Our Top Five Books For March
Whether your March includes taking the family on spring break, babysitting the grandkids while they’re off school, or continuing to hibernate until the first signs of spring, it should include some time for reading. Consider one of these new titles hitting the shelves this month. From Canadian fiction, to strategies to retire somewhere warm, to a revealing look at our caffeinated culture, there are plenty of options for your own March break.
Caffeinated: How Our Daily Habit Helps, Hurts, and Hooks Us by Murray Carpenter
The most popular drug in America is a white powder — no, not the powder that Rob Ford supposedly snorted in the bathroom of a local brewpub. Got your attention? Caffeine in its most essential state is a powder and this new title reveals little-known truths about this addictive, largely unregulated drug found in coffee, energy drinks, teas, colas, chocolate, and even pain relievers — from its mood boosting powers, to improving athletic performance and its role in promoting surprising health problems like obesity and anxiety,
The Age by Nancy Lee
A compelling coming of age story set in Vancouver in 1984 as Soviet warships swarm the Atlantic, The Age tells the story of Gerry: a troubled teenager confronted by her mother’s newest relationship, confusion about her father’s abandonment, and anxieties about a looming nuclear incident. When Gerry gets involved with a group of radicals planning a subversive and violent protest at the city’s upcoming peace march and her close relationships start to unravel, Gerry finds herself escaping into a post-nuclear dystopia of her own creation. Alternating between her real and fantasy life alternate, a collision of events and consequences forces life or death decisions in both worlds.
Sibley Guide To Birds, Second Edition by David Allen Sibley
Keeping your eyes peeled for the first harbingers of spring? When Sibley’s Guide to Birds was published in 2000, it was hailed as the finest guide to North American birds and became the standard by which natural history guides are measured. This highly anticipated second edition builds on the original offering massively expanded and updated information, new paintings, new and rare species, and a new, elegant design. Improvements and updates include larger illustrations for better detail, expanded text on habitat information and voice description for every species and more tips on finding birds in the field, and more than 700 updated maps of ranges, showing winter, summer, year-round, migration, and rare ranges.