There isn’t a mother who hasn’t thought of herself as stationed far outside maternity’s central zone?—?that imaginary place where all the babies are cooing, bananas are never bruised, and every woman is comfortable enough in her own skin to disregard a magazine’s blaring provocation: Are You Mom Enough? In this original and sometimes provocative collection [...]
Booked!: Fernie Writers’ Series continues to bring some of Canada’s best-loved authors to our mountain town. The next author in the series is Alison Pick reading from and discussing her memoir Between Gods on October 22nd. When 2005 CBC Poetry Prize winner Alison Pick was a teenager, she made a startling discovery: her father's family [...]
Kaleidoscope by Gail Bowen The thirteenth in Gail Bowen's beloved and award-winning Joanne Kilbourn mystery series promises to be the best of them all: some very bad things happen very, very close to home, and Joanne may never be quite the same again. "Security for any one of us lies in greater abundance for [...]
With any purchase of a MOTORWORKS vehicle you receive a FREE accessory kit up to a $12 retail value. This includes any vehicle from the Street, Speed and Extreme Series, as well as any 2 packs. Promotion runs from April 1st to April 30th!
Canadian Mystery Writer Gail Bowen is the next author to read and present as part of the Booked Series at the Fernie Heritage Library on Friday May 2, 2014.
Join author Glenn Dixon for a journey through the music of our planet on Thursday April 3, 2014 at 7pm. How does music affect us? Every culture on Earth has it but we don't exactly know why. Music is not like food, shelter, or having opposable thumbs. We don't need it to live, and yet [...]
A Tale for the Time Being by Ruth Ozeki Ruth Ozeki's third novel, shortlisted for The Man Booker Prize 2013. In Tokyo, sixteen-year-old Nao has decided there’s only one escape from her aching loneliness and her classmates’ bullying. But before she ends it all, Nao plans to document the life of her great-grandmother, a Buddhist [...]
Please join us at Polar Peek Books on Friday March 21, 2014 at 7pm for the launch and reading of David Stevenson's first collection of mountain fiction Letters From Chamonix. Here is what Katie Ives Editor-in-Chief, Alpinist Magazine has to say about the collection. "With Letters from Chamonix, David Stevenson demonstrates his ability as one [...]
Life After Life by Kate Atkinson On a cold and snowy night in 1910, Ursula Todd is born, the third child of a wealthy English banker and his wife. Sadly, she dies before she can draw her first breath. On that same cold and snowy night, Ursula Todd is born, lets out a lusty wail, [...]
We recently received these beauties from Angela Morgan. They are currently for sale at Polar Peek Books & Treasures. Stop by and see them for yourself!
Timothy Taylor, author of the best-selling and critically acclaimed Stanley Park, will be reading and dicsussing his recent novel The Blue Light Project on February 21, 2014 at 8 pm. This event is free and is open to the public. Come welcome award-winning author Timothy Taylor to our beautiful town. Polar Peek Books and Treasure [...]
Dear Life by Alice Munroe Critics have been saying for so long that a typical Alice Munro story is as rich and textured as any novel that they seem not to have noticed that her recent stories don’t resemble novels much at all. Beginning (roughly) with Runaway (2004) and continuing through to Too Much Happiness [...]
Canada Reads 2014 is looking for the one novel that could change the nation. On October 2, thry put the call to Canadians to recommend up to 5 novels they believe have the power to do this. To be eligible, books must be novels written by a Canadian author, be readily available, available in English, [...]
We just received two new paintings by our resident artist Laura Nelson. We think they are real beauties! Stop by to check them out!
Miracles of Ordinary Men by Amanda Leduc Amanda Leduc’s stunning novel is the tale of two unlikely dreamers: Sam, a man who wakes up one day to find himself growing wings, and Lilah, a woman who has lost her brother to the streets of Vancouver. As Sam finds himself falling away from the world as [...]
As part of the Fernie Writers' Series, Grant Lawrence will be in Fernie to read from his new book The Lowly End of the Rink, Confessions of a Reluctant Goalie on December 12, 2013 at 8pm. Lawrence was an undersized child who wore thick glasses and knee-braces, and he understood, first-hand, what it was like [...]
Polar Peek Books & Treasures is a proud participant of this annual promotion. The Fernie Chamber of Commerce is once again working with local businesses on this great shop local event! Avoid border lineups, support local business, discover unique Fernie, get great deals!!!
The Rosie Project by Graeme Simsion A first-date dud, socially awkward and overly fond of quick-dry clothes, genetics professor Don Tillman has given up on love, until a chance encounter gives him an idea. He will design a questionnaire—a sixteen-page, scientifically researched questionnaire—to uncover the perfect partner. She will most definitely not be a barmaid, [...]
Join Terry Fallis on Friday November 1, 2013 at 7pm for a reading and discussion. This event is open to the public and free. Terry Fallis is the bestselling author of the comic novels The Best Laid Plans, and The High Road, and Up and Down. His debut novel (TBLP) was originally self-published in 2007 [...]
A heartrending, gripping novel set in belle époque Paris and inspired by the real-life model for Degas’s Little Dancer Aged 14 and by the era's most famous criminal trials. Following their father’s sudden death, the Van Goethem sisters find their lives upended. Without his wages, and with the small amount their laundress mother earns disappearing [...]