The Librarian Recommends

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Issue: 2017-04-19, PHOTO:

Do you or someone you know love books almost as much as their pet? These three books draw on the animals in our outer lives to illuminate the complexity of our inner lives. Read more


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Issue: 2017-02-22, PHOTO: Lori Garrison

Vurt (Jeff Noon, 1993) A mad romp through a Trainspotting-like drug culture, Vurt features virtual-reality 'feathers' that take you to bizarre and forbidden worlds, shadow-creatures that exist in between this world and the virtual who can slip in... Read more


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Issue: 2016-02-11

July: The Ballad of the Sad Cafe by Carson McCullers (American, 1951) While the short stories in this collection are good, the novella – also called The Ballad of the Sad Cafe – is unforgettable. At once hilarious and sad, McCullers captures all... Read more


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Issue: 2016-01-21

Local Yukoners will face-off to defend their favourite books as part of the Northern Lights Writers Conference, running Jan 23-23. Author of Best Laid Plans and 2013 Canada Reads winner Terry Fallis will be “refereeing” the event. The winning book... Read more


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Issue: 2015-10-29 PHOTO: Vintage Books (1993)

Who hasn’t thought about running their own business? Set your own hours, make your own money, be your own boss? Naturally, it’s never that easy, but for those with an entrepreneurial bent, here are three books which might inspire you. Read more



Issue: 2015-10-22 PHOTO:

I don’t mean to alarm you, but it’s almost Hallowe’en, which, as all Yukoners know, means winter will soon descend upon us with the stumbling, frozen fury of a zombie horde from The Walking Dead. If that’s not scary enough for you, here’s three... Read more


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Issue: 2015-10-01 PHOTO: Wolsak and Wynn, 2014

It's the fall season, which means two things: the slow-creep of cold weather and a near-existential dread of the aforementioned. It also means, for thousands of Yukoners, a frantic dash to enjoy those last, fleeting moments of liveable outdoor... Read more