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  • The Forsyte Saga

    In one of my all-time favourite novels, Nobel Prize-winner, Galsworthy, crafts a story that spans generations in this juicy tale of ambition, love, family and social commentary. Great for: Readers looking to delve into a scandalous story with high literary merit Anyone who loves multi-generational sagas Readers who love British...


  • The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian

    Meet Junior: through cartoons and insight, he shares with us his often-times hilarious, but always-challenging, life as a teenager who leaves his Indian reserve to go to an all-white school. Great for: Teens and adults who would like to learn more about reserve life from one of the leading First Nations writersThose...


  • In the Garden of Beasts: Love, Terror, and an American Family in Hitler’s Berlin

    Set in 1933, this astonishing account follows the story of William E. Dodd and his exuberant daughter, Martha, during his years as the U.S. ambassador to Berlin under Hitler's rule. An incredible story of one man's growing concern for a progressively cruel regime, and the universal apathy turned on him...


  • The Shadow of the Wind

    Few contemporary books rival The Shadow of the Wind’s haunting plot: set in Barcelona, during 1945, the novel follows the story of Daniel, who saves novelist Julian Carax’s parallel titled novel from the ‘Cemetery of Forgotton books.’ As Daniel’s life starts to mirror Carax’s, he finds himself embroiled in a mystery...


  • City of Thieves

    David Benioff knows how to tell a good story, whether it’s through film (25th Hour) television, (adaptation of Games of Thrones) or literature. City of Thieves, set during the Siege of Leningrad in WWII, manages to make us laugh while radiating a profound empathy towards one of history’s less-remembered tragedies. We meet Lev, a...


  • What I Loved

    Few contemporary books compare with Hustvedt’s brilliant novel about an art history professor, Leo Hertzberg, and the lens through which he sees the highly interpretable world. At once psychologically thrilling, provocative, genre bending, and deeply intellectual, this story of two families whose lives intertwine to the beat of Soho’s (NYC)...


  • Paris to the Moon

    An honest, amusing and clever novel from the beloved New Yorker writer: when Adam Gopnik moves his family to Paris in 1995, his romantic idea of the perfect Parisian existence comes to terms with a far more realistic understanding of the inherent adventures – and difficulties – of juggling a...


  • Behind the Beautiful Forevers

    In Katherine Boo’s searing book, the Pulitzer Prize-winning-journalist explores life and death in the Mumbai slum of Annawadi. Through haunting and unforgettable inhabitants, Boo introduces us to some of India’s poorest living conditions, positioned just behind its wealthiest hotels. The book weaves humour and pathos into a tapestry of astonishing...


  • Cutting for Stone

    Through the lives of Shiva and Marion Stone, twins born in Adis Ababa from a clandestine affair between a heavenly mother and a passionate, yet psychologically removed surgeon, we see the cycle of life and all its absurdities, beauties, cruelties, inevitabilities, hilarities and loves. Cutting for Stone, follows the twins...


  • To the End of the Land

    Three, young voices, in the dark, open David Grossman’s meditative and profound novel, To the End of the Land. The year is 1967: Israel and the rest of the Middle East have erupted in war. Flash-forward to 2000, as we are reacquainted with the luminous Ora, her troubled husband, Ilan...