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Hamilton Reads for the holidays

Choosing the perfect book for a special someone on your list can be overwhelming, so we’ve created a list featuring some of our favourite recent reads — all by authors with a Hamilton connection. This holiday season, give the gift of local literature!  Chrysalis Anuja Varghese Since…
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Paige Maylott delivers a vulnerable memoir that delves deep into her trans coming-out story and her battle with cancer.  My Body is Distant, the absorbing debut memoir by Hamilton’s Paige Maylott, is an intimate look at identity and self-discovery set against the backdrop of both real and digital…
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Nathan Whitlock’s new book Lump features dark humour, unlikeable characters and the fatal contradictions of a modern family. In Lump, the latest novel by Nathan Whitlock, even the most unlikeable characters are not quite evil. “In fact, that was the whole point of the book,” says Whitlock. “Even…
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Hamilton is the ‘beating heart’ of Pebble & Dove, the moving new novel by Amy Jones. There’s an inside joke in Amy Jones’s family that she’s jinxed when it comes to spotting wildlife.  “My parents will go out in the boat and see dolphins and whales and sea…
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Andrew F. Sullivan’s near-future horror story The Marigold tells of a city haunted by the dead. The Marigold is the story of a city eating itself.  Set in Toronto in the not-so-distant future, a sentient fungal mould, known as the Wet, has infiltrated the city’s infrastructure. Most cases…
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Anuja Varghese’s debut collection of short stories intentionally centres brown women and girls, giving them space to be complex. Anuja Varghese grew up a voracious reader, her shelves stacked with Anne of Green Gables, Fear Street, Sweet Valley High, and other staples of a millennial childhood. Eventually, she…