Book list: Adult and children reads with B.C. authors

B.C. authors offer plenty of world-class books for all seasons and all ages.

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Aria by Nazanine Hozar

Set in turbulent Iran, 1950s-1970s, this rags-to-riches-to-revolution tale follows the life of orphaned Aria. Three very different women are fated to mother her. Aria carefully navigates through life to find purpose and love.

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Brother by David Chariandy

This coming of age story looks into the lives of two Trinidadian brothers, living in Toronto with their single mother. The boys dream for bright futures, but can they succeed in the face of prejudice and low expectations that confront them as young men of black and brown ancestry?

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Dear Evelyn by Kathy Page

Inspired by letters written by the author's father, this unconventional love story reveals the trials, tensions and shifting state of a 70-year marriage. How do two seemingly incompatible partners stay together for better, or for worst?

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A Killer in King's Cove by Iona Whishaw

This first in the clever Lane Winslow Mystery series begins in 1946. War-weary Lane moves to the wilds of BC’s interior for a fresh start, but is soon recruited to solve a murder mystery. The investigation reveals much more than expected, including Lane’s past that she desperately tries to hide.

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Sea Trial: Sailing After My Father by Brian J. Harvey

In this true story, Harvey is voyaging around Vancouver Island with his wife, his dog, and a box of old documents left by his physician father. The documents reveal the truth about a malpractice suit that changed his father and compelled him to fight the excruciating accusations.

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Washington Black by Esi Edugyan

It’s the 1830s. A Barbados slave boy flees barbaric cruelty in a hot-air balloon and embarks on an adventure that is wondrous, melancholic, and strange. Will Washington find freedom and his true self in a world that denies his existence?

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The Wind is not the River by Brian Payton

A gripping tale of survival and love in dangerous times. A husband and wife are separated by the only battle of World War II to take place on American soil, on Alaska's starkly beautiful Aleutian Islands. Illuminates the fragility of life and the power of love.

Picture Books

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Fairy Science by Ashley Spires

In Pixieville, the fairies don’t know what to do about their forest that suddenly stops growing. Their magic isn’t working. Luckily, Esther the fairy knows that the solution is in science!

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Wild Berries by Julie Flett

Written in both Cree and English, follow the story of Clarence and his grandmother as they meet ant, spider, and fox while they pick berries.

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Dojo Surprise by Chris Tougas

Six ninjas are planning a surprise for their master. But can they be stealthy enough and keep their master in the dark about his own party?

Junior Novels

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My Life as a Diamond by Jenny Manzer

Ten-year-old Caz loves everything about baseball and is excited to try out for the team after his family moves from Toronto to Seattle. In Toronto, Caz was known as Cassandra, but in Seattle, Caz becomes the boy he always knew he was.

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Outside In by Sarah Ellis

One day, 13-year-old Lynn is saved by a kind stranger, named Blossom. The more Lynn learns about Blossom, the more she realizes that no life is perfect and families come in many different forms.

Teen Novels

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Are you Seeing Me? by Darren Groth

Twins Justine and Perry just lost their father to cancer and travel to Canada for a trip of a lifetime. Perry is autistic and for him, this trip is all about finding proof of the Ogopogo. Justine wants to make this trip memorable before Perry moves to an assisted-living residence.

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Rise of the One-Eyed King by James Alfred McCann

Set in an apocalyptic world, Ethan finds himself in a world where the dead come back to life. Ethan gathers a group of survivors to build a fortress to protect themselves from the outside world.

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The Truth Commission by Susan Juby

Normandy and her friends start the Truth Commission to uncover gossip and secrets about their schoolmates. When the Commission reveals secrets about Normandy’s sister, she has a tough decision to make.

For many more staff favourites go to Richmond Public Library's www.yourlibrary.ca/books-we-like

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