Rec­om­mended Reads

Be­fore board­ing your next plane, train or au­to­mo­bile, stop by a lo­cal book­store (page 38) to find some great new re­leases.

Where Vancouver - - Shops & Services - —Sheri Radford

End of the Rope: Moun­tains, Mar­riage, and Moth­er­hood by Jan Red­ford (Ran­dom House Canada): Red­ford’s mem­oir ex­am­ines the ups and downs of be­ing a moun­tain climber, a mother and a ro­man­tic part­ner—most heart­break­ingly, after her boyfriend dies in an avalanche. She lives in Squamish, of­ten called the out­door re­cre­ation cap­i­tal of Canada, where she spends her time climb­ing, hik­ing, moun­tain bik­ing and ski­ing.

My Fam­ily Travel Map: North Amer­ica (Lonely Planet Kids): Par­ents know there’s noth­ing more ir­ri­tat­ing than a bored brood in the back­seat. Ban­ish bore­dom with this gi­ant fold­out map of the United States, Canada, Mex­ico and the Caribbean. The colour­ful map can be per­son­al­ized with more than 180 stick­ers in­di­cat­ing every­thing from cool crea­tures to wild weather. Then flip it over to learn fun facts about North Amer­ica.

The Wick­anin­nish Cook­book: Rustic El­e­gance on Na­ture’s Edge (Ap­petite by Ran­dom House): Any­one lucky enough to stay at the Wick­anin­nish Inn on Van­cou­ver Is­land has fond mem­o­ries of the inn’s rustic restau­rant. This new cook­book is the next-best thing to a re­turn visit. Filled with con­tri­bu­tions from cur­rent and for­mer chefs, it over­flows with recipes that high­light in­no­va­tive West Coast cuisine.

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