The Forest Lover by Susan Vreeland

A lovely portrayal of the life and struggle of Canada’s famous West Coast painter, Emily Carr. The book describes Carr’s unconventional tastes and lifestyle, which shocked the her colonial Victoria sisters and neighbours. It tells of how she dismissed the traditional parlour portraits painted by other women of her class and upbringing and found her … More The Forest Lover by Susan Vreeland

Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep by Philip K. Dick

A novel set in a post-nuclear future where most animals and humans have succumbed to radiation poisoning. Earth’s remaining population continues to decline as the people with low enough radiation levels immigrate off-planet. Those left behind try to ease their loneliness with shared religious experiences, dialled up drugs and the acquisition of artificial animals. Rick … More Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep by Philip K. Dick