Heather Allen

Firewater author coming to Penticton

Harold Johnson, author of Firewater: How alcohol is killing my people (and yours), comes to Penticton Jan. 9 and 10.

Wenjack is the 2016 story of the year

Heather Allen explores the story of the year for 2016.

Armchair Book Club: Do Not Say We Have Nothing

Heather Allen explores Madeleine Thien’s new book Do Not Say We Have Nothing.

Armchair Book Club: A Great Reckoning

Heather Allen explores the 12th Louise Penny novel A Great Reckoning.

Armchair Book Club: Commonwealth

Heather Allen explores the latest novel from author Ann Patchett, Commonwealth.

Armchair Book Club: North explored in Shoe Boy

Heather Allen explores a "nonvella"by CBC radio host Duncan McCue: Shoe Boy: A Trapline Memoir,

Armchair Book Club: By Gaslight

Heather Allen explores B.C. author Stephen Price's latest, By Gaslight.

Armchair Book Club: film adaptations

Heather Allen takes on the often contentious topic of film adaptations of books in the latest Armchair Book Club.

Armchair Book Club: Here Comes the Sun

Heather Allen explores the not-so-sunny side of Jamaica in the Nicole Dennis-Benn novel Here Comes the Sun.

Armchair Book Club: Harry Potter and the Cursed Child

Resident book reviewer Heather Allen explores the latest trip to Hogwarts in Harry Potter and the Cursed Child.

Armchair Book Club: Barkskins

Western News books columnist Heather Allen explores the latest from Annie Proulx. Barkskins.

100-Mile Book Club: Summer reading activities in Penticton

Heather Allen outlines some fun activities for bookworms to check out during the summer.

Armchair Book Club: Homegoing

Heather Allen explores the much-anticipated young American novelist Yaa Gyasi's Homegoing.

Armchair Book Club: The Nest

Heather Allen explores a family and an inheritance in her review of The Nest.

Armchair Book Club: reader round-up for May

Heather Allen explores some of the best books suggested by readers this month.

100-Mile Book Club: Food Artisans of the Okanagan

Heather Allen explores the food producers of the Okanagan in the latest 100-Mile Book Club.

‘Now is the Month of Maying’ for Penticton Academy of Music

Those looking to jump into spring and make some music can visit the Penticton Academy of Music's garden party.

Armchair Book Club: explosive history in Lee’s High Dive

Heather Allen explores an explosive trip back to London in the 1980s in Jonathan Lee's High Dive.

100-Mile Book Club: Penticton remembers

Heather Allen explores local connections to history in her latest 100-Mile Book Club.

ARMCHAIR BOOK CLUB: If at first you don’t succeed write, write again

Heather Allen explores the spot decision to become a writer made by Haruki Murakami.