Books

The popular Rotary Club of White Rock book sale returns this weekend (Dec. 2-4) for a special pre-Christmas edition to help refugee families. (File photo)

Rotary Club of White Rock book sale to benefit refugees

South Surrey event will help families in Afghanistan, Ukraine

 

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‘Pleasant Good Evening’ memoir documents Dan Russell’s hall-of-fame sports broadcasting career

He took 200,000 calls from ‘Sportstalk’ listeners, interviewed 25,000 people (including some greats)

 

Tanya E. Williams, South Surrey author of Welcome To The Hamilton, a novel set in Vancouver in 1927. Contributed photo

Hotel-based novel reconstructs Vancouver’s Roaring 20s

South Surrey’s Tanya E. Williams spins tale of two sisters training for a luxury establishment

 

Harry Bliss, left, and Steve Martin pose for a portrait to promote the book “A Wealth of Pigeons: A Cartoon Collection” on Thursday, Nov. 3, 2022, in New York. (Photo by Matt Licari/Invision/AP)

Steve Martin, Harry Bliss team up on ‘Number One Is Walking’

Comedian’s cartoon captions merge with New Yorker cartoonist’s drawings in new release

Harry Bliss, left, and Steve Martin pose for a portrait to promote the book “A Wealth of Pigeons: A Cartoon Collection” on Thursday, Nov. 3, 2022, in New York. (Photo by Matt Licari/Invision/AP)
Jody Wilson-Raybould signs a copy of her book for Courtenay-Comox MLA Ronna-Rae Leonard during Wilson-Raybould’s induction ceremony into the Comox Valley Walk of Achievement. Photo by Terry Farrell

Reconciliation a ‘call to action to all of us,’ Jody Wilson-Raybould says in new book

Canada’s former justice minister releases ‘True Reconciliation: How to Be a Force for Change’

Jody Wilson-Raybould signs a copy of her book for Courtenay-Comox MLA Ronna-Rae Leonard during Wilson-Raybould’s induction ceremony into the Comox Valley Walk of Achievement. Photo by Terry Farrell
Suzette Mayr accepts her award as the 2022 Scotiabank Giller Prize winner in Toronto, Monday, Nov. 7, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Cole Burston

Suzette Mayr wins $100K Scotiabank Giller Prize for ‘The Sleeping Car Porter’

Author says her book shines a spotlight on an under-represented part of Canadian history

Suzette Mayr accepts her award as the 2022 Scotiabank Giller Prize winner in Toronto, Monday, Nov. 7, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Cole Burston
Rupi Kaur arrives on the red carpet for the 2021 Scotiabank Giller Prize in Toronto on Monday, Nov. 8, 2021. Canada’s literati are folding up their reading glasses and breaking out their finest garb ahead of tonight’s Scotiabank Giller Prize. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chris Young

Literati to gather to crown next winner of $100,000 Scotiabank Giller Prize

Poet and social media phenom Rupi Kaur and actress-producer Sarah Gadon will host

Rupi Kaur arrives on the red carpet for the 2021 Scotiabank Giller Prize in Toronto on Monday, Nov. 8, 2021. Canada’s literati are folding up their reading glasses and breaking out their finest garb ahead of tonight’s Scotiabank Giller Prize. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chris Young
FILE - U2 singer Bono gestures as he attends the launching of the first blood by drone delivery service in the country at the Philippine Red Cross headquarters in suburban Mandaluyong, east of Manila, Philippines on Tuesday Dec. 10, 2019. Bono opened his book tour for his bestselling “Surrender: 40 Songs, One Story,” on Wednesday, Nov. 2, 2022, to thousands of screaming fans at Manhattan’s Beacon Theatre. (AP Photo/Aaron Favila, File)

Bono opens book tour before adoring fans at Beacon Theatre

U2 singer talks “Surrender: 40 Songs, One Story” out this week already in the top 10 on Amazon.com

FILE - U2 singer Bono gestures as he attends the launching of the first blood by drone delivery service in the country at the Philippine Red Cross headquarters in suburban Mandaluyong, east of Manila, Philippines on Tuesday Dec. 10, 2019. Bono opened his book tour for his bestselling “Surrender: 40 Songs, One Story,” on Wednesday, Nov. 2, 2022, to thousands of screaming fans at Manhattan’s Beacon Theatre. (AP Photo/Aaron Favila, File)
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Prince Harry’s memoir, titled ‘Spare,’ to come out Jan. 10

Prince Harry’s memoir, an object of obsessive anticipation worldwide since it was…

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This image provided by the Random House Group shows the cover of “Spare,” Prince Harry’s memoir. The book is an object of obsessive anticipation worldwide since first announced last year, is coming out Jan. 10. (Random House Group via AP)

Prince Harry’s memoir, titled ‘Spare,’ to come out Jan. 10

Prince Harry’s memoir, an object of obsessive anticipation worldwide since it was…

This image provided by the Random House Group shows the cover of “Spare,” Prince Harry’s memoir. The book is an object of obsessive anticipation worldwide since first announced last year, is coming out Jan. 10. (Random House Group via AP)
FILE - Matthew Perry arrives at the premiere of “The Invention of Lying” in Los Angeles on Sept. 21, 2009. Perry turns 52 on Aug. 19. (AP Photo/Matt Sayles, File)

Near-fatal ODs and love faxes to Julia Roberts: What Matthew Perry’s memoir reveals

‘I was Chandler’: Friends star’s book details a constant battle with addictions

FILE - Matthew Perry arrives at the premiere of “The Invention of Lying” in Los Angeles on Sept. 21, 2009. Perry turns 52 on Aug. 19. (AP Photo/Matt Sayles, File)
Read to Baby kits available from Surrey Libraries. (submitted photo)

Free ‘Read to Baby’ kits from Surrey Libraries prepare newborns for ‘lifelong learning’

In November, bestselling author Samantha M. Bailey is the guest speaker during an online event

Read to Baby kits available from Surrey Libraries. (submitted photo)
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How ‘Outlander’ novelist Diana Gabaldon helped build Surrey Writers’ Conference, now in 30th year

Interviewed Friday, Gabaldon reflected on three decades of the ‘extremely convivial’ Surrey event

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Book author Aaron Volpatti played five seasons in the NHL with Vancouver Canucks and Washington Capitals. (Submitted photo)

Ex-Canuck’s new ‘FIGHTER’ book details path from Revelstoke to burn unit to NHL and beyond

‘I was willing to die before giving up on that dream,’ Aaron Volpatti says

Book author Aaron Volpatti played five seasons in the NHL with Vancouver Canucks and Washington Capitals. (Submitted photo)
Ian Ellis James, an Emmy award-winning Sesame Street writer known by his stage name William Electric Black, leads a first grade class in a book reading on urban gun violence prevention at the Drexel Avenue School, Monday, Oct. 3, 2022, in Westbury, N.Y. He said young children in areas afflicted by gun violence are more aware of it than parents may think. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)

VIDEO: Demand soars for kids’ books addressing violence, trauma

Depression and anxiety rates steadily rising for young people

Ian Ellis James, an Emmy award-winning Sesame Street writer known by his stage name William Electric Black, leads a first grade class in a book reading on urban gun violence prevention at the Drexel Avenue School, Monday, Oct. 3, 2022, in Westbury, N.Y. He said young children in areas afflicted by gun violence are more aware of it than parents may think. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)
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‘Promo Monkey’ books document Surrey man’s days in the record-selling business

RayMan Ramsay writes about some of the world’s most famous musicians and local music-biz insiders

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Black Bond Books store at Central City Shopping Centre is among six the South Surrey-based chain operates in the Lower Mainland. File photo

South Surrey-based Black Bond buys Vancouver independent bookseller

Nearly 60-year-old chain will maintain character of Kerrisdale store

Black Bond Books store at Central City Shopping Centre is among six the South Surrey-based chain operates in the Lower Mainland. File photo
FILE - Amanda Darrow, director of youth, family and education programs at the Utah Pride Center, poses with books that have been the subject of complaints from parents in Salt Lake City on Dec. 16, 2021. The wave of attempted book banning and restrictions continues to intensify, the American Library Association reported Friday. Numbers for 2022 already approach last year’s totals, which were the highest in decades. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer, File)

Book ban efforts surging in 2022, US library association says

681 challenges to books through the first 8 months of this year, involving 1,651 different titles

FILE - Amanda Darrow, director of youth, family and education programs at the Utah Pride Center, poses with books that have been the subject of complaints from parents in Salt Lake City on Dec. 16, 2021. The wave of attempted book banning and restrictions continues to intensify, the American Library Association reported Friday. Numbers for 2022 already approach last year’s totals, which were the highest in decades. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer, File)
Conservationist and author Mark Angelo with his book for children, The Little Creek That Could, will be featured in a storytime/signing event at Indigo Grandview Corners on Sept. 17. Contributed photo

Conservationist and children’s author visits South Surrey

Mark Angelo to lead a storytime and book signing at Indigo, Grandview Corners

Conservationist and author Mark Angelo with his book for children, The Little Creek That Could, will be featured in a storytime/signing event at Indigo Grandview Corners on Sept. 17. Contributed photo
Andrew Weaver explores sustainable aviation fuel for one of his return blog posts in a bid to spur conversation and interest. (Courtesy Andrew Weaver)
Andrew Weaver explores sustainable aviation fuel for one of his return blog posts in a bid to spur conversation and interest. (Courtesy Andrew Weaver)