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Sarah Kathryn York joins the Babble Book Club today 7:30pm EST

Sarah Kathryn York is pictured here on the right.
Sarah Kathryn York, pictured here on the right, will join the Babble Book Club today at 7:30pm EST to discuss her novel.

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A celebration of Black Canadian authors

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A listing of powerful Black Canadian writers who inspire Canadian writing and literature.

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In conversation with author Doretta Lau

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Yutaka Dirks interviews author Doretta Lau and reviews her debut collection of short stories 'How Does A Single Blade of Grass Thank the Sun?'

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Doretta Lau sets a new standard in Canadian literature

How Does A Single Blade of Grass Thank the Sun?

by Doretta Lau
(Nightwood Editions,

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In person with Nadia Bozak

Monday, June 16, 2014 - 7:00pm


London Public Library, Central branch, Stevenson & Hunt B Room
251 Dundas St More information:
London, ON
42° 59' 5.0712" N, 81° 14' 46.0284" W

Join us for a reading and talk with local author Nadia Bozak to celebrate the launch of her new book, El Nino. Book sale and signing to follow.

This event is free!

'El Niño' draws attention to the issues of migrant labour

El Niño

by Nadia Bozak
(House of Anansi,

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Nadia Bozak's El Niño begins how it ends: with portents of death under a blazing desert sun.

We first meet Baez, the coyote-dog hybrid creature who, in smelling her own demise, ties together the parallel timelines of Bozak's novel: one in the present day and the second two years before, each playing out against the harsh landscape of the Oro Desert.


'Jewel of the Thames' dives into the mythos of Sherlock Holmes

Jewel of the Thames

by Angela Misri
(Fierce Ink Press,

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Do you have a young reader at home who craves an Arthur Conan Doyle style mystery story? Heck! Do you like young adult fiction with a strong female protagonist yourself?

Well, you need to read Jewel of the Thames by Angela Misri, which presents Portia Adams, a quick-witted young woman who inherits the legendary dectective Sherlock Holmes' dectective agency, and soon finds herself dreaming of solving crimes.


Jim Connors Dartmouth Book Award Discussion

Thursday, May 15, 2014 - 7:00pm


Alderney Gate Public Library
60 Alderney Road
Dartmouth, NS
44° 39' 52.6752" N, 63° 34' 8.3676" W

Local publisher Robbie MacGregor (Invisible Publishing) moderates a discussion with the finalists for the Jim Connors Dartmouth Book Award (Fiction), Anne Emery (Blood on a Saint), Stephanie Domet (Fallsy Downsies) and Rosalie Osmond (Waldenstein).

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Indigenous resistance in the face of Canadian colonialsim

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Author James Daschuk discusses Canada's history of disease, deliberate starvation, ethnic cleansing, tar sands expansion, neglect of treaties and a legacy of colonialism of First Nations.

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