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Congratulations to Alice Munro

Click on the image for the story on Alice Munro winning the Nobel Prize for Literature...

Click on the image for the story on Alice Munro winning the Nobel Prize for Literature...

2014 Scotiabank Giller Prize

us conductors “DZEEEEOOOoo! Just as hard as it is to make a theremin sing so it is hard to pull off a novel like this. But Sean Michaels does it. Us Conductors bridges body and soul, science and art, and like theremin music, it’s of this world and magical at the same time.” —Ismet Prcic, author of Shards
Blue Heron books pic The unpretentious atmosphere of Blue Heron Books with its comfy chairs, wood shelving and creaky floors lends itself to a long slow, browsing session, but under that sleepy atmosphere vibrates a strong pulse. The store has a quaint, old-fashioned look with an up tempo vibe, because there is always something happening. The store is a hub for the community and a bastion of calm chaos where everyone is welcome, even the local dogs that drop by with their owners for a treat from the tin kept under the front counter. 62 Brock St. W., Uxbridge, Ontario. 905-852-4282

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Series of Fortunate (literary) Events 2015 Passport Click here for more information...

An Evening with Dr. Norman Doidge Click here for more information.

Inspiration Station - Art Club for Kids Click here for more information.

Shelley Macbeth at Blue Heron Books in Uxbridge is one of the most knowledgeable and passionate booksellers I’ve had the honour of meeting. They planned an author talk and book signing and it was one of the most successful events I have ever done. And I’ve done over 300 events! A truly amazing bookstore. — Sue Kenney, Author of My Camino

Bookclub

Blue Heron Bookclub Monthly Picks – 2015

Wednesday, Jan. 21: The Goldfinch by Donna Tartt: Presented by Nathalie, hosted by Leena (time TBD)

Wednesday, Feb. 18: Adult Onset by Anne Marie Macdonald: Presented by Lesa, hosted by Veronica: 6:30pm

Wednesday, Mar. 18: The Master Butcher’s Singing Club by Louise Erdrich: Presented by Chris Chown, Location TBA: 6:30pm

Book Club Pick for February Indian Horse by Richard Wagamese

“An unforgettable work of art.”—National Post

Saul Indian Horse is dying. Tucked away in a hospice high above the clash and clang of a big city, he embarks on a marvellous journey of imagination back through the life he led as a northern Ojibway, with all its sorrows and joys.
With compassion and insight, author Richard Wagamese traces through his fictional characters the decline of a culture and a cultural way. For Saul, taken forcibly from the land and his family when he’s sent to residential school, salvation comes for a while through his incredible gifts as a hockey player. But in the harsh realities of 1960s Canada, he battles obdurate racism and the spirit-destroying effects of cultural alienation and displacement.
Indian Horse unfolds against the bleak loveliness of northern Ontario, all rock, marsh, bog and cedar. Wagamese writes with a spare beauty, penetrating the heart of a remarkable Ojibway man.

Bookclub Pick for November 2012 – Crossing to Safety by Wallace Stegner

November 21, 2012 – Tin Mill Restaurant on Toronto Street N., 6:30pm dinner (optional, but highly recommended) 7:30pm discussion.

Called a “magnificently crafted story . . . brimming with wisdom” by Howard Frank Mosher in The Washington Post Book World, Crossing to Safety has, since its publication in 1987, established itself as one of the greatest and most cherished American novels of the twentieth century. Tracing the lives, loves, and aspirations of two couples who move between Vermont and Wisconsin, it is a work of quiet majesty, deep compassion, and powerful insight into the alchemy of friendship and marriage.

 

Hey Everyone!! Anna gave an amazing presentation last night on Wallace Stegner’s “Crossing to Safety”. Everyone loved this book and it got a rating of 9.4 …pretty high praise, indeed!

Bookclub Pick for September 2012 – The Headmaster’s Wager by Vincent Lam

Wednesday September 26th – Venue: Tin Mill Restaurant
From Giller Prize winner, internationally acclaimed, and bestselling author Vincent Lam comes a superbly crafted, highly suspenseful, and deeply affecting novel set against the turmoil of the Vietnam War.
 
Percival Chen is the headmaster of the most respected English school in Saigon. He is also a bon vivant, a compulsive gambler and an incorrigible Continue reading

Book Club Picks – A List to Consider

Bookstore Book Club Update

Baking Cakes in Kigali by Gail Parson is the book. The date was moved to September 28th, 2011 at the Tin Mill.

January Book Club

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Upcoming Events…

Jan 20th 7pm Wooden Sticks Golf Club, Dr. Norman Doidge
 

Feb 22nd, 11am Wooden Sticks Golf Club -- Books and Brunch with Helen Humpheys - $25 (includes full brunch)
 

Mar 29th11am Wooden Sticks Golf Club - Books and Brunch with Ian Hamilton, $25 (includes full brunch)

 

Apr 26th, 11am Wooden Sticks Golf Club - Books and Brunch with Lori Lansens
 

May 13th, An Evening with Susanna Kearsley and Genevieve Graham7pm Wooden Sticks Golf Club

Ted Barris on TV

great escapePeter Mansbridge goes One on One with Ted Barris. Check out the interview here.