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Icon of the event The eh List Author Series: Linda Holeman - The Devil on Her Tongue
Tue Sep 23, 2014 | 2:00 pm - 3:15 pm
Taylor Memorial

The author of In a Far Country and The Saffron Gate is back with a compelling historical drama set in 18th Century Portugal. Diamantina is 13 when her father, a Dutch sailor who washed up on the Portuguese island of Porto San...

Icon of the event The eh List Author Series: Allan Levine - Toronto: Biography of a City
Thu Oct 02, 2014 | 7:00 pm - 8:15 pm
Taylor Memorial

Award-winning biographer and historian Allan Levine delivers a striking biography of a living city. With the same eye for character and anecdote that made Peter Ackroyd?s London and Colin Jones?s Paris so successful, Levine?...

Icon of the event The eh List Author Series: Eric McCormack - Cloud
Tue Nov 18, 2014 | 7:00 pm - 8:15 pm
Taylor Memorial

Eric McCormack is a master of dark and enigmatic stories. In Cloud, he unravels the mystery of a killer cloud which appeared over a small Scottish town in the middle of the nineteenth Century.

Icon of the event Meet  Evergreen Award Nominee Simone St.  James
Mon Sep 22, 2014 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Alderwood

Alderwood Branch is pleased to present author Simone St. James. Her novel"An Inquiry Into Love and Death" is nominated for the 2014 Forest of Reading Evergreen Award for Adult Fiction. Ms. St.James will discuss her latest wor...

Icon of the event Deathbed dimes
Mon Jan 05, 2015 | 6:30 pm - 8:15 pm
Barbara Frum

"Deathbed dimes" exposes the reality that if you can outlive your relatives, friends and sometimes even strangers, your odds of hitting the inheritance jackpot are better than playing the lottery....

Icon of the event Sharon Baltman: Escape from the Bedside
Wed Oct 01, 2014 | 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Barbara Frum

Sharon Baltman discusses her book entitled, Escape from the Bedside - a gripping memoir tracking her decision to become a doctor in the early days of feminism to her travels across Canada, the US, through Africa and Israel.

Icon of the event Meet the Author: Andy Semotiuk
Wed Sep 17, 2014 | 7:00 pm - 8:15 pm
Eatonville

Meet immigration lawyer Andy Semotiuk as he reads from his recently published book, A Promise Kept: A Tribute to a Mother?s Love. He traces the life of his mother from her childhood in Eastern Europe, through the World War I...

Icon of the event I'm not going back: wartime memoir of a child evacuee
Tue Nov 11, 2014 | 7:00 pm - 8:15 pm
Barbara Frum

Kitty was a 10 year old, living in London's Jewish East End during WWII, when she was evacuated to a foster home in the countryside. She sneaked back to be with her mother, refusing to leave her side even as the German bombin...