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Saturday, October 23, 2021

Review: Book richly illustrates pandemic’s impact on lives

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September 27, 2021 10:36 am “Voices from the Pandemic" by Eli Saslow (Doubleday) ...

Quebecer Edith Blais talks writing and moving on after 450 days as hostage in...

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September 19, 2021 6:01 am MONTREAL — Almost 250 days into her 15-month captivity in Mali, Edith Blais realized her life was no longer her own, and she didn't know...

Review: Whitehead’s loving ’60s-era homage to noir and NYC

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September 13, 2021 4:36 pm “Harlem Shuffle,” by Colson Whitehead (Doubleday) Ray Carney is the kind of outlaw you want to root for because he’s kind, generous, loves his wife and...

Catherine Hernandez on welcoming TIFF audiences to ‘Scarborough’

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September 9, 2021 11:01 am TORONTO — Author and screenwriter Catherine Hernandez is excited to introduce audiences at the Toronto International Film Festival to a different side of the city. Many...

Review: ‘Dirty Work’ argues that unpleasant jobs hurt us all

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August 30, 2021 11:41 am “Dirty Work: Essential Jobs and the Hidden Toll of Inequality in America,” by Eyal Press (Farrar, Straus and Giroux) In “Dirty Work,” flying military drones, patrolling...

Review: Examining Korean American duality in ‘Skinship’

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August 24, 2021 12:31 pm “Skinship” by Yoon Choi (Alfred A. Knopf) With fine attention to detail, Yoon Choi’s fictional debut “Skinship” welcomes readers into the lives of immigrant and first-generation...

Review: Nichole Perkins celebrates Southern Black womanhood

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August 24, 2021 12:21 pm “Sometimes I Trip On How Happy We Could Be,” Nichole Perkins (Grand Central Publishing) “Sometimes I Trip On How Happy We Could Be” is about seeking,...

Review: Peter Heller’s `The Guide’ a suspenseful sequel

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August 24, 2021 12:16 pm “The Guide,” by Peter Heller (Alfred A. Knopf) In his new mystery, author Peter Heller pulls off a rare balancing act once again: He gives us...

Baby and books: Joshua Jackson talks parenthood and new Audible.ca project ‘Oracle’

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August 23, 2021 12:11 pm TORONTO — Canadian actor Joshua Jackson has found himself narrating books quite a bit lately — for two very different audiences. Professionally, he does so with...

Viral TikTok videos with ‘#BookTok’ hashtag give book retailer Indigo a sales boost

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August 13, 2021 11:57 am Canada's biggest bookstore chain is seeing rising sales thanks in part to an online community of TikTok users sharing videos reviewing and recommending books.  The viral...

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Over 2,000 migrants march out of southern city in Mexico

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October 23, 2021 12:51 pm TAPACHULA, Mexico (AP) — Over 2,000 migrants, mainly Central Americans, began walking out of a city in southern Mexico on...

Cornet scores 2 for Burnley in draw at Southampton

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October 23, 2021 12:26 pm SOUTHAMPTON, England (AP) — Maxwel Cornet scored twice for Burnley to salvage a point in a 2-2 draw at Southampton...

Class action certified alleging harm from extended solitary confinement in N.L. jails

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October 23, 2021 12:26 pm ST. JOHN'S, N.L. — A Newfoundland and Labrador Supreme Court judge has certified a class action lawsuit alleging harm from...