Books

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

 

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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)

 

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

 

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)
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Prince Harry’s memoir, titled ‘Spare,’ to come out Jan. 10

Prince Harry’s memoir, an object of obsessive anticipation worldwide since it was…

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This image provided by the Random House Group shows the cover of “Spare,” Prince Harry’s memoir. The book is an object of obsessive anticipation worldwide since first announced last year, is coming out Jan. 10. (Random House Group via AP)

Prince Harry’s memoir, titled ‘Spare,’ to come out Jan. 10

Prince Harry’s memoir, an object of obsessive anticipation worldwide since it was…

This image provided by the Random House Group shows the cover of “Spare,” Prince Harry’s memoir. The book is an object of obsessive anticipation worldwide since first announced last year, is coming out Jan. 10. (Random House Group via AP)
FILE - Matthew Perry arrives at the premiere of “The Invention of Lying” in Los Angeles on Sept. 21, 2009. Perry turns 52 on Aug. 19. (AP Photo/Matt Sayles, File)

Near-fatal ODs and love faxes to Julia Roberts: What Matthew Perry’s memoir reveals

‘I was Chandler’: Friends star’s book details a constant battle with addictions

FILE - Matthew Perry arrives at the premiere of “The Invention of Lying” in Los Angeles on Sept. 21, 2009. Perry turns 52 on Aug. 19. (AP Photo/Matt Sayles, File)
University professor and author Dr. Monika Hilder signs copies of her new book on Oct. 22 in Abbotsford.

Author to visit Abbotsford for release of fiction book on fairy tales

Over course of 33 letters, Monika Hilder’s book explores how to live a meaningful life

University professor and author Dr. Monika Hilder signs copies of her new book on Oct. 22 in Abbotsford.
Book author Aaron Volpatti played five seasons in the NHL with Vancouver Canucks and Washington Capitals. (Submitted photo)

Ex-Canuck’s new ‘FIGHTER’ book details path from Revelstoke to burn unit to NHL and beyond

‘I was willing to die before giving up on that dream,’ Aaron Volpatti says

Book author Aaron Volpatti played five seasons in the NHL with Vancouver Canucks and Washington Capitals. (Submitted photo)
Ian Ellis James, an Emmy award-winning Sesame Street writer known by his stage name William Electric Black, leads a first grade class in a book reading on urban gun violence prevention at the Drexel Avenue School, Monday, Oct. 3, 2022, in Westbury, N.Y. He said young children in areas afflicted by gun violence are more aware of it than parents may think. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)

VIDEO: Demand soars for kids’ books addressing violence, trauma

Depression and anxiety rates steadily rising for young people

Ian Ellis James, an Emmy award-winning Sesame Street writer known by his stage name William Electric Black, leads a first grade class in a book reading on urban gun violence prevention at the Drexel Avenue School, Monday, Oct. 3, 2022, in Westbury, N.Y. He said young children in areas afflicted by gun violence are more aware of it than parents may think. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)
Retired music promotions rep RayMan Ramsay, a South Surrey resident, with the two “Promo Monkey” books he’s authored. (Photo: Tom Zillich)

‘Promo Monkey’ a B.C. man’s glimpse inside the world of rock stars and record-selling

RayMan Ramsay writes about some of the world’s most famous musicians and B.C. music-biz insiders

Retired music promotions rep RayMan Ramsay, a South Surrey resident, with the two “Promo Monkey” books he’s authored. (Photo: Tom Zillich)
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

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)