Posts Tagged "Annick Press"

The Lynching of Louie Sam by Elizabeth Stewart

Posted by on Dec 9, 2014 in Book Reviews, British Columbia | 0 comments

Summary: When a local man is murdered and a Native named Louie Sam is suspected of the crime, the charged atmosphere of 1884 demands justice. Unhappy when the Canadian law enforcement seeks a trial for Louie Sam, a lynch mob calling themselves the Nooksack Vigilance Committee crosses the Canadian/United States border and strings him up to hang from a tree. George Gillies and his friend Pete Harkness are observers of the act, and afterwards George finds himself questioning the ‘facts’ of the case. As he pieces what really happened to Mr. Bell together, his challenge is trying to...

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The Dirt Eaters by Dennis Foon

Posted by on Nov 28, 2014 in Book Reviews, British Columbia | 0 comments

Summary: When the community of Longlight is decimated and Roan is the only survivor, he is suddenly plunged into the real world. Unfortunately the real world is a chaotic, violence-ridden society ruled by the one City who uses the people’s uneducated state to take advantage of them. Except Roan is different. Not only has he been taught to read from his life in Longlight’s peaceful society, but he has the ability to cross over into his dreams and venture outside his body. He learns this gift makes him a dirt eater, and uses it to survive his time with the Brothers who want him to...

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My Parents Are Sex Maniacs… by Robyn Harding

Posted by on Oct 31, 2014 in Book Reviews, British Columbia | 0 comments

Summary: When her father is caught with another woman at his fortieth birthday party, Louise’s world is turned upside down. Not only is her parents’ marriage suddenly in jeopardy, but the woman her father was with is Louise’s best friend’s mother making everything infinitely more complicated. As their families come down on different sides of the affair, Louise finds herself without the support of the best friend she’s had for years. Seeking out new friends and a sense of stability in an uncertain time, Louise deals with the increasing changes due to her...

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The Apprentice’s Masterpiece by Melanie Little

Posted by on Aug 10, 2014 in Book Reviews, Ontario | 0 comments

Summary: The son of a Jewish scribe, Ramon and his family are converts in the face of the Spanish Inquisition during the 1400s. But while Jews and Muslims are openly despised, conversos as they are known are not far behind. Under the ‘Edicts of Faith’ a mistrustful society is fostered as everyone is encouraged to watch and inform on other’s contact with the undesirables. When Ramon’s family takes in Amir, a Muslim teen, Ramon sees himself as being above him and seeks to show him up especially when he notices Amir is becoming close with his father. But what seems like...

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The Never Weres by Fiona Smyth

Posted by on Jun 6, 2014 in Book Reviews, Ontario | 0 comments

Summary: When the human race loses their ability to procreate, the last generation goes through childhood, rendering everything child-related obsolete by the time they turn fifteen. Friends Mia, Xian and Jesse are growing up in a world without hope, amongst humans who are trying to find the survival of their species in cloning or robotics. All three have reasons to want to escape from their bleak futures, but when they stumble upon a mystery in the tunnels Xian has discovered, they follow the clues that lead them to an unexpected surprise, and hopefully the redemption of the human race....

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