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Neil Gaiman’s 2001 fantasy American Gods to get psyched for the second season of the wickedly good TV series based on the novel. It returns to Starz for its second season in March. At the end of Season 1, Ian McShane’s Mr. Wednesday had been revealed as … if you want to find out before the second season, read the book.


Shrill, based on the novel of the same name by Lindy West, debuts on Hulu on March 15. Saturday Night Live’s Aidy Bryant is Annie, a full-figured journalist who wants to change many things—but not her body.


Trying to keep the kids busy? New Brunswick children’s author Paul McAllister is at Indigo’s Sherway Garden store in Toronto from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on March 2 with his entertaining series Herman the House-Monster.

What are people reading in Victoria?

Munro's Books, Victoria.Handout

  • Munro’s Books
  • Where: Victoria
  • Co-owner and manager: Jessica Walker

Munro’s Books was founded more than 50 years ago by the late Jim Munro and his then-wife, Nobel Prize-winner, Alice Munro. Mr. Munro handed ownership of the eponymous shop to four employees in 2014.

“Our bestselling title so far this month is Claws of the Panda by Jonathan Manthorpe (Cormorant Books),” Walker said. “Manthorpe’s book about the troubling relationship between Canada and the Chinese government is extremely topical at the moment, and has generated a lot of interest in Victoria, which is home to many who have worked in government or international relations.”

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