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Has Your Book Club Discussed Death Yet?

Has Your Book Club Discussed Death Yet?

  A few of us in the office were discussing the reality tv show Long Island Medium the other day, and had an animated debate over whether it’s all fake or true (it’s totally true!). It struck me that the topic of death and what happens afterward always brings up some really good discussion, and [...]

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If You Like Kelley Armstrong, You’ll Love Rosemary Clement-Moore

Kelley Armstrong’s Darkest Powers series and… Hanna from Pretty Little Liars.           Rosemary Clement-Moore’s Goodnight family series. These books have snarky teenagers solving supernatural mysteries. Amy Goodnight is a witch who finds herself in Texas for the summer and her cousin Daisy Goodnight can talk to the dead and finds herself [...]

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Beyond the Lobby: “Comp” Titles

  One of my favourite things about working in publishing (besides being surrounded by oodles and oodles of books) is attending our book conferences. Not only do we get fed lots candy, we get to learn about new books! For 2-3 days, we sit and listen to editors talk about books; we discuss themes, comparable [...]

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If You Liked Atonement, You’ll Love Perfect

    There is something about novels set in Britain that I am totally drawn to; novels set in big English houses, that are drafty and full of secrets, on estates without neighbours for miles. I think it’s also the way great authors write very English characters, full of emotion that they keep bottled up [...]

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If you liked When Harry Met Sally, you'll love...

If You Liked When Harry Met Sally, You’ll Love…

  If you liked the movie When Harry Met Sally, I just know that you’ll love to read The Most of Nora Ephron. It’s a celebration of the late great writer famous for her witty views on life and ordinary things. Everything you could possibly want from Nora Ephron is here—from her writings on journalism, [...]

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If You Watch Bomb Girls, You’ll Love Rose Under Fire by Elizabeth E. Wein

  Have you ever watched a television show and thought to yourself, “I love the plot of this show” OR “This era is right up my alley”? That’s how we felt when we started watched the much loved television program Bomb Girls. If you haven’t seen it yet, here’s a quick synopsis: “The plot profiles [...]

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If You Liked Olive Kitteridge You’ll Love…

  Chapters-Indigo | Amazon If you love authors such as Alice Munro and Elizabeth Hay, and books such as Linda Spalding’s The Purchase, Elizabeth Strout’s Olive Kitteridge, Nancy Richler’s The Imposter Bride, you’ll love Mary Swan’s My Ghosts. This is historical fiction, family saga at it’s best from a Scotiabank Giller Prize and Amazon First [...]

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If you liked Shine Shine Shine, You'll Love...

If You Liked Shine Shine Shine, You’ll Love…

If you liked Lydia Netzer’s Shine Shine Shine, you’re sure to love The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time by Mark Haddon and Jessica Grant’s Come, Thou Tortoise. The international bestseller, The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time, is narrated by a fifteen-year-old autistic savant obsessed with Sherlock Holmes. It weaves [...]

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If You Liked The Time Traveler’s Wife, You’ll Love…

If you liked The Time Traveler’s Wife, you’ll love The Night Circus. Both are epic love stories with magical qualities, but I’ll venture to say The Night Circus is even more magical. At its heart is the story of two young, love-struck magicians who compete in a magical circus. I highly recommend it! The Night Circus [...]

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If you liked The Paris Wife, you’ll love…

If you liked the emotional tug and historical resonance of The Paris Wife, you’ll love Above All Things by Tanis Rideout. Above All Things weaves together George Mallory’s ill-fated attempt to conquer Mount Everest, with that of a single day in the life of his wife as she waits for news of his return. This [...]

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