Miramichi Flash ‘Showcase’: April 2021

Miramichi Flash showcases four noteworthy flash fictions: “The New Year” by Pamela Painter, “In Search of You” by Yael Maree, “Cuba” by Mike Meyer, and “My Mother Was An Upright Piano” by Tania Hershman, in its April 2021 Issue! – Enjoy! “THE NEW YEAR” BY PAMELA PAINTER It’s late Christmas Eve at Spinelli’s when Dominic …

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TMR’s Recommended Reads For 2020/2021 Part 2

Since Part 1 of TMR’s Recommended Reads for 2020/2021, there have been many more wonderful reads crossing our collective desks here at The Miramichi Reader. Before the Spring 2021 releases start flowing in (and some have already) February is a good time to see what our contributors have enjoyed reading and reviewing since we posted …

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Must-Have New Brunswick Books of 2020*

The books in this “Must Have New Brunswick Books of 2020” list cover all ages and tastes and will give you an idea of the diversity of voices – both young and old – that emanate from here. This list includes fiction for young readers as well as mature ones, and non-fiction titles concerning New Brunswick, and its history, people, and geography.

The Top 10 Bestselling Canadian Books of 2020

CBC Books is counting down the top 10 bestselling Canadian titles of 2020, using data from close to 300 independent Canadian bookstores, courtesy of Bookmanager. Interestingly, the #9 and #8 books were reviewed right here at TMR, both by Ian Colford:

Read the rest of the CBC article here: http://bit.ly/38Rfu2N

Majority of Borrowed Books Across Ontario Libraries in 2020 Weren’t Published This Year

In a year dominated by a global pandemic and American politics, some might find it fitting that the library book most likely to be checked out across Ontario was a hopeful memoir written by the former first lady of the United States.

Michelle Obama’s Becoming appeared on the top 10 list of most-borrowed books for eight of the 10 library systems CBC News surveyed from across the province.

The memoir also shares one quality with the vast majority of the other books that topped the 2020 lists: It wasn’t published this year. That’s a fact that Wendy Banks, a librarian with the Toronto Public Library, says shows that these lists — like 2020 generally — are not normal.

“It’s a really weird list this year,” she said. “Normally we would have more new and different books populating the list from one year to the next.” 

Read more of the CBC article here: http://bit.ly/2X2N1Sk

Luciana Ricciutelli 1958-2020

The Miramichi Reader is saddened to announce that Luciana Ricciutelli, Editor-in-Chief of Inanna Publications of Toronto has passed away. She and Inanna were such vital supporters of TMR while it was in its infancy. She, along with their extraordinary publicist, Renee Knapp, kept a constant flow of new releases coming our way over the years. …

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