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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.

"Death in the Peaceable Kingdom: Canadian History since 1867 through Murder, Execution, Assassination and Suicide"

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

Dimitry Anastakis is a professor of history at Trent University in Peterborough. He is the author and editor or co-editor of eight books and collections, including Death in the Peaceable Kingdom: Canadian History since Confederation through Murder, Execution, Assassination and Suicide (2015), Smart Globalization: The Canadian Business and Economic History Experience (2014), Autonomous State: The Struggle for a Canadian Car Industry (2013), Framing Canadian Federalism: Essays in Honour of John T. Saywell (2009), The Sixties: Passion, Politics and Style (2006), and Auto Pact: Creating a Borderless North American Auto Industry (2005). Professor Anastakis has appeared and been quoted in the media extensively, including CTV, CBC, TVO, BNN and numerous newspapers, and his research has been discussed in the National Post and The New York Times. More ...
"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)

“Dorothy”

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)

Interference

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]
 

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