Arts & Culture

Monday Night Book Club Reviews: The Luminaries by Eleanor Catton

luminaries225This book, written by the author at the age of 28, won the 2013 Man Booker Prize. This is only her second novel. Her first, The Rehearsal, was written as her Master's thesis at age 22.

This novel is written true to the Victorian novel format. There are many characters, plot twists, and until the very end nothing is as it seems.

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Monday Night Book Club Review – Birdsong by Sebastian Faulks

birdsong225First, let me say that I didn't make it to the January book club. Something about beaches and sand and water kept me away.

The book was The Massey Murder, by Charlotte Gray.  I am told that the majority of the members found the book too weighted with legal process and not enough story. Most had not heard of this case.

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For Peat's Sake

peatssake225Peat: it covers roughly three percent of the Earth's land surface, yet most of us know virtually nothing about it. Local author Hugh Timmerman on the other hand knows a lot about peat, and he has poured his knowledge into his most recent book, For Peat's Sake.

Why write a book about peat?

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Singer Crossing Grand Canyons to Perform in Meaford

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It's not often that a Swedish-born singer who now lives in Whitehorse finds themselves in Meaford, but that is where you will find Sarah MacDougall on March 20 when she opens for Newfoundland-based folk band The Once at Meaford Hall.

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