Books

Penticton author and artist Hannah Dueck pictured with her new release, Beautiful Okanagan: A Colouring Book. (Photo- Okanagan Publishing House)

Experience beauty of the Okanagan like never before with new colouring book

Penticton author Hannah Dueck includes scenes of Skaha Bluffs and Kelowna Sails

 

FILE - Amanda Darrow, director of youth, family and education programs at the Utah Pride Center, poses with books that have been the subject of complaints from parents in Salt Lake City on Dec. 16, 2021. The wave of attempted book banning and restrictions continues to intensify, the American Library Association reported Friday. Numbers for 2022 already approach last year’s totals, which were the highest in decades. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer, File)

Book ban efforts surging in 2022, US library association says

681 challenges to books through the first 8 months of this year, involving 1,651 different titles

 

Librarian Tal Wieczorek is the new co-ordinator of Reading Buddies and will be leading the Chilliwack Library's new Man in the Moon story time for male caregivers and their children. (Jenna Hauck/ The Progress)

Okanagan libraries help new residents settle in

Champion Program gives immigrants access to resources

 

Don Nettleton has announced his retirement as CEO of the Okanagan Regional Library Thursday, Sept. 1, 2022. (Submitted photo)

Okanagan Library CEO starts new chapter: retirement

Long-time library advocate Don Nettleton headed the ORL since 2018

Don Nettleton has announced his retirement as CEO of the Okanagan Regional Library Thursday, Sept. 1, 2022. (Submitted photo)
Andrew Weaver explores sustainable aviation fuel for one of his return blog posts in a bid to spur conversation and interest. (Courtesy Andrew Weaver)
Andrew Weaver explores sustainable aviation fuel for one of his return blog posts in a bid to spur conversation and interest. (Courtesy Andrew Weaver)
Florence Dyck’s new release, An Okanagan Alphabet, is available in stores and online on Aug. 5. (Photo- Okanagan Publishing House)

An Okanagan Alphabet: author celebrates the valley with new book

Parts of Florence Dyck’s new release was presented to students in Penticton for decades

Florence Dyck’s new release, An Okanagan Alphabet, is available in stores and online on Aug. 5. (Photo- Okanagan Publishing House)
Yves Côté and the book he co-authored, Metamorphosis: My path to transformation. Côté spent 32 years behind bars for serious crimes including murder, but he says this book is meant to show that change is possible. (Paul Henderson/ Chilliwack Progress)

B.C. man’s book co-authored by criminologist examines a life of murder and crime

Yves Côté spent just 11 months out of 32 years out of jail, but he believes in real transformation

Yves Côté and the book he co-authored, Metamorphosis: My path to transformation. Côté spent 32 years behind bars for serious crimes including murder, but he says this book is meant to show that change is possible. (Paul Henderson/ Chilliwack Progress)
Don Levers’ Ogopogo: And the Mysterious Stranger is set to be released on July 22. (Photo- Okanagan Publishing Group)

Ogopogo returns 37 years later to swim on pages of children’s book sequel

Don Levers’ 1985 classic about Ogopogo sold more than 30,000 copies

Don Levers’ Ogopogo: And the Mysterious Stranger is set to be released on July 22. (Photo- Okanagan Publishing Group)
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COLUMN: Time for a summer road trip

Whether the trip is spur of the moment or planned and anticipated, it is all about the journey

  • Jul 5, 2022
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Todd’s Guardians, the latest booK by Summerland author Glen Witter, writing as C. Edgar North, is now available in ebook, print and audio formats. (John Arendt - Summerland Review)

Summerland author’s thriller set in Thailand

Todd’s Guardians is seventh book under pen name of C. Edgar North

Todd’s Guardians, the latest booK by Summerland author Glen Witter, writing as C. Edgar North, is now available in ebook, print and audio formats. (John Arendt - Summerland Review)
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West Kelowna author discusses mental health the ‘fairway’ in new book

After battling through manic episodes in the nineties, Walin hasn’t been hospitalized since 1999

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Lead author Christine Esovoloff with her award winning book, ‘Fear Less’ (Jacqueline Gelineau/Capital News)

‘Fear Less’ Okanagan author wins book excellence award

Lead author Christine Esovoloff hopes the book will help people by letting them know that they’re not alone

Lead author Christine Esovoloff with her award winning book, ‘Fear Less’ (Jacqueline Gelineau/Capital News)
Henry Winkler arrives at the 25th annual Critics’ Choice Awards, on Jan. 12, 2020, in Santa Monica, Calif. Celadon Books announced Wednesday that it has a deal with Winkler to tell his life story. The memoir, currently untitled, is scheduled for 2024. (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP, File)

Henry Winkler gets book deal, memoir to come out in 2024

‘The Fonz’ currently starring in HBO series ‘Barry’

Henry Winkler arrives at the 25th annual Critics’ Choice Awards, on Jan. 12, 2020, in Santa Monica, Calif. Celadon Books announced Wednesday that it has a deal with Winkler to tell his life story. The memoir, currently untitled, is scheduled for 2024. (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP, File)
Author Christopher DiRaddo is seen at the Blue Metropolis International Literary Festival, Friday, May 6, 2022, in Montreal. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Ryan Remiorz

Canadian authors, booksellers say COVID-19 has both helped and hurt their industry

Book sales are up compared to pre-pandemic levels, but supply chain woes loom large

Author Christopher DiRaddo is seen at the Blue Metropolis International Literary Festival, Friday, May 6, 2022, in Montreal. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Ryan Remiorz
The Penticton Curling Club is home to a community-wide book sale from April 27 to 30. (Logan Lockhart, Western News)

Penticton residents come together in donating 20k books to Rotary’s annual sale

The community-wide book sale ends on Saturday, April 30, at 5 p.m. at the city’s curling club

The Penticton Curling Club is home to a community-wide book sale from April 27 to 30. (Logan Lockhart, Western News)
January 31, 2022 - Writer Barbara Black in the standalone studio in the backyard of her Oak Bay home. Don Denton photo

Oak Bay “serial artist” Barbara Black turns to fiction

Short story collection Music from a Strange Planet

  • Apr 4, 2022
January 31, 2022 - Writer Barbara Black in the standalone studio in the backyard of her Oak Bay home. Don Denton photo
The Sorrento Centre will be home to this year’s Word on the Lake Writers’ Festival, April 29 to May 1. (Jim Cooperman photo)

Shuswap’s Word on the Lake Writers’ Festival welcomes stellar cast of presenters

Event will take place at Sorrento Centre April 29 to May 1

  • Mar 31, 2022
The Sorrento Centre will be home to this year’s Word on the Lake Writers’ Festival, April 29 to May 1. (Jim Cooperman photo)
“Home on the Range”: Sheepherders Tony Gibson and Jack Husted on the Shuswap Sheep Range below Queest Mountain, photo by Erskine Burnett from The Shuswap Country. (Contributed)

Historic photos, ‘intriguing text’ prompts creation of new book about the Shuswap

Resident Jim Cooperman inspired by scrapbook created by Coldstream farmer Erskine Burnett

  • Mar 30, 2022
“Home on the Range”: Sheepherders Tony Gibson and Jack Husted on the Shuswap Sheep Range below Queest Mountain, photo by Erskine Burnett from The Shuswap Country. (Contributed)
Jackson Kuhn, 7, of Chilliwack gave away a bunch of his books to other kids on Friday, March 25, 2022. (Jenn Kuhn photo)

B.C. boy, 7, spends spring break giving away own books to other kids

Jackson Kuhn of Chilliwack decided to hand out books he no longer reads to fellow young readers

Jackson Kuhn, 7, of Chilliwack gave away a bunch of his books to other kids on Friday, March 25, 2022. (Jenn Kuhn photo)
Vernon resident Michael Buffie and Okanagan Publishing House are riaisng money for Doctors Without Borders and their work in Ukraine by offering a free copy of Elliot’s Pond for a $20 tax-deductible donation. (Contributed)

Okanagan publisher pens Ukraine fundraiser

Local author and publishing house support Doctors Without Borders

Vernon resident Michael Buffie and Okanagan Publishing House are riaisng money for Doctors Without Borders and their work in Ukraine by offering a free copy of Elliot’s Pond for a $20 tax-deductible donation. (Contributed)