It’s that time of year again. Pull up them newly sewn vamps and cuddle by the fireplace with a decent book because Christmas is actually the holiday of catching up on some reading.
Story of the Basilica of St. John the Baptist
By: Susan Chalker Browne
The Basilica is a staple in our great city’s architecture and history. You can see the grand structure from so many angles throughout St. John’s and everyone knows a part of it. But how did it come to be? How did it start and what was the process?
Bishop Fleming had recognized the need for a cathedral and had a grand vision, however he had no land or money. Through an interesting turn of events, follow Fleming through his many footsteps to secure a proper location and funding for what is known as the Basilica.
It is also a story of another time, when community rallied together to help create bigger and better facilities for those around them and worked as a team to help a town prosper.
Mr. Big: The Investigation into the Deaths of Karen and Krista Hart
By: Colleen Lewis , Jennifer Hicks
It was a tragic day in Newfoundland history in 2002 when twin sisters Karen and Krista Hart drowned in Gander Lake. At the time of the investigation, police believed their father played a part in their deaths, though he claimed it was an accident.
Without substantial evidence, police launched a sting operation under the name of “Mr. Big,” in hopes of gaining a confession.
Television journalist, Colleen Lewis, along side Hart’s ex-wife tell her tragic story of loss and betrayal.
Edited by: Lisa Moore
We all know and love Lisa Moore, most of us are waiting impatiently for her to publish her next book. She is brilliant, health felt, emotionally gut wrenching and truly inspirational.
This year she introduces us to ten upcoming local authors, who are just at the beginning of a grand future. All talented, all with different styles and features, these stories help showcase the potential in Newfoundland and Labrador and what’s to come from the next generation of writers and let me tell ya, they do not disappoint.
The True Confessions of a Badly Misunderstood Dog
By Bill Rowe
For those looking for a laugh, Bill Rowe is your go to. This is his ninth book and in a twist of events, it follows the life of a yellow lab named Durf but it is laid out as a memoir.
Durf’s adventures are partnered by two cats, who try to remind Durf of his realistic potential, while Durf himself sees his abilities to have huge impact and adventurous potential.