Books

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Seeds of Bravery

Sometimes life’s pain can feel overwhelming. A new book shares stories of how people find hope in their darkest moments

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The Wife’s Tale

In her new book, Aida Edemariam shares stories of her grandmother, who survived violence at home – and civil war

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Hope Floats

U of T alumna Kerri Sakamoto’s new novel explores racism, architecture – and how to “dream and dare”

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Hungry for Failure

Defeat might taste like sawdust drizzled with WD-40, but I’ve developed a taste for it

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Making a Murderer

A small-screen adaptation of Alias Grace starring alumna Sarah Gadon will air this fall

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Without a Trace

Rebecca Rosenblum's new novel highlights how a victim’s voice gets lost in tragedy

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A Rare Find

A book collector for more than 40 years, Michael Walsh has acquired several thousand antiquarian volumes of western philosophy

Damned Nations: Greed, Guns, Armies & Aid

War and Peace

In her new book, Damned Nations, Samantha Nutt reflects on foreign aid and armed conflicts abroad

Tom Rachman

The Debut

How do you write a bestselling first novel? If you're Tom Rachman, you start by majoring in film

Joy Fielding

The Ties That Bind

Joy Fielding explores a tangled mother-daughter relationship in her new book, Now You See Her

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The Damage Done

Hilary Davidson's first crime novel keeps you guessing till the last page

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Learning to Let Go

In her new book, author Marni Jackson searches for the right level of involvement in her adult son's life

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The Lost Left

Westerners who reject mainstream culture as “inauthentic” may, in fact, be status seekers, says Andrew Potter

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The Boy in the Moon

Journalist Ian Brown offers a profoundly honest portrayal of life as a parent of a disabled child

James Orbinski

A Doctor in Kigali

Dr. James Orbinski served as head mission for Doctors Without Borders during the Rwandan Genocide. What he saw there transformed him

Can a Brain Change?

Dr. Norman Doidge argues that the brain is far more malleable than previously thought

Enemies of the State

In her book Villa Bel-Air, Rosemary Sullivan asks why totalitarian regimes are so afraid of art