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Leacock Medal 2018

  • Author:
    Graham, Randal
    Summary:

    It's okay if you don't believe in the afterlife. The people who live there don't believe in you, either. What if you went to heaven and no one there believed in Earth? This is the question at the heart of Beforelife, a satirical novel...

  • Author:
    Craig, Jennifer
    Summary:

    After losing her job and learning she might also lose her house because of a bad investment, Jess, a fiercely independent and hilariously wry BC grandma, resorts to growing pot in her basement to make ends meet. She then has to juggle...

  • Author:
    Pawagi, Manjusha
    Summary:

    Manjusha Pawagi, a successful family court judge, has written a not-so-typical memoir about her experience with cancer. Wryly funny and stubbornly hopeful, this is her quirky take on what it's like to face your own mortality when, to be...

  • Opportunity Knox : twenty years of award-losing humour writing
    Author:
    Knox, Jack
    Summary:

    A hilarious collection of Jack Knox's best-loved humour columns.In this side-splitting follow-up to the bestseller Hard Knox: Musings from the Edge of Canada, Jack Knox presents his best writing, marking his twenty-year anniversary as a...

  • Author:
    Dickner, Nicolas
    Summary:

    Lisa is a young woman with an eccentric and absent mother and a father slowly succumbing to Alzheimer's. Lisa's friend Éric is an agoraphobic hacker who ends up getting rich in Denmark before his eighteenth birthday. And Jay is a former...

  • The Discovery of Honey
    Author:
    Griggs, Terry
    Summary:

    Hero, the hyper-precocious and nosily omniscient narrator of Terry Griggs's riotous new book,'The Discovery of Honey,'is not one to hide her light under a bushel, nor to conceal significant, usually scandalous, happenings in her rural...

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