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Brr! It's getting chilly (and snowy!) outside, definitely time to hibernate with a good book! Don't worry, DundurnHQ has got you covered-- here are our weekly highlights, perfect for finding your next great read!

This week Quill & Quire released their picks of Books of the Year, and Projection by Priscila Uppal was included as one of the top nonfiction releases for 2013.  

Really Dead by JE Forman was reviewed in the National Post's Crimewave column, which stated that "…the book moves at a speedy clip, with well-articulated plot points…"

Robin Esrock, author of The Great Canadian Bucket List was featured on the Ford Blue Blog and also on GeorgiaStraight.com, which made the very true comment that, "as the saying goes, the longest journey begins with a single step. Esrock’s book just might inspire you to take it."

If you are looking for a great Christmas present, look no further than Lost Beneath the Ice by Andrew Cohen and Parks Canada. Arcticbookreview.com says that "…there's no other book of its kind that so dramatically evokes the hazards of Arctic navigation in the nineteenth century. I certainly can't imagine a more welcome holiday gift for any exploration buffs on one's list." We agree! The lead underwater archeologist who worked on the expedition spoke with CTV Canada AM this week-- if you can get through this interview without being completely enthralled by the expedition, I'd be very surprised. 

Willowdale by Scott Kennedy was released this week, and featured in a lovely interview in the Toronto Star. This book is launching with the Ontario Historical Society in December, put it on your calendars now because you don't want to miss it! 

Speaking of events you don't want to miss, Vancouver-ites will want to be at The Wise Hall this Saturday night for a celebration of Festival Man with Geoff Berner. TheCoast.ca calls the book "a remarkably unique tangent of a tale ... a riotously funny, heartfelt and honest portrayal of life on the Canadian festival circuit." Geoff Berner was also featured in Georgia Straight and the Vancouver Sun

Contested Land, Contested Memory by Jo Roberts was reviewed in Embassy this week, which pointed out that "[Roberts’s] writing has academic credibility and personal appeal. If that sounds unlikely, it is. Only a writer as good as Roberts could make it work—but work it does, as it proceeds to unravel Israel’s paradoxical political identity."

Kerry Karram, author of Death Wins in the Arctic spoke with CBC Radio Airplay this week, listen here

Red Wolf by Jennifer Dance was reviewed by Publisher's Weekly, which pointed out that "Dance’s first novel addresses a horrific historical period and details Red Wolf’s harsh awakening in painful, hard-hitting scenes . . . readers will finish with a strong sense of the abuses suffered by natives at the hands of settlers." 

And finally, legendary Canadian architect and author of Buildings Cities Life Eberhard Zeidler was interviewed in the Globe and Mail. This is a must read, he has had a truly fascinating career. 

That's another week of highlights for you, stay warm this week! I suggest curling up with a good book. I'll be doing the same here at DundurnHQ! 


 

Geoff Berner

Posted by Dundurn Guest on October 30, 2014
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Geoff Berner

Geoff Berner is the author of Festival Man and the graphic novel We Are Going To Bremen To Be Musicians. A singer-songwriter and accordion player, he has released six albums and toured in seventeen countries. He lives in Vancouver.

Andrew Cohen

Posted by Dundurn Guest on December 6, 2014
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Andrew Cohen

Andrew Cohen est journaliste et professeur de journalisme et d’affaires internationales à l’université Carleton. Il a notamment publié les best-sellers While Canada Slept, finaliste au Prix littéraire du Gouverneur général, et The Unfinished Canadian. Il est l’auteur d’une chronique publiée dans les journaux de Postmedia et apparaît régulièrement à titre de commentateur à la télévision. Il vit à Ottawa.

Jennifer Dance

Posted by Kendra on October 30, 2014
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Jennifer Dance

Jennifer Dance was born in England and holds a B.Sc. in Agriculture and Animal Science from the University of the West Indies. She migrated to Canada in 1979. With family in the Native community, Jennifer has a passion for equality and justice for all people. Her first novel, Red Wolf, was endorsed by Giller Prize–winning author Joseph Boyden. An avid environmentalist, Jennifer lives on a small farm in Stouffville, Ontario.

Robin Esrock

Posted by Kendra on December 6, 2014
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Robin Esrock

Robin Esrock is a bestselling author, journalist, TV host, and public speaker. His stories and photography have appeared in major publications on five continents, including National Geographic Traveler, the Guardian, Chicago Tribune, and the Globe and Mail. The creator and co-host of the internationally syndicated television series Word Travels, Robin lives in Vancouver, B.C.

Eberhard Zeidler

Posted by Kendra on December 6, 2014
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Eberhard Zeidler

Eberhard Zeidler, one of the world's most renowned architects, moved to Canada from Germany in 1951. Zeidler, now partner emeritus of Zeidler Partnership Architects, was recently named Cambridge Who's Who Professional of the Year in Architecture and is the recipient of four honorary degrees. He continues to make a remarkable impact on North America's architectural history and lives in Toronto.