The temporary Binbrook location will be closing after Saturday, Jan. 13 in order to move back to the renovated location. Holds for pickup at Binbrook, that have not yet been filled, have been suspended until the end of the month when the renovated branch will open. This includes any newly placed holds up until that time.
Set in Montreal in the 1980s, The Origin of Species tells the story of thirty-something Alex Fratarcangeli (I can't even pronounce it myself, he admits to an acquaintance), plagued by a familiar sense of being a fraud in all aspects of his life, from his professional ambitions to his romantic involvements. Alex is by all accounts an unexceptional man, save for the fact that he is haunted by an extraordinary experience in the Galapagos Islands, the consequences of which threaten to upend the precarious balance of his ordinary life. Crafted with astonishing skill and empathy, The Origin of Species is a novel of emotional intensity, fierce intelligence, and searing humour.