Category Archives: novels

25th anniversary – White Jade Tiger

To celebrate the upcoming 25th anniversary of Julie Lawson’s White Jade Tiger, Dundurn is publishing a new edition — complete with a new cover. The text also got a makeover. Julie reread the text with a ruthless editor’s eye, correcting … Continue reading

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Dancing in the Rain

Brenna’s beloved adoptive mother has died and her birth mother doesn’t want to maintain contact with her. Overcome with grief, Brenna tries to care for her father and younger sister. The last thing she expects is to fall in love … Continue reading

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WORD Vancouver: A free festival of reading and writing

Word Vancouver Inspiring Words. A free festival of reading and writing. Words, words, and more words will abound at various free events between September 21 and 25, all part of Word Vancouver; the big festival day happens on the 25th … Continue reading

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A Town Bewitched

Suzanne de Montigny launched her award-winning tween/teen novel, A Town Bewitched on Sept. 17th at the Cottage Bistro on Main St., Vancouver. Many of the members in attendance were the very people who inspired some of her characters. A great … Continue reading

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Heart of a Champion

Ellen Schwartz has done it again! In her new book Heart of a Champion (Tundra Books), Schwartz weaves the compelling tale of a young Japanese-Canadian child’s dreams to become a baseball player, against persecution and racism of the time. This … Continue reading

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Reading BC Books

CWILL BC’s list of set-in-BC children’s and young adult books is newly updated and posted here. You’ll find stories set everywhere from Sooke to Barkerville to Smithers. Happy reading!

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