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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.

"Love in the Air: Second World War Letters"

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

Joanne Culley received her MA in English Literature from the University of Toronto. She is an award-winning writer and documentary producer whose work has appeared in The Globe and Mail, The Peterborough Examiner, Local Parent, Kawartha Cottage, Kawartha Homes, Zoomer Magazine, Our Canada, and on CBC, Bravo Network, Rogers Television, TVOntario, and more. Joanne won the Media Award for Television at the In Celebration of Women Awards in 2001. She grew up in Toronto and now lives in Peterborough, Ontario. In Love in the Air: Second World War Letters, Joanne tells the wartime love story of her parents, 24-year-old Helen Reeder and 29-year-old Harry Culley. Separated for two and a half years during the Second World War, Helen and Harry write about their experiences and emotions in their extensive correspondence, while deepening their mutual devotion. More ...
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]
Interference (book jacket: ECW Press)


An excerpt from the latest novel by Peterborough writer Michelle Berry. [Read the article]
Jonathan Bennett (photo: Rebekah Littlejohn Photography)

The Colonial Hotel

An excerpt from the latest novel by award-winning Keene author Jonathan Bennett. [Read the article]
Kruz FM's newsroom a week after the 2004 Peterborough flood (photo: Brian Ellis)

“I Couldn’t See Water Street for Water”

Gordon’s column in The Toronto Star from July 16, 2004, the day after the Great Peterborough Flood. [Read the article]
Gordon Gibb (photo: Jessica Melnik)

“Google This …”

An excerpt from "Gibberish", the new book by Peterborough broadcaster and author Gordon Gibb. [Read the article]