LONG WAY HOME
A retired engineer has been given a few months to live and his young son, an Oscar winning Hollywood’s superstar is crushed by the betrayal of his wife. The father is struggling to find a peaceful way to live his remaining months and the son is fraught with the curse typically associated with the Hollywood fame and fortune. Son, not aware of his father’s situation, turns up seeking his help. The father surpasses his own need of help from his son, and decides to help him. Together they embark on a road trip from Vancouver Island to Los Angeles. What happens on the road trip teaches them both not just how to survive but to thrive by laughing in the face of calamities and learning that living and not life is a gift. Thing about miracles is that they do happen. The father and son learn from each other to create their own miracles and discover ways to live their lives to full.
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Something wicked this way comes…
The Strange and Deadly Portraits of Bryony Gray was released February 13th by Tundra, an imprint of Penguin Random House.
The most peculiar things always happen to Bryony Gray. As if it isn’t bad enough that her uncle keeps her locked in the attic, forcing her to paint for his rich clients, she’s becoming rather well known in the art world… since all her customers seem to go missing.
When her newest painting escapes the canvas and rampages through the streets of London, Bryony digs into her family history, discovering some rather scandalous secrets her uncle has been keeping, including a deadly curse she’s inherited from her missing father. It turns out, Bryony has accidentally unleashed the Gray family curse, and it’s spreading fast.
With a little help from the strange-but-beautiful girl next door and her paranoid brother, Bryony sets out to break the curse, dodging bloodthirsty paintings, angry mobs and her wicked uncle along the way.
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This fantastic book details the history of one the BC Interior’s early settlers, Frank Richter from a unique point of view– Frank’s great-granddaughter, Olly Sumner-Richter.
From the author:
“There is much written on my Great-Grandfather Frank Richter; his name is scattered throughout most history books written on the Interior or BC. However, much of the information is just that–scattered and sketchy and more importantly, much of the information is incorrect. Ten years ago, I set out to do some research. I hung out at museums, in relatives’ and strangers’ kitchen, and shared countless cups of coffee. I sat for hours going through old newspapers in cold basements, read a myriad of history books and met relatives who up to that time I knew in name only.
I also became acquainted with my aboriginal history through elders who were willing to take the time and had the patience to share with me their stories and memories. Great-Grandmother Lucy Simla was from the Head of the Lake band but by the mid 1860s was living in the lower Similkameen.
Many of the numerous relatives, pioneers and history enthusiasts that I have met had known my Grandfather Edward, one of the five sons of Frank and Lucy. They opened their hearts and their homes and generously shared their memories, undocumented stories and photos with me. I was searching for information not in the history books, but anecdotal stories not widely known and most of all I wanted to get to know the man who had played such a huge part in BC’s past.”
Book Description: Megan Walker’s touch has turned to ice. She can’t stop the frost, and the consequences of her first kiss are horrifying. When her new powers attract attention, Megan finds herself caught up in an ancient war between Norse giants. One side fuelled by a mad queen’s obsession and an ancient prophecy about Ranorak, the other by an age-old grudge. Both sides believe Megan to be something she’s not. Both sides will stop at nothing to have her. Fire or frost. It’s an impossible decision, but she’ll have to act soon, because the storm is coming.