PUBLISHED IN A PANDEMIC

Recent and recommended – books by local authors.

 
 

MY DELIGHTFULLY DYSFUNCTIONAL FAMILY

AUTHOR LORAINE HARTLE
GENRE MEMOIR

A fascinating and engaging story about the complicated twists and turns in the relationships between the author and her various family members are openly exposed—and very relatable.

 
 

STEP INTO WILDERNESS

AUTHOR DEBORAH GRIFFITHS, CHRISTINE DICKINSON, JUDY HAGEN, AND CATHERINE SIBA
GENRE NON-FICTION/PHOTOGRAPHY

A collection of never-before-seen photos from the Courtenay and District Museum collection, showcasing the growing community’s recreational interactions with the wilderness, from early hiking expeditions to beach races and outdoor clubs.

 
 

LETTERS OF A PIONEER OIL GEOLOGIST

AUTHOR E. ANN BERENS
GENRE NON-FICTION

A fascinating description of oil prospecting in the early 1900s. Includes history, adventure, and eloquent writing from an early British Petroleum geologist who travelled over four continents under harsh conditions.

 
 

DADDY WENT TO WAR: A YOUNG GIRL’S MEMOIR OF WORLD WAR II

AUTHOR JUDITH MCINTOSH
GENRE MEMOIR

2019 was the 75th anniversary of the start of WWII. Daddy Went to War honours the author’s father, a heroic physician and Military Cross recipient. for bravery. Proceeds support The Legion.

 
 

JIGSAW

AUTHOR NEIL GARVIE
GENRE POETRY

A journey of the mind, written in the language of poetry, about the victory of the human spirit.

 
 

MOTHER NATURE EATS HER KIND

AUTHOR NEIL GARVIE
GENRE POETRY

Mother Nature is pounding at our door. The question is not whether she will survive. The question is, will we?  

 
 

POTLUCK AT RABBIT HILL

AUTHOR SIGRID STARK
GENRE NON-FICTION

Based on the author’s experiences when she was part of a country church community. This collection of stories about kind people living good lives is both captivating and inspirational.

 
 

WHAT’S NOT ALLOWED? A FAMILY JOURNEY WITH AUTISM

AUTHOR TERESA HEDLEY
GENRE NON-FICTION

Written with compassion, humour, and keen observation. Step into the shoes of people with autism and link arms with the Hedley family as they nurture Erik from boy to man.

 
 

WHY THE ROCK FALLS

AUTHOR J.E. BARNARD
GENRE MYSTERY

Book three of the Falls Mysteries, featuring ex-Mountie Lacey McCrae. When an oil baron goes missing in the wilderness, his four sons and three ex-wives want his will more than his safe return. 

 
 

OF BEARS AT FRIDGES, DRINKING PLANES AND CINDERELLA’S SHOE

AUTHOR JORDIS TUMBY
GENRE FULLY ILLUSTRATED FOR READERS 8 AND UP

Sammy learns that the family has to move to another city, but the unfamiliar is too scary! 2021 Canada Book Awards Winner.

 
 

THE MAGIC UMBRELLA: BRATASAURUS AND TYRANNOSAURUS

AUTHOR KWAKU AMOATENG
GENRE CHILDREN’S PICTURE BOOK

Join Kwadan and Jorku under their beautiful magic umbrella and soar to exciting places as they see different things while learning to understand and communicate with each other.

 
 

THE SURPRISE

AUTHOR BOBBY HERRON AND JOSH KLASSEN
GENRE CHILDREN’S PICTURE BOOK

A delightful story about lively little Miss Abbie, who lives in Cumberland. She loves trains, her uncle Malachi, and surprises!

 
 

AETERNA

AUTHOR KIM BANNERMAN
GENRE FANTASY/DYSTOPIAN FICTION

An astonishing tale of intrigue, betrayal, mystery and adventure, set in a time and place where vampires have conquered the living world and eradicated human society.

 
 

THE SHARDS OF ETHERIOUS: ARISEN

AUTHOR COLIN J.D. CROOKS
GENRE GRIM DARK/EPIC FANTASY

The story of one man, ordered to assassinate an ally and ignite a war between the Gods.




Category: Volume 27