Top Titles for Travellers
Before boarding your next plane, train or automobile, stop by a local bookstore (listed below) to find some great new releases.
Wild Orca: The Oldest, Wisest Whale in the World
by Brenda Peterson (Henry Holt and Co.): Youngsters and oldsters alike will be charmed by this picture-book homage to the world’s oldest known orca. “Granny” was part of J pod, the family of southern resident killer whales frequently spotted in the waters around BC’s Gulf Islands and Washington’s San Juan Islands. She was believed to be 105 years old when she died in late 2016.
Amazing Train Journeys
(Lonely Planet): All aboard for 60 of the best rail routes on the planet, everything from short commuting lines to unforgettable international adventures. Learn about trains such as the Rocky Mountaineer—which travels between Vancouver and destinations like Jasper, Banff, Lake Louise and Seattle—and start planning your next escape with the included ticket info, timetables, stops, photos and maps.
Buffy Sainte-Marie: The Authorized Biography
by Andrea Warner (Greystone Books): Buffy Sainte-Marie is a living legend. A self-taught musician and tireless activist for Indigenous rights, the 77-year-old Cree singersongwriter was also the first Indigenous artist to receive an Academy Award. This insightful new biography, written by a Vancouver-based music critic and podcaster, offers an intimate look at the folk icon.