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Tanis Rideout Author Visit to Brock Township Public Library

Brock Township Public Library, Uxbridge Public Library and Scugog Memorial Library would like to welcome Tanis Rideout, author of Above All Things to:

Brock Township Public Library – Beaverton Branch

April 10th, 2014 @ 7:00 pm

Above All Things tells the story of George Mallory’s attempt to be the first man to climb Mount Everest and the story of the woman he left behind.

In addition to the novel, Rideout is an award winning poet and has contributed to numerous quarterlies and magazines.

Registration is required:

Please email or call 705-426-9283

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Prize Pack Draw

In celebration of Mallory’s attempt at Everest, we’re offering you the chance to have your own adventure at Treetop Eco-Adventure Park in Oshawa. Enter to win a Treetop Eco-Adventure Prize Pack, which includes:

4 Adult Full-Course Passes
4 Treetop Eco-Adventure Park T-shirts
4 Pairs of Ziplining Gloves
4 Treetop Eco-Adventure Park Aluminum Water Bottles

For more information about Treetop Eco-Adventure Park, visit their website at

Click here to enter the draw!

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And The Winner Is…

After much deliberation and consideration of all of the excellent titles, the Pass the Book title for 2014 is…

2014 Pass the Book Title: Above All Things by Tanis RideoutImage of Tanis Rideout










Above All Things by Tanis Rideout!

“A breathtaking novel of love and obsession, Above All Things tells the story of George Mallory’s legendary attempt to be the first man to conquer Mount Everest – and of the remarkable woman he left behind to await news of his fate.”

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2014 Shortlist

Which book will be selected?

419: A Novel
by Will Ferguson
Lives intersect. Worlds collide. And it all begins witha single email: “Dear Sir, I am the daughter of a Nigerian diplomat, and I need your help…”  Will Ferguson takes readers deep into the labyrinth of lies that is 419, the world’s most insidious internet scam.
Above All Things
by Tanis Rideout

The Paris Wife meets Into Thin Air in this breathtaking debut novel of obsession and divided loyalties. Tanis Rideout brilliantly weaves together the harrowing story of George Mallory’s ill-fated 1924 attempt to be the first man to conquer Mount Everest with that of a single day in the life of his wife as she waits at home in England for news of his return.
The Book Thief
by Markus Zusak

It is 1939. Nazi Germany. The country is holding its breath. Death has never been busier, and will become busier still. Liesel Meminger is a foster girl living outside of Munich who scratches out a meager existence for herself by stealing when she encounters something she can’t resist – books. With the help of her accordion-playing foster father, she learns to read and shares her stolen books with her neighbours during bombing raids as well as with the Jewish man hidden in her basement.


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