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A suspenseful thriller that takes you right into The White House

A White House espionage novel that packs quite a punch, although at times feels like a replay of The Bodyguard. Matthew Quirk has a bona fide blockbuster on his hands with The Night Agent, no doubt on the path of getting scooped up by a film studio (if it hasn’t already).

The Living Kitchen - healing recipes to support your body during cancer treatment

The Living Kitchen is a beautiful book written by two experts in cancer care cooking.

The best secretary ever?

A riveting mystery that's feels like it's grounded in reality. 

What if the suspect was your own child?

Sometimes when you are chasing a story, it can become personal.

Changing the world one paper at a time

At the start of the novel, we meet ten-year-old Cassie, who lives in Winnipeg. It is 1919, and the Great War and Spanish Influenza have taken their toll. Cassie's family is by no means well off, but she can especially see the impact it has had on her best friend Mary, whose mom works fourteen hours a day, just to make ends meet. There are so many others in this kind of situation and it's no surprise that a general strike is bound to happen. Workers are fed up with the abhorrent working conditions including low wages and long hours. And the impact of this decision has a ripple effect on the whole community.

A soup kitchen that’s opened up to serve families in need, may just be the saving grace for Mary and her mom, who find work there. But, Cassie wants to do her share too and help in any way she can. An opportunity for a papergirl comes up. Actually in 1919 Winnipeg, the job really is dominated by boys, but the feisty Cassie convinces her brother that she’s up for it. She insis…