Mike’s Booknotes


At the Library for December 5th, 2017

Last Updated 2017/12/04

    ‘Breaking Free’ is Rachel Jeffs’ harrowing yet uplifting tale how she escaped her father Warren Jeffs and the abusive culture he raised in her.   A 9-year-old girl tries to stop her mayor from shutting down the town’s favorite bookstore in Uma Krishnawami’s ‘Book Uncle and Me.’   Preschool Story Time is this


At the Library for November 28th, 2017

Last Updated 2017/11/27

    ‘North of Familiar’ is Terry Milos’ story of how she left the 70s hippie scene of California to live of the land in Northern Canada.   Young Jedi’s are late for school is Jarret J. Krosoczka’s hilarious ‘The Force Oversleeps.’   Preschool Story Time is this Wednesday at 11:00 am, 1:15 pm, &


At the Library for November 14th, 2017

Last Updated 2017/11/13

    Bernadette McDonald looks at the life of possibly the greatest alpinist to have ever lived in ‘Art of Freedom: The Life & Climbs of Voytek Kurtyka.’   Philip Pullman returns to the world of His Dark Materials with the first of a new trilogy, ‘La Belle Sauvage.’   Preschool Story Time is this


At the Library for November 7th, 2017

Last Updated 2017/11/06

    Clare Mulley presents a dual biography of the only two women pilots in the Nazi regime in ‘The Women Who Flew for Hitler.’  A fascinating story since Hitler didn’t allow women in the military, and one of the pilots was not only Jewish, but married to the man who tried to assassinate Hitler


At the Library for October 31st, 2017

Last Updated 2017/10/30

    New up-to-date and authoritative legal references are  new this week, including ‘The Charter of Rights and Freedoms,’ ‘An Advocacy Primer,’ and ‘Canadian Family Law.’   Pittacus Lore returns to his Lorien Legacies series with ‘Generation One.’   Preschool Story Time is this Wednesday at 11:00 am, 1:15 pm, & 6:30 pm, and Toddler


At the Library for October 24th, 2017

Last Updated 2017/10/23

    Hazel Gaynor uses the Cottingley fairy hoax and as the background to her story of a woman who inherits her late grandfather’s bookshop in ‘The Cottingley Secret.’   ‘Maude’ is Melanie J. Fishbane’s novel about Lucy Maud Montgomery’s life as a teenager.   Preschool Story Time is this Wednesday at 11:00 am, 1:15


At the Library for October 17th, 2017

Last Updated 2017/10/16

    Deceit, distraction and murder rain down on a Banff forest warden after she begins to investigate why certain animals are disappearing at an alarming in Dave Butler’s ‘Full Curl.’ A Cranbrook biologist and forester, Butler based this thriller (the first of three) on an actual investigation he worked on. The story is very


The Hundred Lies of Lizzie Lovett selected for Big Library Read Digital Book Club

Last Updated 2017/10/11

Readers can borrow and read the eBook for free without waitlists and holds for two weeks! What Happened to Lizzie Lovett?  A mystery that readers of the Cranbrook Public Library can unravel by participating in the world’s largest global eBook reading club Big Library Read. Chelsea Sedoti’s debut novel, The Hundred Lies of Lizzie Lovett,


At the Library for October 10th, 2017

Last Updated 2017/10/08

  A heart wrenching story about ancestral wrongs being visited on two children, award-winning Fernie author Angie Abdou’s ‘In Case I Go’ is available this week.   Preschool Story Time is this Wednesday at 11:00 am, 1:15 pm, & 6:30 pm, and Toddler Story Time is 10:00 and 11:00 am. Both will be all about


At the Library for October 3rd, 2017

Last Updated 2017/10/02

    ADULT NEWLY ACQUIRED ITEMS:   It has been ten long years, but Ken Follett has finally returned to his Pillars of the Earth series, with ‘A Column of Fire.’   The daughter of a samurai struggles with her gender role in feudal Japan in the young adult novel ‘Flame in the Mist’ by