Here are just a few of the new books released by CWILL BC members this season:
In Eileen Cook‘s Unraveling Isobel (Simon & Schuster Canada), Isobel’s life is falling apart. Her mom just married some guy she met on the internet only three months before, and is moving them to his sprawling, gothic mansion off the coast of nowhere. Goodbye, best friend. Goodbye, social life. Hello, icky new stepfather, crunchy granola town, and unbelievably good-looking, officially off-limits stepbrother. But on her first night in her new home, Isobel starts to fear that it isn’t only her life that’s unraveling—her sanity might be giving way too. Because either Isobel is losing her mind, just like her artist father did before her, or she’s seeing ghosts. Either way, Isobel’s fast on her way to being the talk of the town for all the wrong reasons.
Claire Eamer‘s new book with Annick Press, The World in Your Lunchbox: The Wacky History and Weird Science of Everyday Foods, hits bookstores in February. Aimed at the middle-grade crowd, it’s a blend of science and history, illustrated with the strange and wonderful cartoons of Sa Boothroyd of Gibsons, BC.
William New‘s latest book of poetry (for adults and later teens) was published in December by Oolichan Books. Called YVR, the book combines poems about growing up in Vancouver with observations on the city in the present day. Says one reviewer: “He is seduced by the flawed city he dares to love; he invites the reader to an equal daring.”