<p>Small Great Things</p>
Jodi Picoult writes "women's fiction," which means it usually has a pastel cover, is commercially successful and gets filed under "guilty pleasure reading" in many people's minds. But this assumption implies there's no literary value to writing about women (obviously untrue) and it ignores Picoult's talent for telling complex stories that delve into the issues that make us most uncomfortable, such as domestic violence, school shootings and, in her latest offering, race.
Small Great Things revolves around Ruth Jefferson, a nurse with two decades of experience and a spotless record. One night, a couple delivers a beautiful baby boy, but they don't want Ruth caring for him; they're white supremacists, and she's black. But when the baby goes into cardiac arrest after a routine procedure, Ruth is the only nurse available. Does she follow her instincts and perform CPR, or follow orders and refrain from touching him? Ruth hesitates and the baby dies. When a local police officer empathizes with the grieving father, she finds herself on trial for the baby's death. What follows is a suspenseful glimpse into the lives of Ruth, her overworked public defender, Kennedy, and the baby's father, Turk. It's also a lesson in race relations in America: who gets the benefit of the doubt, how easily a lifetime of good work can unravel and how prejudice can evolve into life-altering injustice.
Join Canadian Living Editor-in-Chief, Jes Watson, as she welcomes Jodi Picoult, New York Times bestselling author, for an evening of wine, treats and compelling conversation in honour of her latest thought-provoking novel, Small Great Things. Click here for tickets.
You've secured your costume for Halloween, but what about your beloved pet? Should you co-ordinate or should you let them shine on their own? If you're stuck on ideas or are just here for some cute photos, we've got you covered with these totally adorable Halloween pet costume ideas.
Gotta catch 'em all!
To purr-tect and serve.
Catnip is my kryptonite.
...with extra sprinkles on top!
...had a very twitchy nose.
#TacoTuesdays are my favourite day of the week!
Not your average smartdog.
I can't make honey, but I sure am sweet.
Under the sea, darling it's better, down where it's wetter, take it from me.
I'll have reduced sodium soy sauce with my sushi, thank you very much.
Ready for Halloween, Christmas and my close-up!
You've got a friend in me.
We're kicking off our annual 60-Day Holiday Countdown Giveaway with a fabulous prize pack from Indigo
Anki Overdrive Starter Kit ($199.95)
Ameriacn Girl Beforever Maryellen Doll & Book (139.00)
American Girl Christmas Eve set ($40.00)
Total Value of $378.95 CAD.
Ready. Set. Shop! Global fashion retailer H&M launches e-commerce in Canada.
Hennes & Mauritz, better known as the Swedish fast fashion retail power house H&M, has finally launched e-commerce in Canada. The announcement to sell to Canadians online was made earlier this year and anticipation has been building. Good news, the wait is over and the online shop is open!
“We are thrilled to launch online shopping in Canada,” says Toni Galli, President of H&M Canada. “This significant milestone fully rounds out H&M’s multichannel offering. Along with more than 80 stores, our Canadian customers will now have twenty four hour access to the best of our fashion and home collections via their computers, smartphones and tablets anywhere in Canada.”
Its e-commerce shop will offer the same collections as in-store, giving customers a wide range of quality basics at affordable prices including men's, ladies, teens and children's clothing along with beauty and home products. They'll also be offering exclusive online-only items that will be available year-round.
To kick off the arrival of the online store, the site will feature extra special deals in the coming weeks along free shipping, though only for a limited time. So start shopping!
Our style department has scanned the site and made their must-have picks—with some crazy-good deals peppered in.
H&M + lace blouse, $50.
Cotton shirt with tie, $30.
Velvet mules, $50.
Ribbed skirt, $13—Online Exclusive
Tuxedo jacket, $65.
Suede skirt, $199.
Patent ankle boots, $30—online exclusive
Denim culottes, $35.
5-pack of rings, $10.
Long shirt, $15. Online exclusive.
H&M + leopard print coat, $149.
H&M + Sequinned dress, $80.
Cold shoulder crêpe blouse, $30.
Cargo pants, $40.
Sleeveless jumpsuit, $70.
Coat TalesWool-blend jacket, $80.
Earrings with tassels, $13.
Pink pleated skirt, $70.
Chelsea boot, $40.