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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...

The Luminaries – 2014 Man-Booker Prize

luminaries “Sometimes – rarely – a novel arrives that is so good all you can do is shake your head in wonder. Brilliant in design, masterful in execution, and intensely pleasurable to inhabit, The Luminaries is a masterpiece, the work of a writer of apparently limitless range and talent.” —Peter Hobbs, author of In the Orchard, the Swallows

Lynn Coady wins Giller Prize

hell goingWinner of the 2013 Scotiabank Giller Prize.

Shortlisted for the Rogers Writers' Trust Fiction Prize. With astonishing range and depth, Scotiabank Giller Prize winner Lynn Coady gives us eight unforgettable new stories, each one of them grabbing our attention from the first line and resonating long after the last. A young nun charged with talking an anorexic out of her religious fanaticism toys with the thin distance between practicality and blasphemy. A strange bond between a teacher and a schoolgirl takes on ever deeper, and stranger, shapes as the years progress. A bride-to-be with a penchant for nocturnal bondage can’t seem to stop bashing herself up in the light of day. Equally adept at capturing the foibles and obsessions of men and of women, compassionate in her humour yet never missing an opportunity to make her characters squirm, fascinated as much by faithlessness as by faith, Lynn Coady is quite possibly the writer who best captures what it is to be human at this particular moment in our history.
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CBA LIBRIS BOOKSELLER OF THE YEAR - 2012 and 2014 Click here for more information...

Don Cavin One Day Workshop. Click here for more information...

May 1st Launch of the Foster Memorial Book. Click here for more information.

Terry Fallis Book Launch Event -- May 12th Click here for more information.

When you walk through the doors of Blue Heron Books you feel as if you’ve come home. The warmth and personal touch of Shelley Macbeth and her staff is exceeded only by the fabulous and extensive selection of books available. Young, old, and everyone in between will find the perfect book. Blue Heron Books is a true gem. — Kathy Kacer

Books and Brunch

IFOA Uxbridge with Jane Johnson and Laura Lippman

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Books and Brunch with Crime writer Giles Blunt….

Our guest on March 25th Books and Brunch will be crime author Giles Blunt. The event will take place at Wyndance Golf Club
(**** NOTE – do not use your GPS/Mapquest etc. to guide you. The direction they give take you on your own magical mystery tour through the backroads of Durham Region. )

“As distinctively Canadian as a Tom Thomson painting. . . . Crime Machine is as good as Canadian crime fiction gets.” — Margaret Cannon, The Globe and Mail

“A marvelously controlled writer, equally confident with characters and narrative.”— Toronto Star “Teeming with questions, possibilities and clever, enticing dialogue.”— The Hamilton Spectator

“With Crime Machine, Blunt delivers another twisting page-turner that will keep readers up late at night, proving yet again that he can deftly toe the line between terror and intrigue.”— CBC Books

“First-rate series. . . .You can hear the crunch of snowshoes through the bush, smell the buckshot mingling with fresh blood.” — NOW

Books and Brunch with Shilpi Somaya Gowda, author of Secret Daughter!

International Festival of Authors at Harbourfront presents…

On Saturday October 22nd the  our Books and Brunch guest author will be Shilpi Somaya Gowda, author of Secret Daughter. Gowda will be interviewed by  TVO/CTV television personality Paula Todd, author of A Quiet Courage.

In a tiny hut in rural India, Kavita gives birth to Asha. Unable to afford the ′luxury′ of raising a daughter, her husband forces Kavita to give the baby up–a decision that will haunt them both for the rest of their lives. Halfway around the globe, Somer, an American doctor, decides to adopt a child after making the wrenching discovery that she will never have one of her own. When her husband Krishnan shows her a photo of baby Asha sent to him from a Mumbai orphanage, she falls instantly in love. As she waited for adoption to be finalized, she knew her life would change. But she was convinced that the love she already felt would overcome all obstacles. In a braided narrative that unites the stories of Kavita, Somer and Asha, Secret Daughter, the debut novel by Shilpi Somaya Gowda, explores the emotional terrain of motherhood, loss and belonging. As the story moves between the two families, one struggling to eke out an existence in Mumbai, the other grappling with the challenge of raising a brownskinned child from another culture, Gowda poignantly parses issues of culture, identity and familial loyalty

#1 Bestselling Book of 2010 in Canada
New York Times Bestseller
USA Today Bestseller
IndieBound National Bestseller
Amazon Customer Favorite (#2) & Editor’s Choice (Top 100) of 2010
American Booksellers’ Association (IndieNEXT Great Read, April 2010)
Apple (Top 80 Books of 2010)
ChaptersIndigo (Heather’s Pick)
Elle Magazine (Top 3 Book Picks, May 2010)
Good Housekeeping (Top Book Pick, June 2010)
GoodReads Choice Award 2010 Nominee (Best Debut, Best Fiction)
Target Club Pick (April 2011)
Vancouver Sun (Top 10 Canadian Books of 2010)

Oct 22, 2011

Wyndance Golf Club

11:00am

$25 (includes full brunch)

Get your tickets early, because this one is going to sell fast….

 

December Book Club

reading between the wines Seasonal Book Club Party - Talk books, buy books, steal books December 11th at Blue Heron Books 7:30pm

January Book Club

munro My Best Stories by Alice Munro Venue: Veronica's Place Winner of the Nobel Prize for Literature

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Our May Artist

 

Marc Gagnon

  Temperature Rising Marc L. Gagnon is a full time artist who employs both the watercolour and acrylic mediums. He has been painting for over thirty years and holds degrees in Environmental Studies and Architecture. An long time elected member of The Canadian Society of Painters in Watercolour, Marc's paintings have been Mr. Gagnon’s paintings have been exhibited in several juried exhibitions, including the 2004 - 6th International Water Colour Biennial in Mexico. He has been honoured with many awards for his work and has served as a juror various other exhibitions, including the 21st annual Toronto Watercolour Society Juried Spring Show. He is a sought after instructor and demonstrator of watercolour and acrylic painting working out of various venues in Southern Ontario including Loyalist College in Belleville and St. Lawrence College in Brockville

Upcoming in the Studio

  • March 8 – Vintage Art Anything, 1-5pm
  • March 22 – Fine Art Private Collections, 1-5pm
  • April 12 – Floral, Big Bold Artworks, 1-5pm
  • April 26 – 1-5pm & April 27– 11-4pm – BHAM Art Show & Sale – Pottery & Fine Art
  • May 3 – 10-5pm & May 4 – 11-4pm – Artists of Uxbridge Art Show and Sale

Ted Barris on TV

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