Book of the Week: Seven Fallen Feathers

Seven Fallen Feathers Tanya Talaga 9781487002268| $22.95 CAD PB | 376 pages | Available Now House of Anansi Press Finalist for the Hilary Weston Writer’s Trust Prize for Nonfiction 2017 You’ve probably heard about Seven Fallen Feathers by now…or you should have! This is an important book for everyone in Canada, because we’re all in…

Book of the Week: Glorious & Free

Featuring original illustrations by Frank Viva, Glorious & Free is an inspiring, timely and ultimately enduring testament to an expanding image of who we are today, and who we can be tomorrow, a beautiful and ever-changing kaleidoscope that is glorious and free.

BOOK OF THE WEEK: IN BETWEEN DAYS

  When Teva Harrison was diagnosed with metastatic breast cancer at the age of 37, she did everything she could to turn back the clock: she became vegan, started juicing, smoking pot, burning incense, and drinking potions made of flaxseed oil and  turmeric. When she learned that the cancer was incurable and had to scale…

BOOK OF THE WEEK: CLEARING EMOTIONAL CLUTTER

While books like The Life Changing Magic of Tidying Up encourage us to take each object in our increasingly small and smaller homes up into our hands, consider its benefits and usefulness, measure the amount of pure joy we feel while gazing upon our toilet plungers, very little stock is placed on doing the same…

BOOK OF THE WEEK: LINGO

There are roughly 6,500 languages spoken in the world today (not including Klingon, Elvish or my personal favourite, Ewokese), and many of us are either fluent in a few or can toss bits and pieces of a variety into our everyday mother tongues. That number is a bit astounding, especially when you consider that language…

BOOK OF THE WEEK: NO FLASH, PLEASE!

Imagine yourself in a Toronto club in the mid-80s watching a band with a funny name, the musicians battering their instruments (sometimes literally into smithereens) while the vocals vacillate between careening and hacking out of the singer’s mouth. It’s smoky, dirty, and, well, grungy in there, but you’re hooked. You make a mental note to…

BOOK OF THE WEEK: THAT SUGAR BOOK

Recently, it seems as though every day we hear that a particular food is good for you, and then the next day, it’s not. That Sugar Book explodes this debate– it takes on purportedly healthy foods and reveals just how much sugar is added to that crunchy granola you’re eating every morning. The book is based on…

BOOK OF THE WEEK: THE MIDWIFE’S SISTER

Millions have fallen in love with Jennifer Worth and her experiences in the East End as chronicled in Call the Midwife but little is known about her life outside this period. Now, in this moving and evocative memoir, Jennifer’s sister, Christine, takes us from their early idyllic years to the cruelty and neglect they suffered…