Wednesday, October 31, 2007
If you picked up a copy of todays Speaker you might have seen the write up on Dan Bilodeau's new Novel "Hunter". Yes we are one of the two local Bookstores mentioned in the article where you can buy his new book, and you will find him in our Murder and Mystery section.
If you haven't had a chance to read the Speaker you might not know that Dan is a former resident of Haileybury, who now lives in Ottawa.
This is Dan's first Novel and it is set in "the heart of the boreal forest" of Northern Ontario.
"A fast-paced suspense thriller, Hunter is the story of the instinct that is man’s will to survive and the transformation and affirmation that will inevitably lead a group of seven men to choose whether they will be the hunter—or the hunted."
A group of seven hunters, including two Americans, embark on a hunting expedition during which their courage, loyalty, sanity, and humanity will be put to the test in a desperate struggle for survival. Haunted by their father’s mysterious disappearance on the very same grounds twenty years before, Canadians Dave and Mark Barrows lead the expedition in hopes of confronting their past and conquering their demons. One by one, as members of their crew go missing, they begin to discover that they are not alone in the woods and that the horror surrounding them bears a past of its own. Nameless, a ruthless killer is watching—studying their every move and waiting for the perfect opportunity to strike. Trapped in the woods, a transformation takes place within the hearts and souls of each member of the group as they become entangled in a web of murder, suspicion, and betrayal. It is only after they uncover a dark secret that they begin to understand not only their enemy, but also the much larger implications and happenings deep in the forest of Lake Marlow.
Tuesday, October 30, 2007
SEPTEMBER 23, 2008
SERIES WILL BE EXPANDED TO INCLUDE A FOURTH FULL-LENGTH NOVEL
Christopher Paolini, the #1 New York Times bestselling author of Eragon and Eldest, the first two books in his Inheritance series, will write an additional, fourth novel about his hero Eragon, it was announced today by Nancy Hinkel, Publishing Director of Alfred A. Knopf Books for Young Readers, an imprint of Random House Children’s Books. Originally planned as a trilogy, Inheritance will now include four complete novels written by Paolini and be named the Inheritance cycle.
Watch out for the flyer in the Temiskaming Speaker and stop by the store to see the featured books or check out www.canadabythebook.ca!
What is Canada by the Book?
The Association of Canadian Publishers, in conjunction with the Department of Canadian Heritage, the Canada Council for the Arts and the Canadian Booksellers Association, is executing a retail initiative that will effectively promote Canadian books and the bookstores that support them. Canada by the Book is exclusively available to Independent book retailers across Canada. This project aims to increase traffic in participating bookstores and to increase the sales of Canadian books. Canada by the Book features books from a wide range of Canadian publishers on specific themes. For the fall/winter season, our display will combine a delectable array of cookbooks and cocktail books with gorgeous, artfully designed coffee table books and gift books. For decades, Canadian publishers have published the highest quality of literary fiction, non-fiction, cookbooks, gift books and children’s books. The current display illustrates our unique market position and the variety of books available in the Canadian market. We believe that, if given a choice, the Canadian population would often choose to support the independent Canadian publishing industry. Therefore, this project strives to create awareness for our members, their books and the bookstores they are sold in. The ACP gratefully acknowledges the support of the Department of Canadian Heritage, through the BPIDP program, and the Canada Council for the Arts.
Thursday, October 25, 2007
Wednesday, October 24, 2007
Ottawa on October 30 to discuss a number of industry concerns, including removal of GST from books. So cross your fingers folks, and wish them luck!
Monday, October 22, 2007
Thursday, October 18, 2007
If you like reading random blogs I highly recommend the Bakka blogg - they crack me up some days.
Wednesday, October 17, 2007
Friday, October 12, 2007
This is will be a good chance for people new to the game to meet new players, and get some advice on decks from old players.
For more informantion please drop into the store and ask for Paul.
Wednesday, October 10, 2007
Selected by an esteemed jury panel comprised of author and 2005 Scotiabank Giller Prize winner David Bergen, author Camilla Gibb and author, poet and artist Lorna Goodison, the five finalists were chosen from a record 108 books submitted for consideration by 46 publishing houses from every region of the country. The winner will be revealed on November 6. Congratulations to all the finalists.
|Elizabeth Hay for her novel |
Late Nights on Air
|Michael Ondaatje for his novel Divisadero|
|Daniel Poliquin for his novel |
A Secret Between Us
|M.G. Vassanji for his novel |
The Assassin’s Song
|Alissa York for her novel |
Friday, October 5, 2007
So get out and get your copy and find out what is happening in your area!
The CBC Literary Awards are open to all Canadian writers, both professional and
amateur, and you are invited to put your talent to the test and participate in
the 2007 CBC Literary Awards. All entries must be sent by November 1st
Courtesy of the Canada Council for the Arts, there is a first prize of
$6,000 and a second prize of $4,000 in all three categories in English
and French, for a grand total of $60,000. In addition, CBC/Radio-Canada
will offer broadcast visibility to the winners and their winning
entries, and they will be published in Air Canada's enRoute magazine,
which reaches up to a million readers from Canada and abroad.
The CBC Literary Awards is the only literary competition that celebrates
original, unpublished works, in Canada's two official languages. There
are three categories - short story, poetry, and creative nonfiction.
Each year the CBC Literary Awards fosters literary talent across the
country. Past winners include Michael Ondaatje, Susan Musgrave, Jacques
Godbout, and Arlette Cousture.
For more information, visit www.cbc.ca/literaryawards or call
Thursday, October 4, 2007
Wednesday, October 3, 2007
It is located somewhere between North Bay and New Liskeard. This Black Hole sucks in and captures shipments of books. I'm sure it also likes other kinds of shipments, but really, I'm most concerned about the books. I have noticed in my travels that it normally takes somewhere in the neighbourhood of an hour and a half to get from North Bay to New Liskeard when I drive it. However, if I am waiting for an order to arrive there is a mysterious delay that occurs in this area. Things get to North Bay and then disappear......... Sometimes, they come back days later...... sometimes, after they've been to Timmins in the meantime.... Sometimes, they are gone forever.......