Top Ti­tles for Trav­ellers

Where Vancouver - - Shops & Services - —Sheri Rad­ford

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.

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