Books

Brian Thomas Isaac’s debut novel, All the Quiet Places, was named a finalist for the 2022 Governor General’s Literary Award. (Photo: brianthomasisaac.com)

Falkland author to read from debut novel at Vernon library

Brian Thomas Isaac will read from All the Quiet Places, which was nominated for numerous awards last year

 

Celebrated Shuswap author Gail Anderson-Dargatz at the Mall at Piccadilly on Saturday, May 20 signing copies of her latest novel, The Almost Widow, which has already hit both the Canadian independent bookstores’ bestseller list and the Globe and Mail bestselling Canadian Fiction list. (Rebecca Willson-Salmon Arm Observer)

Acclaimed Shuswap author’s new page-turner follows grief deep into the wilderness

Gail Anderson-Dargatz’s The Almost Widow has already made its way onto bestseller lists

 

The first day Darcie Friesen Hossack remembers meeting her Seventh-day Adventist grandparents, in 1980 in Swift Current. She is the young girl dressed in yellow with her sister. “My whole world became more complicated after this day. A tug of war between religions, families and even food.” ( Darcie Friesen Hossack/ Submitted)

Fictional book based in Kelowna explores extreme religions and anti-science beliefs

In Stillwater, the family of Seventh-day Adventists move to a commune to avoid vaccination

 

Shuswap international award-winning author Gail Anderson-Dargatz will be signing copies of her latest novel on May 20 at Bookingham Palace in Salmon Arm as well as launching it at the Word on the Lake Writers’ Festival on May 21 at the Salmon Arm campus of Okanagan College. (Martha Wickett-Salmon Arm Observer)

Bookmark this weekend in Salmon Arm if you love authors, books, memoirs and more

Word on the Lake Writers’ Festival May 19-21, also famed author to hold book signing in mall

Shuswap international award-winning author Gail Anderson-Dargatz will be signing copies of her latest novel on May 20 at Bookingham Palace in Salmon Arm as well as launching it at the Word on the Lake Writers’ Festival on May 21 at the Salmon Arm campus of Okanagan College. (Martha Wickett-Salmon Arm Observer)
Melodie Campbell’s latest book follows Lady Lucy Revelstoke. (Melodie Campbell)

New book from Ontario has a Revelstoke connection

Lady Lucy Revelstoke’s name was inspired by the author’s trips to Revelstoke

Melodie Campbell’s latest book follows Lady Lucy Revelstoke. (Melodie Campbell)
FILE - Martha Stewart arrives at the Vanity Fair Oscar Party, Feb. 9, 2020, in Beverly Hills, Calif. At 81, Stewart isn't slowing down and some might say she's heating up as one of Sports Illustrated's 2023 cover models. In an Instagram post Monday, May 15, 2023, the businesswoman and media personality wrote she hopes the cover inspires people “to try new things, no matter what stage of life you're in.” (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP, File)

At 81, Martha Stewart becomes oldest Sports Illustrated swimsuit cover model

At 81, Martha Stewart isn’t slowing down and some might say she’s…

FILE - Martha Stewart arrives at the Vanity Fair Oscar Party, Feb. 9, 2020, in Beverly Hills, Calif. At 81, Stewart isn't slowing down and some might say she's heating up as one of Sports Illustrated's 2023 cover models. In an Instagram post Monday, May 15, 2023, the businesswoman and media personality wrote she hopes the cover inspires people “to try new things, no matter what stage of life you're in.” (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP, File)
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Okanagan backdrop to Greek mythology book series

Self-published author finding an international audience

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Dag Aabye near his bus on the side of SilverStar Mountain in 2018. (Brett Popplewell)

Recluse Okanagan ultramarathoner the subject of best-selling book

Dag Aabye is the focus of Brett Popplewell’s recent best-selling book

Dag Aabye near his bus on the side of SilverStar Mountain in 2018. (Brett Popplewell)
The house the Neads built themselves in Precipice Valley showing the top floor completed. (Dave and Rosemary Neads photo)
The house the Neads built themselves in Precipice Valley showing the top floor completed. (Dave and Rosemary Neads photo)
Minister of Tourism, Arts, Culture and Sport Lana Popham announced $600,000 Monday afternoon as the provincial legislature hosted local and provincial book and magazine as part of BC Book Day. (Wolf Depner/News Staff)

Provincial grant to boost B.C. book publishers dealing with rising costs

B.C. book, magazine publishers receive $600,000 to help with shipping, printing costs

Minister of Tourism, Arts, Culture and Sport Lana Popham announced $600,000 Monday afternoon as the provincial legislature hosted local and provincial book and magazine as part of BC Book Day. (Wolf Depner/News Staff)
Angela Ackerman (left) and Monique Gray Smith are the two keynote speakers for this year’s online B.C. Writers Summit, which runs from May 8 to 13, 2023. (Submitted photos)

B.C. Writers Summit to feature 2 accomplished keynote speakers

Monique Gray Smith and Angela Ackerman are both bestselling authors

Angela Ackerman (left) and Monique Gray Smith are the two keynote speakers for this year’s online B.C. Writers Summit, which runs from May 8 to 13, 2023. (Submitted photos)
FILE - Brittney Griner appears on stage at the 54th NAACP Image Awards in Pasadena, Calif., on Feb. 25, 2023. Griner is working on a memoir that is scheduled for spring 2024. (AP Photo/Chris Pizzello, File)

Brittney Griner working on memoir about Russian captivity

Saying she is ready to share the “unfathomable” experience of being arrested…

FILE - Brittney Griner appears on stage at the 54th NAACP Image Awards in Pasadena, Calif., on Feb. 25, 2023. Griner is working on a memoir that is scheduled for spring 2024. (AP Photo/Chris Pizzello, File)
Author Amanda Quick will be at Vernon’s Towne Theatre to share her incredibly challenging story on Tuesday, April 18 (Contributed).

Vernon Towne Theatre hosting powerful book signing

Author Amanda Quick will be present for a live Q and A

Author Amanda Quick will be at Vernon’s Towne Theatre to share her incredibly challenging story on Tuesday, April 18 (Contributed).
Okanagan Regional Library is receiving more than $1.6 million in provincial funding announced Friday, March 24, 2023. (Brendan Shykora - Morning Star)

Okanagan Regional Library receives $1.6 million from province

The province has earmarked $45 million for libraries throughout B.C.

Okanagan Regional Library is receiving more than $1.6 million in provincial funding announced Friday, March 24, 2023. (Brendan Shykora - Morning Star)
The cover art for Wanda John-Kehewin’s new graphic novel<em> Dreams: Visions of the Crow</em>. (<em>Dreams: Visions of the Crow</em> cover art)

B.C. writer’s graphic novel depicts the spiritual journey of a Cree-Métis teen

Author Wanda John-Kehewin writes about a teen boy, a mysterious crow and a new girl at school

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The cover art for Wanda John-Kehewin’s new graphic novel<em> Dreams: Visions of the Crow</em>. (<em>Dreams: Visions of the Crow</em> cover art)
Olivia Hahn, 16, wrote a book about grappling with the loss of her mother, hoping to help other young people who are in the same position. (Courtesy of Olivia Hahn)

B.C. teen publishes book about loss to help others her age process grief

Olivia Hahn’s book explores dealing with grief at a young age, detailing the loss of her mother

Olivia Hahn, 16, wrote a book about grappling with the loss of her mother, hoping to help other young people who are in the same position. (Courtesy of Olivia Hahn)
FILE - Oprah Winfrey, a producer of the documentary "Sidney," about actor Sidney Poitier, appears at the premiere on Sept. 21, 2022 in Los Angeles. Winfrey announced that she had chosen Ann Napolitano’s book "Hello Beautiful" for her 100th book club pick. (AP Photo/Chris Pizzello, File)

Oprah Winfrey reflects on book club, announces 100th pick

For her 100th book club pick, Oprah Winfrey relied on the same…

FILE - Oprah Winfrey, a producer of the documentary "Sidney," about actor Sidney Poitier, appears at the premiere on Sept. 21, 2022 in Los Angeles. Winfrey announced that she had chosen Ann Napolitano’s book "Hello Beautiful" for her 100th book club pick. (AP Photo/Chris Pizzello, File)
Pamela Anderson signed copies of her memoir, <em>Love, Pamela</em> in Victoria n Monday (March 6). (Brendan Mayer/Black Press Media Staff)

Fans line up at 5 a.m. at B.C. mall to meet Pamela Anderson

Some came all the way from Vancouver to Indigo Mayfair store

Pamela Anderson signed copies of her memoir, <em>Love, Pamela</em> in Victoria n Monday (March 6). (Brendan Mayer/Black Press Media Staff)
K.J. Cloutier holds up a copy of her book Beyond the Horizon, published on Feb. 7 2023, which she has been working on in some iteration since she was 14 years old. (Contributed)

Shuswap author pens fantasy pirate novel 17 years in the making

K.J. Cloutier never gave up on her dream of publishing a book she wanted to read as a teen

K.J. Cloutier holds up a copy of her book Beyond the Horizon, published on Feb. 7 2023, which she has been working on in some iteration since she was 14 years old. (Contributed)
The free book library beside Penticton City Hall was still standing in late November as seen here. (Monique Tamminga/Western News)

Vandals force removal of Penticton free library at City Hall

The free library is now being fixed by Penticton high school students and will be relocated

The free book library beside Penticton City Hall was still standing in late November as seen here. (Monique Tamminga/Western News)