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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.

Jonathan Bennett (photo: Rebekah Littlejohn Photography)

Jonathan Bennett (photo: Rebekah Littlejohn Photography)

The Colonial Hotel

An excerpt from the latest novel by award-winning Keene author Jonathan Bennett

Jonathan Bennett is the author of six books including the critically acclaimed novels Entitlement (ECW, 2008) and After Battersea Park, and is a winner of the K.M. Hunter Artists' Award in Literature. Jonathan's writing has appeared in many periodicals and journals including The Globe and Mail, The Walrus, Quill and Quire, This Magazine, and Descant. Born in Vancouver and raised in Sydney, Australia, Jonathan lives in the village of Keene, near Peterborough, Ontario. Jonathan's latest novel is The Colonial Hotel. In this powerful story of love and family, a doctor named Paris follows a nurse to a country on the brink of civil war. When a confrontation does break out, they are swept up by rebel forces and separated. The nurse, Helen, is pregnant; she escapes, but Paris is left behind, imprisoned by rebels as war rages. More ...
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]
Bill Templeman

“Leadership Basics for Frontline Managers”

An excerpt from local writer Bill Templeman’s book on how to become a better leader. [Read the article]
Lucinda Hage with her son Paul Tiller (photo courtesy of Linda Hage)

“What Time is the 9:20 Bus?”

Local author’s book is the first in Canada about the successful transition of a child with a disability to adulthood. [Read the article]
Ian Rogers (photo: Kathryn Verhulst Rogers)

“The House on Ashley Avenue”

An excerpt from the debut collection of dark fiction by award-winning Peterborough author Ian Rogers. [Read the article]
Tales from the Raven Cafe

“Napoleon Adolphus Simpson, Esq.”

An excerpt by Lloyd Graham from the book “Tales from the Raven Cafe”. [Read the article]
Wendy Trusler at work in Antarctica (photo: Sandy Nicholson)

“The Antarctic Book of Cooking and Cleaning”

Feeding the troops while picking up 28 years of garbage at the bottom of the world. [Read the article]
Barbara Ponomareff

“In the Mind’s Eye”

An excerpt from the novella “In the Mind’s Eye” by Orono author Barbara Ponomareff. [Read the article]
Holly Bennett (photo by Mark Burstyn)


kawarthaREADS: An excerpt from the author’s newest novel for young adults [Read the article]