Dan's Book Club


As an avid book lover, Dan MacDonald loves to let his listeners know what he’s reading. Now we want YOU to officially come along for the ride as a member of the Dan MacDonald Book Club!




Lucien & Olivia by Andre Narbonne 

Described as a story that explores love, romance, meaning and trust, it's a beautiful and very real love story that will resonate and stay with readers long after you finish! 

Print https://bit.ly/ECLDanMacLucienOlivia

Audiobook https://www.hoopladigital.com/audiobook/lucien-and-olivia-andre-narbonne/15910091

Register for our next meet up Wednesday January 3rd at the LaSalle Branch here



The Kilominator by Matthew St. Amand

If you have ever have struggled with weight or an unealthy, inactive lifestyle - you will relate to this book. Perhaps even be inspired. The author writes honestly about a crossroads he found himself at during the COVID-19 pandemic: Eat, drink, and laze his way to 395 lbs… or battle the isolation and anxiety by getting on his bike and pedalling toward 195 lbs.. Matthew St Amand has since logged more than tens of THOUSANDS of kilometers on his bike. A self-proclaimed obsessed hobbyist - this is the story of how anyone can pick up and change the course and direction of their life. Vulnerable. Relatable. A fantastic read!


Infested by C.M. Forest  
Just in time for Halloween - we get a little CREEPY with C.M. Forest's "Infested" - Set within a maze of a building - a woman wakes up - her husband is missing, the power is out, and a parasite has begun invading and possessing the residents. Fast-paced, gruesome and perfect for the spookiest time of year! The author WILL be joining us!

Reserve your print copy here

SKIM - Milk, Money and MURDER by Steve Byrne!
This fascinating border city prohibition tale blends gripping fiction and our rich history of Ford City! Gangsters! Schemes! Whisky - and PACKED with local familiarity - SKIM is a tough book to put down!

Reserve your copy here: https://bit.ly/DanMacDonaldBook10


Brewed in Windsor - Elaine Weeks and Chris Edwards.

The fascinating story of the rise and fall of Windsor’s Original Six breweries. A tasty tale of brewmasters, risk-takers, gangsters, roadhouses, and the transformative impact of Prohibition on Windsor’s brewing industry. The book also features a section on the LOST BARS OF WINDSOR!

Reserve a Print Copy https://bit.ly/44EBYjj


The Principal Chronicles - David Garlick!

Get ready to laugh! The Principal Chronicles is a collection of funny short stories - “creative non-fiction”, or a “pseudo non-fictional memoir”, chronicling the the arc in one man’s life and career in education. Stories highlighting the funny, quirky, surprising and insightful events working in education - packed with kindness, relatability and heart. David Garlick WILL join us July 19 at the LaSalle branch!

For a print copy from the library https://bit.ly/PrincipalChronicles

Readings by the author https://voiced.ca/project/the-principal-chronicles/


Home Waltz - G.A. Grisenthwaite

A story of love, heartbreak, and tragedy, Home Waltz is a coming of age story like no other and speaks to one Indigenous teenager’s experience of growing up in a world that doesn’t want or trust him. One Book, One County. The author WILL be joining us! Read it! Celebrate it! Let’s talk about it! See you there!

Print copies https://bit.ly/HomeWaltz

Hoopla https://www.hoopladigital.com/title/14111487


Little Fish - Casey Plett

Alternately warm-hearted and dark-spirited, desperate and mirthful, Little Fish explores the winter of discontent in the life of one transgender woman as her past and future become irrevocably entwined.

Audiobook https://www.hoopladigital.com/title/12917482

Ebook https://www.hoopladigital.com/title/12153468

Reserve a Print Copy https://bit.ly/421kE6o


Resurrections: My Will to Survive is Olympian - Danielle Campo McLeod.

From overcoming the crippling effects of muscular dystrophy to international success in the pool and miraculously surviving a life-threatening health scare following childbirth, Danielle’s road to wellness is a story of faith, love, courage, survival and triumph. Raw and real, instructive, wise and funny. From her first gold medal to meeting the Queen and a life's-most-embarrassing moment in a truck stop, Resurrections is a testament to the power of family and one man's refusal to say goodbye.

Molly of the Mall - Heidi Jacobs

Heidi Jacobs' whimsical book - Molly of the Mall - is a feel-good, heart-warming read just in time for Spring! This charming about Molly and her love for books, her love for the wrong men (and the right one!) - and her love for her city is SUCH a fun read! Follow Molly through retail nightmares and romantic comedy mishaps. The author WILL join us March 29 at 6 p.m. at the Tecumseh branch of the Essex County Library! Do not miss this one! 

eBook: https://www.hoopladigital.com/title/12447707

Audiobook:  https://www.hoopladigital.com/title/13509713


The Moon of the Crusted Snow - Waubgeshig Rice.

A fast, chilling and beautifully written heart-pounding winter read. What would you do if everything suddenly shut off in the dead of winter? Phone. Internet. TV. Electricity. Heat. How long would you and your family and your community last? This riveting novel, set in a small Anishinaabe community is as thoughtfully written as it is suspenseful and presents a terrifying "what if" scenario. Relatable and unsettling. 

eBook: https://www.hoopladigital.com/title/12160361

Audiobook: https://www.hoopladigital.com/title/12275589


Ghost Roads and other Forgotten Stories of Windsor - Marty Gervais

"The stories in this book may have faded from you, but they carry with them traces of a weird and wonderful history. These forgotten tales of Windsor will show you devastating tornadoes explosions at the riverfront Symphony and 19th-century race riots. this is the city like you’ve never seen it before."

Print: https://bit.ly/3YvSj7n

E-book: https://bit.ly/3WwNIQw


The Running Shaped Hole - Robert Earl Stewart
"A searching, self-deprecating memoir of a man on his way to eating himself to death before discovering the anxiety and fulfillment of distance running."

Now available on the Libby app
Audiobook: https://essexca.overdrive.com/media/9091254?cid=92541 
Ebook: https://www.hoopladigital.com/title/14823930