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Book reviewer Heather Allen takes an in-depth look at the origins of the theremin and the instrument's creator.
Heather Allen explores the story of Matthew Halton, Canada's voice at war.
Western News book columnist Heather Allen explores a novel about a family struggling to live next to a processing plant.
Heather Allen takes a look at some of her favourite books involving an instrument she associates with fall, the piano.
Many parents agree that with school starting late this year, the transition to weightier fall reading just hasn’t happened.
Penticton Western News books columnist Heather Allen looks at the success of Kamloops author Richard Wagamese.
Imagine living in a San Francisco slum during a heat wave in the 1870s.
Popular miniseries for pre-teens called The Mother Daughter Book Club translates into good summer reading for kids and adults.
The Girl who Saved the King of Sweden takes many hilarious twists and turns.
With Vienna Nocturne, Canadian author Vivien Shotwell imagines the voice of a famous opera singer from the 1700s.
Review of Penticton author Cabrini Babakaiff’s new book, Curve Balls: Rolling with the Punches.
Like Helen Oyeyemi's approach to storytelling, my response to the book was more nuanced and complicated.
Author Mary Lawson conjures the Canadian landscape as clearly as the best Canadian writers in Road Ends.
Readers most likely remember Sue Monk Kidd as the author of The Secret Life of Bees.
I was pleasantly surprised when presented with several talented nominees to consider for the Penticton and District Arts Awards.
My kids’ eclectic historical knowledge is all thanks to an oddly comic and sometimes disgusting British book series, Horrible Histories.
Penticton book reviewer explores hockey legend Bobby Orr's: My Story.
Favourite books by local authors can make great gifts for those on your Christmas list.
Canada has triumphed in the literary world this year says Penticton book columnist Heather Allen.
In the literary world, autumn is Scotia Bank Giller Prize season.