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Hot, New (Librarian – approved) Fiction

A Sudden Light Book CoverLibrarians across the continent want you to know about Garth Stein’s new release A Sudden Light. A perfect book to curl up with this Fall.

In the summer of 1990, 14-year-old Trevor Riddell gets his first glimpse of Riddell House. Built from the spoils of a massive timber fortune, the legendary family mansion is constructed of giant, whole trees, and is set on a huge estate overlooking Puget Sound. But Trevor soon discovers there’s someone else living in Riddell House: a ghost with an agenda of his own.

Check out Library Reads’ other 9 picks for the best October releases.

The Broken Hours by Jacqueline Baker

The Broken Hours Book CoverIn the spring of 1936, horror writer H.P. Lovecraft is broke, living alone in a creaky old house and deathly ill. At the edge of a nervous breakdown, he hires a personal assistant, Arthor Crandle. Crandle arrives at Lovecraft’s home with no knowledge of the writer or his work but is soon drawn into his distinctly unnerving world: the malevolent presence that hovers on the landing; the ever-shining light from Lovecraft’s study, invisible from the street; and visions in the night of a white-clad girl in the walled garden.

A must-read for anyone who loves Daphne DuMaurier’s RebeccaThe Broken Hours seamlessly weaves together a build up of tension with an eerie atmosphere, making it a perfect gothic tale. One of my absolute favourites!

Our Visit with Terry Fallis

Terry Fallis reading Up and DownVPL was honoured to host a visit with bestselling and award-winning author Terry Fallis last week. Fallis read from Evergreen Award Winner Up and Down and gave a funny and interesting account of how his life experiences influenced different facets of this novel. He was a fantastic speaker and a joy to listen to.

His 5th novel, of which he gave us a tiny sneak-peek, is currently in the works. You can read about it on his website.

Here, you can also listen to his books for free. That’s right, podcasts, or “podiobooks” read to you by Terry Fallis himself.

It’s not too late to check out one of his books and see what all the fuss is about!

Terry Fallis audience shot