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Daniel Boone story wins coveted book prize

Daniel Boone story wins coveted book prize
thestarphoenix.com — Kelowna author Alix Hawley's first novel All True, Not a Lie in It won the Ethel Wilson Fiction Prize on Saturday in Victoria. The novel is written in American pioneer Daniel Boone's own voice in the present tense and moves between fact and legend, a method that Sun reviewer Robert Wiersema said is like both a wink and a challenge to the reader.

Daniel Boone story wins coveted book prize

Daniel Boone story wins coveted book prize
vancouversun.com — Kelowna author Alix Hawley's first novel All True, Not a Lie in It won the Ethel Wilson Fiction Prize on Saturday in Victoria. The novel is written in American pioneer Daniel Boone's own voice in the present tense and moves between fact and legend, a method that Sun reviewer Robert Wiersema said is like both a wink and a challenge to the reader.

Best of B.C.: 15 best books of the week, April 30

Best of B.C.: 15 best books of the week, April 30
thestarphoenix.com — Gut: The Inside Story of Our Body's Most Underrated Organ - Giulia Enders, Jill Enders (Greystone Books) Walking to Camelot: A Pilgrimage through the Heart of Rural England - John A. Cherrington (Figure 1 Publishing) My Heart Fills with Happiness - Monique Gray Smith (Orca Book Publishers) The Wild in You: Voices from the Forest [...]

Book review: A Good Death explores crucial, timely social issue

Book review: A Good Death explores crucial, timely social issue
thestarphoenix.com — A Good Death: by Sandra Martin HarperCollins Canada Making the Most of Our Final Choices Earlier this month, Canada's Minister of Justice Jody Wilson-Raybould introduced legislation for physician-assisted death in Canada. While controversial, critics of the legislation say it doesn't go far enough because it doesn't include the right to physician-assisted death for people who are not going to die in the "reasonably foreseeable" future.

Best of B.C.: 15 best books of the week, April 30

Best of B.C.: 15 best books of the week, April 30
vancouversun.com — Gut: The Inside Story of Our Body's Most Underrated Organ - Giulia Enders, Jill Enders (Greystone Books) Walking to Camelot: A Pilgrimage through the Heart of Rural England - John A. Cherrington (Figure 1 Publishing) My Heart Fills with Happiness - Monique Gray Smith (Orca Book Publishers) The Wild in You: Voices from the Forest...

Book review: A Good Death explores crucial, timely social issue

Book review: A Good Death explores crucial, timely social issue
vancouversun.com — A Good Death: by Sandra Martin HarperCollins Canada Making the Most of Our Final Choices Earlier this month, Canada's Minister of Justice Jody Wilson-Raybould introduced legislation for physician-assisted death in Canada. While controversial, critics of the legislation say it doesn't go far enough because it doesn't include the right to physician-assisted death for people who are not going to die in the "reasonably foreseeable" future.

Best of B.C.: 15 best books of the week, April 23

Best of B.C.: 15 best books of the week, April 23
thestarphoenix.com — The 15 best books of the week for April 23. Gut: The Inside Story of Our Body's Most Underrated Organ - Giulia Enders, Jill Enders (Greystone Books) Walking to Camelot: A Pilgrimage through the Heart of Rural England - John A. Cherrington (Figure 1 Publishing) My Heart Fills with Happiness - Monique Gray Smith (Orca Book [...]

Best on the Shelf: 20 best books of the week for April 23

Best on the Shelf: 20 best books of the week for April 23
thestarphoenix.com — Fiction 1 (1) The High Mountains of Portugal (11 wks) Yann Martel This is a new novel by the author of Life of Pi. 2 (2) The Summer Before the War (4 wks) Helen Simonson This is a new novel from the author of Major Pettigrew's Last Stand.

Best of B.C.: 15 best books of the week, April 23

Best of B.C.: 15 best books of the week, April 23
vancouversun.com — The 15 best books of the week for April 23. Gut: The Inside Story of Our Body's Most Underrated Organ - Giulia Enders, Jill Enders (Greystone Books) Walking to Camelot: A Pilgrimage through the Heart of Rural England - John A. Cherrington (Figure 1 Publishing) My Heart Fills with Happiness - Monique Gray Smith (Orca Book...

Special adviser appointed to oversee Shuswap schools

Special adviser appointed to oversee Shuswap schools
vancouversun.com — B.C.'s Minister of Education Mike Bernier has appointed a special adviser to review the North Okanagan-Shuswap school board after three trustees resigned. The adviser, lawyer Liz Watson, will review board activities and make recommendations for moving forward after the board asked the ministry for help.
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