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Actor, model and activist Pamela Anderson will reclaim her life narrative in her memoir, ‘Love, Pamela,’ and Netflix documentary ‘Pamela, a Love Story,’ both set to be released Jan. 31. (Carmelo Redondo photo)

B.C.’s Pamela Anderson looks to tell her own story in her own words

Actor, model, activist releasing memoir this month, the same day her Netflix documentary comes out

 

This cover image released by Viking shows “The Armor of Light” by Ken Follett, to be published Sept. 26. (Viking via AP)

Ken Follett’s sweeping Pillars of the Earth series to finally conclude this fall

‘The Armor of Light’ to come out Sept. 26, more than 30 years after first book released

 

Members of staff place the copies of the new book by Prince Harry called “Spare” at a book store in London, Tuesday, Jan. 10, 2023. Prince Harry’s memoir went on sale in bookstores on Tuesday, providing a varied portrait of the Duke of Sussex and the royal family. (AP Photo/Kin Cheung)

No ‘Spare’ copies lying around Fraser Valley Regional Library branches as demand soars

More than 1,400 holds placed at local libraries already on Prince Harry’s new memoir

 

FILE Britain’s Prince Harry or just plain Captain Wales as he is known in the British Army, at the British controlled flight-line in Camp Bastion southern Afghanistan, Oct. 31, 2012. Prince Harry alleges in a much-anticipated new memoir that his brother Prince William lashed out and physically attacked him during a furious argument over the brothers’ deteriorating relationship. The book “Spare” also included incendiary revelations about the estranged royal’s drug-taking, first sexual encounter and role in killing people during his military service in Afghanistan, (John Stillwell, Pool Photo via AP, File)

Prince Harry’s book exposes grief, war, drugs, family rifts

Bereaved boy, troubled teen, wartime soldier, unhappy royal — many facets of…

FILE Britain’s Prince Harry or just plain Captain Wales as he is known in the British Army, at the British controlled flight-line in Camp Bastion southern Afghanistan, Oct. 31, 2012. Prince Harry alleges in a much-anticipated new memoir that his brother Prince William lashed out and physically attacked him during a furious argument over the brothers’ deteriorating relationship. The book “Spare” also included incendiary revelations about the estranged royal’s drug-taking, first sexual encounter and role in killing people during his military service in Afghanistan, (John Stillwell, Pool Photo via AP, File)
FILE - Britain’s Prince Harry, left, reacts as he walks with his best man, Prince William the Duke of Cambridge, as they arrive for the the wedding ceremony of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle at St. George’s Chapel in Windsor Castle in Windsor, near London, England, Saturday, May 19, 2018. Prince Harry has said he wants to have his father and brother back and that he wants “a family, not an institution,” during a TV interview ahead of the publication of his memoir. The interview with Britain’s ITV channel is due to be released this Sunday. (Ben Birchhall/pool photo via AP, File)

Report: Prince Harry says William attacked him during row

Guardian newspaper sourced an advance copy of the book, ‘Spare,’ due to be published next week

FILE - Britain’s Prince Harry, left, reacts as he walks with his best man, Prince William the Duke of Cambridge, as they arrive for the the wedding ceremony of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle at St. George’s Chapel in Windsor Castle in Windsor, near London, England, Saturday, May 19, 2018. Prince Harry has said he wants to have his father and brother back and that he wants “a family, not an institution,” during a TV interview ahead of the publication of his memoir. The interview with Britain’s ITV channel is due to be released this Sunday. (Ben Birchhall/pool photo via AP, File)
Dav Pilkey’s Dog Man, Mothering Heights was the top pick for kids, and Jurassic World was the top pick for moviegoers at the Fraser Valley Regional Library in 2022. (FVRL images)

Kids and teens reached for humour off Fraser Valley Regional Library shelves in 2022

Dog Man, Wimpy Kid, Baby-sitters Club series all top picks for young Fraser Valley readers

Dav Pilkey’s Dog Man, Mothering Heights was the top pick for kids, and Jurassic World was the top pick for moviegoers at the Fraser Valley Regional Library in 2022. (FVRL images)
Gerry Keryluik of Abbotsford has written and illustrated the children’s book Lumpy Snow and Frosty Hats.

Abbotsford former educator and coach releases kids’ book

Gerry Keryluik writes and illustrates Lumpy Snow and Frosty Hats

Gerry Keryluik of Abbotsford has written and illustrated the children’s book Lumpy Snow and Frosty Hats.
Carrie Wachsmann (left) of Abbotsford has written the children’s book Finding Christmas, which features Karl’s Meat Market, founded by Karl and Wendy Ensink (in front). Also pictured is their son and current owner, Doug Ensink. (Submitted photo)

Christmas book features long-time Abbotsford business

Karl’s Meat Market in tale about country mouse who travels to city

Carrie Wachsmann (left) of Abbotsford has written the children’s book Finding Christmas, which features Karl’s Meat Market, founded by Karl and Wendy Ensink (in front). Also pictured is their son and current owner, Doug Ensink. (Submitted photo)
Gord Yakimow of Abbotsford has released a children’s book titled The Grod Family’s Christmas Lights.

Abbotsford retired teacher releases kids’ Christmas book

Gord Yakimow first wrote The Grod Family’s Christmas Lights 30 years ago

Gord Yakimow of Abbotsford has released a children’s book titled The Grod Family’s Christmas Lights.
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‘Pleasant Good Evening’ memoir documents Dan Russell’s hall-of-fame sports broadcasting career

He took 200,000 calls from ‘Sportstalk’ listeners, interviewed 25,000 people (including some greats)

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Abbotsford’s Hemingway’s Books and Records will be closing in January. (Instagram photo)

Hemingway’s Books and Records in Abbotsford set to close in January

Popular bookstore thought a new buyer would take over, but the deal fizzled out

Abbotsford’s Hemingway’s Books and Records will be closing in January. (Instagram photo)
Former Chilliwack Search and Rescue member Adam Laurie appears in Rescue Me, a book that takes a behind-the-scenes look at life on the SAR front lines. (Caitlin Press)

Chilliwack man’s stories featured in search and rescue book

Rescue Me includes a chapter involving former Chilliwack SAR member Adam Laurie

Former Chilliwack Search and Rescue member Adam Laurie appears in Rescue Me, a book that takes a behind-the-scenes look at life on the SAR front lines. (Caitlin Press)
Harry Bliss, left, and Steve Martin pose for a portrait to promote the book “A Wealth of Pigeons: A Cartoon Collection” on Thursday, Nov. 3, 2022, in New York. (Photo by Matt Licari/Invision/AP)

Steve Martin, Harry Bliss team up on ‘Number One Is Walking’

Comedian’s cartoon captions merge with New Yorker cartoonist’s drawings in new release

Harry Bliss, left, and Steve Martin pose for a portrait to promote the book “A Wealth of Pigeons: A Cartoon Collection” on Thursday, Nov. 3, 2022, in New York. (Photo by Matt Licari/Invision/AP)
The five book houses with murals on them were unveiled at Fairfield Park in Chilliwack on Thursday, Nov. 10, 2022. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)

Little house-shaped libraries double as public art in 5 Chilliwack parks

Project a team effort by Gore Brothers, Rotary, local artist Jack Hendsbee and others

The five book houses with murals on them were unveiled at Fairfield Park in Chilliwack on Thursday, Nov. 10, 2022. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)
Jody Wilson-Raybould signs a copy of her book for Courtenay-Comox MLA Ronna-Rae Leonard during Wilson-Raybould’s induction ceremony into the Comox Valley Walk of Achievement. Photo by Terry Farrell

Reconciliation a ‘call to action to all of us,’ Jody Wilson-Raybould says in new book

Canada’s former justice minister releases ‘True Reconciliation: How to Be a Force for Change’

Jody Wilson-Raybould signs a copy of her book for Courtenay-Comox MLA Ronna-Rae Leonard during Wilson-Raybould’s induction ceremony into the Comox Valley Walk of Achievement. Photo by Terry Farrell
Suzette Mayr accepts her award as the 2022 Scotiabank Giller Prize winner in Toronto, Monday, Nov. 7, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Cole Burston

Suzette Mayr wins $100K Scotiabank Giller Prize for ‘The Sleeping Car Porter’

Author says her book shines a spotlight on an under-represented part of Canadian history

Suzette Mayr accepts her award as the 2022 Scotiabank Giller Prize winner in Toronto, Monday, Nov. 7, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Cole Burston
Abbotsford pastor Walter Wiens has written a book titled Preparing to Cross the Finish Line.

Abbotsford pastor releases book about end-of-life issues and grief

Walter Wiens says funeral planning is ‘healthy extension of life’

Abbotsford pastor Walter Wiens has written a book titled Preparing to Cross the Finish Line.
Rupi Kaur arrives on the red carpet for the 2021 Scotiabank Giller Prize in Toronto on Monday, Nov. 8, 2021. Canada’s literati are folding up their reading glasses and breaking out their finest garb ahead of tonight’s Scotiabank Giller Prize. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chris Young

Literati to gather to crown next winner of $100,000 Scotiabank Giller Prize

Poet and social media phenom Rupi Kaur and actress-producer Sarah Gadon will host

Rupi Kaur arrives on the red carpet for the 2021 Scotiabank Giller Prize in Toronto on Monday, Nov. 8, 2021. Canada’s literati are folding up their reading glasses and breaking out their finest garb ahead of tonight’s Scotiabank Giller Prize. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chris Young
FILE - U2 singer Bono gestures as he attends the launching of the first blood by drone delivery service in the country at the Philippine Red Cross headquarters in suburban Mandaluyong, east of Manila, Philippines on Tuesday Dec. 10, 2019. Bono opened his book tour for his bestselling “Surrender: 40 Songs, One Story,” on Wednesday, Nov. 2, 2022, to thousands of screaming fans at Manhattan’s Beacon Theatre. (AP Photo/Aaron Favila, File)

Bono opens book tour before adoring fans at Beacon Theatre

U2 singer talks “Surrender: 40 Songs, One Story” out this week already in the top 10 on Amazon.com

FILE - U2 singer Bono gestures as he attends the launching of the first blood by drone delivery service in the country at the Philippine Red Cross headquarters in suburban Mandaluyong, east of Manila, Philippines on Tuesday Dec. 10, 2019. Bono opened his book tour for his bestselling “Surrender: 40 Songs, One Story,” on Wednesday, Nov. 2, 2022, to thousands of screaming fans at Manhattan’s Beacon Theatre. (AP Photo/Aaron Favila, File)
Authors Jordan Abel (left), Marsha Lederman and Harrison Mooney are the keynote speakers at the Fraser Valley Literary Festival in Abbotsford on Nov. 3 and 4. (Photo credits from left: Sweetmoon Photography, Ben Nelms and Jeff Vinnick)

Literary Festival returns to UFV with 11 authors on the schedule

Keynote program features Jordan Abel, Marsha Lederman and Harrison Mooney

Authors Jordan Abel (left), Marsha Lederman and Harrison Mooney are the keynote speakers at the Fraser Valley Literary Festival in Abbotsford on Nov. 3 and 4. (Photo credits from left: Sweetmoon Photography, Ben Nelms and Jeff Vinnick)