Category Archives: Book Reviews

November 09

Omar El Akkad wins the 2021 Scotiabank Giller Prize

By Wayne Baggs It was a red carpet ceremony for the 28th Annual Award gala for The Giller Prize. Omar El Akkad was named the winner of the 2021 Scotiabank Giller Prize for his novel, What Strange Paradise, The announcement was made at a black-tie dinner and award ceremony hosted by poet, artist and performer […]

October 08

The Friends Open Mind Program, “Floating In The Deep End”

Please join The Friends of the Semel Institute for Neuroscience and Human Behavior at UCLA and the Resnick Neuropsychiatric Hospital Board of Advisors for an Open Mind program with Patti Davis, author of the new critically acclaimed book Floating in the Deep End – How Caregivers Can See Beyond Alzheimer’s. In her poignant memoir, Ms. Davis, daughter of […]

October 01

Author David Binks Gathers Well Over a Thousand Story, Photo & Memorabilia Moments to Create an Archival for the Ages on Iconic Canadian Venue! 100+ Years of History Add Up to That Night At Massey Hall…

Featuring a Foreword from Grammy-Winning Musicologist Rob Bowman & Over 500+ Artists, That Night At Massey Hall is Available for Pre-Orders Now Pre-Order That Night At Massey Hall Website Facebook Instagram Twitter In an epic archival for the ages of one of Canada’s most iconic venues, author David Binks has written and compiled That Night At Massey […]

June 30

Author JENELLE SIMPSON to Release “COMMITMENT TO A DECEITFUL LIAR” Book

               “COMMITMENT TO A DECEITFUL LIAR”                                                         BY                                          JENELLE SIMPSON                                 Making Some Permanent Noise   “Commitment To A Deceitful Liar” to be released October 2021, is a non-fictional book by first time author, Jenelle Simpson.   Simpson is a senior law clerk, paralegal, motivational speaker, and life coach in Toronto. “Commitment To A Deceitful Liar” is a look inside the life of the author, raised in […]

June 24

Music Writers JEFFREY MORGAN Publishes ‘Rock Critic Confidential’ Book 

Photos Suppressed for 50 Years. Murder Confessions. Unspeakable Acts. One Of Canada’s Greatest Music Writers JEFFREY MORGAN Publishes ‘Rock Critic Confidential’ Book  With an Afterword by Alice Cooper, Rock Critic Confidential is Available Now! In a 60,000-word tell-all, it’s all the stories that can finally be told… Canada’s greatest rock critic Jeffrey Morgan releases his new lavishly […]

June 12

A novel of haunting beauty and ominous suspense, The Second History is a post-apocalyptic love story! By Rebecca Silver Slayter

The Second History-A Novel- Rebecca Silver Slayter   A novel of haunting beauty and ominous suspense, The Second History is a post-apocalyptic love story about a young couple embarking on a journey to understand, for the first time, what they’ve been hiding from all their lives. Born in a barren, altered future world, Eban has lived in […]

June 10

The Moment By Andrea Constand-An inspiring story of resilience,bravery &bringing Bill Cosby to justice.

The Moment By Andrea Constand An inspiring story of resilience and bravery by the Canadian woman who became the linchpin of the case to bring Bill Cosby to justice. Andrea Constand did the right thing, not just for herself, but for more than sixty other women. When Bill Cosby was convicted on three counts of […]

June 07

AFAReads: “Of Women and Salt” by Gabriela Garcia

The novel, a debut from Bay Area–based Gabriela Garcia In 2016, I visited Cuba as part of the first wave of travelers to the island following the reopening of its American embassy I loved everything about the country: the pastel colors of Cienfuegos; the cross-island bus whose driver grocery-shopped at farms along the way; the vendors singing […]

May 05

Godfather of Hip Hop Maestro Fresh Wes Inspires Kids of All Ages with New Book, Stick To Your Vision: Young Maestro Goes to School

Canada’s Godfather of Hip Hop Maestro Fresh Wes Inspires Kids of All Ages with New Book, Stick To Your Vision: Young Maestro Goes to School Canada’s indisputable Godfather of hip hop Maestro Fresh Wes has unveiled his newest release — an inspirational children’s book, Stick To Your Vision: Young Maestro Goes to School. Telling the tale […]

April 06

Filipina-Canadian Poet Alia Ceniza Rasul Announces Debut Collection of Comedic Poetry Super Important Filipina Thoughts

Filipina-Canadian PoetAlia Ceniza RasulAnnounces Debut Collection of Comedic PoetrySuper Important Filipina Thoughts Just in time for April, National Poetry Month, Tkaronto-based Filipina artist, comedian and producer Alia Ceniza Rasul is releasing her first book of hilariously irreverent poems entitled Super Important Filipina Thoughts. The collection reflects Rasul’s musings on identity, family, navigating relationships and friendships, and growing up Filipina. […]

March 12

“A Night Out” celebrates the glamourous nightlife we all miss, featuring top photographers, models, brands & hotels in a lush photobook launching Tues. March 30, to raise funds for Canadian healthcare workers

“A Night Out” celebrates the glamourous nightlife we all miss, featuring top photographers, models, brands & hotels in a lush photobook launching Tues. March 30,to raise funds for Canadian healthcare workers In a first for Canada, Toronto fashion photographer Isaiah Haber – www.isaiahhaberphotography.com – is thrilled to announce the production of a glamourous new charity photobook, “A Night […]

March 12

UCLA Friends Of Semel and Resnick Advisory Board Open Mind Program “And Then They Stopped Talking To Me”

UCLA’s Friends of the Semel Institute and Resnick Board for an Open Mind/#WOW program with Judith Warner, New York Times best-selling author of the critically acclaimed new book And Then They Stopped Talking to Me- Making Sense of Middle School. Dr. Safiya Umoja Noble, Associate Professor at UCLA in the Department of Information Studies, will join Ms. Warner in […]

February 01

Author & Archivist Mike Carr Releases Second Instalment of Ongoing Series — Rock My World Canada: Canadian Blues Reference & Collectors Guide

Author & Archivist Mike Carr Releases Second Instalment of Ongoing Series — Rock My World Canada: Canadian Blues Reference & Collectors Guide Author, archivist, and self-starting music historian Mike Carr continues his journey to document the impassioned works of Canadian musicians with this, the second release in his ongoing series — Rock My World Canada: Canadian […]

January 30

Legendary Canadian Musician & Author Greg Godovitz Remains an Open Book When it Comes to Tales of the Road with Release of Up Close And Uncomfortable— Available Now!

Legendary Canadian musician and author Greg Godovitz, based in Toronto, continues to be an open book with the release of his new book, Up Close And Uncomfortable — available now!  As a member of Fludd, Godovitz held eight Top 10 hits — including SOCAN Hall of Fame inductees with over 100,000+ airplays a-piece,“Cousin Mary,” “Brother […]

December 21

Black Crowes Drummer & Co-Founder Steve Gorman-NEW Memoir, Hard to Handle: The Life and Death of the Black Crowes

Black Crowes Drummer & Co-Founder Steve Gorman-NEW Memoir, Hard to Handle: The Life and Death of the Black Crowes For over two decades, the Black Crowes topped the charts and reigned supreme over the radio waves, even as hair bands, grunge, and hip-hop threatened to dethrone them. With hits like “Hard to Handle,” “She Talks […]