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Heart of the City is at the library

By Special to The Standard

Rows of books are seen on display at the Peace River Municipal Library on March 10, 2017. The library is collaborating with the Town of Peace River to challenge members in reading towards reaching a 150,000 word goal in celebration of Canada’s 150th anniversary.

Rows of books are seen on display at the Peace River Municipal Library on March 10, 2017. The library is collaborating with the Town of Peace River to challenge members in reading towards reaching a 150,000 word goal in celebration of Canada’s 150th anniversary.

These new books are available at St. Catharines Public Library.

Fiction

Brother, by David Chariandy

This novel, listed for the Giller Prize, explores questions of masculinity, family, race and identity as they are played out in a Scarborough housing complex during the sweltering heat and simmering violence of the summer of 1991.

Cast Iron, by Peter May

In 1989, a killer dumped the body of 20-year-old Lucie Martin into a picturesque lake in western France. When her bones are uncovered during a summer drought, forensic expert Enzo Macleod is called in to solve this stone cold case. His investigation into the past opens a Pandora’s box that not only raises old ghosts but endangers his entire family.

Heart of the City, by Robert Rotenberg

Determined to leave his life as a Toronto cop behind him, Ari Greene takes a job on a construction site for one of the city’s new condo buildings. When he stumbles across the corpse of a hated developer, Ari is plunged back into the life he tried so hard to escape and follows a trail of blood, money, and corruption to its shocking end.

Odd Child Out, by Gilly Macmillan

Best friends Noah Sadler and Abdi Mahad have always been inseparable. When Noah’s unconscious body is found floating in Bristol’s Feeder Canal, what might have been a simple prank gone wrong turns into a public battle and city tensions rise rapidly — for Noah is British and Abdi is a Somali refugee.

The Vineyard, by Maria Duenas

Moving from a turbulent young Mexican republic to an exciting Havana and onwards to the fertile vineyards of Andalusia, the tale follows the fortunes of Mauro Larrea as he gambles the last of his money on a daring opportunity to restore a Jerez vineyard to its former glory by entering the flourishing sherry trade with England.

Non-fiction

Ghost Empire: A Journey to the Legendary Constantinople, by Richard Fidler

Follow Fidler as he journeys to Istanbul and connects the glorious history of Constantinople to its present incarnation.

Border: A Journey to the Edge of Europe, by Kapka Kassabova

In today’s refugee struggles we can see exemplars of past struggles, as shown by the border between Bulgaria, Greece and Turkey.

One Long Night: A Global History of Concentration Camps, by Andrea Pitzer

Since the Second World War, ‘concentration camp’ has signified places like Auschwitz and Birkenau. But there have been camps before and since, on all ranges of the spectrum from humane to evil. Author Pitzer takes us on a tour through their history and current use.

The Dogs of Avalon: The Race to Save Animals in Peril, by Laura Schenone

This is the poignant tale of not only greyhound rescues, but the agencies involved in animal rescues and the difficulties they face.

Spoiler Alert: The Hero Dies – A Memoir of Love, Loss, and Other Four-letter Words, by Michael Ausiello

This heart-breaking and at times funny book chronicles Ausiello’s struggles to cope with his partner’s rare and aggressive cancer.

 



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