is Making Us Sicker and Poorer - Overtreated is an important book. It's even been described as a "bombshell of a book." In it, award-winning journalist Shannon Brownlee dissec....   Read more...

Superfoods: The Food and Medicine of the Future
Posted date : Jul 20, 2010.
Superfoods: The Food and Medicine of the Future - Superfoods: The Food and Medicine of the FutureBy David Wolfe (North Atlantic Books, $18.95, 341 pages)A new day is dawning on the world of nu....   Read more...

New York: The Novel
Posted date : May 27, 2010.
New York: The Novel - New York: The NovelBy Edward Rutherfurd, Doubleday, $39.95, 860 pagesFor Edward Rutherfurd fans, if you enjoyed Sarum, Russka and ....   Read more...

One on One: Favourite Conversations and the Stories Behind Them
Posted date : Dec 12, 2009.
One on One: Favourite Conversations and the Stories Behind Them - One on One is a wonderful journey through the key events and key players of the past 10 years. Our guide is award-winning CBC anchor Peter Mansbridge.....   Read more...

Don Messer - The Man Behind the Music
Posted date : Sep 22, 2009.
Don Messer - The Man Behind the Music - Don Messer - The Man Behind the MusicBy Johanna Bertin(Gooselane, $19.95, 280 pages)Canadians of a certain age will have family memories of Do....   Read more...

Fractal Time: The Secret of 2012 and a New World Age
Posted date : Jul 21, 2009.
Fractal Time: The Secret of 2012 and a New World Age - Three years and counting until Dec. 21, 2012, the predicted end of time. Author Gregg Braden reassures us that it's not the end of the world, but ....   Read more...

Secrets of the Light: Lessons from Heaven
Posted date : Apr 30, 2009.
Secrets of the Light: Lessons from Heaven - Secrets of the Light: Lessons from HeavenBy Dannion Brinkley (Harper One, 203 pages, $23.95)In 1975, Dannion Brinkley, a cocky 25-year....   Read more...

Pierre Berton: A Biography
Posted date : Dec 23, 2008.
Pierre Berton: A Biography - Pierre Berton is a celebrated national icon in Canada, and was probably one of the first modern "Canadian celebrities," back when the term its....   Read more...

Loyalist and Layabouts
Posted date : Sep 19, 2008.
Loyalist and Layabouts - Author Stephen Kimber doesn't claim to be a historian, instead, he insists that by training he's a journalist; by inclination, a storytell....   Read more...

The Cruellest Month by Louise Penny
Posted date : Jul 22, 2008.
The Cruellest Month by Louise Penny - If you haven't yet visited the exquisite little village of Three Pines in the Eastern Townships of Quebec, you're in for a treat. The Cruellest Month ....   Read more...

Jane Boleyn by Julia Fox
Posted date : May 24, 2008.
Jane Boleyn by Julia Fox - It seems that these days, we are inundated by Tudors; movies, books, and an upcoming television series, "The Tudors." The Boleyn girls have become as ....   Read more...

Spook Country
Posted date : May 22, 2008.
Spook Country - William Gibson is an acclaimed Canadian science fiction novelist who is credited with actually inventing the terms "cyberspace" and "cyberpunk" in the....   Read more...

The Sleeping Buddha
Posted date : Oct 17, 2007.
The Sleeping Buddha - With the heartbreaking images of grieving families and flag-draped coffins returning from Afghanistan, Canadians have more than an academic interest i....   Read more...

A Long Way Gone: Memoirs of a Boy Soldier by Ishmael Beah
Posted date : Aug 07, 2007.
A Long Way Gone: Memoirs of a Boy Soldier by Ishmael Beah - A Long Way Gone is a gritty, beautifully written book about the civil war in Sierra Leone, and the children who are forced to fight it.Ishmael Beah co....   Read more...

Lisey’s Story
Posted date : Jun 06, 2007.
Lisey’s Story - To those who are not fans of Stephen King's boogeyman bestsellers, Lisey's Story is something entirely different. It becomes a truly compelling tale o....   Read more...

Shadow People
Posted date : Jun 01, 2007.
Shadow People - Shadow People is an important new expose of history’s most notorious secret societies. In this book, master storyteller John Lawrence Reynolds revea....   Read more...

Fatal Greed
Posted date : May 30, 2007.
Fatal Greed - Fatal Greed is a political thriller that starts with a contamination accident in suburban Toronto and continues with a complex, violent coverup involv....   Read more...

Fodor's Guide to The Da Vinci Code
Posted date : May 28, 2007.
Fodor's Guide to The Da Vinci Code - First there was The Da Vinci Code, Dan Brown's runaway best seller, a publishing phenomenon; then, the court case in which Brown was finally acquitted....   Read more...

Christ the Lord: Out of Egypt
Posted date : May 27, 2007.
Christ the Lord: Out of Egypt - After more than 2,000 years, the name of Jesus of Nazareth continues to stir conflict. Recently, Mel Gibson produced a controversial movie about his d....   Read more...

Beethoven's Mask
Posted date : May 25, 2007.
Beethoven's Mask - George Jonas's brilliant memoir, Beethoven's Mask, is more a dazzling kaleidoscope of the period between 1935 and 2001 than a formal chronological aut....   Read more...

Swing
Posted date : May 23, 2007.
Swing - Swing is a delicious, historical thriller, set in 1940, during the very heart of the big band era, and at a time of troubled peace in the U.S. Autho....   Read more...

Days of Victory
Posted date : May 20, 2007.
Days of Victory - On May 8, 1945, Col-Gen. Gustof Jodle, chief of staff of the German army, formally surrendered to the Allied nations at Rheims, France. The signing ce....   Read more...

No Man's Riverw
Posted date : May 17, 2007.
No Man's Riverw - In No Man's River, Farley Mowat, one of Canada's master story-tellers, returns to the Arctic. This is familiar territory for him, and for all of us wh....   Read more...

In For a Penny In For a Pound
Posted date : May 16, 2007.
In For a Penny In For a Pound - As a wireless operator, Howard Hewer never became a dashing pilot, the Billy Bishop that he dreamed of becoming when he enlisted in 1940. The adventur....   Read more...

Crime School: Money Laundering
Posted date : May 15, 2007.
Crime School: Money Laundering - In "Crime School: Money Laundering," author Chris Mathers has produced a fascinating, sometimes humorous book that reads like an informative Damon Run....   Read more...

Mad About the Bay: Photographs of Georgian Bay
Posted date : May 10, 2007.
Mad About the Bay: Photographs of Georgian Bay - Mad About the Bay is an exquisite book. Photographer/artist William Harris celebrates the very essence of Georgian Bay, the so-called “sixth” and ....   Read more...

In My Own Name: A Memoir
Posted date : May 05, 2007.
In My Own Name: A Memoir - Maureen McTeer's memoir is an intriguing and intimate recounting of a personal, professional and political life, lived on fast forward, by a very priv....   Read more...

Teacups and Sticky Buns ­ Mom's Story
Posted date : May 02, 2007.
Teacups and Sticky Buns ­ Mom's Story - As book reviewer for the CSA News, I was particularly gratified to hear from Tom Culligan, a member of our CSA family, who sent along a copy of his un....   Read more...

The Garden
Posted date : Apr 25, 2007.
The Garden - Freeman Patterson's "The Garden" is a gorgeous book. It's a combination of spiritual but 'unpreachy' essays, accompanied by his trademark, lum....   Read more...

The Joy of Writing
Posted date : Apr 20, 2007.
The Joy of Writing - In Pierre Berton's The Joy of Writing, he has organized a wonderful "guide for writers, disguised as a literary memoir," and has also managed to avoid....   Read more...

The News Broadcasts That Kept Us Tuned In
Posted date : Apr 15, 2007.
The News Broadcasts That Kept Us Tuned In - We Interrupt This Program would be the perfect gift for the news junkie in your life. CBC broadcaster Raj Ahluwalia has produced a wonderful book of c....   Read more...

Testaments of Honour
Posted date : Apr 12, 2007.
Testaments of Honour - Testaments of Honour is a remarkable tribute to the more than one million Canadian veterans who served this country during the Second World War. As au....   Read more...

Farley (The Life of Farley Mowat)
Posted date : Apr 09, 2007.
Farley (The Life of Farley Mowat) - Farley Mowat is a genuine Canadian icon. His very life is an ongoing creative work in progress. In his 38 books, Farley has already revealed so much a....   Read more...

Aging with Grace
Posted date : Apr 06, 2007.
Aging with Grace - Aging with Grace is a unique book on many levels. It reveals ground-breaking, hard science research into Alzheimer's disease, the ultimate drawback to....   Read more...

The Royal Book of Lists
Posted date : Apr 05, 2007.
The Royal Book of Lists - For that monarchist on your gift list, here is the perfect book to commemorate the Golden Jubilee year of Queen Elizabeth II. The Royal Book of Lists ....   Read more...

Fotheringham's Fictionary of Facts & Follies
Posted date : Apr 03, 2007.
Fotheringham's Fictionary of Facts & Follies - In these days of anthrax anxiety, post-terrorist trauma and hyper-jingoistic patriotism, we are all in dire need of a subversive chuckle. Just in time....   Read more...

Beyond Coping -Widows Reinventing their Lives
Posted date : Apr 01, 2007.
Beyond Coping -Widows Reinventing their Lives - Beyond Coping is more than a good read, and it's not just for widows. Neither the editors nor the 20 remarkable women who shared their experiences are....   Read more...

Fit to Be Tied ­Ontario's Murderous Past
Posted date : Mar 09, 2007.
Fit to Be Tied ­Ontario's Murderous Past - Contrary to popular opinion, Canadian history need not be boring! Two pithy collections of tales about our past have recently been released, and they ....   Read more...

The Encyclopaedia of Health and Aging
Posted date : Mar 08, 2007.
The Encyclopaedia of Health and Aging - To those of us of a certain age, parenthood was accompanied by a well-worn copy of Dr. Spock, with corners turned down at "Infant Crying," "Teething" ....   Read more...

The Merger, How Organized Crime is Taking Over Canada and the World
Posted date : Mar 07, 2007.
The Merger, How Organized Crime is Taking Over Canada and the World - The Merger is an engrossing, authoritative book, documenting how Canada along with the rest of the world, is falling prey to a new sophisticated brand....   Read more...

Stockwell Day: His Life and Politics
Posted date : Mar 06, 2007.
Stockwell Day: His Life and Politics - All across Canada, the latest political buzz is about Stockwell Day, the former Alberta treasurer who has emerged as leader of the Canadian Alliance P....   Read more...

Guinness "swan song" soars
Posted date : Mar 05, 2007.
Guinness "swan song" soars - With the recent death of Sir Alex Guinness the title of his autobiography becomes sadly prescient. He describes A Positively Final Appearance as his "....   Read more...

A God in Ruins
Posted date : Mar 02, 2007.
A God in Ruins - A God in Ruins By Leon Uris (Harper Collins, 483 pages, $38.00) The year is 2008 - the presidential race is neck and neck - between a brilliant, ru....   Read more...

Boom Bust & Echo 2000
Posted date : Mar 01, 2007.
Boom Bust & Echo 2000 - "Demography is the study of human population." Boom Bust & Echo was the publishing phenomenon that made the understanding of demographics accessible t....   Read more...