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September Book of The Month

Loggers' Daughters by Maureen Brownlee It is 1983. On the streets of Vancouver women’s libbers are marching. In the forests of the northern interior a tapped out logging contractor is slowly going broke. Down the road, on a small stump ranch, Adare and Dave Wilkins face the fact that they have given the best years [...]

The M Word – Conversations about Motherhood

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! Next event is with Alison Pick reading from her Memoir Between Gods on October 22nd

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 [...]

May Book of the Month

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 [...]

April Book of the Month

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 [...]

Book Launch and Reading with David Stevenson

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 [...]

March Book of The Month

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, [...]

Timothy Taylor to read at Fernie Heritage Library

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 [...]

February Book of the Month

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 [...]

At Polar Peek Books and Treasures we love Canada Reads!!

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, [...]

Grant Lawrence at the Fernie Heritage Library December 12, 2013

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 [...]

Black Friday in Fernie November 29, 2013

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!!!  

November Book of the Month

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, [...]

Painted Girls by Cathy Marie Buchanan

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 [...]