Toronto Book Review

LEO POLITI, ARTIST OF THE ANGELS BY ANN STALCUP

Leo Politi’s whimsical and heartfelt illustrations have captivated readers for generations, but who was the man behind the enchanting artwork? In “Leo Politi, Artist of the Angels,” Ann Stalcup offers readers a deeply moving biography that paints a vivid picture of the Caldecott-winning author and artist, celebrating his profound contributions

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THE FAMILY SECRET BY SHARRON CAMERON

In a chilling tale of survival and secrecy, two young women are plunged into a shadowy world of danger and uncertainty, their lives upended by the devastating aftermath of betrayal and assault. Sharron Cameron, a seasoned storyteller with a penchant for weaving intricate narratives, invites readers on a journey of

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HEAVEN IS BEYOND IMAGINATION BY DR. JACQUES LAFRANCE

Have you ever pondered the mysteries of heaven, wondering what lies beyond the veil of earthly existence? Do you dare to envision a place where the boundaries of time and space dissolve, and the promise of eternal bliss beckons? Dr. LaFrance’s multifaceted background, spanning from his tenure as a computer

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BERTRAM FINDS A FRIEND BY JIM SHIELDS

Who would have thought that a rooster and a worm could forge an unbreakable bond? “Bertram Finds a Friend” by Jim Shields defies expectations with a heartwarming tale of an unlikely friendship that will captivate children and adults alike. Jim Shields, an author dedicated to creating engaging and educational content

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SARIMANOK BY BOB HOBMAN

Bob Hobman’s “Sarimanok” is a riveting narrative that captures the spirit of adventure and the profound connection between humanity and the sea. This non-fiction account details the audacious voyage of the traditional sailing ship Sarimanok from Bali to Madagascar. Hobman’s writing is both poetic and factual, offering readers an immersive experience into the world

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News

Harlan Coben Talks Series on ‘CBS Mornings’

Harlan Coben recently made an appearance on CBS Mornings to delve into the Netflix adaptation of his gripping novel, “Fool Me Once”. Originally published in 2016 by Dutton, Coben’s book intricately weaves the tale of Maya, a widowed veteran, whose world is rocked when she stumbles upon nanny cam footage

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HBO Will Adapt George Santos Biography

George Santos, a former Republican U.S. representative from New York, might have faced expulsion from the U.S. House, but his story is far from over. It’s set to hit the silver screen in an adaptation of Mark Chiusano’s book, “The Fabulist: The Lying, Hustling, Grifting, Stealing, and Very American Legend

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3 Adaptations Win Big at the Golden Globes

At the 81st annual Golden Globe Awards, literary adaptations stood out, claiming the spotlight with a slew of top honors. The ceremony, held at the Beverly Hills Hilton in California, celebrated the best in both film and television, showcasing the power of storytelling across various mediums. One of the evening’s

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Netflix Drops Trailer for ‘3 Body Problem’ Series

The highly anticipated trailer for Netflix’s adaptation of “The Three-Body Problem” has finally been unveiled, sending waves of excitement through fans of both science fiction and mystery genres. Debuting at the CES technology trade show in Las Vegas, the atmospheric teaser provides viewers with their first substantial glimpse into the

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‘Boy Swallows Universe’: A Criminal Coming-of-Age

Dalton’s debut novel, “Boy Swallows Universe” (2019), embarks on a captivating journey through the tumultuous life of Eli Bell, a sensitive and intelligent tween boy residing in 1980s Brisbane, Australia. Initially presenting itself as a nuanced character study within the confines of Eli’s eccentric family, the narrative quickly escalates into

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Carty-Williams Talks ‘Queenie’ With ‘Deadline’

Candice Carty-Williams, acclaimed author of the 2019 novel “Queenie,” is opening up about the hurdles she faced in bringing her beloved book to the screen. Set to be adapted by Hulu and Britain’s Channel 4, the small screen version of “Queenie” is eagerly anticipated, but Carty-Williams had to battle to

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