Maureen Curry

So long, and thanks for all the books

Maureen Curry files her last column for The Morning Star and lists the best books of 2012.

The Chronicles of Downton Abbey:  A New Era by Jessica Fellowes and Matthew Sturgis.

OFF THE SHELF: Beyond the Abbey

While Dowton Abbey fans eagerly await the telecast of season three in early January, here is some new titles to help fill the void.

The Chronicles of Downton Abbey:  A New Era by Jessica Fellowes and Matthew Sturgis.
The Elephant Keepers' Children by Peter Hoeg.

Off the Shelf: Hoeg pens zany adventure

The Elephant Keepers’ Children by Peter Hoeg is a thriller of sorts, but it’s more humorous than frightening.

The Elephant Keepers' Children by Peter Hoeg.

Off the Shelf: Books adapted to the silver screen

This fall, the selection of films based on books is certainly diverse, with a large crop of adaptations of classics.

Off the Shelf: Binchy will be missed

A look back at the life, times, and books of Ireland's beloved author Maeve Binchy

Off the Shelf: Fall into these books

Summer seems to be zipping by, and fall is just around the corner, bringing the busiest season for book publishing.

Off the Shelf: Check out what everyone else is reading

Maureen Curry takes a look at a few books recommended by a colleague at the Vernon library

Off the Shelf: Books to lift you up

Nonfiction titles are full of inspirational moments and ideas from those who have met challenges head on.

Off the Shelf: A new place to read

Column takes readers on a behind-the-scenes look at Greater Vernon's brand, new library.

Off the Shelf: A novel reporter

Giller prize winner and former CBC reporter Linden MacIntyre is becoming known as one of Canada's top novelists.

Off the Shelf: Take a gander at these Aussie reads

List of Australian novels will pull the reader into that incongruous and contradictory country down under.

OFF THE SHELF:A Russian history lesson

Robert Massie's Catherine the Great gives insight on one of the most captivating women in history.

The Whaleship Essex by Jill Fine tells the true story of Moby Dick, as part of the Survivor series.

Off the Shelf: Moby Dick births more whale tales

It may be more than 150 years old, but Herman Melville’s classic novel Moby Dick continues to fascinate.

The Whaleship Essex by Jill Fine tells the true story of Moby Dick, as part of the Survivor series.
The late Anne McCaffrey wrote her last book in her  Dragonriders series with her son, Todd McCaffrey.

Off the Shelf: Dragon Lady leaves lasting legacy

A look at the life of late science fiction author Anne McCaffrey and the Dragonriders series she left as her legacy.

The late Anne McCaffrey wrote her last book in her  Dragonriders series with her son, Todd McCaffrey.
John Steinbeck's classic The Grapes of Wrath shows a family battling weather and its toil on the land in the mid-west U.S.

Off the Shelf: Writing about the weather

Weather plays a part in known books such as The Grapes of Wrath and Light Boxes.

John Steinbeck's classic The Grapes of Wrath shows a family battling weather and its toil on the land in the mid-west U.S.
Tina Fey’s memoir, Bossypants, made many top 10 lists for the best non-fiction book of 2011.

Off the Shelf: The year in books

Columnist Maureen Curry writes about the best books published over the past 12 months.

Tina Fey’s memoir, Bossypants, made many top 10 lists for the best non-fiction book of 2011.

Off the Shelf: Catching up with Man Booker winner

The winner of this year’s £50,000 Man Booker Prize for Fiction was Julian Barnes for The Sense of an Ending.

Adam Proteau's book, Fighting the Good Fight: Why On-ice Violence is Killing Hockey, tackles the timely subject of violence in hockey.

Off the Shelf: Books for the hockey lover in your life

Hockey books feed the enormous appetite for just about anything related to our national winter sport.

Adam Proteau's book, Fighting the Good Fight: Why On-ice Violence is Killing Hockey, tackles the timely subject of violence in hockey.

Off the Shelf: Connelly keeps ‘em coming

Maureen Curry writes about prolific crime novelist and journalist Michael Connelly.

Off the Shelf: Mental health titles act as resource

The Okanagan Regional Library offers resources for those wanting information on mental health issues.

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