Category Archives: Hard Cover Fiction

But wait, there’s more! Author contributor book pictorial.

Thank you to all the contributors for this inaugural Advent Book Blog project. What a tremendous and pleasant surprise this has turned out to be. We hope you’ve enjoyed sharing your favourite reads from the past year, and that you’ve … Continue reading

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Come, Thou Tortoise by Jessica Grant. Recommended by Helen Spitzer.

Come, Thou Tortoise by Jessica Grant Published: March 2009, Knopf (@RandomHouseCa) ISBN 978-0-307-39754-6 The Recommend: After a long streak of non-fiction, this was the first novel I read — I urge you to make this the book you spend the … Continue reading

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Holding Still for as Long as Possible by Zoe Whittall. Recommended by Joanna Karaplis.

Holding Still for as Long as Possible by Zoe Whittall Published: August 2009, House of Anansi ISBN: 978-0-88784-234-4 The Recommend: A group of twentysomethings in Toronto experience love and heartbreak, life and death. If this book were a Facebook profile, … Continue reading

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Jennifer Abel Recommends 2 Books. Tinkers by Paul Harding and Into the Beautiful by Louis Alberto Urrea.

TINKERS by Paul Harding Published January 2009 Bellevue Literary Press ISBN: 978-1-934137-12-3 The Recommend Bleak and beautiful, the evocative language alone makes this book worthy of a spot in your stocking. The characters are heartbreaking, and I stopped reading this … Continue reading

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Zeitoun, by Dave Eggers. Recommended by Ali Cairns.

Zeitoun, by Dave Eggers Published July 2009 by McSweeney’s ISBN: The Recommend: The first few pages of this non-fiction account of a Syrian-born American (Zeitoun), who opts to stay in a Katrina-ravaged New Orleans post-hurricane, at first seems amateurish – … Continue reading

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Mathilda Savitch by Victor Lodato. Recommended by Jen Knoch.

Mathilda Savitch by Victor Lodato  Published: Septemer 2009, Bond Street Books (@RandomHouseCa) ISBN: 978-0-385-66770-8 The Recommend: Alternately innocent and sage, funny and heartbreaking, the story of a tweenage girl trying to cope with personal tragedy in the era of global … Continue reading

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The Hunter, The First Parker Novel, Written by Donald Westlake as Richard Stark. Recommended by Mark Bertils

The Hunter, The First Parker Novel, Written by Donald Westlake as Richard Stark Published: August 2009 by IDW ISBN: 9781600104930 Download the first chapter of The Hunter graphic novel. The Recommend: Adapted before as Point Blank with Lee Marvin and … Continue reading

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