Maureen Curry

So long, and thanks for all the books

Maureen Curry files her last column for The Morning Star and lists the best books of 2012.

OFF THE SHELF: Beyond the Abbey

While Dowton Abbey fans eagerly await the telecast of season three in early January, here is some new titles to help fill the void.

Off the Shelf: Hoeg pens zany adventure

The Elephant Keepers’ Children by Peter Hoeg is a thriller of sorts, but it’s more humorous than frightening.

Off the Shelf: Books adapted to the silver screen

This fall, the selection of films based on books is certainly diverse, with a large crop of adaptations of classics.

Off the Shelf: Binchy will be missed

A look back at the life, times, and books of Ireland's beloved author Maeve Binchy

Off the Shelf: Fall into these books

Summer seems to be zipping by, and fall is just around the corner, bringing the busiest season for book publishing.

Off the Shelf: Check out what everyone else is reading

Maureen Curry takes a look at a few books recommended by a colleague at the Vernon library

Off the Shelf: Books to lift you up

Nonfiction titles are full of inspirational moments and ideas from those who have met challenges head on.

Off the Shelf: A new place to read

Column takes readers on a behind-the-scenes look at Greater Vernon's brand, new library.

Off the Shelf: A novel reporter

Giller prize winner and former CBC reporter Linden MacIntyre is becoming known as one of Canada's top novelists.

Off the Shelf: Take a gander at these Aussie reads

List of Australian novels will pull the reader into that incongruous and contradictory country down under.

OFF THE SHELF:A Russian history lesson

Robert Massie's Catherine the Great gives insight on one of the most captivating women in history.

Off the Shelf: Moby Dick births more whale tales

It may be more than 150 years old, but Herman Melville’s classic novel Moby Dick continues to fascinate.

Off the Shelf: Dragon Lady leaves lasting legacy

A look at the life of late science fiction author Anne McCaffrey and the Dragonriders series she left as her legacy.

Off the Shelf: Writing about the weather

Weather plays a part in known books such as The Grapes of Wrath and Light Boxes.

Off the Shelf: The year in books

Columnist Maureen Curry writes about the best books published over the past 12 months.

Off the Shelf: Catching up with Man Booker winner

The winner of this year’s £50,000 Man Booker Prize for Fiction was Julian Barnes for The Sense of an Ending.

Off the Shelf: Books for the hockey lover in your life

Hockey books feed the enormous appetite for just about anything related to our national winter sport.

Off the Shelf: Connelly keeps ‘em coming

Maureen Curry writes about prolific crime novelist and journalist Michael Connelly.

Off the Shelf: Mental health titles act as resource

The Okanagan Regional Library offers resources for those wanting information on mental health issues.