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>‘Spare’: An Engrossing Memoir Covering Harry’s Childhood, Military Service and the Meghan YearsIn Prince Harry’s memoir, the former senior working royal details the little things that added up to a big Windsor family ruction.
>The Year in Reading: 157 Titles Later, a Bibliophile Recommends Her FavouritesIt was a contemplative spring and a giddy summer, but then a case of reader’s block was broken by – what else? – a book about reading
>Lost and Found: Excavating our Literary Past Gives Neglected Books a New Lease on LifeSmall presses are combing back issues of periodicals, academic journals and newspapers to uncover and publish overlooked books that resonate today
>‘A Ballet of Lepers’: Michael Posner on Leonard Cohen’s Posthumous Novel and Writing a Biography about the Canadian IconIn a Q&A, the Toronto journalist talks about why the troubadour never married and whether he saw himself as a singer, songwriter or poet
>The Last Chairlift: At Home With John Irving, Discussing His Biggest, Boldest Novel YetThe 80-year-old's latest book — which clocks in at 912 pages — slaloms through a breathtaking family saga set in New England ski country.
>How a 21st Century Feminist Inhabits the Minds and Lives of Sixth Century Monks in “Haven”In a Q&A about her new bestselling novel, Emma Donoghue talks about loyal fans, religious morality and her next novel, "Learned By Heart."
>The Toronto International Festival of Authors Honours Salman Rushdie and the Freedom to Write and ReadAs the festival returns Sept. 22 with in-person events, Margaret Atwood, John Irving, Ian McEwan and Deepa Mehta will join the tribute to “the Satanic Verses” author
>KismetAmina Akhtar’s witty psychological thriller satirizes the Western wellness and self-care industry, which has culturally appropriated and commodified Eastern healing traditions
>The It GirlIn a Q&A, British thriller writer Ruth Ware talks about her latest, being touted as the new Agatha Christie and how her books differ from other crime novels
>Cold Cold BonesIn the 21st Bones book, Kathy Reichs, 74, revisits some of Temperance Brennan's past cases, and – gasp! – says she may retire from writing
>In Praise of Summer ReadingThe beach read has a reputation as frothy, unimportant fare, but it’s more about a mood than a literary genre, and that depends on the reader.
>Ghost of the Hardy BoysIn an excerpt from his 1976 memoir, Canadian ghostwriter Leslie McFarlane – a.k.a Franklin W. Dixon – recounts the moment he realized his favourite childhood author wasn’t a real person.
>Tracy Flick Can’t WinIn a Q&A with Tom Perrotta about the sequel to “Election,” he explains how actress Reese Witherspoon changed his perception of his heroine
>Murder, They Wrote: Canada’s First Crime and Mystery Writing Festival Features an Enviable Slate of AuthorsThe Motive festival, organized by the Toronto International Festival of Authors, offers a glimpse into new work by Linwood Barclay, Thomas King, Shari Lapena, Kathy Reichs and Harlan Coben
>Hey, Good Luck Out ThereGeorgia Toews’ debut novel about a young woman struggling with alcohol addiction and recovery was inspired by the women she met in rehab
>As the Graphic Novel Medium Matures, Older Readers Are Seeing their Lives Reflected in Panels and ProseAuthors and illustrators, now being recognized by literary prize juries, are embracing stories about dementia, nursing homes and growing old disgracefully
>The Story Behind Leonard Cohen’s 1973 Concerts for Israeli Troops Fighting the Yom Kippur WarIn his book "Who By Fire," journalist Matti Friedman says the Canadian music icon is revered in Israel, because "during one of the darkest moments in Israel’s history, Cohen showed up."
>Anna: The BiographyU.S. journalist Amy Odell says long-time Vogue editor Anna Wintour is so influential that Bradley Cooper asked her opinion on casting Lady Gaga in "A Star is Born"
>The Palace PapersIn a Q&A with veteran U.S.-U.K. journalist Tina Brown, she brings us into the heart of the British royal media circus, and explains how Toronto was the making of Meghan Markle
>An Unthinkable ThingIn a Q&A about her new crime novel, Canadian author Nicole Lundrigan explains how she switched from anthropology to writing and why she's fascinated by people who do evil things
>Sea of TranquilityIn her latest book, Emily St. John Mandel draws on her pandemic-era, virtual book tour for "The Glass Hotel" to create a sci-fi novel with autofiction sections
>Stories I Might Regret Telling YouIn a Q&A with Martha Wainwright about her memoir, the singer-songwriter talks about envying her famous musical family, taking lots of drugs, bisexuality, abortion and divorce
>French BraidPulitzer Prize-winning U.S. author Anne Tyler's 24th novel examines the slights and miscommunications that fracture a Baltimore family over three generations
>Beneath Her SkinC.S. Porter’s debut detective novel sets serial killers loose on a small town in Nova Scotia, and conjures a flinty, enigmatic protagonist who is as much predator as prey
>Jameela Green Ruins EverythingZarqa Nawaz, creator of the CBC TV comedy "Little Mosque on the Prairie," has penned a dark, deeply personal and extremely funny first novel that humanizes Muslim lives
>Run, Rose, RunIn this Q&A with bestselling author James Patterson and country legend Dolly Parton, they talk about creating their "novel with a soundtrack."
>Looking For JaneHeather Marshall’s historical novel about forced adoption in Canada explores the repercussions of restricting abortion, a reminder of what’s at stake in the fight for reproductive rights.
>Foreverland "Ask Polly" advice columnist Heather Havrilesky dissects "till death do us part" and finds worth in the tedium of marriage.
>The Betrayal of Anne FrankAward-winning biographer Rosemary Sullivan tells the incredible story about the investigation into who revealed the diarist's Amsterdam hiding place to the Nazis
>An Italian ScandalAt 73, Scottish aristocrat Cecil Cameron writes a steamy debut novel about a rebel socialite who finds romance at a turbulent time in Sicily's history
>The MaidToronto author Nita Prose turns a chance encounter in a hotel into a feel-good murder mystery about a neurodivergent chambermaid-turned-sleuth
>2021 By the BookZoomer’s resident expert offers eight themed holiday gift guides for every reader on your list, as well as personal favourites from 227 titles she read this year
>The Ghosts of Christmases PastThe old British tradition of telling spooky stories at Yuletide is revived with the help of a Canadian publisher and the famed cartoonist Seth
>Go Tell the Bees That I Am GoneDiane Gabaldon, the mega-bestselling author of the Outlander series, talks about daydreaming during mass, men in kilts and the unbreakable rules of time travel
>Once Upon a WardrobeU.S. author Patti Callahan returns to C.S. Lewis in 'Once Upon a Wardrobe,' and shows Narnia's magic and myth are as real as love itself.
>Senior Citizen Sleuths Join the Murder ClubA new sub-genre of mystery novels feature protagonists in their 70s, 80s and 90s who are clued in, not clueless
>The Heron’s CryBestselling British mystery writer Ann Cleeves talks about her new Two Rivers series, the TV adaptation of "The Long Call," and what's next for DI Vera Stanhope
>The Dark RemainsIan Rankin sets Inspector Rebus aside to write a Jack Laidlaw novel from notes left by the late William McIlvanney, his literary hero and the godfather of 'tartan noir'
>The MagicianColm Tóibín talks about his new historical novel and its subject, German writer Thomas Mann, ahead of his Oct. 22 virtual appearance at TIFA
>State of TerrorHillary Rodham Clinton and Louise Penny talk about alien babies in the White House, matching pyjamas and their thriller, starring a not entirely fictional secretary of state
>Out of the Sun: On Art, Race, and the FutureEsi Edugyan, a storyteller interested in overlooked Black narratives, describes her new book of essays on identity and belonging as part memoir, part travelogue and part history
>BewildermentIn a new novel from U.S. author Richard Powers, an astrobiologist creates imaginary planets to ease his troubled son's grief over environmental destruction on Earth
>Denial Beverley McLachlin's second legal thriller, starring indefatigable defence lawyer Jilly Truitt, hinges on a moral conundrum ripped from the pages of the retired Supreme Court judge's personal and professional life
>Summer of LoveThe romance novel, once derided as fluff, is gaining credibility – and fans – with diverse voices and feminist points of view from authors like Farah Heron and Jasmine Guillory
>Her Heart For A CompassSarah, Duchess of York, draws on her own life as a Royal and that of her great-great aunt to pen a historical romance set in the Victorian era
>The Other PassengerBritish bestselling author Louise Candlish takes a Thames River Bus to murky depths in her latest thriller, "The Other Passenger"
>The Bone CodeU.S. author Kathy Reichs, who publishes her 20th Bones book on July 6, says she and her cat-loving, geeky heroine are 'one and the same'
>I Am InvincibleFashion designer Norma Kamali, 75, has penned a memoir where she extolls the virtues of self-love and looks forward to turning 120
>One-on-One With ‘Five Little Indians’ Author Michelle GoodCree author Michelle Good talks about the award-winning, residential school story she was compelled to write, why it took nine years and what she's writing next
>Malibu Rising"Daisy Jones & the Six" author Taylor Jenkins Reid takes a deep dive into surfing, the ‘turbo-charged’ mid-80s and an oceanside celebrity enclave in her latest novel
>Love, Lust and Leonard CohenEnglish writer Polly Samson’s "A Theatre for Dreamers" will transport you to 1960 and the Greek island of Hydra with immersive, sensual prose
>Elizabeth and MontyCharles Casillo’s dual biography of intimate friends Elizabeth Taylor and Montgomery Clift charts uncanny parallels in the Hollywood stars’ personal and professional lives
>Like Father, Like SonDavid Macfarlane's new memoir explores relationships among men, and the grief of losing his son Blake, 29, to cancer
>Master of SuspenseBest-selling thriller writer Linwood Barclay talks about his 20th book, "Find You First", his literary idols and why his characters swear so much
>Brat, UnpackedIn Andrew McCarthy’s new memoir, the "Pretty in Pink" idol reflects on being an avatar for Gen X nostalgia
>HookedJournalist Michael Moss explains how the processed food industry exploits our bodies and our brains to compel us to overeat
>The Windsor KnotThe first book in SJ Bennett's new mystery series imagines Queen Elizabeth II discreetly solving crimes in between her Royal duties
>The Code BreakerWalter Isaacson's book is heavy on the science as he chronicles Jennifer Doudna's Nobel Prize-winning discovery of the gene-editing tool CRISPR
>Klara and the SunNobel Prize-winning author Kazuo Ishiguro explores the human side of artificial intelligence in his first novel since 2015's The Buried Giant, and it's far from menacing
>How to Avoid a Climate DisasterIn his new book, Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates provides a prescription for our carbon crisis that rests on renewable energy like hydro, solar, wind and, yes, even nuclear power
>Cicely Tyson Dies At 96: Revisiting The Hollywood Legend’s Life In Her Own WordsIn her memoir Just As I Am, the 96-year-old acting legend reveals her roots, dispenses advice for Black women and writes about her one true love
>The Secret Life of Harriet the Spy’s CreatorIn a new biography of Harriet's creator Louise Fitzhugh, we learn how the antiracist, feminist lesbian created one of children’s literature most enduring antiheroines
>Holiday Books To Give and To GetZoomer’s resident book expert offers seven holiday-book gift guides to satisfy every reader on your list, from film buffs to bibliophiles
>True PerspectiveAcademy Award-winning actor Matthew McConaughey talks about his new book, Greenlights, and navigating lockdown with three generations under one roof
>Extraordinary CanadiansPeter Mansbridge and co-author Mark Bulgutch delve into the lives of 17 everyday heros who are shaping the future of the country.
>HRH: So Many Thoughts on Royal FashionIn her new book, Elizabeth Holmes digs into the wardrobes of the Queen, Diana, Kate and Meghan to parse the meaning behind House of Windsor style
>What If Cary Grant’s Most Famous Character Was Cary Grant, the Famous Actor?In his new biography A Brilliant Disguise, author Scott Eyman examines Hollywood idol Cary Grant’s enduring allure and reveals his public persona was all an act
>Who Makes the Best Donair? A New Book Argues for a Truce in the Heated DebateA new book by a fan of the delectable East Coast wrap calls for a truce in the ongoing war between Alberta and Nova Scotia over which version is more authentic
>The Curious Case of the Girl DetectiveWhether finding lost wills or hidden staircases, teen sleuth Nancy Drew rides a wave of nostalgia
>The Latest Blow to Trump’s PresidencyLegendary Washington Post reporter Bob Woodward’s book Rage exposes how the president misled America about the coronavirus
>“Melania and Me”: A Post-Mortem of a FriendshipThis break-up memoir puts the enemy in frenemy and the reader in the middle of a one-sided relationship replete with juicy inside-baseball details about the Trumps.
>Margaret Atwood, Wayne Gretzky and Others Reflect on How Terry Fox Inspired ThemThe 2020 Terry Fox Run takes place on Sunday, Sept. 20 — a virtual event in the wake of the pandemic. And earlier this month, the nation marked the 40th anniversary of the day Fox was forced to conclude his Marathon of Hope (Sept. 1) — an occasion that also brought the release of a new book, "Forever Terry: A Legacy in Letters," an essay collection in which prominent Canadians reflect on the young man's legacy. The book even held a few surprises for Terry's younger brother Darrell Fox, including Wayne Gretzky's revelation that Terry and Rick Hansen beat him at a game of wheelchair basketball.
> ’Finding Freedom’: New Book Aims to Set Record Straight on Palace Intrigue and Drama Around Meghan and Harry’s Royal RelationshipTwo top royal reporters attempt to set the record straight with the Sussexes' side of the Megxit story.
>Emma Donoghue’s “The Pull of the Stars” Will Tug on Your Heartstrings"The Room" author explains how her childbirth experience – and a lot of research – went into her latest novel about the 1918 flu epidemic at a Dublin hospital maternity ward.