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Our book panel's holiday shopping picks

Our book panel, Sean Wilson and Ann Archer, was in today to give rapid-fire reviews of 10 books for all sort of people on your Christmas list.


Books for young readers:

  • Ann: Northwest Passage, illustrated by Matt James and lyrics by Stan Rogers
  • Sean: The Tree of Song from the Perilous Realm Trilogy by Thomas Wharton

Books for history buffs:

  • Ann: The Dogs are Eating Them Now: Our War in Afghanistan by Graeme Smith
  • Sean: The Orenda by Joseph Boyden


  • Ann: Road Ends by Mary Lawson
  • Sean: The Luminaries by Eleanor Catton


  • Ann: This is the Story of a Happy Marriage by Ann Patchett
  • Sean: Massey Murder by Charlotte Gray

Misc. lifestyle/philosophy/self-help category recommendations:

  • Ann: The Sweetness of a Simple Life: Tips for Healthier, Happier and Kinder Living Gleaned from the Wisdom and Science of Nature by Diana Beresford-Kroeger
  • Sean: Raising Cubby by John Elder Robison



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