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Welcome to kawarthaREADS! This section is dedicated to fiction and non-fiction about The Kawarthas, or by authors who live, visit and love The Kawarthas. Enjoy the selections and consider submitting one of your own! Simply send your selection in for consideration – to publisher “at” kawarthaNOW.com. The length of your piece should not exceed 750 words.

"Cally's Way" by Jane Bow

Cally's Way by Jane Bow

“Cally’s Way”

An excerpt from the history-based novel by Peterborough author Jane Bow

The daughter of diplomats, Jane Bow grew up in Canada, in the U.S., in fascist Spain, in England and in communist Czechoslovakia. The French and British schools she attended could have come out of a Charles Dickens novel and her teenage holidays were spent behind the Iron Curtain. This background has given her insights that inform her history-based fiction. More ...
"Angel in a Dog Suit", by Kawarthas authors Mary Giuffre and Paul L. Clark, is the true story of puppy mill survivor Ruby. The heart-warming children's book has been endorsed by both the Ontario SPCA and Humane Society and will be introduced to Ontario elementary schools in September 2015.

“Angel in a Dog Suit”

Illustrations from the children's book by Kawarthas authors Mary Giuffre and Paul L. Clark [Read the article]
"Stinking Rich" by Rob Brunet

“Stinking Rich”

An excerpt from the debut novel by Kawarthas author Rob Brunet [Read the article]
"Death in the Peaceable Kingdom: Canadian History since 1867 through Murder, Execution, Assassination and Suicide"

Death in the Peaceable Kingdom

Excerpts from the latest book by Trent University history professor Dimitry Anastakis. [Read the article]
"Love in the Air: Second World War Letters"

Love in the Air: Second World War Letters

An excerpt from the historical memoir by Peterborough author Joanne Culley. [Read the article]
Andrew Forbes (photo: Alice Winchester)


An excerpt from “What You Need”, the debut collection of short fiction by Peterborough author Andrew Forbes [Read the article]
"Motion Sickness" cover

“Motion Sickness”

An excerpt from the latest novel by Norwood author Ursula Pflug. [Read the article]
More Blueberries! is a children's book written by Canadian literary icon Susan Musgrave and illustrated by Millbrook's Esperança Melo

More Blueberries!

An excerpt from the forthcoming children’s book by Susan Musgrave with illustrations by Millbrook artist Esperança Melo. [Read the article]
Paul Nicholas Mason (photo: Esther Vincent/Mustang)

“The Night Drummer”

An excerpt from Peterborough author Paul Nicholas Mason’s latest novel. [Read the article]
Millbrook illustrator Bill Slavin has completed "Big Star Otto", the last book in his "Elephants Never Forget" graphic novel trilogy for young readers, whose hero is a big-hearted elephant

Big Star Otto

An excerpt from Millbrook illustrator Bill Slavin’s final book in his children’s graphic novel trilogy. [Read the article]

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