Keith Maillard was born and raised in Wheeling, West Virginia, the inspiration for the fictional town of Raysburg, which serves as the setting for many of his novels. He has been a musician, a contributor for CBC Radio, a freelance photographer and journalist, and a designer of distance education courses. His reviews, poems and essays have appeared in many journals, ranging from Event to Flare. He is currently a professor at the University of British Columbia where he teaches creative writing. He lives in West Vancouver with his wife and two daughters.
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This week was a real love fest with a bookish matchmaking quiz (find your next read!), Valentine's-Day-inspired bookplates (easy to download!), books for all varieties of love (we forgot pizza though!), love poems, and more.
We consulted the stars (internet) and our shelves to bring you book recommendations based (sort of) on your zodiac sign.
While we maintain that reading should be for fun and not obligation, we do love a good challenge when it comes to our reading habits ( exhibit A). Check out what some of team ALU is resolving this year, and which books we're putting straight on top of our 2019 TBR pile.
This week we appreciated local food producers, discovered and shared Indigenous-authored books, arm-chair traveled back to the 2010 Winter Olympics in Vancouver, and much more.
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