Peter Critchley

Book Talk: Swept away by epic tales

Get over the winter blues with these books by Gary Jennings, Madeleine Thien and Patrick Rothfuss.

Book Talk: Start winter with a good book

This time of year, as the season turns and the weather worsens, is an opportune time to read that book you plan to read.

Book Talk: Canadian stories of WWII

Many Canadians are unaware of how broad and important a role Canada actually played in the Second World War.

Book Talk: Canadian authors write about the world, transcending boundaries everywhere

Peter Critchley shares details of fine Canadian works of both fiction and non-fiction

Book Talk: Bio diversity

The best of biographies do more than paint a fascinating portrait.

Book Talk: Dip into a series this summer

Librarian Peter Critchley takes a look at some of the great book series available at the Okanagan Regional Library

Book Talk: Pride on the page

Titles that embrace and celebrate the diversity and continuing to fight for freedom and equality.

Book Talk: The sands of crime

Reading a mystery, while reclining in the cooling shade of a tree at the edge of a hot, sandy beach, is one of the rites of the season

Book Talk: Uncovering written gems

The selection of the books previewed in this column occurred by happenstance...

Book Talk: Life on Mars makes for an intriguing read

The power of the written word is never so evident as when compared to a film based upon it.

Book Talk: The mystery never ends

There is nothing like opening a new book and turning to the first page of the latest volume in a riveting mystery series.

Book Talk: Titles for every book lovers’ list

Many of the greatest stories ever written are as vital and compelling as when their authors first put pen to paper.

Book Talk: Stories that resonate

Sometimes a story leaps off the page and resonates far after it is read, even years later.

Book Talk: Lest we forget: Canadian stories of war

Books reveal the true stories of Canadian soldiers and battles in First and Second World Wars.

Book Talk: Memoirs to remember

The best memoirs can tell the truth and reveal as much about the author as the subject at hand.

Book Talk: Tackle that book

Summer for many readers is a time of guilty pleasure, a chance to lost in a frothy romance, riveting thriller or even an old western.

BOOK TALK: Good beach reads

A riveting mystery novel and a hot summer day on a white sandy beach go together like a hotdog and mustard.

Book Talk: Dystopian fiction

The dystopian story is tremendously popular in fiction and film. But the term dystopia can encompass far more in the literary world.

Book Talk: Books plant you in their plot

Not everyone keeps a garden. For some people it is simply enough to read about gardens of a different kind.

Book Talk: Stories take authors off the beaten path

When some people travel, they venture off the beaten path to embark on surprising, and often revealing, journeys of adventure and discovery.