Returned items: There may be a delay clearing returned items from your account due to a high volume of returns. There are no late fines at Burnaby Public Library.
Library to Go/Overdrive ebooks and audiobooks borrowing is now integrated with the catalogue and you can see these loans and holds together with your physical items. They show up as 'digital' on your 'Checked Out' and 'On Hold' pages - like this.
The long-awaited new book from the acclaimed short story writer, author ofThe Elizabeth StoriesandYou Never Know. Belongingis pure pleasure to read -- entertaining, beautifully written, laced with gentle humour and perceptive insights. Shifting from memoir to fiction, it focuses on the commonplace experiences underlying our lives that are the true basis for storytelling. At the book's core is Isabel Huggan's old house in rural France, from where she contemplates the real meaning of "home," and the mysterious manner in which memory gives substance to ordinary things around us. With a light touch, she brings to life the people she has met in her travels from whom valuable lessons have been learned. Isabel Huggan writes with the candour and compassion that made her earlier books so well loved, and here she speaks even more clearly from the heart.Belongingis an intimate conversation between the narrator who needs to examine her life because it has not turned out as she expected, and her readers, who will find their own concerns illuminated in surprising ways. Slowly, a pattern emerges as certain motifs become apparent: happiness, friendship, landscape, language, heartache. As the book draws to a close, readers will understand the fictional character who says, "There is nothing in our lives that doesn't fit."