Fresh Picks

We’ve got some exciting new titles in recently and can’t wait to share them with you.

gospelThe Gospel of Loki by Joanne Harris

Most of us know and love Harris because of gently magical novels like Chocolat (and its film starring Johnny Depp back when he was still wonderful).  Harris has recently begun dabbling in Norse mythology — she wrote two Norse-flavoured novels for tweens, Runemarks and Runelight.  The Gospel of Loki is her first Norse novel for adults.  It is more commercial than her previous works and chock full of adventure.

Astonish Me* by Maggie Shipsteadastonish

An engrossing tale set in the world of professional ballet.  Joan is a ballerina who becomes pregnant with fellow-dancer Arslan’s child.  She marries her longtime admirer, Jacob and leaves Arslan and the world of dance behind.  When her son Harry becomes a dancer himself, Arslan once again enters Joan’s life, and past secrets are revealed.

medicineMedicine Walk by Richard Wagamese

Are you a fan of Joseph Boyden?  How about Cormac McCarthy?  If you are, check out this moving father-son story from Canada Reads finalist Richard Wagamese, in which a dying father asks his son to lead him into the BC interior to be laid to rest.

Also new to our collection this month are several downloadable movies on Hoopla including old favourites like 1986’s April Fool’s Day and thelebowskiincomparable The Big Lebowski.

*Thank you to Edelweiss for providing an ARC of this title.

–Patricia

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