Series: The FiggsPaperbackAli Bryan9781988298252$21.95FICTION May 01, 2018
Meet the Figgs. June, the family's matriarch, looks forward to a quiet retirement - if only she can get her three adult children to finally, finally, move out of the house. But her dreams are shattered when her son Derek unexpectedly becomes a single father. Now there's a newborn baby at home, and Derek's older siblings are showing no sign of going anywhere either. In the midst of the chaos, June's husband, Randy, has a shocking revelation. With family life flying fast and furious around her, June finds herself thinking about her parents - adop... + Read More
Series: HomesA Refugee StoryPaperbackAbu Bakr al Rabeeah9781988298283$19.95BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY May 01, 2018
A Canada Reads 2019 contenderIn 2010, the al Rabeeah family left their home in Iraq in hope of a safer life. They moved to Homs, in Syria - just before the Syrian civil war broke out. Abu Bakr, one of eight children, was ten years old when the violence began on the streets around him: car bombings, attacks on his mosque and school, firebombs late at night. Homes tells of the strange juxtapositions of growing up in a war zone: horrific, unimaginable events punctuated by normalcy - soccer, cousins, video games, friends. Homes is the remarkable tr... + Read More
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