Books

Books & Brews revisits the classics

September
15
,
2016
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Books & Brews, a non-traditional book club for adults, resumes this fall with a variety of themes. Organized by the TNRD Library System, the club meets at various locations outside the library to discuss books while enjoying food and drinks....

Mystery Mosaic features B.C. authors

August
18
,
2016
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That’s one mystery-packed afternoon — four mystery writers reading in 90 minutes at Kamloops Library Saturday, Aug. 20. The Mystery Mosaic, 2-3:30 p.m., features Sam Wiebe, Dietrich Kalteis, Linda L. Richards and Owen Laukkanen, all...

Software developer turns to fiction writing

June
15
,
2016
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Sunshine Coast author Mark Cameron is bringing his inaugural B.C. book tour, 30 Days of Sunshine, to three different TNRD Library System branches next week. Cameron gave up his life as a software developer to live a simpler, more authentic life....

Tales told of west coast pioneers

April
27
,
2016
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North Kamloops Library hosts an evening with Eleanor Hancock, author of Salt Chuck Stories, on Thursday, April 28, at 7 p.m. Hancock, who grew up in Zeballos, will present a slide-show and talk about people who pioneered the once rugged and...

Crime novelist reads from latest work

March
7
,
2016
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A Guatemalan journalist is kidnapped, the only message from her captors being that they’ve murdered her lawyer. The harrowing tale of intrigue tied to the sordid world of human trafficking is told by crime writer Peter Kirby in his recent...

A very special bear: New children's book chronicles the real story behind 'Winnie-the-Pooh'

December
23
,
2015
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LONDON — Lindsay Mattick's great-grandfather was on his way to fight in World War I when he bought a bear cub he named Winnie, inspiring author A.A. Milne to create the timeless character Winnie-the-Pooh. Now, Mattick has written a new...

Avola author recounts cabin life at 40 below

December
7
,
2015
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Having spent frigid winters in an under-heated log cabin off the grid, Eleanor Deckert has some sage advice for those with dreams of living in the wilderness. The Avola author recently released 10 Days in December, a memoir recounting her...

Local author shares her writing strategy

August
20
,
2015
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Kamloops author Elma Schemenauer will present a seven-step strategy for story-writing Wednesday, Sept. 9 at 7 p.m. at the Kamloops Library. This free event is intended for anyone writing or thinking about writing a story. Schemenauer is the...

Two books, two sons, two places

June
25
,
2015
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The Son of a Certain Woman and The Son couldn’t be much different if a committee had sat down and decided to commission two books that are about sons but otherwise have nothing in common. ...